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Question: What is the movie where the dance teacher dates one of his student's mom just so he can stalk the student himself? It's one of those scary movies.

Chosen answer: The Obsession, starring Daphne Zuniga and Sebastian Spence.

Question: I am looking for a movie (probably from the 80s) where a boy makes friends with a girl he believes is a witch. The girl has long brown hair and may live with her grandmother. The boy is stung by stinging nettles in the film and at the beginning has a plate of food sneaked up to him in his room. I am pretty sure I saw this on the Disney Channel growing up.

Chosen answer: I think the movie is called The Witching of Ben Wagner.

Question: Maybe a TV movie from the 70s about 2 cops that walk a beat in a bad neighborhood and try to clean it up. End up getting shot in the back. I think the title is both of their last names?

Chosen answer: It might be the 1975 made-for-TV movie Foster and Laurie.


Question: This is a movie I saw in the 90's - I can't remember its name but it was about a little girl who can't talk and uses sign language. I remember a scene where she was sitting in the garden with her nanny or teacher, I think learning the word love in sign language, and wrote it on her hand.


Chosen answer: "The Miracle Worker", about Helen Keller.

Question: I saw a short animated film back in the 80's shown at an animation film festival. About 2-3 minutes long. Basically simple pen & ink with almost no color. A drawing of a muscular man, chained to a concrete slab, who is dragging it through a desert for some unknown reason (to reach a destination to be freed of it?) and all the while he is tormented by a creature (ghost? goblin? spirit?) riding on that slab who tries to give him words of encouragement, but is way too happy to do the man any good. The end of the film shows that the man dragging the slab is, in fact, going around in a perpetual figure-8. Any idea what this short animated film is called and where I can see it again? YouTube?


Chosen answer: The short film you described, was featured in MTV's animated short television show "Liquid Television" from the 90's. there was no title given for the short.


Question: I am trying to recall a movie with the following synopsis. It is a family (mother/father) with two daughters. One (I believe the younger) is playing outside and gets hit/killed by a car, while chasing her ball into the street. The family's grief is strong and they try to reach out to her in the "spirit world" which triggers the dark side as well. The only other detail that I can recall is that at the end of the movie, her family is in trouble and she returns (in Spirit) to save them from the evil forces. They are able to see her and her them. Please help me! I have been looking for this movie for over 7 years now.


Chosen answer: This could be Hideaway (1995), based on a book by Dean Koontz and starring Jeff Goldblum and Christine Lahti, and Alicia Silverstone as their teenage daughter. Their younger daughter, Samantha, was killed (I think as you describe) and while they try to recover from her loss, they get supernaturally mixed up with a serial killer (the father becomes linked to him because they both have near-death experiences). The killer comes after Regina (Silverstone), and in the climax of the film, when her parents are trying to rescue her, they all have a brief vision of Samantha helping them.


Question: I am looking for the title of a movie about a man from the future who falls in love with a woman in the present. He knows she will be struck and killed by a taxi at a certain corner at a certain time. He is forbidden by the time travel rules of his future society from saving her but he tries to anyway, and in fact his attempts to injure the taxi driver the night before are the cause of the accident. But in the end he turns out to have a rare mental ability to alter events simply through the intensity of his love.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Happy Accidents" starring Marissa Tomei and Vincent D'Onofrio.


Question: What is the movie where there is a boy who moves to a new town and has to attend a new school. He likes to skateboard and has a half pipe at his house. He either gets or finds a dog and falls in love with him. In the end of the movie, the boy is taken with current in a river and the dog saves him. The dog ends up being taken over the waterfall and they think the dog is gone for good, but the dog shows up waiting for the boy outside his school days later? Time frame for this movie is 1995 to 2005.

Chosen answer: It's the 1994 version of "Lassie" starring Tom Guiry.


Question: I'm looking for a title of a TV movie from the 70s or early 80s where a young lady is kidnapped and held hostage at a cabin in the woods. She falls in love with her kidnapper and I believe at the end he gets shot and dies.

Chosen answer: From your description it sounds like a 1975 made to TV movie titled "Sweet Hostage," starring Martin Sheen and Linda Blair.

Question: Trying to remember the film name. I remember a film where a woman is in an abusive relationship and at one point she's taken out on a fishing boat and she's chucked into the river with her feet in a bucket of cement (or it may be chains). She's saved by the police, I think. (They may have been bad?) Also, she looked to her male neighbor for help, who also turned out to be bad, I think! I remember the scene where it's a field near the water, and there's a dock. Sorry, it's all I remember.


Chosen answer: That sounds like Head Above Water with Cameron Diaz.

Question: I am trying to find a name of a movie in the late 80's possibly early 90's with a little girl who doesn't talk to anyone and isn't allowed to have toys. She has a nanny, the nanny makes her a doll with button eyes and the little girl then only talk to the nanny and the doll. The nanny has a boyfriend who wants to marry her. In the end the nanny steals the girl.

Chosen answer: That movie is called "Zelley and Me."

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie. I watched it on Lifetime and I remember some of the details. There are 2 girls. One of them becomes friends with the other. One of them had a sister, who had a disease that lead to mental illness. The sister was killing people so the dad had to kill her with a rock in a shed. The one who had the sister is now being possessed by the sister and doing the same things as her. She tries to take peoples things and if they say no she harms and kills them. The other girl finds a victim tied up in the shed which is covered with oil. She helps her and they try to escape but the door is jammed. It starts to catch on fire when the dad saves them. I think it was from around 2009 or 2010 but I'm not sure.

