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Where's Willie? (1978)

An 8-year old boy invents a hand-held computer which can control any electronic device, and uses it to affect the entire town where he lives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Charlie Wade
Beth Wade (as Kate Woodville)
Tony Flore
Marc Gilpin ...
Willie Wade
Rock Montanio ...
Robert Clarke
John Mitchum
Anthony Canne
Barry Hostetler
William Turner
Joseph Alston
Fran Tucker
Martha Black
Sandra Gilpin ...
Citizen of Kerrville
Mickey Montanio ...
Citizen of Kerrville


An 8-year old boy invents a hand-held computer which can control any electronic device, and uses it to affect the entire town where he lives.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi






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April 1978 (USA)  »

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Computer Kid  »

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Saw this movie in the early 80's
5 October 2001 | by (Salt Lake City, Utah) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this moving on at least two occassions while still in High School. It was sometime between 1981 and 1983, and the movie was playing together with some other show as a double feature at the Valley Twin theater in Kearns, Utah. This movie was rather interesting. It featured a young kid (who I thought looked a little bit like Barret Oliver, and later discovered it wasn't him) who was a computer and electronic genious. He'd talk to his friends at night over his cb radio when he was supposed to be in bed sleeping. He was always getting into mischief. He had invented some kind of remote control device that would do the impossible. An example was a scene where he was in school, he discretely points the remote at the clock on the wall and the time fast-forwards, causing the bell to ring and class lets out early. There were other scenes involving this same gadget where, if I recall, it confused traffic lights and caused a traffic jam. There is also something about a bank, where I believe the kid uses the remote to bypass the bank's security. His father, if I remember correctly, played some kind of authorative role in the movie, I think he was a police officer, I'm not sure. I thought the movie was rather cute. It was a school kid's fantasy, somewhat like "Ferris Beuhler's Day Off", only aimed at younger kids. I thought the movie was rather cool. A bit far-fetched, but a good show that the entire family would enjoy watching. Hardly anyone's heard of this one and I'm glad to know somebody out there actually remembers it! I have no idea where to find this show on video tape.

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