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1. Any serious discussion of rodent immigration movies must contain at least a cursory nod to An American Tail, in which a young mouse named Fivel arrived in the US from which country?
2. Which of the following is not in Martin Scorsese's catalog of American crime sagas?
The Departed
Gangs of New York
3. With his dying words in a 1990 film, this actor's character regrets never having seen Montana. In another film made eight years later, the same actor's character owns a ranch in Montana. Which actor is at the center of this great example of wish fulfillment?
Sam Neill
Will Smith
Robin Williams
Mark Wahlberg
By way of explanation.....
The films in question are The Hunt for Red October ("I would like to have seen Montana") and The Horse Whisperer
4. On any given Sunday in the fall, millions of Americans watch hours upon hours of professional football. The film Any Given Sunday followed a team based in which American city?
Los Angeles
5. The people who were coming to America in Coming to America came to this American city:
Washington, DC
New York City
6. As portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Rumson, the protagonist to Andrew Shepard in The American President, holds this political office:
Speaker of the House
Representative from Nevada
Senator from Kansas
Governor from Texas
7. Of the Matt Damon Bourne films, this one contains the most screen time during which Bourne is on American soil:
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
He isn't on American soil during any of the first three movies in the series
8. Which of these Disney classics was the only to be set in America?
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Peter Pan
By way of explanation.....
The storks which bore the baby animals to the circus descended upon Florida
9. Sandra Bullock's Gracie Lou Freebush represented this state in the Miss United States pageant in Miss Congeniality:
New Jersey
10. The Civil War drama Glory dealt with an African American regimen from which Nothern state?
New York
New Jersey
By way of explanation.....
The film based based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry...."Give 'em hell, 54!"
11. This actor played detective Harlan Regis, who investigated a murder of body found in the White House in a 1997 film:
Ed Harris
Robert Duvall
Wesley Snipes
Tom Cruise
By way of explanation.....
The film in question is Murder at address that changes *all* the rules!
12. The filmgoing public got their fist taste of crusading documentarian Michael Moore in Roger and Me, which dealt with the closing of factories for which major American company?
General Motors
13. The primary scene in Love Actually not set in Europe followed Colin, God of Sex, on his trip to this unlikely American destination:
South Dakota
14. This state is the setting for the majority of the action in the M. Night Shyamalan films The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs:
New Hampshire
15. This foreign-born director made two films, one in 1993 and the other in 1997, in which the safety of of the American president was threatened:
Jan de Bont
Robert Rodriguez
Ang Lee
Wolfgang Petersen
By way of explanation.....
The films were In the Line of Fire and Air Force One
16. Each of these actors has portrayed a US President in a movie. Who played an actual historical president?
Gene Hackman
Morgan Freeman
Kevin Kline
Jeff Bridges
By way of explanation.....
Kline played Ulysses S. Grant in Wild Wild West.
17. The main action in each of these take place primarily on an American naval vessel, except for:
Under Seige
Crimson Tide
Mr. Roberts
18. Director Roland Emmerich has directed several movies that appeal unabashedly to American sensibilities - namely, The Patriot and Independence Day. Yet Emmerich hails from what European country?
West Germany
19. There isn't a comic book hero that is more patriotic than Captain America. You know that Chris Evans is the new Cap, but the schlocky 1990 version starred an actor named Matt. What is Matt's last name, which he shares with his famous American literary icon father?
By way of explanation.....
That's right, the son of Mr. "The Catcher in the Rye" starred in this steamy pile of cinema.
20. The X-Men movies have consistently featured American landmarks for pivotal scenes. Which of these is NOT a correct match?
X-Men / The Statue of Liberty
X2: X-Men United / The White House
X-Men: The Last Stand / Alcatraz
X-Men: First Class / The Hoover Dam
21. American filmmaking icon Clint Eastwood has been nominated four times for a directing Oscar. He was nominated for all the following except ______.
Letters from Iwo Jima
Flags of our Fathers
Mystic River
22. Just as images of JFK and LBJ were used in Forrest Gump, which of these films used footage of US President Bill Clinton?
The Hangover
Legally Blonde
23. Directing duo Farrelly Brothers have an affinity for one New England state in particular. In fact, it was the starting point of Harry and Lloyd cross-country trek to Aspen, Colorado in Dumb & Dumber. Which state is it?
Rhode Island
New York
24. The Tom Cruise/Aaron Sorkin/Rob Reiner legal drama A Few Good Men accused two members of which branch of the US military accused of murder?
Coast Guard
25. A terrorist-run "fire sale," launched on the Fourth of July, threatened the security of the United States in:
Patriot Games
Live Free or Die Hard
War Games

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