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Which film is it where a girl watches her boyfriend's flat from a disused warehouse and breaks in when he's not there?

Looking for a horror movie where a woman believes that she is mentally ill and ends up staying in a nunnery. Although it turns out she is having visions and gets help from a priest who at the end goes off to deal with the Amityville case. Was told about it by a friend so I don't have any more details. Can anyone help me out? Many thanks.

sleeptight

Answer: Except for the Amityville part, there are two movies with a Nun having visions. The First Power (1990) about a detective, Lou Diamond Phillips, hunting a resurrected killer and Fallen (1998) about a detective, Denzel Washington, being hunted by an evil spirit that can jump from body to body.

There's often a trope in police dramas that an officer being suspended or put on leave is told to "turn in your badge and gun." The officer then just puts the gun and badge on the desk and walks away. How accurate is this though? I heard there's paperwork to fill out and firearms have to be properly returned. Plus, don't many officers carry their own personal firearm that they'd be more comfortable with? Obviously a movie/TV show doesn't want to be bogged down by boring red tape, but what really happens when an officer is suspended or put on leave? Wouldn't turning your badge in be the same thing as being fired?

Bishop73

Answer: Not the badge ("shield") nor gun makes a cop a cop so handing them in symbolically when suspended doesn't happen in real life. The badge is just your symbol of taking an oath. Police have what is called a "Police Identification Card" which is their legal document of authority, not the badge. As you mention a lot of cops have their own gun and their chief isn't allowed to take it unless the cop is convicted of a crime or the gun is to be used in evidence (like if the cop fired it at a crime scene). Indeed, handing in your badge is done when you are fired.

lionhead

What's the movie where Don Knotts appears at the end, his wife has him locked up and is ready to feed him to the lions. He has 3 daughters called Faith Hope and Charity.

Answer: "I Love a Mystery" (1973 TV Movie). Although the man she has "locked up" and ready to feed to the lions isn't her husband. Her husband (Don Knotts) was the "observer", although he was tied up and wearing a hood.

Bishop73

When did Warner Bros. stop making Looney Tunes shorts, and why did they stop making them?

Answer: They stopped production initially in 1969, then started again in the 1980s, and have continued off and on ever since. Some appeared in film (Who Framed Roger Rabbit for example features a few Looney Tunes characters). Warner Brothers shut the animation studio down in the 1960s (much like MGM shut their animation studios in the 1950s which signalled the end of the original batch of Tom and Jerry cartoons) and it'll be because, much like MGM, they noticed the "old" shorts bought in the same amount of money would have done, so much like repeats on TV if it pulls in the money, why make more?

Neil Jones

I remember this one 1985 or '86 film where a teenager borrowed his grandfather's car but ends up totaling it by the end of the film. I think the teenager's mother went into labor towards the end and that's what caused the accident or made the car further damaged. As it turns out of the grandfather ruined the teenage father's car as well but I can never figure out what film this is from?

Richie

Do any of you know this movie or series? It's about a boy or a girl that goes to other worlds or world and there is a phone cabinet flying, maybe in a tornado. I think there might be an old man too or something. Do you know what it is?

Answer: Well a flying phone cabinet reminds me of 2 things: 1. Doctor Who or 2. Bill and Ted's excellent adventure.

lionhead

Hi, I was reminded of a scene from a movie and was hoping somebody could name the film for me. I am 99% sure that it is a comedy. The science in question takes place in a kitchen with a man trying a liquid that is bubbling away, "Needs more salt!" the man says. As he walks away another man puts a stack of dirty plates into liquid. If anyone knows which movie this scene is from I would be grateful as it has been driving me mad all day.

Answer: That happens in Mr. Roberts.

I'm looking for the name of a film from my youth. Might be black and white. All I remember is that the leading lady 'popped' her leg when she kissed the 'right man'. And the uncle/grandfather hid cigars all over the drawing room as he wasn't allowed to smoke.

I see a lot in movies, where people will be walking or going around in sewers with rats. Almost always these rats are shown to have no fear at all and almost ignore the people completely. Yet if you see a rat in your house, it's going to run from you like a mouse I believe. So is this really accurate to show rats having no fear of people when down in the sewers?

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: Rats, being much larger than house mice, have less fear. Given that they likely go to the surface to scavenge for food, they are likely used to being around people.

LorgSkyegon

There was a kids book I read in the 80's. As I recall, the kid was really into baseball but his father wasn't, he was into numbers and might have been an accountant (but that might not even be how it went). The only thing I swear I remember was the father said he knew when baseball's opening day was because it fell on the same day as tax day, April 15th. For the longest time I thought baseball's opening day was always April 15. I also have a feeling the father and son bonded over baseball when the father realised how much numbers and math was involved in the game.

Bishop73

There was a computer game that I believe was created by Rand Miller. The game had to do with what I believe was an alien that ended up in the Amazon in the past. To ensure that the alien wasn't found out it had to take the form of other people and couldn't be seen in the same room as the person it made itself look like. What was it?

I remember seeing a killer scarecrow movie about 20 years ago, but I can't seen to track down which one it was. It definitely wasn't the Asylum "Scarecrow" from 2002. All I remember is that there were human remains (or something else) in a box or casket that needed to be destroyed in order to kill the scarecrow. And I think they were destroyed by having a machine drop a large weight on them, which made the scarecrow explode. I also remember a scene where a character tries to burn the scarecrow and delivers the line "How about a little fire, scarecrow?!" from "Wizard of Oz." I remember the movie being quite bad... but in a fun B-movie kinda way. Anyone know what killer scarecrow movie it was?

