EK8829

Question: Why did Stryver leave Daggett at Bane's mercy? It's even more puzzling since Daggett even ordered Stryver to stay and guard him.

EK8829

Answer: Either Stryver knew Bane was going to kill Daggett and he didn't want to risk his own life by interfering, or he was simply so intimidated by Bane that he chose to comply with Bane's demand rather than draw his ire.

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22nd Dec 2017

Saw (2004)

Question: Would Zep have faced charges for his role in the game? If so, what charges would he be facing exactly?

EK8829

Answer: It's possible he could get off due to the extraordinary circumstances of what transpired. But given his sadistic pleasure in the game, I would assume he might face some charges. Among possible charges: kidnapping, assault, battery, weapons possession, criminal conspiracy, child endangerment, attempted murder, among many others.

As a lawyer, I believe the law is clear that you will not be charged for crimes you were forced to commit under immediate distress - that your life or a loved one's is in imminent danger.

To be clear the danger must be imminent - if John had told Zap to do it or he'd be poisoned next week wouldn't count, for example. But since the poison was already in his bloodstream his threat of death was indeed imminent, thus preventing any charges should he have lived.

11th Dec 2017

28 Days Later (2002)

Question: Why did Jones fire at the ceiling when Clifton is attacked by the infected Mailer?

EK8829

Answer: Because he is incompetent and doesn't know how to fire the gun properly. When he tries to shoot Mailer, the recoil takes him by surprise and he stumbles backwards, still squeezing the trigger, spraying wildly upwards.

Question: Why did Mr. Hand rip up Spicoli's card and then send him to the front office? Aside from being late, he didn't really do anything that could be considered "out of line."

EK8829

Answer: As a teacher myself, you learn to be able to recognize "problem" students fairly quickly (those that are going to be disruptive, late, etc on a regular basis). Mr. Hand is simply overly strict in regards to Spicoli unexcused tardy and seems not to allow students into class late, thus earning the student an absent. Mr. Hand does say he "will make you" attend his class. In addition, Spicoli was high and, in Mr. Hand's mind, disrespectful (Spicoli said "hey I know that kid" while they were talking) so Mr. Hand showed Spicoli disrespect in return as a way to teach him a lesson.

Bishop73

29th Nov 2017

Seven (1995)

Question: What sort of charges would the male Lust victim be facing, if any?

EK8829

Answer: Given the circumstances, it is highly unlikely the district attorney would file any charges. But if they really wanted to, they could charge him with murder, since he carried out the act that resulted in the prostitute's death. Even though he was threatened with his own death if he didn't do it, in a court of law, being coerced into committing a murder is not a lawful defense, though it probably would have resulted in a lesser sentence.

28th Nov 2017

Seven (1995)

Question: Had John Doe not been killed by Mills, what charges would he be facing exactly?

EK8829

Answer: At the very least, six counts of first degree/premeditated murder (the five sin victims, plus Tracy); six counts of assault and battery; three counts of home invasion; and two counts of kidnapping (Gluttony and Sloth). His lawyer says that he planned to plead insanity, but this could not realistically have been defended, at the very least because (as Somerset points out) his threat to do so would be admissible evidence.

Question: How did Dave Forbes initially survive being stabbed in the heart by Mike?

EK8829

Answer: Perhaps Mike, being skilled as he was in torture and extracting information - as we saw earlier, stabbed Dave to the extreme right, or left of Dave's aortic pump. It just looked like Mike stabbed Dave directly in the heart.

Alan Keddie

Revealing mistake: During the brief firefight in the mess hall, Distephano is disarmed and drops to the floor. After the firefight, he surrenders and stands up with his hands behind his head. The same shot of him standing up is reused in the security footage Gediman watches from the control room seconds later. (00:39:05)

EK8829
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Suggested correction: There could be a delay of several seconds in the footage, its probably a really outdated security system.

lionhead

27th Oct 2017

Saw (2004)

Question: When Tapp and Sing arrive at Jigsaw's warehouse in their car, Sing can be heard loading his shotgun. It sounds a lot like the "reloading shotgun" sound effect from Half-Life 2. Is it?

