The Paperboy

Synopsis: Eldest son Ward Jansen is a star reporter for a Miami newspaper and has returned home with close friend Yardley to investigate a racial murder case. Younger brother Jack Jansen has returned home after a failed stint at university as a star swimmer. To help give his life some direction, Ward gives Jack a job on their investigation as their driver. But into the mix comes the fiancée of the imprisoned convict who stirs up confusing feelings of love and lust for the young Jack. Meanwhile, Ward and Yardley's investigation stirs up deep-rooted issues of race and acceptance which could cause serious consequences for everyone involved.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Director(s): Lee Daniels
Production: Millenium Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Oh, good, okay. Go away,

go out. Go back out.

Okay. I better start

jerking off first. Okay.

Jack, sorry to interrupt

your masturbation,

but I'm here

to clean the bed!

I could've been jerking off!

I'm gonna clean everything!

I could have

been jerking off!

Get out!

Clean my shit up!

...get all that we

have received in return,

is just another

smooth exercise

in political manipulation.

(male voice) Good girl.

Deceit and deception,

callousness and indifference

to our individual problems,

and the disgusting playing

of divisive politics,

pitting the young

against the old,

labor against management,

north against south.

Did you want

to see me?

Have you spoken

to Ward this week?


Hello, Jack.

He didn't mention anything

to you about coming here?

I can't believe your father's

making me report on this.

I mean, look at her. open our society.

(Ellen) She plans to

run for president next.

They want to talk

to Hillary V an Wetter.

Don't you let that

Pulitzer Prize fool you.


He don't know

everything yet.

Ain't no reason

to come up here

stirring up shit

with that asshole.

I just wanted to say

that it is very important

for all Americans

to recognize...

(Anita) Charlotte Bless

loved her some dangerous men.

She wrote men in prison.

She finally fell

in love with one.

She was determined

to get him out.

(friend No. 1) Why y'all

ain't got no ice in here?

(Charlotte) You want

ice, go to your house.


Oh, that's my show. What

you think, Charlotte?

I don't like it.

Make it looser.

That's that n*gger

you've been writing?

No. This is

my white man.


What happened yesterday?

I missed it.

Listen to this. He thinks I'm his angel.

His angel? Shhh. Shut your face.

Bitch, how old is he?

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