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240 views

Why is Walter White such an effective negotiator?

There are several heated scenes in Breaking Bad where Walter literally buys his life out by convincing his enemies using precise words. But why is he so good at it, he clearly does not have 20 years ...
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1answer
194 views

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 ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Movie about a women who tries to break her ex-boyfriend's current relationship with the help of a guy?

It's a romantic comedy movie about a woman who wants her ex-boyfriend back. So she started staying opposite to his house in an old building. Where she met a guy who helped her in her purpose. They ...
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1answer
120 views

Was Terra Nova too expensive to be renewed?

The show seemed reasonably entertaining and had its audience yet it did not work out. Was it mostly due to costly production or lack of audience?
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1answer
104 views

Who are the people who mug the ghost outside of Rhinehart's publishing firm?

In the movie The Ghost Writer as soon as the Ghost leaves the Rhinehart publishing, he gets mugged by people on the bike. I couldn't figure out who caused this act in the movie or if it was in any way ...
2
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1answer
110 views

The Reaping alternate soundtrack

I liked the film 'The Reaping'. However, the John Frizell soundtrack seemed a safe choice compared to the usually suspenseful work of Philip Glass which was rejected for some reason. Why was the ...
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1answer
706 views

What is the relevance of the Unabomber sideplot?

Near the end of The Insider, after the crippled down version of Jeffrey's interview aired on TV and Lowell Bergman returns from his forced vacation, he ends up somewhere in the US countryside in the ...
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1answer
834 views

Does Ethan Hunt rely on luck and chance?

Early in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, this council is arguing over the unreliability of the team, most specifically about the fact that they rely on luck. I think this is extremely true, however, ...
5
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1answer
420 views

Is the script Wes Craven is writing on his computer the movie itself?

In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, when Heather meets Wes at New Line, they talk about making a new movie to make Freddy stop. At the end of this sequence, we can see that Wes is actually writing the ...
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2answers
4k views

How does Neo know about the matrix before being removed from the dream world?

In The Matrix, during Neo & Trinity's initial meeting at the club, Trinity and Neo say: Trinity: It's the question that drives us mad. It's the question that brought you here. You know the ...
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2answers
157 views

Why didn't Richard Kimble get shot?

Who doesn't love The Fugitive? Seriously there is just one part of the movie I don't get. This is after Kimble leaves visiting the prisoner at the city jail and is being chased by Deputy Gerard. ...
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9answers
3k views

What is the significance of the iconic imagery in the ending of Dredd?

There are two things that stand out visually at the end of Dredd. When Dredd finally confronts Ma-ma in her apartment there is a display of guns and a jacket on the wall. When Anderson is laying down ...
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2answers
151 views

Gangster's car is modified to be stealthy

A rich gangster who has come into possession some fancy car. He gets the car modified to go into a stealth mode. There are some scenes where the cops are following in a helicopter and lose him when ...
6
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1answer
265 views

What exactly happened between Walt and Gretchen?

As we saw in Breaking-Bad there was something happening between Walt and Gretchen. Were they in love? If yes, then why did they get separated from each other?
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1answer
193 views

One scene - Lithuanian guy, window cleaner remotely deleting files on computer

This is a hard one, all I remember is one specific scene, even that one is unclear - a high building, there is a guy on window cleaner lift-platform outside, and two guys inside an office talking ...
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3answers
1k views

What's the purpose of people shouting “Hello” into the phone several times after they've clearly been disconnected?

This is usually done with a landline phone. The character calls someone or someone is calling him, they talk for a while and then for any reason the other person hangs up earlier than the character ...
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0answers
111 views

About the pregnant woman in The Talented Mr.Ripley

In the movie The Talented Mr.Ripley, was there any conclusive evidence in the film if the pregnant girl was murdered or was it simply a suicide. If she was pregnant, was there no way to know who the ...
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1answer
166 views

Any indication that Gustavo Fring might have had a family of his own?

