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Question: What was the name of the large weapon that Bruce Willis's character purchased to assassinate the first lady.

Chosen answer: It's a Polish produced version of a Russian GSh series 23 or 30mm cannon.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What was the purpose of Berlin? What she planted to stage the rape? Or, was she really trying to get revenge? What did the postcard mean at the end of the movie in the money case?

Chosen answer: I believe that she was a plot device to make sure David Gale had nothing to lose by the end of the movie. She then may have felt guilty about casual sex, and tried to get back at Gale. She then later felt guilty about the whole charade, and wrote him a postcard admitting what she had done. Then the postcard is given to the ex-wife to show he was innocent of rape.

Richard Welty

Question: A question for all the extended DVDs. Why does Viggo Mortenson not do commentary with the rest of the cast? Is he opposed to it, or simply could not make it? I missed his presence on the disc and was also wondering if he'd be speaking on the Return Of The King DVD.

Chosen answer: Since he does do the interviews about the film, I don't believe he's opposed to commentaries. And since he was really the only one working on films at the time the commentaries would have been recorded (Hidalgo especially), it's possible that he simply couldn't be there. Other cast members were working on films also, but Viggo was the only one starring in his, and probably couldn't take the time.

Question: What does Moses' birth mother say in Hebrew as she's getting him ready to take to the river?

Chosen answer: "Yal-di ha-tov veh ha-rach (my good and tender son) Al ti-ra veh al tif-chad (Don't be frightened and don't be scared) My son, I have nothing I can give, but this chance that you may live, I pray we'll meet again, If He will deliver us!"

I was wondering that. Thanks.

Question: The movie is supposed to be three years after the first movie, which would make her 18. But on all the trailers, they say she is 21. Why is this?

Chosen answer: I have visited a lot of websites and they all say the movie is supposed to be taking place 5 years after the first one and that would put her at about 21 since it should be a little after her birthday. Don't assume because this movie's made 3 years after the first that that's how long after the first one it's meant to be set.

Question: Jack made me think of this; was there any sort of class action law suit filed against White Star Liners by the survivors and the family members of those that did not, and what was the total amount of money awarded, if any, to any individual claims?

Chosen answer: A lawsuit against White Star Line was brought on behalf of the Titanic survivors. The steamship line was exonerated. Survivors did recieve a small amount compensation. If any good came from this disaster it would be the addition of life boats to all ocean going passenger vessels.

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Question: When and how did the Great War end? I know the original Transformers ended its US run after the 3-part Headmasters, but Generation 1 continued on in Japan in Super God Masterforce, Victory, Zone, Return of Convoy, and Operation: Combination. Which cartoon ending is considered "official," the US one which finished its run in the 80's with Headmasters or the Japanese one that ended in 1992 with Operation: Combination?

Chosen answer: It is whichever ending you want. There is no 'real' set or canon ending to the war. The only semi-resolution is Beast Wars occasionally hints at the Autobots winning (before the Maximal upgrade). However, Beast Wars is a combination of the US cartoon and the US comic, and excludes most of the Japanese continuity. So it is really up to you as to what you want to believe. Most people seem to 'accept' the US universe, ending with Beast Machines.

Question: Rasputin and Hellboy each say Hellboy's real name towards the end. I didn't catch it properly, what exactly do they say, and what (if anything) does the phrase/name mean in English?

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: According to the comic books, his name is Anung Un Rama, or 'World Destroyer, The Great Beast.'

Question: Why do the gang decide to kill Kobayashi (when they are dressed as repair men and shoot the other two men in the elevator)?

Chosen answer: Keaton doesn't believe in Keyser Soze, and is so convinced that Kobayashi is the one pulling the strings and manipulating them. They figure that if they take HIM out, they are home free.

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Question: Producers are currently unsure as to whether Martin Sheen is returning for another season. Even if he does though, in due course he'll have to be replaced, unless they include a constitutional rewrite into the script giving him 3 terms of office. I've heard reports that in the coming season a few characters will be introduced who might replace him as president. My question is, wouldn't the incoming president have his own principal staff, meaning that the current cast would need to be almost entirely replaced, not just the president?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: The current 'Inside Scoop' is that Bingo Bob would become Prez, keeping at least Will (Joshua Malina) in the show. It could be extrapolated that the producers will offer the main cast to continue with the show, and work out a storyline where Bingo Bob would offer them to stay with him.

