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Apr 28, 2009

Tuesday's Twelve Tags #18

Last week's winner: TTT titan Justin, by virtue of getting 10 tags.
The theme: Each main character is killed during the course of the film. Gotten by Mikey Filmmaker.

Here's the new dozen. The rules are simple: I'm going to give you a dozen taglines, all you have to do is name as many flicks that they belong to as you can. Try to resist the Google. Get the most and you win. There will always be a theme, though it's worth will vary according to how difficult I think it is. This week's theme is worth 3 points.

I'm pulling out the great equalizer this week, and you all ought to more or less hate me for it. But try to think of it as a challenge. More below...

1. Based on the true story (2005)
2. Based On A True Story (2004)
3. Based on a True Story (2001)
4. Based on a true story (1993)
5. Based on a true story (1985)
6. Based On A True Story (1998)
7. Based On A True Story (1997)
8. Based on a true story (1986)
9. Based on a true story (2002)
10. Based on a true story (1977)
11. Based on a true story (2001)
12. Based on a true story (1999)

Do you hate me? Here's where it gets interesting. See, this time I know that there's not a chance in hell anyone might randomly guess more than a couple of these without the Google. So I'm flipping the script - use it to your heart's content. Since it would be relatively impossible even with Google, I've given you the year of release for each film.

As you get them right, I'll mark them as gotten and stuff. Good luck.

Standings
Justin - 6
J.D. - 2.5
Shane, Nick - 2
Sea_of_Green, Jason, Jess, Kyle - 1
Dead Pan - .5

Correct answers so far:

1. The Amityville Horror (Jess)
2. The Hillside Strangler (Jess)
3. Blow (Jess)
4. Shadowlands (Nick)
5. Out of Africa (Jess)
6. Patch Adams (Jess)
7. Donnie Brasco (Jess)
8. Salvador (Nick)
9. City of God (Fletch)
10. Julia (Fletch)
11. Riding in Cars with Boys (Nick)
12. Girl, Interrupted (Jess)
Theme - You guessed it - all of the films are Based on a True Story (Kano).


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Jess said...

1. The Amityville Horror

Jess said...

2. The Hillside Stangler

Jess said...

5. Out of Africa (I knew that one!)

Jess said...

6. Patch Adams

Jess said...

7. Donnie Brasco

Kano said...

Theme: All based on a true story - BOOYAH!

Jess said...

12. Girl, Interrupted

Jess said...

Theme - One of the main characters dies.

Fletch said...

Impressive work, Jess.

Kano, meanwhile, nabs 3 points for getting the "so obvious it's not" theme.

Only the two of you can win it, at this point...

Nick said...

4. Shadowlands
8. Salvador
9. Catch Me If You Can (?)
11. Blow

Nick said...

Are you sure 10's year of 1977 is correct? I mean, I even just went through imdb's full listing of movies based on a true story for the year of 1977, and none of them had a tagline that actually read "Based on a True Story."

Google didn't recognize anything, either. Hell, it brought up this blog about 3 times, but not an actual answer.

Nick said...

Oh, and changing my number 11 since 'Blow' was already used...

"Riding in Cars with Boys"

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I have no idea what any of them are, but I do have to say - AWESOME selection :)

Jess said...

9. Rabbit-Proof Fence?

Fletch said...

Nick - yep, I double-checked it. You had me worried that it was a TV movie, but no, it even won Oscar(s).

Surprised no one has gotten numero 9.

Thanks, Shannon!

Fletch said...

9. City of God
10. Julia

Nick said...

Fudge munchkins!

I saw "Julia" all over the place when I was doing my searches. But it wasn't giving me the 1977 date with it.

Not like it really mattered. I wouldn't have won anyway.