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Why did Will trade his medal for wine?

I saw 1917. I am a not a native english speaker and had to watch it in OV without subtitles, and I had dificulty understanding everything during some scenes because of the british accents. There is ...
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What does “they” in “they're scared” refer to?

In horror movie Annabelle Comes Home (2019), Daniela meets Judy, who is feeding chickens: Judy: So, are you scared yet? Daniela: Scared? What? No. Judy: Who says they're scared? ...
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Why does Murdock ask for directions to Berlin?

In the A-Team movie, the A-Team are heading to Frankfurt in a plane with a tank and are shot down. After emerging in the tank from a lake, Murdock asks a local for directions to Berlin. Why not to ...
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Why did Mike say “You know we only put one guy outside the service elevator”?

In Angel Has Fallen (2019), disguised Mike used his old mate as a human shield in the service elevator in order to make his way to the hospital where President Trumbull was: Billy: What the f*ck? ...
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Why does Travis Bickle say “Jesus Christ, I got a taxi”

Near the end of this scene, where Travis takes Betsy to the porn movie, after she leaves angrily for her home in a taxi, he says, "Jesus Christ, I got a taxi". He didn't bring his taxi, as it was his ...
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Do Chipettes speak with a specific dialect in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies?

In the Czech dubbing of the Alvin and the Chipmunks films, the Chipettes speak the Slovak language instead of the Czech language, as other characters in the movie do (they are very similar, speakers ...
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Aphorisms and idioms in The Witcher

There are a few sightly strange phrases featured in The Witcher TV series: I'm not one to look a gift cock in the beak... (Don't look a gift horse in the mouth) Playing priest's ear... (Playing ...
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Why did Sergeant Han ask that question?

In Skyscraper (2018), Sergeant Han describes Will Sawyer’s wife Sarah to Inspector Wu: Sergeant Han: His wife was a navy surgeon. She did three tours in Afghanistan. The family's been residing in ...
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What does “it” refer to?

At the pre climax scene of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), before being attacked by a group of hippies, Rick spoke to his dog Brandy: Rick: Hey. I am doing the best I can under the ...
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What did the writers mean by this detail in one scene of one episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” from 1957?

In the 26th episode of season two of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" titled, "I Killed The Count Part II", first aired in 1957, there is a short scene, or rather a brief moment of one scene, which ...
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What's the meaning of “I can't get the drinks out”?

In The Irishman (2019), Jake asks Jimmy a bridge loan: Jake: I got the first topless act on the Strip. I'm telling you, we're booming in there. I can't get the drinks out...Just asking for a ...
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Why nobody is whelmed?

Robin in Young Justice discussed people are either overwhelmed or underwhelmed but nobody is being whelmed. Is this a reference to something else or any historic significance of the absence of ...
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What pickles is he referring to?

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Cliff drives home from Rick's place and sees a hitchhiker called Pussycat: CLIFF: Hello, hot stuff. Pussycat: Looks like third time's the charm. CLIFF: ...
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Why are they calling him Jaskier?

In The Witcher (Netflix), the bard, played by Joey Batey, is named Jaskier but in the game and the English translations of the books, he is referred to as Dandy short for Dandelion. Why the name ...
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What numbers is Brixton referring to?

In Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Shaw and Hobbs fight Brixton who is trying to upgrade the world with a dangerous virus: BRIXTON: This doesn't end your way, boys. SHAW: Yeah,...
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What does Adjudicator mean, “Both from above and below”?

In John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Adjudicator says to Winston about John Wick: I trust you understand the repercussions if he survives. Both from above and below. The last thing either one ...
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What's the difference between “men of violence” and “violent men”?

In Shutter Island (2010), Dr. Jeremiah refers to Teddy as a man of violence, not a violent man. What's the difference between the two? Aren't the men of violence violent? Dr. Jeremiah Naehring: Men ...
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In The Heights trailer: “Dreamers” or “DREAMers”?

