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Why was it necessary for St. Elsewhere to end the way it did?

The series is (implied to be) a figment of Tommy Westphall's imagination, existing in the snowglobe that he is focused on. What is the rationale/justification for ending the series this way? What ...
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In Avatar, does Ninat refer to Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer?

In the movie Avatar, Neytiri refers to "Ninat" as being the best singer, this sounds awfully similar to Ninet Tayeb, the first person to win on Israel's version of American Idol. (Supposingly, the ...
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Character naming in Synecdoche New York

I recently saw the movie Synecdoche New York. Among other things that intrigued me, the name of the protagonist, Caden Cotard is very interesting. From the Wikipedia article The Cotard delusion ...
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Why are Vincent's and Spike's souls similar?

In Cowboy Bebop, after the battle on the monorail, Spike is thrown off and almost dies. When he revives he says that Vincent and him have similar souls and that he must confront him. Why is this so? ...
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Origin: Spirits of the Past - Any ideas on who makes the 'phone call'

In Origin: Spirits of the Past, Toola at the beginning receives a (what can only be called) a phonecall which she doesn't end up answering. From memory, Shunack claims he didn't make the call, but ...
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Is the jewellery in the 2016 adaptation of War and Peace genuine?

I've been watching the 2016 BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and also reading about it on the internet between episodes. One of the rumours I've come across is that the jewellery used on set ...
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British TV series about shooting at school

I remember watching a series several years ago (maybe 4 - 5 years) on British television, but I missed one episode so I never really got the gist of the ending, and this has led to it being an ...
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In 'Sicario', what was the purpose of raiding the tunnel?

In Sicario, the job of Matt's (Josh Brolin) task force is to: Disrupt operations for US-based drug boss Manuel Díaz, so that he'll get called back to Mexico to answer to his boss, Fausto Alarcón. ...
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Journalist's daughter is on the run to U.S from a country at civil war

I watched a movie a decade back. I never got the name of movie, but I liked it lot. Can someone help me with the movie name? It was not an English language film. A journalist's daughter is on the ...
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Why does the film High Fidelity (2000) call Army Of Darkness “Evil Dead 2”?

In High Fidelity, Rob and Barry are talking about a film, and keep calling it Evil Dead 2. But they are clearly referencing Army Of Darkness, which came after Evil Dead 2 in Raimi's ED franchise. ...
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Are body doubles ever listed in movie credits?

Are body doubles (or any of their variants, such as stunt doubles or talent doubles) listed, together with the character they played, in the closing credits to a movie?
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373 views

Movie about a group of people waking up in a room, knowing that one or more of them are killers which must be eliminated

My wife and I watched this last year, so it's 2014 or older, but probably from the 21st century. It was a live-action English-language film, probably from the United States. A group of people wake up ...
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What happened to Robert Englund?

During the course of New Nightmare, when Heather starts to get plagued more and more by dreams of Freddy, she calls her friend and former Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund and tells him about it. He ...
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Unknown childrens animated tv show

Me and my friend both remember a kids show, but we can't seem to figure out if we both dreamt it or if it was in fact real. What I can remember from the show: There were two human children (I think) ...
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What were the other A.I. chips and whom are they referring to?

In Age of Ultron, Iron man selected the FRIDAY chip from the rest for the replacement of J.A.R.V.I.S I was clearly able to find out references to Jocasta and FRIDAY. What are the rest of the chips ...
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157 views

How did Harrison know the Enterprise had warp core issues?

Just curious if there's any info on this issue in Star Trek: Into Darkness since it wasn't explained in the movie. How did Khan know that the Enterprise warp core had problems? Was there some ...
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Why bring Professor Xavier to Pentagon?

When they went to rescue Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, why did they take Xavier since he had no real powers and did nothing? He literally couldn't do anything and was a burden on the team ...
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What is the short in which a man has a nightmare complete with broken physics?

It's been at least two years now since bits of a movie short started echoing around in my head and I'd like to get them out. I've searched using every term I can think of and can't root out the clip. ...
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Who is the masked German Sniper near the end of the movie?

Recently saw the movie Fury and near the end of the movie when Don "Wardaddy" Collier gets shot by the German sniper. The German sniper initially wears a doorag/mask around his face and is revealed. ...
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Why didn't Sherlock just destroy Irene Adler's phone?

According to this explanation about Irene Adler's phone in the Sherlock episode "A Scandal in Belgravia": Irene had miniature explosives fitted throughout that would destroy the phone if anyone ...
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300 views

A movie with a spacechip whose crew contained robots disguised as humans

This is about a movie I haven't seen myself, but which I only got told about. Moreover, the person who told me about it is no longer alive, so I cannot ask for more details. I remembered what I got ...
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Hitchhiker killer movie

I remember seeing this movie as a child in the 80s so it's probably a 70's movie. A guy picks up a hitchhiker and ends up murdering him/her (can't remember), to dispense of the body he puts her in a ...
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A man finds some wrapping paper and gives it as a present to his daughter

I'm looking for a cartoon (might be Disney but I'm not sure). I watched it some time ago but I don't remember it's title. It's a story about a piece of wrapping paper. At the beginning a girl from a ...
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Was J. Gatsby a shallow, superficial man?

