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Question: How could Thaddeus be convicted of the vault robbery? He didn't have means, motive, or opportunity for the crime. There wouldn't be any forensic evidence tying him to the crime.

Question: How did the poor street magicians manage to execute their final magic trick in NYC? If Tressler had paid in advance for the gimmicks, wouldn't he have seen to it that the trick infrastructure was dismantled after the New Orleans trick?

New this week Answer: Thaddeus met up with Tressler in a bar after the New Orleans performance and convinced him to let the next performance to go ahead. The two make a deal that if the New York performance will go ahead, Thaddeus will debunk their tricks to expose and destroy them.

Casual Person

Question: Would the FBI have let the French banker go after they found out the bank the Horsemen robbed was actually fake? He hasn't even done anything wrong.

00:36:10

Casual Person

Chosen answer: They would, yes.

Phixius Premium member

Question: How did Dylan's team not see their reflections in the mirror in the apparently empty vault, and why don't said reflections show in the recording for that matter?

Chosen answer: The mirror was inserted at an angle, so that the reflection was the ceiling and not what was in front of them. It's the same principle for how periscopes work.

Bishop73

Question: Whilst on a ferry, Jack does a magic trick that involves him bending a spoon with "his mind". One of them figures out how he did the trick. The man takes out a spoon and knife from his pocket, meaning he managed to do the trick with the knife and spoon. How did he accomplish this trick with the spoon and knife?

00:04:55

Casual Person

Chosen answer: The spoon that he finds in Jack's pocket is the one that was originally shown to the audience as a normal solid metal spoon, tapping it on the handrail and so forth, which he then pocketed. The "knife" is actually the snapped-off handle of a second spoon, which Jack used during the trick to show the spoon handle moving downwards by "the power of his mind", which he then palmed and tucked up his sleeve while revealing the third and final spoon, which he'd already bent before the trick, to his audience.

Question: How does each of the tarot cards relate to the Four Horsemen member it's given to?

00:08:00

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Atlas' represents his status as a ladies man, Henley's represents the fact that she's the lone female of the group, Woody Harrelson's shows how he is the joker of the group, and Jack's "Death" card foreshadows his "death" later on.

Brad Premium member

Actually, the Hermit card in the tarot is about introspection and reflection. I believe it speaks to the fact that Merritt is a mentalist, looking inward for his insights.

Whisper292

Question: Dylan finds out Daniel took his phone during the interrogation and made a clone. At exactly which point in the movie did the Horsemen manage to get the phone back to Dylan?

01:13:20

Casual Person

Chosen answer: At the same time - they had the clone ready before going into the interrogation and made the swap then. They kept the original.

Rajani Isa

Question: In the chase scene that shows Dylan and Alma chasing the four Horsemen through New Orleans, Dylan runs onto a street where there is a huge crowd and loads of people throwing beads off their balconies. Why they are doing this?

01:05:30

Casual Person

Chosen answer: In New Orleans, during Mardi Gras, there are parades, and huge crowds partying. People on balconies throw beads to women if they "flash" them.

rswarrior

Question: What evidence is there for the plausibility of hypnosis as it's portrayed in the film?

Chosen answer: Hypnosis as seen in movies where people are put into a mindless trance and can then be controlled is impossible in real life.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why is the bill that Cowan grabs crumpled up when all the others are flat?

unkajes Premium member

Chosen answer: Cowan crumpled up the note when he grabbed it.

Casual Person

Question: Was there any reason to why the Horsemen hypnotized the French banker and half the Las Vegas audience?

00:25:55

Casual Person

Answer: Actually, Fuller mentions that the audience was pulled in by Tressler to pack the seats, not hypnotized. The hypnosis of half the audience was just part of the show.

Whisper292

Chosen answer: They hypnotized the man to make sure he did every thing they wanted (go to Las Vegas, and also do everything he should whilst he was in the fake "bank"). Because the horsemen weren't famous half the people were hypnotized to fill up the enormous audience stands.

Question: Can someone explain to me what exactly Arthur Tressler had to do with the Four Horsemen?

00:14:55 - 00:59:30

Casual Person

Chosen answer: He was their sponsor.

GOOD-BOT

Question: At the start of the New Orleans show, the Horsemen say the would like to dedicate to show to Dylan and Alma. The audience then start to boo. Anyone know why? Extended version.

00:53:55

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Because they're cops and the audience hates the police.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: I see this as a mistake. Unless the other respondent is right, the audience would have no apparent reason to know that Dylan and Alma are after them until the Horsemen say they do.

Whisper292

Question: What made Dylan want to frame Thaddeus?

01:41:05 - 01:48:30

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Dylan's father was a magician whose career was ruined by Thaddeus exposing the secrets to his tricks. In a desperate effort to pull his career back together, Dylan's father attempted a trick that resulted in his death. Dylan lost his father, and among those he blamed was Thaddeus.

Phixius Premium member

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When the remaining Horsemen greet New York, there is graffiti under their stage that matches their symbol. It's almost in the center.

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