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DID THE GYPSY OWN A CAT?


ONE OF THE MOST PERPLEXING QUESTIONS OF THE MOVIE. IN ONE SCENE THE GYPSY IS SEEN IN A CONVENIENCE STORE BUYING A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER, ORANGE SODA, AND TWO CANS OF KAL KAN CAT FOOD. MY QUESTION DID HE OR DID HE NOT OWN A CAT?

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Probably did or he just ate it as a cheap snack since he "lives" in his car throughout the whole movie.

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That's what I was thinking. The bare necessities for livin' in your car.

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^^ LMAO!!! ^^

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Maybe you could move some stuff for the Gypsy to make enough money to afford a new caps lock button.

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1.The gypsy lived with his mother and the cat food was for her.

2.All bad guys are cat people.

3.The gypsy couldn't read. He thought he was buying tuna.





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Watched Quicksilver tonight and the movie felt like chunks of the story were jettisoned to make the movie tighter. There should have been a love scene between Jack and Terri. There should have been a scene or two that expanded on Gypsy's character (and explained the cat food). There should have been further interplay with Jack that explained Gypsy's killing rage at the end of the movie. He just flips for no good reason.

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Well put. I agree with everything u said. Gypsy did just seem to lose it to quickly.

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A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER, ORANGE SODA, AND TWO CANS OF KAL KAN CAT FOOD


Actually he was making a home aid maltalv cocktail. Mix the kitty food inside a half empty bottle of orange soda and use the tp as a wick. BOOM BOOM!! Meeeeooowww…




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We were having an 80's week watching favorite movies and I was excited to see this movie again. Apart from the 10 whole seconds Louis Anderson's character (which I still don't know what he does) appears, the scene where Gypsy buys the cat food is very interesting.

Toilet paper and Orange soda I can understand, but cat food opens the door to another movie.

Maybe I'm being too obsessive over this, but there are several possibilities that we must consider.

Does HE own the cat? If so what's his name? I would be shocked to find out it's a white Angora that he fusses over and takes to cat shows to compete for prizes. I suspect he keeps a cat for company because the cat doesn't judge him. Gypsy seems a bit insecure and he probably once had a severe stuttering problem and he keeps the cat around because of all they've been through.

I'm guessing Gypsy isn't an educated person or a tightwad feeding his cat Kal Kan. He could spend a little more and get a brand that ensures his feline receives all the necessary vitamins and nutrients to keep a glossy coat and white teeth, but hey, at least he's thinking of the cat and feeding him.

Does the cat know Gypsy is a drug dealing murderer? Does the cat care? Does Gypsy hide all this from his feline companion when he gets home?

There was another comment about Gypsy buying the food for himself, but I don't buy it. He was at the diner when he met Jamie Getz there.

Another question you have to wonder is what the cat's sex is. Is it a male? Female? In which case, is it spaded or neutered? What would Gypsy do with a litter of fluffy kittens? Can you see him going around the neighborhood trying to give them away?

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Gypsy is complex ! So many questions! So much we don't know..... Personally I think this makes him an intriguing character. What's the deal with the name also? Is he Romani?

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I'm still bothered there was no special edition made to explain the cat.

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