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Raising Cain (1992) Poster

(1992)

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[Cain tells Dr. Nix to stay out of his way]

Cain: But hey, I'm not one to hold a grudge. After all, where would I be without you, Baumse?

Dr. Nix: You wouldn't exist.

Cain: That's right. But I do exist, don't I? I'm that fucked-up experiment of yours that just won't go away. Hickory, dickory, doc. Cain has picked his lock. I'm outta here. The cat's in the bag and the bag is going in the river. So don't fuck with me, dad! You may lose more than your license this time.

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[a small child exits out of the bathroom and see's Cain getting prepared to kill Nan]

Josh: [speaking in an adult voice] I know what you're going to do! It's a bad thing and I'm gonna tell!

Cain: [Cain yells] Get out of here!

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[Dr. Waldheim recommends hypnotizing Carter to find the missing babies]

Dr. Waldheim: Hypnotism is the fastest, though not always the most prudent method.

Lt. Terri: We gotta find these babies now!

Dr. Waldheim: Then I will need an absolutely quiet space where I can be alone with Carter.

Lt. Terri: Whatever you need... and do it fast! I don't want to be walking behind any little coffins.

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[first lines]

Karen: [Karen tries to put the jacket on her boy Sam at the park] Let me put your jacket on.

Sam, Karen's son: No, no, no, no.

Karen: Come on.

Sam, Karen's son: I don't want to.

Carter: [Carter comes strolling up beside Karen] You taking off, Karen?

Karen: Trying to.

Carter: Need a hand?

Karen: Would you mind?

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[Carter asks Karen if she knows about child development]

Carter: Do you realize how important these early years are in Sam's development?

Karen: Are you kidding? I've read all the books. And, of course, I get all the expert advice I can handle from my mother-in-law.

Carter: [Carter chuckles] I know what you mean.

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[Carter talks to Karen about the importance of child development]

Karen: Don't you have any know-it-all relatives?

Carter: Oh, listen, my father wrote the book on child development. Unfortunately, it's in Norwegian!

Karen: [Carter chuckles as Karen smiles] What does he have to say on the subject? In English!

Carter: What does he not have to say?

Karen: That bad?

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[Carter tries to talk to Karen about his dad's clinic in Norway]

Karen: Well, what's so visionary about your dad's clinic anyway?

Carter: Well... first of all, it's in a beautiful, natural, country setting. Amy will be supervised by a team of child psychologists... who record her progress hourly. But the thing is, you can't study child development and think anyone is going to take it seriously... if you only have one subject. It's just another case history. So, what we're setting up is a control group of gifted children. We'll need at least five. None of them older than three years old. That's why I wanted to talk to you about Sam, being one of...

Karen: Being one of your guinea pigs? Oh, Carter, you gotta be kidding!

Carter: [Carter shakes his head side-to-side with a smile on his face] No.

Karen: Nobody's gonna let their kid go to some snake pit in Norway... to be part of some development study.

Carter: [Carter looks away pulling on his tie] It's not a snake pit.

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[Carter tells Karen about the importance of personality development]

Carter: Karen, do you realize that no one really knows anything about personality development. Everything up to now has been pure conjecture. All we psychiatrists do is-is chase cows after the barn door has been opened.

Carter: [Carter fake sneezes into his hand] Here, for the first time, we'll have an opportunity to observe what happens... when it happens and precisely monitor the psychological consequences.

Karen: Well, not with my kid, you don't.

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[Carter knocks out Karen in the car as two joggers come jogging down the street in slow-motion]

Cain: [Carter hears a wicked laugh, as Cain appears outside the passenger window of the parked car] Kiss her.

Carter: What?

Cain: You got about five seconds before those guys are in your face. And what do you think you look like, killer? Go on, kiss her!

Cain: [Carter kisses Karen's unconscious lips, as the joggers smile and keep jogging] Oh. Well done.

Carter: When did you get out?

Cain: Move over.

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[Cain sits in the car with Carter and talks to him about what he observed]

Carter: What are you doing here?

