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Identify this movie: the protagonists are searching for what is beyond by reaching clinical death and coming back [closed]

I saw this movie 10-15 years ago and can't really remember the details. What I remember is that the protagonists developed some way to achieve temporary clinical death. They are basically trying to ...
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Are the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment her ex-lovers?

In the movie, $9.99, is it just an illusion that Lenny has when the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment start talking to him about bone removal or were they really Tanita's ex-lovers? The reason I am ...
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What was the first film to have a fight on top of a moving train?

The earliest I could locate was a Mexican film El Tren fantasma as described here. The General (1926) starring Buster Keaton was known for its action in a train, but I am unable to reliably establish ...
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How does Simon remember his destiny?

I have just finished Season 2 of Misfits and there is one story aspect I don't quite understand. In Episode 2x06, where they all become famous as the ASBO Five, Simon follows Alisha to the hidden ...
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Is Dredd 3D an adaptation of a specific comic storyline?

Is the new Judge Dredd movie Dredd 3D an adaptation or inspired by a specific storyline in the comics or graphic novels?
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Elderly couple manipulate people in order to steal their bodies [closed]

I have once seen a movie (or a TV episode, but probably not) with the following plot: In the beginning, a reporter is making a story on immortality and does interview with a an elderly couple who ...
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Girl looks into mirror, sees demon swimming towards her [closed]

I remember watching parts of a movie on tv some years ago. I missed the beginning, and saw some parts from the middle and the end. I didn't really understand what was happening, but I can provide some ...
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Why did Aaron Cross take the watch from the security chief?

At one point during The Bourne Legacy Aaron Cross comes up behind an Austrailian security chief and knocks him unconscious. He then proceeds to take the man's watch, and then leaves the area. In this ...
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Love triangle between Spy, Nazi commander & Resistance Soldier in occupied France [closed]

I'm trying to find out what movie I have seen a few years ago. The action takes place in occupied France if I remember correctly. The first part is more like love story between a man and a woman. ...
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Does the Gyp Rosetti character typify Season 3 just as the James Darmody character typified 1 and 2?

Across the web, fans were shocked and outraged at the end of Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire when Terence Winter decided to kill off the James Darmody character. After that fateful night, Mr. Winter ...
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Who else did Richard Harrow kill in Season 3, Episode 1?

Near the end of Season 3 Episode 1 of Boardwalk Empire, Richard Harrow kills two men: Manny Horvitz and somebody else. Is that "somebody else" significant? Was it Roland Smith (a.k.a. the thief's ...
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Old Indian movie where the star has a dog helping him [closed]

Its in the 80s most likely. I was a kid and I watched this movie with my father so I do not remember much other than remembering that I loved that movie. The movie is a typical Bollywood Film about ...
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Man's wife turns back into a monster when he talks about it [closed]

I'd say it's a movie from the 80's or 90's. At one point the main character sees a monster in the street (I'd say at night, in an alley). It's quite a big monster and the monster can talk. They ...
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Why did Jose give Cole the gun?

At the airport Cole meets Jose who gives him a gun and instructs him to kill Dr. Peters. Now the question is - why? They make it clear in the film that the past cannot be altered and that is why he ...
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Why did Natalie Teager get a different job in “Mr. Monk and the Badge”?

In one of the final episodes of Monk, Mr. Monk is finally reinstated to the force and Natalie Teager leaves and gets another job. Why would Mr. Monk no longer require the services of Natalie Teager?
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What's the purpose of the cube?

I've just watched a sci-fi horror movie called Cube. It was pretty awesome, as well as it left a lot of questions unanswered. However, the one that frustrated me a lot was, the Cube's purpose. I mean, ...
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How do they explain the ending of 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark'

In Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973), at the end of the film Sally is dragged into the creature's lair and made one of them. Is there any explanation of how they explain this to the police?
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Why are most scenes in a car recorded with chroma?

I'm aware of "How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?" in this site, but I'm more interested in the "why", not the "how". Is it illegal to just drive a car recording/action without ...
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When did the writers decide that Dallas season 9 was a dream?

I'm watching through Dallas, and I'm to season 9 (by the DVD numbering; I understand it was previously called season 8). Patrick Duffy left at the end of season 8. Season 9 is all a dream Pam was ...
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What does the “Walking Distance” phrase mean?

In the film Super 8 there is a scene where the kids are filming in front of a house being searched by the army. The boy's father (the Sheriff) shows up and puts the boy in the back of his police car. ...
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Why does the T-800 Terminator model talk with an accent?

[Source] The out-of-universe explanation is obvious: English is not Arnold Schwarzenegger's first language. But given James Cameron's reputation as a perfectionist I wonder if he ever gave an in-...
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Why did this character in Prometheus kill without apparent reason?

At the end of Prometheus, why did the Engineer kill the humans? What is that thing that killed the Engineer?
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Why is Alice chosen as the main protagonist in Resident Evil?

