Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Michael Bowen, Melinda Dillon, Henry Gibson, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 188 minutes

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling… more »

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
I'm sick... I'm sick here now. I confuse melancholy with depression sometimes. You see?

Thurston Howell:
Why don't you run along now, friend? Your dessert is getting cold.

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
I'm sick.

Thurston Howell:
Stay that way.

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
I'm sick, and I'm in love.

Thurston Howell:
You seem the sort of person who confuses the two.

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
That's right! That's the first time you've been right. I confuse the two, and I don't care! [to Brad] I love you. I love you, and I'm sick. I'll talk to you - I'll talk to you tomorrow. I'm getting corrective oral surgery tomorrow... for my teeth. I love you, Brad. Brad the bartender. You want to love me back? I'll be good to you. I'll be goddamn good for you. I won't be mad if you don't know who said what. I won't punish you if you get the answer wrong. I can teach you, and tell you...

Thurston Howell:
Brad, you have a special secret crush over there, I think. Don't treat him too lovely. He might get hurt...

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
You, shut up! Mind your own business!

Thurston Howell:
Gently, son!

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
Brad, I know you don't love me now.

Thurston Howell:
It's a dangerous thing to confuse children with angels.

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith:
Brad, I know you don't love me now...You wanna know the common element for the entire group like he asked? I'll tell you the answer: I'll tell you 'cause I had that one. [pointing to the TV] I had that question. Carbon. Carbon. In pencil lead, it's in the form of graphite. In coal, it's mixed up with other impurities and in the diamond, it's in hard form. [in the voice of Jimmy Gator, the TV quiz show announcer] 'Well, all we really wanted to know was the common element, Donnie, but thank you for all that unnecessary knowledge. Ha, ha, kids! Head's so full of useless knowledge. Thank you. Thank you.' And the book says: 'We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us!' [To Howell] And no, it is not dangerous to confuse children with angels!

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