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How was Andy Dufresne able to dig the tunnel for many years without being discovered?

Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption is digging the tunnel to escape through the wall of his cell. He digs slowly and desperses the excavated material in the prison yard so that it doesn't accumulate ...
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Did the Mother break the Leg Lamp?

In the movie A Christmas Story, the Mother (name unspecified) is suspect in the breaking of the Leg Lamp, because she never liked it. She seems believable when she says it was an accident and she ...
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In Argo, what is the culture official asking about?

Argo has a scene where the fake film crew joins an official from the Iranian government's department of culture and art (or something like that). When the official is introduced to the director, the ...
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Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid?

A couple of days ago I watched this new musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Here's one question that puzzles me: Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid? What "it" did they need to match and how? I've ...
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Have they really escaped from Alcatraz?

In Escape from Alcatraz, nobody had ever escaped from Alcatraz prison, and Frank with two friends tried to escape. However, at the end of the film, we never know if they survived or if they drowned in ...
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Star Wars IV : Why was the princess rescued in the first place?

In the 1977 movie release of Star Wars Episode IV, Why was the princess rescued in the first place? As the required information was with the droid and a lot of time had passed since she was captured, ...
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Sense and purpose of anti-demon possesion symbol?

In the television series, Supernatural, throughout the series it is shown that Sam and Dean have a symbol at their chest to protect themselves from possession by deamons. But in S08E02, it is shown ...
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Why were sam and lilith going to have sex?

In the television series, Supernatural, S04E18, Why were Sam and Lilith going to have sex at the first place at all? If Sam was going to have a contract with Lilith, then that would require just a ...
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Was John Winchester not a righteous man?

In the television series, Supernatural S04E16, It is said that the first seal is broken when a rightious man serves in the hell. And so, Dean has broken the seal. But already, John has served in hell ...
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Why didn't Marshall and Lily receive the check?

In the television series, How I Met Your Mother, S08E11, Lily and Marshall go to the storage room of the shop of an old friend. It looks weird to them and freak out. Their friend brings up a check ...
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Why was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
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Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door in DDLJ?

Off-late, many people on Facebook have been sharing this particular still from DDLJ. It seems funny or logical? Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door? Does director want to show LOVE IS ...
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Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid and why was the operator at Recall killed?

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid suddenly? They should not have arrested him because everything was going according to their plan. First I thought, the man in the Recall might have ...
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Why are humans fighting in the Walking Dead?

In season 3 of the Walking Dead televison series, what is the problem with the Governor? Why is he killing other Human Beings? For God's sake, it's the Apocalypse, 95% of the world is dead, all the ...
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In which District is the Hunger Games conducted?

In the 2012 release movie The Hunger Games, it is shown that young children from 12 different districts - named District 1, District 2,..., District 12 come together to kill each other in Hunger ...
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Why not just make him forget again?

In the TV Series, The Vampire Diaries, Elena(the main character), with the help of Damon, makes her brother Jeremy forget about the death of Vicky. After some time, her brother finds about it by ...
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What is Rusty Ryan is referring to in this scene?

In the movie Oceans Thirteen, after the drill hit the bank's hotel building for the third time, the drill does not stop at once; it goes on for several seconds and the building vibrates. Then Rusty ...
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Swords in The Hobbit

Why don't Orcrist / Goblin-cleaver and Glamdring / Foe-hammer glow like Sting when orcs/goblins are near?
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Why are humans considered a delicacy in the Land of Ooo?

During the episode where Jake meets Lady Rainicorn's parents. Misinformation happens and he accidently gives her parents permission to eat Finn. They then attack him in a blind hunger-rage and ...
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What happened at the end of Prometheus Movie?

I watched Prometheus Movie last night. Though I found a good concept here, I still have some questions about it. There were some scenes that picture holographic images. I don't get from where they ...
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Why did Beowulf bring the prized gift to the cave?

The golden drinking horn proved useful in the cave, but it did not look like Beowulf (from the 2007 movie) knew it would. Why did he bring it, especially since his sole purpose to visit that cave was ...
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Meaning of Hannah's last appearance

In the last episode of season 7, we see Hannah McKay leaving a black flower at Dexter's door. What does it mean? Will she try to kill him or was it a goodbye-gift meant to symbolize her sadness ...
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Why does the Island's powers appear as electromagnetism?

Dring the course of Lost, the Island's power are continuously quantified as electromagnetic in nature. However, why do the creators go this route, attempting to use science to explain the ...
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Alien Director's cut - What does Ash drink in the movie?

I was watching the Alien director's cut and noticed that Ash the science officer, who is revealed to be an android later in the movie, in one of the scenes is shown to be drinking what appears to be ...
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Did the Man in Black know he would lose his powers?

During the finale of Lost, The Man in Black travels with Jack to the Source of the Island's powers in order, in his objective, to destroy the Island and finally get away from it. However, Jack's plan ...
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Why is the shooter involved in the plot against the country?

