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Question: Why were members of John's former team given new identities?

Answer: Possibly so any surviving enemies they encountered on previous missions and or tours of duty couldn't hunt them down and kill them for revenge.

Question: Did White Castle sell cheeseburgers in this time period?

Answer: Absolutely. White Castle is credited as the first "fast food" chain in the United States. The company began its traditional brick and mortar, fast food burger operation in 1921 but had operated as a food cart company since 1916.

BaconIsMyBFF

Dead Air - S2-E11

Question: How could the dead girl's watch show the time of death?

Answer: Louisa's watch was broken during the struggle to get away from her attacker.

Bishop73

No Laughing Matter/No Spoilers - S2-E21

Question: After Lola thinks that Luan made a doll pun, and she laughs, why does her response anger Luan? Was Lola not really amused?

Question: If the Mayor's death is only in the extended edition, then why was there no mention of it in the theatrical edition? Also, why wouldn't the town stand up to Berringer for killing their Mayor?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Question: Hansel said in the end that Augsburg knows who they are now. Does that mean they know that murdering his and Gretel's parents was wrong?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Question: Does Violet stay blue and Mike remain incredibly thin and tall after they leave the factory?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: There is a scene at the end of the film showing the children leaving the factory. It shows the changes ARE permanent. Mike stays stretched and Violet stays blue. She is also impossibly flexible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBOvtKI73yc.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: In the book, it's implied that they did.

Brian Katcher

Question: Why was Roger and Anita's wedding in the newspaper?

Answer: It was typical for marriages to be announced in the print newspapers, just like births and deaths. They are public notices.

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Question: Did Charlie ever work at the skate shop?

Question: How old are Tony and Tia in this movie?

Answer: In "Escape To Witch Mountain", Tony tells the lady in charge of the children's home that their foster parents adopted them when Tia was 3 and Tony was 5. "Escape" possibly takes place 6 years after they were adopted, making them 9 and 11 in "Escape", and 12 and 14 in "Return".

Question: Paul lived to be an old old man because John touched him. Did Malinda live to be an old women since John healed her of cancer? Nothing was ever said about her but Mr. Jingles lived to be an old mouse.

Answer: Yes she lived for very long and ailment free. But you gotta know Elaine was already much older than Paul was, so even though she lived very long, Paul outlived her. He specifically mentioned her, saying something in the lines of "eventually I even outlived Elaine."

lionhead

I think you are confusing Melinda and Elaine. Elaine is the woman Paul is recounting his story to, she is considerably younger than him and yet he outlives her. Melinda is the wife of the warden who John Coffey heals. It is not said how long she lives but since Paul specifically mentions his long life being a curse for his role in John's execution, we can assume she was not particularly long lived as he was.

BaconIsMyBFF

Yes, of course. Melinda. I got the idea that the people who John Coffey heals have long life without ailments. Paul and the mouse are the living proof of that, so why not Melinda? I meant to say Melinda was I think already older than Paul when she was healed by Coffey (although the actress was 40 when this film was made) and thus her life was extended, but less so. She may have died even after Paul's wife, even though he mentions her first. It's still probably been a while though.

lionhead

Melinda's fate after John heals her is never mentioned. Paul believes he has been cursed with long life as punishment for his role in John's execution. That to me indicates that Melinda didn't live a particularly long life. If she had Paul would have no reason to believe he was being punished.

BaconIsMyBFF

Besides Mr. Jingles.

lionhead

Answer: It would appear, based on what Paul says, that only he and Mr. Jingles were gifted (cursed?) with long life. Paul specifically mentions outliving his family and friends and is shown outliving Elaine as well. Paul speculates that his long life is punishment for his role in executing John, but he says nothing of why Mr. Jingles lives for so long.

BaconIsMyBFF

Paul says that he believed that what happened to Mr. Jingles was an accident. Meaning he was never supposed to have a long life but, during Del's execution, a small bit of John's healing power accidentally went into Mr. Jingles.

Question: Does anyone know the correct or approximate number of Vampire offspring featured in the movie? This includes any on screen, off screen, or any offspring that were killed during the end of the film.

Joshua Stroupe

Answer: There's no way of knowing. Only that being with three women for four hundred years, it could be anywhere in the billions. Especially when their seen after Dracula used the Frankenstein Monster to give them life.

Question: Why did Doug kill Harry when he saw the tear roll down Melina's face? It seemed like it proved something to Doug.