Alice is the main protagonist in the Resident Evil film series and even the main attraction of the movie. What was the reason to choose a different protagonist from the video games? There are so many ...
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Why did Mrs Robinson ask Benjamin not to take Elaine out in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, Mrs Robinson asks Benjamin not to take Elaine Robinson out or date her. Why does she want to prevent Benjamin from dating her daughter? Would it be that she thinks ...
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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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Morse code from Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun - excellent movie. In one scene the character played by Christian Bale, Jim signals to the invading Japanese Fleet with morse code. Shortly after they start firing at the building ...
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How did Marion know there's a tree on the cliff?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in the Amazon chasing scene, Marion was in a boat-shaped car. At the end of the chasing scene, she drives the boat-shaped car onto a tree that ...
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What happens to Wesley Crusher when he leaves with the Traveler?

In the television episode Journey's End of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher leaves the Enterprise, drops out of Star Fleet Academy and joins the Traveler. This is the last episode where ...
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Did Indiana Jones kill anyone besides the sword-swinger?

In the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene in which he calmly shoots a sword-swinging assassin, Indiana Jones reveals that he -- unlike a more-moral Batman-type character -- is not averse to killing. ...
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What does 'space between spaces' mean?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a short while before the ending of the movie, there was a long trail in the temple and eventually Mac and Spalko died inside the temple. Then, ...
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Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____” [closed]

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details I can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Something I think ...
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What operating system does Tony Stark use on his office desktop?

I've been stumbling upon this problem for quite sometime now. What kind of Operating System (or what is it branching from (ex: Linux, Windows...)) is Tony Stark using on his suite and Framework ...
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What is the device that Bruce Wayne uses to heal/brace his knee in Dark Knight Rises?

In the Dark Knight Rises movie, Bruce Wayne visits the doctor and is diagnosed with cartilage problems. That is, he has no cartilage. Is the knee bracing device that he uses meant to heal the ...
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What is the cabby saying in Quick Change?

What is the cabby saying (and in what language) in the movie Quick Change?
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What's the purpose of the giant door?

King Kong (1933) A massive wall protects the native village from King Kong. But if you build a wall to keep a giant ape out, why would you put a door in that's conveniently his size? What's the ...
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What happens to the girls at the end of the movie?

I have recently watched Silent Hill again, but I couldn't really understand its ending. Rose and Sharon seem to be forever trapped within the foggy dimension, but neither of them seem to really ...
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Why do these specific Supernatural episodes have previews?

I'm currently working my way through the tv series Supernatural (currently on early season 5, watching via Netflix Streaming). One thing that strikes me as odd is that at the end of some episodes, ...
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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the Ark opening ceremony the Nazi troops brings the Ark of the Covenant to the top of the mountain as Belloq said something before opening the Ark. Then they took the ...
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How realistic is the surveillance in the movie “Enemy of the State”?

I was watching "Enemy of the State" last night and at one stage I was convinced some of the stuff (such as the satellite tracking) was a bit far fetched. But given the age of that movie and the fact ...
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What did Sgt. Bilko & co. have against oats?

In one episode of The Phil Silvers Show (aka Sgt. Bilko), Bilko buys a racehorse and wants to get rich by sponsoring him at the races. Of course, they had to feed the horse, and a fair amount of the ...
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Where did the clues come from?

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy is going through the cave to get to the grail, he goes through several different obstacles. Either my memory is wrong or he was muttering to himself ...
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Why does Indiana Jones say 'I like Ike'?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, short while after the beginning of the movie, Irina Spalko captured Indy and force him to lead the U.S soldiers military base which contains ...
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How did Indiana Jones manage to follow Marion to the Island?

From Wikipedia's plot summary of Raiders of the Lost Ark: (all images are taken from here) Indiana Jones and Marion leave Cairo to escort the Ark to England on board a tramp steamer. The next ...
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80's Yakuza Film [closed]

I'm trying to remember the name of a film I haven't seen years. Here are the bits I can remember (its been a long time since I seen it so the details are lacking) It involves the Japanese Yakuza (...
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How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?
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What is the device taken from Alex Trusks at the end of Hypercube?

The Cube series is a really complicated movie series. At the end of the Hypercube, Kate gives a device to some serious guys (military guys maybe). This device was taken from Alex Trusks' neck. What ...
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Tower of Hanoi in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

They have the Tower of Hanoi puzzle in Rise of the Planet of the Apes but for some reason they call it the Lucas Tower. Is there any reason why they would change the name of such an iconic puzzle?
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How does Cohagen track Quaid after the bug is removed?

After watching both Total Recall versions back to back I was struck by a very similar anomaly. In both movies Quaid starts out bugged so Cohagen's people can track him (in the Arnold version he pulls ...
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Is The Cabin in the Woods inspired by Thirteen Ghosts?

While watching The Cabin in the Woods I thought the keeping of ghosts in a glass cabin was inspired by Thirteen Ghosts and even the opening closing sequence of glass cabins also looks similar. Except ...
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Why did Bart Simpson toys have him wearing a blue t-shirt?

The following images illustrate my question; Why did Bart toys have a blue t-shirt when in the TV series he always wears a red t-shirt? Did he originally wear a blue t-shirt and have it changed ...

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