Man in the Chair

Synopsis: Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Michael Schroeder
Production: Outsider Films
  9 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

[Projector clicking]


So long, Walter.

So long, Hildy.


Better luck to you next time.


- Oh, Hildy...

- Eh?


Well, you kinda took the wind

out of my sails.

Look, honey, I just wanna wish

you everything I couldn't give you.

Thank you, Walter.

This other fellow, uh...

well, I'm sorry I didn't get

a chance to see him.

I'm more or less particular

about whom my wife marries.

- [Russell chuckles]

- Where is he?

Oh, he's right on the job,

waiting for me out there.

Ah. Do you mind if I meet him?

Oh, no, Walter.

It wouldn't do any good, really.

Oh, now you're not afraid, are you?

- Afraid? Of course not!

- Well, then, come on!

Let's see this paragon!

Is he as good as you say?

Why, he's better!

Well, then what does he

want with you?

[Laughing] Oh, now you got me.

Back in a half, Mildred.

Ooh... Oh, I am sorry, Hildy.

- I suppose Bruce, uh... what's his name?

- Baldwin.

Baldwin... I suppose

he opens doors for you.

He does, and when he's with

a lady, he takes his hat off.

Oh, I am sorry.

And when he walks

with a lady, he waits for her.

Oh, well, in that case...

Allow me.

Well, I can see right away

my wife picked out...

the right husband for herself.

How do you do, sir?

There must be some mistake.

I'm already married.

Already married?

Tsk, tsk, tsk...

Oh, Hildy,

you should have told me.

[? "Santa Maria" by The Frames]

? Let me off this boat ?

? I'm sick of this ride ?

? The world is heading

ever southward ?

? And I can't stay in here ?

? And you're lying awake,

away on your side ?

? The feeling comes in waves ?

? And burns us

and I don't wanna die ?

? From the slippery hands ?

? To the line of your throat ?

? The fever now

consumes us both ?

? In a fire now we will go ?

? Santa Maria ?

? Why did you have to go? ?

? Santa Maria ?

? One day we will know ?

? In a bowing of heads

and a passing of hands ?

? And all we thought

they'd understand ?

? Is lost and they won't know ?

? And what have we left ?

? When it's all that we've got ?

? There is no "X"

to mark our spot ?

? What's past is done and gone ?

? Santa Maria ?

? Why did you have to burn? ?

? Santa Maria ?

? One day you will learn ?

[Music ends]

[Children shouting]

[Loud rap music

playing in car]

[Tires squeal, engine revs...]

Hey, Kincaid.

Shouldn't you be workin'

some freeway?

Pickin' up litter, you convict?


[Engine revs loudly,

tires squeal]

[Rap music thumps loudly]

Let's get him!

[School bell rings]


Kincaid, get back here!


Yeah, you better run!

You're dead, Kincaid.

Hey, slow down!

No running!

That was totally wicked.

- Are you nuts?

- What?

Messin' with Brett Raven

and his pukes?

Do you wanna spend the entire

Christmas break in a body cast?

They act like

we don't even matter.

We don't matter.


Yeah, get out of here.

No, I'm serious.

Remember that movie,

The Fisher King?

- Terry Gilliam, cool director.

- Money!

All right, well, Jeff Bridges

quotes what "Neitski" says...


O.K., uh, the expendable masses?

The people that don't matter

to the rest of the world.

That's us. We don't matter.

The botched and the bungled?

Right. We don't matter, dude.

[School bell rings]

I know you guys would

rather be someplace else...

but we got one more test

before I let you go.

[Students groan]

Knock it off. Hats off!


Attention, fellow students...

Knock it off, Brett.

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Michael Schroeder

Michael Schroeder is an American computer scientist. His areas of research include computer security, distributed systems and operating systems and he is perhaps best known as the co-inventor of the Needham–Schroeder protocol. In 2001 he co-founded the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab and was the Assistant Managing Director until the lab was disbanded in 2014. more…

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