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Why does Doug Stamper have so much influence over Rachel?

Why does Doug Stamper have so much influence over Rachel in House of Cards? I don't see why Rachel can't simply escape Doug.
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267 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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Was the ending to “How I Met Your Mother” planned from the start?

In How I Met Your Mother, Ted tells his kids the lengthy story of his life during his twenties and thirties. His "official" intention is to tell them, as per the title, how he met their mother. In ...
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299 views

50s/60s movie about a family of 5-6 orphans, eldest places them with families

Can anyone tell me the title to this movie? Made in 50's or early 60's. A family of five or six kids. The parents are killed. The oldest boy has to give his siblings away to other families because he ...
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84 views

Looking for a National Geographic documentary about inventors

I am looking for a National Geographic documentary about inventors. It is a very old video probably from the 80s. I remember it starts showing some kids and their inventions, one of connected a rake ...
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128 views

Woman helps a girl who keeps falling to the ground

I want to know the title of a drama movie in which a woman helps a girl (not her daughter) to defend herself, because she doesn't react when falling to the ground and kids bully her because of this. ...
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2answers
252 views

Why did Yusuf need to go into the field?

When Cobb first meets Yusuf in Inception and tells him he is seeking for a chemist to formulate a compound for the Fischer job, he says that he would also need to "go into the field" with them to ...
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2answers
162 views

Story about a boy and other kids who went into jungle to spend holidays

Story begins with a boy(lead character) who went into jungle with other kids and teacher(s) to spend some holidays in jungle. He(lead character) was suffering from some kind of ailment, which made him ...
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Captain America Winter Soldier fight scene strangeness

Referring to the scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where 'Cap and company infiltrate that S.H.I.E.L.D. ship which had been taken over by terrorists. There was a fight towards the end of ...
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1answer
258 views

80's magic/evil/walkman movie

I watched a bit of a movie when I was a kid in the 80s and I couldn't see more about it. It's a doubt that has followed me for my whole life, so I'm asking you people for help. All I remember is that ...
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263 views

What is this anime serial where a teenager raises an alien child?

This serial is about a boy and girl who got an alien baby along with a talking cat-like pet... If I am remembering correctly the girl's name is Miu, not sure of that. At first they hate each other ...
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272 views

Romantic comedy (rom-com) about a woman and man who become guardians of a baby

This movie is about a husband and wife who have a baby. They unfortunately die in a motorcycle accident and the baby is left to the womans best friend and mans best friend who hate each other. At ...
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2answers
238 views

Story about small girl,mother and 3 fathers

Story begins with 3 friends staying together and they have a women who stays with them as 1 of the 3 friends is the biological father of the child. All 3 friends take care of the child and lately 1 of ...
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1answer
261 views

What is the timeline of incidents taking place in Shutter Island

What is the timeline of the incidents taking place? Teddy cannot be more than 30-35 years old. He is married with two children. In the island he had dreams which contains the incidents happening ...
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1answer
117 views

Lecture to medical students with a small child in the audience; professor needs to use childish words

I have a faint memory of watching this; I thought it was Young Frankenstein but I watched that recently and it doesn't contain the scene I remember.
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3answers
310 views

Identify A Movie About A Home Invasion

I need help identifying a movie about a home invasion. I believe it was released around 2008-2010. The main bad guy was bald, and I recognized the actor. I think he was alone? I believe the house ...
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1answer
265 views

Why was Whistler in Sona?

In Season 3, Whistler was in prison and it was told that he could have killed the mayor's son, but it was hinted as being speculative. After watching Season 3 and the first part of Season 4, it is ...
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0answers
97 views

Is Breacher wearing a European style necktie to point to Schwarzenegger's heritage?

In Sabotage (2014) the character Breacher, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is shown wearing a European style necktie, i.e. the stripes showing positive diagonals when seen by others ( // , see here). ...
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7answers
1k views

Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the Hunger Games a second time?

Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the games a second time in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire if she was so important? It would seem like a much safer approach to have just taken Katniss to ...
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1answer
140 views

Superhero/crimefighter movie

This could be a tough one as I can't remember much from it. I think it's either a superhero or crime fighter and there's a secret base which is in a skip but is disguised by heaps of scrap metal. ...
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1answer
477 views

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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1answer
95 views

Looking for a movie about a mirror of dreams?

I am looking for a movie about a Mirror which gives your true "desires" by entering into it. There was an old man, boy and gal, a little person, and a man in his 30s that has to get people to go into ...
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1answer
419 views

What is the song being played in the suicide scene in Disconnect? [closed]

I'm not sure wether this question should be posted in the Movies & TV or in the Music site, but I don't know wether this song was composed for the film or not so I'll post it here: What is the ...
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2answers
605 views

Why does Cosima Niehaus need glasses?

In the TV series Orphan Black, if all of the women played by Tatiana Maslany are portrayed as being clones, why does Cosima Niehaus need/wear glasses? Should they all be identical in this respect? ...
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2answers
248 views

Movie about a girl who may have been a Girl Scout

This movie was in the 1980s or 90s. One scene involves a black girl who looks homeless, where the main protagonist is a man. When the man comes up to the girl, she is frightened and tries to pull ...
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79 views

How are abilities inherited?

In the TV show Heroes we see several examples where peoples' families also have abilities. Claire Bennet's mother could control fire, her father can fly Peter's brother can fly Matt's dad was also a ...
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3answers
4k views

Do A-listers audition for roles?

