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A movie with quotation argument and a literal book of quotations

I only remember a scene of a movie from around 1980s or 1990s, and nothing else. There are a couple of persons arguing by using famous quotations. I believe it was a funny scene and the punch line was ...
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Why did Elwood trade a Cadillac for a microphone?

Early in The Blues Brothers, Jake turns to Elwood and asks: Jake: What's this? Elwood: What? Jake: This car. This stupid car! Where's the Cadillac? (beat) The Caddy! Where's the Caddy? ...
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What does he mean, “you people”?

In the legendary movie Tropic Thunder the following conversation takes place: "What do you mean, 'you people'?" "What do YOU mean, 'you people'?" But what DOES he mean, 'you people'? ...
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Origin of the quote “I suggest you rethink your strategy”

I remember a movie about a military academy. One scene has two cadets fighting in the barracks. The commander of cadets breaks up the fight and tells the two cadets, "I suggest you rethink your ...
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Barney Fife: “In life there are many roads…” quote?

One of our most beloved TV characters is the Incredible Barney Fife, from the Andy Griffith Show. In one episode, I remember Barney giving Gomer a monologue that included "In life there are many ...
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Rachel Hat Scene

In Friends Season 3 Episode 25 there's the following scene: Rachel: (approaching) Hey! Chandler: Hey! Joey: Hey-hey, check out the hat! (She is wearing this giant straw hat, the ...
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Margaritas three, four, and nine

In the uncut version of the Friends episode The One At the Beach (Season 3, Episode 25) there's the following scene: Phoebe: So, you’re all bored? Chandler: Yes! Phoebe: All right, I’m ...
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In the end of Sicario, why does the cop say “Medellin” while the gun was pointed at him?

In Sicario, the word "Medellin" really confused me. I believe it's Alejandro's (Del Torro) last name, and Matt Graver (Brolin) says that it refers to a particular era in Mexico (I forgot the exact ...
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What is Grabthar's Hammer?

I don't remember it being explained in the movie. What exactly is Dr. Lazarus referring to by saying Grabthar's Hammer in Galaxy Quest?
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Is the exact same sound clip used in A New Hope and The Force Awakens?

I have seen The Force Awakens twice now. And I swear that there is a scene where the storm troopers say something along the lines of. They are splitting up.. we think they are on Level 5 and 6 ...
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What is meaning of dialogue at the end of Masaan about going to Sangam twice?

In the ending scene of the Bollywood film Masaan aka Fly Away Solo two characters, a boy and girl, take a ride to the river coast at another side of Ganga in a boat. The boy says that वैसे संगम ...
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They are right. And we are wrong

In recently aired BBC Sherlock Season 4 Episode 0, when Sherlock goes to visit Mycroft on his call with John Watson. Mycroft tell them about taking a case. Relevant conversation is following: ...
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Advanced Grifting Techniques

Community: Season 6: Episode 9: “Grifting 101” “How was grifting class? Did you teach some advanced techniques; only you could understand? “The Brown Betty”, “The Texas Well Baby”, “The Reverse ...
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Return of the living dead - English translation

In return of the living dead what does the undertaker say (in English) when he's looking out the morgue window?
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Why does John Reese always speak with such a low voice volume

I've been watching Person of Interest and couldn't help but notice John's low voice volume. So my question is: why? is it to the character appear more professional or something? is the character's ...
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Is there some term for the English used by Yoda?

Yoda speaks in normal English with few words misplaced, mostly initial or middle words in the end. Does this kind of English have some term name associated with it?
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Billy Crystal & Robin Williams scene on Friends

There's the following scene in Friends: Robin: Why? Why?! What’s wrong with me?! Billy: What’s the matter? Robin: I have a feelin’... I, my wife is sleeping with her gynecologist. ...
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What does saying IKEA like this indicating?

In the TV-show Friends there's the following scene in Season 3 Episode 23: [Scene: Pete's apartment, Monica showing the gang around.] Monica: Okay, this is the den. Chandler: (sitting ...
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About the ending of The Fisher King

In the end of The Fisher King, when Parry was being woken up by Jack after a coma, he said he had had a dream and it was about a girl that he really missed. Who is he referring to? His current ...
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What did this quote from colonel Kurtz mean?

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. This is my dream; this is my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving. This is a quote from ...
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What did Scott ask Hope about the hand?

After Hope punched Scott in Ant-Man, he asked something about her hand, I'm not sure what, something like: "were you going for the hand"? What exactly did he say and what does that mean?
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Why do the Russian and German characters not speak in their respective accents?

I observed whole movie Enemy at the Gates twice and none of the Russian or German characters speak with appropriate accents, even though it was released in 2001. In Goldeneye, which was released in ...
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What did Dr. Arden say before attempting suicide in AHS S02E10?

In American Horror Story: Asylum episode 10, Dr. Arden kills the Raspers and tries to shoot himself too, which he failed to do. But before the suicide attempt he said something, which was not in ...
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What does Anna mean when she says that she lost her whistle 133 days ago?

What does Anna mean when she says that she lost her whistle 133 days ago in Prisoners? It just seems too specific coming from a child. And what does Mrs. Dover whisper to everyone right after it?
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Why did Ashwin ask Reema about watching the movie “Ijazaat” in “Talvar”?

Talking about the movie Talvar In the scene where Reema (played by Tabu) returned some items to Ashwin Kumar (played by Irfan Khan), Ashwin was upset. Coz those items (cards, letters, photos) were ...
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Definitive explanation of the line, “…picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.” from “The French Connection.”

