The Watching Hour: The Wizard
USA, 1989, 100 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Coming of Age, Drama, Teen Flick
Archival 35mm presentation - Corey Woods (Fred Savage) breaks his emotionally troubled brother, Jimmy (Luke Edwards), out of an institution and they head for California. On the way, Corey realizes that Jimmy's a world-class video gamer, and a girl (Jenny Lewis) they meet on the road leads them to a gaming competition. With their family and a bounty hunter in pursuit, the boys set their sights on the big tournament, where they hope to haul in the $50,000 prize.
DIRECTOR: Todd Holland
Principal Cast: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater, Wendy Phillips, Sam McMurray
US Distributor: Universal Pictures