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There was a movie that came out about 7-10 years ago about a man who had an affair with a woman and they had a child together. The man and his wife adopted the child but she did not know it was his child. The mistress was supposed to stay away from the child but was hired as the nanny for the child by his wife. He figures out who she is later. This movie is like one of those old English movies. Can someone tell me the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: It is called "Firelight" and stars Sophie Marceau and Stephen Dillane. It came out in 1997.

Trying to think of the name of a movie that came out within the past 3-5 years if I remember correctly. I thought it was Fred Claus at first, but I fast forwarded through the whole movie the other day and it wasn't it. All I remember is the end, where the main character was supposed to go to jail or something, but there was a group of kids at a orphanage that stuck up for him and helped him from going. I remember him confronting them all in a room and where there was both girls and boys. He asked them why they helped him after lying to them and doing what he did.that is all I remember. It's like a combination of Fred Claus and Role Models if that helps. I remember one of the girl actresses has been in a lot of things and has curly brunette hair.

theyekid

Chosen answer: I think you mean "Bad Santa". It has Billy Bob Thornton and the girl you're thinking of is Lauren Graham.

I wanted to know the title of a movie. I am not sure when it was produced but I watched it a lot back in the mid - late '80s. The only scene I can remember is one where a dwarf or smaller individual finds a ring with a green stone in the mouth of a gargoyle and goes running because the queen would be so happy that he found the ring. It is not animated. I have been trying to figure this out for years.

henrik1227

Chosen answer: I think you mean Wizards of the lost kingdom - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090333.

I am trying to find the name of a movie. I know a bit of the plot: it is set in some fantasy world and there is this teenage girl talking to this teenage boy and they are watching these unicorns. The girl ends up petting the unicorns and she is then chased by goblins or something and winds up being captured by a devil dude.

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: The film is "Legend", from 1985. The girl is Mia Sara, the boy Tom Cruise, the devil dude Tim Curry. All of whom probably want to forget they were in it...

Ioreth

Sometime in the 90s, I heard a rumor about a much-anticipated movie being cancelled because a child choked on a toy/doll of a character from it. Does anyone know if this is true or what movie it was?

Chosen answer: Partially true: 1995's "Toy Story" had a mini-Woody PVC figure sold in the Disney stores. The base of this figure separated from Woody's feet and a child DID choke on the star-shaped piece. I bought one just before they pulled it off the shelves and replaced it with a another Woody figure that had an attached base. The movie, however, was obviously never pulled from release.

CCARNI Premium member

I saw a docu-drama recently about Vlad the Impaler, but I've not idea what it was called or what channel it was. It was about three imprisoned priests who were about to face Vlad and were comparing stories about what he did to people. It was very gruesome and showed people being impaled. Can anyone help me out here?

Chosen answer: Found it! Goto the History Channel for the info on that program: http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/shows/true-horror/episode-guide.html

Recently watched a western movie, can't remember the actors names. The plot was about a man that died and left his ranch to his best friend. The best friend was to run it until the son was responsible enough to handle it. The friend went to Kansas to get a wife for the boy so that he would grow up and become a man. I believe he got her at a place called Hannah's. After many trials the friend decides that the boy should have the ranch, so he gives it to him and heads back to Kansas to Hannah's to hook up with Hannah. Does anyone know the name of this movie or the actors that played in it?

Chosen answer: I just watched this movie a couple of weeks ago. An older western - the son is a drunk and is gambling all the money away.I really hope this is the correct movie it sounds right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_Order_Bride_(1964_film)

I am trying to figure out the title for a movie I saw quite some years ago. I am positive the film was a kind of horror/drama flick. If I remember right it had Ashton Kutcher in it. The base line for the story was this couple (I don't remember if they were married or dating) went to stay at this cabin in the middle of a lake, and the only way to get to or from it was by boat. The guy ends up going kind of crazy and tries to keep the girl there forever to start a family with him. He ends up hiding her birth control from her and chaining her up and stuff. Any ideas what this movie title was?

kathrynh

Chosen answer: Devil's Pond.

I saw an animated movie as a kid, probably late 80's, about a wind-up toy that came to life. The toy was a father mouse and his son connected at the hands; the father picked the son up and did some kind of twirly thing with him. Anyway, they get separated out in the big wide world somehow and each one is trying to find their way back to the other. I don't remember any scenes at all except one were the child mouse is told by some other character (I can't recall who or what it was) that he needs to count the number of cats that appear in a poster advertisement for some cat food. I don't remember why he had to do this, but the trick to it was that the can of cat food in the poster featured the same image as the poster itself. As the mouse counted, the camera swept into the image and zoomed in on each smaller image as he counted. I think maybe he had to start over a couple of times for some reason. Also, in another scene either before the father and son were separated or perhaps after they were reunited, I remember them crossing some railroad tracks while still connected at the hands. Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated.

Phixius Premium member

Chosen answer: The film is "The Mouse And His Child" made in 1977 (also known as "The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and his Child" in USA) It was originally a book by Russell Hoban. I read it as a kid & never forgot the infinite number of dogs on the tin of Bonzo dog food!

