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Old 09-11-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - Movies, Movies

Sunday Special - Movies, Movies
We're looking for movie titles today ........

This is an A-to...... Quiz
(Skip the letter "Q")

1. (1997) While en route back to the U.S. after delivering a speech in Moscow, the President's plane, is hi-jacked by a group of Russian terrorists in disguise as newspaper reporters.

2. (1988) A fatal car crash means Barbara and Adam Maitland are now the latest ghostly residents of their beautiful New England home. But when the yuppie Deetz family decides to move in, the unsuspecting Maitlands are only too disturbed, literally.

3. (1965) In this tongue-in-cheek Western parody, narrated through song by Nat "King" Cole and Stubby Kaye, tells the tale of dastardly, greedy railroad folks, trying to use murder of a rancher to snatch the family farm, but have a formidable foe in the rancher's daughter, a school teacher, with the help of boozehound Kid Shelleen.

4. (1999) When a businessman invests $200 million dollars in a project to research a cure for Alzheimer's, he employs medical biologist Dr. Susan McAlester to lead the way. As such, McAlester discovers a way to genetically manipulate shark's brains so that they become capable of producing cancer-battling enzymes apt for harvesting. But when the sharks start to become increasingly intelligent McAlester and crew soon discover that these voracious carnivores do not so much like being pent up in 'fish tanks' and made the focus of scientific experimentation.

5. (1978) "Bare Knuckles" fighter Philo Beddoe wanders the San Fernando Valley with no big goals in mind. But then the little country girl with the big voice walks into his life, changing his perspective forever. But just as soon as she walks in, she walks as easily out. What to do next? Philo and his buddies, Clyde and Orville set off In pursuit, enduring many an interesting adventure, and a couple of really neat fight scenes, along the way.

6. (1983) To pay the bills, Alex Owens works as a steel worker by day. But at night Owens follows her passion of dancing by working as an exotic dancer in hopes that she will eventually be picked up by a dance company.

7. (1997) The title character is a janitor at MIT with an IQ that surpasses most of the students attending the prestigious university. With an uncanny knack for mathematics He effortlessly solves a math problem written on the chalkboard in one of the rooms. After solving the problem and catching the attention of the professor, He suddenly finds himself in a position to launch beyond his blue-collar days into a world of professional success.

8. (1952) The murderous and vengeful Miller Gang is on the noon train to Hadleyville in the Territory of New Mexico, where retiring Marshall Will Kane risks certain death when he decides to confront them and protect the town in this western classic. Alas, Hadleyville's residents are self-righteous pacifists, unwilling to defend themselves or help the Marshall.

9. (1955) It's the classic sci-fi tale of the six-armed "octopus" monster that wreaks havoc on San Francisco. When a pair of scientists team up with a nuclear submarine captain to stop the nefarious creature, can they succeed in time before the monster tears down the hallmarked Golden Gate Bridge?

10. (1995) Trapped in a mysteriously magical board game for the past 25 years, Alan Parris is finally freed when two children resurrect the game. But along the way, the children will release a herd of exotic African animals as well. As mayhem erupts in the city, Alan and the kids must do their best to save their city from destruction.

11. (1970) Set in WW 2, when a German Colonel is captured by American soldiers, an ex-Lieutenant manages to extract information from the P.O.W. pertaining to a secret mission that involves $16,000,000, and a German bank behind enemy lines. Determined to get "in on the action," Kelly and his men head into German-occupied France in hopes of stealing the gold for themselves.

12. (1963) A simple yet well-told, uplifting tale of how a group of Catholic Nuns, led by a formidable Mother Superior, through their prayers, faith in God and determined perseverance convince an unemployed construction worker and ultimately the whole community to build a much-needed chapel on the Nun's farmland, in the middle of an Arizona dessert.

13. (1976) When a new law is passed in Los Angeles, allowing the first ambulance to arrive on-scene at the accident to transport the victim, what emerges is a ruthless competition between medical companies that has ambulance drivers fighting to "serve" their city.

14. (1979) The title character is a single mother and textile worker employed by a tyrannical factory with unbearable work conditions. When she steps forwards as the key associate to a labor union organizer, the two decide to tackle the risky struggle of unionizing her factory in hopes they will improve conditions if victorious.

15.(1954) Director Elia Kazan's enduring morality play features Hoboken longshoreman Terry Malloy, a washed-up boxer who suffers a crisis of conscience while working for corrupt union kingpin Johnny Friendly. When Friendly's thugs kill a fellow dockworker to keep him from testifying at a Crime Commission, Terry refuses to testify at first, but soon has second thoughts when the victim's sister encourages him to take the stand.

