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Oct 14, 2009

The Dude That Does Stuff Movie Plot Game

My lamenting about a lack of a game paid immediate dividends. Nick shows up, out of the blue (not really), and delivers this to me:

"if you do a vague one-line plot synopsis (in your own words and super-basic) and we have to guess what movies they are"

My heart immediately skipped a beat or twelve. I was instantly transported 13 years back, to a time and place where I might be found sitting on a couch somewhere watching Beavis and Butthead with frequent commenter Buffett35, mimicking the morons' speech.

Thus, The Dude That Does Stuff Movie Plot Game was born.

The concept is overwhelmingly simple; below are 10 movie plots, torn down to their basest base (and invariably involving the words "dude" and/or "stuff"). All you must do is name the film. 1 point per correct answer; he/she with the most points wins. Google to your heart's content; it will do you no good. Many films might match the plots you see below, but there is only one correct answer, and that's the one that's in my head when I write it.

Have fun with this stuff, dudes and dudettes. By the way, this being the first edition, the difficulty level has been set to "ridiculously easy," with me choosing 10 extremely well-known flicks. It will not always be this way. And I almost forgot - starting next week, this game will move to its regular spot in the lineup on Tuesday afternoons.

1. Dude gets picked on a lot. Learns stuff. Beats other dudes.
2. Dude gets stuff stolen from him. Fights other dudes to get it back.
3. Dude wants to get ahead in the world. Does shady stuff. Get shadier dude sent away.
4. Dude learns that all the stuff he knows is fake. Joins team of dudes and dudettes to fight evil stuff.
5. Dudes slowly get picked off by alien dude with fancy stuff. One dude survives.
6. Dude and dudette fall in love, then out of love, then fight a lot. Other dude tells story.
7. Four dudes look for dead dude. Bigger dudes take over. Lots of stuff learned.
8. Dudette bonks her head; goes on elaborate journey. Meets a lot of weird dudes.
9. Dudette falls asleep; goes on elaborate journey. Meets a lot of weird dudes.
10. Two dudes and a dudette go on a trip and do a lot of stuff in a short period of time. Bad dude tries but fails to nail them.

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


Correct answers so far:
1. The Karate Kid (BD79)
2. The Big Lebowski (Myherebobhope)
3. Wall Street (BD79)
4. The Matrix (smacdonn)
5. Predator (BD79)
6. The War of the Roses (Jason Soto)
7. Stand By Me (BD79)
8. The Wizard of Oz (smacdonn)
9. Alice in Wonderland (smacdonn)
10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (BD79)

23 people have chosen wisely: on "The Dude That Does Stuff Movie Plot Game"

BD79 said...

7. Stand by me
5. Predator
3. Wall Street
1. Karate Kid

I like the game.

smacdonn said...

4. The Matrix
8. Wizard of Oz

Myherobobhope said...

2. The Big Lebowski
3. The Firm
4. The Matrix
8. Wizard of Oz
9. Pan
10. The Wizard

bd79 said...

10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Fletch said...

BD: thanks for getting it kicked off right. You've already guaranteed a victory.

Perhaps I'll up the number of films for future episodes. 10 seems too low.

Jason Soto said...

I'm gonna say 6 is War of the Roses.

Fletch said...

Jason - you're gonna be correct.

Fletch said...

C'mon, Mike - that's already an answer! It ain't gonna be the same thing twice.

I can't wait until Nick gets here and sees that (just about) everything's been answered.

Jason Soto said...

Would 9 be Pan's Labyrinth?

Fletch said...

9 is not a film with the word "labyrinth" in the title. How's that?

smacdonn said...

9. Alice in Wonderland

That's all I've got for guesses on 9

I'm done.

Fletch said...

Last one's the charm. Alice it is.

smacdonn said...

Makes sense. MirrorMask fits the description, but it's not a huge movie like the others. It is, however, very much like Alice in Wonderland.

Good game. I like it.

Jess said...

Good game! I do like it. Can't wait to actually participate.

Nick said...

Damnit to hell! That's what I get for working all day. I get here and see the new game that I suggest is up for the first time (hooray!) and then all the answers have already been guess (gah!). Oh well.

Loving the new game, though.

JLG said...

Good game. But I think you need to post one clue every hour .. or have 30 clues. Otherwise I'll never read them in time. :(

Mrs Fletch said...

I really think Nick should get a gold star or something

Fletch said...

Glad the general consensus (at least the verbal one) is very positive. This will definitely be back on Tuesday, and I can't wait to think up new plot summaries.

Ditto: big gold star for Nick. I'm sorry you missed out on it this time.

Buffett35 said...

whoa... that's too much reading and stuff (butthead laugh)