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Early 90's childrens' TV show

All I remember about the show is that it was a live action childrens' TV show from the early 90s. The baddies wore black and wore a badge with a Z on it, and I think the main characters came from ...
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689 views

Ostrich eats a diamond and is chased by people

What's the name of the following movie? It's set in Africa. An ostrich eats a diamond and everyone chases him. The main character rides a three wheeled motorcycle, has an axe, and falls in love with a ...
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121 views

Is there any significance to the difference in Godzilla's roar?

As soon (or late, for that matter) as Godzilla appears in full size in Hollywood's 2014 take on it, he utters a giant roar that seems to a large degree similar to his original roar from the Japanese ...
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227 views

Is there something behind Alyson Stoner's appearance in only odd numbered sequels of step up films?

In Step Up (film series), Alyson Stoner only appeared in the 1st film, then 3rd film, and now she is confirmed for 5th film. In some speculation I have heard that she is only going to appear in odd ...
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277 views

Who are the look-alikes hired by Abed supposed to be?

In Community Season 3 Episode 12 'Contemporary Impressionists' when Troy returns to his flat and sees Abed sat down with a leg cast he fears the worst and then a Robin Williams lookalike appears. ...
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122 views

Why do the best chefs in the world go on Masterchef?

In the latest (UK) series, Ferran Adrià was prominently featured tasting the contestants food, possibly the most famous in a long line of critically acclaimed multi Michelin starred chefs. Presumably ...
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572 views

How did Sherlock deduce that the banker had made two international trips in one month?

In the episode "The Blind Banker", when Sherlock meets Sebastian, Sherlock looks at Sebastian's watch and deduces that he had made two international trips in one month because the time was right but ...
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3answers
455 views

Black and White TV show with Lucille Ball? [closed]

Can anyone match up these images to a TV show. In these images it has Lucille Balls addressed in the credits or openings (not sure though). Does anyone know what TV show this is? and Does this ...
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1answer
438 views

Animated animals soccer match with human referee

In early 80s, I watched a clip (10-15 minutes) about a soccer/football game. It was about a match between animals (all animated) and a human (real, not animated) was the referee. All details are ...
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110 views

Evils are in glass building/hotel and a kid enters it

First, I didn't see this movie. My sister told the story to me. But she forgets the movie's name. Here is the story: In a village/town, there is a glass building/hotel. No one will even go into that ...
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1answer
678 views

A movie where a rich girl falls for a dance teacher

In this movie there is a girl with name of baby(i guess that was the name). The girl was from a rich family and she had a dance teacher. She fell in love with him. Then some things happen and some ...
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292 views

Surreal corporate apocalypse comedy movie

I recently watched the beginning of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, featuring a short called "The Crimson Permanent Assurance". This film short instantly reminded me of a clip from a movie I saw ...
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1answer
99 views

Significance of Gabriel Engel's name

The antagonist from Antibodies (orig.: Antikörper) carries the name Gabriel Engel. Given that "Engel" means "angel", this name is likely not just a coincidence and seems to refer to the Archangel ...
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2answers
757 views

What language is shown on the TV in Bruce's cell?

When Bruce Wayne is in the prison-pit-thing in The Dark Knight Rises, what is probably the president of the US appears on TV. Underneath, there are some subtitles, in some language. Screenshot: ...
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1answer
503 views

Were the soldiers wearing body armors in Lone survivor (2013)?

I just saw the Lone Survivor (2013) movie. Greate scenes, actors, theme and director! Very very emotional film. Most of scenes seems very realistic. But, please, does anybody know if the soldiers ...
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2k views

Is “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” really the first episode?

Sorry if my question is a silly one. I wasn't even born when the first ever Simpsons episode was aired. I am watching them from the beginning but I'm wondering was there any shows before the S1E01 - ...
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1answer
145 views

Why didn't they send another person to verify what Eleanor said?

In Contact, the major point of contention in the latter half is whether Eleanor had actually traveled to another planet or whether she was just hallucinating. Why couldn't they just try again with ...
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1answer
4k views

Bad guys (main characters) tie up husband and rape wife; wife joins these bad guys after

American movie. Definitely available in the US. I just remember in one scene these bad guys (who were the main characters, making them sympathetic bad guys) break into some guy's house or hotel ...
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1answer
492 views

Man is trapped for years, begins exercising

A man wakes up, wearing only boxer shorts. He is trapped in an environment that is sort of like a fun house, that has a picture of someone that looks a bit like Haile Selassie. Years evidently pass. ...
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0answers
225 views

What is the relevance of the Unabomber sideplot?

Near the end of The Insider, after the crippled down version of Jeffrey's interview aired on TV and Lowell Bergman returns from his forced vacation, he ends up somewhere in the US countryside in the ...
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2answers
552 views

How was Daniel Lugo able to go to the Bahamas on a boat?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to reach the Bahamas using only a boat? We can see clearly in the scene where the cops chase Lugo that he jumps into his boat ...
2
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1answer
108 views

Identify an old labor prison movie

Older movie was in color, probably technicolor, had a bit of a Cool Hand Luke feel to it, but I didn't see enough of the movie. Starting point I saw was a cowboy guy robbing a bank alone, but walks ...
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0answers
2k views

Why does Malkina go to the church and try to confess?

In the movie The Counselor, Malkina shows up to a Catholic church and tries to get the priest to let her confess her sins. She taunts him. We understand from the previous scene that Malkina is not ...
2
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1answer
239 views

Identify an Asian “romantic” movie

This movie is either Chinese or Korean. It talks about a young adult who like to wander his country/the world using other people's houses to rest (rather than, say, an B&B). Once he is sure that ...
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1answer
606 views

Why does America's Got Talent have so many executive producers?

