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Question: There was a movie I recall seeing in the 80s where after a guy (who was not of the nicest sort) died, he was given an option to come back and live as a woman with a vague goal before he could get into heaven. Toward the end I recall him becoming pregnant with a friend's child and dies giving birth. Anyone recall the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: This is the movie "Switch" starring Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits.

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Question: I noticed on the list of 2008 Razzie nominations, Lindsay Lohan was nominated for Worst Screen Couple for her roles in I Know Who Killed Me. Are there any other actors/actresses who have shared that nomination with themselves?

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Chosen answer: Eddie Murphy is also nominated for Worst Screen Couple this year (so would have been on the same list) for his multiple roles in Norbit. Murphy was also nominated in the 2002 awards for his appearances with several different people, including his own clone in The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Ahnult Schwarzenegger received the nomination at the 2000 awards for his double role in The Sixth Day, with Leonardo di Caprio achieving the honour the previous year for The Man in the Iron Mask. There have also been several occasions where an actor or actress has been nominated along with an item of clothing or other prop, which could arguably count as a solo nomination, and three occasions on which an actress has had her breasts nominated, which would also seem to qualify.

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Question: On Saturday Night Live in the 1970s during the "Weekend Update" segment, occasionally Chevy Chase would say a person's name followed with "is still dead." I have been trying to think of the name for some time now and it's driving me crazy! Thanks for your help.

Chosen answer: Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator, who died during the first season of SNL. Franco hovered near death for several weeks before finally passing away and news reports that he was still alive were not infrequent, leading the SNL team to adopt the parodic version after his demise.

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Question: This is a documentary film about BMW at high speed through cites. Guy Ritchie is involved in the film. I think it's about BMW doing stunts. What is the name of this film?

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Chosen answer: The only thing BMW-related that Guy Ritchie has been involved in is a series of short films, created for advertising purposes under the collective name of The Hire, that were released on the internet, featuring the Driver (an otherwise unidentified character played by Clive Owen) getting into various scrapes while driving assorted BMW cars. Each of the eight films was directed by a well-known director, including Ritchie, Ang Lee, John Woo, John Frankenheimer and Tony Scott and featured prominent guest stars such as Gary Oldman, James Brown, Madonna and Don Cheadle.

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Question: I am looking for the title of a TV show I watched as a kid, probably early 80's, maybe late 70's. It was live actors with puppets. I'm pretty sure it took place on an asteroid, and they showed the live actors going there during the show's opening. I think one puppet was an orangutan. What I remember most was that one segment of the show was the "No Gnews Show, with Gary Gnu." Which always ended with "No gnews, is good gnews, with Gary Gnu."

Chosen answer: You're thinking about the show "The Great Space Coaster".

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Question: Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with a film I saw a while back on TV. It was on late night but I have no clue what channel or actors it involved. The plot centered around a poor inner-city school that was struggling with funding. I remember a scene where a class has to go to a local diner to have class because of poor facilities. But the main part of the plot centers around when a student pulls a school resource officers gun and causes a police standoff. Some other students are with him. I don't know how it ended because it was at a hotel during a tournament. Due to the style I would guess it to be from either the 80's or 90's but I could be wrong. Any clue what film this is?

Chosen answer: The film is called "Light It Up". It stars Forest Whitaker, Usher Raymond (R & B singer) and Rosario Dawson.

Question: I remember seeing a closing shot of a movie (possibly an opening shot) but I don't recall what the movie was. The shot was viewing a baseball field, and the picture was incredibly gold-tinged. There were people and kids moving around in the foreground of the shot, and some melodic music was playing. I'm trying to find what movie it's from. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Your best bets are "Angels in the Outfield", "Sandlot", or "Field of Dreams". The opening and closing shots of The Babe are of a baseball stadium.

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie. I saw it in the 80's, and it was about a white pony (I think) or dog. The animal lives with a child, and then gets away and another child owns it, and then at the end there is a scene where the animal is put between the two children in a ring and they have to call its name and the animal goes to the true owner.

Chosen answer: I think the movie was called Ride A Wild Pony which was a Disney movie.

Question: I saw a movie on TV about a year ago but didn't catch the name of it. It was about a bunch of Italian mafios-type guys looking for acting jobs and trying to beat their friends to the auditions. One guy does a celebrity immitation in one scene (I think during a card game) saying, "You talkin' to me?" Can you tell me the name of the movie. Actually, ANY information you can give would be helpful. Even if it's just the name of one of the actors. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Could it have been "With Friends Like These...?

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie that I believe was from the 70's. I would assume it was a drama or thriller/horror. I can remember being scared by a clown holding a machete standing in front of a house at night. The front bay window of the house was wide open, with the wind blowing the white sheer curtains around. I think the clown guy got in, murdered a girl in that room, then left. Does anyone recognize this description?

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (1988) or Stephen King's "It".

