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Has anyone seen or remembers this scene from a film about a boy and a girl passing or trespassing through a park, then another boy pops out in front of them or approaches them with a baseball bat or a belt, then starts hitting the girl with it? I don't remember the name of the film but I think it was released in 2001 - the boy the somehow saves the girl, and then runs out of the park with her to this house.

Chosen answer: Hearts In Atlantis, starring Anthony Hopkins. The boy kept the bat in a sheathe strapped across his back, yes?

Phixius Premium member

I'm trying to find the name of a movie or TV special about a young girl that gets a makeover and falls in love with a singer who thinks she is much older than she is. And he falls in love with her not knowing how young she really is. I believe it was in the late 1970's or early 1980's. I also would like to know the name of the song sung in the show. Thank you!

justlovemovies

Chosen answer: You're referring to the 1979 TV movie "Sooner or Later" starring Rex Smith. It included his famous song "You Take My Breath Away".

Jason Hoffman

What is the movie? Set in the late 19th century, man whose wife is in a coma, hires a woman to bear his child. She bears a daughter, leaves and returns when the daughter is an adolescent, still in love with the child's father.

Chosen answer: Firelight.

What is the movie where a woman is accused for murder and is either in jail or a mental asylum. Right at the end you see the real murderer outside where he flicks his cigarette lighter three times (this being the signature move of the murderer throughout the movie)?

Shannen Bartlett

Chosen answer: This sounds like "Under Suspicion" with Liam Neeson and Laura San Giacomo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105691.

Ioreth

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.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "House" (2008).

Looking for a movie where the Dad is away (I think at war), and the Mum gets sick and dies. 3 boys are put in different homes and Dad comes home and is looking for them. He finds 2 of them and at last finds no. 3, who is crippled from abuse. I think the title has the word "home" in it.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "After the promise" starring Mark Harmon, made in 1987.

I can remember a film with two detectives searching for a killer, one is an older man with a daughter who is a student nurse, she lives in a shared house with other nurses. The other detective is younger, and very good looking, he begins a relationship with the daughter. It turns out that the younger detective is the killer. I remember him breaking into the shared house, killing several young women, wearing nothing but some very small underpants! And then chasing the other detective's daughter down the street, again, wearing nothing but underpants. I think its an 80s film, or possibly early 90s?

Chosen answer: 10 to Midnight, starring Charles Bronson. At the end of the movie, the psychotic killer told him that he would only spend a few years in jail, because he was sick. He then said "I'll be back." Charles Bronson said "No you won't" and shot him.

rossfromhibbing

This has been driving me crazy for a while. I saw this movie as a kid and have been trying to find it ever since. I believe it's from the 80s or 90s. In the movie a little boy (maybe girl) finds some sort of egg and it grows up to be a friendly giant monster who the main character is best friends with. I can't remember much, and I know I'm not giving you much to go on, but I'm pretty sure the beast dies at the end. And it's not The Water Horse, its a pretty old movie. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

angiepants

Chosen answer: Sounds like The Legend of Galgameth to me. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113141.

There was a movie about a small boy and a girl who had evil powers. What really made them terrifying is that they had black fingernails and whenever they touched somebody, that person would be burned alive. This is not Children of the Damned or the sequel, and it is not Children of the Corn.

Chosen answer: This is a 1980 Troma horror movie called "The Children" or "The Children of Ravensback".

Sierra1 Premium member

I am trying to figure out the title of a movie about two friends in prison... I know one was an African American but not sure of the other. The movie starts out with them in the prison yard and then starts showing flashbacks of how they got there. The movie switches back and forth between scenes of them in their youth and then of them older and their trials of dealing with prison life.

red1010

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Life" (1999), starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.

Sierra1 Premium member

I saw a trailer a few years ago for a movie that looked interesting but I've forgotten the title. All I remember is that it was vaguely steampunky and/or futuristic and a sniper seemed to play an important part (who maybe wore a mask/goggles?). Fairly sure it was live action - sorry it's so vague, but maybe it'll ring a bell for someone.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: Probably "Franklyn" from 2008 - Ryan Philippe plays Preest, a masked detective with a steampunk-style sniper rifle.

Sierra1 Premium member

15 years ago I watched a movie. It was funny and little bit of a survival movie. I don't know the name but some scenes I remember. A man and woman go for a journey somewhere in a private airplane. Their airplane got stuck in the trees. When the fuelling of the plane was finished then the man used his wine as the fuel. When the man was hungry, he stole an ostrich's egg and the ostrich ran toward him. A Mongoose bit the wheel of the airplane and punctured it.

