- 1. I told you before
I didn't want you to read this crap.
- 2. I never saw such rotten
crap in my life.
- 3. Where do you get this shit?
Who sells it to you?
- 4. I'm talking to you, young man. You
wanna answer me when I'm talking to you.
- 5. Remember who puts the frigging bread
on the table around here, don't you?
- 6. Stan, don't be too hard
on him, all the kids read them.
- 7. My boy isn't all the kids.
- 8. You wanna know
where this is going, Billy?
- 9. In the garbage.
Right into the frigging garbage.
- 10. Now, you got any smart mouth
- 11. I don't see how it's any worse
than the books you keep in your dresser.
- 12. Those ones under your underwear,
those sex books.
- 13. - Stan, you didn't have to—
- Hit him?
- 14. Not only do I find out he's reading this crap,
he's a goddamn little snoop as well.
- 15. No, it wasn't like that!
- 16. You said for me to get your cuff links.
It was on Sunday.
- 17. The windows are open downstairs,
I better go down and close them.
- 18. - The rain will get in.
- No, I'll do it.
- 19. I got some garbage
I wanna throw away.
- 20. Daddy, please don't
throw it away. I'm sorry.
- 21. The next time, young man, I find you with
a worthless piece of shit like this again...
- 22. you won't sit down
for a week, buddy boy.
- 23. Remember that.
- 24. Tuck in.
- 25. That takes care of that.
- 26. Stan, don't you think you were...
- 27. a little hard on him?
- 28. Did you see that crap?
All that horror crap?
- 29. Things coming out of crates
and eating people?
- 30. Dead people coming back to life?
People turning into weeds, for chrissake?
- 31. - Well, yes, I did, but I—
- Well, you want him reading that stuff?
- 32. - Well, no, but—
- All right, then.
- 33. I took care of it.
- 34. That's why God
made fathers, babe.
- 35. That's why God made fathers.
- 36. I hope you rot in hell.
- 37. Do you really think she'll
be out, Aunt Sylvia?
- 38. Of course she will, Richard.
You know that.
- 39. You can set your watch by her.
Six o'clock on the dot.
- 40. Pass those scones, Cass.
You're such a hog.
- 41. You married a great hog, Henry.
- 42. But then I suppose you know that,
- 43. Our Cass has always had
such extremely healthy appetites.
- 44. Who's coming out, Cass?
- 45. You mean Cass hasn't told you about
dotty old Great-Aunt Bedelia...
- 46. the patriarch of our clan?
- 47. Isn't she the one
that was supposed to have...?
- 48. - Well...
- Supposed to have murdered her father?
- 49. Yes.
- 50. Bedelia is my aunt...
- 51. which means that she's
Richard and Cass' great-aunt...
- 52. which also means
that she's older than God.
- 53. But her father, Nathan Grantham,
was even older and meaner than that.
- 54. All a bunch of dirty vultures...
- 55. just waiting to get
your hands on my money.
- 56. He was hysterically jealous
of Bedelia all his life.
- 57. Complete Freudian relationship.
- 58. Then when he was about 184,
he had a stroke...
- 59. and lucky Bedelia,
she got to nurse him full time.
- 60. Then she met a fella.
- 61. Yes, sir, a real
- 62. September courtship?
- 63. This was October or November
at the very least.
- 64. He was 75. Aunt Bedelia is...?
- 65. Never mind, my dears.
- 66. The point is, Henry, Bedelia
loved her rather elderly beau...
- 67. and her own father
had him murdered.
- 68. Yarbro was the guy's name,
and he supposedly died...
- 69. in a "hunting accident."
- 70. That's what's
on the books, anyway.
- 71. For Bedelia,
it was the last straw.
- 72. She bashed her father's head in
with a marble ashtray.
- 73. So rumor has it.
- 74. Well, however it happened...
- 75. it was good riddance
to some extremely bad rubbish.
- 76. And my lovely niece
and my handsome nephew...
- 77. have very good reasons for
being pleased at old Nathan's death.
- 78. There was no trouble about
the will. Share and share alike.
- 79. And now, every Father's Day,
every single Father's Day since his death...
- 80. for seven long years,
she returns to this house...
- 81. the scene of her crime.
- 82. - Is that—?
- Oh, yes.
- 83. You can almost set
your watch by her.
- 84. Screech to a halt, as they say.
- 85. - Do you think she really did it?
- Oh, yes.
- 86. I know she did it.
- 87. Bedelia was always very unstable,
even when she was much younger.
- 88. And after the death of her gentleman friend,
she grew steadily worse.
- 89. Why Father's Day?
- 90. Because that was the day of the tragedy,
and she is overwhelmed with her own guilt.
- 91. She will go to her father's grave
and meditate for about an hour.
- 92. And then she will come inside...
- 93. and we will all sit down
to a nice baked-ham dinner...
- 94. the three of us—
- 95. Oh, I'm so sorry, Henry. The four of us.
- 96. —who now owe her so very much.
- 97. Where's my cake?
- 98. I want my cake.
- 99. Where's my cake, Bedelia?
- 100. Where's my Father's Day cake?
- 101. I want my cake...
- 102. you dirty bitch.
- 103. I'm going to have it.
- 104. Bedelia!
- 105. It's Father's Day.
- 106. Where's my cake?
- 107. You promised me my cake!
- 108. Bedelia, I'm your father...
- 109. and you're supposed to be
taking care of me.
- 110. I don't hear you.
I said, I don't hear you!
- 111. Bedelia, you bitch!
- 112. What do you think
I've got you here for?
- 113. You're just like all the others.
- 114. You're nothing but
a bunch of vultures.
- 115. Bedelia! I want my cake.
- 116. Bedelia!
- 117. Where's my Father's Day cake?
- 118. Happy Father's Day!
- 119. Don't be stupid.
- 120. Happy Father's Day.
- 121. God, I didn't know
I had it in me.
- 122. I'm your daughter, right?
You bootlegger. Killer, murderer!
- 123. Ungrateful bastard.
- 124. Shouldn't have killed
Peter, you know.
- 125. He was a man, right, a real man.
- 126. See, everything I wanted,
he wanted for me.
- 127. You stupid bastard.
You screwed it all up.
- 128. You screwed up my mother,
you screwed me up.
- 129. You got me so mad,
drove me crazy.
- 130. "I want my cake, Bedelia.
- 131. You called me a bitch.
- 132. Sylvia fixed it all.
- 133. Ashtray back in place,
- 134. You took a fall, Daddy,
a bad fall.
- 135. Nobody could catch us, nobody.
- 136. You taught me. You taught Sylvia.
You taught us all.
- 137. It's so peaceful here.
- 138. No! No!
- 139. Where's my cake, Bedelia?
- 140. I want my cake.
- 141. It's Father's Day, Bedelia.
- 142. I want my cake.
- 143. Cass! Cass, turn that down!
- 144. Cass, turn that down
and turn it down right now.
- 145. Shall I glaze
the ham now, ma'am?
- 146. No, Mrs. Danvers,
you'll have to wait.
- 147. Ms. Grantham
has not yet arrived.
