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My Science Project (1985)

My Science Project (1985)




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A high-school student accidentally discovers a strange device in a military dump, and he submits the contraption as a last-minute science project -- unaware that it's actually an alien time machine with the power to destroy the world. When he activates the device at the science fair, chaos ensues.
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Touchstone Pictures


Dennis Hopper
as Bob Roberts
John Stockwell
as Michael Harlan
Danielle von Zerneck
as Ellie Sawyer
Fisher Stevens
as Vince Latello
Raphael Sbarge
as Sherman
Barry Corbin
as Lew Harlan
Richard Masur
as Detective Isadore Nulty
Jaime Alba
as Jock #3
Ann Wedgeworth
as Dolores
Beau Dremann
as Matusky
Pat Simmons
as Crystal
John Vidor
as Jock No. 1
Robert Beer
as President Eisenhower
John Carter
as General
Cameron Young
as General's Aide
Noel Conlon
as Secret Service Agent
Matt Hoelscher
as Preppie
Elven Havard
as Fireman
Jack O'Leary
as Sentry at Air Force Guardhouse
Robert DoQui
as Desk Sergeant
Robin Allyn
as Ellie's Friend
Pamela Springsteen
as Hall Monitor, Ellie's Friend
Linda Hoy
as Librarian
Clare Peck
as Policewoman
Ann Culotta
as Trucker's Wife
Hank Calia
as Neanderthal Man
Scott Bailey Spangler
as Guard at Air Force Guardhouse
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Critic Reviews for My Science Project

All Critics (7)

'80s romp filled with scary alien powers and innuendo.

Full Review… | March 8, 2016
Common Sense Media

The inventive finale can't save a painfully slow film that feels like a cheap, hastily wrapped assembly-line product. Like "Back to the Future," it's instructive in the perils of rose-colored nostalgia, but only because it's worse than you remember.

Full Review… | September 17, 2015

Give it a 'D' for dismal

January 11, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Forgettable eighties teen tripe

January 9, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Audience Reviews for My Science Project

Kid finds an engine pulled from a spaceship and tries to pass it off as his science project but it causes unexpected problems.

Charlie Goodrich
Charlie Goodrich

Normally I love cheesy 80s movies, but this film just more boring than cheesy to me. Only the adult cast was made up of memorable actors, and that's not a good sign in a teen flick. The story is like a nerd's day dream, and not a very funny one at that. There are some good scenes, and a few laughs here and there, but nothing memorable. I can barely remember this film as I'm writing this, so excuse me if I get something wrong. This was a so-so attempt at a time traveling teenage movie. With so many other great movies in that category, though, this one doesn't shine through.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I had never seen this 1985 movie. It was released 1 week after the far superior Weird Science. Everything is cheesy about this movie and there are very few if any laughs.

Jonathan Daege
Jonathan Daege

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