Summer of '42 (1971) - full transcript

Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of getting laid, Hermie honestly falls in love with the older Dorothy, who's married to an army pilot. When her husband returns to the front, Hermie shyly approaches her.

When i was 15

And my family came
to the island for the summer,

There weren't nearly
as many houses or people

As there are now.

The geography of the island

And the singularity
of the sea

Were far more noticeable then.

If a guy wasn't
to die of loneliness,

His family made certain

That other families
from his neighborhood

Contributed other kids
to the island.

Look out, hermie!

Is he playing?

Look out.

Present with me
in the summer of '42 were

Oscy, my best friend,

And benjie,

My next-To-Best friend.

We called ourselves

The terrible trio.

And that house up there...

That was her house.

Nothing from that first day
i saw her

And no one that has
happened to me since

Has ever been as frightening

And as confusing.

For no person
i've ever known

Has ever done more

To make me feel more sure,

More insecure...

More important...

And less significant.

He's going to
take her

Right into
that bedroom.

Better put the
wood down first.


Hey, come on!

Oscy, for
christ's sakes!

Hey, come on,

Will you move
your ass?

Give it back,

Ha ha ha!

Oh, no!

Ha ha ha!

Boy, i'd like
to feel

Every one
of those girls.

You know...

I should have
tripped on them.

They'd never know
i was getting a feel.

That's not
how to do it.

So, what's the way
to do it?

You have to
say things.

Alright. I'll say,
"excuse me."

You know
what i mean.

You can't just fall
on a girl.

It isn't done.

Why not?

I did it with
gladys potter.

She was only 12.
What did she know?

I don't know.

Didn't seem
to mind, though.

Well, she
was surprised.

So was i.
Nothing to feel.

Hey, come on,

Stop dragging.

I don't know what's
going to become of him.

He has
no emotions.

he's just confused.


Yeah, so am i.

I've been waking up

In the middle of the night.

A lot.

that's ok.

I do, too.

You do?


Yeah, but...

I wake up
feeling crazy

And thinking
about vera miller.

So what?

So i hate
vera miller.


You think
i'm in love with her?

i don't know.

God, i hope
i'm not in love with her.

I hate her.

Well, what kind
of thoughts

Do you have
about her?

I forget.

Then how can
i help you?

Who the hell's
asking for help?

What are you
talking about?

Nothing you'd

Ah, screw you!

That's your
whole problem, benjie.

You're only interested
in screwing me.

Try screwing
a girl.


"Ok," he says.

You wouldn't know
the first thing to do.

Would so!

Ok, what's the first
thing you do?

You feel them!

You kiss them.

We didn't kiss
gladys potter!

We weren't in love
with gladys potter.

You're in love,
with a girl

You should
kiss a girl first.

Ain't that right

It's polite.

It's not required.

It's required,
you ninny.

It is not.

How do you know?

Because i found
a book.

If my mother knew
i took that book

It doesn't belong
to me.

It doesn't belong
to my mother.

It belongs
to the house.

If you get fingerprints
on those pages,

It's your funeral.

My mother's gonna
miss that book.

It's the biggest
on the shelf.

Books fell
as i pulled it out.

Hold it.

Hurry up!

Kill me, i don't
read as fast as you.

Ok, turn.

Jesus! Do you believe
this stuff?

Yeah. It's
a medical journal.

Why should they lie?

How do they take
pictures like that?

They must have
special cameras.

What drugstores
would develop them?

If we took them in,
we'd be in reform school.

I guess they developed
them themselves.

I guess that's it.

Let me look.

You'll foam
at the mouth.

It's my book!

Let him look.

They're doing it!

I don't
believe it!

You'd better.

One day
your turn's gonna come.

And you better
know what to do.

My parents
never did that!


Why not?

it's stupid.

Hate to break
the news,

But that's
how it's done.

Stop pushing me

It could be

It looks dumb
in the pictures,

But when you're
in love,

It should be
very pleasant.

How do you know?
You've never done it.

It's here
in the book!

In black
and white!

