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What is the name of the film (might be a British made film) where they are going to close down a community centre, and so to keep it open the kids do a talent show to raise money for it. There is dancing singing etc.?

Answer: Sounds like the movie Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo:


About 23 years ago, I remember seeing a movie in the theater. It was a horror movie. I can remember certain events happening in the movie. A head gets blown up in a microwave, a circular saw flies through the air and kills somebody. I think all of these things take place in an old house. I vaguely remember an old pier leading out to a pond that somebody may have been killed on. I thought at first the name of the movie was something like "Superstition", but I have searched and searched and cannot find anything on this movie. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer: The film was Superstition (1982).

Help! I'm looking for a movie with a "dark" atmosphere. It had two girls, one of them was kind of goth and lived in a very dark world and the other was all bright and happy. At the end the dark girl kills someone. It's from another country like Hungary or Germany. Also I kind of remember the title had the word mirror in it, but I'm not sure...

Answer: Are you talking about MirrorMask?

Does anybody know the name of a TV movie that was made about Milli Vanili, it was aired sometime after they were found out.Also a TV movie about the the life of Elvis.

Chosen answer: There was a 2000 BBC documentary titled It Takes Two: The Story of the Pop Duo about musical duos that included Milli Vanilli. The duo were also featured in the premiere episode of VH1 Behind the Music. In February 2007 Universal Pictures announced it was developing a film based on Milli Vanilli's rise and fall in the music industry and in February 2011, it was announced that the movie was being rewritten. It has yet to be released. Also, there have been a number of TV movies about Elvis Presley as far back as the 1978 version starring Kurt Russell. There were also several mini-series.

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I'm looking for a movie that came out sometime in the 90's. Here's what I remember: there was a young girl, late teens maybe, who was in care of her younger brother. The boy had something wrong with his head that I can't remember, maybe autism? Anyway he was seeing this child psychologist and he eventually has the little boy admitted to a hospital over his issues. I think the sister tries to have an affair with the psychologist and tries to kill him when he rejects her but putting him in an icy like by his home after shaking him. I'm pretty sure it turned out in the end that she killed her and the little boys' parents.

Answer: Silent Fall, starring a young Liv Tyler.

In what movie does this actor come back years later to remind this girl they were best friends as kids. He finds her sitting in a bar and starts to dance to MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This?

Answer: Sunday at Tiffany's:

Looking for a film could be 80s or 90s but might be earlier. A teenager has a baby boy but gets it taken from her as she was too young - it was seen as wrong and she was forced to adopt the baby out. The boy's adopted mother is nasty to him. In one scene she makes him eat his own sick? I think he might be autistic but not sure. Please help - this has been bugging me for years and I need the name!


Chosen answer: 1992 film called "A child lost forever", starring Beverly D'Angelo. It's a true story. Sometimes Lifetime Network will show it.

Hi, need help identifying this long lost film. Saw this movie about 35/40 years ago. It's in b/w and was probably made in the 1950's or 60's, or possibly earlier. It's about a group of school children and they're putting on a school play (possibly a religious play like Jesus and the Manger or something like that) and during the course of this one of the little girls in the class becomes very sick and ends up dying near the end of the film, and it affects one of her classmates (a young boy) who was kind of in love with her.

Answer: It's called Bright Road (1953) starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte:

Jessica Parnell

My sister and I watched a film set in the 90's in America, maybe somewhere like New Orleans (Louisiana, Alabama, some kind of place like that). The film is about a family whose daughter is kidnapped and murdered on the first day of her kidnapping, but the murderer states that she is still alive, it has a lot of court room and church based scenes, I can't remember any of the actresses or actors. In the end credits is a picture of a country lane where the girl was snatched from, and when the credits go up the song Amazing Grace is sung.

Answer: Sounds like "Victim Of Beauty: The Dawn Smith Story", with William Devane and Jeri Lynn Ryan (now known as Jeri Ryan). It's based on a true story about a beauty queen who was kidnapped and murdered. Jeri Ryan herself sings "Amazing Grace" (at the end, I believe).

Melanie Elsworthy

There is a scene in a movie where a teenage guy and girl have sex in an empty carriage on a train. I don't know the movie or the actors but I really want to know what movie it is from - 1980s era.

Answer: It's The Babysitters I think - Teenage girls pretend to babysit but they are really prostituting themselves to the fathers.

