The Wizard

The Wizard (1989)

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

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Release Date: 1989-12-15
  • User Rating: 6.0/10 from 287 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Todd Holland
star 6/10
From 287 Ratings


A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross-country, with help from a girl they meet, to compete in the ultimate video-game championship.

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  • Fred Savage

    as Corey Woods
  • Luke Edwards

    as Jimmy Woods
  • Jenny Lewis

    as Haley
  • Beau Bridges

    as Sam Woods
  • Christian Slater

    as Nick Woods
  • Vince Trankina

    as Tate
  • Jackey Vinson

    as Lucas
  • Wendy Phillips

    as Christine Bateman
  • Sam McMurray

    as Bateman
  • Will Seltzer

    as Putnam
  • Frank McRae

    as Spanky
  • Marisa DeSimone

    as Mora Grissom
  • Thomas Stanczyk

    as Rick the Video Counselor
  • Dea McAllister

    as Councelor
  • Beth Grant

    as Diner Manager
  • Lee Arenberg

    as Armageddon Registrar
  • Steven Grives

    as Armageddon Announcer
  • Roy Conrad

    as Bus Clerk
  • Roderick Dexter

    as Trucker #1
  • Ray Bickel

    as Trucker #2
  • Chuck Skinner

    as Grease Monkey
  • W.K. Cowan

    as Salesman #1
  • William C. Thompson

    as Salesman #2
  • Sonny Dukes

    as Biker
  • T. Dan Hopkins

    as Old Navajo
  • Jason Oliver Lipsett

    as Tough Teen #1
  • Rowden Metzger

    as Tough Teen #2
  • Preston Lee

    as Tough Teen #3
  • Gregor Hesse

    as Younger Boy
  • Tom Kerley

    as Pinball Teen
  • Gene Skillen

    as Stickman
  • Blair Anthony

    as Hotel Security
  • Jacqueline Lear

    as Bubblegum Girl
  • Valana C. Hatter

    as Diner Waitress
  • Terri Lynn Neish

    as Poolside Waitress
  • Zed Frizzelle

    as Lucas' Buddy
  • Jim Pirri

    as Studio Tour Guide
  • David D'Ovidio

    as Armageddon Official
  • Neo Edmund

    as Max (uncredited)
  • Candace Hill

    as Gamer (uncredited)
  • Tobey Maguire

    as Lucas' Goon at Video Armageddon (uncredited)
Production Mali Finn Casting
Camera Robert D. Yeoman Director of Photography
Sound J. Peter Robinson Original Music Composer
Editing Tom Finan Editor
Production Lindsley Parsons Jr. Executive Producer
Production Sally Lear Additional Casting
Directing Todd Holland Director
Art Michael L. Mayer Production Design
Production Ken Topolsky Producer
Art Claire Jenora Bowin Set Decoration
Production Daniel Schneider Associate Producer
Production David Chisholm Producer
Writing David Chisholm Writer
Costume & Make-Up Emanuel Millar Hair Department Head
Art Robert Sissman Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Scilla Andreen Costume Design