But even the cheap melodrama can't match the movie's primary concern, which is advertising Nintendo and Nintendo accessories, especially the then-brand-new Super Mario Brothers 3. At the time, a ticket to The Wizard came with a miniature issue of Nintendo Power magazine; it should've come with a subscription. Come to think of it, the DVD should at least be packaged with some back issues, for proper ambience.
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Well, now telemarketers sell papes, and I sure as hell wouldn't want to see a movie about that. Especially if they were singing all the time. But back in 1899, when Joseph Pulitzer (played by Robert Duvall) and William Randolph Hearst raised newspaper prices, that meant the newsies had to pay more for their copies, and they couldn't pass that along to the consumer. So the newsies organized a union and went on strike. And the strike failed.
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