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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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50 views

Looking for a 21st century film about 12 lost and/or sacred scrolls

I remember this movie was about a guy going on vacation to a tropical place (maybe somewhere in Asia or South America) and he ended up getting tangled in this search for 12 sacred scrolls or something....
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What is “The Center” in Justice League: The New Frontier?

What is "The Center" in Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)? From where did it come to earth?
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Why do Mitch and Cam never kiss?

I just watched the Season 5 finale, where Cam and Mitch get married. After exchanging the rings there is the traditional kiss between the newlyweds. Their kiss is very short, at which point I realized ...
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2answers
677 views

Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...
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1answer
67 views

Looking for an older (80's or 90's) war movie

I'm looking for the name of a 80's or 90's war movie, but there is only one scene I can clearly remember, and it went something like this : A solider is being held within what looks to be a bamboo ...
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Which character died at the end of “The Prestige”? [duplicate]

Probably goes without saying, but big spoiler alert! The big plot twist of the movie "The Prestige" is that At the end of the movie, It just occurred to me, that I don't actually know which ...
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3k views

Kenny stopped dying. Why?

In later episodes of South Park, Kenny stopped dying. Why did South Park stop killing Kenny? Just Wondering.
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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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1answer
184 views

Movie with multiple love interests trying to work out who to marry

A guy wants to have everything though he doesn't need it (there's a scene where he holds up the board to buy something at auction and there's a man who doesn't want him buy because it's not necessary)....
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What makes the dance sequence from Pulp Fiction so iconic?

Various sources say that John Travolta and Uma Thurman's dance sequence is "now-famous" and "iconic", some compare it to how Travolta danced earlier in movies like Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But ...
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1answer
69 views

2000ish movie about a traveller looks like Daniel Auteuil

French movie, 2000s, I think it might be with Daniel Auteuil, but going through his filmography didn't ring a bell. There's a guy who is moving through a lot of places in the city and there's an ...
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1answer
893 views

Stop motion claymation movie with various animals in it

My sister and I used to watch this movie when we were young. It was in English. I'm 18 and I don't think I was younger than 7 or 8 years old when I saw it. I assume that it is from the 90s. We both ...
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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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1answer
6k views

Who is Bruce and does he have a real-world counterpart?

In the episode "Doubt" (S01E11) of Wilfred (the US version) Ryan meets a guy who introduces himself as Bruce and who can see Wilfred the way Ryan does. He tells him that he's been Wilfred's friend ...
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1answer
52 views

What are Dino and Luigi trying to extort from the Army in Full Frontal Nudity?

In the Season 1 Episode 8 of Monty Python's Flying Circus, the Army Protection Racket sketch, two cliché Italian mafiosi are trying to blackmail the Colonel into giving them money: [...] not a ...
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1answer
106 views

Foreign movie with a boiling pan bath scene

I saw a movie perhaps 5 or 10 years ago that I remember to be really good, but I do not remember its title any more. The only thing I remember about it is that it had a funny scene in which 2 ...
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1answer
5k views

Do shows like “House of Cards” need political clearance before their release?

Watching House of Cards I wonder: do shows which have such a serious political outline - fictional or not - need some sort of clearance before their release? Or are they always considered harmless ...
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289 views

Is this outfit of Lisa Simpson's from an official source or fan-made?

I came across this image on the Internet, and thought Lisa looked really adorable in this outfit, but I am not sure which episode it comes from, or if it comes from an episode at all. I tried a ...
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1answer
174 views

Looking for a video game movie possibly made in the 80's

Can't really come up with more of a vague title than that I guess, but honestly that's the best I can describe the movie I'm looking for. From what I can remember these two young boys meet up and are ...
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1answer
145 views

Pogo tv. Open a door! show

I am from India and when I was 15 years old (6-7 years ago), I used to watch a short (5-10 minute) show (like pat and stan or Pingu) on a channel called Pogo. The main crux of the show was showing the ...
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484 views

What was the alternative world in Sucker Punch?