Question: Is there any website where there are some good photos of Aliens and Predators? I checked the website but they're not that good. Any help, please?

Chosen answer: IMDB's Miscelleanous section for this movie has a bunch of websites loaded with photos.

Question: What is the proposition that Needles offers Marty, which gets him into trouble with the boss?

Chosen answer: The movie never states the details of the proposition. The audience is supposed to assume that Needles and Marty had previously talked about it off screen.

Brian C Friesner

Question: Anyone know the name of the song playing in the dome when Bill and Ted visit? I know it's supposed to be by the Wyld Stallyns but what is its actual name and artist in real life?

Chosen answer: The song is called 'In Time' and it is performed by Robbi Robb.

Alan Sproul

Question: When Jason Bourne is running from the Hotel Brecker, he runs under a bridge over a main highway. The bridge is on a diagonal and it looks like the bridge Lola ran under in 'Run, Lola, Run' which was also set in Russia and starred Franka Potente. Was the same bridge used in both movies, and if not, what are the names of the two bridges?

Chosen answer: "Run, Lola, Run" was not set in Russia, but in Berlin, and was shot there. Parts of "The Bourne Supremacy" were shot in Berlin, too. So chances are, it's simply the same bridge. I seem to remember seeing the same bridge in "Wings of Desire" (Der Himmel ueber Berlin). Perhaps it's just the most accessible for filming.

Ioreth

Question: After Evie has finished reading from the golden book, we see a shot of Imhotep holding Rick by the neck and Rick's face is now blue. Why is that?

Chosen answer: He is being strangled. Asphyxiation makes your face turn a bluish colour from lack of oxygen.

Twotall

Question: This might be regarded as some as an obvious question, but I can't figure it out. In the first movie, when Neo is rescued, it is 1999 in the Matrix, and Morpheus tells him that humankind was taken over by machines sometime in the near future of the Matrix. Now, obviously the machines don't want the humans to find out about this, and they've kept history pretty much accurate so far (with minor alterations to explain the existence of 'agents,' 'rebels,' and so forth) so obviously they can't cycle too far into the future. But they can't stay where they are (if people were born, aged, and died in the space of a few calendar years a lot more people would reject the Matrix) or 'reset' things (same outcome.) They presumably have a way of dealing with this problem; what is it?

Chosen answer: There is no reason to assume that history inside the Matrix would bring about the exact same events as happened in the real world. Even if the humans did start to make the developments that, in the real world, gave rise to the mashines and the Matrix, the machines can simply avoid that end result inside the Matrix. For all we know, the machines were planning to have the humans in the Matrix follow the timeline presented by Star Trek rather than what actually happened. Bear in mind too that the Architect mentioned previous Ones and Zions - every time the matrix is reloaded they start at the same point.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: Before the "Whoo Hoo" song in the House of Blue Leaves the group sang another song. It's not in the soundtrack. What's its title?

Chosen answer: 'I'm Blue' or 'I walk like Jayne Mansfield'.

Question: Who are the aliens that were attacked by the Army? Do they have any connection to Duddits or Mr Gray?

Chosen answer: They are the same species as Mr Gray - note that Morgan Freeman's description of their appearance is the same as the form Mr Gray took before possesing Jonesey. As to how Mr Gray got so far away from the other aliens, or why they were mowed down while he was almost unstoppable is anyone's guess - this movie is a mess.

Question: In the 2004 DVD of Empire Strikes Back, they re-dubbed Boba Fett's voice. Does anyone know why and who they replaced his old voice with?

Chosen answer: Jeremy Bulloch's voice was dubbed over by Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett (Boba's father) in Attack of the Clones. This was probably done because, as revealed in Episode II, Boba is actually a clone of Jango, rather than a biological son.

Question: How did Don Rafael make the connection that Alejandro was the new Zorro?

Chosen answer: He recognized that Bernardo was really Diego de la Vega and he realized that the young Zorro he had seen earlier could not have been Don Diego. He then deduced that the new Zorro looked similar to Don Alejandro (and was probably warned by Captain Love that Don Alejandro was hiding someting) and made the decision.

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