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You Know That Show

The purpose of this page is to allow contributors to post descriptions of half-forgotten shows, those old classics that sit on the edge of the mind, with details and images remembered but names tantalizingly forgotten. Whether to gather trope examples or just for peace of mind, post them here. Be warned that, due to necessity, all entries may contain spoilers.

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Prfnoff
Medium: Film
05:13:30 PM 26th Aug 2015
I never actually saw this one, but saw various allusions to it on the Internet many years ago. I still wonder where it comes from. It must be from some rather old movie or TV show, likely British.

Anyway, there's a scene where one character reveals his obvious racist or fascist leanings in conversation with another character, who reacts by graciously offering to introduce him to a distinguished gentleman who shares his ideas. One moment later, this gentleman is revealed to be Adolf Hitler (or possibly just some local Nazi leader with a painting of Hitler prominently displayed in his office).
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lakingsif
01:44:38 PM 26th Aug 2015
Is this referring to all the Hitler rant parody videos using that scene? That's Downfall, if that's it
Apollyon666
05:13:30 PM 26th Aug 2015
If its british it could be the tv mini series staring Robert Carlyle called Hitler: The Rise of Evil

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
02:36:07 AM 26th Aug 2015
A Singaporean film set in the 60s where a poor child has to win third place in a marathon just to win a pair of running shoes. Watched this in school three or four years ago.
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FlamingoKai
07:55:38 PM 25th Aug 2015
TroperNo9001
02:36:07 AM 26th Aug 2015
Thanks.

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Zanreo
Medium: Film
02:51:40 PM 24th Aug 2015
I think I asked this before but never really got an answer so trying again

There was this movie I saw at the cinema as a kid (early 00's most likely). It was about two anthropomorphic mice kids, a boy and a girl, who lived in a huge library or school (or at least this was where most of the setting took place). The antagonist character (also a mouse, or possibly rat) was this old librarian or teacher, I think she had her hair in a bun and wore a purple or dark blue dress, who was really strict and grumpy, always complained and didn't let them do anything fun. Specifically, she didn't allow them to go to a specific place... of course, shortly after they tried sneaking into this place. They went to some kind of Magic World filled with books and possibly numbers I think? I remember several scenes where a bunch of stairs led to a magic mirror where the mirror image would show who you "really are", your true self ect. The mice kids found this after sneaking into the forbidden place, the boy looked into the mirror and saw himself as a prince/hero-type character, and both him and the girl were amazed at this. Later, by the end of the movie, the librarian/teacher character would go into this world to look for the kids, find them with the mirror, then she looked into the mirror and saw her mirror image melt and turn into some weird monster. She was all "nooo, but why, this wasn't supposed to happen" and I think she might have melted herself too? Or transform into a monster at some point? Anyway, after this, the mice kids get carried away by a flood of paper/books.

Anyone have any idea what this can be?
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jormis29
Medium: Film
04:52:14 PM 21st Aug 2015
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A non-English slasher movie set at a university (I think I watched it on SBS so I’m not sure what the original language was). Some of the parts of the movie:
  • Movie starts with a girl coming in late to test in morgue and there are cheat notes written on the underside of the cadaver she is dissecting. Killer comes in a black cloak and dragging a knife along the metal dissection tables then kills her
  • One of the characters is captured by the killer in an ally and tied to stake and set on fire. The other characters find her but due to the fire are unable to get close enough to rescue her.
  • At the end, the murderer is revealed to the main character/Final Girl who enrolled in university to kill students who cheat on tests.
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jormis29
06:42:09 PM 18th Jun 2015
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jormis29
09:03:19 PM 30th Jun 2015
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jormis29
08:23:26 PM 9th Jul 2015
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Bump agian
jormis29
06:33:52 AM 20th Aug 2015
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Dolski
09:47:45 AM 21st Aug 2015
Ooh, I know this! Give me a few moments, I know it, I know it....
Dolski
09:56:28 AM 21st Aug 2015
I don't know if this is your film, but it sounds like "The Cut", a South Korean film from 2007:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cut_(2007_film)
jormis29
04:52:14 PM 21st Aug 2015
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No it wasn't Asian

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KingWumpus
Medium: Film
05:59:44 AM 20th Aug 2015
A movie about a circa 1960s reporter interviewing a former southern United States slave woman that had lived to be over 100. As she describes her life story, the movie has flashbacks to key moments in the emancipation, the formation of black communities, and pushback in the form of the Ku Klux Klan. At some point late in the movie, the reporter is reassigned to cover something NASA related and has some moral choice about which story is more important.
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jormis29
05:59:44 AM 20th Aug 2015
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman?

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Dalillama
Medium: Film
07:22:49 PM 17th Aug 2015
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A co-worker recognized the Woody Guthrie song "Do Re Mi" from the soundtrack of a film he watched. It takes place in the Depression/Dust Bowl era, and may have George Clooney in it. (It is not O Brother, Where Art Thou?) I know that's not a lot to go on, but if anyone has an idea, I'd like to hear it.
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PaulA
07:22:49 PM 17th Aug 2015
IMDb's page for Woody Guthrie says that "Do Re Mi" was used in the 2012 documentary film The Dust Bowl, in case that's any help.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
08:43:48 PM 16th Aug 2015
This one came to mind when I was watching an episode of King of the Hill. When Bobby was at the military camp, he was put in "the hole," where he lasted for three days. His grandfather had been in the same place years earlier and lasted only two days.

This reminded me of a movie from years back and I can't remember what it was, but it may have been an old Kung Fu movie or something. Anyway, there was a scene where a pupil was buried up to his neck in dirt and left there until he couldn't take it any more. When the pupil finally gave up, he was pulled out of the dirt and was told that he had lasted a day longer than his master had. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
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jormis29
05:03:36 PM 16th Aug 2015
Azzizzi
08:43:48 PM 16th Aug 2015
Yes, that looks really familiar! Thanks. I appreciate the help.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
07:23:54 PM 16th Aug 2015
I remember a long time ago my brother was talking about this movie about an evil teddy bear that killed people, and said during the movie they tried to blow up the bear with an atom bomb but it survived. Anyone know if this is a real movie or was he just making it up?
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mewmeltdown
07:23:54 PM 16th Aug 2015
can it be The Pit?

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
11:59:53 AM 16th Aug 2015
A cowboy movie I saw in the 1970s on TV: This one was what appeared to be from the 1960s or 1970s. The main plot of the movie was two guys who were in competition with one another and they had to go from (I think) an East Coast city to somewhere on the West Coast or the Southwest (maybe San Francisco or Phoenix). It was a kind of a race. To prove they'd made it there, they had to bring a menu from a specific famous restaurant in that city. When one of them arrived first, he took all the menus so the other guy couldn't get one and beat him back. Any ideas?
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Azzizzi
11:59:53 AM 16th Aug 2015
Anyone have any ideas?

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simbadog77
Medium: Film
05:26:42 PM 12th Aug 2015
Hello all TV Series Shows and Movie Buff's I need your help, I'm obsessed in trying to find the name of an older TV series Show i think around 1995-2007 or it might be earlier or later and taking place in the ocean a lot, with young teens in a boat or sail boat that find an orange alien light up Power source or generating talking ball from another planet with a mans voice Named O.J. and there trying to Keep O.J. Safe from the bad guys that are chasing them on Hover Craft Motor cycles and there is a black haired I think Chinese or Japanese girl chasing another black haired girl (Who resembles a lot like the teenage girl in the movie Spy Kids) and she's on Hover craft Motor cycles shooting guns and I think there using laser guns and the tv show is made to look like it's in the future a bit and here are some guesses that may help for the title name of the TV show I think has 1 of these words in it: Sea, Ocean Pacific, Sky. and some other word or words after that?

Thank you

Let Me Know : )
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jormis29
05:26:42 PM 12th Aug 2015
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It is Stormworld

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PsychopathSmoothie
Medium: Film
03:34:01 AM 10th Aug 2015
There was a comedy film about a guy who was the son of Italian mob.Since his father (or family) is working with the Russians he has to visit Russia.There he meets the russian mobster's son and they hang out together.They visit an arms dealer who sells them antiquated pistols (which results in main character getting shot).Then they visit an alcoloholic 'doctor' to take the bullet out etc.The movie wasn't that old.I am hoping someone knows its name.Thanks in advance.
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jormis29
04:55:40 PM 9th Aug 2015
PsychopathSmoothie
03:34:01 AM 10th Aug 2015
I think that's it.Thank you

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Kagenoir
Medium: Film
06:33:36 PM 7th Aug 2015
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This has been bothering me for quite a while. All I remember about this is that there are two brothers. The older brother has this girlfriend and then for some reason (I think he was frozen in ice or something) fast forward, the older brother remains the same age he was a few years back and his younger brother is now older than he is. I think said younger brother is dating the older brother's girlfriend. It's not an anime, but a Western live action film (or series) if I recall correctly.
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jormis29
06:26:30 PM 6th Aug 2015
The only filmthat I can think of that has the younger brother aging past the the older brother is Flight of the Navigator
FlamingoKai
08:20:37 PM 6th Aug 2015
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I thought it was Forever Young (a western film) then I checked and the hero in that one didn't have a brother though... but it did have freezing and the frozen guy had a pre-freezing love interest and searched for her after thawing.
Bananaquit
06:33:36 PM 7th Aug 2015

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alaman
Medium: Film
08:00:00 AM 7th Aug 2015
I'm looking for a Korean, or at least Asian Action drama-ish movie I saw about 4-5 years ago. I remember the story quite well but don't remember the name...but I do believe it was also a Korean term, although the movie also had some British actors. I googled the movie back then with the name, after watching it and found basically nothing so it must be really obscure.

Assassins break into the house of a family. They kill the husband and injure the wife. The child hides in a cupboard, and one of the killers opens it. Then the other one says that they have to kill the child now, because it saw them. So they do that.

You see that the wife was the only survivor and is now in hospital. She was apparently some kind of agent, that's why the killers targeted her family. She asks a relative - her father or uncle, not sure - to avenge her family. He promises to do that.

He hires three assassins for that. The problem is that he is a bit older and has beginning dementia. He keeps forgetting who the three men are or why he hired them. I think they write notes for him so he remembers. I remember there was one large action scene with a brawl in a public park between several people. At the end, the old man has completely forgotten his plan. But the three hired assassins still do their job, but I think it is implied that they also die in the attack.

I hope this sounds familiar to someone.
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jormis29
06:40:00 AM 7th Aug 2015
alaman
08:00:00 AM 7th Aug 2015
YESS that was quick

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AHI-3000
Medium: Film
04:45:49 PM 3rd Aug 2015
A long time ago when I was in middle school, I saw this one Western movie (it was set in the early 20th century because there was a Ford Model T car in it), about an Indian boy who befriends a white man and his horse. What's the title of this movie?
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AHI-3000
10:29:00 AM 2nd Aug 2015
Bump.
Dalillama
04:45:49 PM 3rd Aug 2015
Roughly how long ago was this? Was the movie new when you saw it?

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backpack
Medium: Film
10:35:53 AM 25th Jul 2015
This is a film I read about a month or so ago in Fangoria, and it's bugging me that I can't remember the name, or find it on their website. The things I remember:

-It was about a haunted Ship wreck. -(I think) It was Canadian (I think Quebec, specifically). -The filmmaker had previously made documentaries about real-world shipwrecks, and some of the materials from those influenced the film.
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backpack
10:35:53 AM 25th Jul 2015
Found it. It was Death Dive. I had trouble because it's IMDB name was in French as Le scaphandrier.

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Film
02:00:01 AM 22nd Jul 2015
In 2006 or around that time I was in the room studying while someone was watching a TV special about movies that got changed at the last minute. I only caught bits and pieces, and I didn't care much at the time, but I've grown curious about what one of these movies was.

All I remember about the movie was that it was live action and involved time travel. A critic at the advance screening pointed out a plot flaw that the filmmakers hadn't realized, and they changed some part of the movie to correct it before the general release. Other movies discussed in the special included the remake of The Stepford Wives and some movie where a pregnant woman drinking wine had to be edited out at the last minute.

I'm hoping someone knows what movie this was referring to. It might be fun to track down the TV special as well.
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FloydPinkerton
11:30:01 PM 25th Oct 2013
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aznjosh98
11:42:16 AM 3rd Aug 2014
I think I remember seeing this on Vh-1 or Mtv. I think the movie was Kate & Leopold. In the theatrical cut of the movie Stuart (Liev Shreiber) was a descendant of Leopold (Hugh Jackman), which is troubling cause he cause Stuart used to date Kate (Meg Ryan) who eventually SPOILERS (I guess) went back in time to be with Leopold. This means at some point Stuart slept with his great great great grandmother. I think they even showed a clip of Ebert and Roeper where they mentioned this.
FloydPinkerton
02:00:01 AM 22nd Jul 2015
That's got to be it. Thanks for the info!

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jokergirl
Medium: Film
02:49:39 PM 20th Jul 2015
Movie (I saw it on TV), I think it was probably a spoof of the Stepford Wives or so? Humanoid robods posing as humans, at some point the useless cop wants to prove it and stabs the non-robot doppelganger in the thigh. At some other point hot girls that are robots in disguise suddenly kangaroo-jump away when they notice they're being watched.
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KingWumpus
Medium: Film
07:49:20 AM 14th Jul 2015
A movie that was on television by the mid-90s or so that I only caught the ending. The movie seemed to be about some guy that ended up unwillingly part of human experimentation towards a cure for a disease that leaves people stuck in wheelchairs (I think multiple sclerosis, but maybe something else).

The ending had the protagonist confronting the doctor, who gives a monologue about how the protagonist spent maybe a few hours unable to walk, but his female assisting has spent her whole life in a wheelchair. The doctor believes he found a cure, but things escalate until the protagonist kills him. After his death, there's discussion over whether or not to publish the doctor's findings.
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FerrousFaucet
07:31:19 AM 14th Jul 2015
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KingWumpus
07:49:20 AM 14th Jul 2015
Pretty sure that's it. Thank you.

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MarqFJA
Medium: Film
05:00:40 AM 14th Jul 2015
There was this live-aciton film that I only watched a sort-of-trailer for years ago, which was centered on a group of goofy and eccentric friends — eccentric enough to, among other things, run around naked in public once — who end up becoming acquianted with a drop-dead gorgeous blond bombshell. For some reason, they all swear to each other that they would avoid her like the plague and never fall for her charms... and they fail as each gets seduced by the evidently nymphomaniac temptress (one short scene in the trailer even has her drag down one of them to her by the neck with her long legs — don't ask, I think It Makes Sense in Context). Eventually, she reveals that she became prgenant, and one of those guys is the father (apparently, she hadn't seduced anyone else outside of them). The trailer culminates with the guys all gathered around her as she gives birth in the hospital, and when the doctor holding the baby asks for the father, all of said guys answer "I am" in stereo.

Anyone recognize this?
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MarqFJA
08:05:23 PM 8th Dec 2014
Bump.
MarqFJA
04:29:11 PM 11th Jul 2015
Bump.
EricaB
05:00:40 AM 14th Jul 2015
Sounds familiar to me, too. Maybe this will help?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_romantic_comedy_films

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
06:12:41 AM 11th Jul 2015
This movie from The '80s or The '90s that had to do with racism and the Civil Rights struggle. All I remember is 1. the protagonist is a girl 2. the villain is her uncle or father. 3. At one point the girl's mother talks about a time when her uncle slammed a piano lid on this black kid's hands and broke them
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Bootlebat
05:40:07 PM 2nd May 2015
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Bootlebat
07:55:15 PM 3rd May 2015
ok remembered a few more things: At one point the girl is wearing too much makeup and someone says she looks like a racoon. Also I think the badguy's name might have been Roy
Bootlebat
11:55:07 AM 26th May 2015
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bump. I really wish I could remember because I was absent the next day so didn't get to see how it ended
Bootlebat
11:51:02 AM 6th Jun 2015
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Bootlebat
06:12:41 AM 11th Jul 2015
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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Film
08:08:38 PM 9th Jul 2015
A teen boy marries his crush so their families can be taken to safety during a huge evacuation, because he helped the government figure out (reason for evacuation) was going to happen. Unfortunately it turns out that even though he married her, only he and she can be brought to the special bunker and their families have to fend for themselves.
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drrobbo
04:35:38 PM 5th Jul 2015
Could it be Deep Impact?
gaimanite.pkat
08:08:38 PM 9th Jul 2015
That's it! My dad went through a phase of showing me movies like that one, Contact, Armageddon, WarGames, etc...they all blurred together but it was definitely Deep Impact.

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DarkDuke
Medium: Film
04:05:01 AM 8th Jul 2015
This is a scene that keeps bothering me. This has a girl who keeps talking to this black man in a bar or cafe, while the black man seems on the verge of breaking into tears. At some point, the black man starts shouting nonsense towards the girl while she stares at him. Very weird. Any ideas?
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FerrousFaucet
04:05:01 AM 8th Jul 2015
When and where did you see this? When the man started shouting nonsense, was it English words that didn't make coherent sentences? Was it just a bunch of syllables that didn't even sound like a language?

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
01:15:49 AM 8th Jul 2015
A movie that I very briefly saw in the early 2000s. The scene in question shows an old, graying man waking up inside a non-CGI bag of flesh. Possibly a "Fantastic Voyage" Plot, but he wasn't shrunk.
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snag
03:21:36 PM 15th Feb 2015
something from "Lexx" maybe?
TroperNo9001
07:36:13 PM 23rd Feb 2015
I don't know. Bump.
FloydPinkerton
01:07:21 AM 25th Feb 2015
It sounds like a scene from Fire in the Sky except D B Sweeney wasn't old and graying.
TroperNo9001
03:57:22 AM 25th Feb 2015
Sounds like it. Thanks?
FloydPinkerton
06:07:43 AM 25th Feb 2015
You should watch the whole movie. It's really something. Not necessarily something good, but something.
Bananaquit
07:14:18 PM 25th Feb 2015
If you enjoy Fire in the Sky on its own terms as a science fiction/horror movie, it works well as an evening’s scary entertainment. Just don’t buy into the “based on a true story” hogwash and you’ll be fine.
FloydPinkerton
08:51:25 PM 26th Feb 2015
Whether or not Walton's book was true, the movie barely followed it. The scenes on board the ship (including the aliens' appearance and the whole organic look) were invented by the filmmakers.
snag
10:35:48 PM 26th Feb 2015
i remember this in the theatre as being, to that point, the loudest movie i'd ever watched. specifically, the dialogue was quite quiet but the sound effects were painfully loud. i think U-571 took over that title for me though.
FloydPinkerton
01:15:49 AM 8th Jul 2015
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This is kind of random, but I just remembered that The Giga Shadow (the last of 4 Lexx TV movies) had a scene like this too.

There's a grey-haired guy (Malcolm Mc Dowell) in a creepy claustrophobic fleshy setting that looks like a full-scale set rather than digital effects. He's a priest who sabotages the evil ritual to revive a colossal alien creature. Some sort of nanite sludge brings him back to life and he completes the ritual against his will and spends the rest of his screen time trapped inside the creature.

If Fire in the Sky isn't the movie you remember, and if this stuff sounds familiar, it's Lexx: The Giga Shadow.

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NonSequiturWalrus
Medium: Film
12:42:24 AM 8th Jul 2015
At school, sometime in maybe second grade, there was a rather disturbing educational video. (Counts as a film, right?) It was about emergencies, opening with some kids riding their bicycles, one of them helmetless. The helmetless one rode his bike into a mailbox, ending with a gash in his head graphic enough to traumatize your average nerdy, sensitive oddball - namely, me. SECOND. BLEEPING. GRADE. Each time something bad happened to someone (e.g. car crash), a clock popped up on the screen and everything froze. During this, the narrator asked what we thought should be done in that situation instead of the stupid things people actually did. What the heck was this‽ Not the interrobang, stolen from wikipedia, but the video?
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NonSequiturWalrus
08:39:39 PM 3rd Jul 2015
Bump. Heeeelp!
17michela
08:01:07 AM 6th Jul 2015
Duck & Cover?
lakingsif
08:56:01 AM 7th Jul 2015
I watched this in like seventh grade, but I can't remember if it even had a proper title, sorry!
FloydPinkerton
12:42:24 AM 8th Jul 2015
The part where time stops and somebody talks to the audience sounds like Fast Forward Future. You can find it on YouTube.

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yoyogurly
Medium: Film
06:40:24 PM 7th Jul 2015
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When I was in mid-late elementary school sometime (between 2005 and 2008) My dad showed me a movie (it was either PG-13 or Rated R I believe) about some superstorm that was going to rise ocean levels to an astronomical level. I remember NYC got flooded and the buildings were underwater and there was a huge scene about escaping one of the buildings. I want to say it was about global warming? The movie could very well have been made before 2005. I almost want to say the superstorm was hurricane. Or maybe weather was going out of whack all over the planet.
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jormis29
06:25:26 PM 7th Jul 2015
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yoyogurly
06:40:24 PM 7th Jul 2015
You know what? I really think you're right, but when I watch that particular tsunami scene it doesn't ring a bell (granted it has been 10 years). I think you're correct because I feel as if very few movies follow the plot as I remember the way The Day After Tomorrow does. Thank you!

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LonelyLion
Medium: Film
04:44:24 AM 5th Jul 2015
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This is an old black and white movie I saw on Turner Classic Movies a while back. A criminal on the run holds a doctor at gunpoint. The criminal wants the doctor to use some technique and turn him into a different man. The doctor uses it and the criminal gets amnesia.

The doctor takes the former criminal under his wing and eventually turns him into a doctor as well. He works at a women's prison where he gets recognized by his former gun moll who sets out to ruin him. The gun moll is stopped by one of the criminal's former friends. The friend kills himself and the gun moll by driving their car off the road.

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jormis29
11:41:32 PM 4th Jul 2015
LonelyLion
04:44:24 AM 5th Jul 2015
That's it. Thank you.

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NonSequiturWalrus
Medium: Film
08:35:14 PM 3rd Jul 2015
A million years ago, I got this dinosaur-related video at the library. Some kids are walking around and find a dinosaur bone on the ground. I barely remember the plot, but I think that the climax takes place at a science fair and has something involving a trash bin.
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DeisTheAlcano
Medium: Film
10:17:52 AM 2nd Jul 2015
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A military AI controls a futuristic looking plane and gradually starts thinking and actively killing the main cast. The three main characters are a black man who dies while trying to shoot down the AI's aircraft, a white woman who somehow ends up in an asian country after her plane is shot down, and a white man who almost gets killed when trying to stop a missile from destroying a building, I think in said asian country.

There is also a scene where they try to stop the AI by not letting it recharge fuel but the AI solves the problem by shooting at the fuel container and somehow filling its own tank. The AI also starts downloading tons of songs after being hit by the lightning that makes it sapient.
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jormis29
09:40:54 PM 1st Jul 2015
DeisTheAlcano
10:17:52 AM 2nd Jul 2015
That's the one, thank you.

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Raimar
Medium: Film
11:59:13 AM 1st Jul 2015
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I remember seeing a film about TIME TRAVEL, they use a "fossil claw" or "fossil footprint" of a LIZARD LIKE humanoid that lived among DINOSAURS to go back in that time... Then they kill a TYRANOSAUR there, I think by accident or by self defense. When they try to come back, the PRESENT IS RULED by those lizard creatures... So, they manage to go back in time again and kill the humanoid-lizard in the past. In the end they come back to present and everything is fine... Looks like a 60's-70's or early 80's movie...

Anyone??
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steuben
12:16:58 PM 24th Jun 2015
Raimar
11:59:13 AM 1st Jul 2015
Nope, not that one... It's probably a film, movie... or a episode of something with featur lenght... What it is Not: A Sound of Thunder, The Time Travelers, Journey to the Center of Time, The Land That Time Forgot, Journey to the Beginning of time, Land of the lost...

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Steva
Medium: Film
09:35:09 AM 1st Jul 2015
I'm looking for a movie about an airplane race around the world. I don't remember much, except one scene where a pilot skipped a refueling stop (there was a quote something along the lines of, "And this pilot...is on his way to Scotland?!") and the very end (some years later, a commercial flight is canceled, and one of the people in the waiting room turns to the camera and begins to flap their arms.)
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jormis29
11:15:05 PM 25th Jun 2015
Steva
09:34:34 AM 1st Jul 2015
Thank you!
Steva
09:35:09 AM 1st Jul 2015
Thank you!

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KnownUnknown
Medium: Film
08:56:44 PM 30th Jun 2015
This is a film I constantly get mixed up with The Last Starfighter, but it's not. It's about a bunch of kids who find a crashed alien warsuit (a la Iron Man), and at least one of them gets stuck inside it when they mess around with it.

Then hostile aliens show up, and I think the suit has an AI or something that the kids befriend, and I think I remember that - like The Last Starfighter - while it was in general an upbeat action movie for kids the film could get quite gruesome at times.

It's been killing me for ages...
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Genayre
Medium: Film
08:44:16 PM 30th Jun 2015
There was this live-action film that was about this insane mix-up between a bunch of people staying at the same hotel who all owned versions of the same plaid bag. The main protagonist was an award-winning absent-minded professor who was studying the connection between geology and music who keeps getting trailed by a shameless swindler whose father is the local judge.
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KingWumpus
Medium: Film
10:17:08 AM 30th Jun 2015
A mid-2000s live acction adaptation of a 1980s anime that has only a vague similarity. It has a stylized kind of industrial look to everything as made possible by every scene having not terribly convincing CGI. A couple human-looking robots (maybe genetically modified people) exiled to die in a desert randomly stumble upon some lost floating castle with the resources they need to wage a war against regular humans. The main character is some guy that gets mortally wounded and ends up sustained through a cyborg body that gives him super powers.

I distinctly remember that the iconic image of the TV show that also made an appearance in the movie is the hero cleanly karate-chopping a robot in half vertically. The TV show had more of a sentai look to its hero with him wearing a white suit and helmet, which also got a quick visual reference in the movie.
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Kayube
10:17:08 AM 30th Jun 2015
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That would be Casshern, with the anime version being Neo Human Casshern.

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WilliamRadarStorm
Medium: Film
01:42:49 AM 30th Jun 2015
This one can best be summed up with a line that was in the trailer: "Your voice brought them out of the book?!"

Okay, there was more to it than that: there was a character from a book-within-the-film that had a ferret as his animal companion, and a plot about bringing an eldritch abomination/Sauron expy into the real world to reek havoc by killing the author.

Before anyone asks, no, I don't think it was Stranger Than Fiction.
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alaman
01:42:49 AM 30th Jun 2015
Sounds like Inkheart, the movie to 'The Inkworld Trilogy'.

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Johnny2071
Medium: Film
09:55:10 PM 27th Jun 2015
What's the name of the live-action movie where the young boy is crying at the end because he doesn't want his "special friend" to leave?

At first I thought the film was called Bogus, but I was wrong.
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FerrousFaucet
11:25:49 AM 3rd Jun 2015
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This needs more details. I'm going to guess that it's E.T..
Johnny2071
02:52:21 AM 15th Jun 2015
No. EVERYONE knows what E.T. is.
FerrousFaucet
12:33:34 PM 15th Jun 2015
Then give more details. Where and when did you see it? What does the boy look like, and how old is he? What kind of friend is his "special friend" and where is he leaving to?
jormis29
06:44:52 PM 15th Jun 2015
spacemonkey187
08:19:13 AM 16th Jun 2015
Mac & Me?

Embryon
07:32:33 PM 26th Jun 2015
I'd guess Gooby, but I'm pretty sure nobody saw that movie...
krtwofer
09:55:10 PM 27th Jun 2015
Shane?


