Unanswered general questions about movies, TV and more

This page is for general questions - if you've got a question about a specific title, please check the title-specific questions page first. Members get e-mailed when any of their questions are answered.

What is the name of the recently released movie about a blended gay biracial un married family (Asian dad, white dad, + son who is legally only the son of the white guy) and the white dad dies suddenly before completing guardianship paperwork, so the white in laws try to take the son away?

I have been remembering 2 movies I saw as a child but cannot remember the names. I believe they are from the 70s or 80s but not certain. The first is about a guy who unknowingly has a supernatural or magical power. The movie has tons of "people" with powers. From witches the half angels to half demons. Anyways the place he stays at is like a home for people like that. It is a comedy that has lots of funny scenes in it. The second movie is a space movie about a ranger becoming an assassin. He seeks revenge for his people being killed. I believe he is Altarian. Along the way he finds the princess and rescues her. The 2 biggest things I recall are a bathroom scene where he is running from some guys and jumps into a window and land in her bathtub with her in it, and lots of singing in the movie. Please help if anyone remembers either of these movies.

Roque Joseph Acfalle

What was the name of a movie around 1965 to 1967 about teenagers who sold watches to buy racing betting tickets. At the end, the man who purchased them for the teens bought a big winning ticket, but died at the racetrack and dropped the winning ticket into thousands of discarded tickets at the track?

I watched this movie years ago so I can't remember all the details, but I believe it took place in the 1800s based upon their clothing. It was about sisters and they had to go multiple funerals which may have been for some of the sisters that died, and when people died that had to wear black for a year.

For about 30 years I've been trying to find out the title of a black and white movie from the 30s - 50s. I fancy it might have starred someone like Jimmy Stewart. It was about a husband (and father) from a well-off community who. I think, gets hit by a train and suffers amnesia. At the end of the film, he inadvertently comes across his old house at around Christmas time, and looks through the window, but is promptly sent on his way, unrecognised by his own family.

Looking for a movie in the mid-80's. I remember a vehicle gets dropped in the jungle named H.A.R.V. And in one shoot out a guy is blown out of his shoes by a shotgun behind a counter. I think a girl hired this man and his buddy to find her sister.

Clif D Bradley

My daughter says I watched this film with her. Four lads drinking and visiting clubs, one was quite violent. An overweight guy at a burger joint found a plain girl he liked...a teen boy ran for the train home with his girl.

I watched this movie probably late 90s. I was about 8-10 years old when I saw it so the only thing I remember was two boys perhaps camping in their backyard. The boy had a sister whose friend was also sleeping over. The boy's friend was infatuated with the sister's friend, and in the morning the sister's friend was found murdered, either suffocated or strangled. I remember they were in some shed playing strip poker, then everyone went inside - the girl who is the boys sister's friend wants to stay out and sleep there, and then the next morning she was dead.

Gemxx12

I'm trying to find the name of a movie I watched in the late 70's or early 80's about a man who kills a woman's husband and dog. It takes place outside, maybe wintertime. She cries and says "you killed my husband" and the killer says "I killed your dog too".

I have been looking for a Asian fantasy movie (not anime) from the 1990s (I think) its about a vampire/monster (girl with long black hair and who is able to use her fingernails as lasers) and a cop. They fall in love, kinda like Romeo and Juliet but fantasy, there is a lot of rain in the film and cheesy music. There are scenes where the normal people (police squad) are able to summon their powers to fight the monsters and do this in a group in one scene, like some kind of mental power. There is a scene at the end when the lead vampire/monster is riding on a plane trying to crash it into a building. Its name could be something like, Monster Love Story, Police Squad, Police Love Story...I can't remember and I would so love to find this movie. It could be Korean, Japanese but it has English subtitles.