In the In The Heights trailer released this week, a character says the line "they're talking about kicking out all the dreamers." (1:31) Is this a generic reference to the characters in the movie who ...
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Why did Adelaide think that Tethered didn’t know that they looked alike?

In Us (2019), Gabe and his family are watching news which shows evil doppleganger attacking people with scissors: Gabe: And they look like us. Adelaide: They don't even know that yet. Why did ...
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Who screams in “Time Trap”? Who says “Come here!”?

In the 2017 science fiction thriller Time Trap, shortly after entering the cave Jackie tells Veeves "let's explore!". They go down a passage and hear human sounds. Someone says "come here" in a ...
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What is the use of honor without help & service?

In John Wick 3 Parabellum (2019), Bowery King says to Tick Tok man: Let it be known the bowery will honor the excommunicado. No help, no services of any kind. What is the use of honor without ...
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What is the meaning of Kabir Luthra's expression?

In War (2019), Basheer holds Kabir, who came to kill him and his boss, and finds out transmitter in Kabir's leg: Basheer: You came here in one piece, Indian. This was already in pieces. Now I ...
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Does the language in the movie Klaus actually make sense?

So I recently watched the Netflix movie Klaus. In the movie there is a little girl who speaks Saami, as one of the other kids points out. My question is, does she really speak Saami and if she does, ...
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What did Rex Kramer mean by routing the plane in Lake Michigan?

In Airplane!, Rex Kramer told this at some time in the control tower: We ought to route [the plane] in Lake Michigan, at least we'll avoid killing innocent people. I had long suspected that this ...
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What did Nicky mean by this?

In Casino, when Nicky talks of the diamonds he has stolen and sent to be appraised he says that Some of these stones got a lot of niggers in them. What does he mean by this?
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What makes the people in the bar laugh at the beginning of Desperado?

At the beginning of the classic Robert Rodriguez film Desperado (1995), Buscemi (played by... Steve Buscemi) tells a tall tale about the mysterious main character of the film. During his story, his ...
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Are there any mentions of nuclear weapons in M*A*S*H?

M*A*S*H takes place during the Korean war, basically 5 years after the world's first nuclear strike and at a very tense time where everyone was arming with nuclear weapons. I understand from a ...
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What does this conversation about ghosts mean?

In Interstellar Cooper and his duaghter have the following conversation: Murph: Grandpa says you can get ghosts Dad. Cooper: Maybe grandpa's a little too close to being one himself. What is this ...
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Why does Wonka speak French and German?

In "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", why does Wonka speak French when he's introducing his guests to the Boat and why does he speak German when he's opening the Inventing Room Door?
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Which war was referenced by Aravind when he said nine countries attacked one country?

7-aum-arivu is an Indian Science fiction martial arts film. It was originally made in Tamil and dubbed to Telugu as Seventh Sense. Aravind (Suriya) and Subha (Shruti Hassan) escape from Dong Lee ...
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What's the meaning of this dialogue about trees in The Hateful Eight?

What's the meaning of the following dialogue in The Hateful Eight? "...for no more a reason than to give a n**** a run for the trees." "I made them trees." I can't figure out what the word '...
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In Superman vs Batman, Lex Luthor says, “Martha, Martha, Martha” — was that improvised?

The line (taunting Superman, iirc) is a play on an old Brady Bunch where someone says, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" but Lex according to the movie grew up in East Germany and even if he had some access to ...
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What does the line 'Your weight and your fate right here..' mean?

This seems like a cool line in Heist (2001), I'm just not sure what it means or what exactly he is trying to say. I get that he wants the other guy to drop the gun or he will shoot him or something to ...
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What does Miracle Max mumble after Inigo says “Humiliations galore”?

In The Princess Bride, in the scene where Inigo and Fezzik hire Miracle Max to restore Westley to life, the following dialogue occurs: Miracle Max: I make him better, Humperdinck suffers? Inigo: ...
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Why did they begin using *fuck* in Season 7 (2017)?

