Rollie55

Question: Harry Crumb thinks it is the tennis pro that is having sex with Helen Downing in the photos, implying that he never looked at the photos or saw the actual sex taking place. But this is contradicted by the fact that Harry Crumb says the "tennis pro's" male organ was small, proving that he saw the sex taking place. Is the answer that he only saw the man's male organ, but not his face?

Rollie55

Chosen answer: Yes, like Inspector Clouseau, he doesn't see the obvious.

Corrected entry: When Neal and Del are waiting for Owen, they discuss which credit cards they have. Neal says he has a Visa, gasoline card, and a Neiman Marcus card, whereas Del only has a card for a Big n' Tall shop. Neither of them mentions their respective Diner's Club cards, which they each just used the night before to pay for the motel.

Correction: Del's card was not a Diner's Club card. It was an Overnighter's Discount card.

The question still stands. Why didn't Del or Neil mention that they had those cards?

Rollie55

Correction: Diners club was expanded to be used for other things besides restaurants in the 80's. It could be used for all travel purchases which is why Del was able to use it for a car rental. Neil using it as just a gas card was plausible. Since we never saw any other cards in his wallet when they arrived at the motel after the car fire, it could be assumed that's what he meant by "Gas card."

Correction: Typically, the Diners Club card could only be used at restaurants and hotels. Not for gasoline, retail goods or services. So, the DC card could not be used to 'charge our way home'.

20th May 2021

Point Break (1991)

Question: Gary Busey (Angelo) is supposed to be keeping an eye on the bank, the one that he and Johnny Utah expect the Ex-Presidents to rob. Instead, he is reading Calvin and Hobbes comics and not watching the bank at all. As a result, he doesn't see the Ex-Presidents pull up and enter the bank to rob it. Why was he not doing his job? Is he simply an idiot?

Rollie55

Answer: Probably not an idiot, but perhaps a big disappointment to FBI higher-ups. Having Angelo distracted was designed to make the movie more exciting, but there's a good chance this could have happened (and does happen) in real life. Stakeout work is typically long and boring, and may be non-productive because the agents can't know with certainty if/when (or where) the robbers will show up. After years/decades of conducting boring stakeouts where no-one came or robbers arrived after several hours, agents' experiences may lead them to believe nothing is going to happen right away - it will be a long wait. A false sense of security leads to slacking off, and opportunities for robbers to be more successful increase. While it might be required that FBI agents give their undivided attention on the job - no matter how boring - it is unrealistic to expect that all agents stay alert at all times. Reading comics to pass the time isn't impressive, but being able to laugh is a stress reducer.

KeyZOid

I gave you an "up" vote because I am an idiot and Angelo is "simply an idiot."

KeyZOid

8th Apr 2020

Clean Slate (1994)

Question: What happens to Hendrix and Dr Hoover? They were never seen again since they both tied up by Cornell and his henchmen but what does Cornell means "Not on the rug"?

Trainman

Answer: Hendricks and Dr Hoover were killed, when Cornell says, "not on the rug" he means don't kill them on the rug, it will be messy. The rug was most likely an antique.

Why was that a reward though for Hendricks. It wasn't his rug.

Rollie55

3rd Mar 2021

Clean Slate (1994)

Answer: Regarding the doggie door, all she was doing was moving the frame of the door to the right (the hole was still in the same spot). That way when Baby aimed for the "door", he'd run through the actual opening, since he kept missing everything to the left. And she wasn't really dressed as Bogart, she was just wearing Pogue's jacket and hat that was in his apartment. He was just being silly calling her Bogart when she asked "remember me?" Earlier in the movie, he was watching "The Maltese Falcon", which starred Bogart, so it's just a reference/joke to that.

Bishop73

Answer: "Baby" would always miss the door going by the left barely missing it. She put the fake to the right, which means it would look to the left and see the real door. She dressed up to show that she loves him. Most couples when they are dating sometimes wear a piece of clothing like a hat, shoes or dress style similar to their partners.

Thanks guys for all the answers.

Rollie55

Answer: It was for "Baby" the dog, who kept missing the door. She had depth perception because of only having one good eye. She was dressed like Bogie for Dana Carvey. He was a private eye.

What did she do to the door that would alleviate that problem though? And I know Dana Carvey is a private dick in the movie, but Valeria Golino isn't, so why did she feel the need to dress like one?

Rollie55

You're right. I just watched it a few more times, and she did manipulate the door in such a way that the dog could now get in without running into the door. But my question about her wardrobe still remains unanswered, why is she dressed like Humphrey Bogart?

Rollie55

2nd Mar 2021

Total Recall (1990)

Question: Dr. Lull says that she will do as Mr. Mclane says and "cover up any memory (Quaid) has of us or Rekall." However, when Dr. Edgemar comes in Quaid's hotel room on Mars, Edgemar reminds him that his experiences on Mars have been exactly what Quaid requested in his secret agent fantasy at Rekall, to which Quaid agrees. So obviously his memory of Rekall wasn't "covered up"?

Rollie55

Answer: Dr Lull was told to cover up any memory he has of them or Rekall. She replies "I'll do what I can it's pretty messy in there." She may not have done a good job. Later Cohaagen told Richter that Quaid couldn't remember anything and Richter said "that's now, in an hour he could have total recall."

Answer: He said, "Erase his memory of ever coming to Rekall," not the idea of going there, and the doctor said she'll do what she can to erase his memory, but it's pretty messy in there.

No he doesn't say that. He said "cover up any memory he has of us or Rekall." But they didn't, because he knows what Edgemar is talking about when he tells him the "demure and sleazy" woman is exactly what Quaid requested at Rekall.

Rollie55

Maybe they tried their best, but didn't succeed. Quite possible if his mind was already that messy.

lionhead

Well at first the movie implies that they did erase his memory of Rekall, because when Harry told him he went to Rekall he had no idea that he had been there. But later in the movie he remembers that he chose "demure and sleazy" when Edgemar is talking to him. So it's an internal contradiction and plot hole.

Rollie55

Them failing to permanently erase the memory but only temporary is not a plot hole. Doesn't even help the plot along. It's not important at all.

lionhead

It is indeed a plot hole and contradiction in the script.

Rollie55

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