Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster

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Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster

Post by RandyG » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:00 pm

In the absence of a new TD or other quizzes happening here over the next few days...

Name a film -- defined broadly to include theatrical and streaming releases, mini- and ongoing- TV/streaming series, foreign, oldies or newies, etc. -- whose title is exactly and only the full name (at least first+last) of a character within the opus.

As examples, the theatrical release Michael Clayton and TV mini-series John Adams. Who Framed Roger Rabbit would not qualify, as the title only contains the character's name, nor would the first-name-only biopic Ray. Offhand, I don't know of any answers where the title character doesn't physically appear, but those would be ok as well... and interesting too.

No need to spoiler your replies and try not to repeat answers already posted. I'll check in from time to time to update a master list. If you want to include some additional info on the work (approx. year, venue, principals, etc.), then go on and knock yourself out.
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Post by RandyG » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:00 pm

Running answer list

Michael Clayton (theatrical, George Clooney)
John Adams (TV mini-series, Paul Giamatti)
John Wick
Rocky Balboa
Mildred Pierce
Harriet Craig
Stella Dallas
Erin Brockovich
Billy Elliot
Horatio Hornblower
Olive Kitteredge
Donnie Brasco
Alice Adams
Sylvia Scarlett
Harvey ..... no last name, so it's good. Also!!! Character never physically appears (or does he at the end... I forget.)
Ed Wood
Jackie Brown
Donnie Darko
Forrest Gump
Kitty Foyle
Tom Jones..... R.I.P. Albert Finney
Mary Poppins
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jason Bourne
Veronica Mars
Jerry Maguire
Napoleon Dynamite
Sherlock Holmes
Billy Madison
Wyatt Earp
Dolores Claiborne
Steve Jobs
Happy Gilmore
Abraham Lincoln
Charlotte Gray
Albert Nobbs
Anna Karenina
Ray Donovan
Veronika Voss
Mary Reilly
Vera Drake
Michael Collins
Jack Reacher
Ethan Frome
Luke Cage
Murphy Brown
Camille Claudel
Modesty Blaise
Patch Adams
Dances With Wolves
Little Big Man
Malcolm X (Denzel Washington)
David Copperfield
Oliver Twist
Johnny Mnemonic
Corky Romano
Veronica Guerin
Annie Hall
Tamara Drewe
Larry Crowne
Harry Brown
Ally McBeal
Peter Gunn
Mike Hammer
Ellery Queen
Lou Grant
Stoney Burke
Agatha Raisin
Jonny Quest
Johnny English
Carmen Jones
Daisy Kenyon
Elmer Gantry
Ned Kelly
Julius Caesar (Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston... 2 versions)
Daniel Boone (TV series with Fess Parker)
Davy Crockett (silent)
Beau Brummel (silent with John Barrymore)
Alexander Hamilton (George Arliss)
Annie Oakley (Barbara Stanwyck)
Alexander Nevsky
Marie Antoinette (Norma Shearer, Kirsten Dunst... 2 versions)
Jesse James (Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda as Frank)
Belle Starr (Gene Tierney)
Al Capone (Rod Steiger)
Genghis Khan (Omar Sharif)
Evel Knievel (George Hamilton)
Grace Kelly (TV movie with Cheryl Ladd)
James Dean (James Franco)
Antwone Fisher (with the kid from Lost)
Georgia O'Keefe (TV movie with Joan Allen)
Hannah Arendt
Megan Leavey (with Kate Mara)
Taras Bulba
Barnaby Jones
Mickey One
Roger Ramjet
Matt Helm
Matt Houston
Dudley Do-right
Christopher Columbus
Petey Wheatstraw
Perry Mason
Bob Roberts
Barry Lyndon
Manon Lescaut
Cyrano de Bergerac
Harrison Bergeron
Aeon Flux
Andrei Rublev
Dick Tracy
Jeremiah Johnson
Barney Miller
Bugsy Malone
John Carter
Billy Budd
Barton Fink
Arthur Christmas
Stuart Little
George Wallace
Ted Bundy
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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:06 pm

John Wick
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Post by Woppy T » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:19 pm

Rocky Balboa

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Post by alietr » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:20 pm

Mildred Pierce

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Post by davey » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:24 pm

Harriet Craig
Stella Dallas
Erin Brockovich
Billy Elliot
Horatio Hornblower
Olive Kitteredge
Donnie Brasco
Alice Adams
Sylvia Scarlett
Harvey (as far as I know he has no last name. He may not be a person either but....Judgment call!)
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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:29 pm

Ed Wood
Jackie Brown

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Post by alietr » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:34 pm

davey wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Donnie Brasco
Might as well add Donnie Darko while we're at it.

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Post by Rackme32 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:44 pm

Forrest Gump.

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Post by teapot37 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:49 pm

Kitty Foyle
Tom Jones
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Post by teapot37 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Mary Poppins
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jason Bourne
Veronica Mars
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Post by ClosingTime » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm

Jerry Maguire
Napoleon Dynamite
Sherlock Holmes

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Post by heppm01 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm

Billy Madison
Thor
Ted
Dumbo

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Post by RandyG » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:23 pm

heppm01 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm
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Dumbo
Cinderella
Pinocchio
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Post by alietr » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:32 pm

RandyG wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:23 pm
heppm01 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm
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Dumbo
Cinderella
Pinocchio
If those are OK, then you're got Mulan, Bambi, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Pocahontas, Hercules, etc. I like the original concept of first and last name.

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Post by heppm01 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:43 pm

Christine (character is a car and presumably doesn't have a last name)

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Post by clt013 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:45 pm

Wyatt Earp
Dolores Claiborne
Steve Jobs
Happy Gilmore
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Post by RandyG » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:53 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:32 pm
RandyG wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:23 pm
heppm01 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm
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Dumbo
Cinderella
Pinocchio
If those are OK, then you're got Mulan, Bambi, Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Pocahontas, Hercules, etc. I like the original concept of first and last name.
Quite true. How about we create a sub-category of characters with only one name? I'll guess that the strictly first+last name ones will be generally harder to come up with. The one-name-only characters might almost exclusively be in the fantasy/animation areas, which we can probably list rapid fire.
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Abraham Lincoln (demonstrates why D.W. Griffith should have quit the business when talkies came about.)
Charlotte Gray
Albert Nobbs
Anna Karenina
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Post by heppm01 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:59 pm

Ray Donovan

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:03 pm

Harry Potter!
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