Questions about specific movies, TV shows and more

These are questions relating to specific titles. General questions for movies and TV shows are here. Members get e-mailed when any of their questions are answered.

Question: Obi-wan is the one who asked for a new Padawan. When it turns out that Anakin will be Ahsoka's Master, why is nobody ever assigned to Obi-wan?

Question: Where are those golden doors located in Italy that Paris and Romeo fight in front of at the tomb?

Question: Why does Joanna tell Peter that she got fired from Chotchkie's? She quit. She told her manager that she didn't need her job and walked away.

Answer: She never said she quit though. She did say she didn't need the job, but only walked away from her manager while he was talking to her. She would have been fired for flipping him and customers off (and her attitude), which Brian kind of makes fun of her for later.


Question: Two-part question:1. Why does Bane have his mask off in Blackgate? 2. Why is he carrying a sample of his untested TN-1 drug with him?


Question: How come while everyone else was looking worried, Hermione was smiling when Hagrid brought Buckbeak out to show the class?

Answer: Hermione has probably read about Hippogriffs already. Maybe she is excited about seeing one. And she is probably trying to keep a positive attitude for Hagrid, who is a new teacher.

Question: Couldn't the ragdolls have run away? Why did they have to fight the machine when they could have simply left?

Answer: The machines could have followed them anywhere, the only way to be free is to destroy them.

Question: In Kissingtown, if the fortune-teller girl is actually Snow White in disguise, why did she only point out the mirror's location after Virginia gave her money?

Answer: It was a test of Virginia's kindness and patience. Snow White wanted to observe how she would act.

Question: It's stated by Vader in the previous film how much he wanted to capture Luke for the Emperor by using the carbonite freezer. Boba Fett knew this. So why didn't Boba Fett take Luke into his custody to take him back to Vader instead of letting Jabba kill him with the sarlac pit?


Answer: Boba did attempt to grapple Luke with his whipcord.


Answer: Luke was a Jedi Master. He knew taking him wouldn't easy. Bobo Fett went after thugs, aliens he knew would be easy to catch. Besides, the bounty he received would have made him wealthy, plus he stayed with Jabba, which means he was on his payroll.

Answer: Doing this would require Boba Fett to either convince Jabba to give Luke to him (not likely) or he'd have to steal Luke from him and ruin their business relationship. Also Boba Fett and Darth Vader never appeared particularly chummy with each other and Fett has personally witnessed Vader totally screw Lando over in their own deal, so from multiple angles any operation to take Luke in for himself and claim a reward from the Empire is likely more trouble than it's worth.


Question: Luke gets everyone together at Jabba's palace in order to rescue Han Solo. Why didn't Luke just get a bunch of Rebel fighters to storm the palace? They had the fleet available, so they could have easily overpowered Jabba and his guards without having to resort to risking all of his friends in an overly complicated rescue attempt, and they wouldn't have had to bother with the whole sarlac pit fight at all.


Answer: The fleet was getting ready for the final battle to destroy the new Death Star. Rescuing Han was a personal rescue mission for Luke and Leia. As far as the fleet was concerned Han was a causality of war. Quote "The sacrificing of one individual to save millions is the corner stone of any civilisation."

Question: Is Callahan holding the binoculars upside down when he is peering down on the apartments looking for Scorpio? He is on the rooftop with the Jesus Saves Sign. They look upside down to me. (00:38:39)

Answer: Yes the binoculars are upside down.

Question: Since Bagheera knows where the village is, why not just take infant Mowgli there and save everyone a lot of trouble?


Answer: The animals considered man a strange creature and did not understand their ways, like wearing clothes and shoes. They were scared when Mowgli brought them fire. They only knew jungle ways, they figured the humans would eat him, like any small creature left on his own. Plus they knew man as a hunter and killer.

Answer: He does say in the beginning of the movie that a village wasn't close by he knew where it was but it would have taken him several days to get the baby there. Plus the baby was going to need nourishment, or he would have died.

Question: At the end it shows Dick Best coming off the Enterprise with the rank of Lt. Commander when he started the battle with the rank of Lieutenant. Did he get a promotion during the battle?

Question: Right before Bob brings the Joker the pictures of Knox and Vicki Vale, what are the pictures of the creepy smiling guy in the other room supposed to be of, one of which is him lying on top of a coffin?

Answer: The military nerve gas is Symlex, he stole it because it leaves the victims smiling, like him.

Answer: The Joker had somehow obtained CIA files about DDID nerve gas. The picture is of a dead man, presumably a soldier, killed by the gas. He's not on a coffin though, it looks like sandbags. He's smiling because of the effects of the gas contorted his facial muscles that way, much like how the Joker's Smylex leaves its victims with a big grin.


Question: Can somebody explain this skim business to me? Cause it sounds like they're stealing from their own casinos - what's the point?

Answer: They're not stealing from themselves. The mafia owners are routinely withholding (skimming) a percentage of their casino profits and moving the money out of state before it is officially counted and reported to the government for tax purposes. It is basic tax fraud.

raywest Premium member

Question: Was there a "winner" for the final race in London, or was it forfeited? As far as I could tell, the race was still going on when Mater took Lightning McQueen away to help figure out the lemons' plan involving him.

Question: After getting on to the subway to go home, how did Neil Page have the wherewithal to return to the subway station to look for Dell?

Answer: The answer is shown in the film itself. Neil was having flashbacks about his moments with Del and his last thought shown was Del saying "I haven't been home in years." Neil suspected at that moment something was wrong with Del's situation so Neil went back to check on Del and he was right as Del admitted to him that he was homeless.

Question: At end of movie when Harmonica is bringing Cheyenne back to Sweetwater, do you think he changed his mind to stay or is he just dropping off the body?

Answer: He wasn't bringing Cheyenne back, he merely stopped to take one last look before leaving.

Question: How did the pages of the magazine go missing? It did not seem like he switched to Shooter in between.

Answer: Mort removed the pages without realizing it. He believed Shooter had somehow got hold of the package, opened it, and tore out the pages before he picked it up at the post office. It wasn't shown on-camera that it was Mort who did that, as that would have spoiled the "big reveal" at the end of the movie. The audience is seeing it from Mort's perspective.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Chuck stand up and then spend ages looking at the part of the toilet that had washed up?

Answer: By that time, Chuck had been on the island for four years and was becoming somewhat mentally unstable. When he first sees the toilet wall section washed up against the rocks, he approaches defensively, spear in hand, as if it's something dangerous. He seems to snap back to reality and gradually surmises it is not only benign, but potentially useful. His mind then begins working out he can adapt it as a sail to escape the island.

raywest Premium member

Answer: He couldn't believe it, of all the things to wash ashore it was a toilet. So far everything else he found could be used in a certain way, but a toilet. I didn't see the movie at the theaters but I bet the audiences were roaring with laughter.

I saw it in the theater and no-one wasn't funny. Chuck is seeing the first man-made object he's seen in years, and he's stunned...and maybe he's getting the idea of using it as a sail.

Brian Katcher

It wasn't the actual toilet. It was just the partial wall section of the plastic enclosure for an outdoor portable toilet.

raywest Premium member

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.