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Question: Looking for a movie I watched on HBO about ten years ago, can't find it anywhere. It's about a kid (10-13 years old?) who works in a restaurant and he steals all the money one night. He gets caught and gets to keep the all the things he spent the money on, but at the end of the movie he goes to jail. I want to say that he buys a record collection with the stolen money (or he might have stolen the record collection), which he hides under the porch, but I could be mixing that up with another movie. At one point in the movie, a kid who bullies him comes into the restaurant while he is working, so he pees into his dinner. After watching him eat it, he vomits. Another scene I can specifically remember, he orders a lot of food with the stolen money, and half way through the meal he stops and vomits and can't eat anymore.

Chosen answer: I found the movie! It's Joe the King (1999).

Question: There is a man who could know what you are thinking about while touching you and he could control your mind. He created a heresy and went to a park to "preach" every Sunday and then found some young girls in the audience and controlled their mind. He lived with the girls in an remote place and he made them pregnant. FBI tried to arrest this man. The investigator was a young girl and she could also read people's mind while touching them. Later the police found the man's residence and fought with the man and his "followers." I can only remember a scene that during the fighting the girl, the investigator, tried to use words rather than threatening to make a girl touched and to make her put down the gun. Sorry I can't remember the epilogue. Can anyone point out the title of this movie please? Thanks.

Chosen answer: Mindstorm (2001)

Question: Trying to find a movie. I saw just bits of it on STARS years ago (pre 2001). The part I remember was a girl with blonde hair walking up to someone in the dark in the desert or outback or something. She's naked and she stops and pees right there in front of the person. It's driving me crazy that I can't remember the name.

Chosen answer: Fairly sure this scene is from "Holy Smoke", featuring Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: I am trying to find the title of a film. I remember watching it in the 1990's-early 2000's. From what I remember, a boy goes swimming at the beach during the storm and there is no lifeguard on duty. He ends up drowning and it shows him underwater drowning. At his funeral, a girl puts a picture of the two of them in his coffin. That's all I can't remember and no one seems to know the movie.


Chosen answer: I'm pretty sure it's "Dancing on the Moon".

Question: What was the Christmas short film in the late 80s or early 90s about a lonely bachelor, a doll maker and a young woman? The man sees a lovely doll in a shop window and buys it. Via some 'magic' involving his doll (moving his car keys closer to him or leaving a note with an address on it), he drives to the address and the young woman who lives there looks like his doll. Coincidentally she has a male doll who looks like the man. The entire thing was arranged by the doll maker, and presumably they ended up happy ever after as a result.


Chosen answer: It was an episode of the TV show "Amazing Stories" entitled "The Doll," starring John Lithgow. (

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: There is a movie that I saw a couple years ago, it was about this troubled teenage girl who had curly bleach blonde hair - she dressed like a guy in school but one night she goes to a club type place and removes her hat so her hair comes down, her and her guy friends break into a jewelry store, and her boyfriend calls the cops on her.


Chosen answer: This sounds like a movie called The Invisible, starring Justin Chatwin and Margarita Levieva. She has brown hair, not bleach blonde, but everything else sounds right.

scaryterri Premium member

Question: I am trying to identify a film. It's an animated film in Japanese or Chinese. The art style reminds me of Ghibli or Miyazaki. There's a girl standing on a bridge (next to another girl?) and she's looking down at some school-age boys her age playing in the water. They motion for her to come in, and she looks like she's going to jump in but then decides not to. Later there's a scene where that same girl (or another girl) takes shelter at what looks like an abandoned shrine in the woods (it might be raining). She hears some voices, and two spirits reminiscent of the ones in Spirited Away materialize next to her. Another spirit wearing a hoodie/cloak jumps onto her lap, and the girl screams and runs away.


Chosen answer: I think the film you're looking for is "A Letter to Momo"

Question: I am trying to find a movie set in early Russia during the famine. Bad guys break in and kill parents, but while robbing they are starving. The bad guys end up killing the younger brother and eating him. The older brother later hunts each of them and kills them. Which movie is this?

Chosen answer: Sounds a lot like Hannibal Rising, about a young Hannibal Lector (his younger sister gets killed and eaten).

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: I'm looking for a movie where a man's father drinks lots of alcohol. His father is a student of his mother. The mother is currently in jail. The man is going to marry a girl who is secretly cheating on him with her brother. The father learns about it, but they give him money to shut up. Eventually he wants to save his son and tells the truth at the wedding.

Chosen answer: That's My Boy with Adam Sandler.

