Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in ...更多>
Rooney: Jesus, what'd they do to Elvis? Cut his balls off, or something? Rooney: In 1966, Everyone graduated except me. Rooney: I've been kicked off the track team, and without track my grades will be based on [pause] Rooney: my grades. Caesar: I will reason with him, I'll appeal to his better nature! Rooney: Oh, you're gonne reason with a grown man in a dress? [Caesar's desk falls apart when Brother sits on it] Brother Constance: Oh, you'll pay for that Caesar! Caesar: [indignantly] But, Brother my screws are gone! Michael Dunn: If Gram sees you smoking she'll have a heart attack. Boo: If she's hears you talking about not being a priest she have a stroke. Rooney: If I don't make you my friend it means I gotta kick your ass everytime I see you. Nobody wants that, do they? Michael Dunn: Drop dead! Brother Thadeus: [Dunn, Rooney, Caesar, Williams and Corbet are in Brother Thadeus' office after the melee in the auditorium] Can you gentlemen give me one good reason why you shouldn't be expelled? Michael Dunn: It's my fault, brother. I'm the one who should be expelled. Brother Thadeus: You all acted as one, Mr. Dunn. And as one, you shall bear the consequences. Michael Dunn: Yes, brother, but I started it. Brother Thadeus: Did you? As I understand it, Brother Constance started it. Brother Constance: [in disbelief] What? Brother Thadeus: I'm suspending you for two weeks. Good day, gentlemen. Brother Constance: [boys leave... Brother Dominic comes in and hands Thadeus a sheet of paper, which he signs... Constance is angry] What do you mean I started it? They've assaulted the faculty, the've disgraced this institution, and they destroyed a statue of St. Basil. Brother Thadeus: I always hated that statue. [signs paper and hands it to Constance] Brother Constance: What's this? Brother Thadeus: Well, you're transferred out of this institution. I don't want you working with children anymore. Brother Constance: [angry] You can't do this! I will demand an investigation. I will take this all the way to the bishop if I have to. Brother Thadeus: Take it whereever you want, brother... [opens door] Brother Thadeus: just take it out of my office! [Constance glares at Timothy and then storms out the door] Brother Thadeus:
It appears we have a vacancy, brother. Think you can fit in?
Brother Timothy: [smiles] I think so, brother. Social Worker: [the police and social welfare people have arrived to close the store, arrest Danni's father and put her in foster care... a crowd outside has gathered] We'll make arrangements with your mother to have the inventory accounted for. Michael Dunn: [rushing in] They made this happen, didn't they? Danni: [crying] Nobody made this happen. [Dunn embraces her] Danni: I just don't want you to be sad... 'cause I'm not. Promise? Michael Dunn: [fighting tears] No. Social Worker: We have to go. Michael Dunn: [running up to car Danni has just been loaded in] Well, hey listen, I'm glad I got to dance with you [car speeds off, leaving a dazed Dunn in the street] Rooney: Don't worry, Dunn... we'll find her. Rooney: Hey, let me buy you a Coke or somethin'! Janine: Oh, hot shit! Brother Timothy: [Dunn and Timothy are in the schoolyard... Tim is bouncing a baseball off the steps] There's the pitch. Michael Dunn: You know, I never figured out how a guy like you became a brother. Brother Timothy: What's that supposed to mean? There's different types of guys, what's wrong with me? Michael Dunn: I just can't figure it out, is all. Brother Timothy: Well, most people can't figure it out. My brother was the one who was supposed to have the vocation. Me, they had me written off as the bum. But here I am, wearing a robe, bouncing a ball off the steps of the rectory. Michael Dunn: Was your brother a bum? Brother Timothy: Sort of. Sells life insurance down in Maryland. Brother Timothy: [Timothy and Thadeus are walking in the courtyard discussing Constance's teaching methods] I expected to be given a lesson in teaching, but instead I got a lesson in brutality. The man seemed to be enjoying himself, brother. Brother Thadeus: A rather slanderous thought, brother... one that ought to be kept to oneself. Brother Constance is an effective teacher, one of the best we have. Brother Timothy: I hear you brother, but... Brother Thadeus: [sharply] But what? [moderates tone] Brother Thadeus: We all come to the order, full of ideas... and we often find that we have much to learn ourselves. Nevertheless, authority must never be undermined by the display of dissent among the faculty. For the students' sake, you understand. Brother Timothy: No, I don't understand. Brother Thadeus: Then you should try to restrain yourself until you do. Danni: You're not like those other jerks, are you? Michael Dunn: I just got here.