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Pauline Parker: She is most unreasonable. Why could not mother die? Dozens of people are dying all the time, thousands, so why not mother? And father too.

Juliet Hulme: Only the best people fight against all obstacles in pursuit of happiness.

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Juliet Hulme: All the best people have bad chests and bone diseases. It's all frightfully romantic.

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Pauline Parker: [voiceover, from her diary] We have decided how sad it is for other people that they cannot appreciate our genius.

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Pauline Parker: Oh, I wish James Mason would do a religious picture! He'd be perfect as Jesus!

Juliet Hulme: Daddy says the Bible's a load of bunkum!

Pauline Parker: But we're all going to heaven?

Juliet Hulme: I'M not! I'M going to The Fourth World... it's sort of like heaven. Only better, because there aren't any Christians!

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[Of Pauline's homosexuality]

Doctor Bennett: Chances are she'll grow out of it. If not... well, medical science is progressing in leaps and bounds. There could be a breakthrough at any time!

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Pauline Parker: [narrating] We realised why Deborah and I have such extraordinary telepathy and why people treat us and look at us the way they do. It is because we are MAD. We are both stark raving MAD!

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Pauline Parker: [narrating] This notion is not a new one but this time it is a definite plan which we intend to carry out. We have worked it out carefully and are both thrilled by the idea. Naturally we feel a trifle nervous, but the pleasure of anticipation is great.

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Juliet Hulme: Stick it up your bottom!

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Juliet Hulme: Bloody Bill's sniffing around Mummy something chronic!

Pauline Parker: I thought he was supposed to be terribly ill.

Juliet Hulme: That's what we were led to believe.

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Pauline Parker: [narration] The next time I write in this diary, Mother will be dead. How odd... yet how pleasing.

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Pauline Parker: It's a three act story with a tragic end.

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John: I love you so much Paul. Do you love me as much as I love you?

Pauline Parker: Of course I do, Nicolas.

John: My name is John.

Pauline Parker: Oh, but I like Nicolas so much better!

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Juliet Hulme: [speaking too brightly of the murder of Honorah Parker Rieper] I think she knows what's going to happen. She doesn't appear to bear us any grudge.

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Juliet Hulme: [Juliet has just arrived at her new school. For French class she has taken the name Antoinette] Excuse me, Miss Waller, you've made a mistake. "Je doutais qu'il vienne" is in fact the spoken subjunctive.

Miss Waller: It is customary to stand when addressing a teacher,

[pause]

Miss Waller: Antoinette.

Juliet Hulme: [stands] You should have written "vînt".

Miss Waller: I must have copied it incorrectly from my notes.

Juliet Hulme: [stands] You don't need to apologise, Miss Waller. I found it frightfully difficult myself until I got the hang of it.

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Juliet Hulme: Affairs are much more exciting than marriages.

[Then, with disgust]

Juliet Hulme: As Mummy can testify.

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[shortly before the murder]

Juliet Hulme: [admiring the view that includes the path down the hill, where the murder occurred] Isn't it beautiful?

Pauline Parker: Let's go for a walk down here. Come on, Mummy!

Honorah Parker Rieper: Oh! No, I'd like a cup of tea, first. Come on!

[the girls reluctantly follow her into the tea-house]

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[last lines]

[the last lines show scenes of the murder intercut with b&w shots of Juliet being taken away by her parents on the ship. Pauline and Juliet are sobbing and screaming for each other; and the girls scream as they beat Honorah Parker to death]

Juliet Hulme: Gina!

[sobs as she reaches a hand over the ship railing]

Pauline Parker: Juliet, don't leave! I'm coming! Don't go! You can't! Oh, no!

[as the girls cry and reach helplessly toward each other, Juliet's parents come and stand on either side of her, trying to comfort her]

Juliet Hulme: I'm sorry...

[Pauline screams, and the b&w scene fades into the murder scene]

Pauline Parker: No!

[That last bloody shot fades into the credits]

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[first lines]

[Director Peter Jackson opens with the scene that should, logically, end the film: that is, the moments immediately following the murder. The girls Juliet and Pauline run screaming up the hill-path to the tea-house, sobbing and covered in blood. The scene is intercut with b&w visions of the two running across a ship deck to meet Dr. and Mrs. Hulme, whom they both refer to as their mother, as the first three exclamations of "Mummy!" demonstrate]

Juliet Hulme: Mummy!

Pauline Parker: Mummy!

Juliet Hulme: Mummmmy!

[the scene changes from the ship to the hilltop tea-house. The girls are screaming hysterically as the tea-house woman runs out to see what the noise is all about]

Pauline Parker: It's Mummy! She's terribly hurt!

Juliet Hulme: Please! Help us!

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John: [Chasing Pauline on his bike] Yvonne wait! I still love you! Yvonne!

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Juliet Hulme: Absolutely not! Orson Wells! Urgh! The most hideous man alive!

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Pauline Parker: [Narrative from the diary] My new years resolution is a far more selfish one than last year. It is to make my motto, eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow, you may be dead

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