I asked about this to an American, I couldn't understand why 'additional 40%' instead of 60%.
Look, Van Zant. Nobody knew the merch was yours or
they would have respected it. Be that asit may: now you get 100% from the insurance company and you're even, plus you can get the bonds back for 60 cents onna dollar. You make an additional 40%. Your operation doesn't skip a beat, and everybody's making out.
and he answered
“merch” I would assume means merchandise. Otherwise it could somehow be short for “Mercedes,” the car, but it seems like they are talking about goods here.
As far as the 40 percent goes, my best guess would be that he is not just referring to the 60 percent, but rather doing another calculation. So, maybe person 1 was taking into account the 100 percent back from the insurance along with the 60 cents on the dollar – comparing that to how much profit he knew person 2 had originally intended to make – and then calculated that person 2 would now make 40 percent more than originally planned.
That’s my guess, but I’m not sure it’s correct.
I asked about this a long time ago, and left it there but honestly I still don't get it. did he explain why, still, it makes 40 percent? Is it the language or 40% context is not fully explained? It's just a movie, doesn't have to be logical, but in case I'm missing something here. Anyone who've seen Heat direted by Michael Mann in 1995, starring Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Val KIlmer...