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In The Dirty Dozen is this scene a set up by the officers?

In The Dirty Dozen, there's a scene where Col. Everett Dasher Breed, played by Robert Ryan, tries to take over command of the Dirty Dozen's operation from Maj. John Reisman [Lee Marvin]. In the end ...
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How did these three characters die?

Season 4 Episode 1 of Teachers has some of the characters visiting the graves of three characters from the previous three seasons: In the synopsis on IMDB it says they died in a car crash. I didn't ...
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Seinfeld. Who is Jerry Pershek (Pachyderm)?

In Seinfeld's 80th episode, The Stand-In (this is the one where Elaine's boyfriend takes "it"..."out"), George is dating a woman named Daphne. Daphne is too clingy for George's tastes. She memorably ...
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What's the status of the Thornhill corporation?

Spoilers for the whole show! In Person of Interest, near the end of season 2, the Machine forms and uses the Thornhill persona and the Thornhill Corporation, which manages a workaround for the ...
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Pretending to be an FBI profiler in Resurrection

In Resurrection (1999), the serial killer successfully pretends to be an FBI profiler and gets access to all the information the police has about his murderers. Later, the police finds that he is not ...
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How did Ray cut his head?

In Netflix's Fractured (2019), Ray wakes up in the waiting room with a new cut at the top of his forehead, which has been covered by a plaster. He didn't have it when he arrived at the hospital and ...
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Why does Bane's stock exchange robbery actually work to bankrupt Bruce Wayne?

In the movie The Dark Knight Rises, Bane robs the Gotham City Stock Exchange, more specifically with the purpose of bankrupting Bruce Wayne. What I don't understand and feels like a plot hole to me: ...
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Why did the police not show up at Brett's apartment during the shootout?

In early scenes of Pulp Fiction, Vince and Jules are in Brett's Apartment to confront him. as Jules gets aggressive, he shouts at everyone in the apartment loud and clear and then shoots the guy on ...
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What was the significance of the scene where a few girls are enjoying their new home?

In Grave of the Fireflies a scene immediately follows after Seita buys charcoal for his sister's cremation (at 1:19:57 to 1:20:19). In the scene a few girls are enjoying their new home and a man ...
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Why is Alan against preventing the first attack after breaking enigma?

In the scene from The Imitation Game, where they are able to crack engima, Alan convinces his teammates to not prevent the next attack. He says something like: ...
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Where are the other 36 children born the same day?

The S1E1 intro to The Umbrella Academy clearly states that 43 children were born on that day as "immaculate conceptions"(or however you want to define it). Hargreaves gets 7, but we never hear what ...
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Does Joker kill this character in the end?

In the 2019 movie Joker, during the last scene when Joker is talking to his shrink he starts laughing and the shrink asks him "What's so funny?" to which Joker replies "You wouldn't understand". ...
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Who is Alice referring to when she was talking to Kate?

In an episode of Batwoman, after Alice is captured and locked up in a van, Kate goes to her to reassure her that she didn't lead the Crows. Alice responds by reciting something from Alice in ...
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Did Vice Admiral Holdo know about Rey's mission?

I was recently rewatching Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In one scene, Rey mentions to BB-8 that she still can't get through to the resistance. At this point in the film Vice Admiral Holdo has also taken ...
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Why Arthur manages to fire eight bullets

In the movie Joker, when killing three white collars in a subway, Arthur fires eight rounds out of his 38 revolver that holds five or six bullets without reloading. I doubt it is a mistake, why does ...
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Can demons possess dead bodies?

In Supernatural season 15 episode 1, Jack's dead body is possessed by the demon Belphegor. Has this happened before in Supernatural? I didn't think that demons could possess dead bodies.
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How did Yuri see the chase?

In "Gemini Man" (2019), at the end of Henry and Yuri's meeting, Yuri said something like "I enjoyed watching your escape from the house, I was on the edge of my seat". Henry is shocked and asks how ...
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Why did Klaus Michelson kill his father?

I have seen the season The Originals and in the end Klaus Michelson killed his father. I can't understand why he did this.
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Why didn't the machine beep when Joker killed this person?

In the movie Joker, when Joker goes to the hospital and Why didn't the machine have that long beep that happens in other movies, when the person's heart stops beating? Also, why didn't no one come ...
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What Marlon Brando intended to convey by his acting The Last Tango in Paris? [closed]

I was introduced to Marlon Brando through a great movie The Godfather. As far as my knowledge says the acting did by Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone was not just an acting a man do after reading a ...
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What happened in the ending of Silent Hill? [duplicate]

At the end of Silent Hill the girls Sharon and Rose have left the town but they are in a different dimension. I have no clue what happened! Can you tell me?
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Why didn't Jesse kill this character

Spoilers alert. When Todd takes Jesse out from his cage to 'help' him dispose the dead body of his cleaning lady out in the desert, Jesse gets a golden opportunity to kill Todd when he gets hold of ...
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Why is it not revealed what Jesse wrote in the letter addressed to Brock?

After landing in Alaska in El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie, Jesse hands over a letter to the vaccum cleaner guy which was addressed to Brock. Why is it not revealed what he wrote in that letter? ...
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What does the scene where Walter and Jesse meet in a cafe mean?

What does the scene where Walter White and Jesse Pinkman meet in a cafe mean in El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie? In that scene Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are having a discussion where Walt asks ...
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What gives Arthur the idea that his life is not a tragedy, but a comedy?

