Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Case Study No. 1667: Henry the Records Keeper

Ernest Borgnine explains what "RED" means to Karl Urban
http://www.hit fix.com Ernest Borgnine explains what "RED" means to Karl Urban in this clip from RED, based on the DC Comic

Directed by Robert Schwentke. When his retired life is threatened by an assassin, former black-ops government agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team. Red stars John Malkovich, Bruce Willis, Karl Urban, Helen Mirren, Mary-Luise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox
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[scene opens in the CIA's records vault, where agent William Cooper watches the elderly male archivist (played by Ernest Borgnine) pull a large file from one of the drawers]
HENRY: Ah ...
[he drops the file on the only table in the room, with a large thud]
HENRY: Frank Moses' file.
[William looks through it, but almost all of the papers have been blacked out]
WILLIAM: You gotta be kidding me.
HENRY: Frank Moses was one of the most effective Black Op agents we've ever had. He retired drug lords, terrorists ... Hell, he toppled governments!
[William just gives him a blank stare, and the archivist suddenly gets a little self-conscious about his exuberance]
HENRY: Eh, he was truly gifted ...
WILLIAM: Why was he retired?
HENRY: He got old! Then some thumbsucker came along and tagged him "RED."
HENRY: Yeah, "RED" ... You know, R-E-D. "Retired, Extremely Dangerous."
WILLIAM: Yeah ...
HENRY: Eh, they don't make 'em like that anymore!
[the agent turns to leave]
WILLIAM: Thanks.


From wikia.com:

Ernest Borgnine portrayed Henry the Records Keeper in RED, a 2010 film inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and Karl Urban with German film director Robert Schwentke directing a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. In the film version, the title is derived from the designation of former C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), meaning "Retired, Extremely Dangerous".


From patriotledger.com:

Ernest Borgnine, 93, plays Henry the Records Keeper, a CIA archivist who's always been hidden away among paperwork in a vault. He's the only character who's still working. He's also one of the oldest actors still regularly working in film, and is the voice of Mermaid Man on "SpongeBob SquarePants." In person, he's full of vim and vigor.

"I'm the kind of person that, thank God, I'm still goin'," he said of his energy level. "I gave up meat about 40 years ago. I eat fish and chicken and spaghetti. I was carrying a lot of weight before, but I came down from 265 to about 230. So I feel pretty good."

A twinkle appeared in his eye, along with a big smile on his face, and he added, "I usually only talk about this between men, and I don't know if I should say it here in mixed company" - he laughed out loud - "but I also masturbate a lot."

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