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How does Neal Caffrey make a living?

I'm assuming he had nothing of value when being released from prison (I guess all his possessions would be taken from him). He stays at June's place, paying $700 a month [1]. I'm assuming that he, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Was it Uday or Latif who took the pill overdose?

On the moring after the devastating party in The Devil's Double during which Uday kills Kamel Hana and ultimately rapes and kills a young school girl we see Uday/Latif lying in a hospital bed after an ...
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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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What happened at the end of A Most Wanted Man?

Here is my understanding of the end of A Most Wanted Man: the German agents led by Philip Seymour Hoffman's character Gunther set up a sting operation to film Abdullah breaking the law, with the ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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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What was Dan Wachsberger charged with (charge and evidence)?

What was Daniel "Dan" Wachsberger charged with in Breaking Bad, and what was the evidence? In Say My Name we see Dan in the middle of an 'awkward moment', with Steve Gomez and two other DEA agents ...
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How did Saul find Walt?

This moment from S2E8 ("Better Call Saul") has been nagging me for a while. Saul enters Walt's classroom: Walt: How did you find me? Saul: We should talk about that. It should be much, much ...
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What happened to the parents of Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

In DuckTales, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were the nephews of Uncle Scrooge. What happened to their parents?
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What did Nam see in the greenhouse?

Towards the end of Snowpiercer, when Nam and Curtis are sitting outside Wilford's gate and Curtis is describing to Nam what went on in the tail section during the early days of the train, Nam replies ...
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What made it an opportune time to roll out the Russian Flu Vaccine?

There is some heavy spoiler content for anyone who hasn't seen at least the 1st series of Utopia. So, towards the finale of season 1 we finally learn that the Russian Flu Vaccine is actually... ...
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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 Baby's Dad let her down in Dirty Dancing?

I just watched Dirty Dancing with my wife the other night - great dancing, but man, pretty much a B-movie end-to-end otherwise. One line in particular utterly baffled me...when Baby (Jennifer Grey) ...
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Laura's coconut secret

I'm watching through the weird Twin Peaks series. If you remember, Laura Palmer, in one of her tapes to Dr. Jacoby, talks about her secret coconut (or secret in the coconut, maybe). What did she mean ...
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Did Ryan really never cry?

In the Wilfred episode "Questions" (S02E11), during Ryan's trip within a trip he learns that the cause for his panic attacks isn't little Joffrey crying but merely Kristen telling him not to cry, ...
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Other apes with gained intelligence?

In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, when Caesar was moved to the ape sanctuary, it was shown that Caesar was with another big ape that was able to communicate through sign language. This was ...
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Why does the prime minister “redistribute” Natalie?

Prime Minister: Annie, my darling, my dream, my boat. Ah...Need you to do a favor for me. Annie: Of course. Anything for the hero of the hour. Prime Minister: Don't ask me why, and ...
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Why did they start the war?

In the movie In the Loop, a government minister accidentally said something ambiguous about a war. How did this actually result in a war and why?
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Nylon brush in a Western?

You tell me. Is that a Nylon brush in that hand? The movie this comes from was set in 1865. I know... I know. Endless loops of gaffs and goofs. No. Not looking for trouble. Those are Clint's ...
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What did the diamond patterns on Fredrica's dress mean?

In The Silence of the Lambs, when Clarice is looking around Fredrica Bimmel's room she finds a dress with diamond patterns on it: What does this mean? Was buffalo bill in that house? Or did it just ...
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Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality? [closed]

This question is about the two-oscar winning movie Great Gastby (2013) that was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Only after I had seen this extraordinary movie and found out that F. Scott ...
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Who was Lister's Grandmother?

In Red Dwarf S01E02- Future Echoes, when Lister is showing some of his photographs to Cat, Cat: Who's that guy? Lister: That's me grandmother However, in S07E03- Ouroboros, it's revealed ...
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Why did the train need to keep moving?

Presumably, the Snowpiercer drove in a circular pattern since it had been running for 17 years prior to the events in the movie. At one point, the creepy woman with glasses who seemed to be at least ...
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Why did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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Not using the obvious test to proof RoboCop's superiority over pure machines?

As part of introduction to the setting, we're shown a live conference as part of The Novak Element. They obviously wanted to show citizens of the US how the military robots help securing Teheran. ...
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How does Murphy overcome the “Red Asset”?

During the raid of the OmniCorp Headquarters Rick Mattox is almost able to kill RoboCop, due to wearing a bracer tagged as a Red Asset (marking him as Do not engage). Luckily enough, Jack Lewis is ...
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How did Bran get over the wall?

I've read how Gilly and Sam got through the wall on their way home in Game of Thrones. Did Bran and Jojen do the same with a passage?
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Was Leonard's wife really raped?

In the film Memento Leonard's main tattoo reads JOHN G. RAPED AND MURDERED MY WIFE That means it was the second attacker who raped his wife. If this was true the postmortem report would've shown ...
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What did the Meth Head think he was digging for?

In Cornered (Season 4. Ep. 6) of Breaking Bad, Jesse has been assigned to help Mike. They are covering a house with a pair of heavy meth users who happen to have 3 pounds of the blue meth, but did ...
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How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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Why didn't Sherlock just destroy Irene Adler's phone?

According to this explanation about Irene Adler's phone in the Sherlock episode "A Scandal in Belgravia": Irene had miniature explosives fitted throughout that would destroy the phone if anyone ...
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How did Gustave and Zero know that Agatha was in danger?

In Grand Budapest Hotel, when Gustave, Zero and Agatha return to the hotel to retrieve the painting the hotel has been occupied by the Zig Zag division. Only Agatha enters, Gustave and Zero wait in a ...
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Why did the ancient evil give Flyte a biological sample?

In Phantoms (1998) the "ancient evil" has one of it's drones provide a biological sample to Dr Flyte. It came out looking like maggots and then turned into a Gecko for a brief moment and then turned ...
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Why is the phone ringing?

in Phantoms (1998) we discover the phones are out of order when Lisa and Jennifer find the maid, dead on the floor. When the girls head to the police station, it's confirmed the phone are not working. ...
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Did the bodachs know Odd could see them?

In Odd Thomas (2013) we see early on when we're introduced to the bodachs that if they know you can see them, they'll kill you. Throughout the movie, we see Odd trying to avoid looking at the bodachs, ...
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Why wasn't Cage strapped in for the final raid?

At end of Edge of Tomorrow, when Cage and Rita and the crew are flying to the Louvre, the crew starts jumping out of the transport. Rita looks at Cage with a surprised look and says something like ...
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How did Cheng get away from the Americans and the Chinese?

In S06E24- 5am to 6am of 24, after Philip Bauer's failed plan to sell a Russian nuclear circuitboard to China ends in his fiery doom and the capture of Cheng, we see him bloodies and burned back at ...
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Did Malvo Kill the Car Salesman?

Near the end of the last episode of Fargo, the car salesman pleads for his life, telling Malvo that he has a little girl at home. Does he make it? The show doesn't explicitly show the outcome either ...
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What's the deal with John From Cincinnati?

HBO had a series in 2007 called John From Cincinnati. It was weird and surreal. The main character (John) seemed to know nothing at the start, like a baby, and just mimicked people. He also had ...