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Question: Why would a gun store have ammo on display? Would it make more sense to have it behind the counter or a hidden place so customers can't take some when the clerk's not looking?
Question: A set of complicated events mean that Captain Mainwaring and some other members of the platoon have to drive a railway engine. After they leave the railway station it turns out that the railway engine has no brake wheel and cannot stop. The ARP warden, the mayor of Walmington, the vicar and verger take the brake wheel, jump on a handcar and chase after the engine. Catching up with the engine, they throw the brake wheel to Captain Mainwaring. The engine then reverses, so they must pedal the handcar even faster to avoid being run over. Could four men (all obviously in late middle age, and past peak fitness) pedal a handcar to outrun a railway engine at full steam? When the engine reverses, why do they pedal the handcar to stop being run over? Why don't they jump off the handcar, then pull the handcar off the track? (Also it takes the engine less than a minute to reverse. In reality, it would take several minutes to change a moving railway locomotive from forward to reverse).Rob Halliday
Question: When Caleb and his mother are talking about Caleb's father and Caleb's ascension, Evelyn describes his dad/her husband. It shows a picture of an actor other than Stephen McHattie on the side table. By the conversation going it seems as though they intend on it being a picture of James Danvers. Does anyone know who the actor is in the picture? And if this was a mistake or intended to be someone else? Thanks ahead of time for help. (00:11:00 - 00:13:00)
Question: Did the 1966-67 BBC TV series "Adam Adamant Lives!" inspire Austin Powers? The first episode of AAL! starts in England in 1902. Adam Adamant, a wealthy gentleman adventurer, thwarts a plot to assassinate Edward VII at a royal ball. Adam Adamant is captured by a masked villain, The Face, who subjects him to a 'living death' putting him to sleep in a block of ice. In 1966 Adam is found, frozen in ice. Revived to consciousness, he has daring, swashbuckling adventures in 'swinging sixties' England, although, as an Edwardian gentleman, 1960's pop culture mystifies him. In the second series of AAL! we find that The Face, too, has been cryogenically frozen. The Face is revived and renews his conflict with Adam (like Dr Evil). Aged 10 and 11 I watched AAL! avidly; it remains one of my favourite TV shows. Sadly the BBC dropped AAL! after two series. The Austin Powers franchise openly pays tribute to British 1960's espionage thrillers. How much of an influence, was Adam Adamant Lives!?Rob Halliday
Question: When Mr. Sir was handing the guard a coke from his fridge and Stanley thought it was for him, what does Mr. Sir say to him? After, he says "Thirsty Stanley?" I've watched this movie many many times and I still can't understand what he is saying. It is about 9 minutes into the movie. (00:09:00)
Question: Why do the German officers in the pub salute a Captain and LT but don't salute a Major when he walks in?
Question: Why does Pinhead kill John Merchant? Obviously he's angry that Merchant tried to activate the new Elysium Configuration to suit Angelique's desires, but he did so under duress, and as far as Pinhead knows, Merchant is the only one that can keep the portal between Earth and Hell permanently open. Was Pinhead just hoping that Merchant's son would one day continue his father's work and he could force him to complete the configuration?Phaneron
Question: The Lord of Downton in the movie states "The King and Queen are coming to Downton." Since they are British, wouldn't he have said, "Your Majesties are coming to Downton"? Also, isn't the wife of the monarch of the United Kingdom called the "King Consort" not the Queen? I know Prince Philip is not called "King", he is the Queen Consort.odelphi
Question: At the end of the movie when they are driving away from the dust cloud and he says don't look back, there is an image of a man in the smoke. Who was the image of?
Question: In the office when Buddy is quitting, the windows in his office show a large fire outside. What was that?
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