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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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Why does Dodgeball take place in 1993?

The movie Dodgeball does not take place in current times (of 2004 when it came out). It's subtle enough that most people don't even notice, but a commercial in the beginning of the film sets the movie ...
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Why didn't Matt just tell Joyce that he had told Lyle that the painting was for their anniversary?

In Escape at Dannemora, E03, Lyle discovers the painting of the dogs and goes to confront Richard Matt. Matt then lies to Lyle that the painting was for Joyce to give to Lyle as their anniversary ...
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What is the burning building this character walks past in the city?

Trying to ask with as few spoilers as possible. In House of the Dragon season 1 episode 9 "The Green Council", walks in the city and passes a building which is burning. Is this building ...
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Why did Max leave the Citadel at the end of Mad Max Fury Road?

I guess Fury Road was a story of redemption, not only for Furiosa, but for every other character in search of hope and salvation, including Max himself. That being said, why did he leave the "green ...
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Why is Hugh Ransom Drysdale so upset? [closed]

So Hugh Ransom Drysdale comes up with a plan to kill Harlan Thrombey. But why does Hugh seem more special than the other grandkids? Why did Harlan Thrombey decide to tell Hugh (of all people) that he ...
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What was Furiosa doing with the motorcycle under the War Rig?

In Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, there’s a scene in Chapter 3: The Stowaway in which the War Rig is attacked. Midway into the fight, we find Furiosa clinging to the underside of the War Rig (presumably why ...
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Was the Iron Man scene in "The Martian" realistic?

Closer to the ending of the movie, when Mark Watney cuts a hole in his EVA suit to rendezvous with the Hermes, we see him spiraling wildly out of control before he links up with the Hermes crew. Since ...
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Is there an explanation for the oversight of the bomb-making evidence in Walt's kitchen?

In the Breaking Bad episode where Walt plants the bomb on Gus's car, Gus stops dead in his tracks. After rewatching, I noticed that Walter goes home and calls for his neighbor to go inside and check ...
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Why does Walt decide to stay at home instead of going with Skyler to Hank's house where the whole DEA is located?

In Breaking Bad S04E12, why does Walt decide to stay at home instead of going with Skyler to Hank's house where the whole DEA is located? Gus had already threatened to kill his whole family. So, just ...
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Why leaders are leaving in the middle of Pu-Yi's speech?

In the movie, "The Last Emperor EXTENDED", Why leaders are leaving from Pu-Yi's​ speech about Manchukuo? Pu-Yi: It is rooted in paternal trust, in... in the desire to preserve our ancient ...
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What was the first wish Dom asked Tess for?

At a pub, Tess informs Dom about a screen grab she found on a traffic cam and stored in God's Eye. She mentions a hit in Rio and asks if he has enemies there. Dom simply responds with "Reyes.&...
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What was the significance of the subplot involving Pavel in Chernobyl?

In HBO mini-series Chernobyl there is a subplot that spans 2(?) episodes involving a young draftee Pavel, played by Barry Keoghan. I'd say he's quite a famous actor but in the series he's just ...
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Did Jamal miss the second shot on purpose?

In one of the last scenes of Finding Forrester, Jamal the basketball player needs to goal in one of the two shots. He misses the first shot which seems normal considering the pressure on the ...
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How did the Incredibile know where to go?

In 2018's Incredibles 2, the Parr family moves to a "new house" offered by Winston Deavor after making a partnership with Elastigirl. So, they've got a new house and a new address. When ...
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Why this person was killed in The Autopsy of Jane Doe?

Regarding the climax of The Autopsy of Jane Doe: Austin's father (Tommy) begged the witch to 'not hurt my son instead take my soul'. Of course the witch took his soul but why she kill his son? ...
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Explain "hypersleep" from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
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Why does Joi randomly play music?

In Blade Runner 2049, at seemingly random points, Joi/the emanator plays a tune*. For example, it happens during K's visit to the Wallace headquarters, which leads Luv to ask K whether he is satisfied ...
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What is this tool shown to us?

The Boys, season 4, ep 3, during the make-out scene between Sage and the Deep, we are shown a sharp tool with its tip stained with blood. What does this scene suggest?
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Why are they smiling at the camera?

The scene opens at the Stratton Oakmont office, where Donnie is frantically clicking the ‘Enter’ and ‘Delete’ keys on his keyboard. Suddenly, the calm is shattered as FBI agents storm into the office ...
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Did Hope know her blood would heal Jossie Saltzman

In the latest Legacies episode (S01E16), Hope went to Triad Organisation's place (in GA) to save Landon. After she reached there, Landon told her about Malivore and its/his history, might have ...
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Did anyone die in Murder By Death?

After all the crazy plot twists at the end, the detectives drive off thinking there was no real murder after all, the corpses were faked and everything was just a joke. However after they are gone it ...
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What does "boomerang" really mean?

Jakob and Little B were listening to music while driving: Jakob: This guy was an underwear model. Little B: What? Jakob: Yeah. Oh, yeah. Here we go and... Little B, bring it back. It's a boomerang. ...
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Does Section 31 no longer exist in the 32nd century?

I am currently watching the latest and final season of Star Trek: Discovery. The premier season 5 episode is titled and introduces 'The Red Directive' into canon, which seems to indicate that certain ...
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Why was the client spooked when he saw the professor's face?

In Hit Man (2023), a client was spooked after seeing the professor's face at the diner. Why was the client spooked? I thought the client was a student at the professor's university and recognized him, ...
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Significance of the Owl in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

There's a scene in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" where Prideaux (Mark Strong) is in the class room teaching, then suddenly an owl pops out of the fireplace. Prideaux quickly dispatches it. Later on, in ...
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Why does Jake go to the Albacore Club?

