Zapped! (1982) - Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.

Director: Robert J. Rosenthal
Stars: Scott Baio, Willie Aames
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 55 found boring (12.72%)

One-line Reviews (21)

But I found it enjoyable overall.

In real terms, it's a pretty poor movie but serious criticism seems rather pointless as the film never aspires to be anything more than what it is.

Don't waste your time on this tripe.

Enjoyable mindless viewing - mainly for the young .

Well, she fell asleep, so I got to watch the whole thing.

The story, script and effects are ridiculous but its a thoroughly entertaining film from start to finish.

I remember "Zapped" as an enjoyable light comedy of the feel good variety which was totally devoid of any serious content.

Also there are a couple really bad slow love songs on the soundtrack.

Will please its intended target audience, but is a waste of time for anyone else.

Unfortunately, the acting is bland along with the rest of the movie.

only worth watching for Heather Thomas & Jewel Shepard .

Apart from that is totally and utterly unwatchable.

But the banal venture is not without merit.

The three leads were all TV actors (Baio from _Happy Days_, Aames from _Eight is Enough_, and Schachter from _The Facts of Life_), so they resort to that bland TV style of acting, making _Zapped!

Baio is enjoyable and Aames is a lot of fun, even though his character is kind of scummy at times.

_ was made in 1982, a bland year if ever there was one.

Entertaining Banal Baio .

Very fun, entertaining movie .

Everything is predictable - the love interests that will be established, the tampering that will be done with the mind powers, and the end results.

This coming of age comedy has some great moments, from saucy skin glimpses to flying mattresses.

The lively and engaging acting from a game cast qualifies as a major plus: the adorable Felice Schachter as sweet school newspaper reporter geek Bernadette, Robert Mandan as pompous principal Walter J.