Damned Tough Movie Quiz

By:  Buzz of the Orient  •  3 weeks ago  •  52 comments

Damned Tough Movie Quiz
 

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Damned Tough Movie Quiz

Although I posted this on the Everyone Loves Movies group, only a few members took a shot at it. It's hard, and even committed movie-goers couldn't answer more than 5 or 6 of these questions. As it is the last really hard quiz I will post, I thought I would see if there are any other movie mavens who will give it a shot.  

This quiz will separate the true movie aficionados from the run-of-the-mill weekend movie watchers.  As before, UNLESS YOU CAN SEND ME A PRIVATE NOTE WITH YOUR ANSWERS, PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS UNTIL THURSDAY, AND I WILL POST THE ANSWERS ON FRIDAY I don't think this quiz will have ambiguous possibilities, as the image quiz did.  So if you are a true movie aficionado, give this quiz a try.  I realize that it is detail-oriented, but if you have seen the movies, you at least have a chance.

1.  What did Julio (Glen Ford) have to do to cause a signal to be sent to the allied bombers indicating where the Nazi tank force was hiding in the movie The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

2.  What was the significance of the parking ticket in the movie Lincoln Lawyer?

3.  What kind of car was the getaway car for Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) when they escaped from the Louvre in the movie The DaVinci Code?

4.  Why did Nick Parsons / Jonathan Devereaux (Bruce Greenwood) say “My cufflinks cost more than that” in the movie Double Jeopardy? 

5.  How many times did Judah Ben Hur (Charleton Heston) win the chariot races in Rome, in the movie Ben Hur?

6.  Where did defecting Red October Executive Officer Vasily Borodin (Sam Neill) want to have a ranch in America, in the movie Hunt for Red October?

7.  What did the Jews do to cause the Angel of Death to pass over (Passover) their homes so their children would not die in the 1956 movie The Ten Commandments? 

8.  How does Chance the Gardener (Peter Sellers) try to get rid of the gang that confronted him in the movie Being There?

9.  In the movie Fargo, what was Marge’s husband’s accomplishment?

10. The picture of what porn star appears on a box of soap flakes that bears a statement of purity?

11. How did Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) regain the trust of the Na’vi in the movie Avatar?

12. In the movie Remember the Titans, who told Julius (Wood Harris) that the team showed the best defence he’d seen for 20 years, and to tell the coach he was doing a great job?

13. In the movie Cast Away, what item did Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) find among the Fedex packages to chop open coconuts on the deserted island?

14. In what was Joe Fox’s (Tom Hanks’) father living in the movie You’ve Got Mail?

15. Where did Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) take Thao (Bee Vang) in the movie Gran Torino to teach him how to use language like a macho man?

16. In the movie Soylent Green, how was the beef Frank Thorn (Charleton Heston) stole and gave to Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson) prepared for eating?

17. As Hawkeye (Donald Sutherland) and Trapper (Elliott Gould) in the movie M*A*S*H are leaving the site, what sport do they appear to be prepared to play?

18. In the movie Ocean’s 12, who delivered the cheque paying back Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) for the money stolen from his casino?(Either real name or screen name is a correct answer)

19. To whom in the movie Shakespeare in Love did Queen Elizabeth tell that his betrothed had been "plucked"? (Either real name or screen name will be correct answer).  This question has been changed to be more specific.

20. And now the killer question.  What mistake was made with a religious item in the movie Shine, which starred Geoffrey Rush as the pianist David Helfgott?

 

 

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Buzz of the Orient
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

This is the last time I will post a really tough movie quiz, so give it a try anyways.

 
 
Nowhere Man
1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    2 weeks ago

Debating whether I should give it a go...... I didn't do to well on the last one......jrSmiley_68_smiley_image.png

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1    2 weeks ago

What? 19/20 isn't good enough?

 
 
Nowhere Man
1.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

I'll probably give it a shot, but really? pitching soap flakes? (I guess that is classic in a sense)

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

I don't think they knew she wasn't 99+44/100% pure.

