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Carrie Laughlin (Character)
from Kalifornia (1993)

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Kalifornia (1993)
Brian Kessler: You know, I didn't know this about you, I didn't know you were so prejudice.
Carrie Laughlin: Oh please, because when someone takes of their shoe and scratches their foot while I'm eating and you call me prejudice?
Brian Kessler: He can't help the way he was raised. I kinda feel sorry for him.
Carrie Laughlin: You feel sorry for him. That's so sweet. You obviously didn't get a whiff of that sock!
Brian Kessler: Bitch, bitch, bitch!

Carrie Laughlin: Too graphic. Too overt. Not suitable for mass consumption.

Carrie Laughlin: He hits you?
Adele Corners: Oh, only when I deserve it.

Carrie Laughlin: Oh Brian, you've got to be kidding me. Look at them. They look like Okies.
Adele Corners: Oh Jesus, Early, they look kinda weird.
Carrie Laughlin: They look like they don't have five bucks between them.

Carrie Laughlin: Oh, God. Please don't let them be as boring as Brian's friends. Anything but that.

[Discussing Early's job at the mirror factory]
Adele Corners: Know what, Brian? One night when we was stayin' up late we was talkin' 'bout how much bad luck he must have comin' from all those mirrors he broke, and I swear we came to 449 years it would take for him to work it all off, and he'd have to - after he died - he's gonna have to keep comin' back to earth over and over and over again.
Carrie Laughlin: Karma.
Adele Corners: What?
Carrie Laughlin: Karma. You know, when you do something bad to someone and fate pays you back by something bad happening to you.
Adele Corners: [blowing a bubble] Is that French?

[Brian is talking about how killer shouldn't get the electric chair]
Brian Kessler: The answer is primitive psychosis. Not the electric chair.
Brian's friend: Yeah, that's great Brian. Unless it's your mother's head they find in the freezer.
Brian Kessler: Yeah, but executing the killer would not bring my mother back now would it?
Carrie Laughlin: Thank God.

Carrie Laughlin: He beats her, you know.
Brian Kessler: How do you know that?
Carrie Laughlin: Because she told me, that's how I know that.

Carrie Laughlin: Did you happen to know that he was in jail?
Brian Kessler: Yeah, for stealing a car.
Carrie Laughlin: Oh, really! Is that what he told you? He told her it was for carrying a gun! Brian, it could be for murder for all we know!
Brian Kessler: Would you stop being so fucking melodramatic!

Adele Corners: You know, I used to smoke before I met Early. But he broke me of that.
Carrie Laughlin: Broke you?
Adele Corners: Oh. Yeah. Cos Early don't think women should smoke or drink or cuss. So you know what I do? I spell all my cuss words.

Adele Corners: My God, Carrie. If Early ever saw me in a picture like that I'd be black-and-blue for a week.
Carrie Laughlin: You shouldn't let him do that to you.
Adele Corners: You think Early's mean to me? Well, he's not. He may punish me once in a while, but he's not mean. Um, when I was 13 there was these three boys and they raped me in the back of this truck. They hurt me sob bad that I was in the hospital for, like, four months. And I feel safe with Early cos most of the time he treats me really nice. I know that he'd never. He would never let anything like that ever happen to me again.

Early Grayce: What's your name, boy?
Walter Livesy: Walter Livesy.
Early Grayce: Well, I think I gotta kill you, Walter. How you feel about that?
Walter Livesy: Not so good. Are you sure you have to?
Early Grayce: Don't know. Wish I did.
Carrie Laughlin: Early, please be.
Early Grayce: Shut up! Goddammit! I'm trying to have a conversation with Walter! Sorry about that, Walter. Where you from?
Walter Livesy: Vernon, Florida.
Early Grayce: Don't know it. Any hunting?
Walter Livesy: Turkeys sometimes.
Early Grayce: Yeah, turkeys are real smart. Smarter than most people think. Tell you what, Walter. I want you down on your belly. Get on your belly. I want you to stay there a long time after we leave. We got a deal, son?
Walter Livesy: Yeah. Yes, sir. You mind if I hold onto that Bible over there?
Early Grayce: What do you want with a Bible, Walter? Huh? He thinks I'm gonna kill him. Now that would make me a liar, wouldn't it?
Walter Livesy: No.
Early Grayce: No?

Early Grayce: Got them both on the dead run.
Adele Corners: No! No, no, no Early!
Early Grayce: Come on, momma.
[Walks over to Brian who is standing over the wounded cop]
Early Grayce: Tell me that don't hurt. Here.
[Hands Brian a gun while pointing another one at his head]
Brian Kessler: What?
Early Grayce: Gotta put that crippled dog out of his misery. You wanna know about it, you gotta do it, son. Shoot him. Come on, lay it on in there. Come on, mean boy. Come on, mean boy. Do it! Shoot him! Shoot the dog! Time to live, boy. Shoot him. Come on. Go! Go, mean boy.
[Brian drops the gun]
Early Grayce: You faggot.
Brian Kessler: Look at his face! It's not your father. Look at him!
Early Grayce: I know that, you idiot. That's police in a world of hurting. This here's a mercy killing.
[He kills the cop]
Carrie Laughlin: Oh God!
Early Grayce: Let's hit the road.

