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Why is this picture used in the opening titles of Cheers, and where is it from?

The following image is from the sitcom Cheers title sequence. Source: sitcomsonline.com Can anyone tell me where this image is from and why it is used in Cheers.
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Did Hugo Weaving Copy Carl Sagan to play Agent Smith?

I happened to be watching an episode of the 80's show Cosmos which was hosted by Carl Sagan. Sitting and listening to his voice, I was puzzled, thinking "Who's voice does this sound like?". I came to ...
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3answers
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Why does Robin call Petyr “Uncle”?

In S04E05 of Game of Thrones, Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish arrive in The Eyrie. They are greeted by Lysa and Robin Arryn. Robin is surprised (strange, considering he was there only months ...
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How much of Star Wars did George Lucas actually write?

I got into a semi-argument with a friend recently regarding how much credit to give George Lucas for Star Wars. She was commenting how he's an awful director and that's why the new Star Wars trilogy ...
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55 views

Movie watched on Hallmark Channel about female friends' reunion

What: TV movie. Watched it on Hallmark Channel. Year: From the late 70's or 80's. Plot: It's about a group of female friends who reunite after 20 years in their hometown. I remember one of them ...
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Why didn't he get the power of it?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, In the comics, whoever holds the Mjolnir, gets the power of Thor too. So why does it never happen in the movie?
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Why doesn't he respond to Black Widow and left in the near end?

In the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron we get the new roster of Avengers and this is not a new thing, it always happened in comics and cartoons.
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Scary (short?) movie or Twilight Zone episode with a creature under the bed

A little girl goes to stay with her businessman dad. She is taken into the room she'll be staying in. He leaves her in there and she finds a little door across from her bed. She finds some boxes in ...
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Why and how did Valentine disappear?

Clouds of Sils Maria Spoiler ahead: The story is about Maria Enders, she is now middle aged and a director wants to revived her character that she did 20 years ago. This time director wants to cast ...
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1answer
568 views

Horror movie about a man kill his whole family and himself. Then he haunt the house

I watch this movie back in the 90's when i was small. In the beginning of the movie, a man shave his head, he kill his wife, son and himself. Then he haunted the house. A few years later a family move ...
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Prison Break needs season 5 [on hold]

I just started watching this about 3 weeks ago on Netflix. I'm on season 4 episode 10, but there needs to be a season 5. What was the point in the show if it doesn't carry on? It sucks. We need more ...
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4answers
2k views

Which is the first parody film?

I love the parody films like Meet the Spartans,Vampires Suck and Scary Movie film series. I want to know which is the first film made which is parody of other film or films.
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Is Heath Ledger seen in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?

Any one observe this? It's interesting to see Heath Ledger in the restaurant .. Is that really Heath Ledger in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?
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Was Erica Albright real?

In the film The Social Network Mark breaks up with Erica Albright early on, this (through a series of steps) leads to him creating The Facebook. However in real life Mark is married to Priscilla Chan ...
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0answers
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Who does Justice Ashland represent in the West Wing?

It is said that the West Wing responds to some of the issues that came up in the Clinton and Bush Presidencies. In particular, the MS represents Clinton's Lewinsky Scandal, and the episode Isaac and ...
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1answer
240 views

Why did Melisandre ask Jon Snow if he's a virgin?

In Game of Thrones S05E01 "The Wars to Come", Melisandre and Jon Snow had this conversation as they were on their way to the top of the Wall: Melisandre: Are you a virgin? Jon Snow: No. ...
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1answer
1k views

Man escapes prison or asylum, murders, returns to cell

I think the movie, which was in color, was set in a remote area of England or Scotland. The prisoner figures out how to escape from his cell. One night he 'goes out', kills someone with an ax, and ...
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4answers
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What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...
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1answer
2k views

Is there real connection between The Machinist and Dostoyevsky's books?

I've asked myself why the imaginary co-worker of Reznik in The Machinist (2004) is called Ivan, and why Reznik himself reads "The Idiot". According to Wikipedia, Ivan is reference to "The Brothers ...
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0answers
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Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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1answer
80 views

Reason behind Man of Steels muted tones

Are there any officially declared answers to why exactly "Man of Steel" had such heavy, dark tones throughout the movie? Usually such themes are used to depict harsh times in a movie. But here, the ...
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2answers
192 views

Super 8 questions

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being ...
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2answers
61 views

Isn't Lister an Orphan?

In Ouroboros it's shown that Lister was abandoned under a pool table to be adopted. However in Better than Life he talks about his dad dying (and how he continued to read the football results down ...
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2answers
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On their U.S. release date, what time of day are movies first shown?

When a date is provided for a US release, does it mean it will be released first thing that morning (matinee) or evening?
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76 views

Why are the Infinity stones different in appearance?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, we see the Infinity Stones as normal stones when the Collector explains about them to the team. But we know how different they are in the present Marvel cinematic ...
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0answers
56 views

Is Batman the second lead in Batman v Superman? [on hold]

The title might seem outrageous/absurd to some, but this is what I really felt like. In the upcoming movie Batman v Superman, is Superman the central character? What I mean is the story primarily ...
0
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1answer
32 views

name of artsy italian 60s movie where 2 couples vacation at a shack on the pier

I'm trying to remember the name of a very artsy well shot color foreign film, I think it was Italian, 60s film. There were some scenes in an industrial factory and many scenes where 2 couples get ...
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0answers
27 views

Which is the song played initially in “Real Steel” movie? [on hold]

Can someone please tell me which song is played initially in Real Steel movie??
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0answers
65 views

Identify this British miniseries about a scientist

I am looking for the name of a miniseries that I had watched a long time ago. It's plot was about a scientist and his apprentice in a university. The time line suggested it was between 1920s and ...
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10answers
11k views

What was the deal with the crazy Major at Fort Hays?

