Costume designLuellyn Harper Duration CountryUnited States
Release date1995 CastBilly Warlock (Payton Bach (Mr. Payback)), Holly Fields (Gwen), Bruce McGill (James Konklin), Christopher Lloyd (Ed Jarvis), Leslie Easterbrook (Diane Wyatt), Carol-Ann Plante (Cara Cook) Similar moviesChristopher Lloyd appears in Mr Payback: An Interactive Movie and Back to the Future
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.
The movie billed itself as "the world's first interactive movie," but it was predated by 1992's I'm Your Man.
Billy Warlock—Payton Bach (Mr. Payback)
Bruce McGill—James Konklin
Christopher Lloyd—Ed Jarvis
Leslie Easterbrook—Diane Wyatt
David Correia—Raoul Alvarez
Victor Love—Lloyd Braxton
Carol-Ann Plante—Cara Cook
Michael Talbott—Car Jerk
Brendan Ford—Park Vandal
Gilbert Rosales—Bike Thief
Eddie Deezen - Phil the Guard
Joseph D. Reitman—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." Ty Burr of Entertainment Weekly tagged the film with an "F" grade.