Jack has never seen this many people along the bank of the river. He didn’t even know there was this many people in Providence.
It’s freezing and everyone is bundled up in puffy jackets so squeezing between bodies to get to where they want to be is a challenge. There’s a string of ‘sorry’s’ and ‘pardon me’s’ that don’t seem to get them anywhere so finally Jack just gives up and apologizes to his mother in his head for how rude he’s being as he muscles his way through.
Nerdy Fact #1745: Star Wars creator George Lucas and Close Encounters of the Third Kind director Steven Spielberg bet each other 2.5% of their respective films’ profits, as both directors thought the others’ film would be more successful at the box-office. Adjusted for inflation, Spielberg won an estimated $40 million.