This entry in the well-worn "teenagers meet special effects" genre takes a different twist on the idea, following the fantastic adventures of some social outcasts rather than brainy, well-dressed computer geniuses. The results, however, are no different than the rest and feature some of the
most dislikable teenagers of the year. When his science teacher (Dennis Hopper) demands that hood Michael Harlan (John Stockwell) turn in a science project, the conniving lad heads out to a military junkyard in hopes of finding something he can fob off as his work. He finds a piece of strange
hardware that, unknown to him, is a leftover from a mysterious alien craft that had bee...