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Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio?

Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio in Jaws? When Brody goes and tries to call for help on the CB radio, Sam walks over with a club and smashes it but the movie doesn't really do a good job in ...
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How is Walter able to threaten Hank?

I mean, exactly what is preventing Hank in Breaking Bad to tell the DEA the whole story after he learns that Walter is Heisenberg? Also, when Marie tells Hank that Walter has paid for Hank's physical ...
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Where did Jesse get the ricin from?

In season 3 of Breaking Bad, towards the end of the season, Jesse learns that Combo was killed by two guys that are working for Gus. He tries to convince Walt to give/make the ricin so that he would ...
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How did Michael know that he would join his brother for sure?

In the first episode of Prison Break we learn that Michael staged a fake bank robbery so that he would get arrested. When he was put on trial he asks the judge to send him to "Fox River", the same ...
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What did Victor say to Darcy's character at the end?

At the end of Dead Man Down, Darcy asks Victor if he didn't kill him because he had a family and Victor replies "I didn't kill you because ........". Rewound it 15 times and it is unintelligible to ...
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What happened at the end of American Psycho? [duplicate]

Did Patrick Bateman actually kill Paul Allen or any of the other people or was all of it just a figment of his imagination?
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What happens at the end of The Congress?

The Congress is an interesting but somewhat weird movie where Robin Wright (playing herself) signs a 20-year contract with a studio to be digitised so the studio can do whatever it wants with her ...
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Can a wooden log really harm a creature like the Predator?

In the movie Predator (1987), right after Blain was killed, Dutch and his entire team fired at the creature. Specifically Mac said he fired two full packs straight at it. And we also know creature was ...
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What is the body part that rhymes with Dolores?

In the Seinfeld episode "The Junior Mints" Jerry is going out with a girl whose name he can't remember, who tells him that it rhymes with a part of the female anatomy. Later we discover that her name ...
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Why are the members of the crew in Prometheus not bothered about Elizabeth Shaw or her medical condition?

In Prometheus, the crew finds out Shaw is impregnated with some mysterious creature (trilobite). David knows it, she is taken into some lab. At the lab she knocks down some people, including the ...
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Why were American accents common?

In Total Recall (2012), most of the world was rendered uninhabitable. Two regions remain habitable, the UK and Australia. So you'd expect accents appropriate to those areas to be common. However, ...
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How was Age of Ultron's post-credit scene even possible?

At the end of the Avengers: Age of Ultron there is that end credits scene where Thanos picks up the infinity gauntlet and walks off. Where did he get this? We all know that this will lead to him ...
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How did Batman survive when he was stabbed?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman was stabbed by Miranda. After a while Batman took his bat and flew away to detonate the bomb. Then at the end of the movie he was at the dining table with ...
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Why does the tenant with the sick wife say “If I believed that, I would never have opened the door.”?

In the Raid (2011), after the tenant with the sick wife agrees to shelter Rama and Bowo in his apartment, he tells Rama that Lieutenant Wahyu is corrupt, to which Rama responds, "Not every cop is ...
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What game does John Buckley mention in S06E09?

On season 6 episode 9 of Numb3rs John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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Where are we to infer that the bug was planted in The Conversation?

In The Conversation (1974), Gene Hackman plays a rather eccentric security expert, Harry Caul, who is tasked with spying on a couple walking in Union Square in San Francisco. He is mildly obsessed ...
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Characterizing Mark's relationship with du Pont?

In Foxcatcher, the wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is being supported by the excentric millionaire du Pont (Steve Carell). Mark is very thankful for the purpose and trust du Pont provides him ...
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Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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Whose hands are in the box?

I just saw Limitless again and there is one scene I don't quite understand: When Eddie and Carl are seeing the news about the leaked merger with Atwood and Eddie realizes his stash was stolen by the ...
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In the film “Limitless” (2011), why were the murder incidents relating to Eddie Morra downplayed by police?

In Limitless (2011): Eddie Morra was at the apartment just before and after the murder of Vernon Gant. He also called the police. Eddie Morra was at the hotel-room when the "blonde" was murdered. ...
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Who leaked the news about the merger?

After Eddie Morra comes back from the police station, he finds Carl watching a news report about the secret merger they were about to close. Carl is obviously angry and the following dialogue ...
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What is 'Forget it Tracy. It's Midtown' a reference to in 30 Rock

In season 6, episode 10 Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky Jenna and Tracy are trying to solve who drank Pete's Whisky. Midway through the episode Jenna turns to Tracy and says ...
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How does Bane know that Batman is Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Catwoman (Selina) brings Batman to Bane's place, she trapped him in Bane's place, after a short while Bane came and called Batman by his real name, Bruce Wayne. I was ...
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Why does Bane wear the mask?

