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Question: I'm looking for a movie where a man's father drinks lots of alcohol. His father is a student of his mother. The mother is currently in jail. The man is going to marry a girl who is secretly cheating on him with her brother. The father learns about it, but they give him money to shut up. Eventually he wants to save his son and tells the truth at the wedding.
Answer: That's My Boy with Adam Sandler.
Question: I am looking for a movie or mini series where a man was in Auschwitz, and after some time he managed to go to America (somewhere) and got married and had kids. He also built a house in a forest - mountain, and in the end his home caught fire - he told his family to run in the opposite direction from the fire but the wind changed and they all died. I think that the last scene was the man holding a shotgun pointed to his head, but in the end he just fired in the air. I think it was in the late eighties or early nineties. If you know the movie and tell me the name that would be awesome! Thank you.
Answer: Though the plot points are slightly different than the precise details you describe, this sounds like it must be the 1983 mini-series "For Those I Loved" starring Michael York. It is based on the writings of Holocaust survivor Martin Gray. I hope this is the awesome answer you are looking for.
Question: Does anyone know a movie with main characters John, Jason and Kristen that involves John shooting himself with a shotgun when going after Kristen, and Jason stabbing her with a screwdriver?
Question: I'm looking for a movie where a blonde actress sings la boheme. She isn't a well known actress and the movie is similar to Raise Your Voice, but came out before. It takes place in a musically gifted school I believe, and the piece is performed at the end. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've been looking for the name of this movie for years.
Answer: Brave New Girl.
Question: I'm trying to find out what the name of this movie is I saw years ago. It's about a small town. I think they are close to the water because there is a scene where they are chased out onto a dock by the dogs. The movie is about these people in a small town that are being attacked by the dogs there. The dogs just start attacking them. Does anyone know what this movie is called?
Answer: Sounds like "The Breed" from 2006.
Question: I am trying to find the name of a short film relating to Christmas. There is a grandmother who is trying to get her grandchildren to sleep on Christmas eve. None of them are tired so she begins to tell them stories. But all of the stories are odd or demented. Kind of a dark Christmas movie. Best I can recall, this is animated.
Question: I'm looking for a movie about a disease outbreak in a city and the husband goes to look for the wife but is not allowed in the city, so then he decided to take shelter in a house after a neighbor's gardener tells him it's safe. The wife eventually shows up and because she seems to be infected she goes outside and they talk, then the Feds show up. They get tested for the disease and it turns out he has it and she doesn't, so they kill him. I have searched Google and can not find it.
Answer: Sounds quite similar to the film "Right At Your Door." (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458367/).
Question: When I was younger I saw a movie about a teacher and her students who were abducted by three men wearing masks. The leader wore a Santa Claus mask. The teacher and her students manage to flee from the men but end up getting chased by all three. The only thing I'm sure of, is that it did not have Christopher Lambert in it. Does anyone know the name of this movie?
Answer: That would be the Australian TV movie "Fortress" from 1985, starring Rachel Ward.
Question: A friend is looking for the name of a film that had an older guy that looked like Danny Aiello, but wasn't, who wanted to be a singer and his wife criticized him for it. Eventually, he did some work for his neighbor who really enjoyed his singing and encouraged him. He left his wife and moved in with his neighbor. My friend thinks it came out in the 1990's. Any help is appreciated.
Question: Does anyone remember a movie, likely from the '70s, that involved a Latino bad guy driving around, perhaps in a convertible, perhaps in a South American city, and killing people by throwing bolas (rope with weighted balls on the ends) at them? It was a spy kinda movie. This one used to be played on late night TV a lot in the 1980s.
Question: Looking for a TV show/movie/short series, either staring Tyne Daly or Stockard Channing, about some girls in a boarding school, growing up together, one getting pregnant, one marrying a Saudi prince or something. Lots of backstabbing and drama.
Answer: Sounds like Lace. A young actress gathers some women together, who all went to the same boarding school, and asks "Which one of you bitches is my mother." Brooke Adams is in it, as well as Phoebe Cates.
Question: I'm looking for the name of a movie made between 2000-2010 where a woman and some thugs (which include a brother, sister, her boyfriend and I think 1 or 2 others) are trapped or locked in an abandoned building (possibly an asylum), but something happens and they catch something or there is a toxin and start dying off. Please help. I don't believe it was a US made film. Thanks.
Answer: Harrelson and Pacino have never starred in a movie together. Pacino was in Two for the Money (2005) with Matthew McConaughey, which is about the world of sports gambling.
Question: I remember seeing a TV Christmas movie (possibly Hallmark or Lifetime) from maybe the late 1990s or 2000s about a boy who visits an old man (possibly his uncle or grandfather) who lives in the woods. However, that's all I can remember about it. Thanks for any ideas you might have.
Answer: It could be "Out of the Woods". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420818/.
Question: Does anyone know the name of a movie about an African American family that buys a mansion and turns it into a bed and breakfast at the end of the movie? Criminals stop at the mansion to collect money they know to be hidden there. The son burns it while his family is held captive. I think it came out in the late nineties.
Question: I'm trying to remember a movie that I saw on TV years ago. It tells the story of a rich man (a lawyer I think), who is married to a much younger woman. The movie starts with the woman's birthday, her husband offers her a yacht as a present for her birthday. Later on, it appears that the woman has a lover and she plans along with her lover to kill her husband.
Answer: I'm not 100% sure but I think the film you're talking about is Buried Alive 2.
Question: This was a Christmas movie probably made for TV before 1985. It was about a young boy who wants to buy his mother a music box for Christmas. He does odd jobs to raise the money especially shoveling snow. Does anyone know what the title of this movie might be?
Question: This was probably a TV movie made before 1980. It was about a boy named Toby who is the new boy in town. The other kids don't like him and he ends up fighting a boy who falls and seriously hurts himself. Toby and this boy become friends and they play chess together. When the boy is healed and goes back to school, he pretends not to like Toby because his other friends don't like him. Anyone know the name of this movie?
Question: A parody western movie I saw in the late 50's. The hero was a rather simpleton character, he rode like he was glued to the saddle, because he was. He was a square shooter, his pistol barrels were square. I believe there was a mine and a couple of kids, boy and girl. Any information especially the title would be appreciated.
Question: I saw a movie early last year on Netflix where a blonde woman moves into a trailer park and it's a little weird. She witnesses two people having sex through a window in one of the trailers and the other thing I remember is she was later chased up a concrete structure of some sort. It was a pretty good movie and I'd like to see it again.
Answer: Sounds like Far From Home. The blond actress being a young Drew Barrymore.