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In Tombstone what is the meaning of the line spoken by Doc Holiday?

In the movie Tombstone, Val Kilmer gives a brilliant delivery of the line "I'll be your huckleberry." I cannot remember any dialogue leading up to it that explained this retort. Was there any or ...
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Why is the ending to the film adaptation of “Hannibal” completely different from the novel?

At the end of the movie, Hannibal escapes and leaves Clarice behind. However, the book ends with Hannibal drugging Clarice and the two of them running off together. Why was the ending changed for the ...
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What is this 60's movie about small “mafia”?

Does anyone recognize this movie? The film is set around 50s/60s in I'm guessing New York. There are a few kids that caught a police officer with two young prostitutes (I believe it was on the roof ...
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Did the movie show or hinted at who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing?

Who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing? ] Was it TJ or was it Hesher? I would like to know more about the characters of TJ and/or Hesher based on that event in the film. I was ...
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Is “The Merry-Go-Round of Life” from Howl's Moving Castle a song in the public domain? [closed]

Is "The Merry-Go-Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle a song in the public domain? In particular, was it written specifically for the movie, or was it a public-domain waltz that the producer ...
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A killer who used some kind of device on people's foreheads

I'm looking for a movie that I wanted to watch, but never got around to it and no longer remember much about the movie. In the theater trailer there is a serial killer who carries some kind of ...
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What's the purpose of Solomon's son Dia in Blood Diamond?

Apart from the regular plot, that in order to save his son he must overcome battles and so forth, what other purpose does his son have? This is based on the fact that his son's name is Dia. And in ...
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Evaluating characters by means of description

In his Star Wars Episode 1 review/analysis, Mike Stoklasa used a certain challenge as a device to illustrate how poorly thought out the characters were: "Describe the following characters without ...
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Outcome of relationship at the end of 'Blue Valentine'

At the end of the movie 'Blue Valentine', or does it mean anything else as you think?
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How did they get everyone to play along?

Shutter Island is a really fascinating, thought-through movie, but one thing never made sense to me when rewatching it, knowing the twist. How did they manage to get everyone to play along? With the ...
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Who is the “movie star” being referred to in one of the scenes from The Social Network?

In The Social Network, which "movie star" was Divya Narendra referring to when he says: The biggest thing on a campus that included nineteen Nobel Laureates, fifteen Pultizer Prize Winners, two ...
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In The Godfather 2 why does Frankie Pentangeli immediately change his story when he sees his brother?

Frankie Pentangeli is before a committee ready give evidence against Michael Corleone. His brother enters the room and Frankie to immediately changes his story. Was it just out of guilt or was there ...
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What was the nature of Matt's gift to Kelly?

In The Girl Next Door's final scenes, we see Kelly receiving a gift on his newest shoot that is a box of his favourite Cuban Cigars, clearly sent by Matt with a note reading: The juice was worth the ...
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Why Are So Many Actors from “Rome” in John Carter?

I just saw the movie "John Carter" (and loved it). But I noticed that four actors in the movie who were also in the HBO miniseries "Rome". Does anyone know why? For instance, was there staff of "John ...
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How did they dispose old Joe's wife's body in the movie Looper (2012)?

The reason given in the movie Looper for sending targets to the past is that it is difficult to dispose bodies. From IMDb, Thirty years into the future in 2074, time travel is invented, but is ...
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Is this character supposed to be the Devil?

    [Source] About the TV series 666 Park Avenue: At 666 Park Avenue, all of your dreams and burning desires can come true: wealth, sex, love, power, even revenge. But just be careful ...
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Why was Prowse chosen to play Darth Vader?

Everybody knows that David Prowse played Darth Vader in the old Star Wars episodes. He was a weightlifting champion and a bodybuilder. Does anybody know who and why actually chose him to play this ...
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What are the differences between the alternative versions of Blade Runner?

I may have lost count, but the last time I checked there were 4 different cuts of Blade Runner. The original cinema release (with the voice over and the spliced from another movie ending) followed by ...
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Movie about a guy working in a crooked organization

I saw a movie a few years ago but can only remember some elements of the plot. A guy starts working at a new company. I think they were selling stocks over the phone. The company were either selling ...
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Seinfeld credits - Jason Alexander as George [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured? In opening credits for TV shows, why does it say ‘with so and so’ for some actors? In the credits of ...
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Frank opening his pants each time he sits down?

In the Everybody Loves Raymond series, why does Frank (the Grandfather) always opens the zip of his pants when he sits down in chair?
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The Sopranos ending

The final scene of the Sopranos has been the subject of much debate since it aired. I read a great post several months ago located at The Sopranos: Definitive Explanation of "The END". I tend to ...
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Did Abin Sur not make the prison good enough to hold Parallax forever and how was Abin Sur defeated so easily?

According to the movie Green Lantern Millions of years ago, a group of beings called the Guardians of the Universe used the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force ...
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What's the difference between “writer” and “screenwriter” professions?

I'd like to know the difference between the "writer" and "screenwriter" professions in the context of movies. Please notice that I'm not English mothertongue and I have little knowledge of ...
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Why does the accent of Leonardo DiCaprio sound so different in Blood Diamond?

