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The plan in Arlington Road

In the ending of the movie, the plan seemed to centre on the main character following the terrorist's van, then losing sight of it in the street and accidentally following the wrong van. Have I ...
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Why did they say the pageant was their first live show?

Multiple times throughout the movie Hairspray, they make numerous references to the Corny Collins show being broadcast live. So why, on the day of the Ms. Teenage Hairspray pageant, do they say it's ...
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What was the Yellow-Eyed Demon's Plan?

In Supernatural the "Yellow-Eyed Demon" Azazel made deals to create a group of psychic children. Through a chain of events this leads to Sam, Lucifer and the climax of Season 4. How much of this ...
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Motivation of Killer in The Vanishing (1988)

Be warned spoilers below if you haven't watched the movie. The Killer in The Vanishing (1988, orig.: Spoorloos), his primary motivation as per my understanding was to gauge himself to see if he could ...
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What is the significance of “Tannis Root”?

After Rosemary was impregnatated by "Satan," many of the occult leaders that knew about this were obsessed with providing her "Tannis Root." What was the significance behind this "Tannis Root?"
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Why is it called John Dies at the End?

The 2012 adaptation of David Wong's "John Dies at the End" ends without John dying at the end at all. While the core of the film espouses the belief that time is not linear, the word "end" suggests ...
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Why does Frankie Pentangeli's would be assassin say “Michael Corleone says hello”?

In The Godfather 2, Frankie Pentangeli walks into a bar. A man puts a cord around his neck and says "Michael Corleone says hello". Later on we find out that Roth ordered the hit as Michael confronts ...
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What was in the letter to Epp's wife?

Midway through the movie "12 Years A Slave", Epp's wife asks Solomon to deliver a letter to the grocery store and made certain that Solomon could not read, leading the audience to believe the letter ...
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Who was the girl and why was she seen in Wrecked?

I recently watched Wrecked and have some unclear parts. I realized that during the robbery, the men (robbers) dragged along the Man only to use his vehicle. During that, we are shown the dumbfounded ...
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Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
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Is Borden's true identity real, or another ruse?

Towards the end of The Prestige, it's revealed that Borden accomplishes his Transported Man trick by using his twin brother as a double. It then becomes clear that he has been doing this in his ...
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What happens at the end of “How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)”

I don't really get the ending of "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)". To be honest, all of it is very complicated. But I think I understand most of the film. What I don't ...
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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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Why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla?

In the movie The Prestige, why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla? Didn't he know that it would make him more successful? And did the other half not know about the plan, which is why he went to inspect ...
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Did the Oracle somehow know the fight between Neo and Smith would work out in favour of the humans?

Agent Smith going rogue and Neo not choosing the door to the source when he met the Architect were not something the machines had anticipated, as the previous anomalies all behaved in a way that they ...
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What happened to Mike and Carol's former spouses?

In the Brady Bunch (the TV show, not the film series), the title song establishes that the 6 new step-siblings are from Mike and Carol's former marriages (or partnerships). What happened to Mike's ...
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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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Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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How do Connie and Carlo miraculously end up back together?

In "The Godfather", Sonny beats up Carlo for hitting Connie and is then killed later on. But the next scene involving Connie and Carlo is the baptism. How do Connie and Carlo miraculously end up back ...
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How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...
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Who saved the open net goal against the matchup with the warriors?

In D3: The Mighty Ducks, the mighty ducks face off with the Edan Hall Warriors varsity team. The winner of this game gets to stay and the losers leave. As the final game is being played, the ducks are ...
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Why does Walter try to poison Brock with Lily Of The Valley when he could with ricin?

He wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure that Jesse believes Gus did ...
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In Fargo, why did the police ignore that Chumph was duct-taped to the chair?

Why was no attention made in Fargo about Malvo's accomplice, Chumph, being duct taped to a chair and a gun duct taped to his hand? This would be proof there was someone else in town, doing bad things. ...
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How did Sherlock know there must be a code to call off the killers?

In The Reichenbach Fall, Sherlock is standing on the rooftop after it became clear, that he has to jump and kill himself in order to save his friends. He then starts laughing and turns around to ...
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Why did Lord Humungus kill himself in Mad Max 2?

Driving head on against a large truck seems pretty stupid, why did Humungus do that in Mad Max 2? What was he trying to accomplish?
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How credible is the ending of Collateral?

Here's what happens at the end of Collateral (2004): The taxi driver manages to defeat a highly skilled hitman. Is it mere luck? Should we accept this as a screw-up on the part of the movie ...
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Did Col. Landa actually recognize Shosanna?

