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Who did Andy work for when he was a shoe-shiner?

In one episode, Andy states that he doesn't really know who his boss is. This raises the question, who is in charge of the shoe-shining business? We know that Leslie arranged for him to get the job ...
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What is the second prostitute saying in Vietnamese in Full Metal Jacket?

Is the prostitute in Full Metal Jacket talking in Vietnamese because I can't catch what she is saying? It sounds like random mumbling and not Vietnamese. I was raised in a Vietnamese family, but can't ...
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How many acts do the AGT judges actually see?

When the auditions for America's Got Talent (AGT) air, they show this huge hall with what appears to be several hundred people waiting to go on stage. Now I realize only a small number of acts that ...
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Could someone explain the meaning of the “subway man” hallucination in the movie “Pi” (1998)?

In the movie Pi (1998), Max has several hallucinations. One hallucination I did not understand was the singing man in the subway. We see the man twice in the movie. We first see the man singing, then ...
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What happened to Connie?

In the Independence Day movie, David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) went YEARS after his divorce from Connie without removing the wedding ring, and he couldn't get her off his mind! In Independence Day 2:...
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Is Touch of Evil (1958) the first movie to allow actors to drive vehicles?

Recently I watched the movie Touch of Evil (1958), in which Mike Vargus was really driving vehicles with a moving real background: Usually in classic movies, they put running background and the ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Dr. Hafez and the former Anck-Su-Namun?

In the movie The Mummy Returns (2001), sequel to the highly famous The Mummy (1999), soon after the protagonists capture the bracelet of Anubis from a place near the banks of the river Nile, we are ...
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Why is the blackmail scene in Fight Club different from the book?

In Fight Club, why is the blackmail scene different in the movie from the version in the book? Was this script changed for screenplay, or rather the director? What was the motivation here for the ...
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Is there any significance to the Angels' wing colours?

In the TV-series Lucifer, Lucifer used to have wings and they are later revealed to be of bright white colour. But his brother had blackish wings. Is it due to his skin colour or is there any ...
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What was with the giant location titles?

VIENNA I really enjoyed Captain America: Civil War, but I found myself giggling uncontrollably whenever they'd put up the ENORMOUS location titles. LONDON This seemed a very odd choice. The film ...
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Movie with shop assistant shot in each limb

There is a movie scene in my memory that's been bugging me for a while now. I believe it comes from a movie I saw in my childhood, making it an 80s, early 90s movie. I'm almost sure it was English ...
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Was Boomhauer really a Texas Ranger?

On one of the final episodes of King of the Hill, Boomerhaur's occupation, which was never previously discussed (other than being a ladies' man who sometimes had benefactors) was possibly revealed as ...
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Suffocation by slowing ventilator at the hands of an evil AI

Saw this movie probably 20 years ago, but one scene has stuck with me. From what I recall several people are trapped in a futuristic hospital controlled by a sophisticated malfunctioning AI computer ...
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What's this (very) indie movie were the protagonist always looks 20?

I've been trying to find this movie I saw about one year ago. It's a very short (around 50 minutes to an hour) indepedent movie. It's about one guy's life. like how he ran into his girlfriend ...
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Has the denouement of Limitless been retconned?

In the closing scenes of Limitless, Bradley Cooper's character Eddie Morra reveals that However, in the TV show of the same name, Morra suggests to Brian Finch that Even if he was lying to Finch,...
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Identify this thriller / dark comedy? older guy harasses couple ('90s, probably)

I have seen this film on television about 15-20 years ago or so, probably it's been made in the '90s, maybe from the US, and for television directly, but I'm not sure. I've seen it in Hungarian ...
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Why wasn't Anubis present on the day Horus got crowned?

All of the gods were at the ceremony at the Palace of Osiris in Gods of Egypt. Horus was to be crowned as the new king of Egypt. All of the gods were present at that day, even though Set came a bit ...
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Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Episode 2 we see a large box of DVDs with Jeremy Piven on the cover playing the drums with the title 'Own the Skins' being dumped in a box marked 'FREE': Can anyone ...
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Has the length of action scenes changed over time?

It could just be me getting older but I feel like action movies these days have action scenes that just go on for an eternity. (I don't know what's wrong with me but sometimes I just want the ...
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Why doesn't Redridge kill Eli at the end of the first shootout?

In The Book of Eli, after Eli (Denzel Washington) has shot most of Carnegie's (Gary Oldman) henchmen and Redridge (Ray Stevenson) has already missed killing him twice, Eli and Redridge are facing each ...
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Has Hypnotoad ever been shown to hypnotize robots?

According to the Futurama Wiki: Hypnotoad is a large toad-like creature that has large oscillating multicolored eyes and emits a droning hum. His eyes glow all the time. The toad apparently uses ...
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Why was Reddington looking for the girl?

Over the course of the first season of The Blacklist, we see Reddington looking for clues about a girl whom we may assume to be his daughter. Most notably, we see him remove one photograph from the ...
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Does Adrien Brody's Character in “Restaurant” (1998) Use the N-Word?

Towards the end of the 1998 movie "Restaurant" (imdb, a good NYT review) with Adrien Brody, his character Chris is having an altercation evolving into a fight with a young black co-worker (played, I ...
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Sex-driven movie that involves an assault on a girl against a chain-link fence and a sheriff being shot in the back by a mob

I watched this movie in February of 1995 (I remember that I was at All-State Choir that year in Kentucky). The movie was in English on the hotel's TV and was probably Cinemax or the like (they never ...
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What are the reasons behind the shorter Italian version of Cool Hand Luke?