The accent of Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer sounded different in the Blood Diamond Film. I have seen quite a good number of Hollywood movies, so I have become familiar with their accents. When I ...
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Was the storm from The Perfect Storm (2000) a similar storm as Frankenstorm?

The perfect storm (2000) was a movie about a some fishermen catch by a big storm : After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decide to risk the storm. ...
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What does 'space between spaces' mean?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a short while before the ending of the movie, there was a long trail in the temple and eventually Mac and Spalko died inside the temple. Then, ...
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Who was “The Chairman” and what was “The Plan”?

In the movie "The Adjustment Bureau" , it was never revealed who was "The Chairman". 1) Was The Chairman God? When Norris asked "Are you angel?" Harry said "We have been called that". So this ...
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Seeking a 1960s Sci-Fi movie about a female humanoid robot

I've only a vague recollection of this science fiction movie, probably released between 1965 and 1972, which features two humanoid alien men on Earth, hunting for a female alien, who has disguised ...
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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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Movie about a kid with a terrible illness (with many phases of body function losses)

I've been looking for this movie about a boy who gets a rare illness. This illness starts when the boy is between 5-9 years old and is based on a real person's story. The illness has many symptoms ...
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Adjusted Worldwide Box Office

Whenever I read a list of the top box office of all time adjusted for inflation, it's always just domestic. I understand you've got different currencies and what not. But, it isn't impossible to ...
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What does Buster say under the bleeps in the “Bringing up Buster” episode of Arrested Development?

In the third episode of the first season of Arrested Development, titled "Bringing up Buster," there are two instances when Buster uses (what is assumed to be) obscene language to describe his mother, ...
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Security of Former President of USA in “Welcome to Mooseport”?

How come the Former President of USA has a lot of security with him all the time? Afterall, he is only the former president and not the current president.
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What is CBFC 'S' certification?

What is CBFC 'S' certification? Is there any S certified movies? if there , can someone list them?
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Numb3rs character John Buckley mentions game season 6 episode 9

On season 6 episode 9 John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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Age difference between Bridget and Kerry?

In "8 Simple Rules", what is the age difference between Bridget and Kerry? I have watched the complete 3 seasons of the show and got no clue.
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Why did the hero take the long way around for her kill?

In the very last scene, our vengeful hero could have easily walked to the Antonio Banderas character, but instead climbs the house before climbing down to a surprised face. Does that make sense, or is ...
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Why was the FBI involved in the international events of The Jackal?

FBI only has jurisdiction on US property and soil (domestically, embassies internationally). In the movie The Jackal, what was the FBI's involvement with the Russian murder investigation at the ...
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What was that movie where the bad guys are trapped in a 2d plane in space

I'm trying to remember what movie this was. The bad guys, like 2 or 3, were trapped in a 2 dimensional plane that flew out into space. Family guy did a short parody once I think. I asked a few people ...
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What has the greatest chance of being in Marcellus Wallace's briefcase in Pulp Fiction

In Pulp Fiction, there is a briefcase who's content is kept very secret. What item gathers the most evidence for being in the briefcase?
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How did Mr. Monk manage to become a police officer?

I think the pilot implied that Trudy's murder triggered Monk's obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), which let to him having to leave the police force. But the episode Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man ...
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Is there are list/table what camera filters cause what perception of a movie by the audience?

I remember the movie Traffic which uses a lot of different filters. How do these filters typically change perception of a scene or whole movie (I've seen whole movies overlayed with yellow filter). It ...
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How much in Taken 2 was actually filmed in Istanbul?

In Taken 2, the characters end up in Istanbul. In the film we end up seeing quite a bit of a market and surrounding buildings. Were any of the scenes actually filmed in Istanbul? If so, which ones? ...
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What happened to change Joe's timeline?

As far as I can remember, we see a total of three Joes in the movie. Joe A kills himself, then 30 years later gets sent back and is killed by Joe B, a closed loop. Joe B, however, changes from the ...
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Movie about a serial killer who drowns his victims

I have seen this movie on HBO, between 10- 12 years ago. At that time I was not a Hollywood movie buff but I really liked the story. This was a suspense movie and am guessing it must have been made in ...
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Why did Javert not check for the tattoo in Les Miserables?

When Javert arrests the man he thinks is Valjean why doesn't he look for Valjean's tattoo on the prisoner? After all, it is how Valjean showed he was the real man so Javert must have known about it ...
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What happened to Abe in Looper?

Towards the end of Looper, "old Joe" is captured by the young guy and brought back to the mob's HQ in the strip club. Joe escapes by first kicking Abe in the crotch then shooting the young guy and ...
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First Hollywood (or at least made in USA) movie where Russian dialog was spoken by Russian speaking actor?

I was wondering what the first movie (made in USA) was where a character speaking Russian was played by an actor for whom Russian was a fluent (though not necessarily first) language, spoken with no ...
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How does one hire “The A-Team”

[Source] The A-Team intro says: ... If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... the A-Team. The A-Team is on the run from the military ...

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