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Can you guess the movie from its cast?
by Jacqueline Samaroo

Would “Airplane!” have been just as funny with another cast? Heck no! From straight men, to sidekicks to reaction shots, there needs to be a certain kind of chemistry between the cast members to make a good movie even better.

Think of “Ghostbusters." You couldn’t replace one person in that hilarious ensemble to get a film that delivers the laughs like it does. It must be why that within months of being released in July 1980, "Airplane!" gained the distinction of being the highest-grossing comedy film in box-office history until it was unseated by "Ghostbusters." It was all in the cast. It’s time to guess the movie from its cast of characters. Take the quiz now. 


Ensemble casts from “Silence of the Lambs” to “Goodfellas” can add an air of threat and vulnerability to a dramatic scene with quiet, panicked expressions. And let’s not forget that just one eye roll between cast members can say a thousand words, especially in “The Breakfast Club” or “The Big Lebowski.” And then there are movies like “Pulp Fiction” and “Stand by Me” that needed realistic camaraderie for the plot to move forward. If you’re ready to identify the movie from a single image of the cast, grab your popcorn and start the quiz.



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