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Hero sees an opponent reflecting in someone's sunglasses

I remember a movie which has the following scenes: The Hero is tied with ropes to a chair and he manages to tear the rope with a piece of broken glass. The Hero climbs up or down a mountain. Hero is ...
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Cooking shows' last minute finishes

In competitive cooking shows like Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and many others, at the end of each round they show all of the competitors doing their final preparation and plating during the last minute, ...
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Why does the pilot unbuckle his harness?

In Bridge of Spies a spy plane pilot is shot down over Russian airspace. At the start of that sequence the pilot decides to unbuckle his harness, even though he is being jostled around in the cockpit, ...
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Any source to list the trailers that showed before a particular movie?

I was searching for trailers that played before a movie I just saw, and landed on this question. While informative, I still haven't found a way to easily answer my question. Is there anyplace you can ...
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Public address announcements in OITNB

All through the existing 39 episodes of 'Orange is the New Black' you can hear the public address system make announcements. They are diegetic effects used to create the ambience of a prison, a type ...
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Who shot Bill Cutting 'The Butcher' in the theater?

Who was the man who shot Bill 'The Butcher' in the theater? I suppose he was priest Vallon's friend, but he wasn't shown before. And what was he saying while he was dying? Was he actually praying or ...
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Was Inspector Highland the inside man?

In the film Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford, the terrorist group uses someone inside the police department to obtain the route & arrangements for Sean Miller's transfer. A few lines and ...
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Is this a reference to a specific movie in the music video Troy of die fantastischen 4?

In the music-video "Troy" from the german band die "Die Fantastischen 4" they reference to some styles and movies of the past. I always wondered about the scene from 1:49 to 2:07, this reminds me of ...
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How did Charley Varrick know to hide?

In the 1973 Don Siegel movie Charley Varrick, the eponymous protagonist leads a team of bank robbers in a raid on a small regional bank. The job is supposed to be an easy raid but they accidentally ...
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Why did Chico go to Calvera's camp?

In the Magnificent Seven, there is this scene that Chico goes to Calvera's camp: But I do not understand what purpose it served. Why did he go there? He didn't get any information and neither did ...
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How does Victoria get convicted if Emily is still deemed a nutjob?

In the movie Side Effects, at the end, Victoria is arrested for Insider Trading and planning the Murder. The murder however is committed by Emily, whose end judgement it so go back to the mental ward. ...
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Were Landa and Hellstrom lovers?

In Chapter Five of Inglourious Basterds, Revenge of the Giant Face, Colonel Hans Landa strangles Bridget von Hammersmark to death with his own hands immediately after placing her at the scene of the ...
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A movie with an orphan falling overboard

Ok, this is a tough one. I remember seeing this scene on TV when I was in my early teens. Of all the vague movie memories that have plagued me over the years this is the one that I've never been able ...
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How many mailgirls were there on Monstervision?

On the 90's show TNT's MonsterVision with Joe Bob Briggs, how many mail girls were there? I've seen two, Rusty and the blonde one, but I'm not even sure of her name. I believe the blonde was in a ...
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Why are there posters of the film inside Micmacs à Tire-Larigot?

In Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs à Tire Larigot, there are several occurrences where we can see the posters of the film in the movie sets or on props. What's the meaning of this?
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Why does cat point to the answer/safety/salvation in the Silence of the Lambs?

The cat seems to have a very significant role in the movie the Silence of the Lambs which does not make a lot of sense to me as I have always seen this movie as a narrative about the role of woman in ...
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Why does Ugarte trust Rick with the exit visas?

Why does Ugarte trust Rick with the exit visas in Casablanca? Ugarte says, You know, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow because you despise me, you're the only one I trust. What ...
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Japanese films/TV adaptations of the Taiping Rebellion?

In the 1850's and 60's, the Taiping Rebellion broke out in China, observed by both the Tokugawa Bakufu and subsequently the Meiji Imperial government. Some 200 years earlier, Japan had suffered its ...
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Similarities between “The Equalizer” and “Hitman: Absolution”

I was wondering that the movie The Equalizer is so much like the game Hitman: Absolution, like the way the protagonist kills and the music. Especially the one track that plays right after Pushkin dies ...
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A man watching a bathing woman through a knothole - what was the name of this Swedish thriller?

Some time around the mid 90's I saw a Swedish thriller about a woman that was being stalked/watched by a man. I remember not much but one particular scene: The woman is taking a relaxing bath in her ...
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Are there any connections between USA's Mr. Robot and Channel 4's Utopia?

There appears to be some strong similarities between Mr. Robot and Utopia. The stories are very different, but stylistically, there seems to be a lot of similarities between the two from the pacing to ...
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Are there union rules requiring stunt performers, and what does this mean for action stars who “do their own stunts”?

In an answer to this question, it is mentioned offhand: There are almost no "live shots" of this as it is technically a stunt and according to union rules ( at least in Hollywood) that requires a ...
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Movie about a gang of rapist/killers/robbers

I'm looking for a movie made in the USA in the 1990s. It is about a true story (at least they said) and is about a gang of rapist/robbers/killers, two of which are brothers. The younger brother is "...
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Why doesn't Wayward Pines wait a more couple of thousands of years?

Near the year 4028, David Pilcher and the future citizens of Wayward Pines wake up from a cryogenic sleep. My question is pretty straightforward. If the world is currently ruled by monstrous ...
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Why was Don Draper self-destructive?