- 148. And you will remember that
today is a very special day for her.
- 149. Yes, ma'am.
- 150. - Ain't life grand, Mrs. D.?
- I do hope she's all right.
- 151. Sometimes she loses
track of time.
- 152. Aunt Bedelia?
- 153. Ms. Grantham, are you around?
- 154. Whoa...
- 155. Jesus.
- 156. Where's my cake?
- 157. I want it. It's mine.
- 158. - Where is he?
- My dear, I really couldn't say.
- 159. No doubt he's still out at the grave,
hobnobbing with your Aunt Bedelia...
- 160. getting her side
of the story, I expect.
- 161. Well, I want him. And I
want my dinner. I'm hungry.
- 162. Well, go get him, then.
- 163. You go, Richard.
- 164. He's your husband.
I don't even like him.
- 165. I'll go and get him.
- 166. After all, he's
such a sweet boy.
- 167. Mrs. Danvers? Mrs. D—
- 168. Mrs. Danvers.
- 169. Mrs. Dan—
- 170. I want my cake.
- 171. Where is she?
And where the hell is Hank?
- 172. Go see, Richard. Please? Please?
- 173. Look, my daring sister...
- 174. he is your hick—
- 175. Husband, I mean.
You go look for him.
- 176. Richard, I'm scared,
and it's dark out there.
- 177. Look, I just wanna get
another bottle of wine, okay?
- 178. Please, Richard.
- 179. All right. Come on.
- 180. Come on.
- 181. Are we conserving energy?
- 182. It's Father's Day...
- 183. and I got my cake.
- 184. Oh, my God!
- 185. Happy Father's Day.
- 186. Holy old Jesus.
- 187. That's a meteor. I'd be dipped
in shit if that ain't a meteor.
- 188. Oh, shit!
- 189. I wonder how much they'd pay
for it up at the college?
- 190. I wonder how much
they'd pay for it up at the college?
- 191. Well, damn fine one,
- 192. Uh-huh.
- 193. How does $50 sound?
- 194. Not a cent less than 200 bucks.
- 195. - Seventy-five?
- Two hundred.
- 196. Anita Verrill
didn't raise no idjits.
- 197. Keep a-countin'.
- 198. Not a cent less than 200.
- 199. My meteor, my price.
- 200. Pay off that bank loan.
That's the ticket.
- 201. Got to cool the
son of a bitch off. Yeah.
- 202. Oh, you done it now,
- 203. You lunkhead.
- 204. You lunkhead.
- 205. Two hundred dollars?
- 206. For a broken meteor?
- 207. Mr. Verrill, you must be joking.
- 208. I wouldn't give you 2 cents.
- 209. Jordy Verrill, you lunkhead.
- 210. Verrill luck's always in,
and you spell that kind of luck B-A-D.
- 211. Still, I got to try.
- 212. Meteor shit.
- 213. Maybe I can glue it together
in the morning.
- 214. The World Wrestling Federation champion...
- 215. defending his title here
at Madison Square Garden.
- 216. That's Sika, the Samoan
Number 1, in control.
- 217. Oh, a kick nails him. Oh, baby.
- 218. Everything went but the
kitchen sink. Look out.
- 219. That huge 300-pounder
drop kicked right on out.
- 220. Hit to the midsection now,
Backlund reverses it.
- 221. Once again,
it's gone to the buckle.
- 222. Backlund working on the left arm
of Samoan Number 1.
- 223. Hit to the midsection.
Backlund has him up.
- 224. Oh, forget about it.
- 225. Jesus Christ.
- 226. I'm sorry, Mr. Verrill.
- 227. Those fingers have...
- 228. got to come off.
- 229. Uh-oh.
- 230. This is going to be extremely painful...
- 231. Mr. Verrill.
- 232. Oh, Jordy Verrill...
- 233. you lunkhead, you been...
- 234. We're gonna try—
No, Backlund behind him.
- 235. Throws him up.
- 236. Pushes back.
- 237. I thought I'd find you up.
- 238. Oh, stop that. Now, don't cry,
this isn't gonna do a bit for you.
- 239. Oh, I'm crying because
Aunt Mattie and Aleck make me so mad.
- 240. Aleck and Aunt Mattie? Fiddlesticks.
- 241. Golly, don't it itch.
- 242. Well, that's
Verrill luck, all right.
- 243. Always in, always bad.
- 244. But there's a difference
between dreaming and doing.
- 245. The dreamers just
sit around and moon...
- 246. about how wonderful it would be
if only things were different.
- 247. The years roll on,
and they grow old.
- 248. By and by, they forget everything,
even about their dreams.
- 249. I don't want to be like that.
I want to be somebody.
- 250. Oh, everyone laughed at us,
as they did at all the other pioneers.
- 251. They said this country
would never be anything but a wilderness.
- 252. We didn't believe that.
We were going to make a new country.
- 253. Besides, we wanted to see
our dreams come true.
- 254. Granny, it must have been wonderful.
- 255. It was wonderful.
- 256. But don't you think for one single minute
that it was easy, Esther Blodgett.
- 257. We burned in summer
and we froze in winter...
- 258. but we kept right on going,
and we didn't complain...
- 259. because we were doing
what we wanted to do.
- 260. Can you understand that?
- 261. No.
- 262. No, no, no, no, no,
no, no, no, no, no.
- 263. No. No.
- 264. There you are, you sucker.
I knowed you was in there someplace.
- 265. The Tristate Ecumenical
Council presents Let There Be Light...
- 266. with Father Martin Burdine.
- 267. Many of you
have made the great breakthrough...
- 268. one giant step,
the faith decision.
- 269. Needed that.
- 270. You then said,
"My troubles are over."
- 271. Not true.
- 272. Look up. Lift up your head.
- 273. You will succeed.
- 274. Be confident of this one thing:
- 275. That God, who has begun
a good thing in you...
- 276. will complete it.
- 277. Prerecorded.
- 278. I'm growing.
- 279. Oh, my God. What a dr—
- 280. Oh, no, not there!
- 281. - Jordy.
- 282. Jordy.
- 283. But you're dead.
- 284. You've been dead...
- 285. Christ, three years almost.
- 286. You ain't gonna get
into that tub, are you?
- 287. It's the water
that it wants, Jordy.
- 288. Don't you know that?
You get in that water, Jordy...
- 289. you might as well
sign your death warrant.
- 290. I'm a goner already,
Daddy, ain't I?
- 291. I got the stuff
from out of that meteor on me...
- 292. and I'm gone, ain't I?
- 293. Daddy?
- 294. Daddy?
- 295. Ah...
- 296. Oh, better.
Oh, that's lots better. Oh.
- 297. Oh, that's good.
- 298. And now it's time for the Farm Report...
- 299. brought to you
by Grainger Farm Supply...
- 300. the home of all your feed
and farm supplies.
- 301. Grain prices closed mixed
after rising most of the session...
- 302. in reaction
to some of the positive export news.
- 303. Analysts said prices were centered
in the new highs...
- 304. in the late-session selling
by commission houses and local traders...
- 305. who sought to take profits
from the early advances.
