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Mazes and Monsters (1982)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  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
David Wallace ...
Daniel
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Jay Jay Brockway
Lloyd Bochner ...
Hall
Peter Donat ...
Harold
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Ellie
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Lt. John Martini
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Cat
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Julia
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Meg
Chris Wiggins ...
King
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Perry
Tom Harvey ...
Hayden
James O'Regan ...
Paul
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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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Drama | Fantasy

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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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First leading role for Tom Hanks. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: What do you guys think happened?
Lieutenant John Martini: One of the players Robbie played with got carried away and killed him.
Daniel: That's kind of far out.
Lieutenant John Martini: Mazes & Monsters is a far-out game. Swords... poison... spells... battles... maiming... killing!
Daniel: Hey, it's all imagination!
Lieutenant John Martini: Is it? I'll be talking to you.
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Ahh memories
18 October 2004 | by (Nara, Japan) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic. OK not in the "what a masterpiece" sense or the "what a great undiscovered gem" sense but more along the lines of "Oh my God I am gonna pee my pants laughing at this early 80s fear-mongering flick which happens to feature a young and bewildered Tom Hanks." This is right up there with "Plan 9 from Outer Space" or "Reefer Madness." Not a movie to take seriously AT ALL, just a nice slice of Reagen-era silliness for your Sunday afternoon perusal. If you haven't seen it, it is well worth rooting out, though I fear you won't "get" the beauty of it if you are not a thirtysomething former nerd who lived through the "D&D is a product of Satan and responsible for warping my child's fragile mind" eighties. Then again people are making the same complaints about "Grand Theft Auto" and "Hitman" so perhaps it still holds its charm...


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