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Old 09-14-2017, 06:44 PM
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It had to be between 1965-1967. I remember standing in my grandmother's house on Canal Blvd in New Orleans watching a black and white TV. There was a movie on and I probably remember it because the skeletons scared me as a child. I cannot remember the name of the movie but the skeleton army...seems like hundreds of them, popping up out of the sand and rushing forward to fight. I seem to remember chariots and men dressed in Roman attire. But it was NOT Jason and the Argonauts.
Maybe 7th Voyage of Sinbad, also a Harryhausen movie?

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Old 09-14-2017, 08:08 PM
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Maybe 7th Voyage of Sinbad, also a Harryhausen movie?
No, that had a single skeleton. Spy Kids 2 had a skeleton attack but that's too recent.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:11 PM
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It had to be between 1965-1967. I remember standing in my grandmother's house on Canal Blvd in New Orleans watching a black and white TV. There was a movie on and I probably remember it because the skeletons scared me as a child. I cannot remember the name of the movie but the skeleton army...seems like hundreds of them, popping up out of the sand and rushing forward to fight. I seem to remember chariots and men dressed in Roman attire. But it was NOT Jason and the Argonauts.
Hmmm...the nearest I can think of would be "War of the Zombies" (aka "Rome Against Rome") from 1964, and the dates would be right, except A) the movie featured zombies, not skeletons, and B) from what I remember of the bits I've seen (or could see on grainy Youtube versions), there weren't really many notable zombies, either.

The "Blind Dead" films would have been a few years too late, and while suitably skeletal looking, there weren't "hundreds" of them. (Although the years, childhood terror, and the normal magic of cinematic framing could exaggerate the impression of their numbers)
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:04 PM
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I have two with which I could use some help: I'm a dedicated bad movie buff, and I could stand to revisit these...

1. This one seems to happen on the Planet Of The Apes, except there aren't any apes. We have our tribe of primitive humans who wear rags and goatskins, and live in houses stolen from Gilligan's Island, which are easily burned when the amazon babes in fur bikinis invade. Our tribesmen call out to their god, who seems to be a kind of luchador, but he's killed (he was faking it the whole time), and his young apprentice must go and recruit a really badass black Hercules guy and a youngish Kung Fu master to help him come back and chase off the amazons, with flame throwing tanks made of bamboo, and general badassness. Oh, and for some reason, all three seemed really accomplished at jumping UP cliffs, which they seemed to do a lot.

2. This one was either a TV movie, or a really bizarre wet dream. A group of your standard pretty boy actors crashlands on a jungle island somewhere, and encounters another tribe of amazons in fur bikinis. They don't like men at first, but warm up when they realize that THESE men aren't like the headhunters who live on a nearby island who come to kill them occasionally. It's clinched when the headhunters show up, and are chased off by our heroes' guns. Wowee! Life is good!

Except the women's leader, a slightly older woman (who is still ridiculously hot, and works that fur bikini just fine) is not happy. She's apparently upset that these men creatures will kill them all or usurp her authority or upset the status quo or something.

At one point, we find out that all these ridiculously well coiffed and impeccably made up babes in fur bikinis got here twenty years ago when ANOTHER plane crashed, and the only survivors were a six year old girl and several babies, and the six year old somehow raised a half dozen babies to stunningly seventies supermodel adulthood, in addition to knowing quite a bit about hairdressing and makeup. Seriously, no actual human woman has eyelashes like I remember these amazons having. Miracle that Handsome Dude didn't impale his face on those eyelashes when he moves in for the woman's first kiss, really.

Anyway, Older Woman really can't stand all this change, and begins to plot the murder of these bad men from beyond, and I forget what happens after that.

Please note that I THINK this was a TV movie, the late seventies kind that usually has Christopher George in it. It sure felt like one. On the other hand, I can't see this flying even on ABC in 1980, when Fred Silverman tried to put nipple bumps on everything on television. It ALSO feels like the sort of dream I might have had when I was fifteen, except that I can't remember any nudity or sex being in it, and my dreams very seldom had the sort of poofy hair, impeccable makeup, and seventies style costumes that TV movies had during that time. It felt sort of like someone rewrote a porn film and replaced all the actual porn with... well... some rather cardboard plot. Quite a BIT of cardboard plot.

