An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36: Twisted Classics 1

I'm thinking of a movie. The Connecting Wall below (click it for a bigger version) should have made guessing the movie really simple, but apparently some cruel hackers used a 0day vulnerability in Puzzling.SE and replaced all movie titles with Java code.

Nevertheless, your task remains the same. Group the items into 4 groups of 4 items which share a common property. Then tell me the title of the movie I'm thinking of.



/* A */
void refuse(String offer) {
    throw new UnsupportedOperationException();

/* B */
Object getSpoon() {
    throw new NoSuchElementException();

/* C */
void operator() {
    waitUntil(LocalTime.of(13, 13));

/* D */
void fill(Plot p) {
    while (!fedEx.isEmpty()) {

/* E */
void process(BitSet guilty) {
    while (!guilty.isEmpty()) {
        guilty.set(random.nextInt(12), false);

/* F */
void init(Map<Object, Integer> priceList) {
    priceList.put(woodenSword, 20000);
    priceList.put(aluminiumSword, 70000);
    priceList.put(cuirass, 125000);

/* G */
void printName() {
    for (char c : "IBM".toCharArray()) {
        System.out.print((char) (c - 1));

/* H */
Object answer(String question) {
    return Duration.of(2, WEEK);

/* I */
void show(Plot p) {
    for (Scene s : p.getScenes().reverse()) {

/* J */
void check(long epochMilli) {
    assert epochMilli >= 329702400000L &&
            epochMilli < 329788800000L;

/* K */
Object getBathroom() {
    throw new NoSuchElementException();

/* L */
void play() {
    throw new Baseball("#000000");

/* M */
void process(Object o) {
    try {
    } catch (Exception e) { }

/* N */
boolean isVisible() {
    return super.isVisible() || isDead();

/* O */
void check(double lat, double lon) {
    assert lat < 37 || lat > 40 ||
            lon > -94.6 || lon < -102;

/* P */
Object getTerminator() {
    return sylvesterStallone;
  • $\begingroup$ "get spoon" lol $\endgroup$
    – matt
    Commented Nov 12, 2020 at 20:05

1 Answer 1


Community Wiki (since I'm unlikely to be familiar with all the movies)

A The Godfather (an offer you can't refuse)
B The Matrix (there is no spoon)
C Apollo 13 (launch at 1:13pm)
D Cast Away (Chuck Noland is a FedEx exec)
E 12 Angry Men (voting not guilty)
F Gladiator (Price props were bought for)
G 2001: A Space Odyssey (The computer HAL is from IBM letters shifted one back)
H Total Recall
I Memento (plot told out of order)
J Friday the 13th (Epoch time lies between June 12 and 13th, the dates of Friday the 13th)
K Kindergarten Cop (THERE IS NO BATHROOM!)
L Pitch Black (Throw = pitch, #000000 = black)
M Eraser
N The Sixth Sense thanks to Nicolas Budig. (I see dead people)
O The Wizard of Oz (Not in Kansas)
P Last Action Hero (Sylvester Stallone is featured as the Terminator on a Terminator 2 poster)

Which means the would be

Connect Wall

Which can be solved like so:

Eraser, Last Action Hero, Kindergarten Cop, Total Recall (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Cast Away, Gladiator, Memento, Pitch Black (made in 2000)
The Godfather, The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, The Wizard of Oz (prefix "The")
12 Angry Men, Apollo 13, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Friday the 13th (contain numbers that are not spelled out)

The movie you are thinking about then must be

The 6th Day, which came out in 2000, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, starts with "The" and has a number in its title.

  • 2
    $\begingroup$ The lively community effort to find all the answers here has been moved to chat. Most of these comments were ROT-13 encoded to preserve the mystery for other solvers, so keep that in mind as you revisit the comments now preserved in chat. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 9:37

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