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In Donnie Brasco , two questions about the scene took place in Florida

When Lefty and Sonnie Black were sitting beside the swimming pool. There were lines like this: 01:09:03 What are you doing? You want to throw me in the pool? You got the balls? 01:09:07 He hasn't ...
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Question about a line from Donnie Brasco

What are Al Pacino and other people talking about when Al Pacino said "It's longer? Longer like what? Like my dick is longer?" and the other person says "No no no, we are not talking about a ...
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What does “he got a mistress for the mistress” mean?

In Donnie Brasco Al Pacino says "He got a mistress for the mistress." What does that mean? Does that mean he has a lot of mistresses, or that one of Sonny Black's mistresses is a lesbian?
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Question about a scene from Donnie Brasco

At about 39:13 in Donnie Brasco, when Al Pacino (lefty) said: "I'm checking my lipstick." What's that supposed to mean? When he looks backward with a mirror, is it because he is afraid to get whacked ...
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Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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In the “False Prophet” scene, what is Daniel Plainview eating?

What is Daniel Plainview eating in the last scene of There will be blood as he is forcing Eli to recite "I am a false prophet, God is a superstition!" before killing him?
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Strange action in Psycho

In Psycho (the original), Martin Balsam, as Arbogast, exits his car by sliding across to the passenger side and getting out through the right hand door. Why? I am guessing that either the car was not ...
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“Hope you like turkey!” - what's funny about that?

In Looking For Richard (1996), Al Pacino said "Hope you like turkey!", when he didn't get the permit. What's funny about that? And why is he unable to get a permit?
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Question about a line from Frankie and Johnny

In Frankie and Johnny, Frankie says: Aspiration? Have you been shaving again? What's funny about this line?
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When Al Pacino said “Can I get a little hi-de-hi here?” when he sang Sea Of Love, what does “hi-de-hi” mean?

In Sea Of Love, Al Pacino said "Can I get a little hi-de-hi here?" when he sang Sea Of Love, what's hi-de-hi mean? It can be viewed in the movie's script, here (bottom of page 51)
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What is the meaning of this Snap Pops scene?

Near the end of the first third of the movie We Are What We Are, there is a scene of a kid asking for some food, and his sister putting some "Snap Pops" into his glass of milk. Then the kid whispers: ...
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How does Groot spread light?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Groot threw something in the dark that spreads light: What are these? Are these fireflies? Or something else? How does Groot (a walking tree) throw those lights? How are ...
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What did Johnny mean when he said “I trained myself to do it quietly” when making love with Cora?

From Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny made love with Cora, he said "I trained myself to do it quietly. I've been to places where full-throated orgasm would be highly-inappropriate." I know he was in ...
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What's funny about “Looking gay people up in the directory”?

In Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny said he has a gay cousin, what's funny about "Looking gay people up in the directory, under the now listings,"?
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What is funny about “Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer”?

In Scarecrow (1973), what is funny about the line "Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer"?
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Final scene in Turist / Force Majeure

The film Turist (Force Majeure) chronicles a family on skiing holiday in the Alps. It's mostly a pretty "ordinary" film with no surreal elements. What is the meaning of this scene?
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Girl gives female soldier a drawing and killed by enemy fire

I saw this one scene when I was a preteen and I haven't been able to figure out what movie it was. It was a modern war movie that couldn't have come out after 2005. There was a female soldier and she ...
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Who is the third person in the opening scene of “Dallas Buyers Club”?

The opening scene of "Dallas Buyers Club" shows Rod Woodruff having sex with a woman who we later learn has a lot of needle marks in her arm. There appears to be a third person in this scene and it's ...
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching the Breaking Bad episode S04E08 (Hermanos) and I didn't quite understand why exactly Don Eladio killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive ...
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The scene of “Speak Your Language”

I do understand the joke about Volvo in Dinner for Schmucks since he mixed up Swedish and Sweden. However, what is it about the Language he is speaking (her def his a der turda purda purda pu)? ...
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About Mooby's in Clerks II

This is about Clerks II. When Jay said "You knocked up the guy who own Mooby's?" who was he referring to? Because in Dogma, the boss of Mooby's has already been killed by Matt Damon.
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Scene with man in front of other men, and with one arm raised [closed]

I was watching the trailer for the movie Exodus and saw this scene: My question is: there is this scene, so in other movies? A 'man (not exactly)' in front of other men, and with one arm raised. I ...
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Why did colonel Mortimer's sister kill herself instead of killing Indio?

For a few dollars more is considered one of Sergio Leone's finest work and is without a doubt one of my favorite movies. But everytime I watch it, something feels a little off. In a flashback scene ...
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How was the “pen through the lip” scene shot?

In the film 'Red Lights' (2012), how did Cillian Murphy's character stick a pen through his lower lip? It wasn't real, was it? I can't find anything on google that that even mentions it.
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Why don't we get to see all the 7 lightning strikes?

