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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 ...
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How did The Doctor revert his aging?

In the third season finale of the revamped Dr. Who, The Doctor gets aged about 900 years into a small little creature of a Time Lord. However, Martha is able to help him counteract this process by ...
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How did Rose make Jack immortal?

In the finale of the first season of the revamped Dr. Who, we see Rose absorb the Time Vortex of the TARDIS and uses this power to not only evaporate the Daleks, but revive Jack. Due to this process, ...
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How did Tracy win the gun battle with her android duplicate?

Near the end of the 1976 film Futureworld Tracy Ballard, the female reporter, is in a stand-off with her android double, each holding a gun. The android was made as an exact duplicate, and they ...
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Should the Trebles have been “cut off”?

Watching Pitch Perfect again, and through the riff-off, and it seems like the Trebles broke the rule of "stealing the song by picking off a word that they are singing and making it your first word." ...
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The Usual Suspects - Truth in Verbal Kint's Story

Verbal Kint (aka Keyser Soze?!) narrates 'the story' of what happened after their police lineup, few weeks back, that ultimately leads up to the finale at the ship. How far is the story told by Kint ...
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What exactly was Cook's plan and from whom did he get the money?

In the movie Drive, how did Cook plan to double cross the driver? And why didn't the pawn shop owner admit anything was stolen? And how did driver come to know from the news clip that he was setup?
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In “Prometheus” why bring anyone but David-type androids?

In the movie "Prometheus" the android David flawlessly executes a seemingly endless range of tasks: learns to read and speak an alien language shoots a basketball with precision keeps the spaceship ...
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In Sherlock: Study in Pink how does the choice of bottles work?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 1 the serial killer asks Sherlock to take one of two bottles. 1 bottle is ok other is bad (poisonous). Whatever bottle Sherlock takes the serial killer takes the other ...
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When did the Inception start?

Many have wondered about this and this may be the silliest question asked regarding the movie INCEPTION but here it is.... When did the Inception start? Or Could it be that the whole movie was a ...
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In Fight Club is Marla Singer a second figment of Jack's imagination?

After reading this article on the existence of Marla Singer, I am fairly convinced she represents his guilt and remorse. It seems entirely plausible Marla Singer materializes to remind Jack he is ...
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Does Two-Face Die at the end in the Dark Knight movie?

Does the Two-Face die in the final scene of the Dark Knight? If he does, then how does he become one of the long lasting rival of Batman?
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What is the Butterfly-Effect in Mr. Nobody?

In Mr. Nobody, the concept of time-travel is blended with the butterfly effect. In the movie, when the old man tells his story as a child, he says that he chose his mommy and daddy because they would ...
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Why does Gus walk away from his car?

In Breaking Bad S04E12 End Times, at the end Gus walks towards his car at the hospital parking with his two bodyguards, with Walt watching from an adjacent rooftop. As Gus is approaching the car he ...
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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Why does Hutter alone survive the vampire bite?

In the German silent film Nosferatu (1922), the vampire Count Orlok bites the guy Hutter. But then how come he alone survives while all the other people who have been bitten by that vampire die?
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Was Trevor really insomniac for a year?

I've just recently watched The Machinist and in the whole movie only once I heard that Trevor Reznik said he hasn't slept for a year. Was this really the case or he just imagined he hasn't slept in a ...
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Does Vinay know Anjali before meeting her at the jewellary shop?

At the beginning of famous Indian movie Jewel Thief(1967), Vinay (Dev Anand) is seen going to a Jewellery Shop & talking to the owner about employment.After being rejected, he steps out of the ...
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What is the Traitor's Motive?

In the movie Air Force One the terrorists use the help of a traitor from inside the crew/staff. But what was his motivation for helping the terrorists? This is really a key development in the movie. ...
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What is meaning of movie title “The Naked Gun”?

What is the meaning of the title "The Naked Gun" in the series of detective-spoof movies starring Leslie Nielsen? Is it a joke based on an existing detective movie with a similar name? Or perhaps a ...
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Why was Terry killed?

In Roman Polanski's classic Rosemary's Baby, Terry Gionoffrio throws herself from a window. Is it ever explained why she killed herself? Was she under some kind of spell or is it just a plot ...
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How is Eduardo unaware of the progress on Face Mash?

In the movie 'The Social Network', in the scene after Fashmash has been created but the algorithm has not yet been coded, where Eduardo Saverin gets back to the dorm and talks to Mark about how he and ...
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How could Carl run or jump when he is using apparatus for his walking?

