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Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me with a film I saw a while back on TV. It was on late night but I have no clue what channel or actors it involved. The plot centered around a poor inner-city school that was struggling with funding. I remember a scene where a class has to go to a local diner to have class because of poor facilities. But the main part of the plot centers around when a student pulls a school resource officers gun and causes a police standoff. Some other students are with him. I don't know how it ended because it was at a hotel during a tournament. Due to the style I would guess it to be from either the 80's or 90's but I could be wrong. Any clue what film this is?

Answer: The film is called "Light It Up". It stars Forest Whitaker, Usher Raymond (R & B singer) and Rosario Dawson.

I remember seeing a closing shot of a movie (possibly an opening shot) but I don't recall what the movie was. The shot was viewing a baseball field, and the picture was incredibly gold-tinged. There were people and kids moving around in the foreground of the shot, and some melodic music was playing. I'm trying to find what movie it's from. Thanks.

Answer: Your best bets are "Angels in the Outfield", "Sandlot", or "Field of Dreams". The opening and closing shots of The Babe are of a baseball stadium.

I am looking for the name of a movie. I saw it in the 80's, and it was about a white pony (I think) or dog. The animal lives with a child, and then gets away and another child owns it, and then at the end there is a scene where the animal is put between the two children in a ring and they have to call its name and the animal goes to the true owner.

Answer: I think the movie was called Ride A Wild Pony which was a Disney movie.

I saw a movie on TV about a year ago but didn't catch the name of it. It was about a bunch of Italian mafios-type guys looking for acting jobs and trying to beat their friends to the auditions. One guy does a celebrity immitation in one scene (I think during a card game) saying, "You talkin' to me?" Can you tell me the name of the movie. Actually, ANY information you can give would be helpful. Even if it's just the name of one of the actors. Thanks.

Answer: Could it have been "With Friends Like These...?

I am looking for the name of a movie that I believe was from the 70's. I would assume it was a drama or thriller/horror. I can remember being scared by a clown holding a machete standing in front of a house at night. The front bay window of the house was wide open, with the wind blowing the white sheer curtains around. I think the clown guy got in, murdered a girl in that room, then left. Does anyone recognize this description?

Answer: Sounds like "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (1988) or Stephen King's "It".

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?

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.

I am trying to find the title to a movie I saw on television sometime ago. All I can recall was the ending in which a woman jumps off a cliff and climbs a railroad bridge and walks on down the tracks (all of this occuring in the woods). Also, it was about a father and son who kidnapped a woman and held her in their cabin. The father looked like grizzly adams and eventually killed the son because he kept trying to rape her. Could somebody tell me the name of the movie I am describing?

Answer: I believe the movie was "The Abduction of Kari Swenson" which was bases on a real incident.

I'm looking for a boxing/fighting-type movie that I watched in the 90's. I think the main character trained by chasing after buses, and in the end he had a bare-knuckle fight in a ring with the bad guy. There may or may not have been some sort of underground fighting involved in the movie, but i can't be sure. Does anyone recognize this movie?

Answer: I think the movie you are referring to is "Gladiator".

I saw a trailer for this movie maybe five or ten years ago. All I remember is that it is a summer camp movie, maybe some type of boy scouts. The only scene I remember is a counselor asking the boys if they brought their cameras. He then steps aside to reveal a naked woman (who I think is also a counselor) and all the boys start taking pictures of her. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer: What you are describing is a great scene in "I love trouble" with Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte. She is not naked but close and she falls in the lake.

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.

Answer: There is a 1984 movie called "The Dollmaker," starring Jane Fonda, where her daughter's legs are crushed by a train.

I saw a movie ten years ago. It had a female house worker, or nanny, taking care of a family. The women is given a grandfather or cookoo clock at the start of the film and weird stuff startes happening. The father is attacked by a dog. The son kills the same dog and shoves it down a drain pipe. A person hangs themselves outside the house, and the father starts to bleed black ooze. The women eventually traces all these events back to the mysterious clock. The women goes inside the clock and destroys it. When she does, the lady wakes up at the start again, like the whole movie was a dream. A few minutes later, the women is given the same clock. she goes crazy and destroys it in a rage. Does anyone recognise this movie?