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NonSequiturWalrus
Medium: Film
08:42:53 AM 25th Jun 2015
There's this one movie my sister saw a long time ago and neither of us know what it is. She says it has something to do with some "Ring of Doom" or something. (No, it was not The Ring.) She distinctly remembers some monsters talking to each other and chanting "If there's a will... there's a way" repeatedly. It could just be a dream, but...
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Medinoc
08:08:19 AM 24th Jun 2015
There was an animated Lord of the Rings which contained a Villain Song by the slave-driving orcs, whose chorus was "when there's a whip there's a way".
Nezumi
08:27:40 AM 24th Jun 2015
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I honestly can't think of what else it could be besides that Lord of the Rings movie.
LordXavius
02:15:24 PM 24th Jun 2015
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The Rankin-Bass Return of the King, specifically. Another song is called "Frodo of the Nine Fingers and the Ring of Doom".
NonSequiturWalrus
08:42:53 AM 25th Jun 2015
Yaaaas! 'Tis it! Thanks, guys!

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FerrousFaucet
Medium: Film
07:57:28 PM 24th Jun 2015
I saw it on television. It looked like a film but might have been part of a series of made-for-TV film.

It was many years ago, probably early to mid 1990s. I only saw a few minutes of it. The setting appeared to be an English boys' school where the boys wore uniforms. The boys spoke in with a British accent. One boy bullied by other boys, and the bullies had put a sign on his back with the word "biter". The victim was unaware of the sign on his back, walking through the corridors when another boy suddenly asked, "Is your name Biter?" and the victim boy didn't know what he was talking about until he was told of the sign on his back.

I only saw this one scene, I remembered it for many years because I thought it seemed so ridiculous. When I watched this as a boy, I thought it seemed a very odd thing for a bully to do, and I also thought another boy would be a fool to think that the kid's name was Biter and he was wearing his name on his back.
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jormis29
06:37:08 PM 24th Jun 2015
Just a guess, but could it be one of the adaptions of David Copperfield?
FerrousFaucet
07:57:28 PM 24th Jun 2015
Thanks. I've heard of it but never read it. After a web search of "David Copperfield biter" it seems that there is a part in the story that is much like what I described. So yes, it's probably some film version of it, but I don't know which.

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detrimidexta
Medium: Film
04:46:07 PM 23rd Jun 2015
I'm trying to remember a horror/mystery film. It is about magical black cat who bring good luck to person who capture him. Film consisted of several stories, with the said cat as a link between them. One story is about a man who desperately want to quit smoking, so he turned to some shady company. A clerk shows him the room with black cat inside then starts electrocuting poor animal. After this demonstration, he threaten the smoker, saying that next time he smoke, they put his wife there (and they did it). At the end, magic cat found new home and a loving family, then he saves the girl from monster who steal children's breath.
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randomsurfer
Medium: Film
04:21:06 PM 20th Jun 2015
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Seen on TV in the late 1970s or early 1980s but it was probably originally a theatrical film. I'm not sure if I only saw a little bit of it or what. There was a man who was smuggling Swiss watches from Switzerland. He was wearing a vest covered in watches under his regular suit. He was on a plane, and somehow got wind of there being customs agents at the destination. He gets some club soda from a stewardess and takes it to the restroom, where he pours it into the sink and soaks his vest in it; the point being to gum up the works enough so that they'll stop ticking while he's passing through customs, but not enough to ruin the watches. I think the stewardess comes in to help him; she isn't in on the smuggling plan originally but decides to join in.

It wasn't a zany comedy, it may have been a light action and/or romance with some humor in it.
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randomsurfer
07:13:33 PM 19th Jun 2015
2 month bump.
Dalillama
04:04:55 PM 20th Jun 2015
There's a 1973 movie calked Die Fabrikanten about Swiss watch smugglers, might be the one
randomsurfer
04:21:06 PM 20th Jun 2015
Thank you but no. I failed to mention that it was an English language film (not dubbed into English, I'm pretty sure) and American-accented, at least the main characters.

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Worlder
Medium: Film
12:26:14 PM 19th Jun 2015
I remember watching this on TV.

The film centered around an advanced military stealth aircraft and the pilot who fly it.

The plot really kicks off with starting with scene of the pilot waking up amidst the crash site of said aircraft. However, the pilot had no recollection of ever boarding the aircraft or even being near the location where it was kept the day it crashed.

In addition he is now treated as a criminal for hijacking military equipment. Then through some series of events, he was blackmailed into performing some mission for some rogue military/government official by flying a bombing mission using another one of the stealth aircraft.
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InfiniteJam
Medium: Film
09:51:23 PM 15th Jun 2015
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So a few days ago I had saw a show on a Canadian Network and I thought it was pretty good. I just can't find the name of the show. I'll go over several things that happen in the episode though.

-The son of a man comes out of a detention center after a few months because of him stealing a car, crashing it, and killing a friend of his in the process.

-There's an autistic character who was run over by his own brother and hasn't left his apartment in two years

-That same guy who ran his brother over is having problems with his wife and has sex with a student in one of his classes who also happens to be a weather/news reporter

-A women's son who had been killed is having a mental breakdown because her son is gone, her husband is uncaring, and the fact that her currrent son isn't anything like her late one (She does fix her act by the end of the episode though and decides to go to her sisters house with her son so they can reconnect)

I could name other events but I believe with these descriptions alone, someone will know what I'm talking about.
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Technocratx
Medium: Film
06:17:10 AM 13th Jun 2015
I remember watching this film, it was probably made and set in the 60's or 70's. Somehow the main characters end up on an island and they are pursued by pirates. The pirates are all dressed to look tough for the time, but they are actually dressed like the gay biker guy from village people. I can just remember the pirates driving their boat up onto the sand then maybe 20 of them in their leathers jumping off in pursuit of the main characters.
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TheTeeth
Medium: Film
06:35:00 PM 9th Jun 2015
It was 2006 or so. Little kid me was riffling through the bargain bin of the local US Midwest grocery store. Even though I was a pretty sheltered kid at the time, I knew one of the DV Ds I happened to pick up wasn't something real wholesome. Now, I don't think it was something you'd have to go to the backroom of a video store to get, but it seemed pretty shockingly sexual in nature.

What I remember was a cover that seemed to be a young, attractive woman looking horrified as she was being transformed into a blow-up doll. I don't remember what any of the text on the case said, but it seemed to be painting it as a disgusting 'dirty, sinful slut gets punished for being a dirty, sinful slut' type horror movies.

Now, I could be getting this way, way wrong, and it's not nearly as alarming as that, but even as a kid who new nothing about porn plots, I was deeply, deeply disturbed by seeing it.

I really, really don't think it is a porno though, since I found it in a grocery store, in a pretty conservative town?

Any ideas?
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dawnmarie
04:04:55 PM 7th Jun 2015
This actually might be it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Object
Bananaquit
06:46:19 PM 7th Jun 2015
I bet it was Paul Bartel’s Private Parts (1972), which I found on discount DVD at Big Lots.

A little warning: don’t watch the movie trailer if you intend to watch the film! It totally gives away major plot spoilers!
TheTeeth
07:25:53 PM 7th Jun 2015
Yup, Private Parts is definitely it. Not quite as traumatic looking as I remember, but as it somehow seems more sexual, haha. Thanks for the tip!
Bananaquit
06:35:00 PM 9th Jun 2015
Incidentally, the scene with the blow-up doll is all kinds of f*&%ed up. It’s not so much a horror film (well, there are horror elements to it, in that a lot of people wind up killed). Think John Waters, i.e.: “weird people acting freaky.” Lucille Benson’s character makes this especially worth watching.

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Exxolon
Medium: Film
06:39:02 PM 8th Jun 2015
Remember seeing in a nightclub an action sequence of a smaller starship being chased by a much larger one. Both ships used actual beam lasers rather than energy bolts - the smaller ship eventually eluded their pursuer by faking a crash on an icy world using a missile. The ?Captain? of the smaller ship was killed though - he resembled Ray Walston (Boothby in the Star Trek franchise) but nothing in his filmography seems to match.
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dawnmarie
Medium: Film
04:00:38 PM 5th Jun 2015
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Movie 1: Sometime in the mid to late 1990s I caught some of a cheesy B horror movie on the USA network. I'd love to see it again just for the heck of it.

Going by the music and clothing it looks like it would have been made in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

It was about a stereotypical gang of punks led by a white guy with short blonde hair and his black (possibly bi-racial) girlfriend.

The gang ended up in a small town and started harassing a poor disfigured teenager and ended up killing him.

One by one the gang members get killed.

Towards the end of the movie, a police officer or sheriff kidnaps the two gang leaders and takes them to his house to torture them.

The very end of the movie shows this police officer sitting in his easy chair watching tv. You see that he has the same facial disfigurement as the teenager that was killed earlier (the mask that he had been wearing earlier so that he could have a normal appearance is on the table next to him).

Meanwhile there is a cutway to another room in the house, where you see that the two gang leaders have been surgically disfigured by the police officer.

Movie 2: A horror movie; looks like it is from the seventies or early 80s. Mom and dad. Two kids.

They drive somewhere late at night and get in a car accident. Everyone makes it out of the car except for the daughter who couldn't get out because the brother tied her shoelaces together. The car explodes, killing her.

The dead daughter haunts the family and in one scene a pizza cutter starts cutting its way up the staircase. (Sorry that sounds weird but no other way to explain it!)

Movie 3: Another horror movie, probably from the seventies.

A scientist is breeding and creating new species of bugs. Towards the end the bugs keep breeding on their own and getting larger and larger. The scientist is unable to stop this.

The movie ends with I think the scientist's house blowing up.

Edited to add two more movies.
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Bananaquit
10:50:59 PM 27th Jun 2013
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#2 has to be the TV movie Don’t Go to Sleep, starring Valerie Harper. The killer pizza-cutter scene is pretty infamous.
Fred_H
01:09:59 AM 28th Jun 2013
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#3 might be Bug (1975). In an effort to preserve prehistoric fire-starting cockroaches that were released by an earthquake, a scientist breeds them with contemporary roaches so the offspring will be better adapted...a mistake, as it turns out.

Hmm... I knew a Dawn Marie once upon a time. Early 1980s, Massachusetts?
GiantSpaceChinchilla
04:40:41 PM 28th Jun 2013
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  1. might be Pumpkin Head
Azzizzi
07:52:49 PM 29th Jun 2013
Yeah, the second one is familiar. The events come back in a series of flashbacks. I think they were leaving the grandmother's house. The dad had had too much to drink to be driving safely . The other kids tied her laces together. I can't remember what guilt the mom had. The only thing I remember about the pizza-cutter scene was going up the stairs and cutting the phone line.
dawnmarie
05:37:01 PM 7th Apr 2015
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Bumping this over a year and a half later because I still haven't located the answer to #1. It definitely isn't Pumpkinhead.

Belated thanks for the answers to 2 and 3!
dawnmarie
04:31:53 PM 30th May 2015
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EricaB
06:29:33 AM 2nd Jun 2015
I asked on another forum, and someone there suggested that #1 might be Grotesque.

http://obscurofilms.tumblr.com/post/105255713250/grotesque-1988

dawnmarie
04:00:38 PM 5th Jun 2015
OMG!! I could kiss you!! That is the movie! Thank you so much, Erica B!!!!

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PeterStevens
Medium: Film
07:40:29 PM 3rd Jun 2015
This was likely a made-for-TV movie from the 90s or mid-late 80s. An American (possibly) Godzilla-like movie about a boy who finds a young dinosaur, then the mother attacks the island. His father is a marine biologist I believe. The dinosaurs came from a deep ocean trench, there are a few scenes of them watching radar and submersible footage and if I remember right the adult dinosaur looks a little like Gorgo. I'm dead in the water on this one and it's driving me crazy.
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Breakerchase
Medium: Film
10:03:09 PM 2nd Jun 2015
I remember watching this Hong Kong film on TV as a child. I believe it was made during the 1970s-1990s. The film looked a bit like Once Upon a Time in China and America with a very similar location setting (American West). One scene I remember was a Chinese performer killing an American with a throwing knife, then another guy rings an alarm and a big fight starts.
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Bananaquit
10:03:09 PM 2nd Jun 2015
The Big Brawl (a.k.a. Battle Creek Brawl)? It was an early attempt at breaking Jackie Chan in the States.

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DrNoPuma
Medium: Film
10:55:52 AM 30th May 2015
Live action film, probably rated PG or G. I saw it some time between the late 2000's and early 10's. It was a high school (middle school, maybe?) comedy.

For whatever reason, the main character decides to antagonize the resident Barbaric Bully. When they were kids, the bully was scared of this TV show about a guy in a frog suit. In the present, it turns out that the bully is still scared of this frog. So in one part, the main character somehow sets it up so that whenever the bully opens his locker, the show's theme song starts playing.

In another scene, the bully is in the gym, alone, when the lights go out. The main character, or one of his friends, dressed as the frog, comes in and does an Ominous Walk towards the bully, while a slow, distorted version of the show's theme song plays. This scares the heck out of the bully.

Also, I think the main character's name was in the title of the movie.

Any ideas on what movie this is?

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jormis29
05:52:39 PM 29th May 2015
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DrNoPuma
10:55:52 AM 30th May 2015
Yep, that's it! Thank you!

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astrokitty
Medium: Film
09:56:34 AM 29th May 2015
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Okay, I only watched a little of it when I was little, but here's what I remember:

A bunch of random strangers find themselves in what lookes like a glass labyrinth of some kind. They find weird, floating thing that shifts and changes its shape. When one of the people (an old lady) touches it, it goes batshit-insane. I think it wrecks one dude's sunglasses.
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FirstSnow
08:10:12 AM 28th May 2015
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It's not one of the Cube films, is it?
astrokitty
08:26:08 AM 28th May 2015
I think it might be, actually...
EricaB
01:24:25 PM 28th May 2015
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Sounds like Cube 2: Hypercube, if it's any of them.
astrokitty
09:56:34 AM 29th May 2015
Okay, it was that movie.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
11:47:05 AM 28th May 2015
There was this live action movie I only saw the first 10 minutes or so of on TV circa 1994. I only remember 2 details: 1. At one point it shows this guy on fire running and screaming 2. At another point it shows this computer with this message saying "black pearls suck". I tried searching for that phrase but Google turns up nothing.
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Bootlebat
11:47:04 PM 20th May 2015
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Bootlebat
05:13:34 PM 25th May 2015
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Bootlebat
11:47:05 AM 28th May 2015
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I'm not 100 percent sure it was a movie could have been a tv show but pretty sure it was a movie. I didn't see the title or opening credits but I think it was near the beginning when I started watching. I was watching with my dad but he changed the channel after only 10 minutes or so (perhaps because he thought it was too violent for a 10 year old)

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MikeK
Medium: Film
06:00:31 PM 23rd May 2015
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I mainly remember a scene where the main character is in a restaurant and begins to suspect that he's in a dream (or possibly reliving a past memory): At one point he walks away from the people he's sitting with and tries to get a look at the face of a patron who was sitting alone and facing away from him - even when he gets in front of this person, he's still only seeing the back of their head. I guess the implication was that this was a real place he'd been before, and he remembered it down to what some stranger looked like from behind, but of course he'd never seen their face. Given the "reliving past memories" idea, I've been thinking it could have been Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but I'm not too sure.

Update: I guess it is in fact Eternal Sunshine - something like the scene is alluded to in the ymmv section of that page as Nightmare Fuel.
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Civanfan
Medium: Film
11:12:41 AM 23rd May 2015
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When I was eight or nine, I got out of bed to bug my parents and saw a movie with a black guy kicking a robot in the face from the robot's POV—then I got sent back to bed. I've never been able to find it since. I think it might have been foreign?
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FerrousFaucet
03:23:18 PM 17th May 2015
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When did you see this film, and what do you consider foreign? We don't know when you were eight or nine, and we don't know where you are from.
BlueShirt71
11:12:41 AM 23rd May 2015
'Batteries Not Included'? Technically USA is foreign to the UK.

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Lancelot07
Medium: Film
05:13:44 AM 23rd May 2015
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So I remember some events from a film, but I'm not sure if what I remember are from one film or two different ones. The first I remember is this sad film where a mother puts her kid to sleep and when she and her husband start to make out in bed, they hear the boy calling but they decide it's probably nothing and continue kissing. Next morning when she goes to wake the boy, she discovers that the rope from the toy horse she allowed him to have in bed somehow got wrapped around his neck while he slept and he got strangled. The next I remember which I'm not sure is from the same film is a woman who keeps seeing the ghost of her son that died. She has another child but her sightings of her ghost child drives her more insane as her husband don't believe her either. Eventually, her ghost child asks her to committ suicide so they can be together in the afterlife. The mother agrees to this and also plans to take her other child, her daughter with her. She writes a note and takes the daughter with her, and drives to a place where the ghost child sits and waits. The mother goes out and places a rag in the tailpipe before sitting back in, to kill herself and her daughter through exhaust poisoning. While waiting, she sits and talks with her daughter who is unaware, but eventually the daughter talks about her future and among other things, asks her mother if she will come to her wedding, when she has one, which makes the mother realize what she's doing. She goes out to remove the rag, then goes to her ghost child and tells him that she's sorry, but she won't die yet. Her ghost child is sad, but understands.

So again, whether that beginning and the ghost child-story is the same is what I can't remember. Anyone knows the title of any of this?
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Lancelot07
02:47:53 AM 20th May 2015
No one?
Aspectifer
01:33:02 AM 21st May 2015
Someone asked this on Yahoo Answers a few years ago. It's a TV movie called Reunion. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0110981/

Yahoo Answers entry here: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101010145630AAPQK8q

Lancelot07
05:13:44 AM 23rd May 2015
That sure looks like it. Thank you! :)

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axelsonfire
Medium: Film
03:35:03 PM 22nd May 2015
I'm looking for a film I saw part of back in the early 2000s, but possibly could've been older than that as I saw it on TV. It was live action and probably American.

It involved a man who had an accident of sorts which left him with severe amnesia. He seemed to be some kind of higher up business guy as a party was held for him after he returned from his accident but with prompting from his wife, admitted to the whole crowd that he didn't remember anyone there. The part I most vividly remember is the man wandering outside and buying a ticket unknowningly to an adult cinema. Then when he gets home, he repeats what he saw with his wife.
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FerrousFaucet
01:34:27 AM 19th May 2015
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Regarding Henry?
axelsonfire
03:35:03 PM 22nd May 2015
That's it, thank you. I was too young at the time to realize it was Harrison Ford in the movie. That would've made things a million times easier.

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Indigo1
Medium: Film
10:17:03 AM 21st May 2015
I only remember a few minutes of the film. It was definitely melancholic, so probably a drama. The main character was a woman, and she had to "re-live" her day over and over again. Every time she'd wake up, do her morning routine (there was another character in her house, not sure if a relative) and then go somewhere, which wasn't really clear to me. But every time she'd try and go there, either she or somebody else would have something bad happen to them. Maybe there was a murder as well, though I definitely remember the woman having a car accident, then waking up in a (badly lit) hospital to find her legs amputated. Right after that she'd wake up and the same day would loop constantly, every time with a different accident.
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Bootlebat
02:42:29 PM 18th May 2015
the reliving a day thing is called "Groundhog Day" Loop. Have you looked there?
therealonetogether
10:17:03 AM 21st May 2015
I know you said film, but this sounds a lot like the "Be Kind, Rewind" episode of Medium.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
02:55:13 PM 18th May 2015
There was this film I saw in film studies class but I cannot for the life of me remember the title. It is an Iranian made film and has something to do with this kid and his troubled homelife. Only other detail I can remember is the kid's father is the bad guy and at the end he dies by falling into a river
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Bootlebat
02:55:13 PM 18th May 2015
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My brother figured it out its The Color Of Paradise

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piefan
Medium: Film
12:08:34 AM 18th May 2015
Not so long ago (not sure exactly when), my principal showed us a part of a movie, towards the end/climax. I think it was about Jamaicans in the Olympics or something, bobsledders? It may have been done by Disney; I think I saw the logo at the beginning, but I may have gotten my memories mixed up. Obviously, most of the main characters were black people, but there was this fat white guy who was probably their coach, based on the way he acted. He seemed disappointed in them when they didn't do well, blah blah blah. It was live-action, and the film seemed like it was probably made some time ago. Early 2000's or late 1900's.

The ending basically had the sledders crashing terribly, but then they all got back up again and carried the sled to the finishing line of the race, with some dramatic music playing.
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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
04:41:55 PM 12th May 2015
A movie that I might have been luck getting help with, because of the two scenes that I remember with vivid detail.

To start off, it feels like it was an old movie because I saw it at glance as a kid, but it was more likely The '90s, because I believe cellphones were already in existence.

The first scene I remember was quite lengthy, but it involved a mother stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic talking to her daughter on a phone while the daughter was making preparations for a party back home. While they're on the phone, a guy breaks into the house and starts attacking the daughter, so the mother jumps out of her car (and everybody's yelling at her for it) and runs home on foot while he daughter basically gets the crap beat out of her (and I think the perp even decapitated her, IIRC); finally the mother makes it home and starts screaming for her, but the police keep shoving her back.

The other scene I recall has both the mother and father in court while the killer says, "Sorry," at them in a very unsympathetic voice, causing the father to snap and attack him, though security has to subdue him.
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dawnmarie
03:20:41 PM 11th May 2015
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Do you remember if Kiefer Sutherland was in it? It sounds like the movie "Eye for an Eye" but the ending is different now that I think about it.
justanotherrandomlurker
05:12:31 PM 11th May 2015
Heh, at that age, I would've been too young to know who any of the actors were in it (again, I was a kid, and the movie was on in the background, my parents must have been watching it).

But I checked it out on your suggestion, and as a matter of fact, you would be correct; I actually found the first scene I was talking about on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRpPFbbiqhs
dawnmarie
04:41:55 PM 12th May 2015
Excellent! Glad that I was able to help. :)

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
06:19:23 PM 10th May 2015
This movie I saw in about 2000-2001 but could be older. The main character was a parrot who could talk out loud but we mainly heard what he was thinking via voiceovers. He befriends a little girl (and might be her pet I forget) for a long time but is later put in a lab for some reason. At the end he gets out of the lab and goes back to see the girl and finds out She's All Grown Up
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jormis29
06:12:10 PM 10th May 2015
I'm betting Paulie
Bootlebat
06:19:23 PM 10th May 2015
That's it thanks

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Raptor
Medium: Film
03:47:12 PM 9th May 2015
I'm pretty sure this was a movie, but all I remember is a cereal commercial they showed on TV within the movie. It had two boys complaining about breakfast time being boring or something like that, then a cartoon hippopotamus appeared, but instead of being all awed like children in real cereal commercials, these two freaked out and called for help and then their dad came and shot the hippo to death with a gun (I think it was quite gory, too).

I don´t remember anything else about the movie, btw. Any ideas?
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FerrousFaucet
01:23:58 AM 26th Apr 2015
I think maybe I saw this, but don't remember where. Is it from The Whitest Kids U Know?
Raptor
11:46:15 AM 27th Apr 2015
Hmmm no, I don´t think so... I'm pretty sure it was a movie. The hippo was definitely a cartoon.
Raptor
11:21:58 PM 27th Apr 2015
bump
Raptor
02:45:45 PM 28th Apr 2015
bump D:
Raptor
11:23:13 AM 1st May 2015
bumpity bump
smileshugsdeath
12:49:36 PM 1st May 2015
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I saw this on youtube, i think. I dont know the title
Raptor
10:03:44 PM 2nd May 2015
hope dies last bump
Raptor
04:01:50 PM 4th May 2015
bump. starting to fear I will never find out D:
Raptor
10:47:34 PM 6th May 2015
Bump. So frustrating- I ask everyone I know and they do remember the scene but not where it comes from...

Anyway, I thought I'd just ask about another one- I don´t know if it was a movie or an episode from a TV show, I only ever saw a bit of it, but there was a kid who had just found out his real parents were clowns, and therefore (logically) he was a clown too. I think it might have been a nightmare the character was having because he suddenly turned into a clown and all. And he wasn´t happy about it. That's how I remember it anyway.

Any ideas?
Bananaquit
06:05:07 PM 7th May 2015
The thing about the clowns, I believe, was from a Lily Tomlin special.
PaulA
06:38:12 PM 7th May 2015
(Just as a general note: If you have a new question, you should post it as the start of a new thread. If people have already decided they can't help with the original question, they're probably not paying enough attention to this thread to notice that there's a new question. Also, asking one question per thread is less confusing generally, because then it's always clear which question is being answered.)
Raptor
12:21:09 AM 8th May 2015
Sorry- I have already asked several questions, I didn´t want to flood.
GitarooHero
01:25:49 PM 8th May 2015
edited by GitarooHero
I don't know about the cereal commercial thing, but I do know that the clown thing is an episode of The Haunting Hour called Afraid of Clowns.
Raptor
12:19:05 AM 9th May 2015
Aha, that's it :D Thanks GH... as for the commercial thing I suspect I'll never find out D:
LTM402
03:47:12 PM 9th May 2015
Well, the "cereal commercial" bit seems to come from the Mexican sketch comedy series XHDRBZ, it's exactly like you describe it, but it was really featured on a movie?

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28-OoXqCkdk

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Duncan
Medium: Film
02:12:54 PM 4th May 2015
This was a film I saw on cable about 10 years ago. It was about actors filming a Revenge of the Nerds type movie where the nerds are bullied by Jerk Jock s, but in real life the Nerd was a movie star and HE was the Jerk Ass.
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Duncan
02:12:54 PM 4th May 2015
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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
09:49:11 AM 4th May 2015
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Movie from The '90s or the Turn of the Millennium, involving a lady report (I believe) who was somehow possessed or had some kind of supernatural power bestowed upon her (I think). I only saw it once, and really the only scene that I remember somewhat was she was at one point live out in the field, and she kind of loses her mind or something and ends up leading the entire crowd into singing The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction".
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Ladykathleen
12:00:08 AM 4th May 2015
Could it be "Life or Something Like It"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iX0_XfcBrc
justanotherrandomlurker
09:49:11 AM 4th May 2015
I think so. And now I'm reminded why that reporter didn't seem easy on the eyes: it was Angelina Jolie - as a blonde. Yeesh.

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
04:12:39 AM 4th May 2015
A kid's movie where a sundial is used to show transition of time. Since that was the only scene I saw in a play area, I can't tell if the sundial was plot-important or not. Can anyone help, please?
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TroperNo9001
07:19:04 PM 30th Jan 2015
I saw this in 2005.
TroperNo9001
01:04:01 AM 4th Feb 2015
I think the main character is probably a little girl.
TroperNo9001
01:34:31 AM 8th Feb 2015
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TroperNo9001
09:25:16 PM 10th Feb 2015
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randomsurfer
09:02:43 AM 11th Feb 2015
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I don't know, but did you check through Time Passes Montage and Spinning Clock Hands to see if anything jumps out at you? (Be sure to check the Related tabs too.)
TroperNo9001
08:34:59 PM 11th Feb 2015
Yes, but it's not in either entry.
TroperNo9001
07:38:44 PM 15th Feb 2015
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TroperNo9001
07:35:23 PM 23rd Feb 2015
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TroperNo9001
06:10:26 PM 1st Mar 2015
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XFllo
01:16:05 PM 10th Mar 2015
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Was it live-action, or animation? When was it made (approximately)? Did it have an older look, or was it more or less contemporary at that time? What country did you watch it in? Was is a foreign production?
TroperNo9001
09:13:06 PM 10th Mar 2015
Live-action, 90s-2000s, setting was probably Victorian, pretty sure it's an American production.
TroperNo9001
08:58:27 PM 14th Mar 2015
Bump.
Ladykathleen
12:31:54 AM 4th May 2015
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There is a sundial moment in "Anastasia" that always stuck with me as a kid. It indicated how long her interview had been going on. It's not live action, but it is a kid's movie from around that era!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-ghcM0I3uY Around 9:50 in the clip
TroperNo9001
04:12:39 AM 4th May 2015
That's it! you Thank you so much!

