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Question: There was a movie about three teenagers, two guys and one girl, who I believe traveled into the sixties and got caught up in a crazy adventure. The girl made friends with a guy who was only interested in getting her in bed while his kid brother believed that she was an alien and contacted the government about her. One of the guys was trapped in a meeting where the spokesman said that everyone in the room was an asshole. The guy kept trying to leave but was not allowed until he used the spokesman's words about people not being given the freedom to do what they should be allowed to do against him, and manages to leave. The other guy kept trying to repair the time machine so the could finally return to the future.

Chosen answer: Spirit of '76. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_%2776_(1990_film)

Question: I remember a TV show from UK television, probably broadcast late 80s/early 90s. It had a mannequin/dummy thing that was a decorative feature in a shopping centre. Inside the face of the mannequin (which I think wore a bowler hat and suit) was some kind of crystal or other shiny thing. There was a clock on the bike the mannequin rode and whenever the crystal was inserted in its face it would pedal wildly and send these kids to a parallel dimension which was very 1980s psychadaelia and was like a TV news show. I keep thinking this show was called 'Finders Keepers' but apparently not. Any other ideas?

Chosen answer: It is Finders Keepers but it was Australian. If you're searching UK Finders Keepers you'll get a kids' game show hosted by Neil Buchanan.

Question: I saw a film, a long time ago, I think it may have been black and white. At some point there is a sheep's body with a man's head, and I think that this creature was in a hospital bed, possibly in a psychiatric hospital. Any idea what the film could be?

jassbop

Chosen answer: If it was a pig's body, then it was 'O Lucky Man!' from 1973: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070464.

Brian Katcher

Question: I am looking for the movie title of a movie with the following beginning scene: Two men are fishing on a small boat on a big lake. It is a calm scene but suddenly you hear the engine of an airplane coming. The noise of the engines gets louder and louder, till you start to see a big aircraft. For some seconds you see the nose of the aircraft and it flies so low that the two man fall out of their small boat. This beginning shot was really impressive for me when I watched it as a kid. It must be a 90s movie. I want to rewatch the movie :-) I looked everywhere on Google but does not seem to find the title. Anyone? Thanks.

Chosen answer: Steven Spielberg's "Always", starring Richard Dreyfuss (1989).

Bishop73

Question: I saw this movie a while back, I think it was on lifetime. It was about a woman who marries a man, but he's abusive and she has an affair with an actor that looked like or could possibly be David Hyde Pierce. She ends up killing her husband, and her lover takes the fall. At the very end of the movie she's all beat up, with a black eye, and her dead husband's friend who she never liked comes to her while she's in some type of cave thing in the woods. She can barely see and starts crying when she realizes her psychic friend predicted she'd end up with a man she thought was her lover, but turns out to be the dead husband's friend. What is it called?

Chosen answer: Briar Patch aka Plain Dirty (2003) the full movie is up on youtube under Plain Dirty 2003.

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.

Ellie Smith

Chosen answer: Teenage Dirtbag (2009).

Question: Hi, I'm searching for a name of a movie that I saw maybe 20 years ago. I can't remember much, but I think it's in a small town, and there's this guy that hides in the woods (can't remember why), and either his grandmother or mother are helping him, they give him food, etc. I know, not much to go on, but I'd really appreciate if someone would help me. Thank you.

Given2fly

Chosen answer: Sounds like maybe Spitfire Grill.

Question: A girl is in a foster home and the only friends she has are these little paper dolls. The other girls bully her, and one girl tries to drown her when she's in the bath. She gets told off for it because she wasn't supposed to get her hair wet, and then she pushes the bully down the stairs, who I think breaks her neck and dies.

daisy2351

Chosen answer: The movie name is "Dustbin Baby".

Question: Forgotten the film. I think it starts with a blond American young teenage boy driving a (possibly a red sports car (I think it's his step-dads or something, he's using it without permission). I think he's racing towards a cliff edge in a desert, but I think he stops it just in time for him to leap out, but I think the car goes over the edge. I think during this drive a futuristic police man (that I think may be a robot, not human?) is following him on a hovering motorbike, and manages to stop him and maybe return him home. Thanks.

