Film Quiz Friday: Bringing Home The Bacon

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The Guardians Of The Galaxy’s favourite actor is in the spotlight in this week’s film quiz. 30 questions, some of them about Kevin Bacon!

Dominating screens worldwide this week, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 wraps up the adventures of Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon and pals, (read James’ review here). And so, Film Quiz Friday proudly presents a tribute to the gang’s favourite actor and occasional special guest-star abductee (see last year’s Holiday Special, true believers!) Kevin Bacon and his career over the last four decades or so. Well, that and a bunch of other movie trivia in the film quiz that’s still not doing a Marvel Cinematic Universe edition!

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week) and leave us any other lovely feedback. We got to this theme in fewer than six degrees, so just roll with it.

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

2001's HALThis round is about UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 1968 – HAL 9000 is a character in which classic sci-fi movie?
  2. 2004 – Who plays Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind?
  3. 1976 – Which US president’s actions are the subject of All The President’s Men?
  4. 1988 – Born this week, who connects the films No Time To Die, Knives Out, and Blade Runner 2049?
  5. 2010 – What vessel takes John Cusack and friends back to the 1980s in the time-travel comedy of the same name?
  6. 1983 – Who plays “Rita” White in Educating Rita?
  7. 1995 – Which cyber-crime movie connects Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, and Mathew Lillard?
  8. 1944 – Also born this week, who plays Sallah in the Indiana Jones movies?
  9. 2023 – Now streaming! Which British animation studio created the short film I Am Your Mother for the new season of Star Wars: Visions?
  10. 1990 – “He’s coming to town with a few days to kill” is the tagline to which sci-fi action sequel?


ROUND TWO – The Kevin Bacon Round

He’s Flatlined, he’s Stirred Echoes, he’s sold a lot of mobile phone packages, but now, at last, Kevin Bacon is the subject of our next round…

  1. Which 1978 college comedy marked Kevin Bacon’s film acting debut?
  2. Which singer had a 1984 hit with “Footloose”, the title track from Footloose?
  3. Graboids feature prominently in which 1990 monster movie?
  4. In which 2000 sci-fi horror does Bacon play invisible scientist Sebastian Caine?
  5. Which animated canine is voiced by Bacon in a 1995 movie of the same name?
  6. In which decade is 2011’s X-Men: First Class set?
  7. 2007’s Death Sentence is adapted from the sequel novel to which other vigilante action movie?
  8. Who directed 2003’s Mystic River?
  9. Complete the title of the 2011 romantic comedy – Crazy, Stupid…?
  10. What first name connects Bacon’s characters in Friday The 13th, A Few Good Men, and Apollo 13?



The Woman KingLet’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. Which Oscar winner plays the woman king in 2022’s The Woman King?
  2. In which comedy franchise does Chevy Chase play Clark Griswold?
  3. Mark Watney is the title character in which 2015 sci-fi movie?
  4. Whose characters include Selina Kyle, Elvira Hancock, and Velma Von Tussle?
  5. Mel Kaminsky is the real name of which actor, comedian, and filmmaker?
  6. In the news! The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes is an upcoming prequel to which action franchise?
  7. Which movie title goes after Escape, Green, and Panic to make the names of three other movies?
  8. Who was born first – Jerry Stiller or Ben Stiller?
  9. What is the full title of the 2006 sequel to the Russian thriller Night Watch?
  10. And finally, which Disney animated film features a raccoon called Meeko, a tree called Grandmother Willow, and a dog called Percy?

Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page) and let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, why not catch up with Season 1 of our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong.

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