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deadwaste
Medium: Film
08:18:54 AM 1st May 2015
I need jelp remembering two films(if its possible)and i'll be as specific as possible: The first one is a horror movie. What i remember is a movie character, the killer, escapesbthe movie, goes around killing the people trapped in the theater(i think they snuck in because it was night) and i remember a police officer looking through a door and not being able to see anyone. They destroy the film because i dont remember, but i think the killer was still alive. 2 characters remained until the end where the girl is trapped in the movie, and the kid lives. Probably came out around 2009/2010

The second movie was going through a groundhog loop. I dont remember exacts, but i know a news lady is killed, the main character keeps going through loops, manages to save the girl maybe one or two times, he dies in the movie maybe 2 times. A line i remember is something with either a swan or goose, but i really think it was a swan. Something about a generator, bad guy dies, and the guy gets the girl. I think it came out around the 90s becsuse of the cars looking 80sish and the way the camera quality was.
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Bananaquit
07:02:59 PM 15th Apr 2015
The first one sounds like Anguish, though that was made in the ’80s.
deadwaste
10:30:10 AM 22nd Apr 2015
i know thats not the movie, but thanks for your help anyway.
dawnmarie
04:35:19 PM 24th Apr 2015
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Could the first one be 'Midnight Movie?' Your description sounds very similar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Movie_(film)
deadwaste
08:18:54 AM 1st May 2015
yep thats it. now to find the second film.

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TwinBird
Medium: Film
09:04:33 PM 30th Apr 2015
I think this was a film. At the very least, I'm almost positive I had it on VHS. It might have been an episode of a TV show.

Basically, what I remember most is a subplot involving a boy "addicted" to video games. I didn't have a console at the time (so pre-1997), so that was sort of my archetype for a while. A Magical Native American (I think Inuit?) is framed for poaching, and he sells his Gameboy at a pawn shop to get him out. I very vividly remember, the clerk offers $50, a girl he's there with says "we need $100," and the clerk says "got any games?" I remember it seemed strange to me even at the time that he sold the system first.

I also think this was my first introduction to the concept of bail. I remember when the boy goes to the prison and tells the clerk he's bailing someone out, I thought at first it was some kind of stickup, then some kind of bribe, until it was explained to me.

Pretty sure, though I may have my wires crossed here, there was also a single-use magic talisman for "when the time is right," despite most of the film being grounded in the real world. It may have been a metaphor, or a case of Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane, but I'm almost positive there was a lightshow to represent it, and that the talisman got a hole through it. Pretty sure the whole shebang was a Green Aesop, as well.

Please help. I'm sure I saw this, but Google is giving me worse than nothing - mostly at this point links to me asking about it in various places. Honestly, It's starting to feel like Candle Cove.
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TwinBird
10:21:21 AM 26th Apr 2015
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TwinBird
09:04:33 PM 30th Apr 2015
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grapesandmilk
Medium: Film
01:02:35 PM 29th Apr 2015
I think this movie was set in Tahiti. A woman is kidnapped and then a man goes in a room wearing leaves. He says that if someone, I think her dad, finds out she was kidnapped, he'll torture him. Then he says that he's not competent because he dresses dogs as pirates.
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grapesandmilk
01:02:35 PM 29th Apr 2015
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ElectricBoogaloo
Medium: Film
07:57:07 PM 28th Apr 2015
A movie, most likely made in the 90's, which is a deconstruction of the Jack and the Beanstalk story, where the protag is a present-day descendant of Jack, taken forcedly to the giant's world to be executed for his ancestor's crime (the giants here being nice guys and the original Jack seen as an outright rober and murderer)
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MasterInferno
12:54:59 PM 16th Aug 2012
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story. I vaguely remember it as well.
jormis29
07:57:07 PM 28th Apr 2015
Now it has it's own tvtropes page, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
04:41:14 PM 24th Apr 2015
There was this movie I never actually saw but read about. All I remember reading is there was this scene where the main character (who's name was Sarah something) masturbates while someone else secretly watches. Also for some reason I think the movie might have had something to do with a ship but can't remember.
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snag
12:39:15 AM 13th Apr 2015
Bootlebat
12:25:54 PM 13th Apr 2015
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None of those seem to be it. Couple more details 1. It was made no later than 2002 2. wasn't a porn movie and the title didn't have to do with sex, I think it might have had something to do with the ship
Bootlebat
04:37:55 PM 20th Apr 2015
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Bootlebat
04:41:14 PM 24th Apr 2015
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GordonWay2
Medium: Film
04:50:35 PM 23rd Apr 2015
A few years ago, I visited a promotional website for a short film. It was animated in stop-motion, and all the characters were made of assemblages of natural objects, like bones and moss. I think one character had a vertebra for a head.
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Duncan
09:54:42 AM 22nd Apr 2015
Maybe something by Jan Svankmajer? His films often use stop-motion with natural objects, like his Alice in Wonderland...?
GordonWay2
04:50:35 PM 23rd Apr 2015
Good thought — I'm a fan of Svankmajer's — but this was a contemporary film, one that had just been made.

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drrobbo
Medium: Film
09:49:18 PM 17th Apr 2015
There was a spy movie (or maybe a caper movie) that must have come out before 1980. The only things I remember are that it was in color, the main character had a beard and maybe wore a leather trenchcoat, and the main character was killed at the end of the movie at a playground or near a carousel, in kind of a downer ending. Any thoughts?
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snag
10:29:40 PM 26th Jan 2015
drrobbo
07:24:24 PM 2nd Feb 2015
Bump
snag
09:45:48 PM 5th Feb 2015
edited by snag
so here is a starting point.. i'm going to poke away at it a little bit, but you can too. if you can look through the list of other keywords and tick a few which may relate to your movie it will narrow the search for you…

http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=death-of-protagonist

EDIT: here is it narrowed a little bit… it shows movies released up to 1982

http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=death-of-protagonist&sort=moviemeter,asc&mode=advanced&page=1&release_date=%2C1982&ref_=kw_ref_yr

drrobbo
07:30:36 PM 22nd Feb 2015
Thanks for the suggestions! That's a clever way to search. I don't think any of those are it, but I'm also not positive I'd be able to pull it out of a lineup of titles. The main character looked a little like Serpico, so it must be an obscure title from the 70s.
drrobbo
09:49:18 PM 17th Apr 2015
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Johnny2071
Medium: Film
07:47:29 PM 16th Apr 2015
I can't remember the name of this movie about a serious black man who is obssessed with comic book superheroes.

-An accident at an amusement park landed him in the hospital for bulk of his childhood, leaving him with comics to pass the time. -There was a scene where some guy wanted to by a rare piece of super hero art as a present for his toddler, but the man sternly said no.
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Aspectifer
11:49:16 AM 13th Apr 2015
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Sounds like Unbreakable, except the man in question had brittle bone disease, rather than being the victim of an amusement park accident.
dokatron
07:15:25 AM 14th Apr 2015
The superhero art bit is definitely from Unbreakable.
Bisected8
03:20:43 AM 15th Apr 2015
Yeah, it sounds like Unbreakable. Does this scene look familiar?
lexicon
07:47:29 PM 16th Apr 2015
That sounds exactly like Unbreakable except for the amusement park accident. His bones have a disease that makes them break easily.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
09:39:35 PM 13th Apr 2015
There was a B-movie from the mid to late 1990s about this guy who robs a bank or some other crime, which leads to him taking a few hostages, two women and a man, I think. For some reason, the pay end up on foot and have a campfire at night. The criminal makes the male hostage sing "What would you do with the captain'so daughter" or whatever that song was while one of the women dances. At this point, I think he had already killed the other woman.
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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
09:39:32 PM 13th Apr 2015
There was a B-movie from the mid to late 1990s about this guy who robs a bank or some other crime, which leads to him taking a few hostages, two women and a man, I think. For some reason, the pay end up on foot and have a campfire at night. The criminal makes the male hostage sing "What would you do with the captain'so daughter" or whatever that song was while one of the women dances. At this point, I think he had already killed the other woman.
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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
12:39:23 PM 12th Apr 2015
This movie I saw that was a documentary based on this guy who fought in World War II. All I can remember about it are 2 things: 1. They mentioned he was kind of a troublemaker as a kid. 2. At one point he got put in a Japanese prison camp and there was this one guard nicknamed The Bird who beat him up a lot.
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jormis29
08:56:54 PM 10th Apr 2015
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is it Unbroken? (The Bird is this guy)
Bootlebat
04:05:54 PM 11th Apr 2015
That has to be the person I'm thinking of, however I saw the movie in 1998 so that's not it.
jormis29
11:49:37 PM 11th Apr 2015
This CBS doctumentary about Louis S. Zamperini (the guy who got beaten) produced for the '98 Nagano Olympics might be what you are looking for.
Bootlebat
12:39:23 PM 12th Apr 2015
yes that's it thanks

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TheJojolion
Medium: Film
07:58:47 AM 12th Apr 2015
A movie I remember catching some bits of it when playing on someone's home. All I remember was that there are two boys finding a golden statue & someone else trying stop them from taking the statue. As later on the the statue melts into golden liquid, which I believe what happens next this that the boys later carry the liquid in buckets.
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darksecret
07:58:47 AM 12th Apr 2015
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Probably not it, but that sounds a little like an episode of Ducktales called "The Golden Goose". Was it animated or live-action?

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MikeK
Medium: Film
11:28:06 PM 11th Apr 2015
I think this was a movie, but it could have also been live action TV. All I remember is a snippet of dialogue - a man who is apparently running for governor asks one of his kids if he looks "gubernatorial", and the response is "you look like a goober, if that's what you mean..."
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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
07:28:15 PM 9th Apr 2015
This is kind of an odd one but I remember reading this book by Christopher Pike (I forget which one) where at one point the characters go to see a movie described as being about a UFO that comes to earth and is really part of the mind of God and is trying to save everyone, even the wicked. I am wondering if this is a real movie or just something they made up for the book. If it is real what is it called?
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Bootlebat
07:28:15 PM 9th Apr 2015
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gaimanite.pkat
Medium: Film
09:21:32 AM 8th Apr 2015
My mother described to me once a movie she saw in theaters, but I can only remember one part and she has no recollection of telling me. A man is supposed to meet a really hot woman in a hot tub, but he falls asleep. When he wakes up, he is naked and can't move because he was in the tub too long. He calls for help, and an Irish guy and a black guy run over, also naked. They go to lift him up, with the Irish guy lifting his feet and the black guy lifting his head. However, the black guy's junk is in the hot tub guy's face, and he requests that the men switch places. This isn't porn (lol)and it isn't Hot Tub Time Machine.
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Daefaroth
01:21:12 PM 7th Apr 2015
Not quite a match but here is the hot tub scene in Out Cold.
Duncan
01:26:23 PM 7th Apr 2015
gaimanite.pkat
09:21:32 AM 8th Apr 2015
Hall Pass! Thanks!!! Sounds kind of goofy...I wonder what inspired my mother to actually pay money and see it.

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Medinoc
Medium: Film
09:09:58 AM 4th Apr 2015
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A movie about some people doing some sort of scheme involving stock exchange. I only remember two points:
  1. Fixing someone's broken paper shredder was somehow bad for the plan.
  2. At the end someone has to attempt suicide on the news to make some adversary's stocks plummet, so one guy (I think it was the oldest of the group) goes to a window. The news crew arrives, then a fire crew that install one of those huge inflatable mattresses, and after some pep talk (including the group's woman threatening to jump herself if he doesn't) the guy jumps and is safely cushioned by the mattress.
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Medinoc
05:29:01 AM 3rd Feb 2012
I'll just bump this one once.
JobanGrayskull
07:50:23 AM 3rd Feb 2012
I was gonna say Trading Places, but the suicide attempts involve shooting and overdose, and I don't remember much else about that movie.
Medinoc
12:20:31 PM 28th Jan 2013
edited by Medinoc
Near-anniversary bump.

Note that I saw that movie end (or made-for-tv movie end) over ten years ago, maybe fifteen.
Medinoc
08:28:03 AM 12th May 2014
Bump.
Medinoc
02:09:47 AM 1st Apr 2015
I'm afraid not.
garrisonskunk
03:31:33 AM 4th Apr 2015
Was George Carlin in it? I vaguely remember a Fox Tv-movie he starred in about a year before his Fox sitcom. They made a big deal about it because it was one of the first movies made for The Fox Network. I believe he was some kind of garbage man who gets involved in some kind of financial dealings.
Medinoc
09:09:58 AM 4th Apr 2015
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I'm not sure, but the "oldest of the group" (the one who ends up having to jump has part of the plan) might have been played by him. He was also the one who told a younger conspirator that he should not have fixed the shredder, though I still have no idea why it was for the plan.

Edit: You know, I can't find much evidence on the web, but I think that was it: Working Tra$h! Thanks for your help.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
10:57:35 PM 2nd Apr 2015
I remember some movie about the Civil Rights struggle that took place in The Fifties or The Sixties. Only other bit I can remember is the bad guys telling a joke: "Why are all the n***rs going to Virginia? because there's no work in Virginia"
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Omnichron
08:12:26 PM 2nd Apr 2015
I believe that The Long Walk Home, set during the Alabama bus boycott. I think the main (white) character's husband says this joke at a party, and she pulls him aside to tell him that she realized that its wrong to be racist.
Bootlebat
10:57:35 PM 2nd Apr 2015
Oh wow someone just asked about this. It must have triggered my memory tho I didn't realize it was the same movie.

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Estalamaison
Medium: Film
10:51:58 PM 2nd Apr 2015
Hi

I can't stop thinking about a setting in a movie where there is some kind of door leading to a sort of heaven or a setting close to Neverland. The door have fairies painting and ivy all around. The character(s?) are looking to go through the door but this heaven can also be some kind hell for them. The room in itself is empty and old looking. It feels weird, maybe some kind of psychological horror movie/series.

Thanks you!
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LiuMeow
06:42:55 AM 26th Mar 2015
This sounds interesting and I'd like to learn about it too. Can't seem to find anything, though. Can you remember a time frame? Were the genres, I'm assuming, fantasy/horror? Did the movie explicitly mention that it was near Neverland or do you just mean it's similar to Neverland?

Also, you meant there were paintings of fairies on the door, right? As in not actual fairies who were painting on the door?
theSnazz
10:51:58 PM 2nd Apr 2015
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DrNoPuma
Medium: Film
04:38:23 PM 28th Mar 2015
Okay, this is driving me insane. We saw this movie in History class when we were learning about the American Civil Rights movement. I remember so much about this movie, but I can not for the life of me remember the title. It stars Whoopi Goldberg as a black woman named Odessa. Odessa works as a maid(?) for the Thompsons, a white family. (Mr. Thompson is played by Dwight Schultz.) When Rosa Parks is arrested, the bus boycotts begin. Odessa and her friend begin walking to work. However, Mrs. Thompson begins to support the bus boycott and starts driving Odessa to work (because Odessa doesn't have a car, and I don't think she knew how to drive). Of course, since she is a white woman helping blacks, Mrs. Thompson recieves a lot of hatred. In the climax, Mr. Thompson's brother turns out to be a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk when he SLAPS Mrs. Thompson. Mr. Thompson turns out to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who stands up for his wife, and eventually for the blacks. The only other thing I can remember is that the story is narrated by the Thompsons' daughter (We hear her, grown up and possibly elderly, as a voice-over, while we see the daughter as a little girl)

Does anyone know the name of this movie?
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GordonWay2
01:43:13 PM 28th Mar 2015
Googling "whoopi goldberg dwight schultz" yields the title "The Long Walk Home".
Bootlebat
01:43:27 PM 28th Mar 2015
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Searching for "Whoopi Goldberg Odessa" turns up "The Long Walk Home" is this right, EDIT: someone beat me to it
DrNoPuma
04:38:23 PM 28th Mar 2015
Yes, that's it! Thank you guys!

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dokatron
Medium: Film
03:58:33 AM 26th Mar 2015
A film involving some sort of transformation. All I remember is one line, something like:

"whatever reason you're doing this, whoever you're doing it for, hold onto that. It'll make it easier".

Really bugging me!
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dokatron
05:41:06 AM 24th Mar 2015
Bump.
LiuMeow
06:41:11 AM 24th Mar 2015
Do you remember what year or decade you saw this in? Or what country? And was it a personal, figurative transformation; or a literal one, like magic or metamorphosis?
dokatron
10:06:16 AM 24th Mar 2015
I must have seen it in the past 5 or 10 years, but I've honestly no idea when it might have been made. It was a literal transformation (scientific/tech based I think), some sort of "powering up" which was why the reason he was doing it was important. It was supposed to give him the power to help his loved ones in some way.
Bisected8
03:02:32 PM 24th Mar 2015
Was it a live action film? What did it look like (brightly lit? Were the sets industrial, shiny and futuristic, etc?)?
dokatron
06:10:31 AM 25th Mar 2015
I think it was a live action film. I can't remember what the scene looked like. It's the quote that's been stuck in my head more than anything. Sorry this is a bit unhelpful.
Albertosaurus
10:01:41 AM 25th Mar 2015
I'm almost positive that this is X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
snag
10:06:46 PM 25th Mar 2015
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this is from the subtitles file:

00:38:30 When it starts, whatever the reason is that you're doing this, focus on that. Maybe it will help.

excellent job albertosaurus
dokatron
03:58:33 AM 26th Mar 2015
Yes! Thank you! Can't believe I couldn't remember that. I've got the damn DVD!

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Vitez
Medium: Film
05:40:27 PM 25th Mar 2015
Hi! I remember watching around 2001 a Sci-Fi TV movie (it could also have been an episode of a TV show, but I'm pretty sure it was a film). By the looks of it, I'd guess it's from the late 90s.

In it, a spaceship crew picks up a strange signal. They investigate it and discover its source: a small black pyramid just floating in space, covered in hieroglyphics. They bring it into the ship to analyse it, and they try to open it with a drill. That's when strange things happen, as each of the crew has a different reaction to it: one guy has a headache, one girl starts having flashbacks of her childhood, etc. After that, I remember a scene where a woman (the capitain?) explains to the others that the Tower of Babel was actually a space rocket (!).

Yeah, it all sounds like a Stargate plot, but I asked a friend who's watched all of the movies and episodes, and he said it's not that.

Does it ring a bell for anyone?
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UltimateFalconFart
11:02:59 PM 23rd Mar 2015
LiuMeow
06:48:17 AM 24th Mar 2015
Space Island One?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Island_One

I saw something on Wikipedia that mentioned a Tower of Babel rocket.
Aspectifer
01:10:35 PM 24th Mar 2015
edited by Aspectifer
Thanks for jogging my memory about Space Island One Liumeow. I watched it when it originally aired and there was a quite weird episode called "The Barrier of Second Attention" about the space station crew encountering a potentially alien artifact, and the strange effects it had on them (it was unusual in that the show was fairly hard SF, and aliens generally did not feature). I particularly remember a scene (I think one of the artifact induced hallucinations) where, dressed in her spacesuit, the space station captain climbs to the top of the Isle of Man's Laxey Wheel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxey_Wheel (the series was filmed in studios on the Isle of Man).

Here's the episode recap from tv.com if that helps: http://www.tv.com/shows/space-island-one/the-barrier-of-second-attention-153568/

The episode's director has posted a clip of the other episode he directed on YouTube. Does the crew look familiar Vitez? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyqRx2z0cHA
Vitez
05:40:27 PM 25th Mar 2015
Liu Meow & Aspectifer – that's the one! I thought I'd never find it.

So, it was a TV series after all, even better.

Thanks a bunch!

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Dertz
Medium: Film
12:30:09 AM 24th Mar 2015
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Some details I can still remember are:

1.The movie is more comedial.

2.The actors are all black.

There are three scenes I can still remember:

1. A asks B what he should wear. The sneakers to the UZI or the boots to the rifle. (or something along that)

2. At the start a boy says that no one gets past 14 years old(maybe something else). He then gets shot and another guy says exactly the same but with 21. Of course it's also his birthday today and he also gets shot.

3. Two guys have a "comparison" and exhibit larger and larger weapons. The winner finishes with a van(?) containing a rocket.

I've seen this in another language, so there might be a little difference to it. Thank you in advance for any help.
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FerrousFaucet
07:26:31 AM 23rd Mar 2015
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gaimanite.pkat
01:08:24 PM 23rd Mar 2015
Definitely Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood. I remember all those scenes. Without a doubt one of the weirdest movies to watch out of context.
Dertz
12:30:09 AM 24th Mar 2015
Yes, that's it. Thank you very much.

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UnstoppableAnimosity
Medium: Film
04:49:11 PM 22nd Mar 2015
A movie about two boys, one being mentally handicapped but big as an adult and the other being physically handicapped yet somewhat brilliant (he had glasses and used crutches to walk). They struggle while dealing with regular bullies and honest-to-god criminals and street thugs. They pick up interest in arthurian tales, and the clever one makes a book for a big one, he titled is as somethign among the lines of "Moron the great" (which I believe was also the title of the movie, but couldn't find it)

There are other details, like "moron"'s mother being dead and killed by his father, clever kid was trying to make an "ornitopter" so like a mechanical bird. They retrieve a wallet for a lady that turns out to be anold acquaintance of moron's father and so on. Great movie btw.
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FerrousFaucet
11:49:00 AM 4th Mar 2015
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I used the search keywords "movie crutches boy makes ornithopter" and came up with The Mighty which is apparently based on a book called Freak the Mighty.
UnstoppableAnimosity
04:49:11 PM 22nd Mar 2015
Thank you!

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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
09:20:31 AM 20th Mar 2015
Okay, this is driving me crazy!

So, around Christmastime when I was in Grade 4 (1998), we were watching this movie in class one day... I don't remember much about it, except a plot point was this kid, whom I believe was a preteen or in his early teens, wanting to buy a music box for his mom for Christmas, because it played, "Carol of the Bells", which was her favorite Christmas carol.

Anyway, sometime in the movie, I think he gets mixed up with, or pisses off some other kid whose the antagonist of the movie, and I quite remember towards the climax of the movie, the protagonist was walking home from buying the music box, it's night, it's dark, and the hoodlum's waiting in an alley to ambush him or something, and during the big build-up, a rather ghastly/menacing rendition of, "Carol of the Bells" plays during the scene.

And... not to sound like a pussy, but to this day, I'm still bothered whenever I hear, "Carol of the Bells", all because of this freaking movie that I can't even remember!

Does it sound familiar to anybody?
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justanotherrandomlurker
06:14:14 PM 30th Nov 2013
Bumpity-bump-bump bumpity-bump.
thestormtrooper
07:45:53 AM 1st Dec 2013
Look at Frosty go, sorry couldn't resist

Well, I can't find anything on this. Tried googling this like crazy. Remember anything else, the actors, the year it could have been made, any other Christmas tunes used in the movie? I will keep on looking.

Was it called something like Gift of the Magi by any chance?
justanotherrandomlurker
02:28:38 PM 1st Dec 2013
Alls I can remember was we watched it in class when I was in Grade 4, which would've been December 1998, so it was definitely before then... definitely 90s, or possibly very late 80s, but probably not. I'm starting to think that maybe perhaps it was a TV movie, or direct-to-video, I don't know.

I honestly can't remember much else, though I wish I did, that's all I can tell you: teenager buying the music box that plays, "Carol of the Bells", somewhere along the line getting tangled up with a Big Bad in the movie, then later, said Big Bag waiting in a dark alley to ambush him while he walks home, and a ghastly/menacing rendition of, "Carol of the Bells" playing in the scene.
justanotherrandomlurker
01:00:09 PM 2nd Dec 2014
Anniversary bumpola.
justanotherrandomlurker
08:12:49 AM 11th Dec 2014
Nothing? Okay, then I'm going to assume I dreamed it - and it's not unlikely that I did, lol.
GitarooHero
04:45:10 PM 19th Mar 2015
ARRG! I misposted my reply! Anyways, what you're looking for is an episode of the kid's show 'Mc Gee and Me!' called 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas'.
justanotherrandomlurker
09:20:31 AM 20th Mar 2015
Gitaroo, you're a hero! Thank you!

I looked into the series, and I'm actually surprised this was something we watched in school, considering Christian media is usually prohibited from public schools as to avoid possibly offending any non-Christian students and/or faculty - but then again, the religious aspect of this series seems really low-key, so I guess it was okay.

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
04:42:03 PM 19th Mar 2015
A horror-comedy(?) about ten years ago. Its trailer showed a woman on a date drinking wine that spurted out from a small hole in her neck. What movie is this?
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TroperNo9001
03:20:16 AM 15th Nov 2014
Bump
TroperNo9001
08:01:22 PM 17th Nov 2014
Bump
Philistein
09:50:57 AM 18th Nov 2014
I was going to suggest 'Death Becomes Her' but turns out that's actually two decades old at this stage. Wow, hadn't realised. Don't suppose you have any other details you can remember?
TroperNo9001
08:01:47 PM 19th Nov 2014
This movie was released in 2004.
TroperNo9001
08:21:00 PM 21st Nov 2014
Bump
EricaB
09:47:03 PM 21st Nov 2014
Here's a list of horror films released in 2004. Maybe one's title will spark a memory?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_horror_films_of_2004
TroperNo9001
05:25:03 PM 29th Nov 2014
Bump
rocketj23
06:16:28 PM 3rd Dec 2014
edited by rocketj23
Is it Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo? I watched it not to long ago and I specifically remember a scene like the one you described.
TroperNo9001
07:01:01 PM 5th Dec 2014
Bump
TroperNo9001
03:06:16 AM 12th Dec 2014
Bump
GitarooHero
04:42:03 PM 19th Mar 2015
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Oops! Mispost!

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FuzzyBoots
Medium: Film
06:31:50 AM 19th Mar 2015
I would swear that this had a mention on this site. It's a film that's a sort of knockoff of the Aliens and Predator franchises. Either at the end, or during the credits, they had the aliens on a talk show. I want to say it might have been a Swedish film?
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Bootlebat
12:51:34 PM 17th Mar 2015
Alien 3000? At the end there is a humorous bit where they pretend to interview the monster which is kind of like what you said
FuzzyBoots
02:19:39 PM 17th Mar 2015
I found it. Evil Aliens. Thank you for your submission, though.
deku_link
06:31:50 AM 19th Mar 2015
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Thank you for helping me find this crap, I was looking for it too.

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FromtheWordsofBR
Medium: Film
04:03:51 PM 11th Mar 2015
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I saw this while lurking around in the Nightmare Fuel section.

"There was a short film for an online Defensive Driving course. It is a brutal case, not the least because the girl was quite beautiful before, and had aspirations of being a singer. What puts it into overdrive are some of the details: she was trapped in the car, and was heard screaming (i.e., she was conscious), for forty five seconds while it burned. Just watch a second hand go round a clock sometime and see how long that really is. Also, she not only has virtually no face anymore, but she got gangrene and lost all her fingers — she can't even feed herself, or do anything else for herself in a personal capacity. Even the fate of the drunk driver in the other car — an 18 year old kid — is Nightmare Fuel in a way: one night he's at his first big-kid party and the next morning he's in prison for negligent murder (other passengers in the girl's car didn't make it) with no bail money and only a public defender to represent him. And he's not a jerkass, either — he's a decent kid who's appropriately horrified at what he caused. And yet his life is a breeze compared to the girl's."

I know exactly what they're talking about because I saw this movie in school this year, but at the same time I've forgotten its title. I think it was called "[name ending in]i's Story" or something like that.
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FerrousFaucet
07:03:11 PM 10th Mar 2015
Well I typed in "defensive driving girl skin burned off" into a search engine and I got the result Jacqui's Story.
FromtheWordsofBR
04:03:51 PM 11th Mar 2015
YES, THAT IS IT. Thank you.

