Hommage to "Runaway Train" in the movie?

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  1. Hopesfall

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    Hi there,

    maybe I'm just seeing things, but I thought I'd share my observations.

    Does any of you know/remember the movie "Runaway Train" from 1985, starring Jon Voight?

    This movie has him as superdupertough criminal Manny that breaks free from a prison in Alaska, together with another prisoner, played by Eric Roberts.

    In the movie, Roberts calls Voight at least 50 times, by yelling "Hey Mannyyy".

    I hadn't seen this movie for 3 years now, but I just watched it and realized, that Bobby Bolivia does the same thing during the car-buying-scene with Sam...3 times I guess, he's calling one of his employees "Hey Mannyyy" with exactly the same intonation. And "Manny" isn't a too common name.

    As both movies have Jon Voight, I thought this may be a tribute to this masterpiece movie from 1985.

    But as I said: Maybe I'm just seeing things...what do you think?

    Greets, Alex
     
  2. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Could always have been him adlibbing it. The script may only have called for him to call an associate and he added the rest.
     
  3. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    He says Mammie which is like, that Aunt Jemima-type black lady
     
  4. Grimlock_13

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    Yeah he's talking to his mother, saying 'mammie'
     
  5. domientius

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    A Michael Bay movie copying other movies? How unthinkable...
     
  6. Cheetatron

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    Yeah Bernie Mack definetly says "Mammie" I'm pretty sure it southern slang for mom but it might be exclusive to blacks.
     
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    Actually, he is saying 'Manny' AND 'Mammie' - 'Manny' is his assistant, whom he calls on to 'get his cousin outta that damn clown suit' among other things. Then he calls on his 'mammie' and twice after that he calls on 'Manny' again.

    Wouldn't have a clue if that's a homage or not.
     
  8. Tony_Bacala

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    There are alot of little throw backs in the movie. Mr. Paul Hitchens alerted me when watching it that the scene where Frenzy is behind the desk/wall in the Sector 7 basement, firing at Voight and the rest, the camera pans around him 360 as he shoots, which is a direct copy of the opening to Bad Boys 2.

    Also, the fatty kid in the beginning when Ratchet lands, says "This is way cooler than Armageddon".

    Both previous Bay movie shout outs. So the manny thing, i wouldnt have caught it, but it wouldnt suprise me.
     
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    Although one would think a John Voight homage like this would actually include John Voight in some way
     
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    He also says "Alabammie".





    I'm not sure what my point is either. :( 
     
  11. Sso02V

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    he really likes the sound of "ammie" in words?


    and on the subject of movie homages, what about Small Soldiers, where Kevin Dunn (guy that plays Sam's dad) has a son who buys something seemingly harmless and it turns out to be a sentient robot who is embroiled in a war with other robots.
     
  12. Dropshot

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    Yeah, they did the whole TF movie as an homage to that... right
     
  13. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    yeah, because that's totally what I said
     
  14. Dropshot

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    Then you should meet my dear frined sarcasm, get to know each other.
     
  15. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Shucks...I was hoping Soul Asylum was gonna be somewhere in this thread. Oh well. Carry on.
     
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    Ha ha thats what I thought too.

    On topic, I think you're thinking alittle too hard into this one. The only movies MB likes to homage are his own...cause everyone is ten times cooler than the last.
     

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