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"They're on a cross-country adventure to the world's greatest video championship. It's more than a game...it's the chance of a lifetime."

The Wizard is a comedy drama adventure movie. This 1989 film stars Fred Savage, Jenny Lewis, Luke Edwards, Christian Slater, Beau Bridges, and Tobey Maguire. The Wizard was Tobey Maguire's debut film. The movie revolves around three kids traveling to California. The youngest child has a video game playing gift and is withdrawn emotionally. The movie became very famous for many references to Nintendo Entertainment System accessories and video games. It also introduced Super Mario Bros. 3, one of the top selling video games ever.

Jimmy Woods (Edwards) is a little boy who suffers from a severe mental disorder after Jennifer, his twin sister, drowned. Unfortunately, he no longer interacts with anyone else. Instead, Jimmy spends his time building new things and carrying a lunch box around. Now, he has his mind set on going to California, the only word he has been able to say since his sister's tragedy. The tragedy also broke up Jimmy's family. After Jimmy is placed in a mental institution, his brother Corey (Savage) helps him escape and they run away to California together.

PG
| 1989 | 1 hr 40 min | 6.1/10
Cast
Luke Edwards, Vince Trankina, Wendy Phillips, Dea McAllister
Studio
Universal Pictures
Director
Todd Holland (II), James Halty
Language
English
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