Y2K the Movie, Some Memorable Linesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Here are some of the best lines from Y2K The Movie.
Please chime in with your own.
"We better get started."
"Fish don't use computers."
"Its a dangerous world, we have alot planes in the air."
"Yes I will marry you, but first, lets get the hell out of here!"
"There's got to be a faster way to do this!"
"This might be a Y2K problem."
"They didn't report any problems, because they are all dead!"
"For us, it's just another day at the office."
They are sending an expert from D.C.!"
"That's bull, because there is one in the air!"
"It's like landing in a coal mine!"
"Sure glad I'm the hero that volunteered tonight."
"Two hours past midnight and they're as happy as clams!"
"We are not in the same boat guys."
"We've got a GO for evacuation!"
"Gas with oily discharge."
"Let's run for it!"
"Dad, we're in a world of trouble!"
"12 not 13."
"It's too late Nick, you've lost this puppy!"
"Jump in that deuce and a half and follow me!"
"Thank you patner."
"They ditched me mom!"
-- MarktheFart (email@example.com), November 22, 1999
Arghhh! Uttered by Nick's Dad's "survivalist neighbor" as he caught a .223 round straight to center mass.
"Sir, put down the gun"
-- Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
I think NBC managed to alienate most of the groups concerned about y2k. They irritated the pollies simply by showing the movie. They irritated the doomers cause they were far from accurate on the possiblities, they irritated the geeks because the computer scenes were so unrealiztic, They irritated the power people because they showed them in such a bad light (no pun intended) and the scenes in the 'nuke' were so outlandish.
Trouble is, they didn't irritate about 85 - 90 % of the population because they ENTERTAINED them. Will the movie cause panic and hoarding??? NOT FLIPPIN' LIKELY!!! The sheeple will view this in the same mindframe as Deep Impact and Armegeddon. I really don't remember any stories about the population of a seaside town going nuts and moving enmasse.
But I CAN guarantee who they didn't irritate....the banks. FEMA, the NG of various states and any PTB. No bank runs (pretty good possiblity even if the computers stay up), No rioting and looting (pretty good possibilty even if the computers stay up), only localized problems (a good possiblity even if the computers stay up). It looks like there will be some major problems even if there isn't any problem.
All you fellow travelers, don't concern yourself with being at Costco or Sams in the am. The public is still and will remain asleeeeeep. Zzzzzzzzzzzz!
-- Lobo (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
"what is the worst case" Said from a man from the white house Dec 30, 1999
-- Andre Coltrin (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
"Looks like I picked a bad time to stop sniffing glue!"
ooops, wrong movie!
-- Duke1983 (Duke1983@aol.com), November 22, 1999.
"There's Nick!!" ...and then he single handedly saved 1/2 the country.
-- (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
Then there was: "I have to go in there". "Nick, take a radiation suit"! "OH NO, that will just slow me down".....
This was one of the worst TV movies I have ever seen....the delivery was poor, the acting was pitiful and the message woefully deficient in facts, and IMO was a dis-service to the public.
-- Birdlady (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
"Anyone who tells you they know what will happen is lying"
-- Dian (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
In the Nick of time. Ugly parody of an all saving federal government. By the time the movie's over you KNOW everything will be OK, because of NICK. This crap's worse than Thorazine.
-- Carlos (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Having watched the entire thing, I wish it had never been made. It takes a serious problem, and reduces it to a "hero" movie. Can not understand why any industry would have been worried about this movie. It barely touched on anything of signifigance.
-- Gia (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
"Nick. It's the president on the phone. He wants to know what you've discovered about all those trailors/containers parked outside WalMart."
"Nick. It's the head of the Center for Disease Control on the phone. He wants to know how you managed to survive after flying through all those contrails 'tween Washington and Seattle."
"Nick. It's your agent on the phone. He said he warned you not to take this role regardless of how desperate for work you were. He mumbled something 'bout how you'll never work in this town again."
-- CD (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
It's late...and I'm feelin' feisty so I'll join in. My absolute favorite part was when the daughter and her dad were in chat mode and they're both typing at the speed of light...errrr...the speed of a laser printer...and NO typos...amazing.
-- beej (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
"It's OK. But if you do this next millenium I WILL KILL YOU"
Dense Mother to equally dense daughter
-- Butt Nugget (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
And then there was that General flying out from D.C. in his "supersonic" jet...
-- chairborne commando (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
"He can't blow stuff up. This is a nuclear power plant!"
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), November 22, 1999.
Like the kid at the washed out millennium party said said
"This is the cool place to be."
-- jjbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
I just want to know where they put all those planes they grounded.
-- LunaC (LunaC@moon.com), November 22, 1999.
the very last line of the movie was my favorite...
"There's something wrong in LA."
Mike (who lives in LA)
-- Michael Taylor (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
I agree with Michael...the ending was perfect. I was afraid that they'd make it a happy ending...
-- Mad Monk (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Ditto, all the comments! It was silly silly silly, as in "y2k the movie, considered silly"
The ending wasn't happy or sad, it was silly.
-- hunchback (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
Happy Ending? Looked like they are planning a series of Nick rushing week to week, city to city to playing the new and inproved McGyver.
-- Patiently Waiting and (ExiledAt@aol.com), November 22, 1999.
I felt the movie was well-written and well-acted. I enjoyed it.
