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 movie poster artist was Michael Backus. He was paid $5,000. The artist's signature appears on the "Zapped!" poster as (1) An 'MJB' monogram on Scott Baio's pink polo shirt (2) a 'Backus' signature on the Gilbert Stewart George Washington portrait and (3) 'Backus' on the ruler flying through the air. It was his first commercial assignment and it launched Backus Studios.
Barney Springboro: Up yours.
A body double was used in place of Heather Thomas' in the sweater popping scene. You can clearly see dark hair of the double over the front of her shoulders. Thomas is blonde.
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