Easter Eggs You Missed In Netflix’s Red Notice

After the Bishop steals the egg retrieved by Interpol from Booth in Bali, she accuses Hartley of theft and replaces the egg with a decoy. Hartley is sent to a secluded prison resembling an intimidating fortress in Russia. Hartley is, unsurprisingly, placed in the same cell as Booth. Of course, Hartley and Booth team up to escape the prison together. Hartley wants to clear his name, and Booth wants to prove to the Bishop that he’s the best thief in the world.

If this sounds familiar to you, there is another very famous isolated prison movie that “Red Notice” may have brought to mind – Alcatraz. “The Rock,” a 1996 film starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, is about an FBI agent teaming up with a criminal who served his sentence by escaping Alcatraz. The bizarre coupling of a con artist and an FBI agent as partners isn’t the only connection between these two films.

The crux of Hartley and Booth’s escape comes down to a boulder. When Booth pulls a load-bearing rock, which he placed during the detail work, out of the prison wall, the wall collapses. Maybe we’re reading too much about it, but it looks like Thurber is making a not-so-subtle reference to the movie “The Rock,” while simultaneously nodding to Dwayne Johnson’s wrestling character, The Rock.

Alicia R. Rucker