over a year. Nobody had. Back
faded Country Joe & the Fish T-
Is that you, Shasta?
Think you’re hallucinating...?
No... just the new package, I
... I need your help, Doc.
Come in. (... you know I have anoffice now and everything? Just
like a day job.)
... I just spent an hour on
How about a beer?
down at the kitchen table:
So there’s this guy...
Gentlemen of the straightworld
Okay, Doc. He’s married.
And the wife -- she knows about
But she’s seeing somebody, too.
Only it’s not just the usual -- I
think they’re working on some
creepy little scheme.
To make off with the hubby’s
one once or twice...
They want me in on it... they
think I’m the one who can reach
him when he’s vulnerable, or as
much as he ever gets.
Bare-ass and asleep?
I knew you’d understand.
if it’s right or wrong?
Worse than that. How much loyalty
I owe him.
I hope you’re not asking me.
Beyond the usual boilerplate,
people owe anybody they’re fucking
Dear Abby said the same thing.
Emotions aside, let’s look at the
money. How much of the rent’s he
been picking up?
All of it.
For Hancock Park.
You’re giving him IOUs for
everything, of course...
You fucker, if I’d known you were
still this bitter I wouldn’t have
Me? I’m just trying to be
professional. How much are the
cut you in for...?
So, this... this isn’t just a
couple of X-rated Polaroids, then.
Dope planted in the glove
compartment, nothin’ like that.
It isn’t what you’re thinking,
I’m not sure, but it sounds like
they want to commit him to some
kind of loony bin.
You mean legally? Or a snatch of
Nobody’s telling me, Doc, I’m just
CLOSEUP - SHASTA’S FACE
Looking at Doc.
He looks at her. Can’t read her face.
I heard you’re seeing
Oh, you mean Penny. Seeing?
search of hippie love thrills,
Also some kind of junior D.A.?
stop this before it happens?
There’s not too many places I
could go with this, Doc.
Okay, I’ll talk to Penny, see what
we can see. So your happy couple.
Do they have a names?
Synopsis: In a California beach community, private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) tends to work his cases through a smoky haze of marijuana. One day, Shasta, a former lover, arrives out of the blue to plead for Doc's help; it seems that Shasta's current beau, rich real-estate tycoon Mickey Wolfmann, has a wife who may be plotting to commit him to a mental hospital. When Mickey and Shasta both disappear, Doc navigates a psychedelic world of surfers, stoners and cops to solve the case.
Actors: Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston, Joaquin Phoenix, Jordan Christian Hearn
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 93 nominations.
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