Mr. Jones

Synopsis: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mike Figgis
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

Good morning, it's 7:00 a.m.

Got the Godfa ther of Soul comin' at you

and he wants to know, how do you feel?

Anybody home?

- You the foreman?

- Yeah, I'm the foreman. I don't want any.

- I'm your new carpenter.

- What?

I read the ad in the newspaper

for carpenters. Here I am.

No, no. We filled that job.

Got a full house, buddy. Sorry.

You're making a big mistake here.

I'm a precision machine, man!

I can do twice the work

of any of these guys. I swear.

Great. I'll alert the media.

- The media?

- The media.

- East Coast?

- Yeah.

New York, upstate? Syracuse?


- I'm from Binghamton.

- Binghamton! I was close!

I don't believe this!



Give me this. This first day,

I work for free.

I give it to you, it's a gift.

Second day, you pay me for two days.

Third day, I have your job.

- One day! One day!

- All right. One day.

- Start upstairs. On the roof.

- Thanks. You're a good man.

Binghamton! Man, I'm embarrassed!

Where do I go, man? Give me a job!

- Work with him.

- Okay.

Hey, guys!

What's your name, man?

Howard. What's yours?

What the f*** are you doing?

Seven kids.

- Right.

- Right. You got it. Boys, girls?

- Five girls, two boys.

- That's great, man. That's great.

- Congratulations.

- All right.

A lot of mouths to feed there.

You got that right.

Take them all out to dinner. Do that.

- What's this?

- I just found it on the street. It's $100.

- Just take them out to dinner.

- I'm not taking your money.

No, really. I'll tell you what happened.

It's the truth.

I'm walking down the street,

I look down and there it is.

I bend down to pick it up...

a voice out of nowhere says,

"Give it to Howard".

I didn't know a Howard until today!

It must be you! Your lucky day.

- I'm not taking your money.

- Take the money! It's not a big deal.

Take it! For the kids.

Take them to dinner.

A couple of Big Macs.

"I feel good

"Like I knew that I would now

"I feel good"

You like chop suey?

I'll make it up to you. Trust me.

Hello? Hi.

How are you?

Fine. Yeah.


Tonight's fine. No!

No, nothing that I can't cancel.

Okay. So, I guess I'll see you tonight, then.

Okay. 'Bye.

Come on up, man.

Look at this sh*t.

Man! Do you ever feel like flying, Howard?

Just taking off?

- Just fly away!

- Why the hell not?


"Why the hell not?"

Exactly, why the hell not?

No goddamn reason why not, Howard.

What are you doing, man?

Now, if you look at the situation here...

what we got here is a roof...

75 pitch, which is very nice.

I wouldn't go no further, man.

What we're looking for here is a balance.

All we gotta do is find a little...


We got the westerlies coming in.

Fourteen, fifteen miles an hour.

Come on. Step back here, man.

Howard, let me tell you something, man.

This is basic physics, okay?

All you gotta do is find

a little equilibrium here.

Some equilibrium and a little balance.

Give me a rope, somebody.

Give me a rope!

It's equilibrium. Balance, Howard.

Lots of balance. Balance.

- Balance.

- Yes, indeed. Yes, indeed.


The force of the thrust against the drag.

And then you get lift-off!

- Feels good?

- It feels great!

- Come on, baby!

- I'm coming!

It's all right! I'll take care of you.

- We're gonna fly!

- I know. We gonna fly!

Yes, indeed. We gonna fly.

Got the drag on there.

- Got the drag on, man.

- I feel it.

Now don't turn away from me!

Come here!

- Talk to me.

- Here we come!

Don't move away from me!

- Stay with me.

- Here we come!

Don't go no further! Don't go no further!

You don't have to do this.

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Eric Roth

Eric Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994). He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). more…

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