The recurrent theme of Mad Men was Don's self-destruction. Right from the start, he had everything - he was hailed as an advertising genius, his boss (Roger Sterling) was practically his friend, he ...
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Movie, Action, Main Character Dies At The End, Nice Music, Boxer With One Arm, 90s? 80s?

This is a movie from my childhood, prolly late 80s, or early 90s. It was action movie, shooting, fighting, but it wasnt war or something like that. AFAIK english language. Two scenes I can remember ...
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CBS, Capes and Pigeonholing?

For Comicbook to live action adaptations, the 1970's presents a few notable milestones of which Today's Superhero Media empires lineage can be traced. Remarkably, CBS retains the highest pedigree for ...
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Are there any complete lists of made-for-tv Lifetime movies?

Specifically, I'm looking for a schedule or list of all made-for-tv Lifetime movies that have premiered to date, in 2015. Is there some hidden calendar or schedule on their website? Can this ...
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Was Once Upon A Time Season 4 pre or post OUAT Wonderland?

So, Once Upon A Time Season 4 introduced Will Scarlet (The Knave) who was the main cast in OUAT Wonderland. I'm just confused about the timeline here. Did Season 4 happen: before White Rabbit came ...
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What happened to Agent Joseph Keenan at the end of Red State?

In the movie Red State, Kevin Smith says he wanted to shoot the Apocalypse at the end but it would cost too much. That got me to wondering: Was Agent Keenan (John Goodman) actually dead at the end, ...
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Are those historical portrayal 100% or mostly real?

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Tv SHOW A great deep view with simple way into our discoveries & inventions so far. In this series Neil deGrasse Tyson explained many things about time and space. And ...
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Film about two rival gangs and a man called “the man of death”

I don't know many details about this movie but I will try: Is a movie about a gang of "good boys" who meet a gang of bad boys, armed and violent. The bad boys attack the good boys but the good boys ...
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How much of the fact narrated in The Great Beauty really happens?

The Oscar winning movie The Great Beauty is about Jep Gambardella, a critic, journalist and writer and his empty life in a (I would say) almost surreal Rome. What I didn't understand is how much of ...
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Was Margot Having an Affair with Eli?

The Wikipedia Article on The Royal Tenenbaums claims that Margot and Eli were having an affair, but I find this somewhat difficult to believe. Other than the one scene in which Eli leaves Margot's ...
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What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...
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Why does the doctor help Sylvester Stallone at last?

In the movie Escape Plan, why does the doctor, who comes into jail for the treatment of the prisoners, help the hero i.e. Sylvester Stallone and brings a chopper in the end. What is the reason behind ...
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Over what time period does Once Upon A Time In The West take place?

I have the question regarding the movie Once Upon A Time In The West. I am not able to fix the time of the story. How long does the story last? Days or weeks?
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What does Viktor Navorski say to Milodragovich in Bulgarian?

In the movie The Terminal, during the scene where a Russian man is not allowed to take the medicine, assumed to be for his ailing father, without an MPL. What does Viktor Navorski say to ...
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Did Axler sleep with with his daughter in the Humbling movie?

In the humbling movie, the hallucinations of the main character (Simon Axler) suggest that he may be guilty for sleeping with his daughter and the hallucinations may be caused by his conscience, ...
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Was there supposed to be any implication Maynard G. Krebs used drugs?

In The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Dobie's best friend is Maynard G. Krebs, as played by Bob Denver. Maynard is a beatnik, loves jazz, and is quite out of touch with reality. I don't remember any ...
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What was the matter with GJ?

One of the various characters in Top of the Lake is GJ, who is somewhat like a leader to the group of women that settled in containers in Paradise, which is also reinforced by Anita when she tells ...
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What is the fee for opening the door in The Last Car?

In the episode "The Last Car" from the Tales from the Darkside, what is the fee for opening the door? When the woman tries to open the door she is warned about a fee but the amount is never revealed.
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Forrest Gump v.s. Glenn Cunningham - any relation?

I just recently learned the story of Glenn Cunningham from Chicken Soup for the Soul, a book written by Mark Hansen and Jack Canfield. Cunningham's creative-will story moves me to tears. Q: Have ...
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What made it an opportune time to roll out the Russian Flu Vaccine?

There is some heavy spoiler content for anyone who hasn't seen at least the 1st series of Utopia. So, towards the finale of season 1 we finally learn that the Russian Flu Vaccine is actually... ...
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Age issue in How Old Are You

In the Malayalam movie 'How old are you?' Manju Warrier's character is a 35 years old house wife. In an important sequence, it is being said that her driving license got expired and she was not aware ...
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Why does Detective Rydell continue to investigate the case?

In the 2006 film 'Running Scared' there's a scene where Detective Rydell (a dirty cop) meets with Joey Gazelle, Tommy Perello, and another mafia member. Rydell informs them that he was one of the ...
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Whose photo is on the table in the telephone call scene?

It's hard to believe that a detail in a Tarkovsky film is arbitrary. In The Sacrifice (Offret), there is a scene at the 2:00:00 mark, where the main character is sitting at a table facing the camera....
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...
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Why doesn't John use a silencer?

John Reese is a highly trained ex-CIA operative working with Harold, who is a billionaire. He can buy all kinds of weapons, as we can see in the movie. However, John never uses a silencer for any of ...
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Boats in Philadelphia Story

Why do Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant spend so much time talking about boats in The Philadelphia Story? I understand that the True Love, their yacht, is a metaphor for their relationship. What ...

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