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“Escobar: Paradise Lost”: who died?

Note: this whole question is a spoiler. The ending of the subject film is ambiguous, hence this question. At the end of "Escobar: Paradise Lost", Maria sees that Nick's wound is fatal, or near fatal....
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Why does the priest have a full bottle of wine in The Sopranos S01E05?

I was re-watching The Sopranos. In Season 1 Episode 5, With Carmela, the priest says that he has a communion kit because he went to see a (presumably dying) patient in the hospital (to give communion)....
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Why were the MAVs sent so far in advance of missions?

The movie The Martian wastes no time in getting the lead character stranded on Mars, and my question has to do with the events and details of the opening scene and how they relate to the MAV provided ...
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Did Jack and his crew come because they realised that the coordinates Walt gave probably pointed to money?

In Breaking Bad season 5 Jack and his crew came to Walt's help even though Walt said that it was off. Did they realise that the coordinates pointed to money? If not, why did they come? I think this is ...
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How does the “Sandy Claws” mixup happen in “Nightmare Before Christmas”?

So, I'm re-watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, and despite whatever lies and exaggerations he tells the citizens of Halloween Town, Jack seems to genuinely believe that Santa Claws - or "Sandy ...
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What was Louis's dark gift in Interview with The Vampire?

Lestat (Tom Cruise) mentioned that he can read minds and told Louis (Brad Pitt) that every vampire has a dark gift and the dark gift is different for all of them. But Louis's dark gift wasn't revealed ...
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Who shot Bill Cutting 'The Butcher' in the theater?

Who was the man who shot Bill 'The Butcher' in the theater? I suppose he was priest Vallon's friend, but he wasn't shown before. And what was he saying while he was dying? Was he actually praying or ...
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Why does T-1000 try to force Sarah Connor to call her son?

In the movie Terminator 2, in the scene in the steel mill, the T-1000 machine tortures Sarah Connor to make her call her son John. Watching the movie we learn that T-1000 can reproduce human voices of ...
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Is Mister Bull actually a father?

Watching "Peppa Pig" with my kids a lot, I realised that Mister Bull is visiting Peppa's playground at time where other parents go to pick up their kids. So, the question arises: Is Mister Bull a ...
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Why wasn't Sid surprised when he pulled a cowboy out of the claw machine?

In Toy Story, Sid Phillips pulls Woody and Buzz out of the claw machine. I am wondering why Sid wouldn't find it suspicious to pull a cowboy out of a machine directed specifically for outer space toys....
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Baby at the end True Detective season 2

In the last scene of True Detective episode S02E08, Jordan Semyon and detective Ani Bezzerides have a baby. Where did this baby come from? Jordan wanted a baby, did she adopt a baby? Or is this baby ...
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How did the Doctor return to the present?

In "Before the flood" (S09E04), when the damn breaks and security protocol 712 is activated in the Tardis, I'm assuming it returned to the present (year 2119 where Clara is) with Bennett. How did ...
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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 same....
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What is the problem with a planet where everything is “on a cob”?

In season 2, episode 10 of Rick and Morty, "The Wedding Squanchers", Rick and the Smith family evaluate an Earth-like planet for habitation, only to discover that everything is "on a cob" (Video). ...
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Why did Benny go to the authorities?

In the 1992 Austrian-swiss film Benny's Video, after everything was covered up, why would Benny go to police and got his parents caught? I was hoping that something like 'Benny will do it again' by ...
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Last video in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

I just watched "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and quite liked it. But I could not understand the meaning of last video, where all through the movie I was damn excited to see what will Greg come up ...
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Why did the inspector tell the book writer he should not have moved from the haunted home?

Spoilers ahead. Please do not read any further if you have not seen the movie and want to watch it. In the movie Sinister, the deputy inspector so and so calls Ellison after he leaves the county ...
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Did Bane really crush Batman's skull?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Bane is beating up Batman and then punches him repeatedly in the head, we see that Batman's head flattens on the side. Does this imply that Bane has actually crushed ...
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What did collapsing islands signify in “Inside Out”?

In the movie Inside Out it was shown that the islands that were made in Riley's head started collapsing. So, exactly what was happening to Riley's psychology when this process of collapsing was ...
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Why is there a switch inside the incinerator?

In Gattaca, at the end of the movie when Jerome commits suicide, why is there a switch inside the incinerator for him to turn on? In the beginning, when Vincent is finished getting rid of his genetic ...
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Was Jesse a true drug addict?

Was Jesse from Breaking Bad really a drug addict? I remember that his parents did say that they have tried everything but what made me wonder was how easy he could handle the "not using" on his own. I ...
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Inside Out: what is “non-objective fragmentation”?

In Inside Out animated film, in a scene where two personifications of emotions (Joy and Sadness) walk into the area of Abstract Thought, they undergo a dangerous process which consists of four phases: ...
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Why did Joy give Sadness the core memories?

In the movie Inside Out we see that Joy allows Sadness to hold Riley's core memories. What was the reason behind giving Sadness the core memories? If Joy had not given her the core memories then ...
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What happens to the crew in The Lost World: Jurassic Park? [duplicate]

In The Lost World: Jurassic Park there is a scene where the ship which brings the T-Rex to San Deigo has no crew inside it. How come all the crew members are dead if the dinosaur was still inside the ...
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Where was the rest of the Factions during the assassinations

In the final moment of Divergent, when Erudite (the intelligent) was evoking coup d'état by the aid of Dauntless (the brave) on Abnegation (the selfless) Where were the other factions? Why didn't ...
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Who killed Ra's Al Ghul first, Batman or Arrow?

