Tom Hanks’ D&D Moral Panic Film

When you think of Tom Hanks’ early career, you recall the TV show Bosom Buddies, and then his starring roles in the movies Splash and Bachelor Party, which both came out in 1984. His first film was He Knows You’re Alone in 1980, but he only had a small part. You probably don’t recall his starring role in the 1982 TV movie Mazes and Monsters. The film rode the wave of moral panic surrounding role playing games, particularly Dungeons & Dragons, which few people understood at the time.

Hanks stars as Robbie Wheeling, a university freshman who joins his…

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