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Were any Law & Order actors real law enforcement officers or attorneys?

In the Law & Order series (including the sister series SVU and Criminal Intent), were any of the cast actual attorneys in the past, or had they been in actual law enforcement as officers or ...
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What's going on with Laurits and his new "pet"?

This question contains spoilers for season two of Netflix's Ragnarok. You've been warned! About half way through season two of Ragnarok, Laurits acquires a new pet by highly unusual means (his ...
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Does Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in The Dark Knight Rises have a comic-book counterpart?

Who is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in The Dark Knight Rises supposed to represent? Is there a character in comics for him? Is he Robin?
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Why does Reese get cleaned up?

In the pilot episode of Person Of Interest, we first meet John Reese as a depressed, possibly suicidal, messed up tramp. He has long dirty and unkempt hair and old, ragged clothes. After the incident ...
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Was Simon Gruber as ruthless as he made himself to be? [closed]

This movie was even more incredible than what I remembered. Everything just flowed perfectly and all the characters were on point. Simon made it clear that he would never bomb a school full of ...
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How did Angel Eyes become a sergeant in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

When Blondie and Tuco are captured as Confederacy soldiers, Angel Eyes is a Sergeant in the Union army. Is there any explanation for this or is it just assumed that he stole the papers and the uniform ...
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Did the murder trial going on in the Cable Guy have anything to do with Jim Carrey's character? If not then was it just for world-building?

So in the Cable Guy at various points in the movie there is footage of a murder trial in progress for a guy (played by Ben Stiller) who murdered his twin brother. My question is did any of that have ...
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Why did Zemo lead room service to discover what's in his room?

In Siberia, Zemo made a call to his German hotel to invite room service to his abandoned room and thus discover: It immediately hit the news and made Iron Man realize Captain America was right all ...
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Can Wonder Woman fly in DCEU?

I've read this question here, and it was while ago and answer by KutuluMike was only focused on first WW movie and BvS. With the second installment, WW84, She seems to be on air for a while, but uses ...
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Was Ricky's mother complicit in Colonel Fitts' racism?

In American Beauty (1999), Ricky shows Jane his father's secret cache of Nazi memorabilia. This gives us insight to his father's character as being racist. Ricky's mother seems to be a caring woman, ...
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Why is the translator disappointed when Flor agrees to stay in Malibu?

In the movie Spanglish, Deb accosts a Hispanic man to get him to translate between her and Flor. The man is instantly and clearly smitten with Flor. However, when she finally agrees to live in ...
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Bad accents of "foreign" characters in "native" dialogue [duplicate]

I am currently watching Falcon and the Winter Soldier in English and as a German native speaker I stumbled a fair bit about the terrible German spoken by the supposedly German extras. They sound like ...
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Why did Davy Jones agree to the task of ferrying the souls of those who died at sea to the next world?

Knowing that Davy Jones and Calypso would only be allowed to see each other for one day every 10 years, why did they even make that deal? Wouldn't they have been better off to just remain as they were?...
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What kind of hero archetype is Rocky Balboa?

I watched the Creed and Rocky films and I was wondering what kind of hero archetype (classic, anti, byronic) Rocky Balboa fits into. I'm guessing it's probably classic/traditional hero since he has ...
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Did the One Ring actually have an influence on Gollum serving Frodo?

In The Two Towers when Gollum first starts leading Frodo and Sam, Gollum swears on the One Ring that he'll serve the master of the Precious, and Frodo responds by saying that the ring is treacherous ...
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Does Becca Mansell know about Hutch's history?

In one of the early scenes in Nobody, Becca Mansell, Hutch's wife, is seen tending his wounds from the fight on the bus using something like superglue to close the knife wound (this is a military ...
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What was the exact purpose of the device in Regan's ear?

In A Quiet Place, there was a device like an earbud in the ear of the daughter, Regan, on day 472. Later, her father gives her a new device which she refused at first, but later wore it on her head ...
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Significance of the door Levee is trying to unlock

In the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Levee character is shown to be always trying to break free from his own self and do something beyond his steady band performer role. He keeps talking about a ...
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Do we know Al Bundy's age in the show?

Do we know Al Bundy's age in the show? I tried googling but to no avail.
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Why does the character Max Arciniega share the same name with the actor of "Krazy-8"?

In Breaking Bad, there is a character Max Arciniega who was the best friend of Gus. On the other hand, there is another character in this movie called "Krazy-8". The thing is, Krazy-8's ...
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What was the purpose of Bullock's maneuver regarding Otis Russell?

In Deadwood season one, episode 12, "Sold Under Sin", Seth Bullock beats Otis Russell near to death. Afterward, he asks Dan Dority to relay a message to Al Swearengen insinuating that, for ...
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Does Charlotte have siblings?

In Henry Danger, in the episode "Jasper's Real Girlfriend", Charlotte's bedroom is shown. I was wondering why she has two beds for one person. It could be because she has sleepovers with ...
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Why do Tom and Jerry wave their hands vertically?

When Tom and Jerry want to say goodbye to another characters (including themselves) they always wave their hands vertically instead of horizontally. Why do they do it in that way? Here's a picture ...
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Why was Mycroft indifferent about Mary's potential death and the possible consequences of Ajay's reappearance?

In season 4 Sherlock clearly says that Ajay is a killer and hints that he could murder Mary, but all Mycroft says is that agents die. Sherlock goes to Mycroft for help. He sees Mary as a friend. He ...
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Did Felix Leiter ever show up in the Brosnan era?

Was there ever an actor in the Pierce Brosnan era of James Bond in the late 1990s, who played Bond's steadfast ally in the CIA, Felix Leiter, for even the quickest cameo? By the first Brosnan film, ...
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So what did the soldiers do who didn't fight?

