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I am looking for a movie from the 80's or 90's that I believe is set in Australia. It features a boy in a mining town that has a legend of a beast living in a lake or deserted and flooded quarry. At the end of the movie we learn the beast is actually an old, sunken mining back hoe or other large piece of mining equipment.

Chosen answer: The Quest (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091810/combined)

Grumpy Scot

I saw a European movie circa 1970. It was a comedy about a henpecked husband who unexpectedly becomes a widower when his slave driving wife dies. He decides to go to bed and stay there which he does for the majority of the movie. He sends his dog to the store to get supplies and has ropes set up to get things around his room without having to actually get out of bed. The name of the movie was the name of the character and I can remember neither. It was a single word like "Arthur" but it wasn't that.

Chosen answer: The film is "Alexander", original title "Alexandre le bien-heureux" with Philippe Noiret. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061343/

Ioreth

What is the name of an old movie where either an escaped convict or asylum patient kidnaps a boy who turns out to really be a girl, the girl falls in love with him. He gets caught when he goes to town to buy her special curtains?

Chosen answer: You may be thinking of "Sweet Hostage" starring Martin Sheen and Linda Blair?

I watched a movie (in the nineties, maybe late eighties) and I could have sworn a character was played by Kevin Bacon, but I have checked his films. The movie was based on a young woman who moved or arrived back into a town and she keeps on seeing a ghost of a little girl. There was also maybe an apparent murder or mystery in that town and Kevin Bacon was a young local who worked in a car workshop. From my memory she was warned off him, he was somewhat frowned upon, maybe from locals? She eventually got into a relationship with him and as I recall they had a love scene in a lighthouse? I just cannot remember the name of the movie or any actors. (This is not Stir Of Echoes as previously answered. In Stir Of Echoes Kevin Bacon and his son see the ghost of a teenage girl murdered in their house. He was already married and no scene in this movie took place in a lighthouse). So another answer to this question will be appreciated.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Could it be "Buried Secrets" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115788/)? If that is the case, the actor was Channon Roe, not Kevin Bacon.

Twotall

I'm looking for the title of a movie about a racist black man. He even goes as far in his racism as joining the KKK. However, he doesn't know he is black because he is blind.

Friso94

Chosen answer: That sounds like a skit from Dave Chappelle's "Chappelle's Show" featuring the character Clayton Bigsby, a blind White Supremacist.

Phixius Premium member

What is the recent movie(2007-2010) where a guy is at a wedding and has to sit at the kid's table because he has no date?

Chosen answer: Grandma's Boy.

I watched a movie (in the nineties, maybe late eighties) and I could have sworn a character was played by Kevin Bacon, but I have checked his films. The movie was based on a young woman who moved or arrived back into a town and she keeps on seeing a ghost of a little girl. There was also maybe an apparent murder or mystery in that town and Kevin Bacon was a young local who worked in a car workshop. From my memory she was warned off him, he was somewhat frowned upon, maybe from locals? She eventually got into a relationship with him and as I recall they had a love scene in a lighthouse? I just cannot remember the name of the movie or any actors.

miagrace

Chosen answer: This movie is called "Stir of Echoes"

There's some movie (or it could be a TV episode, but I really can't remember) where two army recruits who aren't very good are dropped in the middle of the desert with a missile being sent at them. It is a test of a missile sent by the army they are training with. Somehow one or both of them manage to escape alive. Does anyone know what this scene is from?

Chosen answer: This was an episode of the Showtime series Weeds.

The main character is an elderly man who can't speak. He has some kind of device which makes it possible for him to speak and eat through his neck. He lives alone in what I remember as being a big old house. His wife is dead and he somehow keeps her body in her tomb in his house. The tomb is very beautiful. It's a very special tomb because it keeps her body fresh. It is build down in the floor and he can somehow open it and look at her. It sounds very freaky, weird and perverse but this is not the mood at all. You really feel sorry for this man. He still loves her very much and in a scene he watches a kind of slideshow with pictures of her. I think she was a horseback rider and this is the cause of her death but I'm not sure. A young woman visits him. I don't remember why or what their connection is but I think it is a friendly relationship. They have dinner together. In the end he lies down next to his dead wife and dies beside her. I don't know what year the movie was released but it was in color and was shown on Danish television some time between the years 1995-2000. I was very young at the time and didn't understand English very well so I don't remember any quotes, but I don't think there was a lot of talking. I really hope you can help me - thank you.

Chosen answer: I think you are referring to "The Abominable Dr Phibes" starring Vincent Price.

I saw this film 15-20 years ago. There were giant ants in the Amazon jungles. I think the forest is eaten. Then the ants came to the city and I think the ants were eating humans. Finally they died by fire or being drowned under water (maybe dam water). Does anybody have any idea?

cabbage

Chosen answer: There is a movie from 1954 by Gordon Douglas called "Them". It's about giant ants that invade the city and eat humans but as far as I know, that's about it. Can't remember any jungle or dam water so it's quite possible it's not the one you're after. Or there is a movie called The Naked Jungle. It doesn't have giant ants, but it does have an army of ants. They cut a swath through the amazon jungle, consuming everything and everyone in their path. A plantation owner tries to destroy them by blowing up a dam.

