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Question: What were the fires for on top of the silos at night?

Answer: The people used it to signal others that they were there. A similar convention has been used in other movies. When the two children were on top of the silo, they noticed the other fires were all gone indicating that the other people out there were no longer alive.

Question: When Danny is talking to the coach about sports, the coach asks if he likes the rings. After that Danny says something snide about installing rings or something with a hidden meaning. What is he talking about?

Answer: Coach Calhoun is actually not talking about Olympic Rings. He is talking about the men's gymnastics apparatus.

Michael Albert

Answer: He is likely talking about installing piston rings or some other car part. Not the Olympic rings the coach is talking about.

ctown28 Premium member

Question: What time of year does this movie take place?

Answer: During Abby, Marcella and Cody's summer break. You can tell because Cody says he wishes to have a real adventure this summer.

Question: What exactly is the relationship between Jane and Darcy? Are they friends? Because Jane doesn't seem to like her much.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Darcy is Jane's intern. If I remember correctly, Darcy is the only person that applied for Jane's intern position, despite majoring in a different field altogether. Jane does like Darcy, but Darcy tends to have an overbearing personality, which tends to get on Jane's nerves.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: If the Wormwoods are moving to Guam to escape from the police, why move to Guam, a U.S territory, where the Speedboat salesmen or whatever can easily find them?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It's a joke, because they are too stupid to know that Guam is a territory of the United States.

Question: Are Bob and Bill cops or do they sell boats? The whole thing confuses me.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: They are FBI, and they are undercover.

Question: What exactly has Harry done to have the FBI watching him for ages?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He has been receiving and selling stolen car parts.

Question: In the beginning of the movie when the father brought the video game home for his son he called his son Kevin...that later become Alex. Did I miss something?

Answer: His dad says "Hey, Kiddo." However, his dad brought him the Jumanji board game he found. The game later turned itself into a video game cartridge.

Bishop73

Question: What was Ratso cooking in the frying pan (the scene where he was slicing green pepper into the food)?

MARC6314

Answer: Coconut.

Question: Why does the Army bus driver yell at Forrest when he introduces himself?

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Answer: Yelling at new recruits is common since they must instill in them that they are now in a hierarchy where they are at the bottom. When people first enter the service, most bring with them their concepts that progress is accomplished through working with, versus for, others, and the kids lack discipline. The military isn't a democratic institution - it is authoritarian, and that isn't a structure most kids understand. New recruits are constantly yelled at to break their previous conditioning, and that begins with the first encounters, like with the bus driver.

Answer: Yelling is how things are done in the Army.

Greg Dwyer

Question: A few minutes into the movie you see English troops all lined-up on the beach with no obvious means of evacuation. That leaves them very exposed to German gunfire and aerial attack. It would seem that the English soldiers would stay off the beach until actually called-up for evacuation. Not to mention the obvious requirement that some troops would have to stay off the beach to defend the evacuation area. How realistic are those scenes?

Answer: That's exactly how it was. If you search for images of the evacuation, the troops were stood in lines, waiting to be evacuated. The Germans were held at bay, and the air raids were periodic, so there was little risk on the beaches.

Question: I don't understand when Louie's finance was waiting at the police station for him to get released, a man sits down and asks about her purse - what was that all about?

Answer: It's about nothing. The man is not exactly normal, and he begins a nonsense conversation with a very prim, uptight woman who looks like she should be anywhere but there.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why didn't Hermione and Harry take Ron with them to save Sirius and Buckbeak? His leg wasn't that bad anymore.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: His leg was not healed enough to go with them and would have slowed them down. He was still laid up in bed when Harry and Hermione went back in time. Hermione even says, "Sorry, Ron, but seeing as you can't walk..."

raywest Premium member

Question: When speaking, why was a mixture of different languages used instead of Hebrew? Hebrew was a primary language back then so shouldn't it have been the only language used?

