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Question: This is for the title of a film I saw in 2000. It is about a boy who goes to stay with some people and finds a huge garden out the back of their house. When he asks the people he's staying with about the garden they say that they don't have a garden, only a courtyard with some rubbish bins. There is a gardener who says "bloody hell" a lot. At one point the boy is hiding behind a door from someone. The film is probably English, cannot quite remember. Sorry about the vagueness, but could someone please identify this film.

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Chosen answer: This could be Tom's Midnight Garden. I don't know the film but the children's book is by Phillipa Pearce.

Question: In the mid-80s, there was a mini-series that I believe was made in Australia. A plain, rich woman was forced off a small boat by her husband. He hit her with an oar and she was attacked by alligators, but she survived. After undergoing plastic surgery and becoming quite beautiful, she re-integrated herself into her husband's life and he didn't know who she was. Anybody remember the name or anybody who starred in it?

Chosen answer: Return to Eden (1983) starring Rebecca Gilling and James Reyne.

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Question: I watched a movie late one night. It was in black and white and all the characters were played by dogs role playing as humans. Any clue as to the title of this film?

Chosen answer: The film is called "Pound". More information can be found at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066234/

Manky

Question: A white girl found a black doll. Somehow they traded places and the white girl became a doll and the black doll became a live girl. They traded back and forth for a while and one day the black doll/girl decided not to change back into a doll. The white girl remained a doll. Does anyone know what movie this was?

Chosen answer: It's an episode called "Where the Woodbine Twineth" from an Alfred Hitchcock TV series.

Question: Does anyone remember a movie from TV where a boy befriends an old man who builds a tower out of bits of junk and cement I think? The city wants to tear it down because everyone else thinks it's a hazard. They are afraid it will topple over in the next storm, so they bring the crane to pull it down. But the junk tower withstands the crane, and so they get to keep it up. I think it may have been 10 to 20 years ago that I saw it on American TV.

Chosen answer: The movie is 'Daniel and the Towers'. It was a Wonderworks presentation.

Question: Why are there no images of the french film actress Cecil Aubrey available anywhere?

Chosen answer: It's because her name is spelled C├ęcile Aubry. Plenty available if you search by that name.

Sereenie

Question: What movie did I just see a few minutes of? Robin Williams seemed to be playing an autistic or mildly retarded man, and he was at an airport with his son named Tommy, who was also a bit unusual but was looking after him. I believe this was all in flashback.

Chosen answer: The movie was called House Of D.

SAZOO1975

Question: I'm looking for a title to a TV movie that was from the late 70's or early 80's. It was a spoof of all of the 70's detective shows. The only example that I remember is that it had a character that resembled/parodied Baretta. The only scene I remember was one in which a character got killed (presumably, but did not) when some sort of explosion happened and he was baked in an oversized cake out on the street.

Chosen answer: Murder Can Hurt You (1980).

Question: I'm looking for a movie that isn't too old or too new. It starts off with a couple and another man(there may be more people) who eventually become shipwrecked and then those 3 end up on the island. The husband is injured and the the wife and the other man soon become closer. There is nudity in this movie. I'm sorry but I don't remember the ending.

Chosen answer: Sounds like Swept Away, starring Madonna.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: I'm looking for the name of a film possibly from the 50's or 60's. The film is in black and white and there is a little girl in it. Another child in the movie died and I believe in the end you find out it is the little girl who killed the child. I think the other child was a boy but I'm not sure. I think the little girl pushed him in a body of water and he drowned. This is all I can remember.

Chosen answer: This is 'The Bad Seed'. The little girl kills the boy to get his penmanship medal.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: I saw a movie about a year or 2 ago and can't remember the name. I do however remember a bit of the plot if you can help me out that would be fabulous. There is a man who has been living on a cruise ship or ocean liner for his entire life. He plays piano by ear and 'duels' someone while on the ship. Years go by and he tries to bring himself to leave the ship, but he doesn't. Finally the ship is going to be destroyed and he still refuses to leave and the ship blows up with him still on it. Help.

Chosen answer: The film is by Guiseppe Tornatore and is called "La leggenda del pianisto sull'oceano", the English title was "The Legend of 1900".

Ioreth

Question: I saw a horror movie when I was a kid in the 1980's. I remember a scene in the movie where a guy is confronted by ghosts/zombies or some kind of monster everywhere he turns. I believe this happens near the end of the movie. I believe the movie was made either in the late 70's or early 80's, I was very young when I saw it. I remember one of the monsters was a female with a greenish looking face and reddish colored hair. Can anyone help me find the title of this movie?

Chosen answer: Lair of the white worm, or lair of the sacred worm, that flick was crazy.

