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Where were Saul & Mira at the end of Season 3?

Near the close of the last episode of series 3 of homeland we see Saul & Mira relaxing on the rooftop of a sun-kissed building; but where are they? I think I remember in a different episode Saul ...
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Is a real shark used or is it just computerised?

Can any one tell me, is the shark in "Jaws" real or just computerized? When I saw that movie I got confused. I have also seen Jaws 2.
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How did they make Captain America so tiny and skinny in the first half?

How did they make Chris Evans so tiny and skinny in the first half? He lost weight + green screen all along I suppose? Or is there something more interesting.
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411 views

Why was piranhadon scene deleted from Peter Jackson’s King Kong?

In King Kong (the Peter Jackson version), why was the piranhadon scene deleted? Was it because movie was already 188 minutes? Or King-Kong was too far to have a "versus" battle? (King Kong would win ...
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129 views

Why does the escaped prisoner not return with help?

In the end of the movie, Lawrence Gordon (the surgeon) cuts his feet and goes to get help. The movie then ends with Adam (the photographer) getting locked up in the room by the villain. So why does ...
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Encrypted message in Simpsons Christmas episode 2013

In the latest Simpsons episode S25E08 (http://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/White_Christmas_Blues) there is a strange ending containing something that looks like car license plates, but with some strange ...
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440 views

How do studios decide which movie (classic) to release on Blu-ray?

Consider the examples of The Odessa File (1974) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). They are both classics based on novels by Frederick Forsyth and released at around the same time. The Day of the ...
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Why is Carrie distraught while watching Saul's hearing before the Intelligence Committee

At the end of the first episode of the third season (s03e01 : Tin Man Is Down) Carrie watches Saul's testimony on live television and is distraught. She is at home, alone, on her bed when she watches ...
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Is Walter White dead?

In the last episode, they don't actually show Walter White dying. They only show him lying on the floor. Is it possible for them to continue the story from there?
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224 views

What is the significance of the abstract painting?

In Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion, we observe a detective staring at a painting when visiting the home of Lena and Johnnie: Both upon the entrance and exit of the detectives, he is entranced by the ...
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Why the long takes in Rope?

Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 film Rope is known for it's long takes. There is plenty of documentation regarding the length of each shot and the limitations of the technology available, but less so ...
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150 views

Man points to suicide jumper in black and white old clip?

I hope this is the right place for this question: I recall watching a movie where there was an old black and white clip (perhaps a home video within a movie?) where someone was standing near a large ...
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Quote about Baltimore Being the Sleaziest city in America?

In the opening scene of the John Waters movie Pink Flamingos, there is a line about Baltimore being the sleaziest city in America, or something like that. Does any one know that quote?
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Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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91 views

Peter Lorre playing a young WW II flyer

So, I have this image seared in my memory of Peter Lorre playing a young WW II flyer, in which a flack explosion goes off, he covers his face with his hands and screams: "My lamps! My lamps are out!" ...
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Where does the barrel come from in which Bombur jumps in The Hobbit: DoS?

Just saw the second part of the Hobbit. I wonder in which barrel Bombur jumps in "Barrel down the River" scene. All the Dwarves are in their barrels floating and fighting of the Orcs then miraculously ...
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1answer
394 views

Why does Watson call Moriarty the “Napoleon of Crime”?

At the end of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution we learn that Holmes's obsession with Moriarty comes from his suppressed childhood memory of Moriarty's affair with Holmes's mother when he was his teacher ...
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1answer
523 views

Why did Shaw include Letty in his crew?

Assuming Shaw didn't kill Letty because he wanted to use her as a pawn, He could 've held her as a captive instead of including her in his crew. But he didn't, Why? If it weren't for Letty, Dom ...
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216 views

Cop gains a psychic link to a monster/alien after it scratches him

I am looking for a movie I saw where a cop has gained a psychic link to this monster/alien after it scratched him. In it another detective is skeptical until it scratches him too and then he becomes a ...
4
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1answer
148 views

Did the real Arturo get left behind?

I've been rewatching Sliders again, and partway through the second season (episode titled "Post-Traumatic Slide Syndrome", there are two versions of Arturo fighting it out at the end - the original, ...
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439 views

Why didn't Beatrix take any of the Vipers' Hanzo swords?

Beatrix defeated several Vipers who owned Hanzo swords (O-Ren's, Budd's she found when fighting Elle, and Bill's are three I can recall right now). Why didn't she take either of those? (the scenes ...
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1answer
1k views

Did Elle die and how in Kill Bill 2?

In Kill Bill, we see the following sequence of events: Beatrice crosses swords with Elle Beatrice plucks Elle's remaining eye out Elle drops Bea's sword, stumbles back (I think into bathroom), and ...
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Why does Frank peel off the labels from bottles and things?

Catch Me If You Can's fictionalized version of Frank W. Abagnale Jr. uses to peel off labels from things. While in certain cases this is part of his check frauds (especially the Pan Am labels), he ...
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1answer
132 views

Why had 5 1/2 hours passed on the ship?

Doctor Who series 2 episode 4: The Girl In the Fireplace Reinette is 37 ... After the clockwork androids are stopped the Doctor is trapped in Versailles because all the time windows are broken. Then ...
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1answer
88 views

Why use the Feds rather than the US Marshals in The Family?

In The Family, the Blakes/Manzonis are American nationals in a witness protection program in Normandy, France. However, they are guarded by the FBI rather than by US Marshals as is normally the case. ...
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186 views

Film finale ends with rooftop standoff where hero is forced to choose who to sacrifice

I'm pretty sure this is the ending from a film, but there is a chance it may be a TV series instead, hence the extra tag. This is a film seen recently, set in modern day America. All I can remember ...
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2answers
648 views

Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?

