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Steve Freeling (Character)
from Poltergeist (1982)

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Old Indian: Car's still angry, eh?
Steve Freeling: Angry? That car's pissed!

Steve: Taylor! Taylor, where the hell were you? We're not safe here anymore. My son almost died and you just sit here.
Taylor: I was protecting Carol Anne. It's her he's after, not Robbie, not you or Diane.

Robbie Freeling: Why can't we get a TV, like everybody else.
Steve: NO! No we can't get a TV.
Robbie Freeling: GREAT! I'll just have to grow up retarded!
Steve: COME ON ROB! Kids don't grow up RETARDO! because of lack of television.

Steve: Why the hell won't you LEAVE US ALONE!
Kane: You can't keep her, I AM NOT DEAD!

Diane: Steven, we are almost broke.
Steve Freeling: Okay, we're, we're broke, but we're not, we're not starving!
Diane: Okay. But I don't happen to like having to live off my mother, and I think that we deserve a house of our own again someday.
Steve Freeling: Aw, honey, geez... see, that's the difference between you and me, Diane, I am into downward mobility. I'm not settling for it, I'm *into* it, I - I like getting out there in the streets and meetin' those people; I like selling vacuums, I like carrying the pipes and the apparatus in my little demo case.
[snaps his fingers]
Steve Freeling: Let's get the kids up and we'll, we'll paint the car different colors, kind of day-glo, like we used to do when were kind of *freaky,* you know - the *Freaky Freelings,* on the road again! The family whose house disappeared! Watch them find it, Diane! I'm not gonna get upset about this but I'll tell you something, I'm writing them back, and when I sign that letter I'm signing *Mr. President!*

Steve Freeling: Are you in cahoots with the lady in there?
Taylor: I cahoot with no one.

Steve Freeling: [Steve and Robbie are listening to a baseball game on the radio and one of the players just hit a home-run] Did you see that, Robbie?
Robbie Freeling: No Dad, I didn't see it.

Diane: They denied our claim again.
Steve Freeling: What?
Diane: I told you we never should have said the house vanished into thin air.

Steve Freeling: [Taylor is standing in the front door] Who the hell are you?
Taylor: Name's Taylor.
Steve Freeling: Great, good name!
[to his family]
Steve Freeling: Come on, let's go!
Taylor: Tangina Barrons sent me.
Steve Freeling: Oh yeah? Well say hello to the magic munchkin for us, will you?

Steve Freeling: [to Taylor after discovering his house is haunted] You stay, we're gone!

Taylor: Your car?
Steve Freeling: [sees smoke coming from the engine] Yeah?
Taylor: Very angry.
Steve Freeling: Uh huh.
Taylor: I'll fix it.
Steve Freeling: Make it happy?
Taylor: Yes.
Steve Freeling: OK.

Steve Freeling: [to Taylor] You can stay in the house, OK. You can have my aura, my spirits, the ghosts, the whole deal, the whole casaba. But keep your hands off my car, OK. Hands off! Its worse than it was before.
Taylor: Car's still angry, huh?
Steve Freeling: Angry? That car is pissed!

Kane: [to Steve about Taylor] Please! Open your hearts and your minds to what I am saying. He is dangerous. I can see that he has a strong hold on this family. Who do your wife and children turn to with they're problems? They turn to him, now don't they? They don't trust you anymore, but what you fear, is that you're not man enough to hold this family together.
Steve Freeling: [stunned] How do you know?
Kane: Because, I'm smart. And I'm your friend. And I know... what you are thinking.
Steve Freeling: How?
Kane: Now, let me in, and let's talk about it. Let me in.
Steve Freeling: [wavering] You are my friend.
Kane: Let me in.
Carol Anne Freeling: [from somewhere in the house] Daddy?
Kane: Now! Before its too late!
Steve Freeling: No!
Kane: [furious] You're gonna die in there! All of you! YOU ARE GONNA DIE!
Steve Freeling: Get the hell out of here!
Kane: Sorry to see, you're still unconvinced. Pleasure visiting with you.

Steve Freeling: [holding a tequila bottle] Tequila. Tekillya!