That's why
people kiss first--

They get to know
each other.

Then they're
in love.

Then they make--

It's called foreplay.

Everyone gets undressed,
and they play foreplay.

He does this,

She does this,
and he does this,

And before you know it,
they're screwing!

What could be
simpler than that?

Listen. Before i saw
these pictures,

I didn't think
it was possible,

But these are pictures,
benjie, pictures!

These aren't drawings.
I've seen them.

These are pictures!

In emergency,
it could mount, oh...

.350-Caliber jobs,

Probably handle about...

A dozen or so
depth charges.

Ah, it'd sink
if it hit a fish.

Stripped down,
it could do 30, 40 knots.

30 or 40 knots!

30 or 40 knots!
Straight down!

Yeah, yeah.

Yeah, yeah.

1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8,

9, 10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 16...

...22, 23,
24, 25,

26, 27.

1, 2, 3, 4,

5, 6, 7, 8,

9, 1 0, 11, 12...


...18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23,

24, 25, 26, 27,

28, 29, 30...

...35, 36, 37,
38, 39, 40...

44, 45, 46, 47...

...51, 52, 53...

I wish somebody

Would invade
this dopey island!

I'm going mad!



Hey, oscy,
it's that lady again.

Aw, hermie, you're
not going to go

Into another deathlike
trance again, are you?

I swear, hermie.
What's come over you?

That's a very old
person over there.

I don't see
the attraction.

Maybe it's
her mind.

Maybe their minds
meet and say hello.

Why don't you go
say hello to her mind?

Go on, go say hello.

Cut it out.

If she's the love
of you're life,

Go say hello.
We want to see you.

Maybe you're a hotshot lover
we don't know about.

Cut it out.

Knock it off!

Go say hello
to her.

Come on,
go say hello!

Go say hello!

We want to
see you.

Go say hello
to her!

Hey, lady
in the pink suit!

It's hermie
the rape artist!

It's jack
the ripper!

It's herman
the german!

Nazi spy!
It's a sex fiend!

It's hermie
the rape artist!

Come on.



God damn!

Oscy, i'll...

Hey, come on,

Come on.

We were
only kidding!

It was a joke!

Look out, oscy!
Look out!

Knock it off,

Knock it off!

Cut it out!

I'm going to
let you go.

I'm going to
let you go.



God damn it,

You're really crazy!
You know that?



That's enough,
god damn it!

Son of a bitch!

Oh, jesus.

Jesus, oscy!
You killed him.


Hey, leave him
alone, benjie.

Leave him alone!


Leave him a--

The son of a
bitch threw sand

In my face.

Oh, god damn it!
I mean...

We'll see you later,


where are you going?

The planet mongo.

It's not even 8:00.

I can't do anything
about that!

What did you eat?

An elephant.

Bring me back
a newspaper.


And time magazine
for your father.




May i offer
some assistance?

Oh, yes, you may.

I really didn't expect
to buy so much.

I should have
brought my wagon.

Yeah, you should have
brought your wagon.


What you really need
is a wagon.

I think you're right.

I can take one.

No, it's ok.

If we both take some,
we can manage.

I'll happily pay you.

I wouldn't
think of it.

My house
is pretty far.

I know where it is.

You do?

Yeah. It's that way.

Are you sure it's ok?

Yeah, it's ok.

Won't you let me
take one?

No. Oh, no.

Do you live
on the island?

In the summer.

With your family?

Yeah. But they
don't bother me.

I pretty much
go my own way.

Aren't they pretty?

Oh, yeah.

I couldn't resist.

I got a 12-Page
letter today.

Oh? That's nice.

It sure is.

Hey, hermie!

Somebody called you.

Not me.

Is your name hermie?


Well, somebody
back there called you.

No, not me.

Well, he called

Well, hermie's
a pretty common name.


This is it.

I can go further.

Oh, there's
really no need.


Oh, can you
bring them in?


Hold on.

Got it.

In there,
in the kitchen.


Put them
on the table.


They should
make these bags stronger.

I think
you're right.

Please let me
give you some money.

