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80s/90s martial arts movie where a character trapped in a shield wall has his feet cut off

I think the movie was made in China. I think this version of the movie that I watched was an English dub. Three characters that I remember the most are a chubby looking kid (I'll just call him chubby)...
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What is the significance of the ape movies in X-Files S10E02: Founder's Mutation

In The X-Files Season 10 Episode 02 titled "Founder's Mutation" there are two movies seen being played on the television at different moments. One is in the hospital maternity ward and is a scene from ...
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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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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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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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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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What was the movie Tom referred to when arguing with Chris?

In the Parks and Recreation episode Operation Ann (S04E14), Chris Traeger was responsible for DJing in a Valentine's Day party. He was playing horrible music and this conversation happened between him ...
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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 etc....
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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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How was Michael Douglas' apparent facelift achieved in “Behind the Candelabra”?

Michael Douglas, playing Liberace, has a facelift partway through the HBO movie. His skin is noticeably tighter and smoother afterwards. How was the effect achieved?
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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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Why did Emily's mother become angry on Jason's reply?

In The Ultimate Gift, there is a park scene (00:33:51), When Emily's mother came and ask for Jason's forgiveness on account of the fact that her daughter was disturbing him, Jason said "That's ok, I'm ...
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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 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 Mitra)....
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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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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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When did bombs start having fancy countdown timers?

I think that it's widely considered that bombs with cute LCD displays and timers displaying the time left, all in movies and video games, are highly unrealistic, because what evil villain wants to let ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration?

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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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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Why does Guy consider changing sex?

In the third episode of the tenth season of The X-Files Mulder and Guy Mann have the following conversation: MULDER: That's because she used to be... uh, she once... She's transgender. GUY ...
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Role of death in Supernatural

I feel like there is a big plot hole in Supernatural regarding death (as an event, not an Death entity). For example, it has been shown in some early episodes, that you need reapers for people to die. ...
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Did the paranormal debunker meet his end?

In the new Ghostbusters film, there's a character named Martin Heiss, played by Bill Murray. He's a famous debunker of claims of the paranormal. When he finally had direct evidence of ghosts I ...
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A horror movie where animals are possessed

The movie I am looking for desperately is an horror one. I remember watching it as a kid. I think the movie was from the 80's or maybe early 90's. I already searched as much as I could but ended up ...
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Italian comedy from the 1960's about 4 men plan robbery of the Finance Ministry

I'm looking for an Italian comedy about 3 men who owed a lot of back taxes to the Finance Ministry and were always going to see a gut there with excuses. One was a noble man who lived in a palace and ...
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Who's in on the master plan?

What characters exactly are in on the grand rouse in Ocean's Twelve (i.e. that they've already agreed with Lamark to steal the egg and humiliate the night fox in return for $160+ million before the ...
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How did Benjamin Barker come up with the titular name Sweeney Todd?

In the Tim Burton musical opera, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), the titular character Sweeney Todd starts as Benjamin Barker. Barker was falsely imprisoned for 15 years by a ...
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Strip poker game ends with attempted suicide

I remember watching it in the first half of 1990s. It might have been a full length movie, a short film (around one hour?) or maybe even an episode of a show (I did see it on TV). The movie had a ...
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What can we understand about the Many Faced God?

I'm left wondering whether the assistant and the man serving the Many Faced God are even different people. Maybe the whole thing was just an illusion-based test to turn Arya into the person she was ...
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A movie, fairly recent, comedy, probably made for tv with a female lead

Ok, that could be difficult since I only watched the last two scenes. Anyway it was an American movie, from the last 5 years, probably made for tv, comedy with a female lead. Here is a description ...
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Did Tom Selleck threaten to quit Blue Bloods when executives pushed to remove the prayer from Sunday meals?

I heard the other day from an acquaintance that executives attempted to cut the saying of grace from Blue Bloods. Tom Selleck refused to accept this cut, and even threatened his role as Frank Reagan ...
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I'm looking for a TV series or movie from the 90's

As far as I can remember it involves a family moving into a new house and discovering a spirit living there. The spirit of this man was somehow bound to a magic mirror/portal in the attic and as such ...
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Was Roohdaar intended to be the replacement of Hamlet's father's ghost?

In the film Haider, as I mentioned in another question, supernatural elements were avoided in the film in comparison to Hamlet which it is based on. But there was one character named Roohdaar, which ...
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To which degree do dubbed versions of Shakespeare adaptations consult existing official translations?

When watching dubbed versions of Shakespeare plays adapted into film (that use the original dialogue, as opposed to loose adaptations) and translated into my language, they are of course dubbed in a ...
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Ghost movie from 90's or 80's - ceiling fan falls on woman, zombie with green face

It's like a ghost movie, and I think it's from the 90's or 80's. I remember seeing a scene where this woman with long hair is laying in her bed at night and suddenly her ceiling fan starts going ...
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Girl gets kidnapped and hidden in forest, FBI involved. Kidnapper may have been her father

Trying to identify a movie I saw as a kid with my Nan: A girl (maybe aged 7-8) got kidnapped and was hidden in a hole in the ground under a trap door in a forest. Orange leaves indicated it was ...

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