The Wizard
Release: December 15, 1989
Release: December 15, 1989

Corey and Jimmy Woods are two brothers who are being separated due to their parents divorcing. Jimmy is an autistic kid that has had problems ever since his sister died at a young age. One day, Corey discovers that Jimmy has a natural talent for playing video games. He is one of the best around, and the two journey to the West Coast to compete in a video game championship, but along the way, they must avoid the adults, who are trying to take Jimmy away. Cast and Credits Starring: Fred Savage, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater, Will Seltzer, Luke Edwards, Wendy Phillips, Vincent Lehar, Sam McMurray, Jenny Lewis, Dea McAlister, Roy Conrad, Roderick Dexter, Ray Bickel, Chuck Skinner, W. K. Cowan, William C. Thompson, Sonny Dukes, T. Dan Hopkins, Jason Oliver, Rowdy Metzger, Preston Scott Lee, Beth Grant, Gregor Hesse, Jackey Vinson, Tom Kerley, Frank McRae, Gene Skillen, Blair Anthony, Thomas Stanczyk, Jacqueline Lear, Valana C. Hatter, Terri Lynn Neish, Lee Arenberg, Steven Grives, Marisa Desimone, Zed James Frizzelle, Jim Pirri, David D'Ovidio Directed by: Todd Holland

Lucas: "I love the power glove. It's so bad"
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Nick: "You know Bateman, I always knew that you were a jerk. I just until now thought that it was guilt by association."
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Jimmy Woods: "California."
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Corey: "So, according to this, we're in Goblin Valley. Great. I mean, I mean, I mean... it couldn't be Happy Valley or Wonderful Valley. Goblin Valley. Why not, Axe Murderer's Valley?"
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Corey to lucas: "Just keep your power glove off her"
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jimmy woods and sherrif: "whoa whoa son just where do you think your going? CALIFORNIA sure kid we all want to go to California my wife wants to go too california -jimmy woods and sherrif"
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Jimmy: "Corey.......I dont wanna quit -Jimmy"
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Haley: "The kids a natural, a genius, a pro, he picks it up like lint. -Haley"
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Nick Sam: "That cannot possibly be one of the four major food groups'' ''It's a casserole genius. -Nick Sam"
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Putnam: "Putnam: I touched her breast! She doesn't have breasts! -Putnam"
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Corey: "50,000! You scored 50,000 points on Double Dragon? -Corey"
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Putnam and Pinball teen: "Putnam: All right, I'm looking for a couple of kids. This one's a mental case, have you seen them? Pinball Teen: Does he dress like you? Putnam: No. Pinball Teen: Then he can't be too much of a case, all right? -Putnam and Pinball teen"
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Corey: "So, according to this, we're in Goblin Valley. Great. I mean, I mean, I mean... it couldn't be Happy Valley or Wonderful Valley. Goblin Valley. Why not, Axe Murderer's Valley? -Corey"
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Lucas: "Hey, it's the wizard! I hope you don't get nervous like last time. We wouldn't want you to..."wiz" on someone! -Lucas"
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Haley: "Boy, is THAT sexist. -Haley"
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Corey: "It's not sexist! It's... romantic. -Corey"
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Lucas: "I love the Power Glove, it's so bad -Lucas"
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4 years, 5 months ago
Would love to find a copy of this to watch on DVD.
    6 years, 2 months ago
    Rain Man for kids with a some Nintendo product placements throughout. Not that much of a Nintendo commercial though. Just a kid's runaway roadtrip.
      9 years, 9 months ago
        10 years ago
        I love this movie as a kid growing up but i look at it now i kinda cry at the movie because it reminds of me growing up as a kid back than...

