- 1 hr 55 min
P.U.N.K.S. is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Sean McNamara. The movie was released by Disney and it revolves around a group of teenagers who form a secret society to fight against a group of bullies. The members of the secret society come from different backgrounds and are all united by their love for technology and their loyalty to one another.
Drew Utley (Tim Redwine) is a computer whiz kid who is always getting bullied at school. His only friend is a little robot dog named Sparky. One day, Drew gets an invitation to join a secret society called the P.U.N.K.S. The P.U.N.K.S. are a group of brilliant teenagers who use their knowledge of technology to fight for justice. The acronym P.U.N.K.S. stands for People Under New Knowledge and Science.
The P.U.N.K.S. are led by Sammi (Jessica Alba) who is a tech-savvy girl and the brains of the operation. She is joined by the tough-talking leader of the group, Johnny (Kenneth A. Brown), the gadget master Oz (Brandon Baker), the punk rock musician Spike (Patrick Renna), and the magician and brainstormer Miles (Chauncey Leopardi).
At first, Drew is hesitant to join the group but he eventually agrees to be a part of it after he gets a taste of what the P.U.N.K.S. can do. Together, the P.U.N.K.S. come up with some ingenious plans to stop the bullies at school, who are led by a guy named Dirk (JR Bourne). Dirk is a stereotypical high school bully who is always picking on the weaker kids.
The P.U.N.K.S. use their knowledge of technology to set up elaborate pranks and traps to get back at Dirk and his gang. They rig up a remote-controlled car to chase Dirk down the hallways, create a virtual reality simulator to give him a taste of his own medicine, and even get the help of the school janitor to set up a clever trap using a robot vacuum cleaner.
As the P.U.N.K.S. continue to outsmart Dirk and his gang, they become more confident and begin to take on bigger challenges. They start to investigate a mysterious company called Haytech that is rumored to be developing dangerous technology. The P.U.N.K.S. discover that Haytech is run by a corrupt businessman named Damien Black (Henry Winkler) who is planning to use his technology to take over the world.
The P.U.N.K.S. team up with a group of protestors and hack into Haytech's computer system to steal incriminating evidence. They also use their knowledge of science to create a formula that will neutralize Damien's plans. In the end, the P.U.N.K.S. are able to stop Damien Black from using his technology for evil and they become heroes in the eyes of their classmates.
P.U.N.K.S. is a light-hearted and fun movie that showcases the power of knowledge and science. The different characters in the movie all have unique skills and personalities that help to make the movie engaging and entertaining. The movie is geared towards a younger audience, but it can also be enjoyed by adults who are fans of technology and science fiction. The plot is easy to follow and the humor is light-hearted, making it a good option for a family movie night. Overall, P.U.N.K.S. is a timeless classic that is worth a watch.
P.U.N.K.S. is a 1999 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.