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Question: Several years ago I saw a movie about a black optometrist in England who had been adopted by a black family. When her adoptive mother died she researched her origin, and found a white working class dysfunctional family. At first they rejected her, but the woman finally admitted that she had had a one night stand during the war with a black American soldier. Her entry into their lives resolved all their problems. Can you identify this film?
Question: I'm trying to identify an old movie. I believe it was made for American network TV in the early or mid 1980s. It was about a group of children on a spaceship headed away from earth toward a new planet, called 'Demeter'. Along the way, something happens which causes them to pick up an adult straggler and they become imprisoned by a man who turns out to be the brother of a female crew member. There is a cage fight involving a belt with an electromagnetic forcefield hidden inside, after which everyone escapes and the movie ends with one of the kids finding a way to make the telescope images of Demeter clearer, and the images are shown to resemble earth.
Question: Ive seen a film years ago and want to know the name it. All I can remember is that there was a group of kids that made a machine that can make a bubble surround you and lift you into the air. They make craft from old fairground parts and make the bubble surround it and fly into space. They meet a group of aliens and one resembles a banana (i think). Any idea or am I just a freak?
Question: I recently watched Hitchcock's "The Birds" again. It had been a long time since my last viewing, and I thought I remembered in one of the bird attack scenes - maybe when the school is attacked - a female character with dark hair gets overwhelmed by birds and has her eyeball pecked out. I remember seeing this, because it traumatized me as a kid. The scene didn't appear this time. Could it be that I'm imagining I saw such a scene, or is it from a different film? Please tell me I'm not crazy.
Question: I am trying to find the name of a movie that I saw on TV years ago. Phyllis Diller and Sally Field are in it with a large black woman. It was a comedy involving a church and spying. Sally Field drove a station wagon full of kids and a dog, while Phyllis Diller drove a nice car and broke her nails while chasing the bad guys, the black lady was driving a dump truck. I can't remember the whole movie plot, but it had something to do with the church and the ladies were part of the choir I think.
Question: I remember the first film I ever saw was with my mum and grandmother and I wanted to know the name of it. I only remember that the main lady was cheating on her husband either with a doctor - or her husband was the doctor - I'm not sure, but she brought the affair guy home with her and when they went to 'do things' in her bed there was either a syringe or a pin sticking up and she cut herself on it. That's all I remember and my mum has no idea what I'm talking about. If you know what film this is, can you help? Thanks.
Question: Help, please! What movie is this scene from? Two guys sitting in a diner opposite one another in a 4-top booth. The booth is next to large plate glass window through which can be seen ordinary background street activity. It is daytime. One of the 2 guys orders a sandwich. The waitress responds with "We don't sell that kind of sandwich here!" Same guy goes on to order the same sandwich and the waitress repeats her inability to sell the man what he wants. This back-and-forth exchange escalates through 3 or 4 iterations as volume and frustration mount. Then, he seems to give up; he has reached a dead-end with this woman. His demeanor changes as he begins to lead her into believing he might consider a different selection. Finally the guy asks if she sells one kind of sandwich (she does) and if she also sells another kind of sandwich (she does). He then orders one of each and instructs her to take one or two items off of the first sandwich, add them to the second sandwich, throw the first sandwich away, and serve the second sandwich to him, thereby fulfilling his initial request.I thought this was Jack Nicholson in "One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest," but I've not been able to confirm this.Thanks for any info.
Question: I remember seeing a Pinocchio movie in a movie shop once. The cover was one of those 'holographic' tye images, and when you turned it from side to side, 'Pinocchio' changed from a real boy to a puppet. The picture was of Gipetto and Pinocchio had his arms around his shoulders. Does anyone know which Pinocchio movie this was, and could you possibly provide a link to its IMDb page? I've searched there but I can't find it.
Question: Early 80's movie or made for TV movie about a girl who is possibly mentally handicapped - thought it was Helen Hunt, but cannot find a description in her filmography to match - who likes Elvis Presley. If I remember correctly, she sends Elvis a letter, and he sends her a huge pink teddy bear. I think she was in a wheelchair. Ending credits roll on a sunset. Any help?
