Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn

  • Highest Rated: 100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)
  • Birthday: Dec 7, 1932
  • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Actress Ellen Burstyn enjoyed her greatest prominence during the '70s, a decade during which she was a virtual fixture of Academy Award voters' ballots. Born Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, MI, on December 7, 1932, as a teen she studied dancing and performed in an acrobatic troupe. She later became a model for paperback book covers, subsequently dancing in a Montréal nightclub under the name "Keri Flynn." In 1954, she was tapped to appear as a Gleason Girl on television's Jackie Gleason Show, and in 1957, she made her Broadway debut in Fair Game, again with a new stage name, "Ellen McRae." While in New York, Burstyn studied acting under Stella Adler, and later married theatrical director Paul Roberts. She briefly relocated to Los Angeles for television work but soon returned east to work at the Actors' Studio. She made her film debut in 1964's For Those Who Think Young, quickly followed by Goodbye Charlie. The cinema did not yet suit her, however, and she spent the remainder of the decade appearing on the daytime soap opera The Doctors.It was after marrying her third husband, actor Neil Burstyn, that she adopted the name most familiar to audiences, and was so billed in 1969's film adaptation of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. While the picture was unsuccessful, it did attract the notice of director Paul Mazursky, who cast her in his 1970 project Alex in Wonderland. Burstyn then began a string of high-profile films which established her among the preeminent actresses of the decade: The first, Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show, earned her a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination, but she lost out to co-star Cloris Leachman. Burstyn next appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in Bob Rafelson's acclaimed The King of Marvin Gardens before starring in William Friedkin's 1973 horror hit The Exorcist, a performance which earned her a Best Actress nomination. For Mazursky, she co-starred in the whimsical 1974 tale Harry and Tonto, and then appeared in a well-received TV feature, Thursday's Game.However, it was 1974's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore which truly launched Burstyn to stardom. Warner Bros. had purchased the screenplay at her insistence two years earlier, but her efforts to bring it to the screen were met with considerable resistance. Her first choice for director was Francis Ford Coppola, who declined, but he suggested she approach Martin Scorsese. In the wake of Mean Streets, Scorsese was eager to attempt a "woman's film," and agreed to take the project on. The result was a major critical and commercial success, and on her third attempt Burstyn finally won an Oscar. That same year, she won a Tony for her work on Broadway in the romantic drama Same Time, Next Year, the first actress to score both honors during the same awards season since Audrey Hepburn two decades prior. However, upon wrapping up her theatrical run, Burstyn was not besieged by the offers so many expected her to receive. In fact, she did not appear onscreen for three years, finally resurfacing in Alain Resnais' Providence.The film was not a success, nor was 1978's Jules Dassin-helmed A Dream of Passion. With co-star Alan Alda, Burstyn reprised her Broadway performance in a 1978 feature version of Same Time, Next Year, but it too failed to meet expectations, although she was again Oscar-nominated. After a two-year hiatus, she starred in Resurrection, followed in 1981 by Silence of the North, which went directly to cable television. For the networks, she starred in 1981's The People vs. Jean Harris, based on the notorious "Scarsdale diet" murder. After 1984's The Ambassador, Burstyn co-starred in the following year's Twice in a Lifetime, which was to be her last feature film for some years. She instead turned almost exclusively to television, appearing in a series of TV movies and starring in a disastrously short-lived 1986 sitcom, The Ellen Burstyn Show. Finally, in 1988, she returned to cinemas in Hanna's War, followed three year

