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Man has his memory wiped because of a JFK conspiracy

I saw this movie some time ago possibly as much as 10 years ago and I may be confusing some scenes with more than one movie, but anyway here's what I remember: A guy is taken away to a mental ...
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Jack lying to the citizens of Halloween Town?

In "The Nightmare Before Christmas," when Jack is trying to explain Christmas to the citizens of Halloween Town, he ends up lying to them about "Sandy Claws" being a malevolent being. He does this to ...
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Are the stunts staged or spontaneous?

Through the years of watching Jack-Ass, I've always wondered about some of the stunts they do. A few come to mind When one of the guys goes into a hardware store to...use one of their display ...
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Are there any rules for what sort of content premium channels can show?

Regulating TV content via rating is obviously different than that of movies, in which there are straight-forward ratings and rules for seeing/buying films. Cable channels follow rules that vary at ...
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Kid hides in spaceship bound for the moon

This is an American film about a boy whose father is an astronaut and is going to the moon, or something like that. The kid doensn't want to be left behind and sneaks onboard the shuttle/spacecraft. ...
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Looking for animated short film “More” on excess consumption from the 1970s

The film was very short, maybe 2 minutes, showing first an infant who had a thought bubble after it emptied its bottle with the word "More", then showing the child grown with a pile of toys and ...
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Quote from what movie? “I suggest you rethink your strategy!”

I am trying to recall what movie this scene was in. The movie takes place in a military academy (Taps, The Blue & The Grey, etc.). The scene is one of the barracks. The main character is a cadet ...
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How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
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TV Movie (Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color?) about abuse of child convicts in the late 1800s

1960's Color TV movie about the cruel treatment of children by the US legal system in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Might have been an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. Memorable ...
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Killer living in strangers' homes

Like the title says, I am looking for a movie, where a guy is living in strangers homes in a way that they don't notice him. After some days he will then kill them at night with a utility knife. ...
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80's rape/revenge flick

It's an 80's movie that I saw a long time ago on VHS. The main character is a dark haired woman who works as a TV anchor. She is kidnapped in the parking lot by a group of thugs in a van and taken ...
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What was the Chinese man's role in the attempt to kill Bill the Butcher?

What was the Chinese man's role in the plot to kill Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York? There are various scenes where Amsterdam is talking to the Chinese man in charge of the venue where the ...
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man messes with mob and gets his guts cut out by surgeon

This is an old, black and white American film. In final scenes the main character, a man in 30s, returns home to his lady. As I recall correctly he wearing a suit and has no hat. Apparently he was ...
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Who put the Ojibwe phrase on the board at Tony's hospital room?

During the first chapters of The Sopranos season 6, there is a mysterious Ojibwe saying on the board at Tony's room which says: Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great ...
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117 views

Nuclear war movie ending

I think this scene is from the ending of a movie, but I could be wrong. The world (earth I think) is seen from outer space while the camera slowly zooming out. A missile (a nuclear warhead?), only ...
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Style of shooting where common activities are filmed as if they were epic

I am trying to identify a cinematic style where a common activity is filmed as if it was way more epic than it really is (usually with a comedic intent). As an example: a guy could be just drinking ...
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Says “bada bing” while killing mob boss, betrayed by lover

I watched part of a movie on TV in 2007 or 2008, where the lead character was a typical clever, independent, master-of-all-trades, living-away-from-society-in-woods guy who carried out tasks like ...
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Cartoon about 2 (or 3..) Villages, and a large, road-building machine

I have been wondering about a cartoon I THINK I saw as a kid. It must have been produced in or before the middle 80's, as that was when I must have seen it, and it was in TV in Germany. I vaguley ...
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What is the significance of The Master crossing the river?

In pilot episode of The Strain, Night Zero, Eichhorst is absolutely insistent that Miguel must "cross the river before dawn". Similarly when he arrives at the airport, Setrakian is absolutely ...
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Movie about a guy killed with a car jack

I'm looking for a movie which was released probably before 2002. It involves an overweight man who gets his head smashed with a car jack. In the beginning there is a scene where the guy's wife is ...
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444 views

Why is Brian Doyle Murray a coward?

In the Arrested Development episode "Missing Kitty" (S01E16) Tobias, during his in-prison research for the role of "Frightened Inmate #2", is having difficulties with his new roommate White Power ...
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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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108 views

What is the laser sound in the tunnel?

In Dr. No when James Bond escapes his cell (through the electric fence) he is in a tunnel, climbing down, when suddenly there's what sounds like a laser (it sounded like a Sonar signal) He looks up, ...
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Forrest Gump v.s. Glenn Cunningham - any relation?

