Monday, November 22, 2010

TFT's Movie Quote of the Day - November 22

1997's Con Air is your typical big-budget Hollywood explosion fest, all style and no substance. It boats a cast that screams "90s Powerhouse Flick," including Nicolas Cage, Ving Rhames, John Cusack, John Malkovich, and a particularly creepy Steve Buscemi.

Cage--the hero, as it were--plays an ex-con, former U.S. Ranger who finds himself aboard a prison flight with some of the world's most horrendous scum. It's a 90s Jerry Bruckheimer production, so you know the stunts will be outrageous and unbelievable, the acting middling and secondary. It's entertainment for pure entertainment's sake...and that's why, at one point in the movie, a sports car ends up tethered to the back of a cargo plane.

It prompts this Nicolas Cage-has-a-Southern-accent moment:

"On any other day that might seem strange."

You know what really would've been strange? Nic Cage as Superman. It almost happened. For real.

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