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Cop scene explanation from John Wick (2014)

steelersquirrel's answer is spot on already, and this is partly retreading it but: A police officer sees a man armed with a pistol, spattered with blood, and sees a corpse in the hallway. Yet the cop ...
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Cop scene explanation from John Wick (2014)

This scene just proves even further the amount of respect (and a little fear) that the members of the community have for John Wick. Remember the scene where he drives his mustang around the airplane ...
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How does Iosef Tarasov not know John Wick?

The timeline for John Wick is as follows: John Wick starts working as an assassin John meets Helen, his future wife John wants out, does the impossible for Viggo, setting up Viggo's empire John and ...
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How does Iosef Tarasov not know John Wick?

John Wick had been retired for 5 years, according to this exchange (if you assume his last job used the Continental): Addy: My God! How long has it been? Four years? John Wick: Five and change. In ...
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What's the value of the John Wick gold coins?

You are overthinking this. The director explains... Our whole reason for the coin, for instance, comes from the cold war. Spies back in the day used gold coins. You could melt it, it was non-...
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Is John Wick ex-military?

Source: http://payday.wikia.com/wiki/John_Wick John Wick, prior to being a hitman, served in the United States Marine Corps. This can be noticed by the tattoo on his back, which from Latin to ...
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John Wick asking for laundry

Yes, he's literally asking about laundry. Here's a more complete segment of the script, for reference: The lobby is empty -save the Manager- who glances up from his computer... to find a wounded ...
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How many people has John Wick killed?

He killed a total of 204 people. 76 in the first movie. 128 in the second. Here are the videos: John Wick - John Wick: Chapter 2 -
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Why did Marcus take the contract

If he refused the contract, then Viggo would have just hired other people to kill John. Marcus, wanting to protect John, chose to take the contract, thus giving Viggo some reassuring and stalling John'...
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Can they make a digital copy of Lance Reddick for the "Continental" TV series?

Can it be done? Yes. It would be much easier if he had recently posed for a photogrammetry, 3D scanning session… This takes under 30 seconds to do, with >200 individual stills cameras, but idk how ...
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Was Perkins just an amateur assassin?

Clealy $4million dollars was enough of a temptation to take the risk. She's clearly not an amateur...just greedy! You can run fast and far on $4m. She's described as "brazen" (which is defined as "...
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Do I need to watch the first John Wick to understand John Wick 2?

You'll probably be a bit lost on some recurring characters, and how the assassin underworld is being run, contracts, honor, the Continental, and gold coins; though they didn't explain it much in ...
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Why does the High Table use such outdated tech?

I suspect it's combination of two things Older tech is harder to track/copy/leak, so helps keep the information away from law enforcement (not that I really recall seeing any in the movies, other ...
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Is Jason Isaacs in John Wick?

I found this IMDb article mentioning "Jason Isaacs joins the cast of John Wick." At the bottom of the article, it also mentions Isaacs had joined the cast of the Brad Pitt vehicle, Fury (which IMDb's ...
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Why would Viggo call and tell John that he killed Marcus?

Pissing off John Wick doesn't matter anymore. Viggo has already sent men to kill Wick, and even put a $2 million bounty on his head by the time he killed Marcus, so John is already pissed off (from ...
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Why is John Wick gifted with a new car?

As compensation John Wick was nearly killed when Ms Perkins broke the rules of the Continental by trying to do so on the grounds of the hotel. He's given the car as an apology of sorts for the hotel ...
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What cardinal rule did Marcus break?

To extend onto Unor's answer, I think the real crux of the matter is that Marcus VERBALLY ACCEPTED the contract from Viggo, and then didn't kill John, even though he had at least two opportunities to ...
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What is the purpose of the specialized subtitles during "The Boogeyman" song?

If you had noticed, there are two words that are highlighted in the song's subtitles, The Boogeyman and Take. According to legend as we used to hear, The boogeyman punishes children for bad behavior. ...
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How does Iosef Tarasov not know John Wick?

@DForck42 already addressed why Iosef didn't know about Wick. Now about his goons, I have a few options: Those aren't the same thugs that worked with Viggo at the time John Wick retired. They didn't ...
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Words on the screen in John Wick

I can't find any articles that have found hidden meaning (in terms of word re-arrangement) for John Wick's impressive subtitle typography, but I did find and article from a website called Videomaker ...
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Cop scene explanation from John Wick (2014)

John Wick's directors Chad Stahelski and Dave Leitch answered this question during an interview with Screen Junkies. Screen Junkies: I've always been curious about [the cop scene]. Is he an assassin ...
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How strongly are the rules of The Continental enforced?

Excommunicado is clearly a 2nd film invention retconned into the Wick universe so applying it back to the first film doesn't necessarily work, but... No blood on Continental grounds. It's actually &...
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Why would Charon ask John whether he'd need a dinner reservation?

The question doesn't really make sense. If it's your life or someone else's, you can absolutely defend yourself. To do anything contrary would be ridiculous, because that puts you in an "either way ...
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Why didn't Viggo kill John after he passed out from getting hit by the car?

Because he wants to gloat. This is a trope known as "Evil Gloating" Gloating. Monologuing. It's what villains do. Maybe they "set up us the bomb" and are calling to rub it in and ...
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Can they make a digital copy of Lance Reddick for the "Continental" TV series?

Just adding a cent to what Tetsujin has said: And, largely what he has described is traditionally done in post production. But what if all of that was done before, prepped, and then applied to a body/...
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What are the dimensions of a Continental coin?

According to the website APMEX, the company partnered with Lionsgate to produce an exact replica of the Continental coin. APMEX has partnered with Lionsgate to produce this exclusive, limited mintage ...
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