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Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?

I've always wondered about this exchange of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction": Butch: You lookin' at something, friend? Vincent: You ain't my friend, Palooka. Butch: What's that? Vincent: ...
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What are the reasons for president Walker's decision?

Im not well-versed in political affairs (I like House of Cards because of other aspects). So I didn't understand very well why president Walker had to resign. Can anyone explain this to me in "dummy ...
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Who woke up the astronauts in Oblivion?

Near the end of Oblivion when Jack is having flashbacks to being an astronaut. He remembers piloting the spacecraft towards the alien ship. My understanding was that Jack and Victoria were both asleep ...
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Why does Doc Holiday want to fight Wyatt in My Darling Clementine?

In My Darling Clementine Doc Holiday doesn't seem like he'd have any sensible reason to want to fight Wyatt. Why does he want to challenge him to a gun fight?
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What are the radiation zone boundaries for?

In Oblivion there are radiation zones that they cannot cross. Are these really radiation zones or are they boundaries to contain...
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Why does the TET want the water on earth when there is plenty of other water in the solar system?

The whole point of the alien entity, the TET, in Oblivion is to abstract the earth's oceans because it can use them for power. But the solar system has a lot of other water according to this article ...
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Was inspector Lui in a prison or mental institution?

I saw the Honk Kong action film Firestorm with subtitles. I have a doubt regarding the ending scene in the movie. The movie closes with Inspector Lui debriefing another officer and smiling to ...
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Did Heinzmann run into the truck on purpose?

At the end of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Peter Heinzmann meets up with Prof. Bower and Agent Adams in West Germany after he defected (more or less due to his experiences in Bower's case). Yet we ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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How did Samuel L. Jackson come to know that Hayden Christensen was a jumper?

How did Roland come to know that David is a Jumper? And also which kind of electronic gun or machine was he using to catch the jumpers?
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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching this episode and I didn't quite understand why exactly Juan Cartel killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive and he's not, is because I know ...
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Why did they wait until after the report?

In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure toward the end of the film, the guys are trying to break the "historical figures" out of jail. They decide to steal Ted's dad's keys by waiting until after ...
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Why did Gus kill Victor in Breaking Bad?

In Season 4 episode 1 "Box cutter", Gus kills Victor. Why does he do this? What does he gain from it other than scaring Walt and Jessie? Or is making them fear him his only motive?
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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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How did Thor know about the Chitauri and Lokis plan?

When Thor first boards SHIELD's ship in The Avengers, he explains about the Chitauri and how they are going to come to win the earth over for Loki. How did he know about all this?
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Understanding a scene in “Scent of a Woman”

In Scent of a Woman, there is a scene where Colonel Slade is preparing for his suicide and has a conversation with Charlie. He asks this question: "Should I adopt you or shoot you?" What is he ...
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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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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 chord around his neck and says "Michael Corleone says hello". Later on in the movie we find out that Roth ordered the hit as ...
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Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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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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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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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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Is Irene Adler alive?

I did not understand a thing from the last minutes of "A Scandal in Belgravia". Are we actually taking a look at Irene about to get killed, and is she hallucinating when she sees Sherlock? Or is ...
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What happened during the adult scene in “300: Rise of an Empire”?

I've seen this movie 300: Rise of an Empire last night in theatres in our country and few scenes were removed as it has explicit content. I'm eager to know what happened during the scene. In the ...
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor talked him into ...
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Is Bjorn not Ragnar's son?

I am still in the middle of Season 1 of Vikings, so its very well possible that this is a plot point being explained later. Maybe I just missed it. From the start, I always assumed that Bjorn was ...
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How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor?

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor from the future in The Terminator when in fact Kyle Reese died even before John Connor was born?
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What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?

