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'American Sniper' : Reality about the movie's end? [closed]

In the movie, they don't offer any explanation for the killer's actions. Since this is based on a true story, I was kind of hoping someone knows why he did it. I'm not from the US, but I expect there ...
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Why did Ted Beneke refuse Skyler's money?

The Breaking Bad character Ted Beneke, Skyler White's boss and lover, was committing serious tax fraud with his company. When he gets the obligation to repay over 600 grand in tax debts in order to ...
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Why is the 4th ghost the only ghost that isn't violent?

I was just wondering, why isn't Jean, the 4th ghost, violent? The psychic said that all the ghosts are violent because they died a violent death and that's why Cyrus wanted them, so why is she the ...
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Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
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What was the impetus behind making Steve Austin “better than before”?

It seems at multiple points in the series itself, and in the opening credits for that matter, it was strongly emphasized that Steve was rebuilt "better than before". Now, certainly, it makes for ...
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What was the deal with Dotzler?

In Taken 3, inspector Dotzler both constantly plays around with either a rubber band or a white knight (chess piece). I never really quite understood the significance of either one of these, but they ...
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Why was Patches O'Houlihan in a wheelchair?

In the movie Dodgeball, Patches O'Houlihan was once a spry ADAA All-Star. But by the time Peter LaFleur and the team meet him, he's in a wheelchair. My Question: Does the movie ever explain why ...
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Why did “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...
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A Question about the little girl in red dress in Schindler's List

I am not asking about the significance of this little girl in red dress. In the movie, this girl in red dress eventually perishes. However, in the book (Schindler's Ark), the little girl in the red ...
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Consistent explanation of Enemy

I'm looking for an interpretation or explanation of the events in Enemy (2013) that takes into account all of the following: The poster which indicates that at least some parts of the film take ...
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End result for Jim Cunningham - motivational speaker

What was the end result for Jim Cunningham (the 'motivational speaker' played by Patrick Swayze) in Donnie Darko? After Donnie completes his task to revert the time-line to the original 'correct' one ...
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Is there a special significance to the cat in The Closer?

When Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson moves into a new house in season one (two?), she discovers a cat that has been living in the home already, whom she names "Kitty". "Kitty" is a she, but Brenda ...
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Character naming in Synecdoche New York

I recently saw the movie Synecdoche New York. Among other things that intrigued me, the name of the protagonist, Caden Cotard is very interesting. From the Wikipedia article The Cotard delusion ...
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How did Alan lose his chiropractic license?

In season 12, episode Here I come, pants: Walden: "We'll gonna lose everything we worked for over one stupid mistake." Alan: "It's my chiropractic license all over again." I can't remember ...
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Is there a trend in recent crime shows to complement eccentric protagonists with grown-up and intelligent daughters? Why?

When watching Shark, Lie to Me and Castle which were all released in the late 2000s, it ocurred to me that they all pose their strong but slightly eccentric/difficult male protagonists as divorced ...
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How close is Masters of Sex to the actual events?

Masters of Sex tells the Story of the research team consisting of William Masters and Virginia Johnson researching sexuality in the 1950s. The persons really existed as well as their study, so I ...
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Why did Walt tell Skyler he did that?

Why did Walt tell Skyler he killed Hank in Breaking Bad? Was Walt trying to send a message? Was he trying to protect Jack's men?
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Was the Greatjon at the Red Wedding?

So we know that most of Robb's banners were at the Red Wedding but we also know that most of House Umber weren't, Greatjon Umber stops being mentioned in the episodes leading up to the event so I ...
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In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?

In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?
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Was the “Dr Mann” they meet on the planet a transhuman version of KIPP and Mann?

The first thing that tipped me off was the scene in Interstellar where Cooper and Mann were wrestling and Cooper said there’s a 50-50 chance that your visor will break first, and Mann (without any ...
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Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3

I was wondering if there was any relation between the villains of the first and third movie of the franchise. In Iron Man 1, the terrorists who abduct Tony belong to a group called the Ten Rings. ...
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Movie with character named Toed?

I saw the handle Toed used on the Internet today and I am trying to identify what it refers to, but I cannot recall where I know it from. Does anybody know what movie (or maybe television show) has a ...
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Purpose of the joke regarding the Lipizzaner stallions

Towards the end of the movie Crimson Tide, there's a tense scene in which Capt. Ramsey (Gene Hackman) engages Hunter (Denzel Washington) in a discussion about the Lipizzaner stallions. The scene is ...
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From where does Detective Bobby Goren draw his wealth of knowledge?

Detective Robert Goren of Law and Order: Criminal Intent is often compared to Sherlock Holmes and draws on experience in the US Army as a criminal investigator. He knows facts from a huge variety ...
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Why the character name “Johnny Utah”?

Lately watching this incredibly inspiring film Whiplash (2014), I've heard this name "Johnny Utah" in the movie. When Andrew Neiman was late for the competition, he tries to convince Fletcher for ...
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In the Dark Knight, what is the Chechen's fate?

In The Dark Knight after the Joker burns the money, he threatens to feed the Chechen to the dogs if he doesn't fall in line. But after that, he is not mentioned again. Anyone heard his final fate?
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Why does Ben Affleck / Bruce Wayne look old?

