Actor with faked credits ... his credits were removed but the films are still fake?

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Last year, there was a discussion here about an actor who appeared to have made up fake films that he supposedly starred in (although some of his other credits were legitimate). See https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/some-guy-named-gustavo-goulart.

Supposedly this actor starred in such films as American Forces (1994) (V) and Keep This Secret (1995) (V) when he was 5 or 6 years old. But there was no real evidence that those films existed. Notably, none of the listed cast or crew on either of those titles has any other credits at all.

In particular, the Official Site and Miscellaneous Site for both films is described as "Official Teaser with the Whole Cast". But in both cases, it appears to be an episode of a Brazilian improv comedy show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irzJNdw0LL8 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4qSgZoi50s). These aren't teasers at all, and if they had anything to do with any movie, it couldn't be such English-language American movies as American Forces and Keep This Secret are supposed to be.

In fact, Gustavo Goulart had other fake movies in his filmography besides American Forces and Keep This Secret, but those are the only two that I happened to mention in the discussion last year. There may well be other fake movies that we would have more difficulty finding now since Gustavo is no longer listed as a cast member of those films.

That said, I checked the Internet Archive to look up an older version of Gustavo's name page (http://web.archive.org/web/20180128101801/http://www.imdb.com/name/nm9301788/). I'm not going to investigate all these titles right now, but the following are also potentially films whose existence may be doubtful:
  • But I'm Right! (1996) (V)
  • The Real Deal (1996) (V)
  • Seems to Be (1997) (V)
  • Moon (1997) (V)
  • Money for Nothing (1998) (V)
  • Sacred Bodies (1998) (V)
  • Skin Deep (1998) (V)
  • Don't Push (1999) (V)
  • How to Get Rich in Africa (1999) (V)
  • Bank Robbers Club (2000) (V)
  • Next (2000) (V)
  • Mars? (2001) (V)
  • Chinese Mafia (2002) (V)
  • Outstanding, Great, Amazing, Perfect! (2003) (V)
  • Collective Unconscious (2004) (V)
  • Lie (2006) (V)
So I am requesting that the existence of these titles be investigated, and if they are fake, they should be removed from the database altogether.
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Will, Official Rep

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Thanks gromit82, I've opened a ticket to investigate and remove any factually incorrect data.

Thanks,
Will
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Hi all, 

Our data editors have reviewed the titles highlighted by Gromit82 and could not verify and so these have been removed. We believe the other titles to be accurate and so these will remain on the site. 

Thanks
Meredith 
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Meredith: Thanks for taking care of most of these. However, the first two films that I mentioned, American Forces and Keep This Secret, should be removed as well, because they are fake for the same reasons as the other 16 films that I listed.