16. (1980) A clueless socialite randomly decides to join the US Army after her husband dies on their wedding night. There, she finds herself in the position of quite the laughing matter and finds herself to be quite miserable as the butt of many sexual jokes.

17.(1981) When a tribe of Cro-Magnons is attacked and loses its sacred fire (a blaze always kept burning), three tribesmen -- Naoh, Amoukar and Gaw -- set out across the prehistoric savannah in search of more fire. Along the way they encounter mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, cannibalistic tribes -- and a young woman named Ika, who actually knows how to "make" fire.

18. (2002) It's 1931 in Chicago and Michael Sullivan is a hitman working for bigtime boss John Rooney. A loyal man, Sullivan dedicates himself as much to his mob as to his family. Things go terribly wrong when Sullivan's son witnesses a killing that puts the entire family in danger. Rooney hires a hitman to kill Sullivan but the mobster only kills Sullivan's wife and older son, leaving Sullivan and his surviving son to flee town.

19. (1992) 17 year old Charlie Simms is attending a New Hampshire exclusive private Baird Prep School on a full scholarship. To earn money for a plane trip home to Oregon at Christmas, he innocently takes a job over Thanksgiving weekend, looking after a verbally abusive, head-strong, blind, newly retired Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, little knowing what adventure he was in for as the Lieutenant Colonel turns out to be quite a handful, with plans of his own in the Big Apple.

20. (1987) When two men decide to finally "off" their annoying beloveds, they decide to exchange their crimes so as to avoid complicit motive. With the plans to off an annoying ex-wife and a detestable momma, things should be simple enough. But as it turns out, Momma refuses to be simply cast aside, and proves to possibly be more than the two men bargained for.

21.(1992) In a sleepy town of Big Whisky, cowboys make a sport of cutting up prostitutes, literally. Despite "hard-handed" Sheriff "Little Bill's" attempts to avenge the prostitute, her fellow friends place a bounty on the cowboys, which attracts the young gunning 'Schofield Kid' and his aging doppelganger William Munny. The latter, a reformed cowboy living peacefully on a farm, raising his family the best he can as a farmer, a trade which he is no good at, Munny grows irritable and calls on Ned, his old partner. Together the two ride off into the sunset for one last salacious adventure, leaving audiences to critique just where heroism leaves off and villainy begins.

22. (2001) David Ames is a successful, insultingly young, NYC magazine publisher whose good looks, power, and charm make him despised among work partners and adorable to every women he meets; including long time 'sleeping partner' Julie, and, the newly discovered ingénue beauty Sofia. After the feckless Ames' bizarre scenario with the distraught Julie proves fatal, things get a bit chaotic. Suddenly Ames is in prison wearing a facial prosthetic and discussing the depths of his tortured psyche.

23. (1962) As a young girl, the title character was a star. But her adolescence has left her career in the dust with her sister Blanche taking over Hollywood stardom in her place. After Blanch becomes physically handicapped from an alleged car "accident" She is forced to take care of her famous sister. But with a lifelong envy for her sister's fame, can Jane be trusted to do right by her sister?

24. (2000) A major-motion picture adaptation of the notorious comic series, this is a story about mutanoid children whose strange genetic alterations have blessed and cursed the mutants to attain strange powers, sacrificing normality in its place.

25. (1988) In 1878 New Mexico, ranch worker John Tunstall is recruiting hands to help with the work in exchange for reading and refinement lessons. But rancher owner Murphy is annoyed by Tunstall's ways and soon Tunstall ends up dead at the hands of Murphy's men. With Sheriff Brady working for Murphy it seems Judge Wilson can do nothing to avenge the crime. When more blood is shed in an effort to end Tunstall's case, his apprentices, including the infamous "Billie the Kid", are left notorious and on the run from Murphy's men with only a few faithful townspeople to aid the way.
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1. Air Force One
2. Beetlejuice
3. Cat Ballou
4. Deep Blue Sea
5. Every Which Way But Loose
6. FlashDance
7. Good Will Hunting
8. High Noon
9. It Came From Beneath the Sea
10. Jumanji
11. Kelly's Heroes
12. Lilies of the Field
13. Mother, Jugs and Speed
14. Norma Rae
15. On the Waterfront
16. Private Benjamin
17. Road to Perdition
18. Scent of a Woman
19. Throw Mama From the Train
20. Unforgiven
21. Vanilla Sky
22. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane ?
23. X-Men
24. Young Guns

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Old 09-11-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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17. is NOT Road to Perdition...it's Quest For Fire!!!

