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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 ...
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Dea McAllister ...
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Will Seltzer ...
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Chuck Skinner ...
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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,278,900 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jenny Lewis left acting in 1998 to focus on music. She became a part of Rilo Kiley, a popular alternative rock band. She returned to acting in 2015 when she appeared on A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix. See more »

Goofs

There are numerous factual, audio and continuity errors with the other video games. See more »

Quotes

Putnam: I want all of your driver's license numbers! Every one of ya! I want your driver's license numbers!
Spankey: So you touched her breast, huh?
Putnam: Oh, my God! All right! All right! Let's not lose our tempers. It's very hot...
[silenced by a punch from Spankey]
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Connections

Referenced in Good Bad Flicks: Pixels Review (2015) 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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