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The planned assassination of Don Corleone - The Godfather

In The Godfather, Sollozzo and the Tattaglia's attempt to assassinate Don Corleone. He is shot several times in the back but survives. An hour before the assassination Sollozzo picks up Tom Hagen. He ...
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Ending of “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” (2009)?

I just watched "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" and I was wondering about the ending. Immediately after Nicholas Cage's character snorts a line from the bag of uncut heroin and sits next to ...
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How did Quaid know who to shoot when someone pretended to be trying to “wake him up”?

In the Mars version of Total Recall, it was a doctor. In the 2012 version, his friend, Harry. How did he know to not take the pill / shoot his friend rather than Melina?
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Why did James Bond draw his gun?

In Casino Royale there is a scene during the poker game when Bond and Vesper go to their room during a pause. On their way Bond fetches an envelope from the reception (that I guess he deposited there ...
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Why did the crew take off their helmets?

These were a group of some of the brightest scientists in the world, right? So why would they decide to take off their helmets on an alien planet? Even if things were safe, they would still be ...
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Wrong end to The Good wife season 4 episode 6

In The Good Wife (season 4), I think that the end of episode 6 is wrong, mainly in the facts, but I need someone with some legal knowledge to confirm. As we are told, Cpt. Laura Hellinger has lost ...
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How did they get “King Kong” back to New York?

It's a question audiences have been asking since 1933, so I thought this would be the perfect place for it :) Even Peter Jackson decided to side-step this particular issue in his remake. How did ...
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In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, why do the students want his attention?

Early on in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indy is seen leaving his class at Barnett College to go to his office. When he gets there, his outer office is filled with student's clamoring for Dr. ...
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What is the purpose or message behind the dog figurine that Bond receives?

When Bond is given the porcelain bulldog figurine at the end of Skyfall, he smiles as if he understands the meaning of this figurine. During the movie, we can see the camera focusing on that figurine ...
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Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?

In the final minutes of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (2012) the character played by Joaquin Phoenix enters a bar and makes suggestive eye contact with a woman there, and then scene cuts to the ...
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Why did Ben try to help Dan?

At the end of the movie 3:10 to Yuma, we see Ben killed his teammate Charlie after failing to save Dan. We have seen that Ben tried to cooperate with Dan during the second half of the movie. So, was ...
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Did Officer Jim Kurring know that Claudia was a drug addict?

A while back I had a small debate with someone about whether Jim knew Claudia was addicted to drugs and needed help. My interpretation was that he did know and felt he could be her "knight" because ...
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Why haven't the Lannisters previously made a bid for power?

They are massively rich and have powerful connections, etc. Why is it they have not stolen Robert's throne previously? NB: I have not read the books and have only seen the TV series.
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Did all of Sybil's personalities know each other?

In the movie Sybil she had 16 personalities, before the psychiatrist had broken her down to realize this was a possibility her host personality was not cognizant of her alternate personalities. Some ...
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Understanding the end of YellowBrickRoad

The critics gave YellowBrickRoad some pretty bad ratings, but I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit. However, the end bothers me to no end -- I just don't understand it. Is it that the main ...
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In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?

In Skyfall, after leaving the floating casino in Macau, Sévérine gets on board a boat. Bond gets on board too and they have an amicable scene in the shower. The boat is shown going out to sea. ...
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In Total Recall, why didn't they stop the invasion sooner?

In Total Recall (2012), the invasion is reported throughout the colony with a TV-announcement that thousands of troops have boarded The Fall. The governor declares a state of emergency and orders ...
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What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?

Near the end of Total Recall (2012), does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize that it is all a dream/fake memory? And, if so, why does he just accept it?
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Was Bane's destiny pre-plotted?

Its of no doubt that Talia was the mastermind behind the plan and Bane her executor. Did she plan for Bane to be sacrificed(if needed) for the successful execution of the plan? I ask this question ...
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Why can Stan Laurel use his thumb as a lighter in Way Out West?

Why can Stan Laurel use his thumb as a lighter in Way Out West? I know it's slapstick comedy but it just seems a bit random.
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Does Anton Chigurh kill Carla Jean Moss?

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any ...
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why did Silva steal the hard drive in Skyfall?

At the start of Skyfall Bond is chasing down the hard drive which contains all the names of agents under cover. Then later on in the film you find out that Silva is actually a genius hacker and he ...
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Why was Lucius Fox fired?

In Batman Begins there is a scene where William Earle fires Lucius Fox. I just watched the movie for the first time so I may have missed something, but it seemed out of place. At the time he is fired ...
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In The Godfather 2 why does Frankie Pentangeli immediately change his story when he sees his brother?

