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Was the margin really paid by Barings? But Why?

I have only limited knowledge of Stock Trading, and I have recently watched Rogue Trader. It's the story of Nick Leeson, an investment trader who single-handedly bankrupted Barings Bank in the 90s. ...
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When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...
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Significance of 1958 and its cultural backdrop as the year for the Alien's landing?

This year seems to have a significant meaning in Super 8, as this is the year the humans made contact with the alien in the experiments. During the flashback sequence in the lab, the file folder ...
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Teenager who warps into video games and has to defeat the boss of that level

I'm trying to identify a TV show about a teenager who warps into video games and has to defeat the boss of that level or something to that effect. It might not have been a video game that he warps ...
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Horror movie, father rescuing son from world found behind a mirror

The scene depicts a father, who I believe has a shotgun slung around his back, searching for his son in what I believe is a house. He hears his son calling for him, shouting for help in a ghostly way....
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Who is this actor? (and from what movie is he?)

Maybe someone can help me identify the actor and the corresponding movie this image is from: Initially I thought it's Marcello Mastroianni, but now I think it's just a (slight) resemblance between ...
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?

When the Enterprise is on it's way to Kronos it drops out of warp because of some unknown leak in the core. At first it's implied that it's the torpedoes (which it wasn't because they were not even ...
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Why the police do not keep an eye on Jesse after Hank is attacked?

In Breaking Bad season 3, Hank gets shot after encounter with two Mexicans. A few days earlier, he was summoned for his actions against Jesse and his badge and gun were taken. Following the attack ...
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443 views

Made for TV series on counter intelligence and CIA during cold war

I have watched this series/movie (I think netflix) but can't remember the name after trying so hard. The story spans during and after cold war era. It's about 2 friends; who join CIA, and the lead ...
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Where did the jewelry go?

In the movie "Robot and Frank," Frank steals valuable jewelry with the help of a household robot. He hides the loot well enough that the police can not find it and he escapes punishment. At the end of ...
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Russian spy movie with the tagline “What would you do if your best friend was a Russian spy?”

1990s movie about a group of people who are convinced that someone in their group is a Russian spy. They go on a retreat together and somewhere in the movie, a pet cat is found dead in the kitchen. In ...
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How was the space station fly-through in 2001: A Space Odyssey filmed?

In the sequence set to the Blue Danube Waltz, we see a Pan Am orbital shuttle docking with a partially-completed space station. Here is a clip from that sequence on YouTube. There are good views of ...
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Why does Dexter use the same outfit for killing?

Dexter dresses in this outfit every time he commits a killing. Why does he use the same clothes? Is it some kind of signature?
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418 views

Wasn't River crossing her own timeline?

In several episodes of Doctor Who (The Runaway Bride and the Wedding of River Song spring to mind) the Doctor says that he cannot cross his own timeline for fear of creating a paradox... it's ...
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Is the kid a reference to another Marvel hero?

The kid Harley Keener played a pretty important role in Iron Man 3. To me it sort of seemed that the movie was hinting that he was going to be another hero, maybe from the Iron Man universe, maybe ...
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How did the Death Eaters physically escape from Azkaban?

Below we can see Bellatrix Lestrange stood on the edge of Azkaban prison. Now, in the book, if I can remember, it's explicitly said that it was the Dementors that broke the Death Eaters out of Azkaban....
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Why didn't Lord Coward spot the origin of the sound while Sherlock was hiding in the smoke?

When Sherlock blocks the chimney in Lord Coward's office in order to hide in the smoke, he decides to continue talking to Lord Coward who could have simply spotted the origin of the sound and shoot ...
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Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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718 views

Did Billy really play Myra in Hans's vision?

In the movie Seven Psychopaths in the night Hans is high on peyote he has a vision of his late wife Myra telling him that there is no heaven and that she's just sitting in a completely grey room, ...
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In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?

The pivotal airplane voyage in the movie Flight includes an early interlude in which the airplane encounters some extreme turbulence. To get out of the turbulence, the senior pilot (played by Denzel ...
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How does Tokyo Drift fit into the time line?

In the third Fast and Furious movie - Tokyo Drift, one of the main characters in the story is Han Lue. Near the conclusion of the movie, he dies when his car explodes in a huge fireball after being ...
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309 views

British/English show about a dozen martial arts fighters

Think it was like 10 years ago the first time i saw on the tv. Their were like around 12 fighters with all different martial arts styles Every episode they had to do a challenge, the winner and the ...
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Car chase and a grenade stuffed into a helmet

I can never forget one scene from it, where some guy on a motorcycle is chasing a car full of bad people. Then he gets too close and is partially pulled in the window. As he's wearing a helmet, the ...
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Why doesn't the Clock in Hill Valley work in BTTF2?