          10 years, 3 months ago
          i love wizard..!!!!!!!!!!!
            11 years, 1 month ago
            I love the wizard...It's so bad
              11 years, 8 months ago
              haha i love how insane the poster to the movie looks because you never get to see that many games get played but i still like it because it has some good points and lucas sucks at super mario 3 by the way lol
                11 years, 8 months ago
                Geez!...what can i say about this movie that hasnt been said yet?. Well its another childhood favorite of mine and is still a favorite of mine (im sure it always will be). And theres just something about this movie thats so..original.
                It never gets old and i found myself watching this over and over on YouTube recently and on one of the HBO channels last month. And its only people who grew up in the 80\'s or 90\'s that truly can understand what i mean.
                Im proud that i grew up in the 90\'s and got to have these movies and noone can take that away :) :) :)

                \"I love the power glove...its so bad\"-Lucas
                  11 years, 9 months ago
                  It had to have been Toby McGuire, he looks exactly the same. It was towards the end when they are all outside the stadium, he was one of Lucas\'s friends (had on a pink shirt I think) He didn\'t have any lines, so he probably wasn\'t credited since he was basically an extra.
                    11 years, 11 months ago
                    I never knew about the secret whistle in mario 3 until I saw this movie, and this was in 1995. A lot of my friends bag on this movie saying \"it\'s one big nintendo commercial but I still adore it. Fred Savage was such a great actor as a kid.
                      12 years, 2 months ago
                      I still love this movie today just as much as I did when it first came out when I was 8 years old in 1989. It is my all-time favorite 80s movie. I think I wanted to move to California simply because of this movie.
                        12 years, 3 months ago
                        i wish universal studios made a Nintendo competition every year. sucks that i was born in the 90\'s.
                          12 years, 10 months ago
                          man i love this movie
                            12 years, 11 months ago
                            \"I touched her breasts. She doesn\'t have any breasts!\" haha classic! This movie is in my top favorites!
                              13 years, 4 months ago
                              I just saw The Wizard for the first time in 10 years this week, and I loved it as much as I did when I was a kid.
                                13 years, 5 months ago
                                This movie was marketed solely by having SMB3 footage in the commercials. Kids only went to see it because the game wasn\'t out yet.
                                  13 years, 7 months ago
                                  I liked this movie when I was a kid but I even @ 8 years old it seemed like the movie was made just to promote Nintendo. No offense intended, I would have totally died w/out my Nintendo.
                                    13 years, 7 months ago
                                    Liked this movie but was sad about the fact the little sister had died. Didn\'t quite grasp the concept of death at the age I watched it, I was 6.
                                      13 years, 8 months ago
                                      California!! California!!
                                        13 years, 10 months ago
                                        didn\'t i catch tobey mcguire in this movie? if it WAS him, then why isn\'t it listed in cast and credits?
                                          14 years ago
                                          Sure, this movie was considered bad, but it\'s still mildly enjoyable (especially due to the extreme campiness).
                                            14 years ago
                                            i spy jenny lewis from rilo kiley!
                                              14 years, 5 months ago
                                              I never saw this movie but now that I read the movie plot, I am also an autistic person that has a good talent for video games! I need to see this movie!
                                                14 years, 5 months ago
                                                This is one of many reasons why I had the most intense crush on Fred Savage. I think I still have this on vhs at my parents\' home. :-D
                                                  14 years, 7 months ago
                                                  I wish i could have adventures like you always used to in movies like that
                                                    14 years, 9 months ago
                                                    you gotta love it... my fav scene was when they thought that jimmy wasnt gonna make it in time for the finals and when the shutters lift up jimmy\'s there leaning on the controller with him little lunch box... classic 80s kool... jus needed shades...
                                                      14 years, 10 months ago
                                                      It\'s funny...when i seen the dvd cover for this, i did\'nt even know what it was until i seen some clips from youtube..then i remembered i seen it, which was in 1993-94 idk back when nintendo and super nintendo was cool, anyway i\'m gonna get the dvd for my collection
                                                        14 years, 10 months ago
                                                        this movie was one of my favs when i was little... i havent seen it for about 15 years, i\'d love to see it again!
                                                          14 years, 10 months ago
                                                          I remember thinking the powerglove guy (whatever his name is) was soooooo hot!!!
                                                            14 years, 11 months ago
                                                            i hate the power glove, its so bad... seriously. it was proven by the angry nintendo nerd!!!
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