History Film / Zapped

20th Jun '16 9:29:28 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Zapped!''' is a 1982 Teen SexComedy starring Scott Baio as Barney Springboro, a science nerd who gains telekinetic powers, which are known about only to his best friend Peyton (Willie Aames) and class president Bernadette (Felice Schachter). Over the course of the film, he uses these powers to win baseball games, control roulette wheels, and make women's clothes fly off, particular those of senior class beauty queen Jane Mitchell (Heather Thomas). Several elements of the plot borrow heavily from the 1976 film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', with some additional spoofing of ''Film/TheExorcist'' and ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.

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'''Zapped!''' ''Zapped!'' is a 1982 Teen SexComedy starring Scott Baio as Barney Springboro, a science nerd who gains telekinetic powers, which are known about only to his best friend Peyton (Willie Aames) and class president Bernadette (Felice Schachter). Over the course of the film, he uses these powers to win baseball games, control roulette wheels, and make women's clothes fly off, particular those of senior class beauty queen Jane Mitchell (Heather Thomas). Several elements of the plot borrow heavily from the 1976 film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', with some additional spoofing of ''Film/TheExorcist'' and ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.


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23rd Apr '16 12:13:09 AM aye_amber
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20th Apr '16 8:12:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* PowerPerversionPotential: "Potential" nothing, Barney actually does it. At first, the victims ''sort of'' deserve it (like AlphaBitch Jane and the girls from the rival school who mocks him) but he gets a little carried away at the prom scene.
10th Mar '16 1:20:22 AM rafi
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* MarilynManeuver: One of the Fanservice Extras at the prom tries this, only to have her dress get blown completely off her body.

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* MarilynManeuver: One of the Fanservice Extras {{Fanservice Extra}}s at the prom tries this, only to have her dress get blown completely off her body.



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11th Jul '15 2:14:31 AM pvsage
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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Ms. Burnhart {{Lampshades}} this when insisting her personal ad said ''joie de vivre'' instead of "joy for living".
11th Jul '15 1:53:42 AM pvsage
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* GoldDigger: Jane only puts up with her self-centered, possessive boyfriend because he's a rich college brat, and begins to become interested in Peyton when he spins her a line about having to choose between pre-med, pre-law, and business school.
11th Jul '15 1:36:12 AM pvsage
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* DreamSequence: Coach Jones has a wild one--bike riding with AlbertEinstein while the coach's wife chases them on a chariot and shoots salamis at them from a bazooka--after Barney and Bernadette put the marijuana in the incinerator.


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* MarijuanaIsLSD: Inhaling the smoke from the marijuana in the incinerator causes Coach Jones to have a MushroomSamba.


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* MushroomSamba: Coach Jones has a wild one--bike riding with AlbertEinstein while the coach's wife chases them on a chariot and shoots salamis at them from a bazooka--after Barney and Bernadette put the marijuana in the incinerator.
29th May '15 4:10:45 PM Blackmass
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The film had a somewhat TroubledProduction. Following the box office success of ''Film/{{Porkys}}'', parts of ''Zapped!'' were refilmed to make the movie HotterAndSexier, to increase the amount of nudity, and to intentionally earn an R-rating. Also, Heather Thomas had serious reservations about filming her nude scenes. In post-production, the filmmakers used a body double for Thomas's topless scene at the prom, and pasted her head onto a topless body double in a photograph in the movie. These changes prompted Thomas to file a complaint with the Screen Actors Guild.
31st Jan '15 3:47:01 PM TheUnsquished
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* WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: A short ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' parody while Barney uses his powers to make his model spaceship fly around his bedroom. Ironically, the saucer section of the model ship looks a ''lot'' like a backwards ''[[Franchise/StarWars Millenium Falcon]]''.

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* WhereNoParodyHasGoneBefore: A short ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' parody while Barney uses his powers to make his model spaceship fly around his bedroom. Ironically, the saucer section of the model ship looks a ''lot'' like a backwards ''[[Franchise/StarWars Millenium Falcon]]''.
3rd Sep '14 4:37:17 AM StevenT
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Not to be confused with the 2014 Disney Channel Original Movie ''Zapped''.
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