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« on: March 27, 2006, 11:43:45 AM »

Some guy on IMDb.com thinks it might be Frankie.  I think he might be on to something.  If Max wanted to be on top, who better to die in his place than the boss?

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 11:45:17 AM »

Some guy on IMDb.com thinks it might be Frankie.  I think he might be on to something.  If Max wanted to be on top, who better to die in his place than the boss?

That is a brilliant assumption but no, I dont see it, frankie looks nothing like Max. I always thought it was a body that they stole(they do work in the funeral buissness) from one of there clients and just burned it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 11:47:57 AM »

Well, two things:

The cops were in on it, so they can just tell people it was Max, right?

The body may have been BBR.

BBR?

And when does it say the cops were in on it? That would be the obvious but I dont think it was mentioned was it?

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2006, 11:52:04 AM »



Max--er, Secretary Bailey--tells Noodles the cops were in on it, saying more or less, "Did it ever occur to you that the cops were in on it?"
Dammit! I look like a fool now. sorry forgot.

Thanks for clearing up the "BBR" comment.

But it cannot be frankie, he looks nothing like woods as a I stated earlier.

my guess would be it is a corpse they stole from there own buissness.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006, 11:56:22 AM »

Well, that's why they burned whoever it was.  It was to fool Noodles.  When you burn someone badly enough, their face can melt.  It's not like the burnt corpse looked like Max, either.  It was also raining and dark in that scene.

The corpse still resembled Woods more than it resembles Frankie.

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2006, 11:59:41 AM »

Well, you're probably right in that regard.  But maybe we'll all be watching that scene a little more closely now, eh?   Grin

I would imagine so... Wink

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 02:42:46 PM »

i suggest that you read "the hoods", i really gives you a much better view of the movie, and explaines quite a lot

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006, 02:39:31 PM »

I have not read "The Hoods," but I know it was was written in 1951. I could be wrong, but I don't think there is any suggestion in the book that Max survived the gunfight with the police.

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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2006, 09:02:39 AM »

That's correct, because the action in the novel ends in 1933. The 60s material was the invention of SL and his screenwriters.

As to the corpse: are you guys forgetting that the gang ran a funeral parlor as a front? It would have been pretty easy for Max to come up with a spare body whenever he needed one.

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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2006, 09:42:54 AM »

That's correct, because the action in the novel ends in 1933. The 60s material was the invention of SL and his screenwriters.

As to the corpse: are you guys forgetting that the gang ran a funeral parlor as a front? It would have been pretty easy for Max to come up with a spare body whenever he needed one.


knowing Max,it wasn't difficult to "make" a new corpse either

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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2006, 07:51:26 PM »

It probably wasn't anyone we need concern ourselves with. . .

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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2006, 11:50:17 PM »

WHOA...looking at this again I thought I was having a conversation with myself for like 5 posts... Then I realized somebody erased their messages...wonder why?

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