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The Mosquito Coast

Startling adventure about an idealist who uproots his family to a remote Caribbean island, where he sets about creating a Utopia. Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren star.


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'My father was an inventor - a genius with anything mechanical.

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'Nine patents, six pending.

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'He dropped out of Harvard. "To get an education", he said.

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'I believed he owned the world, and that all he said was true.'

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Look! How did America get this way?

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Land of promise and opportunity! Give us the wretched refuse of your shores!

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-Have a coke! Watch TV!

-Have a nice day!

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Go on welfare... Get free money!

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Turn to crime! Crime pays here.

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Why do they put up with it?

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Why do they keep coming?

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Look around you. This place is a toilet!

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The whole damned country could turn into a door-locking danger zone, full of scavengers and moral scum

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and nobody would think to leave.

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-I

-do! I think about it every day.

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I want eight feet of rubber seal with foam backing.

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This country's going to the dogs!

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And nobody cares!

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"I just work here" - that's the attitude!

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Buy junk, sell junk, eat junk...

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-3.99.

-I don't want it.

-You asked for it.

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-You work for the Japanese?

-If you don't want it, just say so.

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I just said so. Look! "Made in Japan."

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I don't want my hard-earned dollars converted into yen!

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Do you work here?

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OK, we'll get it some place else! This is not the only place in town. Goodbye!

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Maybe I should have said "sayonara"!

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I'll tell you, Charlie, I'm not going back into Hatfield.

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I'm sick of dealing with people who want things I've rejected - things on TV!

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They talk about nuclear destruction as if it were a game show topic!

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'All winter, Father had been saying, "There's going to be a war here." "It's coming", he said.

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'He said the signs were all over - in the high prices, the bad tempers and the greed of the people.

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'"Bloody crimes went unpunished", he said.

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'This war would be different, and no side would be innocent.'

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It's like a human's insides.

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Entrails and vitals!

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You see, that's its digestive system,

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circulatory system, respiration - lungs -

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fatty tissue, kidneys...

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The ammonia, that's its plasma!

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Got it?

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But, Dad... What is it?

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It's perfection. That's what it is!

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Where is he? SHE MOUTHS SILENTLY

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-'Mrs Fox?'

-He's not here right now, Mr Polski.

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He had to go to Hatfield to get a...a part for something.

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I can see his truck! He's supposed to be here, rigging up a cooling system for the barn!

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My asparagus is rotting! Tell him to get here!

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-Something about a cooling system?

-I've got something much better!

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I'm going to knock his socks off and straighten his hair, honey!

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Where've you been?

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-About half a glass of water.

-What is this?

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-Got a match?

-My asparagus is rotting, and you ask me for a match!

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If it wouldn't be too much trouble!

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Mr Fox!

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Jerry, why won't he answer me? I don't know!

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-Now he cooks a glass of water! What is that thing?

-It's my baby!

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-My baby boy!

-THE MACHINE RUMBLES

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Fat Boy! That's what we'll call it!

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-< This is foolishness!

-Patience!

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I've got work to do! THE MACHINE BLASTS

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C'mon, Doc! Take a look!

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-Oh, boy! Ain't that something?

-But how did I do it? Where's the electricity?

-Kerosene!

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-You mean I made ice out of fire?

-Yeah...so it seems.

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-Let's see how it works.

-No! Here.

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This is just a model!

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I'm going to build you a huge one!

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I'm in the asparagus business, not the inventing business!

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But, Doc, I can preserve the excess with Fat Boy, here!

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-It's too small.

-It's a scale model!

-It's ingenious, Mr Fox. That's why I hired you!

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I also hired you to do what I ask - to provide a simple cooling system in the barn!

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Not to go off with crazy schemes, inventing contraptions in MY time!

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Now, PLEASE...!

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To work!

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What is this? It's not a rest period!

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He didn't like it very much, Dad.

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He hated it. Positively hated it!

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Absolute contempt! But I'm glad of that.

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That's what gets me cooking! What if he'd liked it?

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Then I'd have gone back to bed!

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We'll just be a couple of minutes.

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Migrant workers.

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Polski's PIs!

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Right out of the jungle. Didn't know when they were well-off.

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I'd trade places with them any day.

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D'you know what they've got down there?

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Geothermal energy! All the juice they need, 5,000 feet under the surface.

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Imagine the problems they have in the jungle without refrigeration.

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If they saw an ice cube, they'd probably think it was... a diamond or jewel of some kind.

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Ice...is civilization!

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I want to show you something.

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-They call this 'the monkey-house'.

-Who do?

-Kids.

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Don't let me hear you call it that.

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Poor people. Look at what they own.

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-They don't even eat the asparagus they cut!

-We shouldn't be here.

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They welcome visitors! Be kind to strangers - you never know when you might be one yourself.

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-That's the law of the jungle.

-But this isn't the jungle, Dad!

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No, because no jungle is as murderous and fallen as this is.

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They trade green trees for this. It's pathetic, and it makes me mad.

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They'll end up being part of the problem.

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-It would take courage to go there.

-Go where?

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The jungle.

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Not ordinary gumption...

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but four in the morning courage.

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And who's got that?

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Thanks.

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Oops!

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What is it?

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Something's going to happen.

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Like what?

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Something terrible.

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When you're young, the world is a strange place.

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-You start to worry about it.

-But Dad's not young, and HE'S worried.

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He's always like that before a new invention. He's got a lot on his mind.

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But something IS going to happen.

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Something good!

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-Good night.

-Sleep tight!

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-TRUCK HORN BEEPS

-Hey, boys!

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-Give me a hand!

-What's that?

-I've got something for you.

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-You're going to love this!

-Is that right?

-Yeah.

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I need four men. Grab that thing with wheels.

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EXCITED VOICES >

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-We're not allowed to go in.

-What's going on in there?

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< You're not...

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Hey, Charlie's here!

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Your father's a great man. He's my father, too!

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Charlie, I want you to do something. Take this and give it to Polski.

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-I'll take it, Dad. I'm dressed!

-Charlie's the oldest. He's doing it.

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This is an historic occasion!

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"I'm not only quitting this job, but also this ruin of a country.

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"Good luck, Doc. You'll need it."

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Your father is the worst kind of pain-in-the-neck.

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A know-it-all who's sometimes right!

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He's a dangerous man, Charlie. You tell him that!

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One of these days he's going to get you all killed!

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-Take a picture of me!

-Don't waste film!

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-Leave those!

-It's only the breakfast things.

-Leave them!

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-Mother! Come on!

-What about all the books, Dad?

-If it's not in the pile, it stays!

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-Girls in the back!

