33 in Entertainment

"Contagion" (2011)-- "Minneapolis 3.3 million" caption, then there were more 33's-- a caption of "Day 133", a vaccine attempt made that failed that was vaccine "33", and a phone number with 33 in it.

"Monte Carlo" (2011)-- two main characters play polo, both have shirts that show 3-3, shown repeatedly for several minutes.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (2010)-- triangular (three) symbol made up of three objects figures prominently in the plot.

"Social Network" (2010)-- Facebook movie, at least two 33s. One-- mention of a 335 year old doorknob. Two-- mention of number of stocks as 1 million (something) and 33.

"The A-Team" (2010)-- container truck in Iraq, carrying US currency printing plates has clear 33 on back, as part of weight listing.

Iron Man 2" (2010)-- first drone robot to be killed is 0303; later in scene, group of drones shown on a computer screen as three triangles; Iron Man develops new triangle motif for chest power pack.

"Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief" (2010)-- Greek mythology based film has special pearl in slot 33 on roulette wheel at a casino.

"Invictus" (2010)-- during key rugby finals match, clock is shown, showing time running down-- first time shown is 9:33, which goes to 9:34 before the scene cuts away.

"Knowing" (2009)-- several 33's: 33 comes before actor Nicholas Cage in opening credits, baseball game on radio has a 3-3 score, list of catastrophe predicting numbers has a very prominent 33 at end-- that is taken to be "EE" upside-down and backwards, that stands for "everyone else" or "end everything".

"Inglorious Basterds" (2009)-- 33 mentioned several times (re 33 year old scotch) in a key middle scene, with a British-German double agents and undercover agents acting as Nazis being discovered.

"Amelia" movie about Amelia Earhart (2009)-- right before Earhart gets lost over the Pacific trying to get to Howland Island, the Navy radio/radar officers put out a radio code with 33 in it.

"Star Trek" (2009)-- Captain James T. Kirk born in year 2233. Actually, in the original show, it is told that Kirk's birthdate is 3/22/2233.

"3 Idiots" (2009)-- two of the main characters at an Indian engineering college, rank last in a posted list, both have student numbers with 33 in them.

"Bride Wars" (2008)-- both women at the end of the movie are pregnant, with a due date of March 3rd (3-3).

"Hotel for Dogs" (2008)-- family movie; one of the main characters stands in front of a hotel door, room 331, but his head blocks the 1 at first so it clearly shows 33 behind him for a few seconds.

"Employee of the Month (2006)-- main character Vince says car has 33,000 miles on it.
"Idiocracy" (2006)-- early scene with dumb football player, jersey #33. First scene in new dumb world is March 3rd, 2505 (3/3/2505). Great crisis of 2330, mentioned.
"I Walk the Line" (2005), "Zebco 33" fishing rod mentioned out of the blue.

"Fahrenheit 911" (2004), 33 electoral votes for Al Gore shown in early clip montage.

"Agent Cody Banks" (2003), young boy converted into CIA agent; during climactic scene, electronic countdown starts 3:35, goes to 3:31 before cut away.

"Big Fat Liar" (2002), monster truck that destroys villain's car has license plate "RITA333"

"The Mothman Prophecies" (2002), map shows highway 33; bridge scene at end refers to main characters' vehicle as car 33.

"Vanilla Sky" (2001), movie starts with main character's 33rd birthday

"Lagaan" (2001)-- Indian villagers take on the British empire in cricket-- main character looks up at the night sky to see the Orion constellation, with two sets of three stars. There is also a three motif in the stakes of the game-- where if the British win, it is triple tax, if the British lose, the Indians can go three years without tax. The British score 322 runs, the Indians win with a score of 323.

"Erin Brockovich" (2000)-- toxin case pursued by Brockovich is settled for $333 million by PG&E

"The Matrix" (1999), ending shot of "system failure" matrix has 3333 and 33, also key end scene takes place at room 303.

"Wag the Dog" (1997)-- in early scene producing the war situation, mention of being up until 3:03. Later mentions the "303 speech". Then later the "303 group". Clearly a bogus time.

"Apollo 13" (1995), rocket stage separation given as "12 minus 34", digital timer counts to 33 then cuts to engine separating.

"Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult" (1994)-- 33 in title

"Schindler's List" (1993)-- Schindler gets put in jail for kissing a Jewish woman, cell #133

"JFK" (1991)-- about 30 minutes in, scene in trainyard shows car with license plate containing 33 (CI 3360, specifically)

"Back to the Future part 3" (1990), at critical climax sequence, DeLorean time machine/car shows 33,278 miles on odometer.

"Reversal of Fortune" (1990), visitor comes at night, clock shows 3:30.

"Born on the Fourth of July" (1989), early wrestling scene-- score is first 3-3-2 then a few seconds later, 3-3-3.

"Sex. lies and videotape" (1989), key sexual liaison arranged for 3:30pm.

"Rain Man" (1988), end of movie, Raymond refers to 335 days until he sees his brother.

"Platoon" (1986), Charlie Sheen's character says he has 332 days left in Vietnam, this is repeated a few times during the scene.

"Salvador" (1986), James Wood's character goes to confession, says he hasn't been to church in 33 years.  At end, when leaving Salvador, creepy border station chief wears Oakland Raiders shirt with #33 on it.

"Falcon and the Snowman" (1985),  van that smuggles drugs across Mexican border, with US vet driver, has 33 in license plate number.

"Paris, Texas" (1984), Travis' kid has football jersey with number "33".

"Mad Max 2: Road Warrior" (1981), early world war sequence shows tank with 833 on side.

"Apocalypse Now" (1979), opening scene with Martin Sheen in Saigon hotel room, bottle of beer shown with "33" on the label.

"China Syndrome" (1979), accident at Ventana nuclear power plant occurs at 3:36 (mentioned at end of movie). 3 as part of Channel 3 news station shown repeatedly, with two 3's in some scenes.

"Breaking Away" (1979), 33 teams announced for climactic bicycle race, though the winning team with main characters is team 34.

"Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind" (1977), one of the Bermuda triangle lost planes that shows up in the desert is #33-- the first plane shown with a number.

"Catch 22" (1970) -- "ask for number 33", Nately's prostitute lover is in room #33

"Downhill Racer" (1969), Robert Redford character goes to hotel front desk in middle of film and says "33", presumably his room number.

Elvis Presley starred in 33 movies.

"Good Luck Charlie" (2010)-- Nov. 21 episode has mother going into building with address of 6833.

"24"-- "File 33" (detailing every flaw in the nuclear defenses of the USA), figures centrally in the 2010 season

"Victorious" teenage show (2010)-- main character goes into trailer where prominently displayed license plate has 33 on it.

"Wallander" BBC detective show (2008)-- start of one show, looking at license plates, two out of three have 33 in them.

"Monk" detective show-- "Mr Monk Goes Underwater" (2008), main characters get locked in chamber 33, which then gets filled with water, almost drowning them.

"Zoey 101" teenage show (2007) episode 33, centers on school secret group "Silver Hammer Society"

Kid's show "Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2007)-- main characters live in suite 2330. Character Zach wears a shirt with 33 on it in one episode. In episode "Club Twin", "33% increase in bottom line" is mentioned.

"Friends" show in 90's-- 6 main characters, 3 women, 3 men.

"Full House" family sitcom, while in Hawaii, it is mentioned that Elvis Presley made 33 movies.

"Get Smart" episode 1966: "Stakeout on Blue Mist Mountain"-- 338 Kaos agents smuggle parts into US to assemble an atomic bomb.
MUSICBeethoven wrote "33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli"

Iconic music festival Woodstock had 33 acts

John Cage's piece "4'33"", is 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence.

Christian Rock Group: 33 Miles

3/12/09-- Jane Fonda stars in new Broadway production of "33 Variations"

33 in Onion satire on world conspiracy

"33 funniest Simpsons cameos ever"

33 letter name for child-- Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa-- born to actors.

Copycat Gwyneth Paltrow follows in Madonna's footsteps with her 33-room superhouse.

NBA player Jamario Moon (wears #33) has an Apollo 33 Facebook page.

Many famous players wore #33, e.g. Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Larry Bird, Shaquille O'Neal Patrick Ewing, Scotty Pippen, Grant Hill, Alonzo Mourning (NBA), basketball superstar Kobe Bryant wore #33 in high school; Eddie Murray, Jason Varitek, Jose Conseco (MLB); Sammy Baugh, Tony Dorsett (NFL).

