Can anyone name this film? (Possible spoiler)

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  1. Iain Jackson

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    I caught the very end of this film on tv a few years ago. I had no idea what it was then, and I still don't, but from the 2 minutes or so that I did see, I could tell that this film was very weird.

    Anyway, the bit I saw was where this family's house had burnt down, and the boy's parents looked into the burnt oven, finding a big black lump (looking like coal). They reach out to touch it, and the boy yells "Don't touch it, it's EVIL!", but he is too late and his parents are blown up. The film then ends.

    That's all I can remember... does anyone know what this film is, or did I just dream it? It certainly seemed to be a very weird film.

    P.S. I think that the film may have been British, but I'm not certain.
     
  2. Dana Fillhart

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    Time Bandits, directed by Terry Gilliam. It's out on DVD from Criterion.
     
  3. Iain Jackson

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    Wow, that was quick! Thanks. If it's a Terry Gilliam film, then I'll have to check it out.
     
  4. Scott Weinberg

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    Iain,
    A. It's a very memorable finale from a beloved cult movie.
    B. Dana is a genius.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Paul W

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    Hey, I would have said Time Bandits as well!!!!
    :p)
     
  6. Dana Fillhart

    Dana Fillhart Supporting Actor

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    I choose....B!
    (Do I get a prize? [​IMG])
     
  7. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Wow.. I just picked this title up at the bargain bin the other week. The DVD transfer is kinda poor.. I really wish they would release a SE... it's one of my favorites that takes me back to my childhood.
    In fact, my brothers and I still throw in a "here's to stinkin' Kevin" when doing a toast. [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeff Cooper

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    There is of course the Criterion Edition of time bandits. I think that qualifies as a SE. [​IMG]
     
  9. Paul Bond

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    I knew it was Time Bandits, too.

    I just got here too late to be first.

    Can I have a prize too? A cookie maybe?
     

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