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Pay It Forward (film) Quotes

Pay It Forward (film) is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . Pay It Forward completed its run in 1970.

It features Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy, and Steven Reuther as producer, Thomas Newman in charge of musical score, and Oliver Stapleton as head of cinematography.

Pay It Forward (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Pay It Forward (film) is 123 minutes long. Pay It Forward (film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Haley Joel Osment as Trevor McKenney, Helen Hunt as Arley, Jay Mohr as Chris, Haley Joel Osment as Trevor, and Jon Bon Jovi as Ricky McKinney.

Pay It Forward (film) Quotes

Helen Hunt as Arley

  • (Jerry) "You ever been on the street?"
  • (Helen Hunt) "My mom took us pretty close."
  • (Jerry) "Well, you can't know. Not until you look at a dumpster. But when you climb into that thing for the first time and you pull those newspapers over you, that's when you know you've messed your life up. Somebody comes along like your son, and gives me a leg up, I'll take it. Even from a kid, I'll take it."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Sit down, I want to talk to you."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "You want to lie to me."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Get out."
  • (Jon Bon Jovi) "You know I liked you a whole lot better when you've had a few drinks in you?"
  • (Jon Bon Jovi) "You want me out of the house? I'm out."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Sorry -- I think I made a mistake."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "Everybody makes mistakes."
  • (Eugene) "I know what I'm talking about, Arlene. My father got down on his knees and begged my mother. And my mother,s he always took him back. I never understood it. she'd cover up the bruises and the cuts and she'd take him back. Because he begged and he cried. And now you ask me, you ask me what happened after he came back."
  • (Helen Hunt) "I --"
  • (Eugene) "No. Go on. You said you wanted to know what happened to me, now ask me."
  • (Helen Hunt) "I don't like this --"
  • (Eugene) "Did he hurt you, Eugene? Ask me."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Did he hurt you?"
  • (Eugene) "Not for long. By 13 I was gone. i ran away. But I missed her so -- I had to go back and see her. So one night I did. Now, ask me what happened. What happened that night you came back, Eugene?"
  • (Helen Hunt) "What happened?"
  • (Eugene) "He was there. Drunk. As usual. Only this time I wasn't the same. I was 16 years old and I was no longer afraid of him. And when I looked him in the eyes and told him if he ever touched her again I would kill him, he knew. He knew that he would never exist for me again. And I'm standing in front of the house. I'm yelling, screaming for her to come out. I'm telling her she doesn't have to take it anymore. She really doesn't. She can come with me now. I don't even see it. He hits me in the side of the head with a two-by-four and I'm bleeding from my ear. And then he's dragging me. He's dragging me behind the house into the garage. And then he's gone. A minute -- five minutes -- I don't know. And then he's back. And he's wetting me down. He's wetting me down and I don't understand. I don't understand why water -- should smell so bad. I don't understand. And then I see it. I see -- this -- this gas can. This red gas can from his truck."
  • (Eugene) "And he looks at me one last time -- and he lights a match. And the last thing I remember, I'll never forget it, were his eyes. His eyes because they were filled with this immense -- satisfaction."
  • (Helen Hunt) "I'm so sorry --"
  • (Eugene) "Don't. Don't. Don't tell me how sorry you are for me. Tell me how you're going to stop that happening to Trevor."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Ricky would never do that."
  • (Eugene) "Oh, Jesus, Arlene. He doesn't have to. All he has to do is not love him."
  • (Helen Hunt) "You look good to me."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Jesus, you are really somethin'."
  • (Eugene) "Thanks. I appreciate the euphemism. I always wanted to be somethin'."
  • (Eugene) "OK. You know, I'm going to have to consult my spirit guides here, because you tell me that Trevor is withholding from you, but you won't tell me anything specific and you still want me to sit here and divine why."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Divine why? You always talk like that?"
  • (Eugene) "Yes."
  • (Helen Hunt) "You go to some big, fancy school?"
  • (Eugene) "Yes."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Think you can stop rubbing my nose in it?"
  • (Helen Hunt) "Mr. Simonet?"
  • (Eugene) "Yes, I'm Eugene --"
  • (Eugene) "-- Simonet."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Hello."
  • (Eugene) "Hello."
  • (Helen Hunt) "What is this assignment?"
  • (Eugene) "Excuse me?"
  • (Helen Hunt) "What did you tell my son to make him bring a homeless man into my house?"
  • (Eugene) "Uh, I have two problems. One: I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. And two: I don't know who you are."
  • (Helen Hunt) "Arlene McKinney. My boy is in your social studies class -- Trevor."
  • (Eugene) "Trevor. Yes, he's very attentive. He's very exigent, which I like."
  • (Eugene) "Exigent, it's challenging, testing --"
  • (Helen Hunt) "I know what it means. Would you like to tell me why my kid brought a bum into my house?"
  • (Eugene) "I have no idea --"
  • (Helen Hunt) "Bullshit."
  • (Eugene) "Mrs. McKinney, I don't know how your son interpreted the assignment."
  • (Helen Hunt) "How do you think he interpreted it?"
  • (Eugene) "Well, I don't know. My suggestion is, if you want to know, why don't you go home and talk to your son?"
  • (Helen Hunt) "Hey. I talked to him."
  • (Eugene) "Really? Then why did you come all the way down here to ask me what the assignment is?"
  • (Eugene) "It's not a state secret."
  • (Helen Hunt) "I can't reject you, you're too quick for me."

