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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.

Arris

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: What movie is it where a postman with fear of dogs dies to escape from a dog?

Answer: You may be thinking of the movie Man's Best Friend, a horror film released in 1993 about a genetically modified dog that terrorizes a neighborhood. One scene in the film depicts the dog chasing and killing a postman. This scene was included in the later film Friday: John Witherspoon (a dog catcher) is watching the film and humorously comments on the scene.

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.

Answer: You're thinking of the 1993 film, "Sliver" starring Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, and Tom Berenger.

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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.

Arris

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.

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.

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.

Aerinah

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.

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?

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.

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

Arris

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