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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Jittlov ... Mike Jittlov / The Wizard / Torch Carrier (Wizard Film)
Richard Kaye ... Harvey Bookman
Paige Moore ... Cindy Lite / Dancer / Pretty Hitchhiker (Wizard Film)
Deven Chierighino ... Brian Lucas / Photographer (Wizard Film) (as David Conrad)
... Lucky Straeker
... Steve Shostakovich / Photographer (Wizard Film)
... Canadian Thug
Frank LaLoggia ... American Thug
... Policeman Mickey Polanko
Lynda Aldon ... Policewoman Minnie Smith
Baron ... Policedog Pluto
... Tina Dreem / Running Girl
Ben Kronen ... C.C. de Schwartz
... Dora Belair
... All the Unions / Mr. President (voice) (as William Z. Ryan)
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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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This is the kind of movie you would make, if you had nothing better to do! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Mike Jittlov's domain

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September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czarnoksieznik predkosci i czasu  »

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Budget:

$1,535,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The seal of one of the film unions is a vulture holding a twisted strip of film in its talons. See more »

Goofs

In a shot of the studios from the air, the name is misspelled across the roof of one of the buildings ("Hollywod Studios" instead of "Hollywood Studios"). However, this misspelling is repeated in signs within the studio itself (ex. "Hollywod's Greatest Defects"), showing this not to be an error in the movie, but an intentional mistake to further demonstrate the incompetence of the studio. See more »

Quotes

[the Piano Choreographer stomps off in a huff]
Choreographer: This is the most unprofessional job I've ever had! What is this? Why, nobody knows where they're going or what they're doing, of course except for... me!
[the piano choreographer trips and falls into pile of film cans]
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Crazy Credits

Another states: "The producers assume no liability for persons riding unlicensed suitcases, carrying girls cross-country, throwing litter back into vehicles, or staying underwater without breathing." See more »

Connections

References Cosmos (1980) See more »

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Intimita
by John Massari
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Wonderful
9 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

The truth is, eye came across this movie in a video store and thought it looked like the most stupid thing ever. Im 17 & interested in film-making & so like to watch total low-budget crap and laugh at how poor some low budget movies are!

But not this. The wizard of speed & time is literally more than a movie. I feel like Mike J is a movie & magic pioneer in the industry showing that Creativity and magic are still very much alive:)

The film is just so magical & feel-good. There are odd sequences cut & pasted together & look so different. There are 3 unicorn references (I love unicorns) and the fact Mike J basically MADE THIS MOVIE HIMSELF is a testament to how much passion he put into this project. The Prince of the movie industry! The sequence with Mike going to all the unions is a clever & witty dig at the ugly crapiness of hollywood. This movie is a reminder of all the guys & girls sitting in their rooms making the most magical stories,pictures & music that only they will hear. I just wish that Mike J had been sucessful and given us more movies like this. Well, at least the movie lives on.....

Peace Nyrone (uk)


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