Frankie Pentangeli is before a committee ready give evidence against Michael Corleone. His brother enters the room and Frankie to immediately changes his story. Was it just out of guilt or was there ...
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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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Drugging Robert Michael Fischer on Flight

In Inception, 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 ...
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What happened to “The Greek” in the Wire?

"The Greek" managed to board a plane with Vondas at the end of season 2 therefore avoiding being arrested. I remember a scene in season 5 where Marlo meets Vondas on a park bench which leads to a ...
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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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Why do the Scots start chanting “Maccaulich” after their first victory?

In the movie Braveheart after the Scots take over the local garrison and execute the sheriff, everyone begins to chant "Maccaulich!" (which them seems to morph into Wallace). Is there a meaning to ...
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Frank opening his pants each time he sits down?

In the Everybody Loves Raymond series, why does Frank (the Grandfather) always opens the zip of his pants when he sits down in chair?
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The Sopranos ending

The final scene of the Sopranos has been the subject of much debate since it aired. I read a great post several months ago located at The Sopranos: Definitive Explanation of "The END". I tend to ...
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Word association test in Skyfall

In Skyfall James Bond has to complete a word assocation exercise as part of his evaluation. One of the words the psychiatrist says is "skyfall" to which Bond replys "done". It seems as if the word ...
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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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In “The Man with the Golden Gun” why does Hip drive off without James Bond?

There's a scene in The Man with The Golden Gun where Bond, Hip and Hip's two nieces are fleeing from a karate school. The four of them reach Hip's car. Hip and the girls get in and they drive away. ...
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Was the storm from The Perfect Storm (2000) a similar storm as Frankenstorm?

The Perfect Storm (2000) was a movie about a some fishermen caught in a big storm: After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decide to risk the storm. ...
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Is the Mayor aware of the fact that she is the Evil Queen in Once Upon a Time?

I've just finished watching Episode 12 of Season 1 of Once Upon a Time. As stated by Henry at the beginning of the series, everyone's memories have been erased, including the Mayor's. However, the ...
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Who was “The Chairman” and what was “The Plan”?

In the movie "The Adjustment Bureau", it was never revealed who "The Chairman" was. Was The Chairman God? When Norris asked "Are you angel?" Harry said "We have been called that". So this implies ...
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Did Abin Sur not make the prison good enough to hold Parallax forever and how was Abin Sur defeated so easily?

According to the movie Green Lantern Millions of years ago, a group of beings called the Guardians of the Universe used the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force ...
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How did they dispose old Joe's wife's body in the movie Looper (2012)?

The reason given in the movie Looper for sending targets to the past is that it is difficult to dispose bodies. From IMDb, Thirty years into the future in 2074, time travel is invented, but is ...
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Is there a higher authority than Parker in Avatar?

The whole war thing of Avatar was based on the human greed for unobtainium that is found in large scale on Pandora. Now Dr. Grace had a wonderful knowledge on the biological structure of Pandora. ...
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What game does John Buckley mention in S06E09?

On season 6 episode 9 of Numb3rs John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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How was the earth changed into trash and why did B&L take everybody to the spaceship in Wall-E?

In the movie Wall-E there are several places which I could not understand. How did earth change to trash? Did any World-war 3 happen? Or did any Atomic war take place? Did men destroyed the ...
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Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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Why did the hero take the long way around for her kill?

In the very last scene, our vengeful hero could have easily walked to the Antonio Banderas character, but instead climbs the house before climbing down to a surprised face. Does that make sense, or is ...
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Why are loopers required to kill themselves?

I was just wondering if anyone could think of any reasonable reason as to why in Looper the loopers have to kill their older selfs? I mean why not just send the older looper back to a different looper ...
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As of S03EP01, does walker blood have an effect on open orafices/wounds?

During the first episode of Season 3 of The Walking Dead, I noticed the group is now very cavalier about taking down walkers: This is a staunch contrast from the first season when they covered ...
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End of Tron Legacy

At the end of Tron Legacy, Sam Flynn and Quorra escape with his father's ID disk. why are they so reluctant to leave Kevin Flynn behind when it is clear that Sam could simply get out, leave Quorra ...
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What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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Was there any reference to the Russian who escaped in the woods in the Sopranos?

In Season 3 of the Sopranos. Paulie and Chris let a Russian associate escape in the woods in the episode "Pine Barrens". Was there ever any reference to the character or what happened to him in any ...
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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?