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Movie history events from 1996

In fourth grade, Morton Schmidt joins a soccer team and later gets a metal of participation. (21 Jump Street)

David Norris graduates from college. (The Adjustment Bureau)

Griff Tannen born. (Back to the Future Part II)

Bevis and Butt-head Do America (America) (Beavis and Butthead Do America)

Alison Gardner begins working where Elliot Richards works. (San Francisco, CA) (Bedazzled)

Behind Enemy Lines. (Behind Enemy Lines)

Marie Helena Kreutz has a phone in her name for three months. (Belgium) (The Bourne Identity)

Air Force pilot Vic Deakins, plots to steal several nuclear bombs, Riley Hale tries to stop him. (Utah, United States) (Broken Arrow)

Mass-murderer Simon Phoenix is captured by John Spartan, and both are cryogenically frozen when hostages die in the capture. (Demolition Man)

Jackie dies. (The Departed)

While in high school, Ira Wright Wiener creates his email address (Los Angeles, California) (Funny People)

James Bond stops the Janus crime syndicate. (Goldeneye)

Matt Kowalski returns from space after six weeks and finds out that his wife drove off with a lawyer in the '74 GTO. Matt decides that he will go to Tijuana. (Texas) (Gravity)

Martin Blank attends his high-school reunion, is reunited with Debi Newberry, and foils his own murder for not joining an assassin's union. (Grosse Pointe Blank)

John Merchant, Descendant of the orginal maker of the puzzle box creates a method to defeat the cenobites; Angelique summons the cenobites in the hope of creating a more substantial portal to Hell. (Los Angeles) (Hellraiser: Bloodline)

The ozone layer is destroyed, a protection shield is installed; Connor MacLeod's wife Brenda dies of skin cancer. (World) (Highlander II: The Quickening)

Shelley Darlington uses erythromycin, which she is allergic to. It makes her skin itch and glow. (The House Bunny)

Damon Macready is sent to prison when Frank D'Amico frames him for a crime. (New York City, NY) (Kick-Ass)

Fletcher Reid cannot lie for 24 hours, because of his son Max's birthday wish. (Liar Liar)

Yann Martel interviews Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel. (Pondicherry, India) (Life of Pi)

Jamie Randall starts selling pharmaceuticals and falls in love with Maggie Murdock, who has Parkinson's disease. (Love and Other Drugs)

Victor Melling, noted coach of Miss United States pageant contestants, clashes with his client and loses any future clients. (Miss Congeniality)

Ethan Hunt is framed as an IMF mole who killed his team. (Mission: Impossible)

Kim's daughter Hailey is born. (New York City) (New Year's Eve)

Kris begins first grade. (Springwood, Ohio) (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Christinith waits for Allen for 4 hours at Tower Records. (New York City) (The Other Guys)

Boys who later attend Thomas Kubs' party as freshmen are born. (North Pasadena, California) (Project X)

Airline mogul Tom Mullen refuses to pay ransom on his son's kidnap. (Ransom)

Gayle Sweeney is an alcoholic doing cocaine. (New York City, NY) (Role Models)

Jeff and Lynn's daughter, Corbett, is born. (Saw III)

Todd born and immediately selected to be trained as a soldier. (Soldier)

Genetic superman Khan Noonien Singh and a group of his genetically-engineered followers leave Earth in SS Botany Bay. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

Seth and Evan meet each other and become best friends. (Superbad)

Molly, daughter of Larissa and Ernest "Bud" Johnson, is born. (Texico, New Mexico) (Swing Vote)

Ex-Titanic passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater, known for decades as Rose Dawson and, by her married name, Rose Calvert, dies on a ship in the north Atlantic. (Titanic)

Renton and friends enjoy and endure the highs and lows of crime, heroin and bedsits. (Scotland) (Trainspotting)

5 billion people wiped out by disease; James Cole arrives from 2035 to gather information about the virus. (Twelve Monkeys)

Lance Harbor becomes an all-star football player. (West Caanan, Texas) (Varsity Blues)

