posted on Oct, 27 2005 @ 08:48 PM
The most frightening thing of all was how much my mom loved that movie.
Her favorite scene was what she referred to as "The price is right!"
Douglas is in a convenience-store, clerked by an immagrant-american. He starts griping about how much the guy is charging, and smacking the
merchandise when he doesn't like the answer.
" 75 cents for a coke? WRONG!!! *smacks coke display with a baseball bat*
"A dollar for a F----- Candy Bar? WRONG !!!!!! *smash*
"Look at this, FIVE BUCKS for F---ing batteries? How dare you!" *thwack*
Actually, my mom (deceased now) loved that movie because she taught french literary history. She saw the parallel with the Summer before the French
revolution, when the Parisian public refused the inflated price of bread. They would break into shops and leave the "old" price on the shelves.
Until one day, someone took the bread and left - - - no money at all! On that day, the revolution was born.