Synopsis: Dr. Fonda, an unconventional psychologist, is consulted to assist on the case of a troubled young genius, Teddy. Upon meeting the boy in a high-security facility, under the watchful eyes of a roomful of experts, Fonda is surprised to discover the advanced nature of Teddy's intelligence. However, it is only as their session progresses that he uncovers how desperate and dangerous this situation really is...
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80 min


[Film projector starting]

[Music playing]

[Indistinct chatter]

Do you always play alone?

Challenging yourself can teach you

quite a bit about who you are.

Plus, I always win.

Or lose.

A matter of perspective.


Lovely to see you.

And you, Jimmy.


No one's called me Jimmy

in years.

Well, that's too bad.

It suits you.

Not so sure about that

these days.

Well, you'll always be Jimmy

to me.

Do you have time

to grab a cup of coffee?

Catch up a little?

I'm afraid we're on

a tight schedule.

No time for chit-chat.

All right,

just give me a moment.

How you feeling about all this?

Well, this process

is a little different.

But you think you're ready?

Well, I do think I'm ready

for anything at this point.

I hope so.

[Alarm blaring]

Wait. Pocket.


[Alarm blaring]

Arms up.


Yeah, I'll be getting that back,


You are not to touch

the subject.

Do not leave anything

near the subject's hands.

If the subject makes a request,

you are to seek my permission before

granting the subject anything.

I, uh, I mean no offense,

but, uh, is all this

entirely necessary?

If you have a problem

following these rules,

then I suggest that you conduct

your evaluation

from inside the control room

per my original recommendation.

[Exhales sharply]

No, that won't be required.

Do not, for any reason, release

the subject from the restraints.

In the event the subject

escapes the restraints,

drop to the floor

and cover your head.

Do not attempt

to leave the room.

Do not attempt

to re-restrain the subject.

- Understood?

- Yeah.

- Understood?

- Yes, understood.

Dr. Fonda.

I see you've met colonel birch.

The military is assisting

in this case.

I hardly think "assisting"

is a sufficient term.

Thank you for that

clarification, colonel.

[Birch] All right, so show

me what we've got here.

This is Dr. Keaton,

our director of psychiatry.

Yeah, nice to meet you,

Dr. Keaton.

Always a pleasure

to meet a fellow shrink.

Well, I hate to disappoint, but, uh,

technically I'm a psychologist.

Oh. Oh, well,

we can't all be perfect, eh?


When the light is green,

you are go to zap

that little f***er.

And this charming young man

is Ryan mccrosky,

our chief technician.

Ryan, this is Dr. Fonda.


Dr. Warner is our resident

biochemistry expert.

Ah, nice to meet you,

Dr. Warner.



It's time.

If you don't mind, colonel, I'd

like to walk Dr. Fonda over myself.

Be my guest.

You'll have to excuse them.

It's my fault they've had to

spend so much time

in that little room.

Well, you're the boss.

[Beep, door buzzes]

All clear, agent price.

Thank you, gentlemen.


I know this all seems

a bit strange, but...

Please try to go in there

with an open mind.

Well, if I couldn't do that,

I wouldn't be here.

Thank you, Jimmy.

Hello, Eleanor.

My name is James Fonda.

- I am here to...

- I love the sweater vest.

Well, thank you. I'm not all...

You have it all.

Worn loafers,

second hand slacks,

tattered briefcase.

I'm not quite sure I follow.

But the truth is in the details.

The lines on your face.

Your posture.

Distinct lack of concern

with your hairstyle.

Did miss Olivia send

a bargain bin find in with me?

How quaint.

You're a very observant

young lady.

I assume you have experience

with troubled youth.

Most likely

from bad neighborhoods.

What makes you say that?

That must be challenging work.

I imagine the return rate isn't

particularly high in those situations.

It must wear on you,

not being able to save them.

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