In Breaking Bad, as far as I understood, Gustavo Fring never really had a family of his own. It is logical from one perspective not to have anyone valuable to you when doing business of the sort. ...
4
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1answer
227 views

Ending scene of The Darjeeling Limited

In the ending scene of The Darjeeling Limited, the three brothers run on the platform to chase a departing train. Suddenly they throw away their luggage one by one and board the train without their ...
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1answer
275 views

What you think is the victim, turns out to be the killer

What's that movie where two people are traveling together. One is a tough guy, the other is meek. At the start, it seems like the tough one is the bad guy, forcing the other to travel with him, not ...
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2answers
80 views

Which version of 101 Dalmatians is canon to Once Upon a Time?

In Once Upon a Time, when we are first introduced to Cruella de Vil in Land without the magic, her husband is shown arrested and she runs away in her car with Ursula and Rumpelstiltskin. Later in the ...
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2answers
583 views

Why was Joaquin Phoenix once credited as Leaf Phoenix early in his career?

I recently watched the Ron Howard movie Parenthood from 1989. I completely forgot that a young Joaquin Phoenix stars in the movie. I noticed that Joaquin is credited as Leaf . After some ...
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1answer
117 views

What exactly did the mother tell to her daughter in The Purge: Anarchy?

In The Purge: Anarchy there's the following dialogue between the mother and her daughter: Mother: They buy poor and sick people and they take them in their homes and they kill them where they're ...
6
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1answer
555 views

What happened to the Shadow son of Stannis after killing Renly?

Melisandre promises Stannis to give a son in Season 2 on Game of Thrones. She births a Shadow/Ghost in front of Davos. He killed Renly Barathoeon. What happened to that shadow, is he back with Stannis ...
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1answer
299 views

A movie about tiny people [closed]

I remember when I was little watching a movie about tiny people; like the borrowers except it was about a child with a magic dollhouse. Turn the key (to the house) once and everything is normal but, ...
6
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1answer
675 views

Why is Rocket Raccoon obsessed with artificial body parts?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket asks Peter Quill to retrieve a prisoner's leg and he also attempts to get Ravager's cybernetic eye later in the movie. What's with his obsession for artificial body ...
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1answer
77 views

Movie about a black kid adopted in Israel

I think it was released at most 15 years ago; it was set in Israel (that's for sure), but I watched it dubbed in Italian, so I am not sure if it was in english or or ebrew. This movie is about a ...
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1answer
403 views

Movie about kids entering an old mansion and finding a bottle/lamp

I can't remember clearly about this movie... Maybe it was a 80's or early 90's movie, I can't remember since the last time I watched it was on TV and I was probably 7 or 8. There was these kids ...
2
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1answer
219 views

I can't remember an animated movie

The movie looks like it is from the 90's. It is animated, I'm not sure if it's Disney. It has two children - a boy and a girl- who are possibly orphans. They receive help from two adults - a guy ...
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0answers
111 views

How did Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut end up working with Gus?

We know that Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad was a former Philadelphia police officer who worked as the Head of Corporate Security at Los Pollos Hermanos. How did he end up working with ...
2
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1answer
88 views

90's movie with a boy who walks the railing of a tower and almost falls

All I can remember is that I watched this movie on direct TV. The boy was ten or eleven. His best friend was a blonde girl who didn't know who her dad was. The boy was either an orphan or something ...
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1answer
247 views

Does anyone know this movie or tv series with aliens?

