Answers: December 6th, 2003
Here are the answers I've emailed out to some of the questions you have asked. As you'll see, I don't always know the correct answer but hope to at least provide a hint to steer the person asking in the right direction. If you can clarify, or want to dispute, any of the answers- be sure to contact me and I'll follow up. Every so often I'll add a new page of answers so check back often!
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CMT Answer Update:
In our November 16th Q&A column, we had a question on movie lines, and one line that I didn't name a specific movie for was 'Snap out of it'. We had several readers write in identifying "Moonstruck" as containing this phrase, when Cher slaps a love-happy Nic Cage. Thanks to MZ, Glenn, and Honey Bee.

The longest name of a movie. Any movie.
CMT Answer:
I did some searching and came up with a few choices. If you are really open to 'any movie', the first one I came across which I thought might be the champ was this 1994 Indian movie: "Shree Shree Rajadhiraja Shree Shree Madana Kamaraja Shree Shree Vilasa Raja Shree Shree Mahdubana Raja Shree Shree Krishnadeva Donda Raja". Twenty words and 138 characters. That's a whole lotta Shree Shree!

However, after some more digging I found this 1967 UK gem: "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade" aka "Marat/Sade". Twenty-five words and 151 characters! Now if they prefix the sequel with a 'I Still Know...' then we're really in business.

Did Jean Claude Van Damme play the 1987 version "Predator" in the movie Predator? (The one with Arnold and Jesse the Body) If not who did?

CMT Answer:
It wasn't JCVD, it was KPH. Kevin Peter Hall played the Predator in both the 1987 original and the under-rated 1990 follow up, and also was the bigfoot 'Harry' in "Harry and the Hendersons".


What movie was it that Jack Nicholson was ordering white toast and was told "no white toast". Then he said "okay, then I'll have a BLT on toast, but no b, l, or t."
-J. T
CMT Answer:
The movie you're thinking of is 1970's "Five Easy Pieces", which starred Nicholson as an oil rig worker. The scene is commonly quoted as involving a BLT (in fact, I came across a few pages that had completely created a BLT dialogue), but actually Jack ordered a chicken sandwich. To top it off, he ended up not getting his toast. Here's the scene after he has already tried unsuccessfully to order:

Bobby: I'd like an omelet, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.
Waitress: A #2, chicken salad sand. Hold the butter, the lettuce, the mayonnaise, and a cup of coffee. Anything else?
Bobby: Yeah, now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Waitress: You want me to hold the chicken, huh?
Bobby: I want you to hold it between your knees.

Ahhh... Jack. What a wildcard

I am looking for the name of a movie that starred Ashley Judd where she wrote a story under an alias about men being quadrapeds becaue of a failed relationship with a guy she works with. She ends up falling in love with her male roommate (this guy also played in X-Men). I believe Ellen Berstein was also in it (played her boss) a talk show hostess.
-Kay Havens
CMT Answer:
The movie you are after is 2001's "Someone Like You". The unimaginatively titled romcom centered featured Judd as a talk show producer who is dumped by her boyfriend Greg Kinnear, and ends up falling for Wolverine, aka Hugh Jackman.

What was Frank's middle name in "Old School"?
CMT Answer:
His nickname was 'The Tank', so he was known as Frank 'The Tank' Ricard. If you're thinking of his actual given middle name in the movie, that I can't help you with. IMDB simply lists him as Frank Ricard.

I saw this movie several years ago as a teenager. I've searched everywhere and cannot find the title of the movie. It was made back in the early 70's I believe. It was about a young pregnant hippy who met this guy, who was a singer I believe, and married him. Soon after the birth of her daughter, she developed cancer. She started tape recording messages about
her life and feelings so that her daughter could listen to them when she was older. Someone broke into her house and stole her tape recorder and tapes, so she had to start over again. In the end, after she dies, her ashes are thrown off some mountain top. The only other details I can remember is the guy she met sang John Denver songs throughout the movie. This has been driving me crazy, which isn't a far drive I might, for years! What is the name of the movie???
CMT Answer:
I did some searching on IMDB and came up with your movie. It was a 1973 made-for-TV-flick called "Sunshine", and starred Cristina Raines as the cancer-suffering mom. It was followed by a one-season TV show also called "Sunshine" in 1975 which picked up with the Dad and his daughter trying to make their way in Vancouver, BC. Finally, there was another made-for-TV movie sequel called "Sunshine Christmas".

You may want to head over to IMDB and check out the comment page, there are plenty of other users there who like the movie and you may enjoy reading their thoughts. The page is here:

In "Rain Man" - What day of the week did the father let Dustin Hoffman drive the car and where?

