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Question: Looking for a movie in the mid-80's. I remember a vehicle gets dropped in the jungle named H.A.R.V. And in one shoot out a guy is blown out of his shoes by a shotgun behind a counter. I think a girl hired this man and his buddy to find her sister.

Question: My daughter says I watched this film with her. Four lads drinking and visiting clubs, one was quite violent. An overweight guy at a burger joint found a plain girl he liked...a teen boy ran for the train home with his girl.

Question: I'm trying to remember the title of a movie or TV series set in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The girl is travelling in a stagecoach that is either held up or breaks down miles from a town. She tries to carry her trunk all that way, and a guy who is trying to help her tells her that it's too heavy. He ends up having to carry her. A later scene, she tries to light a wood stove and ends up smoking up the whole room and her face, ruining her dress. I think she was a school teacher.

Answer: "Love comes softly" is the title of the movie.

Question: I watched this movie probably late 90s. I was about 8-10 years old when I saw it so the only thing I remember was two boys perhaps camping in their backyard. The boy had a sister whose friend was also sleeping over. The boy's friend was infatuated with the sister's friend, and in the morning the sister's friend was found murdered, either suffocated or strangled. I remember they were in some shed playing strip poker, then everyone went inside - the girl who is the boys sister's friend wants to stay out and sleep there, and then the next morning she was dead.

Question: What is the name of a movie where a young bride, about 18 or maybe younger, is married to a 30 something businessman? The young bride loves to ride her bike most of the movie even inside her house. This movie might be 20 years old or so but can't seem to find the title of it.

Answer: It could be "Diva," a 1981 French film. I remember a scene of a teen-aged girl living with an older man. She would ride a bike in their large warehouse-style living space or loft apartment. This is a cult classic and has been re-released at times, as well as being shown on TV.

raywest

Question: I'm looking for the title of a not so old movie, that starts with a couple going to rob a road restaurant, sitting inside that restaurant and discussing to do it or not.

Answer: That's how "Pulp Fiction" begins. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/?ref_=nv_sr_1.

Question: I'm trying to find the name of a movie I watched in the late 70's or early 80's about a man who kills a woman's husband and dog. It takes place outside, maybe wintertime. She cries and says "you killed my husband" and the killer says "I killed your dog too".

Question: I can't remember the title or stars of a movie, maybe 15 years ago or so, about a troubled young girl who goes to work for an older woman's restaurant in a small town. She comes up with idea to raffle off the restaurant to a best essay contest winner. The woman's son is presumed dead in war, but actually still lives, hiding out.

Answer: That would be the 1996 film, "The Spitfire Grill."

raywest

Question: There was a movie about a man who woke up to discover that the roles of grown-ups and children have been reversed. All of the adults are treated like children and have to go to school while all of the children behave like adults and even have adult jobs. When he went to tell some cops that his car had been stolen, he is shocked to discover that the cops he is talking to are a couple of kids. He eventually believes that he's in some sort of parallel dimension and tries to escape by jumping through a mirror, but ends up in the hospital. I saw this movie either some time in the late 80's or early 90's.

New this month Answer: The only film I can find that matches this description is Opposite Day from 2009 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1090674/ - and as far as I can see it's an original movie, not a remake or reboot of something earlier.

Neil Jones

Question: I have been looking for a Asian fantasy movie (not anime) from the 1990s (I think) its about a vampire/monster (girl with long black hair and who is able to use her fingernails as lasers) and a cop. They fall in love, kinda like Romeo and Juliet but fantasy, there is a lot of rain in the film and cheesy music. There are scenes where the normal people (police squad) are able to summon their powers to fight the monsters and do this in a group in one scene, like some kind of mental power. There is a scene at the end when the lead vampire/monster is riding on a plane trying to crash it into a building. Its name could be something like, Monster Love Story, Police Squad, Police Love Story...I can't remember and I would so love to find this movie. It could be Korean, Japanese but it has English subtitles.

Question: What old horror movie had a big kid riding a big wheel and lived in a basement.

Question: Does anyone know the title of the horror movie that has the character (I believe she is the antagonist) that has blonde hair up in pigtails and is wearing a school uniform?

Answer: I think it's the 1956 movie The Bad Seed.

