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Was Omar really an informant?

"Scarface" with Al Pacino as Tony Montana features a scene where Bolivian kingpin Sosa kills Tony's colleague Omar, saying Omar was an informant. Later, back in Miami, an angry Frank Lopez tells Tony ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water?

In The Exorcist, why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water sprinkled by Father Karras? It’s hard to believe that the demon mistakes the tap water for water blessed by a ...
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Does Chin Bo's crush also betray the rebels?

In the movie, Tai-Chi Master, does Chin Bo's crush know that he's about to betray them? Is she also in on it? She certainly looks like it during this scene: Yet, after the betrayal, she resists his ...
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Why did Troy's arm still hurt after two months?

In Community episode S03E19 Curriculum Unavailable, when the study group is talking about what a crazy year they have had, they show an incident in which Troy slams his hand against the table.(This ...
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How does Borden do The Transported Man after his date with Sarah?

At the end of Alfred Borden's first date with Sarah, he asks her if he could come into her apartment for a cup of tea. When she says that the landlord would not allow it, Borden jokes that a small ...
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How could Lt. Hicox fluently speak German and then give himself away by using the wrong gesture?

In Inglorious Basterds Lt. Hicox is an English officer who speaks German fluently yet with a mild accent. Speaking a language fluently requires a lot of practice with native speakers and so spending a ...
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Who is the real villain in the TV series LOST?

They have imposed that the Man in Black is the villain whereas I feel he is more of a victim of circumstances created by Jacob and the old lady who brings them up! Jacob on the other hand causes ...
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How did the bad guy actually die?

I just watched Iron Man 3 and something confused me about the demise of the bad guy, Killian. Towards the end of the movie Tony Stark pinned Killian to the wall with his Iron Man suit and it self ...
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Where exactly do they move to in the end?

In the movie Away We Go the couple travels all around the US, and finally they find a home that they feel suits them. They pass a tree with strange fruit on it, like in her story of her childhood ...
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Why did Gus kill Victor in Breaking Bad?

In Season 4 episode 1 "Box cutter", Gus kills Victor. Why does he do this? What does he gain from it other than scaring Walt and Jessie? Or is making them fear him his only motive?
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How did the glove save Tony Stark?

After Tony Stark was caught in debris under the sea, Jarvis detaches the glove from the suit and takes the hand of Tony (by controlling the glove), pulling him out of his death trap. How this is ...
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Did Troy quit the Air Conditioning Repair School?

Did Troy quit the AC Repair school at the ending of Season 3, or did he continue? It is unclear, as in Season 4 it is never mentioned. Also, at the end of Season 3, Troy only states that he ordered ...
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What happens when Green Lantern's ring runs out of 'juice'?

When Hal first reveals to his friend Tom that he is a superhero i.e. The Green Lantern, he is pushed by Tom to show how it works. Hal puts on the ring and tries to turn into Green Lantern but is ...
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What is the meaning of McCoy's reply?

At the end of the Law and Order episode "Innocence" (S20E16) A.D.A Cutter's former mentor (and opposing lawyer) reveals the secret that Cutter never made his bachelor's degree in order to discredit ...
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What is the meaning of pin the KGB-resident gave Nina?

In The Americans S01E12 what sort of pin did the KGB-resident give Nina after she swore the oath? What was it's significance and meaning (rank-insignia? "shield"? medal/order?)? Was it the ...
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In the episode “Hide,” why does the TARDIS mimic Clara?

Presumably, soon after the events of the "The Doctor's Wife," the TARDIS gained a holographic interface. We've seen ("Let's Kill Hitler") that it can change its appearance. Why does the TARDIS ...
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In Oblivion how can Jack and Victoria live in the sky?

In Oblivion, Jack and Victoria live in some sort of flying/floating house which as far as i could tell was positioned very high up above the clouds. Then later on in the film Victoria goes skinny ...
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In Oblivion how does Julia get pregnant?

At the end of the film, after Beech and Tech 49 Jack sacrifice themselves and destroy the ship Julia is then seen with a child (who looks about 3 years old). She is then re-introduced to Tech 52 Jack ...
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Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?

In Skyfall movie Bond fights an assassin and captures a casino token in the assassin's stuff which he later cashes out. Clearly the token is used as payment for the assassination. Note that ...
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Why does no one notice the Joker when he is present as a policeman during the mayor's speech? [closed]

In The Dark Knight, when The Joker plans to kill the Mayor at a public gathering. His attempt to shoot the Mayor is foiled by Gordon. After this we see Joker's face in frustration. This is the only ...
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How is Hunter adopted?

In Paranormal Activity 3 (maybe it was PA 2?) Katie kidnaps Hunter when he was a baby. In Paranormal Activity 4 we find out that Wyatt is actually Hunter. How is this so? If Katie took him, why did ...
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Why not use drones to repair attack drones in Oblivion?

(Trying to avoid spoilers with my wording) It seems like a lot of work to have humans repair the drones in Oblivion. If the TET is advanced enough to make intelligent drones, why not some sort of ...
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Random bystanders helping Reacher out

During the Camaro Chevelle chase scene, Reacher simply walks out of his moving car and joins a crowd waiting for a bus (or possibly a tram) while the police converge on the still moving vehicle. Why ...
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What weapon does Clyde use to kill his cell mate?

