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Question: SPOILER: Blade is shown to be driving towards another battle during the end credits. Does this mean that the virus only killed the vampires in the building? Wasn't it supposed to destroy all the vampires in the world?

Chosen answer: No, the amount was only enough to destroy the vampires in the immediate vicinity.

Chaz1003

Question: There's a scene in which Blurr is firing at the Decepticons from three windows, he says something while doing that. What exactly does he say?

Chosen answer: We've got Decepticons at the gate, Decepticons in the air, Decepticons inside the walls: Decepticons, Decepticons, Decepticons!If we beat them on the walls, they're still in the air, we shoot them out the air, they're still at the gate. So where does that leave us? Nowhere, that's where.

Question: When they let the German who shot Wade walk away blindfolded, why on earth did they not handcuff him as well? They did not assure that he was picked up by the allied, and he could easily remove the blindfold. After all it was bad judgment as he was the one who killed Capt. Miller.

Chosen answer: Why not tie up him and put him in a ditch? There's a million things he could have done. One reason he just made him walk away blindfolded was to scare him into thinking he was going to be executed. Its not really shown whether they even had handcuffs, so it's hard to determine if they could have done something like that. Their main concern was with the mission, not what would happen to him. Last thing with letting him go, Miller could have been shot by any one of those German soldiers so it's more just ironic that he killed him.

Lummie Premium member

Question: Why did they cast Eric Stoltz when they knew they wanted Michael J. Fox? (I know Fox was doing Family Ties)

Chosen answer: Due to his scheduling on Family Ties, Michael J. Fox was not originally available, so they went with their second choice of Eric Stoltz. The studio, however, permitted Fox to film the movie only if it didn't interfere with his obligations to them. So, he filmed Back to the Future at night and on days he wasn't needed at the Family Ties set.

Reformed Dispatcher

Question: In the cartoon, all the Dinobots have stunted speech patterns, but in the comics, it it only Grimlock that has the stunted speech patterns (I'm talking about the 80 issue mini-series). Can anyone tell me why?

Chosen answer: In the cartoon series, the Dinobots were created by Wheeljack and Ratchet on Earth. Basically they were supposed to be 'dumb brutes' and nothing more and were there to help entertain smaller kids. However in the comic, all the dinobots came from Cybertron and they all had normal intelligence, but Grimlock had a malfunction that caused him to speak differently. The dinobots were actually very smart in the comics, and didn't have to be dumbed down to help attract small children. It is a difference of continuities, nothing else.

Question: Since Matt Murdock is blind, how did he get his Daredevil costume?

Chosen answer: More than likely, the priest has been helping him.

Toolio

Question: What was the relationship between Dr. Lanning and Dr. Calvin?

Chosen answer: Mentor and protege.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In many reviews I've read of this film, folks say that, at the end, it is revealed that the bet between God and Satan for the first to reach 100 billion souls was all a joke by God on the devil. I have seen this film five times and never once (even after reading these things) did I hear/see anything that even remotely indicated that the contest was a joke. Can someone please fill me in on this?

Chosen answer: It's a joke because the souls already belong to God. It's mentioned during the jail scene. So the question is irrelevant, as God already has well over 100 billion souls in any case, and the devil can't gain them back.

Question: Was Doom II (the game played in the Ultimart) ever ported to an arcade machine? I think it would be difficult to produce a real coin-op version of the game (a lot of custom hardware and programming - I don't think any arcade hardware could support Doom back then). Making a prop would be easy by sticking a PC with a TV monitor (to prevent flicker) in a cabinet mock-up, or even just run a pre-recorded tape of someone playing Doom and just have the actor mime it.

Chosen answer: No, Doom II was never available in a commerical arcade cabinet. It must have been specifically designed for the movie.

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Question: Does anyone know why Mark Darcy's mother's name was changed from Elaine (in the book) to Geraldine (in the film)?

