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The Wizard (1989)

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A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

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Corey and Jimmy Woods are two brothers who are being separated due to their parents divorcing. Jimmy is a mentally unstable kid that has had problems ever since his sister died at a young age. One day, Corey discovers that Jimmy has a natural talent for playing video games. He is one of the best around, and the two journey to the West Coast to compete in a video game championship, but along the way, they must avoid the adults, who are trying to take Jimmy away. Written by Anonymous

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They're on a cross-country adventure to the world's greatest video championship. It's more than a game...it's the chance of a lifetime. See more »


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15 December 1989 (USA)  »

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A varázsló  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,278,900 (USA)
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Participating theaters would distribute issues of "Pocket Power" a pocket-sized version of "Nintendo Power" magazine. See more »

Goofs

When Lucas is using the power glove to steer at the beginning of the "Rad Racer" game, he turns the glove to the right, but the car veers left, indicating he isn't really playing the game. See more »

Quotes

[Sam is playing Zelda II The Adventures Of Link]
Nick: Pop I think we got it.
Sam: Wait a second. I'm on the sixth palace of Hyrule. Yeah! I got past the river devil.
Nick: Terrific.
[Turns off the Nintendo]
Sam: What the hell are you doing? I had the magic key. I got the cross. I was closing in on the barbarian!
Nick: You're losing it pop.
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Features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) See more »

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Don't Be Cruel
Written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Antonio 'L.A.' Reid and Daryl Simmons
by Bobby Brown
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Great Movie, Better Cast
13 July 2001 | by (Bronx, New York) – See all my reviews

This movie first aired in 1989, when Fred Savage was boy wonder and on top of the world and when Jenny Lewis was every young girl's dream. A lot of people say this movie was a commercial for Nintendo but really it wasn't........it was a movie for everyone that has a lost a loved one, for people who have been traumatized, and for people all around the world. The movie shows us that anyone can achieve their goal if they only believe.


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