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Question: Who built the Ghost Rider bike?

Chosen answer: There are several stories behind it. Read about them at


Question: I've read that Prince Xizor was thought to be at the pod race. I know that he's probably not there in the movie, but does anyone know if putting him in was ever considered?

Chosen answer: The model of the pod race stands in the long shot used mostly colored Q-tips (cotton buds) as audience members, but tiny Micro-Machines action figures were also used, including the figures of Prince Xizor and Boba Fett. They can't be seen in the film, but you can see a close-up of the model in the "Making of" book.


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Question: How much older is Frasier than Niles, and what is the age difference between Niles and Daphne?

Chosen answer: According to Wikipedia (so add the usual disclaimer), Frasier is six years older than Niles. Daphne's age is never stated - if we were to make the assumption that she's the same age as the actress who plays her, then Daphne would be three years younger than Niles.


Wikipedia does say Daphne was born in 1969.


Question: What war is Phoebus returning from?

Chosen answer: That's a good question. France actually fought no wars between the Battle of Castillon in 1451, and the Italian Wars which began in 1494. Seeing as the movie takes place in 1482 it seems strange that Phoebus would have fought in any war, unless he is at least 45 years old.

Question: As in Del's case, would the guards have fabricated a scenario by which to get a death row inmate out long enough to do a practice run like they did?

Chosen answer: The practice run wasn't with a death row inmate. He was incarcerated in another part of the prison.


Question: Despite watching this film twice, I'm a little unsure of the significance behind Leonidas' wounding of the Persian King. Is there something I'm missing?

Chosen answer: When Leonidas and Xerxes are talking earlier in the film, Xerxes tells him that no one will remember who Leonidas was. Leonidas tells Xerxes that they will know that free men fought to remain free (or something like that) and that a god-king can bleed. So by wounding Xerxes before he, Leonidas, died, he made good on his taunt.


Question: Can someone please tell me what the entire board said when Jack Black was describing all the different types of rock, while song is playing?


Chosen answer: Bonzo goes to Bitburg - The Ramones.

Question: When Dom and Bryan return to Dom's house after the police chase, Vince sees Bryan and asks Dom why he brought the "buster" there. What did Vince mean by calling Bryan a "buster?"


Chosen answer: Calling him "buster" implies that he was the one that got them all busted. Like being a "narc" or an informant.

Answer: Because Brian busted his car in the race.

Question: When Dom and Bryan return to Dom's house after the police chase, Vince sees Bryan and asks Dom why he brought the "buster" there. What did Vince mean by calling Bryan a "buster?"


Chosen answer: Calling him "buster" implies that he was the one that got them all busted. Like being a "narc" or an informant.

Answer: Because Brian busted his car in the race.

Question: Does anyone know who Ashley is talking about in the tanning bed scene?


Chosen answer: Her boyfriend, who never appeared in the movie.

Jason Riley

Question: I hear after the credits, there is an extra scene where you find out what happened to Dom. Can anybody describe this scene for me?


Chosen answer: The scene starts in Mexico where you see a Chevelle driving through the desert. It is driven by Dom who says that he lives his life a quarter of a mile at a time.


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Question: How come Sideshow Bob only wants to kill Bart? In "Krusty Gets Busted", Bart and Lisa together investigated the crime and concluded that Krusty was framed. So Sideshow Bob should be going after Lisa too.

Chosen answer: Essentially Bart was the main figure behind Sideshow Bob being arrested and convicated. While Lisa helped Bart gather some of the clues, it only lead them to the theory that someone else was behind the robbery. It wasn't until Bart noticed the size of Bob's feet compared to Krusty's feet that he discovered it was Bob who framed Krusty.


Question: I don't understand why Vesper killed herself in the end. Can someone please clue me in?

Chosen answer: She loved Bond and had betrayed him. She knew he would probably die trying to save her, and that if he didn't he would be tortured by the memory, so she killed herself both out of guilt and to save him.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Could Ofelia's second task possibly have been to kill the Pale Man? Because after she retrieved the dagger the faeries flew towards the Pale Man before Ofelia picked the grape.

Chosen answer: I saw nothing in the movie indicating that. Ofelia's task seemed to be to retrieve the blade, she failed because she didn't follow Pan's instructions about not touching the food.


Question: Whatever happened to Mulan's father's sword? The last we see of it is when Shang throws it at the ground in front of her on the mountains. Did she leave it up there?

Chosen answer: When Mulan realizes the Huns are still alive, she can be seen re-sheathing the sword on her horse before mounting it.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What is the song playing at the beginning and end credits? The lyrics say "With their guns and ammunition". What is the name and who sings it?

Chosen answer: It is called "Police and Thieves" by The Clash.

Cubs Fan

Question: What is the creepy opera-esque music playing when Donnie sees Frank in the movie theatre called? I can't find it in the soundtrack.

Chosen answer: The track is called "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and it's composed by Steve Baker and sung by Carmen Daye. You're right, it's not on the soundtrack but it can be found through a search engine.

Question: Does anyone know how or if Obi-Wan was going to pay Han for taking him and Luke to Alderaan, if they had gotten there? If he had 17,000, why didn't he just pay the 10,000 that Han originally wanted?

Chosen answer: He didn't have it - he was presumably expecting that Bail Organa would provide the money on their arrival. That's why he upped the fee, to get Han to take him and Luke despite not receiving much money up front.


Question: I heard talk of a sequel. Does this mean that Chev survived and the fall was the antidote?

Chosen answer: That would depend very much on the nature of the sequel. It may be intended to feature the original character, in which case he must have survived. Alternatively, the sequel may be intending to use an entirely new character in a similar situation, in which case Chev's fate is open to debate.


Question: Can anyone name all the people that the Genie impersonates throughout the movie in order?

Chosen answer: While the Genie takes on the archetype characteristics of many cliché personalities, the recognizable imitation of celebrities appear as follow (quotes associated with these characters are in parenthesis) 1. Arnold Schwarzenegger ("ever impressive") 2. Ed Sullivan ("Right here direct from the lamp") 3. Groucho Marx ("no substitutions") 4. Robert DeNiro ("You lookin' at me") 5. Arsenio Hall ("Wo wo wo") 6. Rodney Dangerfield ("I can't believe I'm losing to a rug") 7. Jack Nicholson ("alright Sparky") 8. Martin Luther King, Jr ("Free at last") and for the record, the scene of the dancing elephants during the song "Never Have a Friend Like Me" are a direct lift from "Dumbo".




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