 
 
Kathleen
1.1.4  Kathleen  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1    2 weeks ago

I got 4 or 5 on this one, it was not easy, maybe one say I will hit it all  jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2  author  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Just in case there are some movie lovers out there who were not members of the Everyone Loves Movies group, here's your chance to see if you can get more than 6 of these right and be the new champion.

 
 
charger 383
3  charger 383    2 weeks ago

I think I got 2 right

 
 
MrFrost
4  MrFrost    2 weeks ago

1) No idea.

2) No idea. 

3) Not sure what the make and model was, but it was small, if I am not mistaken.

4) No idea.

5) I have seen the movie but it was a long time ago. 

6) Montana. (You can travel state to state, no papers?) Love that movie. 

7) No idea. 

8) No idea. 

9) I want to say he bowled a 300 game, but i'm probably thinking of another movie. 

10) Marilyn Chambers? 

11) He attacks the "bad guys"? I know that's vague...

12) Great movie, but I can't remember.

13) Ice-Skate. 

14) Not sure. 

15) Bar? 

16) I haven't seen this movie. 

17) Fishing or golf. 

18) Brad Pitt? 

19) Haven't seen it. 

20) Haven't seen it. 

 
 
Kathleen
4.1  Kathleen  replied to  MrFrost @4    2 weeks ago

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You did what I did and posted them on here...

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @4.1    2 weeks ago

Yes, another member who does not read the article and the instructions in it but plunges in anyway.  In any event he only got 3 completely right and I won't reply to his comment to tell him what they are.

 
 
MrFrost
4.1.2  MrFrost  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Ya know Buzz, I saw your article and I admit I didn't read it word for word but, I thought I would do something nice and give it a bump. Mistake made, it won't happen again. 

 
 
Kathleen
4.1.3  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

It stuck me funny. Now I feel I was not alone... jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
Kathleen
4.1.4  Kathleen  replied to  MrFrost @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

I did the same 😊

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.5  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MrFrost @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

As Kathleen pointed out, you're not the only one who did it, and she was still a good sport about it, and didn't quit the Movie group in retaliation like you just did. I said I would not reply because that would just tell the rest of NT what your right answers were.

 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 weeks ago

I only got 4 so it's not worth me sending it to you, LOL! 

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5    2 weeks ago

So far the best was 6 right, and probably only Nowhere Man can do better than that. As I said - it's a really tough one, and the last I will do that is such a challenge.  John already proved to me that I couldn't answer a quiz like that. 

 
 
Trout Giggles
5.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5    2 weeks ago

I try even if I get 0. I actually got Buzz to change an answer on one of his movie quizzes

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.2    2 weeks ago

Trout is right. I was wrong myself with the accomplishment of Marge's husband in Fargo, and she corrected me.  Not only that, Iceman just asked me what was the name of the town in High Noon, and I have no idea what it is.  I don't think I could get a decent score if someone else were to create a movie quiz.  The ones who try these quizzes think they are fun, and they ARE fun, and it doesn't matter if any of us, including me, doesn't get a passing score. 

 
 
Nowhere Man
5.2.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2.1    2 weeks ago
name of the town in High Noon

Hadleyville, New Mexico, and of course in the movie timeline that would be a territory, not a state.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.2.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.2.2    2 weeks ago

A town full of wimps (including the deputy Marshall) who didn't deserve Will Kane to be their Marshall.

 
 
Trout Giggles
5.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2.1    2 weeks ago

I enjoy these quizzes even if I don't get a single answer right.

 
 
dave-2693993
6  dave-2693993    2 weeks ago

I actually know one of them.

#7

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @6    2 weeks ago

Many people would know the answer to that even if they didn't see the movie.

 
 
dave-2693993
6.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1    2 weeks ago

Yes, well, that is true.

I did watch the movie. But, you know what, I think I recall they didn't actually do it correctly in the movie. If my memory is correct, I may get details of the movies portrayal wrong.

 
 
A. Macarthur
7  A. Macarthur    2 weeks ago

When it comes to movie quizzes … like Schultz in Hogans Heroes …

original

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @7    2 weeks ago

LOL   I'm just as lost when it comes to your technical explanations in photography.

 
 
Nowhere Man
7.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1    one week ago

from what I've seen in your pics, you are not lost in technique, and that is the important part....

