Category Archives: I Don’t Know the Name… (unsolved movies)

Help with this movie title

I saw this when I was young in the early 80s. A mother and son move in with or have an extended visit to her native american father who buys his grandson a horse for 75 dollars, the horse has an injured leg. The boy is upset and complains to his mother that his grandfather bought him a crippled horse. At the end of the movie the boy has to leave his horse there because he and his mom are leaving.

Animated 80’s short, showed in School, with people getting allotted food

Animated 80’s short, showed in School, with people getting allotted food, from a source. Maybe a tree? Someone decided to lie & say they didn’t receive their food, so they’d get more. Then the people at the end of the line didn’t receive their food & were starving. I don’t remember past that, but saw it in 81 or 82, at my elementary school.

The Bill

Can anyone help me find an episode of the UK TV show The Bill. Details are sketchy but it involved robberies committed by a guy on a pig mask. I think that the prime suspect was a young guy with violent tendencies but it was revealed to be his social worker who was the culprit. The culprit ended up taking one of the police officers captive before being caught at the end of the episode.

80s Thriller

Looking for a movie (mid 80s) about two rich families involved in a feud that has something to do with industrial problems, maybe factories, and possibly mafia problems. There is another story line about father-daughter relationship. I remember the father had meetings with mafia (?) people at the house on the lake. At the end of the film there’s a shot of a big boat on the lake, and a huge explosion, in which everyone gets killed, and this is the ending (the final shot is that big explosion).

Fallout-like movie

I watched this movie on VHS in the late 90s. I think it was an american movie. It’s science fiction, maybe post-apocalyptic. A group of military men walk through the desert and caves, dressed like in combat armor like in the game “Fallout 1-2” (not power armor, but combat armor). One of them carries a heavy machine gun, characteristically leaning back, as in the same game. Why they go, with whom they fight – I don’t remember at all.

Homeless actor

Looking for a French movie from the early 2000s about a young man, his name is Anri or Louis. He tries to become an actor, goes to the university, but doesn’t find work. Then he falls in love with an older woman, moves in with her. His parents try to convince him to choose a different life, but he doesn’t want to. At some point he becomes homeless, then eventually finds a job.

Little girl molested

Looking for a short movie from the 90s, probably British, about a girl who lived on a farm and was molested by a neighbor. He had a rabbit, and the girl wanted to take that rabbit, he agreed to do that in exchange for a kiss, and kisses her, then raped her. Later the parents discovered everything.The title was something like “Terrible Secret” or something that had to do with secret. Based on real events.

American couple traveling through Africa

I remember this movie where a couple of Americans are with a tribe in Africa, accompanied by a guide. Maybe they are husband and wife or just friends.

They play the patronising, ignorant tourists and when the locals are practicing a tribal dance, the woman stands to dance with the chief. At the end, the chief tries to pull her to his hut (presumably to have sex) and the woman says: “dancing does not mean this”. The guide, also American but well versed in African customs, says: “that is exactly what it means”.

It is a classical Hollywood movie, maybe from the 60s. I watched it on TV, decades ago, dubbed to Spanish, but I am sure it is an American movie. I do not remember if it was B&W or colour.

Scooby-Doo episode name(s)

If any of you watch this Dave the Barbarian episode within the link posted below; starting at the time interval 9:43 until 10:22, you’ll notice that they are obviously spoofing Scooby-Doo.

However, there have been and I have seen SO many Scooby-Doo episodes over the years that feature such scenes involving ghosts/monsters chasing our heroes, ghosts coming out of pictures, chasing left then right, chasing up the stairs, going in and out of several doors in a hallway, and so on with music in the background.

SO many episodes that I have lost track of which episode(s) was/were the first to feature either scenes used in this short and mentioned above just now.

Please, take your time. No rush whatsoever. And if any of you know the episode name(s) with absolute confirmation and wish to comment and reply, please feel free to leave a comment/reply below.

Example:
1) Scene: ghosts/monsters chasing our heroes – very first Scooby-Doo episode name to feature such a scene?

2) Scene: ……………

and so on and so forth.

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3 Stooges movie name

As we all know, there have been many 3 Stooges movies produced over the years before colored TV was invented. However, I’m looking for a specific one. I tried googling but no luck so far.

If anyone around here is a big fan of the 3 Stooges, then, please, let me know which 3 Stooges movie was the very first one where one of the Stooges (Moe probably) first spoke out the phrase: “I’LL MURDERIZE YOU!”

The last time I heard that phrase was in an Aladdin episode by Genie and a Bugs Bunny short by a dog bully but somehow, it was taken from the 3 Stooges according to Google.

So, please, take your time and let me know which 3 Stooges movie was the first one to use that phrase ASAP.

And Yet Another Oldie

This has sexual content, if you need to censor, feel free.

