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High Score (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 11 March 2006 (USA)
Although technology continues to evolve, a group of die-hard gamers refuses to abandon the classic arcade games of yesteryear. The 80's live on for these enthusiasts, who compete against ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bill Carlton Bill Carlton ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Mruczek Robert Mruczek ... Himself
Terry Nelson Terry Nelson ... Himself
Todd Rogers Todd Rogers ... Himself
Jayson Smith Jayson Smith ... Himself
Alison Vick Alison Vick ... Herself
Jordan Vick Jordan Vick ... Himself
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Although technology continues to evolve, a group of die-hard gamers refuses to abandon the classic arcade games of yesteryear. The 80's live on for these enthusiasts, who compete against each other and history to record the world's highest scores. Portland gamer Bill Carlton is one of the most brazen, fearlessly taking on some of the toughest records on the books. HIGH SCORE follows Bill as he attempts to take down the Atari classic Missile Command and its twenty year-old record. To get the 80 million points he'll have to play the game on one quarter for over two days straight. There is no pause button. There will be no sleep. There can only be one victor in this classic story of Man versus Missile Command. Written by Anonymous

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One Quarter. Two Days. No Pause Button.

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11 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Portland, Oregon, USA

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Victor Sandberg set a new record on March 2013: Bill Carlton is now ranked #11. See more »

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Features Missile Command (1980) See more »

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"Nobody made history by being a big puss."
22 September 2010 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade; two great documentaries on classic video gaming. Well, with High Score, I can now say there's a holy trinity of video game documentaries. There could be others out there, and I really hope there are, but from what I know, these three are the go to ones if you enjoy to watch nerds do what nerds do best. And no, it's not pop zits or chug soda...it's dominate video games!

Missile Command is a game that the average player plays for only a couple minutes or so. Our main man, Bill Carlton, is on a quest to topple the high score of 80 million points by playing it for around 55 hours...straight. Through talent, mental strength and having a solid sense of humor, Bill is definitely the man for the job. All he needs is an arcade that won't poop out on him.

High Score was a great little documentary that is thankfully led by a pretty damn unique guy in Bill. And that gets me thinking....guys named Bill are really good at playing video games. But anyways, Bill's perseverance, confidence (he constantly says he's gonna kick the game's ass), talent, red hair and humor are on full display here, and if you're a fan of the other docs I mentioned above, don't hesitate to check this one out. And let me tell you something else, the ending of this movie will have you laughing your ass off. Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!


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