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Question: A TV series during the 70's and 80's. I think it's about two brothers. One is a dwarf, very smart and thinks like MacGuyver. In one episode he's driving a car from the back seat and the driver in front doesn't know how the car is driving itself. Another involves them climbing walls. Anyone recognise this show?

gillian ahern

Chosen answer: Sounds like "The Wizard". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090547/

Grumpy Scot

Question: This film is about ants. It was made around the mid 80's/very early 90's. In one scene, there is construction going on around a few houses. One of the men thinks he knows where the ants are coming from. He gets a diggers and starts digging into the ground. As soon as he is into the ground, the ants start coming out from the ground. Towards the end of the film two of the men get trapped in a room by the ants; they roll up paper to use as an oxygen pipe and are told not to move.What is the name of this film?

gillian ahern

Chosen answer: You're thinking of the 1977 made-for-TV movie called 'It Happened at Lakewood Manor'. The film also goes by the titles 'Ants' and 'Panic at Lakewood Manor'.

Blibbetyblip

Question: I am looking for a film I saw about 20 years ago. I do not know the name of this film or any of the actors' names. There is a blond haired woman and a dark haired woman in this fim. The blond haired one seems to be a nice person who tries to reason all the time with the dark haired one who is not so nice. I remember the last scene where their house goes up in fire. The dark haired woman is trapped in it. The blond gets outside and with people around her looks up at the burning house. I think this film was made in the 60's. It is not "Rebecca."

Chosen answer: This sounds like one of the many move versions of the novel, "Jane Eyre."

raywest Premium member

Question: This film in set in a house. It was made during the late 70's early 80's. Throughout scenes, there is green liquid coming down the chimney and into the room. The family feels the high temperture of the house and when they try to get out, they discover that there are walls around the house. In the last few scenes of the film, it shows that it is a doll's house. What is the name of this film?

gillian ahern

Chosen answer: It is an episode of the 1984 TV show 'Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense'. The episode is called 'Child's Play' and is the 12th episode of the show's first season.

Blibbetyblip

Question: I am trying to remember the name of a movie. I think it was out in the 90s. It was a mystery about a woman who,I believe, witnessed a murder. She was a member of a band (Irish, maybe)and played the electric violin. She might have been blind. I loved the music that the band in the movie played and want to buy the soundtrack, if I can remember the name.

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Blink", a 1994 film starring Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: I am looking for the name of a movie that would have been made between the 70's and early 80's. It about 3 guys making an escape from prison onto a train. In one scene, the guys hide behind a false wall to conceal themselves when the carriage is investigated by a prison officer. In another scene, one of the prisoners gets his leg caught and badly injured in a bear trap. His friends try to save him, helping him walk through the snow, however he later dies and because they are starving they decide to eat him.

gillian ahern

Chosen answer: Gulag (1985).

Grumpy Scot

Question: I am looking for a name of a movie. I don't really remember anything about the movie; I believe it was made for TV, and it aired on Nickelodeon. I remember them advertising the movie with "Now we are making movies too." It would have aired sometime in the 90s.

Bowling255 Premium member

Chosen answer: The original Nickelodeon movie was Harriet the Spy in 1996. Michelle Trachtenberg and Rosie O'Donnell were in it.

Question: I am looking for the title of a made for TV movie from the mid to late 90's. It was about a security force in a post apocalyptic Earth.They go out from their secure city into the wild areas and rescue humans from mutants. One member of the force is a half human-half mutant. All humans wear this jewel which designates who they can mate with (red to red, green to green, etc.).

Chosen answer: Island City.

Question: I'm trying to find a movie title - it was an 80's movie about a high school couple. They find out that the boy's mother killed the girl's sister several years ago when she was driving drunk on a rainy night. She hit her on her bicycle. Each year, the girl's mom sends her a black rose on the anniversary of her death. When the girl finds out who the boy's mom is, she refuses to see him. I can't remember the ending. Any help on a title is appreciated.

Chosen answer: When We First Met http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382373/

Andrea Hartley

Question: There is a movie I remember from childhood in the 60s that I need help with. I think there was a female ghost in it and I remember a beach. It ends showing a wedding ring, that I think was hers, underneath a piano and no one sees it.

Chosen answer: I believe your movie is "Tormented" (1960).

Question: I'm trying to remember a movie that I saw back in the 60s or early 70s about two children who fall in love with each other. One is Jewish and the other is Christian, I think. The scene I recall is the Christian child screaming, "You killed Christ! You killed Christ!" when she found out he was Jewish.