Tricky!

The rest is messy, too...good thing I know my movies...
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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Sunday Special - Movies, Movies
We're looking for movie titles today ........

This is an A-to...... Quiz
1. (1997) While en route back to the U.S. after delivering a speech in Moscow, the President's plane, is hi-jacked by a group of Russian terrorists in disguise as newspaper reporters.

2. (1988) A fatal car crash means Barbara and Adam Maitland are now the latest ghostly residents of their beautiful New England home. But when the yuppie Deetz family decides to move in, the unsuspecting Maitlands are only too disturbed, literally.

3. (1965) In this tongue-in-cheek Western parody, narrated through song by Nat "King" Cole and Stubby Kaye, tells the tale of dastardly, greedy railroad folks, trying to use murder of a rancher to snatch the family farm, but have a formidable foe in the rancher's daughter, a school teacher, with the help of boozehound Kid Shelleen.

4. (1999) When a businessman invests $200 million dollars in a project to research a cure for Alzheimer's, he employs medical biologist Dr. Susan McAlester to lead the way. As such, McAlester discovers a way to genetically manipulate shark's brains so that they become capable of producing cancer-battling enzymes apt for harvesting. But when the sharks start to become increasingly intelligent McAlester and crew soon discover that these voracious carnivores do not so much like being pent up in 'fish tanks' and made the focus of scientific experimentation.

5. (1978) "Bare Knuckles" fighter Philo Beddoe wanders the San Fernando Valley with no big goals in mind. But then the little country girl with the big voice walks into his life, changing his perspective forever. But just as soon as she walks in, she walks as easily out. What to do next? Philo and his buddies, Clyde and Orville set off In pursuit, enduring many an interesting adventure, and a couple of really neat fight scenes, along the way.

6. (1983) To pay the bills, Alex Owens works as a steel worker by day. But at night Owens follows her passion of dancing by working as an exotic dancer in hopes that she will eventually be picked up by a dance company.

7. (1997) The title character is a janitor at MIT with an IQ that surpasses most of the students attending the prestigious university. With an uncanny knack for mathematics He effortlessly solves a math problem written on the chalkboard in one of the rooms. After solving the problem and catching the attention of the professor, He suddenly finds himself in a position to launch beyond his blue-collar days into a world of professional success.

8. (1952) The murderous and vengeful Miller Gang is on the noon train to Hadleyville in the Territory of New Mexico, where retiring Marshall Will Kane risks certain death when he decides to confront them and protect the town in this western classic. Alas, Hadleyville's residents are self-righteous pacifists, unwilling to defend themselves or help the Marshall.

9. (1955) It's the classic sci-fi tale of the six-armed "octopus" monster that wreaks havoc on San Francisco. When a pair of scientists team up with a nuclear submarine captain to stop the nefarious creature, can they succeed in time before the monster tears down the hallmarked Golden Gate Bridge?

10. (1995) Trapped in a mysteriously magical board game for the past 25 years, Alan Parris is finally freed when two children resurrect the game. But along the way, the children will release a herd of exotic African animals as well. As mayhem erupts in the city, Alan and the kids must do their best to save their city from destruction.

11. (1970) Set in WW 2, when a German Colonel is captured by American soldiers, an ex-Lieutenant manages to extract information from the P.O.W. pertaining to a secret mission that involves $16,000,000, and a German bank behind enemy lines. Determined to get "in on the action," Kelly and his men head into German-occupied France in hopes of stealing the gold for themselves.

12. (1963) A simple yet well-told, uplifting tale of how a group of Catholic Nuns, led by a formidable Mother Superior, through their prayers, faith in God and determined perseverance convince an unemployed construction worker and ultimately the whole community to build a much-needed chapel on the Nun's farmland, in the middle of an Arizona dessert.

13. (1976) When a new law is passed in Los Angeles, allowing the first ambulance to arrive on-scene at the accident to transport the victim, what emerges is a ruthless competition between medical companies that has ambulance drivers fighting to "serve" their city.

14. (1979) The title character is a single mother and textile worker employed by a tyrannical factory with unbearable work conditions. When she steps forwards as the key associate to a labor union organizer, the two decide to tackle the risky struggle of unionizing her factory in hopes they will improve conditions if victorious.

15.(1954) Director Elia Kazan's enduring morality play features Hoboken longshoreman Terry Malloy, a washed-up boxer who suffers a crisis of conscience while working for corrupt union kingpin Johnny Friendly. When Friendly's thugs kill a fellow dockworker to keep him from testifying at a Crime Commission, Terry refuses to testify at first, but soon has second thoughts when the victim's sister encourages him to take the stand.

