In our July 4th answers column, we gave a link to a
page with movies listing all of John Wayne's deaths.
We stated that the page had eleven listings of movies
that the Duke died in, but sharp-eyed reader Kevin noted:
"Regarding that list of movies where Big John died,
three of the titles are duplicated (as DVD and VHS copies):
Liberty Valance, Sands of Iwo Jima, and The Fighting
Seabees. So perhaps the real number is eight."
for the heads up, Kevin.
And in our May 21st column, we had a reader ask "What
do you call the velvet ropes set up outside of a theater?"
couldn't come up with a definitive answer, but reader
John Campbell sent in this tidbit: "I don't know
if the ropes have any special name but the combination
and stanchions (stands) lined up where people wait are
called cueing lines." Thanks
for the info!
What song is being sung in the movie "American Pie"
at the end when the guy and girl sing a duet at the concert?
If the song you are after is the jazz duet sung by Oz
and Terri, then the title would be "Do You Believe
in Magic". It was originally recorded by the 60's
band "The Lovin' Spoonful" and was written by
their lead singer John Sebastian. It's available on tons
of 60's greatest hits records, as it was one of the Spoonful's
biggest hits (they also did 'Summer in the City'). This
page at AMG has all the albums the song appears on (81
Where was the original "Planet of the Apes"
filmed? Especially where the body of water where the spacecraft
I found various filming locations for the
movie and none seem to specifically mention the opening
sequence. They list specifics for the final beach scene,
the ape city locations, and others, but not for the
opening scene. From the locations listed I would say
the one used for the sequence was Lake Powell in Utah,
which features sandstone cliffs, side valleys and canyons-
the works . They also used this location for the inferior
Tim Burton remake. Here's a tourist page on the location
so you can take a look for yourself:
was the name of the actress that played the wife of Tom
Berenger in "Shattered" and had a love affair
with Harrison Ford in "Presumed Innocent"?
The actress' name is Greta Scacchi. The sultry Italian
has 45 actress credits listed on IMDB, among her most
recent being a portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in a 2002
TV movie. Man- I haven't seen her for awhile but she must
have not aged well..
I was wondering what kind of dog it was in the movie,
The breed of dog used in the Reeves - Theron tear
jerker was a Brussel's Griffon. Apparently it is groomed
differently for dog shows than it appeared in the movie,
so if you are familiar with this kind of dog it may look
a little different than it normally would. This is also
the same breed of dog used in "As Good As It Gets",
with the exact same dog used in both movies.
What was Nemo's mother's name in the new movie "Finding
Nemo" by Disney/Pixar?
Before becoming a Barracuda snack, we learn the mother's
name was Carol.
A fairly recent film (ie since 1980), has a young girl
whose brother gets hit by a train after his foot gets
stuck in the tracks early in the film. What's it called,
and who played the boy and girl?
The movie you are after is 1991's Fried Green Tomatoes.
Newcomer Chris O'Donnell played the helpless lad who got
his foot stuck in the train tracks when he went to get
his sister's hat. His sister Idgie, who would most likely
never wear a hat again, was played by Nancy Moore Atchison
as a child and Mary Stuart Masterson as an adult.
the John Wayne Movie "The Fighting Seabees",
what was the name of the bulldozer John Wayne dies on?
the end of the 1944 war-time flick, the Duke needed
to explode some oil barrels in order to flush out the
Japanese soldiers into the waiting machine guns of his
Seabee companions. The bulldozer he used to do so (and
in the process was shot and killed on) was called "Natasha".
looking for your answer I came across this clip of the
final scene of the movie- images that may not fly with
today's audience of the slaughter of enemy troops, but
were most likely appealing to audiences back during
bike does Arnie steal in Termintor 1?
ends up with some pretty sweet bikes in all three movies,
but your question is a little mixed-up from the get go.
If we're talking T1, then no Harley Davidson was involved,
but if we're talking T2 then there was. In "Terminator
2", Arnie stole a Harley Davidson Fat Boy. This is
by far the most famous of the Terminator bikes, and the
1,500 pounds customized behemoth was also used for the
Universal Studios 3-D T2 attraction. However, in the 1984
original he didn't steal a Harley at all. The bike he
was riding to chase Reese and Sarah with was a Honda CB750
idea which movie had a character in it named 'D-Day'?
be more than one, but the film you are after is probably
1993's "Fortress" starring Christopher Lambert.
