- 1. - So, what do you do?
- I'm studying to be an actress. You?
- 2. - I'm a longshoreman.
- No, I mean, really.
- 3. I mean really, too.
- 4. Although, starting next Monday,
- 5. I'm doing something
a little more glamorous.
- 6. What's that?
- 7. Night cashier at a cafeteria.
- 8. I don't mean how you make money.
I mean, what are you interested in?
- 9. Honey, if I had the answer to that one,
- 10. I bet I'd bore us both to death
in half an hour.
- 11. Thank God that's over.
- 12. So much for the debut
of the Laurel Players.
- 13. And she was very disappointing.
- 14. - Frank! Very nice, Frank!
- Thanks so much, Mrs Givings.
- 15. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed it.
You have a very talented wife.
- 16. I'll pass it along.
- 17. - Frank!
- 18. She's in there.
I'm about ready for that drink.
- 19. Couple of minutes.
- 20. April? Sweetheart?
- 21. - Hi.
- 22. - You about ready to leave?
- Yeah. Yeah.
- 23. I've just got to get this makeup off.
- 24. Well, I guess it wasn't a triumph
or anything, was it?
- 25. - I guess not. I'll be ready in a minute.
- Take your time.
- 26. - Listen, will you do me a favor?
- 27. Milly and Shep wanted us
to go out with them after.
- 28. Will you say we can't? Say it's because
of the babysitter or something.
- 29. Well, the thing is,
I already said that we could.
- 30. I mean, I just saw them
and I said that we would.
- 31. Then would you mind going out again
and saying you were mistaken?
- 32. That should be simple enough.
- 33. Don't you think
that's a little bit rude, April?
- 34. - Then I'll tell them myself.
- Okay. Okay. Take it easy.
- 35. All right? I'll tell them.
- 36. I mean it, baby.
You were the only person in that play.
- 37. Thank you.
- 38. We shouldn't have let you get
mixed up in the damned thing, is all.
- 39. All right.
- 40. What a bunch of amateurs. I mean,
you've studied, for Christ's sake.
- 41. Could we stop talking about it now?
- 42. Sure.
- 43. I just don't want you
feeling bad about it, that's all.
- 44. Because it's not worth it, you know.
- 45. It's bad enough having to live out
here amongst these people...
- 46. - What'd you say?
- I said yes. All right, Frank.
- 47. Could you just stop talking about it now
before you drive me crazy, please?
- 48. What are you doing?
- 49. April, sweetheart,
let's talk about this, okay?
- 50. - No, Frank, please don't do that.
- Come on, now.
- 51. - Don't touch me.
- April. April...
- 52. Just leave me alone.
- 53. Okay. Okay.
- 54. It strikes me that there's a considerable
amount of bullshit going on here.
- 55. And there's just a few things
that I'd like to clear up. All right?
- 56. Number one, it's not my fault
that the play was lousy. Okay?
- 57. Number two,
it sure as hell isn't my fault
- 58. that you didn't turn out to be an actress,
- 59. and the sooner you get over
that little piece of soap opera,
- 60. the better off we're both going to be.
- 61. Number three,
I don't happen to fit the role
- 62. of dumb, insensitive suburban husband.
- 63. You've been trying to lay that crap
on me ever since we moved out here.
- 64. And I'm damned if I'll wear it.
- 65. Number four... April? April!
- 66. April.
- 67. What the hell are you doing?
Get back in the car.
- 68. No. I will in a minute.
Just let me stand here for a second.
- 69. God damn it!
- 70. April, can you please just get back
in the car and talk about this
- 71. instead of running all over Route 12?
- 72. Haven't I made it clear I don't
particularly want to talk about it?
- 73. Okay. I mean, Jesus,
I'm trying to be nice
- 74. about this thing here, for God's sake.
- 75. How kind of you.
How terribly, terribly kind of you.
- 76. Wait a minute. I don't deserve this.
- 77. You're always so wonderfully definite
- 78. on the subject of what you do
and don't deserve.
- 79. Wait a minute! Wait a goddamn... April!
Now you listen to me.
- 80. This is one time
you're not going to get away
- 81. with twisting everything that I say, April.
- 82. This just happens to be
one goddamn time
- 83. I know I'm not in the wrong here.
- 84. Christ, I wish
you'd stayed home tonight.
- 85. You know what you are
when you're like this, April?
- 86. You're sick. I really mean that.
- 87. - You're sick! What?
- And do you know what you are?
- 88. - You're disgusting.
- Oh, yeah?
- 89. You don't fool me, Frank.
- 90. Just because you've got me safely
in this little trap,
- 91. you think you can bully me into feeling
whatever you want me to feel!
- 92. - You in a trap? You in a trap?
- Yes! Yes! Me, Frank!
- 93. - Jesus Christ, don't make me laugh!
- 94. You pathetic, self-deluded little boy.
Look at you!
- 95. Look at you and tell me, how by any
stretch of the imagination
- 96. you can call yourself a man?
- 97. Damn it!
- 98. Jesus Christ!
- 99. - Don't look at me like that, April.
- Could we please go home now?
- 100. Fifteenth floor.
- 101. I'm going to need your help
this morning, Old Scout.
- 102. For the next few hours, you're to warn
me of Bandy's every approach
- 103. and you may need to shield me
from public view
- 104. in the likely event I void my stomach.
- 105. It's that bad.
- 106. Good morning, Jack.
- 107. Nothing good about it, I assure you.
- 108. Of course, I knew the moment
you stepped off the train
- 109. what you were looking for.
- 110. A small remodeled barn,
or a carriage house.
- 111. And I just hate to be
the one to tell you that sort of thing
- 112. just isn't available any more.
- 113. But I don't want you to despair.
- 114. There is one place up here
I want to show you.
- 115. Now, of course, it isn't very desirable
at this end.
- 116. As you can see, Crawford Road
is mostly these little cinder-blocky,
- 117. pick-up trucky places,
- 118. little local people of that sort.
- 119. But eventually...
- 120. Eventually it leads up to Revolutionary
Road, which is much nicer.
- 121. Now, the place I want to show you
- 122. is a sweet little house
and a sweet little setting.
- 123. Simple, clean lines, good lawns,
marvelous for children.
- 124. It's just around this next curve.
- 125. Now, you'll see it. There.
See the little white one? Sweet, isn't it?
- 126. The perky way it sits there on
its little slope? Charming, isn't it?
- 127. Oh, yes.
- 128. You wanted to see me?
- 129. Came for you from Toledo this morning.
This is the third one this month.
- 130. Sorry. I thought I'd taken care of...
- 131. I'm not prepared to have this
conversation again, Frank.
- 132. - You understand?
- I was literally just getting into...
- 133. These folks in the provinces look up
to us. We need to be efficient.
- 134. We can't have this
kind of back and forth, and so forth.
- 135. - It's just not efficient. Am I right?
- 136. - What was that about?
- 137. Branch manager wants
a revised brochure
- 138. for the conference on the Knox 500.
- 139. "It's just not efficient. Am I right?
Am I right? Am I right?"
- 140. Sounds like a goodie.
