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Question: What was the treasure? Because Casper says its just his baseball bat and glove, but then what does the note at the beginning mean that Carrigan and Dibbs find when the deed is thrown in the fire? Because it talks of treasure but its really only a baseball.

Answer: It was not Casper (now the ghost of a 12 yr old boy) who wrote that there was a hidden treasure at Whipstaff Manor. It was Casper's father, Mr. Mcfadden. The treasure in the box is an autographed baseball which used to belong to Casper, before he got sick and died. Mr. McFadden missed his young son Casper, so he invented a machine that can bring a ghost back to life. He considered Casper's baseball a treasure, because to him it is the greatest treasure there is - the baseball that belonged to his 12 yr old son before he died.

Super Grover Premium member

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Question: For the season five episode "Grave Danger". In the beginning of the show there is a plot-line about twins being shot to death. They make quite the point out of it. Why is this important, does it refer to a previous episode or set up for a following? I don't get it.

Answer: It doesn't refer to anything specific, just office chatter. Quentin Tarantino has a lot of pointless time-fillers in the episode, and this is one example.

CocoCami

Question: After the second task Harry has a reddish mark on his face and down his neck. Anyone have any idea what this could be?

Answer: They are from the attack by the grindylows just before Harry left the Black Lake. Fleur Delacour has the same type of marks on her neck and shoulders when she goes to help Gabrielle up onto the platform.

Addreamy

Question: Why would Daryl Hannah not have used her cell phone to call for help in Bud's trailer after her eye was pulled out?

Answer: There is nothing to say this didn't happen. The last we see or hear from Hannah's character is when Uma Thurman leaves the trailer. At the time Thurman leaves Hannah's character she is obviously still in considerable pain and what she did after this is open to debate.

Lummie Premium member

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Question: I have seen online that lots of people are saying that the theme song is supposed to have a sequence where the plane lands and that Will runs from someone that looks like a cop, yet I have seen the extended opening and this is not in it. Is that sequence a lie of is it part of the song, but not of the opening credits?

Answer: It is part of the song and not the opening credits.

Dedderbot Premium member

Question: What was the first song that played in the credits?

Answer: Hi there, can't give you a name as it's been a long long time since I watched Cabin Fever. However, amazon.com has the listing for the soundtrack and you can listen to samples so hopefully it will help you find what you are looking for - http://www.amazon.com/Cabin-Fever-Various-Artists/dp/samples/B0000C3ICN/ref=dp_tracks_all_1/103-5216138-1263057#disc_1

Aulara

Love Hurts - S1-E20

Question: I'm not sure if this is the right episode. My question comes from the episode about the girl with cancer and the brain tumor(recent episode) What is the song that House is listening to before and after the others come into the showers to listen to the heartbeat?

Answer: "Nessun Dorma" from Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot". The episode was "Autopsy".

Question: There's a guy in the bleachers with Gordon's wife during a championship game. He looks a lot like David Hasselhoff, but it's not. I was wondering if anyone knew who it was.

Answer: It is David Hasselhoff. He played the coach of the German dodgeball team, but when his team lost he hooked up with Gordon's wife.

Question: Why is Tom Hanks uncredited for his role in the movie?

Answer: He was in a very small part of the movie and at the time he had already become quite a famous star. If his name were attatched to it without being uncredited, he would have had top billing. He probably decided to remove his name from the movie so the younger actors could receive more attention. The same type of thing happens in quite a few movies I can think of.

jennibee

Question: What would have happened if Seth had successfully made the teleportation with Ronnie?

Answer: Actually, if the teleportation had followed through, then four bodies would have merged into one: Ronnie, Seth, Fly, Baby. Remember, Ronnie was pregnant.

William Bergquist

Question: The killer arrives at the farm in an old rusty truck which Maria stows away in with the captive Alex. Then from the gas station she follows the truck in the murdered station attendant's car, and both vehicles end up at the scene of the final confrontation. Yet at the end we learn that Maria is actually the killer and has insanely hallucinated virtually the entire movie. Can anyone offer any explanation of where that big truck came from in the first place and what the truth is about which vehicles were really present at the end and how exactly Maria and Alex arrive at the scene of their final confrontation?

