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Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

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Why did the Germans try to surrender to the British under a white flag?

I don't understand 2:00:15/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977). I quote this transcript: That's far enough! We can hear you from there. Rather an interesting development, sir. My general ...
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Why did Lt Col Gold report Sgt Dohun to Lt Rafferty?

I quote A Bridge Too Far (1977)'s transcript from 1:39:06/2:56:12. If you don't look at him right now, he's going to die. He's dead now. It'd mean a lot to me if you'd check him out. ...
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Who sloppily brought plans to a glider later found by the Germans?

In 1:03:26/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977), a German soldier chances on a copy of operation plans. Who irresponsibly brought them on the glider? Captured Market Garden battleplan - Axis History ...
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In Operation Market Garden, why didn't airplanes scout for Germans along the road, rather than rely on purple smoke?

In 59:05/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977), German artillery raze at least 5 UK tanks, but I'm surmising from (erstwhile) Lt Col J.O.E. Vandeleur (portrayed by Michael Caine)'s order to fire purple ...
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What was Francis' plan?

Near the end of Deadpool (2016), Francis kidnaps Deadpool's girlfriend and holds her hostage as bait for Deadpool. ("It's a trap."). But... Deadpool is effectively invincible, and Francis knows this. ...
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How was an anorexic Joker able to manhandle a younger, fitter Alfred?

In the 2019 Joker film, after finding out that his biological father could be Wayne, Joker arrives at the Wayne Manor’s front gate, where he teases a young Bruce Wayne. He was then interrupted by a ...
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Time gap in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

In Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, after the raid on the Lakota village where Spirit and Rain end up going over the waterfall, Spirit stays by her side that night. In the early morning, a patrol ...
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How did Rita get back on the Wanderer?

In Wild Wild West, after they leave Rita at the train station, The Wanderer heads down the track with Gordon staring longingly after Rita. Moments later, Rita drops through the roof of the Wanderer ...
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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 killed this character in “The Commuter”?

In The Commuter (2018), a mysterious woman - Joanna - tasks a regular commuter - Michael - to find a train passenger "who doesn't belong here". Later we find, that she has her own man on board tasked ...
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Where is Richard's thumb drive?

In the finale of Silicon Valley Richard tells interviewers that he still has the entire code base of Pied Piper on a thumb drive. But he is not able to locate it. My question is two-fold. Did Jian-...
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Why would the BBC change a show to mass market?

The running story of series two of Extras is that, the BBC executives meddle with Andy Millman's original script for When The Whistle Blows to turn it from what he thinks is a classy comedy into an ...
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Why did Lantos help Roy?

Per the Wikipedia article on Ad Astra, Lantos reveals that Clifford's crew had mutinied and tried to return to Earth, causing him to turn off their life-support systems, her parents included. She ...
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Why does Renton steal the money from his group of friends and how come he started to think this way?

Trainspotting is a classic film and I rewatched it recently but I didn't really watch the end properly and got confused as to why Renton steals the money from his group of friends. I can understand ...
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Why did Fran say “You did this”?

In Knives Out, when dying, why did Fran say "you did this" to Marta when she knew who the killer was?
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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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When did this character have a change of heart?

In the Legion third season finale, it is revealed that Farouk was influencing (at least I think...) David to change his past so that he never gets possessed by Farouk (Shadow King). But when did he ...
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Who dies in A Death In The Gunj?

A Death In The Gunj shows a family who's come down on holidays in a remote town in India. The opening scene of the movie is a shot of any implied dead body in the trunk of a car, which is being ...
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Why did Sofia do this to John's bottle?

In John Wick 3 Parabellum (2019), before dropping John off at the desert, Sofia drinks all of John's water before gargling it and spitting it back into his bottle. Why did she do this to John's ...
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Did Jack write this from the start?

In "The Shining", does Jack only write the sentence "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" during the whole movie, or does he actually start with writing a proper book?
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How come the scientist in the second planet is not super old?

When Cooper (McConaughey) and Brand (Hathaway) return from the ground of the first planet in Interstellar, the scientist (Romilly?) that stayed in the ship aged 23 years because of the effect of ...
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Why did Legasov hide his tape recordings?

In the first episode of Chernobyl (2019), Valery Legasov is seen hiding his tape recordings down an alleyway before returning to his home and (presumably) taking his own life. I can't find any ...
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Did I miss something in the movie The Silence?

I ended up watching The Silence on a trip in an airplane. So not sure if I missed something or if my son sitting next to me - not even watching - figured out a huge huge plot issue... So these ...
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Why didn't Charles follow up with Dwight's client?

In the episode Broke, Michael learns that his company's low prices are putting him out of business. He calls a client and asks for more money. Presumably, this is the same client that calls Dwight ...
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Can the employees use the documentary in legal situations?

Can the employees from The Office use the documentary in legal situations? I don't mean being allowed to film a situation like The Deposition. In the episode Broke, Michael negotiates the buy-out of ...
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Why change car plates without the driver's knowledge?

In the movie "From Paris with love", why is James swapping car plates, in an illegal manner? That is his task, until he gets promoted to work with C. Wax (John Travolta bald version). I thought that ...
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How was “The Child" found or tracked to the krill farmers?

