|Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie|
|Directed by||Bob Gale,|
|Produced by||Mark Franco II,|
Holly Keenan II 
|Written by||Bob Gale|
Holly Fields II 
|Distributed by||Interfilm Technologies|
Sony New Technologies
|approximately 20 to 30 minutes|
Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie is a 1995 American science-fiction/adventure short film written by Bob Gale and co-directed by Gale and Charles Croughwell. Designed as an interactive movie, it comprises slightly over two hours of footage, approximately 20 minutes of which is seen in each viewing. It requires the audience to vote for various directions the story will take, using a joystick attached to the armrests of their seats. The film stars an android (Billy Warlock) who, in a number of possible storylines, takes action by humiliating or attacking people who deserve it. Gale and Christopher Lloyd, who had previously worked on the Back to the Future trilogy, worked on this film as well, and the music was scored by Michael Tavera, who had composed the music for the animated Back to the Future series.
- Billy Warlock as Payton Bach (Mr. Payback)
- Holly Fields as Gwen
- Bruce McGill as James Konklin
- Christopher Lloyd as Ed Jarvis
- Leslie Easterbrook as Diane Wyatt
- David Correia as Raoul Alvarez
- Victor Love as Lloyd Braxton
- Carol-Ann Plante as Cara Cook
- Michael Talbott as Car Jerk
- Brendan Ford as Park Vandal
- Gilbert Rosales as Bike Thief
- Eddie Deezen as Phil the Guard
- Robby Sutton as Moe
- Sasha Jenson as Larry
- Joseph D. Reitman as Dick
Mr. Payback received negative reviews from critics. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times gave the film a half-star out of a possible four, and called it "the kind of film where horrified parents might encourage the kids to shout at the screen, hoping the noise might drown out the flood of garbage." He and Gene Siskel both commented that while the concept of combining film with interactivity has possibilities, they are not explored by Mr. Payback, which centers on bathroom humor and appeals to the audience's most sadistic urges. Ty Burr of Entertainment Weekly tagged the film with an "F" grade.
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- Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie on IMDb
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