Did I dream this horrible movie, or did someone actually make it?

could this be Thor and the Amazon Women 1963
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:09 AM
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WAMPA, number 2 sounds like you threw together Queen of Outer Space and a few other films in your mind.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:52 PM
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This was a movie I saw in probably 1967 or 1968 on TV (don't know if it was made for TV). The plot followed the life of a teenager in an orphanage who had amnesia and knew nothing about his past before he entered the orphanage. The only significant thing he remembered was a two word phrase (which I don't remember). I think he may have thought it was his name but I'm not sure. Anyway, in the movie one of the social workers at the orphanage started working with him to see if she could help him regain his memory. With her help he gradually started to remember a little more and more until finally, at the end of the movie, he came to the realization that he had been with his parents at an intersection of two streets in a city as a child when they were murdered, the traumatic event causing his amnesia. The final scene was his vision of the street sign at the intersection, and of course the names of the two streets were the words of the two word phrase that he remembered. For some reason I seem to remember it occurred in Baltimore. I have since learned of a somewhat similar 1994 movie, the Silent Fall, which I thought might have been a remake of this but can find no indication of such.
I was just a kid when I saw it and was not that sophisticated but I really thought it was a startling, memorable ending and the movie was quite good. Wondering if anyone remembers what it was, thanks.

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Old 09-17-2017, 07:14 PM
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That's gotta be it, although it isn't Pamelyn Ferdin. Here's a YouTube clip:
I'm obviously mixing two things up in my head. I've found that this happens a lot when I'm remembering things from my childhood.

Thanks for the name! I'm now going through her IMDB to see if I can place the film I'm remembering her from. I'm getting a strong image of her standing in a red Peter Pan collar dress scaring the crap out of me.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:24 PM
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In the late 1980's, I went to a camp with my Dad. It was a Stockade camp, though I don't think that is relevant.

They showed us a movie on film reel. It was a time travel movie and we watched it over two nights. In the first half, the guy time traveled back to the past. Right at the mid-point, he traveled far into the future. We watched the future part the next day and all I remember was that everyone in the future wore white(perhaps even wearing the same uniform).

I don't know what the movie was.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:30 PM
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In the late 1980's, I went to a camp with my Dad. It was a Stockade camp, though I don't think that is relevant.

They showed us a movie on film reel. It was a time travel movie and we watched it over two nights. In the first half, the guy time traveled back to the past. Right at the mid-point, he traveled far into the future. We watched the future part the next day and all I remember was that everyone in the future wore white(perhaps even wearing the same uniform).

I don't know what the movie was.
That really sounds like, "The Time Machine," with Rod Taylor.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:52 PM
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<snip>I'm getting a strong image of her standing in a red Peter Pan collar dress scaring the crap out of me.
She wasn't in "Annie."

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Old 09-20-2017, 11:34 PM
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Looking for a movie I saw back in 2011. It was either a British or American film. I forget the actual setting, but it was village like. It's about this family. Husband, wife, older daughter and young son. The husband and wife grow tired of each other and try to live separately or somehow change bodies, I forget which. The dad ends up playing video games for weeks and smoking pot, I think. The wife parties and dances her ass off or something. The daughter takes advantage of her father's mental state. The strongest memory I have of the film was that the son would sometimes look out the bedroom window and see a woman, probably his sister, entering and exiting the back garden at odd hours of the night and morning.

The movie was made sometime between 2005 and 2011, and it was not Keeping Mum. I'm familiar with that movie. I've spent a year trying to figure out the name of this movie. Not having luck.
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:11 AM
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I can't edit, but I wanted to say it wasn't Crazy, Stupid, Love either. I've seen that movie way too much.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:09 AM
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No idea about that one, I can't even find the right search terms to google.
One that's bugged me off and on over the years for no particular reason (since I have no interest in watching it again) is some late 90's or early 00's teen slasher flick, probably somewhat cheesy, even if it wasn't meant to be.
The only thing I remember is them being stuck in a cabin in the woods, getting killed off one by one (could be off on the details on that part) and at some point someone notices that the people getting killed are named after the months of the year.