-Can I ride back here?

-No, it's not safe.

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# Under the bam! Under the boo! Under the bamboo tree.

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# Two live as one

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# One lives as two

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# Two lives as three

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# Under the bamboo tree! #

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SHIP HORNS BLAST

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Goodbye, America! And have a nice day!

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Hi! I'm Reverend Gurney Spellgood.

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You can call me Gurney.

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Mrs Fox, I'm Captain Smalls. Come on, I'll get you a seat.

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The sea around us, the earth beneath.

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This night commit this food > to Thy keep.

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-Jeedoof!

-Amen.

-Amen!

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TWINS: We don't say prayers at home.

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Mrs Fox!

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-The Captain first, Reverend!

-"The last shall be first"!

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-Some!

-Pardon?

-"SOME of the last who will be first", Luke.

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Oh, I was quoting Matthew!

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Matthew says "many", not "some".

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You certainly understand my mission, Mr Fox!

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And a good knowledge of the Scriptures, too!

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I've tinkered with the Bible. It doesn't work.

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-Is it your first visit to Mosquitia?

-Actually, we're planning to stay.

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-Stay?

-Uh-huh.

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-The whole country's in the Stone Age.

-Sounds perfect!

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Ah, Mr Fox! I've got a gift for you.

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It's the latest - the Blue Jeans Bible.

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A psychologist designed it.

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Hey, kids, this is what I was warning you about.

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"Of making many books, there is no end. Much study is a weariness of the flesh." Ecclesiastes.

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"There are many rooms in my Father's house, but I am the door."

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Well, don't slam it on the way out!

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-God forgive you!

-Have a nice day!

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Thank you, brother!

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Hi!

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It's a whole lot hotter than this in the jungle!

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-You've never been there?

-No.

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We're from Baltimore.

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I study communication at school.

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I hate school! It's so boring!

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So, what's your favourite band?

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Mine's The Executioners. I love the lead guitarist!

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Your father's a missionary. You don't live in Baltimore.

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My father has two churches. One's in Guampu, and one's in Baltimore. It's a drive-in.

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-What kind of drive-in?

-There's only one kind! You know, outdoors? With cars?

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God, you're stupid!

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So, what does your old man do?

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My father's an inventor.

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He invented this sort of mechanical mop. It works all by itself.

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-Weird!

-My father's a genius!

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Charlie... Do you have a girlfriend?

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No.

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I could be your girlfriend... if you want.

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I think about you when I go to the bathroom!

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THE GIRLS SING A SONG

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LOUD BABBLE OF VOICES

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Come here, honey! Whooo!

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# He's all right What do you think about Jesus?

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# He's all right. What do you think about Jesus?

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# He's all right! He's all right! #

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Honey, look at it! It's beautiful!

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SHE MOUTHS

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Amen! OK, brothers, let's get this show on the road!

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Come on! We've got a long way to go.

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Look! I love him when he's like that!

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-Happy hunting, Reverend!

-Thank you, Mr Fox! And you, too!

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-Look at all the boats!

-It's beautiful!

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Hey, come to Papa!

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SALSA DRUM BEAT

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MUSIC DROWNS OUT CONVERSATION

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INAUDIBLE DISCUSSION

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HEAVY RAIN IS FALLING

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EXCITED VOICES >

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Shhh! The twins are asleep!

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-Tell her, Charlie!

-Dad bought a town!

-No!

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-He had a gun in his pocket!

-You're looking at the mayor of Jeronimo!

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-You bought a town?

-A small town.

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Well, where is it?

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Well?

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Jeronimo! It's too shallow to go up there.

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Well, Mr Haddy, we'll just have to experiment!

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- Why you go to Jeronimo? - We bought it!

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We ran out of room in America!

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Here, let me take the wheel.

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-Against regulations!

-What regulations?

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It's MY launch!

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I steer, you passenger!

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-Huh! Experiment!

-Haddy, are you all right, there?

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-There is no channel here! >

-Don't give up!

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Stay back!

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-Stay back! It's too shallow!

-Keep looking!

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Oh, God!

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-You OK?

-Channel! Channel!

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Can you get in all right?

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ALL LAUGH

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Hooray!

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# I don't own a VCR A house, nor car!

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# And I've got no colour TV! #

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Hello!

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-Them's Zambus!

-Ask them where we are.

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-It's Jeronimo!

-This is it! Jeronimo!

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-Where?

-Stay there, girls!

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Haddy, get ready on the bow line.

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-Can we help you?

-I've been looking for you!

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Help your mother!

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-Can you see the town yet, Allie?

-Yes!

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It's perfect! Perfect!

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Everything we need is here! Right here!

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Starting from scratch!

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-Oh, Allie!

-This is what I've dreamed about.

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Don't look at me like that, Mother! This is life, not a vacation!

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-Can you see it, Charlie?

-No, Dad.

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-Can YOU see it, Mother?

-See what, Allie?

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-A beautiful house, right in front of you!

-Me no see no house!

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This could be for the kitchen. That could be the wash-house!

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Build a platform above it all!

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It's like the hub of a wheel, with the crops radiating out.

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We'll have to drain that swamp.

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Pump the river water up for the fish farm! Slash the area for growing land!

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Perhaps if I hit them...

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..and you take them out, OK?

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-Dad, there's a big pile of cut wood here.

-Wood or lumber?

-Lumber!

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Girls, come and have a look!

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What wonderful old treasures!

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You take that beauty.

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-Quick! SCREAMING

-Where is she?

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-It's all right!

-Leeches and tigers all over!

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-And huge baboons!

-OK, Mr Haddy!

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Oh, my God!

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-Look at you!

-Me?

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Look at YOU!

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JUNGLE ECHOES WITH ANIMAL AND BIRD CRIES

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What's that?

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I miss my home in America.

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Me too! Yeah!

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We all do. Now, who wants some orange?

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Nobody loves America more than I do, you know.

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That's why we left, because I couldn't bear to watch.

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You kids have got to understand.

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It's like when my mother died.

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She was strong as an ox - fell down and broke her hip, then caught double pneumonia.

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She was dying. I went to see her. And what did she say?

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-IN CROAKY VOICE:

-Why don't you poison me?

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I couldn't listen, so I went away.

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People said it was the height of callousness.

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It's not true.

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I loved her too much to watch her die.

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I'm not here to boss you around.

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I'm here to work for you. If I'm not working hard enough, tell me.

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You come up and say, "You got to do a lot better!" and I will!

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Where do you want to begin? You tell me!

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Fish farm? Chicken run? What? You tell me.

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-OLD MAN COUGHS

-Right!

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You want to plant first? Sensible!

