“The Ref” quotes(1994)
Title The Ref
Director Ted Demme
Genre Drama, Comedy, Crime
Director Ted Demme
Genre Drama, Comedy, Crime
Plot – It's Christmas in Connecticut and Lloyd and Caroline Chasseur are doing a relationship therapy with Dr. Wong. They don’t seem to be inspired to make things go better and to avoid the forthcoming divorce. Meanwhile, the thief Gus tries to rob the mansion of a local rich person, running into a freaky alarm that pushes him into the basement, where a dog bites him. He hides then at the Chasseur’s place: he soon realizes that his hostages are a pathological case of couple’s misunderstandings. The arrival of their son Jesse, a military college student who blackmails his superiors with compromising photos, does not make things go better. In the meantime, the partner in crime Murray calls the thief and begs him to steal a boat to get away from that place. Later, a group of relatives arrives, led by the unkind grandmother Rose and the Chasseurs pretend that Gus is their psychiatrist Dr. Wong.
All actors – Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Glynis Johns, Raymond J. Barry, Richard Bright, Christine Baranski, Adam LeFevre, Phillip Nicoll, Ellie Raab, Bill Raymondshow all
“The Ref” Quotes 29 quotes
“- Lloyd: Mother.
- Rose: What?
- Lloyd: Is it possible for you to shut the fuck up for five minutes?”
“Great, I hijacked my fucking parents.”
“You know what, Mom? You know what I'm going to get you next Christmas? A big, wooden cross. So anytime you feel unappreciated for all your sacrifices, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it.”
“- Caroline: You're the one who suffocated him with limitations. Our son's a very sensative, creative...
- Lloyd: Juvenile delinquent.
- Caroline: ...boy. He has the kind of imagination...
- Lloyd: That the mafia gives scholarships for.”
“- Lloyd: She's my mother.
- Gus: She's a fucking bitch, Lloyd.
- Lloyd: You're not supposed to take sides.
- Caroline: No, no, no, thank you so much Gus. Finally somebody else sees.
- Gus: You'd have to be blind not to see.”
“Do you know what this family needs? A mute.”
“- Lloyd: Coffee, Mom?
- Rose: Is it real coffee? Or some Scandinavian Christmas potion?”
“- Mary: Maybe they'll catch him and let him go in the spirit of Christmas.
- Connie: That is not the spirit of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas is either you're good or you're punished and you burn in hell.”
- Caroline: I had this dream...
- Lloyd: Do we have to do dreams?
- Caroline: I'm in this restaurant, and the waiter brings me my entree. It was a salad. It was Lloyd's head on a plate of spinach with his penis sticking out of his ear. And I said, "I didn't order this." And the waiter said, "Oh you must try it, it's a delicacy. But don't eat the... (continue)(continue reading)
“Connecticut is the fifth ring of hell.”
“- Caroline: How can we both be in the marriage and I'm miserable and you're content?
- Lloyd: Luck?”
“- Connie: Who would catch a criminal, and then let him go free?
- Mary: Republicans?”
“I'm sorry but I have had it! I have never heard of such a Christmas! Sex... and drugs... an-an-and women being set on fire!”
“- Caroline: Did you know you're bleeding?
- Gus: Oh, yeah.
- Lloyd: Were you shot?
- Gus: Dog bit me.
- Caroline: What dog?
- Gus: Willard's dog.
- Caroline: Cannibal bit you?
- Gus: His name is Cannibal?”
“I'd love to run around and take classes and play with my inner-self! I'd love the freedom to be some pissed-off criminal with no responsibilities! Except I don't have the time!”
“- Lloyd: Caroline? Why don't you eat something?
- Caroline: Loyd? Why don't you eat me?
- Connie: Kids, go to into the den. This not a conversation for children.
- Rose: It is not an apprioprate conversation for adults either.”
“You know, you and my wife have a lot in common. You both think you have some right to life working out the way you want it to, and when it doesn't, you get to act the way you want. The only trouble with that is someone has to be responsible”
Look kid... what I do, running around, stealing stuff, may sound great when you're 14 years old, but it sucks just a little bit when you're 35. No house, no family. I got a partner who's 56, alcoholic... he still can't understand why they took "Happy Days" off the air. And then I got to turn on the TV every day and see kids like you, one after... (continue)(continue reading)
“- Gus: Caroline and Loyd, will get the coffee and deserts then we'll be opening presents.
- Connie: We can't open presents til midnight.
- Gus: Why not?
- Connie: Because it's not Christmas until midnight!
- Gus: We'll be changing the rules, a little bit. We are opening the presents now. Not later, now. Why? We're adults, and we can open our...” (continue)(continue reading)