Sunday, November 22, 2009

Movies

  • Katherine Heigl will star in the romantic comedy, 27 Dresses for Spyglass Entertainment. Variety notes Heigl will play a single woman who has served as a bridesmaid 27 times.
  • In the film, "U.S. Marshals," early in the film, Tommy Lee Jones strikes a perpetrator who is biting him; he strikes the perp on the head with a shotgun. When the Marshal, Katherine Walsh is discussing this with him, she notes that the perp required "27 stitches" on his head.
  • Elf (2003) – The cab that hits Buddy is 4 x 27, and he talks with his dad under a shield with a large 27 on it.
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) – The cab the mom gets out of is 127, and the football player that gets wheeled into the hospital is number 27.
  • Very Bad Things (1998) - Cameron Diaz says she’s been waiting 27 years to get married.
  • Contact (1997) - There are 27 radar dishes and number 27 is the one that picks up the signal.
  • Fifth Element, The (1997) - When they send the probe into the big sphere for the first time, one of the guys says that the growth rate is at 27%. Also, after Corbin blows up the door in the escape hanger, we see the bomb’s big, red display showing 27 seconds left.
  • Full Monty, The (1997) - In the supermarket one of the guys says he has 27 pence.
  • World According to Garp, The (1983) – The taxi that Ellen James hails for Garp has a 27 on the door.
  • G.I. Jane (1997) - At the beginning of the movie, when they are looking for candidates for the program, someone picks up a file and says that the person is 27 years old.
  • Good Will Hunting (1997) - There is a scene with a baseball game. The main player is number 27.
  • Murder at 1600 (1997) - There were 27 cameras covering the White House.
  • Saint, The (1997) - At the beginning of the movie, Val is listening to himself on a tape recorder... He says that someone’s vehicle was driven by a younger son who is now 27 years old.
  • Crucible, The (1996) - The head minister checks 27 people for witchery.
  • Moscow on the Hudson (1984) – Robin Williams’ character defects from Russia and is taken to precinct 27 in NYC.
  • Shawshank Redemption, The (1996) – Tim Robbins’ character’s prison number ends with 27.
  • Escape from L.A. (1996) - At the beginning of the movie, a reporter says that someone was “...convicted of 27 immoral crimes.”
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) - The original incident happened “27 years ago”. The number is repeated several times in the film.
  • Great White Hype, The (1996) - 27 seconds into the first round, the fight is over.
  • Independence Day (1996) - The alien spacecraft (at Area 51) is in hangar number 27.
  • Michael (1996) - William Hurt is talking about why he got fired from his last job... He says something about an old man who worked for his company for 27 years.
  • People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996) - When Larry meets Alan Isaacman for the first time, Alan is 27. Also, the first exhibit for the first court case shows that there are 27 other men’s magazines sold in the Connecticut area.
  • Striptease (1996) - One of the dancers has a snake and it dies so the bouncer (Shad) has to go get a new one, the owner of the club tells him that there is an all night snake farm on highway 27.
  • Thinner (1996) - When the guy in the bar is giving directions, he says, “Out on 27 and North on 1.”
  • Time to Kill, A (1996) - The secretary has been married for 27 years.
  • Billy Madison (1995) - Billy is 27 years old.
  • Mighty Aphrodite (1995) - Woody Allen is talking about his body being chopped up and put into 27 mason Jars.
  • Usual Suspects, The (1995) - it is stated that 27 men died on the pier during the shoot-out. This is revealed when agent Kujan is talking to Sgt. Rabin, trying to convince Rabin to allow Verbal to be interrogated.
  • Scout, The (1994) - At the end of the movie they say “27 up, 27 down” a couple of times. In baseball terms that’s 3 outs for all 9 innings (3 X 9 = 27).
  • Street Fighter (1994) - After Bison gave his “beautiful speech”, a boat passes by with a big 27 on it.
  • L.A. Story (1991) - Steve Martin says, “She’s not that young. She’ll be 27 in four years.”
  • Super, The (1991) - Joe Pesci’s dad owns 27 buildings.
  • I Love You to Death (1990) - The old mother says (as she’s reading it from a tabloid) that someone was stabbed 27 times.
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) - Someone says, “Don’t touch that. It is a diplomatic pouch, protected under Article 27 of the Geneva Convention.”
  • Couch Trip, The (1988) - George says, “I’ve had too many valium.” And Vera replies, “Actually it was 27, George.”
  • Switching Channels (1988) - At the beginning of the movie Kathleen Turner says, “It will be Chicago’s first electrocution in 27 years.”
  • Twins (1988) - In the beginning we find that the nearest land from Julius’ island was 27 miles away, but he doesn’t care.
  • Back to School (1986) - When Rodney starts his oral exam, the first teacher says, “I only have one question... in 27 parts.” Rodney says, “I’d like to break him in 27 parts.”
  • Color of Money, The (1986) - Paul Newman says, “Here’s you... Here’s Atlantic City... In between is about 27 pool halls.”
  • Better off Dead... (1985) - The paperboy, who wants his two dollars, has a 27 on his bike. His bike is the only one, out of hundreds of paperboys on bikes, with a number on it.
