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A movie about a female thief who can't be caught

I recently watched Catch Me If You Can (2002) and my mother told me she have also watched a movie a bit like that, but she doesn't remember the name. Some points that she does remember: The convict ...
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What nationality is Bane?

It has been clearly established that Ra's Al Ghul & Talia Al Ghul are Moroccan. And it is assumed that The Pit is in Morocco. Does this mean that we should assume Bane is also Moroccan? Or is it ...
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How could Irene Adler text Sherlock without her mobile?

At the end of "A Scandal in Belgravia" (S02 E01), Sherlock gives Mycroft Irene's mobile and she's probably let free without her mobile, ending up in Karachi when we are told she has been supposedly ...
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Was Bane part of the League of Shadows during the time Bruce was being trained?

Both Bruce Wayne and Bane were obviously trained by the League of Shadows so it seems quite possible that their time with the League of Shadows could've coincided. Bane was in the pit for a long time ...
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When was Blackgate prison built?

I don't remember Blackgate being mentioned in the first two of the Nolan Batman Trilogy. Was the prison built to house all the extra criminals imprisoned because of the Dent Act or was it there all ...
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Why did Will Smith use his actual name in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

Was there any particular reason why Will Smith used his own name for his character in the TV series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Maybe he wanted to get his name out there as an actor but still seems ...
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Is Dr.Crane/Scarecrow part of the League of Shadows?

He originally works for Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins poisoning patients with his neuro-toxin. And in the Dark Knight Rises he is appointed judge of the court trying the rich and powerful. Is he part ...
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How much time has passed in Breaking Bad?

Unlike some shows that generally keep similar pace with real life—where a season is a year—Breaking Bad doesn't seem to. Currently (part-way though season 5), the characters were ...
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The first human robot?

Can anyone find an example of the first human appearing robot? The earliest I can think of is in the 1973 film Westworld. I'm looking for the first cinematic android that was created not to replace a ...
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Why was the movie The Wicker Man dedicated to Johnny Ramone?

At the end of the movie The Wicker Man (the Nicholas Cage version not the original) after the fade to black and before the credits there is a screen that says "For Johnny Ramone" What was the reason ...
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What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?

Both the 2012 and 1990 versions of Total Recall rely on the same back story for the main character, Quaid: Quaid was working for Cohagen Quaid agreed to be brainwashed to think he switched to the ...
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In Moonrise Kingdom, what is the scene after the chapel a parody of?

In Moonrise Kingdom, the scene after the "chapel" looks very, very familiar - what is it a parody of? Part of the scene is seen in the trailer, from 1:43 to 1:46.
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70s serial about French jet fighter pilots

All that I recall was that it was dubbed into English,similar to a serial entitled the flashing blade. It was shown during sat morning kids t.v on either the BBC or ITV. It also may have been set ...
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Why did Paul return from the darkness?

During the beginning of the movie, Paul ends up disappearing into the darkness like most everyone else. However, Luke ends up finding him, pretty beat up, in a bus stop lit by solar powered lights. ...
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What was the meaning of the tunnel scene?

In Vanishing on 7th Street, people disappear if they become engulfed in darkness. At one point Paul is lying on the pool table and the kid went to the bathroom. The lights flicker and Paul gets up. ...
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Why did Ripley try to deactivate the self-destruct sequence?

In the final sequences of Alien, Ripley activates the self destruct sequence of the ship, Nostromo. After seeing the alien in front of the shuttle entrance, Ripley runs back to the control room and ...
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What's the real meaning of the birth of the alien in Prometheus?

In the movie Prometheus the alien is born from the last 'human-alien' of the planet they traveled to. But, how should it be interpreted? The alien is a mutation from the parasite inside the body of ...
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314 views

How long has Alice been fighting the Umbrella Corporation?

I'm looking for the in-universe answer to "How long has Alice (as Alice or her clones) been fighting against the Umbrella Corporation?"
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Why was the movie 'Elephant' given that title?

I don't know if Gus Van Sant has admitted it but it seems clear that this movie has been inspired by the shooting in Columbine High School. Is there a link between this event and an elephant? Why is ...
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403 views

What style of make up does Dethklok wear when performing?

On the show Metalocalypse the band Dethklok usually wears a specific make-up style when performing their shows. It appears as white skin tones with blacked out eyes and ash around the eye black. Is ...
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What factors go into determining what trailers are played before movies?

As we all know, the most exciting part of seeing a movie is the trailers of upcoming movies before the actual film (note, this is coming from an American point of view, I am uncertain if this occurs ...
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What is the reason behind choosing a different character for Legacy

Coming from someone who has only watched the Bourne series and never read the books, it came as a great surprise to me that Jeremey Renner is playing a different character in The Bourne Legacy. Is ...
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Are the fictitious names “Initech” and “Initrode” a play on words?

In the comedy "Officespace", the protagonist works for a company called "Initech". At the end of the film, his co-workers take jobs at a competing company called "Initrode". It seems that these names ...
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518 views

Was the 2012 Finnish film Iron Sky shown in full in Germany despite the multiple uses of Swastikas?

The Nazi comedy-satire movie Iron Sky features numerous swastikas throughout - on uniforms, buildings, artworks etc. As per German law post-war: The German and Austrian postwar criminal code ...
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243 views

Man who kisses the daughters of the boss of the branch office he's sent to close

I'm looking for a British TV show set in the 1930s maybe (?), only has a few episodes. The man kisses all three of the manager's daughters in various charming British misunderstandings, once sitting ...
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Why does Folger give Muir a confused look in this scene at the end of Spy Game?

