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Knowing more about Santiago

Jessup keeps saying that Santiago's death is important to save many other lives. I didn't get it. I wish somebody could explain this to me. Moreover, if he was so weak, how come he got recruited for ...
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What were Henryk, Halina and others chosen for?

At Warsaw Ghetto, policemen randomly picked some Jews and the rest were sent to station for the extermination camp. I assume some were picked because they were better built as later said by somebody ...
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In the 1974 version of The Longest Yard, what was the reason for the drop kick?

In the original, 1974 version of The Longest Yard, during the big game, the convicts are on the 16 yard line facing fourth and four and Crewe calls for a drop kick. The kick is successful (though if ...
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Why did Andy not reveal his plan to Red directly?

Andy left a series of clues for Red to discover. But why couldn't he just tell him all that directly?
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What changed Nader's mind?

In the beginning of A Separation, Nader didn't really want to get divorced and was only trying to oppose his wife's decision seemingly wanting to convince her his own way. But, at the middle of the ...
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Post office reference in movie Ronin

In the movie "Ronin", there is a scene where Sam and the gang have to locate Gregor. Sam knows a guy locally who can help. When he approaches his contact he asks him where the nearest post office is. ...
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Why don't they try to change the past?

I always saw Twelve Monkeys as being centered around the fact that the past cannot be changed. But why is that? Is it a physical law that makes it impossible to change or is it just the scientists ...
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Eloise Hawking's connection to MIB and the loophole

I recently re-watched "Lost" in its entirety for the first time since the show ended. Overall, I appreciated the show, and especially seasons 4-6, a great deal more now than I did during my initial ...
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What exactly was Delacort's plan?

In Elysium, the secretary of defense Delacort (played by Jodie Foster) intended to overthrow the existing government and install herself as the new leader. If I understood correctly, her plan was to ...
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What is the word on the executive's face, and why is it there?

The guy who runs Armadyne has a word like "RICH E" or "RICHE" on his face. What exactly is the word, and why is it on his face?
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Why was Clark Kent unable to hold the falling steel structure of the oil rig?

It is seen in the movie that Clark was unable to hold the steel structure of the oil rig and was plunged into the sea with it. Isn't is expected that Clark Kent would have full control over the steel ...
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How did Crabbe and Goyle get into the advanced N.E.W.T. class?

I recall a scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince where I saw Crabbe and Goyle failing to brew the drought of living death. How they get into Slughorn's newt potion class?
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Why was Tyrion disgraced?

At the end of S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Game of Thrones Tyrion has been disgraced, removed from his role as Hand of the King and left in a small room following a successful defence of King's Landing? ...
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Why did Qhorin Halfhand attack John Snow?

In S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Qhorin Halfhand started provoking and attacking John Snow. Why was this? My only thought was that it was to make the Wildlings trust John but I don't see how it achieves ...
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How does the mad scientist obtain a digital copy of the classified document?

Late in RED 2 the "mad scientist" Dr. Edward Bailey claims that he himself published the classified document on the Internet using a phone that he stole from the asylum guard. The classified document ...
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Why would the Joker have half of the money?

In the warehouse scene, the Joker lights the stack of money on fire and says Don't worry, I'm only burning my half. The mafia guy doesn't seem to have much of a reaction to this comment, though ...
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How could Eli do all those things?

At the end of The Book of Eli it is revealed that the eponymous bible that Eli used to read (and learn by heart) is actually written in Braille. Yet I'm not sure what further conclusions to draw from ...
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What was the reason for Harada's final decision?

In The Wolverine, Kenuichio Harada is the head of a band of ninjas that has defended the Yashida family for 700 years. In the early part of the film, he uses his skills in a failed effort to protect ...
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Why did Yashida fake his own death?

In The Wolverine (2013), the aging Yashida wishes to make contact with Logan so that he can try to persuade the mutant to voluntarily relinquish his healing powers to Yashida or, if Logan refuses, to ...
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Did Jenny marry Forrest at the end out of selfishness?

There is no doubt form the start of the movie that Forrest loved Jenny from the beginning of their friendship. But it is Jenny who never gave a thought or had a feeling about Forrest's feelings. She ...
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Mad Men Season Two, Draper pays Elevator Attendant to shut off service

In season Two, Don pays the elevator attendant to deny access to the elevator when Sterling and Draper show up later. Why would Draper do that considering that both Draper and Sterling would have to ...
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Why is Leslie's mom cool with Parker?

When Parker shows up at Leslie's house all bloody after his fight with the hit man, why is Leslie's mom cool with him being there? Do they know each other? What am I missing?
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Who saved the open net goal against the matchup with the warriors?

In D3: The Mighty Ducks, the mighty ducks face off with the Edan Hall Warriors varsity team. The winner of this game gets to stay and the losers leave. As the final game is being played, the ducks are ...
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What is the meaning of skating scenes in The Lake House?

In "The Lake House", while Kate is waiting in the restaurant, that scene is interspersed with some skating. What does all this switching back and forth between Kate waiting in the restaurant and ...
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Who is Bruce and does he have a real-world counterpart?

