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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cynthia Gibb ...  Lauren Ashborne / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1997
Jamie Calvert ...  Gus Lloyd / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1997
Stephen Kay ...  Peter Rucker 13 episodes, 1995-1997
Christopher Lloyd ...  Jordan Kenneth Lloyd / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1997
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To take his mind off his divorce, antimatter physicist Gus Lloyd started programming an action video game where he was the hero, his ex-wife Lauren Ashborne was the sidekick, and his father Jordan Kenneth Lloyd was Sebastian Jackal, a Satanic figure who wanted to destroy the world with an army of thugs, based on the people who made Gus' life a living hell. The antimatter experiments Gus and his friend Peter Rucker were running, went haywire, reading the game's villain file and sending them into the real world to act out their programming. Gus, Lauren, and Peter are then forced to play the game for real. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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A quarterback who throws missiles. A mother who shoots killer icicles. A boss who fires deadly pink slips. Video game villians like this don't come to life everyday...Just once a week.

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tödliches Spiel See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Boss is based on Gus' boss, who fired him for working on his video game. His weakness is red ink. Red ink (in the red) signifies losing money. There was nothing his boss hated worse than losing money. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: Sugar is his weakness because... he is a dentist. Gee, really creative, Gus.
Gus Lloyd: No, no, no... he's not a dentist. He's an orthodontist. The one that put braces on me when I was a teenager.
Lauren: Well, Gus, you have a beautiful smile. You should be thanking this guy. Not making him into one of your bad guys.
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Lots of stupid sci-fi fun.
22 December 1998 | by CandySamSee all my reviews

Christopher Lloyd starred in this extremely short-lived TV series. I enjoyed it very much, my favorite memory being of going to Jack-in-the-Box and getting a Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich every Tuesday night just before it started. The show is pretty dumb, with okay special effects and a stupid plot, but it's still a lot of fun. Enjoyable entertainment.


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