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This page is for general movie questions - if you've got a question about a specific film or TV show, please check the title-specific questions page first.Click the edit button below a question to answer it or amend the existing answer, if needed. Got a question about movies/TV shows that the IMDb or Google can't help with? Just click "submit something" in the navigation bar. I'll post it ASAP and hopefully someone will answer soon! Members get e-mailed when any of their questions are answered.

New this month Question: Half color/half black and white - foreign romance. A teenage boy and girl can seemingly not be together. At one point in the movie, the boy sneaks out of his house to go to the girl's at night. He sneaks in through her window, but before getting in to bed with her, he lifts up the covers. Her naked back and ass are shown, and he gets into bed. In the morning, the boy has to quickly hide in her closet because the parents are looking. What is the name of this movie?

Question: This movie wasn't Christine and it wasn't The Car, but it had a very similar plot. The movie was about a car that appeared out of nowhere and began abducting children but only some of them would be found. It's unknown what happened to the children who were still missing. A woman, who I believe was a bus driver, had a daughter who was kidnapped by the demonic vehicle so she goes in pursuit. When she finally tracks down the car, her daughter is seen halfway out of the window screaming for help.

New this month Answer: I think it might be Wheels of Terror (1990). It's a 1990 American television movie directed by Christopher Cain and starring Joanna Cassidy and Marcie Leeds. The film revolves around the unseen driver of a black Dodge Charger, kidnapping, molesting, and sometimes murdering young girls around the fictional locale of Copper Valley, Arizona and a bus driver who chases the car, after it kidnaps her daughter played by Marcie Leeds. Marcie Leeds was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Cable Special. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100917/ Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmEpWMScKY.

Arris

Question: I am trying to find a film... I can only recall one scene though. An old man living in a nursing home, but walks up to the woods everyday. I think he has a shed. He is over 100 and cannot die. I don't have anything else other than that. Thanks in advance.

New this month Answer: This is part of The Green Mile, based on the Stephen King book of the same name. The main character (played by Tom Hanks while young, and Dabbs Greer while old) is "infected with life" by miracle worker John Coffey - and so was Mr. Jingles, the mouse he goes to visit in the shed on the grounds of the seniors' home he now lives in.

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New this month Question: A 70's TV movie where people are stranded on a deserted island and lizard-like creatures kill everyone except for the last man and woman. At the end they are about to be killed and it starts to rain, and the rain kills the creatures.

New this month Question: What is the movie from late 70's or early 80s where a Nazi soldier beats pregnant mother to death with brass knuckles in her stomach while her children are hiding because she won't divulge that she's helping the Jews. Then the children come out of hiding and kill the Nazi.

New this month Question: Does anyone know the name of this movie? I believe it was late 80's, early 90's. There are people in a van and they have a sick boy with them. They get out to search the area leaving the boy with a man, possibly his father. When they return the boy is eating the man. I guess it might have been a zombie movie, but for sure some type of pandemic flick.

Question: Two teenage boys fall in love with the same girl. A boy often goes skateboarding. He plays the "knife game." He gives a girl a chain with a pendant in the shape of heart. He is run over by a truck and dies. The girl visits his grave with the other boy. She hangs the chain around the neck of the angel statue from the tomb of the boy.

Answer: That's an episode of the show Erie Indiana.

Question: A girl wants to become a singer. A old man helps her. He buys a makeup kit for the girl. The man dies and the girl becomes a singer.

Question: A mature man is a white-collar criminal. He meets a young man. The young man wants to "work" with him, but the mature man prefers to work alone. The young man insists so much. The white-collar criminal decides to do one last heist. He engages with a mature blonde woman. He arranges to meet with her, but the robbery goes wrong. I believe that the young man dies. The mature man is apprehended by the police. He sees his girlfriend, waiting for the white-collar criminal. She stands in the doorway to a building. He goes by a patrol car. She doesn't see him.

Question: Here's a tough one. I'm searching for a color, live-action, grade "B" sci-fi movie from the 1970s about a modern home in the desert Southwest that seems to be at the center of a time/space vortex. The family (I recall a father and son, but there could be more) is terrified because they never know what is waiting for them outside: It might be a Tyrannosaurus Rex from the distant past or an alien invader from the distant future or anything in-between. This was not a comedy and it actually had pretty good special effects for a "B" movie back then. What is this film?

New this month Answer: It sounds like the movie "The Day Time Ended (1979) " A family moves into their state-of-the-art solar-powered home in an isolated part of the desert to start a new peaceful life. Meanwhile, far away in deep space, three stars simultaneously explode, sending disruptive, time-bending shock waves through the cosmic void. These waves hit the house and soon some mighty bizarre things begin to happen, including a sudden resurgence of dinosaurs in their backyard, visitations from diminutive aliens, and a robot from outer space. The film is also titled Time Warp. Http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080596/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_Time_Ended https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi1jVn9jE78.

