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There are worst things in life than death: have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? Woody Allen
Health care? We don’t need it. We’re Americans … I say everyone gets free health care. Except the insurance companies. Judah Friedlander: America is the Greatest Country in the United States, Netflix 2017
My husband’s in insurance. He doesn’t have any friends. Thief: Everything That Rises Must Converge 3/6 starring Andre Braugher & Mae Whitman & Malik Yoba & Yancey Arias & Clifton Collins junior et al, FX Networks, FX 2006
Pacific All Risk Insurance Company. Double Indemnity 1944 starring Edward G Robinson & Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray & Porter Hall & Jean Heather & Tom Powers & Byron Barr & Richard Gaines & Fortunio Bonanova et al, director Billy Wilder, opening scene
The world’s largest insurance company AIG had invested tens of billions of their insurance profits in risky investments tied to the housing market. Frontline: Inside the Meltdown, PBS 2009
We got a real problem here. Mr Flowers, my people tell me you are the man to talk to. We’ve got a real problem here. It looks very much like we are about to run out of cash. Too Big to Fail 2011 starring William Hurt & James Woods & Cynthia Nixon & Paul Giamatti & Edward Asner & Bill Crudup & Matthew Madine & Michael O'Keefe et al, director Curtis Hanson, Robert Willumstad CEO AIG
In September 2008 the bankruptcy of US Investment Bank Lehman Brothers and the collapse of the world’s largest insurance company AIG triggered a global financial crisis. The result was a global recession. Charles H Ferguson, Inside Job 2010
The AIG bailout cost taxpayers over $150 billion. ibid.
With the credit markets frozen there was soon a new big company at risk. The world’s largest insurance company AIG had invested tens of billions of their insurance profits in risky investments tied to the housing market. America’s Bankrupt Banks (Inside The Meltdown), PBS 2009
Bernanke lent AIG $85 billion. ibid.
If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commercial insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I’m not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family. Donna Reed
The biggest insurance organisation in the world – Lloyds of London. James Burke, Connections s1e7: The Long Chain, BBC 1978
After firemen put out the blaze they discovered the charred remains of the driver ... Clayton’s [Daniels] wife identifies the hat. Crime Stories: Dead or Alive
The policy is for $110,000; Molly [Daniels] tries almost immediately to collect on the policy. ibid.
Clayton Daniels has a lot of enemies. ibid.
The charred body found in the car belongs not to the presumed victim Clayton Daniels but to an unidentified woman. ibid.
A life insurance scam ... But whose body was it? ibid.
The grave marker says Charlotte Davis. ibid.
I let go of her wrists, closed the door with my elbow and slid past her. It was like the first time. ‘You ought to carry insurance on those,’ I said. Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister
And so the Crimson Permanent Assurance was launched on the high seas of international finance. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life 1983 starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese & Terry Gilliam & Eric Idle & Terry Jones & Michael Palin & Carol Cleveland & Patricia Quinn & Judy Loe & Simon Jones & Matt Frewer & Jane Leeves et al, director Terry Jones
A year’s car insurance for a teenager? Just £24,000. When Daniel Grey brought a £700 banger to replace the car he had written off in a freak black ice accident, he budgeted for an increase on his £2,500 a year insurance costs.
But the 18-year-old was flabbergasted when he was quoted £24,000 for his 1999 Volvo S-40. Daily Mail article 22nd March 2011
Founded in 1921 by President Wilson’s chief counsel, Colonel Edward House, the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] operates as the primary adviser to the United States government. The CFR’s principle contact in the US is the CIA. And the chairman of the CFR is the CEO of AIG. With its obvious intelligence links, just think how scary it is to think of a company like AIG. Insurance companies are the foremost private intelligence gathering organisations in the world. Who Killed John O’Neill?
In the late 1990s the price of term life insurance fell dramatically … The internet happened … Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner
Grant: Insurance, that’s gambling isn’t it?
Lloyds of London bloke: Well shall we say betting? To Catch a Thief 1955 starring Cary Grant & Grace Kelly & Jessie Royce Landis & John Williams & Charles Vanel & Brigitte Auber & Jean Martinelli & Georgette Anys et al, director Alfred Hitchcock
I know how you feel. I’m not the guy to go running to the cops. I’m on the lam myself. I swear, I can prove it. Make time. I got the dough. Roadblock 1951 staring Charles McGraw & Joan Dixon & Lowell Gilmore & Louis Jean Heydt & Milburn Stone et al, director Harold Daniels, driver to dud with gun
Her: Some day you’re going to want something nice and expensive. But you can’t afford on a detective’s salary.
Him: Like what?
Her: Like me. ibid.
And I want you, Joe [kisses]. But not as an insurance cop making three hundred and fifty a month. ibid.
Set up a general road block covering all transportation and embarkation points – air, rail, bus and water. We want Joe Peters for murder and robbery of the United States’ mail. Peters is driving a black 1950 Plymouth sedan license number 1X1 ... ibid. rozzer on radio
Confederate Family Insurance: For over 100 years protecting a people and their property. CSA: Confederate States of America 2004 starring Rupert Pate & Evamarii Johnson & Larry Peterson & Charles Frank et al, director Kevin Willmott
It leaves you wondering why we bother spending so much on insurance policies every year. Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money e4: Risky Business, Channel 4 2008
At the heart of non-life insurance are men of substance called Lloyds of London. A Lloyds underwriter makes his living from betting you your disaster won’t happen. If it does, the underwriter who’s put his name to the risk must pay out down to the shirt on his back. Inside Story: The Market, BBC 1976
My father hated lawyers all his life. He wasn’t a great guy my old man: he drank and beat up my mother; he beat me up too. So you might think I became a lawyer just to piss him off. But you’d be wrong. I wanted to be a lawyer ever since I read about the civil rights lawyers in the ’50s and ’60s. And the amazing uses they found for the law. They did what a lot of people thought was impossible: they gave lawyers a good name. The Rainmaker 1998 starring Matt Damon & Claire Danes & Jon Voight & Mary Kay Place & Mickey Rourke & Danny DeVito & Dean Stockwell & Virginia Madsen & Randy Travis & Roy Scheider & Red West & Johnny Whitworth et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, Rudy
There are too many lawyers in Memphis; this city is infested with them. ibid.
There’s nothing more thrilling than nailing an insurance company. ibid. Deck
We do have an issue we need to discuss. It concerns your malpractice insurance. Better Call Saul s3e8: Slip, Howard to Chuck, AMC 2017