Chosen answer: Lots of times in book-to-movie situations and even in some remakes, the producers/writers/directors change names or events. It can be because of personal issues, legal ones or it can even be spur of the moment. it can also be unintentional,when they change it without the specific INTENTION to change it. I think in this case it was more likely that the character/or their name didn't have too much of an impact on the story line, so they didn't feel a pressing need to keep it the same.

Question: Does anyone know if there is a soundtrack (CD) for this movie available anywhere?

Chosen answer: I doubt it as, the film was made during Parker's college years, but every song asis available as an mp3 at www.cannibalthemusical.net

Question: What is the name of the actor who plays Notre Dame player 75, last name Mateus? I can't find him in the credits. He's the guy who starts chanting "Rudy" during the Georgia Tech game. Somebody said it might be WWE Superstar Al Snow, aka Allen Sarven, but it's not.

Chosen answer: According to IMDB, Al Snow plays an uncredited Notre Dame football player in the film, so it might actually be him.

Allyson Premium member

Question: Why wasn't this movie titled 'Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind'? It involved abduction of humans by aliens.

Chosen answer: At the time the film was made a close encounter of the third kind covered all contact between humans and aliens. The terminology has changed and it was only in the early eighties that it was decided to introduce a new level and abduction was the fourth kind.

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Question: There was a mistake about a crew member's hand being visible when a woman is trying to shut the fridge door, but I can't see it. Can anyone tell me if it is at the top, middle or the bottom of the fridge?

Chosen answer: It's reflected in the window, opposite the fridge - it's a hand pushing at the fridge door.

Hamster Premium member

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Question: According to the IMDb trivia page, William Petersen reprised his role of Will Graham from "Manhunter" in one episode. Which episode was this?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: In the episode "Abra Cadaver" Tom Noonan, who played The Tooth Fairy in 'Manhunter', appeared as the bad guy. Since Grissom was the main investigator, many fans saw a similarity.

MoonFaery Premium member

Question: I've always wondered if Mark, just before his final broadcast, told his parents the whole truth. It would seem that way because Mark tells his girlfriend his mom let him use the Jeep ("She kinda loaned it to me"). Also, his Dad was at the gathering in the school's athletic field, but there is no shot of him acting surprised or horrified when Mark pulls in to where the crowd is and gets arrested. So the question is: did Mark fess up to his parents? Or is it irrelevant/left for us to wonder?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Well, with no actual scene where he confesses, it's left up to us to wonder. Personally, I find it unlikely that he'd actually admit the whole thing to his parents, but they're not stupid and already had their suspicions, so the lack of any great surprise on his father's part isn't unreasonable. You also have to remember that Mark's voice changer had already broken before they drove down to the crowd - his father would have easily recognised his voice before his actual arrival, giving him a certain amount of time to get through the initial shock.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Was Commodus and Lucilla half brother and sister? Wondering because of Commodus' attraction for Lucilla. Was incest normal at that time?

Mortug Premium member

Chosen answer: No, they are full brother and sister. They both had the same mother and father. Incest was not exactly normal at that time, but it stretches back within the imperial families as far as Caligula and possibly earlier. There is no evidence to suggest that the real Commodus was attracted to his sister, it was probably just included in the film in order to make the character seem more disturbed, and also as another reason why he would be Maximus' enemy (Maximus and Lucilla were, after all, once lovers).

The Doctor

Question: If Hannibal Lector is so brilliant, why didn't he suspect that Starling's "Holiday Offer" was a fraud?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: He did. At one point he says amusingly to Starling, "Anthrax Island, that was a nice touch, yours?" indicating he knew the deal wasn't real. That didn't matter to him since he was planning to escape, and the deal gave him an opportunity to do so.

RJR99SS

Question: What would have been the tiebreaker in the medal round, if two teams ended up with the same amount of points?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Sudden-death overtime, in which the game ends when the first team scores.

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Question: I've just got the soundtrack, and there's a great song by a band called Vast, called "Touched". I've definitely heard it in the series somewhere, but have no idea where/when it actually gets played - can anyone help?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: This song features in the season one episode "Lonely Hearts", during the montage where Angel and Kate are both looking for the killer.

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