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Question: A lot of people in this film sing the song "Danke Shoen." Why do they do this?

Answer: It is a song that easily gets stuck in one's head after hearing it; it's more or less used as a comic effect for this reason. Ferris sings it twice (once in the shower and again in the parade), Mr. Rooney hums it at Ferris' house, and Jeannie sings it when leaving the police station.

Macalou

Question: I think it's just a joke, but is the "token black guy"'s hair changing everytime he's on camera, i.e. afro, buzzcut, cornrows, etc.

Answer: He's supposed to represent the "token black guy" from a lot of teen type movies including the various hairstyles that were worn in those films.

Tobin OReilly

Question: Was it really Tobey's body both times in the mirror?

Answer: Yes, he worked out a lot to get into that condition. On the DVD commentary, Raimi states that one of the first scenes shot was where Tobey takes off his shirt and is not in great shape while one of the last ones shot was the one in the mirror you are referring to.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Question: Why does Jess's sister insult Jess and her future mother-in-law by calling them cows? Aren't cows sacred in India?

Answer: Even though Pinky and her friends are Indian by descent, they're very British, and lots of their language reflects this. Saying that the women are 'cows' is just one example of this. In addition they're Sikh, and cows aren't sacred to Sikhs.

STP Premium member

Question: What is the name of the song that Eugene Levy sings at the house, when he is trying out for wedding singer?

Answer: "Volare", originally performed by Nicola Arigliano in the 50's, but made most popular by Dean Martin.

Question: what happens to Raul's little sister that makes him so upset?

Answer: She gets molested by a drug addict.

William Bergquist

Question: In Spider-Man 2, Scott Spiegel makes an appearance as a man trying to steal a piece of pizza. Does anyone know what role he has in this movie?

Answer: He's the policeman that tells Peter 'we've got the place surrounded' when Uncle Ben's murderer falls to his death.

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Question: I know that in "Fool for Love" Cecily is played by the same actress that plays Halfrek. So, when we see Hallie in "Older and Faraway" and she whispers "William," when she notices Spike, is this directly related to that? I know that names are often changed when becoming a Vengeance demon (example: Aud-Anya), so is Cecily the same character as Halfrek?

Answer: Yes. Rocha confirmed that her characters are the same in an interview.

Phoenix

Question: Bourne did not kill the men at the deal in the beginning of the film, so who did? Matt Damon is definitely playing the killer, as we see his face for brief moments in between shadows, etc. in order for us to think it is him. Was it Kirill, Karl Urban's character? Or the former Treadstone agent?

Answer: It was Kiril, in the pay of the Russian businessman.

scwilliam

Question: Do we ever discover who the ear actually belonged to? Was it Dorothy's husband?

Answer: Yes, it belonged to Dorothy's kidnapped husband.

LuMaria 1

Question: How would you get on the roof of a moving subway? We don't see it in the movie (Jack looks up and starts to climb - cut - Jack is on the roof.... Howard cries 'I'm coming for you Jack and runs - cut - Howard is behind Jack on the roof. after the fight when Howard 'lost his head' - cut - Jack is inside the subway again...).

Answer: Ventilation shafts or roof panels.

Toolio

Question: Near the end of the film, when Sarah dies, where did all the blood come from? Did she hit her head when she fell after the demon was driven out? If so, why did it take so long to start gushing?

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Chosen answer: Yes. It may have taken so long because the blood was probably pooling at the back of her head, which caused her to pass out, then finally built up enough pressure to gush out of the cut or fracture at the back of her head.

Macalou

Question: Just after Mia has to let her hair down from under her hat in class, Lilly says something to stop people saying stuff about Mia's hair. What does she say?

Answer: She wants the class to concentrate on "Voltaire", not "hair". Voltaire was a French writer & philosopher, author of 'Candide'.

marfbody

Question: Does anyone know the story behind the "Creepy Thin Man?" Like why he likes to pull hair and smell it? Anything that helps me understand his character is appreciated.

Answer: This character gets a backstory in the sequel (Charlie's Angels Full Throttle). Supposedly he was a runaway from a circus, who found refuge at an orphanage. He didn't much like haircuts when he was little.

marfbody

Question: What game are they playing at the beginning of the film in the treehouse?

a river runs through it

Chosen answer: Its a game called three-penny-scat. I'm not 100% on the rules, but I think you get three cards, take the value of them (Royalty =10) and whoever gets closest to thirty wins. According to the book, it's one of the most boring games invented but "it was too hot to think about anything more complicated".

SexyIrishLeprechaun

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Question: If Nina wasn't working for the Drazens, then why was she the one calling to tell them about Jack's movements, and Palmer's faked death?

Answer: If she was a mole inside CTU, why couldn't she have been a mole inside the Drazens?

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Question: After killing Bill, the bride takes BB to her car which somebody is in. Who is in her car?

Answer: It's a valet parking attendant, bringing her car around.

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Question: What do the alpha-numeric codes represent? I thought that each chevron had a number or letter assigned to it, but only numbers appear in the last three digits and some numbers repeat themselves, I highly doubt that constellations repeat themselves in the night sky of a planet.

Answer: There are over 50 symbols on the stargate. Each one has an alphanumeric designation. The symbols are numbered, not the chevrons.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Why are Merry and Pippin not surprised to see Gandalf when the company approaches Isengard? It never says that they spoke to Treebeard about him and they are not drunk enough to completely forget that they thought Gandalf was dead.

Answer: They've already seen him alive, shortly after meeting Treebeard for the first time - Treebeard takes them to see 'the white wizard' and we see the pair being dropped in front of somebody wearing white. We're supposed to assume, at the time, that it's Saruman, but, as is revealed, it's actually Gandalf.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What kind of material are Theo's pants that she has on when she's seducing Dwight? And where can I get a pair?

Answer: Leather. Check your local leather clothing shop.

Grumpy Scot

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