At the beginning of 21 Bridges Det. Andre Davis has to attend a hearing, presumably for killing on duty. He is called out for supposedly using his gun too often but he stands to it and believes he was ...
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What's the point of the song "look at me, I'm Sandra Dee" in Grease?

This song looks to be a reference to the actress Sandra Dee, as if herself or the roles she played were that of an "innocent" grown up woman. I'm not much an expert on what roles she played ...
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In Event Horizon, why was the doctor obsessed with hell?

Everyone from the crew was horrified or physically suffered from the infected ship. But somehow the doctor liked what he saw. Why? Why did he admire the horrors? And why didn't the ship hurt him? Is ...
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Is Rex real K9 working dog?

In Hudson & Rex, is Rex a real K9 working dog that works with a detective in real life? (In Canada)? As he certainly doesn't look like a family dog or is he?
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Who is the person Kreese called at the end of S03E10?

My GF insists it's the Sensei guy who sabotaged Daniel in Karate Kid 3. Clearly it's a person from Kreese's past, and the show doesn't have a problem bringing back any character from the KK universe. ...
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Was this predatorial villain original to the movie?

Late in Wonder Woman 84 Diana fights hand-to-hand with an animalistic human who is a main character transformed into the ultimate predator. The villain has fur and claws while remaining humanoid. Was ...
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Is there any reason why THIS character had no apparent interest in Moff Gideon?

In the final sequence of the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, there is a surprise rescue by The character takes out all of the threatening Dark Troopers and then makes their way to the bridge of ...
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Why was Steve Trevor not Steve Trevor, and how did he become Steve Trevor?

In the new Wonder Woman 84 (2020), Diana Prince makes a wish to see Steve Trevor, her lost love. In the next scene, a stranger approaches her and says something only Steve Trevor would know. In a ...
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What creatures presumably killed the character Gor Koresh in the season 2 premier of The Mandalorian?

In the first act of the second season of Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian, Din Djarin and The Child go to visit a mob boss named Gor Koresh in order to get information about where he can find more ...
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Why does Mazikeen so desperately want to get that thing?

Why does Mazikeen from Lucifer so desperately want to get a soul? She is clever, intelligent, inquisitive. She is emotional and understands emotions in others. She adapts and thinks ahead. She has ...
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What happened to Sandy from Season 3 Christmas episode?

Sandy was the cook teacher who was dating Alan and started living with him. Her food led to both Charlie and Alan to gain pot bellies. I do not remember the episode number but it was themed around ...
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What happened to the rest of the Animaniacs cast?

In the 2020 Animaniacs cartoon only the three Warner siblings and Pinky & The Brain (as well as one other cameo in the final episode) are featured. All the other old characters like Slappy ...
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Who did Valentine call?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Valentine calls his friend to borrow a satellite when his own is shot down. He asks his glasses to call "E-man", then says "Hi E, this is V" Who is ...
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Who was the man making the phony phone call?

I am watching the TV series Blindspot and I am currently on episode S02E13. If you have not watched until S02E09 then please do not read forward if you want to avoid spoilers. In S02E09 a man makes a ...
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Why didn’t Beth return to see Mr. Shaibel after she gained national recognition?

In The Queen's Gambit, Beth promised to pay him back $10 if she won her tournament but never sent the money or paid him a visit. She criticized the media for leaving him out of publication, leaving me ...
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Is "breaking the 4th wall" a thing in animations too?

There are some examples in which animated characters look directly at the viewer with or without quotes. Can we call these "breaking the 4th wall" while the characters are non-living? Some ...
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Why does the Wizard stall after Dorothy gives her the Witch's broom?

In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, and Dorothy ask the Wizard for a brain, a heart, courage, and a way home, respectively. The Wizard refuses to grant their requests until ...
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Did Cleo purposefully try to sabotage Beth?

In the episode 6 - Adjournment - of the Queen's Gambit series, Beth is preparing for the big game with the Soviet champion Borgov. However, on the evening before, she receives a call from Cleo - a ...
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Why did Trinity intentionally bump into Lundy?

In S4E04 of Dexter when Lundy is retired and back in Miami chasing Trinity, why did Trinity decide to intentionally bump into Lindy and pretend to drop his keys for Lundy to then return? Just a moment ...
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David sold to large corporations, "assists" employees and/or does things employees might find "distressing" -- do we have details?

I would imagine that Davids would cost many millions of dollars each and do not do routine physical labor. Do they work as executives? Enforcers? Do we have any information from books, etc. about how ...
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How does a Vow of Silence relate to Nietzsche?

In Little Miss Sunshine, Dwayne, a teenage nihilist, is implied to have taken a vow of silence, "because of Friedrich Nietzsche". In another scene, he is shown to be reading "Thus Spake ...
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Is any superhero in The Boys parodying a Marvel superhero?

Is there an official statement from Eric Kripke (showrunner) or The Boys comics creators (Garth Ennis or Darick Robertson) of at least one superhero parodying a Marvel superhero or made in the image ...
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Why did Mel Blanc abruptly change Barney Rubble's voice?

Anyone who's watched enough of The Flintstones will have noticed that the character of Barney Rubble had three distinct voices over the course of the series: For the first season and the earlier part ...
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Why does not Sheldon use Taxi Cabs for his Transport issues?

In some episodes of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon needs a ride everywhere he wants to go because he doesn't have a driving license and he cannot drive. Also Sheldon doesn't like to go in the bus. So my ...
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Is Senator John Iselin a deliberate parody of Joseph McCarthy?

In the excellent 1962 movie The Manchurian Candidate one of the key characters is a rabble-rousing and bibulous US Senator called John Iselin. In the movie his claim to fame and the cause of his rise ...
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