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Captain on his motorcycle got a speed-ticket

This one will be tough. I'm looking for a U.S. movie. I don't remember when it came out. But cell-phones and automatic speed camera where not really a thing at this time (see below). So roughly ...
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How did Variety know how many families went to see “Avengers: Age of Ultron”?

Variety says the following about the opening weekend for Avengers: Age of Ultron: Roughly 59% of the audience was male, 41% was 25 years and older, 12% were teenagers and 22% were families. I ...
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Are there any existing animation templates for movie graphics?

I was recently watching the newest Hunger Games movie. There was a scene when Katniss walked out of a bunker for hunting and she saw a deer that was not afraid of her. What got me thinking, was that ...
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How did Eric survive after being burnt in the finale of season 6?

In the season 6 finale of True Blood, we see Eric lose his immunity to the sun while on a mountaintop. He is shown burning with nowhere to run. In season 7, he turns up with Hep-V. What happened in ...
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Movie about kids catching a neighbour murderer

This American-produced movie was stuck in my memory since my childhood, I have seen it probably 8 or 10 years ago. It was very well-produced, that a tv station aired it every month. I confused the ...
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Why does Alfred suddenly start to encourage Bruce's darker side in episode S01E08?

During the Gotham episode "The Mask" (S01E08) Bruce returns to school and gets into some trouble with a bunch of bullies. When one of them, Tommy, mentions his mother, Bruce reacts expectedly ...
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Where and why is the Royal Coat of Arms in the title sequence of 30Rock

During the opening title sequence of 30Rock we see various images around Rockerfeller Plaza including NBC studios and the building itself, there is a shot which looks identical to the Royal Coat of ...
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Are there differences in the ways/rationales that movies cast real persons to play “themselves?”

One situation is when the movie features a famous person, especially with a relatively small part. I have a recollection of (former Secretary of State) Henry Kissinger in such a role. This is what I ...
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Has the pronunciation of Arya Stark's name changed?

In the first few series of Game of Thrones Arya's name was pronounced Arryah (leading to her name 'arry). However towards the end of series four (particularly the fight with Brienne and The Hound) ...
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How does Doc Ock stay awake after being punched by Spider-Man?

In Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man repeatedly punches Doc Ock, yet Ock still remains conscious. Isn't he supposed to be knocked out considering he is still a normal human and Spider-Man is pretty strong? In ...
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'American Sniper' : Reality about the movie's end? [closed]

In the movie, they don't offer any explanation for the killer's actions. Since this is based on a true story, I was kind of hoping someone knows why he did it. I'm not from the US, but I expect there ...
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773 views

Two brothers at lake, one becomes paralyzed by jumping off a bridge

All I can remember is there are two brothers, who are kids, and maybe a few friends. They are jumping in to a lake/river and the younger brother is afraid to jump. His older brother persuaded him to ...
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Explanation for all beings to be able to speak English?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, it appears that nearly every being in the universe is capable of speaking English. While I understand that many people prefer English over made-up languages with subtitles, ...
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427 views

Who's driving the boat?

In the scene in Taken where Brian Mills takes on the kidnappers on the boat, he appears to kill all the swarthy bad guys he encounters. This involves a lot of gun fire which would draw the attention ...
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Identify an action movie

I am looking for the title of one movie I saw several years ago. I am not sure if all the things I "remember" are correct but this is what I managed to summ up so far: The movie is probably western ...
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Measuring speed on the Surprise(?)

In Master and Commander when Lucky Jack is bearing down on the Acheron, I noticed one of the seaman - and going by the camera angles used we were meant to notice this - holding a rope which is ...
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Why didn't the machines clear the skies?

In The Matrix, humans blocked machines' access to solar energy. As a substitute power, the machines turned to harvesting the humans' bio electricity, while keeping them trapped in the Matrix. So my ...
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Astronaut turns into a monster

When I was a child, I saw a movie that was about an astronaut who returned from a space mission with a virus or something in him that turned him into a monster at the end. In the movie, he is stopped ...
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Name of kids TV show where dog was the messiah

This was a kids show which would have been on TVO (TV Ontario) around twenty years ago. It was a live action show, I think from Britain or Australia, as I recall them having funny accents. Now then, ...
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Man raised by immortals to kill them

Can you help identify this movie? I saw it in the 1970's or 1980's, I believe on TV. A civilization somehow became immortal. It turns out they didn't like it. So several of them "raised" a killer ...
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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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Movie on DD national related to Gandhi

I have seen a documentary/movie recently on DD national (Hindi-India) related to Gandhi. I couldn't see full movie and now I don't know its name. May be you can help. The story goes like this. Rao (a ...
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How did they make Hitler disappear in “Your Job in Germany”?

In "Your Job in Germany", at approximately 1:22, Hitler, who was standing behind a podium giving a speech, fades into blackness, but the podium itself remains. IMDB credits Adolf Hitler as himself, ...
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What is syndication?

I was looking at broadcast schedules trying to figure out when a season of a show I like would enter syndication, and I realized that I wasn't really even sure what syndication was. So, what is ...
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What was the first movie with an openly gay main character?

