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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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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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Sex, drugs, and telekinesis in dated '80s teen comedy.

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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

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!

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% 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.
Jesse Ortega
Technically speaking, this movie is fairly terrible. It's poorly made, the dialogue is laughable, the special effects are even worse, it's fairly… 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.
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
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!!
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