Chosen answer: This is the introduction of James T Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek movie.

Question: There was a movie about two boys who are best friends. One of them is a scientific genius and shows his friend a machine that he made that could be used to immediately cause plants to grow faster. He demonstrates this by accelerating the growth of tomato plants. One night his friend gets trapped in the machine and it kicks on, causing the boy to grow into an adult. The boy then takes a job as a principal while his best friend tries to fix the machine and get his friend back to being a kid again.

Chosen answer: 14 going on 30 (1988).

Question: What movie is this scene from? A guy goes to another guy's office and shoots at him, but the bullet goes through the wall and hits a woman in the adjoining office. He goes into that office and shoots her. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Mulholland Drive (Dir. David Lynch).

Question: I'm looking for a the name of a movie possibly made 1940-1958 about the 1800s-1940s. In it there's a fancy ballroom dancing scene where the dancers are getting hot and the host orders all the windows to be broken out (I love that scene). Please help. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Madame Bovary (1949) starring Jennifer Jones, directed by Vincent Minnelli.

Question: Once I saw a movie involving little people (like "oompa loompas") and a little car. It was a weird type comedy. Anyway, there was a scene with the little people along with the car on a road and the background song talked about the car. The lyrics of this song tried to imitate the engine sounds by singing "brrum brrum" and talked about the car having four gears... I don't know for sure, but the movie could be Italian... And that's all I can remember. Please, help!

Leopoldo

Chosen answer: Sounds like the old Disney movie "The Gnome-Mobile".

Question: What's a TV show that is about a girl who crashes her car or something and winds up in a small town and she has to stay there until she serves her sentence?

Chosen answer: There was a Hallmark Christmas movie like this... Christmas Parade.

Question: What is the name of the movie where a group of friends are searching for a princess, and at the end they discover the princess is the girl in the group?

Curious97

Chosen answer: Clubhouse Detectives in Search of a Lost Princess.

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.

Chosen 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

This not the movie. I saw this movie sometime in the mid '80s and the protagonist was a middle-aged man with sandy colored hair.

Question: What's the movie where the male lead is a detective, and at the very end he goes to visit his mother for some reason at her beach house - they're on the beach and he's trying to talk to her, but she's crazy?

Chosen answer: Sounds like the Law and Order: SVU episode, "Swing".

MasterOfAll

Question: In a movie I saw years ago, there was a dumb man who inherited the wealth of a recently deceased relative (possibly uncle) so he moves into the city to live in his mansion. Then he meets this girl who is a reporter and he likes her. He pretends to be someone he's not; using someone else's name. The girl looks up that name (or something) and somehow finds out where his hometown is and really wants him to take her there, so he does, and pretends that he belongs there. He even pretends that he grew up in some house, but it backfires because the the current residents (children answer the door) say that their daddy built the house a few years ago. Anyways, his lies get him into trouble and that's all I remember.

RoseSusannah

Chosen answer: Sounds vaguely like "Mr Deeds" starring Adam Sandler.

Greg Dwyer

Question: There was a movie that I believe took place in the 70's. The movie was about a female reporter who goes to a convent to investigate a supernatural event. The event in question is a nun receiving stigmata wounds on her hands. The nun is terrified by the event and believes that she is being punished by God.

Chosen answer: "Agnes of God" with Jane Fonda and Meg Tilly. Fonda is investigating a pregnant nun who believes she conceived by divine intervention. P.S. The title means "lamb of God."

Question: A long time ago I watched a movie but I can't remember its title. There was a couple - I think they were young and they loved each other, but they got into a fight. One day the boy was waiting for the girl in a diner so they can talk, but when she entered she found a new girl sitting beside him, she ran outside and followed her. The new girl got into her car and drove but she had a big accident and ended up in the ICU, and her father told the boy not to talk to her again.

Menna.nona

Chosen answer: Endless Love.

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