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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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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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PG | See all certifications »

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15 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Vidéokid  »

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Box Office

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,278,900
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fred Savage plays a boy named Corey who is the middle child in his family. Four years later his younger brother Ben Savage played a boy named Cory on Boy Meets World (1993) who was also the middle child in his family. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sam: I don't believe this. I got the scroll weapon, and I almost beat Mecha-Turtle at the end of level three!
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Soundtracks

Don't Be Cruel
Written by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, L.A. Reid (as Antonio "L.A." Reid) and Daryl Simmons
by Bobby Brown
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LOVED this as a kid
22 April 2003 | by 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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