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Echoes of a Summer (1976) Poster

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Deirdre Striden: If only I could be old, old for one day, twenty-five years old. Even a day of problems, a trip to the obstetrician or a marriage counselor, a secret day with a married man. Just to be twenty-five for a flash. That would hold me forever.

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Eugene Striden: It'll be a... a play for the ages!

Philip: [excitedly] Ooh, will there be potato salad?

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Deirdre Striden: [to Sara, angrily] We DID have faith! Maybe not *your* kind of faith, but we had it, all right! And a little happiness never hurt anyone!

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Eugene Striden: Reputation... that's a very grown-up word.

Philip: [solemnly, sounding wise beyond his years] So's 'dying'.

[Philip runs into the woods before Eugene an reply]

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Philip: On Deirdre's impending death: My mother says you may linger for a while.

Deirdre Striden: Your mother's a fat bitch.

Ruth Striden: Deirdre!

Philip: Oh, that's OK. My daddy's always calling her that.

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Dr. Hallet: [upon knowing that Deirdre is going to probably die over the summer] ... Happy birthday, kid.

[sadly walks away]

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Deirdre Striden: [to Philip as the sun beams down on them both] I wish I could see what you'll look like when you're grown-up.

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Ruth Striden: [Deirdre has collapsed on the ground after dancing outside, and Ruth sees her husband staring in shock] You let her DANCE!

[her husband gets out of his stupor and rushes over to his daughter]

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Philip: [while lying there at the beach in Nova Scotia, hand-in-hand with Deirdre] I hope sex is as nice as this!

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Philip: [Philip sees Deirdre painting her face with makeup to make herself look like an old hag on purpose] Wow, you look SEXY!

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Eugene Striden: It'll be a play about...

[in unison with Philip]

Philip: ...REPUTATION!

[Eugene hugs Philip and spins around with him in the sunshine]

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Philip: I'm not interested in sex, I'm interested in rooms!

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Sara: [about Dierdre's heart condition] Maybe it's a punishment because you're parents don't believe in God.

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Eugene Striden: [about Dierdre] can't you leave her with some DIGNITY?

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Ruth Striden: [talking to Sara about Philip] I think he's Dierdre's only real friend.

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Sara: [about Philip] that boy should NOT be over here! He's mentally unbalanced, and...!

[her words falter when she sees Dierdre's father rolling around in the grass with his daughter like a lunatic]

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Philip: [last lines of the film] ... You wouldn't remember me.

[Philip runs away to the beach, crying while Dierdre calls out his name]

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