Two things:
1)I'm nearly positive I watched this with my now ex-wife, so that would set it prior to 2010, I'm 90% sure it was before we were married in 2005, probably back when we first started in the late 90's.
2)I'm not a slasher flick person so for all I know this is some mainstream movie like Scream 2 (saw the first one, don't remember it that well, but if that was it, I'd probably remember it). OTOH, maybe I'm way off base and it is some cheesy movies, though I'm fairly certain it's not part of the Scary Movie franchise. (Or Saw or I Know What You Did Last Summer)

PS, fairly sure it's not Cabin in the Woods or Cabin by the Lake.

One, and one last thing, I could be waaay off on this, but something in the back of my mine tells me with such cast (there was a bunch of people in the cabin) there was more than one 'famous' person in the cabin. Maybe at least one 'pretty' guy along the line of Seann Williams Scott (but again, I could be way off and maybe it was someone cheesy like Jaime Kennedy (I swear I picked that name at random and I see he's in the Scream movies, tell me, after all these years, it's not a Scream movie)).
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:24 AM
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It's not a "cabin in the woods" but a remote motel cut off from everywhere by a storm. All roads are flooded and impassible.

The people are not "named after months" - everyone has the same birthday.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:02 AM
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The success of What's the earliest movie that you liked that you still like? which I started yesterday at 11:43 AM, makes me want to add a wrinkle. So as not to hijack that thread with this new twist, here's a new thread.

There may be some movie you saw at such a young age, or else are unable to remember its name, but you really liked and would like to know its title. Just try to give as much info on it as you can and maybe we can figure out what it must have been. Or at least make some decent guesses.

When did it come out? not sure
Who was in it? not sure
What plot if any do you remember? There was a lady with dark hair who was crippled (and no, its not What Ever Happened to Baby Jane) I think it might have been a Hitchcock show, or movie, but I have never seen it since I was really little, anyways, the lady who was crippled hides under her bed one day and she stabs the foot of the blonde nurse .. they wrestle and the crippled lady, who owns the house, ends up falling down onto the top of the elevator .. it was on the main floor and it was an open elevator to allow loading a wheelchair (this was an old show) and she dies. The boyfriend of the nurse (was he the dr for the other lady? Not sure) comes and he helps the blond nurse get rid of the crippled lady and they put the crippled lady's wheel chair in the lake... and then it reappears in the hallway upstairs with seaweed and water on it. I got sent to bed at that time cuz I was screaming, so I never found out what happened next... this was a black and white show or movie and I saw it in the early 1960s... just have always wanted to know what it was and what happened..
What was special to you about it?
it scared the crap out of me!!
Any other clues you can think of?
The nurse, with the blond hair, from what I can remember smoked.. and the house had a big garden and maybe a greenhouse in the yard I can't remember if they buried the dark haired lady in the yard, I just remember the wheel chair showing up in the upstairs hallway... if anybody has a clue, boy it would be great!!! thanks
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:33 AM
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When did it come out? not a clue
Who was in it? no idea
What plot if any do you remember?
I'm hoping this thread is still active...and some miracle happens:
I was about 5 years old - in 1982 and watched a movie that I've been trying to find for years!
I recall a guy riding a motorbike beheaded when they strung fishing-gut along the road...
BUT - the most memorable memory I have of the movie is that, in the end, the island is swallowed by a giant glass/plastic bubble and swallowed into the ocean...


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Old 11-25-2017, 08:56 PM
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Horror or Sci-Fi movie or TV show of the 50's or 60's where at the end a boy is really a giant and the human race are like ants living in his fish tank.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:30 PM
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Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol starred Martin Landau as an amnesiac convinced he was from a small town in Vermont. Apparently he was a returning Viet Nam vet, not a teenage orphan, and his amnesia was caused by trauma during war.

If this IS the movie, I recognized it immediately from your description, but not from that in IMDB, weirdly enough.

