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Question: I have a question about a movie that I've seen and forgot the name of it. It's about a girl who becomes friends with the neighbors' daughter but then wants to be her, so she kills her parents by setting their bedroom on fire. Turns out she's adopted and is actually their daughter but she's crazy. The mom ends up killing her. Not sure if it's a lifetime movie or made for TV movie. It was a thriller and I know she kills her parents by using gasoline and a cigarette just to move into the neighbors' to try and become the lady's daughter.
Question: I saw a movie, probably in the 80s, that I thought starred Christopher Reeve and Sissy Spacek. He returned from the civil war as her husband, but it was questionable whether it really was - his shoe size was different, etc. In the end he was hanged. Can't find a movie with both Reeve and Spacek so maybe it was somebody else, esp. In the female role. Any ideas what movie this might be?
Answer: The film is "Sommersby". It starred Richard Gere and Jodie Foster. It was a remake of "The Return of Martin Guerre" which starred Gerard Depardieu.
Question: Need help knowing the name of a book. According to the plot summary on the back, there is a kid from the very distant future with the last name of Pineapplefour. In his timeline, time travel is possible and his classmates can use a time machine to travel into the past. However, they remain invisible when in the past and must obey one simple rule. While in the past, they are not permitted to touch anything out of fear that it could seriously alter the future. Instead of being sent to some historical era like Ancient Rome, he ends up in a girls bathroom of a high school in the eighties and can even be seen. Now his people from the future have to find a way to return him home or risk possible destruction of the future.
Answer: Jumpman, by James Valentine. The character's name is Theodore Pine Four, and the book's tag line is, "Rule #1: Don't Touch Anything."
Question: There is a scene in a movie, possibly a Martin Scorsese movie, where there is a stage. On that stage is a magic show, with what looks like belly dancers or just his assistants. I think it takes place in a casino, but I'm unsure if it is the movie "Casino".
Answer: It is Casino.
Question: A few years ago I watched a made for TV movie about a college aged boy who finds his birth mother's family and terrorizes them. The daughter of the family had long dark hair, the family did not know the mother had a son.
Question: Made for TV movie I believe, the main character is a college age boy who happens upon a family (Father, mother, teen daughter) but the mother is actually his who gave him up for adoption years earlier. The boy goes crazy and kills the dad in the end the sister has him caught. Seems like it would be early 2000's.
Question: There was a movie with Dabney Coleman. In this movie, he plays a man who had no knowledge that he was switched at birth. Because of this, he grows up and becomes a cop who is told one day, that he's only got 48 hours to live so he tries getting himself killed to make it quicker.
Answer: He wasn't switched at birth. He's a cop and he's about to retire when his test results get mixed up with someone else's and he's told he's got two weeks to live, but his insurance only pays if he gets killed in the line of duty, so he's trying to get killed on the job to pay for his son to go to Harvard. It's called "Short Time." (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100604/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1).
Question: There was a movie about a woman who was caught cheating on her fiancé. In one scene in the movie, she is waiting for an elevator. While waiting for it, she notices a guy walking past her and when the elevator doors open, she doesn't realize that the elevator is not on her floor and when she walks forward, she falls to the ground floor. The woman suffers from a head injury and after this, she begins seducing men and sexually assaults a woman, but is eventually caught by two coworkers and her fiancé with a new boss.
Question: There was a movie starring John Cusack. In the movie, John is driving home when a black bag from an armored truck falls into the backseat of his car. When he gets home and opens it, he discovers that there is a lot of money in it. Later in the movie, he is reading a newspaper and is shocked to discover the front page news is about how the money was stolen from the armored truck.
Answer: That film is titled "Money for Nothing" (1993).
Question: There was a game for the video game console, Sega Saturn. It takes place in a mansion located in the afterlife. All of the inhabitants are dead and they take the forms of butterflies. The player, along with one of the inhabitants, is looking into mysterious things that are occurring such as one inhabitant being destroyed which leads them to discover that one of the other inhabitants is working with an evil entity. One of the items that the player is given is a deck of tarot cards that represents each of the other inhabitants.
Answer: This game is "Mansion of Hidden Souls".
Question: Name of film in which a wife is cheating on her husband, who pretends to be deaf. Her lover has doubts about his deafness and fires a gun next to his ear, and the husband does not flinch.
Question: There was a movie that I believe starred the late Bill Bixby. The movie was about a man who had son and the man married a woman who had a daughter. His son and his new wife's daughter fall in love with each other and one night after coming home he catches them both asleep in his son's bedroom.
Answer: The film you are referring to is a 1986 TV movie called "Sin of Innocence".
Question: Looking for a 90's movie about a evil clown, not the movie IT. I just remember it was the scariest thing I had ever seen on television when I was a kid, and It also had to do with the clown appearing in different places to scare people.
Answer: Might be Killer Klowns from Outer Space. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095444/combined.
Question: Looking for a movie about mythical Gods being real in today's society, one of them, a man, saves one of the kids. I don't remember much but it might of been on HBO around the late 90's, and there was something about Golden apples.
Question: Looking for a movie about two kids and the smaller kid dreams that he was flying with fireworks or fire crackers, I think their dad ran out on his family and they get a new step dad. At the end the younger kid sees himself flying while fireworks are going on...this was a movie I watched in the 90's.
Answer: Sounds like the movie Three Wishes.
Question: Looking for a movie about a guy who is traveling and stops at a diner in the middle of the desert, He starts to go out with someone he saw at the diner, And when trying to leave he sees a bright light from the road, others start to see it too and stuff happens to them like they forget a part of their memory. This was a B movie that I saw in the 90's.
Answer: Fire in the sky?
Question: Looking for a movie about a group of scientists who let a griffin lose who chases them through the seven wonders of the world as they are trying to save the head scientist who disappeared. Any ideas?
Question: Name of a movie made in the 50's or 60's where a boyfriend proposes to his girlfriend in front of a jewelry store after hours. He asks her if she sees a ring she likes and then pops the question. That may not be enough information, but I would be grateful if anyone has a clue or guess to the name of this movie.
Question: I've been wondering the name of this movie for years now and cannot figure it out, seeking help. A movie in the late 80's maybe early 90's about a young couple that get married and the mother in law hates his son's wife, I think they live next door or really close. They have a little kid and I think she worked at a school - the mother in law and brother in law drives to shoot and kill the daughter in law. Please help, I want to say a lifetime movie, but I searched and didn't find it.
Answer: That might be "Too Close to Home" with Judith Light as the murderous mother-in-law, a TV movie from 1997. Alternatively there is TV movie with that plot. The Perfect Mother. Tyne Daly is a controlling mother, convinces her son's to murder her daughter in law. Based on a true story.