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

23% Lucy in the Sky Nana Holbrook 2019
85% Friedkin Uncut Actor 2019
55% American Woman Miss Dolly 2019
74% The House of Tomorrow Josephine Prendergast 2018
14% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) Actor 2018
40% Nostalgia Helen $85.4K 2018
99% The Tale Nettie 2018
73% Wiener-Dog Nana $0.3M 2016
60% About Scout Gram 2016
No Score Yet Custody Actor 2016
No Score Yet River Of Fundament Hathfertiti $43.6K 2015
91% When Marnie Was There Nan $0.5M 2015
56% The Age of Adaline Flemming 2015
47% Two Men in Town Mother Garnett 2015
72% Interstellar Murph (older) $158.8M 2014
51% The Calling Emily Micallef 2014
59% Draft Day Barb Weaver $21.2M 2014
52% Flowers in the Attic Olivia Foxworth 2014
No Score Yet Petals on the Wind Olivia Foxworth 2014
No Score Yet Wish You Well Actor 2013
9% Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Nanette 2012
44% Another Happy Day Doris $9K 2011
45% The Mighty Macs Mother St. John $1.9M 2011
14% Main Street Georgiana Carr $2.1K 2011
No Score Yet America Lost and Found: The BBS Story Actor 2010
73% Lovely, Still Mary $0.2M 2010
60% According To Greta Actor 2010
27% The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Miss Addie $95K 2009
86% The Velveteen Rabbit The Swan 2009
No Score Yet Poliwood Actor 2009
58% W. Barbara Bush $25.6M 2008
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's 'For One More Day' Pauline 'Posey' Benetto 2007
44% The Stone Angel Hagar Shipley $32.4K 2007
52% The Fountain Dr. Lillian Guzetti $10.1M 2006
No Score Yet 30 Days Maura 2006
15% The Wicker Man Sister Summersisle $23.7M 2006
No Score Yet Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow Actor 2006
52% Down in the Valley Ma $0.5M 2006
18% The Elephant King Diana Hunt 2006
No Score Yet Our Fathers Mary Ryan 2005
43% Mrs. Harris Former Tarnowner `Steady' 2005
No Score Yet Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' Ruby 2004
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls Actor 2003
No Score Yet Brush with Fate Rika 2003
77% A Decade Under the Influence Actor 2003
45% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Vivian Jane Abbott `Vivi' Walker $69.6M 2002
No Score Yet Into Thin Air Joan Walker 2002
No Score Yet Within These Walls Joan Thomas Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet Dodson's Journey Emily Dodson 2001
64% The Yards Val Handler 2000
79% Requiem for a Dream Sara Goldfarb $2.6M 2000
88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen Actor $38.7M 2000
No Score Yet Mermaid Trish 2000
No Score Yet Miracle of the Spring Actor 2000
No Score Yet You Can Thank Me Later Shirley Cooperberg 1999
No Score Yet Night Ride Home Maggie 1999
No Score Yet Walking Across Egypt Mattie 1999
60% Playing by Heart Mildred 1998
No Score Yet A Will of Their Own Veronica Steward 1998
No Score Yet Marilyn In Manhattan Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Patron Saint of Liars June Clatterbuck 1998
48% Deceiver Mook $0.6M 1998
No Score Yet Flash Laura Strong 1997
33% The Spitfire Grill Hannah Ferguson 1996
No Score Yet Timepiece Maud Gannon 1996
61% How to Make an American Quilt Hy 1995
67% The Baby-Sitters Club Mrs. Haberman 1995
No Score Yet Follow the River Gretel 1995
No Score Yet My Brother's Keeper Helen 1995
29% Roommates Judith 1995
No Score Yet Bach In Auschwitz Actor 1995
No Score Yet Color of Evening Actor 1995
No Score Yet Primal Secrets Frances Griffin 1994
No Score Yet Getting Gotti Jo Giacalone 1994
71% When a Man Loves a Woman Emily 1994
No Score Yet Getting Out Arlie's Mother 1994
No Score Yet Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Joan Delvecchio 1993
57% The Cemetery Club Esther Moskowitz 1993
No Score Yet Moadon Beit Hakvarot (The Cemetery Club) Actor 1993
