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Identify a telefilm about a kid going to boarding school

About 10 years ago, I watched a telefilm on TV. Its story was revolving around a kid named Gove. His father dropped him in a boarding school and the adventure continued. He made friends there. All ...
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Name of an independent film whose making was documented by another film…Heart of Darkness kind-of-thing

The film and, I believe, the Documentary about the making of the film start with C. Like Corvalis, or Cromanthus.... The documentary was shot up north in the US, maybe Wisconsin, Michigan. It stars ...
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325 views

Western with extremely sweat-lathered horses

I recently watched a western that showed some (feasibly only one) extremely sweat-lathered horses. They'd been ridden hard, but I honestly can't remember if it was in the context of a horse-race, ...
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Early 2000s comedy with man being interrogated

Trying to find a movie that I can only remember one scene. The main person is being questioned about being assaulted and he lies and describes the person as being "black but looks white or white and ...
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384 views

Late 90's/early 00's movie about a revolutionary leader and an agent hunting him

I do not have actors' names for the movie for which I am searching. I think it was done in the late 1990's or early 2000's. In the first scene a truck on a country/road in a Latin American country ...
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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 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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Did Batman break his no killing rule when he burned down the monastery in Batman Begins?

And if the fire didn't kill anyone, what would be the point? Destroying a headquarters won't prevent the organisation carrying out its plan.
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How did Talia find her father?

In the great revelation of The Dark Knight Rises, we are shown it was Talia that escaped from The Pit, then brought her father back to rescue her savior, Bane. However, considering the fact that ...
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Why was there no hint of the Joker?

In Dark Knight Rises, we see a bit of history of what has happened to Gotham in the past 8 years. Batman in seclusion, criminals being locked up for being part of organized crime, and Gordon's guilt ...
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Why didn't Bane reveal to the public that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane publicly reveals the cover-up of Dent's death and disclosed all the crimes were made by Harvey Dent. Further, he reveals the role of Commissioner Gordon to cover-up ...
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365 views

Was this a representation of Batman’s fall?

During the end of The Dark Knight, Batman knocks Dent off the building, barely managing to catch himself and the kid. After Gordon gets the kid Batman falls. After his fall from the building the ...
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281 views

What is the name of this animated short about a war against an unknown/unseen enemy?

Recall seeing an animated short about a war against an unknown/unseen enemy. Believe the short was on a Studio Ghibli DVD as "extra" content, but not 100% sure about that. I recall canons being the ...
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5k views

Does Johnny Bravo Ever get a girlfriend?

I remember watching Johnny Bravo when I was a kid and through out the series he is portrayed as a macho narcissistic guy trying to hit on women all the time and fail miserably. I never did get a ...
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274 views

Could a fire hose really support the weight of a falling man?

In the movie Die Hard, near the end, John McClane ties a fire hose around his waist and jumps off the roof of the Nakotomi plaza building. Would a fire hose really be able to support the weight of a ...
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175 views

Keys to Monika's apartment

In one of the episodes of Friends, everybody gets locked out of Monika's apartment (the episode with the long winded discussion over the differentiation between "got the keys!" and "got the keys?"). ...
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231 views

Why did Phoebe live on the streets?

When Phoebe's mum died, Phoebe says she went and lived on the street - but why? Surely before her mother died they would have lived in a house, why would someone take it away from them?
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How old is Ross Geller?

In season 3 of Friends, Ross Geller says that he is 29 years old. In season 4 of Friends, Ross again states that he is 29 years old. In season 5, Ross talks about getting divorced twice before ...
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Why did Alan Parker disown Angel Heart (1987)?

I recall watching a South Bank Show documentary on Alan Parker in 1990, and was astonished that, while they discussed his entire repertoire, Angel Heart, which he directed, was skipped over entirely. ...
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989 views

Is the “Pin number cracking” scene in Terminator 2 a plot hole?

