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Mazes and Monsters (1982)

Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his three college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern.

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Cast

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Robbie Wheeling
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Kate Finch
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Daniel (as David Wallace)
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Jay Jay Brockway
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Hall
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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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Storyline

Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his three 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Dungeons & Dragons  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Over the course of the film Jay Jay wears 8 different hats and changes hats 14 times. See more »

Goofs

It is unclear when this story actually takes place. During the opening sequence, Robbie Wheeling and his parents drive by a cinema playing 'The Empire Strikes Back' which would place the film in 1980 or 1981. At Jay Jay Brockway's "Brigitte Bardot" party, Jay Jay makes a remark regarding the bottle of wine he is given by Robbie as "1987". Throughout the film, there are numerous signs in the dorm that refer to the year 1982, yet the calendar in Kate Finch's dorm room shows November 1983. See more »

Quotes

Robbie Wheeling: There's blood on the knife.
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Friends in This World
Music: Hagood Hardy
Lyrics: Judith Lander
Performed by Judith Lander and Cathal J. Dodd (as Cal Dodd)
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Atrocious Propaganda
5 January 2004 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

This movie gives "fiction" a new meaning, a skewed, misinformed and alarmist painting of a harmless hobby. I've met people who actually were banned from playing D&D by well meaning mothers who saw this movie in reruns on Lifetime (of course, Movies of the Week are always reliable stories that help tell us what is good and bad in the world, and just because it's fiction doesn't mean that it's not all real, or so too many people think).

If done as animation and voiced with Phil Hartmann, you would think it was one of the lame propaganda films done by "Troy McClure" on the Simpsons. If you can overlook the utter over-seriousness and "it could happen to you" moralizing zealotry of the Reagan era and it's it's "Very Special" episodes of sitcoms and "Afterschool Specials" it could be enjoyable for pure camp, akin to looking at lame propaganda movies on the History Channel and laughing at the obvious deceptions.


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