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  • 1. 

    What John Travolta film is about a dancer trying to make it on the Broadway stage?

    • A.

      Magnolia

    • B.

      The Green Mile

    • C.

      Staying Alive

    • D.

      Brubaker

    Correct Answer
    C. Staying Alive
    Explanation
    "Staying Alive" is the correct answer because it is a film that revolves around a dancer's journey to achieve success on the Broadway stage. The film follows the story of Tony Manero, a character played by John Travolta, who is determined to make it as a professional dancer. The film showcases his struggles, aspirations, and the challenges he faces in pursuit of his dream.

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  • 2. 

    What 1995 drama starred Mel Gibson and James Robinson?

    • A.

      Coal Miner's Daughter

    • B.

      Braveheart

    • C.

      Ran

    • D.

      Carny

    Correct Answer
    B. Braveheart
    Explanation
    Braveheart is the correct answer because it is a 1995 drama that starred Mel Gibson. The film tells the story of William Wallace, a Scottish warrior who leads a rebellion against the English. James Robinson is not a correct answer choice as he is not associated with this film. Coal Miner's Daughter, Ran, and Carny are also incorrect answer choices as they are not the correct film that starred Mel Gibson and James Robinson in 1995.

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  • 3. 

    What 1999 drama starred Tom Hanks and David Morse?

    • A.

      The Green Mile

    • B.

      The Sixth Sense

    • C.

      L.A. Confidential

    • D.

      Ran

    Correct Answer
    A. The Green Mile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Green Mile. The 1999 drama starred Tom Hanks and David Morse.

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  • 4. 

    What Clint Eastwood film is about a retired Old West gunslinger who takes on one last job?

    • A.

      Ed Wood

    • B.

      Apocalypse Now

    • C.

      Unforgiven

    • D.

      L.A. Confidential

    Correct Answer
    C. Unforgiven
    Explanation
    "Unforgiven" is the correct answer because it is a Clint Eastwood film that revolves around a retired Old West gunslinger who is persuaded to take on one final job. The film explores themes of redemption, violence, and the consequences of a life of killing. Clint Eastwood not only starred in the film but also directed it, showcasing his talent both in front of and behind the camera. "Ed Wood," "Apocalypse Now," and "L.A. Confidential" are all unrelated films and do not match the description of the given film.

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  • 5. 

    What 1980 film is about a doctor who comes to care for a man catastrophically deformed?

    • A.

      The Elephant Man

    • B.

      The Sixth Sense

    • C.

      The Shawshank Redemption

    • D.

      Memento

    Correct Answer
    A. The Elephant Man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Elephant Man." This film tells the story of a doctor who takes care of a man with severe deformities. The movie explores themes of compassion, humanity, and the treatment of those who are different. It is based on the real-life story of Joseph Merrick, who lived in the late 19th century and became known as the "Elephant Man" due to his physical appearance. The film highlights the challenges and prejudices faced by Merrick and the doctor's efforts to understand and help him.

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  • 6. 

    What 1988 drama starred Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman?

    • A.

      Breathless

    • B.

      Die Hard

    • C.

      Coal Miner's Daughter

    • D.

      The Blue Lagoon

    Correct Answer
    B. Die Hard
    Explanation
    Die Hard is a 1988 drama that starred Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. It is a popular action film in which Bruce Willis plays the role of a New York cop who single-handedly takes on a group of terrorists who have taken over a Los Angeles skyscraper during a Christmas party. Alan Rickman portrays the main antagonist, Hans Gruber. The film was a critical and commercial success, launching a successful franchise and becoming a classic in the action genre.

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  • 7. 

    What Billy Crudup film is about a high-school boy who is given the chance to write a story about a band?

    • A.

      The Pianist

    • B.

      Coal Miner's Daughter

    • C.

      Almost Famous

    • D.

      American Beauty

    Correct Answer
    C. Almost Famous
    Explanation
    "Almost Famous" is the correct answer because it is a film that revolves around a high-school boy who is given the opportunity to write a story about a band. The movie follows the protagonist as he embarks on a journey with a rock band, experiencing the ups and downs of the music industry while writing an article for Rolling Stone magazine. Billy Crudup is one of the actors in the film, but he is not the main character.

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  • 8. 

    What 1999 film is about the study of nine lives in one day in San Fernando Valley?

    • A.

      One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    • B.

      Gladiator

    • C.

      Rain Man

    • D.

      Magnolia

    Correct Answer
    D. Magnolia
    Explanation
    Magnolia is a 1999 film that explores the interconnected lives of multiple characters in the San Fernando Valley over the course of one day. The film delves into themes of chance, coincidence, and the complexity of human relationships. It is not about the study of nine lives in one day in San Fernando Valley.

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  • 9. 