Veronica Guerin. (Veronica Guerin)

Coach Red Beaulieu tells someone to fire Bobby, but that person thinks he's kidding. (Louisiana) (The Waterboy)

Renard spotted in Moscow. (Moscow) (The World is Not Enough)

By this time, Trask Industries has produced 8,732 Sentinel Mark Is for the governments of the United States, China, Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, France, India and the United Kingdom. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

An early attempt at the cure for the x-gene fails when animal testing goes awry, causing widespread sickness commonly referred to as Mad Cow Disease. (Southern Mexico) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

January: President Andrew Shepherd finally succeeds in giving Sydney roses. (Washington D.C.) (The American President)

Tuesday 9th January: Martin Asher kills someone. (Taking Lives)

February: Stephen William Aleman dies. (Chronicle)

February: Harrison Copeland gets married. (Los Angeles, California) (Valentine's Day)

March: Mr Newman's ex-girlfriend kills herself. (Dogma)

Saturday 16th March: Zachary Spencer born. (Lazer Team)

April: Holden MacNeil and Banky Edwards attend a comic convention, where Holden meets and falls for Alyssa Jones. (Chasing Amy)

May: Rob Hall leads an ill fated commercial expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. (Mount Everest, Nepal) (Everest)

May: Graboid worms reappear. (Mexico) (Tremors 2)

Saturday 11th May: Will/Flappy the clown entertains Molly Martin at her birthday party. (Vulgar)

Wednesday 22nd May: Leatherface and his family attack four teens. (Texas) (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Thursday 23rd May: Jenny escapes from the Sawyer family. (Texas) (The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

Thursday 30th May: Dr. Linda Peeno testifies in front of the US Congress that she is responsible for the death of a patient in 1987 when, as a physician, she denied him an operation. (Washington D.C.) (Sicko)

June: Ollie Trinke ruins his career at an auction of Will Smith memorabilia. (New York) (Jersey Girl)

Saturday 1st June: The Catholic religion's new multi-million dollar advertising blitz is launched, dubbed "Catholicism, WOW!" (New Jersey) (Dogma)

Saturday 1st June: Gertrude dies after giving birth to her and Ollie's daughter Gertie. (New York City) (Jersey Girl)

Sunday 2nd June: Bethany Sloane attends a service at St Stephen's Parish Church (McHenry, Il) (Dogma)

Monday 3rd June: Azrael and the Stygian Triplets kill Mrs Reynolds and take over her house for their base of operations. (Dogma)

Tuesday 4th June: Loki and Bartleby leave Wisconsin via bus for New Jersey; Bethany Sloane is visited by Metatron, the voice of the one true god. (Dogma)

Wednesday 5th June: Bethany meets her two prophets - Jay and Silent Bob - and Rufus, the 13th Apostle. (Dogma)

Thursday 6th June: Bethany, Rufus, Jay and Silent Bob meet the muse Serendipity, and the group are attacked by the Golgothan shit demon; they then meet Loki and Bartleby on a train and a fight ensues. (Dogma)

Friday 7th June: Loki and Bartleby attempt to enter St Michael's Church, but God stops them; Bethany discovers that she is pregnant. (Dogma)

Friday 14th June: Ella Fitzgerald dies. (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California) (Soul of the Game)

Tuesday 25th June: Independence Day opens in cinemas. (Jersey Girl)

Tuesday 2nd July: Aliens prepare for attack. (Independence Day)

Thursday 4th July: Aliens destroy human cities; humans fight back. (Independence Day)

Friday 5th July: According to the article "Girl Dead In Car Accident," Susie Willis dies of drowning when her car skids out of control into the reefs near Dawsnon's Beach. The driver, David Egan, who was engaged to her, is unharmed. (Southport, North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Friday 5th July: Aliens vanquished by humans including airplane-flying US president. (Independence Day)

Friday 26th July: Phenomenon. (Phenomenon)

Friday 2nd August: Warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid is killed. (Mogadishu, Somalia ) (Black Hawk Down)

