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What is the name of the movie in which eating and toilet taboos are reversed [closed]

Can anyone identify a (possibly French) film where the cultural taboos about going to the toilet and eating (not at the same time!) are reversed? I remember seeing a scene with someone knocking on a ...
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Retired gentleman that solves people's problems [closed]

I believe this started as a TV movie (circa 1980's) and segued into a short-lived series. The protagonist was a retired gentleman who took up lost causes from people who could not afford outside help....
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Scene from a TV show with two men talking and one of them summarising Star Wars in a funny way [closed]

A while ago I watched a scene from a TV show on YT. The title of the show was provided, but unfortunately I don't remember it. I think the show was British, but I'm not sure. The scene was around 1-2 ...
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Comedy sketch satirising excessively complicated British train tickets [closed]

This was a sketch in a sketch show on British terrestrial TV some time around 1997-2007. I think the show was a less successful contemporary of shows like Big Train and Smack The Pony. I don't ...
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Please identify a series in which some teens meet in the night and tell horror stories [closed]

Possible channel: Hungama, Animax Possible age of characters: all were teens Possible time period when I saw the series: 2007-2013 Where did I see it: India Language: it was Hindi Dubbed Origin of ...
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Identify 80's “horror” film with elements of Hell on earth and an astronaut savior [closed]

My dad used to tape these late night films on VHS and most of the time they were diabolical but one has always stayed with me. It must have been in the 80's when it was televised, and I apologize ...
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Fight breaks out in a restaurant, Hitler salutes in the background [closed]

I believe this is a comedy as the whole scene is rather silly. A fight breaks out in a place with tables, a bar and a stage. It looks kinda retro, with pastel colors and simple shapes. We see various ...
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Comedy (Arabic?) about school teacher adopting her boyfriends' lifestyles [closed]

I saw bits of this on an overnight bus in Egypt in (I think) 2011. I couldn't follow any of the dialogue, and I think I fell asleep a few times missing a few segments, so this is all me reading ...
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TV-Show: Time travel with group of different times. Fork-like tool used as weapon [closed]

I saw this TV-show in the '80s. I scarcely remember a thing. There was a group of people of different times traveling together across time. Here are two characters that I remember: FORK-GUY: A man ...
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Sci-Fi movie, about binary code, aliens, and headaches [closed]

It has been a long time I am trying to identify a movies I've seen but can't remember the title. I may have seen it in the late 90's or early 2000's. I saw it on TV in France. It's very vague, but ...
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Aliens disguised as school children learn about humans in retro TV show [closed]

I want to find out what this is, I think its a book adapted TV series for children (around the 90s) There are green furry aliens with tenticles (that looks vaguely like the plant monster from little ...
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Elderly couple manipulate people in order to steal their bodies [closed]

I have once seen a movie (or a TV episode, but probably not) with the following plot: In the beginning, a reporter is making a story on immortality and does interview with a an elderly couple who ...
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Movie or TV show from 70's or 80's about a (Russian?) scientist? with brain replaced by a computer [closed]

I am going crazy searching for the movie or TV show that I saw in childhood. The plot goes like this: A man was severely injured in some accident and lost his ability to move or talk. His brain ...
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What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from? [closed]

I'm trying to find out what movie or TV show this sci fi-looking prop is from. I saw the prop, appearing to be some kind of shuttle-craft, recently at the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage and I suspect ...
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One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans [closed]

I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty. I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include color,...
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An episode from an old horror series with human sacrifice [closed]

I am trying to identify and purchase an episode from one of the old horror or supernatural tv series. I don't remember if it was Twilight Zone, or The Outer Limits, or Night Gallery or Tales from the ...
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A cartoon about two men in top hats chasing after a girl in distress [closed]

I remember watching a movie on Cartoon Network as a child with two men in top hats chasing after a girl in these very colorful, very vivid scenes. The only characters are the two men in top hats, the ...
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Comedy movie/TV show featuring a lactating girl convincing a boy to consume her breast milk [closed]

I want to identify this movie/TV show I watched the trailer of. It was going to be on air on TV. So here are the details: When did I watch it I watched it about 7 years ago and movie must have been ...
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Video in which a man follows a string all his life to end in the desert [closed]

I am looking for the video where a young man stumbles upon a string (or cable) and begins to follow it, out of curiosity. He follows it a really long time as you can see him age and grow old. At the ...
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Zombie movie with evolving zombies - ability to run & speak [closed]

I'm looking for a zombie apocalypse movie (or show but I think it was a movie, not 100% sure). It was spoken in English, I've seen it between the years 2000-2010. It didn't look too old so I would say ...
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Team freezes various people in apartment building [closed]

There was a show or movie that I saw quite some time ago (like 2001, maybe). I think it was on the Sci-Fi channel but not 100% sure. These people there had invented this technology that was like a ...
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Need name of a classic Sci Fi episode, involving a soldier frozen in time saving a woman? [closed]

I'm looking for the name of a tv episode about a soldier who somehow is the only one that is NOT frozen in time. He has a dilemma of saving everyone (I think) or saving his wife, who will have a car ...
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Nickelodeon show with a wizard and gifted children leaping from adventure to adventure [closed]

I'm looking for a show that was on during the early years of Nickelodeon. It was live action and as far as I can remember it had maybe Jonathan Harris (Old English-like actor) playing a frail wizard. ...
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TV Mini Series with people that control Elements [closed]

I remember seeing a live action TV mini series on American TV between 2001 and 2007ish. It may have been on the Sci-Fi channel, but I am unsure. I know for a fact it wasn't on any premium channels, ...
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Show with car going over cliff into the (actual) Grand Canyon [closed]