In The Mandalorian, I suspected that maybe Baby Yoda had a tracking device on him. But there’s no evidence of that. Mando also chose that planet and farm because it’s desolate. So how did that bounty ...
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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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Could HMS Devonshire have deduced her location despite Gupta's IT hacks?

Before 1:25, HMS Devonshire's RN Commander (three rings of gold braid of equal length) asks Are we absolutely sure of our position? The Lt Cdr (two medium gold braid stripes with one thin gold ...
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Couldn't HMS Devonshire have spotted Carver's stealth ship?

This comment for the post-opening of Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) at 2:37 proclaims: fully agree. Even in full battle condition you have bridge watch keepers. Is this accurate? The screenshot above ...
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Why don't the family have a consistent view of where Marta is from?

During the witness statements from the various family members in Rian Johnson's Knives Out, a enjoyable, modern, Agatha Christie style murder mystery, a private detective and the police quiz the ...
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Loyalty in Blade Runner 2049

In Blade Runner 2049, none of the characters really have any meaningful "human" connections between each other, which begs the question: Is there any evidence of genuine loyalty between the ...
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Is this a script mistake in Ant-Man and the Wasp movie?

In a scene, we see Scott's ex-wife (Maggie), her husband (Jim), and Scott's daughter (Cassey) are watching the TV and a report about a giant creature (Goliath/Scott's huge form) in the city is showing;...
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Is Officer K ever betrayed?

I was reading articles about the movie and they claim that K was drawn into the world of deception and betrayal. I've watched Blade Runner 2049 several times now, but I'm struggling to find any scenes ...
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Why does Luther warn Ken Baranby in S03E01?

In episode 1 of season 3, why does Luther not want to arrest Ken. Would it not be more beneficial so that he can work on the other murder case?
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Why didn't media channels blur rape victim's face?

In Indian media channels, they used to blur rape victim's face. But in this Indian movie, Evaru (2019), they showed victim's face. Why so?
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Ray having head trauma explanation in Fractured? [closed]

In the Netflix movie Fractured, after Ray accidentally kills his wife and finds his daughter killed, he creates his own reality where his wife and daughter are alive. Does Ray hit his head so bad ...
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How were Miller or Mann able to send information from their planet but Romilly couldn't send observations on the black hole?

When Cooper, Brand, and Doyle go to Miller's planet in Interstellar, Romilly stays behind to study the black hole. After their arrival, Romilly says that he tried to send information to Prof. Brand ...
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How did John Wick get stabbed with a champagne glass in chapter one?

As the title implies, I'm confused as to how John Wick got stabbed in the Red Circle bar. Beforehand it shows him suiting up - the area he is stabbed is seemingly covered. I know bulletproof vests ...
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Origin of Aliens in 'A Quiet Place'?

There is no explanation given as to where the aliens originated from. Are they a result of meteor strike that I could see it on a piece of newspaper on his board?
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When exactly did Vinay Varma's and Sameera's phones get swapped in Vikram Vasudevan's narration?

In Evaru (2019), Vikram Vasudevan denies Sameera's words and reveals that Sameera tossed Vinay Varma. Thereafter, Sameera and Ashok use ropes to get down to the location where Vinay Varma fell. ...
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Why didn't Greg House just amputate his leg?

There's an episode where Dr. House says that he should have amputated his leg. So why doesn't he?
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Why didn't they just shoot Rose the Hat?

I have never read the Doctor Sleep book and only saw the movie last night, but from my understanding, the Knots (quasi-vampires) are prone to bodily harms just like normal humans. This is further ...
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What is Senator Votto's actual relation to Nina, and motivation for having her rescued by Joe?

In You Were Never Really Here, State Senator Albert Votto hires Joe to rescue Nina, who he says is his daughter, from a pedophile ring. He mentions that he heard Joe is brutal and that he wants Joe to ...
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How did Agent C realize High T was the traitor?

In Men in Black: International, after Chris Hemsworth retrieves the weapon, he talks with Agent C at the after-party. Agent C: I don't know how you do it, but you just keep on doing it. Agent ...
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Why did Kido accede to working for the Yakuza in SF?

Why did Kido accede to working for the Yakuza in SF in The Man in the High Castle? Did he lack enough net worth to pay his son's debts? S4 exhibits him living in a typical high-rise apartment. Even ...
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Confused with the ending of The Man In High Castle

I finished watching 4th season of The Man in High Castle but can't understand the ending. In the end following happens: Who are all those people?
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Why didn't Peter continue to receive money after he made the first withdrawal?

In the movie Office Space, the main character and his colleagues modify a bank mainframe to skim money off transactions into an account they own. After things going south (transactions coming in a lot ...
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Why did Chief Inspector Kido deliberately do this?

Why did Chief Inspector Kido deliberately amputate his left hand? He did so after he acceded to work for the Yakuza in The Man in the High Castle S4E10?
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How did Chief Inspector Kido suspect that Captain Iijima killed Trade Minister Tagomi?

Rich Ting portrays the IJA Captain in The Man in the High Castle. How did Chief Inspector Kido suspect that he killed Trade Minister Tagomi? I'm assuming that before he secretly recorded their ...