It is normal for new actors who haven't proven themselves to audition for roles in movies. But What about A-listers like Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, etc. Do these guys still attend auditions or are scripts ...
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1answer
73 views

How come Bill accepted the credit card from Cobb?

I am referring to the movie "Following" directed by Nolan. In a coffee shop Cobb gives a Lloyds bank Credit card to Bill. At that time how come Bill accepted it?
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1answer
679 views

Movie about a cop slowing down time

I'm trying to recall a movie I used to watch as a kid (this wasn't a kids movie however). It was from the 80's because I watched it in the early 90's. The main character was a guy in a trench coat, ...
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1answer
420 views

A movie scene with russian roulette in an army tent

Once in the late 1990's, I remember seeing a scene of a film on TV, where this guy walks into an army tent, and there's a bunch of strange people inside playing russian roulette. He get's invited to ...
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1answer
1k views

Is Mrs. Robinson's seduction of Benjamin actually a plan by Mr. & Mrs. Robinson to prevent Benjamin from marrying their daughter?

I am watching The Graduate and am confused why Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) seduces Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) for no good reason. Why did Mr. Robinson talk like he wanted his wife to sleep with ...
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2answers
137 views

Why don't production houses offer corrigendum?

Whenever there is an error, factual or typo or otherwise, we see newspapers / books / magazines posting a corrigendum for their readers. My question is why don't production houses / directors etc do ...
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Why hasn't the Walking Dead left rural Georgia?

In Season 1, Rick travels to Atlanta, and the rest of the survivors later travel to the CDC headquarters. Why, after 4 seasons (with the exception of Eugene and Abraham), has the show not ...
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1answer
364 views

Trying to name this alien movie!

As far as I can remember, its an alien movie with a Roswell Grey called Adam. He's telepathic and malevolent but the main character(s?) don't seem to think him to be so... I think its a 90's movie, ...
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2answers
850 views

Boy Falls in Love With French Exchange Student

Whats the movie called where boy & his family take french exchange student and he falls in love with her? He shows her the stars on his telescope and carries her home when she's drunk this one ...
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1answer
151 views

Man speaks to woman in next room while urinating

I watched this movie years ago. All I can remember is one scene where an ugly man with bad teeth goes to the toilet and is bragging about how strong his stream is to a woman in the next room. He then ...
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1answer
290 views

Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?

The new Russian sub in The Hunt for Red October had a new 'caterpillar' drive which meant it was undetecable to sonars. However, it was spotted on it's maiden voyage and Jones immediately worked out ...
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3answers
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What is the significance of the silver goo in the Matrix?

After Neo takes the red pill, he is sitting on a seat and there is a cracked mirror next to him which starts changing. He touches it and a silver goo starts covering his body. What is the significance ...
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0answers
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Are there any crime investigation shows where the protagonists don’t always correctly solve the case, or even sometimes capture\imprison a wrong guy? [duplicate]

For instance not solving the case can make the characters depressed; and capturing a wrong person can be revealed in some later episodes or just shown to the viewers from the wrongly-accused’s point ...
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2answers
917 views

Why were the Marines found guilty of conduct unbecoming and dishonorably discharged in A Few Good Men?

In the end of A Few Good Men, the two Marines are acquitted on most charges but found guilty of conduct unbecoming a U.S. Marine and ordered to be dishonorably discharged from the Corps. Does it ...
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1answer
114 views

Old Game show in which contestants named ingredients

I recall a Food Channel Network type show from a bunch of years ago (10? more?) It was a game show with the standard question/answer rounds about food trivia. One round might even have involved naming ...
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2answers
295 views

Investment TV show

I am trying to remember a show I watched a year or two back, but I cannot remember what it is called. I was hoping that somebody would be able to help me identify it. The show: Two people come to ...
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3answers
3k views

In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?

In Chip 'n Dale, are they male or female chipmunks?
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203 views

UK Roommate dies, has suitcase full of money, other roommate goes crazy, moves to attic

In the early to mid 1990's we rented a movie that took place in the UK, I think. I believe it was three roommates sharing a flat. The newest roommate dies (I think he OD's on drugs in his room) and ...
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1answer
90 views

Gangster shoots the guy up his butt and leaves to die slowly in dumpster

In the mid to late 1990's I saw a modern mob/gangster movie on a premium US cable TV station (HBO, Cinemax, etc). In which the gangsters (when they really didn't like somebody) would shoot the victim ...
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1answer
89 views

What is the logic with Sam's short pants?

In Stay (2005), in the whole dream sequence Sam wears little short pants, which does not suit his personality. What is with it? Is this just a hint for it being a dream or is there any symbolism ...
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1answer
53k views

What was the little boy Andy trying to do at the end of Snowpiercer?

At the end of Snowpiercer, the head of the train protruded and Andy climbed in. Curtis tried to stop Andy from doing so, Wilford suggested that was the task Andy was given. What was that task?
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1answer
214 views

Who is the woman appearing for less than half a second at the beginning of Die Hard 4?

I was watching Live Free or Die Hard and I noticed that in the scene where the van drives away after the first hacker was killed, right after, there is a sort of glitch that is used through the ...
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1answer
100k views

What does the three finger salute mean in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there is a three finger salute that is constantly shown, sometimes with whistle sound. But what does this three finger salute mean?
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177 views

Would valuables really have been stored in Nakatomi Plaza vault?

I think Die Hard is one of the greatest films of all time, but I have always wondered about that vault up on the 30th floor of Nakatomi Plaza. Is it realistic that a mid-1980s corporation would store ...

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