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JOYSTICKS

Director Greydon Clark
Year 1983
Starring Joe Don Baker, Leif Green, Jim Greenleaf
Rating R
Run Time 88min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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When grownups outlaw fun, teenagers must become outlaws. It's the cardinal rule of 80's teen comedies and JOYSTICKS is like a strategy guide for the life of fun - level after progressively faster level of pure F.U.N.

Joe Don Baker, who appears to have just given up on life and in fact acting here, plays a joy-killing dad who mounts a crusade against the only video arcade in town. Naturally a video game tournament is in order to settle matters.

Enter the great Jon Gries as coin-op superstar King Vidiot and his band of punks. Gries attacks this role with all 77 of his teeth. When the movie might otherwise flag, there's Gries giving the performance of the year - seriously.

With all the cheap laughs you expect from an '80s teen comedy and a few you could never, ever possibly expect. (Lars)

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