No Score Yet When It Was a Game 2 Actor 1992
No Score Yet Grand Isle Mlle. Reisz 1992
23% Dying Young Mrs. O'Neil 1991
No Score Yet Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Lil Lambert 1991
No Score Yet When You Remember Me Nurse Cooder 1990
No Score Yet Hanna's War Katalin Senesh 1988
No Score Yet Pack of Lies Barbara Jackson 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Narrator 1987
No Score Yet Act of Vengeance Margaret Yablonski 1986
No Score Yet Something in Common Lynn Hollander 1986
83% Twice in a Lifetime Kate MacKenzie 1985
No Score Yet Surviving Tina Brogan 1985
No Score Yet The Ambassador Alex Hacker 1984
No Score Yet In Our Hands Actor 1984
No Score Yet The People vs. Jean Harris Actor 1981
No Score Yet Silence of the North Olive Fredrickson 1981
No Score Yet Resurrection Edna 1980
40% Same Time, Next Year Doris 1978
No Score Yet Kravgi Gynaikon (A Dream of Passion) Brenda Collins 1978
80% Providence Sonia Langham 1977
82% Harry and Tonto Shirley 1974
No Score Yet Thursday's Game Lynne Evers 1974
87% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Hyatt 1974
85% The Exorcist Chris 1973
71% The King of Marvin Gardens Sally 1972
100% The Last Picture Show Lois 1971
No Score Yet Alex in Wonderland Beth Morrison 1970
75% Tropic of Cancer Mona 1970
No Score Yet Pit Stop Ellen McLeod 1969
No Score Yet Goodbye Charlie Franny 1964
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young Dr. Pauline Thayer 1964
No Score Yet Gunfight in Black Horse Canyon Actor 1961

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Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2013
No Score Yet Mom
2013
Shirley
  • 2015
48% Coma
2012
  • 2012
62% Political Animals
2012
Margaret Margaret Barrish
  • 2012
79% Big Love
2006-2011
Nancy
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Bernadette Stabler
  • 2008
54% The Book of Daniel
2006
Bishop Beatrice Congreve
  • 2006
83% That's Life
2000-2002
Dolly DeLucca
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1980
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Polly Amy Waters
  • 1971
  • 1962
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Mona
  • 1962
67% The Movies
2019

QUOTES FROM Ellen Burstyn CHARACTERS

Chris
You really don't want me to play, huh?
Regan MacNeil
No, I do...Captain Howdy said no.
Vivi Abbott Walker
Yes?
Connor McGill
I don't know if you really ruined Sidda's life or not, but I do know right now that's you're ruinin' mine! And your phone etiquette SUCKS!
Connor McGill
I don't know if you really ruined Sidda's life or not, but I do know right now that's you're ruinin' mine! And your phone etiquette sucks!
Connor McGill
(hangs up)
Vivi Abbott Walker
He hung up on me!
Vivi Abbott Walker
(aghast) He hung up on me!
Vivi Abbott Walker
I take a problem and chew on it 'til all the flavors gone, and then stick it in my hair.
Vivi Abbott Walker
I tried to be the best momma if I could.
Connor McGill
How did that go?
Vivi Abbott Walker
Not so hot.
Vivi Abbott Walker
(about her birthday) Now, I don't want any candles on my cake. It'll look like the burnin' of Atlanta!
Vivi Abbott Walker
Now, I don't want any candles on my cake. It'll look like the burnin' of Atlanta!
Nanette
Be patient and strong, someday this pain will be useful to you.
Shirley
I like you, Norman.
Norman
I like you too, Aunt Shirley, but I think you're a bitch.
Hagar Shipley
She who talks to herself talks to a fool.
Hagar Shipley
I would have to believe in Him, in order to be angry with Him.
Hagar Shipley
I would have to believe in him, in order to be angry with him.
Hagar Shipley
Time unstuck for me now. I am rampant with memory for no reason except that I'm caught up in it.
Doris Shipley
My, doesn't everything look green!
Hagar Shipley
You were expecting purple?
Miss Addie
Thank you for coming in. I know how unpleasant it is to enter this chamber of horrors.
Edna McCauley
Edna: Honey, if there's anything holy here, it's just the simple holiness of love, thats all. Believe me, I'm not the Holy Ghost. And I'm not exactly the Virgin Mary, either.
