In our June 5th answers column, we incorrectly answered
the question that asked in which Clint Eastwood movie
did he use a makeshift bulletproof vest. The incorrect
answer was given as "For a Few Dollars More",
where in reality it should've been the prequel to that
flick, "A Fistful of Dollars".
What movie is this children's rhyme featured in:
. 'Yesterday upon the stair.
. I met a man who wasn't
. He wasn't there again today.
. I wish to hell he'd go
I came across this in a book and it seems achingly familiar.
It's dirving me crazy. It may be a child saying it, maybe
in a horror film. It may not be the exact line.
That's from the recent cool-spooky suspense flick "Identity"
starring John Cusack. It was just released in North America
at the end of April, and was a minor hit grossing over
$50 million domestic. If I recall from the movie correctly,
the kid did say the lines but they were also repeated
by other characters.
What is the name of the wedding band in "Old School"
that covers the song 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'?
The band is an L.A based combo called "The
Dan Band". They're an actual cover band that exclusively
does chick songs, and they also appeared as a wedding
band on the cancelled ABC comedy "Two Guys and
a Girl". Sounds like
they'd have a fun show to go to.
help me settle a bet. What was the poem Robert Deniro
asked Robin Williams to read to him in the movie "Awakenings"?
The poem DeNiro was fond of in the 1990 tear-jerker
was "The Panther" by Karl Rainer Rilke.
What ocean was "Jaws" taped on? Or was it a
They did the bulk of filming for the Spielberg classic
on location in Massachusetts, so if my geography-class-memory
serves me correctly that would be the Atlantic. However,
they also did use a swimming pool for at least one of
the scenes, which was when Richard Dreyfuss' character
goes down to examine the drifting boat at night and finds
the huge gaping hole with the shark tooth in it. Spielberg
added Dreyfuss finding the boat passenger's head to this
scene for an extra scare after doing initial test screenings
of the movie. It was filmed in the movie editor's swimming
I've been trying to figure out this movie for a really
long time now. I've been told that this movie is "Fast
Times at Ridgemont High"; but I have seen that movie
a million times and it is NOT that movie.
One night I started watching a movie in the semi-middle
of it and have been looking for the movie for years.
is what I remember:
teenage girl becomes pregnant and her boyfriend breaks
up with her because of it. The school nerd is "in
love" with the girl and helps her pay for an abortion.
The girl's friends all go on a ski trip and she tells
her parents she is going also; but she goes for the
abortion. There is a scene in the movie where the girl
and the nerd are sitting on the bleachers of a football
or baseball field at night and there is a really pretty
love song playing in the background. The end of the
movie, or near the end, the girl is having a birthday
party and the nerd brings her a bracelet. The nerd can't
find the girl, so he looks in the kitchen and sees the
girl kissing the boyfriend. He drops the bracelet and
walks out. I'm not sure if that's the end of the movie,
but I remember it to be.
I searched high and low and I finally came up with
the title of your flick- it's 1982's "Fast Times
at Ridgemont High" starring Sean Penn as Spicoli.
Ha ha just kidding, although I did come across that flick
like 100 times before finally finding a different 80's
teen movie that fits your description to a 'T'- it was
released the same year as Ridgemont and was called "The
Last American Virgin". The flick centers on the nerdy
kid Gary who falls for the school hottie Karen. Karen
unfortunately gets it on with Gary's best friend Rick,
gets pregnant, gets dumped and then an abortion. Just
when Gary thinks he will be able to hook up with her towards
the end of the movie he walks in on Karen and Rick getting
it on: end of movie as the credits role over his shocked
expression. Mega downer for an 80's teen sex flick but
you gotta say it had guts. I can't see any of today's
teen comedies getting serious for the last 30 mintues
and finishing on a total anti-happy-ending note.
You can go to this 80's movie site to read a more complete
plot description and even see some photos from the flick:
I am trying to find the title of a 1950's movie. I know
very little but here goes. The movie must have been made
1949 to 1958? I only know the basic plot, and it was a
A man and a woman find themselves in the jungle, with
natives trying to kill them. They are searching for the
source of gold, specifically small Gold Skeletons worn
around the neck of some of the natives. As I remember
the navtives would place a Gold Skeleton around the neck
of a dead person and through the body in the lake. They
find themselves swimming for the lives in a lake, and
at the bottom of the lake are hundreds of these Golden
Skeletons. I guess they get away and live happily ever
I think the movie you are after is a 1950 Jungle Jim
adventure flick called "Captive Girl". Johnny
Weissmuller played Jim, Anita Lhoest played the titular
captive beauty, and prolific film star Buster Crabbe (Flash
Gordon, Billy the Kid), played a fortune hunter looking
for the golden skeletons.
was E.T.'s favorite candy?
would be Reese's Pieces.
need to know the name of the person who did the voice
of E.T. from E.T. Extra Terrestrial.
voice is widely credited as being that of actress Debra
Winger. However, a radio soap actress named Pat Welsh
also provided lines for the friendly alien. She was a
heavy smoker with a very raspy voice, and was approached
by sound guru Ben Burtt- the sound designer behind the
alien and robot voices in E.T, the Star Wars films, and
others. Pat worked only for nine and a half hours doing
recording for the movie..
heard that rated R films make considerably less than their
more youth-oriented ratings(PG-13, PG, G) So what are
the top ten highest grossing rated R films (US theatrical
is true. A good article on this phenomena is on Box
Office Prophets, a website I came across while looking
for the answer to your question. Their top 10 is a few
weeks out of date now that Reloaded far and away has
the top spot with a domestic total of over $250 million.