- 141. For God's sake. I don't even know what
the Knox 500 does. Do you?
- 142. Don't insult me.
- 143. If you'll look in the inactive file
under SP 1109,
- 144. you'll find copies of all the stuff we sent
to the agency,
- 145. that way we can trace the thing back
to its original sources.
- 146. Listen, I hope you weren't planning
on having an early lunch.
- 147. No. I'm not really hungry.
- 148. Good. I'll check on you later then.
- 149. - Okay.
- 150. You know something, Maureen?
- 151. You're lucky you met me.
- 152. How's that?
- 153. I think I can show you the ropes,
- 154. There's a certain art to survival at Knox.
Really. Let me show you what I mean.
- 155. Waiter. Bring me the telephone,
would you? And two more martinis.
- 156. Wow.
- 157. Klondike 5-55-66, please.
- 158. Hello, Mrs Jorgensen?
Frank Wheeler here. Yes.
- 159. I just wanted to let you know
that I've had to send Maureen Grube
- 160. down to Visual Aids for me.
- 161. I'll probably need her
the rest of the afternoon. Yes.
- 162. You, too. Take care now.
- 163. - I never even heard of Visual Aids.
- That's because it doesn't exist.
- 164. Yoo-hoo!
- 165. Hi, Helen. Come on in.
- 166. I can't stay a minute.
- 167. I just wanted to bring
these sedum plantings
- 168. for that messy patch
down by the foot of the drive.
- 169. It's like the European houseleek,
- 170. only these have the most marvelous
little yellow blossoms.
- 171. Now, all it wants for the first few days
- 172. is just a tiny dollop of water,
and then you'll find it absolutely thrives.
- 173. Well, thank you, Helen.
That's so kind of you.
- 174. Would you like some coffee?
- 175. Is there something
I can do for you, Helen?
- 176. Oh, I almost forgot.
- 177. There is one small favor
I would like to ask.
- 178. It's about... It's about my son, John.
He's been in the hospital.
- 179. I'm sorry. Is everything all right?
- 180. Well, actually, just for the time being,
he's in Pleasant Brook. Psychiatric.
- 181. Oh.
- 182. - Oh, I see.
- Well, it's nothing serious.
- 183. He just got a little run down. Things can
just get the better of us sometimes.
- 184. - Don't you agree?
- Yes. Of course.
- 185. It's a marvelous facility
- 186. and the treatments
seem to be doing wonders for him.
- 187. Anyway, they said getting him out
for an afternoon
- 188. might do him a little bit of good.
- 189. I think he finds my friends
a little conventional, quite frankly.
- 190. I mean, he's travelled.
He has a Ph.D. in mathematics.
- 191. I suppose you could say
he's an intellectual.
- 192. It would do him a world of good
to meet a young couple like you.
- 193. Well, we'd love to meet him.
- 194. - Really?
- 195. We'd love to.
- 196. Thank you, dear.
- 197. Thank you.
- 198. Well, I must be off.
- 199. I remember the first day
you came off the train.
- 200. You weren't like my other clients.
You were different.
- 201. You just seemed special.
- 202. Of course, you still are.
- 203. Remember, just a dollop. I must scoot.
- 204. Bye.
- 205. I think you got me a little drunk.
- 206. You know what today is?
- 207. - Monday?
- 208. It's my birthday. I'm 30 years old today.
- 209. - Happy birthday!
- Thank you.
- 210. What was the name of that department
you made up again?
- 211. Visual Aids.
- 212. What a joke.
- 213. What a joke. Oh, my.
- 214. - You want to hear a real joke?
- 215. - My old man worked at Knox.
- 216. Mmm-hmm.
- 217. He was a salesman in Yonkers.
- 218. Oh!
- 219. Once a year he used to take me
into the city for lunch.
- 220. It was supposed to be a very special,
life-advice sort of occasion.
- 221. - Nice.
- No. Not really.
- 222. I used to sit there and think,
- 223. "I hope to Christ I don't end up like you."
- 224. Now, here I am,
a 30-year-old Knox man.
- 225. Can you beat that?
- 226. I think I kind of lost you...
- 227. Your father worked for Knox?
- 228. I'm sorry, everything's just kind of
going out of focus.
- 229. Why don't we get some air,
you and me?
- 230. Is this you?
- 231. Yeah.
- 232. - You been to Paris?
- I've never really been anywhere.
- 233. Maybe I'll take you with me then.
- 234. I'm going back the first chance I get,
I tell you.
- 235. People are alive there. Not like here.
- 236. All I know, April, is I
want to feel things.
- 237. Really feel them, you know.
- 238. How's that for an ambition?
- 239. Frank Wheeler?
- 240. Hmm?
- 241. I think you're the most interesting person
I've ever met.
- 242. I guess this wasn't what you had in mind
when you went to work this morning?
- 243. No. It certainly wasn't.
- 244. Do you have a cigarette, Frank?
- 245. Yeah, sure.
- 246. There you go.
- 247. Can I get you a drink or anything?
- 248. No thanks, Maureen. Actually, it's...
- 249. It's getting kind of late.
I guess I'd better be cutting out.
- 250. Gee, that's right.
Did you miss your train?
- 251. That's all right, I'll catch the next one.
- 252. Listen, you were swell.
- 253. Take care now.
- 254. - Frank.
- Why are you all dressed up?
- 255. First of all, I missed you all day
and I want to say I'm sorry.
- 256. I'm sorry for the way I've been
since the play.
- 257. I'm sorry for everything, and I love you.
- 258. The rest can wait.
- 259. Now, you just wait here
till I call you. Okay?
- 260. Okay.
- 261. All right, Frank.
You can come in now.
- 262. Happy birthday to you
- 263. Happy birthday to you
- 264. Happy birthday, dear Daddy
- 265. Happy birthday to you
- 266. Happy birthday, darling.
- 267. I love you, Daddy.
I love you, too.
- 268. Frank.
- 269. Frank. I have had
the most wonderful idea.
- 270. - I've been thinking about it all day.
- Baby, what's all this about?
- 271. Do you know how much money
we have saved?
- 272. Enough to live on for six months
without you earning another dime.
- 273. And with the money we could get from
the house and the car, longer than that.
- 274. "What we could get for the house"?
- 275. Sweetheart, what are you talking about?
Where are we going to live?
- 276. Paris.
- 277. What?
- 278. You always said it was the only place
you'd ever been
- 279. that you wanted to go back to,
the only place that was worth living.
- 280. So why don't we go there?
- 281. - You're serious?
- Yes. What's stopping us?
- 282. What's stopping us? Well, I can think
of a number of different things.
- 283. For example, what kind of a job
could I possibly get?
- 284. You won't be getting any
kind of a job, because I will.
- 285. Oh, right, right.
- 286. Don't laugh at me. Listen a minute.
- 287. Do you know what they pay
for secretarial positions
- 288. - in government agencies in Europe?
- No, I don't.
- 289. Listen, Frank, I'm serious about this.
Do you think I'm kidding or something?
- 290. Okay, okay.
I just have a couple of questions, is all.