Many baseball diamonds have left field and right field lines of 330 feet.

Indy 500 auto race starts with 33 cars.

33 is the coming of age of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

4:3 (1.33:1) is the universal video format of the 20th century

33 Year Careers

David Letterman -- 33 years in late-nigh TV

Vice President Jon Jones, president of Space and Airborne Systems, worked for Raytheon 33 years, died of heart attack March 2010.

John C. Johnson, assistant commissioner for the General Services Administration's Integrated Technology Service, will retire on May 2 (2009), after 33 years of federal service.

Don LaFontaine, movie trailer "voice-over king"

Bill McWilliams spent 33 years with Dictaphone, recorded gunshots of JFK assassination.

Peter Reynolds, kitman for Livingston Scotland football club.

Tom O'Brien, 33 years at AAA.

Va. Zoo Superintendent Retiring After 33 Years

Fulton County (Ohio) clerk retires after 33 years

Deputy reflects on his 33-year career (Oelwein, Iowa)

Missouri police officer retires after 33 years on the force

33 in History

Beslan hostage crisis -- Russia's 9/11, Sept. 1-4, 2004: 331 hostages killed.

George W. Bush 2001 tax cuts: Senate vote was 58-33 and the 36 percent tax rate dropped to 33 percent

Executive Order 13233 limited access to the records of former United States Presidents. It was drafted by then White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and issued by George W. Bush on November 1, 2001.

1994: Aeroflot plane crashes, killing 75, when kids in cockpit tamper with autopilot; crash occurs near reporting point FL330.

Adolf Eichmann's son interviewed in 1995, 33 years after Eichmann was executed.

Israel created in 1947 with 33 votes.

Trinity atomic bomb test-- July 16, 1945 (7+1+6+1+9+4+5=33), took place at 33.6773 degree latitude. Bomb blast left a crater of radioactive glass in the desert 10 feet (3 m) deep and 1,100 ft (330 m) wide. This wikipedia picture of Oppenheimer and others next to the crater has two 3's and a C (3) in the URL. Trinity itself, means three, of course.

Henry Kissinger was in Army Infantry Regiment 335 during WWII-- later gets transferred to a military counter-intelligence unit. (via "Horowitz's "Emerging Viruses")

Babi Yar massacre by the Nazis in 1941: 33,771 Jewish civilians killed in a ravine

On February 14, 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state to be admitted into the Union.

Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage from the Canary Islands to the New World lasted 33 days.

By 733 the Muslims reached Poitiers in France

Jesus lived 33 years.

Alexander the Great lived 33 years. He cut the Gordian knot in 333 B.C.

33 Miscellany

Section 1033 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1997 authorizes the Department of Defense to transfer excess military property to state and local law enforcement agencies. The eligible agencies in law enforcement activities are government agencies whose primary function is the enforcement of applicable federal, state and local laws, and whose compensated law enforcement officers have powers of arrest and apprehension. Preference is given to counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities.

Types of Property:

  • Body armor, night vision equipment, APC's, aircraft, first aid supplies, weapons, surveillance equipment, Kevlar helmets, gas masks and filters, vehicles, etc.

Iconic religious image of three crosses on a hill is a version of 33-- 3 crosses with 3 points each:

The LHC Computing Grid (LCG) is a collaboration of more than 140 computing centers in 33 countries. LHC = Large Hadron Collider. See more about the LHC here.

Executive order 12333-- key presidential directive setting out rules for intelligence agencies.

33 pounds of U235 needed for critical mass for nuclear explosion.

33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age-- propaganda film on the threat to the US from nuclear missiles, from the Heritage Foundation.

33 in DNA chemistry: average weight of DNA base is 330 g/mol; for oligonucleotides, OD260 of 1.0 = 33 micrograms DNA.

The specific gravity of the Moon -- 3.33 grammes per cubic centimetre.

Humans have 33 vertebrae.

Queen of England's land holdings worth 33 trillion dollars.