Cain: I'm saving your ass, that's what. I was just supposed to come along as an observer. Right now, what I'm observing is very odd. Twin brothers chatting in the front seat of a car... while the driver is slumped over the wheel. What is wrong with this picture?

Carter: I don't need you!

Cain: [Cain imitates Carter] 'I don't need you!'

Cain: [Cain chuckles] Let's get out of here, Carter, before we're seen. Because, believe me... we'll be remembered.

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[Carter talks to Cain, upset that Cain had to show up]

Cain: You can drop me off at the next corner. I can use a drink.

Carter: And don't follow me anymore.

Cain: 'Don't follow me anymore.'

Carter: Stop that!

Cain: 'Stop that!'

Carter: Stop it!

Cain: [Cain chuckles while smoking in the car] All right. All right.

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[Cain asks Carter about what he was going to do with Karen's body]

Cain: Ah, Carter, you're a thankless dope. I was only trying to help. Which, of course, I did. This thing you're doing means everything to the old man. And you can't fuck it up.

Carter: I'm not fucking anything up.

Cain: Oh, really? What were you planning to do with the little missus here?

Carter: I'm gonna... take her back to the park and leave her there.

Cain: Very good! I see you've got this all thought out. 'Take her back to the park and leave her there.' Uh-huh. And then what?

Carter: Then, when the chloroform wears off, she'll be fine.

Cain: And when you get home, the cops will be sitting on your doorstep.

Carter: I won't hurt her!

Cain: You won't hurt her! She'll hurt you!

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[Cain tells Carter what they're going to do with Karen's body]

Cain: [Cain lifts Karen's head up by the hair] The cat's in the bag. And the bag is in the river.

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[Jenny lays in bed as Cain pretends to be Carter by laying in the bed beside her]

Jenny: [Cain runs his hand up Jenny's leg] Oh, Dr. Nix.

Jenny: [Cain runs his hand up Jenny's shirt] Oh, how horny we are.

Jenny: [Cain bites down on Jenny's ear] Ow! You're hurting me.

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[Dr. Nix learns that Cain has gotten out]

Dr. Nix: I was afraid of this. I wanted him to do this himself. I didn't want you to help him.

Cain: Gee, Daddy, I was only trying to help out. If I hadn't been there we'd all be fucked. Carter's an amateur. He panicked.

Dr. Nix: Oh, stop it! I know you, Cain. Carter weakened and you stepped in. We all know your 'tough guy' act. But we don't need a loose cannon here. Carter can finish this himself.

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[Cain reminds Dr. Nix about their troubled past with one another]

Dr. Nix: You know... you could get us all put away for good.

Cain: There's no jail that can hold me. I'm the escape artist, remember? I learned it breaking out of all those cages you locked me in.

Dr. Nix: [Dr. Nix shouts] They were not cages! They were especially designed infant environments.

Cain: [Cain yells back] They were cages!

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[Jenny shops around the clock store, as she hears the music of a clock play beside her]

Jack: [Jenny looks over to see the man Jack standing next to it, the clock continues to play beside him] That's what I would buy for the man in my life.

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[Jenny talks to her friend Sarah at the park about Carter]

Sarah: Now, I hate to bring this up, but you are married to the perfect man.

Jenny: The perfect man? Yesterday, out of the blue, he started to make love to me... and then stopped when Amy started to cry.

Sarah: Well, just because he was worried about Amy...

Jenny: He wasn't worried about Amy, because he didn't even go to her room. He went downstairs, got into his car and drove off.

Sarah: Well, that doesn't make any sense.

Jenny: Carter isn't making any sense. And he's becoming awfully compulsive with Amy. He doesn't just take care of her, he studies her. I have this horrible feeling it has something to do with his father.

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[Carter follows his wife Jenny into the park woods, where he watches her have sex with Jack]

Cain: [Carter hears a wicked laugh, as Cain appears next to him behind the tree] Jesus! Come on, be a peeping Tom on your own time. We're gonna lose that kid.

Carter: That's my wife!

