Hash Tag Game
Tonight there was a hashtag game on Twitter called “Explain a Film Plot Badly”. I thought I would play the game for a while, but I think I got a bit carried away. Here are my entries to the game. How many of these movies do you recognize?
An ex-Marine officer returns home and takes over the family business started by his Italian immigrant father.
A private eye is confused by an attractive woman and her sister/daughter.
A young farm boy learns about religion, kisses his sister, joins an insurgent group, and blows up a military base.
A bar owner in Morocco befriends a local policeman.
A Kansas firm girl dreams about a magical land after being injured in inclement weather.
A rich media mogul remembers his favorite sled.
A stranded alien becomes addicted to candy.
A prize fighter suspects his brother may have slept with his wife.
A British and Turkish officer have a brief sexual encounter in WWI.
An inmate has fun causing hijinks at an asylum.
A former Nazi scientist figures out a plan to legalize polygamy.
Astronauts find a black box left by aliens long ago. Hilarity ensues.
An ex-nun sings about everything.
Military doctors drink and perform surgery in tents.
A big fish ruins everyone’s summer.
A UCLA archaeologist ignores international treaties about antiquities.
A murderous lunatic enjoys cannibalism and legumes.
A black Philadelphia police detective solves crime and racism in Mississippi.
Wyatt and Billy sell cocaine, ride motorcycles, and irritate rednecks.
A poor Irishman meets a nice girl, but dies in a boating accident.
Bruce Willis dies, then counsels a troubled youth.
An NYPD detective learns that Frenchmen have the best smack.
A bible-quoting gangster retrieves an important briefcase, then interrupts a robbery in a diner.
A concentration camp prisoner discovers which child she loves the best.
A Jewish chariot racer takes baths with hunky Roman men.
Private Ryan is sent home after a family tragedy.
A murderer practices accountancy in prison.
A rich vigilante dresses up like an animal and drives a cool car.
Twelve disgruntled jurors talk things out.
A man and his imaginary friend form a club they never talk about.
Little people travel with a piece of jewelry, have adventures.
A man goes into people’s dreams and learns stuff, and thinks about his hot ex-wife. Or maybe it’s just a dream.
A half-Irish, half-Italian man becomes involved with organized crime, then tells cops how fun it was.
A police detective looks into a box and makes an unfortunate find.
A man wishes he had never been born. His wish is granted, and his little town becomes way more fun.
Lunatic hotelier has unhealthily fond memories of his mother.
A federal agent investigates a baseball-loving bootlegger.
A magical black man heals a wounded rodent, but is electrocuted.
A starship crew encounters an alien who kills all the unattractive crew members.
A milk-loving British thug receives therapy.
The English make a Scottish rebel pay for his violent hijinks.
A mentally disabled man befriends the daughter of an idealistic, widowed, southern lawyer.
Con men rob a gangster and then get shot. But not really.
A Cuban immigrant snorts cocaine then introduces rivals to his small acquaintance.
Adolf Hitler yells and dies in German.
A British officer is held prisoner by the Japanese, and builds the best bridge ever.
A LA policeman kills robots, then has sex with one.
A hippie bowler has sex with a rich woman, meets a pornographer, and has his carpet soiled by nihilists.
Ratty-looking Formula 1 driver has a bad crash, but races again.
An African hotelier in Kigali, Rwanda, is disturbed by local events.
A math professor becomes paranoid, but gains an imaginary friend.
Antarctic researchers find an alien with a talent for mimicry.
Unattractive Persians kill hunky Spartans in a disturbingly homoerotic war.
A man is reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, while his Hispanic friend investigates his father’s murder.
Unscrupulous petroleum magnate drinks other people’s milkshakes.
An Irish hit man travels to Belgium, is unimpressed by Bruges.
Jason Bourne loses his memory, then falls for a quirky German girl.
A girl learns how to box, then dies.
An Indian leader preaches pacifism, but, ironically, is shot.
A young man volunteers to serve in Vietnam, which is more unpleasant than he expected.
A hotel caretaker spends the winter writing an extremely repetitious book, and using cutlery.
Undercover cop gets shot while participating in a robbery. He’s told he’s “gonna be okay” but isn’t.
A mob-connected gambler runs a casino in Vegas, while hosting a bad TV show, then has serious car trouble.
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