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Memories of Me (1988) Poster

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[Abe is dressed in a lobster costume]

Abe: I'm glad you came, doctor. Maybe you can tell me what's wrong with my hand - it's been like this for a month.

Lisa: Have you tried soaking it in melted butter?

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Abe: When I die, I want my epitaph to read "Here's lies Abe Polin, King of the Extras. 19th man to yell, 'I'm Spartacus.'"

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[Abbie's flashback]

Young Abbie: Dad! I'm afraid to go to sleep!

Abe: Why are you afraid to go to sleep?

Young Abbie: What if I never wake up?

Abe: Then there'll be more for me for breakfast.

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Abbie: I'm going to lean on you, and you just lean on me. Is this good for you?

Lisa: This is great.

Abbie: Look! We're a semicolon walking home!

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Lisa: I have this patient, a boy. He's 12, he's terminal. He's amazing - he tells me something new every day; he tells me everything.

Abbie: He's a kid and he's scared.

Lisa: You want a mirror?

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[Abe and Abbie are discussing Abbie's mother]

Abe: A woman her age is supposed to move to Florida. Who moves to Vermont?

Abbie: She likes the cold.

Abe: She should - she invented it.

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Abe: There's an art to being incidental.

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Abbie: Mrs. Petrakis, I'd like you to click your heels together three times, and when you wake you'll be back in your own room in Kansas.

Mrs. Petrakis: ...Kansas?

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Abe: Sweet dreams to my fingers, sweet dreams to my knees. Sweet dreams to bellybuttons that go in and out. Sweet dreams to all the little tushies in the world - the big ones, too, like the waitress in the bowling alley!

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Abbie: I'm a heart surgeon, for Chrissakes. I should have seen it coming. Even the Indians warned Custer, "Don't come over today - we're a little cranky."

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[Abbie watching himself on home movies]

Abbie: I couldn't catch a ball. Well, it 's hard to catch with your face. I had the word "Spalding" written on my forehead 'til I was about six.

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[Abbie reveals his father is alive]

Abbie: He lives in Los Angeles.

Lisa: What does he do?

Abbie: He's a professional embarrassment.

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Abe: Extras are the real Hollywood. You won't see their names above the title or below the title. We like to think of ourselves as behind the title.

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Abe: I've lived a thousand different lives in a thousand different places, kid.

Abbie: Great, but when was the last time you opened a window?

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[Abe points at his buttocks imprint on his old chair]

Abe: You see that? When I die, I want you to make a mold of that imprint and put it in front of Chinese Theater. Gable's feet, Monroe's hands, and Abe Polin's ass.

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Lisa: Let me get this straight: is he an actor or isn't he?

Abbie: Exactly.

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