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the eponymous protagonist grows up in a nursing home where he meets Mr. Daws, a man who claims to have been "struck by lightning 7 times". And in fact it's a ...
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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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Explanation of the meeting between Gus and Don Eladio [duplicate]

Why was Max Arciniega the only one killed in the meeting between him, Gud Fring & Don Eladio? In episode 4.08 Don Eladio says to Gus: ‘we know who you are, that’s the only reason why you’re ...
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Movie with children playing on deck of a ship, kid falls overboard

I saw a few scenes of a movie (or TV show) on TV when I was young, and I can't find it on Google. The movie centers on a group of children in the 1920s or 30s. At some point they cross the Atlantic ...
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Swastika in Flashbacks (Manhattan)

In episode 4 of Manhattan, Frank Winter has a flashback while walking alone through the desert at night. He sees a dead german soldier lieing on his stomach. On the back of the helmet there is a ...
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Why did Jack leave some money for Walt? [duplicate]

Why did Jack leave a barrel of money for Walt? This happened towards the end of Season 5! Did Jack take pity on Walt because he was dying of cancer again? Or did he try to make sure Walt didn't come ...
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The Departed reference in How I Met Your Mother

In HIMYM, there's a continual reference to the movie Departed in the dialogue between Ted and Marshall, which goes like: "-Are you a cop? -I'm not a cop." You can watch the scene here, which is from ...
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Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch?

Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch? I don't think I have ever seen an episode where the screen porch was featured.
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80s 90s Sci Fi Movie - one scene with flying knife auto aiming at a protagonist saved by lifting a chair

I have watched this movie as a kid about 20 years ago, my memory is sketchy, but one scene stuck. Scene: Cantina or bar. Protagonist gets surprise attacked by someone launching a self propelled ...
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What is the significance of the post-credits scene in Pontypool?

After the credits, the scene shifts to a radically different view: a stylized black-and-white version of Grant and Sydney in what looks like a far-eastern atmosphere. As Grant describes his plan to ...
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Why does air traffic control react a certain way in “The Strain” S01E01?

Be warned. Spoilers ahead. I feel like I'm missing something obvious... at the beginning of episode S01E01 of The Strain, air traffic control notices the flight has simply stopped on the runway. ...
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Is Sunshine dead?

It isn't completely clear from the film "Harold and Maude" whether the actress called "Sunshine", the third computer-selected partner for Harold, really inflicted deadly injuries to herself with the ...
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What does Buster say under the bleeps in the “Bringing up Buster” episode of Arrested Development?

In the third episode of the first season of Arrested Development, titled "Bringing up Buster," there are two instances when Buster uses (what is assumed to be) obscene language to describe his mother, ...
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An American Crime

How was the scene in An American Crime where Sylvia was burned with a needle on her stomach done?
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Need help identifying made-for-tv movie

So I recall watching a movie in the early part of the century, around 2000-2003. I believe it was a tv movie, but I have no idea what it was called. The only parts I remember are there being a woman ...
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Ex drug addict refused for blood/organ donation - TV show

My sister remembers a plot line from a series, probably a recent one, from the last few years. The plot involves a character who wants to donate blood (or maybe an organ) to someone else (possibly ...
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Whose portrait hangs on the wall in the movie “The Godfather Part I”?

In the scene where Clemenza and Tessio ask to split off from the Corleones and form their own family, whose portrait can be seen hanging on the wall behind Vito? . And why did the director choose ...
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Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
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Why do criminals always leave the front door ajar so cops can easily detect something is wrong?

Why does it seem like in every cop based TV drama (CSI, Law and Order, etc.) that whenever something bad has happened that the front door is always left open or slightly ajar? Do criminals not ...
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What does the song “Rains Of Castamere” signify?

Is there any special meaning or occasion associated with the song "Rains of Castamere" in Game of Thrones? In the eponymous 9th episode of the 3rd season I noticed So I am beginning to assume ...
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Who is in the painting behind Mycroft's desk in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the scene where Sherlock is talking to Mycroft after his extraction from Serbia, they are in a dark office. My presumption is that this would some kind of office belonging to Mycroft, and not ...
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Who is the employee that Steve Jobs fired?

In Jobs (2013) there is a scene whereby Steve Jobs fire an employee for disagreeing with him on "fonts": ...
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How did Sherlock deduce that the banker had made two international trips in one month?

In the episode "The Blind Banker", when Sherlock meets Sebastian, Sherlock looks at Sebastian's watch and deduces that he had made two international trips in one month because the time was right but ...
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Prisoners required to dig their own graves and then beheaded in the woods

In the late nineties, I was still a kid, I watched somewhere a VHS movie. Particularly there was a scene that impacted me and I might remember something about it. There were some kind of soldiers who ...