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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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What happened to Willie Cicci after the grand jury?

In The Godfather: Part II, Willie Cicci, played by Joe Spinelli, testifies that Michael Corleone was involved in organised crime and the head of the Corleone family: "Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had ...
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396 views

Had they decided how Breaking Bad ends before they started shooting the series?

I just watched the ending of Breaking Bad, and it made me wonder, had they decided how many seasons, how the story unfolds, and how it ends, before starting to shoot the series, or did they decide ...
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164 views

How did Red get approval for rehabilitation? [duplicate]

In Shawshank Redemption, Red receives parole after serving 40 years in Shawshank. In the beginning of movie it is shown that Red's plea for rehabilitation got rejected multiple times. When Andy ...
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135 views

Richard Pryor movie with a helicopter and a hospital

Richard Pryor somehow ends up running a hospital for the night and all hell breaks loose. By the end he had a helicopter blowing air into the main entrance
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234 views

Farming family goes to a combine harvester demolition derby

A movie shot in a country farm setting. Probably Texas or something similar. Farming family goes to a combine harvester demolition derby. I can't remember much more. I watched it in late 80's early ...
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99 views

At the end a couple rips through the advertisements surrounding them

Identify a movie where at the end, a couple rips through the advertisements surrounding them in a dystopian city, and escapes into a beautiful countryside outside the walls that has been forgotten by ...
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550 views

When and why did the decline of Musicals in American Cinema happen?

It seems to me that musicals are much less common in the American Film Industry these days in comparison to the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Of course, I'm not saying that they never make musicals (e.g. ...
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392 views

Why didn't the abducted victims talk?

In the movie Prisoners (2013), the abducted victims (Alex Jones, Bob Taylor and then Anna and Joy) didn't talk -that much- Anna and Joy maybe didn't talk because they were shocked and tired but what ...
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89 views

How did the bullet lodged in his brain affect Bazil in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, Bazil is the protagonist of the story, initially a Tarantino-like video store clerk, and later the mastermind of a revenge plot. One of the reasons for his quest for revenge is the fact ...
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782 views

What did Jesse Pinkman mumble in the flashback scene of Breaking Bad S05E14?

In Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 14, there is a flashback scene at the start of the episode that shows Walt and Jesse during their first time cooking. When Jesse asks how much longer, Walt begins to ...
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What was Petit Pierre's contribution to the scheme in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, each member of Bazil's crew has a speciality. This includes Petit Pierre who can build impressive stuff (like automatons) out of just about anything. Each member assists in Bazil's plots ...
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Did anyone back in America know about Michael's marriage to Appolonia in Sicily?

During the course of The Godfather Michael marries Appolonia in Sicily. A failed assasination attempt results in her death. Shortly after, Michael returns to New York and marries Kay Adams. There was ...
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Why was George Clooney pulling Sandra Bullock away? [duplicate]

There is a scene where Bullock's foot was tangled in the parachute's strings and she was holding onto the tether which Clooney is also holding onto. Clooney was still floating away, almost like he was ...
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Why do actors in old movies look old?

Actors in the movies and TV shows from the 50s and the 60s often look old to me, probably way older than their actual age, or older than than you would expect their roles to be. First of all, am I ...
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1answer
295 views

How could Andy's right to appeal his sentence be denied to him by the warden?

Andy Dufresne was sentenced to two life sentences, how was his right to appeal his sentence denied to him by the warden, and could he have been able to appeal? How?
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1answer
95 views

A weekend of survival in Chicago in an RV

A couple of buddies are heading outta town without the wives. They rent an RV for the weekend and load up. They end up getting lost in the bad part of town and spend the whole night trying to escape ...
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427 views

Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
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300 views

European movie where human heads attached to animal bodies

A young college student, who is down and out on his luck, hitches a ride with a couple weird doctors. They offer him cash if he agrees to let the dr's use him for medical experiments for the weekend. ...
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333 views

Nick Nolte or Gary Busey lookalike who lives in a warehouse and is a bounty hunter

This movie starts out with a convenience store being robbed in a desert setting. This bounty hunter(a Nolte or Busey lookalike) comes in and shoots the store up with a sawed off shot gun. I believe he ...
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2answers
414 views

Are Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica connected?

I've noticed several references to Battlestar Galactica in the TV series Dollhouse. These include the sharing of Tahmoh Penikett and Jamie Bamber as cast members and at least one reference to Cylons ...
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Why does Joss Whedon use the same actors so frequently?

When I watch Joss Whedon's shows I'm very aware of how often the same actors appear. Here's a quick list of ones I've spotted. Eliza Dushku - Dollhouse and Buffy/Angel Alexis Denisof - Buffy/Angel ...
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112 views

What was the dynamite for? Was it a red herring?

In Wes Anderson's Rushmore, we see Max ordering dynamite from a store prior to staging his play. He asks the order to be made out to Ready Demolition, Tucson, Arizona. Yes, said play involved a war ...
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438 views

Miss Cross dancing with Max Fischer at the end

Wes Anderson's Rushmore closes with a scene where Miss Cross asks Max if he wants to dance. He gets the DJ to change the music to the song Ooh la la by The Faces. Miss Cross then removes his glasses ...
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How was the cameraman removed from the mirrors in the elevator scene? [duplicate]

In the movie Shattered (aka Butterfly on a wheel), at about the 7th minute, Neil Randall (Gerard Butler) is going up an elevator, with another person in it. From the angle of the shot, I am 100% ...
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350 views

Slowing down the frame rate vs. using a slow-motion camera

Why do even some of the big budget films slow down the frame rate to give slow motion effect rather than use a slow-motion camera? The point is that the first technique almost always give a hint of ...
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1answer
106 views

What do Majid's son and Pierrot discuss at the end?

