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   StormCnter  Another easy one: A 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Ishiro Honda and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. The film stars Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura and Haruo Nakajima who portrayed the titular character until his retirement in 1972.

The film focuses on a prehistoric monster resurrected by repeated nuclear tests in the Pacific, who ravages Japan and reignites horrors of nuclear devastation to the very nation that experienced it first-hand. It was the first of many kaiju films released in Japan, paving the way and setting the standard for future kaiju films, many of which feature the same monster.

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   StormCnter  In what film did actor Burt Lancaster speak this last line: "It's good to be home"?
Birdman of Alcatraz
Come Back, Little Sheba
From Here to Eternity
Sweet Smell of Success
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   StormCnter  Super easy one to start off the week: A 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as well as the seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury, the first attempt at manned spaceflight by the United States.
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   MeiDei  1992 Courtroom drama
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin got the inspiration to write the source play, a courtroom drama from a phone conversation with his sister Deborah, who had graduated from Boston University Law School and signed up for a three-year stint with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps. She was going to Guantanamo Bay to defend a group of Marines who came close to killing a fellow Marine in a hazing ordered by a superior officer. Sorkin took that information and wrote much of his story on cocktail napkins while bartending at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.. In 1988, Sorkin sold the film rights for his play to producer David Brown before it premiered, in a deal reportedly "well into six figures". Brown had read an article in the New York Times about Sorkin's one-act play Hidden in This Picture, and he found out Sorkin also had this play. William Goldman did an uncredited rewrite of the script that Sorkin liked so much, he incorporated the changes made into the stage version. Directed by Rob Reiner.

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   StormCnter  (1952-2009 )He began his career as a dancer appearing in Disneyland's parades as Prince Charming from "Cinderella". One of the many Cinderellas he danced with was Michelle Pfeiffer. In high school, he excelled at football and gymnastics and won an athletic (Gymnastics )scholarship to college. He went to New York to train as a dancer at Harkness Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet School. He made the transition to Broadway, landing the role of Danny in the hit musical Grease before heading to Los Angeles to make yet another transition, this time to the screen. He was People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. He did quite a bit of television, scoring a memorable role as a dying soldier in an episode of M*A*S*H. Who was he?
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   MeiDei  Patrick Swayzee maybe?
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   StormCnter  Yes, Patrick Swayze. You are awarded two dirty dancing lessons. I read that he was offered six million to do a sequel to that movie, but he turned it down.
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   StormCnter  The many emotionally potent scenes between middle-class housewife Laura and doctor Alec in their weekly clandestine meetings, including the famous scene of their final day together when they were interrupted by a friend during their last, painful, repressed goodbye as Alec gently placed his hand on her shoulder and then disappeared forever (on a medical journey to Africa ).

What movie is this tearjerker scene from?
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   MeiDei  She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in the 1985 film Dance with a Stranger and won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for the 1992 film Damage. For that film and 1994s Tom and Viv, she received Academy Award nominations. Her other films include, Empire of the Sun (1987 ), The Crying Game (1992 ), her Golden Globe winning role in Enchanted April (1992 ), The Apostle (1997 ), Sleepy Hollow (1999 ), Spider (2002 ), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005 ) and Made in Dagenham (2010
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   HopeandGlory  She's Miranda Richardson.
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   MeiDei  It's one I thought you'd get : ) A gold star for you!
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   StormCnter  "Gone With the Wind" trivia: The film had its first preview on 9 September 1939 at the Fox Theatre in Riverside, California. In attendance were David O. Selznick, his wife Irene Mayer Selznick, investor John Hay Whitney and editor Hal C. Kern. Kern called for the manager and explained that his theater had been chosen for the first public screening of Gone with the Wind, though the identity of the film was to remain undisclosed to the audience until the very moment it began. People were permitted to leave only if they didn't want to hang around for a film that they didn't know the name of, but after they'd gone, the theater was to be sealed with no re-admissions and no phone calls. The manager was reluctant but eventually agreed. His one request was to call his wife to come to the theater immediately, although he was forbidden to tell her what film she was about to see. Indeed, Kern stood by him while he made his phone call to ensure he maintained the secret. When the film began, the audience started yelling with excitement. They had been reading about this film for nearly 2 years, so were naturally thrilled to see it for themselves.
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   MeiDei  1990 film
CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.

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   Gram77  Had totally forgotten about this movie.....Air America with Gibson and Downey, Jr.
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   MeiDei  Well Done! A bowl of steamed rice with the best naturally fermented soy sauce for you.
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   StormCnter  In what film did actress Dorothy McGuire (as mute domestic worker Helen ) speak these words, the last line of the film: "1-8-9...Dr. Parry...Come...It's I, Helen."
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Johnny Belinda
Sorry, Wrong Number
The Spiral Staircase
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   Gram77  Spiral Staircase. Great movie.
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   StormCnter  Gram gets to slide down the banister. She's right.
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