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Come along! We've got it all worked out!

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Go to your assigned row according to the colours you were told earlier.

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Pumpkin seeds. They go this far apart.

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-How are you doing, Charlie?

-All right, Dad.

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Right now in America someone's throwing an electric squeezer out, saying it doesn't work.

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-Someone's eating chocolate soup!

-Is that right, Father?

-Yes, Francis.

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That's why I'm here.

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That's why I came.

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TAPPING >

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ALLIE WHISTLES AND HUMS TO HIMSELF

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'It was not an easy life, those first weeks in Jeronimo.

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'It was no coconut kingdom of free fruit and grass huts.'

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Watch the strings, kids! Good morning, ladies!

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Get up! I need this tent taken down.

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'This was work and a routine that took up every daylight hour.

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'In Hatfield, we had done pretty much what we pleased. Here, things were different.'

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Have you got some flooring up there?

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Charlie, you're supposed to have the flooring up here!

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It's an absolute sin to accept the decadence of obsolescence.

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We accept that things fall apart, but they don't have to! They need to last forever!

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We eat when we're not hungry, drink when we're not thirsty...

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Why sell a man what he wants? Sell him what he doesn't need! It's wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

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In New York, people kill for a quarter!

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You don't dare take a walk! Think!

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Ten-year-old homicidal maniacs on every street corner!

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They go to school! Huh!

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-The problem with...

-CHAINSAW DROWNS OUT HIS RANTINGS

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..and a 2 loaf of bread!

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Good!

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Great! You'll be my fish farmer!

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We're going to breed all the fish we need to eat right here!

0:35:020:35:07

Just scoop 'em up and into the pot!

0:35:070:35:10

Get all of this cleared up, all right?

0:35:100:35:13

How am I doing, boy?

0:35:160:35:18

Fine, Dad.

0:35:190:35:22

Strictly speaking, there's no such thing as invention.

0:35:390:35:44

-It's just...

-BLOW-TORCH DROWNS HIM OUT

0:35:440:35:48

'Father often talked of things being revealed.

0:35:480:35:52

'True invention was magnifying something's use, improving its imperfections

0:35:520:35:58

'and putting it to work for you.

0:35:580:36:02

'God had left the world incomplete.

0:36:020:36:05

'It was man's job to finish it, he'd say.

0:36:050:36:09

'I think that's why he hated missionaries.

0:36:090:36:12

'They taught people to put up with their earthly burdens.

0:36:120:36:18

'For Father, all earthly burdens could be fitted with a pulley!'

0:36:180:36:24

-Dad!

-What have you got, girls?

-Can you fix it?

0:36:240:36:28

Yeah, I can get this going.

0:36:280:36:31

Don't just sit there, honey - pedal!

0:36:430:36:48

No need to worry about these kids' education, Mother!

0:36:480:36:52

This is the education they need.

0:36:530:36:57

This is the kind of education every American should have gotten.

0:36:570:37:01

When America's laid to waste by nuclear holocaust, THESE skills will save them.

0:37:010:37:07

Not finger-painting or "What is the capital of Texas?"

0:37:070:37:12

..But survival!

0:37:120:37:15

Rebuilding a civilization from a smoking ruin!

0:37:150:37:20

Spearmint!

0:37:260:37:28

Charlie, it's Mr Haddy!

0:37:290:37:31

Hi! How're you doing? Good to see you!

0:37:310:37:36

Yes, I have it for you! For you!

0:37:380:37:41

Oh, Mr Haddy!

0:37:430:37:46

I'm going to put cuffs on them, OK?

0:37:460:37:50

-Hello, Mr Peaselee!

-Hello, ma'am!

0:37:500:37:53

Can I help?

0:37:560:37:59

Oh!

0:38:060:38:08

It's a nice yellow, isn't it?

0:38:080:38:12

I surely like this colour!

0:38:120:38:15

Mr Fox!

0:38:360:38:37

Mr Fox! >

0:38:390:38:41

-A very good morning to you!

-Oh, God!

0:38:410:38:45

Well done, Foxes! Well done!

0:38:500:38:53

-Mrs Kennywick! Is that you?

-Yes, sir, Father.

0:38:560:39:01

Now, we haven't seen you in God's house in quite a while!

0:39:010:39:06

Jeedoof to you.

0:39:120:39:14

Jeedoof!

0:39:140:39:16

-What can we do for you, Reverend?

-Word has spread of your doings. I thought I'd look in.

0:39:190:39:26

-Mrs Fox, how nice to see you!

-Hello.

-I love your parrot!

0:39:260:39:31

-That's Arthur.

-Oh! I brought some preserves from Aurora.

0:39:310:39:37

-Oh! Will you thank her for me?

-Papaya and yams, I believe.

0:39:370:39:42

-State your business, Reverend.

-It's the Lord's business I'm about!

0:39:440:39:49

I didn't know the Lord was franchising round here!

0:39:490:39:53

-Perhaps some cold tea, Allie!

-Mother...

0:39:530:39:57

The Lord sent me here, Mr Fox!

0:39:570:40:01

That's what I love about you - a complete lack of presumption(!)

0:40:010:40:06

-If the Lord knew this place existed, he'd have done something for these people! But he didn't!

-Allie!

0:40:060:40:14

-This river doesn't belong to you.

-Nor you! But this place belongs to me!

0:40:140:40:20

This man cannot speak...

0:40:200:40:23

for you good folk!

0:40:230:40:26

-The Lord is your Father!

-I'm a fair man!

0:40:260:40:32

If any of you want to go with this man, I won't stop you! Any takers?

0:40:320:40:39

And Pharoah said...

0:40:460:40:49

And Pharoah said, "Who is the Lord that I should obey his voice,

0:40:490:40:58

"and let YOU, Israel, go?

0:40:580:41:01

"I know not the Lord, and neither will I let Israel go!"

0:41:010:41:07

Exodus V.

0:41:090:41:11

Now get off my land!

0:41:110:41:14

THUNDER RUMBLES

0:41:300:41:33

'What Father had promised that first day in Jeronimo

0:41:530:41:58

'was now there for all to see. It was all as he predicted,

0:41:580:42:03

'and more orderly and happier than we had imagined.

0:42:030:42:06

'He called this notch in the jungle a superior civilisation.

0:42:060:42:10

'He said it was just how America might have been.'

0:42:100:42:13

GUITAR MUSIC AND BABBLE OF VOICES

0:42:130:42:18

One...two...three...Jeronimo!

0:42:240:42:28

One...two...three...

0:42:280:42:31

..JERONIMO!

0:42:310:42:34

-When they come we'll say "Happy Thanksgiving", OK?

