Sunday, February 16, 2020

"Time To Be A Stand-Up Guy....."

Jack (Michael Keaton): "You covered for us?!  That's a lie! That's not true."

Jinx Lathom (Jeffrey Lathom):"C'mon, Jack.  Larry and Stan were already in here. They already admitted that I covered for them. Now, c'mon.  It's time for you to be a stand-up guy."

Jack (Michael Keaton): "Larry and Stan would say anything you wanted them to say.  They need their jobs.  You want me to be a stand-up guy?  Okay: I'll be a stand up guy.  I need my job, too but what's going on here is wrong!!!

If I did such a bad job, why did production go down and costs go up, after you fired me?! Huh?  Look, I don't know what this guy told you.  I don't know what he does with his books.  I'm a car maker.  I make cars.  I'm not an accountant but I'll tell you something, I took a lot of pride in my work."

(Jack's son enters the room) Alex:  "Dad?"

Jinx Lathom (Jeffrey Lathom): "Now son, son, you're going to have to get out of here! We're in the middle of a meeting!"

Jack (Michael Keaton): (turns to his son) "Just a minute, Alex.  Daddy's talking."

(Jack turns back to the executives) "I know that's not real popular right now, 'taking pride in your work.' I did.  I cared, you fired me for it!"

(Jack turns to address Jinx) You ever talk to my kid like that again, I'm knocking you out!"

(Jack leaves the office)

Mr. Mom (1983)  Written by John Hughes and Directed by Stan Dragoti

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