-- Andy Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Best line...would you rather have me or Homer Simpson running that plant !! We split up laughing....glad I was taping the Hallmark Hall of Fame at the same time so have something decent to watch.......
-- Diana Smith (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
My favorite has got to be:
"Come on, generators!" followed by "If they don't start soon, we're going to lose a lot of data".
I'm sorry, but if the Y2K nerve center for the nation can't wire up some generators and battery backup power that cuts over immediately when the power drops, then we are all toast.
-- I (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
I thought the movie was pretty lame. I guess my favorite line (not mentioned above) was when Nick asked his father why he didn't blow up the barrels sooner, and his father asked, "Why didn't you run faster?"
-- Gayla (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
I loved the part where the goes into the 'reactor' which is supposedly experiencing an overheat at 3500 deg. and somehow manages to not burst into flames or melt from the radiation.
Oh, and even my mother was screaming at the TV when they decided to call for an evacuation of 1 million people. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
Beam me up, Scotty!
-- Tim the Y2K nut (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
The DUMBEST part of that movie is when that 747 came sliding into the airport sideways like a 1967 Ford Pinto. I mean come on, those things are going in excess of 175 mph during final approach. If they had come in at that angle they would have been totally disintegrated and blown up in a giant ball of jet fuel!!!
-- (that@can't.happen), November 22, 1999.
Open pipes to the Puget Sound ??? I wonder if the containment dome is full yet ?????
-- Can You (TurnOffThe@Water.Now), November 22, 1999.
I think Patiently Waiting is correct. If they get a positive feedback from the public they will start a series, just like ER or something. The public *is* aware of Y2k, they just don't "want" to get alarmed over it. A mini-series now would be the perfect way for the majority to both deal with their concerns and feel relieved at the same time. I can imagine a series being started and running into January 2000 with the hero fixing things while the real world slowing grinds to a halt all around them. What an irony that would be.
-- Gordon (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
The clueless teenager hears the same emergency siren used for tornadoes, volcanoes etc, and says 'Its the nuke plant there is something wrong at the nuke plant.' Didn't you just know that after her clueless TV mom grounded her that she would sneek out.
I would have thought her super hacker friends would be spending their time unleashing some of those viruses not hanging out a club. I'm glad I taped the movie and watched The Practice.
-- squid (Itsdark@down.here), November 22, 1999.
Actually, The plane looked more like a 737, only 2 engines. But even more interesting is the fact that a 747 can land sideways as much as 45 degrees without damage to the landing gear. It was made to do this because you cannot dip the "upwind" wing on a crosswind landing without dragging the engine on the ground. I have to admit though, the emergency landing scene was the worst!
-- oboy (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Perhaps, Squid, she was smart enough to know that an unexpected hurricane or tornado wouldn't exactly on the spur of the moment occur after midnight on New Years day, with a GI father and a worried (though dense) mother. I mean, come on, it was Y2K, and people in a country, forgot which one, had already died from a nucleur melt down earlier that night, as you may recall.. And besides, the movie was cheap and you can't expect a cheap movie to be completely free of mistakes.
-- Sarah (Itscold@Virginia.com), November 22, 1999.
There was a Y2K movie on last night??? All I saw was a nuclear accident movie... poor Swedes... Of course, IMHO, most people didn't even watch the movie as it was across from "X-Files"... I know I was the only one in my household that watched the pathetic movie. Everyone else was in the living room glued to their precious "X-Files"...
The herd will raise it's head for a minute, and then go back to grazing... No problem?? OK... (chew, chew, chew)
Andy Ray, you sir/she? are pathetic also...
-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), November 22, 1999.
Okay, what about the monitor equipment malfunction at the Seattle hospital-- I don't have it down verbatim, but "The monitors were made in NY-- and it's after midnight in NY..."
-- winter wondering (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
My favorite line is when that man went to a bar to cash a check with a woman named Gypsy. The TV was on and a commercial stated a show would be on later talking about the reality of Y2K and the woman said "What a bunch of BS, huh?".
-- Sarah (Itscold@Virginia.com), November 22, 1999.
I liked when he said "hit it with a hammer". Is that hammer y2k compliant?
-- sugarpie (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
The "hit it with a hammer" line was one of my faves too. When faced with a problem of staggering complexity it is always best to hit things with hammers. Lots of things. Lots of hammers. Hit...Good! Think...bad!
-- Ludi (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
Thought of you when I heard the L.A. line Michael!
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
I liked the following:
N.Y. City & Eastern Seaboard completely without power. What do people do? Oh yes-- Find a Bar with Candles Burning and Order an Ice Cold Beer? Give me a Freakin Break. The movie disgusted me!
-- beerhere (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
My personal fav was when the B*TCH daughter said, "Oh my God, dad was RIGHT!" (No teenybopper would EVER admit their PARENT was right about something, even if it cost them their LIVES!)
BTW, there are NO tornadoes or hurricanes in Seattle. Ever. Trust me. It just gets very, very, VERY wet. Alot. Did I mention that it gets WET there?
-- Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
"Gas with Oily discharge?" I can't believe they would put a line like that in any commercial! That ranks right up there with the Bob Dole commercial airing at dinner time where he talks candidly about his penile dysfunction. A picture no man should have to imagine at dinner time!
-- Rich (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.