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Question: What is the name of the song playing when Evan took Rayleigh on that dinner date before Evan was confronted by Tommy?

Anthony Douglas Ross

Answer: "Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World.

Bishop73

Question: Roughly 12 minutes in during the sidewalk gunfight a person is whacked with a gun after the fight. There is white text that flashes on screen shortly after. What does the text say?

Atestmonkey

Answer: I think the scene you're referring to happens about and hour and nine minutes in. An Indian is knocked off the horse by a union soldier. I couldn't see any text flash on the screen. There are white signs with black letters in the background that belong to the general stores. Maybe you saw the flash of a horse or saddle?

Bishop73

You're right on the time mark. My mistake. I watched an HD version and it wasn't there. Is the one that TCM aired maybe different than the hd version? I wasn't the only one watching who saw it. There were others.

Atestmonkey

You probably just saw the name of the station airing the film. The sidewalk scene with 4 soldiers takes place in the middle of the movie. When you rewind a non-recorded show on a DVR, the minute mark is often how many minutes past the hour it is or how long you've been on that channel. 12 minutes into the movie is when they're turning themselves over to the Union before being slaughtered, a little prior to that is the opening credits and fighting montage scene, but no sidewalks around. Most DVR remotes allow frame by frame and slow motion playback (pause then use the fast forward or rewind button).

Bishop73

It wasn't the name of the station. The text was several lines long from top to bottom in the middle of the screen. You're time mark is right. No text on screen in the HD version I watched. TCM aired the one with the text, don't know if it's different in some way.

Atestmonkey

If you're watching it on a cable channel, it could be their logo that they're flashing on the screen, rather than something that was part of the movie. I see this all the time on movies and other programs I watch on cable.

raywest Premium member

I screen captured it! Could not get it all. Reads at bottom LEFT RIGHT CH 7,8 - English. (?) LBY EDIT 342. 1/23/ (?) TMC.

Question: Why did Wendy ban all the gang when only Squints pulled the kiss on her, and they didn't know about it?

Answer: As far as Wendy is concerned the whole gang is a bunch of miscreants, since they associate with Squints. She doesn't really care if it's fair to ban them all.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What did Bruce Dern say when he was up on the roof staking out the neighbours?

Answer: I watched the YouTube clip. The closed captions interpret it as, "Hey, Ricky, get this limo out of your yard." Listening to it, however, it sounds like he says, "lame-o" (as in a lame person) rather than "limo."

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The closed-caption setting on YouTube is voice-activated, and it often displays typos and "approximate" words when it doesn't recognize the audio output (especially slang terms). In that scene, Rumsfield yells, "Hey, Ricky, get this lame-o out of your yard!" In response, Ricky puts his arm around his friend's shoulders and laughs, "Get out of my yard, Lame-o!"

Charles Austin Miller

Question: How did Karen know there was a game on if the players hadn't yet come out of the corn?

Answer: As was demonstrated throughout the movie, different people had different perceptions of what was happening in the magical field. Ray Kinsella, for example, heard a disembodied voice urging him to take action before (and after) the ghosts made their first appearance; Terence Mann, also, heard a disembodied voice half-way across the country and long before he ever arrived at the field; meanwhile, Ray's cynical and skeptical brother-in-law couldn't see or hear any players, even when a full ghost-game was in progress right in front of him. Apparently, whatever supernatural things you perceived were dependent on your level of belief. It's most likely that Ray's young daughter, Karin, received her own private disembodied message or precognition telling her the game was about to begin.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: The players could have emerged and begun playing and Karen saw them, and then went and told her father. We may have been shown the events out of order for theatrical/dramatic effect which directors sometimes do in movies.

Question: Hopefully this is not a silly question. What is the meaning of the title "Closer"?

Answer: No such thing as a silly question. The title refers to the central theme of the film and the play upon which it is based: Knowing the truth doesn't bring us closer together. It is meant to be ironic, truth offers clarity but actually drives people further apart.

BaconIsMyBFF

Show generally

Question: What does the phrase "The things you see when you haven't got the gun" mean?

Answer: It usually just means seeing something weird or unusual, perhaps something someone wouldn't believe you saw without proof. The phrase is usually "haven't got your gun", although some people replace "gun" with "camera." Basically think about a hunter spending all week in the woods looking for the biggest [fill in the blank] and the one day he goes out into the woods without his gun and then finally sees it.

Bishop73

Answer: I would also interpret it (metaphorically speaking) as when someone has a gun in hand, there is a specific target or intent they are so fixated on, that they block out everything else around them. Without a gun, one would see their environment more comprehensively, noticing details they would otherwise overlook. To clarify, someone who has too narrow or fixated a focus or perspective, misses other important things going on around them that might affect their opinions or conclusions.

