PG | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.
According to the article "Fun With the Whiz Kids" by Paul Attanasio published in the 7th August 1985 edition of The Washington Post, according to website Wikipedia, "The screenplay was extensively rewritten, first by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, [and] later by Coolidge and Pj Torokvei".
Would you prepared if gravity reversed itself? The only thing I can't figure out is how to keep the change in my pockets. I've got it. Nudity.
They speak of increasing laser output by "an order of magnitude" to 6 megawatts. While they are currently at 5 MW, the increase referred to an earlier model which was presumably operating at around .6 MW.
The UK theatrical and video versions were censored for a 15 certificate: