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The Wizard (1989)

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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Cast

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Vince Trankina ...
Tate (as Vincent Leahr)
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Dea McAllister ...
Counselor
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Will Seltzer ...
Roy Conrad ...
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Roderick Dexter ...
Trucker #1 / Wrecking Yard Man
Ray Bickel ...
Trucker #2
Chuck Skinner ...
Grease Monkey
W.K. Cowan ...
Salesman #1
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Storyline

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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It's more than a game... It's the chance of a lifetime. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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15 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vidéokid  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,278,900
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Putnam calls Information to find out Haley's address, it is revealed that her last name is Brooks. See more »

Goofs

In the Video Armageddon scene, it is said that there are two minutes left, even though the timer visibly shows one minute. See more »

Quotes

Haley: You're a quitter Corey! And I don't care if you did like me! Your attitude sucks!
[Corey looks confused]
Corey: You wanted me to like you?
Haley: [ruefully] Not anymore.
[Haley turns and walks away]
Corey: [disappointed] Great!
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Soundtracks

Leavin' On Your Mind
Written by Wayne Walker and Webb Pierce
Performed by Patsy Cline
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Great Movie, Better Cast
13 July 2001 | by 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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