Taylor: You feel like a leaf at the mercy of the wind, don't you?
Steve Freeling: Yeah, that's right. That's me.
Taylor: Since the day you were born one way or another, someone has been doing something to you.
Steve Freeling: No I... I don't think that's true.
Taylor: And they've been doing something to you against your will, and now you're feeling helpless, like a leaf in the wind.
Steve Freeling: Taylor, it would help me out a lot if you just say what's on your mind so I can understand you.
Taylor: You understand me. No matter how much you like to feel sorry for yourself, you have to change that. I'm a warrior. A warrior would rather be defeated and die, than act against his nature. That is the path you have chosen to take, whether you know it or not. You should assume full responsibility.
Steve Freeling: Responsibility for what?
Taylor: Responsibility for everything. Everything in your world.

Steve Freeling: [shouting] WHY THE HELL WON'T YOU LEAVE US ALONE?
[Steve is then thrown across the living-room from his armchair]
Kane: [in spirit form] You can't keep her. I am not dead.

Taylor: He's still here. He feels she belongs to him.
Diane: But why?
Taylor: I'm not sure, but he's used to getting what he wants.
Steve Freeling: Taylor, who is he? What is he?
Taylor: He's a man filled with the demon, lost in a dimension that surrounds our world. This entity believes that his world and ours are the same.
Diane: But why doesn't he know he's dead?
Taylor: Because he isn't.
Steve Freeling: But how can that be?
Taylor: Nothing really dies, like when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Death only transforms us into another state of being. This man was evil, and his soul remains evil, because he chooses not to see the light, and pass on to another state of consciousness.
Steve Freeling: How are we gonna beat this thing?
Taylor: Until we learn how to defeat him, we do not let him win.
Steve Freeling: [sarcastically] That's a hell of a plan! That's a lot of crap!
Diane: I suppose you have a plan of your own?
Steve Freeling: THAT'S A LOT OF CRAP!
Taylor: Listen, don't come apart now. This spirit is very clever. He knows your strength is your love, and he hates you for that. He's been trying to pull this family apart, and he will continue to try. If he succeeds, he will possess Carol-Anne... and destroy your spirit.

Taylor: [sees Steve laughing about something] Funny?
Steve Freeling: Well, I love the health club I'm just wondering when I get the key to my locker.
Taylor: Sense of humor, that's good. You're gonna need it.

Taylor: You must take your family back to Cuesta Verde.
Steve Freeling: What?
Taylor: The evil spirit that is stalking you. It knows who you are. Where you are. How to find you. What your weaknesses are. Your best bet would be to confront him, surprise him on his own ground.
Steve Freeling: But Taylor, what about Diane and the kids?
Taylor: They are your power, and you are they'res.
Steve Freeling: Are things desperate Taylor?
Taylor: What you see as desperate, I see as inevitable.

Diane: [Steve, possessed by Kane, starts groping Diane] Honey, don't. Not now.
Steve Freeling: [getting angry] Why? When?
Diane: What do you mean?
Steve Freeling: Diane, I have needs too.
Diane: Well it seems to me your needs have been fulfilled by the bottle tonight.
[Steve comes up behind Diane and grabs her]
Diane: Oh, Steven don't!
Steve Freeling: Diane, are you accusing me of being drunk?
Diane: I'm not accusing you of anything.
Steve Freeling: Yes you are, but that's what you're thinking.
Diane: No, I'm not.
Steve Freeling: Yes, but that's what you're thinking. I know you and that's what you're thinking.
Diane: Spare me, Steven.
Steve Freeling: Diane! Do you remember just the other day, when you were seven and you were helping your Mommy, plant flowers in the garden? You saw it clearly.
Diane: How the hell do you know that?
Steve Freeling: Because I am smart.
[getting angrier]
Steve Freeling: You think that all of our troubles are because of Carol-Anne! You wish Carol-Anne had never been given BIRTH TO! You never wanted
Steve Freeling: CAROL-ANNE!
[Diane tries to shush Steve]
Steve Freeling: But you thought it! You thought it! You thought it! You thought it!
Diane: No!
Steve Freeling: You thought it, baby! Shush! You thought about it! You thought that! You thought it, shush! You thought it! Diane has secrets!

Steve Freeling: [sees Carol-Anne hiding in the car] Carol... open the door sweet pea. Come on honey, open the door. Lift up the knob, sweetheart. Come on honey, open the... oh sweetheart, that wasn't Daddy upstairs in the bathroom, you know that.

