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Arcade (1993)

A virtual reality game begins taking over the minds of teenagers.

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Alex Manning is a troubled suburban teenager. Her mother committed suicide and the school counselor feels that she has not dealt with her feelings properly. Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO who is more than willing to hand out free samples of the home console version and hype up the game as if his job is depending on it, and it is. However, it soon becomes clear that the teenagers who play the game and lose are being imprisoned inside the virtual reality world by the central villain "Arcade". And it gets worse when a virtual reality game begins to take over the minds of teenagers. The computer company felt it would be a good idea to use a boy's brain cells in order to make the game's villain more realistic. Instead, it made the game deadly. And so now Nick and Alex must enlist the help of the game's programmer and head to the... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The game wants to play with you. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Arcade - A Realidade Mortal  »

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Trivia

The film is well noted for its trouble getting released. The film was originally set to arrive on video in 1991 before being pushed to September of 1992 as well as February of 1993 and eventually pushed to March of 1994. See more »

Quotes

Alex Manning: You're Arcade? You're the donor?
Arcade: And you're too late, Alex. You've always been too late. And now your time is up.
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Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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Somewhere in the Night
Performed by Fair Game
Written by Ron Keel
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Arcade
25 May 2017 | by (Parts Unnknown) – See all my reviews

If I saw this movie when it 1st came out in 1993 I can't imagine I would've even liked it back then.Arcade started out interesting enough (I guess you could say) but as it went along it got worse.I usually try & read the description of a movie or a little something before I watch it but this time I didn't.I wish I would've then I wouldn't have expected to like the movie as much as I thought I would.I expected Arcade to be a movie about an arcade (I use to LOVE going to the arcade) but it wasn't, it was about a single game named Arcade.You know if you took all the R-rated stuff out, You'd have an episode of Goosebumps or The Haunting Hour? I wish I could've at least said this movie was good but I can't.When Alex had to go inside the game to beat it & rescue her friends, that had to be some of the worst graphics in a movie I've ever seen.You know those REALLY bad Youtube videos where people make their own special effects or graphics? That's exactly what it was like.Even if you LOVE BAD movies as much as I do, I couldn't recommend watching this movie unless you want to torture yourself.Not only were the graphics bad but it was BORING as well


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