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Identify comedian's TV special in the late 1980s or early 1990s whose stage looked like the inside of his apartment

Please identify the comedian I saw on HBO or Showtime in the late 1980s or early 1990s whose stage looked like the inside of his apartment. He was supposed to be home writing for work and kept ...
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What was the first animal in television commercial? [closed]

What commercial was first aired showing the use of animals? What was this animal and when was the commercial aired?
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289 views

Help me find an old childrens VHS

I watched this VHS when I was about 9 (I'm 25 now) - but I know it was from much much further back as it was grainy looking and I think black and white.. It was a british programme, a group of ...
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In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?

The pivotal airplane voyage in the movie Flight includes an early interlude in which the airplane encounters some extreme turbulence. To get out of the turbulence, the senior pilot (played by Denzel ...
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118 views

Help identify funny Alfred Hitchcock homage

I saw this short film on American television some time in the late '70s or early '80s. It pretended to be a low-budget homage to Alfred Hitchcock, with scenes and techniques based on Hitchcock's, ...
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615 views

What happened to the Mighty Orbots cartoon series?

I loved The Mighty Orbots show when it was broadcast decades ago. It lasted only one season and ended with a finale episode, which is unusual for cartoons. Was it always planned as a one-season show? ...
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532 views

What is this trail of 'pixie dust' left when the Enterprise warps out?

I noticed that in Star Trek: Into Darkness when the Enterprise warps out it leaves a trail of what I can only describe as pixie dust. Previously the Enterprise left only a visual after image which ...
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443 views

Which movie is this scene from? [closed]

Which movie is this video clip taken from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaO8K1JSJuo
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Why doesn’t Shosanna try to kill Fredrick?

When Shosanna (as Emmanuelle) shot Fredrick down, she takes a quick look at the screen where she can see a scene with Fredrick (the actor). When she looks back at Fredrick, she recognizes that he ...
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331 views

Is Maeby adopted?

In season one episode 12 - "Martha Complex" - Tobias mentions that he and Lindsay were unable to conceive, yet they have a daughter - Maeby. Since Tobias and Lindsay were apparently unable to ...
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2answers
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Did Noah and Allie commit suicide in the end?

At the end of the movie, we see Allie and Noah dead together holding each others hand. I think that Noah had been trying for a couple of times to let Allie remember everything permanently, but as he ...
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What is the device that Bruce Wayne uses to heal/brace his knee in Dark Knight Rises?

In the Dark Knight Rises movie, Bruce Wayne visits the doctor and is diagnosed with cartilage problems. That is, he has no cartilage. Is the knee bracing device that he uses meant to heal the ...
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1answer
383 views

How was Utivich captured?

From Wikipedia: At the premiere, Landa, who can speak Italian, is not fooled and sees von Hammersmark privately. He makes her wear the shoe, which fits, and strangles her to death, then orders ...
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1answer
329 views

How come the Precogs can't prevision the murder of Agent Danny Witwer in the film Minority report?

I just watched the film Minority Report and I didn't understand one thing. Through out the film, the Precogs prevision any murder that is going to be happened in the city. But in the film I saw ...
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1answer
101 views

Why doesn't Sam use his ability to move things to open the door?

In "Ghost," we see that Sam has learned how to manipulate objects in the physical world. But near the end, when Oda Mae comes to Molly's apartment to run from Carl, we see her begging Molly to unlock ...
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2answers
509 views

In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?

When the Enterprise is on it's way to Kronos it drops out of warp because of some unknown leak in the core. At first it's implied that it's the torpedoes (which it wasn't because they were not even ...
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154 views

Identifying a movie from the 80s 90s [closed]

I'm hoping you can help me identify a film I watched when i was so young, I can barely remember the following: It's about a kid growing up HE mostly wore a yellow shirt Black boots all the time ...
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135 views

What is including a sound from another movie as a tribute called?

Is there a term for when a movie intentionally includes a bit of a sound track from another movie solely as a tribute to the original movie?
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2answers
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What are the chanting lyrics in “Song of Freedom”

At the end of season four of Doctor Who, when Tennant's Doctor is towing the earth back to its proper place, the track playing is "Song of Freedom". In this track, there are some chanting voices. ...
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1answer
60 views

Which episode of The Hitchhiker?

When I was about 8 or 9 I was flicking through TV channels. A TV show came on where a guy hitched a lift at night in a truck driven by a woman. She started telling him a story about a man who jumped ...
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1answer
209 views

Is there a particular reason for the current rise in movies about Abraham Lincoln?

In the last two years there have seemed to be an unusual amount of movies about Abraham Lincoln: Killing Lincoln (2013) Lincoln (2012) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Abraham Lincoln vs ...
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1answer
69 views

Who is the person checking into rehab as Lindsay?

In S3E12 of Arrested Development ("Exit Strategy"), Lindsay and Lucille tell Michael they're checking into rehab, while they actually go to a spa instead. In their place, they send two other people to ...
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1answer
89 views

How did Tracy win the gun battle with her android duplicate?

Near the end of the 1976 film Futureworld Tracy Ballard, the female reporter, is in a stand-off with her android double, each holding a gun. The android was made as an exact duplicate, and they ...
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1answer
344 views

What happened to Scrad?

In Men in Black II, Johnny Knoxville's character Scrad, the two-headed alien henchman for Seelena leads a bunch of aline thugs to Jeebs' basement where Agent K has just been deneuralized. In the ...
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5k views

Did Vincent Vega shoot Marvin on purpose?

