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1. If you were being instructed: "I want you to be nice... until it's time not to be nice." then you would be:
A customer service center rep
A bouncer
A political candidate
A massage therapist
By way of explanation.....
In the movie Road House, Dalton is brought in to clean up the Double Deuce and tells the staff: "You are the bouncers, I am the cooler."
2. If you were berated with the statement "Coffee is for closers only" you would be:
A radio ad executive
A car salesman
A police detective
A real estate agent
By way of explanation.....
This line is part of Blake's (Alec Baldwin) do-or-die motivational speech in the film version of Glengarry Glen Ross.
3. An evil boss steals her employee's idea and passes it as her own in:
Working Girl
The Devil Wears Prada
The Proposal
By way of explanation.....
Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver) takes Tess's (Melanie Griffith) idea that Trask Industries should invest in radio.
4. What embarrassing outfit is Brad Hamilton forced to wear in In Fast Times At Ridgemont High?
A hot dog outfit
A pirate outfit
A French mime
A chicken outfit
By way of explanation.....
"Hamilton, you're going over there as a representative of Captain Hook Fish and Chips. Part of our image, part of our appeal is that uniform, you know that."
5. Robert De Niro, Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx, and Bruce Willis have all played characters with this job:
Cab driver
(professional) Boxer
By way of explanation.....
in the movies Taxi Driver, Conspiracy Theory, Collateral, and The Fifth Element.
6. Complete this exchange from The Bodyguard (starring Kevin Costner): "And you're ready to die for me?" "It's the job." "And you'd do it? Why?" "____"
You pay better than public service.
I'd miss you if you were gone.
I've got nowhere else to go.
I can't sing.
By way of explanation.....
Superstar music diva Whitney Houston plays a superstar music diva who hires Costner to protect her from death threats and cold nights.
7. In the movie Sneakers, Martin Bishop's comment "It's a living" is met with "Not a very good one." What's his occupation?
Security consultant
Owner of Side Kick Shoe Company
Amateur athlete
Travelling bible salesman
By way of explanation.....
This exchange occurs after Bishop's opening bank heist when he collects his meager payment from a bank teller. He's later offered a more tempting $175,000 to steal for the NSA.
8. Complete this Heathers quote: "If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn't be a human being; you'd be ___"
My stylist
A game-show host
Bob Ross
Miss America
By way of explanation.....
Spoken by Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder).
9. During a deposition, Alec Baldwin's character says "I am God." in reference to his job as:
A Fortune 500 executive
A medical doctor
A movie producer
A US congressman
By way of explanation.....
Baldwin plays egomanical surgeon Dr. Jed Hill facing a malpractice suit for removing Tracy Safian's (Nicole Kidman) healthy ovaries.
10. David Spritz, Harris K. Telemacher, Phil Connors are all names of:
Postal employees
Ship captains
Weather men
Computer programmers
By way of explanation.....
in the movies The Weather Man (Nicolas Cage), L.A. Story (Steve Martin), and Groundhog Day (Bill Murray).
11. What job do characters played by Matthew Perry, Laurence Olivier, Steve Martin, and Campbell Scott have in common?
By way of explanation.....
In the movies The Whole Nine Yards, Marathon Man, Little Shop of Horrors (and Novocaine), and The Secret Lives of Dentists.
12. What job does Michael Keaton's character have before becoming a stay-at-home dad in Mr. Mom?
Movie producer
Stock broker
Automotive engineer
By way of explanation.....
Jack is laid off in Detroit during the early 1980s recession, and his wife (Teri Garr) gets a job at an ad agency.
13. What industry employs Bud Fox's father the movie Wall Street?
Health care
Civil engineering
By way of explanation.....
Bud (Charlie Sheen) uses inside knowledge of his father's (Martin Sheen) Bluestar Airlines to gain an in with Gordon Gekko
14. What product are Moses Pray and Addie Loggins (played by father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal) selling in Paper Moon?
15. What crime do the secretaries in the movie 9 to 5 spend most of the movie trying to coverup (with a kidnapping)?
Murdering their boss
Various OSHA violations
By way of explanation.....
After fantasizing about it, Fonda, Tomlin, and Parton think they've poisoned their boss's (Dabney Coleman) coffee.
16. If Ryan Bingham were sitting across a table from you, that would probably mean:
You're about to play poker
You're about to go to trial
You're about to be unemployed
You're about to seal a huge merger
17. What secret is Michael J. Fox's character keeping in The Secret of My Success?
He's blackmailing the boss
His daughter can tell the future with her blanket
He does as little work as possible
He masquerades as two employees
By way of explanation.....
"That's right. Brantley is Whitfield; Whitfield is Brantley." "And Christy is the bimbo!"
18. Which does not correctly match the movie doctor to his/her specialty?
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr - brain surgery
Dr. Peter Venkman - parapsychology
Dr. Jo Harding - primate behavior
Dr. Eleanor Arroway - astronomy
By way of explanation.....
Jo Harding in Twister specialized in meteorology (specifically: tornodo-ology). The others: The Man With Two Brains (Steve Martin), Ghostbusters (Bill Murray), and Contact (Jodie Foster).
19. Finish this Mark Wahlberg quote from The Departed. "I'm the guy who does his job. ___ "
Maybe you should try it some time.
You're the guy who gets my coffee.
You must be the other guy.
Say hi to your mother for me.
20. This is a list: Bill Murray, Clive Owen, Patrick Swayze, George Clooney and Al Pacino. What kind of list is it?
A list of actors who have played bank robbers
A list of actors who have played politicians
A list of actors who have played evangelists
A list of actors who have played circus performers
By way of explanation..... the movies Quick Change, Inside Man, Point Break, Out of Sight and Dog Day Afternoon
21. If you were face to face with Don Ready, Jerry Lundegaard or Joey O'Brien, you would be about to:
Take a punch in a boxing ring
Buy a car
Take out an insurance policy
Fly an airplane
By way of explanation.....
...for the movies The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (Jeremy Piven); Fargo (Wm. H. Macy); and Cadillac Man (Robin Williams).
22. In which movie is a waitress required to wear an embarrassing amount of "flair"?:
Office Space
By way of explanation.....
Jennifer Aniston's character has to wear 37 pieces of flair for her job at Chotchkie's.
23. In the following list of movie lawyers, which is not, in fact, a cinematic barrister?
Fred Gailey
Rusty Sabich
Tom Hagen
John Nash
By way of explanation.....
Nash (Russell Crowe) is the mathematician depicted in A Beautiful Mind. The others: Miracle on 34th Street (John Payne), Presumed Innocent (Harrison Ford), and The Godfather (Robert Duvall).
24. Which actress has not played a role in which she's in American law enforcement?
Uma Thurman
Jennifer Lopez
Angelina Jolie
Sarah Jessica Parker
By way of explanation.....
Lopez was a Marshal in Out of Sight, Jolie a patrol cop in The Bone Collector, and Parker an internal affairs detective in Striking Distance.
25. What product are the young workers in the 1984 comedy KidCo selling?
Nuclear weapons
By way of explanation.....
The kids' fledgling business selling composted horse manure comes up against IRS tax rules and a big business competitor.

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