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Question: Why was Sonny the only one dealing with Carlo's abuse to Connie? Michael and Fredo never intervened, and I'm pretty sure that Vito and his wife must've known as well.

Answer: This is better explained in the book. Vito knew Carlo was abusive, but he had very old-fashioned and outdated morals and ideas, including non-interference in another's marriage. In that era and culture, spousal violence was often more tolerated. Vito worried that his intervention would make Carlo fearful and unable to perform his "husbandly duties," driving an even deeper wedge between the couple. Vito expressly forbid his sons or anyone from interfering. However, Vito was having Carlo secretly watched. Unfortunately, the family's seeming non-action only emboldened Carlo to become even more physically abusive, unaware of Sonny's seething wrath. Sonny finally lost control and, disobeying his father, beat his brother-in-law. Carlo never harmed Connie again until the plot to murder Sonny.

raywest

Question: What was Fabrizio saying in Italian to the Italian soldiers when they were driving by?

Answer: They weren't Italian soldiers, they were American. He was jestingly suggesting they take him with them back to America, as well as a few names of famous Americans. He says: "Hey, hey, take me to America! G.I.! Hey! Hey, hey, hey, take me to America, G.I.! Clark Gable! Hey! America, America, ha! Take me to America, G.I.! Clark Gable, Rita Hayworth!"

This foreshadows Fabrizio's treachery. He badly wants to emigrate to America, so he betrays Michael for money to get there, only to be executed on Michael's orders some years later.

raywest

In what movie is Fabrizio murdered?

Strangely enough, Fabrizio is killed in in both Godfather 1 and 2! In Godfather 1 Michael calls on the pizzeria Fabrizzio owns and kills him with a shotgun. (In the book this is done by one of Michael's henchmen). In Godfather 2 he is killed by a car bomb planted on Michael's orders. Both scenes were deleted by Francis Ford Copolla, leaving a sense of mystery about what actually happened to Fabrizzio.

Question: What happened to Little Henry after he killed Danny in the bathroom?

Answer: We don't find that out. It happens right at the end of the film, and we don't get to see the aftermath.

Purple_Girl

Answer: This is what I'm trying to figure out - when he shot Danny he disappeared, he probably got away with it or he was arrested later on.

Answer: In the original ending he was supposed to be arrested. It is possible that he was arrested in the final version of the film too.

Question: Although 9 was upset about 1 sending 2 out to die, why did he prevent 7 from killing 1?

Answer: 9 was not seeking revenge. Someone may do something wrong to another person, but that does not automatically mean you would do the same to them.

raywest

Answer: He doesn't want anyone else to die. One is the part of the scientist that wished that he had never built the machine. The only problem with one is that he wants to run away from his problems while nine wants to fix them. No parts of the scientist's soul hate each other. They are all trying to work together.

YellowBird

Question: Where would the monster get the fuel for his vehicle? Surely he wouldn't be fueling up at the gas stations.

Answer: There's no reason he couldn't use a gas station. In the dark he just looks like a guy with dark skin, unkempt hair, and a trench coat. Even if somebody does get close enough to get a good look at him, he would easily kill them to keep his secret.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Most of the songs the Brady kids sing in this movie (and the sequel) were played at normal speed but were redone with new musicians and singers. However in this movie, during the Sears scene, "Sunshine Day" plays and you can tell it's the original recording from the original show but has been slowed down. Just curious about the reason for slowing this one down - was it a legal issue since the original cast/recording was used or another reason?

Answer: I have listened several times to both versions of "Sunshine Day" on YouTube. To my ear, they are both the same speed. However, the movie version does have some significant cuts, and some added incidental bridge music, such as when the crowd of women rushes to the Tori Spelling book signing, or when the kids are talking to Alice in the massage chair. If the movie version is slower, it is not significantly so. And perhaps it was changed to fit the blocked movement they wanted, and to accommodate the timing of the scene that they were going for. I doubt legality had anything to do with it, as the soundtrack notes states the song was used by permission. But, again, I don't think the tempo has been significantly altered.

Michael Albert

The original series was faster. I just listened to the start of both versions a few times in a row and although they are both in the same exact key (key of A), the show is definitely faster tempo and the movie slower. Even the singer in the first line of the song (one of the girls) sounds higher pitched in the show, and slower and lower pitched in the movie.

Question: If you have to burn the superbill to find out it's real, wouldn't it technically still be considered a real bill? If this is the case, why hold a casino front to launder the money when the Triads could just print an unlimited supply if they just wanted to make money?

Answer: Burning was not the only way to tell if a superbill was real, it was just the quickest way to demonstrate these particular bills were counterfeit. There were no doubt several different ways a trained eye could tell the bills were fake. The nature of counterfeiting means criminals must constantly update their methods as new security measures are developed, hence the casino front. The bills must be put into circulation as quickly as possible in an attempt to prevent exactly what happens in the film: the entire organization is brought down as the bills were traceable back to one person.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What does the waitress say after Lee realises that the waitress is wearing Soo Yung's necklace?

Question: At the end they talk about how Eve was from Ukraine, wouldn't Calvin still be pissed since that was part of the USSR?

Answer: Not necessarily. Most Soviet bloc states were not members by choice. The Ukraine especially was grievously harmed by Russia and the Soviets.

Greg Dwyer

Question: When everybody is staring at the body behind the flooded window, why was Matt looking at the the ventilation opening? I don't get it.