In Breaking Bad, because Mike works for Gus Fring, presumably he should be all set financially. Also Mike is apparently loyal to Gus. Why would he need a part time job as a PI for Saul Goodman on top ...
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1answer
1k views

What “colour template” do Harry Potter movies employ?

I don't know if "colour template" is the word for that. What I mean is the colour of the movies, especially Globet of Fire and the ones after it, seemed to be very dark but also with so much depth to ...
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1answer
390 views

Brother and sister find a fantasy world and try to help save it

I am looking for a movie from the 70s or 80s about two children that are brother and sister that find a fantasy world and try and help save it with the help of this creature. They need a wizard's help ...
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2answers
198 views

Actors common to both Pleasantville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Who are the actors common to both Pleasantville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? As part of my grieving process over the death of Paul Walker1 who was in the Fast & the Furious franchise, I was ...
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1answer
3k views

Is there a reason why Snake Plissken and the young Snake from Metal Gear are so much alike?

In the movies Escape from New York and Escape from LA there is a character called Snake Plissken. However in the Metal Gear Series there is a character who has the code name Solid Snake and goes by ...
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1answer
704 views

What caused Elliot Stabler to be suspended and quit?

I never really saw the end of season 12 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit but I did know that throughout the series Elliot Stabler would get suspended or investigated by Internal Affairs ...
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1answer
99 views

When do we first learn that Martine suffers from tuberculosis in Monte Walsh?

In the 1970 Lee Marvin western, Monte Walsh, the eponymous protagonist learns rather suddenly that his woman, Martine, is dead. This caught me completely by surprise and led me to believe that this ...
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2answers
3k views

Does “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have spiders in it?

I have read the book, and there was pretty long fight with giant spiders. I have a huge phobia of spiders, and I'd like to know how much of the movie involves spiders, and if I could watch it.
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How can they bring guns into the Matrix?

When Trinity and Neo determine to save Morpheus, they begin by running their armory program and getting a lot of guns. The purpose of these guns is for them to kill people in the Matrix. This ...
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4answers
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Does Captain America possess superhuman strength in the MCU?

  In the episode The Bridge (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) superhuman Mike Peterson pushes a bulldozer across a football field. Afterwards Mike and his trainer exchange these words: ...
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Are the stories of The X-Files real life?

I recently started watching Season 1 episodes of The X-Files series.... I wanted to know if there is any verification for the claim that stories shown in its episodes are real-life stories or just a ...
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2answers
2k views

How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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3answers
810 views

What happened to Willie Cicci after the grand jury?

In The Godfather: Part II, Willie Cicci, played by Joe Spinelli, testifies that Michael Corleone was involved in organised crime and the head of the Corleone family: "Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had ...
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1answer
345 views

Had they decided how Breaking Bad ends before they started shooting the series?

I just watched the ending of Breaking Bad, and it made me wonder, had they decided how many seasons, how the story unfolds, and how it ends, before starting to shoot the series, or did they decide ...
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164 views

How did Red get approval for rehabilitation? [duplicate]

In Shawshank Redemption, Red receives parole after serving 40 years in Shawshank. In the beginning of movie it is shown that Red's plea for rehabilitation got rejected multiple times. When Andy ...
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1answer
128 views

Richard Pryor movie with a helicopter and a hospital

Richard Pryor somehow ends up running a hospital for the night and all hell breaks loose. By the end he had a helicopter blowing air into the main entrance
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1answer
193 views

Farming family goes to a combine harvester demolition derby

A movie shot in a country farm setting. Probably Texas or something similar. Farming family goes to a combine harvester demolition derby. I can't remember much more. I watched it in late 80's early ...
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1answer
96 views

At the end a couple rips through the advertisements surrounding them

Identify a movie where at the end, a couple rips through the advertisements surrounding them in a dystopian city, and escapes into a beautiful countryside outside the walls that has been forgotten by ...
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1answer
459 views

When and why did the decline of Musicals in American Cinema happen?

It seems to me that musicals are much less common in the American Film Industry these days in comparison to the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Of course, I'm not saying that they never make musicals (e.g. ...
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1answer
331 views

Why didn't the abducted victims talk?

In the movie Prisoners (2013), the abducted victims (Alex Jones, Bob Taylor and then Anna and Joy) didn't talk -that much- Anna and Joy maybe didn't talk because they were shocked and tired but what ...
2
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1answer
87 views

How did the bullet lodged in his brain affect Bazil in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, Bazil is the protagonist of the story, initially a Tarantino-like video store clerk, and later the mastermind of a revenge plot. One of the reasons for his quest for revenge is the fact ...
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1answer
685 views

What did Jesse Pinkman mumble in the flashback scene of Breaking Bad S05E14?

In Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 14, there is a flashback scene at the start of the episode that shows Walt and Jesse during their first time cooking. When Jesse asks how much longer, Walt begins to ...
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1answer
55 views

What was Petit Pierre's contribution to the scheme in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, each member of Bazil's crew has a speciality. This includes Petit Pierre who can build impressive stuff (like automatons) out of just about anything. Each member assists in Bazil's plots ...
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Did anyone back in America know about Michael's marriage to Appolonia in Sicily?

During the course of The Godfather Michael marries Appolonia in Sicily. A failed assasination attempt results in her death. Shortly after, Michael returns to New York and marries Kay Adams. There was ...

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