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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Jittlov ...
Richard Kaye ...
Paige Moore ...
Deven Chierighino ...
Brian Lucas / Photographer (Wizard Film) (as David Conrad)
Steve Brodie ...
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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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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:

Magic Movie  »

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$1,535,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This features the LandMaster from Damnation Alley as a background prop. See more »

Goofs

Although set in 1977, a character uses a 1983 Pac-Man novelty phone. See more »

Quotes

Harvey Bookman: What the hell do you want to do?
Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: What do I want to do? I'll show you what I want to do! I want to do this...
[hands over a script]
Harvey Bookman: What is this, a cartoon?
Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: No, it's a live-action feature film with a real story.
Harvey Bookman: A real story? With real people?
Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: Yes! And Special Effects that mean something. They aren't just frosting on the cake.
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Crazy Credits

The last line of the end of the trailer (with the cast list) reads: Read the Books / Buy the Toys / Eat the Popcorn See more »

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Referenced in Awkward Thanksgiving (2014) See more »

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It Ain't Necessarily So
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Composed by George Gershwin
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Wonderful
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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