Cain: [Cain frowns looking back at Jenny having sex] No shit?

Carter: I married her too soon. She never got over him.

Cain: [Cain laughs to Carter] No question of that!

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[Cain returns back to Nan who was waiting for Carter]

Nan: You know, Dr. Nix, I should be going out with older guys. I'll tell you somethin'. For a man your age, you're uh, you're still pretty cute.

Cain: [Cain lowers his head closer down to Nan's face] It's not the mileage, honey. It's the make.

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[Lt. Terri and Sgt. Cally go over the case file of the missing babies]

Lt. Terri: [Terri sighs] Poor guy. This is gettin' out of hand Sean.

Sgt. Cally: Yep. It seems like a serial to me. A detective's dream. The motiveless murder.

Lt. Terri: What've we got now? Two moms, a baby-sitter and all their kids are gone.

Sgt. Cally: From the same playground.

Mack: [the retired officer Mack mumbles in the room as he watches Carter] And this Dr. Nix.

Sgt. Cally: [the two detectives lower their heads] What do you mean?

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[the retired officer Mack tells the detectives about Carter's father Dr. Nix]

Mack: Well, maybe you can tell me who this Dr. Nix is.

Sgt. Cally: [Cally points to the next room] It's that guy over there working with Peters.

Mack: Yeah, any dope can see that. But I worked another Nix case twenty years ago.

Lt. Terri: Twenty years ago. What are you talking about?

Mack: I'm talking about that guy's old man.

Sgt. Cally: Are you sure?

Mack: Same name, same face.

Sgt. Cally: So what did your Dr. Nix do?

Mack: We got an anonymous tip he was buying babies. I remember we caught him with five.

Sgt. Cally: Five? Was he starting a basketball team?

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[the retired officer tells the detectives about Dr. Nix and his colleague Dr. Waldheim]

Mack: At his trial, an associate testified against him. A Dr. Lyn Waldheim. Still works around here. I just called Waldheim's office. They tell me the doctor checked into the hospital.

Sgt. Cally: What's the matter with him?

Mack: It's a her. Cancer. I told her about the kids disappearing and one of their fathers was a Dr. Nix. She says she'll be right over.

Sgt. Cally: [Cally looks over to Terri] So this is retirement. I think I'll just have a heart attack right here.

Mack: [Mack smiles] I could never retire, so I don't.

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[the detectives ask themselves if Carter could really be a nut]

Lt. Terri: [the detectives look at Carter in the other room] I know what you guys are thinking.

Sgt. Cally: Like father, like son.

Lt. Terri: Slam dunk right? It's too easy. Just because his father is a nut, doesn't mean Carter has to be.

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[the detectives meet Dr. Waldheim]

Dr. Waldheim: [Waldheim looks at Carter for the first time] It's uncanny. He looks exactly like his father.

Lt. Terri: That's Carter Nix.

Dr. Waldheim: It couldn't be anyone else. And his wife and child have disappeared?

Sgt. Cally: It gets worse.

Lt. Terri: We got a dead woman downstairs that could be his wife.

Dr. Waldheim: Oh. So much tragedy in one family.

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[Dr. Waldheim talks about her cheap wig]

Dr. Waldheim: I hate this wig! I told them to get me a gray one. My hair is gray. They couldn't find one. I look like a transvestite.

Sgt. Cally: Looks fine.

Dr. Waldheim: You're very kind, but you don't lie very well.

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[Dr. Waldheim tells the detectives about the book she wrote with Dr. Nix]

Dr. Waldheim: [about Dr. Nix] I was especially interested in his work on multiple personalities. We wrote a book together based on one of his patients. In the book we called him Cain.

Lt. Terri: Hm. 'Three Faces of Cain.' Or something?

Dr. Waldheim: He had many more faces than that detective.

Lt. Terri: [the group walk down the stairs as Lt. Terri guides Waldheim] Down here. So what was the book called?

Dr. Waldheim: 'Raising Cain: The Creation and Evolution of the Multiple Personality.' It was a best-seller. They even made a TV movie out of it.

