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If Molly had not stood against Mike...


I was curious as to something; I've watched this movie several times and a question always stood out in my brain.

What if Molly had not stood against Mike? In the scene when the town is deciding whether to give Linoge what he wants, Mike screams that his son is not a part of the obscenity and Molly comes along and says, "Yes, he is." What if Molly had not gone against Mike and agreed with him saying that Ralphie was not a part of it. What would have happened, do you think? Technically Linoge would still be getting what he wanted, they would have just taken Ralphie out of the mix. But, that raises an issue because it seemed pretty clear to me that Ralphie was the kid Linogue had his sights on. But he did say that all eight children were all equal in his eyes.

I don't know. I was just curious. Any thoughts?

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I agree. It's certainly no coincidence that Molly ended up with the black marble. Ralphie was clearly his favorite of all the kids. Remember the closet scene?

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I agree. It's certainly no coincidence that Molly ended up with the black marble. Ralphie was clearly his favorite of all the kids. Remember the closet scene?


Agreed, right from the moment he saw him in the store. Molly should've listened to Mike and shouldn't have brought him in there in the first place. She probably blamed alot of that on herself at the end.

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I agree. It's certainly no coincidence that Molly ended up with the black marble. Ralphie was clearly his favorite of all the kids. Remember the closet scene?


Agreed, right from the moment he saw him in the store. Molly should've listened to Mike and shouldn't have brought him in there in the first place. She probably blamed alot of that on herself at the end.

"I'm the ultimate badass,you do NOT wanna f-ck wit me!"Hudson,Aliens😬

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I think coz Mike rejected the vote that's why they got the black stone maybe if he agreed as he said him self he was tricked it might have gone differently for them but I think linoge punished Mike for going against him

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I think it was always going to be Ralphie. Linoge had him in his sights from the start. I don't think Mike being opposed was a factor at all. Linoge knew that he would try to talk the town out it. His heart was too good. With all the terrible things Linoge told the others, all he could come with on Mike was cheating on a college mid-term.

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what i dont understand is why the evil guy said the game was "straight" and that there was no trickery

the movie made it sound like it was fate or destiny. it made it look like Maybe the dad had such a bad feeling about the whole thing because he had a feeling it would be his son.
he was so worried because maybe he had a feeling it would come down to his kid.

the ending to me felt more like it was the kid's destiny to be taken away.

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The irony is, I think Linoge was lying all along. I think he showed them what he wanted them to see, but if they refused him, that together, the entire town could have banded together and defied him. He generally only picked people off one by one. Mike could have been right, that they could have beaten him together. But they were too afraid to listen. Mike was the only one with common sense, or courage, or decency, in the end.

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