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Experts on "No Country for Old Men"

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What a great movie! I watched it the other night for the third or fourth time and it's still riveting. But a couple of mysteries for me. Experts on the movie, see if you can help out.

1. Shugar goes to the motel in Del Rio, breaks into Room 138 and murders several guys in there, who have apparently rented the room. Earlier when Luellen had returned to the motel, he rented room 38 in back and told the clerk he wanted to keep both rooms rented, so he still was in theory the occupant of Room 138 and yet the Mexicans apparently rented it and moved in. Did I miss something? That room should have been empty since Luellen had it booked in addition to Room 38.

2. Was there any explanation as to how the cartel knew that Luwellen was at that motel in El Paso at the end? I know the old lady said they were going to El Paso, but that's a big town. How'd they find him so fast?

3. I had another one but forgot what. Oh, now remember:
Bell the sheriff goes back to the motel in El Paso at night after the events of the day. For some unknown reason, Shugar is waiting in one of the two adjacent rooms taped off by the local police. The money is gone, Luellen is dead, it's apparently all finished. So why is Shugar in the motel room? He must have gone under the tape to get in, and should have known the police had been there and that the money was gone. Makes no sense to me.

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Topic - Experts on "No Country for Old Men" - Mali 17:40:29 02/06/24 (2)


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