Haley Joel Osment as Trevor McKenney

  • (Haley Joel Osment) "I think some people are too scared, or something. I guess it's hard for people who are so used to things the way they are; even if they're bad; to change. 'Cause they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody kind of loses."
  • (Eugene) "I will always care -- about you, always."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "Yeah. You're my teacher. They pay you to."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "Were you just being nice?"
  • (Eugene) "About what?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "About my idea. Do you think it's good, or were you just being teachery?"
  • (Eugene) ""Teachery"?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "Bullshitting."
  • (Eugene) "Do I strike you as someone falsely nice?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "No. You're not even really all that nice."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "What did you ever do to change the world?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "Are you saying you'll flunk us if we don't change the world?"
  • (Eugene) "Well, no. But you might just scrape by with a C."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "Is the world just shit?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "Is the world just shit?"
  • (Eugene) "No, it isn't."
  • (Eugene) "Hey, you did good work. Look at me, I'm proud of you, Trevor. I'm proud of you."
  • (Eugene) "And anyway for what it's worth, I'm grading you on the effort not the result."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "I don't care about the grade."
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "I just want to see if the world would really change."

Jay Mohr as Chris

  • (Jay Mohr) "Is that what you want for your birthday? Everybody it forward?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "I can't ask for that."
  • (Jay Mohr) "Sure you can. Why not?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "It wouldn't work."
  • (Jay Mohr) "Why?"
  • (Haley Joel Osment) "I already blew out my candles."
  • (Thorsen) "I thanked him and there were some very specific orifices in which I was told to shove my thanks. He told me, "Just pay it forward." Three big favors for three other people. That's it."
  • (Jay Mohr) "So it's like a pass-it-on thing, then. Wait a minute. You and this lowlife are in this chain of do-gooders, some kind of Mother Theresa conga line? That's a little New-Agey for you, isn't it? Sort of Tibetan? What, are you in a cult?"
  • (Thorsen) "If you mention my name, you'll be selling your kidneys to pay for your lawsuit. Cult."
  • (Jay Mohr) "Hey, the guy. What was the guy's name?"
  • (Thorsen) "Sorry, I'm late for my mass wedding."
  • (Jay Mohr) "You want me to drive home in your car?"
  • (Thorsen) "No, I want you to take my car. Had a lot of luck lately. I don't need it."
  • (Jay Mohr) "You're giving me a brand-new Jaguar, and you don't want anything?"
  • (Thorsen) "I can prove it. Give me your card."
  • (Thorsen) "I'll be in touch."
  • (Jay Mohr) "Whoa, what is this? What, you want me to kill your wife or something?"
  • (Thorsen) "No. Tempting, but no. Call it generosity between two strangers."

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