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Which film or TV-Show was the first to use a '555-' phone number?

[Image from Toy Story 3] Using a fictional '555-' phone number is not uncommon in American films and television shows. Which film or television show was the first to use a '555-' phone number?
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Do they really have sex in movies?

Many times in movies (especially Hollywood), actors and actresses are shown having intercourse (not talking about pornographic films). Do they really do this? Or fake it? That's really up to the ...
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1answer
351 views

Children trapped in a house

I recall a film where children (maybe brother/sister) were stuck in their country home. Unable to get out because small creatures would get them. To protect themselves they made a circle around the ...
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1answer
644 views

What happened to Scrad?

In Men in Black II, Johnny Knoxville's character Scrad, the two-headed alien henchman for Seelena leads a bunch of aline thugs to Jeebs' basement where Agent K has just been deneuralized. In the ...
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How do they film money in TV or movie?

Money shown in movies or TV shows before 30-40 years was looked fake. Is there a law that prohibits was showing real money (bills and close ups of coins) in a TV commercial, show or film? How do they ...
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How are stunts where vehicles are seriously damaged (such as explosions or crashes) filmed?

In many movies vehicles are apparently seriously damaged. How are these stunts filmed? Are these made animated? Does it costs more to shoot these types of shots? Do these shots have retakes? Examples ...
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Identify this film about a Boy, girl and Girl's Dog

I remember watching a movie where a mature boy has a crush on a girl and tries to impress her. But the problem is that the girl has a dog (most probably a female dog) which creates problems that ...
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801 views

Movie where a videogame becomes real

I remember seeing a movie in the late 90's to early 2000's about a video game company working on a video game. I think lightning hits the building or something happens and the game becomes real. ...
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1answer
350 views

Anyone recognise this court based film about a mute man accused of murder?

Does anyone recognise this film? I can only remember two scenes from it and the vague plot: I watched it about 20 years ago on TV in the UK. It is an American film, set in America. I would guess it ...
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5answers
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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3answers
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What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?

Near the end of Django Unchained, Schultz has a flashback to the dog-mauling that Candie had ordered earlier in the movie. Soon after the flashback, Schultz takes his climactic action. Did the ...
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72 views

Why is Azula's fire blue?

I've been watching the cartoon again recently, and I haven't seen anything that explains why her fire is blue. I understand she can bend lightning. Is the blue flames an extension of this?
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1answer
115 views

“He is god! That's why they are taking/sending him to the gas chamber!”

Woman says - "He is god! That's why they are taking/sending him to the gas chamber!" Could be a horror/exploitation type of flick from the 70s/80s.
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1answer
263 views

In unbreakable why doesn't David “sense” that Elijah planned the disasters sooner?

I know that David sensed what Elijah did at the end when they shake hands but why did it take him so long? I think I recall he "sensed" that the man in the army jacket had a gun in his belt without ...
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5answers
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Purpose of the “Purge All” button in Cabin in the Woods

When Dana And Marty make it into the underground complex after they leave the elevator they find themselves in room with 8 (ish..) doors and some form of control booth. They go into the control booth ...
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3answers
1k views

Why did Cutter retell the sailor story?

At the end of the movie, before leaving Angier behind, Cutter and Angier have this conversation Cutter: Take a minute to consider your achievement. I once told you about a sailor who described ...
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1answer
527 views

How did the female astronaut turn into an ape?

In the original Planet of the Apes, the astronauts get lost in space and crash land on what they believe is an alien planet. But when they wake up only the female counter part has turned to an ape. ...
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1answer
2k views

What do we know of Barney's occupation?

In How I Met Your Mother, what do we know about Barney's profession except the fact that he works for GNB? References to the show (eg. "in Season X Episode Y,") will be appreciated.
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1answer
3k views

Significance of “Lady in the Radiator” in the movie Eraserhead

As all other David lynch movies Eraserhead also is hard to grasp. I would like to understand what exactly the film suggests or explains. Particularly what is the significance of the "Lady in the ...
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2answers
2k views

What is east of RHUN?

If you look at the map of Middle Earth (ignoring the circles) You see that the world suddenly ends when the map reaches the right margin. What is east of RHUN?
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1answer
365 views

What is the theme of Cash Back?

Today I watched Cashback. But I am in doubt whether I understood its theme properly or not. At the end, it is a love story. But somethings I could not connect to the plot. Like his power to pause time ...
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1answer
320 views

Where did the river of pink slime come from?

[Source] In the sequel the Ghostbusters discover a river of pink slime underneath Manhattan. The slime reacts to emotions, positive or negative, and can therefore be used for good or bad. ...
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1answer
416 views

Is there a term for the opposite of the Chuck Cunningham Syndrome?

Chuck Cunningham Syndrome refers to when a character simply disappears with no explanation and is treated in later episodes as if they never existed. I was wondering if there was a term, maybe ...
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3answers
6k views

What is the meaning of the red flag in Les Miserables?

When the people run riot at General Lamarque's funeral and when the people man the barricades a few of them are waving red flags. I assume the flag is a symbol of the revolution. Is there something ...
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2answers
202 views

TV show that has similar cartoons

I recently saw this commercial. Now, I remember as a kid(early to mid 80's), watching a TV show that had a cartoon character exactly like that. Just the whole art style of this commercial reminded ...
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2answers
178 views

Why did they choose Stevens to go into the Source Code?

