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Question: Was there any explanation given for D'Leh's father leaving his home and tribe so suddenly?

Chosen answer: It is explained that he decided not to wait for the last hunt and left to find another way to feed the tribe. He left in secret so that others would not follow him abandoning the tribe.

Question: Why were there so few crew members on this very very large ship? If even one of them had a heart attack, they'd have to maintain the ship with only 80%.

Chosen answer: There are several possible reasons. For one, the ship is fully automated, and the computers perform many technical functions, basically running everything. The crew is barely essential, and is kept in stasis during much of the voyage, awakened only at specific periods to perform specialized tasks or attend to unexpected problems. And though the ship is large, its function is simple: hauling payload. Also, the ship is owned by a ruthless corporation wanting to maximize their profits. One way to achieve that is by using minimal personnel. They no doubt assume that if one crew member was lost or incapacitated, the others would manage somehow. On this particular voyage, however, the company intended to find and utilize the alien, and having a small crew, which they consider "disposable" makes it easier to achieve that. It was probably intended that Ash, the robot, would murder the crew or see to it that the alien “impregnated” them with embryos before putting them back into stasis, only to die later.

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Question: What's the tune at the beginning of the movie when Daniel leaves prison?

jordan32110

Chosen answer: Rodney Yates - David Holmes.

Question: Why did they have to change Bruce Almighty's pager number in the English version? And what was the original pager number?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: They changed the number because it was a real number and said number recieved multiple calls from moviegoers. The original number has never been made public for that very reason.

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Question: Why did The Jackal draw a heart on Koslova's cheek after shooting her?

Answer: He was "gift wrapping" his message to the hero.

Chosen answer: It seems to be his way of noting her gender, and also belittling her. He may consider shooting a woman less significant than killing a man.

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Question: Why did The Jackal draw a heart on Koslova's cheek after shooting her?

Answer: He was "gift wrapping" his message to the hero.

Chosen answer: It seems to be his way of noting her gender, and also belittling her. He may consider shooting a woman less significant than killing a man.

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Question: Why did The Jackal dive his finger into Koslova's wound after shooting her?

Chosen answer: To see how far the bullet penetrated.

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Question: Who plays the old gypsy man's Great Granddaughter, the woman that uses a slingshot?

Chosen answer: The actress is Kari Wuhrer. Also featured in Eight Legged Freaks and Hellraiser: Deader.

Purple_Girl

Question: How does the Liparus explode and sink at the end? After the nuclear subs have been destroyed, the ship just starts blowing up for no apparent reason. Was there any explanation for it?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: When the nuclear subs have been destroyed, there's an explosion in the control room, and one of the men cries out "Fuel tank!" Liparus has numerous internal fires raging after the battle with her crew. These uncontrolled fires eventually spread to her fuel tanks and ammo storages, one of which explodes in a huge fireball and finally causes Liparus to sink.

Question: What is the name of the piece of score that plays when Will says goodbye to Elizabeth at the end? I can't find it on the soundtrack.

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: The score on the soundtrack is called "One Day" and is listed as track 12 on the OST.

LizzieWD

Question: This question also applies to a similar scene from Episode I. When the Rebel Forces are fleeing Hoth, why do they have to fly right in the path of the blockade? There didn't appear to be any resistance on the planet's northern and southern poles, and the lack of gravity in space shouldn't preclude them from flying their planes at a ninety degree angle once they escape the planet's gravitational pull, instead of having to fly in a path parallel to the blockade's position.

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Chosen answer: The Empire's ships are faster and more maneuverable and don't suffer speed restrictions from the atmosphere of the planet. They could easily outrun/pick off the Rebel ships as they left the protection of the planetary shield. By going directly at the Star Destroyers, they give themselves the best chance in two ways. First, they present a smaller target coming head-on. Second, by going between the ships, the Imperials risk hitting their own ships if they fire. It would also take more time to set the courses for hyperspace because of all the maneuvering.

Question: SPOILERS. We learn that when Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are driving across the bridge, the vault that they are dragging is empty. If this is so, why didn't they both just disconnect and run instead of Vin driving back and causing a huge pile-up? They had the money and dragging an empty vault didn't solve anything.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Dom wanted Reyes dead, the only way that was going to happen was for the chase to be concluded, and for both Dom and Brian to be caught up by the Police who were in Reyes' pocket. Reyes naturally would think he was safe going near Dom and Brian because of the Police presence.

GalahadFairlight

Question: Of all the Transformers who die in this film, how many of them have died before in the Transformers canon? I'm looking for specific examples and how many times they've died.

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: I can tell you that every single one of them died in the old animated series, eventually. They had to make room for new characters to sell toys of.

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Question: When Gracy is trapped in the sinking ship with the feather at the back of her costume stuck under the cannon, couldn't she just have pulled the individual feather out of the back of her costume instead of pulling it out from under the cannon?

CuriousKid1

Chosen answer: Possibly, but it was attached fairly well considering it didn't break when it was caught on the cannon. If she could though you don't exactly think straight when you're about to drown. You're in a panic.

Question: Why did Paul Krendler dislike Clarice so much, and why did he ruin her career?

Chosen answer: Starling says to Krendler "Paul, what is it with you? I told you to go home to your wife, that was wrong?", implying that he had made a pass at her and she had rejected him. He replies that it was a long time ago, and that he didn't hold it against her, but combined with Mason Verger's bribe this was most likely the cause of his antagonism towards Starling.

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Question: Was "caption howdy" the demon? Or did Regen make him up, the way some kids do?

Chosen answer: The implication is that Captain Howdy was the name the demon gave itself while communicating with Regen prior to its possession of her.

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Answer: It was indeed Pazuzu, he wanted Regan to believe he was some friendly entity to gain her trust. Thus the Captain Howdy facade.

Question: Was "caption howdy" the demon? Or did Regen make him up, the way some kids do?

Chosen answer: The implication is that Captain Howdy was the name the demon gave itself while communicating with Regen prior to its possession of her.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: It was indeed Pazuzu, he wanted Regan to believe he was some friendly entity to gain her trust. Thus the Captain Howdy facade.

Question: Are Scott and Jean engaged? In the scene where Jean's reading Logan's mind, she appears to be wearing an engagement ring.

Chosen answer: The ring she is wearing is not an engagement ring because they are not officially engaged until X2.

LizzieWD

Question: Why does Major Koslova always wear a shirt and a jacket throughout the movie?

Chosen answer: She is a Russian agent and wears clothes that are professional, gender-neutral, and also functional while she's on a dangerous assignment. She may also not have brought many clothes with her, and she is not trying to impress anyone--she is only focused on having a serious job to do.

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Question: Why does Major Koslova's hair look longer after she is shot by The Jackal?

Chosen answer: Either this is just an illusion or it is possible that parts of this scene were shot at different intervals, allowing time for her hair to grow somewhat.

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