I was watching America's Got Talent last night, and during the opening credits was struck by the number of executive producers listed. It seems to grow longer each year. They are (from the official ...
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2answers
63 views

What was the purpose of night patrol?

Why risk soldiers lives to go across the river to get a couple prisoners in a night patrol?
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1answer
138 views

Looking for title of 80's thriller

I remember watching some probably R rated movie in the mid 80's when I was 6 or 7 on HBO but don't know the name of it. Here is all I can remember: Bad guys are chasing some small boy (maybe 11 or ...
4
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1answer
434 views

A movie about a female cop going after two bored young lads that killed a woman

I watched an excellent movie before and now want to re-watch it, but can't remember its name. Here's the plot: Setting: California, or somewhere in the wild West, a ranch or something like that, ...
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3answers
284 views

A movie similar to Flash Gordon

A long time ago, I saw in TV a movie but I do not remember the title. However, I remember some scenes of it. The plot of the movie is similar to Flash Gordon and most likely it was shot also in the ...
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1answer
55 views

Why does Doc Holiday want to fight Wyatt in My Darling Clementine?

In My Darling Clementine Doc Holiday doesn't seem like he'd have any sensible reason to want to fight Wyatt. Why does he want to challenge him to a gun fight?
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1answer
267 views

Soundtrack idioms in movies

I use the term "Soundtrack idiom" to mean a very short musical phrase that immediately informs the viewer that the scene has shifted to a new location, and also suggests where the location is. A ...
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1answer
526 views

Romantic 70s movie about a painter who gets plastic surgery in exchange for never seeing her rich boyfriend again

I saw a romantic 70s movie when I was a kid. It is about a rich guy whose girlfriend is a painter. His mother disapproves. After a car accident disfigures her, she gets plastic surgery in exchange ...
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1answer
91 views

Help identify this movie about college student robber?

I've seen this movie a couple years ago. The main character is a student, as well as a robber, and gets caught... Following some events he joins a college. On one of his courses (psychology?) he has ...
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1answer
1k views

Kids that fight troll-like monsters with water guns filled with milk?

I remember watching this kids movie where they are being attacked by some sort of trollish type monsters/creatures and they could only be defeated by using water guns filled with milk to shoot them ...
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6answers
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Why do Disney parents usually die?

It's well known that many animated Disney movie parents (at least one of a set) die, were never in the picture, or started the movie already dead. Is this just a financial thing (like in Toy Story), ...
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1answer
91 views

Beethoven: Was George Newton's Occupation Economically Plausible?

In the movie 'Beethoven', George Newton was an air freshener entrepreneur. In fact, in 'Beethoven's 2nd', he and his wife obtained a collateral loan to further their business with their house acting ...
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113 views

Which SYFY film was this?

I remember watching a SYFY film which had a scene where two aliens or androids (a man and a woman) with super strength were in some kind of large laboratory. The woman alien was attacking a man ...
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1answer
663 views

How was Daniel Lugo able to withdraw Victor Kershaw money from the bank?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to impersonate Victor Kershaw personality when he went into the bank in the Bahamas? I find it hard to believe that any bank ...
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6answers
9k views

Where are the real aliens in Oblivion?

Where are the real aliens in Oblivion? Surely with the TET destroyed they'll be coming back. Are they on Titan?
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1answer
138 views

Why did Xavier not contact the US and Russian military telepathically?

I saw X-Men: First Class a long time ago. I have been getting a doubt about the climax. We are all very familiar with the power and abilities of Professor Charles Francis Xavier. Let's check what ...
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1answer
142 views

Why did Troy's arm still hurt after two months?

In Community episode S03E19 Curriculum Unavailable, when the study group is talking about what a crazy year they have had, they show an incident in which Troy slams his hand against the table.(This ...
2
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1answer
306 views

Why didn't Michael Scott appear in the Q&A panel in the Finale episode of The Office?

In the Finale episode of The Office, the Scranton Cultural Center hosts a public Q&A panel of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Most of the regular characters return for this after several months, ...
2
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2answers
136 views

Desert War Film Question

I am trying to see again a desert war film where soldiers as using jeeps and come across a steep hill to go down. I remember the soldiers emptying one of the jeeps and then winching it down using the ...
2
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2answers
167 views

Who's Tom Bishop's support in China? Is it the same guy he worked with in 'Nam?

In Spy Game, when Tom Bishop was a sniper in Vietnam, he had a partner (his spotter) who, as far as I can tell, is named Tran, played by Benedict Wong: Later, he does a "rogue" operation in China, ...
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1answer
874 views

Was Anna Faris bound to a strict diet before filming 'The House Bunny'?

Was Anna Faris bound to a strict diet before filming 'The House Bunny'? She looked amazing in the movie. Was weight loss written into her contract when she signed up for the movie?
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1answer
177 views

Who is this extra in Zodiac?

It's the man who played a TV news reporter in Zodiac (2007) approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes (130 minutes) into the movie. It's during family dinner scene after Robert (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his ...
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3answers
539 views

Looking for last name of bald, muscular, dead action star named Bryan

I am having a surprisingly difficult time trying to find the last name of an actor. He was a large, muscular white actor who was frequently bald (the kind who might play a scary inmate). I am more ...
2
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2answers
173 views

Who is the actress?

In the "Lord of the Elves" trailer, who is the actress at 31 seconds? Is she in any other movies or tv shows?
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1answer
139 views

Why did so many different actors end up playing Quatermass?

Quatermass was a british rocket scientist in a pioneering series of early television science fiction on the BBC. There were originally three series (incidentally broadcast live to camera) with a forth ...
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2answers
4k views

How did Movie 43 get so many big name stars?

Movie 43 is a basic comedy shtick driven movie that seems to be directed at the humor level that teenage boys are supposed to have. It's not an entirely new type of movie following pretty much the ...

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