-Happy Thanksgiving!

0:42:540:43:00

Dad, you look...nice!

0:43:000:43:03

TWINS: - You look funny! - No, he looks nice!

0:43:030:43:08

You look great, Mom!

0:43:080:43:10

This is the life!

0:43:140:43:17

Our first Thanksgiving in the New World!

0:43:240:43:29

-Let's eat!

-This looks really good!

0:43:300:43:33

-Can I have some meat, Dad?

-After your mother! Leg, honey?

-Please.

0:43:330:43:38

Bye!

0:43:510:43:52

-Bye, everybody!

-Bye, Dad! See you!

0:43:520:43:57

Ready?

0:43:570:43:58

Bye, darling!

0:43:580:44:00

Come on!

0:44:180:44:20

THE CHILDREN GIGGLE

0:44:200:44:23

Let me lead the way! I know this jungle!

0:44:270:44:32

# Silent night, holy night

0:44:580:45:04

# All is calm, all is bright... #

0:45:040:45:09

Right, we buy our food from the store!

0:45:090:45:13

We'll use those nuts as a bank.

0:45:130:45:16

A dollar each!

0:45:160:45:18

-I want to buy some food. >

-Do you have any money?

0:45:180:45:23

-Ain't got none.

-Well, start digging!

0:45:230:45:27

-I'll be the school teacher! We can get Dad to help us.

-No!

0:45:270:45:33

Dad wouldn't understand. Don't tell Dad or anyone about Acre.

0:45:330:45:38

-Why?

-Because it's our secret. No-one else can know!

0:45:380:45:43

-Your father can do magic.

-No, science.

0:45:430:45:47

-Science is worse!

-No! Father could have made a fortune inventing.

0:45:470:45:52

How come he ain't rich? Because he wanted to come here!

0:45:520:45:58

-And he said there'd be nuclear war.

-You're all wrong.

0:45:580:46:03

MEN CHANT RHYTHMICALLY

0:46:050:46:09

THEY SING

0:46:230:46:26

'Father told us he was making a monster. "I'm Dr Frankenstein", he'd say.

0:46:310:46:38

'He called one set of pipes 'lungs',

0:46:380:46:41

'and another its 'poop shaft'.

0:46:410:46:44

'He always spoke of it as 'he'.

0:46:440:46:48

'"He needs a gizzard today",

0:46:480:46:51

'or "This will fit onto his liver".'

0:46:510:46:55

GAS HISSES OUT

0:47:350:47:38

Mother, I want you by my side! History is being made here today!

0:48:360:48:41

Jerry, have you got the camera?

0:48:410:48:44

Everybody in position? Leon?

0:48:440:48:48

You're the youngest. You'll remember this longest.

0:48:480:48:53

Drainy? Er, excuse us...

0:48:530:48:57

Everybody in, Drainy? OK, smile!

0:48:570:49:00

CAMERA CLICKS

0:49:090:49:12

MACHINE STARTS TO RUMBLE

0:49:260:49:31

He's waking up.

0:49:350:49:38

LOUD GURGLING

0:49:390:49:42

This is no miracle. This is thermodynamics!

0:50:060:50:10

HADDY: It's risky, Mother!

0:50:120:50:15

It's all right. Allie knows what he's doing.

0:50:150:50:20

-What's that?

-Never seen a snowball?

0:50:270:50:31

Ice from fire!

0:50:310:50:33

-Francis!

-It's cold water, Father!

0:50:360:50:39

And air-conditioning!

0:50:390:50:43

Cool down your house, get a good night's sleep...

0:50:430:50:47

Ice is civilization! That's why I'm here!

0:50:470:50:52

EVERYONE CHEERS AND LAUGHS

0:50:520:50:55

'Fat Boy looked like a miracle to the local Zambus.

0:51:280:51:33

'A kind of ice-market was established - all for free.

0:51:330:51:38

'But Father was restless.

0:51:400:51:43

'It was all too easy now, and everyone took ice for granted.

0:51:430:51:48

'Francis told him of an Indian tribe.

0:51:490:51:52

'They'd never seen missionaries, and had certainly never seen ice.

0:51:520:51:57

'These were the pure people he'd talked of.

0:51:570:52:02

'They would see the ice as a jewel, and be amazed.'

0:52:020:52:06

Keep going! Don't give up on me, boys!

0:52:060:52:11

NOISE OF RAIN OBSCURES COMMENTS

0:52:150:52:19

Put it down if you have to! Put it down!

0:52:350:52:39

OK, Charlie. Hold it up here.

0:52:430:52:46

Come on up! Come on!

0:52:460:52:48

Don't get your legs underneath.

0:52:580:53:02

THEY GRUNT AND PANT

0:53:020:53:05

Come on, Jerry!

0:53:080:53:11

THE RAIN HAS STOPPED

0:53:180:53:21

Just over this ridge. It's all downhill.

0:53:260:53:30

-What's the matter with you guys?

-We'll have to go home in the dark!

0:53:330:53:38

Home? Not till we've delivered this ice!

0:53:380:53:42

All right...

0:54:080:54:10

All right, we'll camp here.

0:54:100:54:13

So, where are we going to sleep?

0:54:210:54:24

Why, right over there!

0:54:240:54:27

Over the street at the Holiday Inn!

0:54:270:54:30

You lounge by the pool while I fix us some rooms. Do you want a king-size bed?

0:54:300:54:37

I sure hope there's a colour TV!

0:54:370:54:40

Want a few quarters for the jukebox, Jerry?

0:54:400:54:44

I'm so sick of this whining! Pull yourself together! Be a man!

0:54:450:54:50

(Come on, Jerry. It's all right.)

0:54:590:55:02

There goes Charlie to get a Fudgsicle!

0:55:020:55:05

-I'm looking for some wood to build a lean-to!

-Charlie'll show us how!

0:55:050:55:12

< Charlie know how?

0:55:120:55:15

FIRE SPITS AND CRACKLES

0:55:260:55:29

Put out that fire! You're melting my ice.

0:55:310:55:35

What are you looking at?

0:56:010:56:04

This is the first time since Creation that ice has melted here. Think about it!

0:56:060:56:13

Come on!

0:56:360:56:38

Charlie, give me the bag!

0:56:450:56:48

I brought for you... Present!

0:56:480:56:51

Move slowly. We're the first white men they've seen.

0:56:510:56:56

Present! Wonderful!

0:56:590:57:02

Mysterious present!

0:57:020:57:05

Come here! Come! Look!

0:57:050:57:08

Look!

0:57:080:57:10

Look!

0:57:120:57:14

Wait till you see this.

