Big Chill The
Look at the water.
-What kind oftowel?[br]-Super towel.
What does the super towel get[br]the superboy? Super clean, right?
That's superboy. Super, super clean.
He's a Jeremiah.
It's Jeremiah versus Moby Dick.
Jeremiah was a bullfrog
Was a good friend ofmine
Neverunderstood a single word he said
But l helped him drink his wine
Singingjoy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes[br]ln the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
-Yes, this is Dr. Cooper.[br]-What's that?
Superman. Super nothing.
That's super nothing!
That's right, super boy is not[br]getting out of this tub...
...untiI he's as cIean as a whistIe.
And super mom is going[br]to be very happy.
I can't move that far.
Come here. Come here.[br]Head on down.
Down onto the end.
Right on down there.[br]There's a spot.
-Here, I'II get it.[br]-No, I'II get it.
Let me put it in here.
You can drive[br]this to the cemetery.
Were you here?
What? No, AIex was staying[br]down here at the summer house.
Sarah and I were up at[br]the Richmond pIace with the kids.
-WeII, you're Iooking fit.[br]-So are you.
I want you to sit with ChIoe.
I've got to be up there, and it's[br]a IittIe tricky with AIex's foIks.
It's AIex's girIfriend.
I'II take care of her.
ChIoe, this is MichaeI.
This is ChIoe.
Do you want to sit up with us?
I'm going to sit here[br]by myseIf for a whiIe, okay?
...it is hard for us to beIieve...
...that the good Lord had a pIan.
This is one of those times.
I didn't know[br]AIex MarshaII personaIIy.
But after speaking[br]with his Ioved ones...
...I feeI that I do.
A briIIiant physics student[br]at the University of Michigan...
...who paradoxicaIIy chose to[br]turn his back on science...
...and taste of Iife[br]through a seemingIy...
...random series of occupations.
When a man Iike AIex...
...chooses to Ieave us, there is[br]something wrong in this worId.
I'm a paIIbearer.
This is not AIex.
This is the empty sheII of his body.
AIex is spirit now.
But why are we Ieft with this?
It makes me angry.
And I don't know[br]what to do with my anger.
Are not the satisfactions[br]of being a good man...
...among our common men...
...great enough to sustain us anymore?
Where did AIex's hope go?
Maybe that is the smaII resoIution...
...we can take from here today.
To try to...
...regain that hope...
...that must have eIuded AIex.
I did know AIex.
And I Ioved him.
See here today aII those peopIe[br]that AIex Ioved.
Not aII of us have been abIe to see[br]each other much these Iast years.
But neither time nor distance...
...couId break the bonds that we feeI.
AIex drew us together[br]from the beginning.
Now he brings us together again.
I don't know...
...why this happened.
But I do know...
...that there was aIways something[br]about AIex...
...that was too good for this worId.
I onIy hope...
...that wherever he is now....
...wiII be at WestgIade MemoriaI Park.
There wiII be a reception...
...at the home of HaroId and[br]Sarah Cooper...
...Karen BowIes, an oId coIIege friend[br]of AIex's...
...wiII pIay one of AIex's[br]favourite songs.
NichoIas, this is Richard.
PIeasure to meet you.
I just met Meg earIier.[br]Just before the--
Can I go over there?
Sam Weber, this is Richard.
ReaIIy enjoy your TV show.[br]My boys and I watch it aII the time.
Thank you.[br]WeII, we'II see you out there.
What is this?
It's pretty strong stuff.
I feeI terribIe.
Last time I spoke with AIex,[br]we had a fight.
I yeIIed at him.
That's probabIy why he kiIIed himseIf.
What was the argument about?
I toId him he was wasting his Iife.
You aII right?
I'm a IittIe disappointed, though.[br]I wanted to ride up there.
I've aIways wanted to ride[br]in a Iimo.
I do haIf my work in Iimos.
Are you a chauffeur?
No, a journaIist.
I write for People magazine.
I can't beIieve you're stiII mad[br]about that thing.
This isn't the time.[br]Just drop it.
I wiII if you wiII. Today most of aII[br]we shouId remember we're friends.
And you're an actor?
Nothing Iike you described.[br]Not at aII.
Not one of those peopIe Iooks[br]Iike I thought they wouId.
I can't beIieve these are the peopIe[br]you've taIked about aII these years.
I'd Iove to hear the way you[br]describe me to them.
Amazing tradition. They throw you[br]a party on the one day you can't come.
So how Iong were they together?
Can't beIieve it.
His funeraI and she's stoned.
Karen and I are staying here tonight.[br]We fIy back to Detroit in the morning.
Are you staying?
I have to fIy[br]out to DaIIas tonight.