This is a British TV movie, or an extended play I saw on television way back in the seventies or eighties.  A young man, tall and good-looking, upper middle class, is apparently very well-endowed.  He’s seeing a young lady from a wealthy family, who invite him to their home for dinner.  Her parents are more than happy with their relationship and for him to spend the night there.  She goes to his room, climbs into bed with him and says “I can’t take all that!”  He says “Take it or leave it, it’s the only one I’ve got.”  She says “I’ll take it”.  There’s an older man, a homosexual, where he works who hears about his size and shows an interest, but he’s out of luck.  The young man meets a young  woman  who works in a café, arranges to meet her and eventually kills her, I think just to find out what it’s like.  When interviewed by the police, they refer to the wealthy young woman as his fiancé.  He says “I wouldn’t say she’s my fiancé.  She gobbles me dry now and then.”

 

Weird robbery scene in a pharmacy (70/80s?)

One day as a kid I was swapping between channels and I remember about this scene where a guy tried to rob a pharmacy (or store/something alike), but he threatened the woman by putting his gun literally into her vagina, and I think he even shot it at the end… After or between that, there was a bunch of guys in the middle of a gunfire (which reminds me Scarface for some reason). Any ideas?

black & white movie where staircase collapses during school fire drill and kids die

I saw this on TV when I was a little kid (probably between 2001-2005). I think it was a black&white movie, or possibly a TV episode, and it was in English. I don’t remember the plot, but I distinctly remember a scene in a classroom where the fire alarm rings and the teacher tells the students that there’s a fire drill and they have to go downstairs. There’s a close-up shot of one of the stairs with the kids’ feet walking on it, and the bolt slowly loosening from the wall until the stair collapses. Offscreen, there are crashing sounds and sounds of yelling, and the scene fades to black. The next scene is a funeral for the children who died. Later in the movie/episode, a man is giving a heartfelt speech and he mentions the staircase collapse and the death of the children. Please help me figure out what this is! It’s been bothering me for 17 years and I can’t find anything about it.

woman finds husband dead in bathtub (no blood)

I saw this on TV when I was a little kid (probably between 2001-2005). I think it was a black&white movie, or possibly a TV episode, and it was in English. I don’t remember the plot, but I distinctly remember a scene in a classroom where the fire alarm rings and the teacher tells the students that there’s a fire drill and they have to go downstairs. There’s a close-up shot of one of the stairs with the kids’ feet walking on it, and the bolt slowly loosening from the wall until the stair collapses. Offscreen, there are crashing sounds and sounds of yelling, and the scene fades to black. The next scene is a funeral for the children who died. Later in the movie/episode, a man is giving a heartfelt speech and he mentions the staircase collapse and the death of the children. Please help me figure out what this is! It’s been bothering me for 15 years and I can’t find anything about it.

goofy character in movie has dramatic reaction to someone’s story

this is going to be kind of a reach, because i don’t have a lot of the details right about the scene i’m remembering – but there is a character who is a young man, white with sandy blond hair and blue eyes, and he’s either like a dumb goofball best friend of a main character or some sort of dumb jock. so there’s a scene i’m thinking of where he has a big goofy smile on his face, and then someone he’s talking to says something upsetting or tells an upsetting story and the smile just drops from his face, and he looks horrified and his mouth is open and there are tears in his eyes but he doesn’t say anything. what feels notable about this scene is this is a goofy character who you wouldn’t expect to be having an emotional reaction to something like this. i had an idea that maybe the person he’s talking to is older, like they’re someone’s grandfather or something who he got stuck alone with, but not sure. if it helps, the actor i’m picturing looks exactly like taylor from survivor season 33 millennials vs. gen x. i’m also not sure if this is a tv show or a movie!

Another obscure movie about a killer…

Really, people, I do watch LOTS of movies that aren’t about killers…  but the second inquiry I’ll post here is also about a ‘killer’ movie…

Okay, I saw this movie in a theatre that tends to show foreign films, art films, cult films, old movie revivals.  I think I saw it maybe twenty years or so ago.

It’s a European film (French?), I’d almost bet my life on it (but I probably shouldn’t…) — or at least not American.  I remember really liking it at the time, but my memories of it are really indistinct.

It’s about a serial killer who is on the move.  Maybe his job involves travel, and he kills along the way.  Or maybe he travels for the purpose of killing all over the place, I can’t remember.  I seem to remember shots from inside the car, maybe the driver’s POV thru the windshield???  And maybe he drives in the rain often???

And scenes in hotel rooms.  The visual feel is gritty, the lens may not always be fully focused, or it’s just grainy.  And claustrophobic.  It gave me the feeling like I could feel the killer’s breath on my skin, on my face.  The best word I have for it was that the movie, and its world, were… sweaty… to me.

Can’t remember the plot beyond travel and killing — the latter of which I’m not sure was very graphic or very on-screen, even.  Maybe the emphasis was more on his constant moving, from kill to kill.

And I seem to have a vague sense that the main character remains largely an enigma.  I don’t know if any effort to explain why he does what he does or what it means to him, even in the moment. is ever made.

I only really have snippets of it in my head anymore, but the movie’s nevertheless always stayed with me…

Thanx!