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Question: When Steve and Stella are at the restaurant on a date, Steve catches on that Stella is John Bridger's daughter because she says the phrase her father always said (about not trusting the devil inside of people). But then, after he has grabbed her wrist, he says "I knew I recognised you from somewhere" or something like that. The thing is that if Steve had recognised her before (obviously when she went to his house as the 'fake' cable engineer) why did he not do anything?

Chosen answer: It was more a nagging thought at that point. Just like when you see someone on the street that you think you've seen before but you can't quite place where. It wasn't enough for Steve to act on at that time. He didn't even know it was someone he'd *want* to act against; for all he knew, she could have been a friend's sister he met once.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Did they ever say what caused the plane to crash?

Chosen answer: The did not mention it in the film, but here is a short explanation of what happened. The plane was on final approach, less than 6000 feet from the runway, and the weather was rainy and foggy. The tower communicated to the pilots that landing would be more difficult due to the weather and poor visibilty, but not impossible. The pilots couldn't see very well, and the plane collided with the tops of trees on a hillside located on the west side of the runway. The plane "inverted" and crashed almost upside down into the ground, creating a huge ball of fire and intense heat. The exact cause of the crash was never fully determined by the National Transportation Safety Board, although it was believed that the cause was due to "adverse operating conditions" and descent below "minimum descent altitude." (For more info, you can research "Southern Airways Flight 932")

Jazetopher

Question: If the law enforcers are all taking their drugs, why, in the gun battles, are all of the soldiers ducking down and showing signs of fear?

Chosen answer: Feeling actual fear and being trained to not deliberately stand in the line of fire are different things. The soldiers are acting out of self preservation, not fear.

Gary O'Reilly

Question: How does 007 know the code for the security door in Miami Airport?

Chosen answer: He deduces that the word "Ellipsis" is the password based on the text messages that have been sent back and forth on the terrorists' cell phones.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: In the second film, death chose those people to be in the pile up because they survived death in the first film, because the other people's death caused them to survive. Is there a connection like this in the 3rd film that I've missed?

Chosen answer: No, the films are unrelated.

Christina

Answer: Nope but the question asker is a bit wrong. The people from FD2 were kinda involved but were never in the movie themselves.

Question: Who were the people standing around Tia Dalma's hut at the end of the movie, and what was their purpose?

Chosen answer: They are the inhabitants of the swamp where Tia Dalma lives. They are there to mourn Jack's passing. Tia Dalma has supernatural powers and no doubt she knew of Jack's demise before the Black Pearl crew arrives. It also appears she foresaw them coming.

raywest Premium member

Question: I want to know why Amanda was working for Jigsaw. He had already used her in one of his contraptions/games. Surely she would not work along side him. Was she slightly mad?

Chosen answer: She was a lot more than slightly mad. Jigsaw plays mind games with people, apparently he broke Amanda. It's a little like Stockholm syndrome where people being held hostage can end up sympathizing with their captors.

Andreas[DK]

Actually no. Amanda had sought out John before her first time around. She willingly went through the "beartrap" exercise to "cleanse" herself, knowing she could die. She's worked with him from the very beginning. The second time around, she put on an act for the other victims but, was still working alongside John. In the first Saw, she explained to the cops that John/Jigsaw had helped her.

Question: What kind of instrument was the bum playing when we first meet him?

Chosen answer: The instrument is called a Hurdy-Gurdy. It is a type of wound string instrument.

Answer: Violin.

Question: What does Columbus say in another language throughout the film? I know when they're taking down the night guards he says "You are finished", but what else does he say?

Chosen answer: Columbus is speaking Italian. The first night, when Larry asks him about the lions, he says "Go find the lion somewhere else" and then "tourist!" The second night, when they're chased by the animals, he says "Young man, do your job well, take care of the beasts" and when he sees that the window's open, "Kid, what do you say, shall we close the windows?" The last night, when Columbus is guiding the Neanderthals, he says "Fellow Neanderthals, with me!" and to the night guard "It's over!"