- 291. For one thing, what exactly
am I supposed to be doing
- 292. while you're out earning all this money?
- 293. Don't you see? That's the whole idea.
- 294. You'll be doing what you should've
been allowed to do seven years ago.
- 295. You'll have time.
- 296. For the first time in your life
you'll have time to find out
- 297. what it is that you actually want to do.
- 298. And when you figure it out,
- 299. you'll have the time and the freedom
to start doing it.
- 300. Sweetheart, it's just
not very realistic, is all.
- 301. No, Frank. This is what's unrealistic.
- 302. It's unrealistic for a man
with a fine mind to go on working
- 303. year after year at a job he can't stand,
- 304. coming home to a place he can't stand,
- 305. to a wife who's equally unable to stand
the same things.
- 306. Do you want to know the worst part?
- 307. Our whole existence here
is based on this great premise
- 308. that we're special and superior
to the whole thing.
- 309. But we're not.
- 310. We're just like everyone else.
- 311. Look at us. We've bought into
the same ridiculous delusion.
- 312. This idea that
you have to resign from life
- 313. and settle down the moment
you have children.
- 314. And we've been
punishing each other for it.
- 315. Listen, we decided to move out here.
- 316. No one forced me
to take the job at Knox.
- 317. I mean, whoever said I was meant
to be a big deal, anyway?
- 318. When I first met you, there was nothing
in the world you couldn't do or be.
- 319. When you first met me
I was a little wise guy
- 320. with a big mouth, that's all.
- 321. You were not.
How can you even say that?
- 322. Okay. Okay, so I'll have time.
- 323. And God knows that's appealing.
It's very appealing.
- 324. And everything you're saying
- 325. if I had a definite talent,
if I were a writer or an artist.
- 326. No. But, Frank, listen. Listen to me.
- 327. It's what you are that's being stifled.
- 328. It's what you are that's being denied
and denied in this kind of life.
- 329. And what's that?
- 330. Don't you know?
- 331. You're the most beautiful
and wonderful thing in the world.
- 332. You're a man.
- 333. This is our chance, Frank.
This is our one chance.
- 334. Okay.
- 335. Okay?
- 336. Why not? Why the hell not?
- 337. - Good morning, all.
- Morning, Frank.
- 338. Franklin. Good to see your shining face.
- 339. - What's the news?
- Fellas, I'm moving to Paris.
- 340. Indeed. And I'm moving to Tangiers.
- 341. Intra-company letter to Toledo.
- 342. Attention B.F. Chalmers,
- 343. With regard to recent and repeated
- 344. this is to advise
that the matter has been.
- 345. Very satisfactorily taken in hand, period.
- 346. Paragraph. We wholly agree that
the existing brochure is unsuitable.
- 347. To this end, we have developed, quote,
- 348. "Speaking of Production Control."
- 349. Here you go, Mrs Wheeler. These are
the traveller's cheques you requested.
- 350. - Yes.
- Your steamer reservations.
- 351. These I'll pass on
to the embassy for you.
- 352. - Good luck.
- Thank you.
- 353. September. October at the outside.
- 354. I just happen to think
people are better off
- 355. doing some kind of work
they actually like.
- 356. - Right. Right, yes.
- Absolutely, absolutely.
- 357. But, I mean, assuming there is
this true vocation waiting for you,
- 358. wouldn't you be just as likely
to discover it here as there?
- 359. I don't think it's possible
to discover anything
- 360. on the 15th floor of the Knox building,
- 361. and I don't think any of you do either.
- 362. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!
- 363. - Michael.
- Daddy, will you read us...
- 364. all the way to here.
- 365. We have to take a big boat ride
across the sea to get there.
- 366. - But I won't know anybody there.
- I know. I know. Neither will I.
- 367. But remember how you felt
when you started school?
- 368. And now look
how many friends you have.
- 369. You'll never guess
what they eat in Paris.
- 370. - You'll never guess.
- 371. - Slimy snails.
- 372. Slimy snails and icky frog's legs.
- 373. Milly, where are you, doll?
- 374. You better get changed,
they'll be here soon.
- 375. - Is that what you're wearing?
- Don't you like it?
- 376. Yeah, yeah. You look great, doll.
- 377. Guess I better haul ass.
- 378. Hiya, gang.
- 379. What you watching?
- 380. Shep?
- 381. I was calling you and calling you.
- 382. Hi.
- 383. Here we go. Just a little something.
- 384. - Ooh. Those look great. I'm starving.
- April, I can't get over it,
- 385. you look like the cat that ate the canary.
- 386. Do you have something to tell us?
Just a little bit of news?
- 387. Well, actually, Milly, we... Well, we do
have some important news, yes.
- 388. I knew it.
- 389. Honey, why don't you tell them?
- 390. We're going to Europe. To Paris.
- 391. To live.
- 392. - What?
- 393. - In September.
- But what for?
- 394. What for?
Well, because we've always wanted to.
- 395. Because the kids are young enough.
Because it's beautiful.
- 396. I mean, really.
Shep, you've been there, you tell her.
- 397. - Yeah, it's a great city.
- 398. When did you make this decision?
- 399. About a week ago?
It's hard to remember.
- 400. We just suddenly decided to go,
- 401. - About a week ago, you tell us now.
- We had to get used to the idea.
- 402. So, what's the deal, Frank?
You get a job over there, or what?
- 403. - No, no. Not exactly.
- What do you mean, "Not exactly"?
- 404. Frank won't be getting
any kind of a job, because I will.
- 405. So what are you going to do, Frank?
- 406. I'm going to study.
And I'm going to read.
- 407. I suppose I'm going to finally figure out
what I want to do with my life, Shep.
- 408. While she supports you?
- 409. Yes. While she supports me.
- 410. In the beginning.
- 411. You wouldn't believe
what they pay for secretarial work
- 412. in those government agencies
- 413. NATO and ECA and those places.
- 414. And the cost of living
is dirt cheap, right?
- 415. It's so cheap.
- 416. The truth is we just need
- 417. We're not getting any younger and
we don't want life to just pass us by.
- 418. That's right.
- 419. Gee, it sounds wonderful, kids.
- 420. I mean it. It really sounds wonderful.
- 421. - Thank you, Milly.
- Oh, Milly.
- 422. We'll certainly miss you both.
Won't we, sweetie? Golly.
- 423. - Sure.
- We'll miss you, too.
- 424. Of course.
- 425. We should have a toast or something.
- 426. - To Paris.
- To Paris.
- 427. To Paris.
- 428. Cheers.
- 429. You know what I think?
- 430. What?
- 431. I think this whole plan
sounds a little immature.
- 432. Oh, God, I am so relieved.
- 433. Me, too.
I was thinking that the whole time.
- 434. I mean, what kind of man
is going to sit around
- 435. in his bathrobe all day picking his nose
- 436. - while his wife goes out and works?
- I don't know, Shep.
- 437. I just don't know.
- 438. Why are you crying?
- 439. What's the matter?
- 440. It's nothing. I'm just so relieved.
- 441. Shep.
- 442. Don't cry. Please. It's all right.
