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, my God.

He's a fine motherf***er that's trying to f***

you. "Ever there was an angel in the world,

"my angel,

it must be you,

but no angel would do the

things I dream that you want. "

Your angel, his angel.


That's hot.

He say, "If you truly exist,

I may become a religious man. "


"All my life, my heart

has tried to find a place

I cannot name... a home. "

You need to find

yourself a young one.

He'll f*** you

real good.


He says

I'm his home. Hm.

Got a hundred

different men

writing her

from the penitentiary.

That's her man.

Oh, no.

This is my man.

This here's the one.

M m-hm.

(Anita, off) Ward came

home to investigate

the conviction

of Hillary Van Wetter.

The town wasn't

too happy about it

and neither was his papa.

((Yardley) Oh, sh*t. Ugh.



[British accent] there's

a horse in the parking lot.

(Ward, southern accent)

It's our ride home, Yardley.


Uh, where is everybody?


It's Sunday.

People's either at home

or at church.

It's a shithole.

[approaching car]

Hey, man.

Hey, you.



How you doing?

Jack, meet Yardley Acheman. Hey.

My little brother, Jack.

The swimmer, right?

Yeah, he's our driver now.

Right, good.

Here, let me get these.

That's my typewriter.

You've gotten big, boy.

Just be careful

with the typewriter.

Got all pumped up.

Is that from swimming?

Not anymore.


No! No! No!

Yardley's real particular

about his suits

and his typewriter.

Well, it's very expensive.

Yes. Thank you.


How do I get in?

Watch your head.

Watch your head.

Don't touch my head. (Ward) Tell

him where you're from, Yardley.




When I came here...

from New York,

I was interviewing

for the job...

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