In the movie Up, it is shown that 80-year-old Carl Fredericksen is using a zimmer frame to aid in his walking. However, later in the movie he runs and even jumps around - how is this possible when ...
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Why didn't the zombies eat her initially?

After R eats Perry's brains, he falls for Julie. He then takes her back to the airport, and she was in the group of zombies that went back to the airport. Why didn't the other zombies attack and eat ...
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Where are Frodo, Gandalf and the others going at the end and why?

First of all, I haven't read the book (shame on me). I remember one of the last scenes of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King shows Frodo, Gandalf, Bilbo and some others leave by ship. Where ...
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What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?

At the beginning of The Hobbit, when Gandalf and Bilbo meet the first time, Bilbo says he doesn't remember his past meeting with Gandalf and only remembers him for his fireworks, but Gandalf talks ...
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How did the two McClanes get to Chernobyl as quickly as the bad guys?

In the later part of Good Day to Die Hard the two McClanes steal a car to follow the bad guys. They drive from Moscow to Chernobyl, which is in the middle of the Ukraine, a long way from Moscow. The ...
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Have Finch's back problems been explained?

In the present, Finch shows signs of significant spinal trauma. He has a severe limp and his neck and upper back are generally held very rigidly. He'll turn his whole torso, or sometimes even his ...
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Are there any guides to the timeline of Donnie Darko?

I have the basic understanding that the entire plot to Donnie Darko revolves around time traveling. As far as the ending is conceded, you may have various interpretations of what actually happened. ...
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Why doesn't John Spartan know how to use the 3 shells?

In Demolition Man, shortly after Spartan is thawed out, he tries to use the toilet after which he declares they have 3 shells where the toilet paper should be. Later on in the film when Spartan finds ...
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Explanation for the ending of Super 8

Can someone explain the ending of Super 8 to me by helping out with the following queries? What caused all the metal to be attracted towards the water tower? Why in the world did the military leave ...
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Why don't more cops recognise the identity of the Man on a Ledge?

At the start of the movie Man on a Ledge, Nick Cassidy goes to some lengths to make it hard for the police to discover his identity by using a false credit card and wiping his prints from the hotel ...
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Understanding the final twist in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Since this is a question about a spoiler, I'm hoping I don't actually have to use spoiler markup. Near the end of the movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate one extra twist is thrown into the mix. The ...
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Why would the villain involve Sherlock Holmes?

In the first installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchisee, i.e. in Sherlock Holmes movie, Lord Blackwood asks for an audience with Sherlock Holmes, as his 'last' request for no other purpose than to ...
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Why did the Reavers attack other planets instead of each other?

In Firefly, we are introduced to the Reavers; humans who were claimed to have reached the edge of space and went mad from seeing the endlessness of it all. Causing their entire mental state to ...
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Did Prince Leopold pull out the sword in a single attempt?

The Illusionist, Eisenheim (Norton) is invited by Crown Prince Leopold (Sewell) to perform for a private audience. Leopold has the intention of proving Eisenheim to be a charlatan with no real talent ...
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Did Miles Dyson kill all these policemen?

I stumbled upon this recent question about Terminator 2, in particular about the scene where Miles Dyson dies after having been wounded lethally and trying to buy time for the others by detonating a ...
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Why didn't they all explode at the end of The Abyss?

At the end of The Abyss all the characters are brought to the surface of the sea from deep below. They should suffer terrible decompression but they're all fine? It's even addressed by the characters: ...
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Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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Why was the tattooist killed at the beginning of Ninja Assassin?

The hero of the movie is a good guy and always punishes those who deserve punishment. However the tattooist in the very first scene of the movie seemed to be a good man. Despite that, He killed the ...
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Why did the aliens return Barry so soon, in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'?

The 1977 movie -'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is truly iconic and one of my all time favorites, but there is one thing I am curious about. During the climax we see the aliens returning many ...
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Explanation of the ending of Frozen Day

I recently watched Frozen Day, an Israel movie where a woman survives a suicide bombing. She later visits the hospital and identified her friend who is in a coma. She started living in his apartment ...
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What is going on in Pan's Labyrinth?

I just watched Pan's Labyrinth last night. The movie is really good, but I could not understand one thing - the fantasy part with Ofelia, is it happening for real or she is just imagining things? I ...