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Why did Obi-Wan vanish after his fight with Vader?

Usually when a lightsaber strikes a person, the part of the body where the lightsaber struck is cut off; but when Vader's lightsaber strikes Obi-Wan, he just vanishes. Is this because of Vader's ...
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Where on the Enterprise-D is the “Battle Bridge” situated?

I have done extensive research on this but keep coming across what appears to be conflicting information, so I am hoping the knowledgeable base here can shed some clarification on my question. I am ...
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Why does “Move on” (2012) seem so disjointed?

I just had the doubtful pleasure of watching the 2012 film 'Move On'. It is described as "special road movie" on the film's official website and an "unusual road trip [with] unexpected turns" on imdb. ...
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What happened to Penny's pharmaceutical sales rep job?

At the start of season eight in The Big Bang Theory, Penny quits her job as an actress and becomes a pharmaceutical rep in the same company where Bernadette Wolowitz works in. Apparently, she's good ...
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Age difference between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé in the Star Wars prequel trilogy

In the movie Star Wars: Episode I Anakin Skywalker is a child and Padmé is a young lady. Their relationship is that of a child and a lady. But in Episode II Anakin has aged into a young guy even ...
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In 'Sicario', what was the purpose of raiding the tunnel?

In Sicario, the job of Matt's (Josh Brolin) task force is to: Disrupt operations for US-based drug boss Manuel Díaz, so that he'll get called back to Mexico to answer to his boss, Fausto Alarcón. ...
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Why Lorenzo de medici never ask about his daughters in da vinci's demon?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorezo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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How does Han communicate with Chewbacca?

Ever since the character was introduced I struggled to understand how Chewbacca communicates with everyone. His grunts sound more or less the same every time but somehow everyone seems to "know" what ...
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What is the story behind the 'wall girl' in the movie “Deep Dark”?

In the movie Deep Dark, the main character, an actor talks to a girl who helps him in his artwork. The girl is behind the wall and passes things to the actor. What is the story behind the girl in the ...
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A civilian for two weeks?

At the end of The Cell (2000), Peter Novak is no longer an agent. At least not for two weeks. He is still allowed to investigate and such, however, as he's at Carl's house. What happened? Catherine ...
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Edward Baines in a coma, seals and sailing?

In The Cell (2000), what is the connection between Edward Baines being in a coma, the seals being killed on the beach as mentioned in the newspaper article, and sailing the boat?
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How involved are Edward Baines' parents?

In The Cell (2000), how involved with the procedure are Edward Baines' parents? Did they have any say in creating the procedure, help design it in any way, or did they just shell out a ton of money ...
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What did Mike Wazowski's paperwork consist of?

There was most likely a good reason for Roz to keep saying "ya didn't file your paperwork last night". I'm guessing the paperwork is for accountability and reporting reasons. Mike's ...
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Why didn't Hannibal destroy the whole note/letter received from the dragon?

In Red Dragon Hannibal received a fan letter/note written on toilet paper. He destroyed just the part which states how he should contact the dragon. So why didn't he destroy the whole thing?
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Why is “…there’s two in martini!” funny?

From Friends: The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion [Scene: Chandler’s office, he is just finishing a meeting with his boss.] Doug: So thanks for the warm welcome. It’s good to have you ...
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Why would Phoebe have been so intrigued with the wrestler's costumes?

From Friends: The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion Monica: He [Pete] wanted to tell me he’s gonna compete is some ultimate fighting competition thingy ... it's like wrestling ... ... ...
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Why was Namgoong in prison?

In Snowpiercer (2013), why were Namgoong and his daughter in prison? Was it because they were "drug addicts"?
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How did Kylo Ren get ahead of them?

Near the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens How the heck did he get in front of them? They are surprised by this as well so there's something to it.
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Why was Kylo Ren punching himself?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens As he fights them we see him punching his side where the wound is and there's blood on the snow. What the heck is he doing? Is this some kind of dark side ...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...
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Did Gordo have anything to do with Simon's firm finding out that Danny was framed?

In the movie The Gift, did Gordon ensure that Simon's firm got to know that he had framed Danny to get the promotion? In effect, did Gordon orchestrate Simon losing his job and his wife?
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What is a “shadow game” from Gone in 60 Seconds?

In the planning scene in Gone in 60 Seconds, Kip suggests playing a "shadow game", which Memphis quickly dismisses. However no amount of googling seems to be able to tell me what that actually is. ...
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How did Emily escape in movie Case 39?

How did Emily escape out of the car which was immersed in water in the end? Is it even possible to open the door of a car which is already deep into the water and why was the Demon not able to escape ...
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How did Doc Brown know to drop the rope in BTTF II?

In this scene from Back to the Future Part II Marty is about to be run over, but Doc saves him. How did Doc Brown know to drop the rope? (I read a fan hypothesis ...
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Why does Chandler tell the chick and the duck “back to Nintendo?”

In Friend Season 3 Episode 22 there's the following scene: Chandler: [entering, carrying the chick and duck] Hey! Can you take a duck and a chick to the theatre? Monica: Of course not. ...
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About the ending of The Fisher King

In the end of The Fisher King, when Parry was being woken up by Jack after a coma, he said he had had a dream and it was about a girl that he really missed. Who is he referring to? His current ...
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What was the age of Adaline Bowman's daughter in The Age of Adaline?

