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Cannery Row (1982) Poster

(1982)

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Suzy DeSoto: I'd still like a job.

Fauna Flood: As what?

Suzy DeSoto: You know, a... floozy.

Fauna Flood: Well first off, we don't call ourselves floozies in here. And second, you ever done this kind of thing before?

Suzy DeSoto: [sarcastically] Whadda ya gotta do besides lie down?

Fauna Flood: You gotta pretend that you like it!

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Doc: The only thing we have in common is that we're both wrong for each other.

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[first lines]

Narrator: [voice over] Cannery Row has never been like anywhere else. For one thing, its people are different. When the town died off, most of them failed to notice. Some say nobody would live here if they didn't have to, but there are some, like The Seer, who wouldn't live anywhere else, even if they could. Of all the people on Cannery Row, Doc is probably the best known. He makes as good a living as he needs by collecting marine animals and selling them to colleges and museums. Over the years, Doc became a pillar of the community, and its fountain of science and philosophy. He had friends he didn't even know about, and some he would never forget - friends like Mack and the boys. Mack is the elder and leader of a small group of men who have in common no families, no money and no ambition, beyond the time to discuss matters of interest but little importance. The youngest and by far the strongest of the group is Hazel. A childhood illness is said to have left him with a slightly diminished mental capacity. As a result, he had the mind of a small boy grafted to the body of a bull.

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Suzy: [Talking about Doc] So he's just hiding out.

Fauna: He ain't hiding out. He just ain't putting his self forward for comment, that's all.

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Hazel: I love Doc! He was a character witness for me, and I ain't got no character.

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Mack: Hazel! Hazel! I just came from the hospital. Doc's got a broke arm. You know somethin' about it, don't ya?

Hazel: You gonna be mad at me, Mack?

Mack: Naw, Hazel. I promise.

Hazel: I didn't have no choice, Mack. Suzy said she wouldn't go see him unless he got sick or had a broke arm. I tried, but I couldn't figure out how to get him sick. There was no other way! You sure you ain't mad, Mack?

Mack: Hell, no! 'course, we don't know how she'll all work out, but it's a step in the right direction.

Hazel: Mack, I can't do it. Fauna's gotta get somebody else for President of the United States. I tried, I practiced - but I just ain't got the poop! I'll mess up the whole country!

Mack: Hazel, ya sweet little bastard! We'll get ya off, don't you worry! You done noble stuff. Wasn't nobody with the guts, but you. You just sit there and take it easy. You got the ball to the one-yard-line. Ol' Mack's gonna carry it in, for ya!

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Suzy DeSoto: Look, every time I talk to you, I get more confused. I like you just fine when you're not around.

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Fauna: The stars say that you are gonna be - oh... that you are gonna be President of the United States!

Mack: I don't believe it.

Hazel: I don't wanna be no President!

Fauna: You got no choice; the stars have spoke. You'll just have to go to Washington.

Hazel: But I don't want to! I don't know nobody there!

Fauna: I'm sorry, Hazel.

Hazel: Ain't there any way I can tell 'em I won't do it?

Fauna: No.

Hazel: [sobbing] A thing like this could ruin my whole life!

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Narrator: [voice over] The party didn't slow down 'till dawn. The crew of a San Pedro tuna boat showed up about One, and was routed. The police came by at Two, and stayed to join the party. Mack used their squad car to go get more wine. A woman called the police to complain about the noise, and couldn't get anybody. The crew of the tuna boat came back about Three, and was welcomed with open arms. The police reported their own car stolen, and found it later on the beach. Things were finally back to normal on Cannery Row. Once more, the world was spinning in greased grooves.

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The Seer: [Talking to Doc] It's time I go watch the sunset now. I wouldn't be much of a seer if I didn't do that. I've even come to think that it wouldn't go down without me.

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Narrator: [voice over] After an hour or so, Doc was tired of driving. Something more was needed to combat his restlessness, with an element of danger maybe. Because he could find no one to get into a fight with, he did the next best thing.

Waitress: What'll it be.

Doc: A beer milkshake.

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Mack: Doc, I got something important to talk to you about.

Doc: How much do you need Mack?

Mack: Two bucks.

Doc: [handing over some money] There. Take it out of that.

Mack: Just like that? What about my story?

Doc: What story?

Mack: Well, I had this story about why I needed two bucks, but you didn't give me a chance to do it.

Doc: You don't need a story Mack.

Mack: Well the hell I don't. I mean, you know I worked all night on the damn thing. Now Hazel cried when I tried it on him. You see, I got this aunt is Salinas. She lost both husbands in the flood...

Doc: I didn't know you had an aunt is Salinas, Mack.

Mack: [angrily] I don't have an aunt in Salinas, for Chrissakes. That's the goddamned story.

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Doc: I was plannin on a much worse time than this... but you really screwed that up.

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Fauna: Just trust me, will ya? I know what goes over in this town.

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Suzy's Trick: What's the matter? How come you're not taking your clothes off?

Suzy DeSoto: I thought maybe you'd want to do it as sort of a lead-in.

Suzy's Trick: What for? I don't need no encouragement. Lead-ins are for guys who can't cut the mustard.

Suzy DeSoto: Long as I have this on, what do you think of it?

Suzy's Trick: What?

Suzy DeSoto: How do I look?

Suzy's Trick: I don't know - you're still dressed!

Suzy DeSoto: Well, that's what I mean, the dress - took me an hour and a half to pick it out.

Suzy's Trick: Gonna take you longer than that to take it off!

Suzy DeSoto: I wanna know what you think!

Suzy's Trick: I don't have no opinion.

Suzy DeSoto: Well, make one up!

Suzy's Trick: What the hell for?

Suzy DeSoto: Because I paid $12.99 for this *goddamn* dress, that's what for! 13 bucks to look nice for guys like you... now I ain't takin' it off 'til you tell me how you like it!

Suzy's Trick: It's all right, I mean... I like it OK.

Suzy DeSoto: Thank you.

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Jones: Which dwarf is that?

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