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Can you name the movie from the way its script describes the opening scene?

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The script says...The movie is...
FADE IN: TITLES APPEAR ON BLACK B.G.
We WIDEN to reveal that the black b.g. is the sludge-clogged Cuyahoga River. We TILT UP from the river to reveal the city of Cleveland.
INT. JIM'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
PAN across details in a bedroom...we see discarded shirts...pants...socks...and hear PORNO-CHANNEL CHICK (V.O.) Oooh, yeah. Oh, baby, you're so good
INT. WELTON ACADEMY HALLWAY - DAY
A young boy, dressed in a school uniform and cap, fidgets as his mother adjusts his tie. MOTHER 'Now remember, keep your shoulders back.'
FADE IN: EXT. CITYSCAPE - NIGHT
The place is Gotham City. The time, 1987 -- once removed.
FADE IN: EXT. FOREST - DAY
Germania. The far reaches of the Roman Empire. Winter 180 A.D. Incongruously enough, the first sound we hear is a beautiful tenor voice. Singing.
INT. BATHROOM, YORK HOUSE, LONDON - DAY (MID-1930'S)
A shimmering surface of cold water - held in an immense, free standing, white enamelled bathtub with gilded lion's legs
FADE IN: WE ARE FLYING through mist, a dimly glimpsed forest below.
VOICE (V.O.) When I was lying there in the VA hospital, with a big hole blown through the middle of my life
SUPER-FUNKY BLAXPLOITATION-STYLE MUSIC
which builds to an exciting crescendo filling us with the expectation of a thrilling opening sequence. Instead we get: INT. SETH'S CAR
INT. DR. EVIL'S PRIVATE QUARTERS - DAY
The lair is 1960's high-tech. We see a huge oversized conference table with six scary-looking EVIL ASSOCIATES.
EXT. VALLEY -- DAY
A MYSTERIOUS WARRIOR treks across the rugged landscape. NARRATOR (V.O.) Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose Kung Fu skills were the stuff of legend.
BOMBING LONDON
MRS. PEVENSIE Edmund Get Away from there! What do you think you're doing?! Peter! PETER (grabs Edmund) Come on! To the shelter, now!
FADE IN: MS -- Dorothy stoops down to Toto -- speaks to him -- then runs down road to b.g. -- Toto following -- DOROTHY She isn't coming yet, Toto. Did she hurt you?
The script says...The movie is...
EXT. ROAD -- TEXAS/MEXICO BORDER -- NIGHT
An insect dips, it banks, it loops - and then SPLATS unceremoniously against the windshield of a van that's tearing down the road.
EXT. BOAT - DAY
Illegal Costa Rican parasail operator helps Americans BEN HILDEBRAND and twelve-year-old ERIC KIRBY strap themselves into a two- person PARASAIL HARNESS.
FADE IN ON:
THIS KID lying in bed, coughing. Pale, one sick cookie. Maybe he's seven or eight or nine. He holds a remote in one hand, presses it, and a video game moves.
EXT. FOREST - DAWN
Bare as all hell. The trees stripped of their bark. A CAT prowls across the dead earth. Barely recognizable as the domestic breed it might once have been.
FADE IN: NIGHT SEQUENCE
Series of shots of various streets and buildings in the town of Bedford Falls, somewhere in New York State. It is Christmas Eve.
FADE IN: INT. ANDY'S BEDROOM
A row of moving boxes lie on the floor of the room. They are drawn up in crayon to look like a miniature Western town.
INT. BARBIZON PLAZA THEATRE - DRESSING ROOM - NIGHT (1964)
JAKE LAMOTTA, wearing a tux, is shadow-boxing.
EXT. BUILDING - DAY
We DISSOLVE from the photograph to Uberman standing in the exact same position. WE PULL BACK showing him atop a BUILDING overlooking the city below.
EXT. WOODS. DAY
An apple tree stands alone at the top of a hill. A handsome fox dressed in an Edwardian-style navy velvet suit leans against it with his arms folded.
FADE IN: EXT. OMAHA BEACH - NORMANDY - DAWN
The ROAR OF NAVAL GUNS now WE SEE THEM FIRING. Huge fifteen inch guns. SWARM OF LANDING CRAFT Heads directly into a nightmare.
EXT. TERMINAL BUILDING - PASSENGER LOADING ZONE - NIGHT
Airport bus arrives. Stewardess ELAINE DICKINSON steps off. CAMERA FOLLOWS Elaine as she walks to terminal building.
EXT. GALAXY - PLANET HOTH
A Star Destroyer moves through space, releasing Imperial probe robots from its underside.

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