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Question: About 20 minutes from the end of Return of the Jedi, Carrie Fischer gets shot by one of the Storm Troopers. Is it just me, or when she falls, does Harrison Ford grab her boob?

Chosen answer: Yes, it certainly seems that way. Tradition holds that Princess Leia's wince of pain at that point is actually Carrie Fisher's wince at Harrison Ford ruining the shot, or so she thought.

DavidK93

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Question: What does the insult "Fafanapolie" mean? I don't know if it's spelled correctly but the meaning is what I really want to know.

Chosen answer: "Va fa Napoli" means go to Naples (Joey is speaking Italian). What Joey probably meant to say was "vaffanculo" which is a very rude saying in Italian.

Shay

Question: Does anyone know why in pictures Cole always had a streak of light above his head?

Chosen answer: That sparkle represented the dead people who were always hanging around Cole. Being in his presence, with his power to interact with the dead, caused them to have a physical signal to a perceiver of absolute truth: a camera.

Phoenix

Question: On the Deluxe Edition DVD, disc 2, there is a documentary about the Shoah Foundation. I couldn't find any credits for it, but the narrator sounded an awful lot like Morgan Freeman. Is it him?

Chosen answer: Yes, it is.

Chimera

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Question: On one of the 'American Idol 3' episodes, there is a clip of Homer punching Simon Cowell, and Barney is dressed up as a maid, saying, "You told me no-one would get hurt." Was this actually on an episode of the Simpsons, or just a new clip?

Chosen answer: This clip was taken from the season 15 episode "Smart and Smarter".

Dandude776 1

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Question: As I didn't watch all the series of Angel this may have been explained in the show. I thought vampires couldn't have children he told Buffy in and episode that vampires couldn't have children? (it was the episode where angel lost his soul on Buffys birthday?).

Chosen answer: It's precisely because vampires can't have children that everyone is so amazed at Angel's getting Darla pregnant. It's a Big Deal because Connor is so unique in the whole history of the world.

Carl Fink

Question: Why exactly did David Lynch have his name removed from the TV version?

Chosen answer: Because it was edited in a way he didn't approve of. The film was actually over 3 hours long, and it was trimmed by about an hour for the cinema version, and then a certain amount of pick and mix went on to come up with the video version.

David Mercier

Question: If only three of the guys are sprinters, and Sanka Coffee is not, how can Sanka keep up with the others when they're doing their push-starts?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: They are sprinters and so can run very fast on dry land whilst NOT pushing a huge metal bobsled. They can pushstart faster than most teams but nowhere near sprinter speeds. Sanka is used to pushstarts like this from his pushcart races and so is able to keep up over the short starts.

roboc

Question: I don't quite understand the joke that Jack said to the doctor about the lesser of two weevils. Can anyone tell me what it means?

Chosen answer: It's a play on the old saying "the lesser of two evils."

Xofer

Question: I think Nathan is played by Paul Guilfoyle, however, after checking and double-checking I can't see Nathan on the end credits. Am I right, and does anybody know why he wasn't credited?

Chosen answer: According to IMDB.com, Paul Guilfoyle did play Nathan, though he wasn't credited for the role.

Xofer

Question: Why exactly does Carter hide from Lee behind the street post, when they are going to tell the FBI to pull their men out of the building, that the kidnapper is supposedly in?

Chosen answer: Because he doesn't believe that Lee is right. He thinks that he's just going to annoy the FBI and so he doesn't want to be seen to be involved.

roboc

Question: What is the 'wheel of fire' that Frodo is talking about on the slopes of Mount Doom?

Chosen answer: Sauron's eye.

Xofer

Question: I thought that there were only 2 raptors, and one got trapped in the freezer. How were there then two attacking the characters near the entry of the visitor center at the end of the movie?

Coconut

Chosen answer: There were three raptors. Remember Muldoon saying "When she came in she took over and killed all but two of the others," in reference to the largest one. Doctor Sattler locked one in the underground power room before making it back to the visitor center; Doctor Grant later asked her if she was sure there were only two left and she made the comment "Yes, unless they somehow learn to open doors." Which in the next scene with Lex and Tim we find out is possible since another raptor did in fact open a door. Tim and Lex locked one in the freezer, and still had one after them; the second one that appeared in the visitor center was the one Sattler faced before, that's why she was so surprised when seeing it.

David Mercier

Question: Does anyone know the name of the hymn played by the 4 string players at the end of the film, just before they say, "It's been a pleasure playing with you all tonight"?

Chosen answer: It's "Nearer my God to thee."

David Mercier

Question: At the end, is Cyrus a ghost or a real person? If he's a ghost, why can he be seen without the glasses?

Chosen answer: He's alive. He faked his death at the beginning of the movie to get Arthur and his children into the house, because only then would he be able to force Arthur to engage the 13th Ghost. When Cyrus is seen at the end of the movie, he is disguised with the blood patch to make it appear that he is dead to a casual observer with the glasses (everyone is wearing them at this point) and prevent Arthur from being able to figure out his plan.

Phoenix

Question: What is the meaning of bit at the end of the movie, the big guy with the sunglasses? It shows Andy's 'sidekick' and the guy on stage, who was in the suit entertaining the crowd?

Chosen answer: We're supposed to wonder if Andy didn't really fake his own death.

Xofer

Question: Does anyone know where I can find a script for this film, preferably a free one?

Chosen answer: Go to http://www.allmoviescripts.com/scripts/5773164523f305abc3f7c1.html.

J I Cohen

Question: I've seen this movie several times, but could someone tell me if the alien or Riddick killed Fry?

Chosen answer: The alien did it. Riddick is just starting to change a little bit, but he is pretty upset by her death nonetheless.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Is it true there's going to be another 'Willy Wonka' movie starring Johnny Depp?

Chosen answer: Yes. Tim Burton will direct the film and Johnny Depp will star as Wonka. The name of the film will be, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', just like the book that the movies are based on. Filming is scheduled to begin in May 2004.

Super Grover

Question: As none of the evil armies knew that the Rohirrim were coming for a surprise attack on the Pelennor Fields, why did they have the Mumakil, as they wouldn't really be able to attack Minas Tirith apart from damaging a few walls, they would have just got stuck behind the hordes of orcs (who wouldn't have run away towards Osgiliath) So why have them?

Chosen answer: Sauron's forces are attacking Gondor, their primary foe in that part of Middle-Earth - this is not a time for holding anything back; they're going to throw everything that they've got into the mix. Anyway, they may well have suspected that the Rohirrim were going to get involved - it seems highly likely that Sauron's agents would have noticed the lighting of the beacons calling the Rohirrim to battle.

Tailkinker

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