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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While watching Underworld on Netflix, I noticed that in flashbacks the original blonde Sonja (Jazmin Dammak) had been replaced by the brunette version from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Rhona ...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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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 did Howard Saint want revenge on “Otto Krieg”?

In the beginning of the 2004 movie The Punisher, an arms deal went horribly wrong and both Bobby Saint (Howard's son) and Otto Krieg (the arms dealer) died in an accidental shootout with police. ...
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What was the significance of the books exchanged between Spud and The Guv?

In the film Spud, The Guv used to give books to Spud and there were constant references of these books. I can only spot and understand the reference of The Lord of the Rings which he even related with ...
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Movie/TV show with a girl looking for three magical keys to a stable

Okay, I first saw this back in elementary school in either 2002 or 2003, however I'm not sure what year it came out or whether it is a movie, a TV show, or just a sort of thing filmed to show in ...
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Is this race now completely wiped out?

Just a few Children of the Forest have been seen throughout Game of Thrones. However, in the fifth episode of season six, Were these the last remaining Children of the Forest?
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Why did Walt kill the drug dealers?

In Breaking Bad, Season 3 Episode 12 (Half Measures), Jesse is incensed with the rival drug dealers for using children (in particular Tomás) to do their killing and selling. Gus orders the dealers "No ...
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Why is Jaqen H'ghar helping Arya Stark?

As in the 2nd season of Game of Thrones where Jaqen helped Arya to kill the torturer The Tickler, why is he helping her again in season 6?
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Wolverine's DoFP selective amnesia?

Wolverine seems to have selective amnesia during Days of Future Past, where he alternates between having little to no memory of his pre-Weapon X life, and being able to recall minor details about his ...
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Sci-fi film where a man is imprisoned and tormented

The movie I have in my memory could be from the 70's to the 90's. The memory is very old but I have done as much research as I can to find this film myself with no luck. What I can remember: The ...
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What did they do to David Schwimmer to simulate the tan?

In "The One with Ross's Tan" Ross gets too much spray-on tan. What was actually done to the actor to simulate the tan. (I assume he did not actually do the thing which happened to the character.)
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Why does Dr. Cal Lightman walk with his back and neck bent front and spreading his shoulder on the sides?

Why does Dr. Cal Lightman walk with his back and neck bent front and spreading his shoulder on the sides? His body language is kind of arrogant. Could it be that it is in deception purposes? It ...
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Movie about a teenage boy with mind powers?

This movie has been incredibly difficult for me to track down. Google has been ZERO help. OK, I remember watching it around a certain age so I know it was made before 2006 or 2007, and it was a comedy ...
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How and when did David kill Mr. Peterson's boss?

Mr. Peterson's boss is the only death in The Guest (2014) that wasn't shown on screen. I can't figure out how David could've fit this in his schedule: Day 1: David meets everyone in Caleb's family. ...
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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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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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Was Quaid's dream planted?

It occurred to me several days ago that in the 1990 version of Total Recall, that if you take the events of the film as "true" (not as Quaid's virtual vacation or mental deterioration), then the dream ...
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What's in it for Tamaki?

In Ouran High School Host Club, Tamaki decides to make Haruhi a host in place of paying off her 8 million yen debt. If she had continued on as an errand boy, the debt would have been paid off ...
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What was Amberle Elessedil holding if she is the seed herself?

At the end of The Shannara Chronicles, Amberle Elessedil (the princess) walks into the fire (to another world/dimension) to obtain the seeds to save the Ellcrys. You can see her holding a seed in ...
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Why was this worse?

In 10 Cloverfield Lane, at one point the air intake and filtration system stops or stalls. Howard says this is bad, because they will run out of air. Then he tries a ceiling hatch/door, and it won't ...
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What is the whistling in the restroom about in “My Name is Nobody”?

In the 1973 "My Name is Nobody" (with Terence Hill), there is a scene where Nobody and the driver of a train are in a restroom, facing each other. The driver obviously has problems "letting go". ...
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What did the German street thugs say to Donovan when they stole his coat?

In Bridge of Spies, there is a scene where James Donovan runs into some street thugs in East Berlin, who eventually demand his coat in exchange for directions to the embassy. There are no subtitles ...
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What happens to Travis' daughter?

In Continuum, Travis supposedly inducts his daughter in CPS's good books by letting her give him away. Is it safe to assume that in that timeline, she becomes a police officer in CPS and works for ...
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Clay's Leadership - Was he right?

In the end, is Clay actually right about most of what he did, and he is the right leader that SOA MC Redwood Originals possibly could have ever got? Clay is known to see through his decisions, that ...
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Is Gemma Teller afraid of repurcussions?

In one of the Sons of Anarchy Season1, Ep < 4, Gemma tells Clay that Jax is going towards the footsteps of his father and that he needs to set it right - follow the footsteps of the right father. ...
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90s/2000s movie about a woman who was sent to an asylum, escapes, and throws herself off a bridge

This film was from the 1990s/2000s and was made in the US. The protagonist is a woman, with short, black hair. One scene of the movie has a flashback of the woman protagonist as child who is, I ...
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Is this a genre, a plot template or something else?

I've stumbled upon (and watched) a number of films that share many things: Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Giver and so on (I will add as I recall othrs that I've seen and from comments). These ...
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Are David Attenborough documentaries still dubbed in the US?

When I lived in the US in 2007, I noticed that "Planet Earth" was dubbed by Sigourney Weaver. (This made Attenborough's reference to "Alien" when talking about ants infected by cordyceps a bit ironic) ...
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Show\movie about a serial killer with a brother being run over

All I remember is this flashback from this movie or TV show. It's about this guy who I think is a serial killer or something like that. I remember something about him lacking empathy. Anyway, the ...
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Are the movies 'The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins' and 'Cloak and Dagger' connected somehow?

In 1984, both The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins starring Gary Coleman (TV movie) and Cloak and Dagger starring Dabney Coleman (theatrical release) came out. They have identical plots. In both, ...
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Looking for seventies-eighties sci-fi movie with kid

I saw the movie around 1990 and i was a 7 year old kid, but the movie kinda impressed me because of the classic music and the ending. Although i don't remember much of it, i would like to try to give ...
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Movie with interconnected stories similar to the tragedy of Oedipus Rex?

This was an American movie from mid 1990s. No famous actors (at least I didn't know them). The plot had two or three different stories connected: A man hits somebody with his car while driving in ...
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Thriller movie where killer kills the heroines sleeping boyfriend/husband in their suite, but heroine, after waking up fights and kills killer

US made movie, either 80's or 90's Story Points: During the climax of the film, the killer is apparently killed. However, a few scenes later, a lone medic tries examining the killers "corpse" in a ...
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What is the reason for these 10-second gaps?

I've been watching Supergirl for a while now, and something got me wondering. Why are there 10-second gaps between most scenes (not all)? I encountered the same thing years ago with No Ordinary ...
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Why do kids shows have so many musical numbers

.....or why do shows for adults lack musical numbers? In watching TV with my nieces on Nickelodeon and Disney it seems that musical numbers are not uncommon. In contrast, except for shows dedicated ...

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