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  • 8 years ago
  • Hi this is my first time posting here but i'm looking for a perticular movie that was probably release in the late 80s or 90's. This is what i remember because i was young but here goes:

    It may be more of a childrens sci-fi but its about a group of kids in a post-apocalyptic era or future overrun by government and all i can remember is the one kid is hearing impaired and they find this silver ball type thing which is some kind of inteligent being. I also think i remember the whole thing being about them with rollerskates or something.

    Sorry for the vague explanation but thats all i can remember and i've searched blockbuster and amazon forever.

    Any help would be appreciated

    JD
  • 8 years ago
  • are you sure it wasnt a tv show,if not it might have been Dune never saw it but I think it came out around teh time your talking about.
  • 8 years ago
  • I remember that movie, it was a 80's movie, it may be this one Roller Blade

    Another low-budget, 'people struggle to survive in a savage post-nuclear war world' movie. This one features kids riding around the rubble on skateboards

    I dont think this is it though, I remember the movie and it sounds similar but not exact
  • 8 years ago
  • I found it it is:

    Solarbabies it was made in 1986

    A futuristic sci-fi adventure film about a group of roller-skating orphans who try to save a mystical alien from destruction, while rebelling against the evil power that rules their arid planet. Features special effects by Oscar-winner Richard Edlund.

    This is the summary from IMDB:

    In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller skates and is quite good. It has given them a unity that transcends the attempts to bring them to heel by the government. Finding an orb of special power, they find it has unusual effects on them. They escape from the orphanage (on skates) and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free as the stormtroopers search for them and the orb.
  • 6 years ago
  • its called solarbabies
  • 6 years ago
  • its called solarbabies

    yep thats the title I second that
  • 6 years ago
  • solarbabies with jason patric from lost boys!
  • 6 years ago
  • iv never used one of these forums before but need help findin a movie, have asked so many ppl n tht n no1 cn give me the right one... i cnt even remember much about it but this is as much as i can remeber..
    ok there is a little girl, blonde about 13, she was in an accident n is on crutches at the beginning, quite old fashioned ones, in a caravan park, think they live there as things got bad, they say shel never wlkproperly again on her own but she does, erm they meet sum ppl workin on horses n there is a horse tht is a physco n got gates around him, the lil girl goes in to the gates the horse goes mad n the girl gets dragged out, n more about tht anyway the girl wlks again n gets riding n starts riding horses, n she goes out on a horse in the rain, n gets chucked off, n nerly killed, n its all emotional. n her mum n the horse man get together n its all happy families. rly good and emotional film, i taped it, but me mother lost it, rly wud love to find it again, plz help x
  • 6 years ago
  • iv never used one of these forums before but need help findin a movie, have asked so many ppl n tht n no1 cn give me the right one... i cnt even remember much about it but this is as much as i can remeber..
    ok there is a little girl, blonde about 13, she was in an accident n is on crutches at the beginning, quite old fashioned ones, in a caravan park, think they live there as things got bad, they say shel never wlkproperly again on her own but she does, erm they meet sum ppl workin on horses n there is a horse tht is a physco n got gates around him, the lil girl goes in to the gates the horse goes mad n the girl gets dragged out, n more about tht anyway the girl wlks again n gets riding n starts riding horses, n she goes out on a horse in the rain, n gets chucked off, n nerly killed, n its all emotional. n her mum n the horse man get together n its all happy families. rly good and emotional film, i taped it, but me mother lost it, rly wud love to find it again, plz help x

    Second Chances: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175145/
  • 5 years ago
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    PLEASE someone figure this out! It's driving me nuts! Quite a few mo's ago while channel surfing I came across a movie.....not sure what year it took place in but it appeared to be european. Also, I could have sworn one of the characters was a younger claire danes but after spending weeks searching her info, nothing popped up.

