Weird Science

Weird Science

1985, PG-13, 94 min. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Paxton, Ilan Mitchell-Smith.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FILM

Weird Science, John Hughes, Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Robert Downey Jr., Bill Paxton, Ilan Mitchell-Smith

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