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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


Drowning by Numbers (1988)

Apart from the numbers 1-100 that show up (in order) on all kinds of objects throughout the movie, only one explicit reference to math.
At the very beginning. Girl counting 100 stars.
WOMAN: What are you doing up so late?
GIRL: I’m counting stars.
WOMAN: You really know all their names?
GIRL: Yes, I do.
WOMAN: How many did you count?
GIRL: A hundred.
WOMAN: There are more than a hundred.
GIRL: I know.
WOMAN: Why did you stop?
GIRL: A hundred is enough. Once you have counted to a hundred all the other hundreds are the same.

One of the three Ciesies: Are you a ghoul or a mathematician?
SMUT (the little boy): Neither, I am just a clown