After Lieutenant Dunbar survives his suicide attempt in the beginning and gets decorated, he stops at Fort Hays to get his orders to go to the Frontier signed by Major Fambrough. After signing the ...
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1answer
138 views

Ending of Mr. Nobody

A simple question. At the end of Mr. Nobody Nemo decided to abandon both parents, how is it possible that he met Anna in the future? I can't figure out how he could've met Anna since Anna will be ...
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1answer
209 views

In the movie “Sleepers”, what exactly does King Benny do?

Bruno Kirby makes a point of telling the story of how King Benny waited 8 years to seek revenge on an assailant in his younger years. By the time Shakes goes to work for King Benny, he's an old man. ...
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0answers
42 views

Identify movie about a smart phone with AI [duplicate]

All I can remember is that: Guy gets smartphone in package Smartphone is really smart and tells him things like: what slot machine to use, how to score big at blackjack, to cancel his flight which ...
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1answer
347 views

Futuristic movie - man being tortured, another writing in sand

I really need help identifying a movie. It has plagued me for pretty much all my life because at the very beginning of my life is when I saw it. It had to have been made anywhere from 1980-1990, give ...
11
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1answer
1k views

What did Captain America mean after being kissed by Black Widow?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Black Widow kissed Captain America in the shopping mall to avoid getting caught, Black Widow asked him if he still feels uncomfortable while Captain said: ...
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1answer
73 views

UK show about a guy who has to perform crazy challenges or he gets tortured

In the early 2000s on comedy central, Sunday night had 2 TV shows back to back. First was Dave Attell's Insomniac. The second was some UK show about a guy who had to complete crazy challenges (like ...
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A party on an island - And then a murder streak by the host?

My friend just told me about this movie he saw long time back and the premise intrigued me. There is a party hosted by a person on an island perhaps inside some hotel. There are lot of guests. The ...
3
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2answers
223 views

How did they know 10 million dollars were taken?

In the movie Sabotage they steal 10 million dollars from the 200 million dollars and Arnold blows the money up. So how do the investigators know 10 million were stolen in the next scene when the ...
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Question about the film industry [on hold]

Say you are a Platinum Dunes producer and your partners and film makers are making a movie sequel. You announce that your partners will be filming later this month and writers have a script made and ...
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1answer
28 views

Indian music TV show

I am looking for the name of the indian music show where every episode a famous composer picks up a song from a region of India and a song that he/she re-composes with new music.
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1answer
125 views

Are House Martell secretly Team Targaryen?

So in season one of Game of Thrones, Ser Jorah Mormont tells Dany that "when Aegon Targaryen conquered the six kingdoms, he didn't do it because he had a right. He did it because he could". This, of ...
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3answers
2k views

Why do many horror movies involve children?

I just finished watching the Spanish movie 'The Orphanage' and I suddenly observed that many of the horror movies, especially some very popular ones, involve children as a central part of the story, ...
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1answer
64 views

Why do studios release multiple trailers?

Some time back, I saw the trailer for Jurassic World. And I liked it. It built the anticipation and curiosity. But then there was trailer-2 which revealed more scenes, more creatures. Then there was a ...
11
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1answer
212 views

Why is it that most movies seem to be created in cooperation with some unknown studio?

I noticed that most movies appear to be created by a cooperation of at least one very well known studio (like Pixar, Paramount, Dreamworks, etc.) on the one hand and a company you've never heard of on ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Young girl about 6 gets father's friend as bodyguard (not Man on Fire)

This movies is bit old and released at least before 2003. Girl's father is apparently rich and hire one of his old friend to protect her of some dangers. In one scene they were attacked by a gang ...
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1answer
297 views

In the Dark Knight, what is the Chechen's fate?

In The Dark Knight after the Joker burns the money, he threatens to feed the Chechen to the dogs if he doesn't fall in line. But after that, he is not mentioned again. Anyone heard his final fate?
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1answer
2k views

What year does It Follows take place in?

Throughout the movie they're watching old movies, either in a theater with an organ or on old TV, the cars don't look particularly new either, but Yara has some sort of clam-shell device that appears ...
0
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1answer
307 views

What's the name of a 90's movie with Vampires and their beautiful line of girls who get murdered after sex

Long ago I had watched this movie, particularly this scene where 4 guys are with one blonde, red dress and black skirt, in bed and all are enjoying using her at the same time, meanwhile the boss of ...
11
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1answer
7k views

How can Joey be cast in “Days of our Lives” while living in New York?

In the TV show Friends, which is based around six friends living in Manhattan, New York - Joey (Matt LeBlanc) gets cast in the TV show "Days of our Lives", which is filmed in Los Angeles. How is ...
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1answer
103 views

Identify this movie please: probably 1980's

I am looking to find a title of a movie I have seen long time ago. I think it was from the late eighties or very early nineties. The things I remember: -Story about a couple of employees, cheating on ...

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