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Question: How come the boy in the beginning of the film has one of the nine coins? Who is he? And since Elizabeth was waiting for Will to return to shore, does that make Will a free man and severed from his bonds from the ship? Lastly, how when Will took over as captain of the Dutchman, all the crew members resumed human forms again?

Chosen answer: The "nine pieces of eight" were never actually coins. The boy just has a plain piece of eight, a fairly common coin. No, Will is not freed from the captaincy but he is allowed back on shore for 1 day every 10 years. The crew slowly became part "fish" when Davy Jones stopped conveying the souls of those who die at sea to the land of the dead. Since the Dutchman had a new captain, who had yet to fail in that duty, the "curse" was lifted.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: It was said by one of the producers that Will could return back to Elizabeth and their son (forever) when he finished his first 10 Years on the Dutchman and that a new captain would have been found but for some reason they took this part out.

Question: What is the significance of the singing in the beginning of the movie?

Chosen answer: When this song is sung, it summons the pirate lords to hold another brethren court. This is why Beckett was hanging them all: to get them to sing, bringing all the pirates to one location where he could exterminate them all in one strike.

Phixius Premium member

Question: In the scene after everybody gets their "homework assignments", what are they doing in the video store?

sadie

Chosen answer: They are using an electromagnet to erase VHS tapes.

Grumpy Scot

Question: In BTTF III, the 1955 Doc is worried about sending Marty back to a "populated area" in 1885, so he insists on using the drive-in, which is way out of town. However, in BTTF II Doc repeatedly travels back and forth from 1985 to 2015 to 1985 in plain view of any number of onlookers. What could've caused Doc to stop caring if people saw his time machine appear and disappear into and out of thin air?

Chosen answer: In 1985 and 2015 people would not have noticed a DeLorean on the streets, as they are used to seeing cars. By going to 1885, there was the added risk of people seeing a car decades before it was common, which would attract a great deal of attention and jeopardy to the time line.

Twotall

Show generally

Question: Why did Richard Dean Anderson leave what was a very popular show?

Chosen answer: While the series was undeniably successful, filming it is a long process, taking many months of often long days. Anderson, after several years of doing this, wished to spend more time with his young daughter, who he felt he was neglecting, and requested that his role in the series be scaled back. Ultimately, he decided to leave the main cast altogether and only make occasional guest appearances.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is the English translation of the Japanese song playing while Takashi is finishing the tricycle race?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's the song "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What happens to Leslie's mom at the end of the film? It seems like her dad up and moves away by himself.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Chosen answer: She left early.

Disney-Freak

Question: What did that one announcer dude mean when he said something about "razzle dazzle"?

Chosen answer: "Razzle Dazzle" is a term used to describe flashy or dramatic action.

papajim

Question: I cannot find the soundtrack listing and artist's names. What are the titles and artists of the songs? Thank you.

beth jolly

Chosen answer: See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120241/soundtrack

Myridon

Question: Why was Jon Heder uncredited?

Chosen answer: Jon Heder was not uncredited. His name is on the posters, etc.

Myridon

Question: I'm confused about the ending. Aquamarine didn't find romantic love, but she did find friendship love with Claire and Hailey. However, doesn't Aquamarine's father already believe in family or friendship love? He obviously cares about Aquamarine, since he was angry when she ran away, and he and her mother named her after a "rare and precious gemstone".

Chosen answer: Many people treat their children like possessions. You would be angry if your TV disappeared, but that doesn't mean that you love it like it was your child.

Myridon

Question: There are mistakes noting Elizabeth's son, but I don't recall seeing her son. Did I miss something?

sadie

Chosen answer: After the entire credits' roll (which takes a while) there is a one minute scene which shows the boy. This scene is noted in the MM Trivia section.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: What does Ammer say in Spanish at the sexual harassment lecture?

