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Where do they get the power for drilling?

In Escape from Alcatraz (1979), How did Frank Morris get electricity to drill the iron bars at the top of the prison? I saw this movie two times, still didn't figure out how.
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Motivations for killing Rayna Boyanov in Spy (2015)?

In Spy (2015), Sergio De Luca makes several attempts at the life of Rayna. Why does he want to do this? Rayna is the only person who knows the location of the nuke. De Luca needs Rayna to deliver the ...
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Why Kyle and Sarah went to 2017?

I recently watched Genisys, and was quite confused actually about what (events) happened in it. First of all, why 2017? How was Kyle able to predict the year of Genisys(Skynet) going online so ...
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Whose bodies were taken out of Walter's house?

In a few episodes of Breaking Bad's season 2, the preface shows two bodies being taken out of Walter's house. Who were those two people as I do not recall anyone being murdered at Walt's place?
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In the movie Salvation why does he say she's alive?

In the movie Salvation, why does the bandit say that his wife is alive. He was shot badly. Not like he could distract the hero and run for it.
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How was Professor Xavier resurrected [duplicate]

We saw Charles Xavier getting complete annihilated by Jean in the movie "X Men: The Last Stand". But, in the last movie in the series, "X Men: The Days of Future Past", we see Xavier alive. While ...
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Was Inspector Highland the inside man?

In the film Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford, the terrorist group uses someone inside the police department to obtain the route & arrangements for Sean Miller's transfer. A few lines and ...
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Why did Walt still appear handicapped from Hal's perspective after Hal's hypnotherapy?

In the 2001 movie, "Shallow Hal", Hal receives hypnotherapy from Tony Robbins. This hypnotherapy helps Hal see the inner beauty in people shine through in what society's view of physical beauty is. ...
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In Peep Show, why doesn't Jeremy just go on the dole?

In Peep Show, Jeremy has always struggled to hold a proper job or indeed a stable source of income. He's shown having to rely on Mark for basics such as food and has never paid rent (or at least I ...
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How did NASA figure out Mark was still alive?

In The Martian, the whole reason that NASA end up trying to help stranded astronaut/botanist Mark Watney is because someone happens to notice that since the Hermes left Mars, the "base camp" on Mars ...
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Is 8th mile about Eminem himself? [duplicate]

In the end of the 8 mile when Eminem tells his friend that he is going to "do his own thing", what exactly does he mean? Do those words imply he will try to pursue his rap career and go to California, ...
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How could they survive and move that easily on Miller's planet if the gravity field is so powerful?

In Interstellar the crew lands on a planet near a black hole, where the gravity field was so powerful because of the black hole that they had spend many years on the planet (relative to their ...
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Why was Sokka not caught in the Episode of Boiling Rock in Avatar: The Last Airbender?

In Season 3 Episode 15 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka was put in line when the Prison Warden found out that there is an impostor among the guards. All guards were asked to come out and Sokka was ...
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In Maze Runner 2 Movie, Why did Ava Paige make this decision?

In the Movie Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, where former Doctor Mary Cooper, knows how to cure the infected people as she prepares an enzyme to cure Brenda, but main Doctor Ava Paige, wants Mary to ...
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Meaning of a dialogue from the movie 'Kingdom of Heaven'

In the movie Kingdom of Heaven there's the following dialog: Hospitaller: One may stare into the light, until one becomes the light. I've done it many times. Balian of Ibelin: [throws a ...
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How did Charley Varrick know to hide?

In the 1973 Don Siegel movie Charley Varrick, the eponymous protagonist leads a team of bank robbers in a raid on a small regional bank. The job is supposed to be an easy raid but they accidentally ...
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Why did Luke Collins choose The Portrait of Ruth?

In The Longest Ride we have seen that Luke Collins chose to buy "The Portrait of Ruth" rather than buying the rest of the greatest paintings. So what exactly was his reason to buy that painting?
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How did the Four Horsemen rob the French bank? [duplicate]

In the movie Now You See Me, the Four Horsemen rob a French bank and later reveal that the robbery was all an illusion. When Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) was explaining it I still couldn't ...
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How does Pops survive?

At the end of Terminator: Genisys we see Pops die after being flung out of the time displacement device: How does he then show up again later in the movie?
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How is John Connor alive if Kyle and Sarah didn't get together in 1984?

In Terminator: Genisys, Kyle Reese was sent back in time but didn't have a child with Sarah Connor within that timeline. How is John Connor alive if Kyle and Sarah didn't get together in 1984?
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The events leading up to the Indominus Rex's escape

I don't understand certain events that immediately precede the escape of the I. Rex in Jurassic World. They are: Why doesn't the paddock's control room have a terminal that can be used to monitor ...
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Why & how did Cooper suspect that Amelia Brand had intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds in Interstellar?

Cooper's first suspicion that Amelia has intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds comes when they are on Endurance & Amelia is introducing him to the 3 planets that could sustain life. The conversation ...
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How did Dr. Evil build his moonbase without anyone knowing about it?

How did Dr. Evil have his moon base laser constructed—and in 1969 no less—without any nation knowing about it even a teensy wheensy little bit. One would at least expect spies from various nations to ...
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How/why did Tomorrowland depopulate?

In the 1960s, Tomorrowland was an objectivist utopia. When next visited (by the audience) in the modern day, it seems depopulated except for the governor (Hugh Laurie) and some guards. What happened? ...
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Why did Vera kill this character?

