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Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

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Quiz # 8

1. For what film was Tom Cruise accused of having a horrible Irish brogue accent?

  • Days of Thunder
  • Far and Away
  • Legend
  • Magnolia

2. Which film was actor Donald Pleasence's final film in the 'Halloween' series?

  • Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later

3. What was the last film made by elusive star Greta Garbo?

  • Anna Karenina
  • Conquest
  • Ninotchka
  • Two-Faced Woman

4. What was the first film to cost more than $300 million (not adjusted for inflation)?

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Superman Returns

5. In the crime film Se7en (1995), which of the legendary 'Seven Deadly Sins' did Detective David Mills (Brad Pitt) commit?

  • Envy
  • Greed
  • Lust
  • Wrath

6. Which film is considered the first feature-length science-fiction film?

  • Aelita
  • High Treason
  • Metropolis
  • Woman in the Moon

7. What was the first film to cost over $200 million (not adjusted for inflation) to make?

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • King Kong (2005)
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Titanic

8. Which actor has the record for the most consecutive Oscar nominations?

  • Marlon Brando
  • Richard Burton
  • Russell Crowe
  • Spencer Tracy

9. What was Tom Cruise's feature film debut?

  • Endless Love
  • The Outsiders
  • Risky Business
  • Taps

10. In which horror film was the main character warned: "They're all gonna laugh at you"?

  • Carrie
  • The Exorcist
  • Firestarter
  • Rosemary's Baby

11. Which legendary star was originally considered for the lead role of the English nanny in Mary Poppins (1964) before the selection of Julie Andrews?

  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Bette Davis
  • Natalie Wood
  • Shirley MacLaine

12. What was the last film Charlie Chaplin made in the United States?

  • The Great Dictator
  • A King in New York
  • Limelight
  • Monsieur Verdoux

13. What was the first feature-length made-for-cable (or made-for-pay-TV) movie?

  • Brian's Song
  • The Day After
  • See How They Run
  • The Terry Fox Story

14. What was the very first B/W feature film to be released to the home video market in 1985 in a 'colorized' version - a controversial modernizing technique at the time?

  • It's A Wonderful Life
  • The Outlaw
  • Topper
  • Way Out West

15. Which 1928 George Gershwin symphonic composition became an Academy Award-winning Best Picture in the 1950s?

  • An American in Paris
  • Auntie Mame
  • Gigi
  • Moulin Rouge

16. What is the central theme of these four films: The Lost Weekend (1945), I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and Ironweed (1987)?

  • Social Class Differences
  • Drug Addiction
  • Prison Life
  • Alcoholism

17. Which of these 1930s Alfred Hitchcock films did the director remake in the mid-1950s?

  • The Lady Vanishes
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Sabotage
  • Secret Agent

18. Which performer received the highest reported fee of $10 million at the time for a voice-over role in the sleeper hit Look Who's Talking (1989)?

  • John Travolta
  • Danny DeVito
  • Bruce Willis
  • Mike Myers

19. What was the hometown of the main character Rocky Balboa in the Rocky films?

  • Boston
  • Newark
  • New York
  • Philadelphia

20. Cary Grant's last film, Walk Don't Run (1966), was a remake of which earlier romantic comedy?

  • The Awful Truth
  • The More the Merrier
  • The Talk of the Town
  • To Be Or Not To Be

21. Which Bette Davis film suffered the most Oscar snubs - 9 of them?

  • Dark Victory
  • The Letter
  • The Little Foxes
  • Now, Voyager

22. For which film were these three cast members nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award: James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino?

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather, Part II
  • Both of the Above
  • Neither of the Above

Quiz # 8: Answers

1. Answer: Far and Away
In director Ron Howard's period romance Far and Away (1992), Tom Cruise adopted an unusual Irish brogue accent for his character - a poor Irish tenant farmer named Joseph Donnelly.

2. Answer: Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
Donald Pleasence's final film in the 'Halloween' series, in the role of crazed Dr. Sam Loomis, was in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), due to his death in 1995.

