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Old 03-13-03, 11:06 AM
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Help with a movie title - murder mystery

Ok, I ask this question every few months hoping that it will someday jog someone's memory...


It was a movie in the 80's... a bunch of kids were pulled over in a van, and the cops killed one of them. The story is told from three different perspectives... first, the kid's ... second, the cop's... then at the end of the "trial" (trying to remember if it was a trial setting), a taxi driver shows up and tells the third version... which turns out to be the most accurate.

anyone? anyone?
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sounds interesting...if you ever figure out the title, i might have to check it out
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Rashomon?
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Originally posted by tdirgins
Rashomon?
It obviously isn't, but sounds a lot like it. I think I'm going to have to check this movie out.
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Originally posted by tdirgins
Rashomon?
No, I think it's Rashomon 2: Electric Boogaloo.

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I want to say it was something like "the so and so story" (like his name or something)... man, it has bugged me for EONS ..... or "The story of so and so"...
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You know...I've seen this flick. It might have been a made-for-tv special and seems like it could have been based on a true story. In any event, now it is driving me crazy too. Damn you. :-)
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*bump* cuz it's killing me ...
Old 04-02-05, 11:16 AM
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Bump again, only because it's been over a year and it STILL bugs me!

I know, I know, at some point I need to just let go...

*edited: holy moses, it's been *two* years! I really need to get a life...*
Old 01-26-07, 09:25 PM
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Ok, it's been *two* years since my last bump, and it's STILL bugging me! Anyone?
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Originally Posted by BradJ
It was a movie in the 80's... a bunch of kids...
Fast Times at Rashomon High?

(sorry, I couldn't resist)

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Old 01-27-07, 10:12 AM
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How about 1981's The Killing of Randy Webster?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082615/

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...50C0A967948260
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Yowzers, that might be it...!? I'm ordering it from Amazon, I'll let you know back here!
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Originally Posted by BradJ
Ok, it's been *two* years since my last bump, and it's STILL bugging me! Anyone?
Damn, it will be 4 years this March. Hopefully, someone comes along with the answer. It looks like the one above sounds like what your describing.
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Old 02-06-07, 11:06 PM
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HOLY CRAP! THAT WAS IT! THE KILLING OF RANDY WEBSTER!

Tragically, it's not nearly as good as I remember it being... quite cheesy, actually, but I can't believe I finally found the movie. (well, thanks to some help from Dvdtalk users!)


Old 02-07-07, 01:44 AM
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Only took 4 years.
Old 02-07-07, 01:27 PM
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I love this thread.
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I knew the title back in '03, but I wanted to see how much stamina BradJ had.
Well done, you!
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For anyone who is curious:

Old 02-08-07, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by RobCA
Fast Times at Rashomon High?

(sorry, I couldn't resist)

Rob
well, apparently Sean Penn is in the movie "The Killing of Randy Webster."
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As is Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Old 02-12-09, 10:33 PM
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Re: Help with a movie title - murder mystery

I eventually found the movie, but looking back over old threads, I just wanted to post my every-two-year bump, especially to Fincher Fan... it's like looking forward in time, only backwards....
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Re: Help with a movie title - murder mystery

Good bump.

Well worth it.
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Re: Help with a movie title - murder mystery

Hopefully we can all revisit this thread once more before the world ends in 2012.

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