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Submarine crew fakes a software/virus-initiated missile attack to trick bad guy programmer into revealing the abort code

I'm having trouble recalling which television show had an episode with a particular plot. It was probably on TV in the 1990s but could well have been a movie. Haven't had much luck googling and ...
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Man dreams of an alien invasion of Earth and it comes true

I'm looking for a Sci-fi movie that aired on PBS in the mid-seventies. I'm guessing at the circa. But I think that was about the time because I had a lot of stuff falling on my head, so remembering a ...
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What was General Zod actually trying to achieve by initiating a military coup?

Krypton was already in the process of destruction. Kryptonians would have inevitably died with the planet. Everybody knew that, including General Zod. Then, what was General Zod actually trying to ...
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“Fast forward effect” in Mad Max

In Mad Max and Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior), there are several scenes (often fast scenes, like car chases), where the film seems to be running on "fast forward". The characters move very quick and it ...
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Have Finch's back problems been explained?

In the present, Finch shows signs of significant spinal trauma. He has a severe limp and his neck and upper back are generally held very rigidly. He'll turn his whole torso, or sometimes even his ...
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How were zombies first depicted in film?

I would like to know in what ways and why the concept, appearance, and manner of the zombie has changed from its original conception (early 20th century) to today's?
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Anyone recognise this court based film about a mute man accused of murder?

Does anyone recognise this film? I can only remember two scenes from it and the vague plot: I watched it about 20 years ago on TV in the UK. It is an American film, set in America. I would guess it ...
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Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid?

A couple of days ago I watched this new musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Here's one question that puzzles me: Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid? What "it" did they need to match and how? I've ...
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Do Jake's powers have any real limitation?

Jake the Dog has the power to expand and retract his body at will and to seemingly, any size desired. But does he have a size limit as far as how big he can expand himself or how small he can shrink ...
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447 views

Why does Buster not join in the family chicken dance?

Throughout the series Arrested Development, the various adult members of Michael's family all perform variations of the chicken dance to annoy Michael. At one point in Season 3, Michael himself does a ...
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Identify this movie with a very special kind of guillotine tobogan

I only remember one thing very clearly about the movie so I think it's going to be very hard to find. The movie was taking place a long time ago: maybe featuring vikings or romans (I know that is not ...
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Adjusted Worldwide Box Office

Whenever I read a list of the top box office of all time adjusted for inflation, it's always just domestic. I understand you've got different currencies and what not. But, it isn't impossible to ...
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Is there any reason behind Irréversible's reverse chronological order?

From the Wikipedia article for the movie, Memento: The purpose of the fragmented reverse sequencing is to force the audience into a sympathetic experience of Leonard's defective short-term memory, ...
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What is the Significance of the train wreck in Hugo?

In the middle-end part of the movie Hugo, there is a train incident (symbolizing the 1895 Montparnasse Train Wreck) in the station. It seems pretty strange that the train incident is included in the ...
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472 views

Does George Lucas have a plan for how The Clone Wars series will continue into the movies?

Is there a continuity plan to end The Clone Wars Series and tie it up to the movies? As I imagine there are many unanswerable questions related to the star wars universe from the tv series. Or is ...
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105 views

Where does the “TV-Look” vs “Cinematic-Look” come from?

It doesn't matter whether its the 80's, 90's or nowadays - there is the cinematic/movie look, and then there is the "cheap" kind of look. The one from daily soaps, or talk shows etc. The "video" look. ...
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Why didn't Pietro Maximoff tell Magneto they were related?

In X-Men: Apocalypse we get confirmation from Pietro that Magneto is his father, and he (Pietro) knows it. However, he never mentions this fact to Magneto. Wouldn't this be something he would want to ...
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103 views

Do the teams in The Amazing Race already know which countries they will be visiting prior to the production?

While watching The Amazing Race, it feels like that the teams don't know which country they will be visiting next and they finds out only while opening the clue at the start of the each leg. If this ...
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165 views

What happens to the embryos in Jurassic Park?

When Denis Nedry is attempting to escape the island with the embryos in Jurassic Park, he drops them. They are covered in mud. What ever happens to those embryos?
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267 views

How strong are Jessica and Luke?

In Jessica Jones, and the upcoming Luke Cage spin off, how strong are they, objectively? Jessica can obviously be hurt by a gun shot, while Luke can take a power saw to the gut, so they both have ...
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180 views

How was the baby born in the start?

In movie Predestination (2014), So, how was the baby born for the first time, and how does it come to know about the predestination?
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453 views

What is a “shadow game” from Gone in 60 Seconds?

In the planning scene in Gone in 60 Seconds, Kip suggests playing a "shadow game", which Memphis quickly dismisses. However no amount of googling seems to be able to tell me what that actually is. ...
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522 views

What did this quote from colonel Kurtz mean?

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. This is my dream; this is my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving. This is a quote from ...
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561 views

What's the meaning of the hangman game in the phone booth in Fargo?

In the latest episode of Fargo "Loplop" (S02E08), there is a hangman game in the window of the phone booth that Ed Blumquist uses to call the Gerhardt family. What is the answer to this puzzle and ...
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In Casino Royale, why did the CIA agent had to wait?