Answer: There was a horror comedy called Return of the Living Dead (1985). People were trapped in a Morgue, surrounded by zombies outside. Every time someone would arrive to help, they were surrounded by zombies. One of the zombies was a pale white nude girl with red hair.

Question: I saw a horror movie when I was a kid in the 1980's. I remember a scene in the movie where a guy is confronted by ghosts/zombies or some kind of monster everywhere he turns. I believe this happens near the end of the movie. I believe the movie was made either in the late 70's or early 80's, I was very young when I saw it. I remember one of the monsters was a female with a greenish looking face and reddish colored hair. Can anyone help me find the title of this movie?

Chosen answer: Lair of the white worm, or lair of the sacred worm, that flick was crazy.

Answer: There was a horror comedy called Return of the Living Dead (1985). People were trapped in a Morgue, surrounded by zombies outside. Every time someone would arrive to help, they were surrounded by zombies. One of the zombies was a pale white nude girl with red hair.

Question: I am looking for the title of a movie, made in the 1970's or 80's- I just remember the end or near the end: A girl about 13 and her younger brother are alone in a cabin in a blizzard, and a bad man that has been after them before breaks down the door, waving a rifle, and takes them prisoner. I remember he says something like: "My big toe froze off, I thought it was a road apple" He beats the girl up, then the boy hits him and he chases the boy outside to a shed, where the boy burns it and the bad guy, saving himself and his sister. I think that was the ending. Can anyone tell me the name of this, or any of the actors?

Chosen answer: The film is "Cold River" 1982 starring Suzanne Webber, Richard Jaekel and Robert Earl Jones.

Question: There was a film I used to see in school in the early 80's with a "Back to the Future" element. It was about a teen aged girl who had differences with her mother. One day she woke up (on the subway?), and she had travelled back in time to where she meets her teen mother. Slowly, she comes to realize that her mom is not all that different from her. There was a desk with a secret compartment her mom hid things in, which the girl uses to confirm her experience wasn't just a dream. And I recall the time travel episode ended with an air raid siren going off. Anyone know the title?

JC Fernandez

Chosen answer: "ABC Afterschool Specials" My Mother Was Never a Kid (1981).

Question: There was a little girl who had a doll and she pushed it around in a stroller. A little boy helped her with the doll and other little boys made fun of him for it. They had a tree house and the kids talked weird [at least I thought so] and then there was a bum who I thought followed them around but I'm not sure. He ate an apple with a knife It was weird but, it's been bothering me and I need an answer.

Chosen answer: Sounds exactly like Dennis The Menace, the 1993 version.

SAZOO1975

Question: I watched a movie on TV sometime in the mid 80's. The scene that I remember was a young girl in a foyer of what looks like a mansion. The power was out, or the lights were off. There was a large mirror on the wall. The girl looked into it and a large black dragon started coming out of the mirror. For some reason I always thought it was some version of Alice in Wonderland, but I am really not sure. It may have been a Disney movie. Can anyone help?

Chosen answer: It sounds like the start of the second half of a made for TV version of Alice in Wonderland. They did both Alice in wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. The looking glass section starts with her running into the Jabberwocky. More info here.

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Question: A japanese language film, english subtitles shown in U.K. sometime in nineties.I seem to think one New Years Eve. It is a long film, possibly three hours. Set in medieval Japan featuring a Samurai family involved in a feud and I remember something about a burning town/village. The film was not the Seven Samurai/Akiro Kurosawa. If anyone can remember this film and can give me the title I would be very grateful.

Chosen answer: I think it could possibly be 'Ran', made by Akira Kurosawa. It's a remake/adaptation of sorts of King Lear.

Question: Does anyone remember a movie from the 60's that had a couple haunted by a ghost who owned a boat. It was sort of a black comedy. I kept thinking it was The Ghost and Mrs Muir, but it is not. I really only remember the last scene where the new husband and wife are in the bed, on the boat, and the ghost comes in and haunts them. Thanks for any help.

Chosen answer: The Spirit is Willing.

Question: I appreciate any help with this movie that anyone has. I don't remember the plot but here are some things that I remember. A woman starts killing men. One she kills by locking the door while he is in the shower and he drowns. Another she kills by making a pool ball explode after he hits it. I think at the end of the movie she ends up marrying the detective that is trying to catch her. I have searched many times and sites and can't find it, so I would be extremely grateful to anyone that can help. Thanks.

Chosen answer: I think this might be "The Girl Most Likely to..." (1973) starring Stockard Channing as the killer and Ed Asner as the detective. Channing has plastic surgery and proceeds to kill the people who mistreated her when she was ugly. I believe she used an exploding 8-ball at one point.

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