In the US TV series Suits, I don't think they used the word fuck a single time in the first six seasons (2011–2016). But in Season 7 (2017), they begin using it (perhaps once per episode). In Seasons ...
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Why does Wonder Woman say “goodbye brother” to Ares?

When Ares reveals himself to Diana in Wonder Woman, just after she finds out that her sword is powerless against him, he says "Oh my dear child". Then, Diana tells him: Goodbye brother. before ...
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What does Kapiushon mean?

In season 6 episode 17 of Arrow. Anatoly says Kapiushon. So I’m wondering what it means because it says Kapiushon in other episodes and so I’m confused when they say this.
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Why does Principal Vagina say, “no relation” after introducing himself?

In the Rick and Morty series, we see multiple interactions with Morty's school Principal. His name is Principal Vagina. After he introduces himself, he says, "no relation" afterwards. Why? What joke ...
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Why does Sonny say they call Michael “Giogali”?

In The Godfather Part II, Sonny introduces Michael to Carlo. He tells Carlo they call Mike "Giogali". Who is "Giogali"?
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Who emits this vocalization near the end of Ad Astra?

Near the end of Ad Astra, Roy unclips the tether connecting him to his father, Clifford. This is followed by a shot of Clifford drifting away. After a few seconds of silence, a short scream is heard. ...
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What did Tim Curry say in the movie Congo to Ernie Hudson after being insulted?

I've watched this on TV, and the line in question follows Hudson's remarks about Tim Curry's character doing a lot of good, but only for himself. Tim Curry's character says(what I think he says) "Shut ...
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Why does René refer to Picard as his nephew?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Family, Captain Picard meets his nephew René when he visits his home on Earth. René says, You're my nephew Jean-Luc. It is seemingly a joke, though ...
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Denzel's Russian in “The Equalizer”

Can anyone tell me what Denzel says to the Russian mobster (at 33:11), after shoving the corkscrew through his lower jaw up to his mouth, and after counting "1/1000"? He says something which I ...
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Is there a racial aspect to Max Cady's crusade?

During the 1991 version of Cape Fear Max Cady repeatedly insults his opponents as "white", as if to make a distinction between them and himself. This always confused me a little, since ethnically he ...
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Do other-language dubs rerecord sound effects?

I was watching a Spanish version of "Circle of Life" from The Lion King (1994) and noticed that Simba's sneeze-- presumably recorded by Jonathan Taylor Thomas-- sounded the same. When dubbing a movie ...
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What did Bruce mean by 'same rules apply'?

In Filth, what did the last 'same rules apply' mean? During the movie whenever he used the phrase, I understood this phrase by associating it with the consequence i.e. `the games' and not the actual ...
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Is Michael Scofield imitating someone when he utters the phrase “The ocean is your frontyard”?

In Prison Break S04E04, titled "Eagles and Angels", Michael and Sara are talking just outside the depot in the shipyard. Michael utters the phrase "The ocean is your frontyard" with a voice other ...
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Why was Joyce Evans not in Inspector Valentine's jurisdiction?

At the end of Father Brown episode 6, "The Bride of Christ", Inspector Valentine says he'll charge Tom Evans as an accessory, but "As for his wife, that's out of my jurisdiction." Why would it be out ...
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Was Brad Pitt's '50 feet of crap' line in Moneyball a reference to Jennifer Aniston's in Friends?

In Friends S02E01 (from 1995), Rachel is sad because Ross has a new girlfriend, as she is discussing with Joey: Joey: How're you doing? Rachel: I'm okay. Joey: Ooh, that bad, huh? ...
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Shooting films silently and adding the sound afterwards

I read that some films were shot completely silent. The talking and sound was added afterwards. This allowed actors to speak in their own language (different for different actors) and the director to ...