Question: I saw this movie on tv about 10 years ago. It was about a high school boy. One night a meteorite crashes into his room and he becomes "magnetic". There was one scene where he was running down the halls at school and all the locks on the lockers stick out. He runs into a room, only to find it filled with metal baseball bats. There was also something about a nerdy girl also getting this "power". At the end she runs to him, covered in metal objects, kisses him on the cheek as he just screams. I think he was also running for Prom King. Sorry I don't have more info.
Question: My friends swear I'm making this movie up, but a while ago I saw a movie on tv. The main character was a young man whose father had died recently. He traveled to live with his brother where he became a lifeguard, and also did some freelance writing work. Throughout the movie, the man talks to Jesus Christ, sometimes on the telephone, sometimes in person. He also talks to his deceased father. What is this movie called?
Question: About 4 - 6 years ago, there was a reality tv show on the air and I'm trying to figure out what it was called. Basically, it was about a killer that was on the loose, and there was a group of people trying to catch him. And he would leave clues, two people would follow the lead, and one of them would be killed. I don't know much about this show, other than small details like a finger in a Sardine, an oil company (?) and it may have occured in a town with water close by. Thank you for any info.
Question: I'm trying to remember the title of a movie I rented a few years ago. I don't remember what year it was made but I'm pretty sure it wasn't an old movie, it was probably after 1990. The concept of the movie is there's this guy, the main character, who wakes up one day and finds that everyone on earth has dropped dead. Except, he finds one woman and one other man alive, but that's it. It's just the three of them. The plot of the movie is basically the main character finds the woman and since they think they're the only 2 people left of earth, they figure they have to repopulate the earth. But, then the other guy comes along, who is better looking and more cool than the main guy. I'd really like to find out what the title of the movie was. Hopefully, someone knows. Thanks.
Question: A common scene in action movies is a bad guy getting shot with a pistol, and flying backwards ten feet. I know this defies Newton's third law, "With every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." If the victim flies ten metres, the shooter would also be propelled ten metres. My question is, what would it take to create a handgun that is capable of flinging the shooter ten metres? Like, if the manafacturer had access to any thearetical alloy, of any strength and density, what would it take? How heavy would a bullet have to be, etc.?
Question: I need help locating a movie that I can't remember the title to. I thought the main actress was Marisssa Jaret Winokur, but looking at her filmography, it doesn't seem to mention it.I saw the movie years ago I think it was on the Hallmark Channel. What I remember is this. Two young women, who are best friends, are at an ice skating rink, not skating they are just talking. When one (whom I thought was Marissa Winokur) sees a young man whom she falls in love with at first site. Finding out all about this man becomes an obsession with her. She finds out where he lives and even rents an apartment across the street from his place so that she can spy on him. She even somehow sneaks into his apt. to find out more info. She does know that they like the same candy which is Sugar Babies. Does this ring a bell with anyone? I just want to find out how the movie started and ended. Thanks.
Question: I'm trying to find out the name of a film I saw on TV in the U.K. about 20 years ago. From what I remember it comprises a series of images of the world set to quite hypnotic electronic music, lasts about an hour or so and ends with the detonation of an atomic bomb. I believe the name was one word, non-English, possibly the name of an Aztec, Mayan or Incan god. I believe the director may have been Japanese. Can anybody identify this film from this information?
Question: Ok. I remember a movie, sometime from the late 90's, and I just can't remember the name of it. I think the plot had something to do with a group of people runnng from a disease. The first part that I remember was this man in a Catholic church and the diseased people, who had red eyes, were running after him. He found refuge in a grocery somewhere in a destroyed city, where he found these 2 people. I think one of the people was an African American woman. They traveled around until they came to an apartment that had Christmas lights on the outside of the window. There, the origonal three people found a father and his daughter, both unaffected by the disease. They all listen to the radio and hear about an army base that is calling for all people who are not infected with the disease. As they make thier way there, an infected bird drips blood into the father's eye, and he becomes infected. The only way to get infected is to get an infected person's blood into your body, as if through a membrane such as your eye, or in a cut. Well, the others make thier way to the army base, and one of the people there asks the women to wear dresses. One man at the army base is infected, but chained up, and the army people are attempting to speak with him. That is all I remember, but does anyone know the name of this film?