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Question: What is the name of the Language Omouri speaks? It's never identified in the movie.

Chosen answer: According to the script, it's Swahili.

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Question: In season 8, the sisters and Leo change their names. Paige becomes Jo, Phoebe becomes Julie, Leo becomes Louie, but what did Piper change to?

Chosen answer: Her name was Jenny when she was the Blonde and Jamie as the brunette.

Dedderbot Premium member

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Question: What were the machine guns The A-Team used?

Chosen answer: Mostly M-14's. Occaisionally M-16's or Ingram Model 10's. http://world.guns.ru/smg/smg00-e.htm

Grumpy Scot

Question: This line is included in the quotes section "They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge. Me." I don't remember hearing this line once in the movie. Is it in a deleted scene or something?

Chosen answer: That quote is from the trailer.

Mobrien316

Question: In the climactic scene with Starling at the killer's house, the house is plunged into darkness. Did Jodie Foster actually act this scene in total darkness or is she just really good at pretending to be blind?

Chosen answer: Jodie Foster has said they shot this with light, and that she had to pretend to act in darkness. You can tell because of the shadow cast by Buffalo Bill's gun - in actual darkness, it's impossible to cast a shadow.

Question: What was the point of changing Sonya's outfit from her fighting gear to that dress when she is being held hostage?

Chosen answer: It's a villain cliche. When they capture a pretty woman, they will always take her fighting clothes and put her in a sexy outfit.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Was the birth scene real? It seemed completely real, and the woman appeared to actually be pregnant earlier in the film.

Jason Hoffman

Chosen answer: No, it wasn't real. Good make-up and acting, that's all.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Besides in "Treasure Island," is there and actual legend about the black spot? If so, is it in any available anthologies?

Answer: People who were believed to be pirates would be sent a piece of paper with a black spot in the middle, saying that they would be killed soon.

Chosen answer: It is believed that Stevenson made up the Black Spot specifically for Treasure Island.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Besides in "Treasure Island," is there and actual legend about the black spot? If so, is it in any available anthologies?

Answer: People who were believed to be pirates would be sent a piece of paper with a black spot in the middle, saying that they would be killed soon.

Chosen answer: It is believed that Stevenson made up the Black Spot specifically for Treasure Island.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: This isn't in the movie but in the deleted scenes (I think it's called "a second wind") Lucy entices him up to her room by saying something like "I feel a second wind coming on". What does this mean? Is it a sexual term? I know this can't be an in-joke they have together because she wouldn't remember it.

Chosen answer: "Second wind" is a term that describes a burst of energy after someone has done something tiring. It's the result of adrenaline kicking in. Even though you should be worn out, the adrenaline gives you new energy and you're able to keep going. It's not a sexual term, but it can certainly be used in a sexual context.

K.C. Sierra

Question: What is the music used in the scene where Augusto tells Lorenzo the story of "La Notte di San Lorenzo"? The credits identify all the music used in the film, but they don't say what music was used where.

Chosen answer: It's "Casta Diva" from the opera "Norma" by Bellini.

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: 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.

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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.

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