Madstunts

15th Jun 2010

General questions

I saw a film from the 1990s or early 2000s. I only remember the end where the FBI, mafia, cops, a wanted fugitive (I think), criminals, and one of the main characters all get tricked into meeting at a cafe or restaurant. There is a massive shootout, and I think it was all set up to kill one guy. Thanks in advance for the help; this has been killing me for years.

prettyez

Chosen answer: This sounds like Enemy of the State (1998), where crooked NSA agents, the mob, the FBI, a protagonist dressed as a cop, and another protagonist (a fugitive) all meet in a restaurant, where a gunfight ensues, and the good guys survive.

Madstunts

29th May 2010

Robin Hood (2010)

Question: An interesting wind-up lute-type musical instrument is played at one point. Would such an instrument have existed at that time?

Answer: By "Wind-up lute", I assume you mean the hurdy-gurdy. Certainly, instruments fitting the description of the hurdy-gurdy were around in the time when Robin Hood was set.

Madstunts

4th Jan 2010

Clockstoppers (2002)

Question: What is the name of the first song that plays in the trailer?

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: It's "You're a God" by Vertical Horizon.

Madstunts

21st Mar 2009

Withnail & I (1987)

Question: Why doesn't Maroowd want Withnail accompanying him to the train station? I thought they were supposed to be friends?

MovieBuff09

Chosen answer: I'm not sure they are friends, they were just thrown together by circumstance. Withnail treats Marwood badly throughout the film. When Marwood gets his role, he smartens himself up and can't wait to get out of there, not even bothering to move his stuff out, saying his dad will do it. I think that they both realise that it's the end of their relationship, and Marwood just wants to get it over with.

Madstunts

24th Oct 2009

Spider-Man (2002)

Chosen answer: According to Cinefex magazine, most of the suit was a one-piece spandex unitard with the webbing made out of molded foam latex soaked in black dye and hand-glued to the spandex.

Madstunts

Question: This goes along with the previous question about that song that starts at :33 on the first trailer. Does anyone know what kind of music genre it would be under so I might find an album that sounds like it?

HulkObsessedChick

Chosen answer: I can do better than that. The track is called "The World Waits" by Edmund Choi, from the soundtrack to the movie "The Dish". If you're in the UK, the track can be downloaded here for 70p: http://is.gd/5KgJb.

Madstunts

22nd Nov 2009

General questions

I watched this movie some time in '08 on the cbbc channel, when I was in Scotland. It's about two boys and a girl who have a trolley and somehow go back in time to wartime Britain. They meet one of the boys' (I think his name is Johnny) grandmother. Somehow they stop the air raid signal from going off on time (I think they were chatting with the guy who was supposed to turn on the alarm) and the grandmother is killed. When they return to the present time nobody knows who the boy is. There is a weird dude who owns a burger place and apparently invented the burger (I think he was one of the kids who stayed back in time and told everybody about the burger). They return back in time to put things right, wearing costumes from the 'Sound of Music' to blend in, and change the events so when they return everybody knows who the boy (Johnny) is. I think it ends with them wearing their mucky costumes and the theatre producer having a row at them. This is a British film. If anyone knows the title that would be great.

msmall724

Chosen answer: It's "Johnny And The Bomb" - http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0498319.

Madstunts

26th Feb 2009

General questions

I am looking for a WWII film made in the 80's or 90's. It was about a bomber crew that was stranded in a desert with their crashed plane. Towards the end of the film it was revealed that they were all really ghosts and one crew member's remains are never discovered, leaving him in the desert alone. Thank you in advance.

27th Jan 2009

General questions

This movie is possibly from the 1970s. The only thing that I really remember about the movie is a scene where people are around a piano, which I think is playing "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and there are lions outside. I believe the lions are stalking the people inside the building. Does anyone have any ideas about the name of this movie?

Answer: Yes, it's Savage Harvest (1981).

Madstunts

27th Jan 2009

The Dark Knight (2008)

Question: At the end they want the public to believe that Batman killed those people because they could see him as a villain since he is dark, etc., but why not say the Joker killed those people? The public would believe that for sure.

Answer: Harvey Dent dies after the Joker is finally in police custody, so the Joker couldn't have killed him. The only other people who could have killed him are Gordon or Batman. Blaming Gordon would be just as bad as saying Dent turned bad, so Batman took the blame. The film ends before anyone is officially blamed, so it's possible that the Joker could be blamed for some of the cops' deaths, but the death of Dent (which is the most symbolic) would still be blamed on Batman.

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Question: When Marty is exploring 2015, who is the man who talks about the Cubs winning the World Series? He looks like a younger actor wearing 'older' make-up, suggesting that he has played another character somewhere within the trilogy.

Answer: He's an older version of Terry, the auto mechanic who fixed Biff's car in 1955 (and charges him "300 bucks"). Originally the scene with old Terry was longer and made his appearance more relevant, but the scene was trimmed for time.

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16th Dec 2008

General questions

Does anyone recall a fairly recent film where a present day guy, on looking some through some old stuff, is viewing a faded photo of three characters from the American old west. He looks carefully and notices that one of the guns being held is a modern gun and could not possibly have existed in the old west. It takes him on a time travelling adventure, back to the cowboy era.

Answer: Yes. This film is a TV movie called Timestalkers (1987).

Madstunts

Question: What exactly happens in the opening? I'm assuming Blofeld is the one Bond kills, but what was the point of it? Was it just to answer the question about what happened to him? And why was his face not shown?

Answer: The producers of the film had a falling out with Kevin McClory, who had the rights to the character of Blofeld. They decided to kill off Blofeld to show McClory that the films could manage fine without the character. Obviously, without McClory's permission they couldn't go so far as to say that the guy in the wheelchair is actually Blofeld, otherwise they'd get into legal bother, so they just left it to fans to assume that's who it is.

Madstunts

8th May 2008

Blade II (2002)

Question: Has Marco Beltrami's score for this film ever been released as a CD? I have looked around quite a bit, but have never found it.

Answer: Yes. It's been released in the USA (Varese Sarabande 302 066 365 2) and in Germany (VSD 6365).

Madstunts

1st Dec 2007

Alfie (2004)

Question: Why did Alfie start to have problems Nikki when she broke a champagne glass and got a little loud on New Years? Since they went to a lot of parties and she was the wild, adventurous type, I don't understand why this surprised and offended him so much.

Answer: As I understood it, when she broke the glass, she was being a bit more wild than usual, which caused Alfie to suddenly realise that her loudness could be annoying. He found her wildness attractive to a point, but she was being more wild than he was prepared to accept.

Madstunts

18th Mar 2007

General questions

In screenwriting credits with more than one name, what is the difference between "and" and "&"?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: An ambersand (&) denotes that the people named wrote the script together, whereas the word AND denotes that the person named rewrote or added to the script. So "Screenplay by Tom & Dick and Harry" means that Tom and Dick wrote the screenplay and then Harry rewrote it.

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