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I need your help you cinematic geniuses!
Topic by: doozer
Posted: August 22, 2007 - 2:51 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 24, 2007 - 9:59 AM PDT

author topic: I need your help you cinematic geniuses!
doozer
post #1  on August 22, 2007 - 2:51 PM PDT  
Every once in a great while, we get an e-mail or a comment from a member who knows a "kind of" description of a movie they saw ten years ago, and wants to know the title. While I like to think I know everything (HA!) sometimes even I, the little snow fairy, am completely clueless. From now on when this happens, I'm going to post it here, like a little game. While it's something one of us has never seen or can't remember, it could be your favorite movie!


The winner gets eternal gratitude from yours truly.


And now, the description:

This movie was seen about ten years ago, by the way.


A young boy, about 10 years of age and dressed modernly, goes into a liquor/general store. It appears to be a store in the 18-1900's. He asks for sugarless gum and can only get gum with sugar (not me, but actual glucose-type sugar). He pays with a dollar bill from 1985 and everybody in the store thinks this is weird. The boy leaves the store, and starts walking down the dirt road. The store attendant talks to the sherrif about the dollar bill, and the strange way the boy was dressed.




That's all I got folks, so have at it!

doozer
post #2  on August 22, 2007 - 2:53 PM PDT  
Oh my! Please pardon my bad grammar. SOMEBODY needs to go back to school!
underdog
post #3  on August 22, 2007 - 2:55 PM PDT  
Huh. I'm stumped already. And there's no character named Marty McFly in it?
doozer
post #4  on August 22, 2007 - 3:26 PM PDT  
> On August 22, 2007 - 2:55 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Huh. I'm stumped already. And there's no character named Marty McFly in it?
> ---------------------------------


I wish I knew. I only know what the member gives me, which is often very little.

I figured it was worth seeing if more exposure would be helpful. I hate telling a member I can't help them.
woozy
post #5  on August 22, 2007 - 4:15 PM PDT  
Um, how old is the person?

It certainly sounds like "Back to future" in which Michael J. Fox playing a teenager, not ten, goes to drugstore in the fifties, not 1900, asks for a sugarless soda, doesn't get it, pays with a 1985 bill, and everyone talks about him.

If the person writing is under her early 20s mistaking the 1800s for the 1950's (also there are sequals in the 1880's) and not being familar with back to the future is excusable but otherwise...

Googling gave me bupkis.
underdog
post #6  on August 22, 2007 - 6:36 PM PDT  
Well the third Back to the Future movie did take place in the 19th century, so there could be a scene like that in it, but Fox's McFly character would be older than the one they're referring to here I'm assuming, and I don't recall this moment. Huh.
woozy
post #7  on August 22, 2007 - 9:57 PM PDT  
> On August 22, 2007 - 6:36 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Well the third Back to the Future movie did take place in the 19th century, so there could be a scene like that in it, but Fox's McFly character would be older than the one they're referring to here I'm assuming, and I don't recall this moment. Huh.
> ---------------------------------

It's in the first one. He goes into a diner and asks for a Tab. The soda jerk says he can't have a tab if he hasn't ordered anything yet (Hawr, hawr, hawr). So he asks for a Pepsi Free. So the soda jerk says if he wants a pepsi he's going to have to pay for it just like every one else (more Hawr, hawr, hawr). So he says look just give me something without any sugar. So he gives him a black coffee which Marty looks at disdainfully. He pays with a dollar or some coins and they give him a hard time about the date and the weird way he's dressed.

If the viewer was very young when he saw this he may have been confused just how old Micheal J Fox was supposed to be. When I was 10 years old and watching Star Trek I had utterly know idea how old the kids on in the Grupps episode who looked kind of freaky to me were supposed to be nor how old the kids on the Brady Bunch or the Partridge family who were all a lot older than me and playing people younger than me were supposed to be.

As for mistaking the fifties for the 1900's if seen people on the internet refer to Barbershop Quartets, large front wheeled bicylces, WWI clothing, movies from the thirties, eighties music, clothing from the eighties, all attributed to "the fifties", so... end well the third movie is in the 1880's.

I wouldn't think it was back to the future except my googling gets me nothing, and the fact that the third is in the 1880's and the first has that trying to get a sugar free soda is so similar as to what was described.

doozer
post #8  on August 24, 2007 - 9:59 AM PDT  
Thank you very much guys! I'll pass this along and hope it helps.

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