0:57:140:57:17

I don't believe this!

0:57:260:57:28

It was... This was ice!

0:57:280:57:33

-Go away!

-Wait a minute!

0:57:330:57:36

Do you know how hard it was to get here?

0:57:360:57:40

Go away! We go, Father!

0:57:400:57:44

Have you ever seen or touched ice?

0:57:440:57:47

(Dad! Dad! There's a white man.)

0:57:470:57:51

-(There's a white man in there.)

-(Take my bag.)

0:57:510:57:56

Nice place you got!

0:57:560:57:58

Living close to nature!

0:57:580:58:01

Nice!

0:58:020:58:03

So, er...

0:58:080:58:10

My dad's an inventor. He invented this big ice machine!

0:58:100:58:14

-It makes ice!

-Yeah! Big pieces!

0:58:140:58:18

Ice can be used for a number of things.

0:58:180:58:22

-Cold water!

-Keeping your food fresh!

0:58:220:58:25

Great painkiller! And it keeps you cool on hot days. Ice is civilization!

0:58:250:58:32

That's why he's here.

0:58:320:58:36

Wonderful view here! Thank you! We'll be back.

0:58:380:58:43

We'll bring you some ice! We'll be back!

0:58:430:58:47

Thank you! Bye!

0:58:520:58:55

-Don't stop!

-What were they doing?

0:58:570:59:00

Captured! Three guys... Prisoners!

0:59:000:59:03

They've got a plan to escape. I told them to follow our trail.

0:59:030:59:08

They thought we were missionaries!

0:59:080:59:11

What is it, Dad?

0:59:310:59:34

Allie.

0:59:360:59:38

I'm so glad you're back. They all went away with him.

0:59:380:59:43

There was nothing I could do!

0:59:430:59:46

Spellgood was raving - talking about hell-fire!

0:59:460:59:50

-TWIN: They said we were Communists.

-We're not, honey.

0:59:500:59:55

It's just jealousy and envy. You build something up and people want to take it away.

0:59:551:00:02

Who do that?

1:00:131:00:15

FRANCIS HUMS TO HIMSELF

1:00:211:00:24

A GUN IS COCKED

1:00:351:00:38

Father!

1:00:441:00:46

What? What, Francis?

1:00:471:00:49

-Talk to me. Tell me what's going on.

-FRANCIS SPEAKS IN HIS OWN LANGUAGE

1:00:501:00:57

Calmly, Francis!

1:00:571:00:59

HE CONTINUES TO SPEAK QUICKLY

1:00:591:01:03

-Dad, what's wrong?

-I don't know!

1:01:031:01:06

-Three men! Guns!

-I don't see anyone.

1:01:061:01:09

Three men! Here!

1:01:091:01:12

Allie!

1:01:121:01:14

< TOILET FLUSHES Que lujo tienes (!)

1:01:231:01:28

Arriba!

1:01:301:01:32

We didn't think we would find you.

1:01:361:01:41

-Where are your Zambus?

-Gone! I didn't get a chance to tell them you were friendly.

1:01:411:01:47

-Probably dipping their arrows in poison right now. Right?

-Yeah.

1:01:471:01:52

Where are you going?

1:01:541:01:56

The coast is only a day from here.

1:01:581:02:01

I'll make you a map.

1:02:011:02:03

Take the cayuka down at the river. It's yours! You'd like it there.

1:02:031:02:09

We like it HERE!

1:02:101:02:12

I wish there was some place for you to stay, but we're...

1:02:121:02:17

..infested with ants!

1:02:171:02:19

They're in everything. We've got to tear everything down - burn it!

1:02:211:02:26

Charlie!

1:02:281:02:30

I told you to take Maywit's shack down! Don't run! Don't run!

1:02:301:02:36

Take it down and stack it for burning.

1:02:381:02:42

I don't see any ants.

1:02:431:02:46

If you could see them, you could kill them!

1:02:461:02:50

-Well, I've got a lot of work to do.

-We look around.

1:02:521:02:57

No, take the cayuka. It's yours! Go!

1:02:591:03:03

We look around!

1:03:031:03:06

Right! Look around!

1:03:111:03:14

Look around...all you want!

1:03:141:03:17

Me no see no ants, Father!

1:03:321:03:35

Boy!

1:03:391:03:41

When I make a mistake, I make a good one!

1:03:411:03:46

I thought they were the Indians' prisoners.

1:03:461:03:49

Are you comfortable?

1:04:021:04:05

I mean, the reason I ask is...

1:04:051:04:08

I'm going to have to ask you to get up.

1:04:081:04:12

War on the ants! Total war!

1:04:121:04:14

Charlie, bring the chainsaw! All this furniture...

1:04:141:04:18

All these pads and things can be boiled!

1:04:181:04:22

Get all this fabric and furniture. Excuse me! Hold that, please. Take this stuff off!

1:04:221:04:30

All the furniture!

1:04:301:04:32

-Excuse me, gentlemen!

-CHAINSAW STARTS UP

1:04:321:04:36

Get out of here!

1:04:361:04:39

THE CHAINSAW DROWNS ALLIE OUT

1:04:391:04:44

Do I have to burn every chair, Ma?

1:04:481:04:51

Just put it on, Jerry!

1:04:511:04:53

We've got termites, darling.

1:04:531:04:56

Everything's got to go!

1:05:001:05:03

It's the only way to get rid of them.

1:05:031:05:07

(I can't see them.)

1:05:081:05:11

(Maybe they've gone.)

1:05:121:05:14

-They want some food.

-God, we're stuck with them!

1:05:581:06:03

Stuck with them?

1:06:041:06:06

We're not stuck with anyone.

1:06:061:06:09

No-one who has the slightest spark has to endure a moment's oppression.

1:06:091:06:15

What are we going to do?

1:06:151:06:18

Andamos! Pasamos una noche ya y eso es todo.

1:06:291:06:37

Why aren't we sleeping in our hammocks?

1:06:521:06:56

Because we've got guests tonight. You sleep tight, all right?

1:06:561:07:01

OK?

1:07:011:07:03

Excuse me!

1:07:091:07:11

Ole!

1:07:281:07:30

The bunkhouse is ready!

1:07:381:07:40

Get your stuff together and we'll go!

1:07:401:07:44

(What bunkhouse?)

1:07:441:07:47

Well, it's not much...

1:07:511:07:54

Just the basic necessities.

1:07:541:07:57

But I'm sure you'll be comfortable.

1:07:591:08:02

Breakfast? 7am?

1:08:051:08:07

Eggs and bacon all round?

