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You're a Big Boy Now (1966) Poster

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Margery Chanticleer: Remember my promise: If you don't smoke until you're 21, I'll give you a special no-smoking present. Say goodbye to Rover, he's heartbroken.

Bernard Chanticleer: Goodbye, Dog.

Margery Chanticleer: Don't eat too much, don't stay out too late, don't go to suspicious places to play cards, and stay away from girls. But most of all, Bernard, try to be happy.

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[A repeated expression of his]

I. H. Chanticleer: Whammo!

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[Raef recites a poem of his]

Raef Del Grado: Oh, don't you think it's very odd, That we should kneel and pray to god, When by all accounts, we might, Send our problems up by kite!

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Miss Thing: Last week I was 19. Today I'm 42. If I had an eggshell for every day I'd spent alone, I'd have a lot of eggshells.

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[I.H. notices his wife sobbing over an antique bible]

I. H. Chanticleer: Margery, your lint is settling on the Guttenberg Bible.

Bernard Chanticleer: Aw, to hell with you're Guttenberg Bible. I hate your Guttenberg Bible!

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[Barbara takes a cigarette out of Bernard's mouth]

Barbara Darling: You like those coffin nails too much. Better watch out. Better not cough.

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[first lines]

Raef Del Grado: You absolutely must not use the book elevator, Bernard.

Bernard Chanticleer: Who is she?

Raef Del Grado: It's illegal, it's dangerous and it'll only get you to trouble.

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Raef Del Grado: When you call your father 'dad' are you really thinking 'daddy'?

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Bernard Chanticleer: But Amy you were so ugly... Then.

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Barbara Darling: You're perfect.

Bernard Chanticleer: Me?

Barbara Darling: Absolutely hunky dory perfect. You're just what I need in my life.

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Raef Del Grado: Double trouble. Specially when it's your father and he has eyes everywhere.

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Miss Thing: I wanted you to know that I run a respectable apartment building.

I. H. Chanticleer: Well, I run a respectable son.

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Bernard Chanticleer: What's wrong with me?

Barbara Darling: Nothing that a firing squad couldn't fix it.

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Barbara Darling: Take off your jacket. Relax.

[long pause]

Barbara Darling: Would you like a drink? Coffee?

Bernard Chanticleer: Coffee? A drink. Maybe better coffee. I mean, a drink of coffee.

Barbara Darling: I know what's wrong with you. You would like a glass of milk! But you're afraid to ask for because you'll think Barbara will think you're a little boy. But it's alright. You can ask Barbara for a glass of milk and she'll bring it to you. Go on. Ask Barbara for a glass of milk. Say: I want a glass of milk.

Bernard Chanticleer: I want a glass of milk.

Barbara Darling: You see? See how easy, sunshine?

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Bernard Chanticleer: Can you hear me, dad?

I. H. Chanticleer: I'll see you in my office right now, big boy.

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Bernard Chanticleer: Well, gosh, I'm lonely and young. I'm always lonely even when I'm with people. Specially when I'm with people.

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Amy Partlett: [about Bernard's father making a pass at her] It was terrible.

Bernard Chanticleer: My poor mother.

Amy Partlett: Poor me!

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Raef Del Grado: You took me too literally, Bernard. I'm a poet.

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Bernard Chanticleer: What's her name?

Raef Del Grado: Darling. Barbara Darling. C'mon Bernard. A.P. is waiting for you.

Bernard Chanticleer: A.P.? Who is A.P.?

Raef Del Grado: Another Problem.

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Miss Thing: [Shocked, upon seeing an old painting that shows some nudity] Oh, that filthy thing! Ohh!

I. H. Chanticleer: Oh, yes. One of the finest examples of incunabula in the collection. It's very rare.

Miss Thing: [Indignantly] I'll thank you to keep your incunabula to yourself!

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Bernard Chanticleer: [Referring to Barbara's job as a go-go dancer] Why do you have to work there? Everybody looks up your dress. Don't you feel guilty?

Barbara Darling: Look, Bernie baby, I haven't known you too long, but it seems to me that you're getting to be a regular noodge. Remember when you wrote that sweet letter to me? I thought you'd be a person that would be FUN to be with.

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Margery Chanticleer: [Suggesting the family get away together and go to Cape Cod] You love Cape Cod. We'll go swimming every day...

Bernard Chanticleer: [Pushing her away] I HATE Cape Cod! I don't want to go anywhere WITH you, I want to get AWAY from you... I'll take "Dog".

Margery Chanticleer: Well, Rover is gone forever. Someone stole him!

Bernard Chanticleer: His name is "Dog". D-O-G DOG! He's my dog and that's what I chose to name him: DOG! I could have named him Rover, or Spot, or Fido or anything, but I didn't! I named him DOG!

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Jailer: [as he unlocks and opens Bernard's jail cell] Out you go.

Bernard Chanticleer: Why?

Jailer: You're out in custody. Your bail's been paid.

Bernard Chanticleer: [after a thoughtful pause] I've been in the custody of my parents for almost twenty years now. And they've taught me nothing but self-doubt, frustration, and perpetual guilt. I'm going to be in my own custody from now on. I won't go!

Jailer: A nice-lookin' girl paid it.

Bernard Chanticleer: I'll go!

[Gets up and walks out]

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Amy Partlett: I have something for you.

Bernard Chanticleer: What is it?

Amy Partlett: I found this place where they sell five-cent pretzels.

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