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The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 55):

26. “Weird Science” (1985)

 

Movie Summary:

Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

 

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090305/

 

Cast:

 

Anthony Michael Hall—Gary Wallace

 

Kelly Le Brock—Lisa

 

Ilan Mitchell-Smith—Watt Donnelly

 

Bill Paxton-- Chet Donnelly

 

Susanne Snyder—Deb

 

Judie Aronson—Hilly

 

Robert Downey—Ian

 

Robert Rusler--Max

 

 Director:

 

John Hughes

 

Facts about the this movie:

 

* Gross: $23,834,000

 

*The film is titled after the anthology comic book series, published in the 1950s by the legendary William M. Gaines and his company EC Comics, which also published Tales from the Crypt and Mad Magazine. The plot of the film is loosely based on the story "Made of the Future" by Al Feldstein, from the fifth issue. Producer Joel Silver had acquired all EC film rights in the early 1980s.

 

* John Hughes wrote this film in two days.

Anthony Michael Hall makes a reference to a girlfriend from Canada. His character "Brian" from The Breakfast Club also makes a reference to an imaginary girlfriend from Canada.

 

* John Hughes wrote this film in two days.

 

* Kelly LeBrock's character name was inspired by Apple Computer's first GUI computer, the Apple Lisa.

 

* Kelly LeBrock initially turned down the role of Lisa, as she was vacationing in France at the time and was "having too much fun riding horses on the beach".

 

* The piano girl (Kym Malin) actually performed her own stunts.

 

* The goodbye scene between Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Kelly LeBrock moved John Hughes to tears.

 

* Shermerville was the original name of Northbrook, IL. Home of Glenbrook North High School featured in the outside school shots for Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The village of Shermerville was incorporated in 1901 and renamed Northbrook in 1923.

 

* Anthony Michael Hall passed on starring in European Vacation to be in this film.

 

* On the last day of filming, Robert Rusler auditioned for the role of Ron Grady in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge. 'Robert Downey, Jr.' drove him to the audition.

 

* In an interview at Comic-Con, Kelly LeBrock said when she did the kissing scene with Ilan Mitchell-Smith he stuck his tongue down her throat. "When the director said 'Cut', I was like: 'If you ever do that again I'm going to kick your ass!' [laughs] That was naughty. He was 14 years old!"

 

* Vernon Wells, who plays the Lord General (lead biker) reprises nearly the same character he played in 1981's Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. He essentially wears the same makeup, mohawk, mesh tank top, and lots of studded leather.

 

* During the scene where Lisa is walking through the mall to get to the front entrance, a different track plays for the HD and non-HD version. On the HD version "Pretty Woman" is playing, while on the non-HD version the title track is playing.

 

* One of the pictures Gary & Wyatt feed into the scanner to create Lisa is of David Lee Roth. The version of "Pretty Woman" that plays later when Lisa is in the mall was recorded by Van Halen when Roth was the lead singer.

 

* According to Bill Paxton, Chet's line "How about a nice greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?" was based on something his father John Paxton used to say to him when Bill was hungover from a night of drinking.

 

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090305/trivia

 

Why I Picked this movie #30:

1. John Hughes went outside of his element and did a great jib.

 

2. It was John Hughes for the 1980’.

 

3. As always it was a great script.

 

4. Great cast.

 

5. Awesome dialog.

 

6. It hold up.

 

7. Awesome chemistry with the cast.

 

8. How kids from the 80’s acted and talked.

 

9. It is simple a special movie from the 1980’s

 

10. Really funny with great heart.

 

11. Great and under looked sy-fi movie

 

12. Anthony Michael Hall being really, really funny with a touch of drama.

 

13. Awesome acting.

 

14. Anthony Michael Hall from 1980’s.

 

15. Lastly, Do I really need to say it ok, I have three words: Kelly Le Brock.

 

First time seeing it:

 

Alone at home on VHS.

 

Movie trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25q3hxlgvw4


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