Weird Science is a 1985 American teen science fiction comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The title is taken from a pre-Comics Code Authority 1950s EC Comics magazine of the same name, the rights to which were acquired by the film's producer Joel Silver. The title song was written and performed by American new wave band Oingo Boingo.
Nerdy social outcasts Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly are humiliated by senior jocks Ian and Max for swooning over their cheerleader girlfriends Deb and Hilly. Rejected and disappointed at their direction in life and wanting more, Gary convinces the uptight Wyatt that they need a boost of popularity in order to get their crushes away from Ian and Max. Alone for the weekend with Wyatt's parents gone, Gary is inspired by the 1931 classic Frankenstein to create a virtual woman using Wyatt's computer, infusing her with everything they can conceive to make the perfect dream woman. After hooking electrodes to a doll and hacking into a government computer system for more power, a power surge creates Lisa, a beautiful and intelligent woman with unlimited magical powers. Promptly, she conjures up a Cadillac to take the boys to a dive bar in Chicago, using her powers to manipulate people into believing Gary and Wyatt are of age.
|editor||Chris Lebenzon Mark Warner Scott K. Wallace|
|events||artificial intelligence computing|
|genre||comedy fantasy science fiction|
|keywords||bikers cadillac dive bar drive frankenstein good time hack icee medium-range ballistic missile morning mutant older brother out of control outlaw motorcycle club pershing ii porsche 928 reject return home run social outcast talk the icee company water gun water pistol|
|theme||buddy buddy comedy fantasy-comedy high school|