- 306. Pork-belly prices and most livestock prices
fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
- 307. In quiet trading, cotton for delivery
this month settled at 63.2 cents a pound.
- 308. Please. Please.
- 309. Please, God...
- 310. let my luck be in...
- 311. just this once.
- 312. Please, God...
- 313. just this once.
- 314. And in today's weather...
- 315. well, not much for the outdoor types,
but you farmers are going to love this.
- 316. The current 30-day forecast...
- 317. released by the U.S.
meteorological station at Portland...
- 318. calls for moderating temperatures
and lots of rain.
- 319. Castle County is going to turn green
so fast in the next month...
- 320. that it's going to be almost miraculous.
- 321. Wentworth?
- 322. All right, all right.
- 323. - Wentworth?
- All right, I said.
- 324. That may work on TV, mister,
but I can bench-press 300 pounds.
- 325. You'd better get your foot out of the door,
or you're gonna lose about half of it.
- 326. Don't call me "mister."
- 327. You know damn well who I am,
so let's not play any games, huh?
- 328. - Come on, get out of here.
- Listen to me, Harry, and listen carefully.
- 329. Unless you let me in and talk to me,
something very nasty...
- 330. is going to happen to Rebecca.
- 331. So nasty that your little mind
can barely conceive of it.
- 332. You found out. All right.
- 333. Becky and I were gonna sit down
and tell you pretty soon anyway.
- 334. You know, some of
these cables are loose, Harry?
- 335. I'm surprised you didn't notice a change
in the quality of your picture.
- 336. You know, you ought to be grateful to us,
you know that?
- 337. I mean, if you ever loved her,
you don't now.
- 338. There won't be any alimony,
none of that community-property shit.
- 339. She just wants out.
- 340. Well, I don't know whether I ever loved her
or not, Harry. That doesn't matter.
- 341. The point is, I keep what is mine.
No exception to that rule, ever.
- 342. No exceptions, Harry. Never.
- 343. What did you mean when you said
something nasty was gonna happen?
- 344. You really should take better care
of this equipment.
- 345. At least get a maintenance cartridge,
and dust off the heads.
- 346. Talk to me right now.
- 347. Take your hand off me,
- 348. All right, fine.
- 349. Got something
I want you to hear.
- 350. Harry, he's got me in...
- 351. Please come. Please.
- 352. He's got me in...
- 353. If you don't come, the...
- 354. Please, Harry. Please come.
- 355. I had to stop it there,
I couldn't bear to record any more.
- 356. What have you done with her?
- 357. Talk to me, you son of a bitch,
or I'm gonna kill you.
- 358. You kill me and you'll never find out.
Now, don't get naughty, Harry.
- 359. If I fall down on this floor
and hit my head on that hard marble...
- 360. why, I could fracture my skull.
- 361. - Fine with me.
- And then you'll never know.
- 362. And believe me, Mr. True-Love,
you'll want to know.
- 363. Because by 11 this morning,
it's gonna be too late.
- 364. I love the ocean,
except when the tide is out.
- 365. Then it has that
kind of rotten smell.
- 366. I just don't understand
what you're trying to prove.
- 367. I'm not trying to prove a thing.
- 368. It may be, on some subjects,
that I'm not entirely sane.
- 369. The subject of what is mine, for example,
I am not sane at all.
- 370. Now, this is Comfort Point,
and I call my beach house Comfort Station.
- 371. - Is that camp or kitsch, Harry?
- It's stupid.
- 372. Unkind, Harry, unkind.
- 373. Well, I won't hold it against you.
- 374. Come on, up this way.
- 375. Harry, the maiden fair is waiting
for her knight in shining corduroy.
- 376. Come on.
- 377. Harry, here's something
I think you'll find interesting.
- 378. You see that down there?
- 379. Is that...?
- 380. What?
- 381. The burial mound
of my lady fair?
- 382. Oh, m—
- 383. Could be.
- 384. You notice
how the water creeps in?
- 385. Even when the tide's out,
the water creeps in.
- 386. I don't know what the hell
you think you're—
- 387. Now, look.
- 388. This has gone
just about far enough.
- 389. No, Harry,
not nearly far enough.
- 390. Now, if you're thinking
of becoming a hero...
- 391. I suggest that you remember
the lady fair.
- 392. Jump into that hole.
- 393. - No.
- Then you force me to shoot you, Harry.
- 394. Sorry.
- 395. Good boy, Harry. Good boy.
- 396. Now, Harry,
I want you to kneel down...
- 397. and start pulling the sand into the hole.
- 398. Uh-uh. No way.
Go ahead, shoot me if you want to.
- 399. - You're not gonna bury me alive.
- Not a bad idea.
- 400. Not exactly what I
had in mind, though.
- 401. All I wanna do is incapacitate you.
Then you can see Becky.
- 402. I don't believe you.
- 403. I always keep
my promises, Harry.
- 404. And I do have the gun, don't I?
- 405. - Help!
- Yell all you want, Harry.
- 406. Comfort Point is
very private. I own it all.
- 407. Help! Help! Help!
- 408. Help!
- 409. Nobody's gonna hear you, Harry.
- 410. Nobody's gonna hear anything.
- 411. Now, do what I told you.
- 412. There.
- 413. Sort of like being buried
in wet cement, huh?
- 414. Can't move your arms.
- 415. Don't have any leverage.
- 416. Go ahead, Harry, try to move.
- 417. You know, I could really...
- 418. cover you all the way up,
couldn't I, Harry?
- 419. I could make Harry all gone.
- 420. Oh, no. No, no, no.
I wouldn't do that.
- 421. Here, let me get that.
- 422. Get that out of you.
There you are. That's good.
- 423. No, I keep my promises.
- 424. Oh, Jesus. Get out.
- 425. Get out of here.
- 426. Richard, would you
get it out of here?
- 427. Well...
- 428. found a friend, Harry?
- 429. Hey, come on, Richard.
Get it out of here.
- 430. He's just
getting revenge, Harry...
- 431. for all the relatives of his that you ate,
baked and stuffed, at Ma Maison.
- 432. Bad fellow, you.
Oh, you bad fellow. Go on.
- 433. Get out of there.
- 434. Money. Look, I have money.
- 435. I'll give you anything.
Just get me out of this hole, all right?
- 436. Well, I have
something here, Harry.
- 437. Take your mind off of it.
- 438. - Come on, Richard, please—
- It's showtime.
- 439. Oh, my— Becky?
- 440. Isn't that great video?
I love this stuff.
- 441. Now, just look at the quality
of that picture, Harry.
- 442. - Somebody!
- 443. - No.
- 444. Can't hear you.
- 445. I'm sorry. She lost a coin toss.
I had to bury her further down the beach.
- 446. Couldn't even leave her a monitor,
it would have shorted out by now.
- 447. No, no, no. No, that's a trick.
You son of a bitch!
- 448. That's some kind of
special-effects trick, isn't it?
- 449. If you'll just take a look
at the VCR back there...
- 450. Oh, I'm sorry,
you can't turn your head.
- 451. Let me assure you, Harry,
the VCR is not on "play," it's on "record."