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Show generally

Question: Was the script for the sixth season written before this show was cancelled?

Answer: Yes. Many things that would have been in the sixth season would have had Norman Osborne returning from limbo and reclaiming the title of the Green Goblin, Richard Fisk, the son of "The Kingpin" Wilson Fisk would return as a crime lord known as "The Rose", Ghost Rider would have appeared to help Spider-Man stop Dormammu from returning to Earth and Madame Web and Spider-Man would rescue Mary Jane from limbo.

Question: If Yoda's better than Darth Sidious then why couldn't he beat him?

Rob245

Answer: Yoda isn't "better" than Sidious, they are at roughly the same power level. Sidious and Yoda fight to a stalemate. Yoda leaves because he does not believe he can kill Sidious. Yoda chooses to go into exile and regroup with Obi-Wan to develop a plan to be able to stop Sidious in the future.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Is Murray Franklin a mix of Johnny Carson and David Letterman?

Rob245

Answer: Murray Franklin is loosely based on Johnny Carson. He can also be seen as sort-of a general reference to nighttime talk-show hosts. Robert De Niro has also said he played the character as a bit of an homage to his character Rupert Pupkin from the 1982 film "The King of Comedy." (Though he stresses they are not meant to be the same character).

TedStixon

Question: What was that stuff that Swagger used to treat gunshot wounds?

Answer: QuikClot dressing, which has blood thickening agent (coagulant) in it. I've treated more than a few wounds with them.

stiiggy

Answer: It's a bit complicated, so here's some online info on how the gunshot wound in the movie was treated. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! https://screenagekicks.wordpress.com/category/screen-surgery-film-first-aid/.

raywest Premium member

I'm not asking how he treated his gunshot wounds, I'm asking what he used to treat his gunshot wounds?

The link I gave you lists the materials used to treat the wound. Please check it.

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I've looked at the sources. He used quick clot to treat his wounds. I have a problem with that because he opens the quick clot bag with his mouth. Wouldn't he risk getting cotton mouth if he opened the bag with his mouth since he was risk quick clot getting in his mouth?

That's why someone put this in as a mistake (listed as factual but should be a character mistake). Some say the way he handles the quick clot is wrong and/or dangerous.

Bishop73

Question: Why did Erle try to kill himself?

Answer: He hated the way they were living. Acting human, hiding who they truly were, integrating into "normal" society. He wanted to be wild and free. When they were feared and worshiped.

The Gas Station Show - S6-E23

Question: What did Al remove from The Lundys' car to cause it to crash?

Answer: It was one of the hoses connected to the engine, nothing specific, but to indicate that Al tampered with the vehicle.

Question: What's the rush to get back to the public library?

Answer: The North American storm was approaching and freezing Manhattan solid. They had to reach safety before being frozen to death.

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Question: How fast do the satellite readings say the temperature is dropping?

Question: What attacks the teens aboard the ship?

Answer: Wolves that had escaped from the Central Park Zoo.

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Question: What are Sam and his friends looking for on the ship?

Answer: They are looking for penicillin to treat Laura's injury.

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Question: It's been a while since I've seen the movie, so I could be forgetting something. But why do Maurice and Brian say a sad good-bye at the end of the film? Sure, Brian can't go down to the monster world any more, but there's theoretically nothing stopping Maurice from coming up to visit him in the future pretty much whenever he wants. Does Maurice just think he shouldn't see Brian any more or something?

TedStixon

Answer: It was time for Brian to grow up, to stop believing in childish things, like monsters under the bed. When you don't believe, it isn't real and anything that isn't real can't hurt you.

There's a big problem with this answer. The movie has shown that monsters are totally and objectively real. How exactly can Brian "stop believing" in something he knows to be 100% true.

Answer: It was not meant to be literal, like pretending your toys are real or having an imaginary friend, you block it out and become an adult. "Christopher Robin." That movie had him growing up and believing his friends were imaginary. Same thing with, "Hook"

I, Mudd - S2-E8

Question: When Kirk and crew neutralized all the androids on the planet, what happened to the androids on the Enterprise running the ship?

Answer: After causing Norman to overload, all of the other androids shut down. The same could be said for the androids on the Enterprise.

I, Mudd - S2-E8

Question: Mr Sulu appears in the beginning, but disappears throughout the rest of the show, where to?

Answer: It's not explained. If a character is not integral to the plot, there's no reason for them to reappear.

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