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Question: Was it really Tobey's body both times in the mirror?

Chosen answer: Yes, he worked out a lot to get into that condition. On the DVD commentary, Raimi states that one of the first scenes shot was where Tobey takes off his shirt and is not in great shape while one of the last ones shot was the one in the mirror you are referring to.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Question: As Harry and Hermione are going back in time, after Ron has left the room, there is a part where it looks as though a number of people are unwrapping someone to the right of the screen. What is happening then?

Chosen answer: Exactly what it looks like - a person is being unwrapped from full body bandages. It's a hospital ward and they are just showing things representative of Harry and Hermione going back in time. It's just supposed to be something that happened earlier that day that they are "passing" by.

wolfchild

Question: Who plays the cab driver at the beginning of the movie? He looks familiar but I can't put a name to the face.

Chosen answer: According to IMDb, his name is Mark Curry. Check his filmography at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193104/.

Phoenix

Question: At the end, who are the band that play. I have a feeling it's Smash Mouth or Smashing Pumpkins. Someone care to tell?

Chosen answer: It's Smash Mouth, as stated in the movie.

wolfchild

Question: When Pumba and Timon are singing the Hakuna Matata song, does anyone know what Pumba was gonna say when he is singing about his story, and then Timon puts his hand over his mouth and says "not in front of the kids"?

Chosen answer: The line is "and I got downhearted, everytime that I..." when Timon interrupts him. He was obviously going to say "farted".

Grumpy Scot

Question: I know that Akasha is Aliyah, but who sat for Enkil? He's just a static character, but they had to get the face from some where.

Chosen answer: His name is Peter Olsen. IMDB.com didn't have a listing of any of his other work though.

Question: I was wondering if "the mile" in the song "Redeemer" was in reference to the "mile" that death row inmates walk, if so, how would late 17th century citizens come to call it that if it is in fact a fairly recent phrase? Did current wardens pick it up from the 1600's?

Chosen answer: After listening and double checking lyrics websites, there are nothing in this song about "the mile". Even if there was, there would be no reason to make this reference because this movie is not about death row or prisons. Besides, this song was written specifically for the film in 2002, not in the 17th century, so any references would be modern.

Reformed Dispatcher

Question: What are the words to the chant that Eowyn does at Eomund's funeral? Also, can anyone translate this into English for me?

Chosen answer: "Bealocweal hafath freone frecon forth osended. Giedd sculon singa gleomenn sorgiende on Meduselde." "An evil death has set forth the noble warrior. A song sorrowing minstrels shall sing in Meduseld."

Super Grover

Question: Why does Jess's sister insult Jess and her future mother-in-law by calling them cows? Aren't cows sacred in India?

Chosen answer: Even though Pinky and her friends are Indian by descent, they're very British, and lots of their language reflects this. Saying that the women are 'cows' is just one example of this. In addition they're Sikh, and cows aren't sacred to Sikhs.

STP

Question: In the commercial for Spiderman, they play background music that has vocals. What is this song and who sings it? (if you look on http://spiderman.sonypictures.com/ , watch the full length trailer and near the end starting when the blue writing shows up and says 'this summer', it starts.).

Chosen answer: It actually starts slightly before that - the harsh drum beats before the text appears are the opening to the track. It's called "Lacrimosa" by a bunch called Immediate Music, whose compositions get used in movie trailers a lot. As for who actually sings it - it's obviously a choir, presumably one hired to perform that track.

Tailkinker

Question: What ballet was Mr. Hedare watching when at the theater?

Chosen answer: Mr. Hedare was watching what appeared to be a performance by Cirque de Soleil.

Question: What kind of material are Theo's pants that she has on when she's seducing Dwight? And where can I get a pair?

Chosen answer: Leather. Check your local leather clothing shop.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Wasn't Quentin himself supposed to make a cameo in Volume 2? Did he? I watched it twice keeping my eyes peeled for QT, I really don't think he's there...

Chosen answer: He was suppose to play Pai-Mei, but due to how much he was doing just directing and producing the movie, he didn't have time for the complex martial arts training.

Question: At the end of the film, why are the two 'goons' waiting for George Clooney and Co. nearby? Are they now involved with them as perhaps some sort of bodyguards, or are they just keeping an eye on him on behalf of the casino?

Chosen answer: They have been assigned to watch Clooney by Andy Garcia because Garcia still suspects that Clooney had a role in the robbery. They're waiting for an opportunity to either gather evidence against him or simply beat him up some more.

Phoenix

Question: A lot of people in this film sing the song "Danke Shoen." Why do they do this?

Chosen answer: It is a song that easily gets stuck in one's head after hearing it; it's more or less used as a comic effect for this reason. Ferris sings it twice (once in the shower and again in the parade), Mr. Rooney hums it at Ferris' house, and Jeannie sings it when leaving the police station.

Reformed Dispatcher

Question: I saw various scenes in the preview of the movie that do not appear in the film itself. Some include Kell being cut in half, and then both halves regenerating into two different Kells. Another was Kell blowing on some floating globe that explodes with the image of his face. This made "Endgame" look like the third film where the villain was the illusionist Kane, but when I saw the movie, these scenes were taken out and the villain had no such powers. What happened to these scenes? What were they about? And are they available anywhere in any earlier cuts of the film? I could not find them in the early cut feature on the DVD...

Chosen answer: The scenes you mention were only meant to be part of the trailer. This was to show that Jacob Kell was the "most powerful" immortal yet. The 'cut in half' scene is playing on the idea that Kell is unbeatable. I suggest rewatching the trailer with these ideas in mind. It may make more sense. These scenes were what Dimension Films wasted a hefty portion of the promotional and marketing budgets on. There was NEVER any script written that included them, nor any version of the film that ever included them.

Question: In the scene when Logan intrudes on a briefing while looking for the diamond, the policemen mention something like the P-30 or something to that effect. What is it?

Chosen answer: The P-30s they were discussing were the department-issued guns the cops had. They were complaining that they were not good to use and since Logan was lead detective, they made him decide what to do with the issue.

T Poston

Question: Why are Merry and Pippin not surprised to see Gandalf when the company approaches Isengard? It never says that they spoke to Treebeard about him and they are not drunk enough to completely forget that they thought Gandalf was dead.

Chosen answer: They've already seen him alive, shortly after meeting Treebeard for the first time - Treebeard takes them to see 'the white wizard' and we see the pair being dropped in front of somebody wearing white. We're supposed to assume, at the time, that it's Saruman, but, as is revealed, it's actually Gandalf.

Tailkinker

Question: On the DVD, what happens if you answer all the questions right on "Your Mission" in the Features menu?

Chosen answer: The DVD then takes you to the Gag Reel with bloopers and outtakes from the movie.

Garlonuss

Question: Where would Kahn learn a Klingon proverb? He was marooned on a planet, and before that he was in hibernation.

Chosen answer: Given Khan's heightened intellect, he'd undoubtedly be an information junkie - he's had plenty of time, either on the Enterprise before his marooning or afterwards on the Reliant, to read up on the current state of the galaxy - he presumably found the proverb in some datafile somewhere.

Tailkinker

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