Real Genius

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Overview

Fans of Val Kilmer and '80s comedies will be sure to enjoy this clever and humorous teen film chronicling the wacky exploits of a group of college overachievers who just can't seem to check their genius IQs at the party school door. The Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment's DVD is no-frills, but the disc is nevertheless a must. The picture has been remastered in high definition and is presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio (enhanced). The picture is excellent, as is the English Dolby Surround audio track. ...
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Overview

Fans of Val Kilmer and '80s comedies will be sure to enjoy this clever and humorous teen film chronicling the wacky exploits of a group of college overachievers who just can't seem to check their genius IQs at the party school door. The Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment's DVD is no-frills, but the disc is nevertheless a must. The picture has been remastered in high definition and is presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio (enhanced). The picture is excellent, as is the English Dolby Surround audio track. A pan-and-scan transfer is available on the flip side of the disc. The disc also comes with multiple subtitle options, chapter stops, and some bonus trailers for other Columbia TriStar releases.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Remastered in high definition; Widescreen and full-screen presentations; Audio: English (Dolby Surround); Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Bonus trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Based on the real-life hijinks of students at the California Technical Institute, Real Genius is a likable, frothy entrant in the teen-comedy sweepstakes of the 1980s. Though not as edgy or commercially successful as some other films of its genre, notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Genius is a good companion to John Hughes's similarly pleasing teen pictures. The script is somewhat against the norm in focusing on college kids and not high schoolers, but the film isn't concerned with the usual collegiate clichés of sex, drinking, and partying. Director Martha Coolidge instead imbues the film with a healthy absurdity reminiscent of her influential 1983 teen flick, Valley Girl. Val Kilmer is memorably off-the-wall as the one genius with a perspective on life; he would more fully enter American consciousness the following year as Top Gun's antagonistic Iceman.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Real Genius contains many pleasures, but one of the best is its conviction that the 1/2 American campus contains life as we know it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2002
  • UPC: 043396077348
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,028