Teaser trailer is out for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice In this trailer we see that Ben Affleck looks old. His hair is gray from the side. Batman and Superman were created/introduced nearly at ...
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Did Lord Baelish lie about his nickname?

When Sansa first meats Petyr in Game of Thrones, Arya asks him why he is called "Littlefinger". He answers that it was because he was very small as a boy and because he lived at the Fingers, now as a ...
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Why did Riggan Thomson choose to end his play that way?

The Broadway play that ex-Birdman Riggan Thomson is about to stage ends with the protagonist, played by Thomson, shooting himself in the head with a gun. And at the end of the actual premiere Riggan ...
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Did Yona (Go Ah-sung) has supernatural / special powers in Snowpiercer?

In Snowpiercer Yona (17 year old girl) predicted many times what's behind the locked doors before they were opened. She predicted that the first compartment was empty. Then she shouted before opening ...
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Who was the Escape Artist?

In the BBC TV series The Escape Artist the title most likely refers to either: Will Burton Liam Foyle In Episode 1, I assumed the title character was Will Burton (he'd never lost a case and so was ...
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What were the Halloween costumes that Leslie and Ann used in Parks & Rec episode 'Halloween Surprise'?

In the Parks and Recreation episode 'Halloween Surprise' (season 5, episode 5), Leslie and Ann don two distinctive costumes (see screen grabs), Is Leslie supposed to be from some wartime effort poster ...
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Does Grand Maester Pycelle have an agenda?

In the Game of Thrones series the character Grand Maester Pycelle seems perfectly content to brew potions, give bad advice and hit on handmaidens. I'm not saying that he doesn't serve a purpose, he ...
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Announcer's Voice in “42”

Was John C. McGinley recreating the voice of someone in particular as the baseball announcer in "42"? I've heard that kind of voice before, but I don't remember where. ...
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Did Lord Tywin keep Ice's handle?

In the prologue of the fourth season of Game of Thrones we see Tywin Lannister giving Ice to a blacksmith from Volantis. Said blacksmith removes the handle and melt down the Valyrian steel before ...
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What happened to Hector Mendoza in House of Cards?

In Season 3 Episode 8 of House of Cards, during Frank's "breaking the fourth wall" instance, he said: What does that mean?
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What's the story of the other mole in the police department?

The Departed is 9 years old now, but SPOILER WARNING anyway. At the end, Costigan is shot by Trooper Barrigan, another mole in the Boston Police Department, who is subsequently shot by Sullivan. Who ...
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Did Hugo Cabret and other characters really exist?

In Hugo, forgotten Georges Méliès's life, success and master piece films are revealed to us, but the movie was not just about him. It was about the boy Hugo and all his courageous deeds. My question ...
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Who was Pip in the Twilight Zone episode “A Nice Place to Visit”?

There's an episode of the Twilight Zone called A Nice Place to Visit. In it, a man dies and is greeted by a character who calls himself "Pip". Some people claim that Pip is but leaves open the ...
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Was Lord Bowler an American Cavalry Soldier before he became a bounty hunter?

I'm watching The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (currently on S01E07) and I've noticed that his pants have a yellow stripe down them. According to what I know, American calvary soldiers during and ...
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Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
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Is there a symbolic reason for the rotating lab assistants on Bones, or was it a production decision?

After the main lab assistant, Zack Addy, was found to be in cahoots with an evil character a few seasons ago, the role of the lab assistant on Bones has been played by a rotating set of actors and ...
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Does Natsu Dragneel retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats?

Does Natsu retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats? Natsu has eaten Etherion, Black Flames, and Lightning. Does his consumption of other magics give him a ...
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What makes Hulk differentiate the enemy from the allies during the last fight in “The Avengers”?

In the movie The Avengers how does HULK differentiate between the enemy and the allies? Previously when he turns into the beast aboard the avengers space craft, Hulk fights with Thor which means that ...
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In Hey Ram, was Saket Ram a terrorist?

In the 2000 Indian film Hey Ram, was the character of Saket Ram a terrorist? How was he suddenly convinced by his friend Amjad Ali Khan to change his mind and drop his plan to assassinate Gandhi?
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What happened to the parents of Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

In DuckTales, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were the nephews of Uncle Scrooge. What happened to their parents?
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How did Zander Barcalow get to be an instructor so quickly?

In Starship Troopers Rico first meets Zander at a sports game while they're both at school, Zander brags about enlisting which prompts many of the film's main characters to do the same. The next time ...
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What happened to Bob and what is his relation to the plot?

I watched Prisoners but I didn't fully understand Bob Taylor. Why is he so obsessed with mazes and what are those boxes full of snakes? Also, why did he buy children clothes and steal Joy's and ...
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Is there something behind Alyson Stoner's appearance in only odd numbered sequels of step up films?

In Step Up (film series), Alyson Stoner only appeared in the 1st film, then 3rd film, and now she is confirmed for 5th film. In some speculation I have heard that she is only going to appear in odd ...
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Is the prophet under the thrall of Hades?

In Clash of the Titans (2010), this character, is determined to convert people to worship Hades. Is he acting of his own free will or is he under Hades' influence?