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Question: What movie features a scene where a baby's pram is witnessed rolling away downhill (possibly down steps)?

Answer: Most famously probably The Untouchables, although that took its cue from a sequence in the silent movie Battleship Potemkin, which has been referenced in several movies since.

Jon Sandys

Question: I've been trying to find this film I watched ages ago and can't remember the name. A strange boy and a good girl fall for one another during study period, they get really close and tell each other everything. His dad and big brother abuses him and his little brother and sister. One dies at the end I think.

New this month Answer: Teenage Dirtbag (2009).

Question: Why do I remember a scene where Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz tries to turn the hourglass over? She then says she can't, it won't move. Is it one of the later remakes like The Wiz?

Answer: I don't recall a version of Wizard of Oz where this happens, however, there is a scene in Flash Gordon where Dale tries to turn an hourglass over and is unable to. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080745).

Question: I'm looking for an older movie similar to Miracle on 34th Street where some guy picks up a trash bag and it becomes Santa's bag. When anyone else picks up the bag it is just a trash bag. It might even have been a Twilight Zone episode. Thank you in advance for any help.

Answer: It was an old Twilight Zone episode, The Night of the Meek (s02e11).

Bishop73

Question: I remember watching a movie where a man comes to a village and saves it from an oncoming army by teaching the villagers and setting traps. There are two scenes I remember from the movie: 1) The woman offers the man a gift, but he never accepts gifts because it is against his teaching. However, he accepts her gift because he loves her. I think it was shoes. 2) The woman who gave the gift is in a cell underground and the man is trying to find her to save her. She ends up drowning just as he arrives. If this sounds familiar, please answer!

New this month Answer: The 13th Warrior, with Antonio Banderas.

Question: There's a movie I watched half way through. I never got the title. It had two gentlemen, young and old. The young man knocks on the old man's door, which is opened. He is having an affair with the old man's wife and in love. The whole movie it was just the two of them in the house. Please help what's the title, I want to look for it and see what happens at the end?

Answer: This sounds exactly like "Sleuth". There have been two versions - one in 1972 with Michael Caine as the young man and Laurence Olivier as the older one. The 2007 version featured Michael Caine as the older man and Jude Law as the younger one.

Jon Sandys

Question: I want to find title of a black and white British movie with the following plot: upper class Englishman visits a farm and meets a beautiful farm girl. Falls in love but then leaves and marries an upper class English woman but no children ensue. Later the Englishman returns to the village farm to see what happened to his earlier love, and finds that the girl has died but left a son. He meets the son but does not reveal that his is the father. This film was probably made in the 50s.

Question: I'm looking for a movie about a dark skinned lady who seems to have a mental illness and meets a girl online. That girl that she met sent her some photos of herself. Her said to be "brother" (he is actually the husband of the online girl) goes to the lady's home and wants to converse with her. The lady thinks he is a therapist and refuses to let him in. Eventually he gets inside. Later in the movie the lady handcuffs the man to her couch. She wants to get to know his "sister" and asks him questions. One of the questions is how his "sister" smells. He says she smells like rosemary. The "sister" ends up committing suicide by jumping in front of a train.

Question: I remember a film from when I was around 7-8 years old (I'm 19 now) and it involves a group of kids who go to a summer camp or something. There's one boy who isn't with them, but goes there and takes them all out of the camp one by one. There's also some sort of weird military guy who's the camp leader if I remember correctly. The only other part of the film I remember is the coach ride to the camp and all the kids sing that song "I know a song that'll get on your nerves." Please help!

Question: There was a movie that I believe had Steve Martin in it. I remember one scene where a guy drives Steve's car into a swamp or something and later finds out that there was an animal inside that was a pet of Steve's wife. Another scene had the guy fall in quicksand and Steve refused to help him out until he confessed to what he did.

Question: There was a movie that took place in a high school and it was a comedy. One scene in the film had a female student getting even with a snobby female student. She does this during biology class by taking what looks like sushi and tricks the snob into thinking she's eating a frog's intestines. The snob then runs out of the class and tries to make it to the restroom to vomit, but instead ends up throwing up on the principal.

