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Hannibal - Wrong Way to Pay for a Call
When Inspector Pazzi uses the pay phone to call the posted phone number about the reward for Dr. Lecter, he inserts coins into the slot on the phone. Because of the low value of the Lyra, Italians use stored-value phone cards for making phone calls.
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Dennis Coslett on 03-08-2001
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Nickole writes:
This is absolutely true, I've been in Italy for a month and trust me there are no pay phones that works with coins.
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Little_Miss_Me writes:
Exactly crnflakegirl! Not many people are really going to know that and its such an insignificant detail however it is true and well spotted
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Harold_Maude writes:
Actually that's not true at all... In Italy (where we live) there are public telephones working with coins, as well as with phone cards... the real mistake of this scene with Inspector Pazzi is another one: there's no way to call back a public phone in Italy, as it doesn't have any phone number associated with it. You can just make phone calls with them, not receive them... bye ! Marco & Julia
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crnflakegirl writes:
Okay, think about this. How many average Americans watching this movie are going to know this about Italian phones? It's a lot easier for the creators to just make it a pay phone and have all the average Joes out there know what he's doing when making the call; instead of the confusion it might produce with him using a card to make it.
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