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Joe: (waves for Curt to come over) Get down! OK now, you got it? I'm staying here, you're on your own.
Curt Henderson: Wait a minute, wait a minute, Joe... wait a minute. What if he hears me?
Joe: Shhh. Listen, listen! Look at it this way. Now, you got three choices. One, you chicken out and in that case I let Ants tie you to the car and drag you around a little bit and you don't want that. Right?
Curt Henderson: No.
Joe: Two, you foul up and Holstein hears you and, well uh... you don't want that, right?
Curt Henderson: No, I don't.
Joe: Three, you are successful and you join the Pharaohs with a car coat and a blood initiation and all that, huh?
(Joe pats Curt on the shoulder and runs back to the car)
Curt Henderson: What? Wait a minute, wait a minute! What blood initiation?
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Vic: Hey Deb, How's my soft baby?
Debbie Dunham: Come on, beat it, Vic. I'm not your baby.
Vic: Aw, come on honey. Look, so I never called you back. I've been, you know, busy.
Debbie Dunham: Yeah, three weeks? Besides, it only took me one night to realize if brains were dynamite you couldn't blow your nose.
Vic: Look who's talking. Hey, who's the wimp you're hanging out with now? Einstein?
Debbie Dunham: Tiger happens to be very intelligent, unlike you. I know everything your dirty little mind is thinking - it shows.
Terry Fields: Hey now, buddy, look. The lady obviously doesn't want to have...
Vic: Look, creep. You want a knuckle sandwich?
Terry Fields: Uh, no thanks. I'm waiting for a double Chucky Chuck.
Vic: Then keep your smart-ass mouth shut.
Vic: (pauses)
Vic: Hey, I'll call you some night Deb. Some night when I'm hard up.
Debbie Dunham: I won't be home.
Debbie Dunham: (lights a match and throws it at him as he makes an obscene gesture at her)
Debbie Dunham: Get out of here.
Terry Fields: You seem to know a lot of weird guys.
Debbie Dunham: That creep's not a friend of mine, he's just... *horny*. That's why I like you, you're different.
Terry Fields: I am? I mean, do you really think I'm intelligent?
Debbie Dunham: Yeah, and I bet you're smart enough to get us some brew.
(she puts her arm around him, leans over and kisses him)
Debbie Dunham: Yeah.
Terry Fields: Brew?
Debbie Dunham: Yeah.
Terry Fields: You mean liquor. Yeah, yeah right, liquor. Yeah, this place is too crowded anyway.
(starts the car, backs up and pulls out of Mel's Drive-in)
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Curt Henderson: You know Toby Juarez? Toby Juarez, he's a Pharaoh isn't he?
Joe: Toby Juarez? Sure, we know Toby. We killed him last night. Tied him to a car and dragged him.
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Station Attendant: Took the header plugs off, eh? Expectin' some action?
John Milner: Yeah, I think so. There's some punk lookin' for me.
Station Attendant: Why the hell do they bother? You've been number one as long as I can remember.
John Milner: Yeah. Been a long time, ain't it? I'll see ya.
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Carol: You're a regular J.D.
John Milner: File that under uh, C.S. over there.
(hands her the ticket Holstein just issued him)
Carol: C.S.? What's that stand for?
John Milner: Chicken sh*t - that's what it is.
Carol: Oh.
(puts the ticket in the glove compartment which is full of similar tickets)
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Terry Fields: You'll always be Number One, John. You're the greatest.
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Bob Falfa: (singing) Some enchanted evening / You will see a stranger / You will see a stranger / Across a crowded room / And somehow you'll know / That she is the one...
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Terry Fields: (to Debbie) Hello. Buenos Noches. You sure you don't need a lift somewhere? Huh? Hey, you know John Milner? John Milner's a good friend of mine. Hey, did anybody ever tell you that you look just like Connie Stevens?
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Steve Bolander: I thought, maybe before I leave, we could agree that... that seeing other people while I'm away can't possibly hurt, you know.
Laurie Henderson: You mean dating other people?
Steve Bolander: I think it would strengthen our relationship. Then we'd know for sure that we're really in love. Not that there's any doubt.
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Curt Henderson: Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets, wants ME... Will you turn the corner?
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Girl in Studebaker: You got a b*tchin' car.
