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Zotz! (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy | July 1962 (USA)
Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he's pursued by enemy spies who have learned about the magic coin. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Fantasy

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July 1962 (USA)  »

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A Moeda Mágica  »

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Trivia

"Zotz" is an ancient Mayan word that means "bat" (the flying mammal). In Mayan mythology there is a bat god called Camazotz. See more »

Goofs

When cycling, Prof. Jones is nearly run-over by a reversing light coloured sedan. An immediate cut to a left angle camera shows a two tone station wagon. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prof. Jonathan Jones: [studying his niece's breakfast of bacon & eggs] Tsk tsk. Poison. Slow death.
Cynthia Jones: Yes, but what a way to go.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Columbia logo has William Castle seated nearby, he points at the Torch Lady and says "Zotz!" and she turns and asks him what that is. See more »

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Referenced in Password All-Stars: Bess Myerson vs. Tom Poston (1962) See more »

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Ach Du Lieber Augustin
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By Marx Augustin
[Snatches in the headlines montage scene]
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Great Fantasy!
25 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this very much as a kid! No special effects to speak of back then -- just plain great acting!! Tom Poston MADE this role, as being so believable when he comes across hidden "powers." If this were ever to be remade someday, the special effects would probably outweigh the performances.


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