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Exclusive clip of The Man Who Saved the Game

Image for article titled A Vintage Arcade stars in this exclusive look at Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game

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Did you know that pinball was once illegal in New York City after it was decided in the early 1940s that the machines were a) too similar to gambling and b) corrupting young children? A new film deals with it this incredible time in gaming history-especially the rear, around 1976when one man went on a crusade to reverse the ban.

After a festival run, Pinball: The man who saved the game In theaters and on VOD this week, this week explores the true story of Roger Sharpe, who was instrumental in making pinball legal in New York City after a 35-year ban. io9 has an exclusive clip to share today that shows a nostalgic arcade from the 1970s.

The Arcade brings a surprising discovery in the exclusive Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game clip

Here’s the official synopsis: “A troubled author with a fantastic mustache, Roger Sharpe (Mike Faist) finds solace and confidence in what he does best: pinball. When a police raid destroys the only machines he can find in 1970s New York, he learns that the game is illegal in the state. Roger reluctantly works with the Music and Amusement Association to get the ban lifted while falling in love with Ellen (Crystal Reed), an artist and single mother. Roger’s journey to rescue Flipper teaches him what it means to take a risk – and that commitment is the most rewarding gamble of all.”

Pinball: The man who saved the game is written and directed by the Bragg Brothers; Among its stars, you might recognize Faist – a Grammy and Emmy winner for his work on Broadway Dear Evan Hansen– as a riff in Stephen Spielberg’s West Side Story, while Reed starred on MTVs juvenile wolf and in the Paramount+ version Teen Wolf: The Movie.

Pinball: The man who saved the game hits theaters and VOD today, March 17th.

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