Answer: It is impossible to know which vehicles were actually used, or even what really happened throughout the movie. The plot twist at the end of this film, while certainly surprising, was not very thoroughly planned out. It's almost as if the writer decided at the last minute to add it for no better reason than he couldn't think of a way to end the movie.

Phixius Premium member

Question: What's the point of the whole "Aloe Vera" thing when they're buying the vans? I mean, why would they so desperately need to save a few hundred dollars in such a complex and expensive scheme? They made sure that the dealer would remember those guys that bought two white vans just days prior to the robbery. One would assume that they would want to keep a low profile. Not to mention, I doubt that a car dealer would lower the price just because the guy squeezes his hand.

Answer: It was not to lower the price (although that was a fringe benefit), but rather to intimidate the dealer into letting them pay cash for the vans. Hence, no trace. It was not the hand-squeezing that convinced the dealer, it was the tacit promise of further discomfort if he did not give them a "better deal."

Question: During the striptease scene in the tent with Paris Hilton and Robert Richard, what is the name of the song playing in the background?

Answer: The name of the song is Brothers Conti - Automatic.

Andrew Kulick

Question: Does anybody know all the words to the rap Ghostface makes with Shorty and all his mates?

Answer: According to the "Memorable Quotes" section at the IMDB, the words are "I'm gonna slash and gash, cut another hole in your ass. I spill blood on the walls, then play tennis with your balls. If the phone rings, don't answer the call. Gonna slit your throat, f**k you like a goat, peal your foreskin off and make a winter coat. Peace!"

Cubs Fan

Question: I noticed that during the Cell Block Tango, "Pop" shoves the Hungarian girl pretty aggressively. Is this a mistake?

Answer: It is not a mistake, it is choreographed that way. "Pop" is deliberately pushing the Hungarian girl ("Uh Uh") out of her way as she walks to center stage.

raywest Premium member

Question: What does Jenny die of? And is it mentioned anywhere in the film at all?

Answer: It's not specified in the film, but in the sequel book "Gump & Co" the author mentions that Jenny dies from Hepatitis C as a former drug addict in the early 70s. Hepatitis C was an unknown disease until 1989.

Answer: In 1981, when Forrest meets Jenny again, she says she has a virus that doctors don't know. This virus was the HIV virus, as 1981 marks the AIDS outbreak in the World.

Answer: It could have been HIV or Hepatitis C or something else. Maybe someone related to the story or even Winston Groom himself told this at some other place. Nonetheless, it's false that it appears in that book.

It absolutely appears in the second book, 'Gump and Company'.

Question: Why is River bare-foot so often, especially on a ship that has a lot of metal flooring?

Answer: The reason is that Summer Glau had severe tendinitis and arthritis in her feet and wearing shoes was painful for her.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: She has several mental disorders, presumably she finds shoes confining or uncomfortable. It's notable that when she does have footwear it's almost always heavy calf high boots, instead of slippers or more comfortable shoes.

Grumpy Scot

To add; She likes to dance, and being barefoot it's easier to move around.

lionhead

Question: On disc 2 of the special edition DVD, there were interviews with actors Brad Pitt, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl and Madeleine Stowe. Were they in this movie and if so what parts did they play? Also, who played the Supreme Being in physical form?

Answer: None of them appeared in Time Bandits, but all four have worked with director Terry Gilliam (Pitt and Stowe in Twelve Monkeys, Plummer and Ruehl in The Fisher King) - presumably their interviews were about Gilliam generally. The Supreme Being was played by Sir Ralph Richardson.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Who was the guy (the roadkill guy) that drove them to the town? Wouldn't he know what was going on? If he did, what was his connection?

Answer: All we know is that he is the brother of Bo and Vincent. He's a mystery. A hint to a sequel maybe?

Mortug

My Drama Queen - S2-E21

Question: I didn't understand the rerun dance in JD's fantasy. Could someone please explain?

Answer: "Rerun" was a character on What's Happening!! Fred Berry, who portrayed Rerun, did this dance all of the time on the show. Its a type of dance called popping and locking.

weetie21

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