I'm looking for the title of a film before 1970, not a Hitchcock film, that features a woman becoming crazy by voices she hears in the mist. Her husband tries to drive her crazy. It's for my father, he is searching for this film for a long time and I thought and promised him that I could find this film easily on the internet, without any success until now...Looking forward to your suggestion(s).Thanks!Jan Willem.


Chosen answer: That sounds like Midnight Lace with Doris Day and Rex Harrison. Doris Day is newly married to Rex and one day while walking through the park near their London home she starts hearing whispered threats in the fog. She starts being terrorized, but no one believes her. At the end, it turns out Rex Harrison was having affair with her best friend and they were trying to drive her crazy to get her money. Http://

Which Pink Panther movie had Sellers using disguises that included an inflatable dog and an inflatable doll?

Answer: The Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) has Professor Balls presenting Ted Wass, Clifton Sleigh, with disguises including an inflatable dog and doll - it wasn't Peter Sellers though as he had died in 1980.

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What's the name of this 70's made for T.V. Movie about a teenaged boy who lived in a closet or the walls of a house? He would sneak out into the house to get food, or someone was feeding him.

Answer: Bad Ronald, 1974.

I'm searching for a movie that I can't remember the title of. I'd say it was released late 90s, early 2000s. I can't remember much about it but I remember a boy befriending another boy who was bigger, may have had something wrong with him. I remember the bigger boy giving the smaller one a ride on his shoulders and the small boy gets hurt. The small boy's mother is a Darryl Hall-type character. I also remember the bigger boy gets upset and he hurts his friend, even though it was an accident.

Answer: That would be "The Mighty", starring Elden Henson and Kieran Culkin.

Greg Dwyer

This US film is from the early 1950s or perhaps late 1940s, and is in B&W. A young woman is murdered, and during the investigation the film shows how several characters remember the victim. Striking differences in how they each remember her!

Answer: The Woman in Question (1950), directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Jean Kent and Dirk Bogarde.

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What is the name of recent film or TV series pilot with woman who can read minds and by the end of the film reluctantly teams up with a policeman. She saves his life from being shot in a building, which was a trap to kill him, but she felt that. Up to that point she had tried to hide that she can read minds, even though, I seem to remember, she had caught some thoughts of that policeman earlier.

Answer: It was Thoughtcrimes (2003)

I can't remember the name of a movie I saw years ago. I thought it was called "Captured", but it's not. In the movie a female celebrity is kidnapped - I can't remember if she is a movie star or a model. She goes to a night club with her dog and gets drugged by someone there and then kidnapped. When she wakes up she thinks she's at home, but she not. She's in a room that was set up to look like her place. She gets tortured by if I remember right having blood forced down her throat. At some point she finds that there's another room beside hers separated by glass with dirt on it. There ends up being a guy in that other room. They both scrape the dirt off and try to communicate. Later she figures out that the guy in the room next to her is the one that kidnapped her. And she figures out a way to get out of that room and ends up killing that guy and his brother that helped him take her. At the end of the movie it shows that she had became a vigilante of sorts and shows she had drugged a guy that had done something bad and she had put him in a full body cast, then took a sledge hammer and bashed his head. Can anyone help me remember the name of this movie?

Angel Christian

Chosen answer: Captivity, 2006:

I'm desperate for help remembering this film I watched in my childhood. I'm pretty sure its from the 80s or 90s, probably rated U or 12 and it was an American film. It was about a young girl who was in a car accident with her dad who was driving, it was winter. She enters an imaginary, fantasy world which is the basis of the film. I remember she was wearing a pinky/red coat if that help! Sorry it's so vague! Thank you in advance for your help.


Chosen answer: Babes In Toyland from 1986. A young Drew Barrymore played the little girl in the red coat.

I'm looking for a movie that I saw years ago but can't remember the name. A couple hires a babysitter who tells the two children (a boy and girl) about a secret island. I think she may have had an affair with the husband. In the end of the movie she tries to kidnap the children on a raft telling them she is taking them to the island, she throws one of them out of the raft. In one of the end scenes the mother of the children slaps the babysitter on the beach.

Answer: Summer Girl (1983 TV movie)

I can not remember this movie - the plot was that someone was trying to capture a human soul. A boy dying of cancer was in the movie and so was a girl; it was on the former Sci-Fi channel some time between 1983 and 2000. One of the lines was that when the light pluses she speaks. I have no idea of the title or who was in it.

Answer: You're looking for The Lifeforce Experiment (1994) [], based on Daphne Du Maurier's story "The Breakthrough." There's a detailed write-up at and here's a preview clip:

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