It is discovered towards the end of Season 1 that Walker is the other operative, and the enabler for Brody to carry out his plot. However, Brody's reasons for turning against the country are clear ...
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Who grabbed Brody's video in Season 1?

Towards the end of Season 1 of Homeland, Brody makes his suicide video and places it in a secret dead drop point. After deciding to not go through with his suicide, he tries to recover the video only ...
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What did Hannah use to escape?

In the season 7 finale of Dexter, Hannah has Arlene slip her some sort of drug that seems to have a delayed effect of causing serious seizures and lasts long enough only to allow her to the hospital ...
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Did Crowley welch on his contract?

Towards the end of season 7, Crowley enters into a contract with Dick Roman (the leviathan) to share parts of the U.S./Canada with Crowley. It seems that helping the Winchesters by giving them his ...
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In Inbred, what was the problem with where they outsiders were staying?

When they were in the pub they were talking to Jeff, the land lord, when they said where they were staying he dropped a glass and looked shaken. As he was talking he dropped another one and tried to ...
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Why was Abe sent from the future and where is Abe in the present?

I could not understand why was Abe there from the future to manage the loopers. Quoting Wikipedia, His boss, Abe (Daniels), was sent from the future to manage the loopers I have two questions: ...
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Clarification about closing a loop in The Looper

After watching "The Looper", I could not understand how closing a loop works. What I understood is, If person A is in present as a looper, he would be sent to Past where he would wait for the victim ...
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What happened to the new room mate?

In the television series, New Girl, S01E24, it is shown that Smith and Jess conduct interview for new room mate to replace Nick. They select one of them and he also moves in with his luggage but at ...
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Are they breathing air in Matrix?

After Neo learned kung fu, Neo and Morpheus connected to Matrix for a sparring program similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. After the training, there was a conversation between them; ...
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Last Action Hero: Can the magic ticket be used more than once?

In the 1993 movie, The Last Action Hero, can the magic ticket be used for more than one time? Like for multiple movies/show? I think that it must not be as the ticket was torn into two at the starting ...
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Why aren't all the werewolves turning at the same time?

In the Vampire Diaries S02E21, The Sun Also Rises, when Klaus's main werewolf turns, why doesn't Kyle himself and his backup werewolf also turn at the same time?
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Why is being a hybrid a curse?

In Vampire Diaries S02E21 and also a few near-by episodes, it is said that Klaus is cursed - as he is both a Vampire and a Werewolf and more powerful than both. How is it a curse and not a blessing?
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What happened to Darren Vogel in CSI:Miami?

In the S10E19 of CSI:Miami, Darren Vogel is also in the car which was driven by Sam (in the final segment of the episode). But after the accident, we see Sam is carried away by Horatio and Delko. ...
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Why did the dwarves sing the song?

I couldn't quite make out what the lyrics were to the song they sang in Bilbo's house. What song was that, and why did they sing it?
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In Skyfall, was the bar scene a daydream or was it real?

Early in the movie Skyfall, when Bond is presumed dead, he is shown drinking at a bar and being cheered on by a large group of spectators as he attempts to down a drink with a live scorpion on his ...
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Significance of the alcoholic housemate

The Bennett Holiday character (played by Jeffrey Wright) looks like a very unhappy character, made worse by the annoying housemate, who is always drunk on-screen. What is that supposed to achieve, in ...
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Why does Jeanie help Ferris out at the end of Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

One thing I have never understood about one of my favorite movies, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off": why does Jeanie decide to help Ferris out at the end of the movie and save him from being busted by Mr. ...
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Ending of Pan's Labytinth

...drops of Ofelia's blood spill onto the altar that is supposed to lead her into the underworld. Ofelia is reunited with the king and queen of the underworld. The Queen of underworld seems to ...
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The movie Prometheus and Alien android designs:

Why are the androids in ALIENS and ALIEN³ designed after the original Weyland from AVP, but not in any of the other movies?
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The ending in Prometheus

When Elizabeth and David take off at the end of the movie Prometheus in the alien ship are they heading for LV-426?
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The character Weyland in Prometheus

Is Mr. Weyland a great grandchild of the Weyland in Alien VS Predator ?
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Did Kareena Kapoor charge Aamir Khan for talking to her?

In the 2012 Hindi movie, Talaash, Did Rosie charge Surjan Singh for the endless talking by the river side he did for a few days? After-all, she was a 'fancy lady'. Also, Surjan Singh must have become ...
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Complaints about “Pati Sudharo Sansthan”?

In the 2010 hindi movie, Hello Darling, how come the victims of "Pati Sudharo Sansthan" never filed any police complain about it. It is surely illegal and should not be operating at all. How were ...
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Is Agent J son of the Cop who died at the end

I watched Men In Black 3 (2012). Here as Griffin (the man who could see future) told that someone should have to die, if it's not Agent K, then it would be someone else. Exactly according to it, a ...
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Why did these 'creatures' fight each other?

[Source] In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, after Bilbo and the Dwarves leave Rivendell they encounter Three(?) Stone Giants who punch and throw rocks at each other. It appeared like they ...