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
The tough and tender saga of the pinball princess who was hard to beat -- and easy to love.
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Did You Know?
The movie was scheduled to for a 1978 release by Warner Bros. Ultimately, they tested the film in 6 cities in early 1979 before shelving it, pending re-edits. The film's primary investor, Mel Simon, bought back the rights to the film from Warner Bros. in 1980 and writer-director Rudy Durand
then re-edited it. They were unable to secure further theatrical distribution, but in 1981 it played in heavy rotation on Showtime and debuted on NBC. The longer Warner Bros. print inexplicably wound up being released on home video by Continental Video. See more
"Game Over" flashes on the screen at the end, in place of "The End." See more
References The Hustler
Composed and Arranged by Bill Wray See more