After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and four hundred costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's eighteenth birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding.
Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it.Written by
The games "Battle Zone", "Gravitar", "Star Wars", "Asteroids", "Tempest", and "Space Duel" are shown being played throughout from angles which don't allow the camera to show the game play. These titles are vector class games and require the use of a special monitor which actually draws a picture rather than rastering a picture like a traditional monitor or television does. See more »
Arcade games in 1982 used CRT screens, while the ones shown in the beginning have LCD screens (no curvature, no scan lines, no phosphor persistence). See more »
Hi.Ludlow Lamonsoff. We'd actually met before but you will not remember because it was in the back of Brenner's van and I was watching through the window. *sniff* You smell so nice like the book of Genesis.
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The opening credits are done in the 8-bit game pixelated font and appear in various colors and on video games being played during the opening scenes. See more »
Really disturbed by bad rating and reviews... It was great!
I sort of knew when I read the first few reviews that this was going to be a good movie. My roommate and I decided to go see it and he was really not interested. Kept commenting that anything under 7.0 is pretty much a waste. After seeing Ant-Man (which is a 7+), I quickly told him to reconsider.
We loved it. The story was predictable but really not as much as I thought. The games and action was great. I'm really tired of seeing blood and gore in films. This is family friendly! Adam has his expected humor and while it's nothing to cry about, it's funny. Definitely don't feel like I wasted my time with this. 10 out of 10 to balance things out, but definitely an 8.
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