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FuzzyBoots
Medium: Film
08:35:48 AM 8th Mar 2015
I remember seeing the trailer to it, probably in about the last decade. It involved a romance writer who was using Expies of his friends in the story. Unable to resolve a plotline, he invents a character to sweep the heroine off of her feet and lo and behold, a few days later, the man appears at the door. I cannot remember much more of this and it could be this was a case where the trailer lies. I want to say that this was contemporaneous with Adaptation, but I cannot swear to it, particularly because I thought the name of it was Adaptation until I actually watched the film in question.
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FuzzyBoots
12:13:52 PM 28th Apr 2011
No dice? If it helps, I want to say that the characters in the story were distinctly Victorian in their costume while the actual people were set in the modern day.
silver1881
08:43:58 PM 20th May 2011
edited by silver1881
Oops
FuzzyBoots
08:13:42 AM 23rd May 2011
^_^ Went and got my hopes up there when I saw a response...

Meh, I'll find it eventually.
Gamebreaking
10:33:33 PM 24th May 2011
Is it Finding Neverland? Just a wild guess.
FuzzyBoots
07:15:46 AM 25th May 2011
Thank you for the try, Gamebreaking, by no dice.
docmarkal
05:34:59 AM 27th May 2011
kate and leopold?

TrickyDick42
11:54:45 PM 27th May 2011
Alex and Emma?
Tuomas
12:19:03 AM 28th May 2011
edited by Tuomas
Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry is about a writer using expies of his friends in his book. IIRC it also has imaginary scenes where he meets his characters. He's not a romance writer though, but maybe you can still check out the trailer: [1]

FuzzyBoots
09:14:07 PM 7th Jun 2011
Och, I'm afraid that's not it, Tuomas. Thanks for offering the attempt, though.
FuzzyBoots
06:45:12 PM 7th Mar 2015
Just saw Ruby Sparks last night and got my hopes up, but it was written two years after I posted this...
snag
08:35:48 AM 8th Mar 2015

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kenceo
Medium: Film
05:51:36 AM 4th Mar 2015
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Science fiction film.I am not sure if this predictors which can see the future are artificial humans or not(I don't know what they are called).The police arrest criminals before they commit crimes through information provided by these predictors and imprison them in a freezer.The police thought the protagonist is the bad guy but he is not.The protagonist run away with one of the predictors.Near the end,the protagonist is talking to big bad(which kind of tricked the predictors)before the big bad commit suicide with his own gun.Then the police arrive.I only remember these scenes.
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jormis29
03:25:51 AM 4th Mar 2015
Sounds like Minority Report
kenceo
05:51:36 AM 4th Mar 2015
Thanks.

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jupiterrocks24
Medium: Film
04:33:29 PM 2nd Mar 2015
I was shown this in the counselor's period in the late 2000s, but the film was probably 80s. It featured this older teen (or maybe he was a young adult) who didn't live with his parents, but an aunt and uncle? He moved away as part of the plot and during the leaving scene said something like, "There, they make spaghetti with real ketchup!"
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Bootlebat
05:13:57 PM 28th Feb 2015
I don't know sorry
ragsorz
04:33:29 PM 2nd Mar 2015
this movie migth be wrong but it was what i could find with the saying tyou talked about http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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RaisedByTV
Medium: Film
05:41:12 AM 2nd Mar 2015
I saw this film at school. It starts off with 2 brothers watching a man try to commit suicide using exhaust fumes from his car. The older brother tries to sabotage it so the suicidal guy locks him in the car too. The brothers somehow escape but the younger one is traumatised and goes into a coma-like state. Some detectives get fingerprints from a drinks can the older brother was holding to prove that he was in the car aswell. That's all I can remember. Anyone know the name?
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snag
11:24:31 PM 26th Feb 2015
a timeframe of when you saw this would help. I am curious as to what possible context you would be shown this in a school setting?
RaisedByTV
02:51:23 PM 27th Feb 2015
I think it was 2010/2011, in English/English Literature. I'm also curious as to why they showed us this. The rest of the plot might have been relevant, but I can't remember it.
FirecatFG
10:53:32 PM 27th Feb 2015
It sounds like it could be the 1994 flim adaptation of The Client
RaisedByTV
05:41:12 AM 2nd Mar 2015
That was it, thanks.

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UFAlien
Medium: Film
08:01:08 PM 27th Feb 2015
There was a made-for-TV disaster movie from the 90s, I think. I remember it was about tornadoes, and had a lot of stock footage to save on special effects. The lead character was a blonde lady. The scene I remember best is one where she and a guy - possibly a romantic interest? - were outside when they saw ball lightning, and the lady had to explain what it was.
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snag
10:57:59 PM 26th Feb 2015
UFAlien
08:01:08 PM 27th Feb 2015
No, but I did eventually figure it out! It was Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158242/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Cattilyn
Medium: Film
03:15:31 PM 25th Feb 2015
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I remember watching an American movie (I think) in 2005, late at night, on a Danish television channel (which means the movie is probably from before 2004). It was about a couple who got married in a hurry and had two children, first a girl and then a boy. The mother had some sort of mental disorder, because one of the scenes I remember clearly is her screaming in front of a lot of guests, because her tulips had changed their shade (even though the gardener had warned her about this), she was very controlling. They were rich and their house was white, but after some time the couple split and things turned bad. Both of them got new lovers and then the mother died of some disease (or pregnancy), and I think her boyfriend murdered someone, and there was a bit with the will, too, and who got the children. The mother was blonde and the kids had trouble/were bullied in school, I think, but I'm not certain.
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Cattilyn
11:47:31 AM 24th Feb 2015
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fangirling
03:15:31 PM 25th Feb 2015
Did the movie take place in the present day?

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ClinkerGynoid
Medium: Film
12:01:07 AM 22nd Feb 2015
On here at the bequest of a friend. He remembers flipping through the channels at home as a kid, placing this sometime in the early-to-mid 1990s, and seeing the following strange film clip: It began with the image of a live-action person vomiting. (It could have been a guy or a girl, he remembers nothing else about the person.) Then, as the person continued to vomit, the camera zoomed out to show the doorway of the room they were vomiting. The camera was outside, you could see the person vomiting through the door. On the side of one wall by the doorway, on the outside, you could then see a HUGE insect. He said it took up most of the wall and resembled a giant ladybug or beetle. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thanks

This could also be a Live Action TV episode, but from the sound of it, I think it might have been a movie on cable. Wish I could describe this better, but it's not my memory :(
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FerrousFaucet
09:21:28 AM 18th Apr 2014
Perhaps a television adaptation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
OmegaII
11:17:54 AM 21st Aug 2014
Naked Lunch?
EricaB
07:18:39 PM 21st Aug 2014
edited by EricaB
Sounds like it could be Infestation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80_-WDcBDg

I saw this on the Sci-Fi Channel. When people first wake up after getting out of the weird coccoons, they throw up. This could have been an early scene when the main character frees himself from a coccoon, and the viewers see one of the bugs for the first time.

Edit: Never mind... Infestation came out only a few years ago. Far too recent for it to be as old as you say. Sorry!
LordXavius
09:27:54 AM 22nd Aug 2014
Mimic? Probably not, but worth suggesting.
ClinkerGynoid
06:06:41 AM 23rd Aug 2014
I'll check up on that. Thank you both!
snag
10:34:02 PM 31st Aug 2014
"The Witches of Eastwick" has 2 great vomiting scenes in it but doubtful the bug is in there too. The first and best one, has a woman who is being cursed in a similar fashion to a voodoo doll where, the witches are eating cherries. They aren't aware of it but the act is making the non-believer spew partially digested cherries and pits all over her living room like they were coming out of a fire hose all the while having a panic attack over the event.
ClinkerGynoid
04:56:21 PM 7th Sep 2014
I don't think it's Eastwick. I've seen that one.
TheTeeth
05:02:36 PM 7th Sep 2014
Was the beetle realistic? Like did it look like an actual bug, or was it stylized?
Bootlebat
01:34:07 PM 8th Nov 2014
bump just because I'm curious
ClinkerGynoid
07:44:03 AM 16th Nov 2014
He says the bug was realistic.
EricaB
03:47:05 PM 10th Dec 2014
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I'm watching the Cinema Snob review of Silent Night Deadly Night 4 and there is a scene in it with a giant bug on the wall.

Here's the review. The scene is at about 8:55 or so.

http://channelawesome.com/cinema-snob-silent-night-deadly-night-4-initiation/
modgethanc
03:52:23 PM 22nd Jan 2015
I don't think it's Naked Lunch. It did come out in the early 90s and there were giant beetles in it, but I watched it recently and I don't remember any vomiting scene.
snag
03:46:21 AM 26th Jan 2015
Existenz? i have never seen the movie, but i understand its like a cronenberg "the matrix" and cronenberg did do naked lunch. more organic in nature than matrix too... can anyone comment on this? as i said, i've never seen it
alaman
05:04:41 AM 26th Jan 2015
I have seen Existenz and there is no such scene in it.
EricaB
12:36:25 PM 26th Jan 2015
Any clue if my suggestion is close? :)
ClinkerGynoid
04:20:36 PM 26th Jan 2015
I linked him to it, am waiting for response on Silent Night Deadly Night, thanks all!
ClinkerGynoid
03:52:25 PM 19th Feb 2015
I showed him the scene. He says it's not silent night deadly night so he drew me a diagram of what he remembered. The diagram has the girl bent over the toilet vomiting, and she is framed in the doorway. The big bug or beetle was on the wall RIGHT outside.

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modgethanc
Medium: Film
10:51:35 AM 21st Feb 2015
In this photo, what is the movie on the left?
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FerrousFaucet
10:21:02 AM 21st Feb 2015
I noticed that the car is a GTO (it says so on the grille) so I searched for "GTO teen movie" and got the answer Sex Drive.
randomsurfer
10:51:35 AM 21st Feb 2015
Recognizing the actors involved, I endorse that it's Sex Drive.

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FerrousFaucet
Medium: Film
09:36:51 PM 18th Feb 2015
A few years ago, I saw a black-and-white video that was probably from the 1950s. It was a US government propaganda video about the dangers of nuclear and chemical warfare, a real Cold War paranoia type thing. It was a short video, certainly no longer than 30 minutes, but possibly as short as 5 minutes. It was probably played at the cinema in those days before the feature film, or in between a double feature or something. Or maybe it was shown to schoolchildren and/or public workers, I don't know. The only specific thing I remember is footage of nuclear explosions and at the beginning the word FEAR in enormous letters. I am pretty sure it was not the famous Duck And Cover film, this one was more serious and the target audience seemed to be adults. The word FEAR is definitely the most memorable part, and I'm pretty certain it appeared on the screen at the beginning of the film. I thought I would be able to find this easily on the internet but have had no luck.
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FerrousFaucet
04:51:17 PM 10th Nov 2014
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Bumping this. I remember a part of a video I saw around the same time. In the second video, I'm fairly certain it was black-and-white and there was an army of soldiers on horseback. I think the army was Chinese, and the soldiers were wearing gas masks (respirators) and the horses were also wearing gas masks. They were performing a military maneuver in a large field for training purposes, and the film showcased how the army was training for the modern battlefield to respond against nuclear and chemical weapons. And by "modern" I mean post-Hiroshima battlefield, this video was probably also from the 1940s or 1950s. I don't know if this film with the Chinese gas mask horses was the same one as the FEAR film or another video altogether, but I listed it here because if I find the one about the Chinese gas mask horses I might be closer to finding the FEAR film.
FerrousFaucet
07:49:29 AM 27th Dec 2014
Bump. I found several YouTube videos of soldiers on horses with gas masks, but I haven't found the FEAR video.
FerrousFaucet
08:07:34 PM 17th Feb 2015
Bump.
Bananaquit
05:14:00 PM 18th Feb 2015
Could it have been one of the shorts anthologized in Atomic Café?
FerrousFaucet
09:36:51 PM 18th Feb 2015
I have never seen Atomic Café, so I can't confirm or deny it. I saw this video as an mpeg file on someone's computer, so I don't know where it originated. Even so, thanks for the suggestion. The U.S. Government typically doesn't copyright any photos or films it produces, so I am able to find most of the films from Atomic Café. It's a lot to look through though.

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Johnny2071
Medium: Film
01:20:49 AM 17th Feb 2015
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I can't remember the name of this Winona Ryder movie:

-She has a younger sister. She falls into the water (unwatched) and nearly drowns, while Winona's character makes out with some dude.

-She tries to pair her mother up with some guy.
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Johnny2071
01:20:49 AM 17th Feb 2015
Figured it out. It was Mermaids (1990).

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jonalisa
Medium: Film
08:14:22 AM 16th Feb 2015
Hello, I am trying to help my husband remember a show he watched after school in the 1965-1970 timeframe. We have been searching for a long time.

This is a show that was on right after the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, weekdays after school. It was a 15 minute show that aired twice in a row. It was clips from other tv shows that were either taken out of context, or given funny voiceovers, (we aren't totally sure on the premise)but it was presented as comedy and was very funny.

I have tried searching comedy shorts of the 60's, but can't find anything. I'm hoping this will ring a bell with somebody.

Thanks! jonalisa
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snag
01:52:01 AM 15th Feb 2015
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we might need a little more. btw hitchcock original run was from 63-65 and ran late (10pm)on sunday nights i think IMDB said.

can you think of any of the shows which were parodied in the show? was there anything else like opening or closing sequences or blips in between the skits?
EricaB
07:41:39 AM 15th Feb 2015
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The only show I know of that riffed old movies that is not MS T3k is Mad Movies. That was in the mid-80's, though, not the late 60s.
Bananaquit
12:27:56 AM 16th Feb 2015
Are you thinking of Fractured Flickers, hosted by Hans Conried? It was old silent movies given new “funny” soundtracks and not TV shows, but it’s what you described. It had Jay Ward animated opening/closing credits and a lot of the same voice talent as Rocky and Bullwinkle.
EricaB
08:14:22 AM 16th Feb 2015
Neat! I didn't know about that show. I'll have to look it up now. I guess it goes to show that riffing old movies is Older than You Think!

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randomsurfer
Medium: Film
02:25:13 PM 14th Feb 2015
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I think I asked this in the old YKTS and got the right answer, but the old YKTS is history so I need to ask again.

A black and white film featuring Vincent Price as the villain. He wants an inheritance, or the deed to an old spooky house, or something like that, so he has a vial of poison (helpfully labeled "POISON" with a Skull And Crossbones on it) that he's trying to feed to the proper owner, who might be an old lady in a wheelchair. In the end someone doses him with his own posion, and maybe he falls down a flight of stairs as he's dying.

EDIT: IIRC he claims that the poison is medicine as he's giving it to the old lady, so she'll die slowly and an autopsy won't notice the poison. When he gets dosed himself he is injured and an illiterate servant gives him the whole bottle of his own "medicine" to make him better.
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EvaUnit01
Medium: Film
02:19:04 PM 14th Feb 2015
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I remember there being a Hercules movie, probably Made-for-TV, probably Sci-Fi/Syfy Channel, that had the endgame and The Reveal as a lot of Doing In the Wizard (or was it Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane?)

For instance, Cretan Bull was actually a bandit instead of a literal bull, and he was actually Herc's father, who had been mistaken for Zeus because of a lightning-shaped scar somewhere on his body.

Toward the end, Hercules and Cretan Bull had a showdown in the caverns to "the Underworld", and Herc decided to defeat Cretan Bull (who was equally as strong as himself) by causing a cave-in and trapping them both inside. Around that time, Herc made some epic line to the effect of "Zeus, Hercules, or even Cretan Bull - it doesn't matter. We are not gods! We are just men! VERY, VERY STRONG MEN!"

I'm pretty sure I remember having seen it in the wee hours of the morning...probably somewhere between ten and six years ago.

Can anyone point me to the movie?

Nevermind, I found it.
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EricaB
02:19:04 PM 14th Feb 2015
Well what was the name of it? We want to know, now! :)

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JasonJD48
Medium: Film
10:57:20 PM 13th Feb 2015
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I saw a scene from a movie years ago (at-least I think it was a movie) the only scene I recall is that a man is executed by gas chamber, it was a large glass gas chamber and he was only in his underwear, he goes all around the gas chamber banging on the glass and yelling before he succumbs. I wanna say it had an 80s feel, and I saw it in the mid/late 90s.
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snag
09:09:59 PM 5th Feb 2015
can you specify if this was a capital execution (state sanctioned) or a murder?
JasonJD48
07:29:18 AM 6th Feb 2015
Pretty sure it was a state sanctioned execution. Though not necessarily a realistic one. Not 100% on that though, but it seemed official.
JasonJD48
06:50:09 PM 9th Feb 2015
Snag or anyone else, any thoughts?
Dalillama
12:45:32 PM 10th Feb 2015
Could be The Chamber
JasonJD48
08:34:44 PM 10th Feb 2015
No, I'd have remembered if it was Gene Hackman being executed. I wanna say the person being executed was maybe in his 30s.
Dalillama
11:56:32 PM 10th Feb 2015
Maybe Kill Me If You Can? That one's got Alan Alda in.
Cain9821
12:11:17 AM 12th Feb 2015
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One gas chamber execution (with the condemned only wearing underwear) which comes to mind is from the Flash Gordon movie from 1980 (I think).

The one difference here from what you've described is he isn't thrashing violently within the gas chamber (namely because he has been strapped down on the seat). However, his female companion is seen banging on the glass during the execution.

Here are two videos I found on YouTube which show it. Unfortunately, the person who uploaded them broke them into two separate videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYiBc1rEyw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbz5hOafcE
JasonJD48
10:00:58 PM 13th Feb 2015
Not it, unfortunately. Thanks for trying though.
Cain9821
10:57:20 PM 13th Feb 2015
edited by Cain9821
<Edited> I don't think the second suggestion I came up with is what you're looking for. It was also a long shot guess, and the more I looked into it, the more I'm inclined to believe it wasn't the correct guess.

Anyhow, best of luck in finding the answer to your question.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Film
09:34:42 AM 12th Feb 2015
Western I saw on tv once or possibly twice many many years ago. I may have only seen one scene.

Two men (the protagonist of the film and someone else - maybe his antagonist, maybe a friend) are involved in a bare knuckles boxing match. They both cheat by having something wrapped in their fist which increases the power of their punches. As the rounds keep going and going they both get more and more beat up. At practically the end of the fight, but during the fight itself, the both 'fess up to the other that they have something in their hand. The winner of the fight (probably the protagonist) has a rifle bullet wrapped in his hand. The other man has something else, but I don't remember what that was.
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muddycurve424
07:53:35 AM 28th Jan 2015
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movie or series?

Maverick
randomsurfer
07:22:37 AM 29th Jan 2015
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Pretty sure it was a movie. In color. I"m reasonably sure not Maverick the TV series, and waaaaaay too early for the film.

I'm thinking it might have had Paul Newman in it. But I don't think it was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Their fight is in a round open space, with a circle of spectators standing around the ring.
alangiaceae
03:10:38 AM 31st Jan 2015
It might've been the Maverick reboot starring Charles Frank. Young Maverick.Wiki says there was a TV movie before the series: The New Maverick.
randomsurfer
09:34:42 AM 12th Feb 2015
It definitely had more of a cinematic "movie" feel than a "made for TV movie" feel, if you follow me.

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NESBoy
Medium: Film
12:28:00 AM 29th Jan 2015
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Can anyone tell me which movie this animated .GIF is based on?

I've been told it's Barton Fink. Thank you.
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snag
12:28:00 AM 29th Jan 2015
barton fink with john turturo

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modgethanc
Medium: Film
08:23:02 PM 28th Jan 2015
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This is a movie I remember watching in the mid-90s. I only recall a few details, but I think it involved the following:
  • the protagonists were two or three teenage boys
  • they found some cabin in the middle of nowhere (I think they believed it was abandoned and were going to use it as a hideout or something)
  • the cabin was in fact occupied by an older guy who was a criminal or something who was hiding there, and I think he held them hostage and made them work for him, or just wouldn't let them leave, and was very rude and abrasive
  • the villain was played by an actor who I thought was Joe Pesci, but nothing he's done matches this description
  • one wall had a bunch of photos, mostly of women; at one point, the criminal guy berated the teenagers about how difficult it is for him to be on the run from the law (I think that's why he was living there) and not be able to have a girlfriend
  • I think a black car, which may have been broken down or just parked outside, figured into the plot somehow (maybe the criminal guy owned it)
  • I think there was a scene where the teenagers went to some kind of field party at night and took drugs, and did something called "purple hazing" (looking into a bright light which then makes everything look purple-tinted, a stoner activity)
  • I thought the title was something like "The Lost Boys" but there was a vampire movie by that name made in the 80s and it wasn't the same movie

Does anyone have any idea what it is?
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FerrousFaucet
11:22:37 AM 24th Jan 2015
Was this a horror movie? The OP description made it sound more like a coming-of-age flick to me.
modgethanc
11:49:01 PM 27th Jan 2015
It was not a horror movie. Coming-of-age story is more like it. I looked up American teen movies, but there are so many I'll probably never find it that way.

It's possible it was made in the 1980s, but I don't think it can be any older than that. Also, I'm pretty sure the title had the word "boys" in it somewhere", but keep in mind this was almost two decades ago, so I could be wrong about that. The only details I'm sure of are the older guy, the cabin, and I think the car.
modgethanc
01:48:36 PM 28th Jan 2015
Thanks! That was definitely it. It didn't even occur to me that it was Canadian. How long did it take you to find it?
snag
08:23:02 PM 28th Jan 2015
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it wasn't that bad. i used the search facility in imdb, and narrowed it down bit by bit. maybe about 20 minutes. i wouldn't have found it if it wasn't tagged (keywords) with "coming of age" and "hiding" or at least i think those were the ones i eventually used.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
10:25:36 PM 26th Jan 2015
This was a movie from the early to mid 1980s. There are two male protagonists and they work in a facility where they work with classified materials. They're generally unsupervised and I think they are in charge of keeping up with some kind of space or satellite program data. They either work as civilians for the U.S. government or a government contractor.

At some point, I think they're approached by someone wanting to buy government secrets. They both agree that this isn't something they want to do, but they come up with an idea to crate a fake program based on the real one and pass that to the people who want to buy the secrets. They don't see anything wrong with this scheme, but they know they will get in trouble if they get caught.

Throughout the movie, they have to sneak around to make copies and the fake information, which requires them to have some extra equipment in their workspace, but the equipment is unauthorized, so they have to hide it. One of the places they hide it is in some bins used for shredded paper.

At one point, their boss (who is portrayed as the bad guy) comes in to inspect their workspace. He has a telescoping pointer or maybe the antenna from a portable radio that he uses to poke around in the bins of shredded paper.

That's about all I can remember of the movie. I can't remember if it was a comedy or if it was played straight. Thanks in advance.
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snag
04:57:21 PM 26th Jan 2015
any chance this is "the falcon and the snowman?"
Azzizzi
08:45:48 PM 26th Jan 2015
Looking at the description of The Falcon and the Snowman, it sounds like that could be it. The plot sounds right and it was released around the time I remember seeing it, but I thought I already knew who Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton were. I would think I would have remembered both of them, but it wouldn't be the first time I didn't remember the main actors.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try to watch the movie and see if that's it.
snag
10:25:36 PM 26th Jan 2015
this is yet another movie i haven't seen but a few of the points in the description line up.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Film
03:57:47 PM 24th Jan 2015
A movie or Made for TV movie about a hispanic(?) migrant worker teen, who moves around with his family as the crops are needed to be picked and such. A white man takes a liking to him and tries to help him improve himself & get out of that life; but I think at the end of the film the white man goes to the teen's place and discovers that the family has moved away.

I think the white man was played by Brian Dennehy. At one point he has a monologue about how he escaped his own family destiny of working in the mines all his life like his father & father's father, etc.
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deku_link
Medium: Film
11:33:07 AM 23rd Jan 2015
A series of educational films that I watched in Science class. Maybe made before 2000, but definitely post 70s. It was live action with a little bit of CGI.

What I remember most is the epic opening that had a pan flute in it. I always thought it was WAY too awesome sounding to be in an edutainment film. The theme played again in the end credits, but with a saxophone. It was in full color.

I think it was something along the lines of "eye" and the logo had an eye, "eyewitness" maybe?
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logzlo
10:00:50 AM 23rd Jan 2015
TheTeeth
11:33:07 AM 23rd Jan 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n3GJ-cYn6I here's the theme song in question

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
10:34:31 PM 22nd Jan 2015
This was a film in color that I think was from the 1970s, but it could have been from another decade. The main character is a soldier in what looks like the French Foreign Legion. The guy doesn't seem happy to be serving in the military. The training takes place in a desert environment and this guy lives in a barracks with about 10 other soldiers/recruits.

The main character looks like Arthur Treacher and he keeps a tuxedo under his mattress for some reason. That's all I can remember about the movie. Any help is appreciated.
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modgethanc
03:43:15 PM 22nd Jan 2015
Could be one of the gazillion adaptations of Beau Geste. It's about the French Foreign Legion and takes place in the desert, and the protagonist is an upper-class British guy.
Dalillama
10:34:31 PM 22nd Jan 2015
Probably the 1966 version with Guy Stockwell, Telly Savalas and Leslie Nielsen. This look right?

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
03:46:50 PM 22nd Jan 2015
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A 2000s WW2 movie where a soldier's guts spill out. Did that happen in Pearl Harbor? If not, then what movie?
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EricaB
08:41:07 AM 29th Nov 2014
TroperNo9001
05:24:25 PM 29th Nov 2014
No, this scene happened during the Pearl Harbor attack, and there was also a love triangle going on. The latter was in Pearl Harbor, but I'm not sure about the former.
TroperNo9001
09:40:57 PM 4th Dec 2014
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gothfae
10:59:13 PM 4th Dec 2014
There was a disemboweled soldier that was crying for his mother during the Normandy Invasion in Saving Private Ryan, but I can't recall a focused scene like that in Pearl Harbor.
KEVP
10:26:41 AM 5th Dec 2014
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That famously happens towards the end of the WW2 novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. This was made into a movie in 1970.

TroperNo9001
06:58:10 PM 5th Dec 2014
The tagline for this movie was "war at sea," maybe.
TroperNo9001
03:06:53 AM 12th Dec 2014
Bump
modgethanc
03:46:50 PM 22nd Jan 2015
Since Private Ryan and Pearl Harbor came out around the same time, it's possible you could be conflating them. I wouldn't rule it out, at least.

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Bananaquit
Medium: Film
01:50:11 AM 22nd Jan 2015
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This is a longshot. This is an educational film (16mm) that I saw in elementary school, which would make it late 70s/early 80s some time. The actual film probably dated from the 50s or early 60s, definitely not much later than that. It was a sort of primer on learning to spell, getting kids to sound out words to try and figure out how the pronunciation relates to the spelling. The kid is trying to figure out how to spell the word “precipitation” and he keeps saying it out loud, sounding out each syllable—“Pre-ci-pi-TAY-shun”—as the parts of the word appear on screen.

Another educational film I remember from around there, more vaguely, though. It was also probably from the 1960s at latest. All I remember was this kid would look around his bedroom and his stuffed animals would give him words of advice (I distincly remember one said “Pay attention!”).
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Bananaquit
12:35:08 PM 30th Jun 2011
Bumpity.
Bananaquit
10:18:03 PM 30th Jun 2011
Did a teensy bit of research. The first film could be “Spelling Is Easy” from 1947 but I doubt it, as I distinctly remember the film being in colour. Nonetheless, how lame is it that my school was still showing films from the 40s in the 70s and 80s?