Everything's going to be all right.
- 443. My God, their faces! Oh, God.
- 444. Oh, God!
- 445. You know what this is like,
- 446. Just talking like this?
- 447. The whole idea of going off
to Europe this way?
- 448. This is the way I felt going up to the line
the first time, in the war.
- 449. I mean, I was probably
just as scared as everyone else,
- 450. but inside I never felt better.
- 451. I felt alive. I felt full of blood.
- 452. Everything just...
Everything seemed more real.
- 453. The guys in their uniforms.
- 454. The snow on the fields, the trees.
And all of us just walking.
- 455. I mean, I was scared, of course.
- 456. But I just kept thinking,
"This is it, you know. This is the truth."
- 457. I felt that way once, too.
- 458. When?
- 459. The first time you made love to me.
- 460. April.
- 461. Frank.
- 462. - What's up?
- Bart Pollock's here.
- 463. He's in Bandy's office.
- 464. Big deal, huh?
- 465. Looks like he wants to talk to you.
- 466. Hey, keep my name out of it.
- 467. Frank. Good to see you.
You know Bart Pollock?
- 468. - Well, we've never met, but of course...
- Good to know you, Frank.
- 469. "Speaking of Production Control"?
- 470. Frank, this is a crackerjack.
- 471. They are tickled to death in Toledo.
- 472. Really?
- 473. So, this guy Pollock was perfect
presidential material in the worst sense.
- 474. A million dollar smile and about three
pounds of muscle between the ears.
- 475. April, you should have heard this guy.
- 476. "Frank, this is a crackerjack."
What a horse's ass.
- 477. Wish I'd seen his face
when you told him you were leaving.
- 478. Yeah.
- 479. Here they come.
- 480. Yoo-hoo!
- 481. - Sorry to be late.
- You're not late.
- 482. - The traffic was terrible.
- Thank you. You didn't have to do that.
- 483. - Good to see you.
- Wasn't it terrible, Howard?
- 484. Well, Route 12.
- 485. By the time they finish
that stretch of road,
- 486. they'll have to start
all over again, right?
- 487. - And you must be John?
- Say hello, John.
- 488. Nice to meet you. Heard a lot about you.
- 489. - Where are your darling children?
- They're at a birthday party.
- 490. - Sorry they couldn't be here.
- Don't worry.
- 491. If I had a certified lunatic
coming around my house,
- 492. I'd probably get the kids
out of the way, too.
- 493. Look at all this food. You didn't
have to go to any trouble for us.
- 494. It's just some sandwiches.
- 495. John, would you like a sandwich?
- 496. Helen's been talking it up
about you people for months.
- 497. The nice young Wheelers
on Revolutionary Road,
- 498. the nice young Revolutionaries
on Wheeler Road.
- 499. - Would anyone like some sherry?
- Please don't bother, Frank.
- 500. I'd like some sherry.
- 501. And I'll drink Helen's, too,
if she doesn't beat me to it.
- 502. But, hey, you got a highball glass?
- 503. Put a couple-three ice cubes in it,
pour it up to the brim.
- 504. - That's the way I like it.
- I think I can handle that.
- 505. This egg salad is delicious, April.
You must tell me how you fix it.
- 506. - You a lawyer, Frank?
- No. No, I'm not.
- 507. I could use a lawyer.
- 508. John, let's not get started
again about the lawyer.
- 509. Pop, couldn't you just sit there
- 510. and eat your wonderful egg salad
and quit horning in?
- 511. See, I've got a good
many questions to ask
- 512. and I'm willing to pay for the answers.
- 513. Now, I don't need to be told that a man
who goes after his mother
- 514. with a coffee table is putting himself in
a weak position legally, that's obvious.
- 515. John, come and have a look
out this fabulous picture window.
- 516. If he hits her with it and kills her,
that's a criminal case.
- 517. - Oh, look, the sun's coming out!
- If all he does is break the coffee table
- 518. and give her
a certain amount of aggravation
- 519. and she decides to
go to court over it, that's a civil case.
- 520. Maybe we'll have a rainbow.
John, come have a look.
- 521. Ma, how about doing everybody
a favor? How about shutting up!
- 522. Settle down, now.
- 523. Maybe I can look into it, recommend
someone. What do you say, hmm?
- 524. Hmm!
- 525. So, what do you do, Frank?
- 526. I work at Knox Business Machines,
- 527. You design the machines?
- 528. - Nope.
- Make them, sell them, repair them?
- 529. - All these questions.
- I help sell them, I guess.
- 530. I work in the office. Actually, it's...
- 531. Well, it's sort of a stupid job, really.
- 532. There's nothing interesting
about it at all.
- 533. What do you do it for then?
- 534. Maybe Frank doesn't like
being questioned like this.
- 535. Okay, okay, okay.
I know it's none of my business.
- 536. And besides, I know the answer.
- 537. You want to play house,
you got to have a job.
- 538. You want to play very nice house,
very sweet house,
- 539. then you've got to have
a job you don't like.
- 540. Anyone comes along and says,
"What do you do it for?"
- 541. He's probably on a four-hour pass
from the state funny farm.
- 542. - All agreed? Ma?
- Sorry, Frank.
- 543. Don't be. Don't be.
- 544. Actually, John,
I agree with everything you just said.
- 545. We both do. That's why I'm quitting
the job in the fall. We're taking off.
- 546. We're moving to Paris.
- 547. Did you know about this, Ma?
- 548. How do you feel about that, Ma?
The nice young Wheelers...
- 549. The nice young Wheelers are taking off.
- 550. - John, please.
- Steady down, Son.
- 551. John. John. How about some fresh air?
What do you say?
- 552. If that's all right with you?
- 553. - I don't know if it's such a good idea...
- If John wants to, I don't see the harm.
- 554. - Good.
- After you.
- 555. I hear you're a mathematician.
- 556. You hear wrong.
It's all gone now.
- 557. All gone?
- 558. You know what
electrical shock treatments are?
- 559. Yes. Yes, I do.
- 560. I've had 37.
- 561. Supposed to jolt out
the emotional problems.
- 562. - Just jolted out the mathematics.
- How awful.
- 563. "How awful"? Why,
because mathematics is so interesting?
- 564. No. Because the shocks
must be awful and,
- 565. well, because it's awful not to be able
to do what it is that you want to do.
- 566. I think mathematics must be dull.
- 567. I like your girl, Frank.
- 568. Me, too.
- 569. So, what do a couple of people like you
have to run away from?
- 570. - We're not running.
- So what's in Paris?
- 571. A different way of life.
Maybe we are running.
- 572. We're running from the hopeless
emptiness of the whole life here, right?
- 573. The hopeless emptiness?
- 574. Now you've said it. Plenty of people
are on to the emptiness,
- 575. but it takes real guts
to see the hopelessness.
- 576. Wow.
- 577. You know, he's the first person
- 578. who seemed to know
what we were talking about.
- 579. Yeah. That's true, isn't it?
Maybe we are just as crazy as he is.
- 580. If being crazy means
living life as if it matters,
- 581. then I don't care
if we are completely insane.