Early Grayce: You haven't even said thank you.
Adele Corners: Thank you.
Early Grayce: Thank you for what, Adele?
Adele Corners: I don't know, Early.
Early Grayce: Well, Adele, it's for saving your fucking life back there! Goddamn! You were this close, momma, from spending the night in the county morgue.
Carrie Laughlin: He wasn't going to shoot her, you murdering son of a bitch!
Brian Kessler: Stop it, Carrie.
Carrie Laughlin: What are you fucking insane?
Brian Kessler: Shut up!
Carrie Laughlin: He's a monster!
Brian Kessler: Shut up, Carrie!

[at abandoned place eating Chinese food for breakfast]
Early Grayce: [to Adele] Mama... sing us a song.
Adele Corners: Ahm...
Adele Corners: I... wish... Carrie was happy.
[smiles and looks at Carrie]
Carrie Laughlin: [puts her face on her hand even more miserable than before Adele started singing]
Adele Corners: [still smiling continues to sing as the camera shows the outside of the place] I... wish... she would smile.

[looking at and admiring Mrs. Mustgraves cactus plants. Everyone else is naturally in a state of silence]
Adele Corners: [to Mrs. Mustgrave] You have such beautiful cactuses ma'am. I just love them. My mama had a cactus garden, and I had this baby cactus, and I was gonna plant it...
[scene shifts to Carrie and Brian who are tied up to the leg of a heavy piano]
Brian Kessler: [in low voice to Carrie] You gotta talk to Adele. She looks up to you. She'll listen.
Carrie Laughlin: I tried talking to her at the mine. It didn't work.
Brian Kessler: Then try again.
Early Grayce: [enters the room eating a sandwich and acting like he owns the place] Hey Bri
Early Grayce: you ever stop and think
[picks up phone box]
Early Grayce: that if you switched two letters in your name
[disconnects the phone line from box]
Early Grayce: you'd spell "brain"?
[Early rips the phone line out of the wall. At that Adele makes a grunt but tries to keep her composure. Brian just stares at Early]
Early Grayce: Boy, you got a problem.
[throws the phone box at Brian and Carrie. It crashes right by them]
Early Grayce: [goes over to Mrs. Mustrgave and yanks her glass of liquor out of her hands] What's wrong with grandma?
Early Grayce: [sits down and puts his feet on the coffee table. He then uses them to rotate a photo frame around. The photo shows presumably Mrs. Mustgarve and Mr. Mustgrave, which Early acknowledges] Where's your husband?
Mrs. Musgrave: [after a moment] I'm a widow.
Early Grayce: [studying her, not really believing her] Yeah?

Early Grayce: [looking at Carrie's photos] Boring.
[drops photo on ground]
Early Grayce: Boring.
[drops photo on ground]
Early Grayce: Dog shit.
[drops photo on ground, looks at next photo and shows it to Brian and Carrie saying]
Early Grayce: Now that don't leave much to the imagination, does it?
[drops it to the ground and looks at the next photo and shows it to the two again saying]
Early Grayce: I know him.
[photo shows a person with white mask on]
Early Grayce: That's my daddy. Fucker.
[drops it and proceeds to the next photo]
Early Grayce: Boring
[drops it and then pauses a moment studying the next photo. He shows it to Carrie and says]
Early Grayce: That's you ain't it?
Carrie Laughlin: [after a moment says] Yeah, that's me. Do you like it? What do you think?
Early Grayce: [studies it a moment longer and then jabs his finger through it where the explicit body parts are and then sticks his tongue through it wiggling it and making odd sound effects and then says] Dog shit!
[drops photo on ground]
Early Grayce: Boring.
[drops photo on ground]
Early Grayce: Stinky.
[drops photo on the ground]
Early Grayce: Stinky.
[drops the final photo on the ground]
Early Grayce: [sits back in chair and rests his gun on the arm of the chair and says to Brian] You gotta learn how to control your woman better. But lucky for you, they take all kinds in California. That's where we'll be tomorrow. California.

Early Grayce: [after killing fat guy exits bathroom and runs right into Brian] Whoa.
Brian Kessler: Wow, you were in there for awhile.
Early Grayce: Yeah. I took a dump.
[realizing that Brian is going to go in]
Early Grayce: I don't think you wanna go in there though. It's wall to wall stink.
Brian Kessler: I just need to wash my hands.
Early Grayce: Ain't got no sink.
Brian Kessler: [stunned] No sink?
Early Grayce: Yeah. It's the damnedest thing I've ever seen.
[Brian wipes his hands off on the wall of the gas station. The two return to the car]
Gas Station Attendant: $28.35
Carrie Laughlin: [pointing at Early] Talk to him.
Early Grayce: How much?
Gas Station Attendant: $28.35
Early Grayce: Hope I got that.
[peels off bills from the fat guy's money clip, Carrie seems to be well aware of this]
Early Grayce: Call it an even $30.
[puts bills into gas station attendant's pocket]
Gas Station Attendant: [grateful] Thank you.
Early Grayce: How about I drive, bud?
Brian Kessler: Sure.
[gives keys to Early]
Early Grayce: Mama. You get in the back.
[Adelle climbs into the backseat. The gas station attendant is so grateful at the tip Early gave him, he opens the car door for Carrie allowing her to get in and then shuts it]
Early Grayce: [Brian starts the car up and they exit out of the parking lot. The gas station attendant watches them go. A sort of spiraling sound effect plays in the background]