Chosen answer: I love this movie! It''s called "Within" with Sammi Hanratty and Mia Ford.

Question: There was a cartoon, I don't remember what channel, that was on during the 90s (I think) about a detective or an inspector who's last name was Watermelon. I cannot for the life of me remember what the show was called. I've Googled every keyword I can think of but I can't find it.


Chosen answer: Walter Melon was a 1998 animated TV show, adapted from the Franco-Belgian comic and television series Achille Talon. The show aired in the United States on the Fox Family Channel during 1998 and 1999. Walter Melon and his assistant Bitterbug run a company as "heroes for hire. Whenever superheroes get in trouble, get sick, or fall victim to their villains' latest scheme, Melon and Bitterbug (Lefuneste) take their places temporarily.

Question: 80's or 90's movie that starts with a girl crossing the street and there is a man in a car checking her out, her dress blows up and her underwear say something (i love you), he thinks she's beautiful. Later in the movie she changes her looks to a more crazy punk look and I think it's because she's hiding from someone. This guy ends up helping her somehow and falling for her. I remember they are climbing a ladder to get away from someone and he sees he underwear and realizes she's the girl he saw before and thought she was beautiful.

Chosen answer: It was Breaking All The Rules, from 1985.

Question: What was that movie that had a one word title starting with L. There is this teacher in it who looks quite young has dark hair, during night he goes to a bar to dance. Then there is a blonde short haired women who is his student and has got a crush on him. She sees him in the bar and starts to hit on him in class. He refuses. She goes in the bar too and he drops her home on his bike. That's all I remember. I had seen this movie on TV in between 2003-2006.

Chosen answer: Lambada.

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie circa 80s. I think that it might have been a hallmark movie because it was a bit schmaltzy. It is about a band with a highly talented guitarist who plays the guitar in a barn because he likes to play but doesn't like attention. His best friend, a keyboardist, is forming a American garage band and begs him to join and eventually the guitarist does. Once the guitarist joins, the keyboardist is no longer in the spot light as much because the guitarist is such a huge talent. So the keyboardist resorts to drugs to feel good. Predictably he dies from an overdose. This causes the band to breaks up just before a big competition and their producer tries to force the guitar player to join a rival band in an effort to create a better band. This band is an English heavy metal band. This mix doesn't make sense and everybody knows it but the producer. The guitarist chooses to drops out entirely and return home to his mid-western farm. The rest of the band shows up at the contest to perform one last time in memory of the dead keyboardist but the guitarist is prohibited from coming by the producer. A friend helps by providing him a wireless connection to the speakers and he starts playing just before the band starts to leave the stage. This was the first time I had ever seen a wireless connection like this. This is why I think it is an early 80's movie. It wasn't a huge movie but every time it came on, my wife and I would watch it. Any help here would be appreciated.

Chosen answer: Thunder Alley (1985)

Question: Saw this movie trailer about a year ago (2011): Foreign film about a man in prison (circa WWI or WW2?) who pays another prisoner so he may go free and assumes that other man's identity. The freed man then travels to the other mans estate where he assumes the other mans identity & position in the family. Some suspect; others don't. Possible British cast. What is the title of this movie? It was released in 2009-2011?


Chosen answer: The movie you refer to I believe is "The Tenth Man" with Anthony Hopkins, was a TV movie from 1988. IMDB link here.

Question: I'm trying to find the name of a movie that I saw on HBO in either 1992 or 1993. These military type people were in a jungle try to capture a creature that was eventually killing the group off. I have no idea who was in it or what the creatures looked like. I think they might have been invisible?

Chosen answer: The 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Predator" would seem to be an obvious candidate.


Question: This is for the Bond films as a whole. Bit of a stupid question, but in Licence to Kill, Della tries to give Bond her garter and he refuses because he doesn't want to marry again. And then Felix explains that Bond was married before a long time ago. My question is, in all the films, we see him getting off with various women, and since he was married a long time ago, shouldn't he have moved on by now? Or was Tracey the only woman he wanted to marry?

Heather Benton

Chosen answer: James Bond is not the kind of man who would be interested in marrying and settling down with someone. Any woman that he that he would have married would be exceptional, and it is highly unlikely then that he would find another such person or consider taking any other woman as his wife.


Question: Old classical movie: what's the name of the movie where a teen girl goes rich, is taken to buy new clothes, etc? When I was a kid I watched this movie sometimes, but now can't remember the name or the exact plot. It was a young girl or teenager who finds out she inherits a lot of money, or is the daughter of a rich man, something in those lines. She is taken to go shopping by a zealous woman who takes care of her. They go to a store and she tries out new clothes while the older woman tells her what to do, how to act, etc.This movie might be black & white, I can't remember. I used to watch many Julie Andrews movies, so I searched for Julie Andrews but couldn't find anything linked to her.What's the name of the movie?

Chosen answer: It sounds like you're describing The Princess Diaries," which starred Julie Andrews as a royal dowager who is teaching her teen=aged granddaughter, who was raised as a commoner and did not know she was a princess, how to be and act like royalty. Anne Hathaway played the granddaughter.




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