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What is "hemlock" in Top Gun (1986)?

Did she mean, ironically, that Maverick was going to drink something poisonous to kill himself Essentially, yes. Maverick is blaming himself for Goose's death and is having issues with combat flying ...
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What is "hemlock" in Top Gun (1986)?

Charlie finds Maverick getting drunk in a bar after the death of Goose. She is (semi-seriously) suggesting that Maverick is engaged in a series of self-destructive actions, first quitting the Top Gun ...
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Why did Harbinger say this quote?

It's part of the whole ritual for the duel. It's a sentence invoked as a "quote" in the script. The Harbinger, as part of the ritual, pours three glasses. He offers one to The Marquis, one ...
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Is the berating of a witness in "Judgment at Nuremberg" allowed in courts?

I agree with the comments about the specificity of the question, but there is a broader set of courthouse "TV rules" that is commonly understood. It takes inspiration from real courthouse ...
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