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Identify this late 80s, possibly early 90s stand-up special with a comedian who sings “I don't care.”

I watched this stand-up comedy special at a friend's house sometime between 87-91. It would have been on a premium channel (my guess is either HBO or Cinemax). I don't remember if there were ...
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What's written on Cook's hand in the film Drive?

What's written on Cook's hand in the film Drive? When The Driver is planning the pawn shop robbery with Standard, Cook and Blanche, Cook sends Standard and Blanche away and says to the Driver that ...
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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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694 views

Seeking a sci-fi movie with a laser pistol and an amulet

I'm looking for a movie (Circa early 80s, maybe late 70s) about a teenager who finds a laser pistol and succumbs to "Power corrupts" eventually going on a killing spree. I remember that the gun ...
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228 views

Please help me identify an old movie about parallel worlds adventure

When I was little, I saw an old movie that's still obsessing me now. The language is not English, so it's difficult for me to identify the movie. It is about a married man. His current life is ...
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110 views

How would a producer decide whether to use a real or “mock” site for filming?

I'm working on a screenplay that features a scene in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specifically, the hero and heroine are shown walking around the capital's "Casa Rosa" (Pink House), which is the Argentine ...
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Why did the Pollos Hermanos attacks not bring more suspicion?

In season 4 episode 6 of Breaking Bad we see a Pollos Hermanos delivery truck attacked by cartel members. They leave the truck a shot up mess with no survivors. This event would have brought a lot ...
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Why aren't armorers listed in credits?

In productions with weapons the Armorer, a.k.a. Weapon Master, usually has a significant role -- certainly on par with other credited parties (like personal assistants, caterers, wranglers, animal ...
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510 views

Regarding Age of Ultron's post-credit scene

The movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have established the common procedure to place little scenes after and during the credits sequence, in order to hint at future movies or to give hardcore ...
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446 views

Why are box office numbers made public?

Why are all 'box office sales' made public? Is it a customary thing? A marketing ploy? Do they have a similar thing for TV (beyond ratings)? I only see profits for video games listed for publicly ...
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Where was the opening scene of Knight and Day filmed?

The opening scene of Knight and Day shows the two main characters "accidentally" bumping into each other twice, in the Wichita airport. The city of Wichita, and the state of Kansas, are mentioned many ...
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Why was the body needed in Lucky Number Slevin?

Lucky Number Slevin is a fantastic genre bending movie with a strange blend of thriller-crime-humour. And it has an excellent twist which I won't reveal for those who have not seen it (but it is the ...
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Rango's Western reference?

The (excellent) Rango is filled with references to other movies. While I found quite a lot of them, I'm stuck on this one. Which (famous I suppose) western does this scene refer to?
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Why is the ending of Forrest Gump different from the novel?

I have read the book Forrest Gump and also watched the Forrest Gump movie version. In the movie version at the end of movie, Jenny told Forrest that she was suffering from HIV/AIDS virus then she ...
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Identify Cop Drama where main character helps his partner out of a crime

The following scene is from a movie I watched several years ago. I would guess the movie itself was released between 1995-2005. Cops and Medics get called for backup. 2 Cops arrive at an apartment ...
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1k views

How are the best director award winners chosen?

I do not understand how the best director awards are determined each year. It seems impossible to assess the method of a movie director unless you are part of the crew. So, how do the ...
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579 views

How did the prosecution know what Bates said?

In the 2012 Downton Abbey Christmas Special, the prosecution seems to have a very good idea of all sorts of things Mr. Bates said in various "private" moments - during a side conversation with Anna ...
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Anime where pilot phases through a mountain to reach his mecha

Can anybody help identify this anime series with a fighting robot? Two specifics stood out in my mind (which hopefully doesn't indicate my remembering two different series): The boy who controlled ...
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2k views

What is the Significance of the train wreck in Hugo?

In the middle-end part of the movie Hugo, there is a train incident (symbolizing the 1895 Montparnasse Train Wreck) in the station. It seems pretty strange that the train incident is included in the ...
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How do the professionals in the adult industry avoid contracting STDs?

With actors and actresses in multiple movies with multiple partners; what measures does the industry take in order to prevent their workers from contracting these diseases?
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594 views

Which episodes of Twin Peaks mention the concept of 'tulpa'?

I'm pretty sure the concept of a 'tulpa' from Tibetan mysticism appeared in the TV series 'Twin Peaks' and I'm trying to find references and if possible the exact quote. I think it was Agent Cooper ...
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1k views

What's the German quotation in The Sunset Limited?

In The Sunset Limited, White aka "the professor" (played by Tommy Lee Jones) quotes a short German sentence. I am German myself, but I was unable to understand it. Were the words he said actually ...
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560 views

What is the name for the symbols next to subtitles, commentaries, dolby, etc?

