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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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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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Trivia

Louis Nye: as the death ray inventor. He and Tom Poston, along with Don Knotts, were regulars on The New Steve Allen Show (1961) and were famous for the recurring "Man on the Street" skits. See more »

Goofs

At the tennis court, the same group of people walk behind Prof. Jones twice. 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

The opening Columbia logo has William Castle seated nearby, he points at the Torch Lady and says "Zotz!" and she turns and asks him what that is. See more »

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Features Homicidal (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Largo al factotum (Figaro) from 'The Barber of Seville'
(uncredited)
By Gioachino Rossini
[Snatches in the headlines montage scene]
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Loved it as a kid.
23 January 2003 | by 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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