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Question: I'm looking for the name of an older movie I saw part of. There were two children, a boy and a girl, who had a male lion that they were taking somewhere. I remember a scene where they were trying to get the lion to cross a stream of water. The boy said that the lion is a cat, and cats don't like water.

Chosen answer: You could be talking about Disney's "Napoleon and Samantha". A 1972 theatrical release about a boy (Johnny Whitaker) and a girl (Jodie Foster) and a pet lion. Goto:


Question: I remember an incredibly corny sci-fi show that aired in the late 90s / early 00s. I remember that it involved aliens trying to do various nefarious things on Earth by controlling a few large corporations, and there was a "good" alien who teamed up with a woman, and lived in a houseboat (at least, I remember a houseboat). The main thing that sticks in my head from this show is that the bad aliens had a robot that worked for them, who was a complete ripoff of the liquid metal robot from Terminator 2.

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: Codename: Eternity.

Question: Does anyone know the name of the movie about a young boy who had AIDS (he was a newspaper boy), and the community he lived in was outraged when they find out and they all began pulling their kids out of school? It was a big court case and all.

Chosen answer: I believe you're referring to the made for TV movie based on the life of Ryan White, aptly named, 'The Ryan White Story'.

Super Grover

Question: There is a movie made in the late 70's, maybe early 80's, it's based on a book and Brooke Shields's was supposed to be in it, but they chose someone else. The movie has to do with a little girl who is in a car accident with family and just before it happens her siblings played a joke by tying her shoe laces together so she'd trip and fall. But when get into the car accident she was the only one who wasn't able to get out of the car, because her laces were caught so she died. Her spirit returns to haunt her family and possess her younger sister to get revenge for her death. Does anyone know the name of this film?

Chosen answer: The name of the film is, "Don't Go to Sleep", from 1982, and it has the distinct honor of being one of the creepiest made-for-TV movies ever filmed.

Super Grover

Question: I am trying to get the name of movie I saw a trailer for this year. Two Americans (I think) go to China or Japan. One of the girls keeps seeing like a orb or ghost figure on computer screens and is shown a room in some office that has pictures covering the wall and each picture has this same orb or ghost figure. It has to be a movie from 2007 or 2008.


Chosen answer: Sounds like "Shutter".


Question: There was a made for TV movie in the 70's that was about a German tank and a P40 Warhawk that were both disabled and they were fighting each other in the desert. The P40 could only roll along and could not fly. I believe it starred Doug McClure. Does anyone know the name of this movie?

Chosen answer: That would be 'Death Race' from 1973, and yes, it did star Doug McClure. See here:

Super Grover

Question: I am trying to think of a movie from the 80's/ early 90's about a boy, and a gem or ring of some sort, an elevator, some kind of underwater place, and there is a talking turtle in it. I believe he is trying to keep a bridge from being built. If anyone knows what I am talking about it would help. Thank you.

Chosen answer: It might be "The Boy Who Loved Trolls" (1984). There is a talking turtle in the movie and also a mermaid whose home is being threatened by the building of a bridge.

Question: I would like to know the name of a movie. It was made a while ago and it had three brothers. They wanted to help their mom out by going on a trip to the mountains to make a movie about bears. On their journey they passed a crocodile scene and an eagle scene.

Chosen answer: I believe you are talking about "Wild America" with Devon Sawa, Johnathon Taylor Thomas, and Scott Bairstow.


Question: I watched a film in the 90's, which I'm guessing was made in the 80's or 90's. If I remember correctly, the film was about an inter-racial relationship (set in the past), with a white guy and black woman who fall in love in a community somewhere in America's south, and their relationship seems to be accepted there. They move to Washington, to a black neighbourhood, and have one or more kids, but their relationship doesn't seem to be accepted in Washington. I remember enjoying this film, but I haven't a clue what it is.

Chosen answer: Mr. and Mrs. Loving with Timothy Hutton - 1996.

Question: I remember a movie that had a cameo appearance by three brothers of celebrities. One was Frank Stallone, brother of Sylvester. One was Don Swayze, brother of Patrick. Does anyone remember this movie and who the third brother was?

Paul Pepiton

Chosen answer: According to the IMDB, the only film those two have appeared in together was "W.A.R: Women Against Rape" from 1987. And if I'm correct, the third brother was Dick Van Dyke's brother Jerry. Alternatively might you be thinking of the recent "Fred Claus", which featured a group for overlooked brothers of celebrities, including cameos from Frank Stallone, Roger Clinton (brother of Bill) and Stephen Baldwin?

