Factual error: There are no tracks, stations or train routes in Filbert, PA.
The Happening (2008)
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, Zooey Deschanel, Ashlyn Sanchez
The "happening" mysteriously disappears. Three months later, Elliot (Mark Wahlberg) and Alma (Zooey Deschanel) have now adopted Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez) and Alma finds out that she's pregnant. On TV, it's suggested that the "event" happened because plants evolved quickly and they release a toxin and that it may be only the beginning of something bigger that may happen in the future. Alma tells Elliot that she's pregnant and they happily embrace one another. The "happening" is later shown occurring in France...
Elliot Moore: The event must've ended before we went out today.
Trivia: Elliot's line, "Be scientific, douchebag" was ad-libbed by Mark Wahlberg.
Question: Technically, these people would not die from the neurotoxin directly, so do you think it could have eventually worn off? That is, of course, if the people didn't kill themselves first. The government could have sent in troops with gas masks and everyone put in straight jackets and padded rooms so not to get hurt until the toxin wore off. That could have worked; what do you think?
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Chosen answer: If it would/could wear off would be debatable. As far as sending troops in wearing gas masks: The masks are simply filters that block molecules of certain sizes. If the neurotoxin molecular structure was small enough, it could pass through the filters. And then there is, if you really wanted to die, you will find a way regardless of the situation.