“Folks!” quotes

(1992)
Movie Folks!
Ted Kotcheff directed this movie in 1992
Title Folks!
Year 1992
Director Ted Kotcheff
Genre Drama, Comedy
Plot – Jon Aldrich is a stock broker in Chicago who lives happily in a nice house with his beloved wife Audrey and two children, Maggie and Kevin. One night he receives a phone call from Florida, where his elderly mother lives. He has not seen her for some time: she is about to undergo an operation and she needs his authorization signature to go ahead. When his mother is out of danger, Jon goes to look for his elderly father Harry, who he has not seen for years and who suffers from dementia. From that moment, Jon's tranquility is over: While Harry is cooking, he sets the house on fire, leaving the old couple without a roof over their heads. As their daughter Arlene does not take an interest in them, Jon is forced to take in his parents in Chicago, where Harry causes such a series of troubles that Audrey leaves the house with the children. The old parents are sorry to see how Jon suffers because of them and they want to die in order to free him. At the beginning Jon also seems to be convinced of this decision, but then his sincere love for his parents wins out and he is anxious to save them. Audrey returns home with the children and she and Jon decide to keep the grandparents with them. Jon gets his job and all his possessions back and they find some old bonds that Harry had bought years before and that are now worth a fortune.
All actors – Tom Selleck, Don Ameche, Anne Jackson, Christine Ebersole, Wendy Crewson, Michael Murphy, Robert Pastorelli, Kevin Chevalia, Maggie Murphy, Joseph Miller, T.J. Parish, J. Patrick McCormack
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  • “- Retired Doctor: How'd you say this happened?
    - Jon: My father accidentally put the car in the wrong gear and then he accidentally got his foot stuck on the accelerator.”

    Mal Jones - Retired Doctor
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
  • “My parents stay here too. They ain't never gonna die. It's the air conditioning. It's like they're in cold storage.”
    Jon Favreau - Chicago Taxi Driver
    [Tag:cold, parents]
  • “- Arlene: Jon! My dear little brother, we missed you. So I just thought me and the boys would come up and stay for a while with you and your lovely family.
    - Jerry: Let's cut the bullshit. We need a place to live, she ran out of alimony.
    - Steve: And the asshole with the boat ran out on her.”

    Christine Ebersole - Arlene Aldrich
    Joseph Wayne Miller - Jerry
    T.J. Parish - Steve
    [Tag:family, need]
  • “You're not gonna kill yourself. I'll kill you if you kill yourself.”
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
    [Tag:killing, suicide]
  • “- Jon: You let your patients smoke in here?
    - Head Nurse: Honey, they're all gonna die of something sooner or later.”

    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
    Doris Carey - Nurse
  • “I'm perfect if anybody wants a one-balled, deaf, blind, unemployed vagrant with a limp.”
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
  • “- Arlene: Look who's here, Uncle Jon.
    - Steve: The asshole from Chicago?
    - Arlene: That's him.”

    Christine Ebersole - Arlene Aldrich
    T.J. Parish - Steve
    [Tag:relatives, scorn]
  • “- Officer: This whole experience must really be trying.
    - Jon: Yes, I feel horrible.
    - Officer: I meant for them.
    - Jon: Oh yeah, them too.”

    Richard Sullivan Lee - Police Officer
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
  • “- Harry: You sold the shoe store? You sold the shoe store?
    - Jon: I'm sorry, Pop, I just couldn't find the right way to tell you.
    - Harry: Tell me what?
    - Jon: That I sold the shoe store.
    - Harry: You sold the shoe store?”

    Don Ameche - Harry Aldrich
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
    [Tag:memory]
  • “- Audrey: Jon, how long do you think he was watching?
    - Harry: I didn't see anything.”

    Wendy Crewson - Audrey Aldrich
    Don Ameche - Harry Aldrich
    [Tag:awkwardness, sex]
  • “- Arlene: I'm 35-years-old, Jon!
    - Jon: You're not 35-years-old, I'm 40 and you're older than I am!
    - Arlene: I'm 35! I got two obnoxious teenage boys and no husband. I have to compete with firm young women and only so much plastic surgery can do for me.”

    Christine Ebersole - Arlene Aldrich
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
  • “- Mildred: You're so much nicer than Jon's first wife.
    - Audrey: You were married before?
    - Jon: Um...
    - Audrey: You were married before and you didn't tell me?
    - Jon: Didn't I tell you? I thought I told you. I told somebody.”

    Anne Jackson - Mildred Aldrich
    Wendy Crewson - Audrey Aldrich
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
  • “- Jon: Did you say I have only one testicle?
    - Dr. Aviano: That's right.
    - Jon: Nope, nope. Oh no!
    - Dr. Aviano: Don't be upset, one is all you need. The other is just sort of a back up. It won't affect your sex life.”

    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
    Omar Cabral - Dr. Aviano
    [Tag:genitalia, health, sex]
  • “- Jon: This morning he named every member of his fighter squad like it was yesterday.
    - Mildred: 1943 he remembers like it was yesterday. It's yesterday he can't remember like it was yesterday.”

    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
    Anne Jackson - Mildred Aldrich
  • “- Jon: I wanna tell you something, Pop. I missed you.
    - Harry: You know I have to tell you something too. I don't know who the hell you are.”

    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
    Don Ameche - Harry Aldrich
    [Tag:father, memory]
  • “- Audrey: What about your sister?
    - Jon: The bitch?”

    Wendy Crewson - Audrey Aldrich
    Tom Selleck - Jon Aldrich
    [Tag:scorn, sisters]
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