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This was a movie I saw in probably 1967 or 1968 on TV (don't know if it was made for TV). The plot followed the life of a teenager in an orphanage who had amnesia and knew nothing about his past before he entered the orphanage. The only significant thing he remembered was a two word phrase (which I don't remember). I think he may have thought it was his name but I'm not sure. Anyway, in the movie one of the social workers at the orphanage started working with him to see if she could help him regain his memory. With her help he gradually started to remember a little more and more until finally, at the end of the movie, he came to the realization that he had been with his parents at an intersection of two streets in a city as a child when they were murdered, the traumatic event causing his amnesia. The final scene was his vision of the street sign at the intersection, and of course the names of the two streets were the words of the two word phrase that he remembered. For some reason I seem to remember it occurred in Baltimore. I have since learned of a somewhat similar 1994 movie, the Silent Fall, which I thought might have been a remake of this but can find no indication of such.
I was just a kid when I saw it and was not that sophisticated but I really thought it was a startling, memorable ending and the movie was quite good. Wondering if anyone remembers what it was, thanks.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:26 PM
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This was a movie I saw in probably 1967 or 1968 on TV (don't know if it was made for TV). The plot followed the life of a teenager in an orphanage who had amnesia and knew nothing about his past before he entered the orphanage. The only significant thing he remembered was a two word phrase (which I don't remember). I think he may have thought it was his name but I'm not sure. Anyway, in the movie one of the social workers at the orphanage started working with him to see if she could help him regain his memory. With her help he gradually started to remember a little more and more until finally, at the end of the movie, he came to the realization that he had been with his parents at an intersection of two streets in a city as a child when they were murdered, the traumatic event causing his amnesia. The final scene was his vision of the street sign at the intersection, and of course the names of the two streets were the words of the two word phrase that he remembered. For some reason I seem to remember it occurred in Baltimore. I have since learned of a somewhat similar 1994 movie, the Silent Fall, which I thought might have been a remake of this but can find no indication of such.
I was just a kid when I saw it and was not that sophisticated but I really thought it was a startling, memorable ending and the movie was quite good. Wondering if anyone remembers what it was, thanks.

Sounds a bit like "I Am the Cheese."

I have one: Early 80's? Post apocalypse, one group of survivors in California? have a super RV/tank/train vehicle- I don't remember if it had wheels or tracks, but I'm pretty sure it was multi-sectioned and I think it was green. Anyway, they hear on the radio from another group who were much further east.

They head through Las Vegas and find a couple of people, but also a huge cockroach population. I have vivid memories of a carpet of roaches chasing the heroes. I think it was made for TV and someone like Jan Michael Vincent was the star. The roach scene really got me, because I had stepped in a yellow jacket nest not too long before.

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Old 11-27-2017, 02:55 PM
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I have one: Early 80's? Post apocalypse, one group of survivors in California? have a super RV/tank/train vehicle- I don't remember if it had wheels or tracks, but I'm pretty sure it was multi-sectioned and I think it was green. Anyway, they hear on the radio from another group who were much further east.

They head through Las Vegas and find a couple of people, but also a huge cockroach population. I have vivid memories of a carpet of roaches chasing the heroes. I think it was made for TV and someone like Jan Michael Vincent was the star. The roach scene really got me, because I had stepped in a yellow jacket nest not too long before.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:57 PM
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Sounds a bit like "I Am the Cheese."

I have one: Early 80's? Post apocalypse, one group of survivors in California? have a super RV/tank/train vehicle- I don't remember if it had wheels or tracks, but I'm pretty sure it was multi-sectioned and I think it was green. Anyway, they hear on the radio from another group who were much further east.

They head through Las Vegas and find a couple of people, but also a huge cockroach population. I have vivid memories of a carpet of roaches chasing the heroes. I think it was made for TV and someone like Jan Michael Vincent was the star. The roach scene really got me, because I had stepped in a yellow jacket nest not too long before.
It was JMV. And George Peppard.

It was Damnation Alley.

"The town is infested with killer cockroaches!"

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Old 11-27-2017, 02:59 PM
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I think it was made for TV and someone like Jan Michael Vincent was the star.
Jan Michael Vincent is much like Jan Michael Vincent, and he was in Damnation Alley in 1977.

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Thanks. That's been bugging (hah!) me for years.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:09 PM
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I have two, a movie and a TV show.

First, the movie: My dad is really into Westerns. I remember waking up one night and crossing the hall to the bathroom for a drink of water. I glanced into the living room and saw another one of dad’s dumb westerns playing. But this one was different. It was (in my memory) gratuitously violent. Like Tarantino-type violence. The part of the movie I saw was a typical cavalry-attacking-an-indian-village scene. I stayed in the hallway long enough to watch three brief shots. The first was shot from ground level, and showed a small Indian girl of maybe six standing among the melee holding something to her chest and crying. A cavalry soldier on horseback gallops up behind her and decapitates her with his sword and the horse runs past her. The next scene shows a cavalry soldier raping a native woman while cutting off her breasts. I seem to remember a third shot of a soldier stabbing a pregnant woman in the abdomen. I quit watching after that.