The runner up is now Hannibal at 169 million, followed
by the rap-tastic 8 Mile. For complete grosses, visit
the link below. Here are the top 10:
The Matrix Reloaded
3) 8 Mile
4) American Pie 2
5) Scary Movie
6) Air Force One
7) Red Dragon
8) Interview with a Vampire
10) Scream 3
Box Office Prophets link:
I have a trivia question. In the James Bond movies, what
does "Q" stand for? I know that "Q"
was played by Desmond Llewlyn until he passed away and
now has been replaced by John Cleese, but what does the
knows "Q" from the Bond flicks, and you're right
that it had all been Desmond Llewlyn playing the legendary
weapons and gadgets guru. When John Cleese first appeared
as Q's assistant in "The World Is Not Enough",
he wasn't known as Q then as he has was in "Die Another
Day", but was known as R. After Llewlyn's passing
he took the top spot in the movies as the purveyor of
weapons and gear, a position known as Quartermaster in
the British military world. And that's where the Q comes
from- it stands for Quartermaster.
it true that producers wanted Bill Cosby to play the character
Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry series?
could not find any evidence of the producers wanting to
cast Cosby in the role. In my searching through the web,
I found the role had been offered to John Wayne, Frank
Sinatra, Steve McQueen, and Paul Newman before finally
being accepted by Clint Eastwood. None of the previous
four actors would have really been bad choices, but looking
back now it's hard to imagine anyone other than Eastwood
being the hard-assed San Francisco cop.
actor has been in the most movies and how many?
question can be answered in a few ways. Are you after
'Hollywood' actors only? Actors only who starred in a
leading role, or who appeared in a supporting, character,
voice, or extra role as well?
In doing some hunting I came across a few answers. The
first quote I came across was on a message board and
was "There is an Indian actress named Achi Manorama
who has appeared in over 1200 films. She must hold the
World Record." However, I couldn't find any other
information on this actress other than an odd mention
here or there, and no other webpages specifically referencing
her prolific career.
website listed the Duke, John Wayne, as the most prolific
actor with 142 leading roles. I cross-referenced with
IMDB and he has 174 actor credits listed, and from the
look of the list I would say 142 sounds about right
for leading roles.
also lists the most prolific actor as toon-voice extraordinaire
Mel Blanc. Blanc was the voice behind many of the most
famous toons, from Barney Rubble to Yosemite Sam, and
passed on in 1989. He has 892 listings under the 'Actor'
category on IMDB.
although the online Guinness World Records site has
no listing of the most prolific actor, another site
referenced Guinness saying it had Christopher Lee (yep,
Count Dooku and Saruman), listed as the top dog. IMDB
has 222 listings for Lee (includes 'extra' roles), so
if he is not technically the most prolific he is definitely
up there among Western actors.
many movies did John Wayne Die in ? I think 7? I am I
found the answer to your question in a great list someone
put together at Amazon.com. It lists 11 movies that
he died in, with a brief description of each of his
was the boy that sold Bogart the lottery ticket in "Treasure
of the Sierra Madre".I think it was Blake.
you are right. The young Mexican boy who sold Bogey the
lottery ticket was played by accused murderer Robert Blake.
you tell me if Leif Garrett filmed a movie in the 1980's
in either Lake Tahoe or in Stateline.
went through all of Leif's 80's films on IMDB, and most
of them didn't have any filming locations listed. The
ones that did listed neither Lake Tahoe or Stateline as
a location. However, doing some further searching I found
that the 1981 foosball epic "Long Shot Kids",
that had Leif trying to win a foosball tournment, took
place in Lake Tahoe and filmed on location there. I couldn't
find any information specific to Stateline, but it's possible
some of Long Shot Kids' scenes were filmed there.
I am looking for the name of a movie. It is a court room
drama dealing with racisim in the south. It begins with
two small Jewish boys and they go to work with their father.
Then the office gets blown up. Can ANYONE help me?
I believe the movie you are after is "The
Chamber" starring Chris O'Donnell and Gene Hackman.
It was based on a John Grisham book and was pretty much
universally panned as one of the worst Grisham adaptations,
and it tanked in the theaters as well. It does have
its fans though, and wasn't all THAT bad.
was originally going to play the Terminator?
were a couple of choices. Apparently O.J Simpson was originally
considered a choice, but was disregarded as it was thought
he wouldn't do well in the role (and thank god for that
casting decision). Next up was Lance Henriksen ('Bishop'
from Aliens), who was originally cast to play the cyborg
with Arnie intended to be the hero of the flick. After
reading the script, however, Arnie asked to play the killer
cyborg and Lance was relegated to the role of the police