In American movies and television shows any phone numbers usually start with 555, a non-existing area code in the US and Canada, exactly to avoid the hassle that the movie Bruce Almighty is putting a couple of people through right now. In that movie a phone number and a pager number are used that do not start with 555. These numbers belong to actual people unrelated to the movie in any way, and now they’re getting dozens of calls every hour (here’s Dawn Jenkins in Florida, and here’s church in Georgia where they’re happy to answer “yes” when people ask if God is there).
In the movie Final Destination 2 (2003), a policeman does an Internet search for “Alex Browning”, a survivor of the mysterious flight 180 crash that happened a year previously (the premise for the first movie Final Destination (2000)), and his search produces these results:
The .srv top level domain on all the sites is a nice touch. I haven’t seen it in any other movie. Is this a one-off, an attempt to start a trend, or is it some agreed-upon convention we’ll see more of in the future?
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