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Could a fire hose really support the weight of a falling man?

In the movie Die Hard, near the end, John McClane ties a fire hose around his waist and jumps off the roof of the Nakotomi plaza building. Would a fire hose really be able to support the weight of a ...
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How is Agent J able to get the time-travel device in Men in Black 3?

In Men in Black 3, Agent J (Will Smith) goes to see Jeffrey Price in the electronics store to obtain the time-travel device built by Price's father that J can then use to travel back to 1969 to avert ...
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What is the shortest timespan depicted in a movie?

Based on this question, what feature-length movie* (about 80 minutes or longer) covers the smallest amount of time? I'm thinking along the lines of Run Lola Run which only covers about 20 minutes. ...
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Why isn't James Bond a code name?

I first saw this when I read a Cracked article about insane fan theories that make sense. I first thought of the same thing long before I read that though because it makes sense. James Bond has had 23 ...
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sci-fi movie from 2010+, probably a blockbuster - involving mutants

I recently watched a sci-fi/action movie and forgot the title... it was probably a blockbuster a recent one (probably after 2010) I cannot remember the main story but it was around people flying in ...
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In Social Network, why does Mark need the Phoenix club mailing list?

It seems as though when Mark released Face Smash, the site got 22,000 hits in a couple of hours. Now he said to Eduardo that he needed the Phoenix club mailing list because if he didn't get them to ...
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In Skyfall, was the bar scene a daydream or was it real?

Early in the movie Skyfall, when Bond is presumed dead, he is shown drinking at a bar and being cheered on by a large group of spectators as he attempts to down a drink with a live scorpion on his ...
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What does Nux say?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, right before the scene when Nux what does he say? It was a short line and I think it had the word "men" or something.
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Seemingly tall man answers door but he's actually short

I'm trying to identify an 80's comedy that has a sketch in it along the following lines: A gent approaches a timber door, either at a castle or a large wooden factory door, he taps on it and a high ...
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Why hasn't the Walking Dead left rural Georgia?

In Season 1, Rick travels to Atlanta, and the rest of the survivors later travel to the CDC headquarters. Why, after 4 seasons (with the exception of Eugene and Abraham), has the show not ...
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Man's daughter is kidnapped for sex business and he goes for a revenge

In this movie, a husband and a wife who are separated, permit their daughter to go to Paris with her girl friend. Dad's a retired agent of some army section of the United States and has some very ...
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Taken - “I can tell you I don't have money”

I'm watching Taken again, and I'm at the infamous "particular set of skills" speech. I just realized he says "...I can tell you I don't have money...". His wife's new husband is portrayed as an ...
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Do bastard names depend on the birth location, or the place where the father of the bastard belongs?

In Game of Thrones, bastards of highborns, like kings or lords are given bastard names like Snow in the North, and Sand in Dorne. So these names are given due to the region they are born in or the ...
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In Star Trek, why do Klingons speak English to other Klingons

The Klingon language system has been somehow evolved over the related series and episodes (which is kinda cool). Why then did the producers in later series and episodes and especially in the movies ...
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A man marries and meets his two aunts, who have killed 12 men and buried them in the cellar

The plot is: A man who has many objections against marriage, gets married, and after that goes to his aunts house. There they meet. But his aunts have killed 12 men and have buried them all in the ...
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In The Empire Strikes Back, why is Yoda living on that lonely, remote planet?

In The Empire Strikes Back it seems like a weird choice for Yoda to live on such a lonely and remote planet, doesn't it? Considering how generally bad-ass and social Yoda is.
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In Star Wars, why didn't all the Jedi use the double lightsaber like Darth Maul?

This question always kept coming to my mind. Why don't they use double light saber to their advantage ?
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Why is the breeding aspect important?

In one scene, we are clearly told that the dinosaurs couldn't breed on their own because they are all female. We later find that, in fact, since they used frog dna to create the dinosaurs, they can ...
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Is Skyfall preparing the ground to some major change in the franchise?

In Skyfall, they send a hint that there could be some major changes to the Bond franchise, or even possible a final episode. For instance: For the first time 007 appears getting old Q is now a ...
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Why is the production team making prequels of X-Men rather than sequels?

I am a die-hard fan of the X-Men animated series X-Men Evolution and I also like the X-Men Movie Trilogy In addition to the main trilogy there are two more movies (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: ...
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TV show about man transforming into animals

I recall very rough memories about a TV show where a man could transform into animals, which you might help me identify. I watched it a long time ago and it should be a US-show from the 80s or very ...
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What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?

In Unforgiven, it's understandable why Little Bill beat up English Bob--because he wanted to scare off anyone else who would come to collect the reward from the women and also keep aside the Big ...
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Has Sony spoiled the endings of the Amazing Spider-man films?

Sony recently announced that a Sinister Six film is to be released in 2015. So does that mean the villains in the Amazing Spider-man sequels all survive?
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How did the female astronaut turn into an ape?

In the original Planet of the Apes, the astronauts get lost in space and crash land on what they believe is an alien planet. But when they wake up only the female counter part has turned to an ape. ...
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The hobbit, how is it possible that 48 FPS is better than 24 FPS

I have a question about the movie the hobbit. People claim that the quality of the movie is way better because the movie is recorded and displayed in 48 fps. Normally this is 24 fps. My opinion is ...
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Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy?

Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy? Are there any casting guidelines for that or Just a coincidence?
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How does Batman complete the Joker?

Here's an extract from the epic Christopher Nolan movie "The Dark Knight". Batman: Then why do you want to kill me? The Joker: I don't.. I don't want to kill you...! What would I do without ...
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Why does Hans still lie to Elsa before trying to kill her?

When Hans refuses to kiss Anna to thaw her Frozen heart he tells her the whole story of why he wanted her to marry him and what his plan for taking over the kingdom was. Later, when he meets Elsa on ...
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Spend a week in my mansion to inherit my money

I'm watching the Cinematic Titanic riff on Legacy of Blood and I'm interested in the background of the trope used. In the movie, a family leader dies and part of his will requires his family members ...
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Is Russell Crowe in the opening scene of Beverly Hills Cop?

Just after Beverly Hills Cop starts it shows some parts of Detroit. About 1:45 in the movie appear 3 people looking at the street and it looks like one of them (the left one) is Russell Crowe. I ...
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Why did the Doctor call River “Mrs Robinson?”

In The Impossible Astronaut when Rory, Amy and River exit the Tardis into the Oval Office the Doctor introduces them as: My top operatives The Legs, The Nose and Mrs. Robinson. Amy and Rory are ...
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Why was Combo shot by a small child when the enemy guys could have killed him themselves easily?

Breaking Bad S02E11 started with the scene when a small child is wandering around Combo (the drug dealer). Then some bullies stopped by him in a car and stared at him, he got scared and called his ...
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In films how do they make spider web?

In films where there are some treasure hunting like in Indiana Jones, National Treasure; we can see that some time actors went to old temples, caves etc. There are spider webs all over the places. Now ...
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What was the reason for Javert's decision?

In the film Les Misérables Javert kills himself after letting Valjean pass. Why did he commit suicide? Was it because he felt he failed? Was it because he didn't want to be indebted to a criminal? ...
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Is Jean Valjean lying when he tells Javert that he will turn himself in after 3 days?

In Les Miserables (2012), when Jean Valjean is confronted by Javert in the hospital, he says that if he is allowed to ensure Cosette's safety he will turn himself in in 3 days. JVJ: Before you say ...
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What is the book that Emile Hirsch reads in “Into the Wild”?

In the film Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch keeps on reading a book at different times, such as night time. In some scenes, the cover of the book is slightly visible. What was the book he was reading?
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Why were the parents in The Poltergeist shown smoking pot and drinking?

Early in the movie, director Tobe Hooper shows both parents smoking pot in their bedroom while their son Robbie is spooked by a menacing tree outside his window. Later, after the incidents start to ...
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Is the brain sequence similar to reality or not?

In Saw 3 a sequence is shown where Dr. Lynn Denlon performs a operation on John (Jigsaw) using a drill and other similar tools. My first question is, how can they perform an operation where hardware ...
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Can someone explain how Ultron feels pain in this particular scene?

I am talking about the scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron where Scarlet Witch supposedly makes Ultron feel pain. I mean the total human concept of really feeling pain/emotion is abstract and ...
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Which characters in Game Of Thrones have a Valyrian Steel sword?

In Game of Thrones, a Valyrian steel sword is one of the most popular things in weaponry. I can only remember Jon Snow and Brienne of Tarth possessing a Valyrian steel sword. Are there other ...
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Why does Myrcella Baratheon live in Dorne?

Since when and why does Myrcella Baratheon from Game of Thrones live in Dorne rather than with her parents in King's Landing?
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Frequency ending scene?

In the film Frequency, I can't understand how he can come from the past and shoot a bullet at the villan in the present.
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What is the difference between Minas Tirith and Gondor?

In Return of the King, after Pippin looks into the Palantir, he tells Gandalf that he saw a white tree, and Gandalf says what he saw was Minas Tirith. He then apparently takes Pippin on a horse to ...
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Why did Bicycle Thieves end so abruptly?

I read that Bicycle Thieves is one of Leonardo DiCaprio's favorite movies of all time. I saw it. It just ended abruptly. I was really hopeful for a happy ending that he would win his bike back but ...
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Why doesn't Batman kill?

Why does Batman not kill? He could have at least killed the Joker when he had the chance instead of handing to the law, he would've done the world a great favour.
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Did Mike's granddaughter get Mike's money?

When Mike died in Breaking Bad, did the DEA confiscate his money, or did his granddaughter inherit it?
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What grade was the best batch of meth?

What was the quality (I believe it was percentage of pure product) of the best batch made by Walt in Breaking Bad?
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Does the Elder Wand really belong to Harry Potter?

Is this is a mistake in the book or just a blooper in the film? In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1 Harry doesn't ever disarm Malfoy he simply snatches the wand. Does that mean Harry is still the ...
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Does Harry's cloak make the wearer invisible to all charms and spells?

In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in the end of the "That's for my father" incident with Malfoy on the Hogwarts Express, Luna Lovegood finds Harry Potter under his cloak with the help of ...
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How accurate was the portrayal of Autism in Rain Man?

In Rain Man, Raymond Babbit has the following attributes: Eidetic memory Crazy counting and maths skills Obsessive compulsive about schedule (ie. meals, TV) Dislike of human touch "Random" fears - ...

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