Questions about Movies/80's movie


Alias wrote at 2007-11-02 11:16:38
Jesus! I can't remember also... but there was a movie about some kids, who built a snow castle... there was a snowman who talked to kids... I think... Also, at the end that snowman melted as I recall.

Kevin wrote at 2011-03-24 22:23:41
I think you're talking about two different movies. The Movie with the awesome castle and snowball fights is called "The dog who stopped the War". I think the snowman movie is where a kid skates on a pond with thin ice near the end and saves his competitor? I don't know the name of that one but it had a snowman who talked in it.

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Bjabs wrote at 2012-08-04 12:36:22
the movie about the escaped convict is disneys the christmas star. I watched it a lot until i wrecked the tape.  

Angie B wrote at 2013-06-27 06:17:38
Several movies pop in my mind when mentioning a foreign exchange student who stays with an American family. First is the movie "sixteen candles" with molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall, its defiantly an 80's classic, directed by the john Hughes who is responsible for the majority of the best movies from the 80's era.

The second movie I'm thinking is another John Hughes movie called "Better off Dead" with John cusack. The foreign exchange student is a girl from France who stays with the family who lives next door. In the movie "16 candles" the foreign exchange student is from china or japan named "Long Duck Dong" lol I hope this helped:)

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I am the movie critic for Beliefnet and radio stations across the country. I have written about movies for USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, Parents, Family Fun, Child, Slate, and Daughters. I am the weekly movie critic for radio stations across the US and in Canada and write weekly parental advisories for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Kansas City Star. I have appeared on Fox Morning News, the ABC Evening News, CBS This Morning, and NPR, and been profiled in the NY Times, Washingtonian, Chicago Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. My book, The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies, was published by Avon in April 1999 and is now in its second edition. I can answer questions about movies for special interests, especially family concerns, handling questions from kids like "What do I do when he says everyone else has seen it?" to "My daughter got nightmares from a movie --how can I help her?" or "Why does my child want to see the DVD over and over?" to "What's the deal with Pokemon?" I am pretty good with trivia questions about movies, too, not as good with made-for-TV movies or miniseries. And I don't know much about horror/slasher films, sorry.

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