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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.

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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 mianuszak@gmail.com.

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

Question: The details I have on this are sketchy and may not be entirely accurate, but would appreciate any ideas anyone can offer about this movie. It is about a womanizing man who drowns and is sent back to live as a woman as a punishment for his past behavior (not a simple switch with some other woman) The woman could possibly be portrayed by Doris Day, but is someone of her era. Any ideas? Thanks.

Chosen answer: It's the 1964 film, "Goodbye, Charlie," starring Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. When womanizer Charlie is shot at by a jealous husband, he falls out a ship porthole and drowns. He somehow returns to the living world as a woman (Reynolds). Curtis plays his friend who, after being convinced that it really is Charlie in a woman's body, helps his old buddy.

raywest Premium member

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie. I only saw the ending, I think. I saw it in the early-mid '80s, though the movie may be older. I remember people were trapped in a partially submerged plane (?) in the ocean. They were all escaping and I remember a young woman with long hair and an older gentleman. The woman had swam from the plane to a safety place where she was helped up. Then she turned and all the survivors were yelling at the older man to hurry up. He doesn't make it. He ends up drowning, being shot, or eaten by fish. I can't remember exactly. I thought it was The Poseiden Adventure, but the ending didn't match with what I remember. Can anyone help me?

Dedderbot Premium member

Chosen answer: It was a sequel to the Poseidon Adventure, with Michael Caine and Sally Field. They are treasure hunters, claiming salvage rights. They encounter more survivors, including Mark Harmon and Slim Pickens. Another crew of hunters show up, led by Telly Savales, try to kill them. They escape from the ship by swimming to Caine's boat, Pickens is shot.

Question: I'm trying to remember the titles of two films. I can only remember brief fragments of each, but maybe someone will recognize them. 1: a scene where a man is watching t.v. in his living room and a thick, red/green slime begins to develop and invade the room, eventually (somehow) killing him. I think this film might have been done in the 80's. 2: a man finds a clock that allows him to travel back in time. He boards a train with the clock and ends up in the 1800's. He meets a woman who runs a newspaper printing shop and gradually falls in love with her. He eventually decides to stay "back in time" and marry her.

Chosen answer: The first one you describe, is I believe is from the movie, Son of the Blob. A man is adjusting his TV, when the Blob oozes behind him onto his chair. Later, a friend arrives and sees the Blob consuming him. The second is a TV movie, For All Time. (2000) Mark Harmon plays a man seeking purpose in his life. After buying a pocket watch, he boards a train and is transported to the turn of the century.

Question: I am trying to identify a movie I saw on TV in the very early 70's. The movie was older and may have been in black & white. A worldly young man was having a relationship with an innocent girl. During the movie, he became sweeter while she became more entranced by the "dark" side. A pivotal scene was a cock-fight which she now enjoyed more than he did.

Chosen answer: "Summer and Smoke" with Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page. Based on a Tennessee Williams' play. She is a repressed spinster and he's the dashing young man she's always been in love with, but he goes after the town vamp, played by Rita Moreno.

Question: I saw a movie when I was younger and one scene stuck with me. I was not suppose to be watching the movie, I just happened to wake up and get a drink of water at the time, therefore I'm sure it was not a kid's movie. It was shown early in the evening on regular network TV (no cable back then) so I'm assuming it was either a very old movie for the time (pre-80's) and easily edited. This is all I remember for certain: there was a group of people on a train and people were being killed one by one. The scene I saw was of a man who was drugged or knock unconscious and placed, sitting up, next to the wheels of the train before it left the station so that the wheels would crush him as the train left. For some reason when I try to picture the guy, I think of Father Guido Sarducci from SNL.I don't know why. I'm fairly certain from the clothing, music, hairstyles and when I saw the scene on TV that it was made in the mid to late 70's. The things that stick in your brain, goodness. Please help me.

Chosen answer: This sounds very much like Terror Train - 1980, Jamie Lee Curtis.

ramjet

Question: I am looking for the title of a British heist/gadget movie that I saw some time ago. The film is likely 1960-1980 and included in the robbery sequence are remote control trash cans and a car which splits in two lengthwise to allow them to throw off the police. My meager recollection would suggest that the title of the movie was the name of the boy genius character who invented the gadgets.

Chosen answer: This is "Malcolm" (1986), and the film was Australian, not British.

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