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As a child, in the 80's, I saw a film about a man who was cursed to wear a bear's skin/coat. For many years, he was cursed, living in the wilderness. I recall a beautiful woman befriending him. I recall him being bathed, hair cut, beard shaved, nails clipped. I remember the coat being ripped from his flesh. And the end result is him being quite a handsome man. Sounds a lot like Beauty and the Beast, I know.but its not. It is not animated either. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Bearskin, or The Man Who Didn't Wash for Seven Years." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406565/

Volanges

I am looking for the name of a made-for-TV movie that started with the words "The Rape of ___", about a police detective who has a very cavalier attitude about rape until he is cornered in a basement by two criminals (and is without backup) and is taunted and raped by these men. The movie deals with his emotional/psychological problems as a result of his ordeal. The actor that played the lead role should have received an award, but I don't think he did and have never seen the movie again.

Chosen answer: The movie is "The Rape of Richard Beck" starring Richard Crenna, from 1985.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

I am looking for a sci-fi movie that involved a lady on a space ship. At one point in the movie she exercises by doing an un-parallel bar gymnastic routine. I believe she is the lone passenger on the ship, but she does talk to the captain over the PA. I also seem to recall that the captain is actually just a personality downloaded to the ships computer.

Chosen answer: Perhaps it's Nightfliers? Catherine Mary Stewart works out on uneven parallel bars and the captain appears as a hologram.

Grumpy Scot

I am after the name of a vampire film, probably from the 70's (it may be a Hammer film) - it involves a master swordsman vampire who died never having "met his match". The hero in the film is also a master swordsman and they meet in the end and the vampire is killed?

Chosen answer: It seems to be "Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter" 1974 and it is indeed an Hammer film.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Kronos_-_Vampire_Hunterhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071276/

Rlvlk

I am trying to find the name of a horror movie that came out in the late 70's or early 80's. All I can remember about the plot was there was a person killing people via the telephone. He would call them, the other person would hear rapid beeping, then the phone would explode in their ear, killing them.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Cute name for the movie, "Murder By Phone", 1982.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081203/

Rlvlk

I'll try to be as detailed as possible. This is a late 70's, early 80's movie. Tenants at a high rise apartment building were being killed off 1 by 1. The police thought the killer was the night doorman whose name was Vincent, but it turned out to be the day doorman who was jealous of all the attention the night doorman was getting from all the tenants. The night doorman and his catatonic mother were the last victims before the police found out the truth. Also the night doorman had a rich female tenant who had a crush on him and was always trying to invite him up to her place for cake.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Seems to be "Too Scared To Scream", 1985.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090186/

Rlvlk

I seem to remember seeing an animated movie when my kids were small, mid 90's, that had a scene with an overweight, lazy dachshund rolling around on a skateboard. If I remember correctly the dog was owned by the "villain" in the movie but I'm not sure. My kids have been laughing at me for years because no one else remembers it and they say I dreamed it. Can anyone help me get the last laugh?

Chosen answer: It was the first Tom and Jerry movie.

I'm trying to figure out what movie this is from: "I used to be an optimist, but I'm not anymore". The main character in the movie is a young girl and is told early on that she is an optimist, and learns what this word means. A lot of messed up stuff happens in the course of the film and when asked by a teacher to write an essay under the topic, "I used to be, but I'm not anymore" she writes her essay beginning with the above quote and reads it aloud to the class. Can ANYONE help me with this? It's driving me nuts.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Just as Long as We're Together" by Judy Blume.

Andrea Hartley

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie. All I can remember from it is the bad guy laying on the ground almost dead. Then the good guy (or girl, don't remember) comes over to put him out of his misery by suffocating him. They say something to the effect of "This is more than you deserve" then before the person is dead the good guy changes his mind and the bad guy lives. Can someone please help me?

Chosen answer: Sounds like the miniseries, "The Langoliers".

Grumpy Scot

There is this movie that I can't remember the name of - I saw in on TV back in the mid 90's. It was about a little boy who kept killing his family members. I don't remember much of it but there was a scene where the boy's grandmother was in the hospital on one of those breathing machines and the boy went and unplugged it so she died. I think he also pushed someone else into a pool who drowned. I know it's a long shot but if anyone can help me name this movie, I'd be so appreciative. Thank you.

Chosen answer: Possibly "Mikey" from 1992. http://imdb.com/title/tt0104870/.

