Michael Harlan (John Stockwell) needs to ace his science project in order to pass high school. He finds an engine of sorts abandoned in the military junk yard and thinks he can use it. Problem is, this gizmo can open up the portal between space and time. It is then up to Harlan and his friends Vinnie (Fisher Stevens), Ellie (Danielle Von Zerneck) and Sherman (Raphael Sbarge) to pull the plug on it before it swallows the whole town.
Fisher Stevens steals the show with his perfect comedic timing (this is the guy my mother and I reference randomly). To be honest, he is the thing that makes this film great.
Watch it when you're drifting off to sleep and you will have the most interesting dreams.