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You are describing a scene from Top Secret: When Nick and Val reach the resistance, a high latch opens and a man appears through it. But when he opens the door, he's short (he's the guy on the left here). Here's the clip: ...


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John 3:16, New International Version: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Rollen Stewart used to go to loads and loads of sporting events in the 70's, and he would hold up a sign with just "John 3:16" on it. He was trying to spread a message. Other people ...


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The reason you didn't find is probably because it features Albert Brooks, not Robin Williams. I ran a google search for "movie india pakistan islam comedian" and found this: Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World: To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on ...


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You are thinking of the movie "Life as We Know It", from 2010. In it, there is a couple that falls in love, marries and has a baby. They die in an automobile accident, and while the respective god parents don't like each other, they come together for the sake of the baby and end up falling for each other.


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A chicken swallows an engagement ring in the B&W Edgar Kennedy comedy short "Feather Your Nest" From 1944. You can watch it here on Youtube (the ring is eaten around minute 12).


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High Spirits (1988) Edited from the LA Times, here's a synopsis: An impoverished Lord, Peter Plunkett desperately tries to save his bankrupt patrimony by converting his castle into a ghostly theme park with banshees on pulleys and servants under sheets. Like you said, there were others at the castle: Sharon, married to a charming nebbish Jack, ...


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I believe this to be the Hong Kong release called "Winners and Sinners", which is a comedy about some ex cons attempting to go straight, but getting caught up with a local crime boss anyway. I couldn't find any reference to a ring, but I did find this excerpt from the book "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan", which states: Note: Some ...


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You are looking for the filme "Wake Me When it's Over", where the commander of a forgotten, apathetic Air Base conspires with the local governor to build a hotel out of military goods near some hot springs in the area.


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Two good contemporary takes on black humor and Jewish humor are the documentaries Why We Laugh (2004) and When Jews Were Funny (2013), notable for their blend of historical insight and on-camera interviews with American comedians who may be said to represent their respective cultures of comedy -- and I would say that in spite of the Venn diagram for race and ...


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Sounds like Disconnect from 2012 with Jason Bateman. From an online recap: 15-year-old outcast son (Jonah Bobo) is duped online by a couple of sadistic classmates. The two creeps develop a fake Facebook profile of a girl, strike up a friendship with the boy, and then ask that he send over a nude photo of himself, which they circulate throughout the ...


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This is from Lucky Luke and the Daltons from 2004. IIRC it's a magic red sombrero that makes the wearer invulnerable. You can see the scene here (the exact moment is around 1:35):


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Néa (1976) In Genève, bookseller and publisher Axel Thorpe catches willful, rich 16-year old Sibylle Ashby shop lifting. She brags about her writing, so he challenges her to produce a book. She writes an erotic novel that Thorpe publishes anonymously, and it becomes a best seller. She also tries to capture the love of this 40-year old ...


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Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson. Synopsis: Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.


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The movie you are thinking of is Big Daddy. Adam Sandler plays a layabout that ends up taking care of his roommates illegitimate child. The scene that you recall was during a poker game with some of his friends, and can be seen here. The link to the Wiki synopsis of the film is here.


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Frog and Wombat (1998) From her bedroom window, Alli (code name "Frog") thinks that she has discovered the cover up of a serious crime. She is convinced that her new school principal has committed a murder, and she is going to prove it! When her best friend, Jane (code name "Wombat"), rejects this idea, a brazen Frog decides to set up ...


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That Funny Feeling (1965) Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's ...


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I can think of American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile. From the Plot section : Erik's girlfriend of two years, Tracy, loves him, but is not ready for intercourse. Tracy sees this as an opportunity to give Erik a "guilt free weekend pass", hoping that he can quench his lust and get sex out of his system since she is not ready. Later that ...


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The first film that sprang to mind when you asked this question was Bean (1997). This film, the first based on a popular character created by Richard Curtis and Rowen Atkinson,took approx. $250,000,000 on an $18,000,000 budget. Here are the final stats for the film's box office. Regardless of your feelings toward this type of humor (predominantly ...


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Sounds like Love and Mary from 2007. Here's the trailer. From Wiki: Hoping to raise money from engagement presents [heroine Mary] decides to visit her family in Texas with her [nerdy] fiancé, Brent. Brent comes down with an allergy before the trip and she takes his twin brother Jake, a jailbird, to pretend to be Brent. While in Texas she falls in love ...


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Pretty sure this is the sequel to The Odd Couple, The Odd Couple II from 1998, where Walter Mattahu and Jack Lemmon go through all kinds of trouble when they try to reach their childrens' wedding in time. Along the way, an old man offers them a ride, saying that though it's a five hour drive, they will be there "in less than two hours". But when they ...


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No - if you want to be exacting about it. They appeared in 21 Jump Street in tribute to the characters they played on the original TV series the movie was based on. We never see them actually die and 22 Jump Street makes zero mention of them or their futures. It is likely they are dead given the wounds they received, but they are not confirmed dead at any ...


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Perhaps High Road to China (1983) with Tom Selleck? From an online recap: Rich woman hires drunken pilot (Selleck) to fly her to China to find her missing father. It also features this exchange between them: [Man:] Speak! [Woman:] Speak?! If you or one more person tells me to speak or to not speak, or to lower my eyes, I am going to let you ...


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I believe you are describing the 1965 movie "Situation Hopeless...But Not Serious", with Alec Guinness and Robert Redford. In it, two aviators are forced to bail out over Germany. They are hidden in a cellar by a friendly German who enjoys their company so much that he lies to them letting them think the war is not over after it ends.


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I haven't seen the movie myself, but I've heard of a scene that sounds somewhat similar in Charlie's Angels.


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I'd say Critical Condition. But it shouldn't be hard to find a movie if you know at least one actor using IMDB's search (Richard Pryor for example).


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What makes people laugh. There are surprisingly many theories about what makes us laugh! The most popular theories fall under the umbrella of “incongruity” and date back to Aristotle, who said that the best way to get a laugh was to set up an expectation and then deliver something “that gives a twist.” Theorists like Immanual Kant, Arthur Schopenhauer, and ...


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Sounds like Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring Steve Martin, where he's an executive trying to get home for Christmas?


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You're right about this gag being popular. Other than the movies you have already mentioned (Kingpin and What A Way To Go! from 1964 with Shirley MacLaine), this also appears in City Slickers II (1994), For Richer or Poorer (1997) and Ice Age 3 (2009). But surprisingly, though it's not explicitly shown and only lasts a couple of seconds, the gag was hinted ...


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I don't think it is set in the Mediterranean, but I believe you might be thinking of the French comedy "Hibernatus", in which a man that is exploring the South Pole (Although a synopsis on IMDB says Greenland) ends up frozen in a block of ice, and found/thawed out 90 years later.


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Big Daddy with Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider



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