I wouldn't
think of it.

How can i repay you?

It's ok, really.

I'm going to
have coffee.

Would you like some?


Great. Sit down.

Ooh, these are
marvelous doughnuts.

Help yourself.

Coffee will be ready
in a few minutes.

You drink coffee,
don't you?

I consume a couple
of cups a day.

Well, i have milk.

Oh, no.
I take it black.

Are you
in high school?

I'm a sophomore.

I thought you
were older.

Next year i'll be
a junior, and so on.

Don't be in a hurry.

You may end up
in the army.

I'm prepared to go.

I'm taking
preflight courses

In high school.

I guess
i'll get my wings.

Maybe i can team up
with my brother.

He's a paratrooper.

Maybe i can
drop him out.

So your brother's
a paratrooper.


Mostly i have
a sister in high school.

Coffee's ready.

I hope it's alright.

It's from this morning.

It looks fine.

I have a little bit
of sugar.

Would you like some?

Oh, no, thanks.
I'll take it black.

I forgot to tell you,
it's awfully hot.

Are you alright?
Have some milk.

Could i have ice water?

I'll put ice
in your coffee.

You could have
ice coffee.

Sure. Great.

I'm sorry.

Are you alright?

It's ok.

I'm really sorry.

Do you have many friends
on the island?

Yeah, two.

But they're...immature.
You know.

What do you do
to keep yourself busy?

Well, i lean
toward basketball,

But there's a lot
to be said for baseball.

In baseball you don't
get round-Shouldered

From dribbling.

No, that's true.


Do you like music?

Yeah. Yeah,
i'm quite musical.

Oh, do you
play an instrument?

Yeah. I sing.

I think a voice
is like an instrument.

I do, too.

And then for a change,
you can always whistle.

I can see that.


You'll like those.

They're good.

I think i'll be going.

Do you have to go?

Yes. I really think
i should.

Oh, wait.

Take the rest
of the doughnuts.

It's the least
i can do.

Thank you.

No, i thank you.

You're welcome.
It was a privilege.

Next time,
i'll take my wagon.

Yeah, i think
you should.

You could get
a hernia.

Good-Bye, hermie,
and thanks again.

You're welcome.

Perhaps i'll
see you again sometime.

It would be
a privilege.



Hernia! Jesus!



Hey, hermie!

Wait a minute!

Hermie, hold on.


You were in there
a long time.

Could have been
out in 10 seconds.

What happened?

We had drinks.

You're kidding!
He had drinks.

Big deal.

She let you
get funny?

Oh, you're a dope.

An older woman
like that?

What's a little feel
to her?

She let you
have a feel?

She gave me
some doughnuts.

Probably stinks
from perfume.

Grow up.

What happened in
there all that time?

I wasn't aware
of the time.

It flew quickly.

I'd like to
give her a feel.

I thought you
were mature, oscy.

It's mature
to feel girls.

My brother
does it.

Then how come
he's a dentist?

Hey, don't be
such a big shot,

And don't
tell us

Something went on
with that lady.

I ain't telling
you anything.

Which is the same
as telling us

A lot went on.

Screw you.

I ain't saying
something happened

If nothing happened.

Nothing happened.

If you believe
something happened,

I'm sorry for you

Because nothing

Jesus! I didn't
even know her name.

You expect us
to believe that?

I don't care
what you believe.

I'm going home.

My father's waiting
for his time magazine.

Going home?

Yeah, going home.

I got a few things
to think over.

I'm going home.

What are you
going to do later?

Kill myself.

No, after that.

I don't know, oscy.
I don't know!

Hernia! Jesus!

Good evening.

Fine night
for an evening of movies.

Are you old enough
to be up this late?

I have two
charming friends.

You have ice cream
on your face.

Ah, that perfume.
I grow dizzy.

My friends and i
would like you three ladies

To join us
in the movies.

Dutch treat,
i suppose.

Yeah, but we'll spring
for refreshments.

Where are they?

It's those
two rascals there.


Over there.

Smile. Look older.

Here, come on.

They're coming
this way.