- 582. Do you?
- 583. No.
- 584. I love you so much.
- 585. Tell you something, Frank.
That Ted Bandy, nice guy.
- 586. Real sport.
- 587. Good enough department head and all.
- 588. But I'm a little sore at him
for the way he's kept you
- 589. under a bushel all these years.
- 590. - This place okay for you?
- It's just fine, sir. Just fine.
- 591. One thing interests me, Frank,
and one thing only.
- 592. Selling the electronic computer
to the American businessman.
- 593. That's why I'm assembling a team.
Men like you.
- 594. Not your average salesmen.
- 595. It'll mean more money,
- 596. and, I got to be honest,
maybe more of a time commitment.
- 597. But you'll be a part of
something exciting, Wheeler.
- 598. Computers.
- 599. Well, sir, it sounds exciting.
- 600. - Bart.
- 601. Bart, let me ask you a question.
- 602. Do you happen to remember
an Earl Wheeler? Out of Yonkers?
- 603. - Can't say that I do. Relation of yours?
- My father.
- 604. He worked as a salesman for Knox
for almost 20 years.
- 605. Earl Wheeler.
- 606. Earl Wheeler.
- 607. There's no reason you'd remember him.
- 608. Well, I'm sure he was a good man.
- 609. Listen, Bart, there's something
I should have mentioned earlier.
- 610. I'm going to be leaving the firm
in the fall.
- 611. - Another outfit?
- No, no, it's not another outfit.
- 612. Now, look, Frank.
Is it a question of money?
- 613. Because if it is, there's no reason
- 614. we can't get together on a satisfactory...
- 615. Well, I sure appreciate that,
but no, it's not the money.
- 616. It's... Well, it's more
of a personal thing.
- 617. I hope you understand.
- 618. A personal thing?
- 619. I see.
- 620. Frank, let me tell you something
my father told me.
- 621. A man only gets
a couple of chances in life.
- 622. If he doesn't grab them by the balls,
- 623. it won't be long before
he's sitting around wondering
- 624. how he got to be second rate.
- 625. I guess so.
- 626. So, do me a favor. Sleep on it.
- 627. Discuss it with your wife.
- 628. Because let's be honest,
where the hell would any of us be
- 629. without our wives, anyway?
- 630. And, Frank, in all sincerity,
if you do decide to join us,
- 631. I believe it'll be a thing
you'll never regret.
- 632. And I believe something else, too.
- 633. I believe it'd be a fine memorial
to your dad.
- 634. Think about it, Frank.
Really think about it.
- 635. Knowing what you've got, comma,
- 636. knowing what you need, comma,
- 637. knowing what you can do without, dash.
- 638. That's inventory control.
- 639. Knowing what you've got, comma,
- 640. knowing what you need, comma,
- 641. knowing what you can do without, dash.
- 642. That's inventory control.
- 643. Hi, Frank.
- 644. Working late?
- 645. Yeah. I got to dig myself out here.
- 646. I heard you were getting promoted.
- 647. Big shot.
- 648. I guess your dad would have been
real proud, huh?
- 649. Yeah. Yeah, I guess so.
- 650. So maybe I should take you
for a drink or something?
- 651. You know, celebrate.
- 652. Yeah, maybe.
- 653. I'll just get my things.
- 654. I'm going to bring
my doll carriage
- 655. and my three Easter rabbits
and my giraffe
- 656. and all my dolls and my doll house
and my crayons...
- 657. I thought maybe
we'd give the doll house to Madeline.
- 658. I don't want to give the doll house
- 659. But I already explained to you,
- 660. the big things
are going to be hard to pack.
- 661. But she can have my bear,
- 662. - and my three Easter rabbits.
- No! Just the big things.
- 663. Look. Wouldn't you rather go outside
and play with Michael?
- 664. - I don't feel like it.
- You've been inside all day.
- 665. I don't feel like it.
- 666. Well, I don't feel like
explaining everything 15 times
- 667. to somebody who's too bored and silly
- 668. - All right, April. What's the matter?
- 669. I don't believe you.
Did something happen this morning?
- 670. Nothing happened today that I haven't
known about for days and days.
- 671. What?
- 672. Oh, God, Frank,
please don't look so dense.
- 673. You mean you haven't guessed
- 674. April, what are you talking about?
- 675. I'm pregnant, that's all.
- 676. What?
- 677. Frank, I meant to wait
till the kids were in bed to tell you,
- 678. but I just...
Well, I've been pretty sure all week
- 679. and today I went to the doctor,
- 680. and now I can't even pretend
it's not true.
- 681. - How long?
- Ten weeks.
- 682. Ten weeks. Ten weeks?
And you wait until now to tell me?
- 683. No, well, I thought... I don't know what
I thought. I'm sorry, Frank. I'm so sorry.
- 684. I know. I know you are. All right?
- 685. But there are things we can do.
- 686. We don't have to let this stop us
from going, do we?
- 687. Remember that girl at school
I told you about?
- 688. As long as we take care of it
before 12 weeks, it's fine.
- 689. We've got to be together in this, Frank.
- 690. Well, we'll figure it out. All right?
- 691. Come here.
- 692. Twelve weeks.
So we have time to decide, right?
- 693. Right.
- 694. I love you.
- 695. I love you, too.
- 696. So, Frank, how's work?
They gonna survive without you?
- 697. Actually, something kind of funny
happened the other day.
- 698. Oh, yeah?
- 699. I did some dumb little piece of work
to get myself off the hook with Bandy,
- 700. and suddenly,
I'm the bright young man.
- 701. - That's always the way, ain't it?
- It's incredible.
- 702. I mean, I knocked this thing off
in a couple of minutes
- 703. and now they want me to join
their team of "specialist" salesmen.
- 704. Morons.
- 705. Well, it would be funny
if they weren't offering
- 706. so much damn money.
- 707. So, are you tempted?
- 708. Well, it's just kind of ironic,
don't you think?
- 709. I thought you turned the job down.
- 710. Not yet.
- 711. It's just an option, that's all.
- 712. With the kind of money they're talking,
things could be different for us here.
- 713. We could get a better place. Travel.
- 714. The point is, we could be happy here,
at least for a little while.
- 715. It is possible that Parisians
aren't the only ones
- 716. capable of leading
interesting lives, April.
- 717. So you've made up your mind?
- 718. No. No. Like I said, it's just an option.
- 719. And supposing you're right.
- 720. You make all this money
and we have this interesting life here.
- 721. Won't you still be wasting your life
toiling away at a job you find ridiculous?
- 722. Maybe we let that be my business,
- 723. Your business?
- 724. You know what? It's too hot for this.
I'm going to go get wet.
- 725. - You don't want to go, do you?
- Come on, April. Of course, I do.
- 726. No, you don't.
Because you've never tried at anything.
- 727. And if you don't try at anything,
you can't fail.
- 728. What the hell do you mean I don't try?
- 729. I support you, don't I?
I pay for this house.
- 730. I work 10 hours a day
at a job I can't stand.
- 731. - You don't have to.
- 732. Look, I'm not happy about it.