    Not sure if this was near the beginning or the middle or the end of the movie...I came in on this scene: Very cold & gray outside, what appeared to be a kind of disheveled middle aged man peering into a large window at small children-it turned out to be a daycare and the man was waving to his small son. The care giver delivers the small boy to the front door, the father takes him off to the side and opens a backpack and shows the boy a thermos w/(hot cocoa) and a fishing pole and the boy gleefully goes with the father. Then, the scene shows them walking thru a sort of foresty looking area, with a river. They arrive and the father sets down the backpack, takes out all the stuff, sets the boy up with his fishing pole and then says he is not to move-that he (father) will only be a little while and he'll come for him shortly and then the father goes over to a building. It's some sort of bridge control/watch tower. It shows the father going inside and there are dials and phones and mechanisms (all very old world-nothing hi-tech) and the camera pans out to the river area showing the boy fishing and then there's a boat in the distance......and then the other part of the story cuts in - where a young teenage girl (who I thought was claire danes) meets up with her drug addict sister that she hasn't seen in a long time and tries to convince her to come home with her. The drug addict declines and walks away. Then it shows her (drug addict) boarding a train.
    The train takes off and eventually you see this locomotive powering down the track w/the steam billowing, etc., and it's headed toward the river.
    The father in the bridge control room checks his charts and does some stuff, looks out to see his boy fishing....see's the boat coming thru the pass (the bridge is up) and then the camera switches to the interior of the train where the drug addict girl is entering the bathroom with her paraphernalia to shoot up.......then the camera quickly switches back to the river scene, where the boy suddenly hears the train whistle...he sees the train coming, and the boat almost passing thru the opening and realizes the train is early. He's shouting to his father in the tower but the father doesn't hear him. The father is doing something (work) and the camera is quickly going back and forth; train, boy yelling to his dad, dad on the phone, etc., and then it settles on the boy. He finally puts his fishing pole down and goes to this platform thing and opens it up - he lays down on his stomach and tries to pull a lever inside (that we the viewers surmise is what will manually lower the bridge) unfortunately, he's too small and when he starts to pull, he falls into the pit. The father finally hears the train and panicks looking out the windo for his son, doesn't see him - then looks horrified as he see's the lid of the pit/platform open and you know he just KNOWS his son is inside and he's well, mortified. He's conflicted, the camera is going back and forth, people inside the train, the father's face, the open pit, and you're seeing that he's facing a horrific decision; to pull the emergency lever that will save the train full of people from tumbling into the river yet ultimately kill his son if he has fallen into the pit because the chain pulleys..well you know.
    So, then it shows - in agony he pulls the lever and then runs outside to the pit and falls the ground looking in and sobbing. Then the bridge lowers, the train rolls by and the drug addict sister is in the bathroom of the train w/her "stuff" looking out the windo watching a man (the father) carrying a severly injured (prob. dead) boy walking (presumably back from the way they first came, when I first started watching)
    Ok, typing this felt like writing a book, but as you can see-I HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS MOVIE WAS SO I CAN SEE THE ENTIRE THING! I had to turn off the TV (it was 2:am) so PLLLLLLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS ONE OUT!
  • 5 years ago
  • PLEASE someone figure this out! It's driving me nuts! Quite a few mo's ago while channel surfing I came across a movie.....not sure what year it took place in but it appeared to be european. Also, I could have sworn one of the characters was a younger claire danes but after spending weeks searching her info, nothing popped up.

    Not sure if this was near the beginning or the middle or the end of the movie...I came in on this scene: Very cold & gray outside, what appeared to be a kind of disheveled middle aged man peering into a large window at small children-it turned out to be a daycare and the man was waving to his small son. The care giver delivers the small boy to the front door, the father takes him off to the side and opens a backpack and shows the boy a thermos w/(hot cocoa) and a fishing pole and the boy gleefully goes with the father. Then, the scene shows them walking thru a sort of foresty looking area, with a river. They arrive and the father sets down the backpack, takes out all the stuff, sets the boy up with his fishing pole and then says he is not to move-that he (father) will only be a little while and he'll come for him shortly and then the father goes over to a building. It's some sort of bridge control/watch tower. It shows the father going inside and there are dials and phones and mechanisms (all very old world-nothing hi-tech) and the camera pans out to the river area showing the boy fishing and then there's a boat in the distance......and then the other part of the story cuts in - where a young teenage girl (who I thought was claire danes) meets up with her drug addict sister that she hasn't seen in a long time and tries to convince her to come home with her. The drug addict declines and walks away. Then it shows her (drug addict) boarding a train.
    The train takes off and eventually you see this locomotive powering down the track w/the steam billowing, etc., and it's headed toward the river.
    The father in the bridge control room checks his charts and does some stuff, looks out to see his boy fishing....see's the boat coming thru the pass (the bridge is up) and then the camera switches to the interior of the train where the drug addict girl is entering the bathroom with her paraphernalia to shoot up.......then the camera quickly switches back to the river scene, where the boy suddenly hears the train whistle...he sees the train coming, and the boat almost passing thru the opening and realizes the train is early. He's shouting to his father in the tower but the father doesn't hear him. The father is doing something (work) and the camera is quickly going back and forth; train, boy yelling to his dad, dad on the phone, etc., and then it settles on the boy. He finally puts his fishing pole down and goes to this platform thing and opens it up - he lays down on his stomach and tries to pull a lever inside (that we the viewers surmise is what will manually lower the bridge) unfortunately, he's too small and when he starts to pull, he falls into the pit. The father finally hears the train and panicks looking out the windo for his son, doesn't see him - then looks horrified as he see's the lid of the pit/platform open and you know he just KNOWS his son is inside and he's well, mortified. He's conflicted, the camera is going back and forth, people inside the train, the father's face, the open pit, and you're seeing that he's facing a horrific decision; to pull the emergency lever that will save the train full of people from tumbling into the river yet ultimately kill his son if he has fallen into the pit because the chain pulleys..well you know.
    So, then it shows - in agony he pulls the lever and then runs outside to the pit and falls the ground looking in and sobbing. Then the bridge lowers, the train rolls by and the drug addict sister is in the bathroom of the train w/her "stuff" looking out the windo watching a man (the father) carrying a severly injured (prob. dead) boy walking (presumably back from the way they first came, when I first started watching)
    Ok, typing this felt like writing a book, but as you can see-I HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS MOVIE WAS SO I CAN SEE THE ENTIRE THING! I had to turn off the TV (it was 2:am) so PLLLLLLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS ONE OUT!

