Questions about specific movies, TV shows and more

These are questions relating to specific titles. General questions for movies and TV shows are here. Members get e-mailed when any of their questions are answered.

Question: How is the underage nudity legal? I mean how was it legal to show underage nudity in the movie? How is it not child pornography?

MikeH

Answer: As long as there are no touching or actual physical contact with a child, even simulated sexual act, it is legal.

Question: Why did Rose throw the necklace?

MikeH

Answer: The necklace is called "The heart of the Ocean." While in the middle of the ocean, Rose had her heart captured by Jack Dawson. Rose returned the diamond to the ocean in the exact place where her heart was taken by Jack. As she says at one point, "A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets"

Ssiscool Premium member

Answer: She basically gave it back to the ship. It was a symbolic gesture towards Jack as basically he died because of it.

lionhead

Question: Why would 911 put them on hold?

MikeH

Answer: They wouldn't in real life. This was a plot contrivance.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why was Paulie against drugs?

MikeH

Answer: Because he didn't want his operatives turning into junkies, getting compromised, and putting him in legal trouble...which is exactly what happens with Henry.

Question: What happens to Nick the Greek?

Answer: Its left ambiguous deliberately but he either decided to lie low after finding out he was involved in stealing Rory's weed or, more likely, Rory killed him.

The_Iceman

Show generally

Question: How old are the boys?

MikeH

Answer: Start to end Malcolm: 11 - 17 Francis: 16 - 23 Reese: 13 - 19 Dewey: 7 - 13.

Question: How did Loki survive?

MikeH

Answer: We aren't told for certain, but Loki mentions in Thor: The Dark World that there are secret ways out of Asgard. He may have known that the well he plunged himself into was a wormhole.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Couldn't Nigel have attempted to return the jewel himself instead of sending Dr. Bravestone and his associates to do it?

Answer: Nigel, being an NPC, doesn't have the skills necessary to get to the shrine. He knows the group does, and that's why he sends them.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: No, he couldn't. As the other answer indicated, Nigel is not a person, he's a character created by Jumanji, and his entire purpose in the world of Jumanji is simply to deliver instructions to the players and welcome them into the world. It would undermine the entire game for him to try to return the jewel himself.

TedStixon

It would be pretty pointless to send Dr. Bravestone and his associates to return the jewel, if Nigel attempted to the jewel himself.

Question: Why did they remove Christina and Will's romance? This takes away some of the emotion Tris has from shooting him later and the agony of telling Christina the truth in Insurgent.

Rob245

Answer: It's typical for movies to delete or dilute various plot elements from a book source. The movie's running time is a factor, and eliminating characters, side stories, combining plot points, etc. streamlines the plot. The movie chose to keep the focus on Tris and Four.

raywest Premium member

Question: If people are for Penguin then why did they bring eggs, lettuce, and tomatoes to his speech? That and why aren't the police out looking for the kids once informed given Batman has to go home and suit up?

Rob245

Answer: The crowd of people were likely carrying bags of groceries.

Question: When Chozen, while bullying Daniel, takes the latter's handheld drum (which Chozen mockingly called a "baby rattle") and calls the latter a baby, Kumiko, sticking up for Daniel, fiercely says a phrase in Japanese (or Ryukyuan) to Chozen. What exactly does Kumiko say, and what does it mean?

Oh, Brother, Where Are Thou? - S2-E15

Question: How exactly did the production of Homer's car bankrupt Herb? If Herb, as a highly successful car manufacturer, was spending so much money spoiling Marge and the kids that an $82,000 price tag for making a car was enough of a straw to break the camel's back, wouldn't he have gone bankrupt sooner than later anyway?

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: It wasn't the cost of one car, but that they'd produced thousands of Homer's ridiculous vehicles, which they'd marketed as a family car, but cost five times as much as a new car at the time. No one would buy them and the company went under.

Brian Katcher

Wasn't the car just a demo though? How would they have been able to produce thousands of cars in such a short amount of time?

Phaneron Premium member

Herb had given instructions to his team to build whatever Homer wants, thinking it would be a success. More than likely the plant produced the one seen while production continued on the rest. Herb had too much faith in Homer and his ideas.

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: Was it intentional that Joe Namath and Ann Margaret's names were each repeated twice on the screen as Sharon Tate walked into the theatre? (01:08:00)

Answer: Yes, though the intention was not Tarantino's. What is onscreen is the trailer of the (real) 1970 film "C.C. and Company", which starred (as you might have guessed) Joe Namath and Ann-Margret. Said trailer showed their names twice, a stylistic choice that emphasized the film's stars, and Tarantino used the unaltered trailer in the film.

Question: Given there's only a few months between this movie and the previous one, that means it's set around 2014 vs. Infinity War being set in 2018, as best anyone can figure. Is there any official word on what the Guardians are up to in the intervening 4 years?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: Short answer: Probably nothing much good. In all that time Quinn still felt like a reaver, and Rocket doesn't deny he likes crime. Only Gamora keeps them at bay from doing anything really nasty. In the mean time they try to do good things, protect planets, hunt pirates, stuff like that. It's a crazy bunch of individuals.

lionhead

Question: Why is Katniss so protective of Prim? I have only read the first book so maybe in future books it's explained?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Besides Prim being her younger sister, when their father died, her mother basically shut down out of depression, leaving Katniss to raise Prim for the most part. She has a bond that goes beyond what some sisters might normally have.

Bishop73

Death of a Propane Salesman (2) - S3-E1

Question: The inspector/official Dale talks to wears a jacket with the initials RRC on it - what do they stand for?

Answer: Texas Railroad Commission. They're the agency that regulate the oil and natural gas industry, natural gas utilities, pipeline safety, and safety of the liquefied petroleum gas industry.

Bishop73

Wouldn't that be TRC?

raywest Premium member

The official name is Railroad Commission of Texas, so the "T" isn't used in the abbreviation anyways. People tend to say Texas first since most other agencies already start with Texas.

Bishop73

Question: What was special about the Congressional meeting where Elle speaks about Bruiser's Bill?

Answer: Not sure if this specifically answers your question, but Elle sponsored Bruiser's Bill to end animal testing by cosmetic companies. She was subverted by Congresswoman Rudd, who was protecting the interests of a wealthy campaign donor for whom the bill did not favor. Rudd's assistant, Grace, finds out that Rudd had lied to Elle, so she helps her get the bill brought before the House floor to be voted on.

raywest Premium member

Question: When Kit gets traded to Racine, who does Rockford get in return?

Answer: An unnamed pitcher. I believe it was the character played by Janet Jones and listed as "Racine Pitcher"

Bishop73

Question: How did Bernard even know Peter didn't stab Norman?

MikeH

Answer: Because he knew Peter was a good person, maybe knew he was Spider Man since he knew Norman was the Green Goblin.

Rob245

Question: Why wouldn't Bernard have told Harry about Norman's death instantly?

MikeH

Answer: He probably thought Harry wouldn't believe him and he was already upset over his death, so telling the truth would reveal Norman as having been the Green Goblin.

Rob245

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.