Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Of all cities, how did this happened in Los Angeles?

Hysterical:

Figgis Detained After 'Shoot a Pilot' Comment

(May 29) -- There are certain things one should probably refrain from saying at an airport, and director Mike Figgis unfortunately learned the hard way.

Figgis, who directed "Leaving Las Vegas," was reportedly held for over five hours at Los Angeles International airport after he told immigration officers "I'm here to shoot a pilot," according to The Guardian. In television, the first episode of a potential television show is called a pilot. However, the agents, apprently not in-the-know with industry terms, took it to mean Figgis had plans to gun down an airline pilot.

Figgis was then held in an interrogation cell for five hours, and was released after officers figured out he had no assassination plans.

(source)

12 Comments:

At Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:32:00 PM, Blogger Not-So-Naughty Voyeur said...

That is too funny.

 
At Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:53:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

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At Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:54:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

heheheh

now he really does have an idea for a pilot

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:48:00 AM, Blogger GetFlix said...

I am surprised it took 5 hours for him to explain himself.

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:12:00 PM, Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Oh, oops! But now he has a really great story to tell at parties!

 
At Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:18:00 PM, Blogger ffleur said...

By his name, I'm guessing he's British. Therefore it took 5 hours for the agents to cut thru his accents and get to what he was actually saying!

 
At Friday, June 01, 2007 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Prunella Jones said...

Yeah right. He was probably trying to sneak a bottle of shampoo on board. I'm wise to them crafty Brits.

 
At Friday, June 01, 2007 5:48:00 PM, Blogger kookla@work said...

I can believe it took 5 hours to explain himself, his film "Leaving Las Vegas" seemed like it took that long to show a drunk Nic Cage dying.

Very funny story. Too bad it wasn't true and he was talking about John Travolta.

 
At Saturday, June 02, 2007 6:12:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

I'm with kookla . . .

 
At Sunday, June 03, 2007 2:29:00 PM, Blogger v said...

Hah! That's pretty funny.

 
At Monday, June 04, 2007 1:57:00 PM, Blogger Leisa said...

hilarious.

 
At Friday, June 15, 2007 9:53:00 PM, Blogger EditThis said...

This exact thing actually happened to a friend of mine (a writer) some time ago, right after 9/11.

 

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