Question: Why does that woman commit suicide at the beginning? Who is it she is scared of and why?

Chosen answer: She's afraid of Renard. She's apparently of the opinion that, if she allowed herself to be captured, that he would still be able to get to her regardless and would undoubtedly be deeply unhappy that she had allowed herself to be caught. She apparently feels that suicide is a preferable option to whatever he might do to her.

Tailkinker Premium member

Show generally

Question: What is Clark's biological mother's name?

Chosen answer: Her name is "Lara Lor-Van" (though it was originally "Lora", not "Lara"). Look here for more information about her.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: Was Morgan Freeman in the room when Frankie helped Maggie die?

Chosen answer: No. Only Frankie was there. He would not want to incriminate his friend (Freeman) in what is depicted in the movie as an illegal act. In reality, however, Maggie had every legal right to have her life support removed.

raywest Premium member

Question: Could the police in the film legally pursue Ted Danson's son (Macauley Culkin) the way they did? Merely possibly knowing about a crime doesn't seem like grounds for arrest.

Chosen answer: I think they can. Using a measure called preventive detention, law enforcement agents can prevent a crime before it happens.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: When Randall takes a photo of Warren and Jeannie at the airport after the mother's funeral, what happens to the camera he uses? He seems to put it down on something behind Warren, but then walks past Warren to get his luggage. Warren walks forward toward the gate and isn't seen to pick anything up after saying goodbye. I guess he could have, but wouldn't it have been stolen by then if it was left behind? I didn't see Randall put it in a pocket or bag.

Chosen answer: He could have picked it up. Besides, it may not have been stolen, but picked up by security, or otherwise taken to Lost and Found.

Question: I'm assuming that when Graham received the phone calls from Sophie & Olivia, who Amanda thought were other girlfriends, they were actually from his daughters. I have a couple of questions about this. Firstly, for the girl's names to flash up on his phone they must have their own phones but surely the youngest one at least is far too young to own a phone and ring her father? Secondly, wouldn't Graham when receiving a phone call from his daughter answer it instead of saying, "I'll ring her back"? I know at this point Amanda doesn't know he has kids & he might be trying to hide it from her, but later he does answer a phone from the other kid in front of Amanda before she finds out about the girls.

Chosen answer: 1. As far as the daughter being too young to ring her father, there are actually some companies that make phones especially for children. They only dial the parent and the police and are very easy to use. 2. It's entirely possible that he didn't need to speak with Sophie right away, whereas the call from Olivia comes later and he may have been expecting it.

Stefanie

Question: I get that all of the scenes may be shot out of sequence. However, I don't understand when exactly John Travolta dies. When he is shot by Bruce Willis after coming out of the bathroom, Travolta is wearing the plain suit, yet he leaves the coffee shop restaurant with Samuel L.Jackson, the two are wearing the old T-shirts and short shorts. And they were given those clothes after their original suits got all bloodied.

Chosen answer: There's a long period of time between those two scenes, at least long enough for him to put on some new clothes. I doubt he only has one suit, considering the business he's in. Notice that he's working alone. Jules had vowed to quit the business. This would be the second to last scene, if shot in order.

Gary O'Reilly

Question: What is the "3rd" or "Lost" disc that I've seen mentioned? I have the 2-disc edition. How do you get the 3rd disc?

Chosen answer: It was released as part of a three-disc edition. As far as I know, there's no way to get it without simply buying the three-disc version, which is probably not worth doing if you already own the two-disc edition.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is the name of the song called that they dance to in the club? It is when Tyler is in a group of boys and Nora in a group of girls. Tyler then steps out and improvises his own moves.

Chosen answer: It is called "Till The Dawn" by Drew Sidora.

Question: What song is playing when Esqueleto first eats the corn on a stick? Part of the lyrics are something like "yes, I am a foreign man".

Chosen answer: The song is Hombre Religioso (Religious Man) by Mr. Loco.

pinkwafer

Question: What was the *exact* recipe for Bond's cocktail in the casino?

Chosen answer: From the novel: "Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel."

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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