Arris

Question: A French or European movie, during the Second World War. A man is shot and dies. His father goes to identify him and takes a photo. He retouches the photo of his son and gives his granddaughter this photo. The grandfather tells stories to the granddaughter of his son in the war. He says his father is alive and helps Resistance fighters. His father becomes famous. The grandfather does lots of things to sustain the lie: he produces a bomb.

New this week Answer: It's Le jardin des plantes (1994): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113461/.

Arris

Question: The film is a story told from the point of view of a teenage boy. He is being interrogated by the FBI or the police about another teenage boy that kidnapped some girls. He murdered a girl's parents. This boy is walking strangely because a man shot him in his knees. At the end of the movie, the boy takes abducted girls to a house and a couple get to this house. It seems to me that the woman was pregnant.

Question: After the Second World War a girl and a boy are friends. They like planes and play with model aeroplanes and play in a graveyard of planes. She dies when she is travelling by school bus because she puts her head out of the window with a model aeroplane.

Question: Movie of the decade of the 70s or 80s. A child changes his voice when he puts on magic shoes.

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie...I believe from the late 80s or early 90s it is a period drama...turn of the century. A young woman marries an older man with a beard. They have several children and one of the children is injured in I believe a hunting accident and becomes blind (I think).

Answer: It's "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)". Adapted from Allan Gurganus's 1989 book of the same name, it chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a 99-year-old North Carolina woman who at age 14 married a 50-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children. Diane Lane stars as Lucy from her teenage years into middle age, and Anne Bancroft plays Lucy approaching her 100th birthday, telling her story in flashback. The Confederate War veteran Captain William Marsden is played by Donald Sutherland. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110721/plotsummary.

Arris

Question: There was a movie that I think took place in China. The movie was about a woman who notices that when she gets a bill mailed to her house showing her credit card purchases, it shows purchases she never made. She tries to fight the credit card company but with no luck. She then hires a private investigator who tells her to go out and buy some stuff and he would monitor her purchases to find out what's happening. She does and when she buys something, the PI and his secretary are shocked to show that while the woman is making purchases at one place, simultaneously some one is also making purchases at other stores across the city. It's eventually discovered that someone is making cloned credit cards and is selling them for a profit.

Question: There's a film that's very similar to 2005's The Pacifier and I cannot remember what it was called. The premise was nearly the same as The Pacifier, but the kids were a bit older and one of them was asthmatic - there was a scene in it where somebody threw his inhaler away either off a bridge or next to a river and the asthmatic kid broke down into tears. I think it may be newer than The Pacifier.

Answer: I think it might be "The Spy Next Door (2010) " with Jackie Chan and Billy Ray Cyrus. CIA superspy Bob Ho is retiring from the business and plans to settle down with his girlfriend Gillian and her three children. His final espionage assignment - a last-ditch attempt to take down his longtime nemesis, Russian terrorist Poldark - is seriously hampered when one of Gillian's children mistakenly downloads a top-secret file on Bob's computer. Bob must now juggle his new role as stepfather to three wayward children with dodging the bullets of Russian mobsters.

Arris

Question: Need help in knowing the name of a TV series of hauntings in America. One episode dealt with a man who back in Puritan days tried to kill his girlfriend after he returned from a voyage to discover that she was now married to somebody else, so he shoots her in the stomach and then himself in the head. She lives but he dies. Another episode has a man with a son who married a woman who also had a son. The man has a farm and while dying from a disease, he makes the woman promise that when he dies, the farm will go to his son and not hers. She promises but, when the man dies, the woman goes back on her word and gives the farm to her son. A few days later, sand begins appearing on the farm until eventually, there is so much sand that the woman and the two boys had to leave it.

Question: I am trying to find a movie that I have one prominent scene in my head about: The main portion of the film is about a woman (I believe she is Native American) helping a guy (I think he is a cop) track someone through the desert. I vaguely remember a reference to him being called "shadow." This bad guy is constantly evading them, but will pop up at random times causing havoc. The scene I remember: the cop is climbing up some rocks trying to get to the top and just as he reaches it, the guy he is looking for is there. He grabs the cop's head in his hands and after they talk for a bit he bites a chunk out of the cop's forehead. I think this film was from the 80's or 90's.

Question: I am trying to find the title of a film from the late 80's or early 90's. A family is having dinner and the doorbell rings. I believe a teenager opens the door and next thing you know he gets shot, then the gunman goes in the house and kills the rest of the family.

Answer: Are you sure that it's a movie? That sounds exactly like the opening of an episode of the television show The Closer. Season 5 episode 1 "Products of Discovery".

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