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Stock manipulation in The Taking of Pelham 123

I don't understand the "put options" (as I have read in Wikipedia) manipulation of stock prices in the movie The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Can anyone explain this in a simple way?
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Why was the doll from Annabelle so treasured?

Couple of instances that point to the unexplained & inexplicable importance of the doll sans as the conduit. First, at the beginning, when John gives the doll as a gift to Mia, when she ...
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Why did Nicky do what he did to Jess in New Orleans?

So in Focus, Nicky leaves Jess in the car right after the big betting scene in New Orleans. I don't see why he did that. He wasn't being chased by cops or anyone. He wasn't in danger that he did it ...
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In the Hobbit 3, why didn't the orcs… [spoiler] [duplicate]

In the Hobbit 3 (Peter Jackson), why didn't the orcs use the worms to burrow directly into the mountain, or burrow straight to the gold, bypassing the armies? Why didn't they use the worms to battle, ...
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Guys on bikes in “Under the Skin” (2013)

What is the significance of the guys on bikes who always seem to be following Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin?
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What was the original plan?

At the ending of Man on a Ledge, Nick Casidy is able to prove his innocence by showing publicly that the bad guy still has the diamond in his possession, which proves that Nick never stole it. This ...
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What relevance does the comic reading subplot in the Ultimate Cut have?

What was with the subplot of comics "Tales of the Black Freighter" in the film Watchmen and how is it relevant to the story? Note: Tales of the Black Freighter is a part of Ultimate cut of the movie.
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Question about Rachel Posner and Doug Stamper

Why did Doug Stamper murder Rachel Posner? And why was Frank Underwood pleased with this? What did she know about Frank?
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Drummer is called 3 hours earlier on day 1 band rehearsals in Whiplash

Why does Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) call Andrew (Miles Teller) 3 hours early on the first day of rehearsal in the band? In the movie they show Andrew rushing to the rehearsal room thinking he is ...
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Why is Frank shooting against Jackie in the election debate?

In House of Cards, S03E11, Frank attacks Jackie (that her step-children go to private school). This seems to be without any logical reason. Jackie has proven herself to be loyal as she was attacking ...
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Was Fenton Mikes planning the actions FBI agent in Frailty (2001)?

This movie is one of my personal best and must re-watch list. But I keep wondering how Fenton planned the execution of the FBI agent from the get-go. You see he happens to be a sheriff somehow and ...
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Why is it that in the movie Cinderella the horse is transformed into the driver?

I loved seeing the movie Cinderella but I am confused about why the fairy God mother changed the horse to a carriage driver? Isn't the horse strong enough?
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Why did Walter White change his mind about chemotherapy?

In a family meeting during the early episodes of Breaking Bad, Walter clearly exposes his reasons and firm decision not to undergo the chemotherapy. Why does he change his mind afterwards? Is it ...
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What does Viktor Navorski say to Milodragovich in Bulgarian?

In the movie The Terminal, during the scene where a Russian man is not allowed to take the medicine, assumed to be for his ailing father, without an MPL. What does Viktor Navorski say to ...
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Why is there an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of Birdman?

Why is there is an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of the movie Birdman? Did that asteroid strike Riggan and give him the power to fly?
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Wolverine in the river at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past

Wolverine had been in the river for a full day before he was dredged up by Striker. He can regenerate, but how does he come back from the dead?
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House of Cards American flag [duplicate]

Why is the American flag featured upside down and mirrored with no stars on the logo for the Netflix series House of Cards?
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Super 8 questions

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being fired/...
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I think I missed something in 'It Follows'

There is a scene in It Follows where Jay drives to the sea and looks at 3 men in a boat. She enters the water and, in the next scene, is crying as she drives home. I assumed she had swum out and had ...
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How and at what point does Tim Price learn of Caroline Price's affair?

During Series 1 of Ashes to Ashes, Caroline Price is revealed to have had an affair. All parties agree to keep the matter secret from Tim Price to spare the family. Yet in 'Episode 8', Tim Price has ...
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What is the nature of the blackmail that will ultimately result from Gene Hunt's destruction of the video tape?

In Series 1 Episode 8 of Ashes to Ashes, Gene Hunt gains possession of a video tape which reveals the truth about the car bombing of Tim and Caroline Price. Acting out of compassion for the childhood ...
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Why not use Red Woman to take down King's Landing?

This is about the series - Game Of Thrones. If that is the case, why does Stannis Baratheon not use her to sneak up and take out all the key players of King's Landing and claim his throne?
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How did John Pasternak know of Claire's fondness for tulips?

Please correct me if I've erred, but I believe that John Pasternak sent the bouquet of tulips in Season 3, Episode 6, Claire Underwood, who herself asks the same question as that in the question title ...
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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Why hasn't Team Machine told Control who was really behind Vigilance?

In the finale of Season 3 of Person of Interest, it was revealed to Team Machine and to the audience that Decima Technologies was behind Vigilance, and that they planned the bombing in the courtroom. ...
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To whom is the Chitauri mastermind talking in the beginning?

I'm not sure if it's really the Chitauri mastermind, but bear with me. In the opening of The Avengers we see some blue glimmer, some Chitauri, Loki's hands receiving the scepter/spear. All overlaid ...
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Did Axler sleep with with his daughter in the Humbling movie?