What's yours?


Don't panic.

I'm sweating.

Don't sweat.

This is hermie
and benjie,

And this
is miriam.

This is aggie,
and this is gloria.

Hermie, you're
with aggie

Because you're
both intellectual.

Benjie, you're with
gloria... because.

I have to go home.

If gloria doesn't go,
we don't.


It's not important
that i go .

Don't be silly.

I don't
want to go.

Well, then
we won't go.

Go without her.

She's our friend.
We're together.

Go without me.

She wants us
to go.

She doesn't.

She does.

She does not.

She left.
Let's get in line.

The night's
still young.

We'll miss the cartoon.



Then we each
want a 15-Cent candy.

Yeah, sure, ok.

15 cents.

Yeah, yeah.

Hey, that's
the last time

I ever do anything
for benjie.

He's too young.
It's beyond him.

He almost screwed up
the whole arrangement.

I got bad news.


You have to
lend me a dime.

Here's a nickel.

Wait, i got
some pennies.

Hey, catch the boobs
on miriam.

You catch them.

If she throws them,
i'll be ready.

If those boobs
come at me,

I'll catch them.

Oh, hermie, hi.

Hi, there.

You going
to the movies?


That's nice.
Good seeing you.

Hey, she really
knows you.

Jesus, this is


Her seeing me
with that.

Uh, hermie.

Could you come by
thursday afternoon?

I have some things
to move,

And i think
i'll need help.

Sure. Ok.


Thursday morning
would be better.

About 10:00?
Is that ok?

We'll have coffee.

You like it black,

Yeah, right.

See you thursday.
Enjoy the picture.

Hey, you're in.

Shut up.

You're in boy.
I can't believe it.

She's mad about you.

Coffee at 10:00.

Will you shut up?

I'm excited. I'm squeezing
the crap out of miriam

When the lights
go out.

You're really something.

You can't even wait
till after the cartoon.

I can't wait.
I can't wait.

Silly name, isn't it?

My father named me
after a professor

He was fond of.

I was j.D. In college.
My wife calls me j. Duveaux.

I'm jerry to my friends.

Now, won't you tell me
who you are?

My name is vale,

On the passenger

It will be
c. Vale, boston.

Stop it.

Are you one
of the vales of boston?

One of the lesser

Which one?
Is it miss or mrs.?

It's aunt. Every family
has one, you know.

But aunt what?

My name
is charlotte vale.

Miss charlotte vale.

It was like
a miracle happening,

Like having your child.

Stop it!


I even allowed myself
to indulge in the fantasy

That both of us
loving her

In doing what was
best for her together,

Would make her seem like
our child after a while.

I see no such fantasy
has occurred to you.

Again, i've been
a sentimental fool.

It's a tendency i have.

Wait a minute.

I was afraid you
were keeping tina

Out of pity,

But there was
no pity

In your ridicule
of me just now.

Now, i know you
still love me.

And, it won't die,
what's between us.

Do what you will--

Ignore it,
neglect it, starve it.

Stop it!

...both of us

Please let me go.

Oh, charlotte.

Please let me go.


Dr. Jackworth
knows about us.

When he said
i could take tina,

He said, "you're
on probation."

Do you know
what that means?

It means
i'm on probation

Because of you
and me.

He allowed this visit
as a test.

If i can't
stand such tests,

I'll lose tina,
and we'll lose each other.

Jerry, please help me.

Shall we just have
a cigarette on it?


May i sometimes
come here?

Whenever you like.

It's your home, too.

The people here
love you.

I look at you
and tina

And see everything
peace and contentment.

Of course.
And just think,

It won't be
for this time only.

That is, if you'll
help me keep what we have.

We'll both try
to protect

That little strip
of territory that's ours.

We can talk
about your child.

Our child.

Thank you.

And will you be
happy, charlotte?

Oh, jerry,
don't let's ask

For the moon.

We have the stars.

Where do you live?

You live off
the point?

Let's go
to the beach

And watch the
surf roll in.

No, we really
have to go.

Ah, come on.

