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Pirate movie with a female lead who eats an octopus

I'm looking for a pirate movie with a female protagonist. I thought it was Pirates of the caribbean II, but after checking it is not. In the film, the female protagonist is pranked by the crew to eat ...
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Why do so many movies still use the Wilhelm scream?

Why do so many movies still use the Wilhelm scream? Is it sort of a running joke throughout cinema? It seems like you could find thousands of other audio files of screams. The Wilhelm scream is a ...
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Woman imagines seeing old man lying in a bed

Which movie or TV series is this? A couple arrive at a house (their new home or a holiday retreat). The woman (A) goes into a bedroom, and to her surprise find an old man lying in a bed, and by the ...
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Did Yitzhak become a new Hedwig?

Near the end of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hedwig removes her wig and hands it to Yitzhak, who eventually realizes that Hedwig wants him to wear (as opposed to wanting Yitzhak to put it back on ...
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Ocean-themed animation TV show with a “digital” intro

This has bugged me for years! I'm hoping to find again a TV show that I saw in the late 90s / early 2000s. Some features of it I remember: The protagonist is a young adolescent female, possibly a ...
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Lenny taking a picture of Teddy

In the end of Memento (and beginning of its story), Lenny wants to take a picture of Teddy. Does anybody have a clue why Teddy asked to change the place where the picture was about to be taken? ...
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Is Toy Story inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit?

I couldn't help but notice a lot in common between the Toy Story movies, and The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. In specific, the following elements are both major parts of the story: They ...
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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 ...
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What is the origin of 'Why'd you do it?' on Frasier?

On Frasier, particularly seasons 8-10, there are a number of instances where a character will ask another 'Why'd you do it?' in an exaggerated fashion. Martin asks Niles when he leaves Eddie in a ...
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Who played “camel toe annie” on Conan's show?

Who played "camel toe annie" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien? Some guys on this forum think its Amy Poehler but she barely looks any thing like her in this clip
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What South American country was the body of water in?

In The Boys from Brazil, Barry Kohler is first spying on the Nazis in Paraguay, and then on the run from them. While he is on the run, there is a scene where we see a large body of water in the ...
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Why is she a half-alien?

Either I've missed it, or it was not explained: why is Lexi in Falling Skies a half-alien? The only explanations I have are "just because", "due to the eye bug", and "because of something unmentioned ...
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Looking for an episode of a Saturday evening adventure show (A-Team?)

I am looking for an episode of a TV show. It would've aired in the UK on ITV in a weekend early evening slot which tended to air American adventure shows such as Knight Rider, A-Team, Street Hawk ...
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Looking for medieval Star Wars type movie

I'm looking for a movie from Kroger Video in USA (English) around 1996 or 1997. I DO NOT remember the title. A boy/young adult grew up on a farm in an evil empire. (Sound familiar?) He teams up with ...
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Did John steal Primo's kilo in Five Star?

At the end of Five Star, John is accused of stealing Primo's kilo of cocaine. The movie never actually shows John deliver the cocaine, as he claims. Another man is murdered on John's attestation of ...
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Rookie Cut - Which movie?

A friend of mine recently cut his brow on the scope of a rifle, and now has a crescent moon scar just above his eyebrow. I distinctly remember seeing such a thing in a movie (5-10 years ago, but ...
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Why was the sound of an off-screen gunshot removed from a critical scene in a Magnum P.I. episode?

I’ve been rewatching old Magnum P.I. episodes and noticed something odd in the episode titled “Never Again ... Never Again” which is the 7th episode in the 1st season of the show. Without giving too ...
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Was John Christie supposed to return for a later Mission: Impossible episode?

In the episode "Spy" (S01E14) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible the IMF team is tasked with finding and destroying a chemical weapons factory owned by former MI6 agent John Christie and putting ...
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Cold War espionage movie, East Germans, late 1970s - early 1980s

I'm trying to find a particular movie that I saw many years ago. Here's what I remember: set amidst the Cold War mostly on the front lines of espionage an American protagonist who worked with ...
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Betting against himself

I'm looking for the title of a TV-series or movie. There was a minor role of a man with a strange habit. He bets against himself what other people might do. To do so he moved some money from his ...
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Significance of the air dancers in Nightcrawler

At one point in the film Nightcrawler, the scene is a morning in Los Angeles, possibly the only morning scene in the film where the hero is not watching television. Plotwise, the scene is positioned ...
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What was the recording order for How I Met Your Mother?

