The Wizard Of Speed And Time (1988)
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A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. Luckily, our film creator gets the help of his friends.
His Life Is a Special Effect...
Title: Wizard Of Speed And Time, The
Release Date: September , 1989
Runtime: 95 mins
All Genres: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: PG
Mike Jittlov ...Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov
Richard Kaye ...Harvey Bookman
Paige Moore ...Cindy Lite
Deven Chierighino ...Brian Lucas (as David Conrad)
Steve Brodie ...Lucky Straeker
John Massari ...Steve Shostakovich
Gary Schwartz ...Canadian Thug
Frank LaLoggia ...American Thug
Philip Michael Thomas ...Policeman Mickey Polanko
Lynda Aldon ...Policewoman Minnie Smith
Arnetia Walker ...Tina Dreem / Running Girl
Ben Kronen ...C.C. de Schwartz
Angelique Pettyjohn ...Dora Belair
Will Ryan ...All the Unions / Mr. President (voice) (as William...
Michele Roth ...Mary Lou
Greg Jittlov ...Brother Greg
Marie Jittlov ...Mom Jittlov
Harvey J. Alperin ...Harold de Schwartz
Missy Sauppe ...Harold's Groupie
Paulette Breen ...Studio Receptionist
Stephen Stucker ...Piano Choreographer
Laurie Riley ...Girl Choreographer
Amy Rose ...Sun Woman
Mark Conlon ...Moon Man
Chuck McCollum ...Meteor Man
Robert Stuart Reed ...Saturn Man (as Rob Reed)
Patrick McGreal ...Jupiter Man
Patrick McGreal ...Jupiter Man
Donovan Scott ...The Prisoner
Paul Barselou ...Angus McTavish
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More Movie Taglines:
- His Life Is a Special Effect...
- This is the kind of movie you would make, if you had nothing better to do!
- Mom Jittlov: You got a job today? Mike: Yeah, almost; I sold my car. Mom Jittlov: [aghast] Your wonderful car? Mike: Mmm-hmm. Sold my property to pay property taxes.
Dora Belair: Look, you work with me, I expect a pro. You don't even shake hands; you oughta see a shrink! Mike: Miss Belair, if you feel compelled to grab part of my body and shake it before you can even be friendly, you've got far worse problems than you think I have.
Steve: Lights, camera, and anguish.
[Cindy recognizes Mike when they are both in a crowded elevator] Cindy Lite: I beat you here! I'm your cheerleader, remember? Mike 'The Wizard' Jittlov: What? Cindy Lite: This morning, in the car. I gave you the clap. [Cindy claps her hands as everyone else in the elevator gasps and takes a step away from both of them]
[Mike tries to join other film industry unions:] Mike: Well it's only a dozen little animated lights... Union Clerk #1: No no no, you can't *move* 'em; gotta join the Grippers' Guild. Mike: I have to be an apprentice first? Union Clerk #2: For three consecutive years, but ya can't be over twenty-five years old. Mike: This is simple back-projection! Union Clerk #3: Go see Union Projectionists! Mike: But it's just projected to a painted matte! Union Clerk #4: Then also join the Painters' Guild. Union Manager: Get his number! Union Clerk #5: He doesn't have a number. Union Manager: Then give him a number and take it away!
- Mike Jittlov did his own stunt work in the pool of diving in, laying on the bottom, and holding his breath for two straight minutes.
Many subliminal messages, in which Mr. Jittlov pays homage to the "Creative Spirit".
All the scenes involving the Union representatives were filmed in the same room, at the same desk, and with the same actor ('Will Ryan') playing all the representatives.
The seal of one of the film unions is a vulture holding a twisted strip of film in its talons.
This film - in its finished form - was inspired by Jittlov's real-world problems and experiences.
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Rating: 7.2 out of 10.0 - 63 votes cast total