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Mazes and Monsters (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  28 December 1982 (USA)
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Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern. Robbie starts having visions ... See full summary »

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Robbie Wheeling
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Kate Finch
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Daniel
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Jay Jay Brockway
Lloyd Bochner ...
Hall
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Harold
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King
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Perry
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Hayden
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Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern. Robbie starts having visions for real, and the line between reality and fantasy fuse into a harrowing adventure. Written by Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com>

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Danger lurks between fantasy and reality.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and mild violence | See all certifications »
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28 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Rona Jaffe's Mazes and Monsters  »

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Crummy, Transparent Failed Drama with a Blunt, Misguided Message
1 July 2014 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

A full-on smear campaign about the evils of Dungeons and Dragons, from the height of the parental outcry against the game. Funny and sad in the same context as Reefer Madness, it's akin to a long after-school special in the blunt, inelegant way it hammers away at its only point. An extremely young Tom Hanks, freshly released from his run on Bosom Buddies, cut his teeth on more serious material in this leading role. As the poor sap who nosedives into deep mental illness as a direct result of the game, his part is madly corny and he clearly had some growing pains to work through before becoming the dramatic juggernaut we'd all come to know a decade later. Badly produced, terribly acted, smug and boring and predictable to the final reveal, it's a living stereotype, the very essence of a bad made-for-TV movie.


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