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Question: Tommy was executed for killing Billy Batts - but Jimmy and Henry tried to help cover the killing up. How come they'd didn't get punished for that?

Answer: Tommy was the only one who actively participated in Billy Batts' murder, so although Henry and Jimmy were accessories to the murder, they were probably overlooked given Tommy's reputation and because Tommy was "above" them within the hierarchy of their family. It's also implied within Henry's voiceover that Tommy was basically handed over by his family to Batts' family because Batts was a made man, ie. untouchable, and Tommy was not "made" to avoid further violence between the families and possible full-blown gang war; Jimmy and Henry's involvement was either unknown to or overlooked by Batts' people.

zendaddy621

He was killed by a hit man for trying to rape Karen while Henry was in prison. The whole time she was sleeping with Paulie to pay the bills. Paulie was keeping him away from Gotti's crew as long as possible. The attempted rape was the end. Real life.

Question: When Anakin and Padme get married, Anakin is wearing an outfit that is often seen on Jedi and is displaying a Jedi Padawan's hair braid. Do he and Padme not care that the man who performs the wedding is seeing him (as Jedi are not supposed to have relationships and marry)? Why not disguise him? It's a huge risk to let even one person see a Jedi getting married.

Answer: Agolerga, who officiated the wedding, would have known who both people were, especially Padme. Remember they were also keeping the marriage secret because of Padme's position as Senator. Assuming Agolerga was aware a Jedi can't marry, he may simply not care or agree with the rule. Also, as a holy man of Naboo, Anakin and Padme may have trusted him with their secret.

Bishop73

Question: In the military warehouse scene at the beginning of the film, the huge sliding doors are designated "51" in numbers 30 feet tall, on the inside of the warehouse doors. If you were already on the premises of a top-secret government base, and already inside a top-secret government warehouse, why would you need a 30-foot-tall numerical designation inside the building?

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: The filmmakers are employing some "artistic license" here so that the audience will know that this is the famous "Area 51." They have to be obvious about it.

raywest Premium member

Question: Once Gothel has given Rapunzel the satchel, how does she keep it hidden from Flynn/Eugene right up until the point at which they watch the lanterns from the boat?

Stewart Gordon

Chosen answer: Either in her hair, or under her dress.

MasterOfAll

Question: When Malcolm was hiding in the shower there was a window on his left - why didn't he use it to escape?

Answer: He tried opening the window, but it was stuck. He could also not have gotten through the window without making noise and being discovered. He just wanted to get out of the room without being seen.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Dre's mom make him go to school the day after he arrived into another country that he doesn't even speak the country's language yet? Besides both Dre and Dre's mom have jet lag so they'd probably sleep in even if they both had an alarm clock.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Dre's mother had him learning the language before the moved, he would have known the language if he wasn't so lazy. Jet lag or not she wanted him in school.

MasterOfAll

Crossed - S5-E7

Question: When Rick and the group are chasing the cops, they turn a corner and see a tower with "evac here" on it, then the camera pans to lots of walkers on the ground who look like they have been melted and stuck to the tarmac. What happened to them?

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: They were burned. Remember the military bombed the city.

MasterOfAll

Question: How come Professor X was so against Magneto killing but had no problem with Wolverine killing in other movies?

Answer: In this film Xavier was young and naive, and only met Wolverine once. After, as seen in Days of Futures Past, he's become cynical and hateful towards everything.

MasterOfAll

Us - S4-E15

Question: How did the claimers know it was Rick who killed their friend? They never saw him as he ran away while they were inside the house.

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: They saw Rick run off with Carl and Michonne.

MasterOfAll

Answer: The Claimer in the headscarf saw Rick hiding under the bed just before being rendered unconscious. Also, Rick was wearing a jacket he took from the Claimer he killed.

Question: When Forrest finishes putting the rifle together, why does the drill sergeant tell him to take it apart and reassemble it?

Answer: Most likely to keep practising, this isn't something that would be done once, no matter how good they were. However, the Drill Sergeant did not tell him to reassemble the rifle again, he said "disassemble your weapon and continue", so they could have been given instructions on what to do after assembling the rifle, such as take it apart and clean the pieces.

Bishop73

Question: In the Rogue cut of the movie after Rogue and Magneto make it back what is rogue apologising to Kitty for? She hates Kitty. If anything she should be angry at Kitty for being in a relationship with Bobby.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: In the Rogue Cut, Bobby died whilst trying to rescue Rogue. She apologises as she knew that they were in a relationship. Given the war between the mutants and the sentinels, Rogue and Kitty would have set aside their feud.

Casual Person

Show generally

Question: Why did Karen and Paula leave the show?

Answer: Karen: She had good chemistry with Harry Anderson, but not with the rest of the cast. If so, then perhaps that's why her character was written out so soon. Paula was released for similar reasons.

Question: I think that there is one scene in which Rafe (Gluck) has braces on his teeth - but he does not for the rest of the movie. The scene is the one when he sneaks back into his bedroom and his sister is waiting for him because she overheard the fiancé telling the kids' mother that Rafe should go to military school - it is a touching scene in front of Rafe's bedroom window. Am I right that he has braces in that scene but not in any others?

Answer: That's correct.

Question: When Nate writes a letter to the Stork company, he writes that he wants a baby brother, not a sister. If the baby-manufacturing machine can read Nate's letter, why does it produce a baby girl instead of a boy? Also, how come the baby girl has pink hair while her mother has platinum blonde hair and her father and brother have brown hair?

Johman

Chosen answer: The baby-manufacturing machine had been shut down for some time when Tulip wrongly inserted the letter requesting a baby boy. The machine, which presumably would not be working efficiently after such a long hiatus, accidentally produced a baby girl. That may be why the hair color did not match either parent. Also, this is an animated film that has little to do with the reality of biology. The baby is a girl, so pink hair would be an obvious choice. If it was a boy, it would probably be blue.

raywest Premium member

Question: After 20 years of immense technological evolution, why is everybody still using cars that need gasoline?

alko

Chosen answer: It's technology that works, so why not use it? People still drive 20 year olds cars now, some because they like them, some because they can't afford a replacement. It wouldn't be surprising for the new technology to be very expensive or patented by the military and therefore not available for everyone.

Question: How did The Red Queen shrink The Mad Hatter's family into the size of ants?

Answer: She probably forced them to drink "Pishalver" which is the potion that will make one shrink.

Question: When Alice returned to the real world in the end, why wasn't she taken back to the mental asylum?

Question: How did Patricia hit The Harvester Queen's shield?

Answer: It appears she hit it enough times that it got too damaged to stay on.

lartaker1975

Answer: This has always puzzled me about this film...the shields on the alien ships at times seem absolutely useless compared to the first film. I know that mankind had incorporated alien tech into its own but in 20 years you'd think the alien tech on ALL its vessels would be practically impenetrable...but when it suits the plot it's suddenly weak.

Upon entering an alien craft one of the characters even remarks that their technology has not advanced at all. And presumably there are different types of shield generators that react differently to different kinds of weapons that are fired at them.

Question: Did Apocalypse give Magneto new powers in Poland, or just enhance them?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Neither, actually. Apocalypse merely revealed to Magneto a way in which he could use his powers at their current level. Magneto is simply phenomenally powerful.

Phixius Premium member

Question: The IMDB states that Bubba Smith was in this movie as himself. What scene is he in?

Answer: He's at the salad bar when the gremlin pops out and grabs a guy. The guy they grab is former football star, Dick Butkus.

Bishop73

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