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Joy Sticks
     

Joy Sticks

5.0 2
Director: Greydon Clark

Cast: Joe Don Baker, Leif Green, Scott McGinnis

 

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In this loud teen movie, a motley crew of youths, ranging from the rainbow-haired King Vidiot (Jonathan Gries), to Eugene the king nerd (Leif Green) and a washed-up video freak descend to the usual level of tricks to keep their video arcade from being shut down by a businessman (Joe Don Baker) who believes the games are a threat to the mental health of today's youth.

Overview

In this loud teen movie, a motley crew of youths, ranging from the rainbow-haired King Vidiot (Jonathan Gries), to Eugene the king nerd (Leif Green) and a washed-up video freak descend to the usual level of tricks to keep their video arcade from being shut down by a businessman (Joe Don Baker) who believes the games are a threat to the mental health of today's youth.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Gibner
Crude, stupid, and utterly pointless, Joysticks does serve one small, yet important purpose. It is a perfect cinematic time capsule of the point in the early '80s when Porky's rip-offs ruled the theaters and there was nothing more awesome to do than spend a couple hours at a video arcade with a game of Pac Man. All the requirements for an '80s teen sex comedy are in place in Joysticks. There's the nerd named Eugene (Leif Green), the good looking hero named Jefferson Bailey (Scott McGinnis), a punk rocker named King Vidiot (Jon Gries), and even the mighty Joe Don Baker himself shows up as the grumpy grown-up who, naturally, wants to shut that darn arcade down. As far as being an '80s teen sex comedy goes, Joysticks really delivers by including tons of needless shots of naked girls and close-ups of girls' behinds and wisely leaving out all signs of a plot. Though Joysticks is not a well-made film by any standard, it is such a relic (and so self-knowingly stupid) that it is actually a delight to watch. Besides, who can honestly hate a film where the scene transitions are done by having a giant yellow Pac Man munch across the screen?

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2012
UPC:
0851740003741
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Scorpion Records
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:26:00

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Greydon Clark; On Camera Interview with Director Greydon Clark

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Don Baker Mr. Ruttler
Leif Green Eugene Groebe
Scott McGinnis Jefferson Bailey
Jonathan Gries King Vidiot
Corinne Bohrer Patsy Rutter
John Diehl Arnie
John Voldstad Max
Logan Ramsey Mayor
Morgan Lofting Mrs. Rutter
Kym Malin Lola
Kim G. Michel Alva
Jacqueline Cole Alexis
Reid Cruickshanks Coach
Hugo L. Stanger Actor
Dona Speir Actor
Jim Greenleaf Actor

Technical Credits
Greydon Clark Director,Producer
Bill Scott Songwriter
Larry Bock Editor
Curtis Burch Screenwriter
John Caper Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Mickey Epps Screenwriter
Al Gomez Screenwriter
Donn Greer Art Director
Daryl Kass Production Manager
Ray Khenetsky Songwriter
Nicholas Josef von Sternberg Cinematographer

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Joy Sticks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mummbles More than 1 year ago
Joy sticks is possibly the worst movie i have ever sene - BB

JOE DON RULES!!!!

SEE JOY STICKS!!!
NEKROHAMMER More than 1 year ago
This movie is a lost classic of the 80's. This has everything a guy would love, tons of T&A and Video Games! This is actually quite funny in parts, and has an outrageous ending involving a giant Joystick and Super-Pac-Man.
Classic.