Steve Freeling: Taylor said we go back together as a family, that's all of us.
Robbie Freeling: Do you believe him, Dad?
Diane: Honey, it was real smart of you to hide in the car like that.
Carol Anne Freeling: It wasn't my idea. Taylor said it was the only safe place.
Robbie Freeling: Dad, do you believe him?
Steve Freeling: I... I do... I do believe him son... I do.

[last lines]
Taylor: Your car.
Steve Freeling: Yeah, well its happy.
Taylor: Not yet.
Steve Freeling: How are we gonna make it happy?
Taylor: It wants to come home with me.
Steve Freeling: You asked it?
Taylor: Yes.
Steve Freeling: OK, its yours, take it.
Diane: We thank you.
Steve Freeling: It started right up.
Robbie Freeling: Dad, you gave our car away?
Steve Freeling: Yes.
Diane: But Steven, we have no... we need a ride home.
Steve Freeling: Taylor, whoa! That car needs me, Taylor.

Robbie Freeling: Dad, are we gonna have to move again?
Steve Freeling: I don't know Robbie. I'm gonna think about it.
Diane: Where could we go?
Carol Anne Freeling: Disneyland?
Robbie Freeling: Oh puke, don't be such an infant!
Diane: Shhh!
Carol Anne Freeling: Ok, what about Dunkin' Donuts?
Robbie Freeling: Shut up, jerko!

Poltergeist (1982)
Steve: Tomorrow I'm going to call someone.
Diane: Like who? I looked in the Yellow Pages. "Furniture Movers" we've got; "Strange Phenomenon", there's no listing.

Dr. Lesh: Well, I'm off. Now these tapes, I am going to have to present them you know.
Steve: But please, not on "60 Minutes".
Diane: Or "That's Incredible."

Diane: Ahhh... this is probably going to be seem a little strange. We hear better on this channel. Don't ask me why. Well... ah... I guess I will call her. Carol Anne. Ah... it's mommy, sweetheart. Ah, we want to talk to you. Please answer me baby. Please answer me. Please talk to me, bunny.
Marty: Look at the dog.
Diane: Are you with us now? Can you... can you say hello to daddy?
Carol Anne: Hello, daddy.
Steve: Hello, sweet pea.
Diane: It's mommy, sweetheart.
Carol Anne: Hello, mommy.
Diane: Hello, baby. Can you see me? Can you see mommy?
Carol Anne: Mommy? Where are you? Where are you?
Diane: We're home, baby. We're home. Can you find me? Can you find a way to us, baby?
Carol Anne: Mommy, where are you? I can't find you. I can't. I'm afraid of the Light, mommy. I'm afraid of the Light.

Steve: Not much room for a pool is there?
Teague: We own all the land. We have already made arrangements for relocating the cemetery.
Steve: Oh, you're kidding. Oh, come on. I mean, that's sacrilegious, isn't it?
Teague: Oh, don't worry about it. After all, it's not ancient tribal burial ground. It's just... people. Besides, we have done it before.

Steve: [shouting in Teague's face] You son of a bitch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! Why! Why!

Steve: You know Teague, he won't take "Go to Hell" for an answer.
Diane: What are you going to do?
Steve: I'm gonna give him directions.

Diane: Mmmmm... smell that mimosa.
Steve: Well you better cut a bouquet and take it with you, because we're not staying.

[last lines]
Robbie: Faster! Faster!
Steve: Don't look back!

[Steve opens the window next to the neighbor's house]
Steve: We've got a good game going on here.
Ben Tuthill: My kids wanna watch Mr. Rogers.
Steve: I don't care what you're watching Ben, just show a little mercy with that thing!
Ben Tuthill: Move your set.
[Ben flicks remote]
Steve: Move yours Ben.
[Steve flicks his remote]
Steve: [Steve and Ben flick each other off]

Steve: Whoever might complain?
Teague: Nobody's complained until now.

Steve: I was trying to answer her with my mind and she couldn't hear me. Now I thought you said this Tangina Barens was an extraordinary...
Tangina: [offscreen] I *am*.
Steve: ...clairvoy...
Tangina: [steps out again at the top of the stairs] I just don't like trick answers.

Diane: Look, I'm the one who has had to live with this freaky thing all day. It's like another side of nature, that you and I aren't qualified to understand. When you overreact, it makes what happened much too important.
Steve: No one is going into the kitchen until I know what's happening.

Steve: You know we have a saying around here; "The grass grows greener on every side."

Steve: Listen to me, Jeff! No, I'm not kidding! I know right, how can anybody sleep through a 6.5!

