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Q: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago. ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago.
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: nediam1234-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 14 Oct 2006 00:12 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2006 05:31 PDT
Question ID: 773355
well.. ok here it goes...,

I'm looking for a movie I saw long time ago..
well could be 11 years since I saw it.. could be 18 years... not sure 

I don't remember much about the movie.. but here are points I remember:

I would guess it probably would be sorted as a teenage movie... but I'm not sure

One of the main character was a girl that opened her beer cans by
sticking a hole with a pen in the lower part of the can, and then put
her mouth around the hole and then opened the beer can so everything
from the can would run straight down though the hole to her mouth in a
very short time.

I think the girl was labeled as a "trouble girl".

I think I remember something about some scenes happening in a trailor.

And she also (of course) meets some guy.

Well this is mostly what I remember from the movie.. so it was mostly
the beer opening part I remember :)  she opened a can like this few
times in the movie if I remember correctly and was also showing others
(the boy?) how to open a can like that..

I saw the film in the Icelandic National TV station.... :S

anybody know what film I'm talking about?? :)

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 14 Oct 2006 05:21 PDT
Was this film dubbed into Icelandic? If not, do you remember the
language? Was it an American film (you've mentioned a trailer,
symbolically present in many American films portraying the lives of
the poor)?

Clarification of Question by nediam1234-ga on 14 Oct 2006 11:58 PDT
hi all!

thank you for trying to answer this for me...

I better answer some of your questions first:

>Was this film dubbed into Icelandic?
No, we don't dub films in Iceland( except cartoons)

>If not, do you remember the language? 
I'm 99,9% sure it was English, since well.. thats the language of the
films we watch in Iceland :)
>Was it an American film?
I can't say.. but as you say.. I would guess it's most likely. 

>I'm willing to bet your film is "The Sure Thing"
>starring John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga, 1985. 
>Cusack's character teaches Zuniga's how to
>make a beer bong.
At first I thought that "The Sure Thing" could not be correct, since I
was not talking about a "beer bong" as you mentioned ... but then I
went to and watch the trailer of the movie, and in the middle
of the trailer the guy opens a beer can excacly like I described it...
(yes shotgunning?).... (about 55 seconds into the trailer) but
watching the trailer I thought that this movie was to much of a
comedy... but It's also likely it was this movie!

About "The Breakfast Club".. I'm not sure either it's not as likely
BUT when I watch the trailer to that movie Ally Sheedy looked so
familiar.... but I'm pretty sure it was beer they where drinking....
not coke

So I would say 40% change it was "The Sure Thing"  25% sure it was
"The Breakfast Club"...

I'm sorry to say that I can't say yes or no to your suggestions.. it's
my lack of memory.

My next thing will be (if no one comes other suggestions to tomorrow)
that I will go and try to rent The Sure thing to see if it was that
movie.. so bear with me while I try to search for that movie. :)

I can't believe I'm asking people to look for some teen movie! hehe :)
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago.
From: pozorvlak-ga on 14 Oct 2006 07:18 PDT
I'm willing to bet your film is "The Sure Thing" starring John Cusack
and Daphne Zuniga, 1985.  Cusack's character teaches Zuniga's how to
make a beer bong.
Subject: Re: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago.
From: politicalguru-ga on 14 Oct 2006 08:01 PDT
I am willing to place a bet against yours: 
- The Sure Thing doesn't feature trailers and life on the rough side
- Daphne Zuniga plays the "goodie" girl, not the "bad" girl
- And, a beer bong is not similar to what the client describes.
"Shotgunning" would be more appropriate
Subject: Re: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago.
From: probonopublico-ga on 14 Oct 2006 08:50 PDT
Great ... I love a sporting bet.

What are the stakes and the odds?

I suggest that pozorvlak-ga gets $200 from PG Tips - if Poz wins;

And PG Tips gets $1 from Poz if she wins.

I will hold the stakes.

Subject: Re: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago.
From: alice33-ga on 14 Oct 2006 11:34 PDT
Not into betting against other people because i am probably wrong :)
but i had a thought that your film might be "The Breakfast CLub".
: It came out in 1985, so fits your timeline.
: It has a girl in it who opens coke cans with a pen, like you decribed,
: This girl is labeled the "Basket Case" or the wierdo girl - her name
is Alison Reynolds, played by Ally Sheedy.
:This is a teen film, about a bunch of kids who have to attend
detention of a saturday. One of the scenes has a couple of characters
in a broom closet, maybe the "trailor" you mentioned?
:There is a guy who gets involved with the girl, he is played by Emilio Estevez

Like i said, I'm probably wrong, but hey, it's worth a try!
Subject: Re: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago.
From: pozorvlak-ga on 15 Oct 2006 02:49 PDT
Politicalguru is correct about the term "shotgunning"--my bad for
calling it a beer bong--but I still think it might be your film.  I
haven't seen "The Sure Thing" in years, but I do seem to remember that
Cusack and Zuniga end up in a few dives and rough spots (if not a
trailer) on their road trip.
Subject: Re: Need a name for a movie I saw 11-18 years ago.
From: nediam1234-ga on 15 Oct 2006 05:31 PDT
hi again.. I've been reading A LOT about the movie "The Sure Thing"
for the last hours!

And now I'm 99,99% sure that this is the movie I was looking for..
which show how good you guys are.. since my description (and memory)of
the movie was soooo wrong :)
For example: 
1. Daphne Zuniga does not play a "trouble girl".. but as reading in
some reviews on the net ..she was a "extremely uptight girl".. was
probably remember her wrong..
2. I thought she showed him how to do the beer thing.. but looks like
it's the other way around.
3. I still bet they at least go into a trailer in the movie! :) 

I did not find "The Sure Thing" on a DVD here, so I will have to order
it from Amazon and watch it in 10-15 days..

I would have liked to pay pozorvlak-ga the $7 for the correct answer..
but I can't see how I do that!? Anyone?.. he's probably not a google
answer researcher?

thanks again

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