I know that the scene with the kids in the finale of How I Met Your Mother had all been recorded a while back as a way to make sure they looked the dame throughout the series, and I know the ending ...
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What deal does Finch make with H.R. In “Person of Interest”?

In Season 1 Episode 19 of "Person of Interest", Elias kidnaps Carter's son, so Finch goes to Officer Simmons, who is part of H.R., a group of corrupt cops who are working with Elias at the time. The ...
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What edition of Underworld has Rhona Mitra retconned into it?

While watching Underworld on Netflix, I noticed that in flashbacks the original blonde Sonja (Jazmin Dammak) had been replaced by the brunette version from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Rhona ...
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Is there a deeper relation between Abraham's tale of sacrifice and The Hunted?

William Friedkin's The Hunted is introduced by a quote spoken by Johnny Cash, in which he gives an interesting rendition of the classic Judeo-Christian tale of Abraham's sacrifice: God said to ...
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Horror movie with two kids entering in a construction haunted by a black monster

I watched this movie a long time ago (a decade probably). By the visual style the movie was made on the 90's, and probably it was made on the U.S.A. It was color. The plot was about two kids (a boy ...
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Why was the actor who played Kreese in Community credited as 'Someone Else'?

In Community Season 6 Episode 4 in the stage adaption of Karate Kid, the actor who plays 'Kreese' (real actor in film was Jess Allen playing Kreese in the original was Martin Kove ) is given 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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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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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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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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Utopia realistic shootings

I am currently watching the British series Utopia and I a was curious if someone knew or could point to a reference on how do they make those ultra realistic shootings and deaths.
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one 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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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 in American Hustle?
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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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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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Balon Greyjoy's assessment of the War of the Five Kings

In Season 6, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones, Balon Greyjoy remarks to Asha that he is the last surviving king from the original five. The deaths of Renly, Joffrey, and Robb are all known throughout the ...
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What movie does this quote comes from? “The first cut is not the deepest …”

'The first cut is not the deepest. The first cut is nothing. You can spit in my face once or twice, and it is nothing. You can take something away from me, and I can learn to live without it. but ...
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How did they film the motorcycle jump in Point Break (2015)?

The 2015 Point Break remake features a large number of spectacular stunts. Most of these stunts are claimed to be genuine and performed by highly skilled stuntmen. In one of the opening scenes a jump ...
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Non-English SBS Film about a couple making porn

In Australia SBS was known to air what was commonly thought to be porn programs late at night but now-a-days that doesn't seem to be the case and I have started to question how this has been the case. ...
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Plane crash, aliens involved

The movie starts with a plane crashing. The relative of a victim starts his/hers own investigation and finds that in the past, a similar incident happened. The story is known to the public as ...
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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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Why did Freya suddenly get so agitated during her speech?

Nearing the climax of The Huntsman: Winter's War, when Freya is holding a speech in front of her Huntsmen right before Eric tries to assassinate her, she suddenly starts to hesitate a little and gets ...
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Movie from the 90's, about blood infecting disease and danger of humanity

I want to know about a movie that I watched when I was young. I believe the movie was made between 1990 - 99. I really don't remember it well, it's about the future and humanity in danger, there is ...
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Why can we hear Lisa's bracelets?

20 minutes into the movie, Lisa comes over to Jeff's place for (and with) dinner. She is wearing bracelets to her left wrist. The sound of these bracelets is loud in this scene. We can clearly hear ...
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What is the Italian mob film about a little boy who is on the run?

The movie starts with a little boy and his family at their house. There is a field and the mother is putting up laundry, the kids are playing outside, etc. A car pulls up and people come out and start ...
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Chinese movie about a sword fighting playboy try to charm a widow

It is setup in ancient china where people carry swords. It is a tragedy/sad movie. It could be a Japanese movie, but this is unlikely. I do not know if it was Cantonese or mandarin. I saw it on SBS ...

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