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80's Yakuza Film

I'm trying to remember the name of a film I haven't seen years. Here are the bits I can remember (its been a long time since I seen it so the details are lacking) It involves the Japanese Yakuza ...
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Is X Files shot on location at UMD's campus?

This is a somewhat obscure question, but through a bit of Googling and a bit of background work, I've been unable to find an answer. I'm a UMD student, and have been trying to ascertain whether or ...
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Why does Jerry Seinfeld not change his character's name

In the series Seinfeld, why does Jerry not change his character's name?
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How does Ethan know that Phelps is the mole?

During a scene in the movie, while Ethan is looking at a bible with a Chicago stamp on it, he has a revelation that Jim Phelps is actually the mole. How did he come to this idea and how did the ...
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Star Trek II - What does Admiral Kirk whisper to Doctor McCoy

About 30 minutes into Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, Kirk is performing an inspection of the training crew on board the Enterprise. Kirk inspects engineering and then says to McCoy "I'll be on the ...
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What is the Resolution of 35mm film?

There is a lot of talk about 6k resolution from the Epic Dragon by RED, and of course there are 4k TVs now, but I'm wondering what actual film, 35mm particularly has a resolution equivalency of, if it ...
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How come the chained dragons don't choke when they grow?

I have a question regarding episode 1 of season 5 of Game of Thrones. In the final episode of season 4, Daenarys chains the dragons in the cave, and they are depicted as being medium sized, with the ...
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In The Simpsons, why did they “kill” Maude Flanders?

Why did the creators/guionists of The Simpsons decide that Maude Flanders had to die?
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Why did Roose Bolton adopt Ramsay?

In the Game of Thrones episode, "the Mountain and the Viper" Roose Bolton gives Ramsay a piece of paper, giving him the right to bear the house name, it makes him heir to House Bolton and indeed the ...
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East Europe (Poland?) dystopic, post-apocalyptic movie from the 70'-'80s

This is an old movie (about '70s-'80s) from East Europe (possibly Poland). The main characters are two men (I think they were hibernated or something): they find themselves in this post-apocalyptic ...
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Why did Valentine need the Professor (Hamill)?

Why was Valentine so interested in tracking down Professor Mark Hamill at the start of Kingsman: The Secret Service? Did he need him to enact his plan? I thought he was a climatologist, not some ...
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Inspiration for making Speed Racer

I was going through the filmography of the Wachowskis. Their main theme often tends to be science fiction although they deviated a little when they decided to adapt Alan Moore's V for Vendetta to the ...
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80s sci-fi movie with “tank men”?

I vaguely recall seeing a movie in the 80s (which I assume was made in the 80s) and can't find any information about it. There were two "tank men" - they had the torsos and heads of men, but with ...
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Why did Harry want the Philosopher's Stone in the first place?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in the end Harry's most desperate and desirable wish was to retrieve the Philosopher's stone (which he does). I know about the enchantment placed by ...
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Horror movie about a mask that turned people into demons

When I was a kid, I was subjected to a horror movie that I was probably too young to watch and it scared the pants off me. I remember the plot quite vividly. A cinema screening was showing a ...
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When did “Previously On …” become the first 2:30 of every show?

I've been rewatching seasons of 24 and Fringe lately, and I've noticed something really annoying, especially in 24: the first 2:30 of every episode is dedicated to reviewing what has previously ...
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How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
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What time era is presented in Gotham?

In Gotham, Gordan said that he participated in war, technology shown is not too old. But still which time era it represents looks vague. Is it ever said which time era it represents?
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Actor appearing in ITV (Uk tv) 118-118 ident

As part of ITV (1-4) film sponsorship, 118-118 use various humorous shorts before and after advert breaks. One of these has the 2 mustachioed regulars asking a third character (this third actors ...
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Why do people in movies commit suicide by slitting their wrists in the wrong direction?

It is commonly known that the probability of surviving while slitting your wrists is much higher if you cut horizontally and that you should cut along the forearm to cut a longer portion of the vein ...
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want at all?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs ...
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Trying to find this dinosaur movie

I don't have much to go on, other than this odd gif depicting a scene where a dinosaur is petting a sleeping woman's head. Can anyone name the movie/show that is the source of this scene?
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Why does Jake from Adventure Time have inverted eyes?

Regarding Adventure Time, there is a character called Jake the dog. It's always bugged me not knowing why his eyes are white where the pupil should be, and black where the iris should be (i.e. ...
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A black and white movie about waking up

I recall an old Twilight Zone-type movie which begins with a car driving up to a house. There are a series of events/stories told via the characters in the house but at the end (after some ...
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Why is President Walker so gullible?

In the last episode of season 2 of House of Cards, President Walker goes to Camp David amidst the looming fate of impeachment. By then, Frank Underwood and him already have a fallout, and the ...
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Why didn't Kellog die in S1E5?

In Continuum Season 1, Episode 5, But Kellog didn't die. Kiera had some speculations about why that happend, but they all seem kinda odd. Is there an explonation consistent with the serie's logic? ...
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Who are S.H.I.E.L.D accountable to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I always thought S.H.I.E.L.D to be a clandestine organisation, claiming autonomy from any specific state or sovereignty, but the Agents of SHIELD episode 'The Asset' has thrown some doubt over whether ...
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Why does the TET want the water on earth when there is plenty of other water in the solar system?