When the Terminator, the teen John Connor, Sarah Connor and Miles Dyson go to the Cyberdyne Systems Corporation building in order to destroy any data that could lead to Skynet's creation (and ...
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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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What was the first film shot completely with a subjective point of view?

What was the first full-length feature film shot completely with a subjective point of view, i.e. with a subjective camera where shots simulates what a character actually sees (audience, character, ...
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Psychological thriller in which the verse “My father was a penny” keeps recurring on a wall?

I dont recall much of that movie except that it was a psychological thriller, and a verse was scribbled on a dilapidated wall. In one scene, the villain impersonates a nurse and escapes from the ...
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What is the first instance of a disaster movie coming true?

Think movies like Twister, Dante's Peak and Hard Rain as general examples, but feel free to expand on them. Avoid movies like The Day After Tomorrow because they're not as clear-cut and may lead to a ...
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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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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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598 views

Batman Begins credit scene

I was rewatching Batman begins and watched it until the credits roll. I noticed that Liam Neeson was listed as Ducard, Ken Watanabe was listed as Ra's Al ghul. It made me ponder over the entire movie ...
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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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314 views

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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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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453 views

Is K unfaithful too his youth love / love interest from MiB in MiB 3?

In the first Men In Black movie it is made quite clear that K is still in love with the girl he left behind which he had to abandon to be a Man In Black. But in MiB he flirts heavily with Agent O, ...
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329 views

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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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 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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317 views

What was the first movie released with a tagline?

I know taglines in movies are used for advertising purpose and to create a memorable phrase to make the audience remember the film for many years. I've seen numerous movies with taglines and some of ...
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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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In “Citizen Kane” does Bernstein purposely take a tumble into the newspaper office?

The "Citizen Kane" scene that shows Kane's first day at the newspaper includes a moment where Kane's assistant Bernstein enters the action by tumbling loudly into the room amid a collapsing pile of ...
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What was the explanation of the 51 people burned alive on the train in For Greater Glory?

In For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012), there is a scene in the first half of the movie in which a train is robbed by the Cristeros. Padre Vega, who is in command in the scene, asks ...
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What language were the people speaking when chanting in The Dark Knight Rises?

A number of times in the film, we hear chanting, singing (whatever it may be). At a key moment, when Bruce is ascending up and out of the prison, we learn what they are chanting is "rise." What ...
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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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What was the third gag in the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama?

In the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama, they broke the episode up into three segments, each of which used a different style. The first one was in an old-fashioned Max Fleischer style and the main ...
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988 views

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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712 views

Identify this pollution-themed animated TV-series that aired in the early '90s

I watched this show as a child in North America in the early '90s, though it is probably older, and have nothing but vague memories with which to identify it. Thus, anything fitting even one of the ...
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1k views

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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982 views

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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How did the police department survive, and why were they allowed to?

Here's another aspect from The Dark Knight Rises that I was confused about (at the risk of getting overly picky). During the course of the film, the Gotham PD is trapped by Bane underground, and it ...
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365 views

Why didn't the fog enter the supermarket in The Mist?

In The Mist (2007), a white fog covers a small town, and a number of residents take refuge in the local supermarket. But the fog stops at the glass windows, never seeping through the cracks around ...
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2k views

Where is Commissioner Gordon's family in The Dark Knight Rises?

I likely missed the bit where it's mentioned or not, but I was just curious is there any mention of his family in the movie? I assume his wife and son probably had enough after what happened in The ...
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140 views

What career was Troy planning on?

One of the arcs in the TV show Community is what career Troy Barnes is going to pick. In season 1, one of the community college's plumbers tries to encourage Troy to become a plumber. Later the Air ...
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What was the reasoning behind Sookie's decision?

At the end of season 4, we see Tara get fatally wounded in the back of the head from a shotgun blast from Debbie, aiming for Sookie. After the initial shock, Pam arrives just in time, looking for ...

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