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Was this character from 'Better Call Saul' also in 'Breaking bad'?

In the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul', we saw Saul aka Jimmy saving that guy (obviously staged) hanging from that billboard. Among the crowd, I noticed this lady and I thought I had seen her in ...
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Why do people refer to Larry as 'Doc'?

On Inherent Vice, the protagonist is called Larry, but everyone calls him 'Doc'? Why do they do that? At first I thought he was actually a doctor (a stoned one), but then I saw he was working 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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Was there a specific meaning behind each child in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Just curious if each child stood for some specific evil or something. I feel like Augustus Gloop stood for Glutony (his name even has some similarity), but can't quite put my finger on the other ...
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Are Movie Stars typically forbidden from appearing in future commercials resembling a played character?

Maybe no one around here would know the answer to this, or maybe it varies wildly, but I'm curious to know whether or not it's typical for movie stars to be forbidden from resembling the character ...
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Why does Perkins leave and meet Winston?

When John Wick arrives at Marcus’ home, we see that Perkins was waiting for him outside, presumably to kill him. But then she gets a phone call and … leaves. Why did Perkins meet with Winston ...
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Jaime's character change in Game of Thrones

In Game Of Thrones Jaime's character is shown to be bad and ruthless in the beginning. He pushes a little kid off a window. Later he's shown to have honor and sympathy and looks after Sansa, tries to ...
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Was Jake Gyllenhaal's character in Nightcrawler a sociopath or psychopath?

In the movie Nightcrawler (2014), is the character of Jake Gyllenhaal psychopathic or a sociopathic. How do you identify?
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What was going on with Dennis in 'Charlie Work' (S10E04)?

During the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "Charlie Work" (S10E04) Charlie has Dennis play the barkeeper during the health inspection. But all he ever gets out is a quite nervous ...
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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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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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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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In the film Jacob's Ladder, did Danny Aiello's character serve a specific purpose?

This has always bugged me, because the movie (I believe) is supposed to take place in some sort of Purgatory. Danny Aiello's character seems to be pivotal in that he's always offering guidance to Tim ...
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Switch in *The Matrix* - Two Actors?

Recently I found an article quoting an IMDb Factoid that the character Switch in The Matrix was supposed to be played by two actors, one male and one female: When Belinda McClory auditioned 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 the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?

Why was the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?
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What do the characters that accompany Willard in Apocalypse Now represent in relation to the morality and insanity?

What do the characters on the boat (Lance, Clean, Chief and Chef) represent in Apocalypse Now and how do they relate to the metaphor involving insanity? Any answers good, I'm stuck.
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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 Miss Moneypenny's character altered in the movies?

Has the character of Miss Moneypenny in the movies Skyfall, or the upcoming Spectre, been altered at all from its source material (the Ian Flemming novels)?
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What are the accumulated major injuries/wounds James Bond has received in the film franchise?

We just watched a documentary on the various actors that played James Bond. The spy has taken his lumps over the years, but the show didn't explore that aspect of the character. What are the ...
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Were Neville's feelings for Luna foreshadowed earlier?

During the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 after his run from the shattered footbridge, an adrenaline-struck Neville Longbottom runs up the stairs where he meets ...
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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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What do the scars on Brad Pitt's back mean in Fury?

In Fury Brad Pitt had scars on his back, which seem to be from a whip. How did he get these scars when he was in the Army and what does it show?
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What is the significance of the pink phone in “The Great Game”?

I would like to know why does Moriarty go through so much trouble to make a replica of the phone from "A Study in Pink" in the Sherlock episode "The Great Game"?
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Is James Bond explicitly described as caucasian in Ian Fleming's books? [closed]

There is currently some controversy over the subject of James Bond's race since a minor celebrity has stated that Idris Elba would not be a good casting choice because James is "caucasian". Was James ...
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Why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes?

In the movie "The Equalizer", why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes, what's the benefit of that? Like when Nikolai showed up at his front door.
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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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How are the Gummi Bears related to each other

I recently rewatched Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. The general opinion is that they are not related to each other. There is no father/mother/daughter/son scheme. Only Sunni and Cubbi are ...
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Who is Mr Robertson?

Near the end of the movie Predestination, the old Temporal Agent said, "We are Robertson". Can someone confirm that John/Jane becomes Robertson, after he has killed the elder Temporal Agent?
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Gunslinger who looks like Lance Henriksen

A movie from the 1990s (maybe late 80s) about a gunslinger who everyone is trying to take out. He returns to town and his ex, thinking he was dead (in the Civil War?) has remarried and has a child. At ...
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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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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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Is there a reference\nod in the line “Much more subtle”?

In The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne tells Alfred he's going to a place. Alfred asks about taking a batmobile. Bruce says it is day now and he going to take another vehicle. Alfred then says, "Oh ...
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Why does the Winter Warlock lose his powers?

In the Rankin/Bass Christmas special "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town," why does Winter Warlock lose his powers? Half way through the film, Jessica asks the Warlock for help. He tells her that his ...
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Now that Sons of Anarchy is over… What was up with that homeless lady?

It's been bugging me for years. She seemed to be some kind of conscience character, and a friend surmised that she was likely a harbinger of death (notice the crows eating the bread she was holding ...
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Cartoon\movie where a character (possibly a villain) always says “Behold”

Trying to identify cartoon\movie (maybe Disney) by the character always saying "Behold", possibly a villain? I can't quite see it in my head, but I remember whoever it was declaring "Behold", only ...
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Why was Bill Turner called Bootstrap?

In the Pirates of the Caribbean, why Bill Turner was called "Bootstrap"?
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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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Why does Sin call Roy as Abercombie?

In the TV show Arrow, why does Sin call Roy as Abercombie? Is it because the red hoodie he wears is of brand Abercrombie & Fitch ? Wikipedia says the actor (Colton Lee Haynes) modelled for the ...
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Canon reason that Ned is no longer on South Park

Basically, what happened to Ned? I don't remember an episode where he was killed off or anything.
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LaSalle calling Pride, King

In NCIS: New Orleans, 1. am I hearing LaSalle correct when he calls Pride "King", and 2. why does he call him that?
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How old is SpongeBob?

How old is SpongeBob? I don't mean how old is the series, I mean what is SpongeBob's age if he were a real person. I ask because his age seems to be ambiguous in the show. He has a full-time job He ...
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Is Carrie Don Jon's daughter?

In film Don Jon, he has relationship with an older woman, which is played by actress Julianne Moore. In the film Carrie, Julianne Moore plays Carrie's mother. Is it possible that these two stories ...
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Was Arrow's change in moral alignment motivated by his audience?

The 1st season of Arrow had me (who is largely unacquainted with its literary source material) draw quite some comparisons to Bruce Wayne and his background, except for the fact that Oliver Queen has ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Why was Amy postponing the inevitable and was it inevitable at all?

About half-way into Gone Girl we learn that Amy's disappearance was a staging carefully prepared by her to take revenge on her husband by having him convicted, and ultimately excuted, for supposedly ...
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Why did Cersei Lannister start a physical relationship with her brother Jaime?

In Game of Thrones, did Cersei Lannister not find anyone else in the entire King's Landing to satisfy her desires? At least someone other than her own brother to be the father of all her children? ...
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What is Penny's last name in Big Bang Theory?

The characters of Big Bang Theory are: Sheldon Lee Cooper Leonard Leakey Hofstadter Howard Joel Wolowitz Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz Amy Farrah Fowler ...
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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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What was Bob blubbering about?

In this week's episode of The Walking Dead, towards the end of the episode Bob started, in my mind, acting funny. He seems more emotional, and finally goes outside and starts crying while leaning up ...