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A supernatural toy airplane

I had watched this movie on tv when I was small. It's neither an animated nor a cartoon movie. The story of the movie goes like this. There was a child who liked bicycles. So he asked for a bicycle ...
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Why was Jessica Rabbit's voice uncredited?

[Source] According to this Trivia page for the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Jessica Rabbit's speaking voice was performed by Kathleen Turner, who was uncredited. She performed the role as ...
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What is the significance of the painting of Tony Soprano in the generals uniform with the horse?

In the Sopranos there was a painting of Tony Soprano with his horse Pie-O-My. After Pie-O-My dies Tony ordered for the painting to be destroyed. Instead of destroying it Paulie Gaultieri keeps it on ...
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Spend a week in my mansion to inherit my money

I'm watching the Cinematic Titanic riff on Legacy of Blood and I'm interested in the background of the trope used. In the movie, a family leader dies and part of his will requires his family members ...
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How are underwater scenes in movies filmed?

In some movies, for instance the Jaws series, it's a wonderful feeling to see sharks underwater and have it feel very realistic. I'm curious to know how they film underwater scenes in movies. Not ...
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12k views

What is M's real name?

I have always thought that "M" was an arbitrary company assigned code name, a thought shared by Bond in Casino Royale (remember the scene where he broke into M's apartment?). But there have been hints ...
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1answer
302 views

Was the storm from The Perfect Storm (2000) a similar storm as Frankenstorm?

The Perfect Storm (2000) was a movie about a some fishermen caught in a big storm: After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decide to risk the storm. ...
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146 views

Who was “The Chairman” and what was “The Plan”?

In the movie "The Adjustment Bureau", it was never revealed who "The Chairman" was. Was The Chairman God? When Norris asked "Are you angel?" Harry said "We have been called that". So this implies ...
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How did they dispose old Joe's wife's body in the movie Looper (2012)?

The reason given in the movie Looper for sending targets to the past is that it is difficult to dispose bodies. From IMDb, Thirty years into the future in 2074, time travel is invented, but is ...
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2answers
1k views

Is CBFC certificate required for Hollywood movies before release in India?

In India, any kollywood or bollywood movies get certified by Central Board of Film Certification before hitting to theaters. Is it same for the Hollywood movies? Do they get certified also? Are ...
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465 views

What movie or TV show had the first instance of heroes walking in slow motion?

There's a trope of heroes walking towards the camera in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder. What was the first movie where this kind of shot was used?
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How did Mr. Monk manage to become a police officer?

I think the pilot implied that Trudy's murder triggered Monk's obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), which let to him having to leave the police force. But the episode Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man ...
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How did Sara know what a Looper was?

In Looper (2012), Joe starts explaining time travel to Sara, and she says "You're a looper?" How did she know what a Looper was? What was her previous tie to the criminal world?
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How did Starbuck come back?

Kara Thrace, a prominent character of the famous sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, or more famously known as Lt. Starbuck was purportedly dead while fighting Cylon battle ships amidst a solar storm ...
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1answer
3k views

How do the Whale Web Cams on Revenge TV Series work?

On the TV Series Revenge Nolan has has those awesome little cameras in the shape of a whale. I know the series is fictional, but they way he uses them in terms of spying - you can't do that unless ...
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602 views

Why does Luke let Darth Vader kill the Emperor?

I read some articles/books talking about how the Jedi in Star Wars follow similar practices as buddhism. In Return of the Jedi, Luke did not want to fight Vader, but starts fighting once Vader says he ...
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Ahmad is discussing with Jingim about Marco during Hashshashin

Ahmad is talking to Jingim alone in the court about Marco Polo and about his father. Jingim says 'he does so for the sake of his father's head.' And it follows with 'you think he travels to cover ...
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2answers
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In Mission Impossible 1, why didn't Phelps kill Ethan as easily as his wife?

We see Jim Phelps murder his wife, needlessly, and yet, only give Ethan what amounts to a glancing blow. Why wouldn't he just kill Ethan and try to escape with his wife instead of taking the risk of ...
2
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3answers
4k views

What happens at the end of The Congress?

The Congress is an interesting but somewhat weird movie where Robin Wright (playing herself) signs a 20-year contract with a studio to be digitised so the studio can do whatever it wants with her ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Augustus Steranko & Ilsa Grunt?

In the 1991 film "If Looks Could Kill", the antagonists are businessman Augustus Steranko (Roger Rees) and his associate Ilsa Grunt (Linda Hunt). Throughout the film, the two show no signs of a ...
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3answers
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Why did Bourne fire a shot in the air?

Bourne and Marie seeks refuge in Marie's ex-boyfriend Eamon's house. The Professor arrives there in the morning. Bourne grabs Eamon's shotgun and starts looking for The Professor in the field near ...
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1answer
125 views

Movie ending: man shot to death by couple while camera records everything

I saw the tail-end of a movie at a friend's house during the '90s, and it's stuck with me ever since. Its original language was English. A man begs a heavily armed couple (man, woman) for his life. ...
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1answer
53 views

Weapon results in “The Transporter”

I was watching "The Transporter", and I was wondering about the results of the weapon impacts during the attack on Frank's house. It looks as if the bullets go right through the walls, as if the walls ...
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2answers
4k views

Why didn't Gollum ever go to the Shire to search for Bilbo?

Gollum finds out Bilbo's name and where he is from when they meet in the cave. Why doesn't he ever go to the Shire to search for Bilbo and his "precious"?
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115 views

Why does Mission: Impossible sometimes use a shorter intro?