- 452. I'm gonna save this stuff.
- 453. The two of you
are part of my home movies.
- 454. You're insane.
- 455. Won't be long now,
huh? Not long at all.
- 456. Oh, my God.
- 457. You are insane.
- 458. I promised that you'd see Becky again.
I kept my promise. Is that insane?
- 459. Oh, you bastard. You bastard.
- 460. There's a chance
you can get out of this, Harry.
- 461. The tide might even set you free. It depends
on how long you keep your cool...
- 462. how long you hold your breath,
you see, Harry.
- 463. The water's so cold, so salty.
- 464. You're underneath,
and you're holding your breath...
- 465. waiting for that wave covering you
to go back out...
- 466. so you can snatch a quick breath...
- 467. before the next wave comes in.
- 468. Now, you've got a chance, Harry,
if you don't lose your head.
- 469. - Now, it looks like she's losing hers.
- Oh, God, no!
- 470. Feel how hard
your heart is beating, Harry?
- 471. How fast?
- 472. Now, that's gonna make it harder
for you to hold your breath, isn't it?
- 473. Oh, God.
- 474. Oh, the tide.
- 475. Coming in.
- 476. It's getting late, Harry.
- 477. - Guess I'll have to trot along now.
- Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
- 478. No. You enjoy the show.
- 479. At least until the monitor
- 480. All right, come on, come on.
Stop it, stop it, stop it!
- 481. Sorry, Harry.
I really can't stay.
- 482. - Come on. Come back here, Richard.
- Oh, God.
- 483. Come on, Richard!
- 484. Come on, Richard, please!
- 485. Oh, God.
- 486. Harry. Harry.
- 487. No, no.
- 488. Oh, no! No! No!
- 489. No, no, no.
- 490. God, no, no, no.
- 491. Oh, my God.
- 492. Richard.
- 493. I'm gonna get you.
You hear me, Richard?
- 494. You hear me, Richard?
I'm gonna get you.
- 495. You've gotta hold
your breath there, Harry.
- 496. Gotta hold your breath.
- 497. The current pulled him out.
- 498. That's what happened, all right.
- 499. The current pulled him out.
- 500. Richard.
- 501. Never mind where I told you to stand,
you stand where I tell you.
- 502. Kid's so dumb,
he doesn't know what time it is.
- 503. - By the way, what time is it?
- I don't know.
- 504. Stand here and
keep your eye on the ball.
- 505. Now, let me see, where is...?
- 506. Boy, if that damn maid has been
moving my stuff again, I swear I'll—
- 507. Richard.
- 508. Undertow has carried them away.
- 509. Saved me the trouble.
- 510. Come off it.
- 511. No need to get jumpy.
- 512. They're all gone.
- 513. Blub, blub, blub,
blub, blub, blub, blub.
- 514. Who's out there?
- 515. Wentworth?
- 516. That you, Wentworth?
- 517. May I remind you, dear boy,
I have the gun?
- 518. Wentworth?
- 519. I suggest you get out of here...
- 520. or I'll shoot you.
- 521. Fair warning.
- 522. Wentworth? I'll shoot you dead!
- 523. Get out of here, Wentworth.
- 524. You can't shoot us dead,
- 525. Because we're already dead.
- 526. We want to see you, Richard.
- 527. - We want to see you, Richard.
- We want to see you, Richard.
- 528. We want to see you.
- 529. We dug a hole for you, Richard.
- 530. On the beach.
- 531. Below the high-tide line.
- 532. Here we come.
- 533. It's showtime!
- 534. - Here we come, Richard.
- Here we come.
- 535. Let's go to the beach.
- 536. - We just want you to come to the beach.
- We just want you to come to the beach.
- 537. - Come with us.
- Come with us.
- 538. - Come down to the beach.
- Come down to the beach.
- 539. If you don't panic...
- 540. if you can
hold your breath...
- 541. If you can hold your breath...
- 542. If you can hold your breath...
- 543. - If you can hold your breath...
- If you can hold your breath...
- 544. I can hold my breath...
- 545. for a long time!
- 546. There, look at that.
- 547. Fuck-a-diddle.
- 548. What the...?
- 549. Oh, Dexter, you are such a child.
- 550. You and Henry both.
You're such children.
- 551. But at least Henry has me
to take care of him, don't you, dear?
- 552. Tabby, Richard, I'd like you to meet
Dexter Stanley, our distinguished professor...
- 553. - ... in the Zoology Department.
- Oh, how do—?
- 554. Tabby and Richard Raymond.
They're new in the Math Department.
- 555. How do you do?
What a lovely name you have.
- 556. Oh, thank you.
Actually, it's Tabitha.
- 557. It's a pleasure to meet you,
- 558. - Just Dex will do.
- Dex. Thank you.
- 559. - This is Henry and Wilma Northrup.
- Oh, just call me Billie. Everyone does.
- 560. - Billie.
- You need someone to show you the ropes...
- 561. you just come see me.
I know all the best stores.
- 562. - Well, nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.
- 563. - Pleasure to meet you.
- So, are you buying or renting?
- 564. - Oh, actually, we're renting at the moment.
- It's just as well.
- 565. Buying real estate in a college town
is a frigging pain in the ass.
- 566. Take my word for it.
- 567. Henry is in the English Department,
- 568. I just take care of Henry.
Believe me, he needs it.
- 569. Did you ever meet
a man who didn't?
- 570. - What's the matter? You're not drinking?
- Well, actually, we just got here.
- 571. Oh, well, we can
take care of that.
- 572. You just come on with me.
Henry, you stay here till I get back.
- 573. - Excuse us, please.
- Yeah, nice to meet you.
- 574. Bye.
- 575. Oh, honey, these people are dry.
Now, take care of them.
- 576. They don't know
what they're doing.
- 577. Hi. Good to see you.
- 578. If Dex Stanley hadn't had his teeth capped,
he'd have been out on his ass years ago.
- 579. Really? Well, my—
- 580. So when Parker told me
that I was out of line...
- 581. I told him
he ought to get laid.
- 582. "I mean, Parker," I said,
"if you'd just have your ashes hauled...
- 583. you wouldn't have to spend all this time
playing Emily Vanderbilt."
- 584. Or Emily Van Buren,
or whoever that etiquette crotch is.
- 585. - Excuse me.
- I don't know why they keep inviting her.
- 586. - Hello, Mrs. Forest, ladies.
- Oh, Professor Stanley.
- 587. Well, how about tonight?
Maybe we could do it tonight?
- 588. - Okay. That's great.
- All right, I'll call you about it.
- 589. I gather you'll be unavailable
for chess tonight.
- 590. Henry, you know, I'm just about
reaching a point where I—
- 591. Pardon me. Would one of you
be Professor Stanley?
- 592. - Yeah, I am.
- There's a telephone call for you.
- 593. Oh, yeah, all right. Thank you.
- 594. It's probably Charlie Gereson again
with his damn ear mites.
- 595. He's gonna get the Nobel Prize
before he's 20.
- 596. Especially if he's working
at Amberson Hall in August.
