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Arcade (1993)

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

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Charles Band (story), David S. Goyer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Ward ... Alex Manning
Peter Billingsley ... Nick
John de Lancie ... Difford
Sharon Farrell ... Alex's mom
Seth Green ... Stilts
A.J. Langer ... Laurie
Bryan Dattilo ... Greg
Brandon Rane Brandon Rane ... Benz
B.J. Barie B.J. Barie ... DeLoache
Humberto Ortiz Humberto Ortiz ... Boy
Norbert Weisser ... Albert
Don Stark ... Finster
Dorothy Dells Dorothy Dells ... Mrs. Weaver
Todd Starks Todd Starks ... Burt Manning
Alexandria Byrne Alexandria Byrne ... Kid at Arcade Parlour
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Storyline

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 is waiting to play with you. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arcade See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Full Moon Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel was written, but never fully materialized. See more »

Quotes

Alex Manning: Oh god, I dreamed you were dead.
Alex's mom: Sweetheart, I am dead.
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Alternate Versions

The Argentinian VHS release of the film, released by Teleargentina, has the version with the original deleted CGI effects. See more »


Soundtracks

THE HORSEMEN ARRIVE
Written by Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser and John Shirley (as James Shirley)
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
Terrortunes Music (ASCAP)
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Luke-Warm Sci-Fi
18 September 2001 | by BHorrorWriterSee all my reviews

There really isn't anything special about this movie. Filmed 2 years before its release year. Charles Band wanted to punch up the CGI to make it look better...He should have tried again. The acting is decent with such actors as Megan Ward, Peter Billingsley and Seth Green to hi0llite some of the main characters.

Arcade, though one of Full Moon better, not great, but better movies, really tries to be something big, but due to a poor script, fails to deliver the goods.

5 out of 10


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