No. Maybe, we'll see it
on the beach tomorrow?

Will you be on
the beach tomorrow?

I won't be
on a mountain.

Then we'll see you.


Yeah, bye.

Come on.

How'd you
make out?

Pretty good.

What did
you do?

I held
her breast.

You didn't.

For almost
11 minutes.


11 full minutes.

You timed it.

Yeah. The longest
i ever got

Was eight minutes
with lila harrison.

So you broke
your record.

By three minutes.

What did it
feel like?

What do you mean?
It felt like a breast.

Didn't it feel
like an arm?

An arm? No,
it felt like a breast.

I'll bet it
felt like an arm.

Why like an arm?

Because it was
an arm.

What's the matter
with you?

You were feeling
her arm.

That's what i was
trying to tell you.

You squeezed an arm
for 11 minutes.

The eight-Minute

With lila harrison
still stands.

God damn it,
you're lying.

I wouldn't lie about
an arm, hermie.

An arm.

i was passing out,

And it was an arm.

a very lovely arm.

Well, you're
a son of a bitch.


Why didn't you
let me think

It was a breast?

I thought
you should know

So you wouldn't make
that mistake again.

You wanted to ruin
my memory of it.

What do i care

If you spend your
life squeezing arms?

I thought you
should face reality,

Especially if
you're timing it

And going
for records.

I guess you're right.

Oh, god!

How can i ever
face her again?

Make sure she's
wearing long sleeves.

Ha ha ha!
An arm.

An 11 -Minute arm.

Ha ha! An arm.
Oh, god.

Lila harrison,
your record's safe!

Ha ha ha!

Lila harrison.
Oh, jesus!

is too heavy

When love
is in the air."

"Laughter becomes you."

"Coffee is exquisite."


Is that you,

It is i.

Come on in.
The door's open.

I'll be out
in a minute.

Why don't you
sit down?

I certainly will...

I shall.




We'll have the coffee
later, alright?



Your coffee's

Thank you.

I hope it wasn't
an inconvenience

For you to
come by.

It's ok.

What's up there?


Oh. May i see?


Oh, there's lots
of room.

We shouldn't have
any trouble.

Thank you.

You're right.
There's lots of dust.

becomes you.

I guess
the best thing to do

Is hand you the boxes
one at a time.

Don't you think?

Yeah, ok.


How are you


Hermie, what's wrong?
Are you alright?


Well, your leg
is shaking.

I don't think your
ladder's too good.

Do you want me
to hold it?

I think you better
hand me another box.


Just two more.

That's it.
Come on down.

Good job.


This time you
really must let me

Give you some money.

No, i couldn't take it.

I couldn't possibly
have gotten those boxes

Up there myself.

It's ok. I like you.

That's very sweet
of you, hermie.

I like you, too.

I mean, i don't like
many people.


Hey, hermie!

Come on!

Come on,
will you?

Hurry up.

Get up here.
Come on.

What happened?

Ah, nothing.

What went on
in there ?


Come on,
try to remember.

the way it went,

We went in
and chatted.


Then i put the boxes
in the attic.

Then she kissed me.

Kissed you?

Yeah. Right here.

See any lipstick?

Jesus, he's right.

No. That's blood.
It's a mosquito bite.

No, that's
definitely lipstick.

Oscy, i like her
kissing me, not you.

It's blood.
She's a god damn vampire.

As i left,

I'm sure she asked me
to come back...


You know,

I really think
you struck gold.

I really do.

Benjie, we'll need
the book again.

You drooled on it

I'll get blamed
for warped pages.

My glasses
for the book.

You'll have fun

enemy aircraft.

You'll be a hero.

Nothing flies
over this island

Except birds.

Maybe they're

No go.

It's a fair swap.

Keep the glasses
for two days.

What's more,
if you don't,

I'll break
your nose.

Aw, come on.

Come on,

In the name
of america,

I award you
these glasses.

Hey, benjie,
come on.

Hurry up,
hurry up.

Come on.

Come on, hurry up.



Come on.

