Nearly $20 million dollars in bearer bonds belonging to Junior’s recently deceased grandfather is hidden inside a safe in the panic room. Unable to get the women out, frustrated Junior, the 'brains' of the group, decides to give up and leave. He’s shot and killed by the barely sane Raoul. Burnum also tries to leave but is forced at gunpoint by Raoul to stay and crack open the safe. Involved only because he needs money for a child custody fight, Burnum reluctantly agrees but refuses to hurt anyone.Meg and Sarah are eventually flushed out of the panic room. Burnum opens the safe, and with his share of the money, takes off. Hearing screams, he rushes back. After a struggle, Raoul is about to bludgeon Meg with a sledgehammer. Burnum picks up Raoul’s gun and shoots him. He makes for an escape, but is captured by arriving police. Meg and Sarah move out of the house.
Factual error: After the intruders flood the panic room with propane, Jody Foster's character gets a lighter and ignites the propane causing it to burn along the ceiling. This would be impossible as propane is heavier than air and would sink to the floor rather than rise up to the ceiling. Lighting a flame in that room should have caused anyone in the room and on the floor to be engulfed in flames almost instantly.
Question: I don't really understand why Jodie Foster's character didn't tell the police something was wrong when they came to the door. I know she was worried for her daughter but the robbers couldn't overhear and she could have asked the police to come back later, giving her a chance to smash the cameras. Also, considering that she emphatically denied there was anything wrong, why did the police return later with all the guns etc?
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