The 80s, video games and lots of boobs! What else do you need to know?
Curated by The Sadnesses
Total Runtime: 1:27:24
Joysticks 1983 - 88 minutes - Comedy - Rated [R] - Directed by Greydon Clark
This film is nearly impossible to find and is a great movie for video nerds and 80's enthusiasts. The quality may look less than standard but this is what it looked like on the DVD. The original transfer was really this bad but adds to the 80's charm.
This is represented here in its entirety for film preservation
Jefferson Bailey (Scott McGinnis) runs the most popular video arcade in town, much to the chagrin of local businessman Joseph Rutter (Joe Don Baker). With his two bumbling nephews, Rutter aims to frame Bailey and have his business shut down. Bailey, however, is wise to Rutter's plan and teams with best buds Eugene (Leif Green) and McDorfus (Jim Greenleaf) to stop this scheme, which also involves a video game duel with punker King Vidiot (Jon Gries).
Video game company Midway Games allowed the image Pac-Man to be used in the film. Also, they allowed the filmmakers to showcase Satan's Hollow and the unreleased Super PacMan during the film's climactic video game showdown.
The film was released theatrically in the United States by Jensen Farley Pictures in March 1983.
The film was released on VHS by Vestron Video.