 
 
Nowhere Man
8  Nowhere Man    one week ago

Well I sent Buzz my list, and I'm sad to say that his last one I didn't have an answer for.....

And I think I found another question, that had a different answer than the one he was thinking of......

So I wasn't perfect......

I'll post my answers when he confirms it is over.....

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @8    one week ago

I'm not beyond making mistakes.  The answers will be posted tomorrow.

 
 
Nowhere Man
8.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    one week ago

Neither am I brother, neither am I...

It was a good challenge though, a lot of small details.

Is it ok if I post mine now?

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
8.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @8.1.1    one week ago

No. Wait until I post my answers - yours are even more detailed than mine so it's better if they follow mine.  I have seen yours and will vouch that you had already sent them to me previously.

 
 
Nowhere Man
9  Nowhere Man    one week ago

ok,

18 of 20. I didn't count # 19...... (but I did get it right)

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10  author  Buzz of the Orient    one week ago

Okay it's Friday, so here are the answers:

  1.  He pushed in the car's cigarette lighter, which caused a radio signal to be received by the bombers.
  2.  It provided evidence of the person having been at the scene of a murder at the time of the crime..
  3.  Smart car
  4.  In a bachelor auction someone bid a small amount for him.
  5.  5 times
  6.  Montana
  7.  They painted lambs' blood on their doorposts.
  8.  He pointed his TV remote at them and clicked it.
  9.  Had his postage stamp design accepted.
  10.  Marilyn Chambers
  11.  He tamed and rode the Toruk (the feared dragon-like flying predator).
  12.  Police officer in a police car.
  13.  an ice skate
  14.  a sailboat/yacht

15,  Walt's barber

16.  It was stewed.

17.  golf

18.  Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) - either screen or actual name is correct.

19.  Lord Essex (Colin Firth) - either screen or actual name is correct.

20.  The "mazuza" (small case holding a prayer scroll that is normally attached by Jews to their home door post) was tilted in the wrong direction.  It is properly tilted towards the house, but in the movie it was tilted outwards.

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10    one week ago

These were my answers....

1. He needs to press the cigarette lighter in the car once he locates the HQ.

2. Puts the murderer at the Scene of the crime

3. A Mercedes-Benz Smart4two

4. A bachelor auction, he felt he was worth more than the initial bid of $500.00. (he eventually went for $10500 to his ex wife.

5. Five times....

6. Montana.....

7. Paint lambs blood over the lintel and door frames as a mark to tell death to pass over this house. (hence the Passover holiday)

8. Clicked the TV remote three times trying to change the channel....

9. Got his Mallard artwork selected for issuance on a 3 cent stamp...

10. Marilyn Chambers, she was the "Ivory Soap girl" on the Ivory Snow soap flake box

11. He life melds with Torak and becomes the Rider of the Last Shadow

12. White Red-necked Police Officer

13. Ice Skates...

14. Lives on a yacht

15. Martin's Barber Shop

16. Stew

17. Golf, (although they weren't heading off to R&R, they were heading off to do emergency surgery to a wounded congressman's son)

18. Reuben

19. The Queens Courtesans and lords in waiting... This is the one I"m not counting as a correct answer, Buzz was aiming as Colin Firth as the answer but he doesn't appear in the scene of the puddle walking.... So My answer is correct in as far as it went, and Buzz at a very late point in the contest had to change the question.... Sorry my friend...

20. I haven't a clue..... Unless your Jewish and have specific knowledge of the Jewish religious practices no one would know the answer to this one...

Also I hate to say it here, but until the political celebratory hate fervor dies down, this will probably be my last posting for a while......

Sorry my friends....

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @10.1    one week ago

Those were the answers that NWM provided to me previously.

Bruce Greenwood's movie wife bid $10,000, not $10,500, followed by her walking up on the stage and saying "Hello Nick".

It will be a long time before I do another quiz with verbal questions.  I may do another images one.

Before you disappear, perhaps you can post the following movies that appear to be somewhat topical these days:

Exodus

Gentleman's Agreement

QBVII

Schindler's List

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.1    one week ago

I'll take care of it brother...

