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Quite the popcorn movie, indeed.

Bwahahaha.

Sometimes, I just... crack... me... up...

I have my own DVD copy of it and give it a re-watch every now and then when I'm in the mood to popcorn it out.

Can someone ad a videobb Link for this Movie. Would love to have it.Thanks ahead of time.

This movie has now been removed from ALL links here.

Tom Hanks is an extra in this movie. Can you spot him?
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Real Genius (an 80's essential)

I like this movie. Can't really say anything more about it. It's truthfully quirky without appealing to the popular quirky. The Einsteins and the masturbators of the world should not let Real Genius escape 'em. It's really a surprise: an authentic teenage comedy.
A very funny Val Kilmer in one of his first movies.
Probably the worst Bond movie.
Seriously: CGI Bond outsurfing a tsunami, a theme song (and guest appearance) by Madonna, Halle Berry trying to get her own franchise...
Ugh...
Doesn't help that the movie is so silly and dumb it makes Moonraker look like The Bourne Identity.
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Also featuring a giant laser is Real Genius.
Luckily that one is a comedy, a funny one.
Fun nonsense movie, interesting to see such a young Val Kilmer. Very entertaining and well done. I have never been a fan of William Atherton,
and this film has not changed that, but overall the cast is great.
11-08-06

Real Genius (1985)

Real Genius is the type of movie that only works because it's from the 80s, but that's part of what makes it so good. I'm not a big fan of Val Kilmer, but this has to be his funniest role, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, included.
Here's another film rating.

REAL GENIUS
(MARTHA COOLIDGE, 1985)
PG
1 HOUR 48 MINUTES
For those of us old enough to remember, the 1980s was a decade better left unremembered. Tall hair was the norm, the clothes violated every rule of fashion sense, and popular music was abysmal (David Bowie, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder tarnished their legacies by altering their music and performing styles to match popular tastes). Hollywood churned out forgettable mediocrity after forgettable mediocrity (with the occasional exception, of course). Directed by Martha Coolidge (Material Girls, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Angie, Rambling Rose, Valley Girl) and written by Neal Israel, Pat Proft, and Peter Torokvei, Real Genius was, thankfully for moviegoers back in 1985, an exception to the barrage of mediocrities Hollywood was then and, sadly still is, churning out. As good as Real Genius was then, it's even better now.

Midway through the academic year, Jerry Hathaway (William Atherton), a Carl Sagan-like professor at Pacific Tech recruits Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarret), a fifteen-year old genius, to attend Pacific Tech and work on Hathaway's top-secret, government-sponsored projects. In return, they receive college credit and a well-paying, post-college job in the technical area of their expertise. Hathaway gets the accolades and the big government contracts. Trouble is, the unnamed agency sponsoring Hathaway's research into laser weaponry isn't pleased with the slow progress Hathaway and his team of geniuses has made. To that end, he's brought Mitch in to help spur his team into working more productively.

Mitch moves in with Chris Knight (Val Kilmer), Hathaway's team leader and a living legend among science geeks. Knight, though, has become a slacker and prankster in response to the stress. Knight makes it his to goal to save Mitch from becoming an adult too soon. Mitch keeps seeing a bedraggled stranger (Jon Gries) slip in and out of his room via Mitch's closet. Mitch develops a crush on another Pacific Tech student, Jordan (Michelle Meyrink), a fast-talking insomniac who lives next door. Mitch also gains a nemesis, Kent Torokvei (Robert Prescott), a college senior with a man-crush on Hathaway (Kent openly covets the job Hathaway's promised to Knight). Hathaway hovers over Knight and Mitch, ensuring that progress on his top-secret project takes precedence over everything else.

Twenty years later Hathaway's secret project seems prosaic, mundane, even clich
One of the more watchable 80's comedy films. Val Kilmer is fantastic.
Real genius.
This movie is wonderful.Val Kilmer really boosts the sarcasism, but does Mitch ever end up with Jordan?
a greater human achievement than the pyramids.
A very funny film. Val Kilmer at his best... And let me tell you i wish i was that smart to have stupid answers like he does in this movie. It was really funny and had a lot of memorable moments.... Had really good actors to play geeky guys. This is a classic and should be seen. Especially if you love Val Kilmer.
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