I just recently learned the story of Glenn Cunningham from Chicken Soup for the Soul, a book written by Mark Hansen and Jack Canfield. Cunningham's creative-will story moves me to tears. Q: Have ...
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A late 80's or an early 90's biker movie

While watching this movie "Under the skin", there's this scene of a biker on a highway like this, The above picture reminds me of a movie I've watched in VCR in early 90's probably this movie ...
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Why is the phone ringing?

in Phantoms (1998) we discover the phones are out of order when Lisa and Jennifer find the maid, dead on the floor. When the girls head to the police station, it's confirmed the phone are not working. ...
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Did Malvo Kill the Car Salesman?

Near the end of the last episode of Fargo, the car salesman pleads for his life, telling Malvo that he has a little girl at home. Does he make it? The show doesn't explicitly show the outcome either ...
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Gays at classical music concert, then listen to hi-fi

I've seen this in mid 2000s and it was a new release, probably a major Hollywood production. There was probably a minor subplot, showing a mature man listening to classical music at a concert hall ...
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No Kick In Higher Level means they're stuck

How can the group exit out of the first level? Was there a sedative timer in the plane that wakes them up? If that's the case it ruins the point of the story: Eames says that "He's sitting this one ...
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164 views

Late 70s - early 80s film about woman being stalked

I´m looking for the title of a film or TV movie aired in the late 70s or early 80s about a woman who moves to an apartment and begins to be stalked by a stranger who lives in the opposite building and ...
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Old CG animation that aired on Starz?

Ok so about 5 or 6 years ago (old I know) I was watching Starz movie channel and they were having this animation marathon with movies like Final Fantasy: Spirits Within and some others. I watched them ...
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Identify romantic “chivalry era” movie: “If I were king, I'd make you queen”

Looking for help identifying a movie I saw as a kid. It was either played on TV in early 90's or I saw it on a rented videotape. It featuring a guy/girl romantic couple in some sort of ...
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What is the message behind Twelve Monkeys Cover?

In Twelve Monkeys (1995) cover You can clearly see the Twelve Monkeys symbol on Bruce Willis' right eye, and it looks like Bruce Willis is an android of some kind (like Terminator), but those who ...
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What is the relevance of the Unabomber sideplot?

Near the end of The Insider, after the crippled down version of Jeffrey's interview aired on TV and Lowell Bergman returns from his forced vacation, he ends up somewhere in the US countryside in the ...
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Was the suspicion that fell on The Counselor really a coincidence?

When the drug cartel's motorbike courier is killed (and a big drug delivery subsequently stolen), the deal in which The Counselor is involved goes terribly wrong. By the unlucky coincidence that The ...
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...
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Boats in Philadelphia Story

Why do Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant spend so much time talking about boats in The Philadelphia Story? I understand that the True Love, their yacht, is a metaphor for their relationship. What ...
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Were the colorless camera shots done on purpose?

During the 2014 version of Robocop there were some short camera shots where I noticed an extensive lack of color in the image (nearly to the feeled degree of black-and-white when compared to the rest ...
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Numbers on the wall in Cuba in “Guys and Dolls” film

In the 1955 film version of Guys and Dolls, there is a series of scenes which take place in Cuba. One of the odd features of this sequence is a series of four digit numbers on the various walls ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino?
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Captions in Mexican TV Commercials

Watching Mexican TV channels like Televisa and TVAzteca, you'll notice that many TV commercials have captions at the bottom of the screen with what appear to read as cautionary messages. Snack ...
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Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?

In Bottle Rocket, Robert Musgrave's character is named Bob Mapplethorpe after the infamous photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Why did Wes Anderson or Owen Wilson choose this particular name? Were ...
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How did the bullet lodged in his brain affect Bazil in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, Bazil is the protagonist of the story, initially a Tarantino-like video store clerk, and later the mastermind of a revenge plot. One of the reasons for his quest for revenge is the fact ...
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What is the meaning of the veiled woman with the hawk?

In the opening scene of Secret Things (2002), and again three times throughout the movie, including the climax scene at the end, a veiled woman is seen, holding a hawk. Sometimes the hawk is seen ...
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What was the meaning of the country song in the episode “Aus der Tiefe der Zeit”?

The Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" repeatedly employs a certain country song as in-scene background music at various occasions. More or less anytime when some music ...
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Why the subterfuge by Salino?

In The Sting, Loretta Salino, Lonnegan's assassin, masquerades as a waitress in a diner in order to get close to Hooker. Why the need for all the subterfuge? Considering how easily she herself was ...
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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Significance of the Magnificent Seven reference in The Nest

At the beginning of The Nest (org.: Nid de guêpes), when Santino's crew drives in their car to prepare the robbery, Santino and Nasser start whistling the title melody of The Magnificent Seven and the ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why do the "supposed" killer not recognize Walter when he went to jail to talk to him? After that scene we later see that Walter went to college with him and they make eye contact at one point. So, ...
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What was the actual narrative structure in Moebius by Kim Ki Duk?

I've recently seen the last Kim Ki Duk movie Moebius and I feel I didn't quite get the narrative structure. I thought the whole film was pretty linear but the last scene, where you find out made ...

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