This would have been at least 25 years ago. The movie had that 1960’s-1970’s “look” to it that today makes me think of spaghetti westerns. I have been reluctant to try to find the film because I’m not at all a fan of violent movies or westerns, but I am curious if my memory is accurate.

The TV show is more difficult to describe. I likely would have watched this in 1987, 1988, or 1989, and it was likely broadcast on either the Disney Channel or network TV—it was very much a kids show. I remember the characters were some sort of Martians or aliens. The most distinctive thing I remember is sometime during the show it would show the entire alien planet floating in space with the little Martian houses comically huge—imagine holding up a baseball and placing a Monopoly house (from the board game) on the ball. That’s kinda what it looked like. It had a crude animation style, perhaps claymation. I really don’t know even how to start searching for this one.

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I have two, a movie and a TV show.

First, the movie: My dad is really into Westerns. I remember waking up one night and crossing the hall to the bathroom for a drink of water. I glanced into the living room and saw another one of dad’s dumb westerns playing. But this one was different. It was (in my memory) gratuitously violent. Like Tarantino-type violence. The part of the movie I saw was a typical cavalry-attacking-an-indian-village scene. I stayed in the hallway long enough to watch three brief shots. The first was shot from ground level, and showed a small Indian girl of maybe six standing among the melee holding something to her chest and crying. A cavalry soldier on horseback gallops up behind her and decapitates her with his sword and the horse runs past her. The next scene shows a cavalry soldier raping a native woman while cutting off her breasts. I seem to remember a third shot of a soldier stabbing a pregnant woman in the abdomen. I quit watching after that.

This would have been at least 25 years ago. The movie had that 1960’s-1970’s “look” to it that today makes me think of spaghetti westerns. I have been reluctant to try to find the film because I’m not at all a fan of violent movies or westerns, but I am curious if my memory is accurate.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:51 PM
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The TV show is more difficult to describe. I likely would have watched this in 1987, 1988, or 1989, and it was likely broadcast on either the Disney Channel or network TV—it was very much a kids show. I remember the characters were some sort of Martians or aliens. The most distinctive thing I remember is sometime during the show it would show the entire alien planet floating in space with the little Martian houses comically huge—imagine holding up a baseball and placing a Monopoly house (from the board game) on the ball. That’s kinda what it looked like. It had a crude animation style, perhaps claymation. I really don’t know even how to start searching for this one.
Clangers?
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Hell... 25 years I've wondered if that movie really exists and it takes a Doper less than 10 minutes to find it. Good god I love this place.

Yes, I'm sure that's it—or at least, it sounds like it is.


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Almost everything is right except for the shot of the planet... I distinctly remember houses being visible. It may very well be the right show and I'm simply remembering a specific one-off episode. My memory of it is less than clear, although I seem to recall there being human-like creatures in it.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:38 PM
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When did it come out? not a clue
Who was in it? no idea
What plot if any do you remember?
I'm hoping this thread is still active...and some miracle happens:
I was about 5 years old - in 1982 and watched a movie that I've been trying to find for years!
I recall a guy riding a motorbike beheaded when they strung fishing-gut along the road...
BUT - the most memorable memory I have of the movie is that, in the end, the island is swallowed by a giant glass/plastic bubble and swallowed into the ocean...


Closest match I could come up with was an episode of the 1975 t.v. series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, featuring a headless motorcycle rider avenging his death at the hands of the people who strung a cable across the road as a "prank".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...alker_episodes
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The first part sounds like an episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker and the end something out of The Prisoner.

Yes, The Night Stalker had an episode about a headless motorcyclist, The Chopper, which aired in 1975.
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When did it come out? not a clue
Who was in it? no idea
What plot if any do you remember?
I'm hoping this thread is still active...and some miracle happens:
I was about 5 years old - in 1982 and watched a movie that I've been trying to find for years!
I recall a guy riding a motorbike beheaded when they strung fishing-gut along the road...
BUT - the most memorable memory I have of the movie is that, in the end, the island is swallowed by a giant glass/plastic bubble and swallowed into the ocean...


Damn it.

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