Duane Bradley Quotes in Basket Case (1982)


Duane Bradley Quotes:

  • Josephine: What's in the basket?

    Duane Bradley: [laughs] My brother!

  • Josephine: Your brother? What is he? A midget?

    Duane Bradley: No, he's deformed!

  • Casey: [In the Bar] There's something I've been dying to ask you. What's in the basket?

    Duane Bradley: My brother.

    Casey: Your brother!

    Casey: [Duane and Casey both laugh] What is he, a midget?

    Duane Bradley: No, we're twins. Siamese twins

    Casey: That's funny, you don't look...

    CaseyDuane Bradley: oriental!

    Casey: [Duane and Casey both laugh] So what happened? Somebody shrink him?

    Duane Bradley: No, he's deformed. A freak, he looks like a squashed octopus!

    Duane Bradley: Our mother died giving birth to us. He was attached to my right side. They wouldn't let us go to school or anything. They kept us hidden. We were the big family secret. everybody hated us, except our aunt. See, he likes the dark. He doesn't like to be seen, not even by me sometimes. And you know what else?

    Duane Bradley: [Casey shakes her head] He talks to me

    Duane Bradley: [Points to his head] Up here.

    Duane Bradley: Without words. I just here him whispering in my brain. Sometimes he talks for hours and won't shut up. i used to be able to talk to him like that, but that was when we were still connected. Our aunt said it was our special gift. But since we've been separated, I can't do it anymore, but he can still do it to me. In fact, he's even better at it now, he always knows what I'm thinking...

    Casey: Duane, you're giving me the creeps.

    Duane Bradley: They didn't want him to live. But he fooled them. He didn't die, he just got stronger. Oh, If you only knew what it was like. Duane and I kept hidden from everyone. We're the both of us so messed up. I don't know which one of us is worse...

  • Casey: [very concerned] Dwayne, what's the matter?

    Duane Bradley: [furious] Get out of here!

  • Josephine: [Shortly after booking into the hotel, Duane is accosted by a strange woman he does not know] Hi! I'm Josephine! What room are you in?

    Duane Bradley: Seven.

    Josephine: Oh, you are so lucky! That's the best room in the place! It was lived in by a little old lady who only went out on Sundays. She lived there for ages, used to tell everyone she was rich, owned oil wells in Texas, had millions, and was hiding from her relatives who were trying to steal it from her. She'd creep up to you and say... "They're trying to take my money, but they don't know where I am!" Oh, everyone thought she was nuts! Then one day, she appeared in the lobby dressed in pearls and jewels, said she was leaving to tour the world. She paid her bill and left, no one's heard from her since.

    [she leaves abruptly]

  • Sheriff: Good Lord, what the hell is going on here?

    Opal: Oh Daddy, thank God you're here!

    Sheriff: What have I told you about messing with my prisoners!

    Opal: He attacked me!

    Sheriff: Put that blouse back on young lady, and get rid of that bull whip!

    Duane Bradley: I can explain.

    Sheriff: And just who the hell are you?

    Duane Bradley: Duane Bradley, sir. I'm being held against my will.

    Sheriff: Didn't I see you on that bus today?

    Opal: He's a freak, Daddy, his brother's a monster!

    Sheriff: That'll be enough outta you, now you put some clothes on and you go home. Cause you are grounded little miss! You are grounded for the next ten years! And no more car, and no more allowance, and you can forget about that pony I promised you!

    Opal: But Daddy, you don't understand!

    Sheriff: Oh I sure as to hell do. And any more lip out of you, I'm gonna take you across my knee and personally spank the living daylights outta you!

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