The sci-fi actioner centered on a futuristic prison
that the Highlander was sent to for breaking the government's
Orwellian reproduction laws. He eventually forms a plan
to breakout both himself and his wife. The character
D-Day was another
prisoner, a computer geek played by actor Jeffrey Combs,
who you may not know but would probably recognize if
you saw him. He's appeared in "I Still Know What
You Did Last Summer", "The House on Haunted
"The Frighteners" and other genre fare.
As multiple astute readers have pointed out, D-Day is
also a character in the better known "Animal House"
What are the names of Stuart Little's parents that claim
him as their son in the movie?
is kind of a trick question. From the movie credits and
all the research I've done online, their characters have
no first names. Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie played Mrs.
and Mr. Little respectively, and that's all the info that
is given. As it's a children's book (written by E.B. White
of "Charlotte's Web" fame), I think it's safe
to assume the characters never had first names. In Charlotte's
Web as well, many of the adult charcters only have last
names (Mrs. Zuckerman, Mrs. Avery).
the film "Dorian Gray",did the picture of the
main character age or stay the same till he died?
1970 European arty horror flick featured a sleazy but
handsome and rich young man who fears a painting done
of him will stay the same while he will get old and ugly.
However, in the flick the opposite happened- as he became
more corrupt the picture of him aged and grew hideous,
but he maintained the same youthful facade. Only towards
the end of the movie did he finally have to face the portrait.
was the first film to have a character go "Yes!"
when something went succesfully and on the other side
of the coin, what was the first film to have someone scream
"No-o-o-o-o-o!" when something went badly?
tried doing some research using Google on this, but
it's just too vague of a question to bring about any
real search results. You'd just have to go by the top
of your head, and I'm sure there are plenty of movies
out there that have both "Yes!"s and "No-o-o-o!"s.
Without thinking too hard, the earliest I can think
of is Home Alone (1990) for a Yes! and Luke Skywalker
in The Empire Stikes Back 1980 for a No-o-o-o-o!. (Although
this might not be the exact kind of No-o-o-o-o! you're
after. I'm thinking you might be after a No-o-o-o when
a character sees something they were long after break
down/ blow up/ go away). Anyhow I'll stick with Luke.
any CMT readers can think of earlier examples of a Yes!
or No-o-o-o-o!, send them in and I'll post 'em up next
is follow-up question to a question I asked earlier about
the chidren's rhyme that turned out to be from "Identity".
Now that I know where the quote is from, I confused of
it's origins. The book I read it in is called 'Lost' by
Gregory Macguire. The book was written before the movie,
but I don't believe it was Macguire who wrote this line.
Can you tell me if this is a classic line from a poem
or something else entirely. The quote again:
. 'Yesterday upon the stair.
. I met a man who wasn't
. He wasn't there again today.
. I wish to hell he'd go
author of the poem was Hughes Mearns, born in 1899.
It is a nursery rhyme and is listed in "The New
Oxford Book of Children's Verse" as being titled
"The Little Man". However, the poem also has
been printed with the alternative titles of both "Antigonish"
(under which it was printed in the sci-fi anthology
"World in Small"), and "The Psychoed".
was the first television show to become a movie?
earliest ones I could find were back from the Golden
Age of TV in the early 50's. Just like movie sequels,
or over-bloated special-effects laden pictures, the
movie-from-tv-show woes that people lament now have
actually been around for awhile.
The popular TV show "Dragnet" starring Jack
Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday had a big-screen feature made
in 1954, 33 years before it would be remade again with
Dan Aykroyd in the lead role. IMDB also lists and earlier
movie called "The Black Widow" which was released
in 1951, however I could find no supporting information
on the movie or original TV show, so I'm going to stick
with "Dragnet" as being the earliest.
movie had Kevin Bacon and John Malkovich?
both appeared in the little-known 1991 daram called "Queens
Logic". It was a comedy / drama that centered on
a wedding under Hellsgate Bridge in Queens. The movie
also featured Linda Fiorentino, Joe Mantegna, Jamie Lee
Kurtis, and Tom Waits. Not a bad cast.