  • Brewster’s Millions (1985) - When the team arrives in helicopters, John Candy says, “27 players and every one of them’s got their own place.”
  • Cocoon (1985) - Brian Dennehy’s character says, “We’d like to rent your boat for 27 days,” and Steve Guttenberg says “27, wow that’s my lucky number.”
  • Real Genius (1985) - When Kent is talking to “Jesus”, he says that he heard something about a test on the 27th, but he doesn’t know where.
  • High Road to China (1983) - In one of the opening scenes there is a 27 on the door that the killer opens.
  • Return of the Jedi (1983) - A Mon Calamari says to Admiral Akbar, “Sir, fighters in sector 27”.
  • Blade Runner (1982) - When we first see Daryl Hannah, she’s walking down the street in the city... in one of these scenes a police car drives by with a big 27 on the front of it.
  • Outland (1981) - “Sean Connery, Peter Boyle science fiction that takes place on Jupiter’s moon Io, at mining facility Con-Am 27”
  • Howling, The (1980) - Tony writes... The werewolf “Charlie” at the beginning of the movie who was stalking newscaster Karen White lived in room “27” at his boarding house.
  • Oh, God! Book II (1980) Oh God book II, George Burns checks into a hotel room number 27. He even comments on it.
  • Oh, God! (1977) – George Burns stays in room number 2700 (on the 27th floor, naturally). John Denver asks how to get to the 27th floor and is told that the building only has 15 floors.
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2003) – Toula says “I have 27 first cousins! 27!”
  • Men in Black II (2002) – The opening episode of an old t.v. show about flying saucers, is episode 27. This is repeated in the film several times.
  • Chapter 27 (2007) - A film about Mark David Chapman in the days leading up to the infamous murder of Beatle John Lennon. "Chapter 27," is a reference to the 26 chapters in the J.D. Salinger coming-of-age novel "The Catcher in the Rye," which Chapman cited as his inspiration for the murder. Chapman has said he identified with the book's hero, who hated phonies, and gunned Lennon down because he thought him a hypocrite.
  • The Big Lebowski (1998) - When Walter pulled out his gun in the bowling alley he broke article #27 of the league rules. This was told to the "dude" on the phone the next day by the league's organizer.
  • The Village (2004) - Near the end of the film the blind girl climbed over the wall and the security guard got on the radio and said "we have somebody at mile 27".
  • The Passion of the Christ (2004) was 127 minutes long.
  • In Aliens (1986), when Ripley and Newt are waiting for bishop on the landing pad, the queen alien uses the elevator and the number 27 is on the outside of the door.
  • In Alien Resurrection (1997), when Father, the computers voice of the ship, announces that non human presence is detected, one of the floors that he says is 27- Thanks, Erik.
  • In Secret Window (2004), Shooter drives a car with a license plate that says "CTO * 270" - Thanks, Erik.
  • In Pulp Picture (1994) the word F*ck was used 271 times. The director of the movie, Quentin Taratino, was born on March 27th, 1963.
  • Lost in Translation (2003) was filmed in 27 days. From, Scott
  • 27 years after the first Star Wars movies they have officially been announced to be released on DVD on Sept 21st, 2004.
  • In Goodfellas (1990) after Maury was killed his wife came over to Henry's house all frantic because she has lived with him for 27 years and he came home this late. - Thanks, Erik.
  • In Terminator 3 (2003), When Arnold is hanging form the crane trying to be crashed into a building, he jumps over an ambulance w/ a 27 on the side.
  • Also in T-3 the Terminatrix was sucked onto particle accelerator with a big yellow 27 stamped on the pipe.
  • Fifth Element - When they send the probe into the big sphere for the first time, one of the guys says that the growth rate is at 27%. Also, after Corbin blows up the door in the escape hanger, we see the bomb's big, red display showing 27 seconds left.
  • Back to the Future 2: When Marty McFly gets hit over the head, he wake up on the 27th floor
  • Legendary comedian and actor Bob Hope served as master of ceremony solo and with others a total of 16 times, and he participated in a record 27 Academy Awards presentations. No other individual has come close in their number of appearances in the annual award ceremony.
  • In the 2003 Film "Matrix: Reloaded" Neo and Clan had to knock out 27 blocks on the power grid to gain access to the central computer of the matrix. Behind the door was the Architect of the Matrix.
  • In the movie "Independence Day" the alien spacecraft was located in hanger 27.
  • In the movie "The Italian Job" the sum of money in gold was 27 million dollars.
  • In the movie "Minority Report" during a search for Tom Cruise the head sensor detects "27 warm bodies"
  • The movie "28 Days Later" was released on June 27th, 2003 and if you think about it, 27 days has passed before that point.
  • In the movie "Little Nicky", when he first enters the apartment, the number 27 shows up on the door. For those who don't know, he is the son of Satan in the movie.
  • In "Little Nicky" again, when he plays basketball against his brother he is wearing a jersey with the number 27 on it.