In the movie Sucker Punch, while Baby Doll dances, the movie cuts over to scenes of her and the other girls in a different world. Is this world supposed to be Baby Doll's imagination? If not, what ...
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1answer
118 views

Movie about man's nose gone bananas

A short movie (USA, maybe 90s), about 30 minutes. What I remember from the plot — a man's nose goes wild at night, started living on its own, made hands take scissors and cut it off from man's nose. ...
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2answers
266 views

What did Daniel Plainview whisper?

Was it ever revealed (in an interview, script draft, etc.) what Daniel whispered to Eli in the church after the baptism in There Will Be Blood? It certainly looked like Eli was not pleased with ...
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1answer
99 views

Is Michael Corleone against his father's business?

In the Wikipedia article about Michael we have: Unlike his two older brothers, Michael shuns the Corleone "family business" In the first movie of The Godfather trilogy, the first talk of Michael ...
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1answer
75 views

Fantasy movies; Harryhausen-esque, with warriors who magically generate from a mural

I was wondering if someone can help me identify a movie I saw from my childhood. It was a fantasy movie along the lines of a Harryhausen movie. A wizard or king has a young man to go on a journey ...
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1answer
132 views

Why are the Oscars so named?

Why are the Academy Awards called the Oscars? Presumably they're named after somebody called Oscar. I once heard a story that someone looked at the statuette and said "hey, that looks like my Uncle ...
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2answers
369 views

How did Jessica Jones know about Kilgrave's weakness?

Jessica, Trish and Simpson made a plan how to catch Kilgrave: But how could they have known this would work before trying it? Sure, she talked to him via a cellphone before, but it could have been ...
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4answers
194 views

Is there any link between all of the American Horror Story series?

Apart from than the same actors being cast in different roles, I know there is definitely some connection between Asylum and Freak Show at least, since Sister Mary Eunice from Asylum comes to collect ...
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1answer
85 views

What did the gifts signify?

Spoilers Ahead In the movie "The Gift" what exactly did the gifts from Gordon signify? Were those gifts somehow related to the past? Why exactly did Gordon show up every time at Simon's house?
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1answer
91 views

What is the origin of the Virus in the Maze Runner series?

In the Maze Runner film series, what is the origin of the virus? How does the virus affect a human? Does it create a reptile inside the body, like in The Strain (2014) tv show?
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10answers
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“No Country for Old Men”, why is it called so?

One thing bugged me after watching the highly acclaimed movie "No Country for Old Men" - Why is it called so? I tried to analyze the plot and the sequences and the climax, but I could not understand ...
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3answers
10k views

Does “…you're a cantaloupe” have any meaning?

In True Romance, there is a scene where Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken) interrogates Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper) on Worley's son's whereabouts. After Worley tries a couple of failed lies, ...
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1answer
129 views

Looking for Documentary about Hypothetical Extraterrestrial Life

I'm looking for the name of a documentary I watched late at night some time between 2005 and 2006 (it looked new, so it was likely made the year I saw it). It was likely on the discovery channel or ...
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2answers
548 views

What happened to Saul's right hand man Huell?

In the last season of Breaking Bad, Hank and Gomez put Saul's right-hand man Huell in their custody and instructed him not to leave until they said so. A few episodes later Hank and Gomez are killed ...
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3answers
359 views

Why it is called “Jurassic Park” instead of “Jurassic zoo”?

Why it is called "Jurassic Park" instead of "Jurassic zoo" ? According to english dictionary: Park means A park is an area of natural, semi-natural, or planted space set aside for human ...
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1answer
156 views

A wife is resurrected by her witch friend

It's about a woman and a man that are married but the woman's best mate is a female witch. The woman that's married dies and a year after the witch brings her back to life. The witch is normally a ...
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1answer
415 views

What is the Traitor's Motive?

In the movie Air Force One the terrorists use the help of a traitor from inside the crew/staff. But what was his motivation for helping the terrorists? This is really a key development in the movie. ...
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0answers
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Is there a website showing membership stats for casting sites for actors?

Is there a website or organisation which shows membership stats for online casting sites for actors? i.e. How many members does Actors Access/CCP/LA Casting etc have? I'm putting together a research ...
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0answers
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Gunshot at end of Season 1?

In the tv series Deutschland 83 finale of season 1, there was a gunshot Is there any hint who did this?

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