Weird Science Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Weird Science

It's all in the name of science. Weird science.
Weird Science Picture
Gary does his totally "un-PC" blues impression


Go behind the scenes on the 1985 Comedy movie starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

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John Hughes wrote the movie in only two days.
Thanks to Mike Goldberg
The gymnasium scene was filmed in the old gym (still standing) at Bell High School in the City of Bell in Southeast Los Angeles. A member of the crew, Mike Henry was a graduate of Bell High.
Thanks to Lee Reynolds
The computer that Gary & Wyatt used, The Memotech MX512 was a real product at the time. It was a Z80 based system that was sold primarily in Britain. It was most likely chosen because it was black and cool looking. You can see an old ad here at Witchy's excellent Binary Dinosaurs site.
Thanks to Silvia Mendoza
During the shower scene, in which Lisa (Kelly LeBrock) takes a shower with the boys, she's not really naked. She had some special little patches to cover "those" parts!

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Deleted Scenes

There are often scenes cut from the final version of a movie. Sometimes these will have been seen by preview audiences, or be included in Blu-ray or DVD extras etc.

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Thanks to mikul
At the end of the movie, Lisa gives Max and Ian animal heads. Ian is a donkey. Don't remember what Max's was.
Thanks to mikul
In the mall, when Gary and Wyatt are hit with slurpees, and old lady witnesses it as she walks by and says to Gary and Wyatt... "You're such d*cks". The lady was played by Clara Peller, the "where's the beef?" lady.
Thanks to John Simone
I played a pot head at the party, and there was a sequence we shot where I was taking a huge pipe hit. It was part of the film for a test screening, but I heard it was later removed because the studio didn't want to show teens doing drugs.

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Alternate Versions

Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie on Blu-ray or DVD.

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Thanks to Ray R
Anthony Michael Hall makes a reference to a girlfriend from Canada, there must have been a scene that was edited out of the original film because in the TV Version, Gary & Wyatt discuss the girl in detail. Coincidentally, his character "Brian" from The Breakfast Club (1985) also makes a reference to an imaginary girlfriend from Canada.
Thanks to 80'sRocked
Reportedly, a scene included in the theatrical release is omitted from TV and home video releases: after the leader of the mutant bikers announces to everyone that "they couldn't even take a shower with a beautiful woman without wearing their jeans" they realized that the mutant bikers were another of Lisa's creations and wouldn't harm them. With the original scene they have an opportunity to show off for their friends. With that scene cut they suddenly develop courage on their own.
Thanks to 80'sRocked
In the cable version, the line "In the family jewels?" was changed to "In the flippin' gizzard?"
Thanks to 80'sRocked
Extra footage was added to the syndicated television version: A bunch of guys wearing Devo helmets try to get into Gary and Wyatt's party; An extra scene at the very beginning where Gary and Wyatt are in the kitchen cooking.
Thanks to 80'sRocked
The television version removes the sequence where biker leader asks Gary if he has 'to**ed off to any good books recently'.

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