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Rock, The - Now You Tell Me!
When Connery, Gage and the Seals arrive at his point of escape from the Rock, he boasted of how his timing had to be perfect to slip between the moving cogs and the belching fire. Now he has to roll past them again to get back inside so he can open the nearby door to let everyone else into the prison. Why didn't he use the same door during his escape instead of risking becoming a squished-kabob?
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Tom on 12-11-1999
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DarkSaber2k writes:
Bear with me on this. Alcatraz was a prison wasn't it? Connery was a prisoner, correct? A prisoner trying to escape? And Alcatraz being a prison, would probably have had guards, in that funny peculiar way prisons do. Therefore it stands to reason that the door might JUST have been guarded and that the guard(s) might have taken exception to Connery just strolling up and using the door. Crazy I know, but it MIGHT just have happened.
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poop writes:
It's to make the movie more exciting.
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jo_cat@mailexcite.com writes:
It's quite possible that when he was escaping Alcatraz, and the prison was still operational, that the door had an alarm or monitoring system attached to it that would have been disabled when the prison shut down.
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Trp writes:
I find Jo_cats' input more probable, besides, no sense wasting time trying to figure out what the writers and/or director was thinking.
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janus writes:
erm...yeah...but the fans were near to the door so I'm sure that the guards would have been equally as annoyed if they saw Mr. Connery watching the fans going around, getting the timing right as they would have been if he strolled through the door. Or am I wrong?
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Batman writes:
The original slip-up is correct, he was trying to say that why would Connery take the time when he was escaping to figure out the timing when he could have just walked through the door. Even if it was locked from the other side, he could have gotten out without having to roll through the firery pistons.
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Hermi Odle writes:
DarkSaber2k is right on this one. The guards are not going to let a prisoner, especially one with such a high priority as Mr. Connery's charachter, stroll out of the prison.
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SublimePunk writes:
Its to make the movie interesting. Also you have to ask your self not why he didnt use the door but what the hell was the fire there for in the first place?
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predator freak writes:
not only would he be able to leave through the door the first time, but he says he had to use exact timing to get through the fire. he would not be able to go from the outside in without getting fried because the timing would be backwards.
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Stretch writes:
This slip is correct and actually quite clever. I don't understand why some youths are desperately trying to defend the movie by dreaming up a bunch of guards that would be protecting that door 24/7. Wake up and smell the coffee people.
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bob writes:
Perhaps because it was locked from the other side? (Just like when they got there this time?)
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