I was at the Grand Canyon last week and did a tour of the west rim. During the tour, one of the guides pointed to the bottom of the cliff and there was (what appears to be) a mangled up car that is ...
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What British TV series featured characters fighting over an alligator doll? [closed]

I recall watching a British TV series in 2012. Here are the details: The main character was a clown who performed at birthday parties. There was another clown, who stole the main character's name. ...
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Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____” [closed]

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details I can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Something I think ...
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Techno-spy TV show/TV-movie from the mid-1980s, almost certainly Canadian or Can/US co-production [closed]

In the 1980s I lived in the boons north of Toronto, and had only three channels on TV - CBC, CTV and Global. On one of these, and I want to say CTV but I have no idea why, I watched an extended ...
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Episode From Old Sci-fi TV Series [closed]

I'm trying to identify an episode of a 60's or 70's sci-fi TV series where a group of military people (and possibly scientists) in a very secluded base in possibly arctic or Antarctica are visited by ...
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Series with “dark” hero riding futuristic bike [closed]

I have very few details about it but here I go: I watched a few episodes on French television (Canal+ I think) during late 90s/early 2000s but it was definitely not a French series It was about some ...
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Tv show about another dimension/magic land through a magic mirror [closed]

I keep thinking about a show I used to watch on tv, and damn I wanna know the title :P It was a live-action show that I saw somewhere between halfway the 90's and halfway the 2000's, and I'm almost ...
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Nineties sitcom about small software company [closed]

I am trying to identify an old TV show with the following properties: Was broadcast in the early 1990s in South Africa, but the show likely came from the United States The main characters were a team ...
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1980s sci-fi show about a family transported through a pyramid? [closed]

I saw part of a show sometime in the 80s (early or late, I couldn't say) that I have been trying to remember for some time. Figured I never would, because no Google search I ever tried had ever ...
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Very old animated show taking place in the insect world [closed]

When I was little, I had this one VHS with home-taped cartoons [but not by us] that I watched endlessly. One of the cartoons was unknown to me even then, but it was very characteristic and I'd love to ...
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Cartoon in which Donald Duck tries to stop another duck from committing suicide [closed]

This is a cartoon I watched on English TV about a decade ago, maybe more. I have no idea when it was released but it can't have been much earlier than 1990, as the animation looked fairly modern. I ...
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Identify movie: The set is a space crew on a space station and war starts on earth [closed]

Please help identify this movie/tv show. All I know about it is detailed below: The set is a space station orbiting earth. I think it has a multinational crew. The crew is small (3-7 people, both ...
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Identify a movie/tv show where aliens look human but speak by croaking [closed]

I watched this movie or TV show episode in early 2000s. It's about aliens who come to invade Earth, but they look human and speak like humans. When they talk to each other though, they do it by ...
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Identify Kids Time Travel TV Show [closed]

I've been looking for this tv show for a while, but I can't find any references to it at all. I know it is definitely pre 2001 The series starts with some teen from the future looking for someone who ...
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Anime where pilot phases through a mountain to reach his mecha [closed]

Can anybody help identify this anime series with a fighting robot? Two specifics stood out in my mind (which hopefully doesn't indicate my remembering two different series): The boy who controlled ...
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TV series about a suburban town digging up a space ship? [closed]

It was on TV in the US about 10 years ago, it is a mystery with some sci-fi/horror elements. The people in a suburban city start acting weird (possessed/influenced). They would go out at night and ...
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TV episode about patient who has revenge on plastic surgeon who botched his/her surgery [closed]

I'm not sure if this was an episode of "Tales from the Dark Side" or "Twilight Zone" or something else from the 90s (or late 80s). The plot was a patient (transgender?) wanted to have surgery to make ...
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An American TV series about human-like aliens [closed]

I watched this TV series in the late 80s or maybe the early 90s, it was subbed in Arabic Most likely it was American and it was not animated, I believe its from the same era of Small Wonder. I don't ...
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Cartoon similar to Transformers, with two gangs, good and bad [closed]

I was born in 90's, and I used to watch Cartoon Network. I have been trying to identify a show for the past 3 years, but I have not yet found it. It was a bit like a Transformers style, but not ...
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What was this TV movie featuring Peter Ustinov and a space ship? [closed]

In the late 70’s (possibly early 80’s) there was a much hyped multi-part TV movie that was supposed to be a murder mystery. There was a contest where people would write in with their solution before ...
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Post-apocalyptic survivors and shredded paper as currency [closed]

There was this series which I saw during the 90s in which there are 4 to 8 survivors after a nuclear war. the survivors consisted of elderly as well as young people. This is all I remember about the ...
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Identify anime robot show from 80s/ early 90s, song sounds like Silver Surfer? [closed]

Okay, I'm getting insane from this. I have this theme song from my childhood stuck in my head and vague memories of anime movie/tv show. Theme song goes something like this and I remember only refrain:...
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Sci-Fi movie playing in start and end of Seinfeld episode [closed]

There is a episode of Seinfeld where he watches what appears to be a movie with a gentleman in a silver suit and dark sun glasses with his hands up in the air screaming into the sky about the end of ...
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Plane crash survivors stuck on a creepy island [closed]

About 20 years ago, I saw part of a film or TV series about a group of people being stranded on a creepy island after a plane crash. I can't remember whether it was a movie or a TV episode, but it ...
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Movie (maybe show?) where clinic is held hostage for adult son who dies [closed]

At the latest, I saw this movie in January of 2008 on TV. I'll describe what I remember and see if it rings any bells. There were three adult men, including what I believe to be a father and a son. ...
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90's or 00's show/movie - Teens with super suit [closed]

It was a live-action, can't remember if its a show or a movie (I was really young then), but here's everything that I can remember: Three teens (two boys and a girl) found an old device (in a garage, ...