Chosen answer: Definitely "The Gods Must Be Crazy II" (1980).

Sierra1 Premium member

There is a movie about a boy who is a part of his school's swim team. He eventually discovers that he's a merman. To make things problematic, he is stalked by a man who, during a swim competition, notices fins start to appear on the kid's legs.

Chosen answer: You're thinking of the 1999 Disney movie "The Thirteenth Year." A teen-aged boy learns his mother is a mermaid.

raywest Premium member

I'm trying to figure out the title of a movie. It starts out with this guy who spots a naked woman in the woods. The man later decides to kidnap this woman and ties her up in his basement or woodshed. He also tries to conceal the fact from his family that he did this. His son, later, tries to fool around with her for a bit by breaking into the basement which his dad has locked, but doesn't fool around that much. It's a fairly recent movie but nobody knows what I'm talking about.

Chosen answer: The name of the movie is "The Woman," which was made in 2011.

What is the movie where two little girls become friends one who is rich and one poor. They say they are going to meet in the woods at dark but the dad of the poor girl beats her so badly she can't go. He beats her because he asked her Grandma if she remembered where something was. Canning stuff maybe. The little girl told him, and he beats her because he thinks she's psychic, and he says something about God and that's why he has to beat her. I think that the mean poor girl's dad finds the rich girl in the woods and does something to her, but I can't remember. Please help!

Chosen answer: This sounds like "Carolina Moon," a Nora Roberts novel made into a Lifetime movie.

I'm trying to find out the name of a television movie I watched in the late 70's early 80's about a couple with two daughters, one a teenager, the other preteen. The eldest daughter gets involved with an older guy that's a bad influence (drugs and alcohol, maybe) and she runs away with him. Years later the younger daughter follows in her sister's footsteps.

Chosen answer: Might be "Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring" with Sally Field.

I'm dying to remember a movie I saw on TV in the early 80's. It may have been a few years old at the time or a TV movie. I thought the star was Robert Hays, but IMDb doesn't show it. The protagonist had a girlfriend with him (I think). He went to a castle or huge house for some reason, he winds up working on a crack in an external wall (might be the only reason he is there) by bolting metal plates across the cracked stones. There is a butler and the owner (a man around 50ish) There is a crazy woman who tries to kill them. She is either the owner's wife (I think) or sister who is kept hidden away most of the time. In the end, the butler is killed by the woman and the protagonist and his girlfriend escape the castle as it caves in while the woman and the owner fight.

evil-d

Chosen answer: It's "The Fall of the House of Usher," and is loosely (very loosely) based on an Edgar Allen Poe story. Charlene Tilton is also in it, and it's from 1979.

I have been trying to search for a movie, TV show episode or TV movie with this plot: I remember that there were kidnapped girls kept in some kind of basement, tied up and gagged, hanging from the ceiling. The kidnapper would put a wedding dress on the girl he was going to kill. One of the girls manages to escape by pretending to be the kidnapper son's dead mother and she sets him on fire. It is not:The Cellar Door, Bereavement, The Hamiltons. Could be a TV episode. Please help!

Chosen answer: This was an episode of Law & Order SVU. Not sure what year though.

What's the name of this movie? It has to be from the 80s/early 90s. Hair/clothing was current with the time. I remember it being about a dad who gets re-married to a woman who is only marrying him for his money but he has no clue. The wedding is outdoor like in a park area. Once she ties the knot she starts secretly changing everything and she does not like the dad's kid (can't remember if it was boy/girl) I think she secretly makes the kid miserable. She redecorates the house and particularly the kid's bedroom in a way that the kid hates tremendously. I think she redecorates using an excessive amount of the color red. In the end, I think the dad/new wife split and possibly the kid spends the night on a park bench.

Chosen answer: Sounds to me like it might be Problem Child 2.

There was a movie I watched sometime in the early to mid 90s. It was about a woman whose friends were being killed one at a time. In the end of the movie she confronts the killer who is another woman. According to the killer, when she was just a child, she had a birthday party at her house but everyone ignored her and paid more attention to the other woman. Angry about this, she was going to burn the woman's hair to get even. Unfortunately, she held the candle behind her and it caused her own hair to catch on fire and also disfigured her at the same time.

Chosen answer: It could be the 1981 horror film Happy Birthday to me...although I don't recall the candle scene you mentioned.

Gavin Jackson

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