Questions tagged [plot-explanation]

Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points. Please also use the specific tag for the movie or TV series, if it exists.

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Take the cannoli -- the exact delivery of the line?

I guess much has already been written about this line, the basic idea is that not only does Clemenza have the presence of mind in the midst of a bloody murder to remember the pastry but also is not ...
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Meaning of the cat in the opening scene of Godfather I?

I am aware that the cat was a spur of the moment idea of Coppola who in explains that Coppola had seen the cat running around and handed it to Brando who liked animals ...
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Is Fran aware of Joe's plan at the end?

In David Mamet's twisty thriller Heist, Joe Moore (played by Gene Hackman) has a sophisticated plan to get away with the loot rather than splitting it with Mickey Bergman who has reneged on previous ...
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On what month is "the 14th" and how does it relate to the rest of the timeline?

Some key events of Tenet happen on "the 14th," also "ten days ago." There is also a reference to a party at the American Embassy in Ryadh, on "June 29." Kat and Max are ...
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Why did Laura help Brendan?

In the movie Brick, we know Laura calmed The Pin and Tug down and stopped them from hurting Brendan more. We know she helped Brendan while he was investigating and looked after him when he was hurt. ...
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How realistic is this cut scene from Godfather 2 where Klingman is assaulted in his own casino?

I always thought this could have been included in the film. It is referred to in the conversation the senator has with Michael although it had not yet occurred but the senator knew of plans for ...
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In "Hell or High Water", why don't they catch Toby?

In the film's ending, Toby isn't captured. Why? First of all, he was spotted in a restaurant eating with his brother. The restaurant seemed busy, so even if the fat waitress inexplicably refuses to ...
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What's the problem between Peter and the giant chicken?

I have watched a few random episodes of family guy and in some of them Peter fights a giant yellow chicken. This seems to be a joke they repeat in multiple episodes and in one of them I think the ...
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Did anyone blow up the Russian base in Don't Look Up?

In the movie Don't Look Up (2021), China, India, and Russia joined forced to destroy the comet, but their base in Russia blew up before they could launch their rockets. Was the USA, BASH, or anyone ...
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What is the last scene supposed to tell us?

At the end of Out of the Furnace, after Russell lethally shot DeGroat, much to Wesley's dismay, the last shot of the movie shows Russell sitting in his house at the table doing nothing: But I'm not ...
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What does "A dime on the vig" mean?

In Donnie Brasco (1997), Sonny Black speaks to electrolarynx Man, who try to sell Sergio Valentes: Sonny Black: I got a guy that's in the middle of this load of Sergio Valentes. Man: A dime on the ...
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How did David know Walter's access codes?

Walter's security code is 31564-F. Here is a picture of him using it in the beginning of the film: At the end of Alien: Covenant, David enters the ship as Walter and makes a final log entry using ...
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Can we as an audience know whether Father Flynn is guilty in Doubt?

In the movie Doubt (2008), Father Flynn gets sent away from a Catholic school at the end of the movie because the principal is overwhelmed with circumstantial evidence that he might be guilty of moral ...
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What's the significance of this scene in The Signal (2014)?

Near the end of the 2014 movie The Signal, soldiers surround a house. Dr. Wallace Damon goes into the house wearing a hazmat suit, where he finds a man named James sitting in a chair with a shotgun. ...
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How does David Carmichael know who the killer is?

Near the end of the movie Zone 414 (2021), private detective David Carmichael confronts and tells him that he knows that he is the killer. But how does Carmichael know that? How did he figure it out?
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Kaplan's Mission in "North By Northwest"

The film "North By Northwest" seems to have two theories of Kaplan's mission. On the one hand he's supposed to be the agent following Vandamm. This is why it's important to the Professor that Vandamm ...
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Police Arrests in "North By Northwest"

I know that people often dismiss plot questions in Hitchcock films, saying that Hitchcock didn't care about the plot and neither should we. Still, when I see a celebrated film and don't understand the ...
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Who wrote the message on the stone?

In the movie Synchronic Brianna is sitting down on a stone during a birthday party and there's an inscription carved in the stone that says "All ways" (or "Always", I can't ...
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In Florida Project, why do these characters run down to Disneyland?

In Florida Project (2017). in the final scene, we see child services are taking away Moonee from Halley. But she somehow escapes and runs down to Disneyland along with her friend Jancey. How is ...
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What does "five" mean?

At a restaurant, Sonny asks a man, who played a poker game: Sonny Black: Fucking booths. $200 in action and what we have we got, five? Man: We're taking a beating again this week, Sonny. What does &...
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What does "one plus one, does it make one?" mean in movie Incendies?

In the movie Incendies, when Simon gets to know about his brother from Warlord to tell his sister Jeanne about the brother, he asks her "One plus one, does it make one?" I understood what ...
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What was the second telegram Abigail Fix wanted to send?

In Around The World in Eighty Days Episode Seven, Abigail Fix tries to send two telegraphic messages. The first is to her father, reassuring him that she is alive and well. The second cannot be sent ...
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What were the circumstances of Agnes' (Oscar's mother's) death?

Regarding the 1979 Oscar winning movie The Tin Drum, is there an explanation for Oscar's mother's death? Agnes is officially married to Alfred, but she has an ongoing affair with her cousin Jan - ...
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Did Adam have a chance to live?

In Saw (2004) Dr Gordon and Adam were locked up in a room together. Dr Gordon, as we find out, is supposed to kill Adam in order to prevent his family from getting killed. Adam, however, is never ...
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What was the significance of the old clip of Egon and Janine at the end?

