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Ok, the question was vague, but I immediately thought of Gloria, starring Gena Rowlands. It's from 1980, and had that classic gritty 70's/80's look. Gloria is protecting a young boy from the mob, and shoots at a car: Mild mannered Jack Dawn has been secretly working as an accountant for the mob. He, his Puerto Rican wife Jeri, his teen-aged daughter ...


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That sounds like the Millennium episode Somehow, Satan Got Behind me, (1998). Four elderly men meet for coffee late at night. The fourth to arrive is hostile to the waiter, who secretly urinates in the man's coffee. The man, Abum (Dick Bakalyan), realizes this, and the group share a laugh over it, during which they are revealed to actually be ...


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I believe the film you're looking for is the 1955 film The Man Who Loved Redheads. One of the plot summaries almost perfectly matches your description. Great memory for a movie you watched 25 years ago! Plot Summary (From IMDb): When just a young boy, Lord Binfield briefly met and fell in love with redheaded-teenager Sylvia. He never forgot her face ...


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The 1977 British film The Glitterball has a small steel ball alien that young boys find. Edit: found a link to a bit of the film, which shows the ball eating voraciously:


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I suspect that you saw a trailer to the TV series American Odyssey. (aka Odyssey in the UK). The plot is very similar to your description. On a mission in North Africa, the main character finds evidence that a US security company has been funding terrorists. Later her unit is attacked and she is the only survivor. The remainder is essentially her journey ...


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It's the 1992 Kid 'n Play movie Class Act. Your description misses most of the plot, but you describe near the ending, the Knowledge Bowl. Described as "An urban retelling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper": After the mix-up is corrected, Blade, Duncan and company are all set free. In an anti-climax, Duncan and Blade both enter a Knowledge bowl ...


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Embarrassingly, I just found it: Blue Ruin (2013) A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.


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The scene you described sounds like a scene from the movie The Mummy(1999) where a character is looking at a jeweled scarab, only to have it come alive and crawl into his skin. Here is a link to the scene where one of the heroes is attacked:


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Sounds something like Vanishing Act (1986) BlockquoteIn the Rocky Mountains, Harry Kenyon seeks out his missing wife Chris in the Winter Parade. Harry meets Lieutenant Rudameyer and tells that him he is from San Francisco and has just married Chris, from Philadelphia, in Las Vegas. They traveled to the Rockies on honeymoon and they had an argument the ...


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It's from the movie Claudine 1974. He plays a garbage man named Rupert dating a single mom (played by Diahann Carroll). He's reticent about dating her because she's got six children and you find out in the movie that he's got his own children and his wages get garnished, which causes him to run off for a short period. The dialogue is him talking to Claudine'...


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You don't mention the time when you saw that movie and that plot is not unique, but assuming you mean an actual movie, my guess would be 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016): Following an argument with her fiancé Ben, Michelle leaves New Orleans and drives through rural Louisiana. Late at night, she turns on the radio only to hear that there were continuous ...


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Milagro en Milán (1951) This fantasy tale tells of Totò who, found in a cabbage patch, is adopted by Lolotta, a wise and kind old woman. When Lolotta dies he moves to an orphanage. At eighteen Totò (Francesco Golisano) leaves the orphanage and ends up in a shantytown squatter colony on the outskirts of Milan.


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I found it - Its the The Shunning Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.


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That is Enemy Mine (1985), with Dennis Quaid as the human and Lou Gossett Jr as the alien. Check out the trailer at the link, it includes many of the plot points you mentioned.


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Sounds like "Here Comes the Devil" "A married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be, that something terrifying has changed them." Preview:


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Sounds like Humanoids from the Deep (1980) Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: halfman, halffish which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.


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Iron Doors (2010) A young man must escape from a mysterious locked vault before he dies of dehydration.


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Is it possible you've confused a few things (or that this answer is wrong)? It sounds like John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness: he stumbles upon a movie in a theatre that somehow disturbs all those who see it. Illuminatus!, utilized the phrase "immanentize the eschaton," but there was never a movie was there? The novel Flicker is a candidate for its ...


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It has to be Predator A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered in to assist CIA man, George Dillon, on a rescue mission for potential survivors of a Helicopter downed over remote South American jungle. Not long after they land, Dutch and his team discover that they have been sent in under false ...


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You are looking for Prometheus from 2012: In 2089, archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a star map in Scotland that matches others from several unconnected ancient cultures. They interpret this as an invitation from humanity's forerunners, the "Engineers". You can see one of the star maps here:


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You're looking for Pay The Ghost from 2015 with Nicolas Cage. One year after Mike Lawford's young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, he is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can't explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son-and, in doing so, he unearths a legend ...


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You're describing the plot of The Hot Chick with Rob Schneider from 2002. Jessica Spencer is the hottest, most popular girl in high school. Jessica, her best friend April, and a couple of other hot girls Lulu and Keecia visit the mall to hang out and do some shopping. They enter a new age store, where they check out a pair of ancient earrings. ...


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This movie is Waxwork II: Lost In Time. The jumping around time/dimensions is a compass device that opens a gate into another reality, which in this movie are famous movie scenes like from The Excorist or Aliens. In this one scene the girl goes through a time door first ending up in space where as the guy ends up in a black & white movie in a haunted ...


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You're looking for Mystic Nights and Pirate Fights from 1998. Young Jonah Johnson and his family move into Mystic, CT. The town's local fisherman's son, Schooner, quickly befriends him and the two soon discover what seems to be a 300-year-old treasure map. The treasure of Captain Kidd that was lost in the town 3 decades earlier. While trying to evade the ...


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"Speed Racer" (2008) "A hole breaks in the side of a fish tank, a man is forced to put his finger in the hole, and piranhas swarm to his finger (we hear him scream and see him flailing, we see the water turn red and bubble and we see the man later with a bloody bandage where his finger used to be)"


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Perhaps you are thinking of The Yellow Balloon. From the Wikipedia plot summary: "Len blackmails Frankie into stealing money from his parents (Kenneth More and Kathleen Ryan) to help fund Len's escape and then uses the boy as a decoy in a pub robbery that goes horribly wrong when Len murders the pub owner. Realising that Frankie is the only ...


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Could be The Miracle of Kathy Miller From Wikipedia : The Miracle of Kathy Miller is a 1981 television film based on the real-life story of a teenager who was critically injured in a car accident. Kathy, a high school track and field athlete, overcame the severe mental and physical injury to compete in and finish a long-distance race.


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Sounds like the Dutch, English-speaking short CGI animation Elephants Dream from 2006. The two main characters are on a journey in the folds of a giant Machine, exploring the twisted and dark complex of wires, gears and cogs. Until one moment a conflict arises that throws out all their assumptions. This movie short couples lively fun with passionate ...


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Spawn (1997) Al Simmons (Michael Jai White), a military soldier/assassin, is betrayed by the head of a covert government agency, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). Wynn assigns Simmons a mission to take out a Bio-Chem plant in North Korea while ordering his top assassin, Jessica Priest (Melinda Clarke), to assassinate him. After Simmons dies from a gas fire ...


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I think the movie you are talking about is A Walk to Remember. The story is about a bad boy, played by Shane West, who gets in trouble for underage drinking. In order to stay in school, he must star in the school play. He practices his lines with the local reverend's daughter, Jamie, played by Mandy Moore. They fall in love. There is some other stuff that ...



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