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Scene in this movie shows a girl standing in a circle of people and a large bell falls on her. Any ideas?

Answer: I believe you're thinking of The Watcher in the Woods. It's one of the first movies that stretched Disney away from the over-cute movies they are most known for. I very much enjoy it, but it can be creepy for the young'uns at times.

Garlonuss Premium member

One classic movie cliche is an evil man tying a helpless maiden to some train tracks. Does anyone know which movie was first to include a scene like this?

Answer: "Barney Oldfield's Race for Life" (1913) featured the Villian tying Mabel to the tracks for rejecting his advances. Mabel's boyfriend must rush to the rescue.


I'm trying to remember the name of a TV show that i watched when i was a kid. It was on Nickelodeon and was one of those short shows that was played during the commercials. It was a team led by a really stupid guy who looked like He-Man and then a sewage guy then a girl who i thought was wonder woman. What was the name of this show?

Answer: It was 'Action League Now' and it was part of the 'Kablam' Show. The 4 superheroes were The Flesh, Stinky Diver, Thundergirl and Meltman.


Does anyone know which movie the line "to making it count" appears? All I can remember is people are making a toast in a bar I believe.

Answer: This was Leonardo DiCaprio's character Jack making a toast - in the first-class dinner scene from the movie "Titanic" - this toast follows a short speech he gives on how he goes about living his life, which to his surprise, intrigues many of the people at the table, who join him in his toast "to making it count".


I really need some help with a film I saw about ten years ago. I'm pretty sure it was an American movie. There was a boy who had a small, old closet in his room. He was playing with some toys, and locked up a little Indian doll in that closet. The next morning he heard some noises, and saw that the doll had come alive. I also remember that the boy had made a plastic deer come alive, so that the doll could hunt it.

Answer: I'm pretty sure you're thinking of the Frank Oz movie "The Indian in the Cupboard."

Hamster Premium member

Can anyone tell me if "Land of The Dead" is the long awaited "Twilight of The Dead", or if "Land." is a different idea from "Twilight."?

Answer: Land of The Dead is the sequel to Day of The Dead, it went by many different names and had many different plots before it was made, one of them was Twilight of the Dead.


I'm looking for a name of a movie that I only remember the trailer for. The basic plot was either a weather forecaster, or a television anchor, goes out in the street to do a forecast and is told that the morning next it will either hail or snow (I can't recall) and then she dies a few days later. If anyone can recall the title, I'd appreciate the enlightenment!

Answer: Life or Something Like It, starring Angelina Jolie.


I saw this movie years ago about a man and woman meeting in a sort of way station where it is decided if you have lived a good enough life to go to heaven or if you have to go back to earth and be reincarnated to try again. He finds out he was a tribesman eaten by an animal, she finds out she was Sir Lancelot or a knight. In the end she is going to heaven but he is not, and they fall in love and god lets them both go to heaven. Any idea what movie this is?

Answer: Sounds like "Defending Your Life" with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep.


I'm looking for a movie that came on HBO in the 80's. The movie was about a group of people who discovered that, I believe, a logging company was somehow getting chemicals in the water which caused everything to grow extremely large. They showed a tadpole that weighed about 5lbs, and at one point the group was attacked by an extremely large bear.

Answer: Prophecy,


I'm looking for the title of a late 80's/early 90's movie about a yuppie couple having a baby. The husband is a columnist for a local paper and writes about the pregnancy in his column and the entire city follows along on their journey, to the dismay of the wife. He gets a police escort to the hospital when the cop realizes who he is.

Answer: I believe you are referring to "She's Having a Baby" (1988 Paramount Pictures), starring Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern. Alternatively a 1987 TV movie called Warm Hearts, Cold Feet. Starring Tim Matheson and Margaret Colins. They play rival newspaper reporters, who have a baby and they each report the highs and lows of pregnancy. The scene with the cop happens when he rushes home to conceive the child.


I was wondering if anyone could give me a Scarlett Johannson fan mail address (Snail mail, please)? Thanks for any help.

Answer: Scarlett is represented by the William Morris Agency, who can be written to at the address One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA. This is probably the best avenue for sending fan mail.

Tailkinker Premium member

I saw a movie in the mid to late 70's(i think). It was a psycho - thriller of a guy in a coma. I believe the title of the movie was Patrick, but i'm not sure. Can you verify my attempt of long term memory?

