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Thread #63134   Message #1023841
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
23-Sep-03 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Blow the bloody doors off':American tra
Subject: RE: BS: 'Blow the bloody doors off':American tra
The thing about the blowing the doors off, the film crew didn't have permission to make an explosion that big, it was bigger than they expected, so when the camera pans out from the smoking remains, they immediately had to leg it away before the police and fire brigade came to investigate.

What makes it one of the classic lines, it's one of the few swear words in the whole film (imagine today's interpretation of it.... You're f****g supposed to f*&&*&*g blow the f*&&**g doors off!) and it's the typical ironic understatement. The man was given a problem to solve and being a bloke, he over solved it, leaving a bigger problem than before.