lesmainwaring
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Movie Help - Eastern Airline

Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:46 am

I am running myself crazy (yeah, not a far jog ... I will beat some of y'all to that comment) to remember the name of a movie that, near the end, there is a scene at the Eastern ticket counter, IIRC, at JFK.

Can't remember the actors or the movie title, but I know, near the end, a woman runs into the terminal (presumingly JFK) and up to the ticket counter.

It is clearly Eastern Airlines.

She asks the agent if so-and-so is on the plane. The agent, very curt, says she can't answer that question. The banter goes back-and-forth, and the agent finally says something like ...

"I've been with this airline 25 years, what the hell ..." and relents and gives the information.

Does this ring a bell with anyone, or am I just hearing voices again?
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RE: Movie Help - Eastern Airline

Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:09 am

It was the movie Outrageous Fortune with Shelley Long and Bette Midler.

The scene took place at EWR (actually near the middle of the movie), where the two women were acting like immigrants searching for their long lost father somewhere in the airport in an attempt to con the agent into giving up passenger info on their supposedly dead boyfriend who was clearly pulling a scam.

The agent says to their acting, "That was the single biggest crock I have ever had the pleasure to witness in my 19 years with this airline. I think that deserves something. What was the passenger's name?"

And finding out his travel plans they try to catch up with him, buying tickets to ABQ connecting via MCI, running like hell through the concourse to catch their plane.
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RE: Movie Help - Eastern Airline

Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
It was the movie Outrageous Fortune with Shelley Long and Bette Midler.

Thank you so much EACOAS ... that has been driving me crazy!

What a great scene!

Thank you again!!!



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RE: Movie Help - Eastern Airline

Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:29 am

That sounds like the scene in Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Steve Martin at the Avis (?) counter at St. Louis airport. Anybody care to quote it verbatim? All I can remember is the agent's reply..."Well then, I guess you're f*****d!".

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