Synopsis: Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant all played classic arcade video games as teenagers. But now they have to use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. The aliens watched video feeds that they thought was a declaration of war. So they send down the classic arcade games to destroy earth. They also get help from a military specialist. They have three lives and if all three get used then earth will be destroyed, and every time they lose a live the aliens take someone's life. Who will win, us or the aliens? It's an all-out battle to save our planet and everyone on it.
Director(s): Chris Columbus
Production: Sony Pictures
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Cooper, it's opened!

It's open?

Come on!

It's gonna be awesome!

Thank you!

Hey, give me back my quarters, you hoser!




I suck.

Gee, Sam.

How are you so good at this?

You've never even played it before.

I don't know.

There's a pattern to how

they are moving watch.

I don't see it,

but you sure as hell do.

Use the force.

Use the force.

Hey, Chewie.

You're a superstar...

...And it's time to show the world.

Attention all contestants.

...the competition will start

in 15 minutes.

You too?

That's so funny.


I think you're pretty darn foxy yourself.

Lady Lisa, I'll love

until the end of time.

- Who are you talking to?

- Nobody!

We'll talk later.

You're Lamonosoff Ludlow,

the wonder kid, right?

Who told you that,

the government?

Because I'm this close to figuring out

the secret of the Bermuda Triangle.

Wow, you don't have any friends,

do you?

Just my grandmother.

Well wonder kid,

you can hang out with us.


What's up,

misfits and groupies?

They call me the Fireblaster!

Because my hands are blazing fast...

...and also I will blast all my

competitors weak ass moves.

You must be the local talent.

If this was a fugly contest

I would be in trouble.

At least we didn't make up

our own nicknames, "Fireblaster".

Who cares who came up with it?

It's totally tubular.

Welcome gamers

to the first annual...

...Worldwide Video Arcade Championship!

Tonight we have representatives here

from The Guinness Book of World Records...

...as well as NASA, the National

Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Who will be videotaping

tonight's competition...

...to be included in a compilation of 1982

news events and popular culture.

That videotape will be placed

in a space probe...

...which will be launched by NASA

into our solar system...

...with the hope of connecting to, and

perhaps providing a message for...

...extraterrestrial life,

should it exists.

Oh, it exists.

Ladies and gentleman...!

...Start Your Gaming!

Alright, ladies and gentlemen

what an evening we've had.

Six new US records set.

Three new world records set.

And, as the smoke clears,

right now we have a tie!

259 points for your new

Pac-man World Champion:

The Fireblaster, Eddie Plant!

Well done, Fireblaster!.

And 259 for the new

"Galaga Centipede" Wold Champion...!

...rookie sensation,

Sam Brenner!

Go Sam!

Well gentlemen,

how about we break this tie?

Let's play...

...Donkey Kong!

Good luck, man.

Thanks. You have the patterns down

pretty good for these games.

You're gonna be tough to beat.

You see, the thing about Donkey Kong is,

...the barrels become more random,

possessed almost.

Playing by the patterns

doesn't the trick anymore.

Does it, Brenner?


On coming in 2nd!

Fireblaster is the world's champ!

The local yokel looked me in the eye,

and blinks!

He's a loser, and you will always

be a loser.


Sam, Sam, wait.

Sam, listen...

...you're gonna go to MIT, and invent

something that makes you a millionaire.

...And maybe even marry

Olivia Newton John.

I was actually thinking Samantha Fox.

Nice, but she's no Sheena Easton.


...there's always Madonna.

How about Scarlett Johansson?

So hot.

Not Halle Berry hot,

but so, so, hot.

And didn't forget Katy Perry.

What are we doing right now?

We're too old. It's gross already.

Plus you're married to a

woman who hates you.

Doesn't hate me, she just don't get it,

you know.

We don't have the free time

to do stuff like we did 10 years ago.

This job is killing me, man.

If I were you...

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Tim Herlihy

Tim Herlihy (born October 9, 1966) is an American screen actor, film producer, screenwriter, and Broadway show author.Films written or produced by Herlihy have grossed over $3 billion at the worldwide box office. He frequently collaborates with Adam Sandler, who played a "Saturday Night Live" character, "The Herlihy Boy", in honor of Tim Herlihy. more…

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