Don't Say a Word

Synopsis: A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him.
Director(s): Gary Fleder
Production: 20th Century Fox
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Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

- Jesus Christ. | - Lucky guy. He's stiII alive.

She took a razor to an orderly in Rockland.

- 111 stitches to close him up. | - What was the trigger?

Good question. | Been in institutions for ten years.

Yeah, I see that. Selective mutism, | obsessive-compulsive behaviour...

- Post-traumatic symptoms... | - 20 different hospitals and 20 diagnoses.

An IQ off the charts. Saw her father | kiIIed by a subway when she was eight.

- Dr Sachs? | - What?

The girl who was biting the heads | off pigeons has a med student in a headlock.

CaII security. Make sure | the student documents the attack.

Louis, I don't know | what the heII you want from me.

- Look, I got a family at home, waiting. | - Nathan, spend 15 minutes with her.

She's an 18-year-old girI | who never hurt a fly until Iast week.

You and I are between her | and a Iifetime on Thorazine. Or worse.

What do you mean, "you and I"? | She's your patient. Your case.

You're a big asshole for making me say this.

You're better at this stuff than I am.

Everybody knows | Nathan Conrad's touch with the teens.

EIisabeth Burrows is the kind of case you and | I Iived for before you went uptown on me.

Just kidding. I didn't mean it that way.

- She needs you. | - AII right.

But why the emergency? Why tonight?

If we don't make progress by Monday,

they're gonna ship her to Creedmore | and chain her to a bed for the rest of her Iife.

That's why she needs you now. Five minutes.

- Arnie, Frankie, good evening. | - Dr Conrad. SIumming tonight?

- Afraid so. | - You guys up for a cavity search?

I'II pass, but you know Dr Sachs. | He's always ready for one.

Mind the gate.

What's the new cocktail?

Haldol, Droperidol and Ativan.

- And she's awake? | - Yes, my friend.

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Anthony Peckham

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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