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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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Inception 2010 Sci-fi film

When Robert Fischer is standing abducted in Inception, Peter Browning comes in and Robert's father said the mentioned phrases incoherently. Is there anyone who can explain me this about what the ...
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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 ...
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What is the meaning of “these lederhosen are riding up my Bundesliga”?

What is common between German traditional trousers and German soccer/football league? Scene where that sentence is said in the movie Penguins of Madagascar:
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How can everyone in a large crowd hear the speaker from a long distance away?

I always wonder about this particular scenario, where in a large area, the lead speaks and all of the audience listen although they are quite far away. In some motivational speeches, the army ...
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Why does Anniyan read “Sarvadharmaan parityajya” before killing?

Anniyan (2005) is a Tamil movie which was dubbed into Telugu as Aparichitudu and Aparichit in Hindi. It is based on split personality. Vikram plays three characters Ambi, Remo and Anniyan (...
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Do the Chris Nolan Batman movies have a unique Gotham accent?

I cannot place American accents particularly well, so this is not intuitive to me based on watching the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Do the cast use a particular accent to place themselves in the ...
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Why is a TV station scrambling dirty words when it created the series themselves? [duplicate]

I am watching The Magicians and noticed that "fucking" (or other variations of "fuck" - I did not notice that with other words) is scrambled to "fng" (more or less). The viewer is expected to ...
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What is a “Genuine Geraldo interviewee”?

Here is the scene in Con-Air: Guard Falzon says: Well, welcome aboard. My, my; as I look around I see a lot of celebrities among us. I see eleven Current Affairs, ...
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In Friends S1E7, what did Joey say in a low, twisted voice? [duplicate]

In Friends S1E7, "The one with the blackout", Chandler was locked in an ATM vestibule with Jill Goodacre. A conversation between him and Joey is as follows: Chandler: I am trapped in an ATM ...
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Why does Brigitte Mohnhaupt deliberately destroy the execution myth and how accurate is her closing dialogue?

At the very end of The Baader Meinhof Complex, after the efforts for pressing the RAF leaders free have failed and they thus commited suicide in Stammheim prison, Brigitte Mohnhaupt speaks to the next ...
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Did silent film actors actually say their lines or did they simply improvise “dialogue” while being filmed?

Been watching some old Buster Keaton films. And—as is the case with silent films—there are title cards that convey setting, place and even show a few lines of dialogue that have been said by the ...
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Why is audio so often out of sync when the actors are filmed from behind?

I've noticed that in almost every TV show or movie I've ever seen, the audio does not sync up with the actor's jaw/mouth movements when the actor is being filmed from behind. It looks as if the actor ...
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What is the meaning of “Cold Cut King of Long Island”?

In American Hustle Irving said his friend Ed Malone is Cold Cut King of Long Island. What does that mean?
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Why did Keith Mars refer to Veronica as Felicia?

In S04E01 "Spring Break Forever" of Veronica Mars, while Keith & Veronica are having their usual father-daughter banter, he call her out as "Bye Felicia". VERONICA: I'm gonna Irish exit this ...
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Is there an implied affection for Annie by Jeff in The Walk (2015)?

In the movie The Walk, there is a scene where Jeff is searching for a word to describe the wire-walking that Phillippe is about to attempt. He searches for the word in English but falls back to the ...
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What does “a good player” mean in the movie Training day?

In the movie Training day, during Jake and Alonzo's initial meeting with Roger the following dialogue occurs: ROGER: Where you grew up? JAKE: North Hollywood. ROGER: Strong safety, North ...
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In “Jacob's Ladder”, what is the significance of Jacob mistaking left and right sides of his body?

While I didn't have a problem deciphering most of the allusions and allegorical scenes in the movie Jacob's Ladder, this one still bugs me. Several times throughout the movie, Louie asks Jacob to ...
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Why detective Mills keeps telling a woman to “eat”?

In this movie Se7en, detective Mills kicks open John Doe's door against detective Somerset's decision: Somerset repetitively tells Mills they need a legal reason to knock on that door. But Mills ...
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What were the cheat mechanics Mike was talking about in the movie Rounders?

When Mike is explaining how Worm has become an artist with his cheating abilities(during the first scene were he plays poker with him), he lists off a bunch of cheating tricks. What are these tricks ...