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Bus teleports into the middle of the desert

I don't remember much of the movie but there was a scene where a bus teleports into the middle of the desert and the bad guy rips off one of the poles and uses it to direct fire out of his hands. It ...
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Need help identifying movie and/or TV show by plot point

There was a movie or a show where a guy has a date with a girl. He thinks it goes well, but she doesn't return any of his calls so he begins to think something terrible has happened to her. He ...
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How was Eric Brown allowed to act in the movie “Private Lessons”(1981)?

Eric Brown was only fifteen years of age when he acted in the erotic film "Private Lessons"(1981). How was he allowed to act in that film when he was only 15? What was the opinion of Eric Brown's ...
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Was Trevor really insomniac for a year?

I've just recently watched The Machinist and in the whole movie only once I heard that Trevor Reznik said he hasn't slept for a year. Was this really the case or he just imagined he hasn't slept in a ...
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Why was Terry killed?

In Roman Polanski's classic Rosemary's Baby, Terry Gionoffrio throws herself from a window. Is it ever explained why she killed herself? Was she under some kind of spell or is it just a plot ...
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How did John McClane escape his bonds?

I may have missed how this happened, but in the scene with John and Jack captured in the ballroom, we see Jack take his knife and cut through his wrist ties, but I have no idea how John got free. Can ...
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Why would the villain involve Sherlock Holmes?

In the first installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchisee, i.e. in Sherlock Holmes movie, Lord Blackwood asks for an audience with Sherlock Holmes, as his 'last' request for no other purpose than to ...
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Strange and haunting Science Fiction Film

What is the name of this movie: Possibly filmed in the 70's or 80's, sort of like the movie Silent Running in that it has a greenhouse filled with lots of plants. I only remember the ending of the ...
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Common patterns in each season of The Black Adder?

All the four seasons of The Black Adder have six episodes. I have noticed that in the second episode of every season, the Black Adder almost dies or it is at least said that he is going to die - and ...
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Did Crowley welch on his contract?

Towards the end of season 7, Crowley enters into a contract with Dick Roman (the leviathan) to share parts of the U.S./Canada with Crowley. It seems that helping the Winchesters by giving them his ...
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What was the first film or television show that used computer generated credits?

I imagine, but do not know for sure, that in the early days of film and television, credits were filmed on a second reel and added to the production after the fact. Historically, what was the first ...
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Why does Folger give Muir a confused look in this scene at the end of Spy Game?

It's the last 5 minutes of the movie. See clip @approx 0:08. Someone in the room: "Are we done here?" Harker: "Non-disclosure agreement." Muir quickly signs the NDA. Folger: ...
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Were weapon sound fx for D&D cartoon created specifically for the series?

When I look at the the image below, I am able to "hear" the sounds of the weapons in my mind: Artwork Credited to Bill Sienkiewicz For me, the sound effects for the weapons made the cartoon much ...
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Does Ridley Scott's Director's Cut releases hurt his movies?

While reading his wiki page it says that: Running alongside his enthusiasm for DVD, Scott is sometimes considered the "father" of the director's cut, though the impetus to produce such versions has ...
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What did Muir think was going to happen after he left McLean?

At the end of Spy Game, Nathan Muir is seen driving away from CIA headquarters; my impression of the scene is that he's in a hurry. He peels away from the gate, and the next shot of him is driving his ...
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What's the relationship between Carter and Hanaway?

In the film Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, it's clear that Agents Carter and Hanaway (Josh Holloway's character) were teammates, but I'm curious if there was meant to be something more between ...
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Did Mary really attend the French class?

In The Caller, Mary attends a French class and she sits there with all the other children and is taught my a teacher (John). But later it is revealed that John died when he was a child and the ...
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Kung fu movie which ends by alien pierced on a pole and his blood is liquid metal?

I just remembered I saw a king-fu/martial arts movie when I was a kid (now I am 29) where the hero searches to uncover some secret and ends up accidentaly killing an alien, who looks like a human when ...
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What did Ava mean by “One.”, when asked about her age?

In Ex Machina, Caleb and Ava had this conversation about Ava's age: Ava: Would you like to know how old I am? Caleb: Sure. Ava: I'm one. Caleb: One what? Caleb: One year or one day? Ava: ...
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Obscure tv show/movie/tv movie about two men with Telekinesis and Pyrokinesis

Looking for an obscure movie, pre 2000's. A man with telekinesis is hit by a car, but protects himself with is mind. He wakes up in a hospital and has to escape, possibly with the help of a woman(?). ...
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Wedding guests for Gru and Lucy

I have watched the movie Despicable Me 2 and I am interested in the final scenes. A number of Gru's friends and enemies are at the wedding, including his neighbor and crazy date. Is there a list of ...
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Has Jean-Claude Van Damme really no memories of filming the movie Knock Off?

I recently watched Knock Off and came across this little quote: It also features Jean Claude Van Damme’s best performance outside of JCVD… not that he’d recall as he’s suggested he was so coked ...
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Is Frank in 'Frank' autistic?

I just saw the movie Frank and really liked it. The mask (which I understand could be a hyperbole of this situation) being the least of a reason why I am asking this, the most being his communication ...
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Identify this Dirty Dozen-like Italian (?) movie

I have bought a VHS of the Italian movie Fuoco incrociato (AKA Cross Mission) and although the movie was OK, I was more intrigued by the plot on the back of the VHS cover. It seems that there has been ...
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Movie (maybe show?) where clinic is held hostage for adult son who dies

At the latest, I saw this movie in January of 2008 on TV. I'll describe what I remember and see if it rings any bells. There were three adult men, including what I believe to be a father and a son. ...
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How does a movie get animals to “like” a character?

