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    Please help solve the mystery that has plagued my life

    Hello all:

    This is another one of my research questions, but this time it has nothing to do with ISU.

    Well, it's official, I finally had my long-awaited nervous breakdown. You see, for the past ten years or so, I have been trying to remember the title of a specific movie or TV show and finally I have had enough and am turning to the good people here.

    Here are the facts:

    This movie/TV show was made before the mid-90's. All I remember is kids gathering around in an alley-- some of them in a shopping cart or pushing a shopping cart-- looking through the window of a warehouse-type building to see an "evil" painter executing a large painting. Later I seem to remember some or all of the kids getting trapped in the painting. I'm not sure if the painting was unfinished or what. This is probably a memory from when I was between 5-10 years old, so perhaps the late '80's to early '90's.

    As a child, for the longest time, I thought that the kids were composed of the Goonies kids and this was a Goonies sequel that I was remembering. A search of IMDB for the filmography of the main characters in Goonies, such as Sean Astin, has revealed nothing that would match my memory.

    I will be absolutely shocked if anyone can help me from the sparse clues. Of course, it is entirely possible I was experimenting with recreational drugs as a 5 year old.

    Thanks for all of your help!!



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    Re: Please help solve the mystery that has plagued my life

    Was it a movie or a TV show? Because that sounds an awful lot like a would-be plot to an X-Files episode, although I own the first 6 seasons and it's not quite ringing any bells for me.


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    Honestly, I believe it was a movie, but it could've easily been a TV show. Aww, heck, I have no idea. Judging by how much haze surrounds my memory, this was probably before X-Files. I watched a lot of Disney channel and family channel shows, so it could've easily been a TV movie.



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    Re: Please help solve the mystery that has plagued my life

    This movie/TV show was made before the mid-90's. All I remember is kids gathering around in an alley-- some of them in a shopping cart or pushing a shopping cart-- looking through the window of a warehouse-type building to see an "evil" painter executing a large painting. Later I seem to remember some or all of the kids getting trapped in the painting. I'm not sure if the painting was unfinished or what. This is probably a memory from when I was between 5-10 years old, so perhaps the late '80's to early '90's.
    Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal video.


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    Re: Please help solve the mystery that has plagued my life

    The Witches? I don't remember anything about an alleyway, but I believe there are a group of witches trying to "rid the world of children" by putting them permanently in paintings. Then this kid some how saves the day after he is turned into a mouse. It was the only "children getting stuck in paintings" movie that I could think of.



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    Nice. But wrong. Definitely a lot of "kids in alleyways" but nothing with "kids in paintings". Lots of spiders too.



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    Re: Please help solve the mystery that has plagued my life

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal video.
    I'm thinking not...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex30DYwQlHU]YouTube - Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal[/ame]

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    Hmm, not bad. The alley scene was definitely in the daytime. The alley was on the left portion of the screen and the window was on the right. The shopping cart was gray. One kid may have been sitting in it to get a better view of the window. I believe the painter was wearing a white lab coat and had some facial hair, but that could be wrong. The painter was a white man though. The painting itself may have been a painting of a path that the kids walked into...?



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    I've been racking my brain and can't come up with a film that has shopping carts and paintings in it. Thanks for spreading around your nervous breakdown.


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    Re: Please help solve the mystery that has plagued my life

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    I've been racking my brain and can't come up with a film that has shopping carts and paintings in it. Thanks for spreading around your nervous breakdown.
    I think he just made it up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    Shopping cart at about 9 seconds in.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Cm4Cy3rxs]YouTube - The Peanut Butter Solution (1985, Trailer)[/ame]


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    Shopping cart at about 9 seconds in.
    YouTube - The Peanut Butter Solution (1985, Trailer)
    Totally remember this movie.


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    The Peanut Butter Solution-- doesn't ring any bells, but as I watch it on Google Video, it is hitting all of the appropriate points-- a white boy and asian boy that could pass for Mikey and Data from Goonies, a shopping cart with a kid in it, an evil white painter with facial hair, paintings that people go into...

    I am watching the movie now to see if I can find the specific scenes that I remember. But what would be the chances of two movies with such a bizarre plot?



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    Re: Please help solve the mystery that has plagued my life

    For 4 or 5 years in the 90's there was a tv show called "Are You Afraid of the Dark." One episode had a girl that was painting with a specific brush some witch told her to use, and when the paintings are finished with this brush, they are trapped in the painting when they signed it.

    Don't know about any shopping carts.



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