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Subject: Another movie question
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: strikeforce-ga
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Posted: 27 Dec 2004 03:48 PST
Expires: 26 Jan 2005 03:48 PST
Question ID: 447680
What is the name of the movie that had like this group of people with
super powers and I don't remember what all they had or what they were
trying to do but I do remember there was a guy that could shoot
lightening out of his fingers and they were trying to break into a
room and he shot the lock off of the door and the fire alarm went off
and water started coming down and the rest of the group ran inside and
when they asked him to come too he said no i'll fry. I don't remember
the rest.
Subject: Re: Another movie question
Answered By: journalist-ga on 27 Dec 2004 09:03 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Strikeforce,

I believe the movie title you seek is "Misfits of Science", a 1985 TV
show whose pilot is broadcast now and again in reruns, and the pilot
episode was released as a 90-minute stand-alone movie.  It's about a
group of people with super powers, and featured a very young Courtney
Cox as a telepathic hero.

Information about it at
"John "Johnny B" Bukowski, a rock musician who gained freak electrical
powers when he was caught in an accident with a set of amplifiers. He
uncontrollably absorbed electricity and could fire it as lightning
bolts or channel it into super-speed, but water caused him to short
circuit, burning him with potentially fatal results and forcing him to
retire as a musician."

Also, see the IMDB synopsis and cast at (click "More" under "Plot
"Left without jobs, Hayes and Lincoln decide to get a group of
'freaks' (including a telekinetic 17-year-old and a rock guitarist who
shoots lightning from his hands) together to rescue the Iceman and
stop their boss' reckless experiments."

There is more on Johnny B about 3/4 of the way down the page at
"Powers/Abilities: Able to generate electricity, allowing him to throw
balls of lightning. Also able to move at superhuman speed for short
periods. Contact with water could short his powers, causing
potentially fatal burns."

"History: Following a freak accident during a concert, when his
electrical guitar shorted out and hit him with 20.000 volts, rock
musician Johnny B discovered he could now attract, absorb and
discharge large amounts of electricity. Finding that water could cause
a potentially fatal short circuit, he retired from the music business
and sought help from Dr. Billy Hayes, who recruited the rocker for his
Misfits of Science."

And from
(episode guide)
"Pilot...Originally aired and later released on video as a single 90
minute feature movie" and the page at shows it aired on the
SciFi Channel again in 1995 (around the time of your other question
about the skeleton/detective movie).

Thank you for the opportunity to answer your question.  Should you
require clarification, please request it before rating and closing
this question, and I will be happy to respond.

Best regards,

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strikeforce-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
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