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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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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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

The glass of chocolate milk in the beginning at breakfast. See more »

Quotes

Corey: Where are we?
Haley: Does it matter? We're broke.
Corey: Oh yeah you're telling me! You're the one with all the trucker friends, the one who knows all the codes.
Haley: I got you this far, didn't I?
Corey: Oh, I don't even know where "this" is!
Haley: A lot of faith you got.
Corey: Oh will you stop Haley? I mean we don't have any money. Aren't you just a little scared?
Haley: I don't get scared! Now give me the four bucks you're holding out on.
Corey: What?
Haley: You flashed 21, you stashed four from the change at lunch. They didn't get it because you put...
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Featured in Shameful Sequels: Jeepers Creepers 2 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
Written by Claude François and Jacques Revaux with English lyrics by Paul Anka
Performed by Paul Anka
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A great movie to remind you of being a kid.
19 January 2002 | by (Chesterfield, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I grew up with this movie, and i never get tired of it, even now.Watching it reminds me of the good ol' days as a kid growing up in the 80's. The plot seems a little out of left field but under the right circumstances could probably happen.

Great performances are given by Fred Savage as Corey, Christian Slater as Nick the typical teenage older brother and Beau Bridges as Sam the good hearted father(reminds me alot of my father).

When it gets down to it The Wizard is a great movie for all ages to enjoy.

5 out of 5 stars.


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