    What Billy Bob Thornton film is about a simple man hospitalized since his childhood?

    • A.

      Sling Blade

    • B.

      Magnolia

    • C.

      Gladiator

    • D.

      Platoon

    Correct Answer
    A. Sling Blade
    Explanation
    "Sling Blade" is the correct answer because it is a film that revolves around a simple man who has been hospitalized since his childhood. The protagonist, played by Billy Bob Thornton, is released from a mental institution and tries to adapt to the outside world while dealing with his troubled past. The film explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the complexities of human nature.

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  • 10. 

    What 1986 film is about a young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis?

    • A.

      Platoon

    • B.

      Pulp Fiction

    • C.

      The Elephant Man

    • D.

      The Pianist

    Correct Answer
    A. Platoon
    Explanation
    "Platoon" is the correct answer because it is a 1986 film that revolves around a young recruit in Vietnam who experiences a moral crisis. The movie depicts the harsh realities of war and explores themes of morality, loyalty, and the psychological impact of combat. It is directed by Oliver Stone and is known for its gritty and realistic portrayal of the Vietnam War.

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  • 11. 

    What 1994 drama starred Johnny Depp and Martin Landau?

    • A.

      Breathless

    • B.

      Ran

    • C.

      Ed Wood

    • D.

      The Big Chill

    Correct Answer
    C. Ed Wood
    Explanation
    "Ed Wood" is the correct answer because it is a 1994 drama that starred Johnny Depp and Martin Landau. The film is a biographical drama about the life of filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr., who was known for his low-budget and unconventional movies. Johnny Depp portrays the title character, while Martin Landau won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Bela Lugosi. The film received critical acclaim for its performances and was directed by Tim Burton.

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  • 12. 

    What Sylvester Stallone film is about a seasoned hitman who wants out of the business?

    • A.

      The Blue Lagoon

    • B.

      Brubaker

    • C.

      Ran

    • D.

      Assassins

    Correct Answer
    D. Assassins
    Explanation
    "Assassins" is the correct answer because it is a film that revolves around a seasoned hitman who desires to leave the profession. The story follows the hitman's journey as he tries to retire while being pursued by a younger assassin. The film explores themes of redemption, loyalty, and the consequences of a life filled with violence. Sylvester Stallone portrays the seasoned hitman character in this action-packed thriller.

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  • 13. 

    What movie is a remake of Wim Wenders' 1988 film "Wings of Desire"?

    • A.

      Big

    • B.

      City Of Angels

    • C.

      Michael

    • D.

      Sixteen Candles

    Correct Answer
    B. City Of Angels
    Explanation
    "City of Angels" is the correct answer because it is a remake of Wim Wenders' 1988 film "Wings of Desire". The film follows a similar storyline and themes as the original, revolving around angels who observe and interact with humans in a city. The remake stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan and was released in 1998.

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  • 14. 

    What movie is about an angel who falls in love?

    • A.

      Moonstruck

    • B.

      City Of Angels

    • C.

      Birdy

    • D.

      Say Anything

    Correct Answer
    B. City Of Angels
    Explanation
    "City of Angels" is the correct answer because it is a movie that revolves around an angel who falls in love. The film tells the story of an angel named Seth who becomes captivated by a human woman and decides to give up his immortality to be with her. The movie explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the human experience through the perspective of an angelic being.

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  • 15. 

    For which film did Sidney Poitier win an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role?

    • A.

      Lilies Of The Field

    • B.

      A Raisin in the Sun

    • C.

      The Jackal

    • D.

      The Defiant Ones

    Correct Answer
    A. Lilies Of The Field
    Explanation
    Sidney Poitier won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film "Lilies Of The Field".

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  • 16. 

    For which film did Maximilian Schell win an Oscar?

    • A.

      Disraeli

    • B.

      Separate Tables

    • C.

      Judgment At Nuremberg

    • D.

      Watch On The Rhine

    Correct Answer
    C. Judgment At Nuremberg
    Explanation
    Maximilian Schell won an Oscar for his role in the film "Judgment At Nuremberg." The film, released in 1961, is a courtroom drama that explores the trials of Nazi war criminals following World War II. Schell portrayed the defense attorney Hans Rolfe in the film, delivering a powerful and memorable performance that earned him critical acclaim and the Academy Award for Best Actor. "Judgment At Nuremberg" is considered one of Schell's most significant and impactful roles in his career.

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  • 17. 

    For which film did Marlee Matlin win the 1987 Oscar for Best Actress?

    • A.

      The Good Earth

    • B.

      Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    • C.

      Two Women

    • D.

      Children Of A Lesser God

    Correct Answer
    D. Children Of A Lesser God
    Explanation
    Marlee Matlin won the 1987 Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the film "Children Of A Lesser God".

