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Movie about credit card fraud in Seattle, 1990's

I watched this movie in 2008. I don't clearly remember a protagonist, but: The protagonist looks like (or was) Michael Madsen. Looks like movie was made in early 90's. Looks like it was set in ...
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How were the others able to handle the power of the stone?

I understand that Peter Quill was able to handle infinity stone without destroying himself possibly because his father is a (powerful?) alien of an unknown species. But how were the other Guardians of ...
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Why was the FBI involved in the international events of The Jackal?

FBI only has jurisdiction on US property and soil (domestically, embassies internationally). In the movie The Jackal, what was the FBI's involvement with the Russian murder investigation at the ...
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Title of Documentary about a guy spending his time pranking society

There was this guy who spent most of his life working shitty jobs and putting all his energy into pranking people. And his daughter made a documentary about him. Among his jokes were the following: ...
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Why does air traffic control react a certain way in “The Strain” S01E01?

Be warned. Spoilers ahead. I feel like I'm missing something obvious... at the beginning of episode S01E01 of The Strain, air traffic control notices the flight has simply stopped on the runway. ...
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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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Can you give me a title of this sci-fi home security movie?

Many years ago (during 1995-2000) I saw this movie on HBO. The story goes like this, A man sets home security in his home for protection. The protection system is based on the AI (artificial ...
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What was with the beggar in Mr Nobody?

In Mr. Nobody, In Anna's version of the story, it shows a woman beggar twice. Once when Nemo gives him money and second when she dies. I never understood these scenes' importance much. First I thought ...
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Why are those robots called Jaegers?

When watching Pacific Rim in German it didn't strike me much to hear those giant robots being called "Jäger" (hunters), only to be surprised by the fact that they are called "Jaegers" in the original, ...
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Why do some closing credits show the character name of only one actor?

In some closing credits, one (*) actor is listed with the name of her/his character in addition, in the form: [Actor name] as [Character name]. I always thought this is the case for actors playing ...
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80s horror movie about a video rental store

I vaguely remember a horror movie where the plot involved a video rental store where people would rent horror movies only to find out that the movies were real events that were videotaped or something ...
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Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?

Both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy seem to spin around the 6 Infinity Stones. In Thor: The dark world, the Aether is given to the Collector. He explicitly says "One down, five to ...
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How to sort Marvel Cinematic Universe hero movies into a chronological order?

If I wanted to watch all the currently released Marvel heroes in a chronological order, how would I need to watch them? I am not referring to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series (although it would be ...
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Does Major Cage Still Have the Reset Ability?

At the end of Edge of Tomorrow, after Cage kills the Omega and gets soaked in Omega blood, he regains his ability to jump back in time. We see that he dies and wakes up in the helicopter and all is ...
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108 views

Why is it winter in Laketown?

In the Desolation of Smaug it generally seems to be summer. Even up on the lonely mountain (which I'm assuming is a fair height given the views) there's no snow. Why then does it appear to be winter ...
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Are Star-Lord's final words a reference to something else?

After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and Peter Quill's final words: What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? A bit of both? a friend of mine meant that he thinks to know this ...
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75 views

WWI Movie about a large ship?

There was a movie about a secret British female agent (supposedly OSA or MI5) tasked to defend a large passenger ship secretly carrying supplies for the Allies. While there is a German spy on board ...
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Who was the girl and why was she seen in Wrecked?

I recently watched Wrecked and have some unclear parts. I realized that during the robbery, the men (robbers) dragged along the Man only to use his vehicle. During that, we are shown the dumbfounded ...
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90s movie about a guy having a bad day

I believe it was a 90's movie. Guy has a bad day: loses girlfriend, gets fired and yells at guys out of window to keep it down as they smoke crack and they invite him down to smoke and his day gets ...
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Could someone explain the Kevin Bacon joke in Guardians of the Galaxy?

There was a moment in the movie when Starlord told a joke about Kevin Bacon to convince his partner to dance. My fellow moviegoers laughed heartily but I, being a non-US person, missed the joke ...
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292 views

Movie with the use of a high powered gun

I am looking for the name of a movie :What I recall from the movie from about the 80’s/90’s. Several shooting scenes from a high powered riffle similar to the movie ‘Shooter’ that is once the trigger ...
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104 views

A movie about a man changing a destiny set in early 20 century in usa

A movie set in early 20 century (perhaps 1930) in USA, made well before 2000. I remember only few scenes and I want to watch it again. It was about a man traveling across USA helping people fulfill ...
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Why the greenish tint in the Matrix trilogy?

All the movies of Matrix trilogy have this distinct greenish tint during most of the scenes. Though it can inferred that the greenish tint denotes the matrix, but I want to know why "Greenish"? What ...
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Why is the connection between Hank and Marie and the colour purple?