Ben Freeth

Can you please tell me the name of an older (80's) movie that was on TV about 2 sisters who lived in a small town.They were poor, and in the end, the older sister married for money, to a short, rich, nerdy hardware store owner who adored her. Near the final scene, she was standing on a bridge saying good bye to her rebellious younger sister. The older sister was tall and had long blonde hair, wore a leather suede fur lined coat, and drove a white SUV. The younger sister had (earlier) had a fight with her boyfriend or husband then got back together with him. He was a poor alcoholic abusive man she loved, and they lived in a shack on the other side of the bridge. The younger sister looked a bit like Princess Stephanie of Monaco and was a known actress, with a shag cut brown hair. The movie might have had Matt Damon in it, or it came out around the same time as the corner store junkie movie….same type of movie. Thanks!

I vaguely remember a couple of scenes in a black and white movie I saw on TV when I was a young girl in the early 70's, but made in the 1960's or 1950's. I don't remember the title, and I think the scenes were toward the end. There was an airplane crash, and an African-American mother had her young daughter as one of the passengers on the plane when it crashed soon after take-off. The girl had a doll, and the mother found the doll among the wreckage. The mother had tears running down her face. I remember feeling very sad watching this scene. I want to say that the pilot was Jimmy Stewart or Henry Fonda but I could be wrong. I've been wracking my brain looking for this movie as I very much want to see it again.

My mom would like to figure out the name of a TV movie that she saw years ago. She says that it was about a woman in an unsatisfying marriage who falls in love with a man who arrives on a boat, to "do business with her people" At the end she is about to leave with him when her husband arrives and says that he loves her, and if she wants to go she can. She decides to stay with him. I've looked everywhere, hope somebody can help me out. Thanks.

drown_2_nite@hotmail.com

I really hope this jogs someone's memory as this has been with me for over 25 yrs! My brother and I watched a film one night I would love to have known the name of. The only thing I remember about the film is it was set in the 1960s at some school, and on a Halloween night this group of teenagers get dressed up to scare folk - one is dressed in a long black robe holding big table candle sticks burning away, and the person falls and gets severely burned. Next is a hospital scene where a boy is apologising to the person that's all burned and scared. This is all I remember about the film and my brother can't remember anything about it. Please help and a big thank you in advance.

Craig Blair

I have a question about a movie I used to watch when I was a child. I don't remember much of it, only that it was about Christmas and it was animated. It consisted of various scenes about winter, Christmas and happiness. I remember one scene with big sleighs sliding on the ice with happy people dressed in a Victorian manner and kids ice skating. Then, all of a sudden the ice begins to break and this rupture follows the happy people. I do not remember it as being very scary, although I do remember a shot following the breaking ice through this winter wonderland.

vicky_1993

I am looking for 90s or 2000 American TV series about spies or secret agent family. The main characters were the father, mother, two daughters and a son. I remember that the younger daughter's name could be Ruby - she had long dark hair with a fringe, and on that fringe she had a a bold blonde highlight. They all knew martial arts. If anybody remembers that series please help me.

Anna Kostyła

I've been looking for years for an (American) TV series from the 1990s. The lead characters are two women, one blonde and one brunette. The brunette actress has a distinctly foreign-sounding name and is an 'exotic' beauty (of Arab origin perhaps?). Power, money, passion, high society are all keywords for a plot summary. There might be a large inheritance involved, but I'm not sure. The story looks at the relationships between characters and the 'prestige' factor rather than being packed with action/adventure. There is a dark atmosphere to many scenes, heavy innuendos, some mystery... In one scene the brunette actress dressed in a form-hugging black dress and with a 30s (short) hairstyle descends the monumental staircase and makes a "grand entrance" at a high society party. She may be holding a long slim cigarette holder and smoking. I was in high school at the time and I just remember certain images, but I've been looking for the name of this extremely beautiful brunette actress for some time. Does anyone have an idea?

cgreculescu

I am looking for a movie about a young African American girl who lives with her father and finds out that she is sick, then goes looking for her white mother who turns out to have another family that did not know about her. During the process she meets her young sister and the two run away. I thought that it started a young Kim Fields and Howard Rollins but am unsure.

In what film does a henchman get paid by the boss whilst standing in a glass tank which floods with coins, killing him?

Can't remember a movie, probably from the 80s, about a family having a funeral on a hillside, sort of like Next of Kin, mountain people go after justice for their loved one?

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.