MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 832 this week

Joysticks (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  March 1983 (USA)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 1,002 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 19 critic

When a top local businessman and his two bumbling nephews try to shut down the town's only video arcade, arcade employees and patrons fight back.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 28 Mar 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 15 Apr 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 30 titles
created 20 Apr 2014
 
a list of 3137 titles
created 09 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Joysticks" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Joysticks (1983)

Joysticks (1983) on IMDb 3.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Joysticks.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Russell has been expelled from several schools for lewd, crude and nude conduct. Busterburger University is his last chance at education and satisfying his disappointed parents.

Director: Mike Marvin
Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Dick Butkus, Randi Brooks
Hardbodies (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths
Stars: Grant Cramer, Teal Roberts, Gary Wood
H.O.T.S. (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving episode, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Seth Sindell
Stars: Susan Kiger, Lisa London, Pamela Jean Bryant
Tom (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A white ex-GI goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives there he encounters hostility and trouble from all sides.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Greydon Clark, Tom Johnigarn, Jacqueline Cole
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Sheree J. Wilson, Cameron Dye
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Harkin Banks is a young Idaho farm kid who is also an ace at skiing. He is headed to the freestyle skiing championships in Squaw Valley, CA along with runaway Sunny. He meets his adversary ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith
Lauderdale (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

"Porky" style teen comedy with plenty of gross out jokes and nudity. A nerd and his out-of-control friend chase a dream girl to a beach on Florida where all the expected carrying on occurs.

Director: Bill Milling
Stars: Renee Shugart, Darrel Guilbeau, Jeff Greenman
School Spirit (1985)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The only thing keeping Billy Batson from the girl of his dreams is one little condom -- or rather the lack of one. Lucky Billy finds one at an all-night roadhouse -- but speeding back to ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Holleb
Stars: Tom Nolan, Elizabeth Foxx, Larry Linville
Spring Break (1983)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: David Knell, Steve Bassett, Perry Lang
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The janitor at a local high school is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for a virgin to sacrifice. One day he kidnaps the cheerleading squad to use for their ... See full summary »

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo, Jack Kruschen
Summer Job (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A less-than-elite group of college coeds pursue sexual adventure and bits of revenge, and actually do some of the work they are expected to do at a resort over the summer.

Director: Paul Madden
Stars: Sherrie Rose, James Summer, Amy Lynn Baxter
Skinheads (1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A group of students traveling to California are menaced by a vicious group of skin-heads in the Colorado mountains. A WW2 vet living in the mountains comes to their rescue.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Chuck Connors, Barbara Bain, Jason Culp
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joseph Rutter
Leif Green ...
Eugene Groebe
Jim Greenleaf ...
Jonathan Andrew McDorfus
...
Jefferson Bailey
...
King Vidiot (as Jonathan Gries)
...
Patsy Rutter
...
Arnie
John Voldstad ...
Max
Reid Cruickshanks ...
Coach Straight
Morgan Lofting ...
Mrs. Rutter
Kym Malin ...
Lola
Kim G. Michel ...
Alva
Jacqueline Cole ...
Alexis Wheeler (as Jacqulin Cole)
Logan Ramsey ...
Mayor Neville
...
Nurse Tubitt
Edit

Storyline

There's trouble in town and it's video games. High school students spend so much time with the electronic monsters that there's no time for schoolwork. Shucks. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

More fun than games.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Video Madness  »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening scene with Eugene was shot without permits in less than an hour. See more »

Goofs

When the two main characters are playing Pac-Man (with the cool, giant floor-mounted joysticks) they are repeatedly shown mashing buttons. There's no buttons in Pac-Man, as the only thing you are doing is controlling movement. The same is true later when they are playing Super Pac-Man. Super-Pac-Man has one button ("Super Speed") which must be held down continuously. It would do them no good to keep mashing the button. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Rutter: You and I have something in common. Do you know what that is?
King Vidiot: [Shakes hands with Mr. Rutter] We both like to hang out in public bathrooms!
See more »

Connections

Features Carnival (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Vidiots
Music and Lyrics by Bill Scott
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

They don't make comedies like they used to
24 January 2000 | by (Bendigo,Australia) – See all my reviews

Okay, so Joysticks is poorly made. But I for one find it rather nostalgic. This movie has something about it. Whether it's the fact that it takes place in the summer (which gives it a relaxed feeling) or that it displays a culture I never knew, I find this film totally addictive. I suppose it's just that it's different from most comedy's you see today (they definately don't make movies like they used to). Something like that could only happen on film in the 80's.

Anyway, if you were around when all this was really going on, I really reccommend you see this. Trust me, you'll love it!


20 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
30th anniversary dvd! moviefan72000
THE DVD SUCKS!! mevans-19
DVD RULES!! GreenGoatGhost
Super Pac? Eraser81
DVD please! atarikee
Jerry Garcia walk through federalism-1
Discuss Joysticks (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?