I'm sure there are plenty of never-released gay/lesbian films from early cinema, but what was the first film released in theaters for the general public? For this question, let's consider openly gay ...
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Laura's coconut secret

I'm watching through the weird Twin Peaks series. If you remember, Laura Palmer, in one of her tapes to Dr. Jacoby, talks about her secret coconut (or secret in the coconut, maybe). What did she mean ...
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A movie about mind control experiment by the government?

A man had terrible voices in his head telling him to shoot his own wife with a shotgun. After a while he couldn't hold himself, grabbed an old shotgun and shot her, only to find that the gun was empty ...
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Why did Jack kill this character?

During the climax of the main plotline of 24: Live Another Day, Jack... While Jack is no stranger to killing, at that point the character appears to have been subdued and should have been taken ...
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Help identify this Mech movie

Saw it in a bar in California, in or around 2009. It looked like it was shot similarly to "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", i.e. live action actors on a green-screen and CGI background. The ...
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555 views

Was there a Fifth Horseman?

In Now You See Me the legend says that The Eye only takes new members twice a century. When would Rhodes have been accepted? Certainly not fifty years ago. One might assume that his role in everything ...
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Who really is “the meanest motherfucker in the valley”?

In Renny Harlin's 1999 Deep Blue Sea LL Cool J gives a great badass interpretation of the classic 23rd Psalm of the old testament: Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I ...
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No Kick In Higher Level means they're stuck

How can the group exit out of the first level? Was there a sedative timer in the plane that wakes them up? If that's the case it ruins the point of the story: Eames says that "He's sitting this one ...
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Why is the “night shift” always working during the day?

I realize that there is some overlap but for the main characters of CSI being part of the "graveyard shift" it seems like they work a lot during the day. Any idea why this is?
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How much of the story “actually happened”?

The opening credits of the excellent American Hustle proclaim, somewhat modestly compared to other movies claiming to be based on true stories: Some of this actually happened How much of it ...
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Where are we to infer that the bug was planted in The Conversation?

In The Conversation (1974), Gene Hackman plays a rather eccentric security expert, Harry Caul, who is tasked with spying on a couple walking in Union Square in San Francisco. He is mildly obsessed ...
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What envelope does Heavensbee replace?

On the DVD of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire there is a deleted scene which shows Plutarch Heavensbee exchange envelopes in some secured vault. He burns the one in the vault and replaces it with one ...
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Identify this movie: 90's - I believe

I saw this movie as a child and can only recall bits of it, but I had no luck searching for it, this is what I remember. A white family of aliens come to earth (mother, father, adult daughter). The ...
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Bad guys (main characters) tie up husband and rape wife; wife joins these bad guys after

American movie. Definitely available in the US. I just remember in one scene these bad guys (who were the main characters, making them sympathetic bad guys) break into some guy's house or hotel ...
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German movie about female assassin who frames a man

The movie takes place in Germany, they visit Cologne. The movie was filmed probably around 2005 or 2006. The killer is a woman with long dark hair and uses a bow and arrow at some point. She's a good ...
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Young girl becomes old in the toilet of an airplane

Synopsis: There is a young girl who hides in the toilet of an airplane. When the airplane lands, we see that she becomes an old woman. At the end of the movie, there were airplanes coming from the ...
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Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his act of murdering a "made man" - Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were ...
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What is meant by box office collection in India?

I would like to know the exact meaning of the Box office collection in indian cinema. Let me explain clearly with an example. Take this film, it was reported in wikipedia that it has collected more ...
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How come that MIB's and his mother's bodies were 40-50 years old when found by Jack and Kate?

In episode 6, after they get rid of the bees, Kate and Jack find two bodies in the caves. We, later, get to know that they are Jacob's twin's and his mother's bodies. At that point Jack says (at ~13:...
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Where's Christian's body?

We know Jack's father body was put on the plane (we clearly see the coffin in one of the very first episodes), and we know that someone took the body (probably MIB) from Episode 5, when Jack smashed ...
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Movie about a guy in the forest fighting some bikers

This movie is from the 90s. IIRC it is set in some sort of forest. The plot is about a family that gets killed by some bikers, I can't remember the reason, and the only survivor is a guy (very young). ...
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Why do some movies originally shot on film have notably vivid reds and skin tones?

Many older movies seem to have vivid reds and particularly realistic or noticeable skin tones (they certainly seem to stand out from typical skin tones on TV or the majority of movies). This applies ...
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Tree that spills blood when sawed

I recently recalled a movie I've seen when I was little, and it was pretty creepy. However, I can't remember much of it except for a single scene: A guy with a chainsaw trying to cut down a tree and ...
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Sci-Fi Movie Where Crewman Gets Space Based Burial

A space movie with a scene in which a crewman dies and is placed in a shell-like coffin, then 2 other crewmen take the coffin outside the spacecraft and push the coffin off into outer-space. The ...
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Father dies and daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle

What is the name of the movie where father dies and after his death daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle? It's pretty recent movie. I think it was made in 2013.
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Why is Kenny G portrayed as a homosexual in southpark in the last episode of season 3?

I recently started watching southpark episodes and in the final episode of season 3 (Worldwide Recorder Concert), Kenny G is shown as kissing the teacher Garrison. I thought Kenny G might be gay in ...

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