Sunday 25th August: The Washington Post headline: "Manchurian Global to Supply Private Army for Belorussian War." Date erroneously says August 26, 1996. (The Manchurian Candidate)

September: The Woodsboro Murders. (Woodsboro, CA) (Scream)

September: Zach and Ben enter high school. Ben meets an activist named Heather and starts obsessing over her. (Without A Paddle: Nature's Calling)

October: Henry Wood is born. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

Sunday 20th October: Nicholas Van Orton's 48th birthday. (The Game)

Wednesday 23rd October: At 2:11 P.M., Martin Huggins farts in a very crowded elevator and blames it on a war veteran. (The Campaign)

November: James Cole kidnaps Dr Kathryn Reilly. (Baltimore) (Twelve Monkeys)

Tuesday 19th November: James Cole kidnaps Dr. Kathryn Railly. (Twelve Monkeys)

Wednesday 20th November: John Spartan is cyrogenically frozen after his enocunter with Simon Phoenix. (Los Angeles) (Demolition Man)

Wednesday 20th November: James Cole goes to a party where he tries to get information about the virus from Jeffrey Goines. (Baltimore, Maryland) (Twelve Monkeys)

December: Billy Brown is released from jail, gets tap dancer Layla to pretend to be his wife, falls in love with her, and decides not to kill Scott Wood and commit suicide. (Buffalo, New York) (Buffalo '66)

December: Jeffrey Goines and the Army of the Twelve Monkeys free animals from the zoo. (Twelve Monkeys)

Tuesday 3rd December: Vegas, baby... Mikey and Trent hit Vegas. And they're so money. (Las Vegas) (Swingers)

Sunday 8th December: Mikey meets Nikki in a bar, and leaves countless messages on her answerphone. (Los Angeles) (Swingers)

Tuesday 10th December: Mikey meets a lip-biting, shape-throwing jive dancer called Lorraine, like the quiche, and the forgets about his ex for the first time in years. (Los Angeles) (Swingers)

Wednesday 11th December: Truman Burbank sees a spotlight fall from the sky. Truman tells his best friend Marlon that he wants to go to Fiji. (Seahaven Island City) (The Truman Show)

Thursday 12th December: Truman sees a homeless man who looks exactly like his father. (Seahaven Island City) (The Truman Show)

Thursday 12th December: James Cole witnesses his future self shot in an airport, and Dr Peters releases a virus that kills 5 billion people. (Philadelphia, PA) (Twelve Monkeys)

Friday 13th December: Truman tells Marlon that he is going away. The Island newspaper: CRACKDOWN ON HOMELESS Seahaven Island City Fathers say "Enough is Enough!"Officials Respond to Public Outery Over Nagging Problem. (Seahaven Island City) (The Truman Show)

Saturday 14th December: Truman tries to book a flight to Fiji and take a bus to Chicago. He tries driving out of town and scares his wife Hannah. Marlon talks to Truman and reunites him with his father. Christof, the creator of The Truman Show, is interviewed. (Seahaven Island City) (The Truman Show)

Sunday 15th December: Truman acts as if he is having an uneventful day and escapes on a boat. (Seahaven Island City) (The Truman Show)

Monday 16th December: Christof speaks to Truman and tells him that he cannot leave. Truman speaks on live television one last time before escaping. (The Truman Show)

Friday 20th December: An accident causes criminal Jack Frost to become a snowman. (Snowmonton) (Jack Frost)

Friday 20th December: An accident causes criminal Jack Frost to become a snowman. (Snowmonton) (Jack Frost)

Saturday 21st December: Jack Frost goes on a killing spree and is defeated when anti-freeze is used on him. (Snowmonton) (Jack Frost)

Sunday 22nd December: The anti-freeze is buried in an unmarked grave. (Snowmonton) (Jack Frost)

Wednesday 25th December: Carter spreads a rumour about sleeping with Detective Tania Johnson. His mom gives his cousin Luke a suit as a Christmas present. (Los Angeles, CA) (Rush Hour)


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