The Wizard of Speed and Time (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wizard of Speed and Time1989

The Wizard of Speed and Time (1989)




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Mike Jittlov, a master of special effects who's strutted his stuff in several short films, is both the director and star of The Wizard of Speed and Time. Jittlov plays himself, an eager-beaver director who offers a reel of special effects to a TV producer. The director makes a huge bet to the producer that he, Jittlov, can expand his reel into a fantastic feature film. Unfortunately, he's out of money, so Jittlov is obliged, Rocky style, to employ friends and family for his epic. In the picture-within-a-picture, Jittlov plays a second role, as the Wizard of Speed and Time (from the movie of the same name). The producer sends out some hired goons to prevent Jittlov from finishing his job, but our hero--both of him--emerges triumphant. Adding to the Pirandellian quality of The Wizard of Speed and Time is the fact that the avaricious fictional producer is played by the film's real producer, Richard Kaye.


Paige Moore
as Cindy Lite
Richard Kaye
as Harvey Bookman
Tim Frisbee
as Studio Projectionist
Michelle Roth
as Mary Lou Trew
Pete Sorenson
as Dancing Film Man
Steven Stucker
as S. Chesterfield
Nick Worth
as Bouncer
David Conrad
as Brian Lucas
Steve Brodie
as Lucky Straeker
Gary Schwartz
as Canadian Thug
Frank LaLoggia
as American Thug
Lynda Aldon
as Minnie Smith
Arnetia Walker
as Tina Dream
Ben Kronen
as C.C. de Schwartz
Greg Jittlov
as Brother Greg
Marie Jittlov
as Mom Jittlov
Harvey J. Alperin
as Harold de Schwartz
Missy Sauppe
as Harold's Groupie
Paulette Breen
as Studio Receptionist
Stephen Stucker
as Piano Choreography
Mark Conlon
as Moon Man
Chuck McCollum
as Meteor Man
Rob Reed
as Saturn Man
Patrick McGreal
as Jupiter Man
Donovan Scott
as The Prisoner
Paul Barselou
as Angus MacTafish
David McCharen
as Video Technician, LSD
Joan Leizman
as Muriel Bookman
Cynthia Frost
as Soundstage Saleslady
Ward Kimball
as IRS Chief
Christopher Barczak
as Hollywood Tourist
Rick Heebner
as Bicycle Thief
Hal Etherington
as Studio Director
Phil Boroff
as Studio Writer
Steve Ecclesine
as Video Editor
Doug Crepeau
as Satellite Buyer
William Z. Ryan
as Mr. President
Patricia Thomson
as Girl on Suitcase
Bob Basso
as Rollie
Patty Ryan
as Bouncy Artist
Slim E. Leatche
as IRS Agent
Eddie Paul
as Cycle Gang Leader
Smokey Ochoa
as Ying & Yang
Wilimeda Behanna
as Prison Guard
Anyavel Glynn
as Prison Guard
Jan Sayre
as Prison Guard
Randi D. Cogert
as Girl in Avanti
Tery McPhie
as Girl in Avanti
Gwen Perlman
as Girl in Avanti
Monica B. Herzer
as Girl in Avanti
Beth Sjogren
as C.C.'s Groupie
Galyn Görg
as C.C.'s Groupie
Steve Mann
as Boom Man
Laurie Rose
as Bellydancer
Chris Coart
as Blue Wizard
Christine Green
as White Wizardess
William Hart
as Bearded Swordsman
Jean Hart
as Swordslady
Jade Barrett
as Running Girl
Jim Danforth
as Astronaut
Lee Forbes
as Dancer
Michael Gough
as Supporting Cast
Barbara Hooper
as Running Girl
Bill Morrison
as Supporting Cast
Lauri Riley
as Girl Choreographer
Brianne Siddall
as Supporting Cast
Alan White
as Supporting Cast
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Critic Reviews for The Wizard of Speed and Time

All Critics (5)

Jittlov's enthusiastic DIY production earned a generation of cult fans...

December 9, 2021 | Full Review…

I doubt very much that any feature could capture the pure delight of the short this is based on, and this particular feature misses that mark by quite a lot.

October 1, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wizard of Speed and Time


An awesomely made little film, it's fun and visually very cool. I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Totally magical. Follows Mike Jittlov, aka "The Wizard of Speed and Time", and his film animation career. He runs into many hurdles trying to get his work released by Hollywood. It's such an imaginative and energetic film, which gives hope to any independant filmmaker, and gives us a good idea of what goes on behind the scenes. So much love and talent went into this movie; it needs to come out on DVD yesterday.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

No one loves this movie and the director more than Mike Jittlov himself. Now let's sing a song about him!

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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