3. Answer: Two-Faced Woman
Although only 36 years old, Swedish-born star Greta Garbo's last film was the comedy Two-Faced Woman (1941), a box-office flop. She quit the film business, left Hollywood, and was mostly a recluse until her death of natural causes in 1990.

4. Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) became the most expensive film ever made, at a budget of $300 million. Other films close to it were: Superman Returns (2006) ($270M), Spider-Man 3 (2007) ($258M), and Quantum of Solace (2008) ($200M).

5. Answer: Wrath
When rookie Detective David Mills (Brad Pitt) saw the severed head of his wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) in a box, he demonstrated Wrath against her murderer, serial killer John Doe (Kevin Spacey), by shooting him repeatedly.

6. Answer: Aelita
The silent, propagandistic, Soviet sci-fi epic Aelita (1924) (aka Aelita: Queen of Mars), at 120 minutes, was both the first big-budget film made in Russia, and the first feature-length science-fiction film (about space travel). Other early sci-fi silent films included Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927, Germ.) and Woman in the Moon (1929, Germ.), and Britain's futuristic High Treason (1929).

7. Answer: King Kong (2005)
Although James Cameron's Titanic (1997) was the first film to cost $200 million to make, Peter Jackson's King Kong (2005) surpassed that mark at $207 million. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 (2004) equaled the mark at $200 million, while The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) came in at $180 million.

8. Answer: Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando has four consecutive Oscar bids: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julius Caesar (1953), and On the Waterfront (1954) (win). Two lead actresses both have five consecutive nominations: Greer Garson (1941-1945) and Bette Davis (1938-1942).

9. Answer: Endless Love
Tom Cruise's feature film debut was in the doomed romantic film Endless Love (1981) in a bit role as the character of school prankster Billy.

10. Answer: Carrie
In Carrie (1976), troubled telekinetic teenager Carrie White's (Sissy Spacek) religiously-strict mother Margaret (Piper Laurie) threatened: "They're all gonna laugh at you" when she insisted on attending her senior prom.

11. Answer: Bette Davis
Unbelievably, before Julie Andrews was chosen for the part, legendary actress Bette Davis was seriously considered for the role, since in the original Travers novel, Mary Poppins was a middle-aged woman. Angela Lansbury was also considered for the role, as well as Tuesday Weld, who turned down the part.

12. Answer: Limelight
Limelight (1952), the story of an aging, London vaudeville comedian (Chaplin himself), was Chaplin's last US film. His next film was A King in New York (1957), made in England.

13. Answer: The Terry Fox Story
The first television film ever made for a pay-TV cable network was HBO's The Terry Fox Story (1983), a sports biopic about a Canadian athlete and amputee. The first movie made for television was See How They Run (1964).

14. Answer: Topper
The comedy Topper (1937) was the first B/W feature film released colorized in the spring of 1985.

15. Answer: An American in Paris
American composer George Gershwin's orchestral composition An American in Paris, written in 1928 after Gershwin spent time in Paris, inspired the 1951 film of the same name.

16. Answer: Alcoholism
The self-destructiveness of alcoholism was the central theme.

17. Answer: The Man Who Knew Too Much
Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), with Peter Lorre in his first English-language film, was remade with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day as The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).

18. Answer: Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis was paid $10 million for his voice-over role as the wisecracking Baby Mikey in Look Who's Talking (1989).

19. Answer: Philadelphia
Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa (portrayed by Sylvester Stallone) in all of the Rocky films lived in Philadelphia, PA.

20. Answer: The More the Merrier
George Stevens' The More the Merrier (1943) was the basis for Walk Don't Run (1966), set during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

21. Answer: The Little Foxes
Director William Wyler's The Little Foxes (1941), starring Bette Davis, had nine Oscar nominations and lost every one of them. Best Actress went to Joan Fontaine in Suspicion (1941), and Best Picture and Best Director (John Ford) went to How Green Was My Valley (1941). The Letter (1940) was a close second with 7 nominations and no wins.

22. Answer: The Godfather
Three of the ten nominations for The Godfather (1972) were in the Best Supporting Actor category for these actors. None of them came away with the Oscar (Joel Grey won for Cabaret), although the film won three other awards: Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay.