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How much money did it take to run “The Sting”?

I just watched The Sting again this weekend. I know that the pay-off at the end netted the grifters a lot of money, but even before that Gondorff, Hooker, and Twist are spending left and right. ...
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What is the green background? (“green screen”)

What do you call the green backgrounds which are used to create CGI backgrounds, weather reports etc. Why is green color always used?
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TV show from the late 80s, early 90s about guy who dies and goes back in time to watch over family

I vaguely remember watching a TV show some 20-odd years ago, but remember only a few details from the pilot episode: This guy dies, and is told he has to go back in time to watch over some teenager. ...
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333 views

British children's cartoon about a sailor

I have a TV theme song stuck in my head. Please help me identify the TV show so I can listen to the song. It was a catchy sea shanty, and I'm pretty sure it was played on a concertina. Here's what I ...
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Why are there typically no more than 24 episodes in a TV Season?

I noted that there is typically a maximum of 24 episodes per a season in a TV show. What is the reason for that?
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What is Max Detweiler's relationship with the other characters?

In The Sound of Music, who is Max Detweiler, a.k.a. Uncle Max? I know he mooches off rich people. That much is obvious. But how does he know the Captain and the Baroness, and why do all the children ...
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522 views

When did theaters first start showing matinees or giving matinee discounts?

I'm trying to figure out if matinees (and the subsequent matinee prices) have always been a part of movie history or if they were adopted later on. I know matinee was adopted by the English from the ...
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Will's problem in Good Will Hunting

I am a big fan of this movie. However I did not understand what Will's major problem was? He was a mathematical genius but did not care about academic or financial success. I do get that he was a ...
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Why was Jim so enthusiastic about Dwight's Christmas party?

In the most recent episode of The Office, Dwight Christmas, Jim very enthusiastically supports Dwight's Christmas party plans. And he seems to genuinely enjoy the party, in all of its awkwardness. ...
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607 views

Man learns hypnosis and mind-reading; helps police during interrogations

The movie I am looking for consists of two stories which are almost separate, almost as if someone took two movies and concatenated them. In the first part of the story, the protagonist learns to ...
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What does the scorpion represent in Drive?

A scorpion is visible on the drivers jacket throughout the whole film. He even asks Albert Brooks' character "Did you ever hear the story of the scorpion and the frog?". What does the scorpion ...
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223 views

What is the CBFC's definition of a Film?

How does one decide which "films" need to be certified by the CBFC? Would a long special episode created only for television, with no theratrical release, require certification because it is called a ...
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What happened with Richard Harrow in the (season 3) finale?

I watched it several days ago, and only now just caught on: At the end when he goes back to the brothel to rescue the boy from Rosetti's men, he was alone. It wasn't part of some plan of Nucky's. ...
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Did Bond sleep with Eve?

In Skyfall, during the scene before Bond visits the casino in Macau, when Eve shaves him, it is not completely clear to me if they sleep with each other afterwards, although the atmosphere between ...
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1answer
1k views

Was the last play in The Longest Yard(2005) completely fair?

After the trick-play (Fumblerooski) to level scores against the guards, the Mean Machine go for the two-point conversion. Here, they start talking among themselves and Crewe with Scarborough to ...
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1answer
431 views

Who is speaking over the end credits of Argo?

During the end credits of Argo a man speaks about the events of the film. Who is the speaker?
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Cartoon about a robot that comes out of a pool

I saw this cartoon as a kid(80's). All I can remember is that there was a pool that split open and a robot would come out and help defeat the bad guys. I want to say it came on during the block with ...
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What does Barney say and mean?

It's in season 8 episode 3 of How I Met Your Mother at 8:22min. I found it on youtube too. "Barney!!!" "Icksnay on the ealray amenay!" "Mr and Mrs Erikson?" "Youuu son of a... itchbay!" The ...
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349 views

Movie about a troubled teen that sounds something like “oriander” or “coriander”

I saw a movie a few years back (more than 5-6 years for sure, but the movie could be older). All I can recollect is,there's a teenage girl who was simple and sober in the beginning but later on she ...
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908 views

Mother helps drug addict son suffering during withdrawal by giving him a fix

I only remember a scene from this movie: A drug addict is locked up by his mother in a house to stop him from getting drugs. Seeing how much he suffers going through withdrawal the mother decides to ...
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399 views

What was the first case of a celebrity playing a fictionalized version of her/himself?

James Van Der Beek in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is one of the more recent examples of celebrities playing a fictionalized version of themselves To be clear, I'm not talking about a ...
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How did Hardhik steal Manasi's presentation?

In the Bollywood movie Hello Darling how did Hardhik manage to steal the power-point presentation prepared by Manasi?
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264 views

With a million years with them, how did they ever managed to almost die?

I the movie, In Time, the main characters stole a million years but still how did they manage to almost die at the last part of the movie? Or, why did they ever put themselves in such a position that ...
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954 views

Is Skyfall preparing the ground to some major change in the franchise?

In Skyfall, they send a hint that there could be some major changes to the Bond franchise, or even possible a final episode. For instance: For the first time 007 appears getting old Q is now a ...
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3answers
866 views

Could Neo's supernatural powers in the real world suggest that there were a super-matrix?

That was what I thought when they released The Matrix Reloaded, and later in The Matrix Revolutions, when Neo exhibits super-natural powers in the "real" world. Giving the posibility that the "real" ...
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1answer
1k views

Has The Simpsons changed significantly in essence with time?

In the old days one could easily empathize with some characters, thus many situations ended up as funny ones. Now a days, it's like they try to convince us to empathize with them by giving some ...
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How accurate was the portrayal of Autism in Rain Man?

