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The cheque in The Dreamers

In The Dreamers when the parents of Isa and Theo saw them, they wrote a cheque and gone. What was that? They didn't want to face up to children or emancipate them?
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What is the meaning of the ring in Shame?

The movie Shame finishes with a scene that the main charachter looks at the ring of a married woman. He saw here before and regard the ring. He was not living according to the society rules, but at ...
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HBO Comedian with AIDS

Trying to identify a comedian seen on HBO in the 1980s or early 1990s. He is gay and diagnosed with Aids. In the routine, he also stated he hosted at a comedy club in LA.
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Which films are currently in film-limbo that you really want to be made? [closed]

A number of movies enter production-hell which can severely delay or bar quality source material (books, stories, scripts) from ever reaching the screen. Which rumoured or confirmed productions are ...
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121 views

Who plays “Isis” in Supernatural series, season 5, episode 19?

Who is the actress playing "Isis" (at least the internet says it's her) in Supernatural, Season 5, Episode 19? Here's Isis from Supernatural wikia: Here's the episode's cast on IMDB; she's not ...
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Significance/symbolism of toe-licking scene

On the day of Pu Yi's inauguration as Emperor of Manchukuo, his wife the Empress goes a bit nutty. First she eats some white flowers. Then later Eastern Jewel starts licking her toes. I never got ...
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277 views

Game of Thrones Title Sequence

It's occurred to me many times how long the title sequence is for Game of Thrones, apparently it's award winning but I've found it to be tedious. Is the title sequence significantly longer than other ...
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49 views

History of the music video?

Obviously in the United States, the music video was spectacularly thrust into prominence in the early 1980's (1981 IIRC) with the inaugural episode of Music Television (Now MTV), which originally ...
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People turning to stone?

I have a haunting memory of what I believe was the end of a movie broadcast in the United States (English language) on television from my early childhood. I don't think I could have seen it any later ...
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Romantic Comedy about a platonic relationship gone wrong from the 90s or late 80s

I can't remember the name of that movie. Story goes something like this: The two protagonists (female & male) both over 30, maybe 40, engage in a platonic relationship which, as the movie ...
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Explain Lennys “I've done it” tattoo in Memento

So I've watched memento quite a few times. I feel for the most part that I understand it, while most people don't. I’ve seen people go as far as to say that Lenny is Sammy Jankins which is impossible. ...
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121 views

Plot-oriented adult movies

Despite struggling to word this question in a manner that won't be off-topic; Do some movie studios create adult movies which are mainly plot-oriented? That is, movies with prevalent adult content, ...
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47 views

70's ? Sci fi film about 2 sets of Aliens living on Earth fighting of supremacy [duplicate]

I remember seeing this film as a kid which would make it mid 70's but the film may be older. The main hero of the film is one of three Aliens (good guys) sent to earth the track down and eliminate ...
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744 views

Why doesn't Hollywood make movies related to epic stories like Mahabharata or Ramayana?

It is my deep desire to see Mahabharata or Ramayana made as movies with effects and direction like Lord of the Rings. I have read both these great epics; they are very profound. Many movies, ...
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83 views

Old cartoon short from the 80's about 2 boys sent to hell

Trying to identify an old cartoon short, maybe from the 80s. It was about two hotrod jerk kids who drank booze and terrorized their town; in the end, they wound in Hell with one getting his scalp ...
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65 views

Late 80s arthouse movie with a man shooting people through the TV

I am trying to identify a movie, circa 1990, possibly French - I'm pretty sure it was foreign language. A guy gets fed up with terrible TV shows and builds a giant gun which can fire into the TV, and ...
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120 views

Aliens have sex with humans and collect the dopamine from their brains with a syringe

This movie is sci-fi and roughly from the late 70's or early 80's. The dopamine collected is used as a drug on their planet and they are harvesting it from humans.
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77 views

How do they shoot long underwater scenes (especially the even longer stylistic ones)?

How do they shoot the music videos where people are singing inside water? What confuses me if that is plain special effects is their clothes, they behave exactly how clothes behave in water. The ...
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81 views

What was the first movie with an openly gay main character?

I'm sure there are plenty of never-released gay/lesbian films from early cinema, but what was the first film released in theaters for the general public? For this question, let's consider openly gay ...
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2answers
404 views

Movie where a red light on a tv turns people watching it into dust

I saw a movie a long time ago about a company that brought out a new technology for tv. It was a set top box that had a red light on when switched on, and the people who watched it slowly turned to ...
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1answer
113 views

Why are people playing police officers not arrested?

In a film or TV series there are often people playing police officers, quite often on set where memebers of the public can see them. Wouldn't this fall foul of the 'impersonating a police officer' ...
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49 views

Was it Uday or Latif who took the pill overdose?

On the moring after the devastating party in The Devil's Double during which Uday kills Kamel Hana and ultimately rapes and kills a young school girl we see Uday/Latif lying in a hospital bed after an ...
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41 views

“Never mistake motionless for inactivity” quote from NCIS LA

A few days ago I heard this quote from Hetty on TV: Never mistake motionless for inactivity, Mr. Callen. Crocodiles get most of their meals that way. I have been googling around but I couldn't ...
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625 views

Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder

I've got another movie from my childhood that I'm trying to find. I saw it on TV (in the US) no later than 1975-76, in English. The plot was an ongoing end-of-civilization event. There was a ...
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1answer
74 views

What was the first movie that had only female characters?

