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The Wizard [Import]

Fred Savage , Luke Edwards , Todd Holland    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Fred Savage stars in this warm-hearted family adventure that features the excitement and thrills of video game competition. Corey (Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and gets 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 video game championships in California. Co-starring Beau Bridges and Christian Slater, it's an inside look at the world of video gamers that will have you cheering the whole way!


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best 80's movies there is! Aug. 24 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Ignore what the know-nothing yahoos on [...] keep telling you. This is an awesome movie for the whole family. Once you get past all the advertisement material, you'll see this movie for what it really is; a heart-warming story about an autistic boy about to be institutionalized when his older brother runs away with him and discovers his knack for video games. They then meet up with a drifter girl who tells them about a video game championship in California. They then use her smooth talking and Jimmy's talents to get them all the way whilst avoiding their family and a relentless bounty hunter.

You really need to see this at least once. And you'll agree how electronic entertainment can change one person's life forever.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The "8-Mile" of video game movies! Dec 10 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of those movies that will have you reminiscing to your childhood. Well, if you grew up in the 80's anyway. It is esentially a full-length Nintendo commercial but it's so much fun. Fresh-faced Fred Savage is Corey, the brother of Jimmy, a painfully-quiet kid who is secretly a Nintendo prodigy. When Corey learns that Jimmy may get taken to a home for kids with special needs, he kidnaps his brother and the two go on an adventure to California. Of course, they come across the evil goon that their mother has hired to bring them back and countless thugs who don't like losing their hard-earned money in a Nintendo hustle. But that's nothing compared to Jimmy's cocky arch nemesis, Lucas, the flamboyant Apollo Creed to Jimmy's Rocky Balboa who owns every Nintendo game in existence as well as the unstoppable Power Glove accessory that allows him to make short work of his opposition.
"The Wizard" is about as shameless as commercial films get but it is entertaining. Having the top male TV heart throb in a movie that pretty much advertises every Nintendo game ever made at the time is sure to make a nice amount of bank. Throwing in Christian Slater wasn't a bad touch either. This ranks right up there with "True Romance" as his finest performance. The surprise cameo appearance by the never-before-seen "Super Mario Bros. 3" was impressive in its own right.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fred Savage = Wizard of NES Jan. 20 2004
By Jer2005
Format:VHS Tape
Word life these things thuganomics..word life. chah chah. Yo yo yo chill. Fred Savage in the Hizzie in this dousie of a film. Yo the plot is tight as fred and this girl (red haired chick right TS) take this mental midgit to LA to play agianst some dopes in a Super Mario 3 contest. What makes this movie kick total wonder years is the fact that Fred and the red haired girl don't have no money to get to LA to let this mental midget play Mario in Mario and Mario. So they do various tasks like call Winnie Coooper and that crazy mullet haired brother fred had for cash. My favorite part is when the one bad guy tries to stop Fred and Red haire and mental midgit and red hair stops some truck drivers and says "he touched my brea$ts" CLassic line and a little risuque for this movie especially with the mental midgit around. All in all, good movie i hope in comes out on DVD ssoon.
Word life fred,
thanks for the memeories
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4.0 out of 5 stars All around fun movie. April 1 2004
Format:VHS Tape
I absolutely love this movie! It's right up there with 'The 'Burbs' and 'The Lost Boys.' Okay, sue me. I'm a sucker for corny 80's movies, but can you blame me? I'm not a real big fan of todays over the top special effects...I mean, what are they trying to prove? On another note, of course this was probably the biggest advertisement Nintendo ever had or ever will have, but you can't sit there and say you didn't buy into it. This movie also hooked me onto the song, "Send Me An Angel" by Real Life. For people who haven't seen this movie before, I would highly advise that you see it if you are a fan of 80's movies. Don't expect anything too fancy out of this, but that's the fun part about it. It's a great storyline all the same without the glitz and glamour that Hollywood can shove into a movie and make you go crazy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Geat! April 7 2005
Format:VHS Tape
I was pretty young when that movie came out and I remember loving it so much that I went to rent it every weekend. Fred Savage does an amazing job just as he did in "the wonder years" and in "little monsters". A must have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Feb. 10 2012
Format:DVD
Great movie. Kids liked it as much as I did when I was young. It was in excellent condition. Was delivered faster than expected and was packaged well. Very good experience with this seller.
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4.0 out of 5 stars not about video games June 14 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This movie was a drama about two brothers running away because one had been committed after the death of his twin sister. As it turned out the younger brother was amazingly good at video games, and the video games and spending time with his brother, and so on, seemed to help him in his healing process.
This movie was heartwarming, and also funny- the boys family and the awful (as in a jerk) private detective look for the kids through the movie. You do see some video playing during the movie, but the movie wasn't really about the video games.
3 and a half stars.
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