In Arrow, Ra's Al Ghul is killed by Arrow, whereas in Batman Begins Ra's is killed by Bruce Wayne. How can he be killed more than once and who killed Ra's Al Ghul first, Batman or Arrow? Is Malcom ...
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Why is Jack Bauer always right, above the law and free to do what he desires, but no one else is?

The series 24 seems to contradict itself always in respect to Jack. He repeatedly seems to be acting against orders and for his personal goals, pretending to act for national security. Yet he always ...
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How detrimental was the initial hull breach by the shipping container for the boat's ultimate fate?

The story of All Is Lost begins with Our Man's boat getting hit by an abandoned shipping container, which breaches the boat's hull and thus sets in motion his quest for survival and ultimately the ...
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Does Mad Max: Fury Road take place in dystopian Australia?

Well, the title is self explanatory. The first three mad max movies take place in dystopian Australia as it is specifically mentioned here. But in Fury Road, I haven't seen any specific mention about ...
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Explanation of the ending of Unfriended

They figured out who was killing everyone, so why did the ghost/monster show up and close her laptop in the end? I tried to find what I could but I just can't find anything.
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Why did Minho risk his life to save Alby?

Early in the film, we see Alby leading the others in banishing - and thus condemning to death - someone who has been "stung". There seems to be no hope of a cure. Yet when Alby is stung Minho risks ...
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Does Rita find out about Dexter at the end?

In the absolute shock Season 4 finale, we see Rita bled out in a bathtub at the hands of The Trinity. Arthur had already found out everything about Dexter at the time he killed Rita. Is there any ...
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How come the ship in Triangle is empty?

This question (and its corresponding answers) do a good job of explaining how the time loop influences the story, but there's one thing I still don't understand - how did the ship in the middle of the ...
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Did Adam have a chance to live?

In Saw (2004) Dr Gordon and Adam were locked up in a room together. Dr Gordon, as we find out, is supposed to kill Adam in order to prevent his family from getting killed. Adam, however, is never ...
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How did Cooper send a formula through the watch as Morse code in Interstellar?

How Cooper did send a formula through the watch as Morse code in Interstellar? There are no translations for the mathematical symbols she writes down on the board after getting the "formula" from ...
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Where do they get the power for drilling?

In Escape from Alcatraz (1979), How did Frank Morris get electricity to drill the iron bars at the top of the prison? I saw this movie two times, still didn't figure out how.
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Motivations for killing Rayna Boyanov in Spy (2015)?

In Spy (2015), Sergio De Luca makes several attempts at the life of Rayna. Why does he want to do this? Rayna is the only person who knows the location of the nuke. De Luca needs Rayna to deliver the ...
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Why Kyle and Sarah went to 2017?

I recently watched Genisys, and was quite confused actually about what (events) happened in it. First of all, why 2017? How was Kyle able to predict the year of Genisys(Skynet) going online so ...
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Whose bodies were taken out of Walter's house?

In a few episodes of Breaking Bad's season 2, the preface shows two bodies being taken out of Walter's house. Who were those two people as I do not recall anyone being murdered at Walt's place?
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In the movie Salvation why does he say she's alive?

In the movie Salvation, why does the bandit say that his wife is alive. He was shot badly. Not like he could distract the hero and run for it.
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How was Professor Xavier resurrected [duplicate]

We saw Charles Xavier getting complete annihilated by Jean in the movie "X Men: The Last Stand". But, in the last movie in the series, "X Men: The Days of Future Past", we see Xavier alive. While ...
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Was Inspector Highland the inside man?

In the film Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford, the terrorist group uses someone inside the police department to obtain the route & arrangements for Sean Miller's transfer. A few lines and ...
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Why did Walt still appear handicapped from Hal's perspective after Hal's hypnotherapy?

In the 2001 movie, "Shallow Hal", Hal receives hypnotherapy from Tony Robbins. This hypnotherapy helps Hal see the inner beauty in people shine through in what society's view of physical beauty is. ...
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In Peep Show, why doesn't Jeremy just go on the dole?

In Peep Show, Jeremy has always struggled to hold a proper job or indeed a stable source of income. He's shown having to rely on Mark for basics such as food and has never paid rent (or at least I can'...
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How did NASA figure out Mark was still alive?

In The Martian, the whole reason that NASA end up trying to help stranded astronaut/botanist Mark Watney is because someone happens to notice that since the Hermes left Mars, the "base camp" on Mars ...
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Is 8th mile about Eminem himself? [duplicate]

In the end of the 8 mile when Eminem tells his friend that he is going to "do his own thing", what exactly does he mean? Do those words imply he will try to pursue his rap career and go to California, ...
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How could they survive and move that easily on Miller's planet if the gravity field is so powerful?

In Interstellar the crew lands on a planet near a black hole, where the gravity field was so powerful because of the black hole that they had spend many years on the planet (relative to their station)....
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Why was Sokka not caught in the Episode of Boiling Rock in Avatar: The Last Airbender?

In Season 3 Episode 15 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka was put in line when the Prison Warden found out that there is an impostor among the guards. All guards were asked to come out and Sokka was ...
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In Maze Runner 2 Movie, Why did Ava Paige make this decision?

In the Movie Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, where former Doctor Mary Cooper, knows how to cure the infected people as she prepares an enzyme to cure Brenda, but main Doctor Ava Paige, wants Mary to ...
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Meaning of a dialogue from the movie 'Kingdom of Heaven'

In the movie Kingdom of Heaven there's the following dialog: Hospitaller: One may stare into the light, until one becomes the light. I've done it many times. Balian of Ibelin: [throws a ...