I'm looking for the title of a movie I saw, but I can only remember one scene. I think it was a gangster movie, and it might have come out in the early to mid-90s. Anyway, the scene starts with a man with his wife or girlfriend. She is (I think) talking to him with her back turned, but when she turns around, he punches her full force. He proceeds to beat her up including throwing her over a table and slamming her into something glass (a mirror or bottles). Eventually, she stabs him in the foot with a corkscrew, and ends up shooting him. I remember it because the beating to her is really brutal and realistic. Can anyone help me out? Anything would be greatly appreciated.

MMRichter

Chosen answer: This sounds like a movie called "True Romance" with Christian Slater.

I'm looking for the name of a TV series from the early to mid 90s. There were five (?) teenagers, and it either took place on the beach or they lived on the beach or something. They made movies (or commercials or something) on the beach. It's not Dawson's Creek.

Heather19

Chosen answer: This might have been the "Party of Five" TV series.

In this movie that I saw in the mid 80s, all I remember is that it had children outwitting kidnappers. The kidnappers have one child's father. There is a fat kidnapper that chases the kids into a cave and when the kids go through a hole that kidnapper tries to go through it and gets stuck.

mrlime

Chosen answer: I may be wrong but that film sounds like its The Goonies.

Would like to know the title of a movie, probably from the 70s or early 80s, in which a car crashes into a tanker truck and becomes covered in a molten cheese-like substance. There may also have been a scene with a room full of balloons. This question was already asked and answered, but it is not Modern Problems (1981) as was suggested. Thanks for the help.

Chosen answer: It was the 1980 parody of popular Detective shows called "Murder Can Hurt You".

What is the name of the movie musical with the man eating plant in Greenwich Village with Steve Martin as the dentist?

Chosen answer: Little Shop of Horrors, with Rick Moranis.

Cubs Fan Premium member

I'm looking for the name of a film i saw in the 90's. It's about a man who pays a couple a lot of money to sleep with the woman. I remember the couple having money all over their bed once they were paid. Any idea what this movie is?

Chosen answer: The movie is Indecent proposal: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107211/

Sacha Premium member

I was wondering if anyone knows the title to a TV series that was on in either the 1990's or early 2000's. It only lasted a few episodes. It was about a group of teenagers who suddenly have the power to see and talk to ghosts. I think the series was on the WB network.

Lori Kaminsky

Chosen answer: Dead Last. 13 episodes were produced, only 8 were aired on The WB in 2001. All 13 episodes have since aired on other stations.

Phixius Premium member

I am trying to find the name of this movie. It was made around the late 70's to mid 80's and is a horror movie about a giant swarm of bees. The only thing I remember from it was the final scene took place inside the Louisiana Superdome, and the bees were swarmed around a car sitting in the middle of the football field. The main characters figured out that they had to freeze the bees to death, so the had to lower the air temperature to below 39 degrees which killed the bees. But the final scene reveals one bee was still alive, hinting that the swarm would rebuild. I have tried and tried to find the title of this movie and I can't. Please help.

New Orleans Guy

Chosen answer: Based on what you've describe, this sounds like the 1976 TV movie, The Savage Bees. A swarm of South American killer bees escape from a foreign ship and invade New Orleans during Mardi Gras. It stars Ben Johnson and Michael Parks.

raywest Premium member

I saw this movie recently on TV. The only thing I remember is a bunch of guys dressed up as workers, and one of them was up a pole as a construction worker and another was a cop. They were on some sort of stakeout, and when they were spotted they ran into a club. The guys chasing them ran in after them, but couldn't find them as they had taken to the stage and were performing as the Village People. Any ideas?

Chosen answer: Wayne's World 2

Grumpy Scot

I'm looking for the name of a movie that was released in the 70s. A man and his wife are in a car accident and her wicked mother-in-law wants him to believe his wife has died. The mother-in-law has his wife's identity altered with plastic surgery and makes the daughter-in-law believe that her husband died in the accident. The son believes his wife died in the accident, but later sees a finished painting that his wife had not finished prior to the accident. He discovers that his mother had deceived him and his wife. I believe this movie was being played around the same time that Cabaret was released. Thank you.

rubyscuetime

Chosen answer: I can't be absolutely positive, because I didn't see the movie, I only read the book adaptation of the screenplay, but this sounds very much like The Promise, starring Kathleen Quinlan and Stephen Collins, and released in 1979.

Chanteuse66

I'm looking for the name of a movie (it probably came out in the early to mid 90s) about two kids that steal a car and go on a joyride. If I remember correctly, they were young, like 8-10. I could have sworn that the title was two names like Sam & Mike, or something like that. I've just about given up hope of finding the name of this movie. Thanks for your time.

Chosen answer: There's a film called "Josh and S.A.M." (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107277/) that could be the one. Another film with a similar premise called "Big Shots" came out six years prior. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092655/)

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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