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Val Kilmer Chris Knight
Gabe Jarret Mitch Taylor
Michelle Meyrink Jordan
William Atherton Prof. Hathaway
Jon Gries Lazlo Hollyfeld
Patti D'Arbanville Sherry Nugil
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Jenkins
Catherine McNamara Girl at Party
Johnny Vasily Student
Stacy Peralta Shuttle Pilot
Dan Ades Laser Ray Victim
Andres Aybar Bartender
Louis Giambalvo Maj. Carnagle
Ed Lauter CIA Man Decker
Charles Shull Air Force General
Beau Billingslea George
Charles Parks Larry
Sean Frye Boy at Science Fair
Jo Ann Willette Girl at Science Fair
Ina Gould Old Lady
Paul Tulley Mr. Taylor
Joanne Baron Mrs. Taylor
Chip Johnson Darlington Recruiter
Monte Landis Dr. Dodd
Sandy Martin Mrs. Meredith
Severn Darden Dr. Meredith
Randolph Dreyfuss Cornell
Robert Prescott Kent
John Shepherd Reid Carter
Tommy Swerdlow Bodie
Mark Kamiyama "Ick" Ikagami
Martin Gundersen Math Professor
Brett Miller Carpet Man
Dean Devlin Milton
Yuji Okumoto Fenton
Lynda Wiesmeier Chris' Girl at Party
Penny Baker Ick's Girl at Party
Marcia Karr Cornell's Girl at Party
Isabelle Walker Girl at Party
Marii Mak Girl at Party
Cheri Wells Girl at Party
Ed Garrabrandt TV Makeup Man
Isabelle Cooley TV Stage Manager
Robin Stober Waitress
Deborah Foreman Susan
David Marvit Student in Hall
Michael Crabtree Air Force Gate Guard
Charles Sweigart Air Force Gate Guard
Peter Parros Air Force Gate Guard
Ronald Taylor Computer Technician
James Carrington Air Force Major
Michael Backes Air Force Controller
Corki Grazer Air Force Sergeant
Jeanne Mori Laser Technician
David Ursin Engineer
Joe Dorsey Congressman
Will Knox Laser Specialist
Kevin Hurley Air Force Technician
Technical Credits
Martha Coolidge Director
Phillip Abramson Set Decoration/Design
Richard Chew Editor
Arthur Coburn Editor
Philip C. Cory Special Effects
Vince Cresciman Associate Producer
Robert Daley Producer
Zoltan Elek Makeup
Brian Grazer Producer
Neal Israel Screenwriter
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Lawrence Konner Screenwriter
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Debby Porter Stunts
Pat Proft Screenwriter
Mark Rosenthal Screenwriter
Josan F. Russo Production Designer
Denise Schlom Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Gammon Taylor Jr. Art Director
Peter Torokvei Screenwriter
Edward James Ulrich Stunts
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Start [2:18]
2. The Crossbow Project [1:19]
3. A Secret Weapons Meeting [2:13]
4. Mitch Taylor [3:12]
5. Chris Knight [3:00]
6. Mitch Meet Chris [7:14]
7. Smart People on Ice [7:34]
8. School Daze [3:21]
9. Hollyfeld's Lair [2:42]
10. Chris & Jerry [5:55]
11. Tanning Invitational [1:50]
12. Everything [7:11]
13. "I Was Just Like You" [3:19]
14. Getting Even [1:32]
15. Back at Jerry's House [2:37]
16. Getting the Laser to Fire [1:46]
17. Lazlo Hollyfeld [3:13]
18. Mitch Meets Sherry [2:06]
19. The Final Exam [3:22]
20. A Giant Step Forward [5:35]
21. A Conversation With Jesus [6:42]
22. Preparing the Target [3:28]
23. Entering the Base [2:09]
24. System Found & Modified [2:12]
25. A Message From Jesus [5:16]
26. The Test [1:14]
27. Giving Kent a Sign [4:05]
28. Lazlo Wins Big [3:13]
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
1. Start [2:18]
2. The Crossbow Project [1:19]
3. A Secret Weapons Meeting [2:13]
4. Mitch Taylor [3:12]
5. Chris Knight [3:00]
6. Mitch Meet Chris [7:14]
7. Smart People on Ice [7:34]
8. School Daze [3:21]
9. Hollyfeld's Lair [2:42]
10. Chris & Jerry [5:55]
11. Tanning Invitational [1:50]
12. Everything [7:11]
13. "I Was Just Like You" [3:19]
14. Getting Even [1:32]
15. Back at Jerry's House [2:37]
16. Getting the Laser to Fire [1:46]
17. Lazlo Hollyfeld [3:13]
18. Mitch Meets Sherry [2:06]
19. The Final Exam [3:22]
20. A Giant Step Forward [5:35]
21. A Conversation With Jesus [6:42]
22. Preparing the Target [3:28]
23. Entering the Base [2:09]
24. System Found & Modified [2:12]
25. A Message From Jesus [5:16]
26. The Test [1:14]
27. Giving Kent a Sign [4:05]
28. Lazlo Wins Big [3:13]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen
   Trailers
      Hook
      Jumanji
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Play Movie
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
   Trailers
      Hook
      Jumanji
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Play Movie
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love smart people

    This film is funny & intelligent at the same time. Really loved Val Kilmer in this one. The script is great. So sit back & enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Comedy's Greats

    This is truly one of the greatest comedies that has ever been created. The comedic timing of Val Kilmer and the rest of the cast is second to none. This movie is filled with classic one liners and lightning quick dialogue. If you don't own it, you should.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    By far, the greatest movie of all time.

    There has never been a better feel-good, hilarious flick in the entire history of movies. Val Kilmer is exceptional and the quotes are some of the funniest ever. I suggest u buy the DVD, it can't be watched too many times. AWESOME! The soundtrack is excellent as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Movie Ever

    I have seen this movie about 17 times, and it is still one of the best moies ever. I loved the whole movie. There is not one part of it that I did not like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this movie

    I love this movie. I saw it first when I was 11 years old and have seen it at least a hundred times since then.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greta movie

    I LOVE this movie! It is so funny

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