In Breaking Bad, it is seen in a mass sense that Marie has the entire home decorated in as much purple as possible: (Best image I could find) What is the significance with this colour in ...
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376 views

What happens at the end of “How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)”

I don't really get the ending of "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)". To be honest, all of it is very complicated. But I think I understand most of the film. What I don't ...
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104 views

Man accused of murdering child in US south, set free

This American movie takes place in the south I believe in the 40s or 50s. A child has been murdered and a (black?) man has been accused and arrested. One scene includes the victim's mother at a ...
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Why is Jean Rollin's “Le Viol du Vampire” Called this way? (The Rape of the Vampire)

I have not seen the entire movie, but from the snippets I have seen and the Wikipedia and other plot summaries, the movie does contain eroticism and violence but doesn't seem to involve rape. Why ...
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Kids' horror, with the bogey man?

This is one of the last things from my childhood that I haven't managed to determine the existence of. It may be an amalgamation of memories from different shows, and it's possible that some of them ...
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Girl Becomes Captain of College Team Her Mother Captained

I have seen a movie 2-3 weeks ago and I do not know the title. I even forgot to check for the title. I do not know the name of any actor, but I remember the plot. So, the movie talks about a girl, ...
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Comedy with a terrorist wearing disguises

Edit to fit "Identify-This-X Questions": Where you watched the movie or TV show? It was a movie, watched at home via TV. When you watched the movie or TV show? Not sure, like ~10 years ago. Any ...
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Name of movie that had brother sister subhuman special agents

This was maybe 20yrs ago. Action sci fi movie. There was one sequel to the first movie. Two organizations had special agents called 'subs'. They were humans combined with animal genetics. The sister ...
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Who is this actor in the picture?

This is from the Hunger Games and I can't find his name in the credits. He is the Game Tech counting down the seconds until the 74th Hunger Games start. Thanks! EDIT: He appears on this clip around ...
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First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet?

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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Why does Shilo trust Rotti?

In the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, I have a hard time grasping why Shilo would trust Rotti. I know that she's been locked up in her bedroom for years, and he is the only person to have ever even ...
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Why was Sam “Ace” Rothstein spared by the bosses?

During an after trial meeting, the bosses decide to eliminate anyone involved or with knowledge of the skim in order to keep them from testifying. The car bombing wasn't authorized and Nikky was ...
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Is there any term for the following subgenres of horror movies?

Horror movies can be basically divided into two broad categories: Where the 'villain' is a supernatural being. As in Exorcist, Conjuring etc.. Where the 'villain' is a human, usually a serial ...
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Computer possesses a woman on a chair that rises up

For many years I have had recurring memories of a film/episode of something about a computer that takes over a woman. I think it was from the 80's or 90's. What I remember is: A team of people ...
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Explanation for why Jon Kramer says he is responsible for Jeff's kid's death

In Saw 3, during the end and the parallell Saw 4 movie, Jon told Jeff that the reason he could kill him was because he (Jon Kramer or Jigsaw) was the one responsible for his child's death. Is he ...
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Was there ever an ending to Pushing Daisies?

I remember that I was very sad to hear that they cancelled Pushing Daisies. But did the story have an end that was in some kind of script? I know the fanbase isn't that big but maybe someone knows ...
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Movie with a private school, teacher, placard, and cheating students

What is the name of this movie? It's about a teacher who tries to teach values to their students. It is in a private prep school. The teacher has a placard over the door or high on the wall that he ...
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What did Bill do to make Hanzo mad?

During kill Bill, we learn that all the black mamba had to do to get Hanzo to build her a sword, was to mention Bill's name. When black mamba meets Bill at the end, she tells him that all she did was ...
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Whats the name of this Sci-Fi Movie? Space prison / deathrow and hacking bug ? cyberpunk

Can someone name this movie/tv episode maybe? Recalling from memory (could be multiple movies linked together? highly doubt it though all fits right) prison deathrow in space ship?, waiting in line ...
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How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
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Why does Captain Jack Sparrow suffer from the curse?

As told in the Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow faces mutiny by his crew members and is abandoned on an island before the mutineer crew find a chest of cursed coins. How is it then ...
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Is the lawyer in on the scam?

In the film Sleepers (1996), is Danny Snyder (Dustin Hoffman) "in" on the scam taking place, or does he just assume that King Benny is trying to protect the boys, and that's why Benny has given him a ...
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Why would a bad defense attorney be better than a good one?

In the film Sleepers (1996), why is Michael so adamant about Danny being the defense lawyer? He says it's because Danny's something of a hack and a drunk, and that they need the situation to seem ...
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Do King Benny and Fat Man know the whole story?

In the film Sleepers (1996), do Fat Man and King Benny know the whole story about what happened to the boys (rapes, beatings, etc.)? They seem to know everything, and they're going along with the ...
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How does Ferguson not remember them?

In the film Sleepers (1996), how does Ralph Ferguson not remember Michael, Tommy or John? I mean, if he didn't recognize their faces, which he probably wouldn't because they're adults now, he must at ...
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How was the effect of David Walliams finger being cut off achieved

In the movie "Dinner for Schmucks", the actor David Walliams (who plays Mueller) has his index finger (with the famous ring of the family) cut by the blind "fool". How was this effect achieved?
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What exactly is this crystal thing on Mars in Watchmen (2009)?

There is a scene in Watchmen (2009) on Mars with Dr. Manhattan. Every time I watch the movie I'm wondering what exactly is this crystal/diamond thing we can see on mars.

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