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[Dr. Waldheim tells the detectives about multiple personalities]

Dr. Waldheim: All multiple personality patients, regardless of the differences in their background, seem to share certain childhood traumas. When these occur, the original personality splinters into others. For instance, if a boy is molested by his mother or abused by his father, the original...

Dr. Waldheim: [the detectives grab Waldheim from going the wrong way] Ah. The original personality forgets it ever happens. How could his loving parent do such a terrible thing? And he creates an alternate personality. This becomes the person it happened to. He is the one who suffers the pain for all the rest.

Lt. Terri: [Terri turns to Cally] Hm. Built-in fall guy. You do something bad, the other personality takes the rap. Sounds very convenient. Straight ahead.

Dr. Waldheim: It is not a psychological state one wishes to acquire. Every time there is another trauma, there may be another personality. Pretty soon there are scores of them running around inside your head, squabbling amongst themselves as to which one gets to control the consciousness. Only one personality can control the consciousness at one time.

Lt. Terri: So now they're talking to each other.

Sgt. Cally: Sounds like one messed up guy.

Dr. Waldheim: Yes. But, by carefully observing and documenting the formation and development of Cain's multiples, Dr. Nix was creating a whole new theory of personality evolvement.

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[Dr. Waldheim tells the detectives about the raw data of Dr. Nix]

Dr. Waldheim: The raw data was extradordinary detailed. It was as if he had gotten into a time machine and gone back to witness each one of Cain's personality-splitting traumas as it occured. I was never allowed to meet Cain. His true identity was known only to Dr. Nix. All the information I had, I transcribed from tapes recorded during their sessions.

Lt. Terri: So, uh... how do you think he got this information?

Dr. Waldheim: I never knew for sure. But years later when he got arrested for trying to buy babies, I suspected there could only be one answer.

Sgt. Cally: Yeah?

Dr. Waldheim: He had created Cain's multiple personalities in order to study them. He had taken some innocent child and split its personality. Now, he needed a control booth to test his theories. That's what he was buying the babies for.

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[Jenny returns home and fights Carter for trying to kill her, who doesn't remember a thing]

Jenny: [Jenny holds a knife to Carter's throat] Wake up! Don't move or I'll cut it.

Carter: Jenny, what are you doing? I'm bleeding. Oh my god, I'm bleeding!

Jenny: [Jenny sarcastically replies with a smile, being a doctor] And I can help you.

Carter: Don't let me die, Jenny!

Jenny: [Jenny screams back] I want to know what you've done with Amy!

Carter: Amy? What are you saying?

Jenny: [Jenny pulls on Carter's shirt] I want answers, Carter!

Carter: Jenny!

Jenny: How could you let me drown like that?

Carter: Drown? What's happening?

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[Cain talks to Carter as Jenny holds Carter down with a knife]

Cain: [Cain stands over Jenny's shoulder] She wants to know where her brat is. So why don't you tell her before you get your throat cut.

Carter: [Carter replies back looking to Cain] But I don't know where she is.

Cain: [Cain imitates Carter] 'I don't know where she is.'

Carter: I don't!

Jenny: [Jenny looks over her shoulder] Who are you talking to?

Cain: I do. I took her to dear ol' dad.

Carter: Where is she?

Jenny: [Jenny looks behind herself again seeing that nobody's there] Who are you talking to?

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[the detectives hope that Carter isn't too nuts to stand trial]

Lt. Terri: Well, let's hope he's not too nuts.

Jenny: What do you mean?

Lt. Terri: Too nuts to go to jail.

Jack: You mean, he might not go to jail?

Lt. Terri: First, we gotta find out if he's competent to stand trial. Even if he is, any smart lawyer'll plead him not guilty by reason of insanity. And, depending on what Waldheim finds out, Carter could wind up a celebrity mental case in some cushy institution.

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[Dr. Waldheim returns to Lt. Terri's office, confirming Carter is Cain]

Lt. Terri: Carter is Cain?

