My Science Project

1985 PG 1h 35m DVD

My Science Project

1985 PG 1h 35m DVD
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Students Michael (John Stockwell) and Ellie (Danielle Von Zerneck) are looking for spare parts to build Michael's science project when they chance upon a strange object at a military junkyard. When they use the device, it sends their entire class into a strange and otherworldly realm. It's up to Michael and Ellie to undo the colossal damage and find a way back home. John Stockwell and Dennis Hopper co-star.
John Stockwell, Danielle Von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens, Raphael Sbarge, Richard Masur, Barry Corbin, Ann Wedgeworth, Dennis Hopper, Candace Silvers, Beau Dremann
Jonathan R. Betuel
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that My Science Project is a 1985 fantasy that invokes the spirit of the 1984 hit Ghostbusters, this time focusing on the release of uncontrollable alien energies rather than evil paranormal ones. There are plenty of scary effects and violence; younger kids may find it too intense. Though it's a comedy, you can expect to see shootings, a stabbing, a vicious dinosaur, breaking and entering, vandalism, cigar smoking, and beer drinking. There are a few sexual references. Expect to hear such words as "s--t," "ass," and "faggot." The heart of the movie is about learning through surviving disaster that friendship is important.

Sexual Content

Someone mentions "free love." A guy and a girl make out in his car; both are clothed. A guy tells his girlfriend, "I'm not in the mood no more." A teenage boy and girl kiss. A teen says, "Danger makes great sex."


Teenagers blow up a town's power station to prevent alien powers from taking over. Teens fight a Neanderthal man, a dinosaur, Roman warriors, Vietcong with machine guns, and aliens with guns from the future.


"S--t," "ass," "pigs" (for police), "bimbo," "broad" (for a woman), "fag," "faggot," "gonad," "butt plug," "zip it up," "you're pullin' my zucchini," "maggots," "snot," "wimp virgin," "honky," "god-funking-zilla."

Social Behavior

Stay away from alien power sources. Bringing the past into the future can be dangerous. Don't leave important assignments to the last minute.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cigar smoking. Teenagers drink beer. Adults drink wine. A teacher who pines for his heyday in the 1960s inhales some gas. Someone mentions smoking banana peels.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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