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Old 06-13-05, 06:03 AM
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Question about the ending of "Hopscotch"

I just watched this movie tonight. It's a really solid, relatively undiscovered piece of work. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I do have one question though, that (if unanswered, as I assume) will prove to be a plot-hole too large to be overlooked, in my opinion. The question, for those who have seen it, is:

In the final scene (well, near final scene) when Kendig uses a radio control to fly the plane away, setting up his "death" and whatnot...how did he get from the plane to his remote control? The helicopter was flying overhead, and the plane was in clear sight the entire time. I don't see how he could have possibly made his way from the aircraft to the little storage shed where he controled the plane by remote control without being seen. There were four pair of eyes on him, and he was in the middle of a field. Any explanation? Did I miss something?

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Come now, somebody must have seen this film...
Old 06-17-05, 07:23 AM
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Did I miss something?
Yes the magic of Hollywood Seriously I don't think the writers were too concerned w/ explaining everything so to make the story work "right" it just happened. Of course it's been awhile since I've actually seen it so maybe there is something I'm forgetting.
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I saw Hopscotch for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was also left scratching my head over the end.

They could have had Kendig run into a hanger or something and then have the plane fly out.

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I found the Criterion about a month back for $6 and just saw it about a week ago and was left scratching my head. I was going to start a thread about it, but I doubted many would know about this movie.

I thought it was a damn good movie but I figure it as a plot hole. I mean Matthau is there near the plan and it shows him about to get in, than its in the air. Maybe they didnt show him hire a guy to dress like him and take his place just in case. Maybe some poor bum pilot lost his life trying to make a buck..... yea, Ill tell my self that.

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