I watched the French film, Caché, because it received unanimous positive reviews and Roger Ebert added this movie to his "Great Movies" list. But I am still not clear about the ending, though, I ...
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Why are some actors uncredited in certain films?

Eli Wallach appears in Mystic River. Olivia Williams plays a role in X-Men: The Last Stand. However, neither of them (according to IMDb) is credited in the movie. These two instances are simply ...
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2answers
309 views

What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from?

What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from? It looks like she has schizophrenia. Her mother also appears to be unwell or just extremely overbearing.
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651 views

What's with Marissa's bleeding gums in Hanna?

I just watched Hanna (2011). At a couple of points during the film, the agent Marissa is seen brushing her teeth until they bleed. Is there a purpose to these scenes? They seemed to be focused on, ...
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2k views

Why did Bicycle Thieves end so abruptly?

I read that Bicycle Thieves is one of Leonardo DiCaprio's favorite movies of all time. I saw it. It just ended abruptly. I was really hopeful for a happy ending that he would win his bike back but ...
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275 views

Movie about aliens attacking the earth with an invisible net

Aliens attacking the earth by creating some sort of invisible net that absorbs humans inside. The Military tries to bombard and put missiles to stop the net..but it also just goes inside without any ...
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1answer
295 views

Man looks out of the window and sees a man kill himself

I can only remember one scene of a (possibly thriller) movie that I would like to watch again. The scene could be described as: A man looks out of his apartment window and sees another man at a ...
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What exactly did Fredo do to betray Michael?

We know Fredo betrayed Michael by working with Hyman Roth and Johnny Ola. What exactly did he do though? He says he didn't know it was going to be a hit and that he was only trying to help the ...
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Who killed the assasins after the failed hit on Michael Corleone?

Michael survives an attempt on his life at the beginning of the Godfather 2. The gunmen miss him and attempt to flee. We then see that they have been killed. Who killed the bodyguards?
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1answer
467 views

How was the aerial prison scene shot?

I have been wondering, knowing that back when this movie was shot technology wasn't comparatively so advanced, how could they have shot the opening scene of The Shawshank Redemption? If it was shot ...
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3answers
705 views

What is the symbolism of the gold watch?

As far as I understand Pulp Fiction is webbed with symbols and hidden meaning. Is there something symbolic in the Butch's father's gold watch because it did trigger a large number of events like: ...
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1answer
77 views

Who's the energy drink guy?

I saw the video for The Lonely Island's "Threw It on the Ground" recently and, approximately 10 seconds in, there's a guy who almost looks like Joel Spolsky. Who's the actor? I'd be very surprised if ...
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1answer
183 views

A Meticulous Killer is Killed by His Daughter

A meticulous killer is training his replacement/protege but really is setting him up, his daughter is also home from college because of a murder there and it turns out she has his same disease or ...
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2answers
315 views

How can Neo stand a chance against Bane?

Neo's martial arts skills don't carry over into the real world because they're a part of his persona in the Matrix installed by a chip. That's why when he's fighting Bane (Mr. Smith in the real ...
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2answers
570 views

How is the Front Gate of Erebor sealed?

At the meeting at Bag End Balin says: "You forget the front gate is sealed. There is no way into the mountain." Is there some sort of magical protection on the door making it sealed or is it ...
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656 views

What is Mycroft saying on his phone before he tells Sherlock not to interfere with Adler?

In A Scandal in Belgravia, Sherlock cracks the code and John confirms it's flight 007. This triggers Sherlock's recollection of Mycroft saying something earlier in the episode on his phone, "bond..."? ...
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2answers
242 views

Why is Frank Burns portrayed as such a child in M.A.S.H?

In the TV show M.A.S.H. why is Frank Burns character portrayed as such a childish person? Everything he does seems childish. (I absolutely can't stand the character and feel for the actor who played ...
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3answers
312 views

Is there enough evidence in the mid-season finale to conclude “Little-Ass-Kicker's” fate?

Near the end of The Walking Dead season four's Mid-season finale, we are given a glimpse into Judith's car seat: We know she was in this car seat based on a previous scene: I assumed at first ...
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110 views

Did Rage spread from Britain or not?

In 28 Days Later..., the soldiers are discussing that Rage is so infectious and manifests so quickly after infection (within seconds) that it couldn't have spread outside of Britain. However, in the ...
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Why does Jack let Walt go?

In Breaking Bad S5 E14, Jack not only lets Walt go, but also leaves a barrel of money to him after killing Hank. I don't understand why he would do this. Jack says that, with 7 barrels of money, he ...
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1answer
366 views

Woman out to get revenge on men who killed her kid

I remember watching this movie when I was a little kid (though, I probably shouldn't have). The title had something to do with dragons, but the movie itself did not. The movie was about a woman who ...
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111 views

What are the similarities between The Cause and Scientology?

It is been stated that Lancaster Dodd's character in/as The Master is loosely based on Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Both The Cause and Scientology are also pseudo-somethingortheothers. But ...
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Significance of the slow boats to China

In The Master, there are two scenes with a reference to China. The first time we hear of it is when Freddie leaves Doris behind and joins the crew of a ship leaving for Shanghai. The second time is at ...
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Why didn't the fellowship use eagles to travel into Mordor?

Inspired by this parody, why didn't Frodo and the fellowship use eagles to travel (even part of the way) into Mordor?

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