16. (1980) A clueless socialite randomly decides to join the US Army after her husband dies on their wedding night. There, she finds herself in the position of quite the laughing matter and finds herself to be quite miserable as the butt of many sexual jokes.

17.(1981) When a tribe of Cro-Magnons is attacked and loses its sacred fire (a blaze always kept burning), three tribesmen -- Naoh, Amoukar and Gaw -- set out across the prehistoric savannah in search of more fire. Along the way they encounter mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, cannibalistic tribes -- and a young woman named Ika, who actually knows how to "make" fire.

18. (2002) It's 1931 in Chicago and Michael Sullivan is a hitman working for bigtime boss John Rooney. A loyal man, Sullivan dedicates himself as much to his mob as to his family. Things go terribly wrong when Sullivan's son witnesses a killing that puts the entire family in danger. Rooney hires a hitman to kill Sullivan but the mobster only kills Sullivan's wife and older son, leaving Sullivan and his surviving son to flee town.

19. (1992) 17 year old Charlie Simms is attending a New Hampshire exclusive private Baird Prep School on a full scholarship. To earn money for a plane trip home to Oregon at Christmas, he innocently takes a job over Thanksgiving weekend, looking after a verbally abusive, head-strong, blind, newly retired Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, little knowing what adventure he was in for as the Lieutenant Colonel turns out to be quite a handful, with plans of his own in the Big Apple.

20. (1987) When two men decide to finally "off" their annoying beloveds, they decide to exchange their crimes so as to avoid complicit motive. With the plans to off an annoying ex-wife and a detestable momma, things should be simple enough. But as it turns out, Momma refuses to be simply cast aside, and proves to possibly be more than the two men bargained for.

21.(1992) In a sleepy town of Big Whisky, cowboys make a sport of cutting up prostitutes, literally. Despite "hard-handed" Sheriff "Little Bill's" attempts to avenge the prostitute, her fellow friends place a bounty on the cowboys, which attracts the young gunning 'Schofield Kid' and his aging doppelganger William Munny. The latter, a reformed cowboy living peacefully on a farm, raising his family the best he can as a farmer, a trade which he is no good at, Munny grows irritable and calls on Ned, his old partner. Together the two ride off into the sunset for one last salacious adventure, leaving audiences to critique just where heroism leaves off and villainy begins.

22. (2001) David Ames is a successful, insultingly young, NYC magazine publisher whose good looks, power, and charm make him despised among work partners and adorable to every women he meets; including long time 'sleeping partner' Julie, and, the newly discovered ingénue beauty Sofia. After the feckless Ames' bizarre scenario with the distraught Julie proves fatal, things get a bit chaotic. Suddenly Ames is in prison wearing a facial prosthetic and discussing the depths of his tortured psyche.

23. (1962) As a young girl, the title character was a star. But her adolescence has left her career in the dust with her sister Blanche taking over Hollywood stardom in her place. After Blanch becomes physically handicapped from an alleged car "accident" She is forced to take care of her famous sister. But with a lifelong envy for her sister's fame, can Jane be trusted to do right by her sister?

24. (2000) A major-motion picture adaptation of the notorious comic series, this is a story about mutanoid children whose strange genetic alterations have blessed and cursed the mutants to attain strange powers, sacrificing normality in its place.

25. (1988) In 1878 New Mexico, ranch worker John Tunstall is recruiting hands to help with the work in exchange for reading and refinement lessons. But rancher owner Murphy is annoyed by Tunstall's ways and soon Tunstall ends up dead at the hands of Murphy's men. With Sheriff Brady working for Murphy it seems Judge Wilson can do nothing to avenge the crime. When more blood is shed in an effort to end Tunstall's case, his apprentices, including the infamous "Billie the Kid", are left notorious and on the run from Murphy's men with only a few faithful townspeople to aid the way.
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1. Air Force One
2. Beetlejuice
3. Cat Ballou
4. Deep Blue Sea
5. Every Which Way But Loose
6. FlashDance
7. Good Will Hunting
8. High Noon
9. It Came From Beneath the Sea
10. Jumanji
11. Kelly's Heroes
12. Lilies of the Field
13. Mother, Jugs and Speed
14. Norma Rae
15. On the Waterfront
16. Private Benjamin
17. Quest for Fire
18. Road to Perdition
19. Scent of a Woman
20. Throw Mama From the Train
21. Unforgiven
22. Vanilla Sky
23. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane ?
24. X-Men
25. Young Guns
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