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Mazes and Monsters (1982)

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.

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Cast

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Robbie Wheeling
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Kate Finch
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Daniel
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Jay Jay Brockway
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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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Storyline

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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First leading role for Tom Hanks. 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

Jay Jay Brockway: Do you think Robbie was involved with another game?
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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F&F (Fact & Fantasy)
13 March 2002 | by (Prince George, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ah, I remember it well. 1982. I was twelve years old. Mom heard they would be showing this movie on TV and decided I should watch it so I would get out of the D&D club I had just joined at school. After it was over, she asked me what I thought.

"A perfect example of the dangers of fantasy."

She missed the sarcasm. Completely.

Rona Jaffe's book and movie did more damage to role-playing in the '80's than almost any single other source. The book and movie have little to do with the realities of role-playing. But, then again, MOST anti-RPG rants are just as bad.

I've seen it a couple of times in the video stores under "Drama". I suggested they move it to it's proper place - "Comedy". At least THEY got the joke! :)


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