Imagine pitching this movie to studios


Two california high school flunkies are terrible at music and history. A man from the future arrives in a time traveling phone booth to help them pass a history report so they can go on to form a music band and make a brighter future for the world. The boys meet historic figures and introduce them to wa waterparks and the mall in a 1988 California.

What were those executives smoking?
The movie is great, but what a gamble.

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It was the 80s and studios were more willing to take chances on storylines. Now they either want everything to be a guaranteed moneymaker (popular franchises, remakes, sequels) or something controversial and edgy that they can get word of mouth over. There's little to no room for quirky and fun ideas among the big studios anymore.

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