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Thorshammer
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From: salt lake city, utah, USA
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posted June 14, 2005 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thorshammer     Edit/Delete Message
I am hoping for a worldwide grouping on this and perhaps if someone in the states doesnt remember someone else in this beautiful world will....and i already tried to find it on IMDB.

I saw this movie in 1982, I was in Sixth grade. My teacher was this bizarre Jack Nicholas/Tom berenger type. He showed up all kinds of bizarre movies. this was of course new for a bunch of Children of the sun to enhance...i mean a episode of Good Times or Different Strokes was good for these kids..here was guy who came in yelling and jumping like rumplestiltskin..he was a riot..of course when your in sixth grade it was scary...you could say he made us learn by scaring the BLEEP out of us..but no..i think he was just used to being in a elite school system..not the one in chicago, and he couldnt adjust to it good. anyway back then there was only beta and the schools 16 mm reels.so it was reels:

the movie started out with two guys smoking in a bar. one guy is rich and his friend isnt. the rich guy owns a five million dollar Yacht that he just adores. the friend loves it too and dreams of owning one just like it, only that will never happen as far as hes concerned..he just cant afford it.

well the rich guy proposes a wager to his friend: if his friend can stay locked up for five years in a cabin, he cant have any radio, no tele, no phone, nothign that can bring him into the outside world. if he can stay here, then he can have the boat after his five year solitude.

his friend locks him up and then installs a wooden turnstile. so his friend can give him a list of what he needs and then turn the turnstile and not be able to see the outside world. also he can have books..

well his friend isnt going to make it easy for him.he puts a piano in the place, but his freind cant play the piano. he puts things there to discourage him and make him want to give up..at first he does okay, but later he just goes crazy and destroys things, he knocks the light out and cuts his feet, just goes crazy.

well as he pulls down the bookcase and it plummets to the floor, one book catches his eye as he is crying frantically. its a book on self hypnosis. he then reads it and request more books on this subject. as he masters the hypnosis his life becomes so much better and he learns to play the piano while in solitude.


does anyone remember this movie...if so let me know..i have been looking for it for over 20 years now...and its is driving me BLEEPING CRAZY!!!! LOL

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crystelle
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posted June 15, 2005 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for crystelle     Edit/Delete Message
Thorshammer,

Sorry I cannot help, but let us know if you have any luck. Have you tried any other type of online community for movie buffs and people studying film?

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Bluemoon
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posted June 15, 2005 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemoon     Edit/Delete Message
I think is sounds a little like an episod of twilight zone or the outer limits. Have you looked into that? Was it a full lenght movie?

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trillian
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posted June 15, 2005 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trillian     Edit/Delete Message
Is the teacher still alive? Contact him.

If you're not sure, contact the school. They may be reluctant to reveal any personal information if the man has retired or moved on, but if they have an address for him, they may forward a message on your behalf.

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Thorshammer
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From: salt lake city, utah, USA
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posted June 15, 2005 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thorshammer     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you guys. Yes i have looked on the internet movie data base. the biggest data base in the world, and to no avail, no one could help me. they did tell me about a short story written by a Russian Author that had similarities to it; the film maker probably got the idea from the story. one of the "Movie Buffs" gave me a link to the story if anyone wants to read it. the link is a free classic book site which i found exhilarating!!! I know Fayte. M will love it since she reads dictionaries and such!!!
http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/sid.6/bookid.240/

I wont give up though on this movie...I need to see it again. it was apart of my journey, the self Hypnosis bringing me closer to the other world and stabling my past encounter (at 6 or 7 yrs of age) of finding Linda for the first time.

I beleive that some part (besides the books on massage at my grandmas home, and the eastern paradigm there too, by remembering that, I think it saved me to become at age 30 a Clinical Massage Therapist.

The search goes on....Maybe I need to call Mulder and Skully

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Thorshammer
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From: salt lake city, utah, USA
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posted June 15, 2005 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thorshammer     Edit/Delete Message
Oh I have his number Trillian...we talked in 2002 winter. he is the same dude. but it was over 20 years as he said and he couldnt remember. I wrote him a letter since returning to Utah-I was living in Montana when I called him...the most beautiful winter in Montana....

so I wrote him a few months ago, and havent heard from him..he is so Jack Nicholas...golf clubs and all...lol. but I think I will call him today.

I did call the school earlier this year....they have a whole new crew and the woman that I talked to..she did not want to be bother with the inquiry...though she did talk to me..you could hear the silent whisper of "what the heck am I....movie assistance" I would have to call the board of education in Chicago...which has how many school in the citie...

Like I said...I aint giving up. Thanks for tapping me on the back to call him again TRillian...ya know...when ever i see your name..i cant help to think of Jadzia Dax from Deep space 9 Star Trek...she was a Trill

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