I'm interviewing[br]a 14-year-oId bIind baton twirIer.
Where do you[br]get those stories?
It's just good[br]investigative journaIism.
-How's your Iife?[br]-Great.
-Yours?[br]-Not so great.
We're teIIing the truth.
You heard about my divorce.
Yeah, I'm reaIIy sorry.
Are you J.T. Lancer?
No, no, that's the character I pIay.
I'm Sam Weber.
Can I have your autograph,[br]whoever you are?
You think it's time we[br]shouId be thinking about AIex?
I'II give you a buck.
Okay, you're on.
You'd never get a crowd[br]this big at my funeraI.
Come on. I'II come,[br]and I'II bring a date.
I know this is hard for you,[br]but it's aII beautifuI.
We put on a great funeraI here.
Maybe I'II have mine here too.
We give first preference to peopIe who[br]kiII themseIves in our bathroom.
That was a terribIe thing to say.
I don't know why I said that.
That's why I don't smoke anymore.[br]Dope makes me stupid.
You taIking about me?
Here's the guy who did this to me.
I no Ionger know[br]how to handIe myseIf stoned.
You don't have to[br]handIe yourseIf with us.
WiII you marry me?
Both of you?
That shit they got[br]about your marriage wasn't from me.
I didn't know they were doing a story,[br]or why you don't beIieve me.
-Let's drop it![br]-Say you beIieve me.
I beIieve you.[br]I aIways beIieve you.
Honest to God, I know it's crap.[br]That's why I'm getting out.
Yeah? What're you going to do?
I'm opening a cIub.
Like EIaine's, but hipper.[br]EIaine's is dead.
You got the money?
WeII, Iet me know.
What do you mean?
I might be interested.
So you and AIex were staying here?
We have a room downstairs.
WeII, we did.
I found him.
God, it must have been awfuI.
It was. It was a reaI mess.
What wiII you do now?.
We cIeaned it up.
Are you going to stay here?
Yeah, tiII Sarah kicks me out.
I'm sure she'd never do that.
That's right, if I may.[br]That's why I'm caIIing, Jim.
That way, I can have a piece for you[br]this week and next week....
Give me a break.[br]I'II fIy to DaIIas on Monday.
She won't regain[br]her eyesight over the weekend.
I know, but I think I've got[br]something good right here.
I don't know.[br]It's about everything.
Suicide, despair, where did our[br]hope go....
Lost hope.[br]That's it, Iost hope.
You think everything's boring.
You wouIdn't say that[br]if it was the ''Lost Hope Diet.''
MichaeI's office caIIed.
He doesn't have to be[br]in DaIIas tiII Monday.
He asked to stay the weekend.
HaroId, you didn't.
What couId I say?[br]He knows that Sam is staying...
...and Karen, Richard and Meg.
Meg's not staying.
Where wiII we put them?
We'II make room.
-Hey, Nick.[br]-How you doing?
Advertising's aII right.
A Iot of buIIshit[br]with cIients and stuff.
But it's aII right.
It's a decent Iiving.
Not as much as we spend, of course.
Just kidding.[br]It's exactIy as much as we spend.
What have you got, an oiI Ieak?[br]Can I give you a hand?
I think I got it.
I feeI Iike I have never been[br]aIone in my own house.
Never. Either Richard is there,[br]or the boys or the housekeeper.
Remember those Iab rats who went[br]crazy when deprived of privacy?
They're Iiving with you too?
-ShouId we push the beds together?[br]-Why?
Okay. How about further apart?
In January we open in Greensboro.
And in ApriI, our second store[br]in CharIeston.
How many is that now?.
Twenty-seven and twenty-eight.
Better watch out.[br]Some big monster wiII buy you.
We've had offers.
Who wouId've thought we'd both[br]make so much bread?
Good thing it's not[br]important to us.
Fuck them if they can't[br]take a joke.
ChIoe. Hi, you there?
I just wanted to...
...make sure you're okay.
-Yeah, I'm fine.[br]-Good.
Are you kidding?
So I'm in the PhiIadeIphia PubIic[br]Defender's office.
My cIients were the scum of the earth.[br]Extreme repulsivos.
One of them got caught[br]in the house.
He and his friends beat up[br]the husband, rape the wife...
...then tried to bIow the pIace up.[br]When I ask what happened, he says:
''I was in MontreaI at the time.''
Who'd you think your cIients wouId be?[br]Grumpy and Sneezy?
Huey and Bobby.
I don't know.[br]I just didn't think they'd be...
Then I Ieft.
A Iaw schooI friend is at a firm[br]in AtIanta doing reaI estate Iaw.
I went to see them.
The offices were very cIean...
...and the cIients were onIy[br]raping the Iand...
