When Lennox's team are battling Scorponok outside a small desert villiage, Lennox attempts to contact the Pentagon. First, he needs to find a phone. When he finds someone with one, we get this jewel:
Lennox: (Making a gesture with his hand that clearly mimics him holding a phone to his head) Do you have a telephone? A telephone?
Generic Middle-Eastern Man: Telephone? Yes!
(Generic Middle-Eastern man leaves briefly)
Generic Middle Eastern Man: (after returning) Cell phone!
- Later on, Lennox finally gets connected, but a bored Indian operator is hassling him because it is an international call and the Indian man does not buy Lennox's angry complaints about how he's in the middle of a battle and needs help immediately. The Indian man blandly insists that he needs a credit card to pay for the call.
Lennox: This is an emergency Pentagon call! The Pentagon, do you understand-? [window behind him blows out] NO, I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD!!
International Operator: [bored] Sir, the attitude isn't going to speed things up any bit at all. I'm going to ask you to speak into the mouthpiece very clearly.
Capt. Lennox: I'm in the middle of a WAR! This is friggin' ridiculous!! [Runs over to Epps] I need a credit card! Epps, where's your wallet?
Tech Sgt. Epps: Pocket!!
Lennox: Which pocket?!
Epps: MY BACK POCKET!!!
Lennox: You've got ten back pockets!!!
Epps: LEFT CHEEK!!! LEFT CHEEK!!! LEFT CHEEK!!!
Lennox: [picks up card and continues talking] Okay, it's a Visa.
International Operator: Also, sir, have you heard about our Premium Plus full-service call package?
Lennox: NO, I DON'T WANT A PREMIUM PACKAGE!!! Epps, Pentagon!
Near the beginning of the movie, when Bobby Bolivia declares Bumblebee's price to be five thousand dollars, and Sam's father says he's not going over four.
- The whole thing was based on stories that the film's military advisor told Michael Bay about real soldiers who went through almost identical issues when trying to contact their superiors at the Pentagon while in the middle of intense firefights.
- During the fight with Scorponok, one of the locals can be seen firing at Scorponok with his revolver.
Bobby Bolivia: "Kid, come on, get out. Get outta the car."
Sam: "No no no, you said cars pick their drivers."
Bobby B: "Well sometimes they pick a driver with a cheap-ass father."
- The highlight is after Bumblebee blows up the rest of the cars to ensure Sam buys him. And Bobby's reaction is:
Bobby B: (awestruck) "$4,000!"