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Question: When Teabing's plane arrives in London, Robert and Sophie have exited the plane. When the police check the plane it is empty - what happened to Silas who was on the plane with them?

Answer: Teabing's butler Remy Jean, frees him, claiming to the mysterious "Teacher."

Question: It is not clear, nor inferred who leaked the location of the witness for the hit. Could it have been Chalmers? Chalmers could have run his prints, and belatedly realised he was duped by the witness posing as a real mob insider.

Answer: Most likely Ross, he told the hitmen where to go. Once the decoy was killed everyone, the mob and the police would believe he was dead. He was safe to leave the country.

Question: The timeline in the past is 4 days 7 hours (something like that) and only 1 version of themselves can exist at any time. So if Doug (present) went back and died in the explosion, Doug from the past came to meet Claire. Happy ending, right? So does this mean that due to Doug (present) ceasing to exist, Doug from the past has only 4 days 7 hours to live? I mean, this sacrifice of himself for saving 500+ people doesn't look bad.

Answer: There's nothing that says only one version of a person can exist in a given timeline. Both versions of Doug coexist when he travels back 4 days, up until his sacrifice. They just never cross paths.

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Question: Near the beginning, when Alfred sees Bruce is not in bed, he goes to the Wayne Enterprises private property. There a weirdly shaped metal structure that looks like it's tilting over and what looks like a dilapidated building in the middle tilted to the side. What is the structure supposed to be?


Answer: It looks like a large panel on the side of the huge crane. I think it has openings for access to the crane machinery or something like that. Maybe a crane operator could describe it better but that's what it looks like to me.

Question: I think it is the scene near the end when they are singing "Make the world go away", they pan the audience and zoom in on Amy Irving. Is that Arlo Guthrie in front of her? Sure looks like him.

Answer: I think so.

Question: How is it that Carlson can know that Miles hid the diamond in the police station, but not know what Miles looks like?

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Answer: He most likely noticed a lot of weird stuff and started piecing it together. Like Miles having an obsession with the ventilation system, Tulley shouting Miles over and over again down the alley and again when he says Logan owes him $50,000. He'd be able to access police records and see that Miles Logan was arrested inside that very building whilst it was still under construction but the diamond wasn't on him... At this point, it wouldn't take much to figure out what was happening and who he was.

But if there are records of Miles' arrest that he can access, shouldn't there be an accompanying mugshot?

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Question: How did Wallace manage to survive in the walrus suit? Like how does he poop and pee? Wouldn't he get sick from eating only raw fish? So many questions.

Answer: He couldn't possibly function or survive living that way. The movie's entire premise was utterly ridiculous.

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Question: Aside from it being a funny scene, is there any reason why the people at the news station would keep the feed on Bruce during his tirade at Niagara Falls instead of switching back to the studio?

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Answer: I think they are all just stunned about what they are seeing, and perhaps a little curious.


Question: What's the type of red dress that Natalie is seen wearing during the party?

Answer: Molly is wearing all gray suits and gray shoes.

Answer: White long sleeve black skirt and black high heels.

Question: How much did 5 or 6 year old Harvey Stevens understand about this story and his role in it while the film was being made?

Answer: A child that age would have very little understanding about the plot or his role and would be told little about it. He would simply respond to directions and cues.

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Answer: Mostly it was personality clashes between Ford, Young, and also director Ridley Scott. Ford is not particularly congenial or talkative, and tended to be put off by Young's more hyper, off-beat personality. Young claims Scott wanted to date her, but she refused, and said he then treated her badly. Ford and Scott also had conflicts.

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Question: Why was this movie made-for-TV and never released theatrically?

Answer: Simple answer is because ABC Family along with Fox TV Studios produced the movie specifically for their television audience. Which is what they did for "Home Alone 4" as well. Airing original movies on a channel is a way for networks to increase ad revenue as it draws an audience to watch their movies. They wouldn't have a need (and probably not a budget) to release it in theaters.


Answer: Same reason why so-called "Home Alone 6" will appear on Disney+ as an original film - as explained previously. Although if Home Alone 4 was anything to go by, the bottom of the barrel was scraped to the point it had a hole in it. Patched I reckon by "Home Alone 5."

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Answer: It's a separate movie set in the same universe, a sort of reboot. Introducing a new younger child to the franchise.