    Most
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345672/
  • 5 years ago
  • Please can someone help me find the name for this movie. . .

    So it's about a middle aged man, very well respected with a well paid job (not sure exactly what the job is) In the film you see him winning awards at dinners etc, seemingly one of the best at his job. However he has a secret, which is that he is a killer. On nights he'll go out and kill people, until a young man finds out about one of his killings, and demands he goes with the man on his next killing as he wants to kill someone for the first time. The movie shows them driving around looking for a victim, and the main character tells the younger man to choose the victim, and that he can then do his first killing.

    I can't remember much more, sorry if that makes no sense but it was released within the last 4/5 years, so hopefully someone will know it. Thanks a lot!
  • 5 years ago
  • Please can someone help me find the name for this movie. . .

    So it's about a middle aged man, very well respected with a well paid job (not sure exactly what the job is) In the film you see him winning awards at dinners etc, seemingly one of the best at his job. However he has a secret, which is that he is a killer. On nights he'll go out and kill people, until a young man finds out about one of his killings, and demands he goes with the man on his next killing as he wants to kill someone for the first time. The movie shows them driving around looking for a victim, and the main character tells the younger man to choose the victim, and that he can then do his first killing.

    I can't remember much more, sorry if that makes no sense but it was released within the last 4/5 years, so hopefully someone will know it. Thanks a lot!

    Mr. Brooks
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780571/
  • 5 years ago
  • Mr. Brooks
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780571/

    Yes that's it! Thanks!
  • 5 years ago
  • Hi this is my first time posting here but i'm looking for a perticular movie that was probably release in the late 80s or 90's. This is what i remember:

    Brother and sister a taking a driving theory test when sister is passing the test brother is not. But later that night a girl is asking the brother on a date, so he takes his fathers car and takes her out. He ended up having a big adventure with his friends while the girl is slipping in the boot. If i am not mistaking the name of the girl in the film is Mercedes.

    Sorry for the vague explanation but thats all i can remember and i've searched blockbuster and amazon forever.

    Any help would be appreciated

    DN
  • 5 years ago
  • This might be a difficult one. I watched this film about 4 years ago I thought it was an artificial eye film but since watching it I have trawled their database and not come up with the film. So the film is in a rural eastern european setting, there is very little dialogue just an old man that coughs a lot, a wagon and milk pails. The two distinctive factors of the film are lots of close up shots of machinery working and a shot of a fighter plane flying down a canal. Any help would be great, I can't find it anywhere?
  • 5 years ago
  • Hi this is my first time posting here but i'm looking for a perticular movie that was probably release in the late 80s or 90's. This is what i remember:

    Brother and sister a taking a driving theory test when sister is passing the test brother is not. But later that night a girl is asking the brother on a date, so he takes his fathers car and takes her out. He ended up having a big adventure with his friends while the girl is slipping in the boot. If i am not mistaking the name of the girl in the film is Mercedes.

    Sorry for the vague explanation but thats all i can remember and i've searched blockbuster and amazon forever.

    Any help would be appreciated

    DN

    License to Drive
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095519/
  • 5 years ago
  • hi if you want to search any movie than you can search movie-select.info here hope you will find the movie name.
  • 5 years ago
  • Hi I'm Looking for to movie titles. 1. Teenager goes to music camp. Returns early to find is family missing.and [people are after him. 2. Piano tune's son tune piano for his dad who is on vacation and receive a Porsche in payment
  • 5 years ago
  • movie - 2 borthers playing pinball - one of them goes into pinball world. - stargazer, starcraft, space something???
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