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Marv & Harry spent only a year in jail?


This takes place a year after the first one, no? If Marv & Harry bugulraized that many homes I doubt they would be out after a year - unless its explained in the movie, which I haven't seen in many years.

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Didn't they say they escaped prison?

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In the beginning, we see the front page of a newspaper telling us the wet bandits escaped and they confirm this fact later in the movie.

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Thanks for the explanation.

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You’re welcome.

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Yeah. Like the first replier said they escaped jail. They show a newspaper with that headline in it in the scene before everyone wakes up.

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They escaped prison so clearly you haven’t watched the movie.

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Yes, it could have been regarded as a plot hole if the film writers had not informed the audience that the Wet Bandits had escaped from jail. I also wonder whether Marley informed the police that they had tried inflicting physical harm on Kevin - such revelations would have presumably added a number of years to their initial sentence for the burglaries.

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As I said in the OP, haven't seen the movie in years.

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Just watch it again then. Why not watch it?

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Why would you come on here and try to create a false plot hole if you haven’t even seen the movie?

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So they escaped

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They broke out of prison. This time around however, they likely got a harsher sentence. Since they encountered Kevin TWICE and threatened to shoot Kevin.

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Plus them being both convicted felons they're not allowed to own a firearm and it's a mandatory minimum of 5 years if you're a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Like Marv said:

"We're busted out of the clink and we're doing fine"

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They escaped

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