History Headscratchers / TheRock

15th Jul '17 7:25:20 PM dante8
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* When/how many times did Mason escape from jail? He must have escaped from Alcatraz before it was closed in 1963, but his daughter is played by an actress born in 1972, and she mentions he met her mother at a Led Zeppelin concert, when the band was formed in 1968. Are we just supposed to assume he escaped at least one more time? Or were specific dates/how many times he escaped given and I missed them? Also, was it mentioned what jail he went to after Alcatraz closed?



** If they're clever, they can claim they left something on the bus. If they're not clever, they can all throw a tantrum that makes the teacher get them back on the bus.

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** If they're clever, they can claim they left something on the bus. Or say they're sick. If they're not clever, they can all throw a tantrum that makes the teacher get them back on the bus.
15th Nov '16 6:22:49 PM AbnormalMoose
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** He memorized it to break ''out''. He was taking Goodspeed and the SEAL team in through the way he'd escaped originally.

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** He memorized it to break ''out''. He was taking Goodspeed and the SEAL team in through the way he'd escaped originally.originally.
** 1) That stuff is probably there partly as part of the boiler function, and partly specifically so the ventilation shaft isn't an easy escape route. 2) The door probably used to have a lock on the inside, when Alcatraz was actually a prison and not a tourist trap.
15th Nov '16 5:52:24 PM AbnormalMoose
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** "Teacher, some guy came up and told us we need to get back on the bus and leave." That alone was probably odd and maybe disturbing enough to get her to do it. It also put the whole operation at risk because if the teacher pitched a fit it could have called a ton of attention, but Hummell probably values not involving children over the op going smoothly.
19th Sep '16 8:56:29 AM MrDeath
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** If they're clever, they can claim they left something on the bus. If they're not clever, they can all throw a tantrum that makes the teacher get them back on the bus.
19th Sep '16 8:23:16 AM milesenberg
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* How are the children that Hummell talks to at the beginning supposed to convince their teacher to get off the island?
26th Jul '16 5:05:18 AM damnedifiaint
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*** If one of them gets squished, you either inject yourself with atropine or kiss the world goodbye. You don't exactly need training for either of those.
24th Feb '16 8:31:52 AM Kooshmeister
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* Mason was able to get through the MalevolentArchitecture of the random spinning gear and timed flame room (why exactly did Alcatraz need that?) because he had memorized the timing during his escape. After getting through himself, he was able to open the door from the other side to let the team through. So, prisons routinely have doors that can only be opened from the inside? And Mason memorized the pattern necessary to break ''into'' Alcatraz because...?

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* Mason was able to get through the MalevolentArchitecture of the random spinning gear and timed flame room (why exactly did Alcatraz need that?) because he had memorized the timing during his escape. After getting through himself, he was able to open the door from the other side to let the team through. So, prisons routinely have doors that can only be opened from the inside? And Mason memorized the pattern necessary to break ''into'' Alcatraz because...??
** He memorized it to break ''out''. He was taking Goodspeed and the SEAL team in through the way he'd escaped originally.
14th Jan '16 8:48:00 PM laserviking42
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** Special forces are not super soldiers, they are simply very well trained to set up a very specific set of circumstances and use them to their advantage. When caught by surprise in the open like that, all that special training is rendered worthless. For a real world equivalent, look up Operation Red Wings that ended with 19 Navy Seals dead by Taliban militia.
3rd Dec '15 8:19:17 PM Folamh3
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*** In the teddy bear scene, I thought the issue was that because the gas was corrosive and eating through Goodspeed's suit, his colleagues were concerned that he'd soon be affected by the gas, hence why they were instructing him to administer the atropine.
13th Sep '15 8:59:20 PM RyanW
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** At least one marine was shown to be carried off by his comrades after the fight, but it only appears in special wide-screen editions in the corner of the screen.

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** At least one marine was shown to be carried off by his comrades after the fight, but it only appears in special wide-screen editions in the corner of the screen.screen.

* Mason was able to get through the MalevolentArchitecture of the random spinning gear and timed flame room (why exactly did Alcatraz need that?) because he had memorized the timing during his escape. After getting through himself, he was able to open the door from the other side to let the team through. So, prisons routinely have doors that can only be opened from the inside? And Mason memorized the pattern necessary to break ''into'' Alcatraz because...?
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