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1.3  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.1    one week ago

I'll throw in Raid on Entebbe for ya also.... jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.4  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @10.1.3    one week ago

Thanks, NWM.  Although I've seen the others more recently, I have not seen Raid on Entebbe for many years.  Wait and I will do an article on those movies and include Judgment at Nurenberg and some more recent Holocaust movies as well, such as Life is Beautiful, The Boy in Striped Pajamas, etc.  Was there a movie about finding Adolph Eichmann and bringing him to justice? 

The title of the article will be "Antisemitism - the Path to the Holocaust"

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1.5  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.4    6 days ago
Was there a movie about finding Adolph Eichmann and bringing him to justice? 

Actually there were several....

  • 1979 The House on Garibaldi Street (US TV Movie about the Mossad operation that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina)
  • 1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann (US TV Movie about the capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960, Stars Robert Duvall as Eichmann)
  • 2007 Eichmann (Brazillian production, 2010 release in the US)
  • 2015 The Eichmann Show (BBC TV release about the TV coverage of the Trial of Eichmann)
  • 2015 The People vs. Fritz Bauer (German theatrical film dealing with the efforts to locate Eichmann in Argintina)
  • 2018 Operation Finale (US theatrical release, Stars Ben Kingsley as Eichmann)

Don't know if I can get them all, why don't you tell me the one you want and I'll see what I can do....

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.6  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @10.1.5    6 days ago

Forget it, NWM.  I just did a search and there are over 600 movies listed under antisemitism and over 1000 about The Holocaust, so I won't even TRY to choose.  I just think that to make my point about Israel the movie Exodus is enough, and to make my point about latent antisemitism Gentleman's Agreement is enough. As far as The Holocaust goes, Schindler's List is the best.  I might do an article about just those 3 movies in order to illustrate those 3 topics.

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.7  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.6    6 days ago

The theme being - Antisemitism leads to The Holocaust leads to the need for Israel.

 
 
Trout Giggles
10.1.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.7    6 days ago

There may be a lot but you could just focus on a few movies.

Happy Hanukah!

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1.9  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.7    6 days ago

Hey Brother, I have the five already promised, Just finishing them up for upload.

I'll add to that Judgment at Nuremberg & The Boy in Striped Pyjamas.

That makes seven.....

Will let you know when they are ready to post....

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.10  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @10.1.9    6 days ago

Okay, good, then I'll put together an article that includes those seven movies.  Sounds good.

 
 
Trout Giggles
10.1.11  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.10    5 days ago

Well, good. Now I know what to watch on Netflix and Amazon this week

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1.12  Nowhere Man  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.1.11    5 days ago
Well, good. Now I know what to watch on Netflix and Amazon this week

good luck with that......

Several of them are made for TV movies from the 60's and 70's, and I can't find them on Netflix nor Amazon...... (unless you want to buy the DVD)

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.13  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @10.1.12    5 days ago

Hey my friend,

Let me know when you're ready to post the seven movies - the article is almost completed, and it refers to those seven movies - each one shows a screenshot. The article contains a notice that you will be posting those movies.

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1.14  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1.13    5 days ago

Already responded specifically on where I'm at Brother in PM.....

Will let you know...

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1.15  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @10.1.14    5 days ago

Okay, seen your PN, we're up to date.

 
 
Trout Giggles
10.1.16  Trout Giggles  replied to  Nowhere Man @10.1.12    4 days ago

I have seen "The Eichmann Show" and "The Boy in the Stryped Pajamas" on either my cable or sling tv service.

 
 
Nowhere Man
10.1.17  Nowhere Man  replied to  Trout Giggles @10.1.16    4 days ago

Well I"m not doing the Eichmann Show, and Pajamas is a fairly recent movie (2008) so I suspect it is still available, Schindler's List is also probably still available.

Gentleman's Agreement is available is you know where to look, Exodus isn't available online neither is Judgment at Nuremberg, QB VII, (a three part British Mini-series broadcast over two days) and Raid on Entebbe (the original 1976 version) Everyone remembers it but it's never broadcast. It is available on DVD, if you can find it....

 
 
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