Zapped! (1982)

In this comedy, a science experiment goes awry, leaving high-school wiz Barney (Scott Baio) with telekinetic powers. As Barney begins to experiment with his new abilities, he and his friend discover a variety of uses for them, including… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

A half-baked, rather retarded parody of Carrie and a number of other films that, using the awesome power of their ignorance, drove telekinesis into the ground.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

The only possible reason to watch this one is for the nostalgia factor.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Surprisingly, the special effects aren't bad but they're wasted in a film that features a vomiting contest as a highlight. Skip this one.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A solid diversion with some occasional giggles to be mined.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Zapped! fancies itself to be the bad boy and flirts with that image, but this low-rent production is far too wholesome and blandly unfunny for that affectation to be convincing.

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Michael Szymanski

Not even Zap2it likes Zapped!

People Magazine

A smarmy vehicle designed to showcase teen idols Scott (Happy Days) Baio and Willie (Eight Is Enough) Aames.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Zapped!'s place as a bona fide cult classic is nothing short of baffling...

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

so wretchedly unfunny, it boggles the mind

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A fun and very funny comedy, I enjoyed it a lot. Of course, it is does get a bit too goofy at times, but I still enjoyed it.
Ed Fucking Harris
A pretty amusing 80's teen comedy. While it is amusing it isn't actually really very funny, with a few exceptions. Scartman Cruthers is in this as… More
Jason Spencer
This is the basic high school sex comedy. A kid drinks a potion that gives him telekinetic powers and the only thing he uses it for is to see naked girls.
Chad Roesti
OLD SCHOOL - loved this when I was a kid. I think mainly because they flashed boobs several times - HEATHER THOMAS flashes a couple of times
Dean McKenna
So funny teen high school comedy and in the prom scene is like a <i>Carrie</I>-type on nudity and sexual situations. Whoooo!!