January 7, 2015

I love mixing up my genres.
Rosanne Cash

"Well, you see, he pulled the rug out from under you when he left his collection to Mrs. Mathews so you only had one thing that you could do-- murder him and blame it on her."
— Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk),"Columbo: Suitable For Framing" (1971)

Behind every cloud is another cloud.
Judy Garland

Air Force One (1997) (part 7 of 7)

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
  • After successfully rescuing the President, the MC-130 pilot jokingly says that "Liberty 24 is changing call signs. Liberty 24 is now Air Force One." Technically this is an actual fact. Air Force One is the name of any aircraft that is carrying the President at that time. Theoretically, if the President was in the rear seat of a fighter plane, that plane would be Air Force One. This also depends on what branch of the military the aircraft belongs. The helicopter the President flies in is designated "Marine One" as the US Marine Corps are in charge of the aircraft. If The President flies on a Navy aircraft it'd be called "Navy One". Since the United States Air Force maintains the President's plane it's designated "Air Force One".
  • The explicit filming of execution shot of Press Secretary Melanie Mitchel was omitted from the final cut as the director Wolfgang Petersen thought it was too intense.
  • Despite given multiple opportunities to leave, and despite being considered the most important person on the plane, President James Marshall is the last person to leave the plane alive.
  • Wolfgang Petersen's commentary and some other stories on the movie say that the original script explained that Secret Service Agent Gibbs had been a CIA Spook and had lost a lot due to the end of the Cold War so was angry at the US Government and knew the terrorists from his CIA days. It was decided it took too long to tell so it was cut from the script.

  • When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
    Eric Hoffer

  • A deltiologist collects postcards.
  • Women who wink at men are known as "nictitating" women.
  • A male witch is called a warlock.

  • A doctor and a boy were fishing. The boy was the doctor's son, but the doctor was not the boy's father. Who was the doctor?

    99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name

    “The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.”

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