Chosen answer: Hand in Hand (1960).

Question: I'm trying to remember a children's TV show that was shown on Trouble. It was about 2 best friends (girls) and was set in Canada. One of the girls was called Amanda and was a real "girly girl" the other I can't remember but she was a tomboy and was part Italian. I think her dad was a butcher. It was probably from the 1990's. Does anyone remember this?

Chosen answer: The name of the show was "Ready or Not", about Amanda Zimm and Busy Ramone. Repeats were shown on Disney in the mid 90's I believe.

Question: What is the name of a 1940's era movie about a man and women who turn into a horse and dog?

Chosen answer: You Never Can Tell (1951).

Question: I watched a movie with my dad many years ago. It was a post nuclear war film, 1950 or 1960 time frame, and it was about a black man who was underground when it happened and when he came up no one was there. Later he found a white woman. He stole a car from a dealership. I can't remember much more. I need to find out the name of the movie. Can you help?

Chosen answer: Sounds like "Night Of The Living Dead" (1968).

John Cyr

Question: About 10-15 years ago I saw an old movie on TV about a young girl who lost a leg or legs in a train accident. I remember very little about this movie but seems as though there was something about "music box" in the title. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Chosen answer: There is a 1984 movie called "The Dollmaker," starring Jane Fonda, where her daughter's legs are crushed by a train.

Question: I saw a black and white film in the 70's about a boy that talks to a man in a tree. I was very young and could be mistaken but I think the man was death and his grandfather tries to keep the boy from the tree, anybody have any ideas?

Chosen answer: It's called "On Borrowed Time" from 1939.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031754/.

Question: I'm trying to find the name of a movie, possibly made for TV in the mid-to-late 90s. In 1850s Canada, a black man married to a white woman has a beautiful daughter, educated in Paris. He advertises for a white husband for her, who turns out to be a cruel, abusive man. He rapes her on their wedding night and then sells her into slavery in the U.S. In one scene, the mother is served tea by her own daughter, now a slave, on a plantation. They manage to get her away, but who was in it? IMDB doesn't show anything for the actors I think might have been in it, Lou Gossett, Jr., Eva Marie Saint, and Halle Berry.

Chosen answer: Sounds exactly like: Captive Heart: The James Mink Story.

SAZOO1975

Question: There was a cartoon movie on TV back in the late 60s or early 70s. I THINK it was a Christmas cartoon, but it was definitely Christian in nature. I remember there was a child, and a giant in a castle with a swing in the courtyard. The child would show up uninvited to the castle and irritate the giant (not Dennis the menace style, just his presence irritated the giant). The child stopped showing up for some time and the giant was visited by (for lack of a better word) spirits. The one I recall for sure was Hail: A knight in a full suit of armor dancing on the giant's roof. At the end, when the child returns, the giant is no longer mean-spirited and glad to see the child. The child explains that he was taken away as the reason why he no longer visited. The giant flies into a rage promising to find the kidnapper and promises to harm him. The child explains there is no reason to. He was taken to a wonderful, magical, etc., place and he can take the giant there too. He offers his hand to the giant and instantly it is obvious the child has died and was talking about heaven because the child has stigmata (wounds in the hands and feet as if he were nailed to the cross like Christ). The title has been eluding me for years and is driving me nuts.

Rlvlk

Chosen answer: This sounds like "The Selfish Giant", a short story by Oscar Wilde from a collection called The Happy Prince and Other Tales. It has been adapted for film and television many times, but there was an animated version in 1971 which may be the one you are thinking of.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Hey, I'm looking for an animated movie I saw approximately between 1995-2000 (possibly on the Sci-Fi Channel?), though I am not certain that is actually when the movie was made. It had a "Hobbit-like" creature in it as the main character with goblins as the enemies. This movie is a fantasy where there are swords and magic, however, the goblins have machine guns OR the main character flips out and goes on a killing rampage, in a scene that features crazy colors and blood everywhere. I would appreciate help I can get witht this. I will try to check back, however, welcome your email thoughts at [email protected]

Chosen answer: Sounds like Wizards. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076929/.

Grumpy Scot

Question: I don't remember where I saw this but I'm thinking 80's or 90's. All I remember is these guys (who are brothers) stole a lot of money. At one point one brother states he does not want to go through it anymore and tells his brother to kill him. I remember it being a winter movie due to a lot of snow and also I think at some point it involves a lady who is shot in her kitchen with a shotgun.

Chosen answer: A Simple Plan.

Grumpy Scot

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