An American war hero attempts suicide and ends up in Chattahoochee State Mental Hospital. But he realise that doctors in hospital are humili...更多>
Emmett Foley: When you come back a certified hero... it kind of raises people's expectations. Makes them think you're a big guy. Emmett Foley: [singing] Jesus loves me! This I know, For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; They are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so! Emmett Foley: I got one for you, Baker. There's these two goldfish, see, having this argument. And then one of them gets madder than hell. He gets so mad, he just swims away... and sits there for a long time in the corner of his goldfish bowl, sulking. And then all of a sudden, he gets this real smirky look on his face. So he sidles up to this other fish... and real smart-like, he says: 'Oh, good. If there's no God, then who changes the water?' [in the shower, Emmet Foley is having an erection unwillingly and turns his back to the others, Walker next to him] Walker Benson: Turn it on cold. Emmett Foley: Huh? Walker Benson: It will help. [with lower voice] Walker Benson: Your wife must have been one happy woman. Emmett Foley: Huh? Walker Benson: [louder again] I said, you'll most likely drown. We've had a lot of unexplained deaths around here. But we ain't had no one yet drowned hisself in the shower. You would be the first. Emmett Foley: I don't understand. Walker Benson: What? Emmett Foley: It jumping up like that. Walker Benson: [soft, trying to ease the situation a bit] Maybe it thinks that I'm pretty. Dr. Debner: Why did you do it, Mr. Foley? Why did you want to be dead? Emmett Foley: [from the off] What could I say? I couldn't bring myself to tell him the real reason. Couldn't even tell you, my own sister. Emmett Foley: [almost asking] The neighbors. [smiles a bit] Emmett Foley: They're real pushy. Always asking Mae to take them everyplace. All the time. Which is all right. They began to do it regular. I mean, almost every day. Two or three times, "Take me here, take me there." Got to where she had no time at all, like being some kind of taxi. Finally, I put my foot down. I told her, if she wanted to do it... she'd have to charge them gas. It got to be over a tank a week. So, she did. Dr. Debner: And? Emmett Foley: And they stopped talking to her. Dr. Debner: Stopped asking for rides? Emmett Foley: Then their kids... put tacks in the driveway, you know. Ruined a whole set of tires. Emmett Foley: [Beat - looks at the doctor, who looks like that's all? that's not enoug, so he adds pointing with his hand] And let the dog out. Dr. Debner: Is that all? Emmett Foley: [tries a bit more]
I was real upset. I can tell you that.
[last lines, from off] Emmett Foley: Well, I don't reckon I'm a hero. Sure don't feel like one. I just did what I could. One thing at a time. Step by step.