Recombinant H1N1 influenza virus strain: A/WSN/33 (selected for drug resistance here)

Disneyland Club 33 (also here)

Several places called "Studio 33"

Fiji comprised of 333 islands.

Large web site focusing on 33 and the 33rd parallel and the death penalty

3300 deaths, google search-- many articles.

Some crop circles have 33 motifs: A sun with 33 flames; The Masonic Eye in the Triangle, here surrounded by 33 rays, representing the 33 Masonic degrees of initiation.

W33 -- an American NUCLEAR artillery shell, fired from an 8" (203 mm) howitzer.

X-33-- proposed re-usable space vehicle that was canceled by NASA

Airbus 330-- airliner similar in size to the Boeing 767, with maximum take-off weight of "233 tonnes".


Eugene Island 330-- mysterious oil production site suggestive of abiotic oil source

Problems with anti-Fas clone 33 antibody.

30333-- ZIP code for CDC

Federal Reserve Bank of NY at 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY.

33 million people with AIDS as of 2007

33XXX-- ZIP codes for Florida

Ku Klux Klan = KKK = 11+11+11 = 33, where K is the 11th letter of the alphabet

Vietnamese man supposedly went 33 years without sleep

Vitamin C study in mice uses 0.033 g or 3 .3 g/L of vitamin C (Circulation 2002 Mar 26;105(12):1396-8) (significance is that humans cannot synthesize vit.C, and thus are susceptible to many health problems as a result; this defect may be due to the evil PTB)

JonBenet Ramsey murder-- “In the three years prior to her death, Jonbenet made 33 trips to the pediatrician, diagnosis was "yeast infections".

#1 food in the world -- rice-- high in cancer-causing arsenic -- element #33

33 1/3-- playing speed of LP records

Microsoft "windows" logo has an embedded 33, possibly 333

UN logo has 33 spaces.

Woman spends 33 days with 5,000 scorpions, to set new world record!

Beethoven's "Diabelli Variations" has 33 variations.

Iconic comedian John Belushi died of drug overdose at age 33.

Bible verse John 16:33-- "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

33 page at Wikipedia. 33 occult symbolism page.

Typical lawyer's fee for a class action suit 33%.

Wikipedia has "over 3.3 million articles in English"

33 Contemporary Hymns: Yesterday's Songs for Today's Worship Piano Solo

33 and the Apollo Missions

Three 33's in this description of the Apollo 15 mission (involving lunar module "Orion").

A large number of photos from Apollo 16 have a 33 on the lower middle of the photo, such as this one and this one.

Four 33's in the wikipedia description of the lunar module. This site says the weight of the Apollo 12 module was 33,325 lbm.

Four 33's in the wikipedia description of the command module.

Seven 33's in this wikipedia description of the Saturn V rocket.

Neil Armstrong used to fly a T-33 "shooting star" training jet.

Commercial Products and Business News with 33

Fairfax country is of course home of the CIA.

Miller Lite triple hop logo, has three-three motif:

Corporate quarterly profits commonly up or down by either 33% or 3.3% (multiple hits every day on Google News), e.g. Brazil Petrobras 1Q Net Up 33% On Year

Hyundai Commercial on TV: buy a Hyundai, get $333/month rebate.

Ford commercial on 1/17/10: Ford, the best-selling truck for 33 years

Clorox2 bleach-- advertised 4/28/10 as being able to do 33 loads versus 11 loads for the competitor.

"Jonas" show promo on Disney Channel uses 333 motif.

Ubiquitous claim for consumable products: "now with 33% more" or "up to 33% more".

33 on all bottles of Rolling Rock beer

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z520 (512K Cache, 1.33 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)

Gigabyte launches its first dual core Atom 330 mini-ITX motherboard (in the shape of the GA-GC330UD)

Many cars advertised as having a 3.3L engine.

WAVS-333 A/V furniture from Bell'O

$2500 Tata Nano car has 33 horsepower

Several cars get 33 mpg (highway)-- e.g. 2010 Toyota Camry, 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2009 Saturn Aura.

OTs-33 "Pernach" automatic pistol (Russia)

Cessna 336 Skymaster, 337 Super Skymaster planes.

"Freeman 33" boat

33 ways to watch free TV online

Green condos in Manhattan: 303 E 33rd website--