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Jack Stall (Character)
from A History of Violence (2005)

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A History of Violence (2005)
[Tom argues with Jack about their way of solving problems]
Tom Stall: In this family, we do not solve our problems by hitting people!
Jack Stall: No, in this family, we shoot them!
[as Tom slaps Jack across the face]

[Bobby picks on Jack for winning the baseball game]
Jack Stall: Bobby, it's just a game, okay? It's just stupid gym class.
Bobby Jordan: Who are you calling stupid?
Jack Stall: [Jack clears his throat] No, I said gym class was stupid.
Bobby Jordan: 'No, I said gym class was.' Listen to this little faggot!
Jack Stall: [Bobby pushes Jack in the back, as Jack turns around to face Bobby] Yeah, you're right. I'm both little and a faggot. You got me dead to rights.
Bobby Jordan: Come on, chicken shit, let's do this!
Jack Stall: [Bobby pushes Jack] What would be the point? I mean, you win. You win, you win. You've established your, uh, alpha male standing; uh, you've established my unworthiness; but doing violence to me just seems pointless and cruel, don't you think?
Bobby Jordan: Let's do this, you punk bitch!
Jack Stall: Shouldn't that be, 'little, punkass, chickenshit, faggot bitch'?
Bobby Jordan: [Bobby grabs Jack's shirt and pushes him again] God!

[Jack confronts his dad after he knows the truth about his secret identity]
Jack Stall: So, what am I supposed to call you now?
Tom Stall: You're supposed to call me Dad. That's what I am - Your Dad.
Jack Stall: Are you really? So, you're some kind of closet mobster dad? I mean, if I go rob Millikan's drug store, will you ground me if I don't give you a piece of the action? What, Dad? You tell me.
Tom Stall: Please, son. Don't.
Jack Stall: Tell me. If I talk to Sam about you, will you have me whacked?

[Tom questions Jack about beating Bobby up and getting expelled]
Tom Stall: What the hell were you thinking?
Jack Stall: I wasn't thinking.
Tom Stall: Obviously not.

[Tom's daughter Sarah has a a bad nightmare about the shadow monsters]
Jack Stall: What's wrong, Dad?
Tom Stall: Hi, kiddo. Sarah's just had a bad dream.
Jack Stall: [Jack turns on the light] Oh.
Sarah Stall: I saw monsters Jack.
Jack Stall: [Jack gasps] Monsters? What kind?
Sarah Stall: I don't know. They came out of my closet, and then they were in the shadows.
Jack Stall: Hmm, shadow monsters. Well, they look pretty scary, but they really can't do anything. Especially when the lights are on. They're scared of the light.

[Jack and Judy talk about life when sitting outside together]
Judy Danvers: You ever wonder what kids did for fun on a Saturday 100 years ago?
Jack Stall: [Jack sighs] I don't know. I guess I always figured they got into their parents' wagon and went cruising up and down their main drag playing loud banjo music and acting like idiots.
Judy Danvers: [Judy laughs] So, you think this is as good as it gets?
Jack Stall: For us? Yeah. For now. Eventually, we - We grow up, we get jobs, we have affairs, and we become alcoholics.
Judy Danvers: You know, sometimes, you depress me.
Jack Stall: [Jack laughs] Hey, that's what I'm good at.

[Jack stands up to Bobby by punching him in the face]
Jack Stall: Okay, you motherfucker! Get over there, you son of a bitch!
Jack Stall: [Jack kicks Bobby in the ribs before holding Bobby's head up] Come here. Are you laughin'? Are you laughin' now...
Jack Stall: [Jack punches Bobby again in the face] You motherfucking, cock sucking piece of shit?
[as Judy pulls Jack away]