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Why does Andy wait for the lightning to strike when he is trying to break the sewer pipe?

During Andy's escape in The Shawshank Redemption it is clear that he sees the pipe so he doesn't have to wait for the lightning to enlighten it. Why does he wait for it?
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What is the laser sound in the tunnel?

In Dr. No when James Bond escapes his cell (through the electric fence) he is in a tunnel, climbing down, when suddenly there's what sounds like a laser (it sounded like a Sonar signal) He looks up, ...
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64 views

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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302 views

What is this episode about tiny people/humans?

I'm looking for a TV show where a man who creates miniatures wakes up one day to discover that there are two tiny human characters alive. Then a society starts to develop out of tiny humans that ...
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1answer
551 views

Aliens disguised as school children learn about humans in retro TV show

I want to find out what this is, I think its a book adapted TV series for children (around the 90s) There are green furry aliens with tenticles (that looks vaguely like the plant monster from little ...
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead engineer, which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured in the Alien vs. Predator movies (a ...
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327 views

Why did Nick stay with Amy in Gone Girl?

After all that she does, it just doesn't make sense to me why Nick would stay with Amy at the end of Gone Girl. Didn't he feel afraid that she might kill him? I thought he didn't love her anymore.
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Why does no one notice the Joker's presence as a policeman during the mayor's speech? [closed]

In The Dark Knight , when The Joker plans to kill the Mayor at a public gathering. His attempt to shoot the Mayor is foiled by Gordon. After this we see Joker's face in frustration. This is the only ...
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82 views

Young boy in the holocaust after being separated from his family, loves planes

I watched the movie about 5-10 years ago. It isn't the striped pajama one. A boy is raised in a rich family (and he really likes planes I think?) Soldiers begin invading wherever he is, and he begins ...
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Is Mr. Robot Real? [duplicate]

The older fsociety dude with the specs, that recruits Elliot on the train.. And pushes Elliot off the pier onto the rocks or whatever it is that happened. Is he real, Elliot's alter ego? Or some kind ...
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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of thrones after the death of Ned Stark, We get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne which is known from the raven that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken ...
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122 views

Mermaid who spent time in an orphanage

It was a Spanish TV show around 10. I remember this show used to come on the same channel as ruby. It was all about this girl who was an orphan and the orphanage was located on an island. The girl ...
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93 views

Another copy of Dr. Marbury's journal

In House of Cards we have first Seth Grayson use Dr. Marbury's hand-written notes to blackmail Claire and get a work position with her and Frank. He promises that there are no copies of those notes. ...
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149 views

How did Solange Dimitrios die in Casino Royale?

I am curious to know who tortured and killed Solange Dimitrios (wife of Alex Dimitrios) in Casino Royale. Bond has left her in his hotel room at the night when he went after Alex Dimitrios who was ...
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1answer
132 views

Why not just make him forget again?

In the TV series The Vampire Diaries, Elena (the main character), with the help of Damon, makes her brother Jeremy forget about the death of Vicky. After some time, her brother finds out about it by ...
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169 views

What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino in American Hustle?
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749 views

To which degree were Spaghetti Westerns influenced by Italian Neorealism?

After the chaos of WWII and the Mussolini-government the largely devastated Italian film industry developed the so-called Italian Neorealism, which distanced itself from the epic studio productions ...
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Who was Dignam working for?

At the end of The Departed, Dignam kills Sullivan after finding out that he was the rat all along and responsible for Billy Costigan's death. Did Dignam do this on his own accord? Or was he part of ...
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What did Scott ask Hope about the hand?

After Hope punched Scott in Ant-Man, he asked something about her hand, I'm not sure what, something like: "were you going for the hand"? What exactly did he say and what does that mean?
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434 views

Villain tracks henchmen chasing hero through a maze/labyrinth

I'm trying to ID a movie that I had caught the end of as a child. The specific scenes that I remember are a cat-and-mouse exchange between the protagonist and a couple of henchmen in a giant, well-...
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1k views

Why is child acting legal?

In most industries, in most of the countries that produce most films, child labor is illegal. Not just highly regulated, or has special laws governing payment of the children, but illegal. Thus, in ...
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3answers
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Personality change in violent psychopath waiting to be executed.

I'm looking for this movie for a long time. Psychopath with uncontrollable urge to violence condemned to death waiting to execution. Psychologist offering him to participate in experiment where him ...
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1answer
917 views

German movie about female assassin who frames a man

The movie takes place in Germany, they visit Cologne. The movie was filmed probably around 2005 or 2006. The killer is a woman with long dark hair and uses a bow and arrow at some point. She's a good ...
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125 views

Why is the interrogator the only person to notice that not all the missing nuclear material has been found?

In the somewhat far fetched and morally dubious thriller Unthinkable, a terrorist suspect who claims to have planted three nuclear bombs is tortured to force him to reveal the locations. Most of the ...
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92 views

the name of the made-for-tv-movie where the kid gets his house broken into?

I'm looking for a movie that I watched on TV when I was a kid sometime in the mid 90s and I have never been able to find the title of it. I don't remember if it was a made-for-tv movie, or just a re-...
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2k views

Why were movies in the past filmed faster than today?

In the past movies were produced pretty fast. For example Charlie Chaplin made about 5-10 movies a year, often being actor, director and producer in one person. Today a movie often takes many months ...
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What is the “vector analysis” used in The Bletchley Circle?

