Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)
Staring: Anthony Rogers (II) who was in this movie and the sequel, and that's it.
The Gist: A goofy kid's coming of age story about a boy who collects stamps. He's a huge doofus who stutters nervously, but that's ok, cause in short time he finds a magic stamp that shrinks him down small enough to ride stamps in the mail to different countries. No, I'm not kidding. How awesome is that?
Why you probably haven't seen it: A Canadian film from '88 with the above plot... seriously, I lived in Canada when it came out and I'm surprised I've seen it.
Scene worth savoring: If it has one true claim to fame it's that a teenaged Rufus Wainright appeared in it as, you guessed it, a singer. He and his sister both have songs on the "soundtrack."
What I thought of it then: I loved it when I was kid, but not passionately. Even then I had an idea of how ridiculous the plot is. It was goofy, and very weird. Kind of like a B monster movie without any monster (which I feel is an important distinction from a straight B-movie). At any rate it was definitely something I'd watch when it came on TV.
How it stands up: This is not for everybody. It requires a taste for bad children's movies, which I have. While time has done it no favors I still think it's worth the occasional revisit. If only to marvel at the absolute insanity of the story.
On a scale of weird, tripped out kid flicks: 5 out of 10