About halfway through Chinatown, Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) goes to the Albacore Club. This happens immediately after the scene where Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) comes to his office to hire him to ...
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Is the blind man faking being blind in "U Turn" (1997)?

Jon Voight's character is supposedly a blind man in U Turn (1997), but then, when no one is looking, he takes off his sunglasses to see what change Bobby (played by Sean Penn) gave him, confirming ...
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Why didn't Sarah tell Anne that Abigail had poisoned her?

In The Favourite (2018), Before she took that ride on the horse, Sarah was poisoned by Abigail. The poison's effect showed on Sarah, who as a result fell on the ground and was dragged by the horse. ...
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What dismissal by Sarah is Godolphin referring to?

In The Favourite (2018), after she ended the friendship with Anne, Sarah met Godolphin: Godolphin: Obviously, you have chosen to keep the particulars of your dismissal from me. I shall leave a ...
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Why is Jordan Belfort worried about Steve Madden unloading shares?

Jordan Belfort was on a yacht with Donnie and received a phone call from Rugrat at the Stratton Oakmont office, informing him that Steve Madden was selling a large number of his shares in the company: ...
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Why is Hudgens lying in wait at Bracken's place when Exley has sex with her?

Approximately 90 minutes into L.A. Confidential, Ed Exley (Guy Pearce) visits Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger) to find out why Pierce Morehouse Patchett (David Strathairn) has instructed her to carry on a ...
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Why not using standard operations to manage the airport issue in Scorpion?

I started to watch the Scorpion series and in S01E01 the team uses some crazy ways to save the day. Note that I am not criticizing the reality of the solution - this is a fun series to watch with your ...
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Loop of Marties in "Back to the Future 1"

First of all, this is just a question based on my curiosity. It can seem pointless and illogical because of some missing piece of information, but I am asking it anyway based on my understanding of ...
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How do they keep docking in "Star Trek: Enterprise"?

I am re-watching Enterprise. Among all the weird history/lore stuff, one thing continues to bother me to no end. How in the world, does the Enterprise constantly dock with darn near every ship out ...
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Why is Hank shocked when he discovers the origin of the money for the treatment?

In Breaking Bad season 5, episode "Confessions," Hank discovers that his treatment was paid for by Walt's drug money instead of his insurance. Why does he have to be so shocked? What's the ...
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Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (2012), or Fin (original title), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at the person, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds ...
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What does "Belgian" really mean, in the Fast and Furious series?

Tess walks into the pub and asks people if they've seen someone. A customer warns her not to look, so they end up fighting. Tess grabs two beers from the bartender and joins Dominic, who's already ...
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Why was Toulour watching Ocean team before Benedict hired him?

In Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's team make a deal with Benedict to get the money for the drill they needed. At the end, in the scene on a rooftop we see Toulour trying to steal the diamonds from them for ...
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Why didn't Bishop photograph the man that talked to Elizabeth?

During the Beirut portion of Muir & Bishop's affairs, there is a part where Bishop meets Elizabeth Hadley. He gets closer to her by helping with the supplies for a refugee camp she works at. When ...
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Mad Max is sentenced to the Gulags but gets cast out?

In Beyond Thunderdome Max faces justice from The Wheel. The wheel lands on Gulag and Max is cast out on a horse. The most common understanding of Gulag in English is the Soviet era labour camps so my ...
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Why waiting for Atlas?

In Atlas (2024), Harlan Why did he need to wait for this event
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Doctor's parents

As part of getting the doctor to kill their target in Beirut, Muir presents him with some photos of his dead parents and says: We have a reason to believe your parents' deaths were not accidental ...
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Why is the target not injured more severely in the fish market fight scene in Ip Man?

In this video, at 6:31, Ip Man is depicted striking a man with two cleavers in his hands. However, the cleavers do not actually injure the person; instead, they merely beat him. A close-up shot shows ...
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Was Cpl. Dietrich killed by aliens?

In the movie Aliens (1986), after the marines and Ellen Ripley landed on LV-426, they discovered Newt. Corporal Dietrich on the marine team checked Newt. This character only had a few lines. After ...
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What happened with the Babylonians?

In the 2008 movie Body of Lies, when Ferris is visited by his boss, Ed Hoffman, they have the following dialogue: - You know, they say you should never drink red wine in the desert? - That's what did ...
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Why does Bitsey Bloom think that a full length murder tape exists?

In The Life of David Gale, Dusty Wright left an edited version of Constance's murder tape in Bitsey Bloom's motel. After thorough examination of the tape, she thinks a full length murder tape exists ...
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Was Berlin a part of the grand setup?

In The Life of David Gale, as the movie ends, you realize that the execution was all planned by Constance and David. What I want to know is: Was Berlin a part of the setup? What leads me to believe ...
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Why was Amaia seeing the dead girl?

In The Boarding School: Las Cumbres, Amaia and Ines could both see dead bodies. Ines had a reason, or there was a reason why she saw them, because of the connection to her past. Why was Amaia seeing ...
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Why did Jordan Belfort see the plane crash as a sign from God?

While sailing to Monaco on his yacht, Jordan Belfort and his family got stuck in a stormy sea. They were rescued by Italians and witnessed the plane, which he had sent to come get them, being ...
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What explains the difference between Thanos on Titan and on Earth?

While on Titan Thanos was noticeably beaten and even almost lost, on Earth (which fight took place moments later) he got rid of anyone like flies. Captain American was the only one who actually ...

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