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387 views

Identify a film about a kidnapped child returning to his mother as an adult

Any help with the below would be well appreciated! It is an American live action film. I watched it on TV in the UK in the 80s. I don't think it had a theatre release. There were no famous actors ...
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Fake German postwar hospital to trick allied soldier into revealing secrets

I would like to identify a probable 70's movie about a captured allied soldier. The German captors set up a fake hospital away from the city, complete with ingenious and very convincing details. The ...
7
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3answers
484 views

Where do Sam & Dean get money from?

I was watching Supernatural yesterday, and Dean bribed a motel clerk to get some info about vampires. Then it hit me, where do they get money? I am aware that Dean was a construction worker in the ...
9
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1answer
474 views

Zombie Movie where girl realizes that zombie apocalypse happened

I saw this movie a few years ago and don't remember much about it, but I'll try my best. Pretty sure it was an indie film on Netflix. This college-aged girl wakes up after being knocked out (tried to ...
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255 views

How is George Stark related to the twin?

During the course of The Dark Half we learn that the killer is actually George Stark, an alter ego that Thad Beaumont invented in order to publish books not to be brought in relation with his name. ...
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175 views

Movie about a girl who can make everthing real

I don't remember the movie name, but it had something like this story line. Girl joins a boy high school, she races joins a race that's meant for boys only. Then she becomes friend of a boy. Both ...
2
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1answer
115 views

Circus setting with a high wire act over a wooden bed of swords

Timeframe I was somewhere around 8-12 years old, which would be in the 1974-1978 span, the movie would possibly be older since it was on television at the time, and shot in black and white. (Of ...
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4k views

Why are some movies still shot in black and white or sepia?

Why are some films still shot in black and white or sepia? I can understand if it's perhaps a "period piece" like The Artist or The Good German, or if, like in Sin City, it's done to perhaps stay true ...
2
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1answer
150 views

Characters break through the animation frame and chase each other across motion picture frames

I'm looking to identify an old cartoon (from the 1930s or 1940s, I think, based on the style) that had the characters breaking through the animation frame and chasing each other across the motion ...
2
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2answers
306 views

What was the purpose of the lightning tree?

I don't feel like the movie fully explained this. It seems awfully convenient to have a tree where lightning strikes 12 times every hour. What would possibly be the point of this in the "game"? It ...
2
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1answer
73 views

Protagonist smuggles swords through an airport in a case filled with clay

I saw this movie when I was very young, and remember bits and pieces that are largely unsearchable. It has sentimental value to me, and I'd love to watch it again as an adult. The main guy in the ...
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3answers
4k views

Why does Bernadette work at the Cheesecake Factory?

It would seem more logical for a graduate student of microbiology to be working at a lab or perhaps as a teacher's assistant. Is it ever explained why she needs to work as a waitress to pay for her ...
2
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2answers
227 views

He loses his sense of touch while trying to have sex

The man sometimes loses some of his 5 senses or sometimes some of them gets a bit boosted and is incapable of getting his penis erected. Some of the scenes i know. like his sense of sight gets boosted ...
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3answers
623 views

How long is the interval between the events of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2?

How long is the interval between the events of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2? I believe that Mindy is said to be 15 in the sequel. Do we know how old she was in Kick-Ass? How about in the comics?
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499 views

Two kids who have a magical tree house in woods

I don't remember the movie name , a girl and a boy who are kids meet and they have a magical tree house in the jungle, it was something like master of the jungle or dark knights of jungle something ...
2
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1answer
161 views

How was the Dilophosaurus scene shot?

In the movie Jurassic Park, What was the Dilophosaurus made of? Neither can I make it out be an animatronic robot like T-Rex/Triceratops nor a human costume like Velociraptor (since it was very ...
3
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2answers
526 views

What is the name of Master Shifu in the Chinese dub of Kung Fu Panda?

Master Shifu is a supporting character in the Kung Fu Panda (franchise). But seeing as to how his name is something of a tautonym (shifu means master in Mandarin), what is used for his name in the ...
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1answer
2k views

How was Kung Fu Panda received in China?

Considering that the film is an American kung-fu production which takes on Chinese traditions and culture, how was it received in China? Did local critics consider it a humorous animated Chinese tale? ...
2
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1answer
571 views

How are colourized season 1 episodes available on Netflix?

I've been watching Bewitched on Netflix, and I noticed that two episodes in season 1 are in colour, while the rest of the episodes in the season are in black and white. I read that the show switched ...
5
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1answer
734 views

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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2answers
355 views

Crossing your own timeline, changing the future - how does that work?

There are many movies and TV episodes in which a character "crosses his own timeline", sometimes even meeting his past or future self (e.g. The Day of the Doctor). Technically, I should say meeting ...
4
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1answer
541 views

Father dies and daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle

What is the name of the movie where father dies and after his death daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle? It's pretty recent movie. I think it was made in 2013.
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2answers
1k views

Why is the movie titled “Skyfall”?

Why is the twenty-third James Bond movie titled Skyfall? I watched the movie but couldn't find him falling from an airplane or something...
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1answer
210 views

Did Leonard Shelby know his wife because of his subconscience?

In the beginning of the movie when Leonard is talking on the phone to the mysterious caller (who we find out is Teddy [John gamble {not thee John G}]). He says he is different from Sammy Jenkins ...
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2answers
338 views

Pink haired woman dressed as an alien teaches you about outer space

I am trying to remember the name of a old VHS I had from late 80s early 90s. It was a educational show that had this women dressed as a alien with crazy red/pink hair and goggles for eyes. She would ...
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1answer
192 views

Movie about a mindcontrolling monster on earth and nice human-like aliens trying to stop it

I only have a few remembrances of this movie I watched when I was like 7... Could anyone help me figure the title ? All I can remember is that the bad guy is some kind of monster that's able to ...
5
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1answer
381 views

How did Bruce Wayne get into Gotham when Bane had blown up all the bridges?

