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Hi, I am really hung up. I have the exact same code (even tried copy and paste from the web site just to see it work) and it still doesn't Whenever I click one of the movie links on the site I am making I get the table quite nicely, but under movie running time I have "mins" and under movie health I always get "broke even", no matter what the movie did....and I get no numbers. I verified the info in the table and made certain the code is correct, I come up dry. If someone could point me in the right direction I would REALLY appreciate it!

Here is my code:


  $link = mysql_connect("localhost", "root")
  or die(mysql_error());

  or die(mysql_error());

/* Function to calculate if a movie made a profit,
loss or broke even */
global $profit_or_loss;
function calculate_differences($earnings,$cost)

     $difference = $earnings - $cost;

     if($difference < 0)
          $difference = substr($difference,1);
          $font_color ='red';
          $profit_or_loss = "$".$difference."m";
     elseif($difference >0)
          $font_color ='green';
          $profit_or_loss = "$".$difference."m";
          $font_color ='blue';
          $profit_or_loss = "Broke even";
     return "".$profit_or_loss."";


 //Function to get directors name from the people table
 function get_director()
 global $movie_director;
 global $director;

 $query_d = "SELECT people_fullname
             FROM people
             WHERE people_id='$movie_director' ";
 $results_d = mysql_query($query_d) or die(mysql_error());
 $row_d = mysql_fetch_array($results_d);
 extract ($row_d);
 $director = $people_fullname;
 //function get actors name from people table
 function get_leadactor()
 global $movie_leadactor;
 global $leadactor;

 $query_a = "SELECT people_fullname
            FROM people
            WHERE people_id='$movie_leadactor'";
 $results_a = mysql_query($query_a) or die (mysql_error());
 $row_a = mysql_fetch_array($results_a);
 extract ($row_a);
 $leadactor = $people_fullname;

$query = "SELECT * FROM movie WHERE movie_id='" .
$result = mysql_query($query, $link) or die (mysql_error());

           <th> Movie Title</th>
           <th> Year of Release</th>
           <th> Movie Director</th>
           <th> Movie Lead Actor</th>
           <th> Movie Running Time</th>
           <th> Movie Health</th>

while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
     $movie_name = $row['movie_name'];
     $movie_director = $row['movie_director'];
     $movie_leadactor = $row['movie_leadactor'];
     $movie_year = $row['movie_year'];
     $movie_running_time = $row['movie_running_time']." mins";
     $movie_earnings = $row['movie_earnings'];
     $movie_cost = $row['movie_cost'];

     //get director's name from people table

     //get lead actor's name from people table


$movie_health = calculate_differences($movie_earnings, $movie_cost);
        <title>Details and Reviews for: $movie_name</title>
//global $profit_or_loss = $movie_health;
$movie_details =<<<EOD
<table width='70%' border='2' cellspacing='2' cellpadding='2' align='center'>
          <th colspan='6'>[u]<h2>$movie_name: Details</h2></u></th>
          <td width='33%' align='center'>$movie_name</td>
          <td align='center'>$movie_year</td>
          <td align='center'>$director</td>
          <td align='center'>$leadactor</td>
          <td align='center'>$movie_running_time</td>
          <td align='center'>$movie_health</td>

<br />
<br />

// <td align='center'>$movie_health</td>
$page_end =<<<EOD
$detailed_movie_info =<<<EOD

echo $detailed_movie_info;

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