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Give Him Something to Live For, Something to Believe In

Probably the most powerful line in this movie... (I may have gotten it slightly wrong), but right along side of James Woods' acting in this film, I found that line to be a real prize for any parent. It seems that kids - including myself when I was in my teens-20s - are looking for an identity, and something to believe in that can be a tool to use to navigate the dark future. When Pratt asks Sean what he believes in, and all he wishes for is to be rich, isolated, and left alone... That scene works so much better than every scene from The Breakfast Club, Pump Up the Volume, Saturday Night Fever, or any other film about the scariest parts of being young.

She doesn`t quite chop his head off. She makes a Pez dispenser out of him.