His mother soon thinks that he's possessed, resulting in a spoof of The Exorcist, complete with vomit and a head turning around, although here it's a ventriloquist's dummy. Meanwhile, Principal Coolidge attempts to break into Barney's lab to check the growth of his orchids, but cannot obtain the key. But overall this is an example of a Hollywood movie attempting to win its audience over through sheer titillation; with heavy emphasis on the tit part. On the day of the big baseball game, Barney manipulates the ball and hits the winning home run. During the fraternity party, Barney attempts to manipulate the roulette ball, but causes a commotion among the guests when he accidentally levitates the entire wheel.
Somehow when I wasn't looking, the 1980s became old fashioned. Hung over the next morning, he apologizes to Bernadette and arranges to meet her at the prom that evening. Springboro so much that she believes her son is possessed. The stars of the film are Scott Baio and Willie Ames, fresh off of television's Happy Days and Eight is Enough. The Dance Off begins and as it turns out, the J. The storyline rarely leaves the high school. One of the lead characters has implied sex with an adult high school administrative assistant on her desk.
Enraged, Robert attacks, and Barney uses telekinesis to summon a large gust of wind that tears off the students' clothes and sends everybody running outside. It was filmed largely at in during the spring of 1981 with the students as extras. At the insistence of the pesky class president, Bernadette , Peyton promises to take photographs of Barney posing with the genetically modified orchids he has been growing for the school principal, Walter Coolidge. That one has no nudity while this movie revels in it. It was when I watched earlier this year that I first thought back to Zapped. He was nominated for a Razzie but somehow lost to Sir Laurence Olivier in Inchon.
Later that day, Zoey arrives at dance practice and was elected as the captain. The Exorcist being the funniest. The youngest one, Ben, is always getting dirty. Now, how much trouble can a high school boy who can move things with just his mind get into? Both lead male characters have sex with their love or lust interests; the character played by Willie Aames keeps a cabinet packed with condoms in his photo studio, and surreptitiously takes a nude photograph of the girl he has seduced. At the prom, one girl does a Marilyn Monroe, with her hands trying to hold down her skirt from blowing up.
Peyton questions Barney's disinterest in finding a girl friend as the students rally in preparation for an upcoming baseball game against a rival high school. At the girls restroom, Taylor steals the phone while Zoey washes her face. Barney also finds love with Bernadette Felice Schachter from the first season of Facts of Life and loses his virginity. Sure he can look at all the skin he wants on line but seeing it in a film about high school teenagers was a bit surprising to him. It premiered in Turkey on January 2, 2016 on. It provides mindless entertainment and a dash of nostalgia for anyone old enough to have gone to school in the early 1980s.
He was a good guy, and supposedly he smoked pot every day. When Bernadette refuses to answer his telephone calls, he spends the night in his laboratory drinking whiskey. A modified movie ad was run in the Los Angeles Times with the illustrated girl's character's modesty protected by a lower skirt from the illustrated boy characters. When Jackson walks in and sees Zoey showing Taylor up, he leaves and Zoey chases him. In the lab, Barney experiments with his new telekinetic abilities by levitating various objects across the room, unaware of Bernadette and Peyton, who are watching through the window. To make matters worse, they only realize that the phone is missing. In a post-credits scene, two students in detention find the phone and it turns on, and it shows the app, hinting at a potential.
At least Baio can convey a specific emotion, while Aames only manages to express a vague uneasiness. At the insistence of the pesky class president, Bernadette Felice Schachter , Peyton promises to take photographs of Barney posing with the genetically modified orchids he has been growing for the school principal, Walter Coolidge. Lead character's parents drink and take Valium. Over the weekend, Barney, Peyton, and Bernadette go to a pre-graduation celebration at an amusement park, during which Peyton challenges Jane's boyfriend, Robert Wolcott, to a beer-drinking contest. Zoey then tries to use a dog app she downloaded previously on Humphrey but to her dismay, it was malfunctioning.
It is only remembered today by men who had some of their first sexual stirrings as they watched this movie when they were young. Were times more innocent or more decadent then? That's what I was told, but I don't actually know. Zapped was released on demand and Watch Disney Channel on June 23, 2014. Zoey tries to reverse her commands with new commands and during dance practice, Taylor mocks the J. You can tell that the humor is relying on the audience tittering at the possibility of seeing breasts. Even if, to be fair, the clothes worn in this movie are much more subdued than they would have been five years earlier or five years later, this being set in between the disco 1970s and the day-glo 1980s. The next morning, the phone seems to be working again.
Scrothers was given a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 8, 1981, one year before this movie came out. Some female nudity -- breasts. Afterward, Peyton seduces one of the school administrators, Corinne Updike, and Barney returns to his experiments. Baseball coach Dexter Jones finds Barney and Bernadette stuffing the plants in the incinerator, and the smoke causes him to become intoxicated: under the influence, he imagines riding a bicycle with Albert Einstein while being chased by his wife, who is dressed like a Viking warrior. Archived from on September 21, 2013.