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Real Genius (1985)

PG
108 min | 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.
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Writers
Neal Israel (screenplay) (story) | Pat Proft (screenplay) (story) | Pj Torokvei
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Opening Wknd
$ 2,557,180
Gross (USA)
$ 12,952,019
Gross (World)
$ 12,952,019
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Release date
Aug 7, 1985 (United States)

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7 / 10 | 27,128 votes