Talking about Buscemi… I LOVE Con Air (dat nu trouwens op VT4 is). Buiten een fascinerende cast (Cage, Cusack, Malkovich (en hoe!), Rhames, …) is het ook nog eens een prent die barst van de quotes.
Een greep uit een fantastisch aanbod:
Garland Greene: He’s a font of misplaced rage. Name your cliche; Mother held him too much or not enough, last picked at kickball, late night sneaky uncle, whatever. Now he’s so angry that moments of levity actually cause him pain; give him headaches. Happiness, for that gentleman, hurts.
William ‘Billy Bedlam’ Bedford: Have you lost your mind?
Cyrus Grissom: According to my last psych evaluation, yes.
Baby O: What’s wrong with him?
Cameron Poe: My first guess would be… a lot.
Cyrus Grissom: Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I have the only gun on board. Welcome to Con Air.
Cyrus Grissom: It’s not difficult to surmise Nathan’s feelings towards killing these guards; and my own proclivities are well-known and often-lamented facts of penal lore.
Larkin: Nathan Jones, A.K.A. Diamond Dog. Former general of the Black Guerillas. He blew up a meeting of the National Rifle Association saying, and I quote, “They represented the basest negativity of the white race.” He wrote a book in prison, “Reflections in a Diamond’s Eye.” New York Times called it a wakeup call for the black community. They’re talking to Denzel for the movie.
Cameron Poe: Nice jet. You can take Cindino and leave the rest to rot for all I care. You fire that weapon, and twenty pissed-off prisoners are gonna hear it. Comprende, Ese?
[Cindino’s man screws a silencer to his gun, and scoffs]
Cameron Poe: …Well, hooray for the sounds of *fucking* silence!
Pinball: The last Mohican is burning, man!
Larkin: Well, I told you this flight was gonna be special. That’s William Bedford, aka “Billy Bedlam.”
Sims: The mass murderer?
Larkin: The same. He caught his wife in bed with another man. Left her alone, drove three towns over to her family’s home. He killed her parents, her brothers, her sisters, even their dog.
En mijn persoonlijke winner:
[“Sweet Home Alabama” plays in background]
Garland Greene: Define irony: a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.