1:08:071:08:10

Hecha una mirada ya atras. >

1:08:151:08:18

(I can't do this alone. Get your shoes and follow me.)

1:08:581:09:03

They're asleep. Climb up and shove this through the brackets on the access door.

1:09:401:09:45

You must be VERY quiet. Can you do it?

1:09:471:09:52

I guess so.

1:09:531:09:55

You've got to be sure. You could get us killed.

1:09:551:09:59

Can you do it?

1:10:011:10:03

Yeah. I can do it.

1:10:041:10:07

DOOR CLUNKS

1:11:411:11:44

Don't pity those men, Charlie.

1:12:171:12:20

Don't pity this insect.

1:12:221:12:24

That's not his blood, it's MY blood.

1:12:241:12:27

FAT BOY RUMBLES

1:12:311:12:34

THE BANDITS SHOUT FOR HELP

1:12:451:12:49

We gave them every chance to leave. If they lie down, they'll be fine.

1:12:491:12:54

They won't feel a thing. In a few moments, they'll be frozen.

1:12:541:12:59

ABRA!

1:12:591:13:01

-Why you making ice this time of night for?

-Everybody back!

1:13:041:13:10

RAPID GUNSHOTS

1:13:101:13:13

They should lie down! They'll put a hole in him!

1:13:131:13:17

-No.

-FAT BOY HISSES AND RUMBLES

1:13:211:13:25

NO!

1:13:251:13:26

-THE MEN SCREAM

-NO!

1:13:261:13:30

Mother! Mr Haddy! Get BACK!

1:13:401:13:44

Back, everybody!

1:13:441:13:46

-THE TWINS SCREAM

-Get behind the tree! Heads down!

1:13:461:13:51

GAS! Get out!

1:14:431:14:45

I'm so sorry.

1:15:351:15:37

I'm happy!

1:15:371:15:39

We're free!

1:15:391:15:41

My launch!

1:16:581:17:00

She was all I had in the world.

1:17:071:17:10

-What good is a boat with no river?

-The river is there!

1:17:111:17:15

It's full of ammonium hydroxide - contaminated. If we stay here, we'll die.

1:17:181:17:24

-Look, we're here! The ocean!

-We're here! THEY ALL SHOUT AND CHEER

1:18:021:18:10

YES!

1:18:141:18:17

I'm going in! I'll race you, Jerry!

1:18:191:18:23

Wait for me!

1:18:231:18:25

THEY ALL SQUEAL WITH DELIGHT

1:18:251:18:30

My home - that way! United States - that way!

1:18:431:18:47

CHILDREN: Let's go home! Let's go home!

1:18:471:18:53

Everything we need is here!

1:19:091:19:12

Right here!

1:19:121:19:14

We can live simply. Gardening...fishing...beach-combing.

1:19:151:19:20

I'm a changed man. No more chemicals or poisons. If it isn't here, we don't need it!

1:19:201:19:28

We could take that pipanto up the coast to Mosquitia.

1:19:361:19:41

We could walk down the beach to Panama!

1:19:411:19:45

Or UP the beach to Cape Cod!

1:19:451:19:48

-Yes! Let's go to Cape Cod!

-THE CHILDREN ALL SHOUT

1:19:481:19:53

No!

1:19:541:19:56

NO!

1:19:561:19:58

We CANNOT go back!

1:19:581:20:00

Why?

1:20:031:20:05

Because...it's not there any more.

1:20:071:20:10

America's not there.

1:20:101:20:13

What are you talking about?

1:20:131:20:15

-A cataclysm, a blinding flash, the end of that world.

-Darling, that was Jeronimo.

1:20:151:20:22

No, I'm talking about America.

1:20:221:20:26

Millions of Americans burnt to a crisp.

1:20:271:20:31

Their flesh just melted off them.

1:20:331:20:36

Why are you doing this to us?

1:20:361:20:39

To us? I'm our salvation. I rescued us.

1:20:391:20:43

Is it really blown away? Nuclear war?

1:20:431:20:47

Mom!

1:20:521:20:54

It's all right, now. He's just joking... Just a JOKE!

1:20:541:20:58

Some joke!

1:20:581:21:00

-Me cannot take your Omega, Father!

-I've got no use for it any more.

1:21:161:21:21

Take it. You've been a good friend to us.

1:21:251:21:30

Spirits!

1:21:311:21:33

But you'd like my place - just down the coast.

1:21:331:21:38

They're my family!

1:21:381:21:40

No, Haddy!

1:21:401:21:42

If it's on a map, I can't use it!

1:21:421:21:45

'I knew Father had lied to us about America being blown up.

1:21:501:21:55

'That lie made me feel lonelier than I had ever felt before.

1:21:551:22:00

'I wanted to take hold of him to tell him I loved him

1:22:001:22:05

'and that I would stay with him if only he would take back the lie.'

1:22:051:22:11

How long are we going to be here?

1:22:161:22:19

Have Hatfield and Mr Polski and our chickens all been blown up?

1:22:241:22:29

Well, if they have, we're the luckiest people on Earth.

1:22:331:22:37

-What if it hasn't?

-Then we're making an awful mistake.

1:22:371:22:43

'Somehow, we found what we needed.

1:22:511:22:54

'We built a latrine and a hut and planted a vegetable garden.

1:22:541:22:59

'Father's hut was like a barge. He took care to make it waterproof, sealing the cracks with tar.

1:22:591:23:07

'He found an old outboard and took it apart, cleaning it piece by piece.

1:23:071:23:14

'Father was fond of saying, "In the end, Robinson Crusoe went back home, but we're staying."'

1:23:141:23:22

It's Mr Haddy!

1:23:541:23:57

Greetings! Hi! Nice to see you!

1:23:571:24:01

Oh, Haddy! What a surprise!

1:24:011:24:05

This is a very different kind of experiment! Very different!

1:24:051:24:10

It doesn't look much at the moment, but we've got great plans!

1:24:101:24:15

-I brought some food.

-Do I look hungry?

1:24:151:24:19

-That motor don't have no sparks. I bring you some sparks and gas next time.

-I don't want them.

1:24:301:24:37

-How is that?

-Because I don't need your charity.

1:24:371:24:43

You're too close to the water.

1:24:451:24:48

-The water's over there.

-It'll be here when the rain comes. It'll cover that junk pile.

1:24:481:24:55

Who made that trash pile? Monkeys?

1:24:571:25:00

-HADDY LAUGHS

-Tell us how you lost your watch!

1:25:001:25:05

-I swapped it for my new boat. You want to see she?

-No.

1:25:051:25:10

I call her 'Omega' like the watch!

1:25:101:25:13

She is a PRETTY thing!

