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Why use the Feds rather than the US Marshals in The Family?

In The Family, the Blakes/Manzonis are American nationals in a witness protection program in Normandy, France. However, they are guarded by the FBI rather than by US Marshals as is normally the case. ...
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Why didn't the abducted victims talk?

In the movie Prisoners (2013), the abducted victims (Alex Jones, Bob Taylor and then Anna and Joy) didn't talk -that much- Anna and Joy maybe didn't talk because they were shocked and tired but what ...
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Why does Alex only help Keller randomly?

In Prisoners, when Keller roughs up Alex Jones in the police station car park, he immediately tells him something about the girls not crying until he (Alex) left them. He then denies saying this. Why? ...
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Why was Alex not killed?

In Prisoners, Holly Jones and her husband were a religious couple who lost their son to cancer. This led to a loss of faith and in their thirst for revenge, they attempt to deny happiness to other ...
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Why did Avatar Roku destroy the temple after talking with Aang?

I just finished watching "Winter Solstice Part 2 - Avatar Roku". Towards the end of the episode once Aang is done talking with Roku he (Avatar Roku) proceeds to destroy the tower. Why does Avatar ...
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Will Tom now be able to hear and communicate with the dead?

Re: the end of Stir of Echoes, will Tom (Kevin Bacon) now be able to hear and communicate with the dead just as his son is able to do, or, was it just a one time deal that was brought on by Maggie's ...
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What is happening in the last scene?

At the end of Warrior, just after Brendan taps Tommy, he talks to his coach Frank (probably asking him to say something to his wife, Tess). Then it seems like he is talking to some agent of some kind, ...
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Why Syndicate did not kill Mulder before 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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How was Utivich captured?

From Wikipedia: At the premiere, Landa, who can speak Italian, is not fooled and sees von Hammersmark privately. He makes her wear the shoe, which fits, and strangles her to death, then orders ...
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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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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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Significance of “Lady in the Radiator” in the movie Eraserhead

As all other David lynch movies Eraserhead also is hard to grasp. I would like to understand what exactly the film suggests or explains. Particularly what is the significance of the "Lady in the ...
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Why didn't Ra's break into the Pit before?

If I understood the story correctly Ra's was spared the Pit but his wife took his place. Why didn't he break into the Pit to save her?
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

In the final scene of Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' a news report suggests that Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert De Niro), after coming out of prison, becomes a sensation and releases his much ...
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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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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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How did FBI know that Amanda Young was an accomplice of Jigsaw?

How did FBI know that Amanda Young was an accomplice of Jigsaw at the point of Saw 4? I mean at this instance the people who knows the reality of Amanda Young are dead or in traps. So who informed ...
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Why did Grandfather insist on Albert knowing Emilie's name before giving him the horse?

Towards the end of the film "War Horse," Albert is attempting to bid on the horse, Joey, before it is auctioned off by the military. Also present at the auction is Emilie's grandfather (unnamed), who ...
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What changed the Judge's sympathy?

In Find Me Guilty, at the beginning of the trial, Judge Finestein had little empathy for Jackie DiNorscio. This can be shown by the Judge slapping first a $5000 then upping it to $10000 fine for ...
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Would the post office really deliver Santa Claus's mail to some guy claiming to be him?

A key scene in "Miracle on 34th Street" involves the US Post Office delivering -- to a man in a courtroom for a hearing regarding his sanity, who claims to be Santa Claus -- hundreds of kids' letters ...
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Why was Whistler in Sona?

In Season 3, Whistler was in prison and it was told that he could have killed the mayor's son, but it was hinted as being speculative. After watching Season 3 and the first part of Season 4, it is ...
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Why did Alma Dray ask about Lionel Shrike?

In Now You See Me Alma Dray is reading about the most famous magicians in history. She mentions Lionel Shrike's tree in the card trick to Dylan Rhodes. We later discover that Is it just a massive ...
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What was the significance of fort Wilderness in the Patriot?

In The Patriot, what all happened at Fort Wilderness? I know there was a battle, but who was fighting and what was the end result? Was Colonel Tavington involved in this battle? Also, is Colonel ...
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What was the plan of Chang and the City College?

In Community Season 4, Chang came back to the college with Changnesia and said his name was Kevin. But there was an evil plan with the dean of City College, which Chang gave up at the last episode ...
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What is the reason for Brunhild's suicide?

