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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:33 PM

Official "What the Hell Movie/Show am I thinking about. I can't remember the name!"

I've had these two shows in my head for a while but I can't remember their names and google has let me down. Can you guess?

1) I was young and it was serial show from the 80's. Basically, it was about an Asian kid who was taught martial arts by his grandpa. All I remember is that his grandpa dies and he get's adopted by a cop? or private detective? In one scene I remember, he and the cop are stuck in some sort of pit trap he has to cliimb out of. The kid puts on his grandpas "magic" bandana that lets him concentrate, and managed to climb out to the surprise of his partner.

2) the second show I one I really remember very little. I think it was a bout a kid who lost his dad in plane accident (although I think he is still alive). I think it was a movie. Anyways, the kid has either a ghost or imaginary adult friend (called Jack??) that helps him find the father. I think at the end of the movie, after he find the real father, the imaginary character or ghost disappears.

So there you go. Any ideas brought on by these vague descriptions. It's diving me up the wall...like the lyrics of a song you don't remember.

If you have any of your own, post below. Maybe me or some other DUer can help you out.

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Reply Official "What the Hell Movie/Show am I thinking about. I can't remember the name!" (Original post)
Evoman Nov 2012 OP
sakabatou Nov 2012 #1
Evoman Nov 2012 #6
sakabatou Nov 2012 #9
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #2
Evoman Nov 2012 #3
Still Blue in PDX Nov 2012 #4
Evoman Nov 2012 #5
Enrique Nov 2012 #7
Evoman Nov 2012 #8
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #10

Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. I remember an Japanese anime movie

Where near the end, of a maze I believe, the hero is being tortured by two spinning "tops." I don't remember anything else.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:14 PM

9. I was told that before

I have the DVDs in my Netflix queue, so I'll check it out.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:38 PM

2. The first one sounds like 'Sidekicks'...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:42 PM

3. YES!

Perfect. Thank you!

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:44 PM

4. The second one sounds like the movie Cloak and Dagger

I've forgotten the name of this movie many, many times and had to ask my kids. I'm so glad the interwebs and IMDB came along!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087065/

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:51 PM

5. Two for two! You guys are awesome. That's exactly the movie I was thinking of.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:59 PM

7. Citizen Kane

i'm pretty sure...

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Response to Enrique (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:03 PM

8. lol wut?

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:36 PM

10. They don't sound familiar to me. How about I just make up series names until we hit it?

(1) Stuff I learned from my dead grandpa
(2) My imaginary friend knows where daddy is

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