1:25:131:25:16

I had that watch 15 years!

1:25:161:25:20

It's three thirty!

1:25:201:25:23

-You just gave it away.

-You approve of that.

1:25:231:25:27

Haddy, can't you see? We've got work to do here.

1:25:271:25:31

You're in trouble here, Father. The rains will wash you out to sea.

1:25:351:25:40

Ma and the kids could come to us.

1:25:411:25:44

It's good for the family there!

1:25:441:25:47

He's telling ME it's too dangerous here!

1:25:471:25:51

-This savage...

-Don't talk to him like that!

1:25:511:25:54

We live here. Get that?

1:25:561:25:59

-We're pioneers!

-JERRY: I want to go.

-What?

1:26:001:26:06

-Speak up, Jerry!

-I said I wanted to go with Mr Haddy!

1:26:061:26:10

Fine! Stop what you're doing, pack up and get out. But don't come back - ever!

1:26:121:26:19

Never! That's policy!

1:26:191:26:21

See what you've gone and done? You've got no vision, have you? None at all!

1:26:231:26:31

This is going to be a thriving village some day, living in harmony with nature.

1:26:311:26:37

Anyone without vision has no place here! Anyone!

1:26:371:26:42

He didn't mean it.

1:26:491:26:52

I hate him! I wish he was dead!

1:26:521:26:55

HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDER

1:26:581:27:02

SHHH!

1:27:211:27:23

Haddy!

1:27:231:27:25

You won't tell Father I come!

1:27:251:27:28

-Sparks and gas for the outboard.

-What'll I tell him?

1:27:281:27:34

You found them! Don't mention Haddy!

1:27:341:27:37

You gonna drown without the motor!

1:27:371:27:41

There going to be water EVERYWHERE! You hear, Charlie?

1:27:411:27:46

God be with you!

1:27:461:27:48

GET UP!

1:28:201:28:22

OH! ALLIE!

1:28:261:28:29

Fasten this to the frame!

1:28:301:28:33

Oh, my God! My God!

1:28:351:28:38

Don't worry, Mother! It'll float!

1:28:401:28:43

Get inside with the kids! I'll get a line to the shore!

1:28:431:28:48

-Hold on!

-OH!

1:28:561:28:59

Everybody hold on together!

1:28:591:29:02

EVERYBODY SCREAMS

1:29:041:29:08

-TWINS SCREAM

-ALLIE!

1:29:101:29:13

-Hold on!

-ALLIE!

1:29:131:29:16

-CHILDREN SCREAM

-HOLD ON!

1:29:321:29:35

We're going out to sea!

1:29:351:29:39

-MOM!

-Oh, God!

1:29:401:29:42

Dad!

1:29:581:30:00

Dad!

1:30:001:30:01

I found these last week!

1:30:011:30:04

MOTOR STARTS

1:30:051:30:08

THEY CHEER

1:30:081:30:10

-I've got control!

-Haddy's! We could go downstream to Haddy's!

1:30:101:30:16

Dead things go downstream, Mother! Life is upstream!

1:30:161:30:21

Don't give them too much coconut!

1:31:151:31:18

Light rations!

1:31:181:31:21

Don't know when we'll eat next!

1:31:221:31:25

MOTOR RATTLES...

1:31:291:31:32

..AND DIES

1:31:321:31:35

The prop's fallen to the bottom. Boys!

1:31:351:31:39

Come here with your poles. Get a reference on the shore.

1:31:391:31:43

Hold her where we are.

1:31:431:31:47

TWIN: Where is he?

1:32:041:32:06

He's been down a long time.

1:32:071:32:10

-He's gone!

-Jerry, can you see him?

1:32:171:32:21

TWIN: He has to be somewhere!

1:32:211:32:26

Dad!

1:32:361:32:38

MOTHER STARTS TO SOB

1:32:381:32:42

I can't STAND THIS!

1:32:431:32:47

-It'll be all right!

-I'm finished!

1:32:471:32:52

We'll be ALL RIGHT!

1:32:531:32:56

All right!

1:32:561:32:58

-We can go downstream to Mr Haddy.

-Mom, Jerry's right. Let's go!

1:32:581:33:04

Traitors.

1:33:061:33:08

'As punishment, Jerry and I were towed behind the houseboat.

1:33:191:33:25

'Father sat on the end of the tow-line, his back to us.

1:33:251:33:30

'I hated his shoulders, his greasy hair, the slant of his spine.

1:33:301:33:35

'I imagined sticking a knife in it, just below his ragged collar.'

1:33:351:33:40

Yes, it's necessary punishment.

1:33:421:33:45

No, it's not! Now bring those children back on!

1:33:451:33:49

Are you in charge now, Mother? If so, just say!

1:33:491:33:54

Can you get us out of here?

1:33:541:33:57

-If you could, where would you go?

-I'd go to Mr Haddy's!

-And live like a savage?

1:33:571:34:03

I'd really rather die.

1:34:041:34:07

It's no shame to be the last to go. It just proves my point.

1:34:081:34:13

I'm doing this for all of us.

1:34:151:34:18

I'm doing this for you.

1:34:181:34:20

I wish I could kill him.

1:34:331:34:36

We could sneak up behind...

1:34:361:34:39

-Be quiet! Stop talking like that!

-You're thinking it, too.

1:34:391:34:43

-No, I'm not! You can stop talking like that!

-JERRY CRIES

1:34:431:34:50

-I wish he were dead!

-Be quiet, OK?

-JERRY SOBS

-Jerry!

1:34:501:34:56

Just be quiet.

1:34:591:35:02

I'm sorry.

1:35:061:35:07

Beautiful country, eh, Mother?

1:35:271:35:30

We could live anywhere around here. Like kings!

1:35:301:35:34

I know what you're thinking! You think it's better upstream!

1:35:351:35:40

HEAVENLY SINGING IN THE DISTANCE

1:35:471:35:52

Are those angels, Mommy?

1:36:221:36:25

SINGING GETS LOUDER

1:36:271:36:30

# Blessed Jesus

1:36:371:36:42

# Blessed Jesus

1:36:431:36:49

# Thou hast found us, kindly... #

1:36:491:36:56

-Missionaries! They could help us.

-We don't need help!

1:36:561:37:03

Look at us!

1:37:031:37:06

REV SPELLGOOD: Well done, choir!

1:37:111:37:14

Welcome!

1:37:141:37:16

-Spellgood!

-We'll see about this!

1:37:161:37:19

-What are you going to do?

-I'm going to knock his block off!

1:37:311:37:36

Barbed wire! A Christian concentration camp!