- 597. No, no, he's downstairs.
- 598. Yeah, sure, I'll come tonight.
- 599. - Oh, thanks, Dex.
- Oh, hey, listen, what are friends for?
- 600. Just call me Billie.
- 601. So I thought I ought to call you anyway,
see what you thought, Professor Stanley.
- 602. - Who told you I was here? Charlie Gereson?
- Yeah. I sent him out for a hamburger.
- 603. Just about twisted his arm.
- 604. That kid don't know if it's night or day
when he gets going.
- 605. Yeah, he's very dedicated.
- 606. Look, I'd be almost willing to bet
that crate's full of National Geographics...
- 607. or back issues of the Reader's Digest.
- 608. Well, the date on it said 1834.
- 609. Did they publish the Reader's Digest
way back then, Professor Stanley?
- 610. - 1834? Really?
- Yeah, it's stenciled right on the side.
- 611. June 19, 1834.
- 612. And then something about
an arctic expedition.
- 613. Maybe there's something
more interesting in your crate
- 614. than National Geographics
after all, Mike.
- 615. Because everyone in the department
is looking to put the knife in you.
- 616. - I mean, some of these so-called academics—
- 617. —make the shark in Jaws
look like fucking Flipper.
- 618. - Wilma.
- Your husband's calling you, Billie.
- 619. Oh, God, Henry,
what's wrong now?
- 620. Not a thing, Wilma.
- 621. Everything's just fine.
- 622. - Hell of a shot.
- 623. Oh, Henry,
can't you do anything right?
- 624. - Huh?
- 625. That's what I figured. "Huh."
- 626. That's just what I'd
expect from you.
- 627. I told you half an hour ago...
- 628. to get one of them kids in the
monkey suits to bring the car around.
- 629. Oh, I'm sorry.
- 630. Oh, Henry, you are
such a little kid.
- 631. I swear to God, you are.
- 632. I mean, where would you be
without me to take care of you?
- 633. I'm still betting your crate's
full of old magazines and just plain junk.
- 634. All the same, though...
- 635. An arctic expedition.
- 636. And that date.
- 637. Yeah, kind of gets you,
- 638. Yeah, it kind of does.
- 639. - I'm sorry.
- Got it.
- 640. It's kind of heavy.
- 641. I'll just swing this end around.
- 642. Yeah. Move it over here.
- 643. I'm surprised you didn't
open this thing yourself.
- 644. No, I figured that was for you.
- 645. How come you didn't tell
- 646. Well, he's just a grad student.
- 647. And with Professor Tirrell
being over in England...
- 648. I figure you're the boss.
- 649. - Hold this on it, will you?
- 650. What made you look
under here, anyway?
- 651. I flipped a quarter
trying to decide...
- 652. if I should buff the second-floor hallway
first or wash the lab windows.
- 653. Only when it came down, I missed it,
and it rolled under here.
- 654. Oh, there it is.
- 655. Probably would have let it go...
- 656. only that was my last quarter
for the Coke machine.
- 657. It's not very nice in there, is it?
God, I hate tight places.
- 658. - Are you okay, doc?
- 659. Help me out with this, will you?
I think we might really have something here.
- 660. All right. Okay?
- 661. Put it right on this table here.
- 662. - What's wrong?
- It felt like something shifted in there.
- 663. Did you feel it
when we lifted it on the table?
- 664. I did feel something
under the stairs. It felt heavy.
- 665. Yeah, but it seemed like
something moved on its own.
- 666. Well, if there ever really were
any living specimens in there...
- 667. I doubt if they're feeling
very lively after, what, 147 years?
- 668. Oh, yeah. Sure.
- 669. I guess I must be spending too much
time in the sun, huh, doc?
- 670. - Well, let's get this open, shall we?
- 671. I got a hammer and chisel out in the closet.
Just wait while I go get them.
- 672. Yeah. Hit those lights,
will you, Mike?
- 673. And don't just leave the pots soaking
like you did last time.
- 674. Scrub them and put them away.
- 675. Just because you
and your intellectual friend...
- 676. are gonna play chess, doesn't mean
you have to leave a mess for me.
- 677. Wipe the stove.
- 678. Yes, Billie.
- 679. And kindly have him out of here
before I get back from my classes.
- 680. But frankly, that tobacco he smokes
makes me wanna ralph.
- 681. Yes, Billie. Yes.
- 682. "Yes, Billie. Yes, Billie."
- 683. Oh, Henry.
What would you do without me?
- 684. I don't know, Billie.
- 685. Well, on that we're even.
- 686. Enjoy your chess.
- 687. - I bet they're worth something, huh, doc?
- 688. Doc.
- 689. No, no. Be my guest, Mike.
It's your find.
- 690. You're right. There's probably
nothing in there but rocks and plants...
- 691. that'll turn to dust if you touch them.
- 692. - But I'm pretty hot to see, just the same.
- To tell you the truth, so am I.
- 693. Doc, it's loosening up.
- 694. Yeah, sure.
- 695. Christ, I can't see
a frigging thing.
- 696. Where did I leave my flashlight?
Do you remember, doc?
- 697. Never mind. Let's just get
this last nail out of there.
- 698. Do you hear that?
- 699. There's something in there, doc.
- 700. There's something shiny.
- 701. Christ.
- 702. - It looks like a couple of emeralds.
- 703. Help me, doc! Help me, doc!
- 704. God, it's biting. Help me!
- 705. Oh, God.
- 706. Mike.
- 707. Mike.
- 708. - Oh, Jesus. Charlie. Charlie!
- Professor Stanley, what—?
- 709. The janitor. The crate.
- 710. It was— It was...
- 711. What happened?
Professor, slow down.
- 712. Charlie, listen, we gotta
get the campus security.
- 713. - We gotta get the—
- Slow down, Professor Stanley, slow down.
- 714. I don't know what
you're talking about.
- 715. Charlie, it's the— You know the janitor?
You know Mike, the janitor?
- 716. - Yes, of course I do.
- 717. It just sucked him in.
- 718. - That's pretty far out, Professor Stanley.
- It's true, it's true. I swear to God, it's true.
- 719. - Come on, we gotta get the campus police.
- No, campus security's no good.
- 720. If I'm having trouble swallowing this,
what the fuck are they going to think?
- 721. I don't know
what they would think.
- 722. I don't know
what they would think.
- 723. They'd think you'd been off
on a hell of a toot.
- 724. - But, Charlie...
- No, no.
- 725. They'd think we'd both been off
on a hell of a toot.
- 726. Got you seeing Tasmanian devils
instead of pink elephants.
- 727. I think I'll go down...
- 728. and see how the land lays.
- 729. - No, don't! It may be out.
- No, I doubt that.
- 730. - Charlie, please don't go down there.
- Be right back, Professor Stanley.
- 731. He'll see it.
- 732. He'll see the crate, he'll see the blood,
he'll see Mike, and then he'll believe me.
- 733. Charlie.
- 734. Charlie?
- 735. There, see the blood?
Do you think I'm crazy now?
- 736. You think that I killed him?
Look at the blood. Look—
- 737. It's gone.