Chosen answer: First Ammer says, '... whether it's in your own room or a public bathroom, that's not important to me.' Then Michael says, 'Today with this!" Ammer: " Problem, Michael?" Michael: No, proceed. You're a magnificent teacher. Fabulous! *Gasp* What am I doing? Ammer: But, what? Michael: Nothing, I...(In English) Proceed.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: What is the song playing when Henry is trying to pick up Lucy on the road?

Chosen answer: "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure. During this scene, they play the cover version from the lead singer of Alien Ant Farm.

Question: How exactly was Will resurrected? Did that take place when the ship was able to rise back to the surface? And was the Flying Dutchman still a cursed ship at the end even though Will was resurrected and Bootstrap was back to normal human form. It seemed like it to me because one second Will is on the beach with Elizabeth and the next the ship is already on the horizon.

Chosen answer: Whoever stabs Davy Jones' heart becomes immortal themselves, but that person's heart has to be removed and placed in the Dead Man's Chest. Will does "die" before his heart is removed and placed in the chest. Sometime between then and when the "Dutchman" resurfaces, he is resurrected. It's not exactly a curse, Calypso assigned Davy Jones the task of ferrying souls to the next world. However, Jones abandoned his duty and that transformed him and his crew into monsters. When Jones dies, the crew's humanity is restored. Will is now the Flying Dutchman's captain, and he must assume this duty. He can spend one day on land before he leaves, and one day every 10 years after that.

raywest Premium member

Question: Was Christopher Bale's character a twin or a "clone" made by Telsa's machine? (Because Bale's keyword for his diary is "TESLA" and when Hugh Jackman's character actually goes to see Tesla, he states that he knows he made a similar machine for his competitor. Bale?)

Chosen answer: They were twins. Tesla didn't make a matching machine for Borden - all he made for the twins was a machine that made some light and noise to enhance their trick. The Borden brothers sent Angier off to see Tesla on what they thought would be a wild goose chase, just to get him out of the way for a while - they would never actually give away the real secret to their trick. They never anticipated that Tesla could actually have built the machine in question.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: If nobody was home when Claire got unconcsious then who called the ambulance when Peyton was outside with Joey?

Chosen answer: Claire had called 911 but she couldn't talk. I'm sure their city had enhanced 911 coverage so they knew where the call was coming from and sent paramedics.

Ingabritzen

Question: Because Will was a good captain on the Flying Dutchman and honoured his destiny, was he allowed to return to land for good after the one decade, unlike Davey Jones, therefore freeing his father and crew? Also, could Elizabeth board the Dutchman whenever she wanted to see Will?

Chosen answer: There is much confusion over this. According to some sources, the film writers claim that Will is freed and can return home after he honors his duty for ten years and if his true love (Elizabeth) remains faithful. It is unlikely that Elizabeth can board the Flying Dutchman during this time as it will be in the netherworld, a place she cannot go. (However it's always possible in a future Pirates film they have a brief reunion.) When Davy Jones abandoned his duty, he transformed into a monster and returned to the living world where he wrecked havoc.

raywest Premium member

Answer: He was cursed to sail the Flying Dutchman for all eternity, but to go on dry land for one day every ten years.

Question: Why is Jack the monkey no longer undead?

Chosen answer: Monkey Jack is still cursed. Note when he was shot out of the cannon he was in flames and still survived unharmed.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Since this is the end, I have to wonder what might happen to all the characters, mainly Will and Elizabeth. Will she wait for Will even though he is the captain of the Flying Dutchman now? Why couldn't she go with him?

Chosen answer: There is rumour of a missing part of the storyline that if, when the captain of the Flying Dutchman returns to land after 10 years, if his lover is waiting for him, the curse is broken and he is no longer commited to captain the Flying Dutchman. Calypso was never there waiting for Davy Jones, (as stated in the movie) which is why Davy Jones remained on the Flying Dutchman all these years.

SAZOO1975

Answer: There was an after-credit scene showing Elizabeth waiting for Will, with their son, after the 10 years were up. Will then returns to the living world in the Dutchman. She couldn't go with him because she was not dead, and could not travel to the afterlife with the ship.

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