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Question: I need help with the name of a movie I saw in the 80's, it might be older. It was about a group of people who were lost and ended up in a crazy family's house looking for help. The family was old and their kids were old also, but they still thought they were young, and the daughter had a doll in a bassinet that they believed was alive. The group of lost teenagers spent the night at their house and the family began to try and kill them.
Question: This is about a TV commercial and I can't figure out who the actor is. I feel like he's a comedian I've seen before, so he may not be in any films. It's a Brookside chocolates commercial. He's by a field, dressed in a blue shirt, next to a table with the chocolates. He's holding a phone reading online comments. Then someone brings a 100-pound bag and breaks the table.Bishop73
Question: Searching name for a movie for a VERY long time. In 80s/90s time frame I think. This I remember: the boy hits/shoots his girlfriend's dad (doesn't die I think, I think dad abuses her). The boy and girlfriend are on the run on the roads, very mushy sand, have sex in a car, police are after them (i think her father reported them). The police chase them, they hide in a bank/store/cafe, the boy tells his pregnant girlfriend to stay when he decides to go out and meet them, he is circled by cops and gets shot to death when he takes out a gun. The girlfriend cries when she sees it through the window. I would be forever grateful for the help to find this movie. Thanks.Sanna Bengtsson
Question: Does anybody know the title of this movie? If I am not mistaken, made in the 90's, the plot takes place in the 19 or early 20 century in London (possibly Paris). A country boy goes to the big city (for a sport competition?). A fellow takes him to a club, he meets then sleeps with a girl. While she thinks he is asleep, steals his money, hides it in a pot under a flower. He notices, and when she is asleep he takes all money from there, much more than was his. I think this is an adaptation from a famous writer's novel or short story.
Question: There was a movie that had Stephen Baldwin in it. In the movie, Stephen has a job as an actor who helps recreate crime scenes for a television show to help catch criminals. Eventually, Stephen himself kills a woman and while reenacting the crime for the show, he starts walking up some stairs. He then turns to the director and says that he can't go upstairs. When the director asks why, Stephen responds, "Because that's not how I killed her."
Question: Does anyone know an animated cartoon movie of a boy or man who built a time traveling machine and travels through time, I can't recall the first place he visits to but from what I remember is that he travels way to the future and finds himself underground beneath a desert. I think there were aliens living there. He tries to escape from them and goes a little back in time to look for his future self, finally succeeding, then he goes back to his time. I think the first time I saw it was in 2004 or 2005.
Question: There was a movie starring James Earl Jones. The movie takes place sometime in the '50s and he plays a man who shows another black man about racism by taking him to a corner market and when they both look inside, they watch a black woman buying something and the white store owner placing her change on the counter rather then giving it to her.
Question: Saw this movie maybe sometime in the 90's. Some friends are going hiking through a forest and soon discover that they are being hunted by a supernatural creature. They eventually discover what the creature is and that the only way to destroy it, is to destroy the cave it comes from. While setting up explosives, one of the friends tries to get his other friend to leave with him, but the friend shows that he is turning into the monster so he stays behind so he can die when the bomb goes off.
Question: There was a movie where a brother and sister were hiking in the woods and ended up getting lost. While trying to find their way home, the girl is bitten by a venomous snake. After an hour of walking, the girl is too weak from the snake bite to continue so her brother has to go alone, but promises to come back with help as soon as he finds it. While the girl is left alone, the spirit of a Native American appears and shows her a flower which he says she must eat the whole thing, but not to do any damage to it or she'll never recover.
Question: Don't know if this movie had Steve Martin in it, but, it was about a man who traveled to a city who I think was going to con its citizens out of their money. Eventually, he changes his mind and decides to collect money for a good cause. While doing this, the people of the community he's in find out what he really does and has him put in jail. The end of the movie shows that the money he collected he used to create a Little League baseball field for the kids to play at.
Question: I have a question about a movie that I've seen and forgot the name of it. It's about a girl who becomes friends with the neighbors' daughter but then wants to be her, so she kills her parents by setting their bedroom on fire. Turns out she's adopted and is actually their daughter but she's crazy. The mom ends up killing her. Not sure if it's a lifetime movie or made for TV movie. It was a thriller and I know she kills her parents by using gasoline and a cigarette just to move into the neighbors' to try and become the lady's daughter.Cassie Moonan
Question: I saw a movie, probably in the 80s, that I thought starred Christopher Reeve and Sissy Spacek. He returned from the civil war as her husband, but it was questionable whether it really was - his shoe size was different, etc. In the end he was hanged. Can't find a movie with both Reeve and Spacek so maybe it was somebody else, esp. In the female role. Any ideas what movie this might be?
Question: Need help knowing the name of a book. According to the plot summary on the back, there is a kid from the very distant future with the last name of Pineapplefour. In his timeline, time travel is possible and his classmates can use a time machine to travel into the past. However, they remain invisible when in the past and must obey one simple rule. While in the past, they are not permitted to touch anything out of fear that it could seriously alter the future. Instead of being sent to some historical era like Ancient Rome, he ends up in a girls bathroom of a high school in the eighties and can even be seen. Now his people from the future have to find a way to return him home or risk possible destruction of the future.
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