Anthony Michael Hall (Gary), Ilan Mitchell-Smith
(Wyatt), Kelly LeBrock (Lisa), Bill Paxton (Chet), Robert Downey, Jr. (Ian)
John Hughes films perfectly captured 1980's cheese in
a non-offensive way with the majority of his films and the same goes for Weird Science, a cult favourite in which two nerdy high school students design the perfect woman on a computer and
they suddenly become popular on campus.
The film has plenty of flaws if you wish to pull it
apart, including some rather tacky special effects and a script that is beyond ludicrous. Still, it's hugely enjoyable for what it is, though modern audiences probably won't enjoy it the
way nostalgic eyes will.
The plot became the basis for a TV sitcom which aired
in the 1990's.