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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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What does Jack Sparrow mean with this word of advice?

When Jack says this: Now, a bit of discretion when courting a brunette, never pursue her sister. But if you cannot avoid the charm of her sister, kill the brother. Savvy? (Jack to Henry, Dead Man ...
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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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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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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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What did Robert California from “The Office” say to Nellie in his voice mail?

So in Season 8 - Episode 23 "Turf War", Robert had a drunk night. He apparently sent an "inappropriate" voicemail to Nellie as she says: Nellie: I got your voicemail. From – from last night. ...
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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 does Steve Rogers mean in this dialogue?

In the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Steve Rogers said to Bruce Banner I have seen her flirt, upclose It was about Black Widow. What does that mean? Is that some dialogue theatrics or is there ...
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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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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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Why does the grandmother in Rapsittie Street Kids talk in gibberish?

There is a scene in Rapsittie Street Kids where the grandmother of the main character would show up, but her dialogue is almost gibberish. Here is an example: The ...
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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 is Pulp Fiction's opening scene different to the one near the end?

In the opening scene of Pulp Fiction at the restaurant, right before the titles, Honeybunny says: Any of you fucking pricks move, I will execute every motherfucking last one of you! But when the ...
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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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What is the relevance of the 'You're So Cool, Brewster!' line in 'Fright Night'?

Most people know it, it is a well known line from the cult classic Fright Night (1985). As a non-native English speaker, I can't understand what makes this ...
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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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How does Christopher Moltisanti respond to the “bridge and tunnel boy” insult?

During the scene where Chris meets the movie chick, he says something to some unruly brokers that club. Initially, the broker gets snotty with Chris, calling him a "bridge and tunnel boy", but Chris ...
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What do Azteca's words mean?

In Antz, Azteca & Weaver have this conversation Azteca: What happened to Z ? Weaver: He's takin' a personal day, so I'm fillin' in. Azteca: You fill in any more, and you'll explode. ...
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What was the significance of Daenerys's speech to the Dothraki in S08 E06?

In S0806 of Game of Thrones, we see Daenerys speaking to the hordes of living Dothraki in King's Landing. These are spoken by her with high esteem marking her victory. Is the speech addressing the ...
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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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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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How to get started watching English movies as a non native speaker? [closed]

I'm not a native English speaker. Where I live, English movies get dubbed. However, I hear a lot of people watch TV series or movies in English (over the internet) for several reasons, like getting ...
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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 Boole and not Babbage?

In The Accountant (2016), as the character "Christian Wolfe" (Ben Affleck) is speeding off to save Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick), he is talking to Justine on the phone. She is cleaning up evidence of "...
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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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“Smile because it confuses people…” - when is this said by the Joker?

There is a line that is all over internet attributed as being said by the Joker: Smile because it confuses people. Smile because it's easier than explaining what's killing you inside. But I can't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What is Kubra talking about at the end of S03E08?

Near the end of Orange is the New Black S03E08 Kubra says When a fucker gets so lazy he no longer bothers to buy burners to make calls on, that is too fucking human? What does that line mean?
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What is Eric Bana saying in Chinese in this scene?

In Funny People, Eric Bana's character can speak Chinese (Mandarin). In this scene, he says something to his children in Chinese, but I don't know what he says. It sounds something like: " 觉得__你的再见 "...
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Why does James Bond prefer to call Max Denbigh “C”?

At the beginning of Spectre James Bond first meets Max Denbigh, the head of the new Joint Security Service that's supposed to merge MI5 and MI6 into one. He choses to call him "C", though: Bond: ...
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What is the significance of the “Have some meat before you speak” dialogue in Memories of Murder?

There's this dialogue in the film Memories of Murder (from the English subtitles): Inspector Suh: Dragging in suspects like that is a waste of time, so... Inspector Park: Inspector Suh! ...
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Why did Thanos use the article “the” to refer to Ebony Maw?

On my 3rd rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War, I noticed something weird. When Thanos arrives on Titan and sees Doctor Strange, they have the following conversation. Dr. Strange: Oh, you are much ...
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Why does Vaseegaran use the word “dot” for “agree”?

In the Indian movie 2.0, Vaseegaran uses the word "dot" for agreeing to things. Why does he use the word "dot" for "agree"?
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What does Grimly's neighbor say to Lorne Malvo?

In Fargo Episode 5 of Season 1 ("The Six Ungraspables"), Grimly's strange neighbor catches Malvo sitting in his car before Grimly's house listening in on his daughter's conversation with a walky-talky....
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What was the coded message that Happy Hogan sent to Nick Fury?

During the final fight, Happy Hogan calls Nick Fury to warn him about Mysterio's real plan. Happy says a something about going through Tony's old stuff. And Nick Fury replies with "Never call this ...
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Why did Babe Ruth want Henry Aaron's baseball card?

In the movie The Sandlot (1993) there is a scene where Benni Rodriquez has a dream where Babe Ruth comes to him to give him a pep talk on being a legend. At a certain point, Babe picks up a baseball ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, “What about you?”

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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What does “yippie ki yay” mean?

In the movie Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says the line "Yippie Ki Yay". What does this mean?
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What does Bob mean by “there's no profit in last week's fish”?

I am not sure what Bob is talking about in The Shape of Water when he says: There's no profit in last week's fish. What does this mean? He said this is what Lenin said.