I might have seen Cool Hand Luke, as a kid for the first time on Italian TV, probably when I was 10-12 years old (so we're talking about 1984-86) when the movie was already a classic (although in the ...
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(Fantasy/Kids/Horror?) movie/TV show involving kids going to a faerie realm

This has been bothering me for years... I remember this scene so vividly, and I keep thinking it was from a movie. Although it might have been from a TV show. Or I might have dreamt the thing. In any ...
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Why is the Ucayali in Werner Herzog's 'Fitzcarraldo' flowing in the wrong direction?

In Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, when they move the ship from the top of the hill down to the Ucayali, the water is flowing from left to right. But according to the maps shown and the sketch drawn by ...
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British TV-movie, 1980s, Indian/Pakistani girl and white boy teen-couple, dinner, flashing

I'm looking for a British TV(?)-movie I saw on Norwegian TV while I went to junior-high - so that'd be between 1987 and 1990... it may have been a few years older (guess five tops). It's about the ...
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Identify surreal foreign (Dutch?) dialogue-less film

I saw this film in the early 90s (likely 1992-1994) on Film International on TVOntario (basically a Canadian public broadcasting TV station). Film International basically showed foreign films every ...
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When are dialect coaches brought in?

When are dialect coaches hired for actors, and who typically makes the decision? I've seen serious movies where stars attempt to emulate an accent with grating incompetence. And now I've seen the ...
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Black comedy mini-series with bloody shootings in public toilet

Black comedy mini-series (several episodes) about mafia/gansters. I've watched it in the 90's. Most probably in colour. I don't remember the language spoken, but my guess would be that the show was ...
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What was the original plan?

At the ending of Man on a Ledge, Nick Casidy is able to prove his innocence by showing publicly that the bad guy still has the diamond in his possession, which proves that Nick never stole it. This ...
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Are there two separate versions of Hugo Stiglitz's background in Inglorious Basterds?

I've seen Inglourious Basterds a few times. I recall that the Samuel L. Jackson voice over which gave a background of Hugo Stiglitz went like this As a German enlisted man, he managed to kill ...
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Are Matt LeBlanc's financial troubles a caricature of Nicolas Cage?

In the Showtime/BBC series Episodes, Matt LeBlanc plays himself. In the latest season (Season 4), a key plot point involves Matt facing financial problems along with overdue taxes. I couldn't help ...
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Wachowski trademarks?

We all know the Wachowskis perfected the now famous Bullet Time in the movie The Matrix. We also know they are on the cusp with the technology they utilize. Are there any production/filming techniques ...
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References to Voyager 1 / Cassini photographs?

Voyager - a famous interstellar mission - produced pictures after passing Saturn. To me it seems too much of a coincidence that a shot in the film Interstellar featuring a distant shot of the space ...
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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after having sex with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the ...
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Who translated the book “The Lady With a Little Dog” used in movie “The Reader”?

I found the Anton Chekov story "The Lady With the Dog", which is translated by Constance Garnett. It does not match with the story read by Michael in the movie "The Reader". Can anyone tell me who ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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What is the meaning of the butterfly?

In the movie The Door (org.: Die Tür) there are repeated ocurrances of a butterfly. First of all David's daughter Leonie wants to go catching butterflies when her father doesn't have time for her and ...
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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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Why do Dragon Ball Z telecasts always stop mid-season in India?

Dragon Ball Z was telecasting on Cartoon Network India from many years. Previously it stopped telecasting it in the middle of season 1. Then it disappeared for years and then repeated telecast till ...
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Why doesn't Aman's wife come back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+, Aman's wife comes back as a revengeful ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hit man, she doesn't come back. What is the ...
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Significance of Mei's tea box?

During "Any Sum Within Reason" the 12th episode of Hell on Wheels' season five: (S05E12) When he returns to his quarters, he finds Mei gone. On the bed, he finds the box her father left her – the ...
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How was pressure cooker blast filmed?

In Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), there is a scene where a pressure cooker suddenly blasts in front of two lead actors. How was this pressure cooker blast filmed? Was there any risk of harm to the ...
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How could the lady who redeemed Bill know what was up?

In Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the protagonist Bill arrives at a secret party/orgy: Now there are several ways to interpret this movie - everything is a dream (or several dreams) and if not one could ...
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How are awards given in the editing category?

How are awards are given in the editing category? In 2013, Argo (2012) won an Oscar for editing. I saw the movie, but I didn't notice any noticeable editing effects like rapid cut sticking out, like ...
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What do the bugs symbolize in “Pi”?

In Pi (1998) we see bugs surrounding Max's brain during one of his hallucinations, and we also see bugs around Max's computer. What I don't understand is that sometimes the bugs are seen as a good ...
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Are Frank and Claire modeled after Bill and Hillary Clinton?

There are just too many similarities between Frank and Claire Underwood vs. Bill and Hillary Clinton: Both couples are both political animals Both Claire and Hillary are the US "ambassadors" oversea,...
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Why does Ice Bear talk in the third person?

In We Bare Bears one of the three bear brothers, Ice Bear talks in the third person, typically limited to the form of "Ice Bear something something". He (almost) always starts his sentences with "Ice ...

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