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The_Iceman

28th May 2017

Duel (1971)

Question: I know it's never answered in the film but is it explained in the book just why the truck driver takes such a dislike to David Mann - he behaves this way after just a couple of overtakes?

Answer: That is never answered for the film, and not knowing adds to the mystery and intrigue. No mentally stable person would target someone just because they overtook their vehicle on the road. It appears that Mann happened to cross paths with a psychopath. Steven Spielberg has commented that the multiple out-of-state license plates attached to the truck's front bumper may be "trophies" that indicate that the trucker is a serial killer who has run down other drivers. This could be a deadly game to the truck driver.

raywest

28th Apr 2017

Scorpion (2014)

Crazy Train - S2-E7

Cabe Gallo: And I'm telling you, get me your supervisor or I'm gonna come down there and kick every square inch of your ass. I got so-cal D.O.T on the line. Total incompetence.
Toby: Yeah, you keep sweet talkin 'em Cabe, you're doin' great.

The_Iceman

23rd Mar 2017

Sisters (2015)

Continuity mistake: When the girls are trying on dresses, Brayla the assistant rolls her eyes in a close up shot. Cut away to the long shot and her head is looking up.

The_Iceman

Continuity mistake: When Paul confronts his daughter at dinner over going to UCLA, he slaps the table sending the bread plate flying. In the close up shot, the plate is back on the table with a slice still in it. Then when Maya runs up the stairs, the slice is now gone.

The_Iceman

Continuity mistake: The stain on the left hand side of Blart's shirt disappears when he enters the casino mall then reappears later.

The_Iceman

8th Mar 2017

Breakdown (1997)

Stupidity: Red and his gang have a barn full of stuff and talk about other couples and people they have kidnapped, robbed and probably killed. This indicates they have been in the "game" for a long time and been successful to avoid capture this long yet when Kurt Russell didn't want to get in the car, instead of cutting their losses, they went along with kidnapping his wife and initiating the whole ruse of her never getting in Reds truck which is what led to their downfall. Someone with the experience of this that Red has should know not to take such a big risk with a complicated story.

The_Iceman

8th Mar 2017

Scarface (1983)

Visible crew/equipment: When they are leaving the Porsche showroom/garage, the entire crew is perfectly visible in Michelle Pfeiffer's sunglasses.

The_Iceman

27th Feb 2017

Four Brothers (2005)

Continuity mistake: When Fowler sinks the black ball at the pool bar, the shot from the pocket shows the cue ball stop dead just before the pocket. Then from the shot of next to Green, the cue ball has disappeared.

The_Iceman

Question: After Vito kills the black hand he goes back up to the roof and smashes the gun into about 6 pieces. He puts the parts down spouts sticking out from the roof. What were these spouts and where did they go? He also put one piece down what looked like a chimney. Wouldn't that land in someones fireplace and be discovered?

Answer: They are vents from furnaces and ovens. They wouldn't fall into the tenements because of things like filters and flues blocking the way.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Maybe its my maths or I misheard something but the figures don't seem to add up for me. In Godfather 2, Vito Corleone is about 7 yrs old in 1901 and moves to New York after his family is killed. In Godfather 1, it is said the year was "almost 1942" (I think). So that makes Don Corleone about 50 ish when he died of a heart attack. Is this correct? He looked a lot older, plus head of a crime family in his early 40s doesn't seem right to me either. Am I missing something? I'm not listing this as a mistake as I'm unsure of the timings etc. so if anyone can shed any light on this for me it would be appreciated.

Answer: Vito was born December 7, 1891, so he was 9 when he moved (Godfather II states: "In 1901, the family of nine-year-old Vito Andolini is killed"). However, it was by the early 1930's that Vito had established his criminal organization as the Corleone crime family, with him at the head. He died in July of 1955, making him 63 when he died. In real life, Marlon Brando, who played Don Corleone, was 47 at the time of filming.

Bishop73

16th Feb 2017

Rocky V (1990)

Rocky: You knocked him down, why don't you try knockin me down now?

The_Iceman

16th Feb 2017

Rocky (1976)

Continuity mistake: When Rocky is inside the pet store for the first time he picks up a can of turtle food and then reaches into his pocket. The next shot is side on and he is holding the can with both hands and Adrian, who was facing side on to the cash register, is now facing it.

The_Iceman

13th Feb 2017

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Plot hole: Dr Octo builds a new, bigger machine and it starts to pull the building in on itself, but it's so strong it also manages to pull all the metal from the streets as well, including cars. When Spiderman saves MJ, the metal cranes have somehow managed not to be pulled in or at least bent by this massive machine that made a building collapse on itself.

The_Iceman

13th Feb 2017

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Peter first sees the burning building, there is a far away shot and you see the guy with dreadlocks run to a woman. Then it cuts back to Peter as he tries to become Spiderman then remembers he can't. Next shot has the same shot, only this time it's a close up of the man with dreadlocks running to the woman.

The_Iceman

Irene: So I smoked a little pot in college. What, is that a crime?
FBI Agent: Yeah.

The_Iceman

23rd Jan 2017

Scorpion (2014)

True Colors - S1-E6

Office Admin: Maybe I should go get campus security
Cabe Gallo: Feel free if you want, but my badge is bigger.

The_Iceman

23rd Jan 2017

General questions

Question: I remember a movie where two women were training to be lawyers or cops. The teacher assigned the class unsolved cases as a test. The two women got one about stolen sheets or towels from an industrial laundry. They tracked the guy down and got a confession out of him. He said "are you going to arrest me?" and they replied "No, we're not cops. We are only in training." Think this movie is mid 90s.

Answer: This sounds like the 1988 light-comedy film, "Feds," starring Rebecca DeMornay and Mary Gross as two unlikely F.B.I. trainees who support each other through the rigorous program.

raywest

President Asher: I've never seen a man suffocate before.
Mike Banning: Well I didn't have a knife.

The_Iceman

Continuity mistake: When Mike is telling the President the route to the chapel, it is a close up and when Mike says "It's a cluster ****" the president is looking at him nodding, but it then cuts to behind Lynne Jacob's and he is staring at the map.

The_Iceman

3rd Jan 2017

The Family (2013)

Visible crew/equipment: After Michelle Pfeiffer has blown up the store she is driving down a road. The front mounted camera on the car is plain to see in her sunglasses.

The_Iceman