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Jimmy, the Boy Wonder (1966)

Unrated | | Family, Musical
A boy makes a reckless wish, and everybody in the world stops moving. A wizard's daughter tries to help him get the world restarted again.




Cast overview:
Nancy Jo Berg ...
Dennis Jones ...
Jimmy Jaye
David Blight Jr. ...
Mr. Fig
Karl Stoeber ...
The Astronomer
Alan Rock ...
The Medicine Man


Tired of the drudgery of his daily routine, young Jimmy shouts out, "I wish time would stop!" Somehow, his wish gets heard by the master clock, and everyone (except Jimmy) is frozen in their tracks. Observing this catastrophe is a magical astronomer, who sends his daughter Aurora to talk Jimmy into helping her undo the damage before the evil Mr. Fig siezes the opportunity to take over the world. As Jimmy and Aurora travel to the end of the world to replace the Golden Globe in the master clock, they pass through strange new places, all the while with Mr. Fig trying to stop them on their mission. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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School's out because I STOPPED TIME!


Family | Musical






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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Astronomer's glasses disappear and reappear in between shots when he is visited by Mr. Fig. See more »


Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »


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Lyrics and Music by Joe Moore and Nancy Jo Berg
Performed by Nancy Jo Berg and Dennis Jones
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Lima beans, kidney beans....
6 April 2000 | by (Beyond the Pleasant Valley of the Dolls) – See all my reviews

Herschel Gordon Lewis has had an incredible career, and made many incredible movies. He's credited with making the first gore movie ("Blood Feast"), and directing many other legendary horror movies like "The Wizard of Gore" and "2000 Maniacs". He also made this children's movie. That's right, a kid's movie made by the man behind "Monster A Go-Go".

In this fable for America's adolescents, young Jimmy makes a foolish wish and stops time, so he and the motherly Aurora travel to the great clock to restart time. Unfortunately the evil Mr. Fig, who is a great advocate of procrastination, is determined to stop them. They fight an epic battle for the control of time and space, battling for the ultimate existence of mankind and the destiny of the endless recesses of the vast universe, and they also sing and dance! There's a great song about beans ("Beans, beans, wonderful beans/Nobody knows how much it means/to have beans in the morning and beans for lunch/beans for dinner and beans by the bunch"), and the self-explanatory show-stopper "I'm Mr. Fig", during which our villain does a disturbing dance where he pantomimes riding a horse, which looks very perverted.

At one point the movie stops, and an odd, boring cartoon plays for twenty minutes. Then the movie starts back up again.

Why don't they make great movies like this any more? No wonder our children are turning out like dullards, what with garbage like "Baby Geniuses", "Good Burger", and "Pokemon" crammed down their throats. Maybe one day David Cronenberg will make a children's movie, or David Fincher. Come to think of it, why not a remake of "Jimmy, the Boy Wonder" directed by David Lynch? Are you listening, Hollywood?

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