Stephen Cooney

Who knows the movie in which the character played by Michael Douglas says the terrific line 'I find myself knee deep in bohemian cache'?I thought it was 'The Game' but it isn't. It's driving me nuts.

Chosen answer: It's "A Perfect Murder".

Myridon

I am looking for the title of a foreign film I saw in the late 60's or early seventies about a man with three testicles. I believe it may have been an Italian comedy. My recollection was that it was titled "Man of the Year", but I am only coming up with the contemporary movie of the same title.

Chosen answer: There's an Italian comedy from 1971 about an over-sexed man called "Homo Eroticus". The English title is "Man of the Year" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067212/

Myridon

Google can't seem to help me with this, so I'll have to ask you. A movie I saw sometime in the early 2000s, I think, featured a woman who has a little girl. This girl, who's autistic, is obsessed with building towers from playing cards or building blocks, to reach her father, whom she thinks is in the moon. The father had died in a climbing accident. Ring any bells? The movie's probably filmed between the years 1995-2002.

Chosen answer: It's called "House of Cards" from 1993. See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107148/

Myridon

Does anyone remember a movie, probably made in the late 70's early 80's somewhere in that time. All I can remember is that its a horror movie, about a little girl who fell in a well and died, its got some rhyme that goes with it but I cannot remember. I also believe that it has some type of clown doll in it also.

Chosen answer: "Child of Glass."A Disney TV-Movie. A family moves into a haunted Louisiana mansion. The son makes friends with the girl ghost cursed to haunt the home. He must solve a riddle to free her. In the end, she is freed and leaves the doll, revealing the hidden diamonds within which cursed her in the first place, because she refused to give them to her cruel uncle.

Dedderbot Premium member

I would like to know the name of a tv show that I saw a few years ago. All I can remember is, in one episode this woman (main character?) went to see the famiily of her boyfriend, and he has a brother who pretends to be retarded after an accident the brother causes, and he feels quilty and looks after him and wears a helmet of some sort. In the end the family find out he is faking it.

Chosen answer: This was an episode of "Just Shoot Me" starring David Spade and Laura San Giacomo. David Cross played the "retarded" brother. The episode aired in 1999 and is called "Slow Donnie".

Dedderbot Premium member

Seeking name of movie based on a movie trailer I saw between 1997-2002, involving a summer camp and residents that may be Boy Scouts. Primarily the counselor asks if the boys have their cameras to reveal a nude women the boys eagerly photograph.

Chosen answer: I'm not sure, but it could be "Camp Nowhere." See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109369/.

Sereenie

There's this movie that I've been trying to find that I can't really provide a lot of details about, because I watched it as a kid. I think it's an early 90's movie (definitely before 1996, anyway) or possibly late 80's (89 maybe). It's kind of an action film (sort of), and has a dark-haired, handsome young guy in the lead. The only thing I can remember is that in the movie, he gets a red convertible, and that towards the end, there's a burning (fire) scene, and he has these special shoes that help him stick to the roof (so that he doesn't fall). I know that's a very bad description, but it's all I can remember. Hopefully you can help. I watched it dubbed in French.

Chosen answer: The movie was called "If Looks Could Kill." It starred Richard Grieco who is a high school student visiting France and is mistaken for a secret agent.

SAZOO1975

I am looking for information on a movie possibly filmed 1995-2002 that featuring a woman with a little girl who is autistic and is obsessed with building towers from playing cards or building blocks. She hopes in doing this she will reach her father believed to be on the moon whom died in a climbing accident.

Chosen answer: This is "House of Cards," starring Kathleen Turner and Tommy Lee Jones.

Chanteuse66

I am looking for the name of a science fiction movie from the 60's or early 70's about a group of people on a small island being attacked by large mutant crabs. Possibly ending with survivors trapped on an antennea.

papajim

Chosen answer: It could the "Attack of the Crab Monsters" in 1957. Several people are trapped on a small island where mutant crabs are attacking everyone. The island is also sinking. That may be the reason for being trapped on the antenna.

Zwn Annwn

There is a film about a huge car chase and and it all starts with someone being kidnapped by a candybar. The person held captive also gets car sick and throws up on a police car. Does anyone know this film?

A Demon Premium member

Chosen answer: It was "The Chase" with Charlie Sheen.

papajim

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