Night of the Living Dead (1968) Poster

Keith Wayne: Tom



  • Ben : How long have guys you been down there? I could have used some help up here!

    Harry Cooper : That's the cellar. It's the safest place.

    Ben : You mean you didn't hear the racket I was making up here?

    Harry Cooper : How were we supposed to know what was going on? It could have been those things for all we knew!

    Ben : That girl was screaming. Surely you know what a girl screaming sounds like? Those things don't make any noise. Anybody would know somebody needed help!

    Tom : Look, it's kind of hard to know what's going on from down there.

    Harry Cooper : We thought we could hear screams, but for all we knew, that meant those things were in the house after her.

    Ben : And you wouldn't come up here and help?

    Tom : Well, if there were more of us...

    Harry Cooper : That racket sounded like the place was being ripped apart. How were we supposed to know what was going on?

    Ben : Now wait a minute. You just got finished saying you couldn't hear anything from down there. Now you say it sounded like the place was being ripped apart. It would be nice if you got your story straight, man!

    Harry Cooper : All right, now you tell me! I'm not gonna take that kind of a chance when we've got a safe place! We lock up into a safe place, and you're telling us that we gotta come up here and risk our lives just because somebody might need help, huh?

    Ben : Yeah, something like that.

  • Tom : Well... the television said that's the right thing to do.

  • Harry Cooper : Look! You two can do whatever you like! I'm going back down to the cellar, and you'd better decide! 'Cause I'm gonna board up that door, and I'm not going to unlock it again no matter what happens!

    Tom : Now wait a minute, Mr. Cooper.

    Harry Cooper : NO, I'm not going to wait! I've made my decision, now you make yours!

    Tom : Now WAIT a minute! Let's think about this! We can make it to the cellar if we have to! And if we do decide to stay down there, we'll need some things from up here! So let's at LEAST consider this a while!

  • Tom : Okay, yeah, right away!

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