Sam is continuing his battle with upstairs neighbor and the landlord of his pool room and washrooms, John Allen Hill. Sam feels like he needs to do something really to bug Hill. Just then, Sam meets Hills' daughter, Valerie. Sam is not exactly the type of man she usually goes out with, nor is she Sam's type, but he asks her out solely to get under Hill's skin. Having dinner at Melville's, Sam starts to make the moves on Valerie in plain view of Hill. Hill initially feigns disinterest, but ultimately breaks down in tears, telling Sam that he'll give Sam anything if Sam stops seeing Valerie. From this statement, Sam gets his pool room and washrooms rent free, and he gets his parking space back. Immediately, Sam drops Valerie, right in the middle of dinner. Valerie takes Sam rebuke graciously. But immediately after that, Sam decides he wants Valerie back if only because he can't have her, and Valerie still seems interested in Sam, but obviously they will have to keep their relationship a... Written by
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The title is a parody of the Achilles Heel which defines the weakness of an individual and is based on the story of Achilles that is described in Homer's Iliad. See more
Sam says to Valerie: "Maybe we could go up to the Cape for the weekend." The reference is obviously to Cape Cod and, "the Cape" is quite definitely south of Boston. So, anyone based in (and familiar with) Boston would never say "up to the Cape" . . . the operative word would be "down" to the Cape. See more
Sam, give me a break. The only reason you're interested in that girl is that you can't have her. It's the same thing with me.
You wanted her too, Miss Howe? Boy, I've been in this city one month too long.
References The Exorcist