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Office Space from 1999. Three engineers have had enough of the daily grind working their dull, mundane jobs at Initech Corporation. Subjected to filling out useless forms, fighting with faulty office equipment, and their obnoxious boss Bill Lumbergh are enough to drive anyone crazy. There's also other odd characters like Tom Smykowski and Milton Waddams. ...


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Catch Me If You Can(2002) A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.


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The boy gets used for sending messages part suggests you're probably after Enemy at the Gates. Below a few plot fragments matching your description: In 1942, Vasily Zaytsev (Jude Law), a shepherd from the Ural Mountains who is now a soldier in the Red Army, finds himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Forced into a suicidal charge ...


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That sounds like the movie Big Game starring Samuel L Jackson: The plot is as you describe...Airforce One is attacked, the president ejects and lands in the forest (in Finland, rather than Russia), and a boy hunter helps save him. While it's clearly a movie that doesn't take itself entirely seriously, I don't think I'd classify it as a comedy, however. ...


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You're describing the plot of Cloverfield from 2008. Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown ...


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It's 3-iron, actually a Korean movie~ Tae-suk (Jae Hee) is a loner who drives around on his motorbike, taping takeout menus over the keyholes of front doors and breaking into apartments where the menus have not been removed. He lives in those apartments while their owners are away, washing their clothes and mending their broken appliances. When ...


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This is definitely Misery (1990) with James Caan and Kathy Bates (who won an Oscar for the role). Not sure why it was in B&W, maybe you saw it on a B&W TV? Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but ...


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If the author is female, not male, I think you're talking about Stranger than Fiction. Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American comedy-drama-fantasy film directed by Marc Forster, written by Zach Helm, and starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson. The main plot follows Harold Crick (portrayed by Ferrell), ...


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This is Get Smart The 2008 film version of the 1970's spy spoof television series. Maxwell Smart has to prevent an planned explosion that will be triggered by a series of notes at a concert. The bomb in the piano will kill the US President. The mistaken identity and framing that you remember are similar to the plot of Get Smart. The hero is not Martin ...


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Might be Spy Hard (1996). Secret agent WD-40 Dick Steele (Leslie Nielsen) has his work cut out for him. Along with the mysterious and lovely Veronique Ukrinsky, Agent 3.14, he must rescue the kidnapped Barbara Dahl and stop the evil genius, a General named Rancor (Andy Griffith), from seizing control of the entire world. Rancor was wounded ...


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Sounds like the plot of I Am Legend with Will Smith from 2007. It is the year 2012. In the ruins of New York city. Robert Neville who is a military scientist who is the lone survivor of a biochemical disease which was supposed to cure cancer 3 years previous. With only blood thirsty zombies as his neighbors and his trusty dog, Samantha, Robert is trying ...


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It was Kirsten Dunst. You're looking for Upside Down from 2012. Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he loved once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond ...


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The film you're looking for is Double Jeopardy: Double Jeopardy is a 1999 American mystery-thriller film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, and Bruce Greenwood. The film is about a woman who is framed for the murder of her husband. It's a really good film, in my mind. Double Jeopardy is also the legal term for this. ...


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Sounds like Minority Report, where Tom Cruise's character John demonstrates predetermination to Colin Farrell's character Danny by rolling a ball along the plexiglass table, which Danny then catches. John: Why'd you catch that? Danny: Because it was gonna fall. John: You're certain? Danny: Yeah. John: But it didn't fall. You ...


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This is Loser, a 2000 film starring Jason Biggs (who played Paul) and Mena Suvari (who play Dora) set in New York City: From the wiki description: It is about a small-town teenager who is accepted into New York University and must cope with the pressures of college life and the big city. From the script: Dora: So how come you always wear ...


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You're looking for Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones from 2009. A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body. The bit with the ...


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IMDb's movie connections page for the episode states: Features: The Hunt for Red October (1990) A shot of young Alec Baldwin is shown on the HD Camera monitor Here's a frame from the movie with Baldwin in a similar suit:


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I have only watched Firefly and not Serenity, but the mutants you described definitely made me think of the reavers from the show. By chance I found this question, which inadvertently provides an answer: Why does Serenity have a cannon in “Serenity”?, Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange The accepted answer there sounds like it's what you are ...


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It's The Creature Wasn't Nice (AKA Naked Space AKA Spaceship) from 1981 with Leslie Nielsen. When the spaceship Vertigo stops to explore a previously unknown planet, the crew finds an unrecognized dollop of protoplasm and takes it aboard ship to return it to earth for analysis. On board, lifeform expands into an oozing person-eating monster which ...


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Every detail of your description matches Sexmission. The original title is Seksmisja and it's a Polish movie from 1984. Here's a part of plot description from IMBD: Two scientists are chosen as guinea pigs for a time experiment: they are placed in hibernation and should be brought back to life after three years. In the meantime, however, the World War ...


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Defending your life (1991) starring Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep: IMDB page I remember Rip Torn was the lawyer assigned to defend Albert Brooks, it was pretty funny.


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This is "The Killing Room". Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program. You can see the trailer below: Which includes the scene where they use blood to reveal the secret messages.


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I guess you got some parts wrong, but it should be the German movie Schachnovelle In WW2 an intelectual (not a Jew) is arrested and isolated in a hotel by the Nazis. He teaches himself chess only by a book he found at his prison. After the guards find the book and take it away, he starts, like you described, to build chess pieces from bread and uses his ...


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You're looking for the sci-fi cheapie Vampire Vixens from Venus from 1995. Three Venusians land on Earth and transform themselves into beautiful buxom babes, then go about their task of sucking the life force out of unsuspecting males. They place a device on the men's heads that emits a green halo which turns them into pieces of meat. Here are some ...


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It sounds an awful lot like Escape from L.A.. (Spoilers) At the end, Snake Plissken, who is a bit cowboy-like, definitely has a "remote" that he presses to destroy all electronics and reset society. He was released from prison to save the world from a doomsday device and does light up a cigarette. If I recall, Los Angeles was an Alcatraz-like island, ...


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You are describing Tomorrowland. The titular Tomorrowland is the futuristic (Now Zeerust future-retro) city of Tomorrow, with jet packs and 1960's styling. The teenage girl is Casey Newton, played by Britt Robertson. The scene you describe happens fairly early in the movie: From Wiki: Tomorrowland (subtitled A World ...


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You're right, it is David Huddleston. You're looking for Computercide (AKA The Final Eye) from 1981. The year is 1995 and Michael Stringer is the only private eye left on Earth. One day, he is assigned by a woman to investigate Eden Isle, a complex for people who want a perfect life started by an industrialist named Korter. Interestingly, Korter is found ...


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Could it be The Tommyknokers? It is a 1993 miniseries in 2 episodes adapted from a S. King's book; from IMDB: A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutates. Wiki of the book Wiki of the series In the first episode (from wiki): Gardner has a metal plate in his head from a skiing accident... In the second episode ...


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Whaddya know? It's real! AmeriQua (2013) aka Eurotrapped AmeriQua is the story of a lazy recent graduate, Charlie (Bobby Kennedy), whose rich parents cut him off with a $5000 check and an ultimatum to start a life of independence and responsibility. Instead, he buys a plane ticket to Italy, gets robbed upon arrival and winds up in Bologna in the ...


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If the heroine destroyed the giant screen by throwing a large hammer(?) at it, then you may be remembering a famous Apple Computer commercial. That is what immediately comes to mind based on your description.



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