Edna McCauley
Honey, if there's anything holy here, it's just the simple holiness of love, thats all. Believe me, I'm not the Holy Ghost. And I'm not exactly the Virgin Mary, either.
Dr. Moss
KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMN HONEY!
Sister Summerisle
Oh but I know it will.
Sara Goldfarb
I'm somebody now, Harry. Everybody likes me. Soon, millions of people will see me and they'll all like me. I'll tell them about you, and your father, how good he was to us. Remember? It's a reason to get up in the morning. It's a reason to lose weight, to fit in the red dress. It's a reason to smile. It makes tomorrow all right. What have I got Harry, hm? Why should I even make the bed, or wash the dishes? I do them, but why should I? I'm alone. Your father's gone, you're gone. I got no one to care for. What have I got, Harry? I'm lonely. I'm old.
Regan MacNeil
Chris (very sleepily, first thing in the morning) "What are you doing here?" Regan (very sleepily, first thing in the morning) "I can't sleep. My bed was shaking."
Chris MacNeil
[very sleepily, first thing in the morning] What are you doing here?
Regan MacNeil
[very sleepily, first thing in the morning] I can't sleep. My bed was shaking.
Sara Goldfarb
What've I got, Harry?
Sara Goldfarb
Purple in the morning... blue in the afternoon... orange in the evening... and then blue at night. Just like that: 1,2,3,4.
Sara Goldfarb
I'm going to be on television.
Chris MacNeil
I'm telling that thing upstairs isn't my daughter. Now I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter except her mind. YOU TELL ME THAT AN EXORCISM WOULDN'T DO ANY GOOD!! YOU TELL ME THAT!
Chris MacNeil
You show me Regan's double, same face, same voice, everything. And I'd know it wasn't Regan. I'd know in my gut. And I'm telling you that 'thing' upstairs isn't my daughter. Now, I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter, except in her mind. You tell me for a fact that an exorcism wouldn't do any good. You tell me that!
Sara Goldfarb
Purple in The Mourning Blue In The Afternoon Orange in the evening and green in the night. Just like that one two three four
Sara Goldfarb
Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, orange in the evening. And green at night. Just like that. One, two, three, four.
Chris MacNeil
She doesn't remember any of it.
Father Dyer
That's good.
Chris MacNeil
Would you like some bourbon in that, father?
Father Merrin
Well, my doctor says I shouldn't but thank God my will is weak.
Clinic Director
There is one outside chance for a cure. I think of it as shock treatment - as I said, it's a very outside chance...Have you ever heard of exorcism? Well, it's a stylized ritual in which the rabbi or the priest try to drive out the so-called invading spirit. It's been pretty much discarded these days except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of an embarrassment, but uh, it has worked. In fact, although not for the reasons they think, of course. It's purely a force of suggestion. The victim's belief in possession is what helped cause it, so in that same way, a belief in the power of exorcism can make it disappear.
Clinic Director
There is one outside chance for a cure. I think of it as shock treatment as I said, it's a very outside chance. Have you ever heard of exorcism? Well, it's a stylized ritual in which the rabbi or the priest try to drive out the so-called invading spirit. It's been pretty much discarded these days except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of an embarrassment, but uh, it has worked. In fact, although not for the reasons they think, of course. It's purely a force of suggestion. The victim's belief in possession is what helped cause it, so in that same way, a belief in the power of exorcism can make it disappear.
Chris MacNeil
You're telling me that I should take my daughter to a witch doctor? Is that it?
Father Damien Karras
Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good...I can't do it. I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession...like her speaking in a language she's never known or studied...Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon. She says she's the devil himself. Now if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you realize that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte. You asked me what I think is best for your daughter. Six months, under observation, in the best hospital you can find.
Father Damien Karras
Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good. I can't do it. I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession, like her speaking in a language she's never known or studied...Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon. She says she's the devil himself. Now if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you realize that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte. You asked me what I think is best for your daughter. Six months, under observation, in the best hospital you can find.
