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The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)

A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Jittlov

Writers:

Mike Jittlov, Richard Kaye (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Jittlov Mike Jittlov ... Mike Jittlov / The Wizard / Torch Carrier (Wizard Film)
Richard Kaye Richard Kaye ... Harvey Bookman
Paige Moore Paige Moore ... Cindy Lite / Dancer / Pretty Hitchhiker (Wizard Film)
Deven Chierighino Deven Chierighino ... Brian Lucas / Photographer (Wizard Film) (as David Conrad)
Steve Brodie ... Lucky Straeker
John Massari ... Steve Shostakovich / Photographer (Wizard Film)
Gary Schwartz ... Canadian Thug
Frank LaLoggia Frank LaLoggia ... American Thug
Philip Michael Thomas ... Policeman Mickey Polanko
Lynda Aldon Lynda Aldon ... Policewoman Minnie Smith
Baron Baron ... Policedog Pluto
Arnetia Walker ... Tina Dreem / Running Girl
Ben Kronen Ben Kronen ... C.C. de Schwartz
Angelique Pettyjohn ... Dora Belair
Will Ryan ... All the Unions / Mr. President (voice) (as William Z. Ryan)
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Storyline

A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. Luckily, our film creator gets the help of his friends. Written by Magnus Y Alvestad <magnus@johanna2.hsr.no>

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His Life Is a Special Effect... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Mike Jittlov's domain

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik predkosci i czasu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,535,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Took over five years to complete. See more »

Goofs

A character makes a continuity error. In Mike's film-within-a-film, the Wizard takes Cindy to Hollywood. She phones her friends back home, who all run out into the street hoping to see the Wizard, and Cindy is somehow in that group too. See more »

Quotes

Harvey Bookman: What the hell do you want to do?
Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: What do I want to do? I'll show you what I want to do! I want to do this...
[hands over a script]
Harvey Bookman: What is this, a cartoon?
Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: No, it's a live-action feature film with a real story.
Harvey Bookman: A real story? With real people?
Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: Yes! And Special Effects that mean something. They aren't just frosting on the cake.
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Crazy Credits

Mike Jittlov's credit for himself in the opening credits (written on an 8mm reel box) is "Directed by the man in the green jacket" (He wears a green jacket throughout the entire film). See more »

Connections

References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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Creation
Lyrics by The Riot Act
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A rare gem of a movie.
21 April 1999 | by AnimusSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie back in 1989 with some friends of mine, we were in the habit of going to the video store and TRYING to find a movie none of us had seen. One trip brought us this rare gem. We watched it and were thoroughly amused by this story of Mike Jittlov vs. Hollywood. The stop-motion effects were simply amazing, executed with skill that would make ILM green with envy. The story was funny in a poking-fun-at-Hollywood-and-ourselves kind of way. NOTE: Our rental copy included the movies own hilarious trailer, this trailer does not seem to be included in copies available today (5 YEARS in the making! 5 DAYS in the theaters! ect). Watch it, love it, share it with your friends.


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