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Zotz! (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | July 1962 (USA)
Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or ... See full summary »

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Prof. Jonathan Jones
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Prof. Virginia Fenster
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Horatio Kellgore
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Gen. Bullivar
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Dean Joshua Updike
Zeme North ...
Cynthia Jones
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Persephone Updike
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Dr. Kroner
Carl Don ...
Josh Bates
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Igor
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Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he's pursued by enemy spies who have learned about the magic coin. Written by Anonymous

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An absent-minded professor discovers a super-secret that will give you the greatest lift since love! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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A Moeda Mágica  »

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Trivia

"Zotz" is an ancient Mayan word that means "bat" (the flying mammal). In Mayan mythology there is a bat god called Camazotz. See more »

Goofs

When cycling, Prof. Jones is nearly run-over by a reversing light coloured sedan. An immediate cut to a left angle camera shows a two tone station wagon. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prof. Jonathan Jones: [studying his niece's breakfast of bacon & eggs] Tsk tsk. Poison. Slow death.
Cynthia Jones: Yes, but what a way to go.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the Torch Lady says "Zotz all!" See more »

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Features Homicidal (1961) See more »

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Ach Du Lieber Augustin
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By Marx Augustin
[Snatches in the headlines montage scene]
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Loved it as a kid.
23 January 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

My two older brothers and my younger sister and I saw this at the historic Paramount in Abilene. I was 7, so this is a review written through my seven-year-old's memory. I loved it, and thought Tom Poston was incredibly funny. As a promotional item, we all got a bronze-looking metal Zotz! coin upon leaving the theatre. I had mine for years until my mother, in a hissy fit, "cleaned" my room and closet and threw away the cigar box housing it and a neat little collection of valuable Cracker Jack prizes. They were made of metal in those days, with wonderful craftsmanship and detail. I'm still sore about that. Anyway, we all loved the movie. I'd like to see it again.


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