In Casino Royale, the CIA agent that offers to fund Bond after he lost the first $10M says "Once you win the money, CIA is going to get Le Chiffre." Why does CIA need to wait though? What difference ...
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797 views

Why wasn't the timeline affected any further from the events in the season 1 finale?

Flash season 1 Spoilers Ahead In the Flash season one finale, Barry doesn't save his mother because the alternate Flash told him to do so. But when Eddie Thawne commits suicide Eobard Thawne gets ...
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One scene - Lithuanian guy, window cleaner remotely deleting files on computer

This is a hard one, all I remember is one specific scene, even that one is unclear - a high building, there is a guy on window cleaner lift-platform outside, and two guys inside an office talking ...
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Checking the Girl's Teeth

Right before the last climactic battle in Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa and the band finally make it to her childhood gang, the Vuvalini. After Furiosa talks to them, they approach the wives and without ...
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557 views

Is it common for kings to use their mother's house in titles?

In season 1 episode 7, "You Win or You Die", of Game of Thrones, the scene where Ned tried to expose that Joffrey is Jamie's bastard, not trueborn of Robert, Joffrey is shown to be styled by the names ...
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177 views

Showing journey on the map

It is common cliché in animation to show the journey between point A to point B by moving a line, sometimes including a plane/ship, across the map. I have seen it in Indiana Jones and plenty of other ...
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How do TV shows earn money and how to find the stats about it?

Whenever a big budget movie comes out we see some statistics like first week earning breaks this and that record. So money/earning also became a source of addressing success or failure for that movie. ...
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283 views

What is this vehicle during the filming of the bus flip in Terminator Genisys

In this "behind the scenes" footage, which shows how the bus flip was done, at 0:52 there is a strange vehicle that comes up alongside the bus: What is this? It appears to be a normal car enclosed ...
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367 views

Elderly man sending postcards to random addresses during wartime

I'm trying to identify this short film I watched a while ago. Here's what I remember; I watched it on YouTube around 2012/2013 (it was very professionally done, and won a few awards) It was live ...
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Help identifying a post-apocalyptic movie with a monster

The movie must be from the 80's maybe early 90's. All I can remember is that it is about a group of people (women and men, young as far as I can remember) wandering through a desert in some kind of ...
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90's early 2000 movie about students kidnapping their teacher

I'm trying to identify a movie, hope that I can help you help me. The plot revolves around some highschool mature looking kids (a group that includes both girls and boys) who kidnap their teacher ...
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Movies without Film score/background music

Few years ago I saw L'enfant (2005) and I was very surprised that there's no film score throughout the movie. I think (not 100% sure) Keane (2004) also doesn't have background score. Is there any ...
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What changed about the ending of Gone Girl?

So i recently saw Gone Girl and liked it a lot. I love anything David Fincher does. My only question is this. What exactly did they change about the ending? There were rumors going around that ...
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What did Lucy mean by “We never really die”?

In Lucy there was a car chase. Lucy was driving and there was a police officer in the car. Lucy was driving extremely fast when officer said Better be late than dead In reply Lucy said We ...
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How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the photo-...
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186 views

Why does Harrison show different reactions to phaser fire?

In leaving a comment on the Vulcan nerve pinch question, it occurred to me that there was (Surprise surprise) a fairly big inconsistency regarding Khan and phaser fire. When assaulting the bridge of ...
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How realistic is the brainwashing shown during Season 3 and 4?

In Season 3 of Game of Thrones, karma really has it in for one of the main characters, who after betraying his friend ends up in a very unfortunate position: After being betrayed by his own troops ...
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How does Mike get back from the Himalayas in Monsters Inc?

When Sully and Mike are banished to the Himalayas they discover the closest village is a three-day hike away. Sully uses a sledge to get there quickly, then uses a child's closet door to return to the ...
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556 views

Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
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472 views

Shooting location for Cloud Atlas: where is this tower?

I would love to find out the name of this tower: It's in Cambridge, but that's about all I know. It's for a project. IMDB is pretty inconsequential. Is there a better website for finding film ...
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557 views

Why didn't Tony Stark order Jarvis to save Pepper Potts?

In the beginning of Iron Man 3 when Extremists attack on his house, he uses his suit to save Pepper's life. The same could be done in the end part of the movie when Pepper Potts was falling from 200 ...
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367 views

What is the significance of the billboard?

In The Great Gatsby (2013) they make reference to the billboard with the eyes and eye glasses. "Always watching". Several times during the movie they pan and/or zoom to the billboard as if it were ...
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455 views

A movie about getting to a fake utopian planet / virtual environment

A movie about getting to a utopian planet that found out to be a fake one, instead the people were connected to a machine, that took them to a virtual environment, that had the name of the said ...
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363 views

Does The Prisoner have a 'canonical' running order?

I just finished watching the box set of The Prisoner and I was also reading the reviews on the AV Club website, because I like reading reviews of things. I noticed that the episode order in the ...
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Why was Sonmi important?

I have watched The Cloud Atlas many times, but still am completely perplexed as to why Sonmi is considered at all important to either the Union or Unanimity. At one point her love interest mentions ...
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Why don't they cover themselves in zombie guts more often?

It was shown in season 1 by Rick and Glenn, and in season 3 by Michonne, that covering yourself in zombie guts is a pretty effective way of avoiding walkers. Sure it wasn't foolproof, but it was still ...

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