Throughout the movie, we're given different versions of the past. I am also not sure if it's ever made very clear why Bane wears his mask. So, why did Bane have to wear his mask?
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How come the unsullied are overwhelmed so easily?

Ever since their introduction in Season 3 of Game of Thrones, The Unsullied had the reputation of being the finest trained army in Westeros, but in S05E04 how come a bunch of Unsullied soldiers (who ...
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Facts revealing Hannibal

I have watched both seasons of the Hannibal series, although with some pauses between various "sessions", so there is no problem with spoilers. My question is: how do the protagonists (Will, Jack, ...
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Laura's coconut secret

I'm watching through the weird Twin Peaks series. If you remember, Laura Palmer, in one of her tapes to Dr. Jacoby, talks about her secret coconut (or secret in the coconut, maybe). What did she mean ...
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Why did Hawkeye become immune to mind control effects?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, there is a scene in which Scarlet Witch manipulates the Avenger's to reveal their worst nightmares, but when it comes to mind controlling Hawkeye, he seems to be immune. ...
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What is the content of the one un-opened package in “Castaway”?

I know that the package sympolizes the hope for Tom Hank's character to not give up and to give him a "mission": to survive and deliver the package. But I read somewhere (in a behind the scene ...
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Why does Emily give Will the diary?

In Definitely, Maybe (2008), why does Emily give Will the diary to take to Summer Hartley instead of just mailing it to her herself? Was Emily hoping that something would happen between Will and ...
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How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
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Why didn't Martin have to go to jail?

At the last episode of season 1 of The Bridge, Martin shoots the innocent girl on live-tv. He had to because he wanted to know more about his son, if he was still alive or not. But this is still ...
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Why did The Dude go to the doctor?

In The Big Lebowski, Maude sends The Dude (or his Dudeness) to the doctor to check his jaw. The doctor asks him to take his pants off, and then he comes out of the exam with a grin on his face ...
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Why does Cooper send the NASA coordinates in Interstellar? [duplicate]

What is the point of Cooper sending himself the coordinates of NASA in Interstellar, only to moments later scream at himself to "STAY, you fool"?
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How did Cooper survive? [duplicate]

In Interstellar, after encoding the message in the seconds' hand of the watch, Cooper is shown to have survived. How did that happen?
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Is it actually possible to transfer a totem?

In "Inception" it seems that Cobb takes over the use of Mal's totem (the spinning top). If the totem is a personal item that helps you keep your hold on reality, can the totem really be transferred ...
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Why were Loki and Bartleby afraid of the Apostle in the film Dogma?

In the train when they are talking to Bethany and they see the Apostle they panic and jump up, taking Bethany hostage. Why? What could he have done? There were two of them, logically they could ...
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Why does the teacher put paste on her face?

There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of ...
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Why did Logan turn back to that specific time in the future

So Kitty uses her power to send Logan back to the past to change it in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It all works 'fine' but when Logan finishes his job and saves the future, what makes him appear right ...
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How does Batman know to rescue Selina Kyle outside the home of John Daggett?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle enters the home of John Daggett to confront his henchman for a copy of software she had been promised that would erase her name and criminal record from every ...
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Why does Reid scribble into his notebook `Extreme Aggressor`

We all know that Reid has an eidetic memory. Nevertheless in the very first episode Extreme Aggressor he keeps scribbling into his notebook. Why does he need to take notes even if he will not forget ...
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Tracey Fragments in chronological order?

This one is about the movie Tracey Fragments. Could someone please arrange the events in the movie in chronological order?
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About Sonny in Tracey Fragments

This one is about the movie Tracey Fragments. Tracy's brother acts like a dog through the movie. What's with that? Does she actually hypnotise him? She seems to be a random kid incapable of such ...
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What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean?

What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean? After the killer has been caught by the police, we see in the last scene a very suspenseful, cliffhanger sex scene. Can somebody ...
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Is there a deeper meaning to Fabienne's pot belly talk?

In Pulp Fiction, after Butch returns from the boxing match to his girlfriend in the middle of the night, they engage in a curious conversation about the pros and cons of having a pot belly. Quoting ...
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Who was Brett in Pulp Fiction?

Who were Brett and his crew in Pulp Fiction? What did they have to do with Marcellus Wallace and his case?
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In The Cabin in the Woods, what would happen in other parts of the world?

In the movie The Cabin in the Woods from Joss Whedon, we see at some point that many (if not all) facilities around the globe have failed (given out by the big red "FAIL" on their screen). I'm ...
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How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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How was Optimus able to fly?

At the end of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Optimus flies off with the seed to seek out the Creators. The question is, where did he get the ability to fly?
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5 go down - 6 come back - who is the sixth?

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, at the beginning, once the Decepticons find where Megatron lies, they go diving down into the ocean about 40 minutes into the the movie: The overseen ...