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Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Walter Day Walter Day ... Himself
Ben Gold Ben Gold ... Himself
Steve Sanders ... Himself
Kent Farries Kent Farries ... Himself
Darren Olsen Darren Olsen ... Himself
Billy Mitchell ... Himself
Ronald Bailey Ronald Bailey ... Himself
Sam Blackburn Sam Blackburn ... Himself
Mark Robichek Mark Robichek ... Himself
Todd Rogers Todd Rogers ... Himself
Robert Mruczek Robert Mruczek ... Himself
Joel West Joel West ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Daniels ... Himself
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1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use

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English

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19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Охота на призраков See more »

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Men at Work Pictures LLC See more »
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Ron Bailey, featured heavily in this film, as later arrested for multiple counts of sexual assault of minors, stemming from his days as a youth athletics coach. See more »

Connections

Features Joust (1982) See more »

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Three Lies
Performed by Walter Day
Written by Walter Day
Recorded for Chasing Ghosts 2006
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An Overshadowed Documentary
10 July 2012 | by UnknownRealmsDotNetSee all my reviews

Video games. A multi-billion dollar industry. 30 years ago, only an elite few were playing the things. Chasing Ghosts takes a look at those 'losers' and props them up in all their geeky glory. A lot of fun to watch for those both in to games and not, CG evokes great nostalgia for those who grew up during the 80's. It's a shame this came out at the same time as King of Kong. Because this is a great documentary that captures the time and people it is about vividly. But KoK is an outstanding documentary on the subject matter that manipulates the audience with a deft hand. And so the victor goes the spoils, and the defeated be forgotten. A shame, because this is a good film.


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