- 738. - What's gone?
- 739. It got out.
- 740. I thought it would be potbound
after all these years, but it got out.
- 741. It pushed the crate off the table.
From the way this track looks...
- 742. It pushed the crate back in
under the stairs...
- 743. where it felt safe
for so long.
- 744. Hey, Charlie.
- 745. Charlie, I really think—
- 746. Charlie, listen, don't go in there.
If you had seen that thing...
- 747. Don't worry.
- 748. Christ.
- 749. It looks like it's been through
a hay baler.
- 750. Now do you believe me?
- 751. Charlie, don't go near it.
- 752. I don't want the crate...
- 753. I want that shoe.
- 754. I wanna measure the bite marks.
- 755. Maybe we can figure out...
- 756. what we're dealing with here.
- 757. No, Charlie!
- 758. We gotta—
- 759. We gotta stop it.
We gotta stop it.
- 760. - What?
- Two people are dead already.
- 761. We gotta—
Dear Christ, they died.
- 762. Hey, Dex. Dex, hold it.
- 763. - What happened?
- Two people are dead already.
- 764. - And...
- Who's dead?
- 765. - Where's Wilma?
- She's gone. Dex, what the—?
- 766. What the hell happened to you?
- 767. Two people are dead,
and I could be blamed.
- 768. I know that's a terrible consideration
to have at a time like this, Henry...
- 769. Good God.
- 770. Last time I saw someone do that
was in the movies.
- 771. It could be my ass,
Henry, and it wasn't me.
- 772. It was that thing in the—
in the crate.
- 773. I don't even know what it was.
- 774. What two people? Who is dead?
- 775. Mike, the janitor
in Amberson Hall...
- 776. and Charlie Gereson.
- 777. He wanted to measure
the bite marks, Henry.
- 778. I guess he got his chance.
- 779. - I certainly guess he did.
- Dex, Dex.
- 780. Dex, I can't do
anything for you...
- 781. unless you stop being
so goddamned elliptical.
- 782. Now, just slow down.
Tell me the whole story from the beginning.
- 783. - Can you do that?
- All right. All right.
- 784. I think I can do that now.
- 785. Oh, thank God for you, Henry.
- 786. I had a hundred crazy ideas
about how to get rid of it coming over here.
- 787. I kept thinking about Ryder's Quarry.
- 788. - You know that place?
- I know it.
- 789. I kept thinking
that would be deep enough...
- 790. if only there was a way
to get that crate over there.
- 791. You know, I kept
thinking if we...
- 792. I don't know anymore.
- 793. Am I going crazy, Henry?
- 794. No.
- 795. I have to use
the facilities, Dex.
- 796. I'll be back in a minute.
- 797. And then we'll decide
what we need to do.
- 798. - Thanks, Henry.
- Well, what are friends for?
- 799. - Let's get you another drink, Dex.
- No, no, no, I've had enough.
- 800. It's a wonder I'm not
plastered out of my gourd.
- 801. Shock, I guess.
- 802. Just one more for the both of us
while we talk this over.
- 803. - We may need it.
- Yeah, okay.
- 804. My God.
- 805. Henry, goddamn it!
- 806. How many times have I told you
to lock the goddamn door?
- 807. Henry.
- 808. Henry!
- 809. Wilma, I've had to leave in a hurry
because of a call from Dexter Stanley.
- 810. He seems to have gotten himself
in a great deal of trouble.
- 811. I'm ashamed to tell you of this,
but ever since Dexter's wife died...
- 812. he's had problems coping with
certain young female grad students.
- 813. He's been able to cover up
- 814. but this one looks
- 815. It seems he got a young woman
to accompany him to Amberson Hall...
- 816. under false pretenses
and then attacked her.
- 817. When Dex called me,
he was barely coherent.
- 818. He was gibbering with fear
and crying, I think.
- 819. Aw. Poor Dex.
- 820. I tried to get him to tell me
what had happened to the girl...
- 821. but for the most part,
he only kept repeating:
- 822. "It's awful, Henry. It's awful."
- 823. Wilma, could you come out here?
- 824. I know it's asking a lot...
- 825. but you're always so clear-headed
about these things...
- 826. and you know how to be firm.
- 827. I think Dex could use a firmer hand
than mine right now.
- 828. Not to mention the girl herself.
- 829. He said that she had curled up
in a dark place and won't come out.
- 830. I'm sorry to have to ask you to come over
to Amberson Hall and help me out...
- 831. but as you so often say,
what would I do without you?
- 832. What indeed, Henry? What indeed?
- 833. Henry?
- 834. Henry?
- 835. Henry, where are you?
- 836. The laboratory, Wilma.
- 837. Downstairs.
- 838. What are you doing
creeping around down there?
- 839. Where's Dex?
- 840. What kind of a mess
has he gotten himself into?
- 841. Well, it's easier if I just show
you, I think. Come on down.
- 842. - What's this?
- Oh, I found them in the...
- 843. Oh, Henry.
- 844. Did he beat her?
- 845. Well...
- 846. Well, how bad is she?
Is she conscious?
- 847. I think it's easier if you
just see for yourself, Wilma.
- 848. What are you laughing about?
- 849. Your best friend gets in a scrape
with a girl and you're laughing?
- 850. Well, there is a
funny side to it, Wilma.
- 851. Wait till you see.
You'll think so yourself.
- 852. You're hysterical, Henry.
It's just what I would have expected.
- 853. No, I don't think
you'll expect this, Wilma.
- 854. No, this is going to be
an entirely new experience.
- 855. What are you doing, Henry?
Let go of me. Henry.
- 856. What's going on?
The lab's the other way.
- 857. The lab, yes, but the girl
is under the stairs, Billie.
- 858. Wait till you see.
That's what's so funny.
- 859. The girl has crawled under the stairs,
and she won't come out.
- 860. She's all curled up,
you know, like a little baby.
- 861. - Oh, Henry.
- And making funny sounds and...
- 862. What did he do to her?
- 863. Well...
- 864. You can get her out, Billie.
- 865. I know you can get her out.
- 866. Why don't you give it a try?
- 867. You always know how to handle
these things, Billie, no problem.
- 868. No trouble.
- 869. I know you can get her out.
- 870. What are you doing, Henry?
What are you doing?
- 871. What I should have done a long time ago.
Get in there, Wilma!
- 872. Just tell it to call you Billie,
- 873. Stop it. Stop it, Henry.
- 874. Oh, scream all you want.
I'll help you. Wake up!
- 875. Wake up, whatever you are.
Wake up, wake up! Dinnertime!
- 876. Poison meat!
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
- 877. Wake up. Wake up. Wake...
- 878. Well, that was great, Henry.
That was just great.
- 879. You think this is a
- 880. Huh?
- 881. Is that what you think?
- 882. You wanna see
some real punching?
- 883. Same old Henry,
afraid of your own shadow.
- 884. You know what, Henry?
You're a regular barnyard exhibit.
- 885. Sheep's eyes, chicken guts,
- 886. and shit for brains.
- 887. No good at departmental politics,
no good at making money...
