What’s That Movie?

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What’s That Movie?

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Thought I’d start a thread because I have no idea what movie I saw some 20 odd years ago. You might think… “shit, that’s a long time ago”, and you would be right. About the time of our last premiership. It’s a long fkg time!

Anyway, all I remember was that a bloke wanted to die. But whatever he did try to end it all, he just kept surviving.

The movie started where a tornado ripped through his town. He was cowering in his house until the tornado 🌪 passed through. When he went outside, he discovered his was the only house in the neighbourhood still standing. Luck!

I don’t remember much else other than he decided to end his life out at sea. He went overboard, and you think “ah well, that’s it”. But the next scene you see is with a beached whale 🐋 who spits him out on the shore. Alive!

Can’t for the life of me remember the name of the movie 🎥

Any ideas?
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Any Actors or Actresses spring to mind here?Australian,American or some other nationality?
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grassy1 wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:56 am Any Actors or Actresses spring to mind here?Australian,American or some other nationality?
Yeah, struggling to come up with actors. It’s an American movie I suspect
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It sort of rings a bell. Have no idea of the title. Was it a telemovie? I do recall seeing a guy being spat out of a whale on a beach. Reckon it was in the 90’s though.

The movie that is replaying in my mind lol s the Manitou. Thanks to grassy! :lol:
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Windy Hille wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:08 pm It sort of rings a bell. Have no idea of the title. Was it a telemovie? I do recall seeing a guy being spat out of a whale on a beach. Reckon it was in the 90’s though.

The movie that is replaying in my mind lol s the Manitou. Thanks to grassy! :lol:
Hmm… telemovie. Dunno. Could be.

I’ve tried googling all sorts of ways but have come up with nought.

:-k
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B Grader Movie was it?

Toss up some B Grade Movie Regulars and you might come up with something,Benny.

Steve Gutenberg?
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BenDoolan wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Windy Hille wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:08 pm It sort of rings a bell. Have no idea of the title. Was it a telemovie? I do recall seeing a guy being spat out of a whale on a beach. Reckon it was in the 90’s though.

The movie that is replaying in my mind lol s the Manitou. Thanks to grassy! :lol:
Hmm… telemovie. Dunno. Could be.

I’ve tried googling all sorts of ways but have come up with nought.

:-k
Haha at googling - I've just spent too long doing the same.
And I'm cursing you now, because now I won't be able to get this out of my head until an answer is revealed :D
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nudder12 wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:47 pm
BenDoolan wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Windy Hille wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:08 pm It sort of rings a bell. Have no idea of the title. Was it a telemovie? I do recall seeing a guy being spat out of a whale on a beach. Reckon it was in the 90’s though.

The movie that is replaying in my mind lol s the Manitou. Thanks to grassy! :lol:
Hmm… telemovie. Dunno. Could be.

I’ve tried googling all sorts of ways but have come up with nought.

:-k
Haha at googling - I've just spent too long doing the same.
And I'm cursing you now, because now I won't be able to get this out of my head until an answer is revealed :D
Hahaha… apologies!

It’s got me stuffed. However, I reckon I’ll get it one day.

When I was a kid, there was a movie about robots which teared me up. Have never seen it since. I googled for days and finally discovered it… ‘Silent Running’

Would love to see it again.

So, I’m hoping I’ll get to the bottom of this other flick
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BenDoolan wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:01 am
nudder12 wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:47 pm
BenDoolan wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:43 pm
Windy Hille wrote: Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:08 pm It sort of rings a bell. Have no idea of the title. Was it a telemovie? I do recall seeing a guy being spat out of a whale on a beach. Reckon it was in the 90’s though.

The movie that is replaying in my mind lol s the Manitou. Thanks to grassy! :lol:
Hmm… telemovie. Dunno. Could be.

I’ve tried googling all sorts of ways but have come up with nought.

:-k
Haha at googling - I've just spent too long doing the same.
And I'm cursing you now, because now I won't be able to get this out of my head until an answer is revealed :D
Hahaha… apologies!

It’s got me stuffed. However, I reckon I’ll get it one day.

When I was a kid, there was a movie about robots which teared me up. Have never seen it since. I googled for days and finally discovered it… ‘Silent Running’

Would love to see it again.

So, I’m hoping I’ll get to the bottom of this other flick
All good - it's my own fault that I let things get stuck in my head like that.
If you're like me, you'll probably later realise that you've mixed up a couple of different story lines or details that threw you off-track to work it out.
Silent Running - it's still out there, depends on what streaming services etc you're subscribed to.
Or what VPNs or torrent sites :wink:
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Nicholas Cage,Weird Al Yankovic,.....just throwing some more names out there,no matter how weird or wonderfull to jog the memory.

William H Macy?
Rick Moranis
Martin Short
John Candy,might have been tough for the whale to shoot John out of a blowhole!
Judge Reinhold
Emilio Estevez
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was it Commandments?
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Koala wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 pm was it Commandments?
As in The Ten Commandments?
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Koala wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 pm was it Commandments?
Koala! YOU BLOODY LEGEND!!!

😘😘😘

That’s it. You have cured my migraine.
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grassy1 wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:07 pm
Koala wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 pm was it Commandments?
As in The Ten Commandments?
Nah, it’s called Commandments.



You ripper Koala. You bloody ripper!!
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Was it Aiden Quinn or Anthony La Paglia you were thinking of,or someone else?
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grassy1 wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:19 pm Was it Aiden Quinn or Anthony La Paglia you were thinking of,or someone else?
No-one in particular. Just parts of the plot. I totally forgot who had acted in it. Now watching the trailer, it all makes sense. I watched the movie with my future wife - a Courtney Cox fan. Mind you, she had totally forgotten about the movie!
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Can’t say I’ve seen it. Was it a good movie? Must have been if you’ve brought it up. Or perhaps not if you couldn’t remember much of it lol :lol:

The Manitou is a good one. Bit scary. Freaky. Grassy’s fault!
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Windy Hille wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:37 pm Can’t say I’ve seen it. Was it a good movie? Must have been if you’ve brought it up. Or perhaps not if you couldn’t remember much of it lol :lol:

The Manitou is a good one. Bit scary. Freaky. Grassy’s fault!
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BenDoolan wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:08 pm
Koala wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 pm was it Commandments?
Koala! YOU BLOODY LEGEND!!!

😘😘😘

That’s it. You have cured my migraine.
Thank F*** that's resolved. Now I can sleep at night. :lol:
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nudder12 wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:46 am
BenDoolan wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:08 pm
Koala wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:29 pm was it Commandments?
Koala! YOU BLOODY LEGEND!!!

😘😘😘

That’s it. You have cured my migraine.
Thank F*** that's resolved. Now I can sleep at night. :lol:
Haha

I’ll see if I can dredge up another one for ya :lol:
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