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Girl finds her fiancé is her half-brother

Girl meets biological father post war. She also is engaged to her father's son. Then they find out her father is not the biological father of her fiancé.
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What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have context outside of ...
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Serial Killer following basis for television shows

There are a few shows out where the antagonist is a serial killer type that has a network of followers: The Mentalist and The Following most prominently, and Elementary partially. Is there a ...
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What is the source of inspiration for the Fat Bastard character?

I've been trying to find an interview with Mike Myers where he supposedly mentions the inspiration for the Fat Bastard character. My friend swears that Mike Myers said he saw an obese guy in ...
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Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his murdering a "made man" Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were involved, ...
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How did Dick endanger Holly's children?

In Die Hard 2 Holly and Dick have a heated exchange in the plane and she says something like "Listen, buster. You endangered my children and you didn't do it for anything as noble as the people ..." ...
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Movie where two small kids see an alien; then see them again as adults

I remember a movie from somewhere in the late 70's to early 80's where there were two kids that saw an alien or possibly just a space ship. They meet again as adults in the same place and see them ...
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Why are there so many different writers to TV series?

Whenever I search for episodes of various TV series, I am wondering why there are different writers and/or directors. See the list of Almost Human Episodes for an example. It doesn't make sense to me ...
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What is H. M. Murdock's full name?

The initials in H. M. Murdock are backronymed to "Howling Mad" but that is clearly not his actual given name. Wikipedia (see link) only states several occasions where his name was not revealed. What ...
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Movie with Heracles/Hercules character

I do not remember too much about the plot of the movie just remember one scene. I watched this some time in late 80s. Hercules and his friend are captured. They are made to find blind folded with ...
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Old black & white. Title is the main character's nickname

I think the movie is black and white. Was made in the 40's or up to the 60's maybe. The main character is a man, and he goes by a shortened version of his actual last name. Like Pennywise, or ...
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Who/What was Ra?

In Stargate (1994), Ra said he chose the human body because it was so easy to repair. I don't quite understand what this meant. They discovered that Ra's [alien] race was supposedly dying off. ...
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Why doesn't Bane just detonate the bomb?

Why does Bane talk about giving Gotham to the people if he intends to blow it all up. Why doesn't he just detonate the bomb right away?
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Is the ending of the movie “Taking Lives” legally justified?

My question is if this whole sacking of Scott & her living secluded, pregnant, was a set up to catch Asher/Costa, as he would come to her, How can Scott kill him? She is bound by the law, this ...
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Children that never saw the sun

This is a movie from 80s I think. There was some kind of disaster and the atmosphere was covered with some kind of dust and all plants died. So there's a classroom of children that never saw the ...
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murder mystery television show in the 80s / 90s

There was a murder mystery television show back in the 80s and/or 90s that I am trying to remember the name of. Things I remember: The detective/P.I. was an older gentleman I seem to recall he ...
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Identify this movie about a family with a psychopath son

I saw a movie a couple of years back and I'm trying to find it. What I can remember is, a family – a wife, father, older daughter and younger son – just moved into a new house. I think it was because ...
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What was the significance of fort Wilderness in the Patriot?

In The Patriot, what all happened at Fort Wilderness? I know there was a battle, but who was fighting and what was the end result? Was Colonel Tavington involved in this battle? Also, is Colonel ...
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Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3

I was wondering if there was any relation between the villains of the first and third movie of the franchise. In Iron Man 1, the terrorists who abduct Tony belong to a group called the Ten Rings. ...
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Why didn't Aldrich Killian use the fire-breathing in close combat against Tony Stark?

When getting Rhodes out of the suit, there is a scene showing Killian breathing fire. Why did he not use the same against Tony Stark when fighting him at the end of the movie? Or why did he not use ...
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Explanation of the events at the end of Fight Club?

At the end of Fight Club, the narrator disables a bomb that Tyler had set up in a van in the basement, and then he and Tyler get into a fight. The fight ends with the narrator being thrown down some ...
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What is the song in the hospital scene in The Godfather

In the first Godfather movie, when Michael Corleone goes to the hospital to check up on his father, he notices that all the guards are missing. There is a very very trippy song playing in the ...
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How did Teddy get killed in the end again?

Does anybody remember the first scene when he killed teddy? How it happened while he met Teddy again and the film ended with Teddy is dead?
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Girl with disabled father

I saw a movie when I was younger (I'm 35 now). I believe it was a TV movie in the 80's about a girl & her father. The father is either a paraplegic or a quadriplegic & the only part that I ...
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Is the water mill when O-Ren and the Bride fight a homage to some movie scene?

In "Kill Bill", in the duel between O-Ren and the Bride, there is this small water mill (not sure how else to describe it) that is shown to be a part of the scene. It seems like it is a homage to ...
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Body in a sack hanging above a fire?