Father Damien Karras
Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good. I can't do it. I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession, like her speaking in a language she's never known or studied. Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon. She says she's the devil himself. Now if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you realize that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte. You asked me what I think is best for your daughter. Six months, under observation, in the best hospital you can find.
Chris MacNeil
I'm telling you that that thing upstairs isn't my daughter. Now I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter except in her mind. YOU TELL ME YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT AN EXORCISM WOULDN'T DO ANY GOOD! YOU TELL ME THAT!
Chris MacNeil
Someone very close to me is probably possessed and needs an exorcism. Father Karras, it's my little girl.
Father Damien Karras
The Catholic Church insists on proof that the devil is really in a person. Then that's all the more reason to forget about exorcism...To begin with, it could make things worse. Secondly, the church before it approves an exorcism conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted. That takes time...I need church approval and that's rarely given. I will see her as a psychiatrist.
Father Damien Karras
The Catholic Church insists on proof that the devil is really in a person. Then that's all the more reason to forget about exorcism. To begin with, it could make things worse. Secondly, the church before it approves an exorcism conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted. That takes time. I need church approval and that's rarely given. I will see her as a psychiatrist.
Chris MacNeil
Oh, not a psychiatrist. She needs a priest. She's already seen every fu**ing psychiatrist in the world and they sent me to you. Now you're gonna send me back to them? Jesus Christ! Won't somebody help me...Can't you help her, just help her?
Chris MacNeil
Oh, not a psychiatrist. She needs a priest. She's already seen every fu**ing psychiatrist in the world and they sent me to you. Now you're gonna send me back to them? Jesus Christ! Won't somebody help me. Can't you help her, just help her?
Chris MacNeil
How do you go about getting an exorcism?
Father Damien Karras
I beg your pardon? Well, the first thing - I'd have to get into a time machine and get back to the 16th century...Well, it just doesn't happen anymore, Mrs. MacNeil...since we learned about mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia...Since the day I joined the Jesuits, I've never met one priest who has performed an exorcism. Not one.
Father Damien Karras
I beg your pardon? Well, the first thing I'd have to get into a time machine and get back to the 16th century. Well, it just doesn't happen anymore, Mrs. MacNeil since we learned about mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia. Since the day I joined the Jesuits, I've never met one priest who has performed an exorcism. Not one.
Chris MacNeil
(about the Ouija board) - Wait a minute, you need two.
Chris MacNeil
(about the Ouija board) Wait a minute, you need two.
Regan MacNeil
No you don't. I do it all the time.
Chris MacNeil
Oh yeah. Well let's both play. (The planchette moves on its own) You really don't want me to play, huh?
Regan MacNeil
No, I do. Captain Howdy said no.
Chris MacNeil
Captain who?
Regan MacNeil
Captain Howdy.
Chris MacNeil
Who's Captain Howdy?
Regan MacNeil
You know, I make the questions and he does the answers.
Assistant Director
I suppose you heard.
Chris MacNeil
Heard what?
Assistant Director
You haven't heard. Burke's dead. He must have been drunk. He fell down from the top of the steps right outside. By the time he hit M Street, he broke his neck.
Lt. Kinderman
It's strange. The deceased comes to visit - stays only 20 minutes...and leaves all alone a very sick girl. And speaking plainly, Mrs. MacNeil, it isn't likely he would fall from a window. Besides, a fall wouldn't do to his neck what we found, except maybe one chance in a thousand. Nope, my hunch, my opinion - he was killed by a very powerful man - point one. - And the fracturing of his skull - point two. Plus the various other things we mentioned would make it very probable, probable, not certain, that the deceased was killed and then pushed from your daughter's window. But nobody was in the room, except your daughter. So how can this be? It could be one way. If someone came calling between the time Miss Spencer left and the time you returned...