At the close of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, we see an old clip of Janine Melnitz presenting Egon Spengler with a coin. The scene then cuts to a conversation between present-day Janine and Winston ...
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Did Yondu know what was happening to the children he delivered?

We know that Yondu didn't deliver Quill to Ego to spare him the fate of Ego's other children. But this creates a problematic dichotomy. If Yondu knew that the children he delivered were being killed, ...
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Are these two sentences related?

In The King's Man (2021), Orlando, Duke of Oxford says to his son Conrad We are Oxfords, not <I could not hear the word, something like "rogues"> Is there any link with the Oxfords, ...
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What was happening in the opening sequence of Ghostbusters: Afterlife?

What was going on in the confusing opening sequence of Ghostbusters: Afterlife? A vehicle is being driven quickly, pursued by a creature The vehicle crashes and ends up in a tree A man (presumably ...
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Who burned down the loft in 'Dynasty'?

In the TV Show 'Dynasty', a Netflix original also airing on The CW... Who burned down the loft in the season one finale? I've googled around and some say it was Hank Sullivan (The con artist who ...
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New(?) timeline or alternate timeline question

In Avengers Endgame, the following albeit small loop hole is not properly explained: Whenever Cap and the other avengers go back in time using the quantum tunnel, people said that a new Branched ...
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How come the Omega remains dead after time is reset at end of Edge of Tomorrow?

After every reset in Edge of Tomorrow, Cage "wakes up" at Heathrow and everything is as it is (all the dead are alive like before). In the end Cage destroys the Omega's core, and its floating blood ...
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What does Tyrell Wellick find at the end of Mr Robot S04E04?

Spoilers Ahead! At the end of Mr Robot Season 4 Episode 4, its pretty much given that Tyrell Wellick goes off into the woods to die. He's been shot and tells the others to go on without him. However ...
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How was Akash able to see at the end of Andhadhun?

In the last scene of movie Andhadhun, Akash (Ayushmaan khurana) was seen hitting a trash can with his stick. It seems like he was not blind at that time. How is this possible? It was not explained ...
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Climax of the film Encanto

Does Mirabel get special powers at the end of the film Encanto? How does everyone get their powers back even after the candle is gone. The candle is the source of the miracles and the house. But soon ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
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Why did Vail allow Thomas to testify?

In the movie Primal Fear, the prosecution calls Thomas Goodman to to testify and upon Vail's objection, the judge gives Vail the option to decide whether he wants his investigator to testify or not. ...
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What was written in John's Original letter to Amanda?

In Saw III, Hoffman changes John's letter for Amanda with his own. Which in a way made Amanda do something which made her fail John's test. But do we ever get any hint in any sequel/novelization or ...
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At the end of The Lost Daughter, is Leda alive or has she died?

In the opening scene of The Lost Daughter (Netflix), Leda collapses at night on the beach. So it shouldn't be a surprise to see that towards the end of the film, Leda collapses on the beach. ...
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The baby in "The Wind"

In the movie The Wind (2018), whose baby was Emma carrying? We're shown that Lizzy kills Emma, but was this because Lizzy was going crazy or was Emma actually sleeping around with Isaac?
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Who put the bounty on Fennec Shand?

In The Mandalorian episode 1.05 (Chapter 5, The Gunslinger), Din Djarin goes to look for bounty guild work in Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine, to pay for repairs he needs for his ship. At a local ...
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Why does Dakuan use this specific poison in Ninja Scroll?

In the movie Ninja Scroll (1993), Dakuan (the little old man) poisons Jubei to force him to help his plans. Later it is revealed that the poison can be cured only by the poison that is in Kagero (the ...
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What happened to Noah and Allie at the end?

At the end of The Notebook, we see Allie and Noah dead together holding each other's hands. I think that Noah had been trying for a couple of times to let Allie remember everything permanently. But ...
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Why is the United States blamed for the events of Battle Royale II?

In Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003), a group of Japanese high school students are given the seemingly impossible task of hunting down a (Japanese) terrorist leader (the survivor of the first Battle ...
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How is this person alive in The Matrix Resurrections?

Sati parents were killed by The Analyst for her father betrayal. Sati was supposed to be killed too but she was rescued by one of the machines (I forgot name). After that ... she was back in Matrix ...
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How did Susan understand who Joe Black was?

At the ending of Meet Joe Black - how did Susan understand that Joe Black was Death, and that the guy she met at the coffee shop had actually died, and has now returned, by being swapped with Death?
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Why didn't Margaret mention Ian's attempt to kill her

In A Very British Scandal, in court, very much is made of Margaret's infidelity as being the cause of the divorce, and she accuses Ian (though without evidence) of having an affair of his own. However,...
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Did Kleinfeld steal from a client?

In a scene in Carlito's Way, the lawyer Kleinfeld is confronted by a gangster client doing time on Riker's Island- it seems this mob boss entrusted Kleinfeld with a million dollars that were supposed ...
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In science fiction films and anime, why do we see some planets are close in the sky?

It's very common to see this view but in reality, our earth doesn't have that one. We only have one Moon orbiting around our Mother planet. In sci-fi movies what is this term commonly called? Most ...
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Can Aladdin wish for unlimited wishes?

Okay I saw the Disney movie Aladdin today but my question is if the genie granted the boy unlimited rule free wishes. Could he wish for anything and whatever he wants? if it’s rule free unlimited ...
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What happens to the old guy sharing the car with Samantha after the crash?

Early in The Long Kiss Goodnight, Samantha Caine is suffering from amnesia and doesn't remember her past beyond 8 years ago. We see some establishing scenes of her new life. In one we see her at a ...

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