No idea on the second one, except the bit about the dolls talking reminds me of the freak-out scene* from Picture Mommy Dead.
Bananaquit
11:28:42 AM 1st Jul 2011
It’s actually looking more likely that #1 is “Improve Your Spelling” by Coronet Films. Most of the educational films we saw in school were Coronet Films or Encyclopedia Brittanica Films from the 40s/50s.
Bananaquit
12:54:27 PM 31st Aug 2011
Bump, again.
Bananaquit
05:06:11 PM 21st Jan 2015
Blowing the dust off of this one. The first one might have been in B&W but the second was definitely in color. Note that the boy’s toys in the second were NOT animated, we’d just see a shot of one of them with a voice-over.
snag
11:51:11 PM 21st Jan 2015
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i would imagine that http://www.nfb.ca could be of help to you. i dunno. i think it was a library in canada that supplied films to school up here.

edit: i typed the link that time. i fixed it. thank you for noticing. my apologies.
Aspectifer
01:50:11 AM 22nd Jan 2015
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Edit: No worries Snag - thanks.


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Medinoc
Medium: Film
04:36:37 AM 17th Jan 2015
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Probably a movie, possibly French; I only remember a couple of scenes that were apparently two Imagine Spots:
  • In the first one, a surgeon arrives drunk for an operation, and even drinks from the medical alcohol bottle.
  • Cut to two characters (one of them being the "surgeon") and the other (apparently the Straight Man) berating him and telling him a drunk surgeon would not do.
  • The Straight Man's Imagine Spot: After opening up the patient (the first guy), he orders his assistants to wake him up (which they do by slapping him). He proceeds to tell him that his liver is completely ruined by alcohol (helpfully pulling it out to show him), and tells him something like:
    "When I see a liver like this, I take it, I cut it (cuts a pair of blood vessels linking it to the rest of the body) and I throw it in the trash!" (does so)
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Medinoc
08:28:58 AM 12th May 2014
Bump.
Medinoc
04:36:37 AM 17th Jan 2015
bump.

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Medinoc
Medium: Film
04:36:06 AM 17th Jan 2015
A movie where after someone is accused of a crime (likely rape) committed by his Evil Twin, it's eventually revealed that there are actually seven to eight clones, all with violent tendencies though some were squashed from youth (like the protagonist who became a nice guy as a result) and others made something productive of it (one guy runs a S&M club).

When the time comes to expose the Big Bad, all other clones are called to a gathering to expose the coverup.
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Medinoc
08:30:47 AM 12th May 2014
Bump.
NOYB
04:07:26 PM 16th May 2014
I've read the wiki description of this one, but can't remember the title. It's based on a book.
NOYB
07:51:09 PM 19th May 2014
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I did a Google search for "rape" "clone" "violent" and found this page on Goodreads where someone is asking about a book that sounds like the movie that you're asking about and that I vaguely remember reading about, but then someone answers their question with a book that I think is definitely not it: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1610640-novel-about-doctor-whose-daughter-was-murdered-involves-cloning-and
Medinoc
03:14:50 AM 20th May 2014
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The description doesn't sound that much like my memories; I don't remember the good twin being in a relationship at the start. On the other hand, I don't remember how the film started.

What I do remember is that the female lead was a grad student who wanted to prove her theory that there's a gene for crime; she wanted to find an Evil/Good twin pair's DNA and find the mutation that made one different. She was disappointed when the good twin turned out to have started off just as violent as the evil one (and the (spoiler) others), and having become good due to nurture rather than nature.

I also remember the good twin infiltrating the evil one's house, and being found out by the evil twin's sex slave because he's staying away from her instead of raping her where she stands. Naturally, she decides to aid the hero.

Also, I can find no mention of the book ever being adapted to film, so it's probably not this book.
snag
08:41:09 PM 2nd Aug 2014
maybe this will help: http://www.imdb.com/keyword/clone/ maybe not.
Medinoc
04:36:06 AM 17th Jan 2015
bump.

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Johnny2071
Medium: Film
01:19:16 AM 13th Jan 2015
This live-action/animated film where this boy enters this fantasy world. The swan wants him to return to his own world, but the boy doesn't want to, neither does the animated teddy bear.
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TheTeeth
04:42:22 PM 11th Jan 2015
What year did you watch this?
snag
10:17:51 PM 11th Jan 2015
Johnny2071
10:42:59 PM 11th Jan 2015
That's just it. I didn't actually watch it. It was just on and I saw part of it. I hated it. When the swan made a statement about how its their job to send kids who end up in their world home, one of the animals said that he was going to miss his new friends. The swan said some bogus line about "stop feeling sorry for yourself".
snag
02:45:41 AM 12th Jan 2015
when would this have been? also, how do you know it was both live action and animated? if you had seen enough of it to make that determination, do you have an sense of the timeperiod of the live action part? any other details swimming around?
flamyangelwings
04:53:41 PM 12th Jan 2015
I'm guessing he means it was like blues clues, with a live action person in an animated world or something like that
Johnny2071
06:30:58 PM 12th Jan 2015
I give up.....
snag
01:19:16 AM 13th Jan 2015
don't give up? it can be done...its just that the smallest clues can either trigger some memories in other people or even in you, or otherwise help to narrow the field of possibilities for people who are skilled at searching. arguably the biggest help is "when could it have been made?" your choice though.

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
08:33:38 PM 10th Jan 2015
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A live-action movie that's somewhat of a Spy Kids ripoff where the protagonist is a robot boy made by KineTech. In one scene, he plays with water, with predictable results. Can't remember the rest...
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Bisected8
08:43:59 AM 10th Jan 2015
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence? It wasn't anything like Spy Kids (that I can remember), but it did involve an android designed to look like a little boy who had problems with water.
snag
02:00:33 PM 10th Jan 2015
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robosapien:_Rebooted

google search on "kinetech robot show"
TroperNo9001
08:33:38 PM 10th Jan 2015
That's the one. Thanks!

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SenbiQ
Medium: Film
01:44:37 AM 10th Jan 2015
Me and sis have been wracking our brains trying to remember a 1 episode stand alone semi-vintage cartoon involving pirates who travel the globe stealing everything. The art style felt messy but unique in many respects, especially during a far mystic east scene that we believe was narrated a bit, and one mystic was slowly making himself disappear before the pirates came in and took everything.

There was another scene involving flower maidens at one point and we believe the protagonist of this one-off show had followed the pirates to their hideout and after they'd passed out he got the flower maidens out and locked the pirates in their keep. Also if it's relevant every time the pirates prepared to go to a new destination there was a sort of build up like taking a breath and a memorable diddy would play as the wind caught their sails and they sailed off to steal from another land.

We're not sure if they were vikings or pirates though, and it seemed like an international kinda film/cartoon, not exactly a western styled film. Little talking was involved and most of it was put to music. We feel like it might have been a 'Just for Kids' thing but not really all that sure.
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Weaver
Medium: Film
03:03:45 PM 31st Dec 2014
I saw a film on TV a few years back that was a period piece based around a real life courtcase in the 18th century involving a Spanish slave ship whose 'cargo' had managed to overthrow their captors (I think) and ended up in the English-speaking part of America a number of years after the American Revolution. Anthony Hopkins was in it, but for some reason the character I remember best was an impressively snarky British naval officer who was called upon to testify in the slaves' favour.
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randomsurfer
08:34:34 PM 30th Dec 2014
Weaver
03:03:45 PM 31st Dec 2014
That's the one, thanks (although I appears that my ability to guess the time period in which something is set completely sucks).

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
05:09:57 PM 27th Dec 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5NKivb2ScM&list=PLLd1jwZA29DtaXKrZ8rgWovYZjtE1Louf can someone tell me what movie is shown at 14:19 have always wondered
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EricaB
04:58:40 PM 27th Dec 2014
I'm pretty sure its Deliverance.
Bootlebat
05:09:57 PM 27th Dec 2014
thanks

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pokepotter4
Medium: Film
04:05:00 PM 27th Dec 2014
A man gets a list of all the women he will sleep with.He gets a friend to help him find the women on the list. After a while he wonders if he'll die when he's finished with the list and stops, then he somehow falls unconscious by the road, and a buss full of nuns stops and they all have their way with him. At the end he lives happily ever after with one of his exes.
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FerrousFaucet
04:05:00 PM 27th Dec 2014
This was easy to find via Google, it's called Sex And Death 101.

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Cain9821
Medium: Film
05:37:17 PM 22nd Dec 2014
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Does anyone know the name of the horror movie found in this clip?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UDNQJdLGjs

The portion I am asking about runs from 1:19 until 22:44.

This video was uploaded to be part of someone's comedy bit, and they are talking over the movie. The two people speaking never actually say what the film's real title is, and the comment section doesn't have the name mentioned there either (at least as far as I could see).

So, does anyone out there know what the real title of this movie is?

Thanks in advance!
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larek
08:46:06 PM 21st Dec 2014
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You'd think this would be easy with such classic line as "The flow in the kitchen, some of it touched me" "It was like I was being molested and there wasn't anybody there"

but no such luck

FerrousFaucet
01:14:23 PM 22nd Dec 2014
I typed "1970s horror movie coffee pot overflows" into Google and I got the result Satan War. Wikipedia's description looks like the same movie, as it even mentions the cross that keeps inverting itself.
Cain9821
05:37:17 PM 22nd Dec 2014
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Hi Ferrous Faucet,

Thank you for the answer to this. I did look it up with the info you provided, and sure enough, this "gem" of a flick is called Satan War. Thanks again.

This has been solved.

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larek
Medium: Film
07:09:17 PM 20th Dec 2014
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This is a DVD released film that we rented (from a major rental store) about 2-3 years ago. It is animated but at the level of a very poor Flash Animation video. The story is about a College age girl who becomes a vigilante, and the bad group ends up mutating her boyfriend. She ends up saving him, returning him to normal, but he then sides with the bad group by choice, and she kills him.

Bad Animation, Bad Story, Bad Voice acting. On the level that you want your life's precious hour back. Not the level of funny cause its bad, its just bad.

The Only part of this rental that didn't make us mad, was the only extra on the Disc, the Director's commentary. He goes on to not talk about the movie, but rant about how much better it would have been if he had gotten Halle Berry to be the lead voice actor, as he wanted. At one point "Halle Berry" seems to be every third word. His complete loss of reality is what makes it entertaining.

The tiny production company (likely that guy and his friends) are in Chicago. (said on box or was mentioned in commentary)

Just Spent an hour and a half going through every video in the store, with no luck, and the computer records only go back to the begining of this year.
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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
03:06:37 AM 12th Dec 2014
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In this 90s-00s movie, a team of scientists makes a human from scratch by injecting blue fluid (possibly deoxygenated blood) into a nonexistent body. However, an accident causes the human to become savage and decompose. There are also dogs that are kept for experiments. What's that title again? It's at the tip of my tongue!
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PaulA
07:08:43 AM 21st Nov 2014
What your description brings to mind is the scene from Hollow Man where the guy gets injected with blue fluid and thrashes around violently while turning invisble from the outside in. That's probably not it, but just in case.
EricaB
08:10:10 AM 21st Nov 2014
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That sounds likely. Could it have been one of the Re-Animator movies?
TroperNo9001
05:25:21 PM 29th Nov 2014
Bump
TroperNo9001
09:40:42 PM 4th Dec 2014
Bump
gothfae
10:55:03 PM 4th Dec 2014
Could it have been Splice(2009)?
TroperNo9001
07:00:25 PM 5th Dec 2014
Too recent. I partially watched this movie back in 2000-2002.
TroperNo9001
03:06:37 AM 12th Dec 2014
Bump

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szichigo
Medium: Film
07:26:47 PM 10th Dec 2014
I'm not entirely sure about the format, but given the time period (early 80s) it was likely a direct-to-video or made-for-tv feature. Probably live-action. I was very young, maybe 4 years old, so I have very little to work with. But this snippet has stuck in my head all this time and I'd love to know what it was I saw. I remember it involved some sort of other-worldly friendly (possibly teddy-bearesque) creatures in a fantasy world. There was a tunnel, and there were some kids, probably from the real world, there who were impressed by the creatures being able to walk up the walls. I think there was also a wicked queen somewhere.

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Random888
09:43:38 PM 15th Dec 2012
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Could this be one of the Star Wars: Ewok Adventures films? I've never actually seen either of them, so this could be completely wrong.
szichigo
11:13:39 PM 15th Dec 2012
I doubt it. I seem to remember hugging being involved, in a "care bear stare" kind of way. And there was definitely walking on walls.
christy
07:26:47 PM 10th Dec 2014
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This is a shot in the dark but could it be Popples? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popples_(TV_series) It wasn't live action(I don't think) and no evil queen that I remember. Or maybe Gremlins? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gremlins.


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Platinum
Medium: Film
06:41:59 PM 5th Dec 2014
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I remember seeing a horror film where a black sludge was possessing people and creating monsters out of itself,. The story was set in a snowy place, real cold and in America, maybe Alaska, and a team of investigators? newspaper reporters? came there and were being offed one by one, as it always goes. What really stuck with me was that that black sludge entity could posses someone`s body and talk through them, but the person wouldn`t move their mouth, just kind of hold them open while the voice comes out.

I also think that the deal with the sludge was that it was an oil mining town and that the workers thought that the sludge was oil. In fact it was some kind of prehistoric organism that could absorb the minds of those it eats. By the thoughts it got from it`s dinner, it came to a conclusion it was the Devil, an Ultimate Evil, or something like that.

I really can`t find the film since I watched it some 10-15 years ago, I think. Any help would be awesome guys....
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Bisected8
03:23:08 PM 2nd Dec 2014
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As I recall, The X-Files had such a thing as its Myth Arc. Could it have been one of its movies?
Platinum
03:48:27 PM 2nd Dec 2014
I`m pretty sure it wasn`t it, but who knows, I did see it when i was 10 or so. Do you recall the talking thing in specific? It was what I am certain was there.
Prfnoff
07:17:28 PM 2nd Dec 2014
It couldn't be The Last Winter, by any chance?
EricaB
09:25:06 PM 2nd Dec 2014
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That sounds a lot like Phantoms, starring Ben Affleck.
Duncan
09:14:43 AM 3rd Dec 2014
Bootlebat
01:18:43 PM 4th Dec 2014
The devil being a slime monster sounds like Prince of Darkness could that be it?
Platinum
06:41:59 PM 5th Dec 2014
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It`s The Phantoms, Erica B, thank you soooo much!

Also, everyone else, thanks for the help, I got some new stuff to watch this way too :)

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
05:02:01 AM 4th Dec 2014
This was a Sci-Fi movie from around 1994. I thought it was a scene from Tank Girl, but I just watched that again and it wasn't in this movie. The movie takes place in the future after some kind of apocalypse and I think it's in San Francisco. The part I remember is that the protagonists keep talking about some secret leader they have who was trained by the Navy. Later in the movie, it's revealed that this leader is a dolphin. Any help is appreciated.
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Bisected8
12:42:14 PM 3rd Dec 2014
That sounds like Johnny Mnemonic.
Azzizzi
05:02:01 AM 4th Dec 2014
I think you're right. Thanks for the help.

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Werrf
Medium: Film
07:17:14 AM 27th Nov 2014
A sci-fi film, probably early eighties, that I remember fragments from.

A young boy is kidnapped by or stows away with a band of mercenaries or space pirates. Over time, the boy bonds with the crew, especially with their leader. The crew consisted of at least two humans, one male named Hawk, one female, but by the end only Hawk survives.

I remember a scene where Hawk teaches the boy to use the ship's weapons to blow up asteroids, with the line "Goddamn rocks", and later uses the skills he learned to defend the ship; a scene where Hawk is talking about the past, and says he used to be General Hawk; a scene on the surface of a planet where the woman is killed in a firefight in dramatic slow motion; a scene where the boy uses medical skills learned from observation to help a wounded Hawk.

It may also have used stock footage from "Battle Beyond the Stars" (doesn't narrow it down much, I know).
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Dalillama
07:50:07 PM 25th Nov 2014
That appears to be Space Raiders.
Werrf
07:17:14 AM 27th Nov 2014
That's the one! Thanks!

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chaarlie
Medium: Film
07:54:03 PM 26th Nov 2014
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A docuhorror/found footage/mockumentary movie I watched not too long ago, about a guy who's documenting the facts of a murder case whom no one has been accused of yet, but the guy seems to be trying to prove the innocence of one speculated suspect, until *SPOILER* the murderer wAS HIM ALL ALONG!!! switches out of found footage/mockumentary unexpectedly for the ending.

I didn't think it'd be that hard to remember or look up but here i am.

edit: it's the last broadcast. nevermind. good work everyone you all may go home now
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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
01:53:04 PM 24th Nov 2014
I need help identifying a movie, I think may have been from The '90s... I'm not exactly sure if it's a horror/thriller movie, but it certainly was dark, and I only recall seeing a brief glimpse of it maybe on TV Guide (or maybe even when it was Prevue) Channel.

Alls I remember was there was this fairly ordinary-looking businessman who actually had connections with Hell, he could actually travel to and from Hell via elevator. I don't what his business was down there, I just remember seeing him standing somberly in an iron-gate elevator as he travels deeper and deeper into the earth, and the next thing we see is the elevator opening up in the underworld and him stepping out, brushing past some buff-looking devils.
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Duncan
12:21:07 PM 24th Nov 2014
There's a scene very much like that in Deconstructing Harry, starring Woody Allen.
Duncan
01:52:41 PM 24th Nov 2014
The scene's in the trailer at around :36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwXOol3hRUg
justanotherrandomlurker
01:53:04 PM 24th Nov 2014
Got it, thanks.

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Midna
Medium: Film
09:17:14 PM 17th Nov 2014
It was about football IIRC. It had a scene where some teenagers are out in the woods, shooting up the old shitty car one of them owned. I remember at least one of the characters present had a Southern drawl of some kind ("die, you sumbitch").
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TheNinth
09:19:49 AM 22nd Aug 2014
Varsity Blues?

If not, can you remember anything else about it? Who was in it, when it was made, where it was set....
zoman
09:17:14 PM 17th Nov 2014
Sounds like the movie October Sky. It's not about football but one of the kids in the movie tries out for the high school football team at the start. It takes place in West Virginia.

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flamyangelwings
Medium: Film
02:13:29 PM 14th Nov 2014
Okay this is a bit of a long shot, but....my younger sister went to Germany in 2011, and while she was in her hotel she watched a movie that she wants to find. It was a (seemingly) old Cowboys .vs. Indians movie. It may not have even been in german. Other than the fact that it was Cowboys and Indians, the only thing she can really remember was a group of cowboys in one area, and the head cowboy was yelling at another one- then everyone held up a sign that said "JOHN" in some form.
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flamyangelwings
02:49:47 PM 9th Nov 2014
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flamyangelwings
05:26:46 PM 12th Nov 2014
Bump bump
NotSoBadassLongcoat
03:15:23 PM 13th Nov 2014
Not Der Schuh des Manitu by any chance?
flamyangelwings
02:13:27 PM 14th Nov 2014
Judging by the way she screamed and started jumping around when I showed her a clip on YouTube, absolutely! Thanks!
flamyangelwings
02:13:29 PM 14th Nov 2014
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Double post, sorry

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shigmiya64
Medium: Film
03:49:58 PM 13th Nov 2014
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Only scene I really remember from this movie is some law-enforcement types talking about how someone had found a way to make a plastic-like substance out of marijuana, and they were building TVs out of it and smuggling it into the country. I think there was also a bit where someone was wandering around a warehouse looking for a toilet to do #2, but wasn't having any luck, but that might have been a different movie. If so, the one about the weed TVs is the one I'm really wondering about.
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Dalillama
03:49:58 PM 13th Nov 2014
It sounds like a parody of a scene from IIRC Blow. That one involved making cocaine into teddy bears via some type of plasticization process.

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Madeleined2
Medium: Film
03:17:27 PM 12th Nov 2014
I remember watching a movie sometime around 2004-2006 about a boy whose mother reads him a bedtime story that had something to do with a rooster singing in a barnyard. Then the boy has a nightmare inspired by it. It starts with some character from the story pulling him out his window, but he manages to clamber back in. Then I think he gets dragged out again and can't get back this time. At first, the boy, his mother, his house, etc. are filmed in live action, and the characters from the story and the dream are animated. Then something happens that turns the boy into an animated cat or squirrel or something. At the end of the dream, the kid gets either killed or very badly injured and turns back into a human. When he wakes up, he tells his mother that he had a dream about the characters from the story, which causes her to picture him in live action wandering around the animated barnyard during the closing credits. I can remember almost nothing about the story of the dream, except that someone gets electrocuted at some point (can't remember if it did any damage, but it let us see his bones for a few seconds).
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Madeleined2
03:17:27 PM 12th Nov 2014
Never mind, I found it. It's called Rock-a-Doodle.

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TroperNo9001
Medium: Film
05:53:25 PM 9th Nov 2014
I remember seeing a part of this movie where a man defecates. He was groaning and the scene was nothing but silhouettes. I want to know what movie this scene is from because my cousins quickly changed channels due to fear. I saw it some ten years ago.
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GordonWay2
04:52:36 PM 9th Nov 2014
That happens in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
TroperNo9001
05:53:25 PM 9th Nov 2014
Thanks!

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Andariel
Medium: Film
12:41:07 AM 7th Nov 2014
I remember seeing a movie more then 10 years ago (can't even guess in what language it was originally). It was a horror/comedy I think??? Something about a family who were actually praying mantises that could take human form? I really can't remember much else. Was this movie even real or have I hallucinated it? Because I love mantises
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footmaster
11:33:22 PM 6th Nov 2014
It isn't "Meet the Applegates" is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVAXsyYS1Lw
Andariel
12:41:07 AM 7th Nov 2014
I think it is! Thanks!

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Film
03:45:04 AM 6th Nov 2014
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I'm curious about this memory of a heavily-promoted film from 1991-92 that I don't seem to have ever heard about again. It was about a truck driver. It involved getting a woman to a hospital to have her baby, but that might not have been the central plot. The title had something to do with speed or relentlessness, like "Don't Slow Down" or "Gotta Keep Moving."
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FloydPinkerton
11:39:19 PM 1st Nov 2014
Bumping because I edited the post with info I accidentally left out.
Azzizzi
09:57:56 AM 4th Nov 2014
Can you remember any details about the characters or any other details of the movie?
Bootlebat
11:34:48 AM 4th Nov 2014
It isn't Speed is it?
FloydPinkerton
03:45:04 AM 6th Nov 2014
I don't remember much. I never saw the movie or really wanted to see it. It's just a nagging curiosity.

There was a movie with a Road Trip Plot that had previews for it running all the time. I think the main characters were a pair of buddies who talked in a rural/Southern sort of way. The narration and title emphasized the need to keep moving. There was a trailer that mentioned the Maternity Crisis plot and one that didn't. The one that did had somebody yelling "she is in labor!" I'd only recently learned what that meant, which is why I think I must have seen the trailer in '91 or '92.

That's all I can remember, and I'm not sure I remember it all correctly.

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ktobi
Medium: Film
01:54:53 AM 6th Nov 2014
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So about 4 years ago, I spent a few months in Japan. At one point my host family put on a movie for their daughter who was about 4-5 yrs old. I'd like to find it again but at the time I sucked at the language, so I don't know what its called.

There was a girl and she had a story book that I think was very loosely based off the frog prince. It was live action movie - or the girl was at any rate. She went to someplace where there were older people (maybe a hospital?) who read it to her, but it sort of alternated between 2 realities: 1. the older people reading the story to her 2. the older people actually being the characters and the girl was visiting their world.

I distinctly remembered that the frog died near the end and everyone was very sad (and maybe that world kinda disappeared too?), but somehow everything was fine again when the girl pressed a big red button in her book (I think it was a pop-up book) and then either the movie ended, or my host family stopped playing the movie at that point. It was a truly surreal movie, though it might have made sense if I'd actually understood any of the dialogue. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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MasterheartsXIII
Medium: Film
10:46:51 AM 5th Nov 2014
Movie where there is an incredibly deadly spider species. The only thing I remember is a family escaping from there house through a window I think, but the dad got caught in the bathtub and the tub flooded with little spiders, coming from the showerhead. It is NOT Arachnaphobia
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MasterheartsXIII
06:15:08 PM 30th Oct 2014
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MasterheartsXIII
10:50:11 AM 31st Oct 2014
Might be kingdom of the spiders but i cant be sure. Can someone confirm the scene mentioned before?
EricaB
01:55:37 PM 31st Oct 2014
I doubt it was Kingdom of the Spiders. Those were tarantulas, too big to come out of a showerhead.

There's a movie called Squirm that features elements you describe... family escapes out a window, a bathtub filling with creepy crawlies, and a man falling into creepy crawlies (but not in the tub). The creepy crawlies were worms, though, not spiders.
MasterheartsXIII
10:46:51 AM 5th Nov 2014
I dont think so. Another vague scene i remember is two(?) men in a barn. Close up of the small spider on a rafter. After that i think it webs down onto one of the men, but I can't be sure.

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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
12:18:58 AM 2nd Nov 2014
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Live action movie from The '90s where the bad guy was a puppet dog. I think the good guy was a puppet also but forget what he looked like. I remember the dog had a human master who we only saw from the legs down and who treated the dog badly but eventually the dog turns on him
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PPPSSC
01:24:50 PM 1st Nov 2014
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The Muppet Musicians of Bremen?
Bootlebat
04:06:31 PM 1st Nov 2014
No the master was actually human not a puppet and we never saw his face I don't think just his legs
GordonWay2
11:08:17 PM 1st Nov 2014
Probably Jim Henson's Tale of the Bunny Picnic.
Bootlebat
12:18:58 AM 2nd Nov 2014
I think you're right thanks

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Eyikl
Medium: Film
02:27:17 PM 1st Nov 2014
A film I saw on T.V. once maybe seven or so years ago about a girl who lives on a circular space station that is is being ejected into space section by section because it is out of orbit or something. There's a bratty girl there too. The first girl gets a message on her phone-like device from the aliens that consists of three notes,and when the bratty girl bursts into her room and asks her what it's about she says she that it's part of a song and the aliens obviously want her to go to earth to find the rock star who wrote it, and whom she admires. She tells the other girl not to follow her, but they both end up going to earth by hiding in wooden crates. The rock star has a blueish-purple force field around his house and doesn't want anything to do with them at first, but after hearing them he agrees to go to space with them, though they have to carry all his stuff. They, and a few other people (maybe the protagonist's parents) end up in a spaceship falling fatally towards the moon, but they are saved at the last second by a green force-field, which belongs to the aliens, who are telepathic, look like colorful clouds of glitter, and have a ship that looks like a giant luna moth. The rock star thinks they want to talk to him, but they say - via the protagonist - that they were just using his song as a way to communicate, and that what they actually want is a some fuel for their ship. One of the adults asks why they didn't just take it, (there may have been something more about their all-powerfulness), and the aliens say that's unethical. They are given fuel for their ship, and in return reconnect all the pieces of the space station that came unattached (or were jettisoned)and push it back into orbit. The credits roll as the characters and others have a party and the rock star sings a song to the protaginist.

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icrog
06:27:18 PM 25th Oct 2014
I think you are talking about Zenon: the zequel, a Disney Channel original movie. Have fun!
Eyikl
02:27:17 PM 1st Nov 2014
It was. Thanks!


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Gamebreaking
Medium: Film
06:18:24 PM 26th Oct 2014
What movie does this come from? It was a black-and-white movie, not that old, and generally only sound effects and the sounds of nature accompanying.