Answer: Because he could hear the zombies on the other side of the vent. They weren't sure yet what was going on, therefore he was trying to determine what that noise was.

lartaker1975

Question: If Frank got Anthrax by eating the egg in the monkey's mouth, shouldn't that monkey have been dead anyway?

Answer: We are never told that the monkey was sick with the disease. The egg does fall out of the monkeys mouth and onto the ground where the virus could have easily been on the ground and it just happened to come into contact with the egg.

Answer: There are viruses that are specific to humans that will not infect chimpanzees and vice versa. Thrax is species specific to Homo sapiens.

It should be noted that anthrax isn't a virus but a bacterium. Anthrax can spread from infected animals to humans.

Bishop73

Question: I had to watch Reloaded a few times to understand the plot. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the whole plot of Reloaded is that Zion is under threat and to find the key to that threat is to get the keymaker? My question is, what's the plot of Revolutions exactly?

Answer: The war between the Machines and Zion has been stepped up due to Neo's refusal to take the Architect's offer that all previous Ones have accepted. Neo and Trinity take Niobi's ship to 01, the Machine City, to try to negotiate peace. Because Agent Smith is taking over the Matrix, the machines are willing to deal if Neo can destroy him.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: It's explained that Hoffman wanted to be the hero and that he expected that no one would make it out alive in the building after Rigg's game. How in the world could he have expected or even decided this? He had no control over others who won their game in the building, so therefore how on earth could he predict that Strahm would kill Jeff in the previous film? And was the water cube intended to kill Strahm as he was warned not to proceed?

Answer: The games of Jigsaw and his followers were always intended to be extremely difficult, but with a small chance for survival based on the actions of the player. Hoffman probably wouldn't have cared either day if anyone else survived, but likely anticipated that most of the others would die. (Strahm's line about everyone being supposed to die with Hoffman being the soul survivor was more conjecture than anything.) In terms of killing Jeff- both Jeff and Strahm were emotional hot-heads, so in all likelihood one or both was going to die if they encountered each other. Strahm's water cube was intended to be an execution tool for breaking the rules. That's why Hoffman seemed so shocked that he miraculously survived.

Answer: Best guess is the person in the mask at the end of the tunnel would've killed Jeff and kept Strahm for the water trap? We could also assume that Hoffman has the same characteristics as Amanda and made the water trap "unwinnable" and just forgot to take Strahm's pen out of his pocket. And if Strahm never proceeded in the operating room, he would've died of suffocation?

Chosen answer: The glue would keep the car part on but only for a short time because only glue was used. Harry didn't use tools to put on any bolts or anything to keep it in place so eventually it would fall off from the glue drying up.

Question: Why is the ox/dog xenomorph born complete (smaller, but with arms, legs etc) and not as a classic chestburster?

Rian van Gend

Chosen answer: While no official explanation is ever given in the films, Alien canon suggests that the quadrupedal "Runner" Aliens (sometimes called "Dog-Aliens" or "Ox-Aliens" because of their animal hosts) are a weaker xenomorph variant that are physically unable to chest-burst and instead mature inside the host, eventually killing their hosts as they emerge later. This weaker xenomorph variant relies on four-legged speed, sneak attacks and the ability to spit acid at a distance, rather than on brute-force confrontations.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Why don't characters regenerate if they die outside their own game, like Turbo did?

Answer: Because the characters are programmed to regenerate when they die, but outside their game, they are away from their code, or copy of themselves so they can't come back.

MasterOfAll

Answer: Peter could have webbed him up and called the police anonymously.

MasterOfAll

Very likely. However, there was a deleted scene in which Peter, out of anger over Gwen's death, almost beats Harry to death.

Yes. We also see Goblin getting knocked out when all hell breaks loose, and the gears all break apart. Chances are, Peter just webbed him up. (Although, as the other response says, he also got beaten up in a deleted scene.)

TedStixon

Question: How did Spider-Man alert Gwen's family and friends of her death without being accused of killing her?

Answer: Peter could have contacted the police anonymously.

MasterOfAll

Question: When Magneto fired the gun and it gets "stuck" in the guy's head. Did it get stuck because Magneto wanted to hurt him? Or did Charles block it just in time to save the cop?

Answer: Xavier does not have telekinesis. He cannot stop a bullet from moving. Magneto fires the gun and hold the bullet just before it would kill the police officer. The threat is that if someone were to interfere, the bullet would start moving again and kill his hostage.

Question: I remember seeing a version of this movie many years ago and in it, either during or right after the attack on Scar's camp, the Reverend Clayton (Ward Bond) falls from his horse and onto his backside into a pile of cactus. Current versions do not have this scene. A search of the internet finds no mention of this but there is a scene that is consistent with what I remember seeing. W see the Reverend bent over with his pants down and Charlie McCorry (Ken Curtis) tending to what appears to be a wound on the Reverend's butt. Without what I remember seeing, this scene is completely meaningless. Does anyone remember the cactus scene or am I imagining things? (01:56:25)

spamis

Chosen answer: There was no cactus. A young inexperienced cavalry man, played by Patrick Wayne, constantly holds up his saber, which Ward Bond tells him to put away, before he hurts someone. After the battle, someone asks if he got injured by the Indians. Ward angrily replies "It wasn't the Indians" and looks at Patrick, who has a look of embarrassment.

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