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Question: When a police officer comes to Kevin's house, the officer rings the doorbell, but since he gets no answer, assumes no one is home. But in real life, wouldn't a policeman break into the house, and then search the house, and then bring the child out of the house, and take to him to his family, just in case a the child did exactly what Kevin did, hiding under the bed or couch? Also wouldn't Kevin's parents get arrested for leaving Kevin behind if the police did find out they left him behind?

Chosen answer: To answer your first question, no. As a right protected under the Fourth Amendment, the police are prohibited from entering a private residence without a warrant and probable cause. Since, as you point out, the policeman assumes no one is home, there's no cause to enter; had he heard, say, a cry for help from inside the house, that would constitute an exigent circumstance, an exception that would allow him to enter in order to help someone in imminent danger. To answer your second question, I doubt it. What happened wasn't done deliberately or out of neglect; it was an accident caused by circumstances beyond their control; accidents can, and do, happen.

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Question: Like the other Losers, Bill says he'd forgotten what happened during their childhood, but when he decides to go back into the sewer, he tells he others he's lived with it and has been afraid all his life. If he forgot, how could it still haunt him?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Even if the specific details are forgotten, the emotional damage remains and small clues can trigger a response.

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Question: If Carson's plan indicated he was smarter than Kyle, given the way it was set up, then why did it fail? I know Kyle worked out he was a terrorist, what I don't get is what made her eventually become suspicious of him. What Carson arrogant or something? Did he make mistakes in his plan, if so what? What mistakes did he make that made his plan fail?

Chosen answer: This was a conspiracy involving a number of people, so it was not Carson's plan alone. Any plan, no matter how well plotted, will have flaws and unexpected variables. Kyle didn't suspect Carson until the very end when she was talking to the captain, who thought she was a terrorist extorting money. Not every detail of how she fully realised Carson's involvement is explained, but when Kyle saw she was being framed, and as Carson nervously attempted to leave the plane, knowing the plan was unraveling, Kyle cobbled together various clues and made an accurate assumption that Carson had been orchestrating the events during the flight.

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Question: Does anyone know where I can find the black and white blink-182 poster Dawn has in her bedroom?

Chosen answer: Amazon might have one. Https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_5/135-6046169-9238005?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=blink+182+poster&sprefix=blink%2Cgarden%2C157&crid=1WYLSSHH0NT7F.

Question: Is this film based on a true story?

Boiken22

Chosen answer: No, it's an entirely fictional creation of M. Night Shyamalan.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why is there the statue in bed with Sam when he seems to have woken up from a dream and why do you see the statue falling apart?

zxcvbnm

Answer: The wooden angel is a symbol of foreboding. At the beginning, when Sam and Molly are furnishing their loft apartment, they try bringing the large, decorative angel through a window on the second floor, but the rope slips with almost disastrous results. This was an implied warning that something catastrophic was about to happen in their idyllic life (Sam is killed shortly thereafter). When he has the vision of the angel in bed with him, Sam realises the nature of that warning, but it was too late; and, when he sees the angel falling to pieces, it symbolizes Sam's failure to ascend to the afterlife when he was given the chance.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Surely it is just a nightmare. After all he has just been shot and is dying. Perhaps the statue falling apart is a metaphor for his life - which has just fallen apart.

Alan Keddie

Question: Why is there the statue in bed with Sam when he seems to have woken up from a dream and why do you see the statue falling apart?

zxcvbnm

Answer: The wooden angel is a symbol of foreboding. At the beginning, when Sam and Molly are furnishing their loft apartment, they try bringing the large, decorative angel through a window on the second floor, but the rope slips with almost disastrous results. This was an implied warning that something catastrophic was about to happen in their idyllic life (Sam is killed shortly thereafter). When he has the vision of the angel in bed with him, Sam realises the nature of that warning, but it was too late; and, when he sees the angel falling to pieces, it symbolizes Sam's failure to ascend to the afterlife when he was given the chance.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Surely it is just a nightmare. After all he has just been shot and is dying. Perhaps the statue falling apart is a metaphor for his life - which has just fallen apart.

Alan Keddie

Saving Private Brian - S5-E4

Question: This episode involves a couple of scenes with Marilyn Manson, who is actually being voiced by one of the show's writers. How are they legally allowed to portray a celebrity for this long - more than a quick joke/cutaway?

Chosen answer: Parodies are protected speech. See Hustler Magazine v. Falwell.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why does the Game Boy Advance remake involve the bosses being differently battled, such as Queen B using Zingers, and have cameras as collectibles, which the SNES version does not have?

