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a parent, who may be a poet dies, and children(?) go through a manuscript

In this movie (possibly international*), an old parent (probably a father) dies (or is dying) and somewhat estranged children (grown adults) come to deal with the situation. The parent had been a ...
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Soldier unexpectedly returning from war

I saw this movie on Danish television in 1980, so I guess it's from 1979 or earlier. Language: English. Country: Probably US, might be Canadian. Plot: A mother and her young teenage son miss their ...
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What is the “vector analysis” used in The Bletchley Circle?

In the second episode of season one of the series The Bletchley Circle, the protagonists refer to a technique they call "vector analysis" that was used at Bletchley Park, and then apply it to a crime ...
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Who was Nina Myers working for?

In season 3, Nina Myers is working to acquire the same virus which Jack is trying to acquire. She's working to acquire it for someone else. Is it ever revealed who she was working for?
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How are first-person perspective videos shot?

I want to know what kind of cameras are typically used to shoot first-person perspective videos or movies and how they are shot? Here's an example. The song Smack my bitch up by The Prodigy. Here's ...
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The cheque in The Dreamers

In The Dreamers when the parents of Isa and Theo saw them, they wrote a cheque and gone. What was that? They didn't want to face up to children or emancipate them?
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Was Johnston supposed to be speaking in Mandarin all the time?

The Last Emperor is mostly in English, but it is meant to be understood that this is simply being translated for the benefit of the movie viewer, usually from Mandarin (I think). Was Reginald Fleming ...
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How does Murphy overcome the “Red Asset”?

During the raid of the OmniCorp Headquarters Rick Mattox is almost able to kill RoboCop, due to wearing a bracer tagged as a Red Asset (marking him as Do not engage). Luckily enough, Jack Lewis is ...
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Why 28 and not any other number?

In 28 Days Later, why did they select the value 28 and not any other? Is this number something special or did they just choose it randomly?
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Are White Walkers Immortals?

Except being stabbed by dragon glass/Valerian steel which can kill the White Walkers, in addition to other things they can be killed by that we might not know at the moment, are White Walkers in Game ...
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What inspired the vacuum tube train near the end?

What inspired the vacuum tube train near the end of Kingsman: The Secret Service...was it the Scientific American article by L.K.Edwards 50 years ago? The one buried under New York made a brief ...
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Probably old horror movie with a doctor from America travelling to a cursed or haunted place

I'm looking for a horror movie and all I remember is a scene. It's of a child in a hospital bed and all that's in the room (tan room) is the kid and the IV pole that the kid's hooked up to and then ...
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Does American Beauty advocate Taoism?

I don't know if my question belongs here or not. In the movie American Beauty, the message is that real beauty lies beneath the surface of things and you have to look deeper. A nice home in the ...
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The Khan says “You men of God retreat, this boy advances…”

When we were introduced to Marco Polo, lord Kublai was quick to insult the Polos in front of his court when they failed to bring priests, but praised Marco. How did Marco advance and meet the Khans ...
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How did the media know the name of the robot?

I watched Chappie yesterday and had the following question: TV News showed a footage of Chappie aiding criminals. Then they urged viewers to call authorities in case they see Chappie in their ...
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What is that movie with Malcolm McDowell that is about a demonic apocalypse?

I'm almost certain that the movie had Malcolm McDowell in it. If he was in it, I cannot find it under his movies. The movie was about a demon or the devil or the devil's son taking over the world. ...
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Movie with a terrorist group named “black panthers”

I see this movie 20 years ago on regional TV. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD There is a black policeman who investigates a terrorist action committed by a sort of "black panther" group. A friend of this ...
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Movie watched on Hallmark Channel about female friends' reunion

What: TV movie. Watched it on Hallmark Channel. Year: From the late 70's or 80's. Plot: It's about a group of female friends who reunite after 20 years in their hometown. I remember one of them ...
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Identify: Alfred Hitchcock (?) where a cat keeps showing up

I was about three years old when I saw this. It is probably one of my earliest memories. I am pretty sure it was an Alfred Hitchcock episode but, it is possible it was an Outer Limits, or something ...
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Why was the actor who played Kreese in Community given credit 'Someone Else'

In Community Season 6 Episode 4 in the stage adaption of Karate Kid, the actor who plays 'Kreese' (real actor in film was Jess Allen playing Kreese in the original was Martin Kove ) is given the ...
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What does Billy show Marty that makes him leave?

Towards the final scene of Seven Psychopaths, Billy is holding Bonny with the flare gun to its head. Marty initially refuses to go away. When he approaches Billy, he shows Marty something which causes ...
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Why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes?

In the movie "The Equalizer", why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes, what's the benefit of that? Like when Nikolai showed up at his front door.
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Swastika in Flashbacks?

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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What was the purpose of the storage area in Rosemary's apartment?

What was the purpose of the "additional storage area" found in Rosemary's apartment? Was this the link to Roman and Minnie's apartment where they could perform the Satanic rituals? Could Terry have ...
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Who killed the co-pilot? and How?

In Non-Stop we saw that the copilot was killed from a dart like thing shot from a hole in the toilet wall. But who killed him and how did he get killed?
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Whose photo is on the table in the telephone call scene?