The whole point of the alien entity, the TET, in Oblivion is to abstract the earth's oceans because it can use them for power. But the solar system has a lot of other water according to this article ...
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How did Marshal Pentecost know he and Chuck Hansen were drift compatible?

In the final battle of Pacific Rim when Herc Hansen had been injured Marshal Pentecost and Chuck Hansen pilot the Striker Eureka into the ocean. Chuck had concerns that the pair would not be drift ...
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Man points to suicide jumper in black and white old clip?

I hope this is the right place for this question: I recall watching a movie where there was an old black and white clip (perhaps a home video within a movie?) where someone was standing near a large ...
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The Morning Report song in The Lion King

I was a child of Disney and we had a VHS copy of the Lion King. I watched it many many times but never saw a song called "The Morning Report" with Rowan Atkinson singing as Zazu but it appears on ...
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What is the age difference between Frasier and Niles?

Frasier is 40 when the show begins, and 51 when it ends. Niles is his younger brother. Frasier is depicted as being old enough to say "I don't like him" at Niles' birth, and both are clearly ...
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Is there any cornetto reference in Hot Fuzz?

So everyone knows about the Cornetto trilogy by now namely these three movies. Shaun of the dead. Hot Fuzz. The World's end. I saw that Simon pegg's character grabs a Cornetto from the Indian ...
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Identify horror movie involving a ghost and a couple in a house

okay, I know the details are going to be extremely vague but if I had remembered better I wouldn't have to ask this now, so here we go, what is this movie's name? It's an horror movie, there is a ...
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Flooded quarry monster revealed to be excavator

Looking for the name of this movie that I believe is from the 1980s. There is an abandoned quarry that is filled with water. A couple of kids are playing around it and discover there is something in ...
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Why didn't the Federation use swords against the Borg?

If energy weapons are useless on the Borg after they've adapted, but Worf is still able to chop one up with his Mek'leth during "First Contact," why don't all the Federation troops just replicate some ...
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Did The Doctor use a full regeneration cycle?

In The Stolen Earth we witness The Doctor get fatally wounded by a Dalek's blast while reuniting with some of his companions. They bring him into the TARDIS where he starts to regenerate. However, ...
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Ending of Pan's Labytinth

...drops of Ofelia's blood spill onto the altar that is supposed to lead her into the underworld. Ofelia is reunited with the king and queen of the underworld. The Queen of underworld seems to ...
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Is the black goo used to create human life the same the Engineers intended to use as a biological weapon to destroy human life on Earth?

At the end of Prometheus, we are lead to believe that the Engineers were planning on using the black goo as a biological weapon to end human life on Earth. At the beginning of the movie, black goo is ...
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Name of this psychological thriller?

I've been trying to remember what movie this is and can't find it anywhere on google. All I remember is that it took place in a hospital (or something similar) that had house a certain number of ...
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In the BBC Planet Earth trailer - where is the sky diver jumping?

BBC created Planet Earth series a few years ago. The trailer can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p00fxg1n - if you go to 0.25 (screenshot below) it shows a sky diver jumping ...
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What is the name for the symbols next to subtitles, commentaries, dolby, etc?

Some square like symbols similar to the ones discussed in this question: These appear on the back of physical media, for example DVDs, with various number of little solid squares indicating how ...
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Help identify circa 1970s animated movie with bizarre wedding

I remember a movie from my childhood that was based on a common folk tale. It was in a very odd animation style (though I cannot remember which). The strongest memory was that there was a very strange ...
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What's the relation between the different clans?

I am really confused about the relation between the different clans/families/groups in Mad Max Fury Road. This might simply result from the fact that I haven't seen any of the earlier Mad Max movies, ...
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Why does Daredevil's cowl have eyeholes?

In the final episodes of Daredevil 2015, he acquires his 'official' character suit. In the previous episodes he wore a scarf fashioned into a mask that covered the top part of his face. Daredevil's ...
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How come Ser Loras is engaged to Cersei after being kingsguard?

In Game of Thrones we know that Jamie cannot marry as kingsguard is supposed to not have family, as they took the oath to save the king. I believe this oath is the same like the people at the wall ...
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Why was there a POI mismatch in Episode S01E05?

In Person of Interest Episode E01E05, Reese and Finch did observe judge Sam Gates at the beginning. However, the Person of Interest was his son, whose name is the same. How could that happen? As we ...
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Movie about a girl taking revenge for the death of her parents

I remember pretty well that I have seen a movie like this on television. American, extremely well produced. Should be between 2005 and 2012. A woman, hot and confident, tries to take revenge on a ...
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Whose signature is shown in the Spectre teaser?

I was watching the teaser trailer for Spectre, and approximately 28 seconds in, we see this signature: The surname of the signatory looks like “Bond”, but it’s certainly not James, nor does it ...
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Drummer is called 3 hours earlier on day 1 band rehearsals in Whiplash

Why does Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) call Andrew (Miles Teller) 3 hours early on the first day of rehearsal in the band? In the movie they show Andrew rushing to the rehearsal room thinking he is ...

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