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Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.


Lincoln Ruchti
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Credited cast:
Walter Day Walter Day ... Self
Ben Gold Ben Gold ... Self
Steve Sanders ... Self
Kent Farries Kent Farries ... Self
Darren Olsen Darren Olsen ... Self
Billy Mitchell ... Self
Ronald Bailey Ronald Bailey ... Self
Sam Blackburn Sam Blackburn ... Self
Mark Robichek Mark Robichek ... Self
Todd Rogers Todd Rogers ... Self
Robert Mruczek Robert Mruczek ... Self
Joel West Joel West ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Daniels ... Self


1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use

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Alternate Versions

A more complete Screener-version leaked out on the web. It has copyrighted songs instead of the specially made synth-tunes of the retail-version. It also has an extra scene with Rob's "art" collection. See more »


References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


The Museum of Your Heart
Performed by Walter Day
Written by Walter Day
Recorded for Chasing Ghosts 2006
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User Reviews

Enjoyable and NOT Depressing Whatsoever!
19 January 2014 | by gagekenSee all my reviews

My wife and I recently enjoyed watching this documentary. We love video game-related documentaries and collectibles, including King of Kong and Star Worlds Arcade: A Pocket Full of Tokens and I'm Heading to the Arcade. Chasing Ghosts was well presented and edited. Sure, there's no MTV-styled "reality TV" conflict set up, but this documentary is better for exactly that reason. The characters are real -- they are unique and lively individuals telling their gaming tales in their own ways. A reviewer suggested that this film is depressing because, in his judgment, the characters aren't living up to his ideals of the well-lived life. Who in fact does?

Plenty of video gaming footage. You'll enjoy riding a wave of 80s nostalgia with this one. And the icing on the cake here is the excellent music score! Break out star: Walter Day and his guitar. A fun and recommended film!

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19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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