Scott Baio stars as Barney Springboro, the student/Science lab nerd who is teamed up with Willie Aames. The usual high school stereotypes appear, including the feminist class president played by Felice Schachter, the snobby cheerleader prom-queen, Heather Thomas in one of her earliest film roles, along with her mean-spirited jock boyfriend Greg Bradford. The lovelorn maiden teacher Sue Ane Langdon, the befuddled principal Robert Mandan, the hard drinking coach Scatman Crothers and Baio\'s clueless parents Roger Bowen and Mews Smalls fill out the cast.
Barney is a student/science lab nerd who obtains telekinetic powers after a lab accident. Along with his best friend Peyton Nichols (Aames), a wealthy playboy with a dirty mind, Barney uses his new powers for no better reasons than beating up bullies, cheating at sports and stripping girls.