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Question: How did Meghan get from the boat to the house?

Answer: There is a man in the house who brings Meghan some food to eat. I think he was the one who took her there.

Question: How did the football players die exactly?

Answer: A bus accident.

Brian Katcher

Answer: After returning to Juno's office, the quarterback tells her that he doesn't think they survived the crash.

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Question: Why is Eustace so mean to Courage?

Answer: Eustace is a rather two-dimensional antagonist character. He is just a mean-spirited man who takes out his hostilities on a vulnerable dog and resents his wife having adopted him.

raywest Premium member

I thought the reason had to do with the attention Courage receives from Muriel.

Question: Why does Arthur kill his mother? Does he feel she lied to him about his father? Maybe his madness going further? Perhaps even he wanted to end her suffering?

Rob245

Answer: I'd probably rule out of the last reason you mentioned, on the first one you have to consider that the lie goes deeper than just the father's identity, if that is a lie at all. Through the information he saw on the medical record - and he kills her after seeing that record - it turns out that she had let him be abused and beaten up since a tender age, which would probably be the cause of his mental and physical issues. In his line before the murder, he mentions her full name, and how he has not been happy a minute of his whole life, so the terrible childhood, which maybe now came back to him, is a real factor. Mentioning the comedy, so a play, might also imply a sort of detachment now that he understands that it was all a lie from the beginning and she's not even his real mother (if that's what he believes).

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Question: Before the Summer Nights scene, Kenickie asks "Did you see the new girl down at registration?" Is the girl he's referring to Sandy?

Answer: Yes, it's Sandy.

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Question: Where is the fourth Delta operative of Hoot's team when they get to the second crash site on foot? There is a Pvt. 'Adonis' instead.

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Question: What was the name of the episode where Bart is annoyed because it is Monday again and we see what that whole week was like for him?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Season 23 Episode 9.

Ssiscool Premium member

Answer: The episode is "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again."

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Question: How could the girls not see that Martha was a boy? In the movie his voice is deep well until Kim came to visit him.

Answer: Maybe they just thought he had a deep voice for a girl. I also thought about that, like when the girls hug Martha he's a guy - no boobs - but it's just a fun movie.

Answer: Cross-dressing is a time honored tradition in comedy and it requires quite a bit of suspension of disbelief to enjoy. A character who is obviously a boy to the audience but none of the characters noticing is a big part of what makes these films funny.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What did Frank mean by the quote, "When you're looking down the barrel of a gun, what difference does it make?"

Answer: In Frank's mind, everyone is either connected to crime, or they are cops (but just as brutal and probably as corrupt as the criminals). So if it came down to being threatened with death, it doesn't matter if the guy making the threat is a civilian or a cop, he's bad either way. The line is "When I was your age, they would say you could become cops or criminals; today what I'm saying to you is this: When facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"

Question: Wouldn't her freshly bleached hair go green from the chlorine?

Answer: Chlorine can turn bleached blonde hair a shade of green. Pouring apple cider vinegar over hair before swimming can help prevent it changing. However, being as this is a movie, realistic details like this are ignored for the sake of storytelling.

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Question: Why does Megatron hate humans so much?

Answer: Simply put, he's racist... or at least speciesist. He sees humans as inferior and someone to bend to is will. Also, seeing how Prime wants to protect them so much, just fuels his desire to destroy humans as another way of getting at the Autobots.

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Question: I'm confused about the return of the purse and kids' bicycles. Michael says he spent money that he doesn't have and might have to return the kids' bikes. Architects make a substantial amount of income. So why would he need to return the kiddie bikes?

Answer: The median salary in the United States for architects is currently around $80K per year. It was a few thousand dollars less in 2006 when the film was made. That's not what most would call a "substantial" income, especially considering that is the median. Michael could make significantly less than that. There are thousands of people in the United States making more than $80K a year living paycheck-to-paycheck, based on their individual circumstances.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When Michael fast forwards to 2017 he wakes up in what believes to be an apartment. He tells the remote to take him home. He's already at home, so why would it take him to his old home?

Answer: The remote works off Michael's thoughts, when Michael thinks about certain things, the remote control takes over. That's why every time he thinks about sex he "fast forwards" and every time a promotion is mentioned, it "fast forwards" as well. When he says "take me home" he's thinking about the house he (unbeknown to him) used to live at which is why the remote takes him there instead of his new home.

Question: This movie is one of a few I've seen to display the title twice during the opening credits. It appears in a plain font at the start of the credits, then appears in a more stylized font at the end of the credits. Why do some movies do this? It seems a little redundant.

TedStixon

Answer: A lot of movies will put a title card at the end of the film before the credits. It's usually to cap off the movie so that it's the last thing you see or think about when you leave (especially back in the day when you didn't sit around to watch for an extra scene). They want it to be redundant so you don't forget (repetition is the key to learning). Most movies (if not all) also have the movie's name at the very end of all the credits too. But I assume for copyright or other legal reasons, the same way a book publisher might print the book's title on every page of the book.

Bishop73

Question: Are Anna and Kristof officially married by the end of the film, or does their wedding take place in the aftermath of the film?

Johman

Answer: I would say after. As Kristoff doesn't appear with her.

Question: In Jesse's parents house he height chart is scrawled on the door frame. Did they move back into the family home?

Answer: Unless I'm forgetting the show mentioning them moving, I believe the Pinkmans stayed in the same house. The house Jesse lived in and later bought under their noses after their expensive remodel was Jesse's aunt's house.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Was the head movement argument to the jury verbatim from the transcript of the actual trial of Clay Shaw?

Answer: No. The argument which mentions was the first closing argument by an assistant to Garrison and in it he mentions "back and to the left" once but not the multiple statements shown in the movie. The actual transcripts are available on line.

Question: There is a skull and crossbone flag in both Nanny Mcphee and Nanny Mcphee Returns, why?

Answer: The skull and crossbone flag can be interpreted in a number of ways. Death, both literally and symbolically, is an ongoing theme in the story. Cedric Brown, the children's father, is a widower, and he is also an undertaker. There have been a number of nannies for Mr. Brown's rather naughty children, but they have systematically gotten rid of each one, basically "killing them off," though not in a literal sense, until Nanny McPhee arrives.

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Question: How old is Tintin supposed to be? Are we ever told or are we just supposed to guess?

Answer: According to Wikipedia, he is described as being a youth anywhere from 14 - 19 years old. There is no specific age.

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Question: What drops out of old Paul's raincoat on the porch at the old folks home?

Answer: Toast.

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