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Question: Why did Knuckles say "wait, that wasn't the deal" after noticing Robotnik trying to steal the master emerald?

Answer: Because Robotnik was betraying him. Dr. Robotnik promised to help Knuckles get the Master Emerald, so they could use it to defeat Sonic. But Robotnik was using him all along because he wanted the Master Emerald for himself... he never actually cared about Knuckles and never intended to help him get the Emerald. Thus, Knuckles is shocked and says that Robotnik taking the Emerald for himself was not part of their deal.


Question: Why didn't Mid Size Sedan age sooner since he was there longer than the others?

Answer: Guests with medical conditions were given drugs in their drinks, and so they didn't age as fast as the others did.

Answer: He probably traced the high frequency (that only Superman and dogs could hear) waves Lex spoke to him on when Superman was standing in the street listening to Lex. This guided him to the signal where he was underground.

Question: Why does Obi-Wan want to watch over Luke, but nobody needs to watch Leia?

Answer: Leia was placed into the care of a very wealthy family, and would be given protection 24/7. Luke, on the other hand, was placed into the care of a very secluded home and a poor family, with almost little to no protection from outside dangers. Luke would have been more at risk if the Empire found out who he was.

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Question: Why was Vitaly initially harsh and hostile towards Alex and his friends?

Question: What song is everyone whistling while they're carrying the giant egg?

Answer: The music playing while they are carrying the giant egg is from, "The Bridge on the River Kwai." It's a classic World War II movie, soldiers marching into a Japanese prison camp are whistling that tune.

Answer: The song being played is "Colonel Bogey March", which has the whistling in it. No one carrying the egg were whistling themselves though. Although in one shot I did see a character breathing out (something people do when lifting or carrying heavy things) which might look like he's whistling.


Answer: When Kyle looked in the telephone book for her address, it was 309. The Terminator also found Sarah J. Connor listed as 309 Calder. When she comes out of her apartment, 225 is on the door.


Question: What were the Count and the bus driver arguing about?

Question: How much money was in the cases the bad guys lost?

Uh, wouldn't a stack of $100 million in cash be too big to fit in a case?

Answer: Yes, it was a goof that no-one caught (according to Alex Borstein). And this mistake has already been listed.


Question: What caused the monorail track to collapse?

Question: Where was Jackson when Shelby was dying?

Answer: He was at the hospital, often by her bedside. He signs the permission form to remove Shelby from life support. Later, at the cemetery, M'Lynn says she was the only one in the family able to remain in the room as Shelby passed. Jackson, Drum, and Shelby's two brothers were too emotionally devastated to stay and went to the waiting area. As in the entire movie, there was more focus on M'Lynn and Shelby's relationship and a mother's reaction to losing her daughter.

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Thank you. I watched it again and saw that. I don't know how I missed it.

Question: What illness does Robert's father have?

Answer: Within this movie's storyline he has leprosy.

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Question: Why was he removing the womens' eyes?

Answer: I remember him inserting broken mirror shards into the dead women's eyes so he could see himself "transforming" into the dragon while having sex with their corpses.

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Question: What was hidden in the rolls?

Answer: No, she doesn't, but Tony is shot and killed.

Answer: No, she doesn't, but Tony is shot and killed.

Question: When Korben first drops of Leeloo at the Priest's apartment, he is wearing a tank top. At the seam of his shoulder running vertically is a scar. The year before, Die Hard with a Vengeance premiered and McClane was injured in that same spot. Seemed like a strange bit to add to T5E. Did anyone recall any backstory or explanation for that scar? Other than his general only survivor of his unit (don't tell Fingers, that deserter!) description.

Question: So sawing through the thick chain would take too long. What about the padlock which is much thinner? Does flesh plus bone take less time than a thin padlock?

Answer: Nope. Wouldn't work. Per a quick Google search: Padlocks are typically made with hardened steel specifically to make them impenetrable by basic tools like hacksaws. That's why power-tools, bolt cutters or torches are often used to break padlocks... you can't just saw through them with a regular hacksaw.


Question: Why did Jack speed the train up? All he did was try pressing the emergency brake button. That particular train had a combined power handle (pushing it forward is the throttle, pulling it backwards is the service brake).

Answer: I think you're asking why he didn't manually apply the brakes after the button didn't work. A very simple reason for this, Jack is a cop, not a train driver. There is no way he would've known how to do that and didn't have the luxury of time to try to figure it out.

Answer: Jack mentioned he wanted to speed it up to make it "jump the track." How that would help the situation is unclear but I'm guessing by jumping the track, the train could split or break somehow where the bar Annie was handcuffed to could break and Annie could be free from the pole (but still cuffed of course). It was a chance Jack probably thought was better than nothing.

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