Some square like symbols similar to the ones discussed in this question: These appear on the back of physical media, for example DVDs, with various number of little solid squares indicating how ...
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Why the different effects when Sirius Black appears in a fireplace?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sirius Black appears in a fireplace to talk to Harry. It looks as if his head was made of embers: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ...
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67 views

Old B/W TV movie

Plot: the movie is about a Doctor that has a practice and a mental institution. His nurse gets pregnant and she has the baby at the mental hospital and leaves it there because she is single. The ...
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121 views

What is the movie where the girl talks the robber into giving the money out on the bus

There was an english movie where there is a girl and a guy on a bus or train. A robber comes up and tries to rob them, the guy is scared i believe, but the girl is really nice and asks him what he ...
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How could Eisenheim achieve those reflections on the scene in that era?

In The Illusionist (2006), how could Eisenheim achieve those reflections (visions) on the scene? Even in one of the scenes, there was a (ghost) boy walking through the audience. Given that the film ...
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Which movie did top-to-bottom credits first?

One of the many notable things about modern film-noir Seven was its reverse credits (scrolling top to bottom, the opposite to the expected direction). I recently rewatched the brilliant 1950's ...
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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, that is, with a subjective camera where shots simulates what a character actually sees (audience, ...
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Cheesy-looking pac-man monster in an alternate reality where most people disappeared

I think this was a made for TV movie, and a Stephen King novel, but I just looked up his works and nothing rang a bell. The story was about an airplane that flew through some kind of portal or vortex ...
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502 views

TV series about a suburban town digging up a space ship?

It was on TV in the US about 10 years ago, it is a mystery with some sci-fi/horror elements. The people in a suburban city start acting weird (possessed/influenced). They would go out at night and ...
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Romantic movie about two people who speak different languages falling in love?

I'm looking for the name of a romantic film about an out-of-towner staying in, I think, a hotel. The two of them don't speak the same language but fall in love. At the end of the movie he tracks her ...
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735 views

First Hollywood movie with “flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks”?

In Super (2010), I noticed the weird concept of flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks. Which was the first Hollywood movie with the same concept?
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What were the sea shells for in Demolition Man?

The three shells used in the toilets even confused poor ol' Sylvester, how were they used?
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636 views

What is the significance of the conversation between Menzies and Turing in the movie The Imitation Game?

In the scene where they both talk in Joan's house, when Turing reveals that Cairncross was the spy, why does the MI6 agent (Mark Strong) take it lightly? He says something regarding that he placed him ...
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1answer
330 views

The AI in an office building tries to kill an employee

So, I watched this live-action movie sometime around September 1995. Movie was shown on the local channel in my country. It was definitely an American movie, probably made in the 80's or nearly 90's. ...
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What do main characters survive on during the zombie apocalypse?

I love Zombieland. I happened to watch it last week on FX a couple of times in a row, and I was thinking after the movie that it never really showed us about their eating habits and how they survive ...
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122 views

Movie scene where the main villain has to start a motor on his pelvis

In this movie scene villain is attempting to rape the heroine. Most of the villain's body part are made up some kind of machine. To do this act he has to start the motor on his pelvic (hip). He pulls ...
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Why was it called Third Earth?

On the cartoon Thundercats they arrive on Third Earth from planet Thundera. It seems like it's an apocolyptic Earth and shares some myths (such as King Arthur) and according to the Thundercats wiki ...
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Who was the boss?

In the TV show "Who's the Boss?", was the answer to the title ever mentioned in the show itself? Was there ever any mention from the writers of the answer to this. Usually a title is said in the pilot ...
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195 views

Why does Quaid shoot the soldier that frees him?

In the 2012 version of Total Recall, when Quaid is being strapped into the chair to have his Hauser memories/personality re-implanted one of the soldiers is shown to cut Quaid's wrist restraints with ...
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244 views

Wouldn’t Underwood’s plan for Sharp in season 3 of House of Cards be obvious?

In episode 11 of season 3 of House of Cards, would it not have been obvious that Sharp was “in concert” with Underwood if she had announced her support for him, as planned, rather than for Dunbar, ...
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513 views

Handcuffs found by Yuri

In the second episode of Fortitude we see Yuri entering the empty police station in order to return the rifle that the sheriff lent him. While searching through the place he finds a pair of handcuffs ...
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Why was Mr. John Keating expelled from school?

I saw Dead Poets Society. Neil's parents were responsible for his death not John. Then why was the administration so determined to expel him from the organization?
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Was Nakatomi corp. involved in illegal activity?

After Hans Gruber's gang seizes control of Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard, Hans and several henchmen accompany Joseph Takagi to his office and this is said: Hans Gruber: Theo has some questions for ...
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761 views

Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language?

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language? Was this language developed further in any website or promotional material?
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Why is Brienne of Tarth devoted to Renly Baratheon

When we first meet Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones S02E03, she's fighting in a tournament to impress Renly Baratheon, when she wins she requests the honour to serve him. There are several points ...
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170 views

Identify this British miniseries about a scientist

I am looking for the name of a miniseries that I had watched a long time ago. It's plot was about a scientist and his apprentice in a university. The time line suggested it was between 1920s and ...
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Was Erica Albright real?

In the film The Social Network Mark breaks up with Erica Albright early on, this (through a series of steps) leads to him creating The Facebook. However in real life Mark is married to Priscilla Chan ...

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