And now
backstage wife,

The beloved story
of mary noble,

Now mary noble,
war wife,

As her husband larry,
a former broadway star,

Is now
lieutenant noble...

Ok, come on. Shh.

Somewhere in
the south pacific.

You'll recall

That when we last
heard from larry...

Were stranded
on an island

After their boat
had been wrecked...

Come on.

Mrs. Larson didn't.

She didn't,
but now she does.

Now she does
use duz.

Mrs. Larson knows...

Duz does everything
in her wash.

She's convinced this new kind
of soap...

It's even improved
her disposition.

She used to be...

Watch that step.

Ok, ok.

You wouldn't dirty up
so many towels

If you had to
wash them.

And she'd tell
her daughter.

I know
your rayon undies

Don't look bright

Come on, come on.

But then mrs. Larson
discovered duz...

Hermie, i just
cleaned in there.

God damn it.

Where's the paper?

It's in the drawer.

Where's the carbon paper?

In there.

What are you doing?

I'm making two copies,
one for me and one for you.

Keep it with you
and learn it.

What for?

You can't call
on your lady with a book.

I'm condensing it.
Point by point.

Just stay close to this.
You'll do ok.

Oscy, i'm troubled.

I think i have a deep
feeling for her.

So what?

I don't want to just
lay her. I respect her.

There's something
you have to understand.

It's alright
to respect her,

But she
won't respect you

If you don't try
to lay her.

I don't believe that.

It's true.
My brother told me.

That's the way ladies are.

They want you to try
even if they don't let you.

Because even though they don't
let you, they want you to.

I think
i understand.

Good. Then you
can start memorizing.

Oh, this is crazy.


Point 3.

What's crazy about it?

I've never
heard of the word.

Latin--The original
guys were latins.

I wouldn't know
how to pronounce it.

You don't pronounce it,
you just do it.

I don't know
where it is.

What the hell
is this in number 4?

That's latin, too.
It's all in latin, hermie.

I may have to ask
where these things are.

They're all approximately
in the same place.

"Seek and ye shall find."

Besides, she's supposed
to help you out.

I hope so. I'll need
all the help i can get.

Point 6, hermie--
Very important.


Right. That word
keeps cropping up.

Well, i still don't
know what to do.

What do i say?

"How about
a little foreplay?"

You don't have
to say a word.

Oh, yeah?

Point 2 states
we should converse.

When you get to point 6,
there's no more talking,

Just moaning and sighing.

Just moan and sigh.

Well, she'll
think i'm sick.

She'll be moaning
and sighing, too.

It's going to
get noisy.

I got news
on miriam today.

A lifeguard told me.

Once she gets started,
she's supposed to be something.

I'm home, hermie.

If i follow
these 12 points,

She might have
a kid.

I can't
afford a kid,

At this stage.

So the whole
thing's off.

Hermie, you are
really dumb.

I may be dumb, but i
won't be a father.

Two wrongs,
don't make a right.

You use protection.
You use a rubber.

Haven't you heard
of a rubber?

Course i have.

Ok, that's
what you use.

I have mine.

When my brother
went into the service,

He willed it to me.

I've been carrying it
ever since.

It's my lucky charm.

How much for it?

Hey, it's
from my brother.

It's a family heirloom.

Get your own.
Go to the drugstore.

I won't risk it.
I'm underage.

Also, women shop
in drugstores.

Where do you want
to get them?

A sporting goods store?

If you were
a good friend,

You'd lend me yours.


I'll return it.

I'm beginning to think
maybe you're a homo.

Swell, oscy.
Thanks a lot.

No, i mean you
don't know anything.

A rubber is used once
by only one party.

Not even best friends
go halfsies on a rubber.

Forget the whole
damn thing.

I'm doing this for you.

I'm doing this
out of friendship

well, your time has come.

Yeah, well,
just forget it.

I can't.
It's all arranged.

What's arranged?

The marshmallow roast
on the beach tonight.

Me and miriam,
you and aggie.

Don't try to get out of it.
It's all set.

Here are
your instructions.

I'm not interested
in aggie.

