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From: Jay Livingston
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 8:30 PM
Could it have been an allusion to the roulette scene in "Casablanca"?
Rob Moore wrote:
"I've often wondered why, in Albert Brooks' movie Lost in America, the wife insists on continually playing the number 22 at the roulette table, even though she eventually loses the nest egg doing so. Why 22? Was it meant somehow to refer to Catch 22, or did Brooks simply want a funny number to offset the grimness of losing one's fortune?"