I am learning English, and I try to see movies for listening and vocabulary.

I have started to see Hotel Transylvania movie and I could not understand a dialog:

All leading to my daughter's birthday extravaganza tommorrow

I knew all of words but I could not understand the sentence meaning​ completely.

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    Here is a road that leads to my house. Here is another road that leads to my house. Are all roads leading to my house? If you look up lead in a dictionary, my sentences should be clear. If your sentence is still not clear, could you explain what confuses you? Maybe you should provide some more context, because all refers to something that was mentioned earlier, and you are not telling us what was mentioned earlier. – oerkelens Jun 16 '17 at 11:01
  • All roads lead to Rome. – Hot Licks Jun 16 '17 at 12:07
  • My problem is that the sentence does not have a verb, so I can not understand its meaning. – Sam Jun 17 '17 at 6:38
  • Multiple online sources of the transcript for the movie in question give the complete line as "I have personally designed a spectacular schedule of events, all leading to my daughter's birthday extravaganza tomorrow." If these sources are accurate, the phrase you quote is not a sentence but a clause subordinate to the noun events (or to the noun schedule); such a clause does not require a verb. The sense of the clause is that all of the aforementioned events (or all of the aforementioned schedule) lead (or leads) up to the birthday extravaganza. – Sven Yargs Jun 17 '17 at 20:18
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the poser misunderstood a line of dialog, and is only focused on the second half of a sentence. – Davo Jun 22 '17 at 15:00

From what I understand, the person is trying to say that there have been some things/some events that were going to "cause" his daughter's birthday extravaganza the next day.

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