In the first part of the movie he kills her family and she escapes. He is known as the Jew Hunter and never lets any Jews escape him. Later when he meets her under her assumed name Emmanuelle he makes ...
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Why didn't Lisa tell the truth about Thorwald to the police?

Saw this 1959 Hitchcock's masterpiece Rear Window last night. One of the great classics! Enjoyed it! I just didn't get one thing. Why didn't Lisa (Grace Kelly) tell the complete plot and truth about ...
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What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...
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Differences in plot from the Japanese and American versions of Pokemon: The Movie

I was reading the IMDB page for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back and one of the bits of trivia states that "The Japanese version has an entirely different story. ". I know the Japanese version casts ...
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What is wrong with the bleach and the fish in the Machinist?

I notice that Trevor always cleaned his hands and toilet floor with bleach. He surely kept things clean at home that he always bought bleach, he kept several used toothbrushes to scrub his floor in ...
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Why did Samara contact Aiden?

In The Ring Aiden's teacher said that the week before his cousin died he had been drawing various pictures about her death. This, along with several other incidents, imply that Samara was ...
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Did Kenneth indeed time-travel?

In the movie Safety Not Guaranteed, Kenneth's ad was (emphasis mine): "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own ...
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Why does Don Corleone give in so easily in The Godfather?

One of the last acts of Don Corleone as Godfather is to bring back the peace by calling for a meeting of the five families. You can watch the scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtYjdEwa8GA ...
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Drugging Robert Michael Fischer on Flight

Why does Cobb slip the sedative into Robert's glass of water himself, taking considerable amount of risk at getting caught? Why didn't the Air hostess get the pre-drugged water for Fischer? Is there ...
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Why did Yusuf hesitate to show Cobb his dream chamber?

During Yusuf's recruiting for the Inception he's about to show Cobb and the others how his special sedatives work in practice. But right before showing them he hesitates for a short moment: Yusuf: ...
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Why did Yusuf need to go into the field?

When Cobb first meets Yusuf in Inception and tells him he is seeking for a chemist to formulate a compound for the Fischer job, he says that he would also need to "go into the field" with them to ...
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Why aren't Morpheus and his team immediately attacked by Agents whenever they enter “The Matrix”?

In The Matrix, Morpheus and his team take Neo to see the Oracle in "The Matrix". Not until after the visit is concluded are they ambushed by Agents. Other times, such as the beginning of the movie ...
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Ending to Memento

I know I'm a little behind, but I just watched the movie Memento and the ending got me thinking a lot. And when I think a lot I usually turn toward the internet to find the vast majority of solutions ...
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Why the different effects when Sirius Black appears in a fireplace?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sirius Black appears in a fireplace to talk to Harry. It looks as if his head was made of embers: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ...
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Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?

Watching The Big Lebowski again, for the nth time, I felt a bit silly. If you haven't seen it... well, let's get past the summary few lines so that we don't spoil it for anyone who hasn't actually ...
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How did Cobb manage to go to sleep and dream to save Saito after Mal's death?

As far as I can tell the subjects in Inception need to sleep in order to dream and for going under fast and consistent sleep they use sedatives. Now my question is how did Cobb manage to just fall ...
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How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?

Near the end of Inception, Mal shoots Fischer, killing him (or at least mortally wounding him) within the 3rd layer of the dream. Dom and Ariadne go down a level to find him and bring him back. How ...
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What is the significance of the scene with the cop near the end of The Artist?

Near the end of The Artist, George Valentin is looking at his own reflection superimposed on a tuxedo in a shop window (the scene used in the trailer) when a cop comes strolling around the corner. ...
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In the movie Golden Gate, why would she allow a relationship to develop?

In the movie Golden Gate, Matt Dillon plays an ex-FBI agent trying to redeem the reputation he has as a corrupt investigator because he wrongly pursed a Chinese man during the time of "Red Scare" ...
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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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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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Where did the speaking-disease come from?

In the movie Pontypool, the people have a disease that is transferred by hearing the mumbling of an infected person and thinking about it. Where did the disease come from? In the plot the possibility ...
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What were Garrett and Coulson drawing?

In the season finale of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D we saw Garrett was drawing something like a universe or multiverse like thing. Later Coulson saw that and inspired to draw again in wall. So what was ...
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The need of a Matrix [duplicate]

I always wondered why the hassle creating the Matrix anyway? Yes, the machines need energy which can be harvested in the form of biological energy from humans. But why did they not just take animals, ...