The Majestic

Question: Several people from Lawson eventually realise the truth that Peter isn't really Luke. Bob knew from the beginning. Adele suspected that Peter wasn't really Luke and Emmet knew because Luke loved classical music. Since they knew that Peter wasn't really Luke, why didn't they tell people the truth? For that matter, why didn't they tell Peter the truth? Why did they let him continue thinking he is Luke?

Answer: The towns people felt sorry for Luke, He was widowed and had only one child. You 've seen the images on the news today, of entire families breaking down and crying when the sons, brothers, fathers and husbands returning from active duty. They wanted Luke to have some happiness in his life after so much sorrow.

Question: Why didn't Peter retaliate against Bob for punching him and letting the town know what a jerk he is?

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Answer: Two possible reasons. 1. Hitting him back and telling everybody about Bob being a complete jerk would make him no better then Bob. 2. Bob actually knew the real Luke and if Peter had hit him, Bob could retaliate by telling everybody the truth.

Question: How is it that everybody except Bob mistook Peter for Luke? Luke was well-known by the whole town so it seems kind of strange that they would mistake a complete stranger with amnesia for someone they've actually known for a long time.

Answer: The father showed a picture of Luke. Peter and Luke were identical twins.

Factual error: The film is set in 1951 but Peter and Adele have their first dance to the tune "Stranger On The Shore" which was first released in 1961.

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Trivia: In the movie Sand Pirates the villain holds up a gold statue head. It's the same gold statue head that Indy retrieves from the Incan temple in Raiders of the Lost Ark and rumoured to be enshrined in Lucas's living room. The Majestic writer/director Frank Darabont is a close friend of Lucas, writer of Young Indiana Jones, and also rumoured to be writing Indy 4.

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