PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A high school prodigy builds an atomic bomb with stolen plutonium to win the 45th National Science Fair and expose a nuclear weapons lab posing as nuclear medicine in Ithaca NY.
The high school used in the movie was actually not in Ithaca, NY, but was Suffern High School in Suffern, NY.
Dr. John Matthewson:
Now, the beta synchrotron sends the electrons through this magnet which bends the course of them down to the reaction vessel. Stay away from that elbow joint. All right. Bran, you want to get that? Now, this is a tunable excimer laser. It's tuned to...
As the townsfolk drive to the lab at the end of the movie, as the guy on the scooter heads offroad, his scooter becomes a dirtbike.
$1,503,000 (USA) (13 June 1986)