What was the first movie that had only female characters? In a quiz competition that question was asked and I didn't know its answer. Although the question was for Bollywood but here my question is ...
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Man sent many times to the past to find a train bomber

A man is sent back to the past so many times to find a man who puts a bomb in the train. The train actually explodes but the man's brain which is still functional was used by some people (maybe secret ...
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1answer
39 views

What was Yen putting and why?

In Ocean's Thirteen what for Yen was putting inside of some place after passing through the path of elevator? I didn't get what for Ocean planned to put something there. Because I think afterwards ...
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2answers
960 views

A drug dealer, with a fake family (a stripper wife, a roadside girl as daughter, and a young boy as son)

It's a comedy movie, I watched it before 2-3 months back, but I forgot the name of the movie, but I do remember some stories like, then were using a Big van for the traveling, and they were about to ...
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83 views

Which was the first movie featuring only 1 character (that is seen in the movie)?

I want to know which was the first movie (not animated), which had only one character (which is seen) in the story. I am talking about movies like Buried and All is Lost. Not including short films or ...
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Doctor or Mentalist entering Criminal's Mind

Few months back, I see a title on IMDB about a film in which a doctor is able to enter into people's mind. FBI request the doctor to enter in a serial killer mind to find the last victim and it ...
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333 views

How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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What happened to rest of 6 barrels of money?

In the finale of Breaking bad, Walt killed Uncle Jack and his companions who took 6 barrels of Walt's money. After that what happened to that 6 barrel? who got that money?
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Anime where pilot phases through a mountain to reach his mecha

Can anybody help identify this anime series with a fighting robot? Two specifics stood out in my mind (which hopefully doesn't indicate my remembering two different series): The boy who controlled ...
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What significance does Mike Yanagita have in Fargo?

In the Coen brothers' movie "Fargo" the detective Marge Gunderson gets called by and meets an old schoolmate, Mike Yanagita. He tells her that he is widowed and tries to make a move on her. Later ...
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472 views

Fake currency used in movies - trouble?

Every fourth movie that I watch has a suitcase full of money, money in stacks, money being thrown into the air. While I can imagine that if its a stack of money, maybe only the top bill is real. ...
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Why did Homer, Moe and Wally cover their mouths when talking about the Super Bowl?

In the Simpsons episode Sunday Cruddy Sunday (S10E12), Homer, Wally and others head to the Super Bowl. When Homer asks Moe if he'd be interested in going to the Super Bowl he said he'd love to as his ...
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1answer
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Foreign film involving a woman searching for her MIA husband

The movie involves a girl who is searching for a man (may or not be her husband at the time) who went missing during the war (world war 2 i think). She visits the different people who knew him for ...
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Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
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90 views

17th/18th century British red coat officer hurt during battle and loses sight

I have been really wanted to watch this movie literally FOR YEARS but I can't remember the name of it, so hopefully you can tell me the name of the movie! The only stuff I remember of it is that it's ...
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Group enters house, woman turns them into monsters

I need help with an American horror movie that I forgot, it is from the 2000's I think. It's about a group of college-age people that goes to a house (forgot why); the house has a gate, then they meet ...
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66 views

White boy growing up among African tribe

I'm looking for the name of a movie or 2-part miniseries with the following plot ingredients: white boy is found by an African tribe (with red clothes) (pretty sure) I'm uncertain whether the mother ...
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1answer
67 views

The choice to switch from POV in the remake of 'Maniac'

The modern remake of the 80s slasher film of the same name, Maniac (2012), starring Elijah Wood as Frank Zito is depicted entirely from the killer's point of view, thus putting the viewer 'in his ...
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167 views

How did Robert's visit to Claire's house help the plot?

In The Best Offer, why does Robert (Sturgess) manoeuvre Oldman (Rush) to take him along when he has dinner with Claire? How does this help his scheme?
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118 views

Understanding the beginning of Halloween

At the beginning of Halloween, why did Michael go upstairs and kill Judith?
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1answer
112 views

Violent movie from <= 1980

I'm trying to find a movie that I watched on cable (HBO, in the US) in 1980 or 81 when I was a kid. It was a thriller, very violent with a fair bit of nudity and a couple of very violent scenes: A ...
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Dark Knight: Was Gotham Hospital scene a goof-up?

OK, I read it on Facebook, but don't know whether it is true or not. The scene where the Joker blows Gotham Hospital up was initially not according to plan, but Heath Ledger improvised with his ...
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3k views

Why does Stan Lee play random extras in Marvel films?

While looking at the cast of The Incredible Hulk I say Stan Lee was cast as: "Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle" I've noticed he plays an extra in the Iron Man, X-Men, Spider Man films as well ...
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What was Daniel Craig's character's name?

In the movie Layer Cake, Daniel Craig stars as a drug dealer. His name is not mentioned throughout the movie. He was even credited as "XXXX", he also said near the end, that if you knew his name, you ...
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134 views

How does The Day of the Jackal have a PG rating?

I was watching the original The Day of the Jackal starring Edward Fox as the Jackal. There is a scene where the character Denise is shown in bed with her boyfriend, whom she is using to gain inside ...
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Whats the connection to Bart Simpson?

In Ninja Turtles 2 (1991) when the TGRI professor and the turtles are making the antidote for Tokka and Rahzar, he turns to the camera, twice with the antidote in a glass that has Bart Simpson on it. ...

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