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Extended Play (1982)

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"Extended Play" chronicles the misadventures of a teenage youth out for a summer afternoon of leisure fun, in a large suburban shopping mall. Failing numerous attempts to make points with ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Patrick Pierce ...
Nerdly McWhiteboy (as John Pierce)
Vicki Piper ...
Dee Dee Dippenscoop / Blond Leatherette
Marty Herd ...
Cal Tan
Hugh O'Conner ...
Tall Zealot
Patrick Collins ...
Taller Zealot
Mark Schwenden ...
Janitor / Game Player at Arcade Entrance
Vonette Nelson ...
Escalator Girl
Heidi Hansen ...
Escalator Girl / Interior Arcade Customer
Marian Blattner ...
Change Booth Attendant
Pete Buckley ...
Arcade Cowboy
Bart Crane
Thomas Mintz ...
Hit & Run Driver
Bruce Arnot ...
Lester Leather Luster
Gary Greenberg ...
Wilbie Groping - Blind Man / Arcade Casualty
Joe Yrnel ...
Marvin - ACME Game Mover


"Extended Play" chronicles the misadventures of a teenage youth out for a summer afternoon of leisure fun, in a large suburban shopping mall. Failing numerous attempts to make points with the fairer sex, the young man directs his attention to the nearby amusement arcade where vicarious, but more accessible, thrills abound. Electric sounds of mock battles intermingled with laughter emanate from the mysterious depths. Like a moth attracted to a candle flame, our hero is irresistably drawn inside... and there, the adventure begins. Written by John Nystrom

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Unlucky in his romantic pursuits, a young man seeks solace in the mind-numbing embrace of a shopping mall video arcade.
5 May 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

One of the few truly great short films. Very entertaining and funny as hell. Amazingly prescient piece released at the onset of the video game boom, treating this new phenomenon much like "Dr. Strangelove" treated Mutual Assured Destruction. A 7th or perhaps 70th sign of the Apocalypse, "Extended Play" hilariously views the adolescent appeal of the twitch game as a clear indicator of our descent into a new Dark Age. I first saw this film when it screened at the midnight marathon of the late great FILMEX International Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it deservedly garnered the Audience Favorite award. To my delight, I again discovered "Extended Play" in the Cult Movie section of a local mom'n'pop video outlet as part of a rare compilation titled, "Mutant Video

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