In Mr. Robot Vera had an affection for Shayla, and the only one causing the problem was Elliot. So, why was Shayla killed even before Elliot tried to free Vera?
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How does Victoria get convicted if Emily is still deemed a nutjob?

In the movie Side Effects, at the end, Victoria is arrested for Insider Trading and planning the Murder. The murder however is committed by Emily, whose end judgement it so go back to the mental ward. ...
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Why did Thor electrocute the “cradle” containing Vision?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor channels lightning bolts into the "cradle" containing the still-inanimate form of Vision. Why? Was he hoping to kill it? To bring it to life? Either way, why did he ...
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Why did Brian Halloran go to the FBI in Black Mass?

In Black Mass Brian Halloran ran to the FBI after finding out about the killing of the owner of the sport team. He didn't have a problem killing people shown in his first scene and he knew about the ...
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What is implied by the struggle in the examination at the end of Infini?

In Infini (2015), the recon team returns to Earth and is met by a bunch of doctors performing health examinations on each of them. In the scenes before, the ooze organism heals them. So did the ooze ...
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What is the significance of the “fly scene”?

I have already consulted the original "fly scene" thread about this, but it doesn't exactly answer my question. I'm asking about the "fly scene" that comes in season five of Breaking Bad when Walt is ...
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Why didn't the woman just order “egg, sausage and bacon”?

In the Monty Python Spam skit, the second option presented to the couple is "egg, sausage and bacon". Later she asks for "egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam" and is greeted with a repulsed ...
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Why didn't Jeetu and Yogi just lodge an FIR against the hacker?

In the Indian web-series TVF Pitchers, Why didn't Jeetu and Yogi just lodge an FIR against the hacker dungeon_master after he copied their idea? He already broke their Hard-drive which consisted of ...
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What is the full phrase and it's purpose?

In Man of Steel, when Clark surrenders to the US army and is sitting in the interrogation room at 01:10:55 you can see words "hind the line", which I assume comes from "behind the line", but the rest ...
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How does Bird-Person not know what humans eat?

In Rick and Morty S02E05, Morty goes to Bird Person for help getting home to his family in the midst of the alien invasion. Bird person gives him a bowl of "random debris, I found it in my carpet" ...
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Olivia Godfrey's reflection in the mirror

Olivia Godfrey, a 150+ year old vampire (or more exactly, a upir), can see her reflection in the mirror. One episode, pictured below, makes a big point of showing this to the audience. Is she ...
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What were the last set of flashes of memory about?

In the film Stay. After Henry dies and is put on the stretcher, Sam talks to Laila. He thanks her for the help. After which, he asks her out to coffee. Right then there are flashes of Sam and Laila ...
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White Bear S02E02 of the Black Mirror

Okay so I just finished watching this particular episode. I couldn't relate very well to what was happening in there. To me it appeared as if some kind of reality show was going on, wherein a lady ...
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When the Architect says Zion is dead, how is that true?

In The Matrix Reloaded the Architect stated he's destroyed Zion time and time again. What I don't understand is if they're all dead, and it's happened multiple times, how do they keep coming back? ...
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What does the Architect's condescending “please” imply?

In the movie Matrix Reloaded, when Neo meets the Architect, one of the statements the Architect makes is - "If I am the father of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother." For which Neo says ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle mom?

In Matrix Revolutions, when Smith and Oracle meet, she calls him a bastard and he says "you would know, mom". What does this imply? Why does he call her mom?
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Was the reason for Reed Richard's (and Sue Storm's) powers explained?

An aspect of 2015's Fantastic Four that I found quite interesting was their attempt to explain some of the gang's largely arbitrary superpowers in a more coherent way. While their 2005 incarnation had ...
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What is the meaning of the letter A?

Season 4, Episode 16 of The Walking Dead is titled "A". The previous episode is titled "US", making it a play on "USA" which is where the series takes place. Together, the two episodes show the main ...
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How does Vision lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

In some scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron man, War Machine, and Captain America try to lift Thor’s hammer but they end up failing. At some point Vision lifts it easily. How can Vision lift it?
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Was it arranged?

Was the win in Southpaw arranged? I'm asking this based on the fact that Hope himself mentions Jordan Mains 'paying' a decision win over Night Train early in the movie. Also, it's a close fight for ...
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How does Vincent save his brother if he never saved anything for the swim back?

In Gattaca, Vincent and his brother Anton play a game of chicken, which Anton always wins. Vincent finally beats his brother in chicken and has to save his brother from drowning. Later Vincent ...
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What does Travis Bickle's changed hairstyle represent in Taxi Driver?

Travis (DeNiro) changed his hairstyle to Mohawk near the end of Taxi Driver. I guess he changed his hairstyle to avoid the secret service agent (the one he ridiculed before), or was there some other ...
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An unnecessarily complicated murder plan

In the movie "The Conversation", the real plan of the couple is as follows: Martin Stett had put the idea into the Director's head that his wife was cheating [...] and hired Caul to record them. ...
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Why did Mike Wazowski get banned from Monster University?

Mike Wazowski gest banned from the Monsers University because he gets to the human world without approval and uses scare tactics on adults. But watching the scene, I realized how much scream he could ...
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Why did Cigarette Smoking Man lie about ever having killed another human being?

In the Season 4 episode "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man", we see CSM personally kill both JFK and MLK. However, when he and Deep Throat are confronted with killing an E.T. in the modern day, he ...
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Was Walter going to kill Jesse?

In the very last episode of Breaking Bad (Season 5), Now my question is, did Walter actually intend on killing Jesse? I mean, he had assumed that Jesse was working with Jack and his crew but he ...