In a very popular scene from the movie Pulp Fiction, Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are discussing about Jules' will to retire from being an hitman. They are ...
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1answer
615 views

Why are twins often cast for young roles?

I've seen it many times. Very young identical twins cast for the same role. Off the top of my head: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in Full House. Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse in Big ...
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2answers
210 views

What comes first, the music or the take?

Good music in a movie is not only good music but also music that is in sync with what happens on the screen. I can imagine it's not a trivial job to achieve this. So it made me wonder what generally ...
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2k views

Does Iron Man 3 have any other Avengers in it?

Are any of the other Avengers going to be in Iron Man 3? Or is he flying solo?
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114 views

Why not sell the stuff instead of throwing away?

In the Television series, How I met your mother, Season 8, Episode 23 - Something Old, why are Lily and Marshall throughing all the stuff they are unable to take in the bermudda triangle and not ...
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1answer
232 views

What is the significance of the flashing lights?

In ID4 (Independence Day), there are 3 helicopters sent up to greet the alien craft. One of the copters is fitted with a set of light panels that flash the lights in a specific pattern/sequence. What ...
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2answers
408 views

Was the Janitor real?

I read somewhere that the character of the Janitor was originally only going to be a character in JD's daydream and that for the first season he didn't interact with anyone else? Is this true? If so ...
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Prometheus: Is it really connected to Aliens and later movies [duplicate]

Okay, here is a theory I have and it is all based on one quote from Ridley Scott who said that his favorite alien based movie he didn't direct was AvP (PWS Anderson). From there on I remembered some ...
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1answer
100 views

What was at Utopia?

In the episode of Doctor Who "Utopia" there's a message broadcast from it. The last thing we see is the rocket leaving and the Doctor running off back to Earth. but what happened to them once they ...
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1answer
2k views

Why does Brody's wife call him by his surname?

I don't think I've ever heard Brody's wife call him "Nicholas" throughout the first two seasons of Homeland. Why does she always call him by his surname?
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158 views

24 - Trying to remember a specific character that Jack Bauer tortured

Really hope someone can help with this as it's bugging me to death. In one specific episode (no idea which season, sorry), either a captured enemy or a person of interest who I think was an arms ...
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1answer
1k views

Why do TV shows take frequent breaks during a season?

I notice this more when watching American shows - but for example, the Canadian show "Continuum" skipped a week after only four episodes in the current season. This is something I have seen frequently ...
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1answer
158 views

In “Mystic River” how come no one mentioned the second murder?

Mystic River is set in a Boston community which is rocked by the fatal shooting of a young woman. Everyone begins to suspect Dave, who was seen with the victim before the murder and then came home ...
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293 views

Which song has a music video with a man running to and from work & ends with the house burning down? [closed]

The overlong question title pretty much sums it up. The song had a Gotye-ish feel to it but I don't think that was the artist. It was pretty recent release, maybe in the last couple of years. It ...
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1answer
61 views

At the beginning of the movie, why did little William and Duke Hammond assume that Snow White was dead?

They really wrote her off rather thoughtlessly, no? Why not work hard to figure out for sure that she's dead?
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How did Ravenna's mom end up with such insane powers?

In Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Who was Ravenna's mom and why did her mom die? With all that power, seems like she should have been in better shape.
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1k views

What happened to Agent K to make him so grumpy and emotionless?

After seeing Men in Black III, I still don't understand why K became such a cranky, stoical figure. It is a question even Agent J was puzzled about!
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782 views

Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?

In Skyfall movie Bond fights an assassin and captures a casino token in the assassin's stuff which he later cashes out. Clearly the token is used as payment for the assassination. Note that ...
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2k views

Did McGee and Abby ever get into a relationship?

In season two of NCIS, there seems to be a "thing" between Abby and McGee although this is never specifically stated. In the season two episode "Twilight", Abby says that "McGee didn't just sleep in ...
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3answers
1k views

Why did the pipe explode in The Shawshank Redemption?

I have a question regarding the end of The Shawshank Redemption when Red is narrating Andy's escape - can some one explain why the pipe erupts when Andy breaks it when he is escaping from Shawshank? ...
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2answers
324 views

Daniel Day Lewis Quote in Last of the Mohicans

In The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye, played by Daniel Day Lewis, appears out of the forest to save the Major from a raiding party of Indians. When the Major grabs a gun and is about to fire at one of ...
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1answer
358 views

Movie where jury gets swapped just before a trial begins?

I was having a chat this morning about jury duty and I thought of a scene from a film. The set up is that whoever is being tried in this case has the jury paid off, and the prosecutor or cops ...
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2answers
212 views

Movie with word play in the beginning?

I have seen this clip a very long time ago and I think it was actually from the beginning of a comedy. There is a man (called Jack) sitting in a car and a few guys walk by saying "hi". Then another ...
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1answer
2k views

Did Adam Sandler name the film 'Little Nicky' after the character in Twin Peaks?

In the year 2000, Adam Sandler, Tim Hirlihy an Steven Brill wrote the film 'Little Nicky', in which the title character was the son of the Devil. A character in the TV series Twin Peaks was also ...
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2k views

In 10000 BC, is the Persian-like civilization connected to any real history?

I have watched 10,000BC and have understood the story. But I am curious as to whether the Persian-like Pyramid-building civilization has any link to a real civilization that have existed during those ...
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745 views

Are there different endings to Cloverfield?

In particular, I'm talking about the scene at the very end, where the camera is on the happy couple in the ferris wheel. The first time I watched it, my friend pointed out the faint streak that ...

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