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It was a strange movie I saw on TV where a boy was in his school during a shooting and he was looking for his friend to get him out of the school. He kept going around to people and asking them if they had seen his friend, and they kept responding in strange ways and just generally acting weird. In the end he found out his friend was the sniper on the roof and his friend told him how his family had all been snipers in wars in the past and that is why he was doing it. I would really appreciate any help finding out what this movie is.

balmung576

Chosen answer: The Delicate Art of the Rifle: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126260/.

A Lifetime movie based on a true story. A woman killed her husband who was abusive and on the police force. She changed identity, moved and remarried. They found her but I think her recent husband helps her and she get off. This movie was made around 80's or early 90's.

Answer: Unfortunately, there are so many true stories of this nature, but I believe the one you want is Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story. Jaclyn Smith plays the victim, who murders her police officer husband.

I can't figure out what movie I saw a few years ago. It may have been made in the 90's and I know few details. There was a woman who was in some sort of mental institution, this movie is not scary in any way. She was blonde and had a brother who may have become her caretaker, I know he taught her how to tie her shoes in the movie. He also got her help with some new special tests that did help her for a while but then began to fade, and she returned to being how she was before. In the institution was a man and they became very fond of each other, once in the movie I'm sure they rode a single bicycle. I also remember the brother living in an apartment and maybe she learned how to paint or draw there? She realized she would return to her normal state of mind and was very upset by it. That is basically all I can remember.

honeybee

Chosen answer: Molly, starring Elizabeth Shue as the autistic sister and Aaron Eckhart as the brother. She has an experimental surgery to increase her intelligence. He teaches her to tie her shoelaces and ride a bike. But she gets a brain infection and reverts back to her old self.

There was this film I watched a few years ago that isn't very well known. I do not know any of the actors in it, but it's about this new girl at this school who comes between two best friends. The new girl is obsessed with one of them, so she invites the other one to a fake party with them and when they get to a warehouse, she murders the girl so that her and the girl she's obsessed with can be best friends. Stabs her. The other girl who the killer is obsessed with wants to tell the dead girl's parents but she's being forced not to, so the dead girl's mother investigates and ins out herself. Does anyone know what this film is called?

kira250

Chosen answer: Death clique. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3509114/

I'm looking for a Christmas film that starts out with a boy noticing that one of the reindeer in the Christmas lights is missing. The film ends something along the lines of a group of people rescuing the missing reindeer from a pound in a pick up truck. I think it dates from the late 90s to the early 2000's.

Answer: Sounds like the movie Prancer Returns.

I'm trying to remember a black/white film where a man is diagnosed to live only several months. He decides to make a worthwhile time of it, and leads a happy life only to find out he is not mortally ill cause there was a mix-up, only to die in an accident.

Answer: "Last Holiday" (1950) with Alec Guinness. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042665/.

1970's - 80' TV movie. Actors in a small town help police to catch a man who murdered his wife by taking roles such as the butcher.

Senaph

Chosen answer: It is two movies, One of my Wives is Missing (1976) and the remake Vanishing Act (1986). Both were written and produced by the team behind the TV series, Murder, She Wrote.

I've heard and I'm sure I've read about a movie franchise where every movie was a remake of the first movie. Does anyone know of a franchise like this?

Answer: This sounds like it might be Trent Harris' "The Beaver Trilogy" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beaver_Trilogy.

What old horror movie had a big kid riding a big wheel and lived in a basement?

Answer: There are two horror movies with kids riding a big wheel. The Omen (1976) who uses it to knock his mother off a ladder. The other is The Shining (1980), he rides it around a huge winter lodge to do some exploring. There are no basements in either. The Unseen (1980) has a large deformed and demented man child living in the basement.

I'm trying to figure out what a movie is that I watched as a child. It looked like it was a 60's maybe 70's movie. A woman starts rolling around in brown stuff and bubbly foam stuff that is gushing out of the walls filling what looks like a round living room.

Answer: Sounds like you're thinking of the movie version of the musical 'Tommy': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThyvUpVlHhA.

Brian Katcher

There was a movie about a black man who was accused of murder. He gets two separate trials but both of his trials end with him being found guilty because all jury members at both trials were all white. While in prison he refuses to wear striped prison clothes or have a prison number. The warden eventually gives him some white pajamas to wear with no prison number.

Answer: "The Hurricane" (1999) with Denzel Washington. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0174856/.

