Real Genius
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: Martha Coolidge
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-077348
Running time: 1:46 (106 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: June 11, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1153)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
When a group of crazy college geniuses put their heads together, almost anything can happen. Hold on for a freewheeling, uproarious look at just how much mischief a bunch of high-IQers can concoct.

Chris (Val Kilmer) is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch (Gabe Jarret) is the 16-year-old whiz kid, and Lazlo (Jonathan Gries), America's number one brain, literally lives in a world of his own ... Chris' closet. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, they still find time to turn the dorm into an ice-skating rink, dismantle a nerd's car and reassemble it in his room, and throw a beach party in the auditorium complete with a lagoon and bikini-clad beauties. When the geniuses discover that their unscrupulous mentor Professor Hathaway (William Atherton) has had them 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 a REAL GENIUS!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • TriStar Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Martha Coolidge....Director
Writing
Neal Israel....Story By
Pat Proft....Story By
Neal Israel....Screenwriter
Pat Proft....Screenwriter
Peter Torokvei....Screenwriter
Production
Robert Daley....Executive Producer
Brian Grazer....Producer
Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard Chew....Film Editor
Music
Thomas Newman....Composer
Sound
Julia Evershade....Supervising Sound Editor
George Budd....Sound Designer
Anna Boorstin....Sound Editor
Virginia A. Cook....Sound Editor
Cari Lewis....Sound Editor
Marshall Winn....Sound Editor
Roxanne R. Jones....Sound Editor
John Reitz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dave Campbell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Greg Rudloff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Darin Knight....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Josan F. Russo....Production Designer
Jack G. Taylor, Jr.....Art Director
Philip C. Cory....Visual Effects
Zoltan....Make-up Artist
Marla D. Schlom....Costume Designer
Special Visual Effects by Universal City Studios
Syd Dutton....Visual Effects
Bill Taylor....Visual Effects
Outdoor Special Laser Effects by Laser Media
David Stipes....Visual Effects
Richard Bennett....Visual Effects
Cast
Stacy Peralta....Shuttle Pilot
Daniel Addes....Laser Ray Victim
Andres Aybar....Bartender
Louis Giambalvo....Major Carnagle
Ed Lauter....CIA Man Decker
Charles Shull....Air Force General
Beau Billingslea....George
Charles Parks....Larry
William Atherton....Professor Hathaway
Sean Frye....Boy at Science Fair
Joann Willette....Girl at Science Fair
Ina Gould....Old Lady
Nadine Vix....Student at Science Fair
Gabe Jarret....Mitch Taylor
Paul Tulley....Mr. Taylor
Joanne Baron....Mrs. Taylor
Chip Johnson....Darlington Recruiter
Val Kilmer....Chris Knight
Patti D'Arbanville....Sherry Nugil
Monte Landis....Dr. Dodd
Sandy Martin....Mrs. Meredith
Severn Darden....Dr. Meredith
Randolph Dreyfuss....Cornell
Jonathan Gries....Lazlo Hollyfeld
Robert Prescott....Kent
John Shepherd Reid....Carter
Tom Swerdlow....Bodie
Mark Kamiyama...."Ick" Ikagami
Michelle Meyrink....Jordan
Martin Gundersen....Math Professor
Brett Miller....Carpet Man
Dean Devlin....Milton
Yuji Okumoto....Fenton
Lynda Wiesmeier....Chris' Girl at Party
Penny Baker....Ick's Girl at Party
Marcia Karr....Cornell's Girl at Party
Girls at Party
Isabelle Walker
Marii Mak
Cheri Wells
Catherine MacNamara
Johnny Vasily....Student
Ed Garrabrandt....TV Makeup Man
Isabel Cooley....TV Stage Manager
Robin Stober....Waitress
Deborah Foreman....Susan
David Marvit....Student in Hall
Air Force Gate Guards
Michael Crabtree
Charles Sweigart
Peter Parros
Ronald Taylor....Computer Technician
James Carrington....Air Force Major
Michael Backes....Air Force Controller
Corki Grazer....Air Force Sergeant
Jeanne Mori....Laser Technician
David Ursin....Engineer
Joe Dorsey....Congressman
Will Knox....Laser Specialist
Kevin Hurley....Air Force Technician
Joy Michelle Ferro....Party Girl on Surfboard (uncredited)
David Monterosso....Student in Cafeteria (uncredited)
Tom Tangen....Student on Ice Skates (uncredited)