Suppose there is a movie in which the heroine is liked a lot by animals (as a means of foreshadowing how lovable she is to people). Would they use an actress or actor that is naturally well-liked by ...
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In Star Wars, is the Wampa's dismembered arm foreshadowing?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke sabers the arm off the wampa, the scene shows the arm falling to the ground in dramatized slow-motion with a slightly "strobe" effect (consequence of ...
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Movie like the song hotel california

This movie, I can't seem to find. I've been looking for years. I'm guessing it came out sometime after 2000. The plot is something like the song hotel California. Though it's four friends driving ...
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What evidence existed against Skyler White during the final episodes of Breaking Bad?

I've been watching Breaking Bad as of late, and I've got the final episode planned for tonight (so please, no spoilers). In Ozymandias and Granite State, we see Walter White going into hiding after ...
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Do Celebrity Big Brother contestants still earn a fee if they are ejected from the show?

The UK version of CBB has had two housemates ejected on behavioral grounds within the first few days... One of these contestants, Ken Morley, talked about deliberately being rude and irritable so he ...
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Which movie scene is it where sniper takes a shot through a moving exhaust fan to save a hostage?

I have searched best sniper movie scenes but couldn't find this one. This is an ultimate shot taken by the sniper to save the hostage. In this movie sniper is sitting pretty far perhaps on roof top ...
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How are the Gummi Bears related to each other

I recently rewatched Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. The general opinion is that they are not related to each other. There is no father/mother/daughter/son scheme. Only Sunni and Cubbi are ...
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Is an in-universe explanation ever given for why presidential elections are staggered differently than in real life?

In real life, United States presidential elections are held every four years. The first was held in 1788 (roughly) and as such the elections of recent times have been held in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, ...
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Boss Hogg-type character with a wart on his nose

The film is set in the American South, possibly in the mid-20th Century. I saw it on US TV in the 80s or early 90s. One of the main characters reminded me of Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard. ...
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Why is the title of The Big Bang Theory not translated in Quebec?

In Quebec, the French speaking part of Canada, it is usual (and seems to be part of Bill 101 about the use of French Language in Quebec) to translate titles of movies and TV show into French. For ...
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What is the point of selling in 2.35 format a movie recorded in 1.85 format?

I can see that the "E.T." movie is sold in 1.85 and 2.35 formats: Example of 2.35 format - Another example - And a last one Example of 1.85 format But seems to have been recorded in 1.85 ...
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Ghost/horror film from 80's or 90's on BBC or ITV

I remember watching part of a film (in English) when I was a child about a town plagued by invisible spirits after dark. I seem to think it was set in a town by the sea, and after dark, everyone had ...
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Is this famous Michael Jackson dance move inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

Is there an evidence that this famous Michael Jackson dance move is inspired by the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)? With evidence I mean an interview or something like that. In The Wizard of Oz there ...
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When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car?

When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car and not a studio-based rear projection? What was the first movie that contains car sequences all made with real action shots?
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Help identifying a sniper movie

The opening scene is set in the Balkans where two American (?) snipers are staking out a bombed-out building where hostages are being held. A third guy shows up, kills the snipers, the ...
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Old movie with mother seeing her daughter's ghost

Could you help me identify a movie? I remember seeing it around the end of the 90s. At the beginning of the story the daughter of a couple died because of some kind of medical malpractice. The girl ...
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Was “The 400 Blows” influenced by “The Catcher in the Rye”?

Truffaut's The 400 Blows is considered by many to be the first film of the French New Wave, and somewhat autobiographical, and Truffaut has been quoted as saying that the film saved his life. It has ...
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Why was this version of the Stark vs Loki scene abandoned?

So recently I found this little animation that seems to be taken from either deleted scenes or some sort of pre-processing/concept work up of the scene before the Battle of New York of Stark vs Loki. ...
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Why does Holder use the term 'habibi'?

In the American version of The Killing, detective Stephen Holder is seen using the term habibi several times when talking to his sister and his nephew, Habibi is an Arabic term of endearment widely ...
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Soundtrack idioms in movies

I use the term "Soundtrack idiom" to mean a very short musical phrase that immediately informs the viewer that the scene has shifted to a new location, and also suggests where the location is. A ...
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Cop partner supposedly dies, yet is alive and the bad guy

Movie where there is a cop partnership, and they are trying to find the bad guy who has files or paperwork, something like that. One of the partners "dies" and the other one continues to look for the ...
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Is Moon (2009) a remake of an obscure Italian movie Eutamnesia?

There are these claims circulated around the net that Moon (2009) is in fact "inspired" by an Italian movie Eutamnesia. I.e., here is a video which (in a very unconvincing way) has started it. Here ...
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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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Villain tracks henchmen chasing hero through a maze/labyrinth

I'm trying to ID a movie that I had caught the end of as a child. The specific scenes that I remember are a cat-and-mouse exchange between the protagonist and a couple of henchmen in a giant, ...
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What was the role of Jackie Costigan?

Billy Costigan's uncle Jackie is mentioned in The Departed with Queenan and Dignam, then again during Sullivan's briefing scene. How was he important to Frank Costello's crew?

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