History Film / TheWizard

27th Jun '17 1:58:19 PM CosmicFerret
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''The Wizard'' is a 1989 film starring Fred Savage, [[Music/RiloKiley Jenny Lewis]], Creator/ChristianSlater, and Beau Bridges. It is about Jimmy, a young boy who suffers from a serious mental disorder reminiscent of [[TheRainman Hollywood Autism]] after a traumatic incident. After being put in an institution, Corey (Savage), one of his older brothers, breaks him out. They decide to run away to "[[UsefulNotes/{{California}} Cawwwifffohneeeyaaaa]]" together, as Jimmy is for some reason fixated on the place.

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''The Wizard'' is a 1989 film starring Fred Savage, Creator/FredSavage, [[Music/RiloKiley Jenny Lewis]], Creator/ChristianSlater, and Beau Bridges. It is about Jimmy, a young boy who suffers from a serious mental disorder reminiscent of [[TheRainman Hollywood Autism]] after a traumatic incident. After being put in an institution, Corey (Savage), one of his older brothers, breaks him out. They decide to run away to "[[UsefulNotes/{{California}} Cawwwifffohneeeyaaaa]]" together, as Jimmy is for some reason fixated on the place.
8th Jun '17 7:12:33 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* PacManFever: Many NES and Play Choice-10 cabinets are littered in the film, and you do actually see the games for the most part, with the appropriate audio and everything, and even the Nintendo support hot-line is involved. This doesn't stop the characters from button-mashing in an exaggerated manner.

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* PacManFever: PacManFever:
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Many NES and Play Choice-10 cabinets are littered in the film, and you do actually see the games for the most part, with the appropriate audio and everything, and even the Nintendo support hot-line is involved. This doesn't stop the characters from button-mashing in an exaggerated manner.manner.
** During the ''Super Mario Bros. 3'' segment, warping to World 4 apparently provides a substantial score boost, even though in the actual game, warping in and of itself doesn't actually provide any point bonuses.
10th May '17 4:08:38 PM Olinser
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** Probably the most egregious are the Super Mario Brothers 3 mistakes, since it was the centerpiece of the climax while most of the other games were only shown for a few seconds each and not in a formal setting. In SMB3, since they were competing on pure points, Jimmy finding and using the Warp Whistle is not only not a good move, it should have completely taken him out of competition. Picking up the whistle ends the stage without killing the boss and with no bonus, meaning that Jimmy first didn't get the 7k points for killing the Boom Boom, but he ALSO didn't get the stage clear time bonus of approx. 15k. Meanwhile warping to another world actively wastes time without doing ANYTHING to actually increase your score.
8th May '17 7:01:10 AM Vahanisback
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!!I love these tropes. They're so bad.:

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!!I love these tropes. They're so bad.:
8th May '17 7:01:00 AM Vahanisback
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!!This film provides examples of:

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!!This film provides examples of:!!I love these tropes. They're so bad.:
20th Dec '16 4:15:04 AM mlsmithca
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* {{Podcast/Rifftrax}}: Got the treatment in 2015, [[AndTheFandomRejoiced to much rejoicing]].
17th Dec '16 8:22:13 AM CheeseDogX
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* {{Podcast/Rifftrax}}: Got the treatment in 2015, [[AndTheFandomRejoiced to much rejoicing]].
17th Dec '16 8:08:41 AM CheeseDogX
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* FantasticRacism: Apparently a child being good at video games makes him some sort of mutant cyborg freak.

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* FantasticRacism: Apparently a child being good at video games makes him some sort of mutant cyborg freak. On the other hand, most of the people making fun of him are kids, who tend to be cruel to people who don't act normally.
14th Dec '16 11:41:56 AM CheeseDogX
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* MattressTagGag: Discussed. When Sam sees that Nick hooked up a Nintendo to a mechanic's TV without asking, Nick quips "It's not like I'm cutting tags off of mattresses, Pop."
6th Nov '16 9:13:26 PM AngelHalo
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* CompetenceZone

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* CompetenceZoneCompetenceZone: The child characters, and only a few adults demonstrate competence, while many of the characters older than the children are either useless, or childish.
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