In the second episode of season one of the series The Bletchley Circle, the protagonists refer to a technique they call "vector analysis" that was used at Bletchley Park, and then apply it to a crime ...
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370 views

What does the painting in the hospital hall in Kill Bill mean?

In Chapter Two, The blood-splattered BRIDE, 21st minute, as the camera looks through the eyes of Elle as she walks up to the room where Beatrix lies in coma, the centerpiece of the frame is occupied ...
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55 views

Martial Arts movie with 2 protagonist cops from the late 80's or early 90's

Been looking a while. A late 80's or early 90's movie I believe where a Serial killer Martial Arts expert seeks out the top 10 Martial Arts experts to fight to the death to find a worthy opponent. ...
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1answer
84 views

Old war movie, cat and mouse chase between 2 soldiers and finishes with leaflets dropped from a plane

I am trying to find the name of an old war movie I saw about 15-20 years ago. I only saw the last 30min - 45min of it so these details are the only ones I remember: There were 2 soldiers, staking ...
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0answers
103 views

Ocean-themed animation TV show with a “digital” intro

This has bugged me for years! I'm hoping to find again a TV show that I saw in the late 90s / early 2000s. Some features of it I remember: The protagonist is a young adolescent female, possibly a ...
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1answer
87 views

80s or 90s film featuring kids performing some sort of ritual or seance in a church

I watched this movie w/my mom when I was little. I remember no actor/actress names, only pieces of the movie itself. English language, color, released somewhere between 1980-1995. Here are plot ...
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What is the story behind Robert Langdon's Mickey Mouse watch?

In Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, movies, the character Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wears a Mickey Mouse watch and when somebody asks about it he never answers (or did I miss it?). The ...
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129 views

Geometric figures in the corner of TV shows—why were they there?

Back in the 80s and I think also the 90s, on (German) TV, sometimes it happened that during recorded shows (I think only in TV series, but might also have been in movies) in one of the corners of the ...
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131 views

What's the first movie or TV episode portraying a computer password?

Scenes of computer hackers trying to crack someone's password are very common today, but when you think about those scenes only work because the audience are aware that computers are secured using ...
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53 views

Movie with the brain power “regulator”

I'm looking for the movie which: was English language; seems to me for 80s; was utopia/dystopia type; there was a kid who was smart. Parents (probably with the government) tried to stop developing ...
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1k views

Why do the Russian and German characters not speak in their respective accents?

I observed whole movie Enemy at the Gates twice and none of the Russian or German characters speak with appropriate accents, even though it was released in 2001. In Goldeneye, which was released in ...
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120 views

Movie with a young boy who doesnt talk but you can hear his thoughts through out the movie

I know that there are atleast 2 parts of the movie in the first one there was just the boy and in the second one he gets a baby sister. You can here both their thoughts all the time and i think in the ...
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1answer
54 views

The movie where housewife throws a knife into cockroach

I'm looking for the movie which: Probably was for teens; It rather was an English languge movie from the late 80s, or early 90s; Contains the scene where the mother\housewife throws the knife over ...
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2answers
170 views

How did The Right Stuff get a PG rating with so many uses of the f-word?

I'm curious how the movie The Right Stuff (1983) got away with a PG rating when there are at least 4 occurrences of the f-word. I'm not certain if there have ever been any hard set and official rules ...
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1answer
94 views

Mother sees girl on beach, takes her in

Hopefully someone can help. Alright, so I saw this movie toward the end, but it left me wondering how it all started. From what I saw, this young woman was wandering around somewhere by the beach, ...
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2answers
80 views

Which language was used on store billboards and newspapers in No Escape (2015)?

Based on this question: What country does No Escape take place in? the country is unknown and population speaks a mix of some Thai languages, what language is used in newspapers and store billboards ...
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1answer
111 views

Jumping onto a horse in movie stunts

I've seen a number of movies where the hero escapes by jumping from up high onto a horseback and riding away. My question is how practical is this in real life? To me it seems that such a stunt ...
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3answers
7k views

Why was Thomas sent to the Glade?

In The Maze Runner, Thomas is part of the organization that created maze, then why was he sent to the Glade? Once sent he had no previous memory like others then how is he to able witness flash backs ...
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Why did the crew take off their helmets?

These were a group of some of the brightest scientists in the world, right? So why would they decide to take off their helmets on an alien planet? Even if things were safe, they would still be unable ...
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2answers
886 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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3answers
103 views

Is man capable of tearing off a car trunk lid like shown in U.N.C.L.E.?

As far as I understood, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was not a science fiction movie, however, the scene where the Russian agent is chasing after the American agent and the girl and then tears off the car ...
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2answers
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Why did Ernst Jürgen choose to do that in the film Unknown (2011)?

I did not understand this scene at all, an old guy called Rodney Cole rings up Ernst Jürgen and wants to meet. Ernst Jürgen then instead of using time between phone call and Rodney's arrival to escape,...
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2answers
2k views

Why did Sylvester Stallone empty and reload his gun?

At the beginning of Tango and Cash (1989) Sylvester Stallone pulls ahead of a getaway oil tanker to stop the criminals driving it by shooting at them. As he preps for this, he pulls out his revolver ...
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87 views

Has Worf ever been allowed to call (or has his recommendation been approved for) “Red Alert”?

I have recently been binge watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I notice Lieutenant Worf recommends Red Alert quite often. When he does, Captain Picard shuts him down. I don't recall seeing Picard ...

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