- 888. no good at making an impression
- 889. And no good at all in bed.
- 890. When was the last time
you got it up, Henry, huh?
- 891. When was the last time
you were a man in our bed?
- 892. Now, get out of my way, Henry...
- 893. or I swear to God you'll be
wearing your balls for earrings.
- 894. And I swear to God,
if you ever touch me again—
- 895. Oh, just— Just tell it
to call you Billie.
- 896. I didn't see anyone, not a soul.
- 897. At this time of the year and no other,
the campus is almost totally deserted.
- 898. The summer session is over, and the fall
semester doesn't start for two more weeks.
- 899. It was almost hellishly perfect.
- 900. I never saw so much
as a pair of headlights.
- 901. "Henry, what did you do
with the crate? The crate?"
- 902. That's the beauty of it.
- 903. You provided the final piece
in the jigsaw puzzle yourself.
- 904. The crate is at the bottom
of Ryder's Quarry.
- 905. I drove out there with the remains
of three human beings.
- 906. Well, two human beings
- 907. I began to wonder,
where did they go?
- 908. I mean, how much could it eat?
- 909. I think maybe at the very end...
- 910. it began to suspect
what was happening.
- 911. So, the question is,
what happens now?
- 912. There's no evidence of
foul play, I've seen to that.
- 913. And there are no bodies.
- 914. No.
- 915. No, I don't suppose there are.
- 916. So, what about you, Dexter?
- 917. What are you gonna say?
- 918. Nothing.
- 919. Thanks. Thank you, Dexter.
- 920. No need to thank me.
- 921. After all, what are friends for?
- 922. You understand, of course,
that I expect to whip your ass at chess...
- 923. twice a week
for the rest of our lives.
- 924. We'll have to see about that,
- 925. I haven't done
anything to anybody.
- 926. Neither have I.
- 927. What if I had waked up before
you got here and called the police?
- 928. You didn't.
- 929. What if it gets out, Henry?
- 930. What if it gets out
of that crate?
- 931. If you saw the way I chained it up,
you wouldn't worry.
- 932. That thing is drowned in its box
70 feet down.
- 933. So, relax.
- 934. Relax.
- 935. Bastards.
- 936. Goddamn bugs.
- 937. I'll get them bugs.
- 938. I own this goddamn building.
- 939. There's not going to be
any more damn bugs!
- 940. Heads are going to roll,
I promise you that.
- 941. Oh, yes.
- 942. - Hello, is that you, White?
- No, sir, Mr. Pratt.
- 943. This is George Gendron here.
I just got off the plane from Seattle.
- 944. I have my report
ready for typing and I—
- 945. The building superintendent
is on vacation, George.
- 946. - Sir?
- You believe that? Vacation.
- 947. - Well, I—
- I told them I wanted to hear from him...
- 948. within the hour. Within the hour.
And he now has—
- 949. It's 9:34 p.m.
- 950. —exactly 26 minutes to go...
- 951. or he can stay on vacation
- 952. Mr. Pratt, I got to the office here
and found a telex from Seattle...
- 953. I thought you'd want to—
- 954. What are you doing in the office
at 9:30, George?
- 955. There's no overtime at
the executive level, you know.
- 956. Yes, I know that.
It's about the Pacific Aerodyne takeover.
- 957. Bugger Pacific Aerodyne.
They're done for. They've had it.
- 958. Norman Castonmeyer is a dinosaur.
- 959. He's too fucking blind to find his way
into the nearest tar pit.
- 960. But, Mr. Pratt—
- 961. Air-pollution count's
up to almost 7, George.
- 962. People are dying of carbon-monoxide
poisoning, and they don't even know it.
- 963. Yes, sir, but—
- 964. Oh, I found another cockroach
this evening, George.
- 965. - Oh, no.
- One of those big ones...
- 966. right here in my $3200-a-month
- 967. My supposedly germ-proof apartment.
- 968. Now, would you like to tell me, George,
how an apartment can be germ-proof...
- 969. when it's not even bug-proof?
- 970. Well, I guess it can't,
Mr. Pratt. But I wanted you to know...
- 971. that Pratt International now owns
a majority of Pacific Aerodyne's stock.
- 972. Of course we do.
I can't talk to you now, George.
- 973. I'm gonna clear up this damn cockroach
problem once and for all. Bastards.
- 974. I'm not gonna have any bugs
in my building.
- 975. I loathe bugs.
- 976. - Yes, sir, but, Mr.--
- Loathe them.
- 977. I realize that. But there's
something you should know—
- 978. I've gotta let you go, George.
You did well.
- 979. Go out and fuck somebody.
But wear a damn rubber.
- 980. Everybody's got the damn herpes
- 981. Sir, Norman Castonmeyer
shot himself an hour ago.
- 982. - What?
- He did it when...
- 983. Well, when it became clear
there was no way to stop the takeover.
- 984. At least, that's what
his wife thinks.
- 985. Wonderful.
- 986. Now we won't have to offer the old fart
a seat on the board of directors.
- 987. Yeah.
- 988. Now, get off the phone, George.
Never run good news into the ground.
- 989. I've got this bug problem.
- 990. Once you get bugs,
you never get rid of them.
- 991. They breed in the crawl spaces,
in the conduits...
- 992. in the very core
of the building itself.
- 993. Mr. Pratt? Mr. Pratt?
- 994. Goodbye, George.
- 995. Yes, sir. Good night, Mr. Pratt.
- 996. Once they get a foothold in the building,
you never get rid of them.
- 997. Bastards.
- 998. Reynolds? White?
- 999. Talk to me.
- 1000. I just called to tell you
what a monster you are, Mr. Pratt...
- 1001. and how I will rejoice
when you're finally dead.
- 1002. Lots of people are gonna rejoice
when I'm dead.
- 1003. - Who are you?
- Lenora Castonmeyer.
- 1004. I'm the wife of the man
you murdered this afternoon.
- 1005. Mrs. Castonmeyer. How are you?
- 1006. I hope they keep hell
hot for you, you son of a bitch...
- 1007. I hope they do.
- 1008. It wasn't enough for you
to drive him to his knees, was it?
- 1009. No, you had to kill him as well.
- 1010. He came home, and his eyes...
- 1011. His eyes were so dead.
- 1012. I asked him what was wrong.
- 1013. What could be so bad
to make his eyes look that way?
- 1014. And the only word he could say
was your name.
- 1015. Ten minutes later,
I heard the shot.
- 1016. Yes, George Gendron told me
old Norman went out with a bang.
- 1017. How many men have you destroyed?
- 1018. How many men have you killed,
- 1019. Only the stupid ones.
- 1020. Only the ones who handed me a knife
and then stretched out their throats.
- 1021. Only the ones who, if you'll
pardon the expression, fucked up.
- 1022. Now, if you'll excuse me,
I've got this bug problem...
- 1023. so we'll have to defer your charming
conversation for another time.
- 1024. - I hope you die!
- By the way—
- 1025. I hope you get
cancer in the worst place.
- 1026. - Mrs. Castonmeyer—
- 1027. - Scream in hell forever, you monster.
- Mrs. Katzenjammer...
