斯克特·拜奥 and 威利·艾姆斯 were both 21 during filming, while Heather Thomas was 24. Only Felice Schachter was still a high school student when the film was shot. In fact, she missed her own prom to shoot the prom sequence in the film.
Actress Heather Thomas had serious reservations about filming her nude scenes for what was going to be the actress' motion picture debut. In post-production, the production used a body double without Thomas' knowledge for Thomas' topless scene at the prom, and pasted her head onto a topless body double in a photograph in the movie. These changes prompted Thomas to file a complaint with the Screen Actors Guild. This broke SAG rules as an actor or actress has right of approval over any body double that may represent them. As such, a disclaimer at the end of the film was added which read: ""A double was used for Miss Thomas in her nude scene and in the photograph."
Star 斯克特·拜奥 later said of this film: "Great movie. Loved it then. Love it today. I get more people asking about that movie than anything, no lie. And I had a ball making that. A cute, fun teen movie, and it made money. And it had 斯加特曼·克罗索斯!. He was a good guy, and supposedly he smoked pot every day. That's what I was told, but I don't actually know. But I got to work with Willie [威利·艾姆斯], and it was a great experience . . . Good people. Good crew. Good director."
The movie ad received complaints from Los Angeles Times readers, not because of what the readers could see but because the illustrated boy characters could see up the skirt of the illustrated girl character. A modified movie ad was run in the Los Angeles Times with the illustrated girl's character's modesty protected by a lower skirt from the illustrated boy characters.
The closing credits declare that "a [body] double was used for Miss Thomas [Heather Thomas] in her nude scene and in the photograph" but the person who body doubled is not credited in the movie billings.
The movie poster artist was Michael Backus. He was paid $5,000. The artist's signature appears on the "Zapped!" poster as (1) An 'MJB' monogram on 斯克特·拜奥's pink polo shirt (2) a 'Backus' signature on the Gilbert Stewart George Washington portrait and (3) 'Backus' on the ruler flying through the air. It was his first commercial assignment and it launched Backus Studios.
The film used several techniques to capture the feel of its high school setting for nostalgic fans. It was filmed largely at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles with the students as extras. The storyline rarely leaves the high school. The students talk mostly about social life and college plans, while the prom is in the gym. The senior trip is to the local amusement park.
One of a number of films which were part of a cycle of pictures involving ESP / telekinesis made during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The films include 魔女嘉莉 (1976), Patrick (1978), this film, Scanners (1981), Firestarter (1984), 黄绿天师追女仔 (1981) 魔血 (1978), and 魔力 (1978). Of these films, "Zapped!" and "Modern Problems" were the only comedies.
Two of the film's songs-- "Got To Believe In Magic" and "King & Queen of Hearts"-- while only grazing the pop charts in America, have become 2 of the biggest songs ever in the Philippines where singer David Pomeranz is a star. Both songs are sung by dozens of young Filipino singing stars, and there was even a TV series called "Got to Believe" which used it.
Actor 罗伯特·曼丹's character is called "Walter Coolidge" during the movie but in the closing credits the character is named "Walter Johnson". Moreover, reportedly, Avco Embassy president Blossom Kahn was named an executive producer on the picture, but instead received an Executive in Charge of Production credit for the Embassy production house.
The film's closing credits state: "Thanks to Bob Rehme; Beverly Reardon; Art; Dot; Larry; Marijane; Belle; Barry; Barbara; Schutt; Rachel; Becky; Karen; Frank Capra Jr..; Mike Finnell; Joel Goldman; M. B.; Ken; Jonathan; Haig Manoogian; Cathy Waterman; Jerry M.; The Gladstones; Family and Friends."
The scene in Mrs Burnhart's classroom where Barney makes the maps fall down, has two up-and-coming actresses sitting in the front row: the characters of Debby and Cindy. 'Boof' from Teen Wolf - 1985 (Susan Ursitti) and 'Laura' from Police Academy 4 - 1987 (Corrine Bohrer).