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Posted: 11/2/2001 6:25:26 PM EST
Well, not really. But this does bear quite a resemblance to what happened on 9/11. I was lucky enough this afternoon to be free of obligation to the "man", so I put in the DVD John Carpenters [u]Escape From New York[/u]. One of the first scenes in the film depicts the cockpit of Air Force One after it was hijacked by a woman. She is screaming over microphone things like, "our revolutionaries will overthrow your imperialist empire to free this country", and other such ramblings. Also in the cockpit are two pilots with their throats slit... She procedes to fly Air Force One over the New York City area, and crashes into a building fairly close to the former WTC towers. Although he goal seemed to be assassinating the president, and not to destroy civilians or tke down the building. Still, the similarities are startling...
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Link Posted: 11/2/2001 6:49:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Coming from a guy named "Snake"...
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I heard about him... I heard he was dead! [;)]
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 8:18:17 AM EST
Seriously, anyone else seen this movie?? If not, isn't this an interesting coincidence.. -Andrea
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 8:40:17 AM EST
One of Columbine's Klebold and Harris's plan was to hijack a plane and ram the World Trade Center. I wonder if they inspired Atta.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 9:03:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Blonde_BombShell: Seriously, anyone else seen this movie?? If not, isn't this an interesting coincidence.. -Andrea
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Yeah, I've seen it a bunch of times...it's a favorite of mine, I like Kurt Russell movies. But, back to the point...the movie has no basis for any inspiration of the 9/11 attacks. the plane crash in "EFNY" is not a terrorist attack, it is an attempt upon the President's life..it was Air Force One, not a commercial airliner. Also, New York city has been converted to a prison in the movie. You should rent it or catch it on cable...quite entertaining. No_Expert
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 9:19:43 AM EST
Go watch Charles Bronson in Telefon, 1970's movie so the bad guy is Russian, but it paints a picture. "Miles to go before I sleep..."
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 9:32:26 AM EST
One of THE LONE GUNMEN episodes dealt with a plane crash into the WTC also. I belive it was by remote control on the aircraft.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 10:03:15 AM EST
[b][i]Black Sunday[/i][/b] anyone? Not the WTC, but portrayed a terrorist attack on a stadium on Super Bowl Sunday with a blimp.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 10:07:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 10:15:40 AM EST
It's just some more fodder for discussion. That's okay with you isn't it?
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 10:23:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 3:10:57 PM EST
Anybody see Escape From LA? I seem to remeber Snake with a badassed AR in that one.
Link Posted: 11/3/2001 3:19:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By ConnYankee: Anybody see Escape From LA? I seem to remeber Snake with a badassed AR in that one.
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yeah, I saw Escape From L.A. too....love the weapons, but as with most sequels...not as good as the original, but still entertaining. I feel like a Kurt Russel marathon coming up... those two "Escapes" and "Soldier".... [sniper] No_Expert
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 1:57:59 AM EST
No_Expert, don't forget about "The Thing"!
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 2:27:19 AM EST
Hey I just finished watching "Invasion USA". I'm still waiting for helo's to drop the leaflets declaring martial law and a dusk to dawn curfew.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 3:19:20 AM EST
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Actually, I think "The Siege" is more closely related to the Sept. 11 attacks. Decent movie, I rate it a solid B+. Gotta love DVD. VHS stinks.
Link Posted: 11/4/2001 3:44:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By Moose: No_Expert, don't forget about "The Thing"!
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true! One of the few movies that I like the original "B" movie and the remake. No_Expert
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 1:16:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By ConnYankee: Anybody see Escape From LA? I seem to remeber Snake with a badassed AR in that one.
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They should do "Escape From Berkeley".
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 1:22:54 PM EST
What's the name of that movie where a bunch of New Yorkers get together and run a couple of Arkies back to Little Rock?
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 1:26:00 PM EST
you want scary? rent swordfish and listen to what he says about terroism. they take a palne we take an airport they take a church, we nuke a town we make the consequences of terrism on america so unthinkable that it will be eliminated. (that's what he says, more or less)
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 5:11:36 PM EST
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