I know what it is, I've seen parts of it, but I've completely forgotten the name.
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randomsurfer
08:59:04 AM 24th Oct 2014
The image won't resolve for me...but The Artist?
FerrousFaucet
10:53:18 AM 24th Oct 2014
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I found it, it's called Begotten.
Gamebreaking
06:18:24 PM 26th Oct 2014
Thanks a lot.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
05:21:12 AM 17th Oct 2014
This was a live-action film from around the early 1970s. I can't remember a lot of detail, but it was a kind of love story about this boy and girl who meet as kids on a beach. They may have been marooned there, but maybe not. They carve their initials in the back of a baby sea turtle. They end up getting rescued or separated some other way, I think, and then meet up again when they were in their teens or early 20s. I think the last scene shows the same sea turtle all grown up, but with the initials still on its back.
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EricaB
08:29:07 PM 16th Oct 2014
If you grew up in the 70s, chances are this movie is a distant memory! Lots and lots of folks try desperately to find this film.

Your search is at an end. You're looking for... The Bermuda Depths.

Happy to help! ^_^
Azzizzi
05:21:12 AM 17th Oct 2014
That's the one! Thanks! There are a lot of details I never would have remembered.

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IronicMouse
Medium: Film
09:59:27 PM 16th Oct 2014
I vaguely recall a movie from the mid-90s(?). The main characters were a boy and a girl who get transported to a magical realm (is there a trope for that?) by a magical talisman. In order to find their way home, they acquire the help of a Disembodied Head. At one point in their adventure, they make a grappling hook out of a vine and some incredibly sticky tree sap. At the end of their journey, they find some sort of chamber where they place their talisman on a table and summon dozens of other children to them, each with a similar talisman. This, in turn, wakes up the talismans' maker(?) who wields a bubble-wand.

Of note: all people from the real world are played by humans, all people from the magical realm are portrayed by puppets.
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PaulA
09:53:52 PM 16th Oct 2014
The trope for "character transported to a magical realm" stories is Trapped in Another World, in case that's any help.
IronicMouse
09:59:27 PM 16th Oct 2014
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It's not on that page. Thanks, though.

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Lemia
Medium: Film
09:02:10 AM 15th Oct 2014
I was reading the Amnesiac Lover article and it suddenly occurred to me that I've watched a film that would be a perfect addition to its examples...except that I naturally can't recall its title at all. It was a foreign-language film (probably Japanese, but definitely Asian at the very least) that I watched on a plane trip last year, and its main plot was that a boy had broken up with a girl when she was diagnosed with cancer and coincidentally got amnesia right after their break-up in a bike/car accident that caused him to lose all memories of their relationship. The girl plans to wait five years before she approaches him again because if she lives that long, her cancer is more likely than not to stay in remission.

Of course, since love is an inexorable force, the boy approaches the girl himself one year before her five-year mandate is over even though he still doesn't remember her. She discourages his advances at first but eventually caves and agrees to be in a relationship with him; he even asks her to marry him after, oh, about three meetings from his perspective, but she convinces him to wait one year for that. She doesn't tell him anything about their past history or her cancer, but then her cancer relapses with a vengeance and he finds out the truth. He also finally remembers that while he did leave her when he first found out about the cancer, he had a change of heart soon after, only to get into that amnesia-inducing accident before he could reconcile with her. There's a rather sad scene where he secretly bikes her out of the hospital and they have a date under the stars where they pretend for a while that she'll live long enough for them to marry. She doesn't.

I've tried Googling what I remember of this film's events, to no avail. Anyone out there better at search-fu than I am?
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FerrousFaucet
09:02:10 AM 15th Oct 2014
Parts of this description sound similar to A Walk to Remember, but not the amnesia. Maybe there was a foreign language version of the same story.

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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
09:28:04 AM 13th Oct 2014
Two movies I vaguely remember, and I only remember one scene from each. Both are live action.

The first one I believe was some kind of a mob movie or something (not like a 40s gangster flick or any of those noir movies); I remember a guy - middle-aged or elderly - being pinned down in his recliner by some thugs while another guy bashing the soles of his feet, for whatever reason; the scene then cut to large bucket of ice the guy sticks his feet into as he sits down to dinner with his family.

The second I believe may have been a comedy or something. The scene takes place in an office conference, where this rather butch-looking lady with surprisingly nice legs was speaking; I think the guy who was sitting across from her at the conference table had dropped something on the floor, and he kept trying to reach it with his foot, but accidentally kicked her in some way, causing her to jump out of her chair and give him a chewing out.
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Bootlebat
Medium: Film
04:25:11 PM 8th Oct 2014
A made for TV kid's movie from The '90s. Possibly Disney although it was live action rather than animated. Was about this kid who is secretly a robot or android and only his family knows. The bad guy is some weapon manufacturer who wants to turn the kid into a weapon. Badguy's name was something like Fogel or Vogel?
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Bootlebat
12:01:26 PM 8th Oct 2014
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flamyangelwings
03:06:05 PM 8th Oct 2014
Bootlebat
03:32:23 PM 8th Oct 2014
No, it was more recent. One other thing: I remember in one seen the villain is talking to The Dragon and tells him he has memory lapses, when The Dragon says he doesn't the villain says he must be "having memory lapses about your memory lapses" :)
flamyangelwings
03:42:59 PM 8th Oct 2014
flamyangelwings
03:52:40 PM 8th Oct 2014
Last one I can think of is Not Quite Human http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Quite_Human_(film)
Bootlebat
04:25:11 PM 8th Oct 2014
Pretty sure that's it thanks.

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FGHIK
Medium: Film
08:24:24 AM 8th Oct 2014
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I recall from deep in my childhood memories, a kaiju movie involving some kind of brontosaurus (which was still a thing then). As best as I recall, some archeologists excavated a frozen foot from some frozen wasteland, and take it to a laboratory for research. It was kept in a refrigerated room, because, being a lizard, it could grow back from a mere cell (This movie most definitely did not do the research... The Dino in question is also treated as a carnivore). Naturally, it ended up thawed and came back to life. It went on a standard kaiju style rampage, using its laser breath that it had for some reason to blow up buildings. Eventually it somehow got blown up, leaving only a foot for the stinger when it twitches. It was rather creepy to a young kid, like all kaiju movies, thanks to the twitchy stop motion.
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EricaB
04:40:51 AM 8th Oct 2014
FGHIK
08:24:24 AM 8th Oct 2014
That's it. Thanks.

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job321
Medium: Film
06:50:31 PM 7th Oct 2014
It was a movie, that I remember somewhat well, but I always forget the name. It was about some guys who could go into others dreams and get info that is stored in the subconscious. Also they could change their surroundings, but that makes the people in the dreams try to kill them and it makes them wake up. They had to go into like a dream of a dream of a dream, and the thing that puts them under was so strong that if they died in one of the dreams they get stuck in limbo.
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Kayube
06:43:15 PM 7th Oct 2014
job321
06:50:31 PM 7th Oct 2014
thank you

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lexii
Medium: Film
03:32:49 PM 7th Oct 2014
Hi, I'm looking for the name of a film I watched a few years ago - it's probably early 2000's. Guy (might be a detective I think?) is looking for a missing kid and this very strange woman seems to be covering it up somehow, or saying stuff like "oh you just missed him" but it's always like she may or may not be lying/dillusional. It involves the guy receiving letters from the kid too I think. There's a creepy bit with a kid's bedroom that she says belongs to the kid, but it's really old-fashioned looking. At the end, it's left very ambiguous as to whether the kid is still alive or not, and the woman seems to move on to the next victim. Sorry to be so vague - hope you guys can help!
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FerrousFaucet
02:54:34 PM 5th Oct 2014
This reminds me of a true story I heard, it was made into a book (and then a film, maybe). A woman had made up an identity for a teenage boy I think, and had done radio interviews in character as the boy to get sympathy. I don't know what her motive was, if she was trying to raise money or if she was just doing it because she was trying to get sympathy (as in she was crazy or a pathological liar or what have you). Eventually someone went to investigate and to interview the teenage boy in person but the woman would give excuses like "you just missed him" and such like you described. Eventually it was determined that the teenage boy probably never existed and was just fabricated by the woman. I heard about this probably sometime three to six years ago, and I think I heard about it on NPR (National Public Radio in the USA), and I think the whole story took place in Australia. I only vaguely remember all of this so I might be wrong about much of the details!
Duncan
10:18:00 AM 6th Oct 2014
FerrousFaucet
01:54:47 PM 6th Oct 2014
I was probably thinking of The Night Listener and the true story it was based on. I was wrong about it being in Australia.
justanotherrandomlurker
05:55:38 PM 6th Oct 2014
It may or may not be it, but are perhaps thinking of the Nicolas Cage remake of The Wicker Man?
lexii
03:32:49 PM 7th Oct 2014
Thanks everyone - i think it must be the Night Listener! I'll re-watch it - Duncan,it sounds just as you describe, so thanks! Lex

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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
09:54:22 AM 3rd Oct 2014
What's the movie that appears on the TV screen at the 1:07 mark?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sanADCTdXHA
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Bisected8
09:10:50 AM 3rd Oct 2014
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Could it be The Private Life of Henry VIII?

EDIT: Since we don't appear to have an article.

EDIT 2: There's apparently a scene in Bride of Frankenstein where a character wears the same costume as Henry VIII in that movie, so it could be that.
justanotherrandomlurker
09:54:22 AM 3rd Oct 2014
Looks like your first guess was correct:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4tOb9J7W2k

I think they re-edited the scene from the movie to play on the TV screen.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
08:17:29 AM 1st Oct 2014
I don't know if this was a film or an episode of a TV show. My brother told me about it quite some time ago, but I think it was made some tie before 1982.

The plot: this guy who is a whino somehow finds himself in a wine-tasting competition against some world-renowned tasters. In the end, he loses the competition, not because he gets anything wrong, but because of his form. Rather than sipping the wine, he kind of swills it down.

I doubt anyone will recognize this based on my vague description, but it's worth a shot.
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snag
01:20:48 AM 22nd Sep 2014
Was it like he was totally savant (amazingly good) with it but he was so drunk that people had to hold him up or he'd fall over? I remember something like this, but its really vague. I think there was an episode of 'Taxi' where Reverend Jim got put in a tasting competition. I could have also been one of the regulars on Cheers. Norm maybe?
Azzizzi
06:08:06 AM 22nd Sep 2014
I'm going to have to ask my brother for more details on it, but it wouldn't have been unusual for him to have watched an episode of Taxi and told me about it. I think it would have been before Cheers, though.

Also, thanks for the help.
EricaB
10:38:32 AM 22nd Sep 2014
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There is a scene like this between Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in the Poe anthology film Tales Of Terror.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-aQhLTDUjQ
Azzizzi
10:20:22 AM 23rd Sep 2014
Erica, that is pretty much exactly the scene as it was described to me. Thanks for the information and the link!
EricaB
11:15:23 AM 23rd Sep 2014
Cool! Happy to help. :)

Although, the 'wine taster who actually gets drunk' is an old comedy staple, so there are likely a lot more examples out there. If this is the one, though... hooray! :D
Azzizzi
10:59:29 AM 24th Sep 2014
Yeah, there's nothing in the scene you posted that is different from what was described to me. It's too bad it isn't avalable on DVD. "The next time I talk to my brother, I'll ask him if he remembers this. Thanks again.
Azzizzi
07:50:33 PM 26th Sep 2014
Wow, and I'm watching Tales of Terror now and I didn't even know I had it in my collection.
EricaB
10:12:00 AM 27th Sep 2014
As with many of the Roger Corman Poe movies, it's not bad as long as you try not to compare it *too* much with the original stories. :)
Azzizzi
07:13:20 PM 30th Sep 2014
Yeah. I think you're right. I watched the movie and I was realizing I had read a story by Poe about a guy building a wall in front of his enemy, but I didn't remember any of the initial scenes in the story.
EricaB
08:17:29 AM 1st Oct 2014
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That segment was elements of the Poe stories The Black Cat and The Cask Of Amontillado fused into a single story.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
10:37:19 AM 21st Sep 2014
I don't know if this was a film or an episode of a TV show. My brother told me about it quite some time ago, but I think it was made some tie before 1982.

The plot: this guy who is a whino somehow finds himself in a wine-tasting competition against some world-renowned tasters. In the end, he loses the competition, not because he gets anything wrong, but because of his form. Rather than sipping the wine, he kind of swills it down.

I doubt anyone will recognize this based on my vague description, but it's worth a shot.
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Azzizzi
10:37:19 AM 21st Sep 2014
Sorry for the double post. I blame the iPad.

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Omny
Medium: Film
12:11:20 PM 20th Sep 2014
There was an animated short I saw once that came with the DVD for "Robots" by Blue Sky Studios. I can't find it anywhere online because I can't remember the title of it. It was about a robot actress and a robot director who get into a heated argument over the actress's performance for a particular take. I remember the robot director looked like Jack Hammer (the little round mechanic robot from Robots) but with spotlights and other filming tools jutting from his head.
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FromtheWordsofBR
12:11:20 PM 20th Sep 2014
It's either "The Original Robots Short" or "Aunt Fanny's Tour of Booty"?

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azzizzi
Medium: Film
06:11:19 AM 14th Sep 2014
This was a live-action film made around the early to mid 1990s. I think it was made somewhere in Europe. I can't remember if it was in English or if it was dubbed. I only saw a little of the movie. Here are the scenes I saw:

The main character was an attractive waitress. She worked at a café on the beach. Her uniform was a black shirt that split all the way up the middle in the front, but came together at the neck line.

A male customer is buying coffee or something and he faints for some reason. She and a friend of hers get permission to take the customer back to their place to tend to him for a while. He wakes up in an hour or so and they send him on his way before returning to work.
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MyFinalEdits
Medium: Film
07:22:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
Can someone please tell me from which film (at least I think it's a film) comes this song heard from the start? And if it's not asking too much, do you know the song's name? Thanks in advance!
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Azzizzi
06:41:10 PM 13th Sep 2014
Shazam says the song is "Now we are free" by Lisa Gerrard. Wikipedia says this was in Gladiatoer.
MyFinalEdits
07:22:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
Thanks a lot!! ^u^

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Fawfulster
Medium: Film
06:44:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
I remember I once was in a hotel and while changing the channel, I saw a short scene of a sex comedy (think "American Pie" or "Eurotrip"). A guy was playing golf on a front lawn and hitting random things with the balls. Then there was some crazy party inside a house and one of the strippers(?) had brought her child there. I remember a scene with this girl and a guy in a bathtub and he peed on her. We then changed the channel because it was "boring" but I found it funny. Anyone knows which movie was it?
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Fawfulster
05:49:35 PM 8th Jul 2014
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Bumb?
Fawfulster
01:18:52 PM 31st Jul 2014
Bumidy bump
Fawfulster
06:44:24 PM 13th Sep 2014
Bada-bada bump.

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
07:05:19 AM 9th Sep 2014
This one was a black-and-white Sci-Fi movies rom the 50s, made in the US. It was about a creature from space that would run around and kill people. The creature was pretty small, only about two feet long, and was shaped kind of like a lobster's body with a centipede's legs. It had a couple of pincers on it's head. Despite being so small, it killed a lot of people and it was hard to capture/kill. There was one scene where it was loose in a theater and everyone in the audience was yelling and screaming. I think this must have been a fairly popular movie because, at one point, we had a boot puller at home that was made to resemble the creature. Any help is appreciated.
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Bisected8
06:24:08 AM 9th Sep 2014
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Hmm, well the creature isn't from space (it's actually "extracted" from a person who died of fear from being unable to scream), but the rest sounds a lot like The Tingler.
Azzizzi
07:05:19 AM 9th Sep 2014
That sounds like the one I was thinking about! Thanks! I think I was mistaken about it having been from outer space. The name even sounds right.

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YellowLion21
Medium: Film
07:32:00 PM 6th Sep 2014
A movie where plants are alive and get under your skin. I think it takes place in a forest and there's a pyramid in the movie. The movie ends with the protagonists(?) escaping, I think.
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RancidWarmasta
08:14:24 AM 6th Sep 2014
is it The Ruins
YellowLion21
07:32:00 PM 6th Sep 2014
Yep. Thank you very much!

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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
10:17:26 AM 5th Sep 2014
This was from a movie from the 1970s. I can't remember if it was for adults or kids, but there were people in the movie who could walk through closed doors, but only if the doors weren't locked. This seemed like a kind of useless ability to me. I can't remember if they were never vampires or just had telekinetic powers. One possibility that keeps popping in my head is "Escape from Witch Mountain." Does this sound familiar.
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KEVP
05:30:43 AM 5th Sep 2014
I have seen both the 70s films "Escape to Witch Mountain" and its sequel "Return from Witch Mountain". Neither one has people walking through doors, unless I am misremembering. Neither one has vampires. The main power of the supernatural children in these movies is telekenesis.

But do remember that one of the traditional limits on vampires (such as in the novel Dracula) is that they can only enter a dwelling if they have been invited. If they have been invited, then they can pass through tiny cracks. This is similar to your "only pass through a door if it is unlocked" power.

KEVP
Azzizzi
10:17:26 AM 5th Sep 2014
Thanks. I'll have to think about it some more to see if I remember any more details.

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MochaNeko
Medium: Film
09:36:15 PM 3rd Sep 2014
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Ok, so I'm asking this for a friend of mine since they don't have a tv tropes account:

"Okay so I don't remember a lot, but I think the premise of the film was about a schizophrenic dude and he lived in a dark city and I remember a scene where he was in a bar and the bartender was a curvaaaay woman. That's all I remember but I also remember it was cool af and it is destroying me."

She says it's a short film and there was a whole lot of it being reblogged on Tumblr a year or two ago, but she can't look it up on her blog because she's remade hers since then.
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MochaNeko
09:36:15 PM 3rd Sep 2014
Disregard; she found it. It's called Pinched and it's from Titmouse, apparently.

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justanotherrandomlurker
Medium: Film
01:07:59 PM 2nd Sep 2014
It was a movie we watched in English class in Grade 6 (2000-2001 for me)... it may have been adapted from a book, I don't quite remember.

I'm vague on the details, but I remember the basic premise was a modern-day teenage girl is somehow transported back to an earlier time, though I can't remember if she went back decades or centuries, it may have been as early as when the pioneers were crossing the country, or it could have been as recent as the Depression.

There's two scenes that stick out in my mind because of how amusing they were: the first of which is when the girl was being taught how to milk a cow, and she's really weirded out by the idea to the point that all she really does is carelessly tug on the cow's teets without even really trying to milk it, which apparently bothers the cow. The other scene has her walking the hallways of school in her normal attire, but since this is an earlier time, everybody sees what she's wearing as inappropriate (they think she's walking around in underwear), and her teacher escorts her to the principal's office, accusing her of being a hussy.
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TheNewThirteen
12:32:18 PM 2nd Sep 2014
It's called Split Infinity, and it was one of my favorites when I was younger. A girl from the 90s is transported back to the life of an ancestor in 1929.
justanotherrandomlurker
01:07:59 PM 2nd Sep 2014
Thank you very much!

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Cpt.Sqweky
Medium: Film
05:51:19 AM 28th Aug 2014
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I remember seeing a late 80s or early 90s action sci-fi film on the Sci-Fi channel. It had something to do with a corrupt corporate executive who's company had created food replication, and he wanted to move onto cloning animals right away, but the animals cloned this way were aggressive/evil and died after a short period of time. And then the main character got cloned... somehow... and had to fight his clone. And the stinger at the end was that the clone had cloned himself. That's all I remember. For some reason I want to say that the word "replicate" was somewhere in the title, but I'm not positive. Also, searching for that just brings up Van Damme's movie "Replicant" which is not what I'm looking for, it's far too new and the plot is all wrong.
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snag
10:59:30 AM 26th Aug 2014
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"the sixth day" covers your cloning corp crossing the line but they were making animals and organs, not food. The movie "repi-kate" covers your title comment. IMDB didn't help with a key word search "clone".. I mentioned the two above depending on how sketchy your recall of this is.
Cpt.Sqweky
05:51:19 AM 28th Aug 2014
No, neither of those are it. Both are far too new and neither's plot is anywhere close. The movie was definitely from the late 80s or early 90s. And I'm not sure if it was made for the sci-fi channel or was just playing on it, but it definitely had that 90s sci-fi channel vibe. If that makes any sense.

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Malady
Medium: Film
10:26:45 PM 27th Aug 2014
A movie where the characters distract an AI by asking it meaning of life...
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TheTeeth
06:29:09 PM 24th Jul 2014
Do you remember when or where you saw this?
Malady
07:28:16 PM 24th Jul 2014
On TV, and 5 years ago?
snag
01:01:11 AM 29th Jul 2014
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Dark Star. The AI was a bomb is one example....buuuuut that was 1974..oops

so distract the AI from doing what?
Malady
10:26:45 PM 27th Aug 2014
I'm quite sure it was to prevent the security system AI for a vault from going off, and it had the blue hologramness, maybe

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MissMokushiroku
Medium: Film
07:31:05 PM 26th Aug 2014
Workless example from For Inconvenience, Press "1":

"One Serial Killer movie whose title escapes me had a Title Sequence during which an unseen burglar tries to report a murdered woman in a house he'd broken into. After a comic sequence of him trying to get past this trope, he gives up and calls the operator, offering to pay for his call with some stolen credit cards. The indignant operator decides to connect him to the detective protagonist instead."
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Aspectifer
Medium: Film
12:35:13 PM 26th Aug 2014
OK, this one's been bugging me for decades.

It's a live-action film, probably American. I don't know whether it was released in cinemas or made for TV. I'm not even sure whether it was in colour or black and white, but I think it was in colour. I saw it on British TV in the mid to late 70s.

I remember a bit near the beginning where the main character, a young woman, was messing around with her friends in the back of an 1920-30s era open top car. She and her friends were in the clothes of that era - this portion of the film would have been set around that time.

I think the main plot was a proposition the heroine is given to go into suspended animation to be the bride of a child heir when he grows up. I think she may have been offered a large sum of money to do this which would get her family out of serious financial dire straits (this may have been something to do with the The Great Depression). I can't remember whether she actually goes through with it. I've checked the Human Popsicle page and nothing matches.

I have a feeling that the film was a romantic comedy and actually quite light-hearted in tone. Perhaps something like the 60s-70s live-action Disney comedies or a Doris Day romantic comedy (though I've checked both of these and not come up with anything). It's the kind of thing that may have been shown as a BBC 2 afternoon matinee. I was very young at the time and my parents were quite strict about my viewing, so it wouldn't have been anything not considered suitable for family viewing at the time (any 70s era Values Dissonance aside).

Of course this was a very long time ago, so my memories are vague and there may be things I've misremembered.

This has been at the back of my mind for years. Anyone who can solve this will have my eternal gratitude.

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Aspectifer
12:35:13 PM 26th Aug 2014
I had a feeling this would be a difficult one. I've asked on other forums in the past, with no joy, but I'm sure this exists. I'm going to bump this just once more, for now anyway.

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Coujagkin
Medium: Film
09:28:51 PM 24th Aug 2014
Anybody know a movie which involves a character named Vivian (I think...) who falls in love with a rich widow who has several daughters? I thought at first it was an Olsen twins film but I couldn't find anything about it. There's a lady who wants to marry the dad or something like that. And there's also a stolen camera involved.

The song "Pretty Woman" plays at one point in the movie, but it's not that "Pretty Woman" film...

Can't remember the year, although I'd like to guess early 2000's.

Rings a bell, by any chance?
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snag
04:36:00 PM 30th Jul 2014
You know that the main character in the 1990 movie "pretty woman" is named "vivian ward" right?
Coujagkin
12:15:40 PM 2nd Aug 2014
Yes, but it's definitely not that movie.
Terrie
07:04:58 PM 2nd Aug 2014
Looking at the films in IMDB which include the song Pretty Woman doesn't result in anything matching. Do you remember if the widower romance was the main plot or a side one
snag
08:52:13 PM 2nd Aug 2014
just a 1/2 assed stab at this. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120687/ i found by doing a search on 'widower "stolen camera" daughers movie drama' and ended up here http://rabbiatthemovies.com/tag/drama/

do a string search in the latter page for 'camera'
Coujagkin
04:10:58 PM 3rd Aug 2014
The song was only there for maybe 20 seconds and that was it. If I remember correctly, it involved the Vivian character walking towards the daughters. I don't think it would show up in the soundtrack (if there even was one), though I could be wrong.
Coujagkin
08:46:15 AM 16th Aug 2014
Bump?
vortexmanipulator
09:28:51 PM 24th Aug 2014
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Is it The Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan Version)?

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Outsyder0486
Medium: Film
02:21:44 PM 23rd Aug 2014
All I remember about the movie (or maybe it was a made-for-TV movie?) was this: there was a really rich family. The son was a slacker and the parents were worried that their son wouldn't ever have any direction because they had money. So the dad, without telling anyone, gave away all their money and had them move to a one-bedroom apartment so their son would have to work. It ends with the son coming up with the idea to film the scenery during a bike ride so that people riding exercise bikes can feel like they're actually biking.
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ghibli22
Medium: Film
09:45:49 PM 22nd Aug 2014
An old movie I watched as a kid, maybe from the 80's or early 90's. I don't remember much about it except for oddly specific scenes, like the beginning when the main boy character is hiding in a tree from his mom and telling his dog not to tell her where he is. He's hiding because he and his sister are going somewhere (a farm?) for a while and he doesn't want to go. Then there is another scene where they're riding on a boat through a giant white space (inside a palace?) and there are lots of people on rocks looking down at them as they pass. Then there's some sort of animal later who almost gets hit by a car because he thinks the headlights are his food source. Also, there may or may not be magic dust of some kind.
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thenameless
09:45:49 PM 22nd Aug 2014
Was it animated or live-action?

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BinaryStep
Medium: Film
10:52:03 AM 21st Aug 2014
A movie about aliens looking for a fountain of youth that was hidden away in space, it started with a narration about the story, which ended with a line like "It was never found. Until...now.". I never saw more than just the opening, and even then I didn't actually see it, I only heard it, as I was in another room.
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Aznjosh98
04:13:12 PM 4th Aug 2014
That kind of sounds like the opening narration to highlander, but i'm not sure since they're not really aliens (at least not until the crappy sequel) but they are immortals.
BinaryStep
03:00:27 PM 7th Aug 2014
Also, the narrator had a weird, metallic, kind of cartoonish voice, like what you'd expect an alien in a low budget tv show to have.
OmegaII
10:52:03 AM 21st Aug 2014
Could be 'Heavy Metal 2000", but was animated.

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Film
01:09:11 AM 20th Aug 2014
This was a monster movie with "monkey" in the title, but not about a monkey. The title is a quote from a kid who hasn't seen the monster and guesses it's a monkey.
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TheNinth
07:25:48 AM 19th Aug 2014
Blue Monkey — http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092677/

From the message board for the film: In one scene a child explains that she called the imaginary thing that frightened her "Blue Monkey"
FloydPinkerton
01:09:11 AM 20th Aug 2014
That's it! I thought it was Blue Monkey but no movies came up when I Googled that phrase.

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JohnnyFR00
Medium: Film
07:36:12 PM 18th Aug 2014
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Hi everyone...I was wondering if anyone knows how these movies are called, I watched them around 2002-2003. The only thing I remember of both films are the following:

1. A film about a children's team of some indoor sport (basketball, hockey, etc.) who were going to play the championship on a large arena. However, the team's captain was jealous because his mother was going to have a new baby. In the day of the championship, the team convinces him to play, while his mother is watching the game from the hospital..she even cheers her son while giving birth at the same time. In a bit of a cliché, the baby is born exactly at the point the game ends and the boy's team wins the championship.

