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I’ve been trying to find out what this film is for years, I’ve never had any luck, but I figured I’d try again just because. When I was a kid my mother was watching a movie and I was supposed to be in bed. I kept sneaking in a seeing little pieces of it. I’ve tried to ask my mom if she remembers, but she doesn’t. I initially must have mixed two films together (I used to sneak out of bed to see what movies I could a lot as a child) and I apparently mixed up the movie I’m trying to find, with Eye for an Eye with Sally Field. I’m thinking I must have seen the scene around the same time I saw the pieces of Eye for an Eye (which came out in 1996) so I’m going to say between 1995-1997, just to be safe.

Here’s what I remember (I apologies for the vagueness)

It was definitely in color and in English.

Though I would have seen it in the early 90’s, it could have been older.

The scene I distinctly remember is a man, in the woods. He was chasing after someone (a girl I believe) I remember him seeming very menacing, so he could have been looking to kill her, or harm her in some way. He may have even had her already, and she escaped, that I’m uncertain of. Anyway, I remember him wearing a red flannel shirt (though I could be wrong) and in the scene he’s looking for the girl and he calls out “Olly Olly Oxen Free”.

That’s all I remember, and I know it’s very vague which is most likely why I haven’t been able to find it. I think the only reason I even remember that scene is because the phrase was familiar to me, since we used it in hide and seek when I was a child.

13 thoughts on “olly olly oxen free

    1. The crazy thing is, I just watched Kiss the Girls 2 weeks ago on Netflix, thinking it could possibly be it. Sadly it wasn’t, but thank you for the suggestion.

  1. Ok so I know this is soooo old but recently I randomly thought of a movie and couldn’t for the life of me find the name of it. I googled and googled until I remembered another part of the movie that helped me get to the bottom of it. I’m pretty sure we are thinking of the same movie. It’s called Evil Has a Face.

    1. Yes!! Thank you!! I’ve been trying to remember this movie as well! My dad and I had tried to remember the title forever and we couldn’t. Watching it now! Wish I could call him and tell him!

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