Question: I'm trying to remember a children's TV show that was shown on Trouble. It was about 2 best friends (girls) and was set in Canada. One of the girls was called Amanda and was a real "girly girl" the other I can't remember but she was a tomboy and was part Italian. I think her dad was a butcher. It was probably from the 1990's. Does anyone remember this?

Chosen answer: The name of the show was "Ready or Not", about Amanda Zimm and Busy Ramone. Repeats were shown on Disney in the mid 90's I believe.

Question: I am trying to find the title to a movie I saw on television sometime ago. All I can recall was the ending in which a woman jumps off a cliff and climbs a railroad bridge and walks on down the tracks (all of this occuring in the woods). Also, it was about a father and son who kidnapped a woman and held her in their cabin. The father looked like grizzly adams and eventually killed the son because he kept trying to rape her. Could somebody tell me the name of the movie I am describing?

Chosen answer: I believe the movie was "The Abduction of Kari Swenson" which was bases on a real incident. http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0092506/.

Question: I'm looking for a boxing/fighting-type movie that I watched in the 90's. I think the main character trained by chasing after buses, and in the end he had a bare-knuckle fight in a ring with the bad guy. There may or may not have been some sort of underground fighting involved in the movie, but i can't be sure. Does anyone recognize this movie?

Chosen answer: I think the movie you are referring to is "Gladiator". http://imdb.com/title/tt0104346/.

Question: I saw a trailer for this movie maybe five or ten years ago. All I remember is that it is a summer camp movie, maybe some type of boy scouts. The only scene I remember is a counselor asking the boys if they brought their cameras. He then steps aside to reveal a naked woman (who I think is also a counselor) and all the boys start taking pictures of her. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Chosen answer: What you are describing is a great scene in "I love trouble" with Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte. She is not naked but close and she falls in the lake.

Question: About 10-15 years ago I saw an old movie on TV about a young girl who lost a leg or legs in a train accident. I remember very little about this movie but seems as though there was something about "music box" in the title. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Chosen answer: There is a 1984 movie called "The Dollmaker," starring Jane Fonda, where her daughter's legs are crushed by a train.

Question: I saw a movie ten years ago. It had a female house worker, or nanny, taking care of a family. The women is given a grandfather or cookoo clock at the start of the film and weird stuff startes happening. The father is attacked by a dog. The son kills the same dog and shoves it down a drain pipe. A person hangs themselves outside the house, and the father starts to bleed black ooze. The women eventually traces all these events back to the mysterious clock. The women goes inside the clock and destroys it. When she does, the lady wakes up at the start again, like the whole movie was a dream. A few minutes later, the women is given the same clock. she goes crazy and destroys it in a rage. Does anyone recognise this movie?

Chosen answer: Seems like this plot summary for "Amityville 1992: It's About Time". http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0103678/plotsummary.

Question: This is going to be long so I apologise in advance. I am trying to find the name of a movie, possible tv-movie, I watched a long time ago. I don't remember much about it except that it was about a girl whose parents were divorced and she lived with her mum and grandmother. She liked a boy who committed suicide and then she met another boy who gave her a ride on his motorbike and she complained that he would see her underwear. In one scene she tells her mother about dating this boy and the mother asks her if he has a car. Later her father asks her the same thing and that's when she says, "You guys did it in a car didn't you?" One of the last scenes of the movie is her finishing her exams and dropping her pen on the floor, and the last scene is a gathering in a garden. The girl was possibly half-Italian. Not very specific I'm afraid.

Chosen answer: The movie you are looking for is an Australian movie called 'Looking for Alibrandi' which is based on a book of the same name and stars Pia Miranda.

Question: I'm looking for a title to a TV movie that was from the late 70's or early 80's. It was a spoof of all of the 70's detective shows. The only example that I remember is that it had a character that resembled/parodied Baretta. The only scene I remember was one in which a character got killed (presumably, but did not) when some sort of explosion happened and he was baked in an oversized cake out on the street.

Chosen answer: Murder Can Hurt You (1980).

Question: I think about 15 years ago I saw a movie on televison, one of those saturday afternoon specials, that had a group of people in a house being attacked by lions. I think it was set in Africa, but the movie is almost exclusively shot in the house. They fashioned some sort of cage for themselves to get out using stuff from around the house. I have since caught the tail end of the movie one time before, maybe about 10 years ago, but I didn't see a title or remember any of the credits. If anyone knows the title to this movie I would be grateful. Also if you know if its out on DVD I would love to get this.

Chosen answer: Savage harvest.

Question: I'm currently looking for a movie that was made sometime in the 90s. The movie had two men and they were lost and were trying to find their way back home. On their way home, a guy in a car picks them up but later tells them to get out and strip their clothes off to their underwear. Anyway know what movie this is?

Chosen answer: "Three for the Road" with Charlie Sheen.

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