20 comments:

  1. Wild Child... Legions... Sabrina the Teenage Witch... Chuck and Larry... Parent Trap... Role Models... and so many more movies i've encountered..

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  2. What bothers me is that, the movie 2012, I remember a flash on the screen that says, day 27, month 1, and year 0.

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  3. Yes but if one looks so does 16, 10, 33, 7, 1, 4, 8, 100...basically all numbers show up somewhere and you can use google to cull them together into nice quotes.

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  4. The Number 27 is far more common if not thee most common number I have seen in all the movies I have watched, including Foreign Films. It stands out clearly amongst the rest. I have been sick over this because of my personal association with the number 27, birthday, etc. before and I always wondered. I appreciate that I am not the only one noting this. I just pray to Jesus Christ and God that this is only a good sign.

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    1. I've experienced this since day one, and many years ago I searched this phenomenon and found an article on the mystery of the number 27 being the first of "random numbers" and thus chosen as the random number that would be used in movies... so there is a unwritten rule to use 27 as the "number of seconds before the bomb explodes" or the "room number", or the last digits of a licence plate... the ambulance number ... fire truck ... you name it... it is the number that movie producers use as the "random number" ... which leaves you with another empty door... the rubic cube of 27... not just a random number... but more... the number of saturn... 27

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    2. The New Testament of the bible is comprised of 27 books. So it's pretty funny that you said what you said in your last sentence.

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  5. Mark Anthony SrebroDecember 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    27 is the first 4 syllable number in the English language. . . hence it rolls off the tongue easily, making it 'prime' (although 27 is of course not a prime number) for exaggeration. . . . . .it is also famous for ACS27

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  6. I have friends in the movie business. They pointed this out to me years ago and explained what bob butler said above with one difference there is a superstition that if you don't put the number 27 in your movie it will have very bad luck.

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  7. I have noticed the number 27 appears in almost everything. Just now I was watching an episode of Scrubs and it appeared three times. In S4E17 My Life in Four Cameras, when JD turned on the TV the news presenter says "with 27 deaths so far, this ecoli...", Dr. Kelso says to Dr. Cox "I have to cut $27,000 from the cafeteria budget", and when Dr. Cox tells Jordan "Your only skill is illegal in 26 states" she replies, "it's 27..."
    This is the most common appearance I have witnessed so far in anything.

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    1. In the very next episode S4E18 My Roommate doctor Cox's friend boasted he could change his son's diaper in 27 seconds. I am now curious if they try to sneak 27 in every episode.

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  8. The movie " Flight" : the plane , flight # 227 departs from gate 27. The gate # is shown three times in succession. The instruments on the plane all seem to read 27 in some form in each shot.

    This is from a person that sees " 27 " every where

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  9. So what does it mean to be one of the people who see 27 everywhere? I'm pretty sure it's a good thing and I'll see you all on the other side. I reckon it means you have angels with you. And you must endeavour to always rise above whatever test you encounter . This life for us is just a testof moral metal. Do not challenge evil simply live with a pure heart. All the other 27 people are the purest of heart. Remember that you are never alone .

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  10. Anonymous is 27, 27 is Anonymous, thank you for reminding us that 27 is in all of us. . .only an Anonymous comment on 1.27 could be by 27, thanx for reinforcing what we all know, that 27 has and always will influence us and we are all so much better for it. . .thank you again Angel ACS27, Rocky Mountain High

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    1. Do you want to know the weird thing - I'm in England -and i posted that at 3:33 :-) - i didn't check the time - at the time -:-) but that's what it says non my posting. There are things in this life we know nothing about. Except all us 27ers know in our hearts.. x

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  11. I, too, spot this number ALL the time. There a tons of video games that utilize the number. Square/Enix, Valve and 2K Games use the number ALL the time. To further add, I'd wager that this number is less 'random' or even 'natural' and more 'subliminal' and 'manipulative'.

    Seeing as things are VERY backwards, perhaps the number we should be concerned with is 72. The only reference I can find regarding 72 as a 'mystical' or 'strange' number is found on a painting most of us know.

    "The Apotheosis of Washington" located on the rotunda of the US S Capital Building. Apparently, Washington transcended into a God, riding his rainbow to Heaven, where he is heralded by 6 Greek gods/goddesses.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apotheosis_of_Washington

    There also seems to be a correlation to the number 27 and 'relics of power'. The Ark of the Covenant comes to mind. Besides, how many movies/shows/games also repeat stories that contain objects of immeasurable power?

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  12. Deadpool mentions the movie 127 hours in the movie, his cab fare is $27.50 and he has $275.00 when he first meets Vanessa. Not to mention that Hillary Clinton asked for a 27 month delay on her email investigation, there were 27 Swedish woman raped at a music festival overseas, and the number is prominent in other news stories as well. It's crazy.

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  13. Weird AL Yankovic is notorious for sneaking the number 27 into at least one of his songs on each album.

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  15. My birthday is 27 April. 27 is following me whole life. Just one example. I have friend and haven't seen him for many many years. We have accidentaly met under 27 house number. Maybe I'm paranoid :) but it strange. After I have started seeing it in every second movie I landed here with my concerns.

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