R | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.
The film's working and original script title had two spellings: "The Wiz Kid" and "The Whiz Kid". Debuting in the same year as this film was Jimmy the Kid (1982).
Walter J. Coolidge:
Dexter, do you have your pass key on you?
Dexter Jones: Sure do, Mr. C. What do you need?
Walter J. Coolidge: My key doesn't seem to work in this lock.
Dexter Jones: We all seem to have that same problem sometimes, now don't we?
Barney uses cheese as food for the mice, however it's a fact that constant amounts of cheese is actually bad for mice.
Reportedly, Avco Embassy president Blossom Kahn was named an executive producer on the picture, but instead received an Executive in Charge of Production credit for the Embassy production house.
The movie was re-shot to add nudity to achieve an R rating, mostly the sex scene with Barney and Bernadette.
$823,548 25 July 1982
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