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Tilt is the story of a young girl, who is a pinball machine wizard. Because she does not get on with her parents, Tilt is contemplating running away from home, and skipping school one day she decides to go to Mickey's Bar. Mickey, who is Tilt's good friend, helps her set up a gambler for a pinball game. Because the gambler is unaware of Tilt's pinball wizardry, he is easily hustled out of his money. While watching the confrontation, a young man, who is a potential country and western singer and who has tried to hustle and cheat the pinball champion, is impressed with Tilt's ability, congratulating her after the win. Because Neil Gallagher has to raise money to make a demo tape of his songs, he has an idea of taking Tilt with him and having her hustle would-be gamblers. Neil invites Tilt to watch him sing at a rock concert, and after seeing him sing, she believes that he can become a great singer. Henry Bertolino, Neil's manager, thinks his plan is a bad idea and they have a dispute ... Written by Anonymous

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The age of the Brenda Louise Davenport (Brooke Shields) character was fourteen. In real life, Shields had turned thirteen when the film was shot, and was almost fourteen when the picture premiered in April 1979. See more »

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Ragged road comedy/drama, noteworthy for Shields
16 March 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Brooke Shields in a slightly awkward phase (she never did go through the braces-and-glasses thing, but she's a skinny smartass here and for her that's awkward enough). Her pinball wizardry catches the eye of a con-man and together they take on all-comers. Critics at the time singled out Charles Durning's performance as if he were the Second Coming; truth is, his role as the all-time pinball champion hits the picture a little too late in the game. It has already exhausted us with its low-rent production and aimless plot line. I did think Brooke showed some spunk here, but she's no Kristy McNichol (who might have elevated this to a somewhat substantial level, or at least given it some different shadings). As it is, "Tilt" is a dim bulb. *1/2 from ****


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