Lt. Kinderman
It's strange. The deceased comes to visit, stays only 20 minutes, and leaves all alone a very sick girl. And speaking plainly, Mrs. MacNeil, it isn't likely he would fall from a window. Besides, a fall wouldn't do to his neck what we found, except maybe one chance in a thousand. Nope, my hunch, my opinion, he was killed by a very powerful man, point one. - And the fracturing of his skull - point two. Plus the various other things we mentioned would make it very probable, probable, not certain, that the deceased was killed and then pushed from your daughter's window. But nobody was in the room, except your daughter. So how can this be? It could be one way. If someone came calling between the time Miss Spencer left and the time you returned.
Chris MacNeil
Judas Priest. Just a second...
Chris MacNeil
Judas Priest. Just a second.
Dr. Klein
She's heavily sedated. She'll probably sleep through tomorrow.
Chris MacNeil
What was going on in there? How could she fly off the bed like that?
Dr. Klein
Pathological states can induce abnormal strength; accelerated motor performance. Now, for example, say a 90 pound woman sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck. Runs out and lifts the wheels a half a foot up off the ground - you've heard the story - same thing here. Same principle, I mean.
Chris MacNeil
So what's wrong with her?
Dr. Klein
We still think the temporal lobe.
Chris MacNeil
Oh what are you talking about, for Christ's sakes? Did you see her or not? She's acting like she's fu**ing out of her mind, psychotic, like a... split personality or...
Chris MacNeil
Oh what are you talking about, for Christ's sakes? Did you see her or not? She's acting like she's fu**ing out of her mind, psychotic, like a split personality or...
Dr. Klein
There haven't been more than a hundred authentic cases of so-called split personality, Mrs. MacNeil. Now I know the temptation is to leap to psychiatry. But any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.
Chris MacNeil
So, what's next?
Dr. Klein
A pneumoencephalogram, I would think. Pin down that lesion. It will involve another spinal.
Chris MacNeil
Oh, Christ!
Dr. Klein
What we missed in the EEG and the arteriograms could conceivably turn up there. At least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.
Dr. Klein
It's a symptom of a type of disturbance in the chemical-electrical activity of the brain. In the case of your daughter, in the temporal lobe - it's up here - in the lateral part of the brain. It's rare, but it does cause bizarre hallucinations and usually just before a convulsion...the shaking of the bed. It's doubtless due to muscular spasms.
Dr. Klein
It's a symptom of a type of disturbance in the chemical-electrical activity of the brain. In the case of your daughter, in the temporal lobe - it's up here - in the lateral part of the brain. It's rare, but it does cause bizarre hallucinations and usually just before a convulsion, the shaking of the bed. It's doubtless due to muscular spasms.
Chris MacNeil
Oh no. No, no. That was not a spasm. Look. I got on the bed. The whole bed was thumping and rising off the floor and shaking - the whole thing, with me on it!
Dr. Klein
Mrs. MacNeil, the problem with your daughter is not her bed, it's her brain.
Chris MacNeil
So, uh-hum, what causes this...?
Chris MacNeil
So, uh-hum, what causes this?
Dr. Klein
A lesion; a lesion in the temporal lobe. It's a kind of seizure disorder.
Chris MacNeil
Now look Doc, I really don't understand how her whole personality could change.
Dr. Klein
The temporal lobe is very common...It could last for days or even weeks. It isn't rare to find destructive, even criminal behavior.
Dr. Klein
The temporal lobe is very common. It could last for days or even weeks. It isn't rare to find destructive, even criminal behavior.
Chris MacNeil
Hey, do me a favor will you? Tell me something good.
Dr. Klein
Don't be alarmed. If it's a lesion, in a way she's fortunate. All we have to do is remove the scar.
Chris MacNeil
What made you say that, Regan? Do you know, sweetheart?
Regan MacNeil
Mother? What's wrong with me?
Chris MacNeil
It's just like the doctor said. It's nerves, and that's all. OK? You just take your pills and you'll be fine, really. OK?
Chris MacNeil
Well give me an example, like what specifically did she say?
Dr. Klein
Specifically Mrs. MacNeil, she advised me to keep my fingers away from her goddamned cu*t.
Sister Summerisle
Prepare the drone!
Sara Goldfarb
Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, orange in the evening.
Sara Goldfarb
I'm gonna be on television!