...and then of course[br]there was the money.
El greedo strikes again.
Sarah has that robe.
Not this weekend she doesn't.
I aIways jump her[br]when she wears it.
HaroId, don't you[br]have any other music?
Like, from this century?
There is no other music in my house.
There's been a Iot of terrific music[br]in the Iast 10 years.
How about you, MichaeI?[br]TeII us about bigtime journaIism.
Where I work we have[br]onIy one editoriaI ruIe:
No writing Ionger than an average person[br]can read during an average crap.
I'm tired of having[br]my work read in the can.
PeopIe read Dostoyevsky in the can.
But they can't finish it.
This certainIy is a famiIiar scene.
I'm feeIing very guiIty about it.
I'm happy to be here,[br]but I'm sick about the reason.
I'm going to bed.
I'm sorry.[br]We couId taIk about something eIse.
That's okay. I'm exhausted.[br]Good night, everyone.
I'II be up in a minute.
Good night, Sarah.
HaroId, I'm sorry.
We aII feeI that way.
I forget what this is Iike.
In L.A., I don't know who to trust.
I feeI Iike everybody[br]wants something from me.
I know that sounds terribIe,[br]but it's true.
TeII me about it.[br]It's a coId worId out there.
Sometimes I think[br]I'm getting frosty myseIf.
I don't know what peopIe[br]think about me.
I don't know why they Iike me,[br]or even if they do Iike me.
You don't have[br]that probIem here.
You know I don't Iike you.
I was just coming down.
What are we doing?
I didn't get to taIk to you before.[br]You got me stoned too quick.
But I'm okay now.
I'm just drunk and therefore brave.
I've aIways been[br]a cowardIy drunk myseIf.
I bought the Iand three years ago.
He and ChIoe were working on it.[br]There's an oId house they were fixing up.
It's reaIIy pretty. I can take you[br]out there tomorrow if you want.
That's what I don't get.[br]It's one of the things I don't get.
He was reaIIy[br]invoIved in that.
It seemed to reaIIy mean[br]something to him.
I went with him three weeks ago[br]to buy a tabIe saw.
Why does he do a thing Iike that?
I shouId've known.
-How couId you know?.[br]-Nobody knew.
I can't even beIieve it now.
I don't care.[br]I shouId've known.
AII I want is a IittIe warmth.
Did I ever teII you...
...what happened to me in Vietnam?
It's a fucking bat, and I think[br]it touched my hair!
I hate them![br]They're Iike rats with wings.
No, pigeons are rats with wings.
-They're harmIess. They eat mosquitos.[br]-I'm going to wash my hair and puke.
-Puke first, of course.[br]-Stand aside!
That's cashmere![br]Give me that.
I'II be right bat.
Where'd it go?
Listen for it.
It makes weird sound.[br]Kind of:
It's quiet in here.
It's too quiet.
Look out, Nick!
Behind you.[br]Here, Iet me open this.
Maybe it'II spIit.
Okay, now we got a fair fight.
Keep yourmouth shut.[br]l'll do the talking.
You can't go in there.
l told you never to[br]walk in here without knocking.
I'm not sure.
What's it about?
I don't know.
I think the guy in the hat[br]did something terribIe.
-Who wants to be next?[br]-Like what?
You're so anaIyticaI.
Sometimes you just have to Iet art...
...fIow over you.
I'm hungry.[br]I had this reaIIy dirty dream.
Was it about Karen?
-Why do you say that?[br]-Why shouId anything have changed?
You're the one she aIways wanted.
In the oId days, I wasn't emotionaIIy[br]equipped to satisfy her.
Now the equipment doesn't[br]work at aII.
Why do we have to taIk about that?
Come on in the kitchen with me.
I think she found what she was[br]Iooking for in Richard.
Be carefuI what you want,[br]young Iady...
...or you wiII sureIy get it.
What're you doing up?[br]Why didn't you come in?
I didn't reaIize anybody eIse was up.
I've been thinking[br]about your friend AIex.
Did you ever meet him?
Karen's toId me some.[br]I'm imagining mostIy.
I never sIeep through the night.[br]Insomnia. Karen doesn't know.
I might have something[br]that can heIp.
I don't mind it.
Sometimes when my famiIy's asIeep,[br]I sit downstairs and it's so quiet.
I hate not being abIe to sIeep,[br]but I don't mind the time aIone.
Sometimes I think the thing about kids[br]is their instant priorities.
You know you must[br]protect and provide for them...
...and sometimes it means your Iife[br]isn't exactIy how you want it to be.
...asshoIe at work you[br]have to kowtow to...
...and sometimes you do things[br]you never thought you'd do.
But you try to[br]minimize that stuff...
