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03-09-2019 at 10:01 AM
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We all remember clips of actual classic arcade games in movies...John Connor playing "Missile Command" and "After Burner" in "T2: Judgment Day" for one...but there is one recollection that I have from the early 1980's that I cannot place the movie for an was hoping that someone might know.

All that I remember is a clip within the film that was taking place in an arcade...a heavy-set guy was frantically playing classic "Pacman" and was in the 990K-range, the highest I had ever seen up to that point, and he was getting more and more frantic as the score approached 1M, but just before it did something happened and his performance ended most non-triumphantly.

Anyone recollect the movie that the clip was from ? I had been thinking for years that it was part of 1983's "Last American Virgin" but that recollection proved to be incorrect, and now I can't think of the name of the film featuring the clip. I'd be most appreciative if someone who knew could share. Thanks !!

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  1. Conjured Entertainment's Avatar

    I was thinking "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", but I am mistaken as that scene with Spicoli was deleted, and after reviewing the footage, it was not the scene you were describing,


    Wargames featured Galaga if memory serves.

    Ghost Busters would have been appropriate, but I don't think that was it either. (sequel maybe?)


    Still trying to nail it down.


    Updated 03-09-2019 at 10:55 AM by Conjured Entertainment
  2. Marcade's Avatar

    It was a scene in "Joysticks"

  3. Joonas's Avatar

    When you mentioned arcade scene in 80's movies, this came first to my mind:

    There is even Pacman machine, though not played by "heavy-set" guy ; )

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  4. onlyinajeep's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcade

    It was a scene in "Joysticks"

    There are some NSFW scenes in the flick, but this one is ok.
    https://youtu.be/GiFL3WhgV0c?t=518

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  5. Ragequit's Avatar

    but what about in t.v. shows? Frogger in seinfield, Ms. pac man in friends, i once saw yar's revenge on an episode of the walking dead, and street fighter 2 in baywatch.

  6. Conjured Entertainment's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcade

    It was a scene in "Joysticks"

    How the hell did I miss this one?

    It has Jon Gries in it?!? Yet, I do not remember ever seeing it.

    Oh well, I'll be getting this one for sure.

    Thanks guys for bringing this to my attention.

  7. RTM's Avatar

    "Joysticks" was it...thanks !! It was a very brief clip and I think I only saw that film maybe 2 or 3 times at best.

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