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Fred Savage stars in this warm-hearted family adventure that features the excitement and thrills of video game competition. Corey (Savage) refuses to let his emotionally disturbed younger brother Jimmy (Luke Edwards) be institutionalized, and the two run away together. They soon join forces with a resourceful girl (Jenny Lewis), who notices that Jimmy has a special talent: he is a "wizard" at video games and gets the high score on absolutely everything he plays. Evading their parents and a sinister bounty hunter, the trio head for a climactic showdown at the video game championships in California. Co-starring Beau Bridges and Christian Slater, it's an inside look at the world of video gamers that will have you cheering the whole way.
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review by . September 26, 2010
What can I say about the Wizard?  When this flick came out I was at the apex of my Nintendo playing years as well as one huge Fred Savage fan.  It seemed like you couldn't turn on the TV or go to the theaters without seeing something with Fred Savage in it from 1987-1989 (The Princess Bride, The Wonder Years, Little Monsters, Vice Versa, and the Boy Who Could Fly were all favorites of mine.)  So this was another in a series of 80s flicks that seemed like it was tailor made for …
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