After Bruce escaped from the prison, how did he manage to get into Gotham? He had no access to his Batman-utilities.
0
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1answer
42 views

In S02E40, why was Luci so attracted to Noman if there was no devil acting upon her?

In Anger Management, S2E40 (titled "Charlie and the Devil"), why was Luci so attracted to Noman if there was no devil acting upon her?
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2answers
7k views

Why did Nina Myers help Jack Bauer if she was a mole?

In the last two episodes of the first season of the TV series 24, it is shown that Nina Myers is a mole. However, from the very first episode and onwards she's very helpful to Jack Bauer. Why did ...
0
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1answer
128 views

How does Dom know the color of Letty's car?

In Fast & Furious aka The Fast and the Furious 4. When Dom is out on the road piecing together Letty's accident in his mind... how does he know the color and make of the car she was driving? He ...
4
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1answer
403 views

Did Saul poison Brock?

In Breaking Bad Saul has been shown at Andrea's new house, where he delivers Jesse's money directly to Andrea. Both her and Brock are familiar with him, we even see him conversing with Brock. Also ...
3
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2answers
301 views

Why didn't they leave one end of the wire at the beach?

In the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beetee (played by Jeffrey Wright) comes up with the plan to wrap a wire around the "Lightning Tree", and plant the other end of the wire in the water at ...
4
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1answer
86 views

Why did they *kill* Mr. Hengist in “Wolf in the Fold”?

In the season two episode of Star Trek, “Wolf in the Fold”, they discover that there is a non-corporeal entity that has been going around the galaxy committing murders for a very long time. During ...
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1answer
225 views

What's the name of the game that Dade plays?

What's the name of the game that Dade plays (the one he gained highest score by beating Kate)? Or at least suggest a 3D game like that.
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2answers
125 views

Assassin kills target in pool

What is the name of the action movie that starts off with a paid killer (the main character) underwater in a pool wearing either a rebreather (or maybe a scuba tank) who kills his target while he is ...
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1answer
92 views

How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?

I’ve never understood how Kirk, Spock, and Bones got back to the present at the end of “City on the Edge of Forever”. Going back to 1930 is simple enough, they stepped through the portal at the right ...
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1answer
726 views

Where can I find the SNL skit “You Shot Me!”? [closed]

For years, we have been trying to find footage of the SNL skit "You Shot Me!" starring Danny Devito and Jon Lovitz. We have found the transcript, as well as the archive information, including the ...
0
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1answer
393 views

Chip implant to connect people to the Internet

I'm looking for a movie title about a chip implant to connect people to the internet. In the movie people start dying because something went wrong with the chip implant in their head. I saw this ...
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1answer
244 views

What is the problem with powering the Mark 42 suit?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has a problem powering the Mark 42 suit. There is a key scene where he has a panic attack because the young boy says the suit is not charging. There is also a scene where ...
6
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1answer
424 views

Why did Walt call the police?

Why did Walt call the police at the end of Breaking Bad S05E15? He was supposed to be in hiding, and it was just a matter of luck that he wasn't caught... the police didn't check the inside of the ...
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3answers
468 views

Why did Mike get out of the car after being shot?

Didn't he stand a better chance of fighting back, given he has a gun, and was good with it? Instead, he wasted the little energy he had left so he can sit at a river...
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2answers
185 views

Girlfriend kisses boxer boyfriend even though he's bleeding from the nose

One scene I remember is a woman kissing a boxer who just lost a fight, despite him bleeding (from the nose, I think). Another is them in bed. I can't remember anything else, except that I saw this in ...
11
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1answer
1k views

The Walking Dead & Breaking Bad: Numbers VS Influence

The Walking Dead is a show that got 16.1 Million Viewers while Breaking Bad "only" got 10.3 Million Viewers at its highest. My question here is: how is it possible that one show, (Breaking Bad) which ...
3
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2answers
424 views

What was the Lewis Carroll reference and mockery to the Phoenix members?

A scene in The Social Network Mark wants the mailing list of Phoenix Club members from Eduardo. The conversation was : Mark Zuckerberg: These guys know people. And I need their emails. ...
12
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1answer
234 views

Significance of the many unusual names?

I might go the risk of a slightly opinionated question here, but it seems to me that Pacific Rim employs quite some unusual forenames for many of its major characters, e.g. Raleigh, Yancy, Stacker, ...
4
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1answer
318 views

End result for Jim Cunningham - motivational speaker

What was the end result for Jim Cunningham (the 'motivational speaker' played by Patrick Swayze) in Donnie Darko? After Donnie completes his task to revert the time-line to the original 'correct' one ...
2
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1answer
345 views

Movie about a man and his daughter that move to the countryside after wife has committed suicide

Quite a new movie. The man and his daughter move to the countryside after his wife's suicide. Strange things start to happen, the daughter starts drawing weird pictures of her and her new fantasy ...
5
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2answers
531 views

Is there any significance to the use of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”?

The classic song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" is used heavily throughout Die Hard With a Vengeance. Why is it used so much? What connection does the song have with the film?
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1answer
198 views

Punishment for bad behavior - a moped!

In Donnie Darko there is an exchange between Donnie's parents about some behavior over which they were called in to see the principal. Later, they are sitting together, eating in silence, each lost ...
2
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2answers
731 views

What killing word does Paul Muad'Dib use?

In the movie Dune (1984), what does Paul use as his killing word? I can never make it out very well. Is it "Father" or possibly "Chani"?

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