Dr. Waldheim: And Josh and Margo and God knows who else. Now it is clear to me... how Dr. Nix got all his precise data. He traumatized his own son. Then over the years, he observed the effects.

Jenny: Does Carter know what he did?

Dr. Waldheim: Carter didn't do anything. Cain did all the killing.

Jack: Who is Cain?

Dr. Waldheim: One of Carter's multiples. One of the ones Dr. Nix created when he abused him as a child. When something bad is about to happen to Carter, or when something bad has to be done, Carter blacks out and Cain takes over. After the unpleasantness, Cain exits and Carter wakes up. He has lost some time. He doesn't remember how he got where he is... or what happened while he was asleep. He may be confused, but his conscience is clean.

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[Carter sits in a holding room as Cain talks to him from a set of cabinets]

Cain: [Carter starts to cry] Ha! She doesn't care who she fucks or where she does it. But don't worry, buddy. I'm not going to let that loving wife of yours sell you down the river. Once we get outta here I'm gonna put that two-timing bitch in a box she'll never swim out of!

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[Cain helps Carter find what he needs to escape from the police station]

Cain: [Carter grows scared in the holding room] Hey! Remember that lady cop... with a rats nest for a hairdo who brought Waldheim her coffee?

Cain: [Carter nods yes] Take a look down at your feet.

Cain: [Carter begins to look down as Cain shouts out] Don't be so obvious! Jesus!

Cain: [Carter silently listens to Cain] Keep your head up. Now reach down... down... down... and pick it up.

Cain: [Carter picks up a hair pin as Cain smiles] Good boy!

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[Dr. Waldheim speaks to Carter's multiple personality Josh]

Dr. Waldheim: Carter, pay attention. You have to answer my questions... so I will be able to understand what's going on. Is that perfectly clear?

Josh: [Josh talks in a little kid's sounding voice] No.

Dr. Waldheim: Why?

Josh: Because I'm not Carter.

Dr. Waldheim: You're not Carter?

Josh: No.

Dr. Waldheim: Well, wait a minute. If you're not Carter, then who are you?

Josh: I'm Josh.

Dr. Waldheim: Josh. And where is Carter?

Josh: Carter's inside.

Dr. Waldheim: Inside where?

[Josh points to his head]

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[Josh tells Dr. Waldheim the rhyme Margo taught him]

Josh: That's why I'm here.

Dr. Waldheim: Can you explain that?

Josh: That's what Margo says.

Dr. Waldheim: Margo.

Josh: That's what she says. 'Hickory Dickory Doc. Cain has picked his lock. He did a bad deed and Josh comes to bleed. Hickory Dickory Doc.'

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[Josh tells Dr. Waldheim about Margo]

Josh: [Josh whispers to Waldheim] Shh! She heard me.

Dr. Waldheim: Who heard you?

Josh: Margo. She's right behind you.

Josh: [Waldheim begins to look over her shoulder] Don't look! I shouldn't be talking to you.

Dr. Waldheim: How do you know she heard you?

Josh: She's staring right at me. Like I did something bad.

Dr. Waldheim: Josh, who is Margo?

Josh: She protects the children. She won't let Baumse hurt them like he hurt me.

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[Dr. Nix while holding Amy is stopped at the elevator by Jenny]

Dr. Nix: I have a gun. It's pointed at your heart. Now, if you have anything to say to me, say it gently. I don't want you upsetting the child. You're her mother! You're scared and angry. And if looks could kill my dear, I would be dead.

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[Jenny talks to Sarah at the park, who recommends she be ready for Carter returning back]

Sarah: Well, just in case he shows up, I'd be packing a .45.

Jenny: Well, Jack's staying with me now. So...

Sarah: Better than a .45.

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[last lines]

Amy: [Jenny tracks down Amy who ran into the woods at the park] Where's Daddy?

Jenny: Daddy's not here, sweetie. He's gone away.

Amy: Daddy's here!

Jenny: No he's not. Come on, honey, we've got to head back. Come to mommy.

[Jenny leans down to pick up Amy, revealing Margo standing behind her in a brown wig, red jacket, with a big smile]

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