Answer: The tear proved to Doug that the pain Melina felt when she couldn't bring herself to kill him was genuine. It also showed him that Melina was in actual fear of her life, that she was struggling to get through to him and Harry's pleas were a success. When she sees him begin to raise his gun, she fears she will be killed and sheds a tear. Doug believes that this is too real of an emotional response to be faked or just be a figment of his imagination.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Is there any way to watch the two deleted segments?

MikeH

Question: Kimble's wife suffered from severe head trauma. Wouldn't his defense attorney demand her 911 transcript be stricken, as her serious brain damage could have caused her to say anything?

Brian Katcher

Answer: His attorney could have done that, but I doubt such a strategy would have been successful, for two reasons. First, proving that she was just "saying anything" would be difficult at best, given that she wasn't just spouting random nonsense...she was speaking directly about what had happened. The prosecutor would have pointed out that she had been coherent (i.e., in control of her thoughts/speech) enough to a) dial 911, b) stay on topic, c) relay information, and d) name her killer (or so they believe). And second, given this high burden of proof, going with "this murder victim was just babbling as a result of the brain damage she suffered when she was brutally clubbed to death" probably wouldn't have gone over well with a jury.

Answer: I'd say this was a definite plot hole. Basing Kimble's guilt on a dying, brain-damaged woman's incoherent mumbling was unrealistic. His guilty verdict in real life would never have happened this way.

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Question: When Joel and the police are talking about whether or not to go to the press about the first photo girl, why does Joel decide that a certain officer should deal with the press?

Question: Where were the Durmstrang and Beauxbaton students during lessons? I never saw them in any and surely they weren't excused from their final year of education?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It's not explained where they go during lessons but it is a safe bet that they don't sit in on lessons. Each school has their own way of teaching and subjects. So it's possible they may have had lessons with Karkaroff and Madame Maxine in their own area.

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Answer: The Durmstrang and Beauxbaton students slept inside their respective vehicles while at Hogwarts. The Durmstrangs arrived by ship and the Beauxbatons on the flying carriage, which in the book was the size of a house. In the movie, they probably would have enlarged the interior with an extendable charm (like the Weasley's tent at the Quidditch World Cup. As most of the visiting students likely didn't speak English well, classes would be probably be taught separately, inside their living quarters or a designated space within the Hogwarts castle.

raywest Premium member

I thought there was one line in the books about the Beauxbatons students rooming with the Ravenclaws and the Durmstrang students with the Slytherins-or were those just their table assignments for meals?

I'd say it was only for meals and maybe the common rooms. The Hogwarts house dorms had a limited number of beds. There may have been some unassigned ones but not enough for all the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students.

raywest Premium member

Of course with Hogwarts being host to one of the greatest sorcerers of all time along with plenty of other strongly magical wizards and witches there is the possibility of them putting a charm on the rooms to accommodate them.

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: Where did Jack put his handcuff key after unlocking the cuffs from the guy who shot the bus driver? He could have used them to unlock Annie later.

Answer: It is never shown or mentioned what happened to the key so any answer would be speculation. A lot of time has passed between when Jack uses the key and the subway scene. Jack could have lost the key or intentionally put it down and not picked it back up at any point.

BaconIsMyBFF

Also, he would not have known he was going to need the key. So why keep it.

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: Why does Kroenen turn that key on his body? I thought it would be to help increase his speed but, he is very fast without turning it.

Answer: The internal machinery that powers him is clockwork. It needs to be wound like a watch every so often. He releases most of the tension when he fakes his death.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What happened to Cinna? It looked some men came into the room and started beating him up. But what happened to him after?

Answer: They don't show what happens to him in this film, but Katniss is told in "Mockingjay" that they think Cinna was killed during interrogations. Even in the books his death is unclear. In "Catching Fire" she sees him dragged away, bloody and unconscious. And then in "Mockingjay", Katniss tells the readers "Plutarch's sources believe he was killed during interrogation."

Bishop73

There is also a line where she asks coin at the end of this film (been a while since I watched these) where she bluntly says, "they killed him. Cinna. Didn't they?" And the response is a simple yes.

Ssiscool Premium member

There's also a scene in Mockingjay Part 1 where Effie is showing Cinna's costume drawings to Katniss. Katniss asks if Cinna is dead, and Effie says that he is, though she does not elaborate on how.

raywest Premium member

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