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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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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

In the hotel scene, when Nick sets up the Nintendo to the television, he does not connect the audio/visual cables. This creates an impossibility as these cables are needed to play the games on any video monitor. See more »

Quotes

Nick: You eat the casserole.
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Connections

Referenced in Retro Game Challenge (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Found My Way
Performed by Sally Dworsky
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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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