You’ve probably never heard of this obscure Canadian comedy–High Tower–(belatedly released in 1984 after sitting in the canister since 1980) starring Richard Harris (yes, that Richard Harris) as a mild mannered accountant who inadvertently saves the life of drunken Beverly D’Angelo, resulting in being employed by the family matriarch to manage their ill-gotten gains. Meanwhile, estranged brother and former heir to the fortune (Christopher Plummer) is desperate to get his hands on the stash.
So what’s this got to do with car racing? The seatbelt quote. Last night at our club meeting the requirement for seatbelt replacement every two years came up. I was immediately reminded of the movie’s scene when Harris realizes that they are being followed and co-star D’Angelo asks him if he could lose them. His answer? “In that case, miss, I must insist that you put on your safety belt.”
Before you do that, you might want to check the expiration date on your harness.