CMT Answer:
In the scene when Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise first meet in the Oscar winning flick, we learn that every Saturday dad let Raymond drive the car on the driveway. Here's the dialog from the scene:

Charlie: Hey, who is this guy?
Susanna: He just jumped in the car.
Charlie: Yeah well he can jump out. Come on!
Raymond: I'm an excellent driver.
Charlie: That's good. Come on! Susanna, why'd you let him get in this car? It's not a toy.
Susanna: He says he drives this car.
Raymond: Dad let's me drive slow on the driveway every Saturday. 'Course the seats were originally brown leather now they're a pitiful red.


What was the first movie to put real people and cartoons together?
CMT Answer:
That's a good question. The first one that came off the top of my head was the 1946 Disney flick "Song of the South". The would-be classic is not available on video or DVD in the States (although it is available in Canada) due to charges that it is racially insensitive.

After doing some more digging, however, I came up with an earlier feature-length title that mixed live action and animation, a 1933 version of "Alice in Wonderland". It featured guest appearances by many greats of that era, including Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, and W.C Fields. However information on the movie is somewhat limited online and I couldn't confirm if the animated segments of the movie were completely separate from the live-action or if they were indeed mixed in with the actors.

In short, the best I can do is a definite 'yes' for "Song of the South" as a feature length live-action-animation mixer, and a 'nyehhhh.... maybe' for "Alice in Wonderland".

If any CMT readers know of an earlier flick that fits the bill, or if the 1933 "Alice in Wonderland" actually mixes animation with live action, let me know!

In "An Affair to Remember" what time of day were Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr supposed to meet at the Empire State Building?
-Fay Macalester

CMT Answer:
I did some digging and found your answer- the two star crossed love puppies were to meet at 5 pm. If they had only said 5:05, then Deborah Kerr wouldn't have been hit by that car...
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I hope you can help. My coworkers and I are trying to remember the name of a movie. But we can only remember one particular scene where a bunch of kids steal a hot dog cart and push it down the stairs to a subway and kill the man at the bottom. Or so they think
CMT Answer:
That movie is the star-packed flick "Sleepers", which featured Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, and others.
From what movie is the following line:
"This year we're going to rule the school"
CMT Answer:
Sounds like Revenge of the Nerds or Animal House, but a Google search of both
"This year we're going to rule the school"
"This year we are going to rule the school"
or using 'they' instead of 'we' returned zero hits, so I couldn't find an answer for you. Maybe a CMT reader will know...

In "One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest", Jack Nicholson took the guys from the sanitarium on an AWOL trip outside the hospital...I'm beating my brains out trying to remember where they went (or what they did). Can you please help?
-Ken E.

CMT Answer:
I haven't seen the movie for a good few years, but do know that the scene you are wondering about is probably the fishing trip. There were other good breaks from the prison of the mental institution, like watching the world series or the hooker-sex-party, but it sounds like you were after the fishing trip.
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LIBERTA' ! LIBERTA'! LIBERTA'! Name the movie in which this was chanted.
CMT Answer:
By a very weird coincidence I just watched this movie again last night. It was 1983's "Scarface" starring Al Pacino, and the scene you are refering to was at the start of the movie in the Cuban refugee camp underneath the Miami freeways. There was a riot in which many of the refugees were chanting the line, and during which Al and his friend assassinated a target which got them green cards and an exit from the camp.

There obviously could be other movies with this line, but Scarface is one of 'em.
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I saw a disaster movie as a child sometime in the late 70's to early 80's when these types of movies were very popular. I think the name was "City on Fire." It was about a guy who got fired from his job in a gas company and for revenge he turned on all the gas pumps and gas flowed through the city's rivers , sewers etc.

Eventually two welders ignited the fire and well judging from the name it was literally City on Fire.
My question is, after some exhausting searches on the Internet I can't seem to find it anywhere. Has it ever been released on video or DVD? If so where can I purchase it on the web? Thanks alot.
-Akash Ramnath

CMT Answer:
Found this one on IMDB- you should always turn to our old friend IMDB first if you are searching for any movie. Here's the page:

One of the last of the 70's disaster movies, this flick featured once-funnyman Leslie Nielsen as a corrupt mayor and Henry Fonda in one of his less memorable roles. It is not currently available on VHS or DVD, and there's not even a soundtrack out there for it.
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What bathroom product did John Candy sell in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"?
-Natalie Fontenot

CMT Answer:
In pretty much unarguably the best role of his career, John was a travelling shower curtain ring salesman in the movie. He got to show off his salesmanship by selling his product as fashion earrings when he and Steve Martin were trying to earn some cash to help get Steve home for the holidays. I always like to think that maybe Steve's character hooked John's up with some kind of advertsing related job at his firm after the end of the movie. Too bad we'll never see a sequel....|