Cubs Fan

Question: I can't remember the name of a TV show that was on in the late 90's to early 2000 years. It was about a young guy whose girlfriend/wife left him, and he is raising his baby son and has a roommate. I think they also had a red-haired female friend (or maybe she was another roommate). I remember there was one episode where they worried the son might be mentally slower, since he didn't breastfeed.

Chosen answer: The show you are talking about is "Lay around, Don't frown." This was cancelled after just 1 season. The red haired women's name is Susan. The name of the main character is David Jenkins, or a.k.a. "Sloppy Joe" because he was always dirty.

Question: This is a game show that used to be on Nickelodeon. It had a jungle theme, and the players had to go through an obstacle course. In at least one episode, there was a part where they had to get gold pieces of a statue (I think it was of a monkey) and put it together before time was up. Does anyone remember the name?

Chosen answer: It was called "Legends of the Hidden Temple" and ran from 1993-95. And you were close: the monkey was silver, not gold.

Cubs Fan

Question: I am trying to remember a movie I saw about eight or ten years ago. It may be an 80s or 90s movie. This is all I can remember from it: There is a house that's empty - the people said the guy went crazy or something. But there is something in the power lines almost like it's alive. In one scene the water heater gets turned up on its own and a women who is in the shower gets burned by the water. That's really all I can remember from it. Thanks for any help.

Chosen answer: Pulse (1988).

Question: On their Wikipedia page, it says that Irish folk band The Chieftains have won an Academy Award. What did they win for, in terms of film and category?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: The 1975 film "Barry Lyndon" by Stanley Kubrick. The Chieftains contributed one song ("Women of Ireland") to the musical score, which won the Award for Best Original Song Score And Adaptation.


Question: I'm looking for a movie from the 80's, possibly early 90's. There are two guys and one of them seems insane or delusional talking about aliens. The second guy doesn't believe him, but starts to wonder. The "delusional" guy sees an alien news story on the cover of a tabloid in a gas station store and he believes its true. Near the end, he pulls out a pen that transforms and flies around like a helicopter. Any ideas?

Chosen answer: "Real Men" starring John Ritter and Jim Belushi. (

Captain Defenestrator

Question: This particular movie is from the 80's or 90's that begins with some guy telling a story about a picture on the wall that has a car (possibly yellow-ish in color) parked next to a lake that has a small dock anchored off-shore. In the story/movie, about 5 teens go out to the lake to swim. While they're swimming/laying on the dock, a tar-like blob in the water slowly kills all of them. Anyone know the title of this movie?

Chosen answer: This is one of the segments from the movie "Creepshow 2." It is based on the Stephen King short story "The Raft."


Question: I remember watching a film to a certain point, and I never found out its name. The film, from what I remember, is about a hollywoodic agent who got fired by his best actor. While travelling, he reaches a large house with a Giant living in it. The lovable, skinny Giant invites him in (he even carries him inside the house). When the Agent sees the Giant, he takes him under his wings and sets off with him to hollywood, giving him roles in many pictures and shows - including pictures in which his former actor stars in (there is a very amusing scene in which the Giant vomits on that actor's head during filming, While acting as a knight and riding on a horse). The Agent is making a lot of money from the Giant. However, the Giant himself is more concerned about finding a lost childhood love he hasn't seen in years - and has only one picture of her. I reached a point where the Agent takes the Giant to a freak-show, and promises him that by doing this they'll find his lost love. This film is not a cartoon. What is the name of that film?

Chosen answer: Sounds like the Billy Crystal movie from 1998, My Giant.


Question: In one of Pixar's first computer animated short films, "Red's Dream", A jazz score composed by David Slusser constantly plays at the background. What is the name of that score?

Chosen answer: Jumpin' Jubilee.

Question: Does anyone remember the name of this Christian scare film aimed at teens? I saw in in 1990. A bunch of teen drivers are killed in a car wreck. Heaven is like a hotel. The desk clerk asks for their reservations. Only the Christian teen has reservations, the rest are hurled down a firey elevator. It ends with a computer screen listing dozens of 'not confirmed' reservations, as 'Jesus Loves Me' plays. Anyone?

Chosen answer: The film is call Without Reservation and is under the title Mars Hill Trilogy. Can be found on Netflix or a christian movies seller.

Question: The movie in question I'm looking for is either from the 80's or 90's. The movie begins (and ends) with some guy telling a story about a picture on the wall (which the movie is about) that has a car (I believe it's yellow-ish) parked in front of a lake. In the story, about 5 teens go out to the lake that has a small dock anchored off-shore. While at the lake, a tar-like blob in the lake slowly kills them all. What's the title?

Chosen answer: It's from Creepshow 2 ( It's based on a Stephen King short story titled "The Raft".

Grumpy Scot



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