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New this month Question: This is a movie about a mature man (maybe a teacher or journalist) who is jailed by a tyrant government. While in jail he teaches a young man how to play certain board game. The young man gets out of jail and creates a revolution that dethrones the tyrant by using the knowledge from this game.
Question: There was a movie I saw several years ago. The movie had three friends, two boys and a girl, traveling to another country to go hiking through a forest. While there, they are attacked by a wild animal and the girl gets taken by a boy and held in a room in an abandoned house but soon manages to escape. Eventually, one of the boys gets killed and the other boy, along with the girl discover the truth. A priest had been holding a boy hostage at a very early age and began beating him severely. The boy had eventually grown up feral and vicious and the priest then let him out into the forest where the boy would kill anyone he saw. The boy who had abducted the girl witnessed the entire thing as a child and she realises that he was trying to save her from the wild boy.
Question: What is the movie with a scene where someone says "don't leave me, please don't leave me. Everyone always leaves me."
Question: I can't remember the name of this movie. It is in B&W and I am guessing made in the mid 50's. It is a story of Mexican children that live near a horse racing track. They are befriended by a man who visits their sister and he is a gambler. The children get enough money to make a wager and the man gets the ticket for them. It turns out that the ticket is a winner. The movie ends with the man making his way to the ticket window to collect the winnings, but dies of a heart attack before he can do so.
Question: A girl with a dark complexion is released from jail. She meets a boy. They falls in love. He believes she has stolen something in his house. He reports the facts to the police. She is imprisoned. He realises that he made a mistake. He sings to her from outside of jail.
Question: From what I vaguely remember it's about a woman in a fancy big house. There is a party going on. This guy is being nice to her and they are flirting. She says she has to go somewhere. He begs her to stay with him - she promises to come back, then she goes off, races back, and when she comes back the house is old and some person tells her no one lived there for over 100 years. I think if she had stayed the spell would have been broken. If someone has any ideas please put me out of my misery.
Answer: It sounds like you're thinking of "Brigadoon". A Scottish village is under a spell where it only appears for one day every 100 years (which was done to preserve the way of life of the villagers.) When two men find it, one falls in love with a woman villager and if she were to leave the village, the spell would be broken and the village of Brigadoon would disappear forever, along with everyone in it (if he stayed he'd have to leave the real world behind). There's been a lot of adaptations of the story, so not sure which version you saw. Two versions I know of are a 1954 film and a 1966 TV movie.
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 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. Thanks.
Question: I am looking for the name of a black and white film about a married man who is trying to help a woman in a town run by a crime boss, escape the abusive relationship. His wife misunderstands the relationship and calls the crime boss to ask him to keep his wife away from her husband which may have gotten the woman killed.
Question: A cop movie where the murderer strangles women in the order of a song. The detective has an affair with his boss' daughter. Maybe in the late 80's?
Answer: The movie is the January Man. An all star cast. Kevin Kline plays an unorthodox ex-cop rehired to catch a serial killer. One of the victims is a personal friend of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who plays the daughter of the police commissioner, played by Rod Steiger. The killer kills once a month to the old song, Calendar Girl.
Question: I'm desperately looking for what I believe is an 80s or early 90s movie. It's an actress with a pixie cut blonde hair...she babysits this good looking young boy at a beach house I believe for the summer. They end up sleeping together near the end.
Answer: It sounds like the movie Stealing Home (1988) with Mark Harmon and Jodie Foster. Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealing_Home http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096171/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-DXaFDWof8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bECpzy7mOck.
Question: 80's movie. A young man lives in a motel room. His TV doesn't work well. He attaches the cables of the TV to a motel neon sign. When the motel neon sign flashes, the TV flashes too. He finds a pair of shoes. They are magic or lucky because they improve his daily life.
Question: A crime show episode when a little boy is kidnapped from his bedroom window at night. The mother goes into wake him up but realises he is gone. The police investigate and realise the window was flipped. A male and female detective look for him and they are left clues with pictures of the boy with writing on them. Soon, they know the kidnapper is a girl. They look everywhere for him.
Answer: Except for the girl being the kidnapper, the episode you describe is from Law & Order: SVU. A mentally ill man kidnaps a little boy because he believes it is his son. Actor Leland Orser plays the kidnapper.
Question: I am looking for a movie that is about a woman who claims a man broke in through her window and raped/robbed her. But the only problem is she lives in a high rise so it would seem impossible. I think it came out in the 90s.
Question: There was a black and white comedy about two spirits in colonial clothing that are trapped in a house and can't leave until something is located. One scene has them walking through each other and switching clothes which they're able to switch back after walking through each other again.
Answer: It's The Time of Their Lives (1946) with Abbott and Costello. Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_p9lRAes68 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Time_of_Their_Lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answer: Would it be Komodo?
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.