My friend and I were having a discussion about The Great Gatsby and Mr. J. Gatsby in particular. My friend opines that he is a superficial man because all he cared about was wealth and showing off. ...
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Woman living in an apartment taking self-portraits everyday (from 1990 to 2005)

And then suddenly there's this monster who hates the flash and the woman uses it to escape the monster... and by self-portraits.. it's like a Polaroid/instax thingy. So she had to go away and then at ...
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Underground fist fighting, alienated brothers

Can someone please help me identify this? I hope to be able to provide sufficiently detailed information about this movie I'm looking for (I'm guessing it's a psychological drama). I have been trying ...
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Did Ichabod Crane's wife Katrina Crane get re-cast during Season One?

I am watching Sleepy Hollow, and there have been several scenes showing Ichabod's red-haired wife, Katrina Crane. She seems slightly younger in her appearances in the second and subsequent episodes. ...
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Which parts are from Eminems real life?

In "8 Mile" we saw how Bunny Rabbit got into the rapping gang and won the heart of millions of rap lovers. Now in Eminem's original life too similar thing happened. We know how Dr. Dre helped him ...
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Why didn't they use Hitler as one of the six ghosts?

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the real story of Anneliese Michel. In the real story, two priests claimed that there were six demons including Adolf Hitler, Judas Iscariot and Nero. But in the ...
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How does Guy know the world is ending?

In The Croods the girl Eep meets Guy who is travelling to the mountain, because the world is ending. Here is a scene from the film that shows Guy telling Eep the world is ending. How does Guy know ...
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What is the significance of water coffins scene?

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the water coffins in the movie The Box? I mean, what is their relevance in the film? What is the point of having them there in the library? That scene ...
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What changed Nader's mind?

In the beginning of A Separation, Nader didn't really want to get divorced and was only trying to oppose his wife's decision seemingly wanting to convince her his own way. But, at the middle of the ...
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Post office reference in movie Ronin

In the movie "Ronin", there is a scene where Sam and the gang have to locate Gregor. Sam knows a guy locally who can help. When he approaches his contact he asks him where the nearest post office is. ...
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Any homages to The Glass Key in Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars, or The Last Man Standing?

Ok. I'm having trouble locating a copy of The Glass Key (1942) but that's not what I'm asking about. I just haven't seen it, so I can't get the information I seek myself. Anyone familiar with Akira ...
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What other things did Andy Dufresne carry while escaping from Shawshank Prison?

There were a few things which Andy Dufresne was shown putting into the package which he tied to his foot while escaping. Some of the items were his chess pieces and the account books of the warden. ...
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Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
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Injuries to stuntmen during filming

If an injury occurs to a stuntman during filming (in Hollywood), who typically covers the bill? Do stuntmen (stuntpersons) perhaps have special contracts or insurance policies?
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Family Guy ep 113 (Road to Germany) scene explanation

In Family Guy episode 113, Road to Germany, there is a scene where Stewie, Brian and Mort are in a bomber plane fighting nazi planes. They look to be out numbered, but then Stewie says something along ...
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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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How much money did it take to run “The Sting”?

I just watched The Sting again this weekend. I know that the pay-off at the end netted the grifters a lot of money, but even before that Gondorff, Hooker, and Twist are spending left and right. ...
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Are there running gags per series in Top Gear?

Watching the 11th series of Top Gear, they seem to have a running joke about the Dacia Sandaro. Does each series have a subtle (or not so subtle) gag or reference?
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What does the conversation mean?

In Source Code, I did not get the meaning of a conversation between Capt. and Christina in the train. It was between roughly 00:42:00-00:43:00 The conversation was as follows: Capt- Okay. Christina? ...
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When will high definition television no longer account for the standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio?

The vast majority of TV shows are now available in high definition. However, much content still seems to be framed for "center cuts," where the center of a high definition image in a 16:9 aspect ratio ...
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Who are the Guys in Tall Black Hats in movie 'The Greatest Game Ever Played'

In movie The Greatest Game Ever Played, whenever Harry Vardon tries to play a shot, he sees mysterious guys in Black Top Hats. Who are those guys and what their role in the movie. What are they ...
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How to correctly identify an actor/actresses is in something that is not listed on their IMDB profile?

While looking for various actors and actresses I keep coming across material they have done that isn't on their IMDB profile. An example is Allison Scagliotti is in a web short yet there is no ...
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How did Toshio die?

In the movie, The Grudge, near the end it is shown that- the father of the Japanese family have killed the mother (by chasing and stabbing her?) and have drowned the black cat. He has done this in ...
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Is the female “Ralph” character playing along?

In "So I Married an Axe Murderer", Harriet (Nancy Travis) cries out for "Ralph!" in her sleep, which Charlie (Mike Myers) correctly attributes to one of her "missing" fiancés. In trying to cover for ...
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What is the name of this (Prince of pearl?) movie?

It's an old movie released somewhere in 90's and the language probably not English, seen it on TV. I remember the name as Prince of pearl but I cant find the movie by that name Language is not ...
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Is Peggy really to blame for all those dead people?

The second season of the excellent FX series Fargo aired it's season finale last night. In a series packed with great characterizations and plot twists, there was one I was disappointed with. In the ...
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People wake on spaceship, computer lies to each person, he/she was the only survivor

I've seen a trailer not too many weeks ago where the things described in the title happened. It was a mainly white spaceship with a computer which told everyone who woke up, he/she was the only ...

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