The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)

PG  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Musical  |  September 1989 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Mike Jittlov ...
Richard Kaye ...
Paige Moore ...
Deven Chierighino ...
Brian Lucas / Photographer (Wizard Film) (as David Conrad)
Steve Brodie ...
Steve Shostakovich / Photographer (Wizard Film)
Frank LaLoggia ...
Lynda Aldon ...
Baron ...
Arnetia Walker ...
Ben Kronen ...
All the Unions / Mr. President (voice) (as William Z. Ryan)


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 <>

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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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Release Date:

September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik predkosci i czasu  »

Box Office


$1,535,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mike Jittlov did his own stunt work in the pool of diving in, laying on the bottom, and holding his breath for two straight minutes. See more »


The movie is set in 1977 but the IBM PC or XT computer in the office at Hollywood Studios wasn't released to the public until 1981. See more »


Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: [thinking to himself] All the big things I should have done by now, but I was so busy doing little things. I wonder how many other people are out there? Writing stories and scripts that nobody else may ever read, making movies that nobody may ever see... discovering secrets, important things that could help everybody. Maybe I shouldn't make movies for a living... I could deliver Steve's pizzas...
[knocks over a jigsaw puzzle box and, via stop motion animation, the puzzle assembles itself]
Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: Oh, if ...
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Crazy Credits

The last one is "The Moon copyright 4,538,000 BC, The Earth. World rights reserved." See more »


References Dead & Buried (1981) See more »


Happy Wizard
by Steve Mann
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9 February 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The truth is, eye came across this movie in a video store and thought it looked like the most stupid thing ever. Im 17 & interested in film-making & so like to watch total low-budget crap and laugh at how poor some low budget movies are!

But not this. The wizard of speed & time is literally more than a movie. I feel like Mike J is a movie & magic pioneer in the industry showing that Creativity and magic are still very much alive:)

The film is just so magical & feel-good. There are odd sequences cut & pasted together & look so different. There are 3 unicorn references (I love unicorns) and the fact Mike J basically MADE THIS MOVIE HIMSELF is a testament to how much passion he put into this project. The Prince of the movie industry! The sequence with Mike going to all the unions is a clever & witty dig at the ugly crapiness of hollywood. This movie is a reminder of all the guys & girls sitting in their rooms making the most magical stories,pictures & music that only they will hear. I just wish that Mike J had been sucessful and given us more movies like this. Well, at least the movie lives on.....

Peace Nyrone (uk)

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