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The Wizard

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The Wizard

Release Date: December 15, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «They're on a cross-country adventure to the world's greatest video championship. It's more than a game...it's the chance of a lifetime.»
Genres    :   Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Production Companies    :   Universal Pictures, Carolco Pictures, Finnegan/Pinchuk Productions, Pipeline Productions
Director    :   Todd Holland
Producers    :   Mali Finn, Lindsley Parsons Jr., Sally Lear, Ken Topolsky, Daniel Schneider, David Chisholm
Writers    :   David Chisholm
RunTime    :   100 mins.
Budget    :   6000000
Revenue    :   14278900

Corey refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl, who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and can achieve the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the national video game championships in California.




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