It's hard to believe that a detail in a Tarkovsky film is arbitrary. In The Sacrifice (Offret), there is a scene at the 2:00:00 mark, where the main character is sitting at a table facing the ...
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Why did they say the pageant was their first live show?

Multiple times throughout the movie Hairspray, they make numerous references to the Corny Collins show being broadcast live. So why, on the day of the Ms. Teenage Hairspray pageant, do they say it's ...
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129 views

Why is the movie titled “The White Balloon”?

If anyone has seen The White Balloon by Jafar Panahi, could you please share your view why the title of the film is that?
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Who kills the boss, Seok, at the start of the film?

Much of New World is about a succession battle after the don of the Goldmoon syndicate is killed. But do we know who actually killed him? Who's the guy in the car which pulls up next to his?
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How did Robert's visit to Claire's house help the plot?

In The Best Offer, why does Robert (Sturgess) manoeuvre Oldman (Rush) to take him along when he has dinner with Claire? How does this help his scheme?
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Were the characters of Tiwana, Lydia, and Calvin also in the book?

In the movie, Standing Up, there is an act that deals with Howie and Grace getting on a bus belonging to a different camp. This leads to a potential confrontation with racial undertones which, at ...
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634 views

Why does Lorelei shoot Jason Lennon in S05E16?

In the episode "There Will be Blood", Lorelei tracks down the people she believes to be behind her sister's abduction and murder, and exacts revenge. The second culprit (Jason) admits to being an ...
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Low budget movie about four female friends, came on BET years ago

The movie is directed by a woman with short hair. It's about four female friends from college one was raped and got pregnant in college and now she is a lawyer and lonely another is a lesbian and ...
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How can there be mildew on time-frozen Jerry?

In Season 2 Episode 1 of Rick and Morty, the episode begins with Summer berating Morty about letting their parents get mildewy while they were frozen in time. (Only Rick, Morty, and Summer were not ...
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Age difference between Barry Allen and Eobard Thwane

The Flash Tv show Spoilers ahead In the show Wells keeps telling that he is from the future and enemy of the flash. So he traveled back to the past to kill Flash or Barry Allen. But got stuck ...
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Identify movie about kidnapped boy

I remember a movie, where a woman is killed in a car accident. She has a son, but her husband/boyfriend discovers the boy is really a child she has stolen when the boy was a baby. I think I remember ...
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Why did Jamal kill his Norwegian girlfriend?

On the show Tyrant, Jamal kills his Norwegian girlfriend. Why?
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Both young and old Donnie Smith lives in the same timeline?

In the movie Magnolia there is a scene where the quiz show What do kids know celebrate its 33rd year featuring young Donnie Smith. At the same time Claudia watches the programme (she actually watches ...
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Why does Lone man say “I'm among no one”?

It's about a dialogue in Limits Of Control In the train Molecules (Japanese woman) says: Among us, there are those who are not among us. and the lone man replies: I'm among no one. Why ...
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Why does Arby ask Jessica Hyde, “Where is Jessica Hyde?”

Before I start, I'm going to warn you that this contains spoilers of the first part of season one of Utopia, because I don't feel like sticking this whole question in a spoiler tag. In episode 1x03, ...
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Help identifying a war movie set in a fort in the desert

I'm trying to remember a movie with only knowing certain details. I remember it was about a man who was in the military. He was stationed at a fort somewhere in the desert. The fort was often under ...
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Movie from 70s or 80s on screen in Furious 7

In Fast & Furious 7 opening, Han was killed by Deckard Shaw. After that Toretto went to visit Hobbs in the hospital after being beat up by Deckard. Hobbs was watching a movie or a TV Show which ...
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89 views

Movie about three women from three different generations

I saw a film long time ago about three women in three different generations. Their lives were simultaneously shown so that you could hardly understand the time difference and the only clue was the ...
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Movie, Action, Main Character Dies At The End, Nice Music, Boxer With One Arm, 90s? 80s?

This is a movie from my childhood, prolly late 80s, or early 90s. It was action movie, shooting, fighting, but it wasnt war or something like that. AFAIK english language. Two scenes I can remember ...
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Horror Movie about woman trapped in a subway station

I watched this movie a long time ago when i was around 13 so i remember very few details about this movie. It probably came out between 2004-2010 and might be an european production. Its about a ...
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Trying to recall a crime(?) film where a body is disposed of in a carpet

This is what I remember about this movie. Some details may be wrong, but this is all I got. One or two male protagonist/s There was a flat, where a lot of things took place, the objects were pretty ...
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Movie where a number of people sign an agreement and contribute and the survivor gets it all

The very vague plot is that each of a number of men contribute some money or their estate or something and the last survivor gets everything. Supposedly it was to be natural deaths but the movie was ...
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Identify this movie (western)

Colour, maybe 60s/70s. Soldiers are staying at fort, the Indians are also in the area and constant small attack by the Indians happen. Then the soldiers will go out on patrol and look for the ...
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Is Dickie gay in The Talented Mr. Ripley?

In the movie The Talented Mr.Ripley, is Dickie gay? They show Tom to be attracted to male folk more than the women in the movie. They also show Tom sexually interested in Dickie. Dickie seems to be ...
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Why is the Beatles music appropriate in American Beauty?

In the original script for the movie American Beauty Beatles songs are used numerous times, such as when Ricky is in his jail cell and when Lester sees Ricky's music when getting pot from him. I can ...

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