Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework

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  • PG
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.4  (289)

Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework is a 1997 fantasy movie that tells the story of a young boy named Jesse Hackett, played by Gregory Smith, who is forced to face his biggest fear yet - his teacher accidentally eating his homework. However, things take a bizarre turn when he discovers that his teacher, Ms. Fink, played by Shelley Duvall, is actually an alien from another dimension who has the ability to manipulate time and space.

The movie begins with Jesse starting a new school year, hoping to make a good impression on his new teacher. However, his plans are ruined when his dog eats his homework on the first day of school. In a desperate attempt to avoid punishment, Jesse lies and tells Ms. Fink that his homework was accidentally destroyed. But Ms. Fink doesn't believe him and begins to go through his notebooks, only to accidentally ingest a strange piece of paper that transports her to another realm.

Meanwhile, Jesse's parents, played by R.D. Reid and Tracy Wright, notice that something is wrong with their son. Jesse is behaving strangely and talking to himself, leaving them puzzled and worried. When Jesse discovers that Ms. Fink is an alien, he runs to his parents for help, but they don't believe him. In a scene that highlights Gregory Smith's acting skills, he convincingly portrays the frustration and desperation of a child who is not being taken seriously by the adults around him.

Jesse then turns to his best friend, his science teacher, and the school janitor for help. With their help, he embarks on a quest to rescue Ms. Fink and bring her back to the right dimension before it's too late. Along the way, they face numerous challenges, including other creatures from the Shadow Zone who are determined to capture and keep Ms. Fink forever.

Throughout the movie, Shelley Duvall's performance as Ms. Fink is one of the highlights. She perfectly balances the comedic aspect of the character with her sinister demeanor, making her character both hilarious and creepy. Her scenes with Gregory Smith, where she tries to convince him to help her find her way back to her own dimension, are among the most memorable.

The special effects are also noteworthy, especially considering the movie's low budget. The Shadow Zone creatures are convincing and the scenes that take place in the alternate dimension are well-done. The movie also has a distinct 90s feel, with some of the outfits, hairstyles, and technology on display.

Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework is ultimately a movie about the power of imagination and the importance of keeping an open mind. It's a fun and imaginative romp that will appeal to children and adults alike, with a great cast, fun storyline, and plenty of laughs and thrills. It may not be a classic, but it's definitely worth a watch for anyone who loves a good sci-fi/fantasy comedy.

Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework is a 1997 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    1 hr 32 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (289)