Answer: I believe this was Rock N Roll High School Forever, starring Corey Feldman, from 1991.

scaryterri

Question: Is there a scene in a movie where people disguise themselves as firemen and they set a fire in a building so they can get inside? I've been told it is Mission: Impossible but I am not sure.

Answer: There could be other movies where this happens, but it does happen in the first Mission: Impossible film when Ethan Hunt's team infiltrates CIA headquarters at Langley. According to this site though, the CIA has its own firefighting unit and does not call in external firefighters, so this wouldn't happen.

Sierra1

Question: I saw a movie about a businessman trapped in a town at night. That town went crazy and totally different compared to it at daytime. The businessman has to struggle until sunrise. What is the title of the movie?

Answer: This sounds like the 1985 movie "After Hours, " starring Griffin Dunne.

raywest

Question: Im looking for a late 70's/80's movie about a girl whose family owns a restaurant and falls in love with the bad boy. At the end of the movie they put on a play at school.

Answer: Sounds like Over the Edge.

Question: Here's the synopsis of the movie, The movie was I believe made in the late 80's or early 90's maybe, I am not sure. There was this college student, who not very lucky with the ladies whatsoever, so what he desperately wanted to do, is to make this elixir or drug, if you want, that would make him attractive to women. He kept trying and trying, at first all of his efforts didn't pay off, he turned the one girl into a gorilla, this other Italian chick who he took out for dinner and gave the drug started farting all over the place until she lit a cigarette and blew up his car. Devastated as he was, he decided to try other ways as increasing his penis size, so he went down a sex shop and asked for the bigger vibrator that women would love. The guy warned him that he had on but it was way to big. Anyways he tried it and that failed too, and once again he started experiments again. This time however he succeeded. He went to show his friend, but his friend wouldn't believe him, and he said "OK watch this" and then he called this girl that was about 200 ft away from him. When she looked at him started running towards him while talking off her clothes, after that he had finally had sex with so many girls that he died, and at the end his friends were talking about him and the saw a rabbit that had the same shirt on he always had, a shirt with a flag on it that he'd worn throughout the movie. It is not Love Potion No 9. The protagonist was a guy.

Question: I'm trying to find a film that was set in a forest/woods where there is a community living in the trees - there was a young blonde girl about to get married, but was crying to her dad because she wished her dead mother was there. All I can remember was her crying "mama, mama" in a southern accent. This was set in the 90's or 80's I think.

Question: I watched a movie in the early 90's or late 80's - it was an Asian movie, at the end a man opened his artificial leg, took a gun and fired towards a gang, and then the gang put their guns in a small fountain. A hero got shot and fell in the fountain - he was wearing a suit, took a gun from the fountain and he fired at the gang, What is the name of the movie?

Question: There was a movie that starred Tim Daly and Sean Young. The movie was about Tim Daly convicted of a crime and he is sentenced to be executed. His execution would be televised around the world. Sean Young portrays an attorney who finds holes in the case and tries to prove Tim innocent.

Answer: The IMDb says they both starred in Witness to the Execution: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111737/.

Jon Sandys

Question: Here's a challenge for all you movie fans out there! It was about 2 years that I last saw this film, and to the best of my memory these are the descriptions I can give about it: The director portrays a drug runner who deals with I believe it was cocaine (could be heroin) and attracts a young woman to the drug. A week or two later he then requires payment from her, and she cannot afford the money for the drugs since she's paying for her child. He then has sex with her as payment for the drugs, and keeps on 'feeding' her drugs while coming by every few days to bang her. This is a very dark portrayal of the drug world, and very realistic in the sense that it shows the viewers what most politically correct movies don't today: Abusing women for drugs, taking everything away from people around you, and caring only about one thing: Yourself. It's a very good film and I'd very much like to know its name so I can watch it again soon. I thought it was Exit Wounds with DMX, but I viewed that movie the other day and that's a very clean movie compared to what I'm describing here. Let's see if anyone can guess the name of this film. I'd be really happy to see an answer here about it! Thanks.

Question: Looking for a quote that was in the beginning of a movie. Like the opening credit. The movie came out in the last few years. Not sure of the exact quote but was something about "darkest" or "me at my darkest". I'm not sure exactly, but anything will help.

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