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Question: Who is the actress playing the flight attendant that listens to the guys in the bathroom with disgust?

Celldweller55

Answer: Lara Cox is not the flight attendant. "Cute Girl on Plane" was the 2nd girl to enter the scene and overhear the boys in the bathroom. I was unable to find who played the flight attendant and she may have just been a featured extra. I suspect Lara Cox is a member of S.A.G. and that's how she got a credited role and the other lady is not a member and was just hired as a background actor, which is why she's not credited (most extras are not credited).

Bishop73

Ah, good looking there. ^^ I was going by the best that I could find.

Quantom X Premium member

Answer: If I'm able to figure out who the correct person is by the IMDb listings, I think she's credited as Cute Girl On Plane, with the actress playing her being Lara Cox. That's the closest thing I could find in the IMDb listings to a flight attendant, as I don't think customs officer counts.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: Why did Whitney hide the key to his house that poorly (in the flowerpot on the porch)?

Answer: Many people do this-hide a house key in an outside place that they think is secure when in fact, most burglars would know to look there.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why didn't Miss Honey or any of the other teachers report Miss Trunchbull's abuse?

raph

Answer: The "real world" answer is that it's a movie, and without Trunchbull, there's no villain at the school for Matilda to battle. Within the context of the film, everyone, including the staff, is afraid of her and fear if they speak up, she'll retaliate.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What did the emperor mean when he said "only now at the end, do you understand?"

Answer: The Emperor meant that he had lured the Rebellion into a trap at Endor, and that Luke came to confront the Emperor believing that Vader ultimately would turn back to the light. The Emperor believed in that moment that he had won, that if Luke would not turn to the dark side then he would murder him and Vader would do nothing to stop him, and that Luke's optimism was misplaced. Of course he was wrong, the Rebellion was saved and Vader did turn, but the Emperor never thought it would happen in a million years.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why does Christine sing "in sleep he sang to me..." on her way to the cemetery?

debbi.ee

Answer: She sings this on the way to the cemetery because she is thinking of the effect the Phantom has on her. This deeply troubles her as he suddenly went from a paternal figure/angel to just a man who harbors obsessive and lust-filled emotions which frightened her (as did his temper). As a child, the Phantom would sing Christine to sleep which gave her comfort she held on to. By singing this line, it shows how Christine still holds on to that comfort he provided her with and allowed him to get into her head. This emphasizes the powerful psychological hold the Phantom has over Christine. It would explain why she was still so easily drawn to him during the masquerade and wandering child scene, and was still attached to the comfort of his music. Even after all she saw him do, she still felt haunted by him.

Consumed - S5-E6

Question: How did Daryl get separated from the group with Carol?

Answer: Noah falls behind, and Daryl stops to help him. Carol moves ahead and is struck by a police car. Noah stops Daryl from interfering.

Question: After her death, what does Forrest buy his mother?

Answer: According to Forrest she "died on a Tuesday" and he "bought her a new hat with little flowers on it" and that's all he had to say about that.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Why can't the kids tell the reporters that they found Chester Copperpot's remains at the entrance of the cave since he's been missing and dead for years as seen in the newspaper at the beginning?

adamtrainman@aol.com

Answer: Even though it's never seen, they might have told them eventually.

Question: Towards the end of the movie, after he kidnaps her a second time, Christine originally has on her outfit from Don Juan but then has time to change into the white wedding dress. Why did she change? Did he make her change into that? I understand from like a movie point of view that it's a different song/act.

Answer: The Phantom forced her to change into the wedding dress shortly after he kidnapped her the second time. He intended to make Christine his "bride."

raywest Premium member

Question: I have a problem with the scene where Chuck makes a fire by rubbing sticks. While it is possible to make a fire by the rubbing sticks, don't you need to run the stick against bamboo for the trick to work?

Answer: The point of the scene is that he has no idea what he's doing.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: You can use any wood (although technically bamboo is a grass and not wood), it just should be very dry wood. He's employing the fire trench method where the friction is created by rubbing one stick at a 45° angle against a trench in a wood plank (his trench looks to have been created because the plank was slit).

Bishop73

Actually, I looked up how to make a fire by rubbing sticks because asking this question, and I misread it as suggesting using bamboo. It was actually suggesting using coconut wood.