In the humbling movie, the hallucinations of the main character (Simon Axler) suggest that he may be guilty for sleeping with his daughter and the hallucinations may be caused by his conscience, ...
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What is the “moral” in Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)?

After watching and enjoying "City of God," I was highly recommended to watch "Elite Squad." While it's an enjoyable action movie, I was left perplexed about the moral and / or theme of Elite Squad. ...
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Why does John du Pont do that to Dave Schultz?

In Foxcatcher, we see John du Pont and Mark Schultz build some kind of friendship, based primarily on Mark's need of stepping out of his brother's shadow and John trying to impress his mother by ...
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Why did Ford Prefect try to introduce himself to a car?

Ford Prefect has been stranded on earth for fifteen years, which leaves about nine years before he was saved by and met Arthur. How, in those nine years, did he not realize that cars weren't the ...
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Why this turn in Shae's character?

Ever since her introduction in Game of Thrones, we as viewers are made to believe that Shae was always in love with Tyrion. We are shown that she gets jealous when Tyrion was forced to marry Sansa, ...
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Help me understand the interaction between Marcus and John Wick

Marcus was given the contract to kill John Wick. Then the next thing we know that he was helping John Wick. Question is why? Did I miss anything? They must have been communicating, otherwise Marcus ...
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How does Ronnie get out of the neighbor's house while videotaping?

In Disturbia (2007), how does Ronnie get out of the neighbor's house while videotaping? Ronnie just suddenly appears in the closet and I don't think it's explained how he gets there.
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Why didn't Balian ask for terms with Saladin before the siege of Jerusalem in Kingdom of Heaven?

In Ridley Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven, only after the bloody 3 day siege of Jerusalem ends in stalemate do Balian and Saladin agree to terms allowing the inhabitants of the city to peacefully ...
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Big Trouble In Little China Ending

Yesterday I watched Big Trouble in Little China for the third time in a week. What a hidden gem this film is! Anyway my question is why did Jack Burton refuse to kiss Gracie at the end? he has ...
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Why did Riggan Thomson choose to end his play that way?

The Broadway play that ex-Birdman Riggan Thomson is about to stage ends with the protagonist, played by Thomson, shooting himself in the head with a gun. And at the end of the actual premiere Riggan ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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How did the US PoW infer the end of WW2?

In the 2014 movie Unbroken, at (approximately) the 1 hour 55 minute juncture, a US B-29 flies above the PoWs who were told to bathe in the water, before other B-29s do so. I personally observe that ...
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Gollum and the ring

We know that the ring kept Gollum/Smeagol alive for about 500 years, and in The Lord of the Rings we see Bilbo aging really fast after he gave the ring to Frodo, so what happens to Gollum? He remains ...
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Why does King Henry's “death” immediately place Thomas Cromwell in such danger?

In Wolf Hall episode 5, 'Crows', King Henry VIII suffers a fall at a joust and stops breathing. As panic ensues, young Rafe suggests to Thomas Cromwell that they flee before the ports are blockaded. ...
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Why does the drink affect him?

In The Flash S1E11 Dr. Harrison Wells is seen in his apartment just having arrived from S.T.A.R. Labs, and he pours out a drink for himself, sips it and seems satisfied. Except he is a speedster. ...
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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of thrones after the death of Ned Stark, We get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne which is known from the raven that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken ...
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Why is 11 an important number in I-Origins

I'm talking about the movie I-Origins Wonderful movie. Movie about science vs religion. Fact vs believe. Cool. Scientist IAN lost the girl after first interaction but he can't forget about her. He ...
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Why did Valentine need the Professor (Hamill)?

Why was Valentine so interested in tracking down Professor Mark Hamill at the start of Kingsman: The Secret Service? Did he need him to enact his plan? I thought he was a climatologist, not some neuro-...
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In what way did Dmitri intend to insult M Gustave at the funeral?

At Madame D.'s funeral in The Grand Budapest Hotel, when Dmitri called M. Gustave a "fucking" faggot, does he mean that he's a gay person or a loser? Because in Urban Dictionary we can see that in the ...
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Why didn't Hans Huberman slap Liesel in the movie, like he did in the book?

I have read (The Book Thief) right before watching the movie. I know there are a lot of changes to make the adaption from novel to screen possible, but I couldn't help noticing that Hans Huberman ...
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Why does Perkins leave and meet Winston?

When John Wick arrives at Marcus’ home, we see that Perkins was waiting for him outside, presumably to kill him. But then she gets a phone call and … leaves. Why did Perkins meet with Winston (...
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How does Cap know that Loki's punch packs a wallop?

In the scene in The Avengers after Loki is captured, Cap and Stark are quietly wondering why the "Rock of ages" is giving up so easily. Cap says he recalls that that Loki packs a wallop. What is he ...
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Is there a plot hole or deleted scene in the film?

Why would Will Smith's character Hitch be seeking forgiveness at the end of the movie when in-fact, Eva Mendes is the one who should apologize to him? This bugged me for a very long time, because it ...
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Chuck Norris entry in Expendables 2

In Expendables 2... the scene where Chuck Norris enters. There are villains everywhere. They all suddenly get machine gunned down and a rocket takes out a tank. Since no character really cares to ask ...