At the end of Fritz Lang's 1924 silent movie Die Nibelungen: Siegfried, when Kriemhild enters the minster, she sees that Brunhild has commited suicide at the corpse of Siegfried, calmly remarking ...
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Why was Beau in the Murder House?

In season one of American Horror story: But why is Beau in the Murder House? The Langdons didn't live there anymore, Harvey and his family did - the Langdons lived next door, as they do today. The ...
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Why was there no extraction plan in S01E07, “The Hub”?

In S01E07 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two members of Coulson's team are tasked by the Hub to go into enemy territory to disable a weapon of some kind. One of the threads of the plot uncovers ...
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What was the relevance of the tea?

In The Escape Artist there's an in reference to tea which I don't understand. When acting as Liam Foyle's defence Maggie Gardner drinks some tea which he asks about. Foyle: What tea is that? ...
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Why does Dormer hesitate to sign Ellie's report?

During the course of Insomnia Ellie is given the task of investigating the death of Det. Eckhart, who is supposed to have been shot by the killer, but who we know was shot by his partner Det. Dormer. ...
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How long did the journey to Europa take?

In Europa Report, is the length of the journey to Europa ever mentioned? How long did it take? Is the route described?
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Why didn't the German officer kill Szpilman?

In the movie The Pianist, just before the end of the movie Szpilman was caught by the German officer at the house when he was trying to open a can. And then he asked Szpilman to play piano. Why did ...
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Why didn't R and Julie just drive away?

In the film, Warm Bodies, R tells Julie that she must wait a few days until the zombies forget that she is around before trying to escape. I understand that R is crushing on Julie at this point and ...
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Why did the cop make this decision?

At the end of the French movie Polisse a cop kills herself when she gets promoted and she notices her coworkers don't "care" but I'm sure there were many pre-factors I missed during the film. But what ...
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Casey Novak's lie and departure

In Law & Order: SVU, what was the 'lie' that Casey Novak told to a judge that led to her being fired/disbarred/imprisoned? What exactly was the consequence? How did it come out that she had lied?
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What happens in the final scene?

In the final scene of Reality, is Luciano actually inside the Big Brother house? Or has he completely lost his grip on reality while watching television?
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In the 1974 version of The Longest Yard, what was the reason for the drop kick?

In the original, 1974 version of The Longest Yard, during the big game, the convicts are on the 16 yard line facing fourth and four and Crewe calls for a drop kick. The kick is successful (though if ...
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Did Dempsey and Makepeace have some intimacy together?

In good old Dempsey and Makepeace , there was excellent tension between them during the whole series. Dempsey wanted to win her over, but Makepeace was cooling him down all the time ;-). Did they ...
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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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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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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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What is the theme of Cash Back?

Today I watched Cashback. But I am in doubt whether I understood its theme properly or not. At the end, it is a love story. But somethings I could not connect to the plot. Like his power to pause time ...
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How did Frank Gallagher end up in Mexico?

At the end of the final episode of the second season of Shameless (S2E12), Estefania hits Frank on the head with a frying pan and the guys carry him to the backyard. Later, he is buried in snow. But ...
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Why the rush to get to the general in Blackadder?

In Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital Blackadder reveals that Nurse Mary is the spy. She is lead away to be shot and then George reveals that he was really giving the information away by sending ...
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Adolf Hitler using the technology in the phone to win a war?

In the television series, Misfits, S03E04, how did Adolf Hitler actually use the technology present in the cell phone to win the war?
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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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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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Damon taking Elena to a faroff city and bar?

In The Vampire Diaries, S01E11, Why does Damon takes Elena to a far off city and then to a bar? What was his purpose? In an earlier episode it was said that he does everything with a purpose.
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What happened to Bess near the end of Breaking the Waves

The lead character got seriously injured in the movie, and me wonders what happened. I am thinking it might the bad guys in the 'big' ship, but that is just a guess, since there was no mention of it ...
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Did the movie show or hinted at who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing?

Who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing? ] Was it TJ or was it Hesher? I would like to know more about the characters of TJ and/or Hesher based on that event in the film. I was ...
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How does Paul Smecker know everyone's name in Boondock Saints?

I was rewatching the Boondock Saints recently and noticed that at the start of the film when Willem Dafoe's character is introduced he somehow knows all the names of the cops at the crime scene. How ...