Chas Quotes in The Car (1977)
Chas: I shouldn't have left her.
Wade Parent: Nothing would have changed. He would have taken you out too. I talked to her... she called me when she got back here. She could hear the engine coming down the street.
[choking back the tears]
Wade Parent: She was so frightened. I don't know... I don't know.
Luke: I know why he didn't go into the cemetery.
[Wade turns to look at Luke]
Luke: I know why. There's no other reason... the ground... was hallowed.
[Wade gives Luke a skeptical glare]
Luke: That's what I say... but you think about it. Everything that's happened... what it did to the guys, and how.
[Wade turns and walks out of the house]
Luke: Everybody else was killed on the street! Lauren was killed in the middle of her own living room! She was special... why? Because she cursed him, that's why!
Wade Parent: I don't believe it, I don't accept it.
Luke: Wade, that car flew into that house four feet off the ground. And how did he know where she lived?
Wade Parent: Keep the road blocks up, get all the other guys. Get 'em down at the station right away.
Chas: [to Lauren, as they drive past his mobile home] Just checkin' the tipi.
Priest: If there be anyone who objects to this union, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.
[Chuckie bursts in]
Chuckie Finster: No-o-o-o-o-o-o!
Chas: (in awe) His first word!
Chas: Don't you feel that it's a little odd that there's a Japanese themed amusement park located right in the middle of France?
Stuart 'Stu' Pickles: It's like what the French say: "Just go with La Flow."
[in a hospital ward]
Chas: Why did you try to kill yourself?
Ethel: Don't press him right now.
Richie: I wrote a suicide note.
Chas: You did?
Richie: Yeah. Right after I regained consciousness.
Chas: Can we read it?
Chas: Can you paraphrase it for us?
Richie: I don't think so.
Chas: Is it dark?
Richie: Of course it's dark, it's a suicide note.
Eli: Did I hit the dog?
Eli: Is he dead?
Eli: I need help.
Chas: I've had a rough year, dad.
Royal: I know you have, Chassie.
[after the fire drill]
Chas: Four minutes, forty-eight seconds. We're all dead. Burned to a crisp.
Royal: [laying some flowers on the grave of his mother - Helen O'Reilly Tenenbaum, 1899-1954] She was a tough old broad, wasn't she?
Chas: I wouldn't know. Excuse me.
[he starts to head off with his sons Ari and Uzi to visit their mother's grave]
Royal: Oh, that's right, we've got another body buried here, haven't we?
Ethel: What are you talking about?
Chas: The apartment. I have to get some new sprinklers and a back-up security system installed.
Ethel: But there are no sprinklers here either.
Chas: We might have to do something about that too.
Uzi Tenenbaum: Who's your father?
Chas: His name is Royal Tenenbaum.
Ari: You told us he was already dead.
Chas: Yeah, well, now he's really dying.
[after seeing Royal asleep on a hospital bed with a heart monitor and IV at his bedside]
Chas: Get out.
Chas: Please don't get in the middle of this, Mr. Sherman. This is a family matter.
Margot: Don't talk to him like that.
Henry Sherman: Call me Henry.
Chas: I prefer Mr. Sherman.
Ethel: Call him Henry.
Chas: Why? I don't know him that well.
Ethel: You've known him for 10 years.
Chas: As your accountant, Mr. Sherman, yes.
Royal: First thing I want to do is take you out to see your grandmother, at some point.
Richie: I haven't been out there since I was 6.
Margot: I haven't been out there at all, I was never invited.
Royal: Well, she wasn't your real grandmother, and I never knew how much interest you had, uh, sweetie. Anyway, you're invited now.
Richie: You know, Rachael's buried out there too.
Chas: My wife.
Royal: Oh, that's right, isn't it. Well, we'll have to swing by her grave too.
[Chas slams his book shut and angrily walks out]
[Chas has told Royal to get out of the house. As Royal gets up to leave he suddenly seems to suffer some kind of 'attack' and falls to the floor]
Chas: Are you OK?
Royal: [with a wooden spoon between his teeth] 'Fuck do you care?
Royal: I got a pretty bad case of cancer.
Chas: [yawns] How long you gonna last?
Royal: Not long.
Chas: A month? A year?
Royal: About six weeks. Let me get to the point, the three of you and your mother are all I've got and I love you more than anything.
[Chas scoffs and mock laughs]
Royal: Chas, let me finish here. I've got six weeks to set things right with you and I aim to do it. Will you give me a chance?
Royal: Do you speak for everyone?
Chas: I speak for myself.
Richie: I think he's very lonely. Lonelier than he lets on. Maybe lonelier than he even realizes.
Ethel: Have you spoken to him about this?
Richie: Briefly. And he agreed that...
Chas: I'm sorry, maybe I'm a little confused here. What are you suggesting?
Richie: That he come here and stay in my room.
Chas: Are you out of your mind?
Richie: No. I'm not. Anyway I think he'd be much more comfortable here than at...
Chas: Who gives a shit?
Richie: I do.
Chas: You poor sucker. You poor, washed up papa's boy.
Chas: Looks like you and Dad are back together again, huh.
Richie: He's your dad too, Chas.
Chas: No, he's not.
Richie: Yes, he is.
Chas: You really hate me, don't you?
Richie: No. I don't. I love you.
Chas: Well, I don't know what you think you're gonna get out of this, but believe me, whatever it is, it's not worth it.
Richie: Chas. I don't want to hurt you. I know what you and the boys have been through. You're my brother and I love you.
Chas: Stop saying that!
Chas: Please don't come in this room.
Royal: [to Chas] Well... you sued me... twice. Got me disbarred. I don't hold it against you, do I?
[cut to Chas and Royal in court, sitting with their lawyers in front of the Judge]
Judge: And how is it possible for Mr. Tenenbaum to withdraw these funds without your written authorization?
Royal: Objection, Your Honor. Damn it, I...
Royal's Lawyer: Why don't you leave the objections to me, Royal?
Chas: Because I started the corporation when I was a minor. So, my father was the primary signatory on most of my accounts.
[Chas' lawyer whispers in his ear]
Chas: He also stole bonds out of my safety deposit box when I was fourteen.
[Royal looks at Chas, then back at the judge. He chuckles uncomfortably]
Royal: [back in present day, to Chas] You think you could start forgiving me?
Chas: Why should I?
Royal: Because you're hurting me.
[Chas Tenenbaum and his sons enter his mother's house with several bags]
Etheline Tenenbaum: Chas? What's going on?
Chas: We got locked out of our apartment.
Etheline Tenenbaum: Well, did you call a locksmith?
Chas: Uh huh.
Etheline Tenenbaum: Well, I don't understand. Did you pack your bags before you got locked out?
Chas: [limping off the diving board] I have got a really bad cramp. I've been having really bad cramps all week.
Jason Melon: It's probably menstrual.
Chas: Screw you, Melon!
Chas: I need a bohemian atmosphere!
[Chas flicks his cigarette ash onto a rug]
Turner: That rug's over two hundred years old.
Chas: Yeah, it looks it.
Chas: [to Mick Jagger] You're a comical little geezer. You'll look funny when you're fifty.
Chas: America's a blinding place for nightlife.
Pherber: I don't recognize your voice.
Chas: Well, I've been away, haven't I?
Pherber: And I don't recognize your face.
Chas: You should see my motor.
Pherber: [looks at Chas quizzically]
Chas: My motor. Had an argument with a cement wall on the way over. Goodbye the Ferrari.
Chas: I am a bullet.
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