I just watched the first movie of the trilogy (Back to the Future), and now I wondered, why does the Clock Tower still not work in 2015? From what I understand, in 1955 Doc and Marty pretty much built ...
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1990s sci-fi tv show with invading humanoids and dull crosshatched eyes

I am remembering a sci fi tv show from probably around the 90s in which the enemies had strange eyes. The eyes were dull and had either a cross or a line through them. Weaponry was like assault ...
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Did Thomas Jefferson really shoot a man for treason?

In the movie Swordfish, the antagonist Gabriel Shear states to Senator James Reisman just before executing him that "Thomas Jefferson once shot a man on the White House lawn for Treason". Is this ...
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518 views

What was wrong with Buck after his return?

In Band of Brothers, Episode 5 "Crossroads", shortly before the Battalion is called to the Ardennes, there is a scene where the soldiers are sitting a tent watching a movie. Cpt. Winters enters and ...
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681 views

How was Daniel Lugo able to withdraw Victor Kershaw money from the bank?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to impersonate Victor Kershaw personality when he went into the bank in the Bahamas? I find it hard to believe that any bank ...
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597 views

How was Daniel Lugo able to go to the Bahamas on a boat?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to reach the Bahamas using only a boat? We can see clearly in the scene where the cops chase Lugo that he jumps into his boat ...
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Season 5: Why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?

In Season 5, why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?
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Was Omar really an informant?

"Scarface" with Al Pacino as Tony Montana features a scene where Bolivian kingpin Sosa kills Tony's colleague Omar, saying Omar was an informant. Later, back in Miami, an angry Frank Lopez tells Tony ...
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How is naming done in MI6?

Bond is 007. WE have seen 006 and 008 in Bond movies. My question is how is this naming done to the agents in MI6? Does the number signify the serial no of an agent or the aptitude or the seniority? ...
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Why didn't Oliver Queen rescue Walter sooner than he did?

In the television series "Arrow", how come Oliver Queen doesn't rescue Walter sooner than he did?
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552 views

Ghost and living twin brother take revenge for their father's death

A famous Marathi stage actor acts in this movie as a millionaire and owns several tea estates. His son and heir, 'Munna Babu' is mentally retarded and is always busy playing "kabaddi" and "gilli danda"...
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Couples exchange partners; man regrets decision

I am looking for a movie I saw in the last few years. I only remember part of the plot. A couple have another couple over who are friends of theirs. The man insists on doing a couple exchange with ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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What makes a movie a “cult classic”?

As the title says, what actually defines a cult classic film? As an example, the Cube series (Cube, Cube 2 Hypbercube, and Cube Zero) are labeled as Cult Classics, but it does not seem like it is ...
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Could the Death Star travel faster than light?

Almost every ship (excluding speeders and small fighters) in the Star Wars universe can travel at light speed. As far as I'm aware most space stations can't (Bespin certainly doesn't seem to). The ...
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Does Michael Scofield have same problem with health as his mother?

Michael Scofield from Prision Break has hypothalamic hamartoma as his mother, who they think died from that in age of 30 (as I remember). It's a hereditary disease. In later seasons we see his mother ...
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Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?

Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?
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Why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water?

In The Exorcist, why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water sprinkled by Father Karras? It’s hard to believe that the demon mistakes the tap water for water blessed by a ...
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What was this movie with a real-life Assassin game?

I saw part of this film on television long ago; probably in the late 1970s. It was a live-action, action-genre film in which the protagonist participated in an international game like "Assassin"--...
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What's the name of the TV series with an Army guy who can control electronic devices signals with his mind?

I was wandering about the name of the series where a guy in the Army controls Electronic devices signals with his brain (sort of like talking to them). It was so cool, like he can tell a mobile phone ...
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Why is the Death Star shaped like a sphere?

Is it ever mentioned in the Star Wars movies why a sphere-shape was chosen? It would seem that sphere would be unreasonably hard to make as molding all the outer plates perfectly requires every plate ...
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Why was “The Social Network” made so quickly after Facebook took off?

The movie was released in 2010 and had to have started being planned for at least 1-2 years before that. It seems this was incredibly fast after Facebook was released to the whole world and took off. ...
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Translating the Jive dialogue

In the 1980 movie Airplane, there are two memorable scenes in which two guys (and in the later scene, an older woman) speak "Jive" to each other. The transcripts of the scenes in question are below, ...
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How did Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown first meet?

They’re not related, they’re not neighbors, and they’re separated in age by at least five decades: So how did Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown first meet? This question has been bugging me from the moment ...
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Why did Troy's arm still hurt after two months?

In Community episode S03E19 Curriculum Unavailable, when the study group is talking about what a crazy year they have had, they show an incident in which Troy slams his hand against the table.(This ...
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Do all the Doctors have catchphrases?

I've not watched all the doctors (mostly just the last three) however of those I have each incarnation seems to have a phrase (or several) which they use very frequently. These are: 9 - Fantastic ...

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