When we were young: answers

May 12, 2011 in Movies, Quizzes

Like a Bat into Hell I’m back with the answers to yesterday’s many, many questions in their many, many posts.

This article will be the one post to rule them all.  In other words it will contain all the answers in one, handy location.

If you’ll cast your eyes to the right, you will see the poster for the movie from which the tie-breaker audio clip came.  That’s right, it’s The Blues Brothers. It was sort of a must-see movie for our generation and, combining that with the fact they chose probably the film’s most famous line, I wasn’t exactly chewing my fingernails worrying that Mike wasn’t going to win that tie-breaker. 😉


  1. Which Irish actor plays Bono in the recent movie Killing Bono? A> Martin McCann
  2. Identify the movie: “A public relations executive meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman.  They eventually marry but their love is insufficient to prevent them from a downward spiral into alcoholism. For the sake of their daughter, he eventually breaks free from his addiction but his wife does not.” A> Days of Wine and Roses
  3. Identify the movie: “A blue collar cynic, after being hypnotised to open his mind, starts to have visions of a young girl. He comes to believe that he is seeing a local girl who has been missing for six months and that his son is having the same visions.” A> Stir of Echoes
  4. Walter Matthau won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in which comedy masterpiece? A> The Fortune Cookie *
  5. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino have appeared together in three movies. Name them. A> The Godfather Part II, Heat, Righteous Kill
  6. Only three films have ever won the ‘Big Five’ Oscars: Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor and Actress.  Name them. A> It happened one night, One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Silence of the Lambs

Picture round, Young Film Stars:

  1. Alec Baldwin
  2. Billy Bob Thornton
  3. James Gandolfini
  4. Russell Brand
  5. Cybill Shepherd
  6. Oprah Winfrey
  7. Shia LaBeouf
  8. Stanley Tucci

Audio round, Film themes:

[soundcloud url=http://soundcloud.com/jhnolan/sets/movie-quiz-audio-round-may/]

  1. City Slickers
  2. Honey, I shrunk the kids
  3. Sex and the City **
  4. Sherlock Holmes
  5. The Lord of the Rings
  6. Stargate
  7. The Great Escape
  8. The Italian Job

And that’s that.

Or is it?  I’d have presumed Kelly’s would now be putting the quiz into stasis for the Summer but the MC announced at the end that they’d see us all “next month”. Hopefully, they’ll remain true to that.

Wow, quizzing in June!

* I must find this film and check it out. It is a “masterpiece” after all…

** David identified this one.  Credit where it’s due. 🙂

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