I am trying to find movie that I watched when I was younger. The parts that really stick out in my mind are a sack filled with body parts hanging above a fire and I think somebody using a toad or ...
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Are there any more instances of MCU characters crossing over into Non Marvel Entertainment properties?

So according to the Marvel Multiverse (the different universes the various Marvel franchises operate their characters within), the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU, where the live action films take ...
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What really happened to Michael's mother?

It was clear by watching the first season of Prison Break that Michael's mother died when she was 31. And Michael was also having the same disease. But in season 4 she came into the show. How was she ...
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Movie in space that ends with the astronauts are left floating away, can't be saved

I thought the movie was Mission to Mars, but just watched it & there's no such scene. It's really annoying me! I think it was at the end of the movie where the astronauts are left floating away ...
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Does Mr. Greenleaf know about Tom's true personality and why does he pay him the money?

Nearing the end of the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley is told by MacCarron that he has digged into Tom's past and found out that he never was in Princeton with Dickie thus exposing him as an ...
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I've never seen a James Bond movie, where should I start? [closed]

I apologize in advance if this isn't a fitting question for this SE site. I've never seen a James Bond movie, but I know the basis of a Bond movie from the millions of references I've seen growing up ...
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British film - young boy jumps into the River Thames and the movie becomes animated

I'm looking for an old film from British cinema where a young boy is getting chased and jumps into the Thames river which turns him into animation! The whole underwater world is animated like a ...
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Why can't the soldier “get used to the new rags”?

About 13 minutes into I Am Legend Robert Neville has a flashback where he starts to rescue his family. While he loads them into the car, the camera cuts to two soldiers and one says to the other ...
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What is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie for the main category awards in Oscars

As the title state, what is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie (i.e. not made in Hollywood like in Asia or Australia or Europe) for the main category of Oscar awards (i.e. other than foreign ...
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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Could not name the movie. Involves drilling into the earth crust but ended up somewhere else

I recall when I was young (in the late 1980's) I saw a snippet of this movie in full-colour, but I can not remember the entire film nor the title. Now I am older, I wish to know what the movie was ...
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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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Was Miss Marples lover, Captain Ainsworth, married?

From the "Agatha Christie's Marple" TV series, I gather that Miss Marple was involved with a Captain Ainsworth. Are there any references to this also in the books? And it is suggested in "Murder at ...
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Blonde corporal in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra?

There's a blonde corporal in 2009's G.I. Joe movie, who gets slaughtered during the raid on The Pit. What is her role name and what her real name? I'm really not sure, but this might be her ("Cover ...
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Term for dialogue-driven movies in a restricted setting?

Is there a term for a dialogue-driven movie that takes place entirely on a single set? Some examples would be: Lifeboat, 1944 Rear Window, 1954 12 Angry Men, 1957 The Man from Earth, 2007 Dogville, ...
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Identify 80' sf/horror: guy with a gun on his hand

I don't remember much: a guy with a big gun/cannon attached to his hand (his hand was inside the tube). Cannon wasn't an ordinary gun, I guess he found it in some space ship, I'm not sure. I remember ...
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Identify a horror with a pair of old farmers capturing people for meat

There was this old pair of farmers that were capturing the people for meat. They were burying them in the ground leaving the heads above the ground and then they were ripping their heads off with the ...
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First movie with product placement?

We were watching The Goonies (1985) tonight and I noticed that in the initial scenes one of the characters is rather prominently holding a Pepsi in his hand. I know product placement has been a ...
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Why use commentator in TV broadcasts of sports?

Obviously a radio broadcast of a sporting event requires an commentator or two to tell the listening audience what is going on. But why do TV broadcasts of sports almost always use commentators? What ...
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In Luther Series 1 Episode 3 how does he build the case?

I can't find a name for the episode so I'm going with S1E3. Luther arrests his suspect for returning to the scene of the crime and attempting to disinfect it. However he has no cameras, no finger ...
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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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A movie I saw once: a comedy?

There was a guy who was watching someone's kid and when the Dad gets back, they are playing cards at the table. The kid proclaims, "I win!" and he has a handful of worthless cards (playing poker) ...
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After the Time of the Doctor are the events in the Name of the Doctor just an aborted timeline?

The Time of the Doctor special gives the strong impression that the future has been changed. The Doctor does not die at Trenzalore. The planet does not become the horrifically scared and burnt ...
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What technology did each Pixar movie introduce?

I recall reading years ago that each Pixar film included some new technology or capability to their internal rendering software that they they'd developed as part of making that film. Monsters Inc. ...
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Significance of the Wizard of Oz references

The show Fairly Legal employs some references to The Wizard of Oz (also note the usage of "The Yellow Brick Road Song" as theme song), in particular Kate using different roles as knicknames on her ...

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