2. This was a drama/mystery movie I think, which I only watched a bit of it while channel surfing, this is what I remember: A thug had kidnapped a pregnant woman and put her in his van, the thug drives to a forest, and then takes out the woman (who has gone into labor) apparently to abandon her in the forest, but then the hero of the story appears and fights with the thug until he is knocked out under a bridge (I think). The hero then goes to the woman and assists her with the birth of a baby girl. I think a later scene showed that the hero and the woman had married and were raising the baby together.

That two scenes have been stuck in my mind since then, I'll really appreciate if anyone knows about these movies, thanks.
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JohnnyFR00
12:16:34 PM 19th Feb 2014
Bumping, in an additional detail I'm completely sure both movies are originally in English. The first movie I saw dubbed in Spanish, but the second one was subtitled.
JohnnyFR00
09:20:50 AM 17th Aug 2014
Bumping after 6 months...hope someone knows.
justanotherrandomlurker
07:36:12 PM 18th Aug 2014
I know this doesn't really help, but I must confess that the first one does sound vaguely familiar to me, but I'm drawing a blank.

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Film
02:35:12 PM 17th Aug 2014
1990's film where a kid with an injured leg gets pushed off a log suspended above a lake and appears in a fantasy world with kangaroo people (who were rendered in cgi). For some reason 'Shit Happens' was a common phrase throughout the film, even though it was a family film.
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Beefcube
08:41:11 AM 13th Aug 2014
That's Warriors of Virtue! Such a weird movie.
RancidWarmasta
02:35:12 PM 17th Aug 2014
thanks dude

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TheTeeth
Medium: Film
03:38:49 PM 14th Aug 2014
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There was this movie my family friends were gonna watch when we were hanging with them, but I did something bad and had to go to bed early, so I wasn't allowed to watch. Probably around 2003ish.

I don't know much about it, I was young and had never heard of it. I just remember a bizarre part one of the guys was describing.

A family goes to a doll factory. Like Barbie style dolls. But the doll factory isn't normal, and it's making, in his words, "skinhead Barbies" and the family is freaked out?

Looking up "Skinhead Barbie/doll" doesn't bring up anything relevant, so I'm going to assume that was just the term the friend used to describe them?

Live action, and I feel like it was about a family road trip? Generic, Hollywood, attractive white family sounds right.
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Bisected8
03:27:04 AM 13th Aug 2014
There was scene in Rat Race where one of the contestants (a guy with his family) stop to visit the "Barbie Museum" which turns out to be a neo-nazi themed one. Could that have been it?
KEVP
05:46:42 AM 13th Aug 2014
The museum in Rat Race was called the "Barbie museum", so the little girl wanted to go visit it. But it turns out that it is a museum dedicated to Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, and is run by neo-Nazis.
TheTeeth
03:38:49 PM 14th Aug 2014
Either I'm misremembering his description, or he was WAY OFF.

This was definitely it though, thank you two, my google searches never would have brought me NEAR that.

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TheNinth
Medium: Film
06:15:25 AM 14th Aug 2014
Late 1980s/Early 1990s boob horror movie. Total schlock film. Sorority girls in an old house. There's a book with a face on the cover. The book is (of course) made of human skin, and evil. A demon is let loose. The demon is animated and looks kind of like a knock-off Tazmanian Devil (of the Warner Brothers sort).

Because it is a schlock, boob movie, there are shower scenes and topless sorority girls. One thing that really stands out is during the shower scene, when the girl is soaping up her breasts, they make a squeaky noise like a dog toy (on purpose — the squeaky is clearly foley'd in).

I cannot tell you the name of a single person in the film.

It's really the director that I'm interested in finding.
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EricaB
02:35:39 PM 13th Aug 2014
randomsurfer
05:49:57 PM 13th Aug 2014
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Maybe Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl A Rama?

EDIT: Nah, I take that back. Evil Toons looks more like what you're describing.
TheNinth
06:15:25 AM 14th Aug 2014
Evil Toons it is! Ah, thank you so much!! Fred Olen Ray.

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GordonWay2
Medium: Film
11:08:33 AM 10th Aug 2014
Which installment of "An Evening with Kevin Smith" is it where he tells the story of showing Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back to his young daughter, and her actually being able to follow the story because, unlike his other movies, the story is told visually and not just through dialogue?
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snag
09:40:16 PM 2nd Aug 2014
well, according to IMDB, Harley Quinn Smith is his daughter's name, and she appears in the 2006 installment AEWKS 2: Evening Harder and ins 2008 installment KS Sold out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith.
snag
11:08:33 AM 10th Aug 2014
looks like youtube has at least parts of both of these too

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SynchFX
Medium: Film
09:13:05 PM 9th Aug 2014
I remember watching an old VHS when I was young, and it would have been very late 80s or possibly early 90s. I can't recall if it was a family film or a horror to be honest, but it involved a bunch of toys somehow coming to life and attacking people. There was a teenage boy and girl, I seem to remember them running through a warehouse or garage or something, and small soldiers and toy tanks etc firing at them. I can't recall if this was the premise of the whole film, or just a particular scene. Does anyone recall this film?

It wasn't computer animated or anything, I know it wasn't Small Soldiers.
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Omnichron
05:43:18 PM 28th Jul 2014
Could it have been the movie Toys, its from 1992, so it was probably on VHS, and it seems like the climax involves attacking toys.
cupcakegraffiti
06:45:46 PM 28th Jul 2014
This sounds like a scene I remember from the end of Babes in Toyland (1961) but it could also be from the 1986 version.
SynchFX
08:45:27 PM 31st Jul 2014
I wasn't either, it seemed a lot more malicious than either of those two. The toys were only ankle/knee height also, if that helps.
LordXavius
09:51:06 AM 2nd Aug 2014
Demonic Toys (1992), perhaps?
stato
09:13:05 PM 9th Aug 2014
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sorry i just saw the its not small soldiers bit, my bad

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Film
12:26:42 PM 4th Aug 2014
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horror or drama film where an old man is eating soup at a table and a painting of a cherub urinates in the soup. The old man presumably doesn't realise and eats the soup anyway. This was apparently Played Straight as a drama trope, and not for comedy or grossout humour
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RancidWarmasta
04:23:58 AM 2nd Aug 2014
bump
snag
05:55:45 PM 3rd Aug 2014
looking in imdb, there is a quote in the quotes section for the movie "The Haunting" (1999)

Luke: [looking at a statue] These carvings are really creepy. All these fat little cherubs and angels with furry animals, it's really bizarre, I think.

Eleanor "Nell" Vance: I think they're the children Hugh Crain built the house for.

that's as far as i got
RancidWarmasta
08:08:24 AM 4th Aug 2014
the cherub was a painting not a carving, but good find
snag
12:26:42 PM 4th Aug 2014
yeah, i know. (sigh) however, i thought it would be worth it for you to look it over because there may be other art in that movie with a cherub theme and other elements in the plot which might ring bells for you.

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Cain9821
Medium: Film
10:35:17 PM 3rd Aug 2014
There is a movie I am trying to find the name of. I've never seen it before, but I recently caught a very short clip of it on YouTube, but the person who posted it adamantly refuses to say where it comes from (for whatever reason).

So, it seems this movie takes place in either the mid-to late 70's to early 80's. It's definitely a horror movie, and it shows what seems to be a ghostly child luring some other kid into an old and abandoned laundry room. The ghost child briefly confronts the live child before abruptly vanishing.

Then, the laundry machines begin coming to life and one of them sprays the kid with what looks like steam. Then, a nearby sheet (or some kind of bolt of fabric) lifts up and is seemingly thrown over the kid. During this sequence, the kid falls to his knees, and a nearby dryer seems to be sliding towards the kid with its drying mechanism spinning at full speed. The kid somehow gets his head stuck in the dryer after it's door mysteriously opens.

Naturally, this kid comes to a very bad end, and the spinning mechanism promptly decapitates the youth. The now-dead childs head bounces around inside of the dryer for a time, and blood geysers out of the dryer, and drenches the rest of the kid's body.

Obviously, what has been described here is B-grade material. However, I would like to know what the name of this movie is. Does any of this sound familiar with anyone out there?

Thanks for your help!
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DataAngel
07:46:06 AM 10th Dec 2013
Can you post a link to the clip?
Fawfulster
08:21:57 AM 10th Dec 2013
Could possibly be Maximum Overdrive (with machines going like crazy and killing people).
Cain9821
11:11:54 AM 10th Dec 2013
Data Angel, here is the link to the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dODptgTDZPs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUPoSHO-OOTb0rqZr6bJlMkQ

The scene I described above begins at 0:13 and ends at 0:44.

The people who posted the clip are talking over the clip I am referring to (meaning they are not referencing what is playing at all ~ I think they made a comedy video, and put this excerpt in for comedic effect).

I'm just curious to know what the name of the movie this excerpt is from.

Fawfulster, no this isn't Maximum Overdrive. That movie didn't have ghosts or anything like what this clip shows.

Thanks everyone.
Cain9821
11:56:49 PM 10th Dec 2013
So, does anyone know what the movie is which is seen on this YouTube video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dODptgTDZPs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUPoSHO-OOTb0rqZr6bJlMkQ

The portion I am interested in begins at 13 seconds into the video, and ends at 44 seconds.

The video clip this excerpt is a part of is a parody/comedy bit, and the excerpt was used for comedic effect. The two people talking over the excerpt don't say anything at all about what the excerpt is from.

I think I've bumped this thread enough, so if no one knows what the movie is, it's time to let this thread disappear.

Thanks in advance for your help.

KEVP
07:11:21 AM 11th Dec 2013
I bet somebody will get this.

From the clothing and hairstyles of the two kids, I would put this in the 1970's (maybe the late 60s or early 80s). In fact, the whole clip looked like it could be from some sort of kids' movie or program, maybe even made by Disney, until it got to the end and the boy was decapitated and blood went everywhere. There seems to be a normal kid (who gets killed), and the other kid also looks like a normal kid until he disappears (teleports?).
Omegaii
09:00:18 AM 2nd Mar 2014
I don't know what it is, but I can help narrow it. Definitely 80's jacket dead give away. Filmed on tape not film stock, so most likely TV show or TV movie
snag
12:52:45 PM 1st Aug 2014
I watched the clip. This is a real stretch but my guess is the kid in the white jacket is Eric Greene.

I'm embarrassed to say that I equate the face to his character 'Loki' in Space Academy (1979 ish)
alaman
05:46:13 AM 2nd Aug 2014
No idea if Cain still checks on this, but on the video, there's a comment saying that the movie is 'House of Lost Souls' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134457/
Cain9821
10:35:17 PM 3rd Aug 2014
Hi alaman,

You are absolutely right. This clip is from 'House of Lost Souls'. Many thanks for solving this for me.

I had never heard of 'House of Lost Souls' until I read your post. This mystery is now solved!

Thank you alaman for the answer, and thank you to everyone else who ventured guesses as to what this clip was from.

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chainchump
Medium: Film
07:32:11 PM 3rd Aug 2014
I'm pretty sure this was a movie but may have been an episode of a TV show.

There's an american fighter jet pilot who is supposed to be really good but is shot down by an enemy pilot who is even better. He is captured and meets the enemy pilot who turns out to also be an american. He explains that he flies for the enemy b/c it has always been his passion to fly fighter jets but the US wouldn't let him b/c he doesn't have 20/20 vision and wears glasses. He claims he is the best b/c he doesn't fly with "one hand on the ejector handle" or something to that effect, meaning he's not afraid to die. During the climax, they have another dogfight and the guy with the glasses keeps talking over the radio to the hero about how he's going to lose b/c he's the type to fly with "one hand on the ejector handle". Then, of course, the hero narrowly wins and the guy dies w/o ever ejecting.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? I've scoured the internet and cannot find any mention of this film or episode if it was from a show.
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snag
09:26:46 PM 2nd Aug 2014
do you recall if they were jet or propeller planes? if the enemy plane was eastern european or asian for example? black and white or colour movie?
chainchump
10:27:04 PM 2nd Aug 2014
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They were jet planes, I'm sure about that. I think I remember the enemies being middle eastern, so the jets were prob soviet style jets, perhaps migs? The movie or show was in color and felt current when I saw it as a kid, so it was either made in the 80's or perhaps early 90's.
snag
07:32:11 PM 3rd Aug 2014
I'm still chipping away at this but by any chance did the fighting look like it was from top gun? I ask because it occurs to me that rather than this being a movie it could be a corny plot in an episode of JAG, and they love recycling top gun and other jet footage. Also, I stumbled on a page talking about "one hand on the throttle, and one hand on the ejection handle" asking where that was from and a responder said they thought it was from either Iron Eagle 2 or Iron Eagle 3. From what I remember, the korean war was the first with jet fighters and American involvement. Vietnam. Israel vs. Egypt on several occasions to mention some older battles with jets which may have been a backdrop for your story. Soviets in Afghanistan.

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randomsurfer
Medium: Film
03:33:19 PM 3rd Aug 2014
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A film from maybe the early 2000s unrated or maybe NC-17. A man becomes a parapalegic/quadrapalegic, and can no longer have sex with his wife. He either gives her permission or outright tells her to go and have NSA sexual affairs with other men in order to be able to satisfy herneeds, but she is supposed to come home and tell him about it afterwards. (So it's really his needs.) She does more and more dangerous stuff as time goes on, and maybe she gets killed at the end of the film.

I don't think it was a straight-to-video or made-for-cable softcore porns, but it's possible.

I only ever saw the box at my local library, so 99% of what I know about this film is from the back of the DVD box, the other 1% being stuff I may have looked up at the time.
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Terrie
03:33:19 PM 3rd Aug 2014
Breaking the Waves by Lars Von Trier?

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Film
11:15:05 PM 29th Jul 2014
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These are movies I never saw but I saw segments about them in a "making of" show in the early '90s. I think the same show covered the making of House II, one of the Terminator films, and one of the Piranha films.

1. A sci-fi or fantasy film where a man and woman mind meld. There is videotape of real microorganisms in the background for psychedelic effect.

2. A scene where a man is bleeding from one hand. A drop of blood falls into a pool on the floor in slow motion. There's also a closeup of his Mickey Mouse watch. A scene in Pink Floyd: The Wall reminded me of it, but that's not the same movie I'm remembering.
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FloydPinkerton
02:07:32 PM 24th Oct 2012
Bump.
FloydPinkerton
01:48:20 PM 8th Nov 2012
Bump.
FloydPinkerton
11:57:11 PM 4th Mar 2013
Bump.
Azzizzi
02:33:42 AM 5th Mar 2013
Was the second one possibly Hellraiser? I don't remember a Mickey Mouse watch, but there are scenes of blood dropping in slw motion and it was out the same year as House II.
FloydPinkerton
10:20:11 PM 9th Jul 2013
It's not Hellraiser.
FloydPinkerton
12:06:35 AM 5th Jun 2014
Bump.
KEVP
05:41:43 AM 5th Jun 2014
I doubt this is it, but the first one reminds me a bit of the first episode of the series "The Tomorrow People". The "classic" series, from 1973. There is a scene where Carol basically "mind melds" with Stephen, and all sorts of strange images are shown for "psychedelic" effect. These images are used in the rest of the series as the opening sequence.
alaman
06:46:22 AM 5th Jun 2014
The first scene - the mind-meld.. was it a black man and a white, blonde woman? In that case it might have been an episode of Babylon 5. If so I can find the name for you.
Bisected8
11:06:36 AM 6th Jun 2014
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The second one might be the Angels & Demons or The Da Vinci Code movie; IIRC the protagonist had a Mickey Mouse watch in the book at least.
FloydPinkerton
12:37:34 AM 9th Jun 2014
This was before Babylon 5 and long before the Dan Brown movies. I think 1990-92 time frame.

The only opening for the original Tomorrow People I can find has fast zooming in to opening hands and stuff like lattices and space photos. Not the same thing I remember.
snag
11:15:05 PM 29th Jul 2014
Scanners? (for the first one)

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zeromass
Medium: Film
08:19:10 PM 28th Jul 2014
i'm looking for a movie and all i can remember is the end of it. a guy drew a magic circle using popery for protection and called out someones name. then a women(might be his old girlfriend) shows up. she died sometime earlier and is now a demon/succubus. they fight and she tries to drain the life from him. he kills her(with a fire poker i think) and the police show up. they arrest him for murder and one of the cops is next to the ambulance where the dead women is. he says how hot she looks and the she comes to life and grabs him. she says something like " i like being on top." then it fades to black.
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MaddyDonna
04:36:00 PM 28th Jul 2014
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Do you mean the magic circle used popery or potpourri?
zeromass
08:19:10 PM 28th Jul 2014
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potpourri something like this http://www.thelostogle.com/2012/09/10/great-now-kids-are-smoking-potpourri/ only from a big clear glass bowle (i think).


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Izon
Medium: Film
12:11:57 AM 26th Jul 2014
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I remember seeing a movie trailer on TV once; the first scene it showed was of some kind of sports coach pacing back and forth in the locker room, giving a speech to the team. He said something like: "We are the best of the best... and, we are the worst of the worst." I think the coach was wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap, but nothing else.
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texasliz
Medium: Film
06:28:18 PM 24th Jul 2014
I think this was a made for TV movie on HBO or Showtime that aired a few years ago. A young female writer/blogger? and her family are invited to her rich Uncle's house for Christmas. He is found dead in his bed and the family members have to follow clues to find his will or get the inheritance. It was a cozy mystery, more cheesy than scary. I think the Uncle turns out to have faked his death in the end. I also remember one of the family members gets drunk and falls off the porch or is pushed. The same female detective was in another movie. She is hosting her friend's wedding at her estate. The fiance disappears and she has to follow a series of clues to find him. The fiance is being held in one of the estate's guest cabins by a romantic interest who is trying to get the detective's attention. Thanks in advance!
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MaddyDonna
06:28:18 PM 24th Jul 2014
Any chance that first movie could be "The Westing Game" (a.k.a. "Get a Clue") from 1997? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120495/

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OnlyALime
Medium: Film
02:47:58 PM 24th Jul 2014
Is there a movie that ends with someone, possibly a murderer, saying "Is that okay?" and then staring at the camera and repeating it in a hopelessly lost voice? I think the actor might me Edward Norton, but I'm not certain. This has been haunting me for a while now, so any leads would be appreciated.
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MaddyDonna
02:47:58 PM 24th Jul 2014
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A search for "movie end 'is that okay? Is that okay?'" turns up the 2011 HBO movie called "The Sunset Limited": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1510938/ It starred Tommie Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson. You can watch the last scene on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyJA7J7LTao

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FerrousFaucet
Medium: Film
09:04:31 PM 21st Jul 2014
I don't know if this film was released in theaters or if it was made for television.

I saw it on television in the 1990s (USA), and I think the characters had hairstyles and clothes to match 90s styles.

It was about some teenage boys at a summer camp. The protagonist (who I think was blonde) really didn't want to be there. He was put into a cabin with several bunkmates, and one was a troubled kid who usually wore black clothes and slept upside-down (and I think he had red hair). He said something about it being because that's the way bats sleep. I don't know if that guy was supposed to be goth or emo or depressed or what, but he acted weird and usually refused to participate in group activities at the camp. Also the weird kid always had a toothbrush, and he was very possessive of it. He usually had it in his mouth and he would talk to it and claimed that it talked back to him.

I'm not sure about this, but the summer camp might have been for delinquents. The protagonist kid had to teach the others to work/play together, and to be proud of their group, even if it was a summer camp for rejects. So there was a sports competition or something, probably against other summer camp groups, and the kids had to learn to work together to compete against the others. At the end of the film, the weird red-haired kid showed a very drastic change of personality. He no longer acted depressed, he participated in sports, he was much more extroverted, had higher self-esteem, and I recall that the protagonist asked him about the toothbrush he had in his mouth. The red-haired kid smiled and said something like, "You know, toothbrushes sometimes say the darndest things!" and then threw it away to signify that he didn't need it anymore since he had learned to make real friends.

I tried searching for this with no luck. Anyone know this one?
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FerrousFaucet
09:04:31 PM 21st Jul 2014
hmm I might have found it already but I'm not certain. I just did a search for "movie about a summer camp for delinquents" and I came up with Summertime Switch. I'm fairly certain this is it, but I can find no mention of the weird kid with the toothbrush.

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Omeganian
Medium: Film
10:42:15 PM 18th Jul 2014
Some rather forgettable movie I saw at least ten-fifteen years ago. It centered around a good brother and an evil brother, with constant flashbacks of good brother and his beloved, ending with her taking an arrow for him. There was also a scene of their father giving the good brother a magical sword... with the magic, apparently, being the ability to float out of a scabbard behind his back and into his hand. I remember that effect looking veeeeery cheap.
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snag
10:17:11 PM 18th Jul 2014
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this has some elements in it you mention

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk_the_Slayer

Maybe worth mentioning that there were a few pages mentioning the genre "sword and sorcery" and i searched by "evil brother" as one of the key words
Omeganian
10:42:15 PM 18th Jul 2014
Thanks, I believe this is the movie.

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Lakanger
Medium: Film
09:46:35 AM 10th Jul 2014
Years ago I've watched a fragment of a low-budget thriller. The man and the woman (husband and wife, I believe) wanted to kill each other for some reason. She made a supper for both of them. The main course was mushrooms. The man ate them only after seeing that the woman has eaten them also, because he suspected she wanted to poison him. Relieved that there was no poison in the mushrooms, the man made a mistake and drank a glass of wine without waiting for the woman to do the same. The man dropped dead. It turned out that the mushrooms were poisonous after all, but only after being mixed with wine.
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FuzzyBoots
09:46:35 AM 10th Jul 2014
It may or may not help, but the reference is probably to Coprinopsis atramentaria, otherwise known as "Inky Cap", which is indeed only poisonous with alcohol.

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azzizzi
Medium: Film
03:53:21 AM 6th Jul 2014
This one was from around the mid 1970s and was a Christian short film that I was shown at school. It takes place in Mexico. The main character is a poor man who doesn't have anything going for him until he discovers a gold and jewel-encrusted salamander, which then brings nothing but goodness and wealth to his whole life. Somehow, this was supposed to be a Christian message. I may have some of the details wrong. I saw it at school when I was in the third grade. Any clues would be appreciated. Thanks.
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MaddyDonna
12:06:45 AM 6th Jul 2014
No idea about the film title. But the story sounds similar to one of the legends about Guatemala's first saint, Brother Pedro or Hermano Pedro (Pedro de San José Betancur). http://tulane.edu/liberal-arts/blogs/maxwell/hermano-pedro-02182010.cfm

Brother Pedro uses the gold lizard as security for a loan to achieve a worthy purpose, like feeding the poor or building a church, something like that. http://www.uexpress.com/tell-me-a-story/1998/5/1/the-lizards-blessing-a-guatemalan-legend

Maybe that will help in tracking down the film?
Azzizzi
03:53:21 AM 6th Jul 2014
That sounds something like what I saw. Thanks for posting the links and the information. I'll see if that's helpful in finding the name of the film.

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RockLeeYourFace
Medium: Film
08:49:52 PM 5th Jul 2014
I'm looking for a horror film, I believe. It's most likely from the 90's, and involved people moving into a house that was already populated by something (I don't recall if it was other people or some sort of creature) that lived in the walls and hid from the new occupants.

One scene that stands out greatly was of a girl lying down with her hand hanging of the edge of her bed, I think. She had a dog that would often lick her hand, and the girl told the "dog" to stop. She then realized that the dog was lying next to her on the other side, and then sees a brief glimpse of something exiting her room. Any ideas?
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EricaB
07:36:14 AM 17th Jun 2014
That sounds like a variation of "The Licked Hand" urban legend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Licked_Hand

Not sure what the move is, though. Sorry!
MaddyDonna
08:49:52 PM 5th Jul 2014
Could it be "The People Under the Stairs" from 1991? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_People_Under_the_Stairs

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dungeonmaster11
Medium: Film
04:20:50 PM 1st Jul 2014
Okay, I remember seeing a rambling, angry, baffled text review of this film from either the 50's or 60's that was basically a huge compilation of pet birds (like parakeets, lovebirds, parrots, and so on) doing cute tricks and stuff. Like, it doesn't really have a plot, it's just a compilation of pet birds and I think a few other animals either doing tricks and/or being dressed up in little costumes. Does anyone know what that film is?
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dungeonmaster11
06:33:25 PM 8th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
05:44:36 AM 10th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
03:27:19 AM 12th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
12:54:07 AM 14th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
10:23:11 PM 16th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
01:43:13 PM 19th Jun 2014
Bump!
dungeonmaster11
10:08:52 PM 24th Jun 2014
BUUUUUMP!
dungeonmaster11
09:48:20 PM 27th Jun 2014
BUMP! C'mon, guys, nothing? If it helps, the film is in color.
FromtheWordsofBR
07:56:10 AM 28th Jun 2014
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Was it talking about any one of Disney's True-Life Adventures short films?
dungeonmaster11
12:55:43 AM 1st Jul 2014
I'm afraid not. :( That's a good suggestion, but from what I remember, this wasn't really an educational short or feature film, but basically a film showing several examples of cute animals being, well, cute. Okay, well, I can't really add to descriptions about the movie itself, but if it helps, I can add a bit about the site that reviewed it: it was a site where a good deal of the reviews (all of them text reviews) were on horror movies, like a multi-part abridged history of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, an article talking about some of the various Phantom of the Opera film adaptations (with one bit of that pointing out Lon Chaney's rather hilarious Oh Crap face as the Phantom when it seems like Christine is going to choose the locust, blowing all of them up), and a review of Teeth, with one of the screencaps placed among the text being of a crab carrying off the severed penis of one of the guys who tried to rape the protagonist (with said penis being censored).
dungeonmaster11
04:20:50 PM 1st Jul 2014
Okay, I found it! The name of the film is "Bill and Coo", and it's apparently a movie with an actual narrative, albeit a very threadbare one that's just an excuse to show off cute birds. Plus, it's apparently from the late 40's, not the 50's or 60's. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039188/ Thanks again to everyone for their suggestions and help!

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n3koboy
Medium: Film
08:41:54 PM 30th Jun 2014
I'm looking for a vampire movie that I think released around the turn of the millennium.

The movie is about a group of professional vampire hunters that come to town to deal with a vampire infestation. It seems like a routine job. They celebrate with a party at the motel later that night, but a much stronger vampire (Dracula himself?) comes and crashes the party, killing all of the guests except for the main character whom he taunts. The rest of the movie is about the main character trying to find some way to deal with said vampire.

I can't remember if it's part of a series or a one off movie
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FuzzyBoots
07:53:22 PM 30th Jun 2014
Sounds like John Carpenter's Vampires. 1998 film, the hunters are celebrating when Valek comes and kills all but the protagonist.
PaulA
08:04:00 PM 30th Jun 2014
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I was going to say the same thing before FuzzyBoots beat me to it.
n3koboy
08:41:54 PM 30th Jun 2014
That's it, thanks a bunch

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thEpirate
Medium: Film
10:51:28 AM 29th Jun 2014
I remember a French movie, about this lame pianist who forms a duo with a singer. He starts the movie bitching about Paris, his yogurt diet and about his girlfriend how looks like Cruella Devil. In one scene the singer licks his glasses. At the end of the movie the girl gets a contract and he goes to the train station and tells her: "I'm going to turn around and if you love me you will stay". She just goes. It's an old movie, maybe the early '90.
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FromtheWordsofBR
07:49:48 AM 28th Jun 2014
2 Days in Paris?
thEpirate
10:51:28 AM 29th Jun 2014
No, it's far older. But thanks.

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blueeyesarehot
Medium: Film
09:34:10 PM 27th Jun 2014
My boyfriend claims to have seen a movie as a kid about an alien who crash lands on earth and is found by a kid. The alien ate with his butt by sitting on food. I'm. Skeptical of its existence but he insists it's a real movie. It must have been late 90s or so.
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flamyangelwings
09:34:10 PM 27th Jun 2014
That reminds me of an episode of the old "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" TV show, I specifically remember an episode where there was an alien who sat on a plate of food to eat it.

