Straight A's

Synopsis: Years ago, Scott left common lover Katherine at the altar to become a hedonistic junkie. She married his brother William, a successful Louisiana workaholic, who sired a daughter but probably not bright nerd son Charles and is serially adulterous on his many business trips. Now Scott returns on horseback, having lost his drivers permit, inviting himself and proving a popular, yet unreliable uncle for Charles. Making up with father is impossible due to Alzheimer. As Scott keeps surprising his family, his sad secret emerges.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): James Cox
Production: Nu Image/Millennium Films
91 min


Sport casino floors.

Over 100,000 square

feet of VIP gaming.

I mean, she's a beauty.

She's of steel.

Yeah, we're going to call her

the queen of the red.

The grand casino.

It's going to be perfect.

(little boy)

if you Wikipedia death,

it says it is the permanent termination

of all biological functions

that sustain

living organisms.

What it doesn't tell you

is how to cope with death.

You have

to let go, Gracie.

It's the only way

to say goodbye.

When we lost Samson,

Gracie and I were the

saddest we've ever been.


Bye, Samson.

My Mom says that life

changing e vents,

no matter

how big or small,

happen in threes.

I must get back

to work, okay?


Wait. Did you sign it?

Oh, no.

Samson was the first.

[horse neighs]

And then, he arrived.


A horse?

The third would happen

within four days,

and show us that life

really comes full circle.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Can I help you?

Yeah, this

the Henderson house?


I'm your Uncle Scott.

Your daddy's brother.

He never mentioned me?

You must be Todd.

No, Charles.



My name is Gracie Ann,

and I'm 6 and 3/4s.

Well, Gracie Ann,

I'm 31 years old.

Excuse me, sir, but Mr. Henderson

is not here right now.

Where did he go? He's

out of town for work.


(Gracie) Can I pet your horse ?

You sure can.

My horse's name

is Moose.


You can pat him.

That's him

saying hi.


He's so nice.

Yeah, he's a good one.

I like him.

Me, too.

Why do you ride

a horse?

Well, Charles

I got a DUI-

They took my license.

Ain't that a b*tch ?

So, what

happened here?


Samson passed away.

Oh, I'm sorry.

That really sucks.

How did it happen?

I'm in the middle of an investigation.

Could be foul play.

You mean murder?


Samson have

many enemies?

I haven't ruled

anyone out yet,

but there is one person

I'm focusing on.

Oh, who's that?

[woman ta/king]

If I wanted carnations, don't you

think I would've ordered them?

I asked

for the great rose.

I asked for them.

I did ask for them

Mom hates frogs.

Did you say a frog?

Wait, Samson was a frog?

He was an oriental

fire belly toad.

You got a f***ing

love frog.


He was a nice king frog.

He never got to be a prince.

At least I got

a chance to know him.

I think that's about the

nicest eulogy I ever heard.

I should be so lucky

when I go.

What's a eulogy? It's what

you say at a funeral.

Yes, your psalm.

Your psalm?

Like your net worth.

That grand total of your

entire life in three lines.

(Mum) All right, you guys,

enough of this nonsense.

What the hell

is that?

[horse whinnies]

Who are you?

Excuse me.

Check this out.

Hey, sister.

How the hell are you?


[glass breaks]

Nice house.

Why are you here?

You need money?

Mom told me you all needed my help.

So, here I am.

Your mother?


Couple of days ago.

Couple of days ago ?

Where ?

Coffee shop.


Yeah, Nana.

I refer to her

as Mom but--

Scott, are you okay?

Nana's dead.

Yes, I know. That's

what makes it so wild.

I'm sitting there at Jake's a couple of

days ago having a coffee and a smoke

when, I don't know where, Mom's

sitting next to me. I swear to God.

I just' smoked a little that morning,

so I thought it was me being high,

but buzz wore off,

she stuck round.

She told me

some stuff.

One thing leads to

another, and here I am.

How come we've

never met you?

I've been--

Been traveling.

Traveling ?

Where ? Honduras ?

I ain't never made it

to Honduras.

Truth calls

for some whiskey.



Charles, I've spent the better part of the

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Dave Cole

David Bruce Cole (August 29, 1930 – October 26, 2011) was an American professional baseball player who played six Major league seasons between 1950 and 1955. Born in Williamsport, Maryland, Cole was known as one of the "wildest" pitchers with a career BB/9 of 7.556Cole achieved the notable feat of recording three outs without throwing a single strike while pitching for the Boston Braves in 1952 in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.Cole spent four years with the Braves, following the team from Boston to Milwaukee before spending a season with the Chicago Cubs. From the Cubs, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Roy Smalley. Upon his trade to Philadelphia in 1955, he is said to have remarked: "That's too bad; they're the only team I can beat." In fact, four of his six career victories came against the Phillies. Coincidentally, the two players died within four days of each other. more…

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