- 1028. would you mind telling me
who gave you my private number?
- 1029. I'd like to fire him.
- 1030. It was in my husband's
address book, you son of a bitch.
- 1031. Well, I can't fire him, can I?
- 1032. That better be you, Reynolds.
- 1033. - Talk to me.
- It's Carl Reynolds, sir.
- 1034. - I'm calling from Orlando, Florida.
- Orlando? Florida?
- 1035. Yes, the wife and I decided to
take the kids to Disney World this year—
- 1036. I don't give a fuck if you decided
to take the kids to Attica this year.
- 1037. There are still roaches
in this place, Reynolds.
- 1038. - I killed one not five minutes ago.
- I see. I...
- 1039. Do you like your job, Reynolds?
- 1040. Sir, I've spoken to Mr. White,
who's on desk tonight.
- 1041. - Do you like your job, Reynolds?
- Yes, sir.
- 1042. I'm glad to hear it,
because I wanna see White.
- 1043. - Mr. Pratt, it's almost quarter of ten—
- And if I don't first see White...
- 1044. and then the exterminators
within the space of a half an hour...
- 1045. you will have no job
by midnight tonight, understand?
- 1046. Next year you can take the wife and kids
to Disney World on your welfare check.
- 1047. Have you got that?
Are we together on this?
- 1048. - Yes, sir.
- Good, I trust we are. Goodbye.
- 1049. You have to watch them.
- 1050. Oh, yes.
- 1051. Castonmeyer, Reynolds...
- 1052. bugs.
- 1053. That's all they are.
- 1054. All of them.
- 1055. And although
they're essentially brainless...
- 1056. you have to watch them...
- 1057. because they creep up on you.
- 1058. They creep up on you.
- 1059. Talk to me. Who's there?
- 1060. Good evening there, Mr. Pratt.
- 1061. Got bugs again, huh, Mr. Pratt?
- 1062. - Don't you talk to me like that, you hear?
- What way, Mr. Pratt?
- 1063. Like I was crazy.
- 1064. Oh, no, sir, Mr. Pratt, sir.
- 1065. I don't think you is crazy.
Not at all.
- 1066. I was just trying to run down
in my mind...
- 1067. who might have
a 24-hour fumigating service.
- 1068. I might be able to get Pirelli Brothers
out here by, shall we say, 11:30?
- 1069. You might go far, White.
- 1070. I've noticed that in service jobs,
people like yourself often do.
- 1071. People of color.
Yes, 11:30 would be fine.
- 1072. Thanks, Mr. Pratt, sir.
- 1073. I'll call them just as soon as I finish
with that shower on 23.
- 1074. - Do it first. Do it now.
- Yes, sir. Right now.
- 1075. Only stunned.
- 1076. That's the explanation.
- 1077. Roaches are very hard to kill,
and they're quick.
- 1078. They can creep up on you.
- 1079. They can creep up on you
if you let them.
- 1080. See, Mrs. Castonmeyer,
I grew up in Hell's Kitchen.
- 1081. Bugs everywhere.
- 1082. I know what to do
with a bug when I see it.
- 1083. Spray it. Squash it. Kill it.
- 1084. What the fuck?
- 1085. Another son-of-a-bitching
- 1086. If it was my power company,
this would never happen.
- 1087. Bastards. Goddamn bugs.
- 1088. Bastards!
- 1089. Fucking roaches. Goddamn b—
- 1090. Bug bastards. I'll kill you,
you goddamn little bug-eyed—
- 1091. Come on, come on, come on.
What do I pay you for?
- 1092. Police, Emergency.
- 1093. It's about time.
What are you people doing down there?
- 1094. We got problems tonight, fella.
- 1095. - Or haven't you looked out your window?
- Listen, this is the Upson Pratt.
- 1096. I've got bugs.
- 1097. Everybody's got bugs tonight,
and I don't have time for bullshit.
- 1098. No, no, you don't understand.
These are cockroaches.
- 1099. The biggest ones I've ever seen.
It has gotta stop. It's gotta stop!
- 1100. On a slow night we could talk
about it, but this isn't a slow night—
- 1101. I don't think you understand
who you're talking to.
- 1102. This is Upson Pratt.
- 1103. I'll have your job, you asshole.
I'll have your—
- 1104. White. White, talk to me.
- 1105. White. White, I know you can hear me.
The PA's on the emergency circuit.
- 1106. White, talk to me!
- 1107. - Mr. Pratt, I'm stuck in the damn elevator.
- You can't be stuck in the elevator.
- 1108. I want you up here now.
There are roaches, hundreds of them.
- 1109. I'm gonna be here
till the power comes on. Sorry.
- 1110. I'll have your job,
you black bastard.
- 1111. Come on, come on.
- 1112. You'll never get in here.
- 1113. And when this blackout is over,
people are gonna pay. Oh, yes.
- 1114. And you'll pay too, every one of you.
Every damn one of you.
- 1115. I've been beating bugs all my life,
and I'll beat you, too.
- 1116. Bastards. Ba—
- 1117. Talk to me.
- 1118. Pratt, you old monster.
Oh, I hope you die.
- 1119. I hope you die.
- 1120. I hope you die!
- 1121. I hope you die.
- 1122. It's 10:29— It's 10— It's 11 — It's 12—
- 1123. It's 1 — It's 2— Four— One— It's 2—
- 1124. Three— Four— It's 4— Four— Two—
It's 4— Four— Three— Four— Four—
- 1125. Mr. Pratt?
- 1126. You there, Mr. Pratt?
- 1127. Mr. Pratt? Talk to me.
- 1128. Talk to me,
talk to me. Honky bastard.
- 1129. What's the matter, Mr. Pratt?
Bugs got your tongue?
- 1130. Mr. Pratt. Mr. Pratt.
- 1131. Bastard.
- 1132. Now eat, you bigmouth.
- 1133. Chew your food
before you swallow!
- 1134. - What's that?
- It's a comic book.
- 1135. What?
- 1136. - It's a comic book.
- 1137. - It's a comic book!
- A comic book!
- 1138. - My kids love these things.
- I love them too.
- 1139. Hey, look, look. You can
send away for all this stuff here.
- 1140. - Look, x-ray glasses.
- They don't work.
- 1141. They make your eyes black.
You look in and it's a gag, you know?
- 1142. Look, an authentic voodoo doll.
- 1143. - Somebody already sent for it.
- Yeah, we can't get that.
- 1144. How about this?
- 1145. "Tired of getting sand
kicked in your face?"
- 1146. Where's Billy?
- 1147. He'll be down in a minute.
I know he's up.
- 1148. Billy?
- 1149. Stan, are you all right?
- 1150. I didn't get much sleep
- 1151. The storm?
- 1152. No, it's this goddamn stiff neck.
I can barely move my head.
- 1153. Well, you must have strained it.
- 1154. Yeah. Yeah, I guess. I don't know.
- 1155. Well, you poor old bear.
You want me to get some Bengay?
- 1156. No. No.
- 1157. I'll teach him
to throw away my comic books.
- 1158. Ready for another shot, Dad?