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Joy Sticks (1983)

Joy Sticks (1983)





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A businessman's (Joe Don Baker) threat to close down their beloved video arcade prompts a group of teens to fight for their rights in this comedy also known as Video Madness.


Joe Don Baker
as Mr. Ruttler
Leif Green
as Eugene Groebe
Scott McGinnis
as Jefferson Bailey
Jon Gries
as King Vidiot
Corinne Bohrer
as Patsy Rutter
Morgan Lofting
as Mrs. Rutter
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Audience Reviews for Joy Sticks

You have boobs, Joe Don Baker trying to shut down an arcade, video game showdowns, Jon Gries as a punk gamer, a Belushi ripoff, and Pac Man transitions...While the obscure Joysticks is bad it is entertainingly bad.

Rodney Eckrich
Rodney Eckrich

I gave this a blind buy based on several internet friends singing its praises, and while I was never a video game guy in my youth I can really get into the overall '80s-ness of this one in a big bad way. Definitely a fun way to kill an evening with beer and pizza, lose yourself in the nostalgia of it all. Well worth a rental.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Truly joyful 80s T&A comedy succumbs to by-the-numbers plotting, numb dialog, and unimaginative staging that turns the final sequences into a gruelling exercise, where they might have been a winky campfest.

Collier White
Collier White

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