Near the end of Django Unchained, Schultz has a flashback to the dog-mauling that Candie had ordered earlier in the movie. Soon after the flashback, Schultz takes his climactic action. Did the ...
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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Random bystanders helping Reacher out

During the Camaro Chevelle chase scene, Reacher simply walks out of his moving car and joins a crowd waiting for a bus (or possibly a tram) while the police converge on the still moving vehicle. Why ...
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What was really behind the mysterious number sequence in Lost?

4 8 15 16 23 42 - every Lost fan knows this sequence. But even after watching the ending, I am still not sure what the numbers really mean and how it's all connected. If I recall correctly, in the ...
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What happened to Loki in the Dark World?

In Thor: The Dark World, Thor, Loki and Jane are in the dark elves world. Thor is in a fight and Loki saves him by impaling the foe with a blade. The enemy then grabs Loki and stabs him with the ...
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How does Jim know there is a secret door?

In 28 Days Later, when they end up at the mansion with the military guys, Jim goes on a rampage and sets free the infected. He ends up being chased by them and runs into a room where he proceeds to a ...
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What is the deal with Veronica Mars's mother?

I have seen season 1 of Veronica Mars. In the middle of the season, Veronica finds her mom & makes her move closer to town into rehab. Then in the pre season finale(S01E21), Kieth Mars, her dad ...
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Is the Kiss of the Dragon a real procedure?

In the movie "Kiss of the Dragon", Jet Li's character stabs the main villain in the neck, which causes him to suffer quadriplegia, and once removed, to have an incredibly painful looking anerysym. ...
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Is Fran aware of Joe's plan at the end?

In David Mamet's twisty thriller Heist, Joe Moore (played by Gene Hackman) has a sophisticated plan to get away with the loot rather than splitting it with Mickey Bergman who has reneged on previous ...
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Why did Bill Killcullen accept all three of Avery's requests?

In The Place Beyond the Pines, we saw that Avery Cross (played by Bradley Cooper) discusses the whole situation about his fellow corrupt officers with his father (Judge Al Cross). His father advises ...
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Role of the priest in the detention center

While Finch enquired about what happened in the detention centre in V for Vendetta, they came to realise that the priest was the highest paid staff there. But eventually I think it's not clear why ...
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What is the significance of water coffins scene?

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the water coffins in the movie The Box? I mean, what is their relevance in the film? What is the point of having them there in the library? That scene ...
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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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Was the FBI agent's book about the kidnapper?

In Prisoners, Bob Taylor is said to be obsessed with a book titled Finding the Invisible Man written by an FBI agent about "a theoretical suspect that he believed was responsible for a bunch of child ...
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What was the special reason?

In the move Hachi: A Dog's Tale the Japanese college professor Ken advises Parker that the dog Hachi will fetch him the ball only for a special reason. What reason was that? And why did Hachi woof ...
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Final Scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)

I'm confused by the final scene in the Planet of the Apes film (2001 not the recent Rise film). Leo lands on Earth in his own time to find it run by the Apes. How does this happen? I'm assuming ...
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What does The Man from Another Place in Twin Peaks symbolize?

The Man from Another Place is one of the major characters in Twin Peaks. He lives in The Black Lodge and dances like Laura's father. Mike says that he lost his left hand and I read somewhere that The ...
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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 is Carrie distraught while watching Saul's hearing before the Intelligence Committee

At the end of the first episode of the third season (s03e01 : Tin Man Is Down) Carrie watches Saul's testimony on live television and is distraught. She is at home, alone, on her bed when she watches ...
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Why is it impossible for women to impregnate on the Island and survive the whole pregnancy?

Claire was able to give birth on the Island because she had conceived her child off the Island. However, no women who was impregnated on the Island could complete the term / give birth, and all died. ...
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How does Cohagen track Quaid after the bug is removed?

After watching both Total Recall versions back to back I was struck by by a very similar anomaly. In both movies Quaid starts out bugged so Cohagen's people can track him (in the Arnie version he ...
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What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento for the second time, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did ...
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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 ...