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1. As they set off from their home to reach Walley Worlds, America's Favorite Family Fun Park, the Griswolds generally travel in which direction in National Lampoon's Vacation?
East, more or less
Mostly westward
Due south
North by northwest
2. Each of these gentlemen has played the President of the United States on film. Which one has played POTUS twice?
Morgan Freeman
Kevin Kline
Gene Hackman
Harrison Ford
3. Americans cannot get enough of their horror movies. Which of these fright fests were set the furthest south?
The Exorcist
The Amityville Horror
The Shining
The Skeleton Key
By way of explanation.....
Here are the settings for each: The Exorcist (Washington, DC), The Amityville Horror (Long Island), The Shining (Colorado), The Skeleton Key (Louisinana)
4. He starred in Yankee Doodle Dandy:
Humphrey Bogart
Jimmy Cagney
Errol Flynn
Lionel Barrymore
5. Wacky detective Axel Foley unleashed his unorthodox crime-fighting skills on Beverly Hills in series of movies starring Eddie Murphy. In which city was Foley originally based?
6. Which Pixar feature film listed below IS wholly set in the US?
Finding Nemo
Cars 2
7. The family in America in In America were immigrants from which country?
8. The name of an major American city complete each of the following film titles....each, that is, except for:
Things to Do in _________ When You're Dead
Big Trouble in Little __________
Sleepless in ________
________ Confidential
By way of explanation.....
Denver; China, which is most decidedly not a US city; Seattle; L.A.
9. My Cousin Vinny follows the exploits of Vincent LaGuardia Gambini as he tries a case in this state (hint: they're famous for their mud):
10. The Statue of Liberty figures prominently in each of these cinematic entertainment programs, except for:
Planet of the Apes (1968)
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  1. Die Hard
  2. Die Hard 2
  3. Die Hard with a Vengeance
  4. Live Free or Die Hard
Which Die Hard film(s) has its action set entirely within the United States?
A only
A and D
B, C and D
A, B and C
12. Which of the following correctly matches the movie cowboy to the western film in which he appears?
Colin Farrell - 3:10 to Yuma
Christian Bale - Dances with Wolves
Gene Wilder - Blazing Saddles
Robert Duvall - Silverado
13. This American governmental agency consigned the residents of Springfield to their dome-y doom in The Simpsons Movie:
Treasury Department
Environmental Protection Agency
Homeland Security
14. If you were forced to pick from among the following the American crime saga which was set the earliest, you'd do well to choose:
The Untouchables
15. Many consider Clint Eastwood to be a prototypical American movie star, yet several of his Westerns were not made in the US. Of the following, the only American production is:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A Fistful of Dollars
High Plains Drifter
For a Few Dollars More
By way of explanation.....
The other three are 'Spaghetti westerns' that Eastwood made with Sergio Leone
16. Jake and Elwood Blues destroy a large portion of this city's law enforcement vehicle fleet in The Blues Brothers:
New York
New Orleans
17. 1980s teen movie auteur John Hughes set several of his films in a fictional town called Shermer, supposedly located in this Midwestern state:
18. It seems a little weird to make a movie about someone who writes books, but there you go. Of the following, the only whose main character is American is:
Miss Potter
Shakespeare in Love
19. Ron Howard's Apollo 13 contains archival footage of this famous American news man as he chronicled the nearly-calamitous space flight:
Walter Cronkite
Edward R. Murrow
Sam Donaldson
David Brinkley
20. Which of the following films that touch on America's struggle with racial issues is set the latest?
Mississippi Burning
Do the Right Thing
The Help
Malcolm X
21. Americans love football. Specifically, Americans love American football. Each of the following is set in the football-crazed state of Texas, except for:
Friday Night Lights
Varsity Blues
Remember the Titans
Necessary Roughness
22. Americans love their sports heroes. Which of the following correctly matches the actor with the real-life sports figure he played on screen?
Tom Cruise : Cole Trickle
John Belushi : Babe Ruth
Ronald Reagan : Knute Rockne
Tommy Lee Jones : Ty Cobb
By way of explanation.....
Cole Trickle is a fictitious character; Belushi never played Ruth, Reagan played George Gipp in Knute Rockne, All American
23. The word "American" completes the title of each of the following films, except for:
________ History X
An __________ Werewolf in London
___________ Graffiti
_______ Bacon

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