Mosquito Coast: Memorable Scenes
With all the memorable lines that Allie Fox spouts out throughout the film,
one could practically simply list the entire first half of the film as
one big long memorable scene. (And if you ever read the book, you will
see just how much of Allie's "stream of consciousness" speeches they had
to remove.) However, I will try to put down a few of the more memorable
scenes and lines that appear in the film.
Scene One: This Place Is A Toilet
Charlie and Allie are driving into town in their pickup truck.
Look around you, how did America get this way? Land of promise, land of
opportunity. Give us the wretched refuse of your teeming shores. Have a
Coke, watch tv...
Have a nice day.
Go on welfare, get free money. Turn to crime, crime pays in this country.
Why do they put up with it, why do they keep coming? Look around you Charlie,
this place is a toilet.
Scene X: Rat Poison
The Fox family spend there first night in Geronimo.
Nobody loves America more than I do, you know. That's why we left, because
I couldn't bare to watch. You kids have got to understand this. Like when
my mother died, she'd been strong as an ox, fell down, broke her hip, went
into the hospital and caught double pneumonia. She's laying in bed dying
and I went over and held her hand. She looked up to me and you know what
she said? "Why don't you give me some rat poison?" Couldn't listen, couldn't
watch, so I went away. People said that I was at the height of callousness,
it's not true. I loved her too much to watch her die.
Allie Fox: If
it's on a map, I can't use it.
Don't pity those men Charlie. Don't pity this insect, it's not his blood,
it's my blood.