My question is that why they used a person who doesn't have any knowledge of the Source Code? Stevens is dead for two months, so they have much time for choice. Why did they keep his body for two ...
4
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1answer
95 views

What was the name of the 'visitor' race?

Throughout V (2009 remake) the 'Visitors' are referred to as 'Vs' and 'Visitors' - is the actual name of the visiting race ever mentioned at any point during the TV series? What was the name of the ...
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1answer
169 views

Can we guess the religion or caste of Naseeruddin Shah's character in the movie “A Wednesday”?

The lead character in A Wednesday does say that he won't reveal his name, but I guess there are subtle clues about his identities. Has anyone given thought in that direction?
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2answers
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How did Dr. Stu Price lose his tooth in The Hangover?

In the morning after the big blackout in The Hangover, Dr. Stu Price realized that he was missing a tooth. How did Dr. Stu lose his tooth? Did they talk about the lost tooth in a later part of the ...
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2answers
3k 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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1answer
154 views

Doubts regarding Bourne Identity

It seemed the doctor believed it would take some time for Bourne to remember everything. If he was so sure about that then why did he let Bourne leave the boat so quickly? Also where was it where ...
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1answer
3k views

What was the name of Bilbo's sword?

The Swords After the group kills the Trolls trying to eat them, they go to their cave where they find a collection of Elven swords. Gandalf gives Bilbo a sword that glows when Orcs are near. The ...
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1answer
2k views

What was the answer to the box riddle?

The Riddles When Bilbo first meets Gollum in the cave in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He asks Gollum to lead him out of the cave, but Gollum refuses unless they play a game of riddles. The Box ...
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2answers
5k views

How does the budget breakdown for a US TV season compare to a UK TV Season?

Firstly, regardless of the total amount how is the budget for a US TV Season of twenty odd episodes typically broken down? What percentage goes on writing, sets, equipment, actors, etc? Secondly, how ...
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6answers
11k views

Why did Atom indicate that he could understand Max at the beginning of Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, a boy named Max salvages an obsolete sparring robot called Atom and, with the help of his father and the father's mechanic/girlfriend, restores it to working condition. ...
2
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1answer
311 views

German movie on Stalingrad war

As far as I can remember, it was a German movie before 2000. I only saw 15mins from the start and that is what I remember. 1) It was English translated version. 2) It was on Stalingrad war. 3) It ...
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1answer
517 views

Identify this movie where man dies but his ghost lingers

I am trying to identify this movie, here is what I remember of it; It is an old movie, probably 90's A man (yellow hair I guess) dies, but his ghost lingers Ghost watches his wife and best friend ...
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1answer
3k views

Sci fi movie: Present changes due to killing a butterfly in pre-history

I saw this movie about 10 years ago. Traveling back in time a group of people visiting a prehistoric time period, one of the group catches/ kills a butterfly. after returning to present time the world ...
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1answer
7k views

Why did Richard Coyle leave 'Coupling'?

In Coupling, Richard Coyle (Jeff Murdock) left the series before the 4th season. Does anybody know the reason? I looked at the IMDb and Wikipedia pages but couldn't find any useful information.
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3answers
647 views

Movie where Michael Douglas kid is kidnapped

I remember watching a movie years ago, where there was an intense scene in which Michael Douglas son's kidnappers call his home asking for a ransom and he refuses to negotiate with them. He hears a ...
2
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1answer
251 views

Was the “Khyber Dam” from the 2012 BBC TV show 'Hunted' a real dam?

Is the "Khyber Dam" from the 2012 BBC TV show 'Hunted' a dam in real life?
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1answer
168 views

Props used in Hal Roach shorts

How did they make the cars fall apart, on cue, in those old comedy shorts from Hal Roach Studios? example: Blotto with Laurel and Hardy
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2answers
690 views

Differences in plot from the Japanese and American versions of Pokemon: The Movie

I was reading the IMDB page for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back and one of the bits of trivia states that "The Japanese version has an entirely different story. ". I know the Japanese version casts ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

How did the police save the hostages in the bank in Inside Man?

How did the police save the hostages in the bank in Inside Man? I did not understand the movie.
3
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2answers
520 views

Why were the girls only attracted towards the Amortentia?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when Professor Slughorn were showing the studnets the love potion Amortentia, the girls were more affetced than the boys. But as per Hermione it should ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Bruce Wayne's device

So in that movie, when Bruce Wayne makes his public appearance at the charity ball, when he gets out of his car, cameras start flashing and he has something in his hands and he presses a button when ...
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4answers
6k views

Why does Bane's henchman sacrifice himself?

In the very beginning of the movie (the airplane scene,) when Bane is about to leave the plane with the nuclear scientist, the following dialogue takes place between Bane and one of his men: Bane: ...
8
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4answers
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Why did Severus Snape present himself as evil to Harry?

Professor Severus Snape was a very important character through out the Harry Potter series. He played very important roles in Harry's life as well as in Hogwarts fortune. His works were admirable and ...
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1answer
439 views

Were Ginny Weasely and Harry Potter in a relationship before Deathly Hallows part 2? [closed]

In Deathly Hallows part 2, we see them kissing proving they were in love and later they married. But in Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince, we see Harry trying to impress another girl in the hotel in ...
2
votes
2answers
225 views

How could Harry and his friends survive the fall without the charm?

We have seen several instances where Harry - or in special cases, his friends - survive several falls by using the "Arrestro Momentum" spell like in Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows 2. But in ...

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