Film Quizzes: Long Gaps Between Sequels

With The Jungle Book and Zoolander (and the third Ghostbusters film 27 years after its second outing) releasing sequels this year long after their original stories, it got me thinking which other films have had similar gaps. So below are six films that kept its fans waiting a long time for the second outing. How will you do? As always, feel free to share your scores and comments. And if the topic of sequels interests you, why not try my earlier quiz on forgotten sequels.

Film Quizzes - Sequels after a long gap Film 1  1. (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Sequels after a long gap Film 2 2. (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Sequels after a long gap Film 3 3. (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Sequels after a long gap Film 4 4. (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Sequels after a long gap Film 5

Film Quizzes - Sequels after a long gap Film 6

Answers below

1. The Hustler (1961)   –  The Color of Money (1986)

2. Tron (1982)   – Tron 2 (2010)

3. The Hitcher (1986)   – The Hitcher : I’ve Been Waiting (2003)

4. Wall Street (1987)   – Money Never Sleeps (2010)

5. Clerks (Oct 1994)   – Clerks 2 (2006)

6. Dumb and Dumber (Dec 1994)   – Dumb and Dumber To (2014)


43 thoughts on “Film Quizzes: Long Gaps Between Sequels

  1. I got them all, even though there are two movies on the list I’ve never seen–I just know the images. I had to look up and see what the longest time between sequels has been, and for a theatrical to theatrical release, it’s Fantasia, with a month and a half over 59 years passing before Fantasia 2000 came out. There’s 62 1/2 years between Bambi and Bambi II, but the later was a direct-to-video release.

    • Unbelievable isn’t it? How well do you remember Fantasia? I didn’t know about Bambi, though not surprised it went straight to video. I don’t remember there being an angle for a second film. And big congrats on your faultless score 🙂

      • I saw both Fantasia and Bambi at a drive-in when I was a kid. I just remember Fantasia being a complete trip, most of which I didn’t understand at the time. I seem to recall a story where someone told Walt Disney, as they were completing the movie that no one was going to “get” this movie, and he said something like, I don’t expect anyone to understand this film for about thirty years. The story might not be true, but it sounds like something he would have said.

  2. 5/6. Didn’t get Clerks much to my shame. I was thinking Psycho but I was thinking when is he around shop goods? And still I jumped the gun. A Perfect score eludes me today. Well played quiz master, well played. 🙂

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