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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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Vince Trankina ...
Tate (as Vincent Leahr)
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Dea McAllister ...
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Will Seltzer ...
Roy Conrad ...
Bus Clerk
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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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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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The truck that Spanky Frank McRae borrows from "Old Pete" is the same truck driven by Lincoln Hawk Sylvester Stallone for most of the movie Over the Top (1987). You can even see "Hawk Hauling" on the door as Spanky climbs of the cab during the rescue of Jimmy from Runaway recovery expert Putnam. See more »

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During the "Send Me An Angel" segue there is a scene showing Sam and Nick in the truck traveling. If you look closely that is the same exact scene from earlier in the movie before they got the truck damaged. See more »

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Corey: 50,000! You scored 50,000 points on Double Dragon?
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Hangin' Tough
Written by Maurice Starr
Performed by New Kids on the Block
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LOVED this as a kid
22 April 2003 | by (Green Bay, WI) – See all my reviews

Being 6 when this movie came out, ALREADY obsessed with Nintendo, I wanted to see this movie so bad when it came out. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see it in the theater. But I saw it on video and checked it out like 20 times seriously. Watching it today it seems a little hokey, but still it brings me back to the days when video games were user friendly and fun.


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