Answer: Seems like this plot summary for "Amityville 1992: It's About Time".

This is going to be long so I apologise in advance. I am trying to find the name of a movie, possible tv-movie, I watched a long time ago. I don't remember much about it except that it was about a girl whose parents were divorced and she lived with her mum and grandmother. She liked a boy who committed suicide and then she met another boy who gave her a ride on his motorbike and she complained that he would see her underwear. In one scene she tells her mother about dating this boy and the mother asks her if he has a car. Later her father asks her the same thing and that's when she says, "You guys did it in a car didn't you?" One of the last scenes of the movie is her finishing her exams and dropping her pen on the floor, and the last scene is a gathering in a garden. The girl was possibly half-Italian. Not very specific I'm afraid.

Answer: The movie you are looking for is an Australian movie called 'Looking for Alibrandi' which is based on a book of the same name and stars Pia Miranda.

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.

Answer: Murder Can Hurt You (1980).

I think about 15 years ago I saw a movie on televison, one of those saturday afternoon specials, that had a group of people in a house being attacked by lions. I think it was set in Africa, but the movie is almost exclusively shot in the house. They fashioned some sort of cage for themselves to get out using stuff from around the house. I have since caught the tail end of the movie one time before, maybe about 10 years ago, but I didn't see a title or remember any of the credits. If anyone knows the title to this movie I would be grateful. Also if you know if its out on DVD I would love to get this.

Answer: Savage harvest.

I'm currently looking for a movie that was made sometime in the 90s. The movie had two men and they were lost and were trying to find their way back home. On their way home, a guy in a car picks them up but later tells them to get out and strip their clothes off to their underwear. Anyway know what movie this is?

Answer: "Three for the Road" with Charlie Sheen.

Hello, I'm trying to find the title of a movie I watched as a child probably around early 90s. Im not really sure what the plot is, but it takes place in the UK I believe and revolves around these children finding the misty end of a rainbow and entering this magical realm. They arrive on a boat and there are people floating (I think) above their boat on this "canal." It is very surreal with flowing music and a lot of flowing colors and mist. This was a favorite of mine back in the day but neither I nor my parents can remember the title. Please, any help is so appreciated. Thanks.

Answer: I believe the answer is "The Great Land Of Small", I was looking for the movie myself and my description was the same as yours. I came across your question during my search, I hope this will help you.

This film was probably from the late '70's. A group of twenty-somethings were on a sailing trip in the Bermuda Triangle. They see a person, who is a priest,in the distance who appears to have survived some type of catastrophe with his own boat and is floating around on some wreckage. They rescue him, but one by one the passengers start dying. In the closing scenes, a Coast Guard chopper starts to fly back to the mainland with the only survivior, the priest, when the other Coast Guard people still on the sail boat radio to the chopper "who did you say you had up there?" The chopper pilot replies, "we have the priest, over". As the camera looks down from the chopper to the boat, you can see that a priest is hanging from the rigging, dead. The chopper pilot sees this and turns around to face the rear of the passenger area and says "if they have the priest, who have we got?" The "priest" sits there giving a very evil laugh. This movie may have been on Tales of the unexpected, but I think it was a proper movie. It has haunted me for over 25 years! What is it called?

Answer: Satan's triangle: See IMDB.

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?

Answer: It's called "On Borrowed Time" from 1939.

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?

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

I am looking for the name of a cartoon, possibly anime, that I saw as a kid in the 1980s. Some things I remember is its about two young unicorns, a good one and a mischievous one. Somehow they end up at the end of the Earth, which appears to be the ocean. One detail is that a black unicorn brings darkness and a white unicorn brings light. Also, the intro shows the mother unicorn and her offspring. Can you help me find the name of this cartoon?

Answer: I think you're talking about The Last Unicorn.

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