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How far does the depiction of the pirates' characters match the book?

The pirates that capture Captain Phillips seem to be given rather typical roles in the movie: There is Muse, the leader and voice of reason (compared to the others at least), struggling to keep ...
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Why did Chewie not get a Medal or anything?

In Star Wars, why did Chewbacca not get a medal when the others did, during the celebration ceremony for the destruction of the original/prototype Death Star?
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What happened to Sheldon's assistant, Alex?

In some episodes of Season 6, Sheldon had a young assistant named Alex Jensen. However, she did not appear in Season 7 nor 8. Is there any mention or explanation as to why she did not appear in later ...
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What happened to Buddy (Jack Black's character) in Community?

In Season 1 Episode 13: "Investigative Journalism" of Community, Buddy manages to include himself in the study group, having been sat unnoticed in the Spanish class all year. He later (after being ...
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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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What is the significance of the mute girl in The Seventh Seal?

The character credited as the 'Mute Girl', exclaims 'at last' (or words to that effect) as Death enters Block's castle. Is this an obvious reference to the inevitability of death, or does she know ...
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Is True Detective (S2) based on “The Big Nowhere”?

I am one of that dying breed who likes movies but reads the book before, sometimes long before, the movie comes out. I was wondering if anyone has noticed that the characterizations and storyline in ...
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Why was Reddington looking for the girl?

Over the course of the first season of The Blacklist, we see Reddington looking for clues about a girl whom we may assume to be his daughter. Most notably, we see him remove one photograph from the ...
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Was Boomhauer really a Texas Ranger?

On one of the final episodes of King of the Hill, Boomerhaur's occupation, which was never previously discussed (other than being a ladies' man who sometimes had benefactors) was possibly revealed as ...
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Why is Catwoman so blonde all of a sudden in Gotham S02?

In Gotham TV series, Catwoman is a poor girl and a small thief. She used to have not so blonde hair. But all of a sudden she is a blonde with straight hair rather then curls in S02E20. This ...
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Why would Cotton Hill buy shin jelly?

On The Final Shinshult episode of King of the Hill Col. Hill says that he was out buying shin jelly (without a license) when he was pulled over. If his shins were blown off by the Tojos who were ...
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Why is the name 'Batman' avoided in the Dawn of Justice?

Strangely the name 'Batman' is almost never mentioned in the Dawn of Justice movie (except the title). The characters use other names such as 'the dark one' or so when they are talking about him. Why ...
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Is Director Vance actually another person?

In the 6th season of NCIS, we come across an episode (Knockout), where Tyler Owens, a boxer and a friend of Director Vance, is found dead. Vance starts leading the investigation, and Gibbs become more ...
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Did Yitzhak become a new Hedwig?

Near the end of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hedwig removes her wig and hands it to Yitzhak, who eventually realizes that Hedwig wants him to wear (as opposed to wanting Yitzhak to put it back on ...
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Was John Christie supposed to return for a later Mission: Impossible episode?

In the episode "Spy" (S01E14) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible the IMF team is tasked with finding and destroying a chemical weapons factory owned by former MI6 agent John Christie and putting ...
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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Wolverine's DoFP selective amnesia?

Wolverine seems to have selective amnesia during Days of Future Past, where he alternates between having little to no memory of his pre-Weapon X life, and being able to recall minor details about his ...
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Why does Dr. Cal Lightman walk with his back and neck bent front and spreading his shoulder on the sides?

Why does Dr. Cal Lightman walk with his back and neck bent front and spreading his shoulder on the sides? His body language is kind of arrogant. Could it be that it is in deception purposes? It ...
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What was Cotton Hill's job in the military?

I understand that Cotton Hill from King of the Hill killed 50 men, but what was his actual job in the military? Army infantry?
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Possible disease of Kramer

Throughout all episodes of Seinfeld, we've seen that Kramer might have a neurological disorder, which could explain why he falls so frequently. However, the writers did not clarify which disease that ...
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Where is Hannibal's extra finger?

In the TV series Hannibal, a prequel to Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal clearly has a normal set of digits. But, in the book Hannibal, set after Silence of the Lambs, there is great discussion about ...
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How many people has Jim killed in Under the Dome?

How many people has Jim killed in Under the Dome? This is a serious question, as I'm starting to wonder if Jim is a greater threat to humanity than the dome and what's inside it.
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Was Barbara Kean always intended to be like this?

In Gotham season 2, it was shown that Was that always intended to be like this from the beginning or was it changed later on, due to the bad reception of her character or not getting access to a ...
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Origin of Bubbles' monkey noise

If you've ever watched Trailer Park Boys you might have noticed Bubbles makes this strange monkey noise whenever he's excited. In the episode Propane, Propane Ricky refers to it specifically when ...
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What is Jason's role / purpose in Continuum?

Continuum Series Spoiler ahead for beginners: I've completed season 2. By the end of season 2 we came to know that Jason is Alec's son. Alec sent him from 2077 to the past(1992 or 1990). We saw in ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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What motivated Mr. Smith to carry on?

During the course of The Way Back, when the company is traveling through the Gobi Desert Mr. Smith seems reluctant and unable to go on and is about to give up and die (maybe also in part because of ...
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What made Clarice so important to Hannibal Lecter?

