Arcade script
Arcade (1994)
Synopsis: Alex Manning (Megan Ward) is a troubled suburban teenager. Her mother committed suicide and the school counselor feels that she has not dealt with her feelings properly. Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO who is more than willing to hand out free samples of the home console version and hype up the game as if his job is depending on it, and it is. However, it soon becomes clear that the teenagers who play the game and lose are being imprisoned inside the virtual reality world by the central villain: "Arcade". It would seem that "Arcade" was once a little boy who was beaten to death by his mother, and the computer company felt it would be a good idea to use some of the boy's brain cells in order to make the game's villain more realistic. Instead, it made the game deadly. The

GREG HOLLISTON -- Alex's boyfriend. Hopeful artist (not bad, either) and

kind of punk looking. Greg and the others are big fans of thrift-shop

clothing. Because they don't have the money, they improvise.

NICK DRAKE -- Greg's best friend and future computer pioneer. He's

attractive and he's got an edge. A bit of a hot-shot. Genius in the


BENZ AND STILTS -- Inseparable. Benz is flunking out of school and would

like nothing better than to spend the rest of his life reading comic

books. He's tall, perpetually unkempt, awkward, and nervous. Stilts,

contrary to his nickname, is quite short and never without his skateboard.

Stilts is constantly hitting on...

LAURIE -- The sixth member of the group. A teen Theda Bara and as cynical

as you can get. She's what's affectionately known as an "art chick".

The boys in the group, particularly Nick and Stilts, are avid

skateboarders and are frequently seen with their boards. Stilts is always

leafing through an issue of THRASHER magazine.

Right now the group is in the midst of an argument. Nick has a pocket

video game in his hands which he casually plays. He can get through these

games in his sleep. It BEEPS and WHIRS.


(to Benz)

You're an idiot, you know that? What're you

going to do when you get out of here?


I was thinking about writing for one of

those Filipino mail order brides...

Stilts and Greg burst into laughter.


I think I saw that on the Home Shopping

Network. The Girlfriend Hour, right after

Auto Accessories.

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Charles Band

The son of filmmaker Albert Band, Charles Band followed in his father's shoes. After several years as an independent filmmaker, he started Empire Pictures in the mid-'80s. That company collapsed due to the falling Italian currency--the company's studio was headquartered in Italy--Band established Full Moon Pictures. Full Moon has grown into an empire with several subsidiary companies, including Pulsepounders, Surrender Cinema, Pulp Fantasy, Action Xtreme, Alchemy, Filmonsters, Moonbeam, Torchlight, Monster Island and Cult Video. more…

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