It's the last 5 minutes of the movie. See clip @approx 0:08. Someone in the room: "Are we done here?" Harker: "Non-disclosure agreement." Muir quickly signs the NDA. Folger: ...
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Title of late WW2 British (probably propaganda) film set in Canterbury

I'm trying to find the title of a short British film which is probably propaganda, filmed in Canterbury in the UK towards the end of WW2, and was called something like "They Came Back", "We've Come ...
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How did Angier know not to appear in The Prestige?

In The Prestige, the secret to Angier's 'disappearing man' trick is that he is effectively cloned while teleporting, and the original Angier is drowned when disappearing under the stage. When Alfred ...
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In the pit in The Dark Knight Rises, where was the rope tied?

The rope hanging in the pit has the end tied up near the top of the well, or somewhere around midway. So why didn't the climbers directly used the rope to climb rather than climbing manually? Is this ...
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Did any character in “A Scanner Darkly” resemble Philip K. Dick himself?

The ends of the book and movie versions of "A Scanner Darkly" list people author Philip K. Dick knew who suffered illnesses due to long-term drug use, and Dick himself is on the list. Indeed, as wiki ...
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How did Lori survive?

During the destruction fo The Fall, we see Quaid and Melina jump off, but I don't recall seeing Lori jump off of the machine. Was there a scene of Lori jumping off and I just missed it somehow? How ...
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Why was plot of Mars replaced in Total Recall (2012)?

Total Recall (2012) and Total Recall (1990) both are loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short-story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. But Mars is the major part of the original story as well as ...
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Why were American accents common?

In Total Recall (2012), most of the world was rendered uninhabitable. Two regions remain habitable, the UK and Australia. So you'd expect accents appropriate to those areas to be common. However, ...
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Is the Kiss of the Dragon a real procedure?

In the movie "Kiss of the Dragon", Jet Li's character stabs the main villain in the neck, which causes him to suffer quadriplegia, and once removed, to have an incredibly painful looking anerysym. ...
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Looking for last name of bald, muscular, dead action star named Bryan

I am having a surprisingly difficult time trying to find the last name of an actor. He was a large, muscular white actor who was frequently bald (the kind who might play a scary inmate). I am more ...
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What did they use to make the Jetsons flying car sound effects?

How did the Foley artist make the futuristic Jetson flying car sounds in 1962?
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What was the significance of the branded tattoo on Miranda?

After Bruce and Miranda shared an intimate moment, they cuddled by the fire. At one point, Miranda gets up and we are given a clear shot of some form of branding on her skin. It wasn't clear to me ...
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What kind of Replicant is Deckard?

So, the end result of about 19 different versions of Blade Runner seems to be that all indicators point to Deckard being a Replicant himself. If you do indeed hold to this theory, what was the ...
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How can Batman run and climb in the pits without his knee brace?

Okay so after watching The Dark Knight Rises, I spent a bit of time thinking about the film, at first I didn't get it. I understood the storyline but this major plot flaw/continuity error really ...
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Why does Alfred leave in The Dark Knight Rises?

Alfred leaves Bruce, telling him that he has buried enough members of the Wayne family. But, Bruce has been running around all this time as Batman. I think the odds of him being killed are pretty ...
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At the end of the movie, does Aunt May know Peter Parker is Spiderman?

When he gives Aunt May the eggs he was supposed to bring earlier, he is clearly injured but Aunt May does not suggest that he is Spider-man. (At least that's what I remember) However, after Gwen goes ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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Ending of Shutter Island

In Shutter Island, it's hard to understand the ending because it's quite ambiguous. I think, a while before the ending of the movie Teddy confessed to Dr. Cawley as, he's Andrew Laeddis and he killed ...
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Why did Peaches' mom hang on the tree?

In the middle of the movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Peaches' mom asked Peaches to go to sleep. Then, she hung on the tree. This particular scene was quite strange and confused me pretty badly, ...
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If you commit a crime your punishment is premature aging

I remember seeing a movie back when I was a kid that revolved around the idea of a punishment that revolved around "age payment." If you committed a horrendous crime, rather than lock you up, they ...
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“She did her best to convince me that she was still in love with me”

In Casablanca, when Rick says this to Laszlo: She tried everything to get them, and nothing worked. She did her best to convince me that she was still in love with me, but that was all over ...
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Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?

When Brandt captures Preston he shouts to witnesses about how the cleric has been caught etc which seems to be a clear case of pride. Also, I seem to remember when Preston is being interviewed and is ...
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What type of leader is Bane?

Bane appears to be an incredibly effective leader, commanding dozens or perhaps even hundreds of criminal underlings in a successful campaign to capture Gotham and hold the entire city hostage for ...
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Fox's analysis of the Bat

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Fox examines the Bat and finds out that an auto-pilot had been installed. This seems to me a bit strange, because we have seen the Bat carrying the bomb far from ...
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In “Dark Knight Rises” what was U.S. government's strategy?

Toward the end of Dark Knight Rises, the biggest city in the United States has been held hostage for nearly five months. Bane has threatened to destroy the city via nuke if anyone leaves the city. ...

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