This Boy's Life
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Dwight Hansen: Liar, whore, liar, whore and you know it.

Dwight Hansen: I know a thing or two about a thing or two.

Tobias 'Toby' Wolff: Mom, you can leave too, I'm leaving, you don't have to stay here for this shit.
Caroline Wolff Hansen: I don't, do I?
Tobias 'Toby' Wolff: No, you don't.
Caroline Wolff Hansen: I could leave with you right now, couldn't I?
Tobias 'Toby' Wolff: Yes, you could.
Caroline Wolff Hansen: I could walk right out that door, couldn't I?
Tobias 'Toby' Wolff: Yes.
Dwight Hansen: What?
Caroline Wolff Hansen: I'm leaving you, Dwight.

Dwight Hansen: Yeah, you pull that hot shot stuff around me, and I'll break every bone in your goddamn body. You understand me? Yeah, you're in for a change, mister, a whole 'nother ball game.

Dwight Hansen: You look fine.
Tobias 'Toby' Wolff: I look like an idiot.
Dwight Hansen: You act like an idiot. You look fine.

Caroline Wolff Hansen: I don't have another get-up-and-go left in me. Do you understand that?

Norma: Dad thinks he's some kind of big hunter.
Pearl: Well, he killed a deer once.
Norma: That was with the car, Pearl.

Dwight Hansen: I trade an old piece of crap for a valuable hunting dog and all you can do is piss and moan! Make your own deals from now on.

Dwight Hansen: Why, I'm so scared, I'm so scared, I'm so scared, wo-o-o.

Dwight Hansen: Hey look it's the Hot Shot that thinks he knows everything. Buddy, what you don't know would fill a book. Edsel's a piece of shit car.

Dwight Hansen: What about me? What about me? When is it ever Dwight's turn for some consideration? What about me? I'll tell you one thing: You'll remember me.

Continuity mistake: When Jack and his friends release the car's handbrake, it's parked on a steep slope, but in the shot before, when the owner was washing it, the road was perfectly level. (00:19:55)


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Question: In the book, Dwight and Toby paint the whole house white, including the piano. But in the movie, I don't remember that scene. They definitely have movie still photos though of Robert De Niro and Leonrdo DiCaprio covered in white paint. Anyone understand this?

Answer: It's typical in movies that more scenes are filmed than what makes it into the final film. This has to do with continuity, the film's overall length, plotting, etc. If a certain scene does not serve the overall story structure, then it is edited out. Sometimes the studio insists that certain scenes be cut, even over a director's objections. After a movie is released on DVD, the deleted scenes may be restored in a "director's cut" or there's a separate section showing all the edited portions.

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Thanks! Just wanted to make sure I wasn't making it up.

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