In Rain Man, Raymond Babbit has the following attributes: Eidetic memory Crazy counting and maths skills Obsessive compulsive about schedule (ie. meals, TV) Dislike of human touch "Random" fears - ...
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In Mystic River, How did listening to the 911 tape solve the case?

In Mystic River, Sean and Whitey don't have a clue about the real killers of Katie until they finally listen to the 911 tape. Sean notices that the caller refers to the victim as a she, although he ...
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1answer
242 views

Television show with a cross-eyed lion

Looking to identify a television show that I saw a long time ago. I believe the show was from the 80's but may have been even from the late 70's. It involved people living/working on a game preserve ...
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2answers
179 views

Who's Tom Bishop's support in China? Is it the same guy he worked with in 'Nam?

In Spy Game, when Tom Bishop was a sniper in Vietnam, he had a partner (his spotter) who, as far as I can tell, is named Tran, played by Benedict Wong: Later, he does a "rogue" operation in China, ...
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695 views

The guy who takes over M's position in Skyfall, is he evil or good?

You know, the guy who is advising M for a while during beginning of Skyfall wanting her to resign and such. He sure seemed evil to me and my friends and I had a debate about this... So is he a good ...
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1answer
403 views

Soldier forced to kill captured prisoner

American English movie, genre : drama, production house mostly mgm This is the movie about an American war hero who was largely neglected during his childhood. He joins the army and during his first ...
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879 views

How the new Omnitrix watch connected to the old Ultimatrix plot?

In the Ben 10 Omniverse there are so many continuity issues i observed But the main issue is with his new watch, Is there anything mention in any episode which i have missed? I mean how can this new ...
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Is this mask really possible?

Sometimes we see a mask is used by an actor of a film by which he drastically changes his face. I was under the impression that only after plastic surgery one can change his face. I stumbled upon this ...
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Why does Walt want to retain Jessie as his partner?

In Breaking Bad series 3, Gus organises a whole high-tech lab so Walt can make large volumes of his high quality crystal meth. The lab comes with a competent and reliable assistant. But Walt ...
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3answers
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How does Leonard know about his condition?

After the incident which caused Leonard's condition in Memento, he cannot remember anything more than a few minutes old, other than the events before that incident. Yet, he remembers his condition?
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Is Raul Silva's prosthesis a computer?

Risk seems null when Raul Silva is isolated in a glass cage: But Silva nevertheless manages to break into the MI6 computer system at that moment. How? His prosthesis hides a tongue-controlled ...
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2answers
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Are Dwight's “What is my perfect crime?” lines in S05E08 - “Frame Toby” a reference to something?

Are Dwight's "What is my perfect crime?" lines in Season 5, Episode 8 titled "Frame Toby", a reference to something? What is being referenced to? The lines: Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I ...
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Disclaimer of a movie: Can it really save the producers?

It is usual in films to use Disclaimer in it to reduce the possibility of legal action for libel from any person who believes that he or she has been libeled via their portrayal in the work (whether ...
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Chip implants in humans and an encrypted cube

I remember some scene when someone connects to a computer and put on some glasses and gets some 3d interface or something like that. I think I remember some kind of cube that he tries to open as some ...
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1answer
208 views

How far advanced are today's robots with respect to those shown in Real Steel?

Several high-tech robots are shown in the movie Real Steel. Robots that can follow voice commands and even having shadow recognition and voice recognition there. I was wondering: Do these types of ...
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3answers
647 views

Are there running gags per series in Top Gear?

Watching the 11th series of Top Gear, they seem to have a running joke about the Dacia Sandaro. Does each series have a subtle (or not so subtle) gag or reference?
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Why did Neo have powers in the real world?

In the Matrix, why did Neo have magic powers in the real world? For example, (1) Those scenes where he blows up those robots purportedly with his mind. (2) That one where he has no eyes but can ...
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1answer
356 views

Identify this movie: Blonde woman shot in front of school

I forgot the genre, but it was recent (last decade) and set in the US. There was this annoying senior year high school student who was sitting in a luxury car outside of High School talking on her ...
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1answer
807 views

What was the actual role of Wooton & Simms in the plot?

At the end of the film Fracture (2007), when Beachum prosecutes with new evidences, Crawford is surrounded by defense attorneys from Wooton & Simms, the law firm from which Beachum got a job ...
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128k views

Which story is true at end of the movie “Life of Pi”?

At the end of the movie Life of Pi, Pi tells us two stories. One with the tiger (unrealistic) and one without the tiger (realistic). I believe that he was metaphorically referring himself as the ...
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8answers
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Why does Aaron Cross lie about being out of medication?

The movie Bourne Legacy starts with Aaron Cross climbing over the mountains until he reaches a rest station occupied by another agent. When Aaron Cross first meets the agent he tells him he lost his ...
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4answers
7k views

Did James Bond fail his mission in “Skyfall”?

If I understand Skyfall correctly, James Bond's primary mission is to protect M from being killed by Silva -- despite this, near the end of the movie, M dies from a wound inflicted by Silva's men. ...
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4answers
2k views

Why couldn't Bond have backup at the battle of Skyfall?

I think I am missing a key plot point here. Bond had to fake-kidnap M and bring her to Skyfall in order to lure Silva there for one last stand. Why did this have to be a secret from his colleagues ...
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Was Leonard Shelby really crazy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What detail should I be looking for in Leonard in Memento to determine the plot? From what I understood after watching Memento, Leonard got the no of the car of Teddy ...

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