Dana: I'll go check the kitchen!
Steve: NO! No, I'll do it! I'll check the kitchen, you check your room!
Steve: Carol Anne!
Dana: Carol Snne!
Diane: Carol Anne! Sweetheart!
Steve: DIANE!
Diane: Did you find her?
Steve: No, I looked everywhere! This is crazy!
Diane: OH MY! My God! She is in the swimming pool, the swimming pool, the swimming pool!

Dr. Lesh: Would your family welcome a serious investigation of these disturbances by someone who can make firsthand observations?
Steve: Look, Dr. Lesh. We don't care about the disturbances, the pounding and the flashing, the screaming, the music. We just want you to find our little girl.

Tangina: [offscreen upstairs] Why is this door locked, Mr. Freeling?
[Steve Freeling closes his eyes, clasps his hands, and appears to be concentrating for several seconds]
Diane: [quietly] Answer her, Steven!
Steve: [sotto voce] I *am*.
Tangina: [steps out to the top of the stairs] I am addressin' the living!
Steve: I'm sorry. Sorry. That's the room my son and daughter used to occupy.
Dr. Lesh: We believe it's the heart of the house.
Tangina: This house has many hearts.
[Tangina steps away from the stairtop. Diane approaches Steven]
Diane: [quietly] What is the matter?
Steve: [with laughter] "What's the matter"?
Steve: [he composes himself, whispers] I was trying to answer her with my mind and she couldn't hear me.
Steve: [to Dr. Lesh, whispering even softer] Now, I thought you said this Tangina Barrons was an *extraordinary*...
Tangina: I *am*!
Steve: ...clairvoy...
Tangina: [steps out again] I just don't like trick answers.

Steve: Get in the car, Dana.

Steve: [skeleton hits the windshield] Oh, shit!

Steve: No. I'll do it. Let me go.
Diane: You can't go. You're the only one strong enough to hold the rope.

Steve: I'm outta here! See ya early.
Robbie: I'm outta here!
Diane: You I can handle.
Robbie: I got school!
Diane: Breakfast first.
Robbie: All right, I'll just flunk.

Steve: I hate Pizza Hut! Where's supper? I don't understand, Diane. What the hell's going on around here?

Poltergeist (2015)
Eric Bowen: [the moving truck smashed his mail box] Oh c'mon, man!

Eric Bowen: I'm counting on you.

Eric Bowen: You're all I've got, so let's do it.

Amy Bowen: Take your pants off.
Eric Bowen: Yes, ma'am. Really?
Amy Bowen: Yes.
Eric Bowen: Wow.
Amy Bowen: Take if off.
Eric Bowen: Alright.
Griffin Bowen: [Eric's pants are down just when his kid enters the room] Dad?
Eric Bowen: Yes?
Amy Bowen: Aaah!
Eric Bowen: Hey... What's up buddy?
Griffin Bowen: There's something upstairs. I think there's something in my room.
Eric Bowen: I'll be up there in a second.
[the kid exits]
Eric Bowen: So much for my luck. Don't move.
Amy Bowen: Ok.
Eric Bowen: I'll be right back, think dirty thoughts.

Kendra Bowen: I'll get a job when you get a job.
Eric Bowen: Hey, she has a job! You kids are her job!

Eric Bowen: We just want our daughter back, okay? We just want our daughter back.

[first lines]
Amy Bowen: Griffin, what did I say?
Griffin Bowen: I'm in the middle of a game.
Amy Bowen: You can't play that in the car unless you take your Dramamine.
Eric Bowen: Too late for Dramamine. We're practically there.

Eric Bowen: What happened?
Dr. Brooke Powell: That, Mr. Bowen... that's Maddy's way out. But I think we're gonna need some help in getting her there.
Amy Bowen: What kind of help?
Dr. Brooke Powell: Have you ever heard of Carrigan Burke?
Kendra Bowen: No effing way.

Carrigan Burke: Brooke tells me that this development was built on a cemetery. Right?
Kendra Bowen: Dad, really?
Eric Bowen: Calm down. It's a former cemetery. Former. They moved the bodies a long time ago. They relocated...
Amy Bowen: Yeah, they moved them to a nicer neighborhood.
Carrigan Burke: I don't think that they are. I think that they just told people they moved the cemetery. I think they just moved the headstones.
Amy Bowen: And they left the bodies? Oh, my God.