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Question: About 20 minutes from the end of Return of the Jedi, Carrie Fischer gets shot by one of the Storm Troopers. Is it just me, or when she falls, does Harrison Ford grab her boob?

Answer: Yes, it certainly seems that way. Tradition holds that Princess Leia's wince of pain at that point is actually Carrie Fisher's wince at Harrison Ford ruining the shot, or so she thought.

DavidK93

Question: When Dr. Cornbluth first sees the mermaid under water and unsuccessfully tries to take her picture, how come he has an oxygen tank AND an air hose coming from the boat topside? I thought it may be a mistake but I am not a scuba diver so I though I would ask.

William Bergquist

Chosen answer: Whilst it may be a tad unusual, each system serves as a back-up for the other.

David Mercier

Question: Why is it that on the first day Adam Sandler sees Lucy and she makes a teepee and all the other days she makes a house?

Answer: She makes different waffle buildings each day. It depends on her mood.

Timothy Cheseborough

Question: Does anyone know why in pictures Cole always had a streak of light above his head?

Answer: That sparkle represented the dead people who were always hanging around Cole. Being in his presence, with his power to interact with the dead, caused them to have a physical signal to a perceiver of absolute truth: a camera.

Phoenix

Question: On the Deluxe Edition DVD, disc 2, there is a documentary about the Shoah Foundation. I couldn't find any credits for it, but the narrator sounded an awful lot like Morgan Freeman. Is it him?

Answer: Yes, it is.

Chimera Premium member

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Question: What does the insult "Fafanapolie" mean? I don't know if it's spelled correctly but the meaning is what I really want to know.

Answer: "Va fa Napoli" means go to Naples (Joey is speaking Italian). What Joey probably meant to say was "vaffanculo" which is a very rude saying in Italian.

Shay

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Question: How old is Ella (Mark and Elizabeth's daughter) supposed to be? she looks about 5/6 but as she was only a baby when Mark died in series 8 we are now on the 10th series... Elizabeth also said that it was still to soon after Mark, even she wouldn't think 5 years is to long to wait?

Answer: The writers of ER "aged" Ella. She is only suppose to be 2 or 3 but they have made her older, 5 or 6. They often do this on soaps too. They probably just didn't want to have to deal with a baby anymore.

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Question: As I didn't watch all the series of Angel this may have been explained in the show. I thought vampires couldn't have children he told Buffy in and episode that vampires couldn't have children? (it was the episode where angel lost his soul on Buffys birthday?).

Answer: It's precisely because vampires can't have children that everyone is so amazed at Angel's getting Darla pregnant. It's a Big Deal because Connor is so unique in the whole history of the world.

Carl Fink

Question: Why exactly did David Lynch have his name removed from the TV version?

Answer: Because it was edited in a way he didn't approve of. The film was actually over 3 hours long, and it was trimmed by about an hour for the cinema version, and then a certain amount of pick and mix went on to come up with the video version.

David Mercier

Question: What is the song playing when Kevin Bacon is driving his car?

Answer: The name of song is "Power Struggle" by Sunna.

Question: I think Nathan is played by Paul Guilfoyle, however, after checking and double-checking I can't see Nathan on the end credits. Am I right, and does anybody know why he wasn't credited?

Answer: According to IMDB.com, Paul Guilfoyle did play Nathan, though he wasn't credited for the role.

Xofer

Question: The head of the Vampire Nation is named Damaskinos. Does this name have any significance outside the movie?

Answer: Damaskinos was a Greek Archbishop. He became bishop of Corinth, and in 1938 he was elected archbishop of Athens.

Jane Doe

Question: At the end, is Cyrus a ghost or a real person? If he's a ghost, why can he be seen without the glasses?

Answer: He's alive. He faked his death at the beginning of the movie to get Arthur and his children into the house, because only then would he be able to force Arthur to engage the 13th Ghost. When Cyrus is seen at the end of the movie, he is disguised with the blood patch to make it appear that he is dead to a casual observer with the glasses (everyone is wearing them at this point) and prevent Arthur from being able to figure out his plan.

Phoenix

Question: Why exactly does Carter hide from Lee behind the street post, when they are going to tell the FBI to pull their men out of the building, that the kidnapper is supposedly in?

Answer: Because he doesn't believe that Lee is right. He thinks that he's just going to annoy the FBI and so he doesn't want to be seen to be involved.

roboc

Question: Does anyone know the name of the hymn played by the 4 string players at the end of the film, just before they say, "It's been a pleasure playing with you all tonight"?

Answer: It's "Nearer my God to thee."

David Mercier

Question: I don't quite understand the joke that Jack said to the doctor about the lesser of two weevils. Can anyone tell me what it means?

Answer: It's a play on the old saying "the lesser of two evils."

Xofer

Question: Does anyone know where I can find a script for this film, preferably a free one?

Answer: Go to http://www.allmoviescripts.com/scripts/5773164523f305abc3f7c1.html.

J I Cohen

Https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=10-things-i-hate-about-you This website is much better.

Question: What is the 'wheel of fire' that Frodo is talking about on the slopes of Mount Doom?

Answer: Sauron's eye.

Xofer

Question: When the Jamaican bobsled team returned to the next Olympics, did they have the same members as before?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Yes.

Question: If only three of the guys are sprinters, and Sanka Coffee is not, how can Sanka keep up with the others when they're doing their push-starts?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: They are sprinters and so can run very fast on dry land whilst not pushing a huge metal bobsled. They can pushstart faster than most teams but nowhere near sprinter speeds. Sanka is used to pushstarts like this from his pushcart races and so is able to keep up over the short starts. Also, he is routinely shown struggling to keep up with the other three in all around training.

roboc

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