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Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 1985-08-07

Runtime 106 minutes

Budget $8m

Revenue $13m


TMDB 6.646


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anita_skop shared a tip "This is one of those movies that is clever, outrageous and captures the Ferris Bueller vibe! watch it for the clever stunts!"

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olivet_ina shared a tip "It’s surprisingly good. It came out when I was in 11th grade, I can’t believe I never heard of it. Val Kilmer is excellent!"

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chad_cooper shared a tip "I haven’t watched this in at least 20 years. But, it was a favorite comedy of mine when I was young."

awesome_user_707426 shared a tip "A new classic"

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steve_robertson_9189 shared a tip "My favorite movie of all time. Great plot, still relevant today."

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tom_vogler shared a tip "A classic. Always makes me laugh every time I see it."

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rosie_walker shared a tip "Another great move for folks who think they want to go to college to do STEM research (Says the lady with the Chemistry PHD)"

kim_hasty shared a tip "Liked it at the time it came out."

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pat_f shared a tip "80's classic, just as good as revenge of the nerds."

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jason_reisch shared a tip "Not only an ‘80s classic but literally a popcorn movie. 😉🍿"

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jean_tso shared a tip "One of my favorites"

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leo_8267 shared a tip "There are so many things to like about this movie. I think about it a lot for the weirdest references and the music is tip notch."

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michelle_justmichelle shared a tip "Humor is timeless... technology not...wish they could remake it exactly the same but updated tech."

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dan_millard shared a tip "Fantastic, goofy coming-of-age comedy."

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vicki_breitmayer shared a tip "Fun"

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kenzie_green_4568 shared a tip "This is my absolute FAVORITE Val Kilmer movie! It’s so good"

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dino_tinajero shared a tip "Great movie. When I saw this I wanted to go to this school, but I was never this smart. I do own the bunny slippers."

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rae_norris shared a tip "Watched this so many times as a kid and I still love it."

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gabriella_forrester shared a tip "Lots of setup for jokes that don't land"

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