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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.

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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.

Phixius Premium member

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?

Movieman123

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?"

SAZOO1975

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?"

SAZOO1975

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?

Movieman123

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?

SAZOO1975

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.

Vin15Nets

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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.

Lummie Premium member

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.

Andreas[DK]

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 Premium member

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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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.

Tailkinker Premium member

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".

OneHappyHusky

Question: In the trivia for Moulin Rouge, it says that Baz Luhrmann included the red "L'amour" sign in this film, as well as Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom. Where is it in this film? Is it the image on the drugs that Romeo and his friends take at the party, or is this a different picture? If this image is not the L'amour sign, where can it be seen?

Chosen answer: It appears on one of the billboards on Verona Beach. It's red and white, and in the style of the Coca-Cola logo.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: SPOILER WARNING: Why was it necessary for the two Borden's to alternate women? For mere amusement? Or was there something I missed?

Chosen answer: They did not spend time with their loved ones, at least not the whole time: Sometimes Sarah would feel that "no, today you don't [love me.]" and once a Borden twin says to Olivia, after she kissed him, that "it feels wrong sometimes". Furthermore, there is a scene where Borden tells Fallon (his twin) that he should talk to Sarah after a struggle, indicating that this particular Borden is not Sarah's husband and this particular Fallon actually is. As to why the alternate: One theory is that they HAVE to alternate to minimize diverging life experiences, both on stage and off stage. They both have to live the life of the other so that none differs too much in order to not reveal these differences to outsiders. In the book however, they do not alternate between the women, but that is another story [literally].

t-6

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Question: In "His Story III" (I think it's a Season 5 episode but I'm not sure), JD barely appears at all. The Janitor kidnaps him at the beginning, then right at the end releases him from some kind of water tower. Since JD normally has a fairly major part and there's no real explanation for why he isn't in this episode, I figured there was some reason like Zach Braff was unavailable for filming or something? I know he's been in a couple of films recently, is this why? A definite answer on this would be appreciated. Thanks.

Chosen answer: From what I can find out there does not appear to be anything definitive to say that Zach Braff was unavailable. But a number of things would suggest that he wasn't unavailable. First of all most actors on TV shows will film their episodes over a period of time and commit to that project until the show has wrapped up for the season. Secondly it was only one episode. Most actors that have been absent from a series (e.g. Jesse L. Martin from Law & Order, Kelsey Grammer from Frasier) generally will miss more than one episode if they have other commitments. Finally the show might generally revolve a lot around JD but many of the other characters are featured quite prominently. The fact they have done more than a few episodes where other characters have narrated the show and focused on them is partly proof there is interest in more than just JD's character.

Lummie Premium member

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