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Question: Can someone explain why there is no door to Monica's balcony? Is it normal to climb out a window to get on to the balcony in these types of apartment buildings? It doesn't seem like something that would be allowed due to building regulations.

Chosen answer: There's never been an explanation about why there was no door, but it's supposed to be an older building, and theoretically there could have been a laxer construction code when it was built and inspections were less stringent. There could conceivably have once been a door there, but, for whatever reason, it was made into a window. Of course, this likely would never have happened in real life and it simply makes it more humorous for the character to have to climb in and out the window to utilize the balcony. Also, the size of the balcony changes over the course of the series and the fire escape comes and goes.

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Mobius Dick - S6-E21

Question: What's the song they play after Leela says "This time it's business"?

ivadc

Chosen answer: It seems to be a custom version of "Yo Ho A Pirate's Life For Me", maybe increased tempo.

Question: What car is used in the robbery scene at the start of the movie?

Answer: If you are asking about the silver car the henchmen pick Joker up in, the car is a GM Suburban.

Chosen answer: This seems too easy but it's just a standard American school bus - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_bus. Maybe there was another car you were asking about?

Question: In the original Goldeneye game, the first level (The Dam) has a part of the level that was left incomplete but originally intended to be accessible as part of the mission. If you stand on the dam and look out from the towers or the dock on it on the side with all the water with the Sniper Rifle's scope, you can see the unfinished area on the edge of the map left there. So I wonder is there any such similar place in the remake of this game as sort of tribute or something. A similar inaccessible area viewable by scope? Or an area that is accessible? Or anything at all?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: No. There is no such area in the game.

Dra9onBorn117

Question: Why is this movie titled The Edge? Why didn't Alec Baldwin let Hopkins go down the rapids and die that way if he wanted him dead?

aftucci

Chosen answer: Although Bob intended to kill Charles (to obtain his wife and wealth), they unexpectedly were struggling for survival in the wilderness. Working together increases their chances of rescue, and Bob cannot survive without Charles' help. He therefore saves him from the rapids. Plot-wise, this makes Charles think that his suspicions about Bob may be wrong. Also, Bob is not a born killer, and may be hesitant about actually committing murder, particularly someone he had admired and respected. Bob likely planned to kill Charles when rescue was imminent and then claim Charles died accidentally. Regarding the title, because the movie is not based on a book of that name, the filmmakers probably chose it for its marketing value because it sounded dramatic. This is a suspense/adventure movie, and "edge" can have multiple meanings, such as being "on the edge," as to whether or not Bob will carry out his plan. It can also refer to the razor-sharp edge of a weapon, an "edgy" emotional situation, and so on.

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Question: Why does James vomit before each race?

Chosen answer: It's a case of bad nerves before a race and has developed into a habitual behavioral pattern.

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Question: Where specifically was this filmed? What historic district?

dizzyd

Chosen answer: The movie was filmed in several cities: Subiaco, Mantua, Caprarola, Lazio, Rome, and Verona.

Greg Dwyer

Question: To elaborate on the question regarding Drago facing criminal charges for killing Apollo: when he pushes the ref aside you say that in real life the fight would have been stopped, however, he almost lands the fatal blow right afterwards so he didn't give anyone time to stop it, wouldn't he be charged with criminally negligent manslaughter or something similar? I can understand him not facing charges if it had happened during the normal course of the fight, but the fact that he didn't allow the ref to stop the fight leads me to believe that he was negligent and thus responsible for Apollo's death.

Chosen answer: Unless Drago did something deliberately illegal to increase damage (altering his gloves or wraps like Luis Resto), then no. Risk of severe injury is a standard for contact sports and boxing especially.

Greg Dwyer

Question: If the Sultan of Turkey needed 1,000 boys to be trained for his army, then why not just use the Turks' own children? Why demand the children that were under Vlad's protection?

Chosen answer: It was very common in the Middle Ages for those who ruled over an area to demand various forms of tribute, a very common one being soldiers or children to train as soldiers.