In the final scenes pf Hannibal, Hannibal Lecter could have killed Clarice but he let her go and cut off his own arm, and there's also the perfume in the letter scene. So what exactly was it? Was it ...
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Why is Raymond K. Hessel an Asian man with an accent in Fight Club?

In the movie Fight Club, is there a plot-related reason that Raymond K. Hessel is portrayed by Joon Kim, a South Korean national with a very noticeable Asian accent? The surname Hessel seems to be ...
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What was with Ron Perlman's character's nose obsession in Cronos?

In Guillermo del Toro's 1993 Bi-lingual first film, Cronos, Ron Perlman's character Angel has an obsession with his own nose. He plans on getting rhinoplasty, and is seen in every scene doing ...
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Was Inspector Villiers part of the cover-up conspiracy at East Proctor?

David Kessler and Jack Goodman are attacked by a werewolf after leaving a pub called The Slaughtered Lamb in East Proctor. The people of East Proctor are attempting to keep a secret from the rest of ...
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Were Landa and Hellstrom lovers?

In Chapter Five of Inglourious Basterds, Revenge of the Giant Face, Colonel Hans Landa strangles Bridget von Hammersmark to death with his own hands immediately after placing her at the scene of the ...
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How many mailgirls were there on Monstervision?

On the 90's show TNT's MonsterVision with Joe Bob Briggs, how many mail girls were there? I've seen two, Rusty and the blonde one, but I'm not even sure of her name. I believe the blonde was in a ...
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Why was Don Draper self-destructive?

The recurrent theme of Mad Men was Don's self-destruction. Right from the start, he had everything - he was hailed as an advertising genius, his boss (Roger Sterling) was practically his friend, he ...
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Was Margot Having an Affair with Eli?

The Wikipedia Article on The Royal Tenenbaums claims that Margot and Eli were having an affair, but I find this somewhat difficult to believe. Other than the one scene in which Eli leaves Margot's ...
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Was there supposed to be any implication Maynard G. Krebs used drugs?

In The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Dobie's best friend is Maynard G. Krebs, as played by Bob Denver. Maynard is a beatnik, loves jazz, and is quite out of touch with reality. I don't remember any ...
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What was the matter with GJ?

One of the various characters in Top of the Lake is GJ, who is somewhat like a leader to the group of women that settled in containers in Paradise, which is also reinforced by Anita when she tells ...
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Why does Detective Rydell continue to investigate the case?

In the 2006 film 'Running Scared' there's a scene where Detective Rydell (a dirty cop) meets with Joey Gazelle, Tommy Perello, and another mafia member. Rydell informs them that he was one of the ...
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Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?

In Bottle Rocket, Robert Musgrave's character is named Bob Mapplethorpe after the infamous photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Why did Wes Anderson or Owen Wilson choose this particular name? Were ...
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Why the subterfuge by Salino?

In The Sting, Loretta Salino, Lonnegan's assassin, masquerades as a waitress in a diner in order to get close to Hooker. Why the need for all the subterfuge? Considering how easily she herself was ...
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Why did Erik leave his Helmet at the end of DOFP?

As the title states, why did Erik, the mutant terrorist known as Magneto, just leave his telepathy-blocking helmet at the end of Days of Future Past? A helmet he has personal attachment to, and had ...
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Does Arnold intentionally strengthen his accent in older movies?

There are plenty of soundboard apps with Arnold's famous movie quotes that make him sound really Austrian and sort of funny. Considering how much time he had spent in United States before his filming ...
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Where was Rhonda's/AF709's off switch?

In the TV series My Living Doll, Julie Newmar played robot AF709 (supposedly the origin of the name 'Seven of Nine'). I know that she had an OFF switch, but where was it?
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Why does the old woman in the film The Survivalist die?

In The Survivalist, why does the old woman in the film poison herself and die?
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Why was Anubis always shown in 'animal form'?

All of the Gods of Egypt have a normal human appearance (beside that they are slightly taller). They can change forms to the animal-form which fits them most. But Anubis is only shown in animal form ...
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What happens with Zach's disabled father? Where did he stay in the end?

In the film Shelter (2007), Zach's father is shown with some kind of disability but he was never shown again in the film. Even Wikipedia mentions his disabled father. But in the whole rest of the film ...
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Did John Locke have a mental condition?

In Lost series, John Locke becomes obsessed with his father who betrayed him. John drives to his house every day and just observes his father. It gets to the point that John trades his beloved for ...
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Why did Allanon want to live and changed his mind all of a sudden to die?

In The Shannara Chronicles, around episode 5-6. The druid (Allanon) gets wounded by the 'special' sword obtained by the kings son. He lies in his druid cave, bleeding to death. Q: What was the ...
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How much of what the second couple said was planned, and how much was improvised?

In The Overnight [2015], it quickly transpires that the second couple (Kurt and Charlotte) have a motive for inviting the first couple (Alex and Emily). How far did they plan ahead? And how much are ...
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Pumpkin and Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction - did they appear in another movie?

Did Pumpkin and Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction appear in another movie? Because I believe I've seen some coffee addicted idiots looking similar to them in some another movie. Am I confusing them with ...