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A movie I saw mid-'90s, about a psycho stalker who chases this girl and her parents try to protect her in vain. One scene that sticks out is - she ends up in a hospital and he gets in, kidnaps her, drags her with her hospital bed across the parking lot until the police finally shoots him down...anyone remembers the title? Could be a TV movie.

Chosen answer: It's been a few years, but I believe the TV movie you're describing is In the Shadows, a Stranger is Watching. (1993) Chris Noth plays a crazed doctor, who kidnaps a child and takes her to a secret room in the hospital. When confronted by the police, he charges at them and is shot to death.

There was a movie about a small boy who becomes friends with a guy that lives next door to him. The man then spends his time with the boy telling him that his parents never loved him, that they hated him, and other lies. Eventually, the boy believes him and the man kidnaps him, making the boy call him dad. His parents spend years trying to find him, but after so many years, the mother gives up and believes her son is dead. The father, on the other hand, refuses to give up and gets angry when his wife tries to throw their son's stuff away.

Chosen answer: This might be "I know my first name is Steven" (1989) but the kidnapping was more sudden in the movie and in real life (it's based on a true story).

Looking for the name of a film that was being played on UK television in the early 00s. The only scene I can properly remember is towards the start; there's a drug lab (or a diamond smuggling organisation) that has loads of either topless or completely naked women carrying out the operation. One of the bad guys explains that it's so they can't hide any of the product to steal. They're all fitted with explosive collars in case they try to run away. I think the movie was sci-fi and I vaguely remember spaceships appearing at some point, maybe the drug lab was on a spaceship.

Gary O'Reilly

There is a movie that I have searched for on the internet and through movie buffs for some time, but have never gotten a title. What I remember of the movie is that it followed a group of teenagers, but focused mostly on maybe an eighteen year old male. I know that he was white, his girlfriend was black and he kept seeing visions of a man in a dinosaur suit shooting people with a laser gun. I know a general theme to the movie was the end of the world, and that the group of teenagers were trying to go to Candy's party. I can only assume the movie came out in the late nineties but am not certain as I watched it on cinemax, or showtime. I remember another character who was a blonde girl, and I believe she was taken advantage of by a televangelist. Other than that, I know that the dinosaur shoots a mom and daughter, and the group eventually make it to Candy's party, and there is something to do with two guys who are twins known as "the twins." I have searched for answered to this movie for a very long time now and have never gotten anywhere with it. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

I'm looking for a movie for which I saw the trailer for a month or two ago. It starts with a family in the dessert and the two kids (boy and girl) go exploring. When the kids come home, something's different about them. Anybody know what movie this is?

Looking for the title of a movie about a husband and wife that custom combine together - kind of a love story, and I remember there was a tornado they had to go through.

Chosen answer: That sounds very much like the 1998 film, "Twister, " starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton.

raywest Premium member

An older movie that has kids who are trying to solve a murder, you never see the adults... I remember they are standing outside a kitchen window talking about the mystery and the mom is cooking a turkey.

Chosen answer: Clubhouse Detectives maybe.

I remember a film maybe 1970's or 1980's about a family with a young woman as a nanny who was always dressed as a bear. The youngest daughter of the family was quite ill and dies. Does anyone know the title?

Chosen answer: Hotel New Hampshire. Nastassja Kinski was dressed in the bear suit.

I'm looking for a movie I saw in the 80's (I think). It was a western... Not so sure anymore but I think it went something like this... Some cowboys find a girl in the desert. She looks abused. They take her with them, but then one by one they get killed by what they suspect are Indians, but in the end it's the girl who is the killer.

Chosen answer: It could be this The Devil's Mistress (1966).

I know why Green Screen and Blue Screen is used in movies, for computer special effects, especially for changing the background or environment around somebody. But what is the difference between blue screen and green screen other than obviously the color? what difference does it make which one they use and what are the purposes for either?

Quantom X Premium member

Chosen answer: There is not really a difference. The only time when one out benefits the other is when the wardrobe conflicts with either screen.

MasterOfAll

I'm looking for a show or movie that most likely aired in the early 2000s. Basically a family goes on vacation to a cabin, and two of the boys go exploring, and run across a dead body in a field. The dead man is wearing a bracelet, and one of the boys takes it and puts it on. Soon he contracts smallpox, or at least something like smallpox, I remember he had red blisters on his body.

I'm after the name of an 80s movie (I think) about a girl and a guy who come together in their dreams but what they are actually doing is astral projecting. They make love and travel to places together while asleep.

squeaky

Chosen answer: This may be "Dreams Come True" - it sounds a lot like it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083853/.

Janey Leigh Smith

Looking for a movie with a Giovanni Ribisi lookalike kid who was hit by a car while skateboarding and sent through tunnels to some sort of afterlife. Late 80's early 90's made for TV movie. I believe the story is his journey back to earth, possibly through another death or water? Weird memory, dark and creepy concept. Anyone?

What is the name of the movie where a group of friends are searching for a princess, and at the end they discover the princess is the girl in the group?

Curious97

Chosen answer: Clubhouse Detectives in Search of a Lost Princess.

I'm looking for a movie about a group of teenage girls who decide to live by themselves, they rent a big house and so on. I think it is set a bit in the past. Also it is probably a TV movie. Any suggestions?

Chosen answer: Two come to mind. Where the Boys Are. A female version of going to spring break by renting a house looking for love. There was a 1984 remake. There's also Slumber Party 57. Made in the 70's, but set in the 50's. A group of girls are left alone in a house and each tell of their sexual experiences and fantasies. Debra Winger's film debut.

I am looking for a movie in which a young girl is about to be killed by her own parents as they believe she is evil. She is rescued by a lady working for a helpline who takes her along with her. Gradually there are occurrences in the life of this lady which makes her realize that the child is actually evil. After several attempts, she succeeds in getting rid of the child.

Chosen answer: This sounds a lot like Case 39. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_39.

I am looking for a movie about 5 girls who meet on the internet chatting about suicide, and meet at the beach for a weekend. The star of the movie is being molested by her step father who she kills, along with her friends and herself at the end. I saw it a few months ago on Netflix but cannot remember the name. It is a newer movie, probably no older than 2010.

Janey Leigh Smith

Chosen answer: It's called To Get Her. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787828/.

Janey Leigh Smith

A film about an English nanny who brings 4 USA girls over to marry into the British aristocracy. Came from a book.

Poppy57

Chosen answer: Sounds like the mini series The Buccaneers.

I'm looking for a movie probably in the 90s, a black female celebrity was held hostage and chained in a old abandoned apartment at ransom. In her spare time she paints and she eventually fell in love with her kidnapper who was white. They end up sleeping together.

This movie was black and white so it is an old movie. It's about a group of men whose plane crashed in the desert during a war. Towards the end of the movie they start disappearing, and at the very end you find out that they were all dead and the reason they are disappearing is because there bodies are being recovered. All except 1 person. His body was separated from the others during the crash.

Chosen answer: This is either http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sole_Survivor_ (1970_film) which is similar but not black and white or the twilight zone episode "King Nine Will Not Return". Problem is that neither are exactly what you describe. They are both based on a real life WW2 crash.

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