Question: I'm looking for a movie where a blonde actress sings la boheme. She isn't a well known actress and the movie is similar to Raise Your Voice, but came out before. It takes place in a musically gifted school I believe, and the piece is performed at the end. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've been looking for the name of this movie for years.


Chosen answer: Brave New Girl.

Question: I'm looking for a film from the 50s or early 60s, Hollywood - a mother, father and daughter go on a cruise, the daughter has an affair and ends up pregnant. The family all go to live in South America during the pregnancy and then the mother claims the baby as her own (i.e., the real mother pretends she is the sister).

Chosen answer: I think the name of the movie is Susan Slade, with Connie Stevens.

Question: I am looking for a movie or mini series where a man was in Auschwitz, and after some time he managed to go to America (somewhere) and got married and had kids. He also built a house in a forest - mountain, and in the end his home caught fire - he told his family to run in the opposite direction from the fire but the wind changed and they all died. I think that the last scene was the man holding a shotgun pointed to his head, but in the end he just fired in the air. I think it was in the late eighties or early nineties. If you know the movie and tell me the name that would be awesome! Thank you.

Chosen answer: Though the plot points are slightly different than the precise details you describe, this sounds like it must be the 1983 mini-series "For Those I Loved" starring Michael York. It is based on the writings of Holocaust survivor Martin Gray. I hope this is the awesome answer you are looking for.

Michael Albert

Question: I'm trying to find out what the name of this movie is I saw years ago. It's about a small town. I think they are close to the water because there is a scene where they are chased out onto a dock by the dogs. The movie is about these people in a small town that are being attacked by the dogs there. The dogs just start attacking them. Does anyone know what this movie is called?

Chosen answer: Sounds like "The Breed" from 2006.


Question: There was movie I watched where a kid knew about an alien invasion, and quickly discovered who were aliens in disguise by seeing a bandage on the back of their necks. What is the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: This is the 1986 film, Invaders From Mars, directed by Tobe Hooper. It was a remake of the 1953 film of the same name. Martians secretly land on Earth and begin assimilating humans by implanting a mind-control device in the base of their skulls, which is hidden with a bandage.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the early to mid 90's, my sister and I used to watch a movie all of the time and I cannot remember what it is called. I remember it starts out with a woman who is in jail who gets released and somehow ends up getting a job as a nanny for a little boy and a little girl. The siblings are obsessed with eating pizza. I think at one point during the movie the nanny tries to sell the kids to another couple who asked the kids to find a contact on the dad. Like an eye contact. I know it sounds weird but I just can't think of the name of the movie. Does this ring a bell for anybody?

Chosen answer: The Crazysitter.

Question: I'm looking for a movie about a disease outbreak in a city and the husband goes to look for the wife but is not allowed in the city, so then he decided to take shelter in a house after a neighbor's gardener tells him it's safe. The wife eventually shows up and because she seems to be infected she goes outside and they talk, then the Feds show up. They get tested for the disease and it turns out he has it and she doesn't, so they kill him. I have searched Google and can not find it.


Chosen answer: Sounds quite similar to the film "Right At Your Door." (

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: When I was younger I saw a movie about a teacher and her students who were abducted by three men wearing masks. The leader wore a Santa Claus mask. The teacher and her students manage to flee from the men but end up getting chased by all three. The only thing I'm sure of, is that it did not have Christopher Lambert in it. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: That would be the Australian TV movie "Fortress" from 1985, starring Rachel Ward.

Greg Dwyer

Question: My question is about a movie where the two main characters are Woody Harrelson and Al Pacino - the two are professional sports gamblers?

Chosen answer: Harrelson and Pacino have never starred in a movie together. Pacino was in Two for the Money (2005) with Matthew McConaughey, which is about the world of sports gambling.


Question: I saw a movie early last year on Netflix where a blonde woman moves into a trailer park and it's a little weird. She witnesses two people having sex through a window in one of the trailers and the other thing I remember is she was later chased up a concrete structure of some sort. It was a pretty good movie and I'd like to see it again.

Chosen answer: Sounds like Far From Home. The blond actress being a young Drew Barrymore.


Question: I'm trying to remember a movie that I saw on TV years ago. It tells the story of a rich man (a lawyer I think), who is married to a much younger woman. The movie starts with the woman's birthday, her husband offers her a yacht as a present for her birthday. Later on, it appears that the woman has a lover and she plans along with her lover to kill her husband.


Chosen answer: I'm not 100% sure but I think the film you're talking about is Buried Alive 2.


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