Answer: In addition to not being able to cast child star MacCulkin again (who drew earlier crowds but was now older and "not so cute"), the script was not of the same calibre. Without being able to surpass the previous highly successful HOME ALONE movies in quality and desirability (as well as meet fans' high expectations), it was a way to offer "something" (less satisfying but "cheaper" to produce) by going straight to TV or DVD (the next best thing).


Answer: Because she is a scientist with some OCD personality traits. She sees everything black and white. Same as Sheldon.

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Answer: The breathing apparatus (similar to a respirator) built into Vader's suit was shorted out by an errant bolt of Force lightning when Vader picked up Emperor Palpatine and threw him down the shaft; watch closely during this scene and you'll see electricity arcing on Vader. Removing Vader's mask had no effect since he was already dying; when Vader asked Luke to help remove the mask, Luke said, "But you'll die." to which Vader replied, "Nothing can stop that now." Vader simply wanted to look upon Luke with his own eyes rather than through the mask for once.


While Vader is dying Luke said that he won't leave him he's got to save him. Vader said "you already have Luke". What did Vader mean by that?

By rising up against Palpatine and saving Luke's life, Vader finally broke free from the dark side of the Force; though it cost him his life, Vader meant that Luke had ultimately helped him find redemption.


Answer: Vader's entire suit is a life support system. As he was pretty much invincible for most of his appearances he has never been in danger. The Emperor is the first person on screen to actually damage the life support system itself, so Vader is dying as soon as he is zapped. Luke tells him he will die if the helmet is removed, but Vader says he is already dead, as we can see his cranial injuries and pale skin, plus he cannot even move his arms and legs which are cybernetic. He's pretty much a goner.

Answer: During the duel, the injuries Vader sustained from Palpatine's electrical bolts as he was being thrown into the shaft were a factor. Once Luke removed Vader's helmet as he requested, it sealed his fate as he could not survive without the life support system built into his damaged suit that kept him breathing and his body functioning.

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Show generally

Question: How can Dale be so oblivious to the fact that Joseph isn't his biological son or that Nancy cheated on him with John Redcorn considering in one episode Dale actually caught them both in bed together.

Answer: That's the shtick. Everyone in town knows that Dale's wife is seeing John behind his back and that Joseph is obviously really John's son, but Dale is completely oblivious (he's not that smart of a man). In one episode, Dale even says he's not homophobic because 'John Redcorn is gay, and he's one of my closest friends.' Of course there is a fan theory that Dale is completely aware of what's going on but chooses to ignore it out of fear of his marriage ending.

Brian Katcher

Answer: In addition to Brian Katcher's response: it's supposed to be a joke that Dale is always suspicious about conspiracy theories, mysteries, etc, but he is "clueless" about his own wife having an affair. Of course, as Brian wrote, many fans think that Dale is pretending to be clueless because he doesn't want Nancy to leave him.

Question: What is the song when Evan is in the lecture room talking with his professor and then he rides his bike to his dorm? Not the Ap2, but it sounds like an electric guitar with distortion and an acoustic guitar.

Answer: The Shazam app on my phone didn't recognize it, so it is probably just some nameless incidental music composed for the movie.

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Question: How did David mutate his dogs with gamma radiation? Did he inject them with it or add it to their food?

Answer: Either way, but most likely injections.

Question: I know both twins are played by Lindsay Lohan, but is it just me or does Hallie have thicker hair than Annie?

Answer: Not thicker, just styled differently. One twin is more tomboyish with less concern about hair, fashion, makeup etc. The other twin has been raised to be more refined and fashionable, with her hair moussed, styled, and blown dry, making it fluffier, not thicker.

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Question: When training Bruce, why did Ducard say that the deaths of Bruce's parents was actually Thomas' fault? If anyone's to blame it was Joe Chill.

Answer: First, he follows it up by saying it's because Bruce's father failed to act against Joe (to try to stop him), implying that his father was weak and a coward. But overall Ducard's stance was crime cannot be tolerated. "Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding." The League had tried to destroy Gotham before with economics, but men like Thomas Wayne tried to help the poor and he was killed by the same people he tried to help. In Ducard's mind, had Thomas Wayne not tried to help the poor and criminals, he wouldn't have been shot.


Answer: He was trying to get Bruce angry, so he can learn to control it and use it whilst fighting.


Question: In the final fight scene, why were the Avengers trying to get the gauntlet to the van? What were they planning to do with it?

Answer: The van had a quantum tunnel which they could use to get the gauntlet away from Thanos forever. It was a last ditch effort to prevent Thanos from obtaining it.


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