...and be the best person[br]you can be.
But you set your priorities.[br]And that's the way Iife is.
I wonder if[br]your friend AIex knew that.
One thing's for sure:[br]he couIdn't Iive with it.
I know I shouIdn't taIk.[br]You guys knew him.
But the thing is...
...nobody said it was[br]going to be fun.
At Ieast nobody said it to me.
You can't run in those shoes.[br]I'II get you some good shoes.
I'm about to teII you something I'm[br]not supposed to teII anyone.
Then maybe you shouIdn't.
I aIready toId AIex.
Look what happened to him.
In a few months, a very Iarge[br]corporation...
...a congIomerate, is going to[br]buy my very smaII company.
Anyone who has our stock[br]wiII tripIe their money.
That's how AIex couId afford[br]to buy the Iand.
I was thinking you couId use[br]the information...
...to get into another Iine of work.
You never Iearn, do you?
By teIIing you, I've vioIated about 16[br]reguIations...
...of the Securities Exchange[br]Commission.
So pIease don't repeat it.
I Ioved AIex.
What happened between[br]him and Sarah...
...hurt, I can't deny that.
But that was five years ago.
We aII got over it.
I think they feIt as bad as I did.
...they onIy sIept together[br]a few times.
But in a way, their affair[br]had been going on since Ann Arbor.
She didn't marry AIex.
You'II expIain everything?
I'II expIain to them.
Have a safe trip.
That's the troubIe with these.[br]You must watch them every minute.
Did I miss Karen and Richard?
Just Richard.[br]Karen's staying the weekend.
But not Richard?
Went back to be with the kids.
How did Richard feeI about it?
If you sIeep this Iate,[br]you'II miss a few mini-dramas.
I just hope you'II wake me[br]for anything ugIy.
How do actors Iearn aII those Iines?[br]How do you remember them?
My wife used to run them with me,[br]but now my maid does.
-Your maid?[br]-That's how she Iearned EngIish.
Sarah says to make three[br]of those miIks nonfat.
Sure you don't mind this?
I'II never remember that.[br]WiII you?
I don't know.
If we'd gotten married, we'd[br]go shopping Iike this.
No, if we'd gotten married,[br]I'd be doing this aIone.
No, I did not say that, MoIIy.[br]I said we'II see.
I don't have to[br]expIain it, young Iady.
I want you to do it because I said so.[br]Understand?
When you're a mother you can be mean.
AII right, you can do that.[br]TeII CarmeIina I said it's okay.
I Iove you, sweetheart.[br]Daddy wiII caII you Iater.
Sometimes I don't beIieve[br]what I hear myseIf saying.
So you came back from Vietnam...
...a changed man.
Well, why don't youjust[br]tell everybody?
Then, in 1972...
...you returned to the University of[br]Michigan...
...to enter the doctoral program[br]in psychology.
But you couldn't seem to[br]finish that dissertation.
l could have. l chose not to.
l'm not hung up on[br]this completion thing.
Then you had manyjobs,[br]all ofwhich you quit.
What are you getting at?[br]l was evolving.
I'm stiII evoIving.
But your reaI fame came[br]as a radio psychoIogist...
...on KSFO in San Francisco.
I wouIdn't caII it fame exactIy.[br]I had a smaII...
...deepIy disturbed foIIowing.
What are you doing...
Or I shouId say,[br]what have you evoIved into now?.
Oh, I'm in saIes.
What are you seIIing?
I don't have to answer that.
We're Ieaving.[br]Have you seen ChIoe?
We're on the air here.
Sorry, paI. Got to go.
Just answer that Iast question.
I said, ''I've got to go.''
So what happened to your partner?
He wasn't my partner.[br]He had the idea for the cIub.
He's out of it now.[br]We weren't conducive.
We got together and hypered[br]each other into a frenzy.
His wife Ieft for a younger woman,[br]he couIdn't make Iove.
He was hospitaIized for[br]being such a nerd.
So he's out of it?
Yeah, he's out. It's just me,[br]Iooking for investors.
AIex and I made Iove the night[br]before he died. It was fantastic.
He went out with a bang,[br]not a whimper.
They're either married or gay.
If they're not gay, they've broken up[br]with the most wonderfuI woman...
...or they've broken up with a bitch[br]who Iooks Iike me.
They're in transition from a monogamous[br]reIationship and need space.
Or they're tired of space,[br]but can't commit.
Or they want to commit[br]but are afraid to get cIose.
They want to get cIose and you don't[br]want them near.
Can't be that bad.
You don't know.
I've been out there dating[br]for 20 years.
I know in the first 15 seconds[br]if there's a chance in the worId.
At Ieast you're[br]giving them a fair shot.