Real Genius



Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

  1. Pat Proft

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Neal Israel

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Martha Coolidge


  4. Peter Torokvei


Top Billed Cast

  1. Val Kilmer

    Val Kilmer

    Chris Knight

  2. Gabriel Jarret

    Gabriel Jarret

    Mitch Taylor

  3. Michelle Meyrink

    Jordan Cochran

  4. William Atherton

    William Atherton

    Prof. Jerry Hathaway

  5. Jon Gries

    Jon Gries

    Lazlo Hollyfeld

Full Cast & Crew

Real Genius
Real Genius


Status Released

Release Information

  • August 7, 1985


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget -

Revenue $13,000,000.00



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