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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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
274 Ratings
274 Ratings

73% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.6/10
  • Fresh 19
  • Rotten 7

Critics Consensus: It follows college tropes, but Real Genius has an optimistic streak that puts you on Val Kilmer's side all the way.

13+ COMMON SENSE

'80s college comedy with some sex jokes, cursing.

Information

Studio
Real Movie Company
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1985 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo)
Additional
Danish (Denmark) (Subtitles), Dutch (Netherlands) (Subtitles), English (Subtitles), Finnish (Finland) (Subtitles), French (France) (Subtitles), German (Germany) (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Italian (Italy) (Subtitles), Norwegian (Norway) (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Swedish (Sweden) (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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