- 733. But I have the backbone not to run away
from my responsibilities.
- 734. It takes backbone
to lead the life you want, Frank.
- 735. Where are you going?
- 736. If it's all right with you, April,
I'm gonna go use the bathroom. Okay?
- 737. What the hell are you going to do
- 738. And what do you think
you're going to do?
- 739. - You're going to stop me?
- You're damn right I am!
- 740. Go ahead and try.
- 741. Listen to me. You do this, April,
you do this and I swear to God I'll...
- 742. You'll what? You'll leave me?
Is that a threat or a promise?
- 743. When did you buy this, April?
- 744. How long have you had this?
I want to know!
- 745. Jesus Christ.
- 746. You really are being melodramatic
about this whole thing.
- 747. As long as it's done
in the first 12 weeks, it's perfectly safe.
- 748. - That's now, April! Don't I get a say?
- Of course you do!
- 749. It would be for you, Frank.
Don't you see?
- 750. So you can have time,
just like we talked about.
- 751. How can it be for me
when the thought of it
- 752. makes my stomach turn over,
for God's sake?
- 753. Then it's for me.
- 754. Tell me we can have the baby
in Paris, Frank.
- 755. Tell me we can have a different life.
But don't make me stay here. Please.
- 756. - We can't have the baby in Paris.
- Why not?
- 757. I don't need everything we have here.
I don't care where we live.
- 758. I mean, who made these rules, anyway?
- 759. Look, the only reason we moved
out here was because I got pregnant.
- 760. Then we had another child to prove
the first one wasn't a mistake.
- 761. I mean, how long does it go on?
- 762. Frank.
Do you actually want another child?
- 763. Well, do you? Come on, tell me.
- 764. Tell me the truth, Frank.
- 765. We used to live by it.
- 766. And you know what's so good
about the truth?
- 767. Everyone knows what it is,
however long they've lived without it.
- 768. No one forgets the truth, Frank.
They just get better at lying.
- 769. So tell me,
do you really want another child?
- 770. All I know is what I feel.
- 771. And anyone else in their right mind
would feel the same way, April.
- 772. But I've had two children.
Doesn't that count in my favor?
- 773. Christ, April!
The fact that you even put it that way!
- 774. You make it seem as if having children
is some sort of a goddamn punishment.
- 775. I love my children, Frank.
- 776. And you're sure about that, huh?
- 777. What the hell
is that supposed to mean?
- 778. April, you just said our daughter
was a mistake.
- 779. How do I know you didn't try
to get rid of her,
- 780. - or Michael for that matter?
- 781. How do I know you didn't try to flush
our entire fucking family
- 782. - down the toilet?
- No, that's not true. Of course I didn't.
- 783. But how do I know, April?
- 784. Stop. Please just stop, Frank.
- 785. April, a normal woman,
a normal sane mother
- 786. doesn't buy a piece of rubber tubing
to give herself an abortion
- 787. so she can live out
some kind of a goddamn fantasy.
- 788. Look, all I'm saying is you don't seem
entirely rational about this thing.
- 789. And I think it's about time
we found somebody
- 790. to help make some sense of your life.
- 791. And the new job's going to
pay for that, too?
- 792. April, if you need a shrink,
it will be paid for.
- 793. Obviously.
- 794. Okay. I guess there isn't much more
to say then, is there?
- 795. So I guess Paris
was a pretty childish idea, huh?
- 796. I guess maybe it was.
- 797. April, we can be happy here.
- 798. I can make you happy here.
- 799. We've had a great couple of months.
It doesn't need to end.
- 800. We're going to be okay. I promise.
- 801. I hope so, Frank.
- 802. I really hope so.
- 803. Thank you for waiting.
Mr Pollock will see you now.
- 804. Thanks so much.
- 805. Foiled by faulty contraception.
- 806. I can't say that I'm sorry.
- 807. You'd have been sorely missed
in the old cubicle, I can tell you that.
- 808. Wouldn't have been the same
- 809. Besides... Well...
- 810. What?
- 811. The plan always seemed
a touch unrealistic, don't you think?
- 812. I suppose
it's none of my business, really.
- 813. No. No. I suppose it isn't.
- 814. Well...
- 815. They'll be celebrating
in the secretarial pool.
- 816. Hey! Do you remember the first time
you brought us here?
- 817. Absolutely.
- 818. You said it takes a special kind of taste
to enjoy Vito's Log Cabin.
- 819. It's so awful, it's kind of nice.
- 820. Look at me. I'm just so happy.
Our little gang's back together again.
- 821. How do you like the boys in the band?
Aren't they swinging tonight?
- 822. - Hey, Europe's not going anywhere.
- That's right.
- 823. April, honey, how about a dance?
- 824. Not right now. Maybe later.
- 825. - I'll dance.
- 826. Guess she's still pretty blue
about Paris, huh?
- 827. Think she'll be okay?
- 828. Sure. Give us girls a couple of days
and we can get over anything.
- 829. Right.
- 830. Frank.
- 831. Frank.
- 832. Frank.
- 833. Frank.
- 834. Are you okay? Are you okay? Milly?
- 835. I'm so sorry.
- 836. Excuse me.
- 837. That's just great.
- 838. How the hell
are we supposed to get out now?
- 839. Oh, boy.
- 840. Don't worry about it, Shep.
We can wait. Really.
- 841. What about the sitter?
- 842. Listen, why don't you drive Milly home,
then go home yourself.
- 843. That takes care of both sitters.
Then Shep can take me home later.
- 844. - Yeah, it's fine by me.
- Okay, then.
- 845. - You... You'll be all right?
- 846. Okay.
- 847. - Good night.
- Good night.
- 848. Feel better.
- 849. I'm sorry you're not
going away any more.
- 850. I know it was important to you.
- 851. Don't take this wrong,
but I've been there.
- 852. They don't have so much
we don't have here.
- 853. It didn't have to be Paris.
- 854. You just wanted out, huh?
- 855. I wanted in.
- 856. I just wanted us to live again.
- 857. For years,
I thought we shared this secret.
- 858. That we would be
wonderful in the world.
- 859. I didn't exactly know how, but just...
- 860. Just the possibility kept me hoping.
- 861. How pathetic is that?
- 862. So stupid.
- 863. To put all your hopes in a promise
that was never made?
- 864. See, Frank knows.
He knows what he wants.
- 865. He's found his place. He's just fine.
- 866. Married, two kids.
- 867. It should be enough.
- 868. It is for him.
- 869. And he's right.
- 870. We were never special or destined
or anything at all.
- 871. Yes, you are.
- 872. You're...
- 873. You're the Wheelers.
- 874. You're a terrific couple.
Everybody says so.
- 875. I saw a whole other future.
- 876. I can't stop seeing it.
- 877. Can't leave,
- 878. can't stay.
- 879. No damn use to anyone.
- 880. Come on.
- 881. Let's do it.
- 882. Let me take you somewhere.
- 883. No. Just do it here. Now.
- 884. April.
- 885. This is what I've always wanted.
- 886. I love you.
- 887. Don't say that.
