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Agent 204
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posted 04 December 2004 07:45 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A number of years ago I saw a movie (or part thereof) with an extremely disturbing sequence where a little boy is hit by a car, and the driver gets out and finds that the kid is apparently ok, but wants to take him to the hospital. The kid, though, screams "no! You're a stranger!" and runs home. Nobody's home, and presently the kid feels tired, lies down, and never wakes up, as a result of a concussion.
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steffie
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posted 04 December 2004 07:47 PM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That sounds like a dream I keep having.
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gopi
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posted 08 December 2004 10:47 AM      Profile for gopi     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If the child was hit by a car being driven by Lily Tomlin, you might be thinking of the Altman film Short Cuts; another clue would be the eventual appearance of Lyle Lovett as a deranged baker who makes threatening telephone calls to Andie MacDowell.
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periyar
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posted 08 December 2004 10:53 AM      Profile for periyar   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks Gopi,

I saw that same movie and when its description was posted, there was something vaguely familiar but I was drawing a complete blank. Now, it's all coming back. I actually didn't care for the film- probably why I couldn't remember.


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Agent 204
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posted 08 December 2004 10:58 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's the one all right! Thanks for the info.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 08 December 2004 11:14 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fantastic movie! No one weaves together seemingly unrelated stories like Robert Altman can.
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I wouldn't eat no fish I caught not ten feet from a dead body. If I was the upset fisherman's wife, I certainly would skip the fish and eat the bread and salad.

I liked Tim Robbins's take on his character. Telling the neighbours to remain calm with his megaphone during the earthquake.

And Robert Downey Jr.'s guy was pretty weird.

Tom Waits and Lily Tomlin drunkenly laughing under the door frame, unaware of the tragedy she'd produced earlier.

And I probably would've killed Lyle Lovett's character, no matter how innocent he might have been.

It had its moments, but i didn't like it overall.


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