There was a black-and-white comedy movie about a man and a woman who believe that they are brother and sister. One of the constant running gags in the movie is how the man discovers and constantly tries to tell people that there are 13 dead bodies in the cellar. The end of the movie has the woman trying to tell the man the same thing but he informs her that she isn't really his sister. They drive off together while a cop at the house shouts after them that he's a little teapot.

Answer: "Arsenic And Old Lace" (1944) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036613/. You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCWBDwkhGN0.

I am looking for a Christmas movie where the mother is dead and the father is a radio producer in a small town, where they all lost the Christmas spirit, and the young daughter sings on the radio and brings back the Christmas spirit.

Answer: That is the movie Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups.

Saw this movie about 15yrs ago. It's about a woman whose husband and two daughters were killed at a stoplight. She is looking for the killer and the cop that's helping her end up falling in love with her. I don't believe they ever find out who killed her family. May have been a Lifetime movie.

Breemommy30

Chosen answer: This sounds a lot like the plot of White Noise 2: the Light. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0496436/. Fillion's wife and son were rescued from dying at a railroad crossing/stoplight and then killed later. Fillion then saves Katee Sachoff while trying to find out what happened and they begin to fall in love.

Grumpy Scot

I am looking for this movie I believe had to be between 1996 and 2004, the guy who was in it looked like one of the Baldwin brothers. The ending displayed this man in court getting his verdict of "not guilty" while the scene simultaneously played the murder, where he came from behind the door of a woman's bedroom home and I believe grabbed her mouth and suffocated her.

Lay-Lay Bae

Chosen answer: The Juror.

I'm looking for a movie that I used to watch when I was a kid, probably mid 1990's. I believe it's about two girls who are best friends - they both go to this cave near the ocean and one of the girls gets her foot caught under a big rock and can't move. The tide is coming in so the girl almost drowns, but the girl's best friend comes and brings help.

Answer: The movie is called Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain.

A movie I saw mid-'90s, about a psycho stalker who chases this girl and her parents try to protect her in vain. One scene that sticks out is - she ends up in a hospital and he gets in, kidnaps her, drags her with her hospital bed across the parking lot until the police finally shoots him down...anyone remembers the title? Could be a TV movie.

Answer: It's been a few years, but I believe the TV movie you're describing is In the Shadows, a Stranger is Watching. (1993) Chris Noth plays a crazed doctor, who kidnaps a child and takes her to a secret room in the hospital. When confronted by the police, he charges at them and is shot to death.

I am looking for the title of a movie about a divorced father with a teenage daughter who live in a apartment, and the father has a female neighbor he doesn't get along with at all. They often had arguments, and she wants him to move out of the apartment. One day the father got an invitation from his ex wife to attend her wedding - she was getting remarried and asked if he would bring someone with him or not, he then said that he would bring someone just to let his ex wife think he moved on. He spent days calling women to see if he could get a date to go to the wedding with, just to impress his ex wife, but all the women he called rejected him, leaving him the final choice to ask his female neighbor. At first she didn't want to, but later she told him she would do it if he agreed to the terms to move out of the apartment. He agreed and she even had him sign a agreement contract...and I don't know the rest! Please answer if you know, thank you.

Answer: "The Neighbor" (2007) with Matthew Modine: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978670/. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE9QilbjQZU.

What is the name of a movie that was out in the late 80's or early 90's, which had a serial killer who turned out to be the son of a lady physician that had been doing abortions for women in his home since he was a kid?

Answer: "Criminal Law" (1988) starring Kevin Bacon and Gary Oldman - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097125/. 'Bacon has a mother who practices abortion, as he was the product of a failed abortion attempt. Due to his heartache surrounding this issue, he takes it upon himself to kill the women who are clients of his mothers, as he feels they are murdering innocent babies...'.

I'm trying to find the name of a short film I watched long ago. It starts off at a swimming centre where a woman (in her 40s maybe) is swimming and then goes to take a shower, where two girls take her clothes. The woman is then seen riding home on her bicycle wearing the shower curtain, where a bunch of young guys on their bikes begin chasing her. She gets derailed... And so on and one of the guys crashes into her, he gives her his red hoodie. The film ends with her at home wearing his hoodie... I've searched all over to try and find it and no luck, I hope someone knows what I'm talking about!

Answer: It's called "Push Bike" (2011): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1580343/. Here's a link to the facebook page for the film, it has some screenshots and possibly a link to watch it: https://www.facebook.com/Push-Bike-the-short-film-124041790970259/.

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