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What does it mean, “Put a little bark on that and I'll bite”?

In Super Troopers 2 (2018), Farva meets Gwenevieve at a shopping mall: Farva: Hey, Gwenevieve how about the two of us go over to the Saskatchuan Palace and get a wang dang doodle? Genevieve Aubois: ...
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Why does Dr. Gonzo tell Hunter S. Thompson to “Get the hell out of LA for at least 48 hours”?

I am asking about this scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Full quote and context: Hunter S. Thompson has just received orders from his publication's HQ to ...
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Why did General Erinmore quote a Rudyard Kipling line here?

In 1917 (2019), Schofield and Tom Blake, are ordered by General Erinmore to carry a message to Colonel Mackenzie: General Erinmore: You should meet no resistance. Schofield: Sir, is... is it just ...
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What does this phrase refer to?

In the 2019 film Uncut Gems, Demany and Kevin went to Howard's shop and Demany was disappointed to find that Howard was not selling watches Howard: That's not my problem, man. Demany: That ain't ...
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Why do assistant type characters tend to have British accents in movies?

Assistant-type characters like: Alfred in the Batman movies Zazu in The Lion King series C-3PO in the Star Wars series Curator in Ready Player One Jarvis in Iron Man etc. often have British accents. ...
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Meaning of a couple lines in the introduction of 1917 (2019 film)

At the beginning of 1917, we see Blake and Schofield chatting on their way to receiving their orders, giving the audience a taste of their personalities and friendship. Right after Schofield shares ...
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Why did Dr House ask the patient to get finger-paint?

I am watching House MD: S1,E1. A patient with orange skin colour shows up with back spasm. Upon conversing with him a little, Dr House asks if he consumes ridiculous amounts of carrots and megadose ...
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How do Movies render text in different languages

Normally, when a movie is in English, every Text, every newspaper, etc is in English too. When it comes to dubbing, there is normally subtitles which translate the text, or it's read out loud by ...
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What does “The Revenant” mean?

In Bombshell (2019), after several women accused Roger for sexual harassment, Geraldo spoke to an author Neil Cavuto: Geraldo: Look, I've known him for 40 years, and he's about as flirty as the ...
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Why does the Saint call Bosley “Bombay Sister”?

In Charlie's Angels (2019), Bosley meets The Saint: Saint: Hey. Bombay sister. How are you? Bosley: Master. Why does he call her "Bombay Sister"?
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What kind of “link” is Saint referring to?

In Charlie Angels (2019), in the closet room, Saint gearing Elean up: Bosley: Tattoos are earned by Angels over time. You'll get a less permanent version. Saint: Yeah, comms are concealed ...
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What's the meaning of “COS”?

In Charlie's Angels (2019), Sabina & Jane are acting as a lookout for a meeting between Edgar & Elena: Jane: COS perimeter check. Sabina: "COS"? I have less than no idea what that ...
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Why does the Australian Navy use Revolutions XX00?

Does Revolutions XX00 mean the RPM of the propeller shaft? Why do the crew talk about propeller shaft RPM? What are they communicating? In The Last Ship that features the USN, I never heard this ...
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What did Vic take from Dutch's drawer?

In The Shield, season 1, ep 1, detective Dutch comes back to his desk, opens his drawer and notices something has been taken. Dutch immediately questions Vic why did he take his Ding Dong(s)? What ...
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Why does Sonic refer to Robotnik as Eggman?

In the movie Sonic The Hedgehog there are two scenes where Sonic refers to Robotnik as Eggman. Apart from it being a reference to his Japanese video game name, why does Sonic do that? Was there any ...
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Why did Nun say, “Well…Yes, I know”?

In biographical drama movie The Two Popes (2019), Nun offers Pope Francis a dish to eat: Nun: A typical Bavarian dish, Knödel mit Soße. Well...Yes, I know.
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“Give my love to the sunrise”

In the climax to "The Lady from Shanghai" (1947), the heroine says "give my love to the sunrise" as she lays dying. Was this line original to the movie, or was there an inspiration for it?
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What does Mr. Park whisper into Ms. Park's ear?

In Parasite Mr. Park says to Ms. Park, But do you know what's strangest of all and then leans into her ear and whispers something to her, which we are not told what that is. What does he whisper ...
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Dog-Faced Pony Soldier? [closed]

According to the Washington Post, Joe Biden recently (jokingly) called a voter a "lying dog-faced pony soldier". He attributes the quote to a John Wayne movie. Is there such a John Wayne quote? ...
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How did Brother Kwame's words almost make that 'whole pig' (white cops) nightmare worthwhile?

In BlacKkKlansman (2018), both eating, Patrice speaks to Ron Stallworth: Patrice: When we dropped Brother Kwame off at the airport, he told me that the Black Power movement needed strong sisters ...
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What does this mean in 3 from hell?

In the movie 3 from Hell, when Captain Spaulding is interviewed before his execution, he says: Captain Spaulding: What's the difference between a dead squirrel lying in the road and a dead clown ...
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Why does Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard utter gibberish in the middle of his speech?

In BlacKkKlansman (2018), after the opening scene of Gone with the Wind, Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard appeared on the screen and gave a speech: Is the final nail in a black coffin towards America ...
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Was the language real?

In the movie Isle of Dogs most of the human characters speak Japanese. Was it real Japanese language, or was it only some mumbling pretending to be Japanese or some funny lines that only a Japanese-...
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What Was Wayne Szalinski’s Old Job?

In Disney’s Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Wayne mentions to Dianne, “I’m just gonna get my old job back. If I can get my old job back.” Is there any allusion in out-of-universe screenplays or interviews ...
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Why did Wichita say to Tallahassee “Maybe you should leave a note”?

In Zombieland Double Tap (2019), Luke Wilson arrived at the Hound Dog Hotel and parked his monster truck right on the roof of the Tallahassee’s Beast. Super zombies arrive, Luke Wilson and Flagstaff ...
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Why did Tallahassee say, “That decides it”?

In Zombieland Double Tap (2019), after leaving Babylon, Tallahassee came across T800 kind of Zombies: Tallahassee: T-800s. That decides it. Why did Tallahassee say, "That decides it"?
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Why did Tallahassee shoot his alcohol bottle?

In Zombieland Double Tap (2019), Tallahassee tossed his alcohol bottle up in the air, aimed his gun quickly and shot it, then turned and proceeded to kill the zombie: Columbus: It was good. You ...
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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 the scene in Taxi Driver 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, ...
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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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