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The Wizard

October 8, 2013

USA | 1989 | 96 Minutes | Todd Holland

I love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.

Corey Woods’ (Fred Savage) estranged younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) may be quiet, but by god is he good at Double Dragon. After running away from home, Corey, Jimmy, and drifter Haley (Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis) road trip to California, encountering con artists, an overly obsessed social worker, a Super Mario Bros. 3 video game tournament, and the biggest Universal Studios commercial you’ve ever seen. Come for the Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest and Ninja Gaiden gameplay, stay for Beau Bridges and Christian Slater attempting comic relief, and finish off with the late-film cameo from a pre-teen Tobey Maguire. Directed by television producer Todd Holland ("The Larry Sanders Show", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Wonderfalls").  - Marcus Gorman

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Director: Todd Holland
Principal Cast: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Christian Slater, Beau Bridges
Country: USA
Year: 1989
Running Time: 96 Minutes