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17th Jan 2011

General questions

Question: Trying to think of a movie (possibly mid-80s) that was about a winter. And this pregnant lady wanted a particular kind of food and it only grew in someone else's garden. He was trapped. Sorry, that's all I have.

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Chosen answer: Sounds like an episode of the Showtime series "Faerie Tale Theatre" titled "Rapunzel". It aired in February of 1983. Starred Sherry Duval and Jeff Bridges.

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Question: When the girl is going into the car wash, the sign right before she enters on the left advises her to put the car into neutral, but to make sure her foot is on the brake. Neutral would allow the car to advance through the automatic wash. Having the brake engaged would prevent the car from moving forward. They cancel each other out so what is the point?

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Chosen answer: Actualy it says she should put it in neutral and keep her foot OFF the brake.

Question: SPOILER ALERTS! Does anyone know why they changed the final symbol to the keys instead of the one in the book? Also why they left out that the Pope was Ewan McGregor's father?

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Chosen answer: In the book, the location of the antimatter bomb is only revealed after the Camerlengo pretends to have a "vision from God" on the steps of the Vatican. By changing the symbol to one that actually provides a clue to the location, it allows Langdon to work out where the bomb is, to actually play some part in proceedings rather than passively stand by until the villain just takes everybody there as part of his plan. As for the Pope being the Camerlengo's biological father, this is a fairly late revelation in the book and requires a substantial amount of exposition, which would only serve to abruptly slow the film to a crawl during the climax. The Camerlengo's motives, his hatred for the church's indulgence of science, are strong enough to explain his actions without the additional detail of his parentage being necessary, thus it could be safely left out to keep the film's momentum going.

Tailkinker

22nd Jun 2006

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Question: In the scene where they are discussing the amount of interest owed, at the end Rusty says to Frank, "Don't tell Danny." Explain please.

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Chosen answer: They were just discussing going to Amsterdam. In the flashback you see Rusty living with Zeta-Jones, and running away when she was getting close to arresting him. Frank knows about Rusty's history with Zeta-Jones (indeed, Frank was Rusty's partner on the Rome Bulgari's robbery). Zeta-Jones told Rusty she would like to go live in Amsterdam where she has relatives. Frank knows it is dangerous for the pair of them to go back to Amsterdam where probably Zeta-Jones is (Zeta-Jones wastes little time arresting Frank at a nail-salon).

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11th May 2006

General questions

Question: There was this cartoon (I think?) series in the 80's (maybe late) in the US that had one girl and two boys searching for lands of gold. The only other thing I remember is that one of the boys had a vase/pot that had broken lines on it that glowed for some reason. Any ideas?

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Chosen answer: Sounds like "The Mysterious Cities of Gold". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122356/.

Grumpy Scot

Deliberate mistake: The clock on the back of the $100 bill reads approximately 4:10 not 2:22. This is the design of both the current $100 bill and the bill used in the movie. The $100 bill will not be redesigned until 2006.

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11th Oct 2005

Flightplan (2005)

Continuity mistake: The outline of the heart the little girl drew on the window change from when she drew it to when Jodi Foster breathes on it. This has nothing to do with the inside/outside shot of the heart.

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21st Jul 2005

Speed (1994)

Visible crew/equipment: The side camera is visible when the bus has to make the tight right turn. After the bus returns all the wheels to the ground and before it smashes into the cop car, you can see the side camera.

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Trivia: The Arctic scene at the beginning of the film with Charlotte was filmed in Utah at the Strawberry Reserve over 3 days and there was an unexpected blizzard.

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Trivia: The interiors of the ship Charlotte were filmed inside the Union Ice Company in Los Angeles to give the scene a more realistic feel. Also, the crew from the Charlotte was dressed in costumes borrowed from The Pirates of the Caribbean; The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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Trivia: Andrew Jackson's 1832 White House was actually filmed at the Daughters of the American Revolution Building in DC.

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Continuity mistake: When the guy is smashing Parkington Lane's headstone, the number, size, and location of the holes change from one shot to the next.

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17th Jan 2005

Fools Rush In (1997)

Question: Is it just me but when Matthew Perry is at the helicopter pad at the end, the music sounds very much like the music from Aladdin?

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Chosen answer: I just went back and watched that show. No it's definitely not the music from Aladdin. It sounds close though. I have little kids and I've heard the song from Aladdin more than I want to!

2nd Jan 2005

Seinfeld (1990)

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Question: During one episode, Jerry is dating a woman who's name he can't remember, but it rhymes with the name of a part of a woman's body. At the end he yells out the name to her down on the street. What is the name?

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Chosen answer: The name of the woman is never revealed. She storms out of Jerry's apartment while he is guessing names that could be hers. He most notably says the name Dolores, but we never see her reply and her name remains a mystery (much like the reason why one of Jerry's girlfriends refused to take a bite of his pie even though she is a self proclaimed lover of pastries and pies).

Answer: The name is Delores. He shouts that name at the end of the episode. Then in a later episode, "The Foundation", he runs into her. And he repeatedly calls her Delores.

Question: I own the soundtrack, however the song that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas dance to at the party is not on the soundtrack. Does anyone know where I can find the song?

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Chosen answer: The song is a re-arrangement of a classic Mexican folk tune 'El Sombrero Blanco' and is not available because it wasn't written by James Horner, who did all the original music for the picture. The folk song is very different from what is heard in the movie.

18th Apr 2004

The One (2001)

Question: When Jet Li and his wife are in their house after he gets shot after meeting his alter ego that first time, they speak Chinese. what are they saying?

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Chosen answer: After he says he will go to the hospital, his wife says "ni shuo de" which simply means "you said so" (so now he has to do it).

tw_stuart

6th Apr 2004

The Mummy (1999)

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Continuity mistake: When they show Anck Su Namun committing suicide at the beginning, when the Pharaoh's guards show up she whips around to face them and all of her hair goes over her left shoulder. None is left on her right shoulder. However, in the shot from the front, she has half of her hair over each shoulder.

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Question: The instrumental music being played in the hospital when Brad Pitt is talking to the Jamaican lady sounds familiar, not composed solely for the movie. Anyone know what it is?

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Chosen answer: The music played is just another part of the original score composed by Thomas Newman. His music, like many composers', sounds similar in different movies on which he has worked. You may be recognizing similarities to other scores such as The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Road to Perdition, etc.

17th Feb 2004

Cliffhanger (1993)

Audio problem: When Gabe is yelling at Qualen to drop Jesse off on the mountain at the end, he yells "over there" and points to his right. however, he points to the right with the hand holding the walkie talkies as he is yelling over there without any trail off of his voice. his voice can be heard loud and clear as if he was talking straight into the walkie talkie.

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Show generally

Question: I know there are several websites devoted to the "count" of the number of men that each character has slept with. Does anyone know where one of these would be?

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Chosen answer: Try http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/entertainment/7631192.htm, which has these (and other) statistics for the entire series, except for the last eight episodes (scroll down to 'SEX' by the numbers).

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