Quiz Answers: 27th January 2023 (Here Comes The Airplane)

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Here are the answers to our quiz from 27th January 2023 – how did you do?

1. Axel Foley is the title character in which comedy franchise?

Beverly Hills Cop

2. Who plays ballerina Nina Sayers in Black Swan?

Natalie Portman

3. Which Peter Jackson-directed horror comedy stars Michael J. Fox as a man who can see ghosts?

The Frighteners

4. Born this week, who made her film debut as MI6 agent Miranda Frost in the James Bond film Die Another Day?

Rosamund Pike

5. Which TV show was adapted into a 2010 film starring Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Quinton Jackson, and Liam Neeson as the title characters?

The A-Team, which started on TV this week in 1983

6. Who plays Elektra in the Daredevil spin-off film Elektra?

Jennifer Garner

7. Complete the title of Gurinder Chadha’s directorial debut – Bhaji On The… what?

… Beach

8. Also born this week, James Cromwell was Oscar-nominated for playing Farmer Hoggett in which 1995 film?


9. Who plays Sofia in both 1997’s Open Your Eyes and its English-language remake Vanilla Sky?

Penélope Cruz

10. Which British sequel is a loose adaptation of the novel Porno by Irvine Welsh?

Trainspotting 2

11. Complete the quote from Airplane! – “I am serious, and don’t call me…” what?


12. Who plays airline pilot Captain Whip Whittaker in 2012’s Flight?

Denzel Washington

13. Cyrus the Virus is the villain in which 1990s action movie?

Con Air

14. In Raiders Of The Lost Ark, what type of animal is surprise plane passenger Reggie?

He’s the snake in the cockpit at the end of the opening sequence

15. Top Gun: Maverick was the second-biggest film at the worldwide box office in 2022 – in what year did the original Top Gun top the chart?


16. Which actor has stressful flights in the films Cast Away, Sully, and The Terminal?

Tom Hanks

17. Which Hollywood movie studio’s logo originally featured a biplane circling the globe?

Universal Pictures

18. In which 2005 thriller do Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy sit next to each other on a plane?

Red Eye

19. Which 1980s punk star cameos as himself in the mid-air finale of 1998’s The Wedding Singer?

Billy Idol

20. Which Samuel L Jackson vehicle briefly had the working title Pacific Air Flight 121?

Snakes On A Plane (they changed the title back sharpish when Jackson found out)

21. Which acting sibling is oldest – Ben Affleck or Casey Affleck?

Ben Affleck, by three years

22. Thomas O’Malley is a character in which Disney animated film?

The Aristocats

23. “We dare you to say his name five times” is the tagline for which 1990s horror film?


24. In the news! Who became the first actor to star in four different films that crossed the $2-billion mark at the worldwide box office?

Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Avatar: The Way Of Water, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame)

25. In which 2004 movie musical does Gerard Butler sing “The Music Of The Night”?

The Phantom Of The Opera

26. What word goes before Detroit, Sleep, and Strange to make the titles of three different movies?

Doctor, as in Doctor Detroit, Doctor Sleep, and Doctor Strange

27. David St Hubbins is a member of which fictional band from a 1984 comedy?

Spinal Tap, in This Is Spinal Tap

28. Who plays the Devil in the 2000 remake of Bedazzled?

Elizabeth Hurley

29. How many films in the Halloween series are simply titled Halloween?

3 (the 1978 original, the 2007 remake, and the 2018 sequel

30. And finally, ‘Psst, Scott’s home early!’ M&Ms shelved its “spokescandies” this week, but which Oscar-winning actor voiced the Yellow M&M in TV and cinema ads from 1996 to 2023?

J.K. Simmons!

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