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Question: What is "Jody" a reference to?

Answer: "Jody" is a generic term for any man who steals your girl while you are off in the military. Also referred to as "Sancho" by Hispanic troops.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Does anyone know what the prayer - "In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti" - the Saints say just before they kill translates into? I would really like to know.

Answer: "In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit."

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Several times, people refer to something about the Black Pearl, that Jack Sparrow made some sort of deal with Davy Jones to raise it from the ocean floor. Am I right, or is there something I haven't picked up on?

Answer: Jack made a pact with Davy Jones to raise the Black Pearl from the ocean depths and to be her captain. Jack agreed that after 13 years, he would surrender himself to Davy Jones and serve on his crew for 100 years.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the corrections page one supposed mistake was about Barbossa's monkey becoming cursed once again. Is it possible that the monkey somehow resurrected Barbossa? If not then how did Barbossa come back?

Answer: No explanation has been given yet as to how Barbossa was resurrected. However, since the monkey has been with the Black Pearl's crew, it seems unlikely it helped Barbossa. We only know that Tia Dalma has played some part in bringing him back. When Jack and the crew first visited Tia Dalma, there's a brief shot of the monkey running into the bedroom. A man's legs can be seen on the bed. Presumably this was the recuperating Barbossa.

raywest Premium member

Question: Okay couple of Questions.1) Superman Returns is between parts 2 and 3, Lex at the end of Superman Returns is left on possibly an uncharted island. How did Superman know what island to pick Lex up on so he can be put in jail for part 4 where he breaks out of jail?2) What happens to Lois and Superman's or Lois's boyfriend kid since there is no reference to any kid in parts 2 3 or 4.

Answer: The film doesn't take place between II and III, it just carries on from Superman II, ignoring 3 and 4 completely. Think of it as a parallel timeline.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why wouldn't Charles' brother be his best man? Or is that not traditional in England the way it is in America? It's not mandatory but is certainly expected, unless the brothers are not close (which Charles and his brother are) or the groom's father serves as best man.

Answer: A groom can choose whoever he wants as best man. As you say yourself, it's by no means mandatory for it to be the groom's brother, even if they are close. In this particular case, it's possible that David felt that he ought not to be the best man, due to the difficulty that he'd have in making a speech, but, really, Charles was under no obligation to choose him.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Disney and Pixar both said that "The Incredibles" would be their last film together. Why have they decided to team up again for this film and others?

Answer: The situation was that, at the time, the head of Disney was not offering Pixar the sort of deal that enticed them to keep going with their association with Disney. As such, Pixar announced their intention to depart once their contract with Disney was fulfilled. In the interim, Disney's chief executive was ousted and a new one appointed who saw, quite correctly, that their association with Pixar was a highly valuable one and began to take steps to woo them back. Eventually, Disney actually chose to buy Pixar, so all future Pixar films will be released under the Disney banner.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Dewey's wife said that Breakfast at Tiffany's was banned at the Holcomb, Kansas library. Anybody know why?

Answer: The book is somewhat different than the movie. There are several subtle references to the main character's questionable sexual preferences and possible prostitution.

Myridon

Question: Who plays the man who rides in the elevator with Jackson when they go to Creek Mountain Facility?

Answer: I am assuming you are refering to the man in the elevator who also goes with them on the mission? If so, it is John Diehl. Most recognized from "Stripes", "The Client", and he played a recurring character as a detective on the TV show "Miami Vice".

Jazetopher

Question: When Romy goes to what I'm assuming is a dating agency, the lady she speaks to says to her something along the lines of "try VH1", what exactly does this mean?

Answer: She tries to get on a dating show that airs on MTV. She is over the age limit for contestants and the lady tells her to try VH1 as a joke.

Summermusic27

Question: When Bandit is getting the money for the run, he asks for a speedy car and Little Enos counts out the bills. Exactly how much was a 1977 Trans Am?

Answer: The base price for a 1977 Trans Am was around $5450. By the time you added the Hurst hatches (T-Tops), gold trim package, and CB radio, the final price was around $7000.

BGraz

Question: What is the name of the song that is playing when you are on the main menu? It sounds like Nelly, but I'm not sure.

Answer: The name of the song is "Here Comes The Boom" performed by Nelly.

moviemogul

Question: What is the song called that the girls like so much and that the boys (dressed as girls) didn't know the words to?

Answer: The song is "A Thousand Miles" Performed by Vanessa Carlton.

moviemogul

Question: What kind of car is Kelly driving? Please include the model and year.

Answer: It isn't possible to tell the EXACT year without knowing the VIN number, but the car is a mid-1970's Pontiac GTO.

moviemogul

Question: In the new version of the DVD, where you make some of the choices (ex. choose heads or tails on the coin, tell Ian to step left or right away from the sign), is there a way to make all the characters survive? And if so, what are the choices?

Answer: If you choose tails during the first choice, Wendy and her friends don't get on the coaster (it still crashes), but the movie ends minutes later. Also, you can "save" Frankie by choosing to honk your horn again at the drive-thru. He is saved but everything else plays out pretty much the same. Finally, by choosing to step right at the end you'll see an alternate ending that does not include the subway scene.

Nick N.

Answer: Actually you will see the subway scene even if you have Ian jump to the right. And for the coin toss, after they get on Wendy has a different premonition than what she had in the original.

Question: In the scene where the nuns are singing 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria', one nun says 'I even heard her singing in the abbey.' This is used as though Maria was doing something bad, but throughout this song, aren't the nuns in the abbey, and aren't they singing? If it was so wrong for Maria to do this, why is it okay for them?

Answer: Postulants/Novices, such as Maria, were forbidden from singing in the Abbey. However, these rules did not necessarily apply to the sisters who are singing. In addition, it's a musical, and the nuns weren't "really" singing. Their complaints about Maria are simply put into a song.

Question: How much older than Luke and Leia is Han?

Answer: Luke and Leia were born 19 years BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin). Solo was born 29 years BBY so Luke and Leia were 19 and Solo was 29.

Mister Ed

Question: At Omaha Beach, there were large metal things strewn along the water line (they sort of resembled gigantic jacks). First, what are those? Second, were they at the actual Omaha Beach on D-Day?

Answer: Nicknamed "Czech Hedgehogs", they're designed to damage incoming landing craft or to stop tanks making their way up the beach. They were indeed present on D-Day.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why is trucking Coors beer south of Texas bootlegging?

Answer: It wasn't south of Texas - it was east of the Mississippi River. Coors was not licensed to be sold in the east at that time (it, of course, is different today). Anyone carrying more than what would be considered for personal consumption (about 24 beers) would be in violation of the registration and licensing law. During prohibition, bootlegging was applied to those that made their own alcohol for distribution or use. After prohibition, bootlegging has been used to describe those people violating the laws for registration and licensing of alcohol. So, in the vernacular of the time, carrying Coors beer east of the Mississippi River would be bootlegging. Coors (brewed in Colorado) could not be shipped East of the Mississippi because it was brewed without being pasteurized and with no added preservatives, so shipping it long distances was impossible due to spoilage.

Zwn Annwn

Question: Where can I get information about the mutant who clapped her hands, creating a blast of energy (I think her name was something like 'Arch light')? I've not come across her before and, though she was really under-used, she looked like an interesting character.

Answer: UncannyXmen.net is a great fan-run site with tons of information on almost all X-Men comics characters (not much on the movie ones though). Arclight's page is found here.

Xofer

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