EK8829

Answer: It is unlikely as Saw had its first release on January 14th 2004 at the Sundance film festival. Half Life 2 had its first commercial release on November 19th 2004.

A Demon Premium member

27th Oct 2017

Robocop (1987)

Continuity mistake: While Clarence is interrogating Murphy, Emil is holding his shotgun by his side. In the next shot, he is holding it across his stomach with both hands. (00:21:25)

EK8829

Question: What's the soundtrack that's heard in the mess hall, when Elgyn picks up a rifle and hears the Xenomorphs killing the Auriga crew?

EK8829

10th Oct 2017

Seven (1995)

Question: How did the police locate Victor's apartment?

EK8829

Answer: It's no mystery...it's standard police procedure, and every step is shown in the film. Victor is known to the authorities as a drug dealer, and they match his fingerprints to those found at a murder scene. So they look up his address in their system, and go there.

6th Oct 2017

Seven (1995)

Question: What symptoms would Victor experience whilst being tied to his bed?

EK8829

Answer: Symptoms from being tied to a bed for a year are most notably bedsores (decubitus) and muscle athropy. As a result someone's body will become weaker and less resistant to infection.

lionhead

6th Oct 2017

Seven (1995)

Question: Did John Doe torture Victor, or did he just leave him tied to his bed?

EK8829

Answer: Judging by what we see on screen, Doe did not torture Victor, apart from cutting off his hand. It's torture enough to spend an entire year by yourself in an empty apartment, without any stimulation whatsoever, unable to move, and at the mercy of a religious lunatic.

Question: When Eric Stoltz was in this film, did he dye his hair black? It looks black in behind the scenes footage.

EK8829

Chosen answer: No, Eric Stoltz's hair was about the same color (dark reddish-auburn) as that of Michael J. Fox, who replaced Stoltz. Director Robert Zemeckis had a very specific look in mind for lead character Marty McFly, so both Eric Stoltz and Michael J. Fox were costumed and made-up almost identically. Some of the available outtake footage of Stoltz has been copied several times and is not the best footage, so the brightness and contrast are a bit off, making his hair (and other elements in those scenes) appear very, very dark. But, if you look at Michael J. Fox in some of those same scenes, his hair appears quite dark, also.

Charles Austin Miller

28th Sep 2017

Seven (1995)

Question: Why did Sloth chew off his tongue?

EK8829

Chosen answer: He was starving and insane, and it was something he could eat.

19th Sep 2017

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Question: Did Eric Stoltz dye his hair blonde for this film? His natural hair colour is red, but it looks lighter in this film.

EK8829

Chosen answer: His hair is not blonde in this film. It is the lighting that makes it appear so.

MasterOfAll

7th Sep 2017

The Negotiator (1998)

Question: When Frost attempts suicide, Beck shoots him in the shoulder to disarm him... why? He could have easily killed Frost (or Danny and Chris, who were several feet behind Frost).

EK8829

Chosen answer: Beck wants Frost to stand trial and suffer for his crimes. Realistically a trained officer would never do this not only for the reasons stated but also because police officers are trained to shoot to kill, not to wound.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: In court, Darby asks Nick if he's married. What's the meaning of this question, and why did he ask it? Seems a bit strange to just randomly ask someone that.

EK8829

Answer: The answer that someone else gave to this question is misleading; indicates that Clyde asked Nick if he was married. It was actually Darby who asks Nick this question. And there really is no answer except that Darby is a menace and a scoundrel. He only asked this to aggravate or pull some kind of thread at Nick. Nick knows this, which is why he replies to him the way he does.

Melissa Bostic

Answer: Probably because he was married with a child, and he wanted to know if he was also married, so he could possibly relate to his situation.

Question: What body parts did Clyde cut from Darby? Clyde only mentioned three or four pieces, but cops on the scene say that Darby was found in about 25 different pieces.

EK8829

Chosen answer: He completely dismembered him. Clyde mentions taking his fingers with tin snips, I believe, so that right there can account for ten pieces.

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