I'm trying to find a movie that I saw on US television more than four years ago, and it was probably from the late '90s or early 2000s. I think there are three main people: a man, a woman, and a kid. ...
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0answers
150 views

Guy freeze his girlfriend till he find a cure for her. [duplicate]

In the 80s I saw a movie where a couple are in love, the girl had a disease and there was no cure to it, the boyfriend decides to froze his girlfriend until the cure is invented. After several years ...
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0answers
223 views

Horror movie with two kids entering in a construction haunted by a black monster

I watched this movie a long time ago (a decade probably). By the visual style the movie was made on the 90's, and probably it was made on the U.S.A. It was color. The plot was about two kids (a boy ...
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1answer
90 views

Looking for a 70s film about time travel and dinosaurs

It was made in the 70s. It starts with a song played over the opening credits. Then a guy has a dinner with his girlfriend outdoors discussing his plans or something. A bit later, he and a few other ...
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5answers
3k views

How did Stannis neutralize the overwhelming superior head count of Mance Rayder's army?

When Stannis arrived at the wall in episode S04E10 of Game of Thrones he had about 10,000 soldiers with him, I am wiling to give him a freedom of doubt and grant him 10,000 more for the argument sake. ...
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1answer
5k views

Why is American Pie called American Pie?

I always wondered why a sexual comedy film would be called American Pie. I mean what is the significance of "Pie" in the title?
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1answer
663 views

Why did Tyler Durden in Fight club want to get his testicles cut?

Tyler Durden had instructed his followers to cut his balls if he tries to tell the police about their plan. He knew that his other self will try to inform the police. This means that he didn't mind ...
3
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1answer
138 views

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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1answer
235 views

Handicapped guy has a dancer wife

I only remember one scene from the movie since it was ages ago. American\English movie, saw it on TV (but I don't think it's a TV movie) in mid 80's to mid 90's. Male white actor, dark hair, sad ...
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1answer
137 views

NCIS McGee is he theater, or actual geek?

McGee has some textbook "geek" checkboxes: old mac computers online role playing games problem retaining girlfriends However, I don't think McGee does "R", "Python", or "MatLab". What actual ...
2
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2answers
223 views

The meaning of the Dexter lock in the series Dexter

Every time the series started I remember wondering about the lock on Dexter's door. I was sure I had the same one in my garage so I went to check and it turned out to be a "Dexter" lock. Is there a ...
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1answer
90 views

A Hollywood movie about a popcorn boy challenge dancing competition

I need a dancing-based movie's name, in which one popcorn boy challenges a high-level dance group. Popcorn boy and one other boy search for a dancer around the world, a different kind of dancer. One ...
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1answer
179 views

A movie about a girl and a boy singing in high school

I forgot name of one Hollywood's singing-based movies. Help me find its name... In that movie, one boy and one girl meet in a New Year party. They're offered to sing a song; both are new to singing ...
3
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1answer
224 views

Movie about a smart house that locks the family in? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what film this is? (Its NOT the disney one with Katey Segal) I can only remember a few details from the film: Its an American film. Its a Thriller Its from 80s - Early 90s The ...
2
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1answer
85 views

Lawrence of Arabia: women on the cliffs

At about 1:40:00 into the film... When the massed Arabian cavalry leaves the Howeitat encampment to attack Aqaba, they pass by what appear to be women on the surrounding cliffs... ...who are ...
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0answers
54 views

High Moon (The Lotus Caves) Floating Eyeballs

High Moon is a (very loose) TV adaptation of the 1969 book The Lotus Caves. It was started as a pilot for a Syfy TV series, but eventually the series was declined. The Pilot was rigged into an ...
1
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1answer
255 views

Why didn't Fornell recognize Gibbs in “Yankee White”?

The first episode of NCIS starts out with an incident aboard Air Force One, where a Navy officer guarding the "nuclear football" is poisoned. While the Secret Service and FBI are arguing jurisdiction, ...
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1answer
137 views

French movie (comedy, I think) about a man who leaves his family

Don't even remember when I watched it (sometime in the 2000s). I can only remember a few moments from the movie: I remember the man was being bothered by his wife and daughter all the time. The ...
4
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1answer
81 views

Identify a 90s show about ruthless careerist

I saw a show in the 90s about a young man who gets an entry level job (admin or maybe data entry) in a big corporation. He quickly climbs the corporate ladder by manipulating, backstabbing and ...

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