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  • 18. 

    What film did Sissy Spacek win an Oscar for in 1980?

    • A.

      The Three Faces Of Eve

    • B.

      Sophie's Choice

    • C.

      On Golden Pond

    • D.

      Coal Miner's Daughter

    Correct Answer
    D. Coal Miner's Daughter
    Explanation
    Sissy Spacek won an Oscar in 1980 for her role in the film "Coal Miner's Daughter." This biographical film tells the story of country music singer Loretta Lynn, and Spacek's portrayal of Lynn was widely praised by critics and audiences alike. Spacek's performance was considered to be a standout, showcasing her talent and dedication to the role. Her portrayal of Lynn earned her critical acclaim and ultimately led to her winning the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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  • 19. 

    In what year did "A Beautiful Mind" win the best picture Oscar?

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      1995

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1998

    Correct Answer
    C. 2001
    Explanation
    "A Beautiful Mind" won the best picture Oscar in 2001.

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  • 20. 

    In what year did "Unforgiven" win the best picture Oscar?

    • A.

      1971

    • B.

      1992

    • C.

      1981

    • D.

      1943

    Correct Answer
    B. 1992
    Explanation
    "Unforgiven" won the best picture Oscar in 1992. This is the correct answer because it accurately states the year in which the movie received the prestigious award.

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  • 21. 

    What film is the line 'Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works' from?

    • A.

      Godfather III

    • B.

      Wall Street

    • C.

      Goodfellas

    • D.

      Ocean's Eleven

    Correct Answer
    B. Wall Street
    Explanation
    The line "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works" is from the film Wall Street. This line is spoken by the character Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas. It is a famous quote that reflects the film's theme of the excesses and moral ambiguity of the financial world. The line encapsulates Gekko's belief that greed is a driving force behind success in the business world, regardless of its ethical implications.

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  • 22. 

    What film is the line "I'm the king of the world!" from?

    • A.

      Goodbye Girl

    • B.

      Titanic

    • C.

      Manhattan

    • D.

      Goodfellas

    Correct Answer
    B. Titanic
    Explanation
    The line "I'm the king of the world!" is from the film Titanic. In the movie, the character Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, exclaims this line while standing on the edge of the ship's bow, expressing his exhilaration and freedom. This iconic line has become synonymous with the film and is often quoted and referenced in popular culture.

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  • 23. 

    What film is this line from "I am not an animal! I am a human being"?

    • A.

      Midnight Express

    • B.

      The Elephant Man

    • C.

      Raiders Of The Lost Ark

    • D.

      Goodfellas

    Correct Answer
    B. The Elephant Man
    Explanation
    The line "I am not an animal! I am a human being" is from the film "The Elephant Man". This line is spoken by the main character, John Merrick, who is a severely deformed man exhibited as a sideshow attraction. The film explores his struggle for acceptance and dignity in a society that sees him as less than human. This line reflects his desire to be recognized as a person, not an animal or a freak.

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  • 24. 

    What talk-show host played himself in the 1998 movie "Primary Colors"?

    • A.

      Montel Williams

    • B.

      Jay Leno

    • C.

      David Letterman

    • D.

      Larry King

    Correct Answer
    D. Larry King
    Explanation
    Larry King played himself in the 1998 movie "Primary Colors". Larry King is a well-known talk-show host, known for his long-running show "Larry King Live". In the movie, he made a cameo appearance as himself, adding a touch of authenticity to the story. This is a common practice in movies, where real-life celebrities play themselves to enhance the realism of the film.

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  • 25. 

    Fast Eddie Felson and Frank Galvin were both characters played by whom?

    • A.

      Christopher Reeve

    • B.

      Warren Beatty

    • C.

      Kevin Costner

    • D.

      Paul Newman

    Correct Answer
    D. Paul Newman
    Explanation
    Paul Newman played the characters Fast Eddie Felson in the film "The Hustler" and Frank Galvin in the film "The Verdict". Both of these roles were iconic and showcased Newman's talent as an actor.

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  • 26. 

    Roy Hobbs and Tom Booker were both characters played by whom?

    • A.

      Robert Redford

    • B.

      Jeff Bridges

    • C.

      Jude Law

    • D.

      Jeremy Irons

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Redford
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Robert Redford. Robert Redford played the characters of Roy Hobbs in the film "The Natural" and Tom Booker in the film "The Horse Whisperer."

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  • 27. 

    Robert MacDougal and Jessie McMullen were both characters played by whom?

    • A.

      Danny Aiello

    • B.

      Russell Crowe

    • C.

      Sean Connery

    • D.

      Jeremy Irons

    Correct Answer
    C. Sean Connery
    Explanation
    Robert MacDougal and Jessie McMullen were both characters played by Sean Connery.

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