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A Film by Any Other Name...

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A Film by Any Other Name game quiz
"Some English-language films are released in different countries with different English titles. This quiz covers 10 examples. Don't worry about foreign languages; none of these questions deal with translations of English movie titles into other languages."

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1. This Bette Midler film was released in some countries as "Forever Friends". What was it called in the U.S.?
    For the Boys
    The First Wives Club
    That Old Feeling

2. Which Julia Roberts tearjerker was known in Japan and parts of Europe as "The Choice of Love"?
    Dying Young
    Steel Magnolias
    Mystic Pizza

3. Which 1992 satirical comedy, which starred Dustin Hoffman, was released as "Accidental Hero" in the UK?
    The Player
    Bob Roberts
    The Distinguished Gentleman

4. Which American remake of a popular French film was also known as "The Assassin" in some countries?
    The Manchurian Candidate
    Point of No Return
    The Jackal
    Bangkok Dangerous

5. Which movie, which featured Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis and Denis Leary, was also known as "Hostile Hostages" in some countries?
    The Ref
    The Usual Suspects
    The Negotiator
    Ordinary Decent Criminal

6. Which Kevin Spacey movie was also released in various places as "The Buddy Factor", "The Hollywood Factor", "The Boss" and "The Producer"?
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    The Big Kahuna
    Swimming With Sharks

7. What romantic comedy, which starred Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary, was released in some countries as "Stolen Hearts"?
    Two If By Sea
    Forces of Nature
    Two Weeks Notice
    While You Were Sleeping

8. This British film, with Richard E. Grant and Helena Bonham Carter in the leading roles, was released in the U.S. under the title "A Merry War". What was it called in its native England?
    Keep the Sansevieria Talking
    Keep the Rhododendron Sailing
    Keep the Lavatera Blooming
    Keep the Aspidistra Flying

9. The first "Harry Potter" movie was released around the world with two slightly different titles. What was the movie called in the UK?
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    Harry Potter and the Alchemist's Stone
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Apprentice

10. The fourth installment in the "Die Hard" franchise was released as "Die Hard 4.0" in many international markets. What was the movie called when it was released in the U.S.?
    Do or Die Hard
    Live and Let Die Hard
    Live Free or Die Hard
    Never Say Die Hard

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