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The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)

A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mike Jittlov ...
Richard Kaye ...
Paige Moore ...
Deven Chierighino ...
Brian Lucas / Photographer (Wizard Film) (as David Conrad)
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Steve Shostakovich / Photographer (Wizard Film)
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Frank LaLoggia ...
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Lynda Aldon ...
Baron ...
Arnetia Walker ...
Ben Kronen ...
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All the Unions / Mr. President (voice) (as William Z. Ryan)
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Storyline

A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. Luckily, our film creator gets the help of his friends. Written by Magnus Y Alvestad <magnus@johanna2.hsr.no>

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This is the kind of movie you would make, if you had nothing better to do! See more »


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September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik predkosci i czasu  »

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$1,535,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In several of the shots inside the police car, the "dog" in the back seat is actually Mike Jittlov holding up a corduroy jacket in a vague dog shape. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1977 but you can see an 83 spray painted on the back of the Hollywood sign. Students graduating high school in 83 would have been 12 years old in 1977 and thinking far ahead to paint their graduation year on the sign. See more »

Quotes

[the Piano Choreographer stomps off in a huff]
Choreographer: This is the most unprofessional job I've ever had! What is this? Why, nobody knows where they're going or what they're doing, of course except for... me!
[the piano choreographer trips and falls into pile of film cans]
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Crazy Credits

In the section where they attribute other copyrights to their respective holders, the roman numerals are "expanded" to forms that use more letters than they have to. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Intimita
by John Massari
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Why didn't Jittlov make any more movies?
24 November 2001 | by (Aurora, CO) – See all my reviews

I saw this first years ago, when I was kid, around the time it came out. My dad loved it, and we had it on tape. It was then lost in the streams of time and I totally forgot about it. About a year ago, my sister and her husband, while i was over visiting, pulled a video out of their shelf and asked if I'd ever seen this. It was "The Wizard of Speed and Time", and I said that it looked familiar. From about 10 seconds in, I remembered this movie competely, and was filled with merriment in the way people get when you see something again that you loved as a kid, and is still as good.

Jittlov wrote, directed, produced, audited, gripped, funded, cranked, cameraed, composed, googled, flamboozed, and starred in this almost one-man show. He's extremely talented, in all respects. The movie is extremely cleverly written, well acted, well directed, and amusing to the point of extremes. Very clever shots are taken to many different facets of hollywood, as Mike tries to complete a movie he's making. The ending is witty, the romance is credible, and this movie is just plain fun. It even has good music! Definately high on my list of all time goodies. I did get a bit sick of it after watching it about 30 times or so, but very few movies keep my attention that long. A warning though, you really have to be a certain kind of person to enjoy this movie. Most people I tried to get to watch it didn't enjoy it. Let's face it, Mike is a nerd, getting all the chicks, and stands up for nerds everywhere. You kinda have to be a nerd to enjoy this movie. And I am a nerd. 9/10


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