Answer: Yep, looks like your memory's on form. 1978 film of that title deals with a comatose patient, the titular Patrick, using telekinetic abilities to harrass and kill those around him in order to claim an attractive nurse as his own.

Tailkinker Premium member

Me and my mum have been racking our brains to remember the title of a film we saw a few years back. We think it starred Ben Affleck. A guy who has a family has been away and is travelling back to them, I think his plane becomes delayed or something and 'Ben Affleck' gives his plane ticket to him so he can get home sooner. But the plane crashes, and the man dies. So 'Ben Affleck' finds himself feeling guilty for what happened to the guy and he becomes involved in the dead guys life. And plans to tell the wife of the guy what happened but ends up falling in love with the wife. Does anyone recognise this brief plot?

Answer: This is the 2000 film Bounce, starring Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Tailkinker Premium member

In the answer to another question, someone (with screen name Tailkinker) wrote, "filmmakers aren't going to inflict actual harm on human beings during the making of their films (intentionally, anyway - James Cameron notwithstanding)". What's this about? I know who James Cameron is, but is he renowned for injuring his actors or something? Thanks.

Answer: Cool, a question about an answer to another question. Like it. While intended humorously, Cameron has achieved a degree of notoriety for putting his actors through hell in the course of making a film. This is principally due to making "The Abyss" (also known on-set by various nicknames, including "The Abuse" or "Son of A Byss"), where actors and crew alike were expected to spend a considerable period of time underwater, to the extent that they sometimes needed to decompress at the end of the day's shoot. Ever since, Cameron has had a reputation as being a hard taskmaster while making films.

Tailkinker Premium member

About ten years ago, I was watching a movie or show while trying to fall asleep. I was only 6 years old, so it is no wonder why I cannot remember anything about it other than this:A female was tied to a tree and she was being tortured. She at one point, she had twigs replaced for her hands, in her head, and her feet. This was not a cartoon so it scared me alot. Then there was a dinner scene, and a large group of people were sitting and a fight broke out and someone stabbed the other person with a fork in the throat. Then large white laundry looking bags were put over all the dead bodies. I could have sworn that I saw Alan Cummings but I was very young at the time so who knows.

Answer: It sounds a lot like "Titus", starring Anthony Hopkins. It's a somewhat different take (visually, at least) on Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus".


I'm looking for the name of a movie with a man called Ernie. It's a comedy and Ernie is gonna defeat some kind of monster. He gets a clue on how to defeat it and I think the clue is mlk, but he doesn't understand that it's supposed to be milk. I also have a little memory saying that the monster thought that Ernie was his mom or something in the end (after he got the milk) but I might be wrong on that. The movie is probably from late 80's or 90's.

Answer: The is "Ernest Scared Stupid" - he actually thinks the clue is MIAK instead of MILK.


I remember seeing a movie and I think it was by Stephen King, I'm not sure though. It was about these aliens and things turned green randomly in the movie. I remember this kid doing a magic show and under his table was a foot peddle that turned green. I also remember some kind of barn thing in some ones back yard where the aliens captured people and held them there and there was a green glow in and out of it. I think I remember these people at a store and one goes up to a vending machine and vaporizes. Please tell me what movie this is.

Answer: The Tommyknockers.

Grumpy Scot

I saw the very end of this movie on TV, but, alas, didn't catch the title. There was a man in a desert, talking to a leopard, who is tied up. The man says something and walks away. The leopard squeezes out of it's leash and attacks him. There's a struggle and the man stabs the leopard and it dies. He starts crying and cradles the leopard, which he then carries away. The film ends with a wide shot of him carrying the leopard through the desert. Any ideas?

Answer: Passion in the Desert (1997).

Hamster Premium member

There was a John Travolta movie where he said, "I'm so cool, the sheep count me". Do you know what movie this line was from?

Answer: The line "My motherf***er is so cool, when he goes to bed, sheep count him" is from the movie 'Heist', which does not star John Travolta.

Hamster Premium member

Is there some kind of horror film where a baby crawls along a ceiling and its head turns all the way around? It seems to have been parodied by Family Guy and The Simpsons. What is the film called?

Answer: The baby crawling on the ceiling is a reference to Renton's hallucinations while going cold-turkey in Trainspotting.

Tailkinker Premium member

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