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Why does Deputy Chief Noland always wear a uniform?

After watching millions of TV-shows and movies I always thought that detectives and higher ranking officers of the U.S. police force don't usually wear uniforms during their normal work (apart from ...
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2k views

How do they shoot fight scenes without causing harm to performers?

What are the techniques to create a realistic fight/combat scene without injuring the actors?
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1k views

Is “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” used as sound track in any movie or Tvshow? [closed]

Is "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" used as sound track, in particular as "background music" of a movie?
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1answer
147 views

Falling tank truck kills the villian

Can you help me find this movie: Most unique thing I remember is the final scene, where a tank truck falls a -cliff and kills the villain by pressing hard on him and then exploding. Film starts with ...
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2answers
1k views

Why does Buzz Lightyear act like a toy around people in Toy Story?

Early in the first Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear believes he truly is a Space Ranger. His struggle to accept that he is not actually Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger is a key part of the first movie in the ...
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0answers
135 views

Significance of Whiplash's presence in the very last scene of “The Unit”

At the very last scene of the TV show "The Unit", when all of the crew is in the chapel for Grey's wedding (except Col. Ryan,) you can see "Whiplash" in the back looking remorsefully at "Redcap". My ...
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1answer
1k views

Did Angier know that Borden was backstage at his final magic show?

I recently rewatched The Prestige and find this question to be central to understanding the plot. In the final narration Cutter seems to be challenging the audience to discover a further, hidden ...
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1answer
340 views

Why doesn't Carl use the pill to either replace or take out Eddie?

Carl has a supply of the drug, so why does he need Eddie to run for president, instead of putting his own candidate (on pills) in the running? Alternatively, why doesn't he either use the pills ...
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2answers
3k views

How do they prevent animal cruelty in movies?

According to a number of sources , cruelty to animals is an offence and it is punishable in most countries. But in historical film it's inevitable, because if a film is looking to be historically ...
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2answers
258 views

17 year old borrows car without permission and gets into an accident

I need some help in finding this movie: it's a comedy from the 90s about a young guy (17-ish) who takes the car of a family member without permission. I know that the main character is a quite well ...
2
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0answers
78 views

Logo on screen during rain delay of baseball [closed]

Why does the team logo come on the screen during a rain delay? I figure it is to let the network affiliate stations know, without making a verbal comment, that they can switch their broadcast over to ...
8
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1answer
171 views

Was the character of Dr. Sidney Freedman created with Hawkeye's final breakdown in mind?

Sidney Freedman was a somewhat enigmatic recurring character on M*A*S*H, who started out his stint on the show examining Max Klinger during one of his "Section 8" claims. Dr. Freedman then shifted ...
8
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1answer
494 views

How did Hades not find out that Hercules was alive in 18 years?

I've noticed what seems to be a plot hole in the Disney version of the movie Hercules, and I'm hoping someone can fill it in with a logical explanation! So in the beginning of the movie, we have ...
3
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1answer
212 views

African American captures Spanish president's assassination on film

I was watching a movie a while ago and forgot the movie title. It was about an African American who was touring Europe. He at a Spanish presidential ceremony when the president was assassinated. The ...
24
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4answers
26k views

What is the purpose behind “wax on, wax off” in Karate Kid?

In The Karate Kid, his first lesson is cleaning and waxing his masters car. His master tells him to "wax on, wax off". Is the purpose of this simply to teach him the value of hard work?
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1answer
338 views

When did the scene at the start of Prometheus happen?

The engineers are supposed to have engineered...us, right? That is shown at the beginning of the movie, with the self sacrifice, somehow seeding the initial life on Earth. Panspermia. But if that was ...
7
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2answers
816 views

What did Penelope say to the police chief in The Brothers Bloom?

What did Penelope (Rachel Weisz) say to the police chief in The Brothers Bloom after she was caught in the castle in Prague so that he let her go? Or was this ever explained in the movie?
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80 views

Is there any other media that would continue from where Storm Hawks finished

I saw the last episode of season 2 (Episode 52: Cyclonia Rising (Part 2)) a few years ago. Because of how it ended i was waiting for a season 3 however it doesn't seem as if one would be coming out ...
4
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1answer
466 views

Where is the Bluth Company model home located?

In Arrested Development, which is set in Orange County, CA, the model home is shown visibly in a undeveloped area. This area specifically a residential development called Sudden Valley. Where in O.C. ...
3
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1answer
93 views

Why does the Inn Keeper feel wronged?

In Les Misérables the Inn keeper follows Valjean after he takes Cosette. He's paid VERY well for her. He never really liked her anyway. Why is he so determined to track and (I'm not even sure what, ...
3
votes
1answer
202 views

How does CMR work exactly?

I would like to know the actual facts from the TV-show. How come Alec Sadler immediately 'tunes in' to Keira's CMR? Was he always listening? If so what wireless medium (in the spectrum) and ...
76
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2answers
24k views

How do they film the mirror scenes in movies?

It always makes me wonder how do they place the cameras and crew members while filming a scene which is opposite to a reflecting object, such as mirror. Because, when filming the reflected objects we ...
22
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4answers
802 views

Why didn't Doc and Marty buy “petrol” in 1885?

There was a refined petroleum product called "petrol" available as far back as 1870 which was used (among other things) to kill lice nits and as a solvent. When internal combustion engines were being ...
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2answers
2k views

Thieves steal gold by melting it through a hole?

Which Movie is this? I remember the opening scene where the thieves make a hole under a bank vault and then heat the gold till it melts down into a trailer placed underneath. I cannot remember what ...
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1k views

Big boat wrapped by a big octopus

I don't remember anything much about the movie because I watch it when I was little. The movie is about a big boat that was wrap by a big octopus.
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1answer
545 views

What was Benedick and Beatrice's relationship?

Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" added many visual details to the text of the play. One of these appeared to be a prior sexual relationship between Beatrice and Benedick. However, it's not exactly ...
2
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0answers
86 views

Where does the girlfriend work?

In Man of Tai Chi, where exactly does Tiger's girlfriend work? I'm guessing that it's some kind of a government office possibly dealing with "historical preservation". But do we know what department ...
4
votes
1answer
598 views

Is there any cornetto reference in Hot Fuzz?

So everyone knows about the Cornetto trilogy by now namely these three movies. Shaun of the dead. Hot Fuzz. The World's end. I saw that Simon pegg's character grabs a Cornetto from the Indian ...
28
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4answers
97k views

What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?

Near the end of Total Recall (2012), does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize that it is all a dream/fake memory? And, if so, why does he just accept it?
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1answer
2k views

Why did Frodo need to go it alone, leaving Aragorn and Legolas behind?

Why does Frodo have to fly solo without the others at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring? Especially Aragorn and Legolas both seem like incredible assassins/bodyguards and basically immune to the ...
17
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3answers
924 views

How does Borden do The Transported Man after his date with Sarah?

At the end of Alfred Borden's first date with Sarah, he asks her if he could come into her apartment for a cup of tea. When she says that the landlord would not allow it, Borden jokes that a small ...
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5answers
13k views

Is there any definitive evidence that Teddy was or was not crazy?

The ending of the film Shutter Island is purposely ambiguous, with two different interpretations: Teddy was crazy, and the whole movie was part of a role-play therapy. There is a conspiracy to ...
2
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2answers
233 views

Thriller about a woman with a recurring memory

Can anyone help me remember a 1940's film about a woman with a recurring memory. There is a scene in an auction and she ends up going to a lighthouse and goes up some stairs using a hidden door. She ...
2
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1answer
522 views

Movie of alien cop chasing alien criminal on earth

I saw this film in the 80's or as late as 1992. Set in a city in the USA. The alien criminal is a being that takes control of humans (and in one case a dog) by passing from one to the next entering ...
5
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1answer
206 views

What's the military purpose of the “my rifle, my gun” drill in Full Metal Jacket?

One of the scenes in the Boot Camp section of Full Metal Jacket has the recruits marching their barracks holding their rifle in one hand and their crotch in the other, chanting "This is my rifle, this ...
3
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3answers
3k views

Why does General Zod need armor in the Man of Steel film?

General Zod seems like he's wearing substantial armor in the Man of Steel trailers. Is that something that rips off when he receives the first Kryptonian punch, is it tougher than human armor because ...
5
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1answer
204 views

A movie in which martial arts plays a major role

I have seen a movie quite some time ago in the local channel. It was dubbed movie in the local language, so they kept the movie name as Martial Arts. But I don't think this is the real name of the ...
28
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3answers
3k views

Boy sent to a mental asylum for teenagers where he falls in love

I watched one movie when I was a boy, around 18 years ago maybe and I did not know the name nor the name of any actor, even worse it is not a popular movie. I am asking here because years of googling ...
2
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1answer
45 views

When did we first hear about Rizzo's bouncin' baby boy?

When does Sergeant Rizzo (G.W. Bailey) pour out his entire family lineage? He says that he has a "bouncin' baby boy" named Billy Buba. What episode is this?
18
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1answer
826 views

Did the director and editor for House of Cards make aesthetic decisions based on H.264 encoding limitations?

Given that the production team for House of Cards knew the show would be streamed online as the only distribution method, did the directors and editors consider H.264's encoding limitations when ...
2
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1answer
427 views

Horror/Thriller Movie With Little Girl and Very Short Obese Middle Aged Woman

My girlfriend watched a live-action horror/thriller movie on television in the early 1990's and is trying to figure out the name of it. All she remembers is that there was a little girl around 8 to 10 ...
2
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3answers
522 views

Movie that repeatedly starts at the end and rewinds ten minutes

What movie starts at the end and then rewinds about 10 minutes and then starts again at the end and rewinds a further 10 minutes etc?
2
votes
1answer
193 views

What are the names of the two shuttles and which missions were they on?

What is the name of the space shuttle used in the Space Cowboys launch scenes? Which mission is that from? What is the name of the space shuttle used in the landing scenes? Which mission is that ...
3
votes
2answers
460 views

Has it been officially announced that Star Wars Ep VII will be in 3D?

While reading this article, I noticed the throw-away line at the end which states that the new Star Wars film due for release in 2015 will be in 3D. Granted, I understand that most of the tent-pole ...
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1answer
413 views

Drama about a surrogate mother who falls in love with a doctor

I'm trying to identify a drama movie about a woman who met a couple in an accident and agreed to be their surrogate and carry their baby to get money. She falls in love with a doctor without telling ...
6
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1answer
416 views

Why was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
7
votes
2answers
340 views

What exactly was Delacort's plan?

In Elysium, the secretary of defense Delacort (played by Jodie Foster) intended to overthrow the existing government and install herself as the new leader. If I understood correctly, her plan was to ...
9
votes
2answers
5k views

What happened at the end of Rocky?

It's been sometime since I saw Rocky, but I remember being confused by the ending. The fight ends by both of them grabbing each other, and the referee pulling them apart. Rocky then goes looking for ...
6
votes
2answers
232 views

Post office reference in movie Ronin

In the movie "Ronin", there is a scene where Sam and the gang have to locate Gregor. Sam knows a guy locally who can help. When he approaches his contact he asks him where the nearest post office is. ...
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2answers
70 views

Knowing more about Santiago

Jessup keeps saying that Santiago's death is important to save many other lives. I didn't get it. I wish somebody could explain this to me. Moreover, if he was so weak, how come he got recruited for ...

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