1:37:391:37:43

REV SPELLGOOD RANTS IN THE BACKGROUND

1:37:431:37:49

They have a backboard! We could play basketball!

1:37:491:37:53

Wow! Look at these toys!

1:37:531:37:56

Can we play with them?

1:37:561:37:59

'Now, brothers and sisters!

1:38:011:38:04

'We all know the story of Gideon -

1:38:041:38:07

'how, in his hour of darkness,

1:38:071:38:10

'he called upon God...

1:38:101:38:13

'to help spite his enemies.

1:38:131:38:16

'Then he blew his trumpet...'

1:38:161:38:21

IMITATION TRUMPET BLASTS

1:38:211:38:25

'And...

1:38:251:38:27

'that was that!

1:38:291:38:32

'He called on God!

1:38:321:38:35

'As simple as making a telephone call.

1:38:351:38:39

'Now, I want YOU...

1:38:421:38:44

'to think of prayer as being as simple as making a telephone call.

1:38:441:38:50

'Hello!

1:38:561:38:58

'God! It's Gurney! Now, I was calling you because... Hello?'

1:38:581:39:04

Look!

1:39:041:39:06

The Maywits.

1:39:061:39:08

-Brainwashed!

-'Sometimes, the line is cut.

1:39:101:39:15

'Now, what do you do when the line is cut?

1:39:151:39:20

'You ring again!

1:39:201:39:23

'God? It's me again!

1:39:261:39:29

'Now, I do have a little problem. I know you're very busy...'

1:39:291:39:35

Back to the boat!

1:39:351:39:37

CAR APPROACHES

1:39:441:39:47

JOLLY TV MUSIC PLAYS

1:40:321:40:35

(Emily!)

1:40:591:41:01

It's Charlie Fox and Jerry!

1:41:011:41:04

What are you doing here?

1:41:041:41:06

We're going up river.

1:41:081:41:10

This is weird! My dad said you were running round nude and climbing trees!

1:41:101:41:17

What happened? You look disgusting!

1:41:201:41:23

You got smaller, and your hair's gross!

1:41:231:41:28

Is America OK?

1:41:281:41:30

Baltimore's freaking. They closed the drive-in church.

1:41:311:41:35

-Was there war?

-Are you nuts?

1:41:351:41:39

Father said America blew up... No-one was left.

1:41:391:41:43

- That's stupid. - He told us it went up in flames.

1:41:431:41:48

I thought MY dad was weird!

1:41:481:41:50

-He was lying to us...!

-Be quiet!

1:41:501:41:54

It's OK, it's the generator.

1:41:541:41:57

DISTANT SHOUTS Here!

1:41:571:42:00

It's OK. It's all right. It's OK!

1:42:021:42:06

CHARLIE CRIES It's OK. Really!

1:42:061:42:11

Emily, we're in trouble.

1:42:121:42:15

Will you help us?

1:42:181:42:21

Where have you been?

1:42:321:42:34

-Where's Dad?

-I thought he was with you!

1:42:361:42:40

He lied, Ma! America's still there.

1:42:401:42:43

-Oh, baby!

-Mother, I'm leaving.

-So am I!

1:42:431:42:47

-What?

-Emily gave me the keys to their jeep.

1:42:471:42:51

You mean leave Dad behind?

1:42:521:42:55

-No!

-Please! Please listen to me!

-CRACKLING >

1:42:551:42:59

This could be your last chance. Let's get the twins and get out!

1:42:591:43:05

No, I...

1:43:051:43:07

-I can't!

-Please, Ma!

-Please!

-I can't!

1:43:071:43:11

SMALL EXPLOSION >

1:43:111:43:14

Allie!

1:43:231:43:25

SCREAMS AND YELLS

1:43:251:43:29

Father! On fire!

1:43:331:43:36

Charlie, get the twins.

1:43:361:43:39

-It's all right, darling.

-Mom?

1:43:451:43:49

It's all right. Come on. Don't worry.

1:43:491:43:53

Don't worry! I got some gas!

1:43:571:44:00

I guess I must have spilled some.

1:44:001:44:03

SPELLGOOD: Get the hoses going!

1:44:031:44:07

Communists!

1:44:081:44:10

-Charlie, get the line. We're getting out.

-Dad...?

1:44:101:44:14

-What?

-We're not going with you.

1:44:141:44:18

-What?

-You're a liar!

-Charlie's got a plan!

-You're against me, too!

1:44:181:44:24

-You're killing us!

-You've always been against me! You and the kids!

1:44:241:44:29

I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

1:44:381:44:41

Come on. Let's get off the boat.

1:44:411:44:44

TWIGS SNAP >

1:44:441:44:46

Mother!

1:44:461:44:48

MOTHER!

1:44:501:44:51

Charlie!

1:44:591:45:02

It's all right. It's all right, my darling.

1:45:071:45:11

< A CHEER GOES UP

1:45:111:45:14

SPELLGOOD: You see what it says over the door? It says 'Hallelujah'!

1:45:191:45:25

How am I doing, son?

1:47:291:47:31

Fine, Dad.

1:47:331:47:36

I can't move. Just my head.

1:47:381:47:41

It'll get better.

1:47:421:47:44

Man sprang from a faulty world, Charlie.

1:47:461:47:50

It's a bad design, the human body!

1:47:501:47:53

The skin's not thick enough, too little hair, no claws, no fangs...

1:47:531:47:59

We weren't meant to stand upright.

1:47:591:48:02

It exposes our heart and genitals.

1:48:021:48:05

We should be on all fours... hairier!

1:48:051:48:10

Look at me! Yes, sir!

1:48:131:48:16

I'll be on all fours from now on.

1:48:171:48:21

-I don't want Dad to die!

-I know.

1:48:231:48:27

Nature's crooked.

1:48:331:48:35

I wanted...right-angles...

1:48:351:48:38

straight lines!

1:48:381:48:42

You cut yourself on a can of tuna and you die!

1:48:431:48:47

Are we still going up river, Mother?

1:48:511:48:54

Yes, darling.

1:49:011:49:04

'Once I had believed in Father,

1:49:221:49:25

'and the world had seemed small and old.

1:49:251:49:29

'Now he was gone, and I wasn't afraid to love him.

1:49:291:49:34

'And the world...

1:49:351:49:38

'seemed limitless.'

1:49:381:49:40

Adventure about an idealist who uproots his family to a remote Caribbean island, away from the consumerism which he perceives to be choking America. He sets about creating a Utopia in the jungle by bringing ice to the natives and uses his genius for making gadgets to enhance their primitive lifestyle. But he also alienates his long-suffering family, and his enterprise proves fatally flawed. Based on the novel by Paul Theroux.