So in the 1971 film, The French Connection, Gene Hackman’s character Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle utters this semi famous bit of dialogue; YouTube video clip at the end of this question: All right! You ...
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What was being referred to in the Mockingjay Part 2 Epilogue?

The final words that Katniss Everdeen says to her newborn before the end credits of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 included what I'm interested in knowing goes something like: ... why they ...
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Why does the film High Fidelity (2000) call Army Of Darkness “Evil Dead 2”?

In High Fidelity, Rob and Barry are talking about a film, and keep calling it Evil Dead 2. But they are clearly referencing Army Of Darkness, which came after Evil Dead 2 in Raimi's ED franchise. ...
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About the phrase Balian has in his workshop

There is a quote in Kingdom of Heaven, when Balian explains to Liam Neeson's character the meaning of a phrase he has carved in wood in his workshop. He says the meaning is "What man is a man who ...
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What is the poem uttered by the saint in Dasavatharam?

In the Tamil movie Dasavatharam (The Ten Avatars), while 12th century scene starts, there is a saint who utters some Tamil poem. I heard it many times, but even can't figure out the starting word. ...
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Did Cinderella say something bad when the horses hit each other?

So I watched the 2015 Cinderella movie a few times, and noticed that when Ella meets the prince in the forest and the horses hit each other's head Ella says something out of shock. I listened closely ...
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Some information about the assistant in Government House in Dr. No

Who is the actor that played this assistant in a scene in Dr. No? Why does his voice seem off? Was it a voice-over?
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In the movie Fermat's Room / Logic Room what happended on the boat?

In the spanish movie Fermat's Room (aka Logic Room) the girl Oliva tells the story of how she met with Hilbert (the older mathematician). She describes meeting him through playing online chess and ...
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in Cocktail, what game/wager is being proposed during the Basketball scene?

In the first half of the movie, Brian (Tom Cruise) and Doug (Bryan Brown) are at the basketball court. Brian is shooting, and Doug is mostly just watching as the two talk about Brian's relationship ...
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What is Bond's first line in Spectre?

At the beginning of the new James Bond film, Spectre, we see Bond and an anonymous girl go into a hotel room. Right at it looks like they're about to begin a romantic interlude, he turns to go. She ...
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In dubbed films, what language is spoken if the character says something in the dubbed language?

For example, German and French is spoken a lot in Inglorious Basterds. In the German and French dubbed version of those films, what language would be spoken in those scenes?
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How can I download the transcript (subtitles on a page) of a movie? [duplicate]

Specifically I would like to the see the Arabic script for the Disney movie Frozen. I do not need the script text with the actions of characters written down just the actual words being said by the ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Daenerys and Khal Drogo?

In the first episode, "Winter is Coming", of Game of Thrones, after the wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogo there's the following dialogue: Khal Drogo (Seeing Daenerys' tears): No. Daenerys: ...
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What's the meaning of this conversation between Jack and Barbossa?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End there's the following dialogue between Jack and Barbossa: Barbossa: The world used to be a bigger place. Jack Sparrow: The world's still the ...
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Where does the automated/automatic come from in ADR? [duplicate]

I know there are recent advancements in software that allow for automatic/automated dialogue replacement but in films that predate this technology they still use the same terminology and as far as I ...
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Why use foreign accents in English language movies when unnecessary?

I've recently watched the movie Child 44, which is set in the 1950's Soviet Union during the Stalin regime. Apart from the fact that the movie itself is not memorable in my opinion, the thing that has ...
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Is there a reason behind the “wrong” German localizations of English movies/TV shows

I live in a German speaking country but prefer watching movies/TV shows in English. The biggest reason is, in my opinion, the wrong translation of the word "you". In German there are two possible ...
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How come characters use such words?

I believe that the more realistic the movie is, the more it is liked by the audience and the more it struck cords with them. Yet I have seen many movies and TV serials in both Hollywood and Bollywood ...
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“Smile because it confuses people…” - when is this said by the Joker?

There is a line that is all over internet attributed as being said by the Joker: Smile because it confuses people. Smile because it's easier than explaining what's killing you inside. But I ...
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Does the Chinese song have any further relevance?

The Daredevil episode "World on Fire" (S01E05) sees one of Madame Gao's couriers deliver a package to Vladimir's men. While he sits in the car and the Russians get inside he sings some Chinese song, ...
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What did Daniel Plainview whisper?

Was it ever revealed (in an interview, script draft, etc.) what Daniel whispered to Eli in the church after the baptism in There Will Be Blood? It certainly looked like Eli was not pleased with ...
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What exactly did the mother tell to her daughter in The Purge: Anarchy?

In The Purge: Anarchy there's the following dialogue between the mother and her daughter: Mother: They buy poor and sick people and they take them in their homes and they kill them where they're ...
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What is meant by “I had to invent new rules”?

In Person of Interest episode YHWH (Season 4 finale), there is a heartbreaking dialogue between Finch and the machine, where the machine states I had to invent new rules. What exactly is meant ...
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What was it Lex Luthor wanted Lois to say?

In Superman Returns, Lex Luthor had... something he wanted Lois to say. Lex: Come on, let me hear you say it just once, come on. Lois: You're insane. Lex: No! laugh Not that, no, the other ...
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What's that “Sun’s getting real low…” lullaby thing to calm down the Hulk?

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie CLIP - Black Widow Tames Hulk They found a way to calm down the Hulk. Black Widow tells him something and make some gesture and the ...