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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mania gia record See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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1.33 : 1
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According to Twin Galaxies, Bill Carlton increased his record score from 29,788,385 to 45,808,250 on 2008-Aug-24. See more »

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Features Missile Command (1980) See more »

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26 June 2007 | by David BlundenSee all my reviews

A large amount of travel, research and filming has taken place for what is a thoroughly enjoyable 52 minutes. All of the relevant parties, including referees, technicians and previous high scorers are all included in the footage, even though they live all over America.

The insight provided into a retro-gamer's life is not only detailed, but also very personable and believable. Nobody is acting.

This film is not so much about the game - It is more about the people, whose goals and interests make the movie. The High Score premise makes you watch until the finish, just to see what happens.

There is a surprise ending, and a fantastic carefully picked soundtrack.

I'm waiting for a sequel.

David


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