TedStixon

Answer: I'll answer my own question. I did some digging and finally found out it was the 1995 movie "Night of the Scarecrow," directed by Jeff Burr.

TedStixon

What war movie had a tank being hit by a boulder and crashing down the side of a mountain?

I saw a movie years ago that had two main characters and there were background plots of someone stealing from (I think) the mafia and a serial killer on the loose. I think they ended up at a motel together and the twist at the end was that the one you thought was the killer was the thief and vice versa. I was sure it was called hatchet man but I can't seem to find anything about it.

The_Iceman

Glad I could help. That's actually one of my favorite movies.

KeyZOid

I saw a movie or TV show in the late 1960s or early 70s about a Los Angeles Rams player who kicks an opponent in the head on the field. That's all I can remember but it is nagging at me. Can you tell me anything about it?

When I was a little kid I checked out a Batman graphic novel from the library. It had a lot of his rogues gallery in it, most if not all of whom were killed in it. I specifically remember Catwoman being shot and her dying words were along the lines of "Batman, I'm so cold." Batman then kissed her before she died. Does anyone know what the name of this graphic novel/storyline is?

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: All Stars #17?

Based on my Google search results, "All-Star Batman" is a more recent publication. The year I read the book in question was probably 1993, so it was probably published in the late 80s or early 90s.

Phaneron Premium member

I believe the answer should have been DC Super-Stars #17. That issue features the death of the Earth Two Selina Kyle as part of the origin story of her daughter, Helena Kyle (The Huntress).

BaconIsMyBFF

Someone on Reddit guessed it was Batman Annual 15 (Armageddon 2001), and based on the panels that are pictured on the website of the link they provided, it appears to be that one.

Phaneron Premium member

That's not it either, unfortunately. I specifically remember Killer Croc being in this, because it was the first time I ever heard of him, and he didn't debut until 1983, six years after DC Superstars #17. I think Batman killed Joker at the end out of revenge for Catwoman. With so many other characters being killed in it, I'm pretty certain it was an Elseworld story and not connected to whatever the main DC universe is or was at the time.

Phaneron Premium member

Hello, I'm searching for an old movie. Black and white I think. The only thing I remember is a man that gets married again and when entering the house with his new wife there is a big portrait of a young deceased woman that lived there and this woman is identical to his new wife. I think it is a thriller. Thank you.

Answer: There are two movies similar to what you describe. A 1948 B/W, A Portrait of Jennie. Joseph Cotton buys a painting of a beautiful woman, Jennifer Jones. While investigating the origin of the painting, he keeps bumping into a young girl, who look exactly like the woman in the picture. Each time they meet she matures into a beautiful lady. The second is a 1979 TV-Movie, The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan. As you described a couple move into an old Victorian house and discover a portrait of a woman, who looks like the wife. When she puts on an old turn of the century dress, she is transported to that era. This one is in color.

Which movie has the least amount of mistakes on this site?

Answer: Trouble is the database here has a LOT of films which have 0 mistakes (over 2000). But that of course doesn't mean they don't have any mistakes, just that nobody's submitted any yet. :-) And plenty of those are somewhat obscure titles which someone might have submitted a quote for or asked a question for. That said, a few mainstream titles leap out, based on the number of people who've visited the pages recently but the film *still* has no mistakes: Early Man, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Sleuth (2007), Rashomon, I Love You Man, Super Troopers 2, Black Water, Logan Lucky, The Lighthouse, Margin Call, Ghost in the Shell (2017), Hard Candy, The Babadook, Detective Pikachu, Six Degrees of Separation. And many others! But if anyone wants to start mistake hunting in those movies, go for it.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Answer: Just to expand on my answer, not counting short films and documentaries, it is estimated that there are over 500,000 feature-length movies in existence. For it to be determined which film has the least amount of mistakes, every film would have to be closely analyzed. Continuity mistakes are the most common and unavoidable type of mistake, and even older and extremely popular movies such as "Star Wars" still have newer continuity mistakes being discovered even to this day.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: The movie with the least amount of mistakes? Easy, any movie with 0 mistakes! Can't have less than that. So, any movie not yet on this website is automatically 'the movie with the least amount of mistakes', until proven differently! I am kinda being facetious of course. This question is generally posed as "is there a perfect movie / a movie with no mistakes?" I think it's safe to say that the more complex a movie is, the more likely it is to have mistakes. Especially in term of editing, as the so called continuity mistakes are almost inevitable. I remember in particular a movie from Greek cinematographer Theo Angelopoulos, "The Suspended Step of the Stork." Angelopulous had a filming style based on long continuous shots, and he was extremely precise. Plus the movie was mostly shot in landscapes.The only mistake I ever found in that movie was simply a translation error in hard captions, so not really the cinematographer's fault. Hope you can find a 'perfect' movie too.

Sammo Premium member

There was a TV movie about a high school student who plays hockey and gets killed during a game when the puck gets deflected and hits him in the head. When he goes to Heaven, he meets his angel guide but demands to go back to Earth. The angel agrees and places him into the body of a teenage female figure skater. He is then told by the angel that he can't tell anybody who he really is or look for his family and friends. If he does, his memory will be completely erased and he'll stay trapped in the body of the girl forever. He also eventually discovers that the reason that the hockey puck killed him was because the angel accidentally caused its deflection.

Answer: Ice Angel (2000).

jimba

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