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The King of Arcades (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 2014 (USA)
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Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.

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Ralph H. Baer ...
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Tim Balderamos ...
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Greg Bond ...
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Jerry Buckner ...
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Hank Chien ...
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Walter Day ...
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Ben Gold ...
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Donald Hayes ...
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Leonard Herman ...
The Game Scholar
Jon Jamshid ...
Exidy
Eugene Jarvis ...
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Isaiah TriForce Johnson ...
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Richie Knucklez ...
The King of Arcades
George Leutz ...
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Dale Levin ...
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Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.

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An Arcade Will Fall... A Hero Will Rise!

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A new punk rock version of Buckner & Garcia's top-ten hit Pac-Man Fever appears in the film. The song was re-recorded by Knuckle Sandwich in collaboration with Jerry Buckner of Buckner & Garcia and features vocals by Danny Jones, best known for singing the theme song to Disney's Wreck-It Ralph (2012). See more »

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Dissing Girls and Skipping Pizza
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A Fascinating look into Arcade Game Collecting
19 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a well done look into the real world of arcade game COLLECTING! The movie Wreck It Ralph gave us the classic games in a unique perspective...and now we can see those same games explored in the REAL world by people who both love and rescue these arcade games that are slowly slipping away from us! See how they get rebuilt by one of the pioneers of restoration and how he tries to make a go with a commercial arcade! Peppered with interviews of some of the first designers of these machines who talk the original days they were manufactured and how many of them have withstood the test of time! Richie Knucklez love for these machines is shown as he struggles with today's problems of storefront rent, lack of parts to fix them, and balancing family life with his passion!


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