Answer: Hebrew would have been the main language for Jewish residents, especially in religious teachings. However, Aramaic was a common language in Judea and it's believed that Jesus and his disciples spoke Aramaic. The land of Israel also had heavy Greek influences, and the Romans spoke Latin and Greek. The New Testament says the title Pilate wrote to put on the cross was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

Bishop73

Question: At the very beginning, John and Louise stroll down a dock, get into a row-boat and start across the lake; but John dies of a heart attack half-way across, and Louise dumps his body into the water. Throughout this entire scene, John's transistor radio is warbling a rockabilly song that sounds Elvis-inspired (but it's not Elvis). What is the song and who sang it?

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: "He's Caught" by Buddy Fowler and the Fads. It was an unreleased song used for the movie.

Bishop73

Question: Why does Dr Gordon decide to work with John? And why does he put himself, his daughter and wife in extreme danger?

laviiebelle

Answer: He, his wife and his daughter were abducted before he decided to work with Jigsaw. He didn't put them in danger. As for why he decided to work with Jigsaw following his ordeal, like other characters in the franchise, he either developed a level of Stockholm syndrome or he concluded that Jigsaw's methods were right, or a combination of both.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: How did Howard and Madeline not recognise each other?

raph

Answer: They did recognize each other (at one point he goes to her house without asking her address). After the divorce, Howard said that he wished they were strangers again. They literally behaved as if they never met each other before (even though Madeline is gently pushing to move past being strangers - for example, by guessing he's divorced).

Question: Why did Niander Wallace kill the female replicant right after creating her? I get that he's crazy, but was there any other reason?

Gavin Jackson

Answer: He was being violently petulant at the moment, angry that he couldn't create and control the birth that he just learned occurred with older-model replicants and seeing his new creation as "flawed" by design. Pretty villainous, he cares nothing for the replicants.

Erik M.

Answer: Think of any manufacturing process. Samples of new products are frequently created and then immediately destroyed. Also, the new replicant would require processing, training, etc. It was simpler for him to just dispose of the test.

Jason Hoffman

Twenty-something girls vs. thirty-something women - S2-E17

Question: I have a somewhat odd question for everyone that watches Sex And The City. I got into the show about 2 or 3 years after it started running but I remember watching the episode "Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women" which was the episode about Carrie and the girls going to the Hamptons and renting a house. Charlotte dates a younger guy that gives her crabs. There is commentary about comparing 20 year girls to 30 year old women and when I watched this episode originally I swear there was a different ending then what is what is shown now. I want to know if anyone else has seen this or am I absolutely insane. In the episode there is a girl that pukes on the beach - her friend holds her hair back and Carrie makes a commentary about "counting on 20 year old girls to hold your hair back." Later when Carrie sees Big with Natasha she runs to the beach and Miranda runs after her. Carrie throws up because she is upset and Miranda holds her hair back, but the version I saw changes the commentary/narration and says that you can "always count on a 30 something year old friend to hold your hair back." I haven't seen that version again. Has anyone else seen it or did I just dream this, because I swear I remember watching this when it first came out?

Weeny Post

Answer: I'm a long-time fan of the show, having re-watched it many times, and I definitely remember slightly different dialogue at the end of that episode than what's on my DVD. I'm afraid I have no idea why this change might have been made or any other info, but you're not insane.

Purple_Girl

Question: When Elliot Spenser is being transformed into Pinhead, who was cutting lines into his face and head and driving nails into him?

Answer: Presumably another cenobite/cenobites. The choice not to show them makes for a better scene, as that moment is all about him, becoming the iconic Pinhead; the cenobites who made him that way are of no consequence to the story, and their own grotesque appearance would have distracted from his transformation.

Answer: All we can see (in abstract closeup) is serpent-like tendrils cutting him and driving the pins into his head. As someone else said, it's likely another cenobite, although alternately it could also be the same "contraption" that turns Channard into a cenobite late in the film, given the tendrils are similar to the ones he sprouts.

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