Gemxx12

Question: Can you please tell me the name of an older (80's) movie that was on TV about 2 sisters who lived in a small town.They were poor, and in the end, the older sister married for money, to a short, rich, nerdy hardware store owner who adored her. Near the final scene, she was standing on a bridge saying good bye to her rebellious younger sister. The older sister was tall and had long blonde hair, wore a leather suede fur lined coat, and drove a white SUV. The younger sister had (earlier) had a fight with her boyfriend or husband then got back together with him. He was a poor alcoholic abusive man she loved, and they lived in a shack on the other side of the bridge. The younger sister looked a bit like Princess Stephanie of Monaco and was a known actress, with a shag cut brown hair. The movie might have had Matt Damon in it, or it came out around the same time as the corner store junkie movieā€¦.same type of movie. Thanks!

Question: I was wondering if anyone knew the title of this horror or thriller movie that is about a bunch of people that end up in a hotel/ motel? I can't quite remember every detail but I do recall the following: There was a couple driving through a forest maybe? It was raining, somehow they end up in a weird residence. It is raining really hard so they run in and are greeted by a old lady and given a room. Eventually a couple more people (couples) end up staying there, they check in by signing a check in book. At dinner there is a very creepy butler. And bear with me because this is where the memories get kind of mixed up: One couple had lost their little girl (she passed away a couple of years ago? Months maybe. Not sure) but they see her around that hotel. I think she tries to help them. They get locked in that house, when they peek out they see that there is some creature outside. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the devil? Because there is a room with the satanic star. That is all that I remember! I'm sorry it was so long but I am having such a hard time finding this movie.

Answer: Sounds like "House" (2008).

Question: Looking for a movie title that was or appears to be set in Alaska or an area somewhat like it. A man is new to a small town, maybe an outsider to the people that live there. He might be a writer. There was something about a boy. Not sure if he kidnapped or found out about a kidnapping. It was a slow paced movie. I think it came out late 1990's or early 2000's.

Question: What is the name of the film (might be a British made film) where they are going to close down a community centre, and so to keep it open the kids do a talent show to raise money for it. There is dancing singing etc.?

Answer: Sounds like the movie Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086999/.

lartaker1975

Question: I vaguely remember a couple of scenes in a black and white movie I saw on TV when I was a young girl in the early 70's, but made in the 1960's or 1950's. I don't remember the title, and I think the scenes were toward the end. There was an airplane crash, and an African-American mother had her young daughter as one of the passengers on the plane when it crashed soon after take-off. The girl had a doll, and the mother found the doll among the wreckage. The mother had tears running down her face. I remember feeling very sad watching this scene. I want to say that the pilot was Jimmy Stewart or Henry Fonda but I could be wrong. I've been wracking my brain looking for this movie as I very much want to see it again.

Question: Does anybody know the name of a TV movie that was made about Milli Vanili, it was aired sometime after they were found out. Also a TV movie about the the life of Elvis.

Answer: There was a 2000 BBC documentary titled It Takes Two: The Story of the Pop Duo about musical duos that included Milli Vanilli. The duo were also featured in the premiere episode of VH1 Behind the Music. In February 2007 Universal Pictures announced it was developing a film based on Milli Vanilli's rise and fall in the music industry and in February 2011, it was announced that the movie was being rewritten. It has yet to be released. Also, there have been a number of TV movies about Elvis Presley as far back as the 1978 version starring Kurt Russell. There were also several mini-series.

raywest

Question: My mom would like to figure out the name of a TV movie that she saw years ago. She says that it was about a woman in an unsatisfying marriage who falls in love with a man who arrives on a boat, to "do business with her people" At the end she is about to leave with him when her husband arrives and says that he loves her, and if she wants to go she can. She decides to stay with him. I've looked everywhere, hope somebody can help me out. Thanks.

Question: Help! I'm looking for a movie with a "dark" atmosphere. It had two girls, one of them was kind of goth and lived in a very dark world and the other was all bright and happy. At the end the dark girl kills someone. It's from another country like Hungary or Germany. Also I kind of remember the title had the word mirror in it, but I'm not sure...

Answer: Are you talking about MirrorMask? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366780/

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