While rewatching the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible I noticed that in some episodes they used a much shorter version of the whole intro sequence, which had a shorter music piece, less pre-character ...
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1answer
1k views

Why did Peter Jackson and Cate Blanchett take small uncredited roles in Hot Fuzz?

So, it's no big secret, but Peter Jackson and Cate Blanchett were both in Hot Fuzz. Peter Jackson plays the guy who stabs Nick Angel in the hand and thus is in the movie for mere seconds. Cate ...
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1answer
173 views

Comedy about two con-men and a policewoman that has them under surveillance

Can someone please help me out with this one movie? It's a movie about two con-men, and one of them is the brains of the group, and the other one is stupid, and they somehow acquire a lot of cash ...
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1answer
142 views

What is the title of movie about forbidden fruit

Movie's plot revolves around an old man living in an old fashioned house near a small garden. As I remember in the end it turned out to be Garden of Eden where The Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil ...
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1answer
43k views

Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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1answer
2k views

Why did Jigsaw choose Zep in Saw?

In Saw, at the end of the movie we learn that Zep was forced to hold the Gordons captive to obtain an antidote for the slow-acting poison in his body. However, this scene confuses me, because Zep hasn'...
2
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1answer
42 views

About learning a style of reporting for an island newspaper

There is a movie where a newspaper editor and his journalist are standing on a cliff top looking at a storm that is out at sea and they discuss how you would report on such an event with the editor ...
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1answer
220 views

Why was there no female minion?

In the 3 minion movies i.e. Despicable Me 1, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, all the minions were male characters (including maid Phil :P). Why was not a single female minion character present?
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1answer
179 views

Title of 80s or 90s UK TV Fantasy about computer game company

I am trying to remember the title of a UK drama series from the 80s or 90s about a computer game company. The firm created a fantasy board game. This then became a computer game and the partners fell ...
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4answers
26k views

Is this quote originally from The Dark Knight?

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Now I'm fairly certain I've been saying that line for at least ten years, don't know where I heard it, but now someone ...
4
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1answer
104 views

Investigative type movie where a kid runs in to a kitchen, disappears and then reappears to run in to the same kitchen

It was an investigative type movie where there was a part in which a kid runs in to a kitchen, disappears then reappears to run in to the same kitchen. Can't remember if is was aliens or paranormal ...
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2answers
994 views

4 scenes from Total Recall: original vs. remake

I would like to know in which way the 2012 Total Recall remake captures some of the most significant and memorable scenes and effects from the 1990 original. The particular effects I'm interested in ...
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2answers
248 views

Why does the ghost call the victims?

Is there any significance for the phone call (The "seven days" reminder call from the ghost) in The Ring? Most of the signs the victims saw/experienced after watching the video, like the wet hair, ...
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2answers
195 views

American mid-90s TV show, guy on the run in an RV

Someone will probably remember this. This was to my knowledge a short-lived show, perhaps one season only. A guy is on the run for some reason, he's moving around in an RV. Each episode saw him ...
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1answer
2k views

Hindi movie about two sisters who fall in love with the same man

Hey would you know the name of a movie with the same plot as Aaina but a bit different? There is also a pageant involved but I don't remeber them having parents or grandparents around. I even think ...
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1answer
1k views

British sitcom at hospital, 3 men in ward + doctor, early 80s

I'm looking for a British sitcom from the early to mid 1980s, set in a hospital. It had at least two - possibly three or more - series/seasons. It's about three men sharing a room/ward - and their ...
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1answer
152 views

Old man in antiques-shop, 3(?) separate stories, wedding-cake figures

I'm looking for a horror(?)-movie, probably from the early 1980s. It's about an old man and his antiques-shop, where every item has a story - and a little surprse. The movie tells (I think) three ...
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0answers
93 views

Western where one shots at spurs making them spin

Ok, I know this is very thin, but I thought I'll give it a try... I'm trying to find the tittle of the first Western-movie I really saw as a kid - and when I say "saw", I mean that I saw about 10 ...
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1answer
1k views

Woman with a bandaged head in a comedy from probably 2004-2011

I think the main character is a young man, maybe in high school. He is visited by his female neighbor who has a bandage on her head. She sits on the couch and the back of her head touches it and when ...
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1answer
90 views

WW2 comedy where fascist soldiers don't want to fight with Americans and mock firefights

I've recently seen a part of this movie on my TV, but can't figure the name or find anything on Google. It's a World War II comedy about Italian (or Greek) village or small town where fascist ...
2
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1answer
624 views

Romantic Indian drama about two sisters

It's an Indian movie. In the opening scene, two sisters (who aren't twins) are competing in a pageant. The main girl wins but lets her sister have the win and her grandmother says she needs to learn ...
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1answer
153 views

Diamond heist movie or tv movie or series

I've seen a movie or it could be a TV movie or TV series I don't remember. I saw it in the late 90s. I think this movie wasn't very popular, that's why it cannot be found easily. There are some funny ...
6
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1answer
596 views

Why do most characters have perfect, white teeth even if the film's setting makes them unlikely? [closed]

I understand the premium that's placed on perfectly straight pearly white teeth in American society (or at least I think I do) but one thing that really irks me is the dental perfection on display in ...
15
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1answer
541 views

What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In season 1, episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases, "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have ...
3
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2answers
6k views

Does Captain Jack Sparrow die and get reborn after he enters the Kraken?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, at the end Captain Jack Sparrow enters into the Kraken's mouth. How does he end up in the World's End? Does he die and his soul is taken there or ...
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2answers
258 views

Why is Aladdin's Genie not more clever?

I see a lot of movies or series involving wish granting beings that grant wishes in an unexpected manner. Why doesn't Genie do that too? I have a feeling that this will be answered away with "It's a ...

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