I was watching the movie Law Abiding Citizen. I can't quite figure out what weapon Clyde uses to kill his cell mate. It didn't look like a knife. And whatever it was, where did he get that from in a ...
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Who woke up the astronauts in Oblivion?

Near the end of Oblivion when Jack is having flashbacks to being an astronaut. He remembers piloting the spacecraft towards the alien ship. My understanding was that Jack and Victoria were both asleep ...
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In the end of Total Recall (2012), what does this number stand for?

What does the number "21" on this Rekall ad stand for?
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Where did Iron Man 2 take place?

During Iron Man 2, the Stark Expo is pretty clearly modeled on the New York World's Fair grounds. Tony and Happy are able to drive from Stark Expo to Washington D.C. in a few hours (at most, ...
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What was the reasoning for turning off the fences?

In Jurassic Park, Dennis Nedry uses his programming abilities to mess up the whole park while he makes his escape. My question is, why did he turn off the fences? The whole disaster could have been ...
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What game is it Bond can't afford to play?

In The World Is Not Enough there is a scene where Electra King, against Bond's warnings, visits Zukovsky's casino and loses 1 million dollars against him in a simple game of cards (on purpose as we ...
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Who is Mr. Gold in the movie Revolver?

I have loved the movie Revolver and I cannot control my urge of fully understand it. From what I could make out of the movie, it is purely an analogy to chess. The characters of the movie are all ...
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Does John Silver escape with *all* the gold at the end of the 1950 version of Treasure Island?

The 1950 Walt Disney version of Treasure Island ends with John Silver in a small boat, escaping treasure island alone with a chest full of treasure. The Squire, Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesy, and the other ...
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Was the William H. Macy character part of the con?

In the David Mamet movie House of Games, Mike (Joe Mantegna) lures Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) into their circle by proving a small con at the Western Union Office. He explains that the basic idea ...
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Did Harvey Dent know that it was Bruce Wayne who locked him up

In The Dark Knight's fundraiser scene where Bruce Wayne invites many people for Harvey's fundraiser, Joker attacks the place with his goons, looking for Harvey. When Bruce sees this, he catches Harvey ...
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Doc knows he will invent time machine 30 years ahead and it doesnt change the future

In Back to the Future, Doc invented time machine in 1985 and he was really excited and little surprised that it worked. But later in movie, Marty goes back and tells young Doc about it. Why was Doc ...
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Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (Fin), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at them, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds later. We know it's not Angel, ...
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Why was Sonmi important?

I have watched The Cloud Atlas many times, but still am completely perplexed as to why Sonmi is considered at all important to either the Union or Unanimity. At one point her love interest mentions ...
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Religions mentioned in the “Life of Pi”

In the Movie Life of Pi, Pi wanted to believe three religions (Hinduism, Christianity ans Islam), but he is not aware of Buddhism. As I guess, in the movie the Buddhism is represented by the Buddist ...
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How could the stars be going out in the alternate universe?

In Turn Left we see what the world would be like if Donna never met the Doctor and he perished beating the Racnoss. In this timeline, we cryptically see Rose all over the place using the companions ...
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Did The Doctor use a full regeneration cycle?

In The Stolen Earth we witness The Doctor get fatally wounded by a Dalek's blast while reuniting with some of his companions. They bring him into the TARDIS where he starts to regenerate. However, ...
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Angier actually British?

In the Prestige, when the identity of Lord Caldlow is revealed to be Angier, he speaks with a British accent instead of the American accent he's used all film. Which is the real voice?
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What changed K's experience?

In MIB3, the proposed explanation for K's lack of emotion and human interaction can be traced to the happening at Cape Canaveral. When J goes back to change the otherwise altered past, K comes out ...
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Why does Ginger use DEA as her cover in Swordfish?

For a movie about hacking, technology, terrorism and patriotism, why in the world does Ginger use DEA as her cover when talking to Stan? DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency. The movie never once mentions ...
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What happens to Lim (hacker) in Olympus Has Fallen?

I don't think she was one of the eleven who were killed on the black hawk helicopter. Later, when Mike goes to find Kang and Asher, he kills a couple of people, but I didn't see Lim getting killed at ...
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In the 2012 movie Compliance why was the maintenance man the only one with sense?

Sandra, the manager, and several employees went along with a man on the phone and put Becky through a strip search ordeal. Why was the maintenance man, Harold, who came in later in the day, the only ...
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Why E.T. moves towards Yoda like kid calling “Home Home”?

In the 1982 classic, E.T., when Elliot and Mike take E.T. out on Halloween, E.T. sees people dressed up in bizzarre costumes, but when a kid dressed up like Yoda walks aside, E.T is seen rushing ...
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Based on true story?

Recently I saw film Fire in the Sky. At the beginning it was written: Based On a True Story Does it mean that Travis Walton was really abducted by aliens?
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Why does Lorelei shoot Jason Lennon in S05E16?

In the episode "There Will be Blood", Lorelei tracks down the people she believes to be behind her sister's abduction and murder, and exacts revenge. The second culprit (Jason) admits to being an ...
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Were the 5 men indicted for murder?

I recently saw, 30+ years after my first viewing, the 1968 Truffaut classic La mariée était en noir, starring Jeanne Moreau as the avenging bride Julie Kohler. There's something in the plot that I ...
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What happened to the bodies in American Psycho?

Towards the end of the movie, we see Patrick Bateman in an apartment full of dead bodies. He ends up confessing what he's done to his lawyer. Later he goes back to the apartment, only to find the ...