- 888. No. I mean it, I love you.
- 889. Please, just be quiet for a minute.
- 890. Then you can take me home.
- 891. It's beautiful out.
- 892. Yes, it is.
- 893. You know what today is?
- 894. - It's 12 weeks.
- That's right.
- 895. Look, this has been
kind of a crazy summer.
- 896. We've both been under a strain.
- 897. I mean, I understand why you're upset.
- 898. You know I'm not sleeping with you,
and you want to know why.
- 899. Well, I'm sorry, Frank, but I really
don't feel like talking about it.
- 900. All right.
Then what should we talk about, April?
- 901. Would it be all right
if we didn't talk about anything?
- 902. I mean, can't we just take each day
as it comes, and do the best we can,
- 903. and not feel like we have to talk
about everything all the time?
- 904. I don't think I'm suggesting that
we talk about everything all the time.
- 905. Look, my point is we've both been
under a strain
- 906. and we ought to be helping each other
out as much as we can right now.
- 907. I mean, God knows my own behavior
has been pretty weird lately.
- 908. As a matter of fact, there is something
I'd like to tell you about.
- 909. I've been with a girl a few times,
in the city.
- 910. A girl I hardly even know.
- 911. It was nothing to me,
- 912. but it's over now, really over.
- 913. And if I weren't sure of that, I guess
I could never have told you about it.
- 914. Why did you?
- 915. Baby, I don't know.
- 916. I think it's a simple case
of wanting to be a man again
- 917. after all that abortion business.
- 918. Some kind of neurotic,
irrational need to prove something.
- 919. No. I don't mean
why did you have the girl.
- 920. I mean, why did you tell me about it?
- 921. - What do you mean?
- I mean, what's the point?
- 922. Is it supposed to make me jealous
- 923. Is it supposed to make me
fall in love with you,
- 924. or back into bed with you, or what?
- 925. I mean,
what would you like me to say, Frank?
- 926. Why don't you say what you feel, April?
- 927. I don't feel anything.
- 928. In other words, you don't care what I do
or who I fuck or anything?
- 929. No, I guess that's right. I don't.
- 930. Fuck who you like.
- 931. April, don't you understand
that I want you to care?
- 932. I know. I know you do.
- 933. And I suppose I would if I loved you.
- 934. But I don't think I do any more.
And I only just figured that out.
- 935. Uh-huh.
- 936. And that's why I'd just as soon
not do any talking right now.
- 937. Don't give me that shit, April.
Don't give me that.
- 938. - You know goddamn well you love me.
- You think so?
- 939. You know goddamn well!
- 940. Yoo-hoo!
- 941. Anyone home?
- 942. I'm sorry dinner's late.
Would anyone like another drink?
- 943. Don't worry.
It's nice to just sit a bit and socialize.
- 944. You shouldn't have gone to
all this trouble.
- 945. With all your packing and whatnot.
- 946. I imagine you have a lot on your plate.
No pun intended.
- 947. Actually, there's been
a change of plans.
- 948. Oh?
- 949. I thought maybe it was obvious.
- 950. April here is pregnant.
- 951. - Congratulations.
- Oh, April!
- 952. I can't tell you how pleased I am!
- 953. But I expect you'll be needing
a bigger house now, won't you?
- 954. Hold it a second, Ma.
Hold on a second, Ma.
- 955. I don't get this.
I mean, what's so obvious about it?
- 956. I mean, okay, she's pregnant, so what?
Don't people have babies in Europe?
- 957. - John...
- Suppose we just say
- 958. that people anywhere
aren't very well advised to have babies
- 959. unless they can afford them.
- 960. Okay. Okay, it's a question of money.
Money's a good reason.
- 961. But it's hardly ever the real reason.
- 962. What's the real reason?
Wife talk you out of it or what?
- 963. Little woman decide she isn't
quite ready to quit playing house?
- 964. No, no, that's not it. I can tell.
- 965. She looks too tough
and adequate as hell.
- 966. Okay, then. It must've been you.
- 967. - John, please. You're being very rude.
- No, no. What happened, Frank?
- 968. You get cold feet?
- 969. You decide
you're better off here after all?
- 970. You figure it's more comfy
- 971. here in the old hopeless emptiness
after all, huh?
- 972. Oh, wow, that did it. Look at his face.
- 973. What's the matter, Wheeler?
Am I getting warm?
- 974. All right, Son.
I think we'd better be...
- 975. You know something?
- 976. I wouldn't be surprised
if he knocked her up on purpose
- 977. just so he could spend the rest of his
life hiding behind a maternity dress.
- 978. That way he'd never have to find out
what he's really made of.
- 979. Now look, I think that's just about
enough out of you.
- 980. I mean, who the hell
do you think you are?
- 981. You come in here and say
- 982. whatever crazy goddamn thing
comes into your head,
- 983. and I think it's about time somebody told
you to keep your goddamn mouth shut.
- 984. - He's not well, Frank.
- Not well, my ass!
- 985. I don't give a damn
if he's sick or well or dead or alive,
- 986. he should keep his fucking opinions
- 987. in the fucking insane asylum
where they belong!
- 988. Let's go, Son.
Come on, John.
- 989. Big man you got there, April.
- 990. Big family man.
- 991. I feel sorry for you.
- 992. Still, maybe you deserve each other.
- 993. I mean, the way you look right now,
I'm beginning to feel sorry for him, too.
- 994. You must give him a pretty bad time
- 995. if making babies is the only way
he can prove he's got a pair of balls.
- 996. - You fucking...
- No! He's not well, Frank!
- 997. All right, John.
Let's get on out to the car now.
- 998. April, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
- 999. Oh, right. Sorry. Sorry! Sorry!
- 1000. Ma, have I said
"I'm sorry" enough times?
- 1001. Damn! I am sorry, too.
- 1002. I bet I'm just about
the sorriest bastard I know.
- 1003. But get right down to it, I don't have
a whole hell of a lot to be glad about.
- 1004. Do I?
- 1005. But, hey, you know what?
- 1006. I am glad about one thing.
- 1007. You want to know what I'm glad about?
- 1008. I'm glad I'm not gonna be that kid.
- 1009. Okay, okay, don't tell me.
- 1010. Don't tell me, let me guess.
- 1011. I made a disgusting spectacle
of myself, right?
- 1012. Right.
- 1013. And everything that man said
is true, right?
- 1014. Is that what you're going to say?
- 1015. Apparently I don't have to.
- 1016. - You're saying it for me.
- Well, you're wrong, April.
- 1017. - Really? Why am I wrong?
- Because the man is insane.
- 1018. He's fucking insane! Do you know what
the definition of insanity is?
- 1019. No. Do you?
- 1020. Yes, it's the inability
to relate to another human being.
- 1021. It's the inability to love.
- 1022. April. April.
- 1023. April! April!
- 1024. The inability... The inability to love.
- 1025. Frank. You really are a wonderful talker.
- 1026. If black could be made into white
- 1027. you'd be the man for the job.
- 1028. So now I'm crazy
because I don't love you. Right?
- 1029. - Is that the point?