Early Grayce: [has gun pointed at Walter] What's your name boy?
Walter Livesy: [struggling to speak] Wal - Walter Livesy.
Early Grayce: Well, Walter. Think I gotta kill you. How do you feel about that?
Walter Livesy: [trying to hide his fear] Not so good. You sure you have to.
Early Grayce: I don't know. Wish I did.
Carrie Laughlin: [terrified] Early please.
Early Grayce: [explodes] Shut up!
[smashes some things around the gas station as he shouts]
Early Grayce: Goddamnit! I'm trying to have a conversation with Walter.
[calms back down]
Early Grayce: Sorry about that Walter.
Walter Livesy: [just nods scared]
Early Grayce: Where you from, boy?
Walter Livesy: Vernon, Florida.
Early Grayce: Never heard of it. Any hunting?
Walter Livesy: Yeah, sometimes. Turkey mostly though.
Early Grayce: Yeah, turkeys are real smart. Smarter than most people think.
Early Grayce: Tell you what, Walter. I want you down on your belly.
Walter Livesy: [starts to but not quickly]
Early Grayce: Get on your belly. Now I want you to stay there. You stay there for a very long time after we leave. We got a deal?
Walter Livesy: [crying in fear] Yes, sir.
Early Grayce: Ok, then.
Walter Livesy: [still terrified] Would you mind if I hold onto that bible?
Early Grayce: [very ignorant] What you want your bible for?
[to Carrie]
Early Grayce: He thinks I'm going to kill him. Well now that would make me a liar, wouldn't it?
Walter Livesy: [sanctimoniously] No, sir.
Early Grayce: [finds it] Well
[throws it down to Walter with no respect]
Early Grayce: here you go, Walter.
Walter Livesy: [takes it and starts praying]
Early Grayce: [sees a yellow happy face pillow, which reads FREE WITH EVERY 20 GALLONS OF GAS] I wonder if Adele would like one of these
[after a second's beat]
Early Grayce: Nah.
[uses it against the sawed off shotgun, aims it at Walter... ]
Carrie Laughlin: [... shuts her eyes in terror as... ]
Early Grayce: [... fires. Feathers fly everywhere and Carrie naturally goes into hysterics as Early drags her out of the gas station]

Brian Kessler: [at the gunshot which Early has just killed Walter] What was that?
Adele Corners: [nervously] Nothing, Brian. It was just the thunder.
[then to self]
Adele Corners: Oh my God.
Brian Kessler: [to Early who's dragging Carrie along] Hey, Early, what the fuck are you doing? We talked about this.
Early Grayce: Oh, Brian. You gonna like this one. Get in. Big fella you riding shotgun. Adele, you drive.
[throws Carrie into backseat with him]
Brian Kessler: What's going on? What are you doing?
Early Grayce: [motions Brian to get in car] Come on bud, let's go. Get us out of here mama.
[Brian does and they all peel out of the gas station. Carrie is crying in hysterics and mumbling incoherently]
Brian Kessler: What happened back there?
Carrie Laughlin: [crying very hard can hardly speak] Oh my God. He shot him. He shot him in the head.
Brian Kessler: Who shot who in the head?
Adele Corners: No, he didn't Carrie.
Early Grayce: [shouting] Everybody just shut up! Goddamn, bitch, quit squawking.
[now in normal voice]
Early Grayce: Nothing's changed. I'm gonna get you there, safe, to California.
[now with chuckle]
Early Grayce: That is, if Adele don't kill us with her driving first.

[after Early killed two cops back at murder site, Adele is speechless in the front seat with her hands over her ears]
Early Grayce: Not even a simple thank you?
Adele Corners: Thank you, Early.
Early Grayce: Thank you for what Adele?
Adele Corners: [at a loss] I don't know, Early.
Early Grayce: [explodes] Well, Adele it was *for saving your fucking life back there.* God dang, honey. You were about this close
[shows with fingers]
Early Grayce: to spending the night in the county morgue.
Carrie Laughlin: [shouting] He wasn't going to shoot her, you murdering son of a bitch!
Brian Kessler: [warning] Stop it, Carrie!
Carrie Laughlin: Are you fucking insane?
Brian Kessler: Shut up!
Carrie Laughlin: God, why are you so fucking blind, Brian? He's a murderer for crying out loud.
Brian Kessler: Just shut up!
Early Grayce: [Early starts swerving the wheel like maniac and also screeching/laughing like one. He stops after a moment when everyone has quieted back down and says] Goddamn bunch of loons.