Question: Despite being a remake of the original game for the Game Boy Advance, why do Donkey Kong Country 2 and 3 use the Microsoft-Rare logo instead of the Nintendo Rareware logo?

Chosen answer: This answer would be similar to the answer to the Diddy Kong Racing question. Microsoft allowed Rare to develop handheld games for Nintendo since Microsoft didn't make handheld consoles and Microsoft said they weren't going to publish any Gameboy Advance games and any company was free too. However, Rare changed their logo in 2003 (corresponding to the Microsoft purchase) and that's the logo they used on all the games they developed, despite the platform the game was released on.

Bishop73

Question: How did the game come into existence in the first place? I mean why would anyone create a magical board game with features that could get people killed? Like letting animals on the loose, or releasing a poacher who kills people?

Chosen answer: It is never explained, although many sinister things exist in films and books that come into being through various means. The movie is based on a children's picture book where Judy and Peter find the game abandoned in the park and it doesn't explain its origins either.

Bishop73

Question: I've noticed a correction that says Burnett and Stack-house didn't expect any troops to find them. Why? They would have known that if the bad guys fired a missile, they would be watching the missile and the jet to see if they ejected in case the missile successfully hit it. They also would have known that in case that the bad guys would watch to see if they parachuted, and then track them if did their parachutes were successfully deployed, shoot at them while they went down, and then check to see where they landed to make sure their dead. So why didn't Burnett and Stack-house expect the enemy troops to find them?

Answer: Because they were being chased by the missile all over the place, so it would have been difficult for the Serbs to keep track of the missile and the jet. Plus they were so busy being chased by the missile they probably didn't where they were when the missile hit them.

I meant why didn't they expect anything or anybody to find them?

Members Only - S6-E1

Question: How did they fake Eugene's suicide?

Chosen answer: If you're asking how the FBI, or anyone else, faked his suicide, in the show Eugene actually committed suicide and did not fake his death. If you're asking how, in real life, they were able to make it look like actor Robert Funaro was hung, it would have been no different than any other hanging stunt. A rig or brace is placed on the actor's back, under their shirt, that supports the weight of the actor when they are "hung" (or "hanged" depending on your word preference). The noose is lightly connected to the rope, say with wax, so that should an accident or malfunction occur with the rig, the noose would break away from the rope instead of the neck bearing the actor's weight. The rest is just acting.

Bishop73

Question: When Z joins the soldiers and Weaver joins the workers, why couldn't the soldiers and workers tell that Z is actually a worker and Weaver is a soldier as the soldier ants are muscular and the workers aren't?

Chosen answer: It seems there are cases where smaller ants are soldiers, and larger ones are workers. Remember the workers didn't seem to care that Weaver was huge and muscular.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What was the deal with the woman in the bank? Why did she get a bag of money at the end of the movie?

Chosen answer: Thanks to her, the group was able to measure the vault in which all the money from the race would be stored, as to know distances and the amount of garbage bags to bring and to ensure the shortest time possible. So they gave her the money for aiding them without her knowing.

Self Fulfilling Prophecy - S7-E9

Question: At the beginning of the episode, Tawes states that the 6 participants in the survival camp were not given weapons. So where does Josh Redding get the knife to make that trap?

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Question: Why why does Danny always yell, "hey!" When he's is a half a block from the perpetrators which gives the perpetrators 1/2 block head start running from Danny. Why doesn't he wait until he's close to him and he wouldn't have to chase him so far?

Answer: It's a common cop show plot device. If the police on the show always acted in the most logical way (i.e. not alerting a suspect to their presence) the show wouldn't have the opportunity for an exciting foot chase.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What was the purpose of kidnapping her daughter? Was it to make Kyle look crazy? Or was it merely for the purpose of trying to make her open the casket? Because I find that very hard to believe.

Chosen answer: The endgame was to get Kyle to open the casket during a search for her daughter. That is where the explosives and the detonator were hidden. They were counting on a frantic mother searching in every possible place on the plane for her daughter, including her husband's casket. If she hadn't done that on her own, no doubt Carson would have somehow propelled her into doing it.

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How would Carson propel into opening the casket? By threatening to kill her?

Question: What's the significance of the scene where Carson and Stephanie look at each other when she's running away from the plane? I can't find an explanation.

Chosen answer: I think it just solidifies the fact that they were working together, and both knew the plan was starting to fall apart at that point. She's now running to try and protect herself.

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Question: I know that Garvin wanted Sanders fired for incompetence to keep Meredith at Seattle, but did he even know about the changes she made to the production line in the first place before Tom exposed Meredith at the Friday presentation?

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