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Identify a movie where kids are inside the TV

I have a vague memory of a single bit of a movie I saw in the early 90s (don't know how old the movie was tho). Three kids, on the lip of a giant TV screen. The sky was orange/yellow/green stormy. The movie villain was threatening them, and they either pushed him into TV land, or they themselves jumped into it to escape him. Any guesses?
posted by rebent on Jul 12, 2014 - 6 answers

She seems cool, but she doesn't even listen to Bauhaus.

What is this quote from (filter)!?!?!? "She seems cool, but she doesn't even listen to Bauhaus." I have tried and tried to find the origin and I have failed miserably. I heard it while listening to 1st Wave on Sirius XM. I'm assuming it's from a movie. There is one person on twitter who used the quote, but she has failed to respond to my plea. Where MeFites? Where?
posted by Sophie1 on Jul 8, 2014 - 10 answers

80s foreign movie about a clown or mime wandering in city

Looking for a movie I saw on TV in the 80s that was about a sad clown/mime who left his circus and was wandering around the city - a foreign city, probably Europe. It is NOT Children of Paradise, but maybe some remake inspired by it. I believe it was a foreign film and was probably shown on Nickelodeon - it was a color film. Very atmospheric and followed the clown wandering in the city. Any ideas?
posted by cmp4Meta on Nov 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

No Retreat! No Surrender!

What is this mid-80's martial arts movie with two kids and terrible editing? It's not "No Retreat, No Surrender". [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Apr 5, 2012 - 4 answers

MovieFilter: Transportation planner looses his job. In the end he pitches his plan and gets his job and girlfriend back.

MovieFilter: Transportation planner looses his job. He ends up pitching his plan and gets his job and girlfriend back. [more inside]
posted by jjonajason on Sep 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Night Flight RULED!

Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Aug 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Name that film!

What's the name of that upcoming retro-ish sci-fi movie? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jun 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Name that film

What foreign film did I watch on television in the UK in the 80s [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Film Quality "Breakpoints"?

Are there major concrete breakpoints in film quality/style over there years? Or are these more to do with the film to video conversion (I watch movies on television). Or are these perceived changes based on my historical memory? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Dec 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me remember a TV movie/series

Trying to remember a TV movie/series I saw back in 92/93. [more inside]
posted by querty on Sep 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Identify this b-movie from the 80s

Identify this b-movie from the 80s [more inside]
posted by solmyjuice on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

I am usually the dude that answers these questions. Today I am not this dude.

I'm usually the dude that answers questions like this, but for the life of me, I can't remember the title of the film. It was early-mid 80's, possibly a TV Movie, where two "righteous dudes" are kidnapped and brought to this town that looks eerily like small town Kansas circa 1950. It turns out that this city is a training ground for Soviet sleeper agents, and the dudes were kidnapped to update the training program. In the end, the dudes lead an escape from the town back to America.
posted by Oktober on Feb 9, 2010 - 2 answers

I won't bathe until I know.

Identify this 80s (I think) horror movie. [more inside]
posted by Palerale on Dec 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Cave Aliens 2

Yet another 80s Scifi search! But as it happens, I remember the whole movie... [more inside]
posted by lundman on Feb 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Identify this horror movie from two brief memories.

Help me identify this horror movie from my youth. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Aug 16, 2008 - 12 answers

What was this horror/thriller from the late 80's / early 90's?

What is the name of the movie or show with this plot?: A young girl with an abusive father is given a black-robed doll name "the Viper." At night, the Viper comes alive as a human-sized version of itself with green, glowing eyes and helps the girl. Near the end of the movie/show, there is a twist where the Viper is actually the girls father or something along those lines.
posted by hitopshelf on Jul 19, 2008 - 1 answer

Help me remember this detective comedy film from my childhood!

I am trying to find the title of this film I remember scantily from my childhood. I do remember belly-laughing at this film when I was a kid, but can't remember for the life of me more than just a few details. Here's what I know (or think I remember)... [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Mar 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Need help finding 80s movie with half animation and half live-action

I'm looking for a movie that was possibly made in the early 80s. It had a similar feel of Jungle Book because it had a little boy in it with many animals including a kangaroo. It was part animation and part live-action, and I believe the entire movie was set in Australia. I wish I could remember more details of it, but I was quite young when I watched it and I haven't been able to find it since.
posted by czechmate on May 6, 2007 - 8 answers

The Last V8?

In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by tomierna on Aug 12, 2006 - 7 answers

A Raccoon, A Rabbit, and An Owl

Help me identify an old animated movie that involved a raccoon, a rabbit, and an owl. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 29, 2006 - 7 answers

What Otis Redding Songs Were in "Heaven Help Us"?

Does anyone know the names of the Otis Redding songs that were in Heaven Help Us?
posted by Edible Energy on Aug 9, 2005 - 2 answers

I can't find the title of a movie I saw as a kid in the 80s

As a web developer I can usually find what I want on the Internet. This however, has stumped me for over five years. Please help me find any info about this movie. I saw it in the 80s, possibly the early 90s. For the amount of detail I recall about the movie, I can't believe I've never found anything on the net. The description follows: [more inside]
posted by pelletierm on Mar 23, 2005 - 9 answers

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