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 ...
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Dea McAllister ...
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Will Seltzer ...
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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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Vidéokid  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,278,900 (USA)
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Trivia

When Jimmy, Corey & Haley are hustling the teenagers at the restaurant, it shows the game Jimmy is playing as F-1 Dream. In reality, the actual game Jimmy is playing is Full Throttle (1987), although F-1 Dream is also a real game. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is driving down the highway right before he gets his tires slashed, the tree in the back of his truck has few or no leaves. When he runs out of the restaurant later to see his tires slashed, the tree is full of bright green leaves. See more »

Quotes

Corey: It's like the Adventures of Link. He has to find Zelda, you have to find a house. Same difference!
Haley: Boy, is THAT sexist.
Corey: It's not sexist! It's... romantic.
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Connections

References The Legend of Zelda 2: Rinku no bôken (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

(You've Got It) The Right Stuff
Written by Maurice Starr
Performed by New Kids on the Block
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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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