Doing Time on Maple Drive (TV Movie 1992) Poster

(1992 TV Movie)

Jim Carrey: Tim Carter



  • Tom : How does it feel, Captain?

    Phil Carter : What?

    Tom : How does it feel to almost lose your child? How bad does it feel?

    Karen : Tom...

    Phil Carter : I don't know what gotten into you, Tom, but I don't think this is none of your concern.

    Tom : I'm sorry, Phil, I'm 32 years old and you don't get to decide what concerns me. See, your standard of conduct might be the sufficient reason to lose your child, but I have to draw the line when it comes to losing mine.

    Phil Carter : What children? You don't have any children.

    Tom : No, I don't. I don't have any children. I don't have children, because my wife would rather have an abortion without telling me - without even telling me that she's pregnant - rather than risk upsetting you by having a baby at the wrong time. You have a son who drinks himself into a stupor every night...

    Tim Carter : [embarrassed by this]  Oh, God, Tom!

    Tom :'ve got a daughter who's ashamed of her husband...

    Karen : [cuts him desperately]  I am not ashamed!

    Tom : [annoyed]  Who's ashamed of her husband - you're ashamed of me, Karen - and you've got another son who almost killed himself rather than tell you he's not what you think he is. And I'm not prepared to be a parent? Because I can't afford it? It's about money?

    Phil Carter : Tom, we're not going to talk about this now.

    Tom : No? When are we going to talk about it? When someone actually dies? Would that be better? What's the military term for it? "Acceptable losses", isn't it? Well these are not acceptable losses. I can't accept them.

    [shakes his head in shame and leaves] 

    Tom : I can't!

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