History Film / TheWizard

4th Sep '17 8:48:38 PM Nakuyabi
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* ExcitedKidsShowHost: The most insane host in the history of organized competition.

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* ExcitedKidsShowHost: The most insane host in the history of organized competition.That gaming emcee must '''really''' love his job. Overlaps with LargeHamAnnouncer.



** In the same scene, Bateman offhandedly wonders what Jimmy keeps inside the lunchbox he always carries. Midway through the film, we see that [[spoiler:it contains pictures of his dead twin sister.]]

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** In the same scene, Bateman offhandedly wonders what Jimmy keeps inside the lunchbox he always carries. Midway through the film, we see that [[spoiler:it contains pictures of and some artifacts from his dead twin sister.]]



** Haley mentions that her mother used to be a showgirl with "great legs."
* HollywoodPsychology: Apparently going through a traumatic incident gives you [[TheRainman severe autism]]. ''Yeah''.

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** Haley mentions that her mother used to be a showgirl with "great legs."
"[[ShesGotLegs great legs]]" and claims to have inherited them, even asking Corey his opinion of them.
* HollywoodPsychology: Apparently going through a traumatic incident gives you [[TheRainman severe autism]].autism]] or [[AmbiguousDisorder something like it]]. ''Yeah''.



* KarmaHoudini: The guys who steal the kids' money. And the ''other, unrelated'' guys who steal the kids' money.

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* KarmaHoudini: The guys truckers who steal rob the kids' money. And kids of their money; and some completely unrelated teen bullies who rob the ''other, unrelated'' guys who steal the kids' money.kids of their money ''again''.



* LargeHamAnnouncer: The Emcee. Overlaps with LargeHamAnnouncer.

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* LargeHamAnnouncer: The Emcee. Overlaps with LargeHamAnnouncer.



** Lucas and his Power Glove (it's so bad).

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** Lucas and his Power Glove (it's Glove. ("It's so bad).bad.")


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** Basically, the whole premise of playing for ''points'', which was already getting rather outdated by then; by 1989, how well one was doing at most of the games the children were shown playing would have been determined more by ''advancement'' than by the points.
29th Aug '17 8:11:58 PM karstovich2
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''The Wizard'' is a 1989 film starring 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 Jimmy is 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 Creator/FredSavage, [[Music/RiloKiley Jenny Lewis]], Music/JennyLewis, 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 Jimmy is 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.
1st Aug '17 12:14:48 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BigBrotherInstinct: The first thing Corey does when he hears about Jimmy being put into an institution? ''Break him out!''

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* BigBrotherInstinct: BigBrotherInstinct:
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The first thing Corey does when he hears about Jimmy being put into an institution? ''Break him out!''



* BrokenAesop: The movie stresses ''self-reliance'' and ''independence''... but don't be afraid to pay some money to the Nintendo Hot Line to ''cheat''.

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* BrokenAesop: BrokenAesop:
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The movie stresses ''self-reliance'' and ''independence''... but don't be afraid to pay some money to the Nintendo Hot Line to ''cheat''.



* DanBrowned: Nearly every video game that's played for any length of time in this movie is depicted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrIn8hklG-I incorrectly.]] And this as ProductPlacement paid for ''by Nintendo''.
** 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.

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* DanBrowned: Nearly every video game that's played for any length of time in this movie is depicted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrIn8hklG-I incorrectly.]] And this as ProductPlacement paid for ''by Nintendo''.
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Nintendo''. 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.



* 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.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This movie contains a surprising amount of profanity for a movie promoting ''Nintendo.'' At one point, after intentionally ramming into his car, Sam calls Putnam "chicken shit."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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This movie contains a surprising amount of profanity for a movie promoting ''Nintendo.'' At one point, after intentionally ramming into his car, Sam calls Putnam "chicken shit."



* InformedAbility: Notice how the main characters are so hung up on how awesome Lucas is... after they've only seen him win at ''one'' game. WITH THE POWER GLOVE! He is truly a god amongst gamers. He also allowed them to pick the game of their destruction which in itself shows the level of badass that Lucas is.
** To be fair he did win a video game with a *Power Glove* as a controller...



*** Perhaps even worse than Bateman is Sam's ex-wife, Christine, who shows no concern for Corey's well-being, and does not appear to support Jimmy's new hobby at playing video games (even when ''$50,000'' is at stake), despite Putnam abandoning his job to cheer him on, and even Bateman himself cheering on Jimmy ''right next to Sam!''

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*** ** Perhaps even worse than Bateman is Sam's ex-wife, Christine, who shows no concern for Corey's well-being, and does not appear to support Jimmy's new hobby at playing video games (even when ''$50,000'' is at stake), despite Putnam abandoning his job to cheer him on, and even Bateman himself cheering on Jimmy ''right next to Sam!''



-->'''Video Armageddon Emcee:''' Well! Ladies, gentlemen, children, siblings, '''''ANIMALS!'''''...
* LargeHam: The aforementioned Emcee. Overlaps with LargeHamAnnouncer.

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-->'''Video Armageddon Emcee:''' Well! Ladies, gentlemen, children, siblings, '''''ANIMALS!'''''...
''ANIMALS!''...
* LargeHam: LargeHamAnnouncer: The aforementioned Emcee. Overlaps with LargeHamAnnouncer.



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "SO I GIVE YOU!... [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 SUPER! MARIO BROTHERS!]] '''''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 THREE!!!!]]'''''

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "SO I GIVE YOU!... [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 SUPER! MARIO BROTHERS!]] '''''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 THREE!!!!]]'''''''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 THREE!!!!]]''



%%* RoadTripPlot
* ShoutOut: Spankey apparently works for [[OverTheTop Hawk Trucking]], according to the lettering on the door, driving Lincoln Hawk's old truck.

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%%* RoadTripPlot
* RoadTripPlot: Sam and Jimmy journey to California by hustling Jimmy's skill at video games.
* ShoutOut: Spankey apparently works for [[OverTheTop Hawk Trucking]], Trucking, according to the lettering on the door, driving Lincoln Hawk's old truck.truck from ''Film/OverTheTop''
1st Aug '17 10:51:32 AM CaptainCrawdad
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''The Wizard'' is a 1989 film starring 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.

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''The Wizard'' is a 1989 film starring 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 Jimmy is 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.
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]].
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