- No. Wrong.
- 1030. You're not crazy and you do love me.
That's the point, April.
- 1031. But I don't. I hate you.
- 1032. You were just some boy
who made me laugh at a party once
- 1033. and now I loathe the sight of you.
- 1034. In fact, if you come any closer,
if you touch me or anything,
- 1035. I think I'll scream.
- 1036. Come on. Stop this, April.
- 1037. Fuck you, April!
- 1038. Fuck you and all your hateful,
stuck-up, little goddamn...
- 1039. What're you going to do now?
Are you going to hit me?
- 1040. - To show me how much you love me?
- Don't worry, I can't be bothered!
- 1041. You're not worth the trouble
it would take to hit you.
- 1042. You're not worth the powder
it would take to blow you up.
- 1043. You're an empty, empty,
hollow shell of a woman!
- 1044. What the hell are you doing in my house
if you hate me so much?
- 1045. Why the hell are you married to me?
- 1046. What the hell are you doing
carrying my child?
- 1047. I mean, why didn't you just get
rid of it when you had the chance?
- 1048. Because listen to me.
Listen to me, I got news for you.
- 1049. I wish to God that you had.
- 1050. April!
- 1051. April!
- 1052. April!
- 1053. April!
- 1054. April!
- 1055. April!
- 1056. - April!
- Stay away from me.
- 1057. - April, listen.
- Stay away from me.
- 1058. Can't I even get away from you
in the fucking woods?
- 1059. April, listen, I didn't mean that.
- 1060. - Honestly, I didn't mean what I said.
- Are you still talking?
- 1061. Isn't there any way to stop your talking?
- 1062. I need to think. Can't you see that?
I need to think.
- 1063. Please come back to the house.
What're you doing out here, April?
- 1064. Do you want me to scream again,
- 1065. Because I will! I mean it!
- 1066. Okay. Okay.
- 1067. Good morning.
- 1068. Good morning.
- 1069. Would you like
scrambled eggs or fried?
- 1070. I don't know.
- 1071. It doesn't really matter.
Scrambled, I guess, if it's easy.
- 1072. Fine. I'll have scrambled, too.
- 1073. It's kind of nice having breakfast
without the kids for a change, huh?
- 1074. Yes.
- 1075. I thought you'd probably want
a good breakfast today.
- 1076. I mean, it's kind of an important day
for you, isn't it?
- 1077. Isn't this the day you have
your conference with Pollock?
- 1078. Yes. Yes, that's right.
- 1079. - Big deal.
- I imagine it is a pretty big deal.
- 1080. For them, anyway.
- 1081. What exactly do you think
you'll be doing in your new job?
- 1082. You haven't really
told me much about it.
- 1083. Haven't I?
- 1084. Well, I think this whole thing
is about Knox getting ready
- 1085. to buy up one of those
really big computers,
- 1086. even bigger than the 500.
- 1087. - Didn't I tell you about that?
- 1088. Why don't you tell me now?
- 1089. Well,
- 1090. you know, basically it's just a big,
fast adding machine.
- 1091. Only, instead of mechanical parts,
- 1092. you've got thousands
of individual vacuum tubes.
- 1093. I see.
- 1094. At least I think I see.
- 1095. Yes, it's really kind of interesting,
- 1096. Well, I don't know.
- 1097. Yeah, I guess it is kind of interesting,
in a way.
- 1098. You should value what you do, Frank.
- 1099. You're obviously good at it.
- 1100. Well, I guess
I'd better be getting started, huh?
- 1101. Listen, though, April, the...
- 1102. This was really nice.
- 1103. I mean, it was a swell breakfast.
- 1104. I don't know when I've ever had
a nicer breakfast.
- 1105. Thank you. I enjoyed it, too.
- 1106. Then you don't...
You don't hate me or anything?
- 1107. No. No, of course I don't.
- 1108. Have a good day.
- 1109. Okay, then. So long.
- 1110. Hello. Milly? Everything all right?
- 1111. Well, no, I'm afraid I'm not feeling
any better. That's really why I called.
- 1112. If it's not an inconvenience for you,
this evening would be great.
- 1113. What?
- 1114. Oh, no. No.
Not if they're outdoors playing.
- 1115. Don't call them in.
- 1116. Just give them each a kiss for me,
- 1117. and tell them I...
- 1118. Tell them...
- 1119. You know. All right. All right.
Thank you, Milly. Bye.
- 1120. I think I need help.
- 1121. 115 Revolutionary Road.
- 1122. - Frank. They tell you what happened?
- Jesus Christ.
- 1123. Shep, I didn't understand
half the things he told me.
- 1124. He said the fetus was out
before they got her here.
- 1125. And they had to operate to take out
the, what do you call it, the placenta?
- 1126. And now she's still bleeding.
- 1127. He said that she'd lost a lot of blood
before the ambulance came,
- 1128. and now they're trying to stop it.
- 1129. He said a whole lot of things
I didn't understand about capillaries...
- 1130. He said that she's unconscious. Jesus.
- 1131. Okay, Frank,
why don't you just take a seat?
- 1132. What the hell do I want to sit down for,
for God's sake?
- 1133. Okay, Frank. Just take it easy.
Take it easy.
- 1134. - Frank, have a cigarette.
- She did it to herself, Shep.
- 1135. She did it to herself.
- 1136. I'm gonna get you some coffee.
- 1137. They were such wonderful
people. Weren't they, Shep?
- 1138. It's just devastating.
- 1139. Poor April.
- 1140. Thank you.
- 1141. Frank lives in the city now.
Where is it that he works?
- 1142. - Bart Pollock Associates.
- 1143. Interesting firm.
- 1144. - Have you seen him since?
- No. Not back here.
- 1145. There are too many memories, I think.
Shep has seen him in the city.
- 1146. Haven't you, sweetie?
- 1147. Frank is just devoted to those kids.
- 1148. Every spare moment he has,
he spends with them.
- 1149. Excuse me.
- 1150. You all right?
- 1151. I don't want to talk
about the Wheelers any more.
- 1152. Okay.
- 1153. We don't have to.
- 1154. We don't have to.
- 1155. Daddy, Daddy, watch.
- 1156. I can't tell you how pleased I am
- 1157. about the little Revolutionary Road
- 1158. And now whenever I drive past,
it gives me such a lift
- 1159. to see it all perked up
and spanking clean again.
- 1160. All the lights in all the windows.
- 1161. And do you know? I was just thinking,
I've loved that little house for years.
- 1162. And the Braces are the only really
suitable people I've ever found for it.
- 1163. Really nice, congenial people, I mean.
- 1164. Well, except for the Wheelers,
- 1165. I was very fond of the Wheelers.
- 1166. They were a bit whimsical for my taste.
A bit neurotic.
- 1167. I never stressed it, but they were often
- 1168. very trying people
to deal with, in many ways.
- 1169. And actually, the main reason
that the little house was so hard to sell
- 1170. was because they let it depreciate
- 1171. Warped window frames, wet cellar,
crayon marks all over the walls,
- 1172. filthy smudges around the door knobs
and the fixtures...