I remember seeing a movie a long time ago about a woman who sleeps with a country singer at a concert and ends up pregnant with his baby. She chases him down to tell him and I vaguely remember a scene in a diner where the pregnant woman is eating a lot of food and the waitress says something about being careful to always feed a pregnant woman to the country singer guy who was across from the pregnant woman. I really want to know what movie this is from because I liked it a lot. Does anyone know?

Chosen answer: Love Notes - 2007.

What is the name of a movie in which the plot is basically about a young girl who lives by a river. A boy her age is a little chubby but really likes her and tries to become friends with her, but she rejects him. He ends up drowning in the river toward the end. The girl also tries to go swimming in the same river afterwards during a storm and almost drowns. She then ends up seeing the boy's face in the moon or something along that line. I believe this movie is somewhere around the 80's or 90's?

lehua1645

Chosen answer: The Bridge to Tarabithia.

I saw a movie in the late 1970's (prior to 1982 anyway) about two boys who were best friends. I think it was set in Africa, possibly South Africa, since the movie focused a lot on the difficulties of their inter-racial friendship. One memorable scene is the two of them rolling down a hill in large tires. I believe one of the boys ends up in an American city (New York?) looking for someone (his friend?), but he can't speak English, which is a problem until he encounters another person from his country. Any ideas? I can't place a date on it, except probably produced sometime between 1960 to 1980. I think it was in colour.

Chosen answer: I believe the movie is E-Lollipop. The movie was made in 1976 and 22 years later a reunion was planned. Muntu Ndebele (the black kid) had descended into a life of crime and drug abuse but with the help of his crew and co-stars he turned his life around.

So I've been trying to find this movie. It is a cartoon movie and I don't really remember much from it. I remember something about a girl getting lost and I remember a scene where she is at some ladies house and the lady was giving her milk and she noticed the girls face on the milk carton. It's not Face On A Milk Carton. Then I think her dad might have flown planes or something, I'm not really sure.

Chosen answer: Sounds like Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992). The cat and mouse duo befriend a young girl who's always trying to run away from her guardian (her father's plane is believed to have crashed somewhere in the Himalayas), who wants her inheritance. When she runs away again, they try to find her by getting her picture on milk cartons and putting up a huge sum of money for a reward. She is later taken in by a man until he sees her face on a milk carton, and turns her in. Of course being a Tom and Jerry cartoon this ends happily.

Can you help with the name of this movie? I think a woman is being conned by someone who has given her a photo of his supposed family and while she is browsing in a store she sees lots of photo frames and the default photo is the same as the one she has been given.

Chosen answer: Sounds like the episode in Friends where Phoebe is talking with her Grandmother about her real father.

Today (9/29/10) I caught a little bit of a movie or show on TV, and I would love to know what it was. It was about this neighborhood where one house was a mental hospital or something; multiple "ill" people had recently moved in. The neighbors threw rocks at the house, and discussed that it was dangerous to live near those people. A few of the neighbors started interacting with the "ill" people, specifically, a neighbor-woman was friendly with one of the ill women at a supermarket, and only later realized she lived in that place.

Heather19

Chosen answer: I believe it is an episode of 'Highway to Heaven' - the episode 'Normal People'.

My wife is looking for the title of a film involving a deranged old man and a little girl going on different adventures, on of which involving a giant floating head. The old man also has a horse and gives the little girl a rose. It looks as if they're journeying through different dimensions or time periods. Any thoughts?

Chosen answer: This is Terry Gilliam's 1988 film, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, starring John Neville as the titular Baron and Sarah Polley as his young companion Sally. The supporting cast includes an uncredited Robin Williams, as the King of the Moon (the giant floating head that your wife remembers), Oliver Reed and a pre-fame Uma Thurman. More information can be found here.

Tailkinker Premium member

Need help remembering the title of this film. An American film, possibly late 80's early 90's, in which a grandmother passes away but she is a main character in the film as a ghost, and she guides her grandchildren into burying her body where she wanted to be buried, not wanted to be buried where she died.

Chosen answer: Could be Bury Me in Niagara, a 1993 Canadian film released in the US under the title Ghost Mom. Starred Jean Stapleton and Geraint Wyn Davies. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107008/

Jean G

Looking for movie title or actors: a comedy duo, one short and fat, one tall and thin, in Europe. Once at the Vatican dressed as monks, once in a Ferrari driving at 200 mph, and once they were asked to take a picture and ran away with the camera.

Thundering1

Chosen answer: I believe you are referring to "Nuns on the Run" with Eric Idle (Monty Python fame) & Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from Harry Potter).

CCARNI Premium member

I watched this movie when i was small (in the 90's),wherein the lead actor or the villain (I'm not sure)has a severely burnt face and wears a mask always.towards the end there is a scene showing him without his mask, his lips have been burnt off and you can only see the teeth. The last scene shows him walking away as the woman he rescued (not sure) stares at his retreating figure. I really have to know the name of this movie. I know it's not adequate,but this is all i can remember. Hopefully you can help. Thank you.

Chosen answer: That sounds a lot like Sam Raimi's "Darkman": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099365/.

Twotall

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