I was rewatching The Age of Adaline and I got a little bit confused. What's the age of Adaline Bowman's daughter Flemming Prescott in the movie? She is aging normally and we eventually see her age ...
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What is the plot behind the end of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'? [closed]

Just watched Fifty Shades of Grey, I really could not understand what the ending plot of the movie is. What does it conclude as? I don't expect a clear ending but there would be something which ...
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What was with the necklace in Super 8?

I loved the movie Super 8 but there is one thing I've always kind of wondered about and never really come up with a good answer to. When the space ship is gathering all the metal so it can restructure ...
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What was Eddie's long-term goal in Limitless?

In Limitless (the 2011 movie, not the TV show), Eddie Mora starts to take NZT and comes to some sort of epiphany where he formulates a long term plan. However, it's not clear to me what that plan ...
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Who is actually the sniper?

I recently watched Jack Reacher. I'm little confused about the real killer of the 5 people in the movie. Who did it? Is it Jack?
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Why does Audrey Hepburn's character ask for 50 dollars from her admirers every time she goes to “the powder room”?

Why does Audrey Hepburn's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's ask for 50 dollars from her admirers every time she goes to "the powder room"? It seems like a gold digger, master level but was that some ...
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Through what “pipes” is Andy Dufresne going when he is escaping?

What are routes of Andy Dufresne's escape in The Shawshank Redemption? I know that the last one is the sewer, but how does he get to the sewer?
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Why does Andy wait for the lightning to strike when he is trying to break the sewer pipe?

During Andy's escape in The Shawshank Redemption it is clear that he sees the pipe so he doesn't have to wait for the lightning to enlighten it. Why does he wait for it?
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Why did Nick stay with Amy in Gone Girl?

After all that she does, it just doesn't make sense to me why Nick would stay with Amy at the end of Gone Girl. Didn't he feel afraid that she might kill him? I thought he didn't love her anymore.
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Is Mr. Robot Real? [duplicate]

The older fsociety dude with the specs, that recruits Elliot on the train.. And pushes Elliot off the pier onto the rocks or whatever it is that happened. Is he real, Elliot's alter ego? Or some kind ...
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How is there no murder trial in Southpaw?

In the movie Southpaw, how is there no trial for the murder of Maureen? Given the presence of only a handful of people in the event and the bullet fragment/shell (and possible surveillance cameras), ...
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How did Solange Dimitrios die in Casino Royale?

I am curious to know who tortured and killed Solange Dimitrios (wife of Alex Dimitrios) in Casino Royale. Bond has left her in his hotel room at the night when he went after Alex Dimitrios who was ...
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Where did she hide the switchblade to cut throat?

In Ted 2 there is dialogue between Ted & his wife: Wait a minute. You brought your switchblade? But they patted us down on the way in here. Where'd you even hide it? Oh! So ...
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Does Starling City have active subway or not?

In Arrow season 1 episode 18 Salvation, we learn that Starling City doesn't currently have a subway, it used to, but it's now abandoned. The tracks of the old subway were used by a villain in that ...
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Which character died at the end of “The Prestige”? [duplicate]

Probably goes without saying, but big spoiler alert! The big plot twist of the movie "The Prestige" is that At the end of the movie, It just occurred to me, that I don't actually know which ...
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Why was only Lucifer in the cage? Where is Michael?

In s11e09 of Supernatural when Sam meets Lucifer we saw that only Lucifer was in the cage. But I thought that Lucifer and Michael were together. So, any thoughts where Michael is? SPOILER. After the ...
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What is the origin of the Virus in the Maze Runner series?

In the Maze Runner film series, what is the origin of the virus? How does the virus affect a human? Does it create a reptile inside the body, like in The Strain (2014) tv show?
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Gunshot at end of Season 1?

In the tv series Deutschland 83 finale of season 1, there was a gunshot Is there any hint who did this?
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Who was the fighting girl in episode 2 of Deutschland 83?

In the tv series Deutschland 83 S01E02, the spy Moritz/Martin was involved in a fight about the floppy disk he found with a Asian girl who was a waitress in disguise. Maybe I missed something, but I ...
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Why did Owen Chase not fire his harpoon at Moby Dick?

In movie In the Heart of the Sea, when Owen Chase finally faces the big white whale (later named Moby Dick) with his harpoon, why does he not do it?
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Why are all the Blues Brothers Band members jailed?

In the final scene of The Blues Brothers we see the band that is playing Jailhouse Rock in the jail's dining hall. In the movie we see that the police is chasing only Jack and Elwood, not the entire ...
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Why didn't the students escape fire through windows?

In The Boy (2015) towards the final act of the movie, we see Ted locking the doors of the motel rooms, then pouring gasoline onto the doors, before setting them on fire. Later we hear the students ...
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Was Lou always Jacob's dad?

In Hot Tub Time Machine, there is a scene where Lou is interrupted having sex with Kelly, Jacob's mother (It has already been established that Jacob was conceived that weekend and that his mom is kind ...
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Was Hanzee at the Motor Motel before the police cavalcade arrived?

In Fargo, Season 2, Episode 9, "The Castle", the police decide to maintain Ed Blumquist's meeting with Mike Milligan at the Motor Motel. This is after Hanzee Dent has already absconded with a car and ...