New this month Question: How is Camp Green Lake legal? Aren't there laws against forced child labor? Also, what would happen if Stanley refused to dig holes?


New this month Answer: It is illegal. That's why everyone in charge gets arrested at the end. It only lasted as long as it did because they were in the middle of nowhere with little to no oversight and no on knew what was really going on until Stanley's release.


New this month Answer: Stanley and his fellow prisoners are convicted criminals, and as such, the authorities are allowed to work them. The conditions in the movie are rather extreme, but what recourse do the boys have? The warden and her flunkies are brutal people, and it's likely Stanley would have been in a world of hurt had he refused to dig. All they'd have to say is Stanley attacked them and whatever force they used would have been justified. That's the penal system for you.

Brian Katcher

Question: Why did the Warden slap Mr. Sir in the face with her rattle snake venom?


Chosen answer: She was upset that Mr. Sir was making a big deal about Stanley supposedly stealing his sunflower seeds. The Warden is only in it for the treasure and doesn't care about the boys. Mr. Sir bothering her about a minor theft is irritating to her.


Question: Are all the boys sentenced to 18 months at Camp Green Lake, or have different sentences?

Chosen answer: More than likely, different lengths of sentences depending on the crime and severity of it, just like a prison sentence is different based on that.

Quantom X

Question: In Mr Sir's office when he gives a drink to the guard, is it Coca-Cola because it looks like it. If not, can someone tell me what it is?


Chosen answer: It appears to be in fact a Coca-Cola bottle, it has been turned in an attempt to not show the logo.


Question: I was just watching the film on the Disney Channel, I noticed that cuss words are cut out which makes perfect sense, but what doesn't is the drinking, shooting, the dead animal, the dead sheriff, and various other items that were kept in the film. Disney channel likes to keep as much violence and language as possible out of films shown on their channel, but why keep in the other stuff?

Chosen answer: Disney doesn't specially edit any of the movies shown on their channels. They just rebroadcast the movie edited for "family" viewing.


Question: Who is the lad in the Wreck Room that almost fights Stanley? His name is not mentioned at all.


Chosen answer: In the book, his name isn't mentioned either. Also in the book, Stanley mistakes the man for Caveman when they say, "Nobody messes with the Caveman", because this was the first time Stanley had heard the nickname.


Question: When Mr. Sir goes to the warden's house with Stanley to tell her he stole the sunflower seeds, he puts something green in his mouth, what is it?

Chosen answer: He's eating a candy 'fruit' wedge. I remember him holding them when Stanley is first shown into his tent so I assume that he confiscated them from Stanley.

Question: A flashback shows how the Warden hated it when her grandfather made her dig and look for treasure all day. Why would she choose to create the facility as an adult, and continue to look for treasure that she apparently did not believe in?

Chosen answer: She did believe in the treasure. She just didn't want to dig for it. Which is why she started the camp. Free labor.

Question: At the end of the movie when everyone's watching the commercial for sploosh and sweet feet is on there, what is the last thing he says? it sounds like he's saying something kind of gross.

Matthew Gem

Chosen answer: "Plus I like the tingle".



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