When three college geniuses put their heads together, almost anything can happen. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, the trio, led by party-scheming Chris (Val Kilmer), finds time to turn the dorm into an ice skating rink, dismantle a nerd's car then reassemble it in his dorm room, and throw a beach bash in the auditorium complete with a lagoon and bikini-clad beauties. When the students discover that their unscrupulous mentor, Professor Hathaway, has had them unknowingly working on a secret weapon for the military, they plot an elaborate revenge. Their plan culminates in an incredible scheme that outsmarts the military and convinces the Professor that it doesn't pay to fool with real geniuses!

  • 1 hr 48 minPG
  • Aug 7, 1985
  • Comedy

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    GABE JARRETActor

  • William Atherton

    William AthertonActor

  • Val Kilmer

    Val KilmerActor

    Val Kilmer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Swanette (Ekstadt) and Eugene Dorris Kilmer, who was a real estate developer and aerospace equipment distributor. His mother, born in Indiana, was from a Swedish family, and his father was from Texas. Val studied at Hollywood's Professional's School and, in his teens, entered Juilliard's drama program. His professional acting career began on stage, and he still participates in theater; he played Hamlet at the 1988 Colorado Shakespeare Festival. His film debut was in the 1984 spoof Top Secret! (1984), wherein he starred as blond rock idol Nick Rivers. He was in a number of films throughout the 1980s, including the 1986 smash Top Gun (1986). Despite his obvious talent and range, it wasn't until his astonishingly believable performance as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991) that the world sat up and took notice. Kilmer again put his good baritone to use in the movie, performing all of the concert pieces. Since then, he has played two more American legends, Elvis Presley in True Romance (1993) and Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993). In July 1994, it was announced that Kilmer would be taking over the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Michael Keaton.
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    MICHELLE MEYRINKActor

  • PATTI D'ARBANVILLE

    PATTI D'ARBANVILLEActor

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    JONATHAN GRIESActor

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