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What was the first movie to introduce “blue wire or red wire” bomb disposal?

I have seen Juggernaut (1974) recently. There is a scene in the end of the movie when the bomb disposal expert, Fallon has to choose one of the two wires (red or blue) to cut in order to disarm the ...
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How does Frodo write in English?

There's a scene at the ending of "Lord of the Rings - Return of the King", where Frodo appers finishing writing a book called "Lord of the Rings"... in plain English! This kind of broke down my ...
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Why is Tom Hanks firing at the tank in Saving Pvt. Ryan?

Towards the end of the movie Saving Pvt. Ryan, most of the soldiers led by Capt. Miller (Hanks) are dead and he himself too is fatally injured. It is obvious that they have been overwhelmed by the ...
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Why did The Hulk punch Thor while fighting the Chitauri?

In the climatic battle of The Avengers, we see the full might of our heroes teaming up to protect the world. However, one scene during this battle, while hilarious on it's own right, does not make ...
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Who is in the cafe scene in Dark Knight Rises

In the final scene of The Dark Knight Rises we see Bruce sitting at the table with a brunette. Is this woman Selina Kyle or is it someone he's met in his new life?
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In 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 talked him into ...
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Who is the “movie star” being referred to in one of the scenes from The Social Network?

In The Social Network, which "movie star" was Divya Narendra referring to when he says: The biggest thing on a campus that included nineteen Nobel Laureates, fifteen Pultizer Prize Winners, two ...
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Scene with passport connected to wires

in "The Bourne Legacy" what was Aaron Cross doing in the scene where he had the camera and wires connected to the passport?
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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching this episode and I didn't quite understand why exactly Juan Cartel killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive and he's not, is because I know ...
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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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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 does the wooden box scene signify?

In the final episode of Breaking Bad (S5E16), titled "Felina," there is scene depicting Jesse making a wooden box of some kind. There are shots of him whittling, sanding and staining the box. What ...
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Last scene in Django Unchained where Django & Shultz are practicing in the snow?

During the last scene of Django Unchained, when Django and Broomhilda are on their horses, after Django has destroyed everything, we suddenly see a scene where Django and Dr. Schultz are somewhere in ...
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How was it possible to use the theme music of Mission Impossible in Ace Ventura Pet Detective?

I was watching Ace Ventura Pet Detective today and observed a very interesting thing. The soundtrack of Mission Impossible is used in a scene where Jim Carrey is seen entering the bathroom of Camp and ...
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Why do movie coroners eat while they do an autopsy?

I have seen this in movies and in TV. They are either already eating, un wrapping their lunch or offering food to the cop that wants info on the body. I would have though food within range of a dead ...
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Is Eisenheim's sword illusion realistic?

Eisenheim performs a sword illusion in The Illusionist (2006). Is this illusion realistic? Could it be practiced in real life? ...
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Is the street fight in “They Live” the longest clocked street fight in a film?

Now discounting satires or films that are specifically about fighting... Is the brawl between Nada and Frank in "They Live" the longest non-stop fight in a film? It's clocked at around 5 minutes of ...
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What is the most expensive scene ever shot?

I was just reading a piece about I am Legend and noticed that one particular scene that was shot on Brooklyn Bridge cost five million dollars. This piqued my curiosity as to what the most expensive ...
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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 Ernst Jürgen commit suicide in the film Unknown (2011)?

I did not understand this scene at all, an old guy called Rodney Cole rings up Ernst Jürgen and wants to meet. Ernst Jürgen then instead of using time between phone call and Rodney's arrival to ...
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Whose corpse is hanging in the courtyard in S02E09?

In GOT/S2 Ep 9: Blackwater, just before the battle for King's Landing, there is one burnt corpse hanging in the background, on the brick wall up high. This is not to be confused with the 2 orphan boys ...
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How did the bad guy actually die?

I just watched Iron Man 3 and something confused me about the demise of the bad guy, Killian. Towards the end of the movie Tony Stark pinned Killian to the wall with his Iron Man suit and it self ...
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What is the meaning of the blue lettering on the board from Cabin in the Woods?

On the board of all the monsters in The Cabin in the Woods what does the blue lettering mean written next to the Monster's name?
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What's on Bane's arms in Dark Knight Rises?

In the underground tunnel scene where Bane and Batman fight, Bane has some odd texture covering the skin of his arms, mostly around the shoulders and upper arms. It almost looks like dry and cracked ...
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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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What opera does Bruce Wayne attend with his parents at the beginning of Batman Begins?

There's a devil like person, and a lot of flying creatures sort of like bats, which is why they had to leave the theatre, but what Opera were they watching?
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What was written in the note?

In movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice, what was written by young Becky on the note behind which young Dave/David ran and went inside Balthazar Blake's shop of antique.
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What does the song “Rains Of Castamere” signify?

Is there any special meaning or occasion associated with the song? SPOILERS AHEAD So am beginning to assume theres some background involved with song. Is there?
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Why didn't Alfred want Bruce to acknowledge him?

Alfred told Bruce of his hope that he had when Bruce was gone for seven years. There's this specific cafe he went to once a year when he took vacation. He would go there and look around and hope that ...
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Why is Jesse alarmed to see Cid?

I am referring to the scene where Jesse, the Gat Man, was releasing Sara who was held at gun-point. A moment later, Cid can be seen walking down the stairs (maybe because of the commotion ...
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What is the book that Emile Hirsch reads in “Into the Wild”?

In the film Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch keeps on reading a book at different times, such as night time. In some scenes, the cover of the book is slightly visible. What was the book he was reading?
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Die Hard 3: Where does the wire (to pick the handcuffs) come from?

Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a ...
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Significance of number 1239 in The Santa Clause

Here's a festive one for all you guys and girls! During The Santa Clause, Scott and Charlie eventually land at the north pole and are greeted by an elf. They watch as the elf raises 'the North ...
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Which scene in the film starred the $10k Kickstarter bidder?

According to The Veronica Mars Movie Project, Kickstarter bidder Steven Dengler purchased an on-screen speaking role for $10,000. I watched the film last night (at the LA premiere if anyone has any ...
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What was the answer to the box riddle?

The Riddles When Bilbo first meets Gollum in the cave. He asks Gollum to lead him out of the cave, but Gollum refuses unless they play a game of riddles. The Box Of Gold One of the riddles Bilbo ...
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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How come the ground under Aragorn's army did not collapse after the ring is destroyed?

In Battle of the Morannon, when the ring is destroyed in Mount doom, the Dark Tower collapses. Then, The Eye of Sauron implodes and creates a shock wave which causes an earthquake that shatters the ...
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Who is speaking when Gandalf uses the Black Speech?

When Gandalf says the Black Speech from the ring during the secret meeting in Rivendell, someone else is also speaking. Who is that? Is it the ring, or Gandalf? There is distinctly another, deeper, ...
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Fellini-esque movie with a general in a toilet

It was likely an Italian film made in the 70s. The scene was a military parade. The parading army and audiences were waiting for the general who was on the toilet. He finally stood up off the seat, ...
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Captain America Winter Soldier fight scene strangeness

Referring to the scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where 'Cap and company infiltrate that S.H.I.E.L.D. ship which had been taken over by terrorists. There was a fight towards the end of ...
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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 many police/SWAT team/soldiers/nazis/cowboys are there in the final chase scene?

I was watching the Blues Brothers recently and I was wondering how many people were there chasing Elwood and Jake in the final chase scene, including the army, police and swat teams, soldiers and ...
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Identify this movie with some stupid guy robbing his regular shop

I recently remembered a scene from a movie but can't quite place it. To give my racing mind some peace, would you please try to identify this movie? So, some guy, about 18 to 25 years old, hangs ...
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Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
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Who is the girl that poisons Jiraiya in Naruto 140?

When Naruto went to Orochimaru's base, Jiraiya is "entertained" by a female ninja that poisoned him. There is no continuation except that Jiraiya suddenly shows up later on the back of a toad. Who ...
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Why did Robert Mariell kiss his sister?

Somewhere in the middle of Haunted (1995), Robert Mariell kissed his sister Christina in the painting room while David was spying on them. Why did he kiss his own sister? What is the significance of ...
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Was this scene ever filmed in Police Academy (1984) or am I just imagining it?

I would have been 10 years old when I first saw it in a theater. In it, Lt. Harris (GW Bailey) is stuck in a traffic jam and commandeers a moped or motorbike and tries to speed through traffic. ...
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Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio

Maybe I just don't understand enough about pop culture to get this reference in The Jerk. Basically, Navin (Steve Martin's character), who seemed to have trouble feeling the rhythm of music his family ...
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French movie with a Russian roulette climax

I'm looking for an old (40s - 50s) French medieval adventure movie. I think the main hero is Jean Marais but recently I began to doubt this, because I haven't found anything similar in his ...
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What was Rat looking for in Fantastic Mr. Fox? Cider?

After Mr. Fox's fight with Rat, we have the following scene: Mr. Fox: All these wasted years, what were you looking for, Rat? Rat: Sssss … Ash: He's trying to say something, Dad. ...