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MAME

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So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
 

rockyct

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Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how wil that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
It's been a little while since I've seen it, but I thought they wanted him in the recovery camp so that they could basically plant a cop in there to take down the cartel. Since I guess he was a good cop, he would find out what was really going on there. They couldn't really fake someone having an adiction, so he really had to be adicted.

I have no idea about your second question.
 

Kadarin

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I really tried to watch this movie, I did. After about a half hour, I wanted to stick toothpicks through my eyeballs, so I had to stop.
 

Hubes

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from what i got it was the only way they could get an undercover in that rehab program to find out if they had drugs there.

Im not really sure about the girl as well.
 

Zolty

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Originally posted by: Astaroth33
I really tried to watch this movie, I did. After about a half hour, I wanted to stick toothpicks through my eyeballs, so I had to stop.
Try the book, its pretty good.
 

MAME

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Originally posted by: rockyct
Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how wil that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
It's been a little while since I've seen it, but I thought they wanted him in the recovery camp so that they could basically plant a cop in there to take down the cartel. Since I guess he was a good cop, he would find out what was really going on there. They couldn't really fake someone having an adiction, so he really had to be adicted.

I have no idea about your second question.
is that really the conclusion? he was going to take down the cartel?
 

DougK62

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How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?

 

Alone

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She told him to give her the blue flower. So, when he sees his friends, he's gonna give her the blue flower.
 

PepePeru

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Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: rockyct
Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how wil that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
It's been a little while since I've seen it, but I thought they wanted him in the recovery camp so that they could basically plant a cop in there to take down the cartel. Since I guess he was a good cop, he would find out what was really going on there. They couldn't really fake someone having an adiction, so he really had to be adicted.

I have no idea about your second question.
is that really the conclusion? he was going to take down the cartel?
it seemed that was the conclusion to me. he said something like 'i'll see my friends at thanksgiving' while holiding the flower.

as to your 2nd question, that part left me confused as well. i dont understand the significance of that scene.
 

ABitTooSpicy

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Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how wil that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
From what I remember the idea was to get him in there and hopefully some instincts would kick in and he would bring back secrets. When he took the flower, I would think thats a potential clue that he will bring back to his friends...

The naked girl was Donna... she pretended to be someone else and slept with him (or so I understood it)... I forget why she did that

BTW - shouldn't this thread come with a spoiler warning??
 

MAME

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Originally posted by: DougK62
How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?
WARNING - you're a moron if you are worried about spoilers on a movie that's been out for more than a few weeks
 

Anonemous

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As other have said, he became an addict and had his brain fried but he had enough neurons to collect a blue flower (substance D) to give to his friends (Donna) once they meet for Thanksgiving or something.

I thought the movie was crap when I first saw it, then I read the wikipedia and the movie grew on me. A lot of the author's friends were victims to drug addictions.
 

angminas

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Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: DougK62
How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?
WARNING - you're a moron if you are worried about spoilers on a movie that's been out for more than a few weeks
WARNING- you're really freakin rude.
 

PrelateBishop

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IMHO, that movie just plain sucked. The awful plot/storyline aside, the visual effects were no longer cool after about 10 minutes.
 

mlm

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Originally posted by: MAME
is that really the conclusion? he was going to take down the cartel?
While he was instrumental, he was too far gone to be the one taking them down. They drilled the idea into his mind that he should bring home a flower for his girlfriend in the hopes that he would take the flower responsible for the drug.

 

MAME

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Originally posted by: angminas
Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: DougK62
How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?
WARNING - you're a moron if you are worried about spoilers on a movie that's been out for more than a few weeks
WARNING- you're really freakin rude.
Rosebud was his bobsled bitch
 

DangerAardvark

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Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: angminas
Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: DougK62
How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?
WARNING - you're a moron if you are worried about spoilers on a movie that's been out for more than a few weeks
WARNING- you're really freakin rude.
Rosebud was his bobsled bitch
He was on a bobsled team?
 

Mr. Lennon

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Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: angminas
Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: DougK62
How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?
WARNING - you're a moron if you are worried about spoilers on a movie that's been out for more than a few weeks
WARNING- you're really freakin rude.
Rosebud was his bobsled bitch

LOLOLOL
 

MAME

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Originally posted by: DangerAardvark
Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: angminas
Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
Originally posted by: MAME
Originally posted by: DougK62
How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?
WARNING - you're a moron if you are worried about spoilers on a movie that's been out for more than a few weeks
WARNING- you're really freakin rude.
Rosebud was his bobsled bitch
He was on a bobsled team?
no
 

eplebnista

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Originally posted by: Zolty
<blockquote>quote:
Originally posted by: Astaroth33
I really tried to watch this movie, I did. After about a half hour, I wanted to stick toothpicks through my eyeballs, so I had to stop.</blockquote>

Try the book, its pretty good.
Books are almost always better than the movies that are made from them.
 

legoman666

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Originally posted by: MAME
<blockquote>quote:
Originally posted by: angminas
<blockquote>quote:
Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?</blockquote>

<blockquote>quote:
Originally posted by: MAME
<blockquote>quote:
Originally posted by: DougK62
How about a warning that you're going to spew plot points in your post?

</blockquote>

WARNING - you're a moron if you are worried about spoilers on a movie that's been out for more than a few weeks</blockquote>

WARNING- you're really freakin rude.</blockquote>

Rosebud was his bobsled bitch
post of the day. :thumbsup: I LOL'ed at work.

on topic: good movie, better book. Go read it. Some awesome quotes/passages in it. One of my favorite novels. Also one of the first times I've seen Keanu Reeves in a role that didn't annoy me.
 

torpid

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Originally posted by: MAME
So Bob Arctor was setup to get in to the recovery program. But what significance is his presence there? He finds the drug flowers but how will that change anything?
It proves that the same people advocating and offering "treatment" are manufacturing the drug.

Why was he stuck looking at the naked girl and comparing her to Donna?
Because his brain was fried.

 

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