In the episode "Doubt" (S01E11) of Wilfred (the US version) Ryan meets a guy who introduces himself as Bruce and who can see Wilfred the way Ryan does. He tells him that he's been Wilfred's friend ...
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What does this scene in Only God Forgives signify?

Why did Julian put his hands in his mother's stomach in "Only God Forgives"? What does this scene mean?
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Is Frank responsible for what happened in Donnie Darko's life?

I know this is a very hard film to understand. But let me speak what I understood in pieces. What I understood is: 1) A corruption has happened in the timeline of the film, when the jet falls down ...
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Mulholland Drive - where did the box go?

At the end of the first part in Mulholland Drive, after Betty and Rita go inside the box, it drops on the floor and stays there for apparently a long time. The camera slowly pans up to Aunt Ruth ...
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How did Sherlock know to use her measurements?

Ok - this is a very similar question to this one. The previous question established that in A Scandal in Belgravia Irene Adler's safe combination was her measurements. However, how did Sherlock know ...
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How did The Hulk end up in India?

Between the events in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and The Avengers how did Bruce Banner end up in India when he was last in Canada? Did it have anything to do with what happened at the end of the ...
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What was in the suitcase that the new Extremis recruit dropped in Iron Man 3?

In Iron Man 3, about 25 minutes into the movie, one of Aldrich Killian's henchman walks over to a guy, and asks, "Can you regulate?". Then Happy Hogan bumps into the person who was asked, ...
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How can the final ghost be seen without the glasses?

At the end of the movie Thir13en Ghosts, is Cyrus a ghost or a real person? If he's a ghost, why can he be seen without the glasses?
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What does the smile in Railley lips signify?

In the final scene of 12 monkeys, we see James Cole is shot dead and as he said earlier his child copy is present there. Railley sees him and smile comes to her lips. What does it signify? Does it ...
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Who was the guy always talking to Cole and why did he use to call him “Bob”?

Throughout the movie, we see a man has been talking to James Cole with a mysterious voice, Cole asked him about his identity, but he denied to express it. Once Cole doubted a beggar in 1996 to be ...
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Where does Dr. Lecter originally get the metal pin that he uses to pick the lock on his handcuffs in the museum?

I've always thought that when Dr. Lecter was moved to see the Senator, he and the prison guard "Barney" trade a glance, and there's a scene shot of a pen that's lying around. My thought was that ...
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How did the Tesseract end up in Norway during the events of Captain America?

The film opens with Red Skull breaking into a church and stealing a hidden Tesseract. But why was it there in the first place? Is there a possibility it was a gift to the vikings by Odin himself? ...
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How did Captain America survive being frozen for 70 years in ice?

With a metabolism 4X the average human's, the notion that his body wouldn't have wasted away doesn't make sense. Did the comics provide any explanation for how he was able to survive?
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Lara's pregnancy in Man of Steel

In Man of Steel; How is it that no one seems to know of Lara's Pregnancy? Did Jor El hide her away for the entire term of her pregnancy? Why was it considered Heresy?
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In Serenity, how did the woman on Miranda survive?

In Serenity (2005), the crew finds on planet Miranda a video recorded by a woman. That woman explains how the Pax was added to the air system and the effects it had on the inhabitants eventually. How ...
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How were all of the ghosts “caught” in the movie Thirteen Ghosts?

In the movie, Thirteen Ghosts it was shown that ghosts can be captured in glass rooms. But how were they trapped there in the first place? The only answer I could find was for the Juggernaut.
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What is the Wuxi Finger hold with which Po defeats Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda

In the movie Kung Fu Panda, in the final fight scene between Po & Tai Lung, Po defeats Tai Lung using Wuxi Finger hold. All we see in the movie is a release of energy & puff of dust moving ...
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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 ...
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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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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Why did Bruno's parents assume he was killed so quickly?

In the movie Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the young protagonist Bruno befriends a Jewish prisoner, Shmuel, at a concentration camp near his home. At the end of the movie, Bruno sneaks away from ...
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How did Kang get the last Cerberus code?

In Olympus Has Fallen the terrorist leader Kang repeatedly threatens staff members to get their Cerberus access codes. After torturing them too much the president always gives in and instructs them to ...
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Where is this scene happening in season 1's episode 2?

I am referring to the scene in season 1's episode 2 where Sean Bean has to kill the wolf because of the Queen's order. Are they at the King's Landing or somewhere on the way? Why are his children ...
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Why Syndicate did not kill Mulder before 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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Why did the aliens let a 50 year old ship into the Mothership?

In the movie Independence Day Captain Hiller (Smith) and David (Goldblum) fly an alien-ship that had been in our possession since the 1950s (explicitly mentioned more than once in the movie) into the ...
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Did Dempsey and Makepeace have some intimacy together?

In good old Dempsey and Makepeace , there was excellent tension between them during the whole series. Dempsey wanted to win her over, but Makepeace was cooling him down all the time ;-). Did they ...