Joker is a beautiful movie that shows the progressive derangement of Arthur Fleck, who turns into one of DC's favorite villains: the Joker. Joker is about how a regular guy, Fleck, transitions into ...
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Who was telling the truth about Arthur-Penny-Thomas? Penny or Thomas?

In the movie Joker (2019), we see Penny claiming Arthur to be Thomas' son. We have Thomas refuting these claims as well. We later learn that Penny was in an abusive relation and that she suffered ...
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Why the difference in Cobb's reaction to limbo?

In the movie Inception, at the end, when Cobb goes to limbo to rescue Saito he starts to forget "reality" and he has only been there for like 10 - 15 minutes. However, he spends decades with Mal in ...
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How was the boat murder performed?

In Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in a flashback, we see From the context and dialogue it’s clear that these items are used to bring about a death in some fashion (for ...
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Why was the wedding ring missing during the twist of The Sixth Sense

At the end of The Sixth Sense, Malcolm finds his wife having fallen asleep watching old video tapes of each other. Then she drops a wedding ring, the camera zooms in on her hand to show that she's ...
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How did Arthur reach this fate at the end of the movie?

In the last scenes of Joker, Arthur a.k.a. "The Joker" is being taken to jail in a police car, after he killed a host on live TV. Then some people wearing clown masks crash the police car and free the ...
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How was the duration of loop decided in The Endless?

The movie The Endless had some very short time loops like the one in the tent and some long loops like Hal and the team. So what is the explanation of their different duration of time loops? Despite ...
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Without exposing his identity, did Roy help his parents with money so that they can afford to stay in their home?

In Knight and Day Roy's mother says that they won Publishers Clearing House and other lotteries. His father says "I didn't buy those lotteries". Without exposing his identity, did Roy help his ...
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Why don't replicants have emotions?

According to the Blade Runner's press kit, replicants were "A genetically engineered creature composed entirely of organic substance." If they're not robots, why are they not capable of emotions (...
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To which railway station did Doug go to leave the city?

In the ending scenes of the movie The Town, the FBI officer said to his colleagues to cover the city to trap Doug. To which railway station does Doug go to leave the city where there would be no FBI ...
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What was Richie's big secret?

In It Chapter Two, when Richie is going through the Derry alone, he visits the old arcade and the park with the Paul Bunyan statue. When Pennywise appears, he starts teasing Richie saying that I ...
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Why does Alita compete in Motorball?

At the end of the movie Alita: Battle Angel, it is clear that Alita wants to go to Zalem to face Nova. Then why does she chooses to waste time to compete in Motorball instead of just making her way up,...
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Meaning of “Never get involved in a land war in Asia” in The Princess Bride?

The clip below of the Battle of Wits scene from The Princess Bride (IMDB), the character Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) says: You’ve fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never ...
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Why did Winston shoot?

I watched John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum and the ending scene where Winston shot John left me in confusion. What was the reason behind shooting John? Isn't it true that Winston and john planned ...
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Tuning fork in last two episodes of Legion S02

In the last two episodes of Legion, David sets a big tuning fork called "The Choker" which, when hit, removes the power of telepaths in the area. He is planning to use it against Farouk, who foresees ...
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Why is John Wick gifted with a new car?

In John Wick, at the time of vacating the Continental, John Wick is gifted with new car. Why did the hotel people gift him that?
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Why does Michael tell Pam to come in even though he's naked?

In S4E01 of The Office, Pam knocks on Michael's door - to correct his hilarious misunderstanding of what a "5k run" means - and Michael clearly tells her to come in. Pam then proceeds to open the door,...
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Why hide the relationship from Tom?

During season 2 of Goliath, Gabriel hides his "familial" relationship to Marisol from Tom and in one episode, Gabriel explicitly tells Tom that he doesn't know her and that Tom is the one who knows ...
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Why did Marisol approach Billy in the first place?

In the beginning of season 2 of Goliath, Marisol approaches Billy on the peer and asks him to help Julio. Ultimately she ends up killing Julio and trying to kill Billy as well. What was the point of ...
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Why does Billy shut down Lucy during deposition?

In Goliath season 1, during the first deposition of Ned, Billy is very disruptive to Lucy when she is trying to conduct the deposition. This ultimately leads to Callie taking over and she proceeds to ...
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How did Bill get this item in It: Chapter Two?

Apologies if this has already been asked but I haven't read the book so I'm unsure of something that happens in It: Chapter Two. We learn that The Losers Club has to perform a ritual to destroy the ...
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How does time freeze affect wider area when it's said to have limited range?

FREAK - Is someone with supernatural ability. So in the movie Freaks, The freaks have superpowers, One of the main character's superpower is to slow time. When he does that everything slows down for ...
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Why does Mark have to move to the Schiaparelli Crater? [closed]

In The Martian, why does Mark have to move to the Schiaparelli Crater? How does he get there, and what is the problem with that?
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Does the Orange League not count as an official Pokemon League, making the Alolan League Ash's first-ever win?

Ash Ketchum just won the Alolan League and the Internet is on fire. From Twitter moments to all those articles claiming it to be Ash's first win ever: But my point is, what about the Orange League? I ...
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Why did Liz set her watch ahead 7 minutes?

In the movie "Next", with Nicholas Cage, as Cris plans his escape from the Cliffhanger motel, he tells Liz to set her watch ahead by 7 minutes. I figured that would come into play later in the story ...
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Exactly where were the flying saucers during the invasion?

I always wondered, when the invasion finally started in the movie Signs, and the swarm of aliens started closing in on the Hesses and their boarded up (from the inside) house, where were their UFOs? ...