Greg Dwyer

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

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

Casual Person

Question: I have seen and heard this movie referred to as both Philosophers Stone, and Sorcerer's Stone. Why and when are both used and what is correct? Why is the wrong one also used?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Here is the explanation on IMDb'S website: To appeal to the American audience. This was a marketing decision made by author Rowling and Scholastic, the publishing house that released the novel in the United States. The decision to change Philosopher to Sorcerer was made because, in the U.S., a philosopher connotes a scholar of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields. Philosopher does not typically connote an alchemist or magician, and magic is essential to the Harry Potter books. Consequently, the publisher suggested using another word with a more magical connotation, and Rowling suggested Sorcerer. Rowling gives this explanation: "Arthur Levine, my American editor, and I decided that words should be altered only where we felt they would be incomprehensible, even in context, to an American reader. The title change was Arthur's idea initially, because he felt that the British title gave a misleading idea of the subject matter. In England, we discussed several alternative titles and Sorcerer's Stone was my idea." For the movie, the different titles were used in different markets, and each scene where the Stone's name is used had to be filmed twice, once with "Philosopher's Stone" in the dialogue and once with "Sorcerer's Stone."

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Question: In this version of the character, why is he named David Banner instead of Bruce Banner?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Bruce has always been the character's middle name. In the comics he is Robert Bruce Banner, here he is David Bruce Banner. Apparently the executives behind the show preferred the name David.

Question: When Bond goes to the fighting ring and discovers that Maud Adams is dead, was that really a dummy of her? It sure looked like one to me.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: No, it was the actor.

Question: Is it true that Voldemort's eyes are not red in the movies so that he will be less scary for younger viewers?

Chosen answer: Not at all. In fact, David Heyman made the decision for his eyes to be blue in the films for him to be more scary! They felt that his red eyes in Sorcerer's Stone did not show enough emotion to make him an evil character. It was felt in Goblet of Fire that the light blue eyes would be perfect to show his evil in the moonlight, and they kept it on for later films.

Answer: True story.

Question: After Dutch defeats the alien and decides not to smash his face with the rock he asked the alien "what the hell are you." Can anybody make out with the alien is trying to say, because in previous scenes we can hear what the alien is saying in English?

cbdellett

Chosen answer: The predator wasn't speaking in English, it was mocking Dutch by playing recordings of his now-dead team. When Dutch says "What the hell are you?", the predator plays back that question, although it sounds distorted as its systems are damaged.

Sierra1 Premium member

Answer: The predator says the same thing Arnold said "What the hell are you."

Question: Why does Sato's nephew Chozen take an immediate dislike to Daniel?

Chosen answer: Miyagi and Sato were once close friends who became bitter enemies when they loved the same woman; Chozen's instant dislike of Daniel is simply because Daniel is the student of his uncle's enemy.

zendaddy621

Question: When Punjab is following the kidnapper's truck, he calls Mr. Warbucks to tell him where the truck is. How do either of them have phones when car phones weren't invented until the 40's at the very earliest?

Chosen answer: Two-way mobile radios were invented in the 20s. With Mr. Warbucks' money, he would have been able to put two-way radios in all of his vehicles, and the microphone/speaker in the shape of a telephone receiver would then be an aesthetic choice.

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Question: How old are Howard Stark and Tony Stark supposed to be? Howard seems to be in his twenties during ww2 in this movie however his son looks like he's in his late 30's in the Iron Man movies. My grandparent were born during the war and their kids are now in their 50's/60's themselves, for Howard to have been in his early 20's during the war and still have a son who only around 40 in the 2010's then he must have had Tony when he was in his 60's maybe late 50's. Am I mistaken or has the movie kind of glossed over the fact that the ages don't quite match up?

strikeand

Chosen answer: Howard Stark was born in 1917, making him 25 around the time of the film. Tony was born in 1970. Making Howard 53 when Tony was born. Their ages match fine. As an industrialist it's likely he fathered Tony at a higher age, and men have fathered children at much higher ages.

MasterOfAll

Call Girl - S11-E14

Question: Last line of the show, Stewie says "can I interest you guys in two and a quarter way". What does that mean?

Chosen answer: He's insisting that he joins in on Peter and Lois having sex. Usually sex between three people would be called a "three way", but since Stewie is only a baby and hasn't fully grown up yet, he would only be a quarter of a person, which would equal up to two and a quarter people.

Casual Person

Question: I still don't fully understand why W.C.K.D would entrap the kids in the maze. Is it because they were testing them for survival or something? And why was the girl the 'last one ever'?

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: Because the film is based on the book series, the exact purpose of why the boys were kept in the maze has not been fully explained yet other than it is an experiment. There has been a pandemic viral outbreak that the boys appeared to have somehow survived and now are being tested. Why the girl was the "last one" has also not been explained, though she and Thomas are somehow connected to those who are responsible for running the experiment. At the end, the woman scientist says that the experiment has been a success and Phase 2 is about to begin, so more answers will be revealed in the second film. To avoid giving away the entire plot, I suggest reading the book series synopsis on Wikipedia.

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