John Milner: Yeah, I know.
Girl in Studebaker: In fact, your car's so neat, we're gonna give you our special prize. You want me to give it to you?
John Milner: Sweetheart, if the prize is you, I'm a ready teddy.
Girl in Studebaker: Well, get bent, turkey!
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Bob Falfa: Hey man, I'm sorry if I scared ya!
John Milner: You're gonna hafta do one hell of a lot more than that to scare me!
Bob Falfa: Hey I've been lookin' all over for ya man. Didn't nobody tell ya I was lookin' for ya?
John Milner: Man, I can't keep track of all you punks runnin' 'round here backwards.
Bob Falfa: Hey you're s'posed to be the fastest thing in the Valley man, but that can't be your car. It must be your mama's car! I'm sorta' embarrassed to be this close to ya!
John Milner: Yeah, well I'm not surprised, drivin' a field car!
Bob Falfa: Field car? What's a field car?
John Milner: A field car runs through the fields, droppin' cow sh*t all over the place to make the lettuce grow.
Bob Falfa: Ha ha! That's pretty good! Say, I like the color of your car there, man. What's that s'posed to be? Sort of a cross between p*ss yella' and puke green ain't it?
John Milner: Well, you call that a paint job, but it's pretty ugly. I bet you got to sneak up on the pumps just to get a little air in your tires!
Bob Falfa: Well at least I don't have to pull over to the side just to let a funeral go by man.
John Milner: Oh ho, funny!
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Steve Bolander: Where are you going? It's awfully early in the morning.
Curt Henderson: (pause) I have a dentist appointment.
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Mr. Kroot: All right, all right, Bolander, break that up. You know the rules. You and your girlfriend want to do that, go someplace else, huh?
Steve Bolander: Hey, Kroot! Why don't you go kiss a duck?
Mr. Kroot: What did you say?
Steve Bolander: I said, go kiss a duck, marblehead.
Mr. Kroot: Okay, Bolander, you are suspended. Don't - don't you even come in on Monday. You're out, you're out!
Steve Bolander: Hey, hey, Kroot. I graduated last semester. Remember?
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Curt Henderson: Listen, I still gotta find that blonde.
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Terry Fields: This is a super fine machine.
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Ants: Hey, man, who cut the cheese?
Joe: He who smelt it, dealt it.
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Laurie Henderson: (to Steve) I don't care if you leave this second!
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Terry Fields: Pardon me, sir, but I lost my I.D. in... in a flood and I'd like to get some Old Harper, hard stuff. Would you mind buying a bottle for me?
Bum at Liquor Store: Why certainly! I lost my wife, too - her name wasn't Idy, though, and it wasn't in a flood - but I know what ya...
Terry Fields: Thanks, here's enough for a pint.
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(first lines)
Terry Fields: Hey, what do you say, Curt? Last night in town... you guys gonna have a little bash before you leave?
Steve Bolander: The Moose have been looking for you all day.
(hands a check to Curt)
Steve Bolander: They got worried... thought you were trying to avoid them or something.
Terry Fields: What is it? What do ya got?
Curt Henderson: Oh, great.
Terry Fields: That's $2,000 man! Two thousand dollars!
Steve Bolander: Mr. Jennings gave it to me to give to you. He says he's sorry it's so late, but it's the first scholarship the Moose Lodge has given out. And he, uh, says they're all very proud of you back at the lodge.
Curt Henderson: Cute. Why don't you hold it for me for awhile?
Steve Bolander: Hey, I don't want it. Take it... it's yours.
Terry Fields: I'll take it!
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Terry Fields: Are you guys ready?
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Carol: (John turns off the radio) Why did you do that?
John Milner: I don't like that surfin' sh*t. Rock and roll's been going down hill ever since Buddy Holly died.
Carol: Don't you think the Beach Boys are boss?
John Milner: You would, you grungy little twirp.
Carol: Grungy? You big weenie! If I had a boyfriend, he'd pound you.
John Milner: Yeah, sure.
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John Milner: Paradise Road.
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Old Man: Sicker 'n' a dog, that's for sure.
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Carol: Oh, no, not me. Not old Carol. The night is young and I'm not hittin' the rack till I get a little action.
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Terry Fields: A double Chubby-Chuck, a chili-barb, two orders of French fries and...