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BlueLuigi
Medium: Film
07:49:28 AM 27th Jun 2014
I'm having trouble remembering a certain TV film, i can't emember when i last watched it, years at least.

The story was a bunch of people are getting killed in wierd ways and it turns out to be the work of a strange black liquid that is leaking from the pipes, whenever someone touches it they start having hallucinations of there worst fears and end up getting themselves killed, the two main characters eventually track it down to a weird monster in the sewers underneath the hotel that was disturbed by the construction and is sending it's goo through the pipes.

Can anyone help me with this?.
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bertieb
01:05:10 PM 22nd Jun 2014
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Blue Luigi, I think I've seen something pretty similar but unfortunately I can't remember much but a few vague recollections either.

I seem to recall the film was possibly set in Victorian times and had mystery elements. There was definitely "hallucinations of worst fears" involved here- I seem to recall one of the protagonists being in a graveyard (perhaps), tripping and falling into a 'bottomless pit'?

So far so peachy, aside from not being able to remember what either of these are. My recollection of the resolution differs though- in my admittedly weak memory, it was a plot by the Big Bad (possibly an Evil Scientist) to take over a city or country; perhaps Victorian London.

If our recollections are not of the same thing, I seem to recall way way back when reading a Goosebumps (or similar) story about people hallucinating their worst fears, perhaps it was adapted? Well okay, that could describe a fair number of Goosebumps' plots, but worth throwing out there...

Edit: Regardless, there's a 2007 TV Movie called Something Beneath which sounds from its brief IMDB description/review like it fits what you're looking for. Now to find the one I was thinking of...
BlueLuigi
07:49:28 AM 27th Jun 2014
Yeah! it was something beneath! thank you!.

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Normalaatsra
Medium: Film
07:30:51 PM 26th Jun 2014
A friend is trying to find this film aired on the Disney Channel between 2002 to 2005, around the time where Dinosaur and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (cartoon movie) was aired. It looks to have a good plot.

A person has created a time machine and disappears without a trace, meanwhile his son is put into a secret society because hes good at playing baseball. He went looking for the father and found him self in the future where technology had stopped growing and instead people live inside domes and use their mind powers to live. He meets a girl who he then falls in love with. Sewers in the future have these lizard people controlling and kidnapping the humans to use their mind power. The main character saves the future from this, and has brought back the father and himself to the present. However he quit the secret society he used to belong in and lived happily ever after.

The original transcript by my friend had broken grammar, he keeps calling the missing character in the story "missing person" as if the main character is not related to it, so perhaps it could possibly be 50-50 true. He also mentions that New York City sewers are where the lizard people are situated in.

I have yet to check if it is a Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) but it sounds like a third-party film to me.
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FromtheWordsofBR
07:30:51 PM 26th Jun 2014
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Azzizzi
Medium: Film
11:30:32 PM 25th Jun 2014
I'm looking for an American movie from around the early to mid-1980s. The scene I remember is where this guy who is a policeman or detective is called into this guy's office and the guy cuts his nose with a knife on one nostril. In that way, it's really a lot like what happens to Jack Nicholson's character in "Chinatown." They both spend the rest of the movie with a bandage, but unlike Chinatown, in this one, the guy that does the cutting threatens to feed the guy's nose to the fish. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Film
10:04:01 PM 22nd Jun 2014
Black and white World War 2 era film about an incompetent crew of railway workers. I think it starred a famous comedian of the time, called Harry (maybe). I remember there was a young man and an old man, and the old man got a chocolate ration from a vending machine and was shocked when a train crashed into a trailer of wood, breaking it. The logo at the start had a smiling woman in old fashioned milk maid clothes, set in a picture frame.
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PaulA
11:17:18 AM 21st Jun 2014
Harry Langdon? Harold Lloyd?
RancidWarmasta
06:17:08 PM 21st Jun 2014
no I think the actor was British. I cant really remember if he was called harry or not
KEVP
10:33:35 AM 22nd Jun 2014
Was the whole film British, or just the one actor?

Harry Langdon and Harold Lloyd were in silent films, but if this was a WW2 era movie, it would have been a talkie, right?
Aspectifer
02:51:12 PM 22nd Jun 2014
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This sounds like Oh, Mr Porter! starring Will Hay, with his regular supporting players Graham Moffatt (the young man) and Moore Marriott (the old man). This was made in 1937 though, so the WW2 details don't match up exactly.

The logo cinches it - the smiling woman in the picture frame means it was from Gainsborough Studios (though the woman is in an 18th century Pimped-Out Dress rather than a milkmaid's outfit).

There was a 1941 film based on the same original play (The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley, aka Private Godfrey from Dad's Army), The Ghost Train starring Arthur Askey, though I don't think that version focused on the railway workers. This was also a Gainsborough Picture.
RancidWarmasta
10:04:01 PM 22nd Jun 2014
looks like it. Thanks

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randomsurfer
Medium: Film
07:53:01 AM 21st Jun 2014
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A short subject from the 1930s starring a comedy duo who look a little bit like Fry And Laurie. The Laurie-type wears drawn-on glasses (much like how Groucho Marx wore a painted-on moustache). "Laurie" is a street musician who plays a bass violin and sings a song which goes "Zoom, zoom, / Zoom, zoom, / [something something] melody!" while playing along on the bass. He gets hired off the street to play in an orchestra which is missing its bass player. But "Laurie" can't really play, he has a record player hidden in the back of the bass and mimes along while playing a recording of someone playing the bass. When it comes time to rehearse, while everyone else in the orchestra is playing whatever piece they're supposed to be playing, he plays "Zoom zoom." Meanwhile the "Fry" character has some adventure of his own in the orchestra hall but I don't remember what.
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randomsurfer
01:27:11 PM 20th Mar 2013
5 week bump
JobanGrayskull
06:27:47 AM 22nd Mar 2013
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I wonder if it could be Laurel and Hardy? Thought beyond that, I don't have a clue.

Here's a list of some shorts. "Below Zero" matches only the bass violin part, but almost nothing else.

http://laurelandhardycentral.com/sound.htm
randomsurfer
09:59:59 AM 23rd Mar 2013
I would have recognized them as Laurel and Hardy had they been them, and it wasn't them.
randomsurfer
07:53:01 AM 21st Jun 2014
edited by randomsurfer
Bump. Also, "Laurie" has an American accent, but "Fry" might have a British accent of some kind. The two were more or less equal but my recollection of my impression is that "Laurie" had slightly higher status in their relationship. Both of these details are the inverse of Laurel & Hardy.

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Manafichu
Medium: Film
07:53:17 AM 16th Jun 2014
I was walking by a classroom and heard and saw a scene in a film where a group of African American people were dancing to Twist and Shout. What movie is this?
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Daefaroth
09:53:36 AM 12th Jun 2014
Something like this happens in the remake of Hairspray (but I don't remember which song they were dancing to). It probably also happened in the original version.
Azzizzi
01:19:10 PM 12th Jun 2014
This also happens in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Manafichu
03:06:30 AM 13th Jun 2014
As I stated earlier, the song was Twist and Shout. They were also outdoors. Or it could've been a video of a flash mob on YouTube, but correct me if I am wrong.
KEVP
05:49:08 AM 13th Jun 2014
Can you remember who was singing? Was it the Beatles' version, or somebody else?
Manafichu
07:39:44 AM 13th Jun 2014
I think it did not sound like the Beatles...one man was singing it.
Manafichu
06:44:34 PM 14th Jun 2014
Bump
Synchronicity
10:35:08 PM 15th Jun 2014
It wasn't from Ferris Bueller's Day Off? The African-American flashmob part happens at 2:30.
Manafichu
07:53:16 AM 16th Jun 2014
I will watch that movie when I have time to see if it is the right one. Thank you.
Manafichu
07:53:17 AM 16th Jun 2014
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I Google searched for "Ferris Bueller Twist and Shout", and the featured picture for the video looked identical to what I saw, so that is the movie! Thank you!

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thestormtrooper
Medium: Film
07:49:48 PM 15th Jun 2014
Someone on another site asked about this, and I want to know the title, too. They said they saw it in the 70s, so most likely it was from then.

During some point, a rocking chair in a room rocked by itself, and then stopped. Supposedly, a ghost possessed it. Other objects, the poster thinks, moved by their selves, such as the toys from Poltergeist. Quite frightened, the kid (or kids) saw what happened in the room, and went to wake her mother, who was sleeping in her bedroom. The poster could not remember if the kid shook her shoulder or called her name, but the mother slowly started to turn back to face the kid, and revealed a demented smile. Supposedly, she was already awake. I think the mother was demonically possessed.

Does this ring any bells to anyone? Thanks in advance.
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Bananaquit
07:49:48 PM 15th Jun 2014
Beyond the Door?

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RancidWarmasta
Medium: Film
10:59:56 AM 14th Jun 2014
horror film where people are on an island and a root-like parasite crawls underneath their skin. I remember a male character had to have his leg cut off using alcohol to numb the pain and near the end the female character (maybe The Final Girl) still thinks the parasite is under her skin even though it's been killed, and begs a man to cut the parasite out. ive searched the premise on google but no luck.
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FuzzyBoots
01:09:12 PM 13th Jun 2014
Quite possibly The Ruins.
RancidWarmasta
10:59:56 AM 14th Jun 2014
looks like it. Thanks

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EricaB
Medium: Film
09:58:41 AM 8th Jun 2014
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This is a film I saw probably in the mid to late 80s. I don't remember the main plot, but I do remember one of the running sub-plots.

It was set in Australia, and the main character, a man, had a pet dingo. The sub-plot I remember is other characters giving him a hard time because having a dingo for a pet was illegal.

At the end of the movie, that sub-plot is wrapped up when the dog suddenly starts barking, proving that it is just a dog because dingoes can't bark. (I know that's not necessarily true in reality.)
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Azzizzi
01:33:49 PM 1st Jun 2014
I think that was "Road Games" with Stacy Keach as a truck driver who owns a dingo.
EricaB
07:42:11 AM 3rd Jun 2014
I think you're right. Thanks!
Azzizzi
09:58:41 AM 8th Jun 2014
Yay, I got one! I get so much help finding things here, it's good to know I can sometimes help, too.

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rumpelteazer
Medium: Film
05:49:18 PM 30th May 2014
It was a horror movie I saw a few scenes of on tv while at a hotel a few (5-8 or so) years ago, so the memories may be kinda blurry and I'm not sure which of these scenes came first.

One of the scenes had a bunch of people on a subway. Then we see the tracks with a candy bar wrapper or something to that effect on them. A rat starts eating something out of the wrapper and bites a wire and then I think subway crashed or something.

The other scene was at a fair. This girl somehow got this rope attached to a horse tied around her. The horse got spooked by some fireworks and dragged her for a while. She was about to be dragged into a spiky fence or something when somebody either cut the rope or untied it. (I'm almost certain the girl survived that part, though I'm not sure how she fares throughout the rest of the movie)
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CaliforniaDave
01:08:25 PM 28th May 2014
It might be Final Destination 3.
rumpelteazer
05:49:18 PM 30th May 2014
That seems to be the one! Thanks :)

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FloydPinkerton
Medium: Film
12:13:56 PM 26th May 2014
This horror GIF is on many different blogs, but nobody seems to know what movie or show it came from.

[url=http://guitonsoueu.tumblr.com/post/48830483476]

Do you?
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thestormtrooper
12:13:56 PM 26th May 2014
Reminds me of a scene from the Willies.

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sturmthedark
Medium: Film
09:35:49 AM 19th May 2014
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So I remember this cartoon-like film from when I was a kid, but only remember the following things about it:

  • The line "We'll split it 50:50! No, 60:40! Come back! We'll negotiate!" (said by an old-ish man), followed by some characters driving off in a truck/van-like thing
  • The possible characters of a young girl (who I remember rowing down some kind of river?) and the old-ish man
  • An ending where she goes to live with her father after her mother dies?

It had the same kind of cartoon 'style' as scooby-doo, He-man and all those shows. Sorry for info being very vague, but it's the best I could do.
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mogiks
04:59:42 AM 18th May 2014
Approximate year/decade you saw this? Do you remember if it was on TV, on video or in a movie theater? What country were you in when you saw it?
justanotherrandomlurker
10:52:01 AM 18th May 2014
This is Tom and Jerry: The Movie. The character you're thinking of was one of the villains who had hired a pair of hoodlums to abduct the protagonist (who is the girl you're thinking of) for ransom money, but after they failed to do so, he "fires" them, so they abandon him on the side of the road, when he starts calling out the line you remember.

The girl's name was Robyn, and she was in the care of her evil Aunt Figg, so she tries to make her way to a summer cabin her father built for them. One of the scenes you're thinking of is when she, Tom, and Jerry steal a small steam boat to get to the cabin, all the while the rest of the villains give chase: Dr. Applecheek (the old man) in a mobile ice cream cart, Aunt Figg and her lawyer Mr. Lickboot in his red convertible, and a children's entertain dressed as a ship's captain in a motorboat.
sturmthedark
04:06:24 AM 19th May 2014
Oh my God, thank you so much! This has been frustrating me for the past few weeks. I live in England and I remember seeing it on TV when I was very young, maybe around 6-7.
justanotherrandomlurker
09:35:49 AM 19th May 2014
You're welcome. Everybody says this movies sucks (well, by "everybody", I mean Nostalgia Critic says it sucks, so everybody follows his lead), but I didn't think it was all that bad at all... then again, like you, I was young when I saw it too (I think three or four), so it didn't even occur to me that it wasn't very true to the original Tom and Jerry cartoons - but I still found it entertaining.

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Mharm6
Medium: Film
07:01:37 AM 15th May 2014
This is going to be a huge stretch. This was probably somewhere between 7-10 years ago, where this airplane was in the air and I think one of them had a bomb in his metal suitcase. They open the door mid-flight to throw it out and the owner really does not want to throw it out. The lead eventually says something along the lines of "THROW THE METAL CASE." It was a pretty serious movie.
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FuzzyBoots
07:01:37 AM 15th May 2014
Decent chance that this was either Airport or one of the films which has homaged it.

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Bow-man
Medium: Film
04:25:10 PM 12th May 2014
It might not be a film but I'm fairly certain it was.

I only saw a couple of scenes but it seemed to be able a bunch of murderous apes of some description on an island that were killing the cast one by one. I only saw a scene that had two women discussing how to shoot properly, with one declaring it was easy, and that all she had to do was think about her ex. Fortunately they were in an enclosed space, so that when they were attacked she was able to fend off their attackers.

After the attack the cast realised that they didn't have any ammunition, but they did have a ton of petrol, and were devising a plan to set everything on fire when I was told I was too young to watch the film.

Any idea what this was? (It was about mid-90's).
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EricaB
04:25:10 PM 12th May 2014
Primal Force is about killer baboons on an island and has Ron Perlman in it. Could that be it?

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SFFreak
Medium: Film
03:58:42 PM 12th May 2014
A movie about vikings sailing to North America I saw years ago. I remember a guy, might have been some sort of exile or something, and possibly a blond kid who stuck with him, but not sure. Anyway, they end up in NA, I think on some Indian burial ground, and they go insane. A really wierd movie. Does anyone know? Thanks!

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SFFreak
03:58:42 PM 12th May 2014
Thank you!

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LayLay
Medium: Film
02:44:33 PM 12th May 2014
Looking for a specific scene from a romantic comedy: A single father and mother are dating, but can't get a moment, because of their children. So the father puts on The Wizard of Oz in the living room to get them out of the way for a little. Him and the woman then start flirting in another room and are just about to make out, when one of the kids bursts in and proclaims: "The Wicked witch is kidnapping Toto! We dont want to see that!" (Im paraphrasing), so the father walks to the living room and fast-forwards the video,then he says "There! That's the part in color. You will like that better" (paraphrasing again)
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hogofthefuture
Medium: Film
11:25:03 PM 10th May 2014
There was a French film I saw several years ago and remember nothing about except that the main character was orphaned on the day of his birth because his parents killed each other arguing about whether he would grow up to be a doctor or a footballer. I think the plot is him getting lost trying to get to a bar for a date but I'm not sure.
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hogofthefuture
11:25:03 PM 10th May 2014
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Gwalch
Medium: Film
07:39:21 AM 10th May 2014
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If I remember correctly, this film takes place in some Arabian kingdom during the Middle Ages. A king enters a tailor's shop, and the young man working there manages to solve a puzzle contained in the king's necklace. This convinces the king that the young man is his long lost son, and the young man goes with the king. In the end, the king finds out that the young man is not the prince, and the young man returns to the tailor's shop, only to escape soon after to go on another adventure.
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Gwalch
02:12:23 PM 21st Apr 2013
bump
Gwalch
12:08:40 AM 30th Apr 2013
Another bump.
KEVP
07:03:51 AM 30th Apr 2013
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About what year did you see this? Did you see it in a cinema, television, video/dvd, what? You said it was set in an "Arabian" or Middle Eastern kingdom, but what language and dialect did the actors speak?

Was it live action or animated?
Gwalch
05:31:02 AM 1st May 2013
I saw it on TV. It was definitely before 2007, probably much earlier. I think it was in English, but I'm not sure. It was live-action.
Gwalch
09:03:31 AM 6th May 2013
Anyone?
Gwalch
01:07:10 AM 12th May 2013
bump
Gwalch
10:30:34 AM 19th May 2013
anyone?
Gwalch
01:35:08 AM 26th May 2013
bumping this again.
Gwalch
01:31:31 AM 31st May 2013
bump
Gwalch
12:06:56 AM 9th Jun 2013
Bump.
Gwalch
01:38:30 AM 25th Jun 2013
Bumping it again.
Gwalch
06:09:54 AM 6th Jul 2013
Bump...
KEVP
08:23:40 AM 29th Mar 2014
Gwalch
07:39:21 AM 10th May 2014
No. The one I'm looking for is live-action.

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megahello
Medium: Film
08:26:50 PM 6th May 2014
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OK, it was about a 17 year old kid who did debate and was in the running for some kind of big scholarship, but then he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant, even though she was supposed to be on the pill. other details: The kid recites a short story about a young kid,about 5 or 6 years old, who's father left his family in favor of playing golf and said something along the lines of "You don't need to get to know me, cause one day you'll be me".The kid had an uncle who he considered a good father figure. It's implied that his girlfriend tried to pull the baby trap. The girlfriend's father was verbally abusive and called her a tramp. The kid said that he always felt sorry for her for the way her dad treated her and that being sorry for her felt like loving her.
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noveller25
04:18:08 AM 6th Feb 2014
Bumped because I'd really like to know what this is too.
megahello
07:52:04 PM 8th Feb 2014
Bump
DAN004
03:54:04 AM 9th Feb 2014
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Nevermind
megahello
02:33:35 PM 10th Feb 2014
Bump
megahello
02:39:14 PM 10th Feb 2014
Also, he ended up naming his son after the guy who wrote the story he recited, and at the end him and his (ex)-girlfriend trade off the kid every other day. I believe he said the name he chose also meant courage or something.
megahello
10:45:12 AM 2nd Mar 2014
Bump
megahello
06:39:18 PM 14th Mar 2014
Bump
KEVP
07:14:47 AM 15th Mar 2014
Can you give us more information? About what year did you see this movie? Did it look like a new movie at the time, or an older movie?

A cinema movie, or a made for TV movie?

Live action, right?

What can you tell us about the setting? What country did this take place in? Contemporary, historical, what?

Urban, suburban, rural?

Okay, "the pill" does narrow done the historical period.

What did the actors look like?

ANYTHING else you remember?

KEVP
Dolski
10:08:18 PM 20th Mar 2014
Was it either Mom at Sixteen (2005) or Too Young to Be a Dad / aka A Family's Decision (2002)? Both Lifetime movies.
Dolski
10:09:35 PM 20th Mar 2014
That'a a forward slash, not an italicised "I" before "aka". Sorry, dicey grammar.
megahello
08:26:50 PM 6th May 2014
I don't think it was Mom At Sixteen Or Too Young To Be A Dad But I did see it in the early 2000's. It was made for TV, it took place in the suburbs, It was live action,It took place in America, And it didn't look like it was made too long before the early 2000's.

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arbiter099
Medium: Film
09:25:11 AM 4th May 2014
I have vague memories of an apocalyptic movie where the ending has the characters in a helicopter and an EMP goes off and everyone dies. I remember lots of stock footage of people rioting, maybe zombies? I think this was either the 70s or 80s, maybe early 90s.
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Alabastor_Twob
07:52:57 AM 5th Feb 2014
It may be one of the Resident Evil films; I believe there is a part near the end of one of the movies where they are fleeing the city via helicopter before it gets nuked, and then the helicopter crashes when the city is destroyed.
omnichron
04:23:36 PM 5th Feb 2014
I'm with Alabastor-Twob on this, specifically the second Resident Evil film. There is also old-looking stock footage miced in at the end that the characters release as proof of the zombies, only to get dismissed as a hoax. The footage looks much older than the rest of the film does too.
Aspectifer
09:25:11 AM 4th May 2014
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This sounds a lot like the 1988 film Miracle Mile (named after the district of Los Angeles), in which the main character discovers though a wrong number phone call that nuclear war is imminent. He attempts to convince others of this and is eventually believed, panic ensuing (which may be the rioting stock footage you refer to). At the end he and his love interest attempt to escape L.A. by helicopter, but the 'copter is hit by an EMP and crashes into the La Brea Tar Pits.

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Dalillama
Medium: Film
03:40:14 PM 1st May 2014
My partner saw a preview for this movie in the mid to late-90s about an adolescent boy coming to terms with his homosexuality. The scene that he particularly recalls involves the boy's mother bringing in a bowl of 'vanilla ice cream, your favorite', and then planting a tubular wafer cookie in it. There's also a scene with the protagonist and a male friend kissing on/by the swings.
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Duncan
01:49:48 PM 1st May 2014
Get Real? was it British? Maybe Beautiful Thing?
Dalillama
03:40:14 PM 1st May 2014
It is indeed Get Real, thank you. We found the trailer on youtube.

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illegalcheese
Medium: Film
01:32:04 PM 25th Apr 2014
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Trying to remember an oldish movie, 80s or 90s I think. It was a murder-mystery-thriller kind of thing.

At the climax, the hero is chasing the murderer through a train station, and the murderer gives him the slip through a crowded area. The hero runs in and, not seeing the villain, yells really really loudly "QUIET!" and everyone shuts up. Then he manages to trace the villain's through various rooms based on hearing the muffled noises he makes as he tries to escape. Or something like that. That was the most memorable scene, I think.

I remember it was a pretty dark movie, and the "hero" was not a very good guy. The main plot had something to do with Twincest—the killer and his sister were in love, but his sister was also the main character's love interest. The only line I remember was "We're the same you and I—twins" which occurs during a rather...disturbing rape scene. Which sounds generic, but a google search turns up nothing relevant. I think the sister kills the murderer with scissors after that?

There was also lots of fog..
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DataAngel
07:03:52 AM 13th Jan 2014
I keep searching and I keep coming back to Dead Ringers. I don't know if that's the one (the endings don't match up), but I do remember it being creepy and Twincesty.
illegalcheese
11:10:52 PM 13th Jan 2014
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That's not it, but thanks.

I should have mentioned that the movie is noir (or neo-noir), the action seemed to have taken place around a train station, and the main character was a detective or detective-like figure.

And I could be wrong, but the female lead resembled Jane March (checked her IMDB and couldn't find anything, though).

And the twins were opposite-sex (fraternal) twins.
Bananaquit
11:31:41 PM 13th Jan 2014
This World, Then the Fireworks, maybe?
illegalcheese
06:35:23 PM 14th Jan 2014
I checked, but that's not it. Thanks. It had a similar aesthetic though. I know that the male sibling was the villain in the movie I'm thinking about, rather than the hero like in This World, Then the Fireworks.
illegalcheese
10:19:33 AM 15th Feb 2014
Bump
illegalcheese
01:32:04 PM 25th Apr 2014
bump again

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Wildcard
Medium: Film
11:16:52 AM 23rd Apr 2014
A film I caught on Tv once but I don't think it was a made for TV movie. A man and woman are escaping a futuristic prison where a collar explodes if you go a certain distance away from the prison. They manage to escape but have to stay together while running from the cops.

The man is bald and looks sorta like Vin Diesel but for some reason I don't think it was him in this movie.

They start out hating each other than they fall in love. Along the way we learn the man was divorced and his ex-wife had kids.

This is a pretty cliched action movie, but it fells sorta weird to me that I don't remember the title ever being shown or said. Got any ideas? I don't remember what channel it was on.
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Bisected8
12:29:15 PM 12th Apr 2014
I looked on the Explosive Leash page and I found Wedlock (also known as Deadlock). Could that be it?
Wildcard
01:19:15 PM 12th Apr 2014
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No I don't think so. Neither leads looked like that and I'm pretty sure the movie actually was more modern than that. Around 2002-2004?
alaman
03:28:25 PM 20th Apr 2014
Maybe it was "Fortress"? The first part matches it but the man and woman were actually married so I'm not sure if this is it.
AnotherDuck
03:33:28 AM 23rd Apr 2014
Sounds like Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 to me. Which was a TV film, and he wasn't bald, so it may not be it. Still, they escape from prison by rewiring the collars to detect each other instead of the prison.
FuzzyBoots
11:16:52 AM 23rd Apr 2014
Interestingly enough, the above movie was apparently also marketed as Deadlock 2, a sequel to Wedlock. I checked over on Chained Heat as well, but no dice other than the mention of Wedlock there as well.

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shigmiya64
Medium: Film
08:22:04 AM 21st Apr 2014
This is a movie that was only ever described to me; I never actually saw it. So some of the details might be off.

So, there's this old gardener or housekeeper or similar. He's not too bright and worked this job for decades, when one day he's fired for some reason. He puts on his nicest suit and I think intends I just hobo about, but some rich guy sees him sitting there is his fancy suit and thinks he's some distinguished, worldly gentleman, and invites him to dinner. From there, he ends up hobnobbing with various high-society types who all mistake his simple folksy sayings as deep, meaningful advice. At the end of the movie he walks onto a pond and doesn't sink. Noticing this, he dips his umbrella into the water and finds the water is quite deep, then continues walking. The movie doesn't explain how this is (but he's probably walking on rocks unknowingly).
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Blurring
Medium: Film
07:53:10 AM 14th Apr 2014
I saw this on TV. A teenage girl living with her single father. She found a key that unlocks the elevator of the apartment they are living in making it a time machine. She goes to sometime after the American Civil War and befriends a girl there.
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ClinkerGynoid
07:18:52 PM 8th Apr 2014
Blurring
07:53:10 AM 14th Apr 2014
That's it! Thanks.

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CrazyCatKid
Medium: Film
04:03:49 PM 9th Apr 2014
Frozen score used in the Verizon Video on Demand commercials. It has a tuba beat to it. Anyone know that name of that score?
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Twentington
Medium: Film
02:49:10 AM 9th Apr 2014
Saw this in probably fifth or fourth grade, so about 1995-96. It was a film or TV show episode with a futuristic house, and I think a robot was involved. One scene had a chute that would dispense candy. At one point, things go on the fritz, the robot starts talking in a distorted voice, and the candy dispenser starts spitting out candy like crazy. That's all I remember.
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EricaB
01:07:40 PM 27th Feb 2014
Could it have been some adaptation of the Ray Bradbury short story There Will Come Soft Rains?
SSDG
06:52:55 PM 27th Feb 2014
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Sounds like something out of Pee-Wee's playhouse, though I don't remember seeing that specific scene.
Twentington
01:39:57 AM 28t