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

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