Question: Did the emotions know that Riley missed Minnesota before she admitted it? Was the sad core memory a possible clue?

Answer: The other emotions are certainly aware that Riley misses Minnesota, Anger especially. He complains quite a bit about how much he hates San Francisco. What the emotions don't seem to realise is that missing Minnesota is making Riley incredibly sad. Because Joy works so hard to suppress sad feelings, the other emotions don't seem to understand that by not allowing Riley to acknowledge her feelings they are causing her to become depressed.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: After being locked up in a room, how did Noah know that Ivy went to the woods?

Rayudu Singaraju

Answer: He could have overheard some discussion about it or observed Ivy and the others from a window as they headed to the woods.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Dom and Brian decided to double cross the train heist in the first place? They are already on the run, what differences does it make when they found out the cars they're robbing has been seized by the DEA? Isn't it easier to just complete the job and get the money after the heist is done?

Answer: Dom decided on the double cross when he realised the DEA had seized the cars and Zizi was only interested in one car. It turned out to be a much more complicated job than simply stealing three cars from a collector, they were actually retrieving seized property from the United States government. The crew was hired under false pretenses and he didn't trust his employer to follow through on his end of the deal. Stealing the GT40 was leverage to make sure he and his crew were properly paid for putting their necks on the line and exposing them to even more risk.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Did Ralph know Turbo when the "Turbo Time" game was in the arcade? Did Turbo know Ralph at that time?

Answer: While they never show that Ralph and turbo actually knew one another there are some clues in the movie to at least allude to the fact that they knew of each other. Ralph knows what going turbo means when asked at the beginning of the movie in the bad guy anon group and turbo (as king candy) has a line when he first sees Ralph that goes, "Milk my duds! You're Wreck-it-Ralph" meaning he knew him at least by name.

oddy knocky

Question: When Calhoun punches Ralph as he's watching the Random Roster Race, is she aware that he is Felix's friend that they were trying to find? If so, does Calhoun have a liking for Ralph even though she was angry with him for bringing a cy-bug into "Sugar Rush"? Would she be worried about him and try to rescue him if he was in danger of getting killed by a cy-bug?

Answer: Yes she is aware of who he is (She saw him in the escape pod with the Cy-bug) Just because she hates him for what he caused doesn't mean she will not help him if he is in danger.

Question: When his dog got infected, why didn't the doc use the same cure that worked on the mouse/rat to cure her, or at least try? Did I just miss him doing it? I would think he'd try anything to cure his dog before killing her to keep her from suffering. I know the cure didn't work on humans in the first trial, but it did work on an animal. So...?

Answer: He gave the dog the cure and it seemed to work at first but quickly the dog began to turn. Neville was forced to euthanize the dog as a result. The cure wasn't perfected until later in the movie.

BaconIsMyBFF

A Thing I'll Never Understand - S6-E4

Question: Who sent Vic the barn toy? Some people on the internet say she bought it online (like eBay or Craig's list), but I don't remember seeing her be online to buy stuff. Plus, it didn't seem like she was doing much to prepare to have the baby, so it would seem odd that buying a used barn toy would be one of the first things she buys.

Bishop73

Question: The first Robocop 2 attempt managed to commit suicide by shooting himself at where I assume the brain was located. Wasn't this a major oversight in design that the cyborg wasn't made out of hard/thick enough metal so it wouldn't be possible to kill it with a single shot?

Answer: It became apparent that the original Robocop was an extremely lucky one-off success, as the second-generation Robocop experiments were thwarted by incompatibilities that drove the human subjects quite mad. The second-generation Robocop experiments were, thus, probably not outfitted with bulletproof armor in the test stages, just in case they went crazy and had to be put down.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: The two failed RoboCop 2s wound and perhaps killed a person. Weren't they programmed with the prime directives?

Answer: They were programmed with the prime directives but Alex Murphy was a special case. His strong moral fiber and dedication to his profession allowed him to remain sane and accept the directives. The failed specimens never accepted their programming.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Hob (the kid) offers the governor of Detroit 50 million in exchange for his uninvolvement in their drug sales. Didn't the laboratory and their chemist perish in an explosion earlier? How are they planning on creating the drugs?

Answer: They are not going to keep just one lab for all the drugs they make, and they are not going to allow just one chemist to assist in the making of said drugs. Obviously they have others.

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