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Steve Bolander: Let's dance.
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(last lines)
John Milner: I know, uh... you probably think you're a big shot, goin' off like this...
John Milner: (he slaps Curt) ... but you're still a punk.
Curt Henderson: OK, John... So long... So long!
(Steve, Terry, Laurie and John wish Curt goodbye)
Terry Fields: Have a good trip!
Laurie Henderson: Bye, Curt. Good-bye!
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Steve Bolander: What's wrong?
Laurie Henderson: Go to Hell!
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Terry Fields: Oh, that was beautiful, John. Just beautiful.
John Milner: I was losing man.
Terry Fields: What?
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Steve Bolander: We're finally getting out of this turkey town, and now you wanna crawl back into your cell, right? You wanna end up like John? You just can't stay seventeen forever.
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XERB Disc Jockey: (to Curt) Hey, what do you want? Push the red switch down.
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Carol: (after being hit with a water balloon) Very funny. What a chop! Ha-ha! Quit laughing! Let's catch 'em at the light. Jump out and flatten their tires.
John Milner: Wait a minute.
Carol: Just do as I say!
John Milner: Alright, boss.
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XERB Disc Jockey: Little kiss on your ear. Goodnight, sweetheart. I'll see you later.
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Mr. Gordon: Hey, what are you punks doing? What's going on here?
Joe: I'm just uh...
Curt Henderson: Oh, hi, Mr. Gordon. What's up?
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Joe: (wearing sunglasses at night with two other members of the Pharoh's gang) Whadaya doin' creep?
Curt Henderson: Who, me?
Joe: No, I'm talkin' to the other fifty creeps here. You know Gil Gonzales?
Curt Henderson: Gil Gonzales? No. No, I don't.
Joe: Don't know Gil huh? Well you oughta. He's a friend of ours and that's his car you got your butt parked on.
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Peg: (to Laurie) Why are you so depressed? You'll forget him in a week. After you're elected senior Queen, you'll have so many boys after your bod.
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John Milner: I was a dirty bird, Carol's not grungey - she's b*tchin'
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Terry Fields: Let me have a Three Musketeers, and a ball point pen, and one of those combs there, a pint of Old Harper, a couple of flash light batteries and some beef jerky.
Barman: Okay, you got an I.D. for the liquor?
Terry Fields: Oh, umm, yeah. Oh, nuts, I left it in the car.
Barman: Sorry. You'll have to get it before.
Terry Fields: Well, I... I also... I forgot the car.
Debbie Dunham: Hey, did you get it? Did you get it? Did you get it? Did you get it? You got it! You got it!
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John Milner: sh*t! Hey, get down!
Carol: Hey, is this what they call "copping a feel"?
John Milner: What? No, get up, N-O. Sheezus.
Carol: What's your name?
John Milner: My name? Mud, if anybody sees you.
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Debbie Dunham: Peel out, I just love it when guys peel out.
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XERB Disc Jockey: (to Curt) Hey, have a popsicle. The ice box just broke down, and they're melting all over the place. You want one?
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XERB Disc Jockey: Rock 'n' Roll will stand man. Who's this on the Wolfman telephone?
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Carol: (to Falfa) Your car is uglier than I am!
(both John and Falfa look at her oddly)
Carol: Uh... that didn't come out right.
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Curt Henderson: You're the most beautiful, exciting thing I've ever seen in my life and I don't know anything about you.
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Carol: (to John) Oh, race him. You can beat him.
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Laurie Henderson: Come on.
Steve Bolander: Come on, what?
Laurie Henderson: Steven, please. Smile or something.
Steve Bolander: Quit pinching!
Laurie Henderson: You think I care if you go off? You think I'm gonna crack up or something? Boy, are you conceited!
Steve Bolander: I don't know why I ever asked you out!
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Peg: Joe College strikes out.
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John Milner: What the hell's goin' on here, Toad? Hey, man, are you all right?
Terry Fields: Yeah, I'll die soon, then it'll all be over, John.
Debbie Dunham: Wow, you're just like the Lone Ranger.
John Milner: Yeah, yeah. Listen, are you with him?
Terry Fields: You're talking to the woman I love.
John Milner: What happened, man?
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Joe: (to Curt) You better comes with us and take a ride with the Pharaohs, huh?
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