You're not ready
for the older lady.

I'm sharpening you up
on someone else.

Aggie is all i got.

you're really crazy.

Yeah, i'm crazy, mad.


Sorry. Hey, listen.

I'm not asking you
to get through point 12.

Cause i don't
believe in miracles.

I'll be happy
if you get to point 2.

Now, just give it
a try.

Forget it.

I'm not sticking
my neck out for aggie.

Listen, tomorrow morning
you'll thank me.

Tonight, i'll bring
the marshmallows,

And you bring a rubber.

Hey, go on.


Well, go on.
Come on.

Get in there.

Go on, hermie.

Anything else?

Oh, yes. A bottle
of cod-Liver oil.

Oh, ma.

Shut up.
It's good for you.

$2.18. Thank you.
Come again.



Move already.

Can i help you?

No, no.
Just looking.

Did you get them?

Not yet.

Well, go get them.

There's a lady
in there.


Ok, get going.


Go on.


Go on!


It's me, the same
guy as before.

I stepped outside
for some air.

What are you
looking for?

Maybe i
can help you.

I'll know
when i find it.

Tell me what it is.

I'll tell you.
I just remembered.


A strawberry
ice cream cone.

Come with me.

One dip or two?

Better make it
a triple.


That'll be 10 cents.

There's something
else i need.

I just

Well, what is it?




Here you go.

Thanks a lot.

That will cost you
12 cents.

Is there
something else?

Well, i hate
to bother you,

But, uh...

Speak up, son.

How about
a napkin?


Anything else?

How about
some rubbers?


I understand
that you carry them.

Carry what?

Oh, come on.
You know what.


Yeah! Right!

And you want to
buy some.


What for?

Come on.
You know what for.


What brand?


Brand and style.

The usual.

There's a number
to choose from.

Do you have to
flash them around?

Which is
your usual?

The blue ones.

How many
would you like?

Three dozen.

You're planning
a big night?

Just the usual.

That will
be $12.


And 12 cents
for the ice cream.

How much
just for a dozen?


And how many
for $1.00?


I'll take two.

They come three
to a package.

Can i just owe you
for the ice cream cone, then?

Alright now,

Fun is fun,

But how old
are you?


How old?

On my next birthday.

What are you planning
to do with these?

They're for my brother.
He's older.

Why can't
he come in

And get them
for himself?

Well, he's sick.

Then what's he
need them for?

For when
he's feeling better.

He's a ranger.


Do you know what
these are used for?

Sure. You fill them up
with water,

Then you throw them
off the roof.

I just wanted
to make sure you knew.

Of course, i know.

My brother wouldn't send me
without telling me.

We'll call it
$1.00 even,

the ice cream.


Thank you!

Hi, hermie.

Hi, aggie.

I had a nice time
at the movie.

I'm sorry if i was
rough on your arm.

That's alright.

Is it healing well?

It's ok, really.

I'm looking forward
to tonight.

Oscy's outside. He's
bringing the marshmallows.

I saw him.

What are you

I'll--I'll see you
later, aggie, ok?




Can i toast you another
tasty marshmallow?

If you like,

But shouldn't
we save a few

For oscy
and miriam?

We may never
see them again.

They seem to be
getting along very well.

Yes. They're
very friendly.




Would you excuse me
for a moment, please?


Thank you.

Let me see
your notes.

Mine are
all sweaty.

Come on.
Fork over them.

What number
are you up to?


6 is foreplay!
You're up to 6?

That crazy miriam's
up to 9!

You're kidding!

I'm not kidding.
She's ruining my timing.


Jesus christ!

How are you doing
with aggie?

Well, we're up
to the marshmallows--

No time.
I got to go.

That was oscy.


Feel like
another marshmallow?

What's that paper?


Uh, it's a map.

A buried treasure.

Yeah. Yeah,
i think so.

Can i see it?

Why don't you
just have


Oh, alright.



Would you
excuse me again?


You're very kind.


Give me
a rubber.

What happened
to your heirloom?

It was spoiled.

I guess they
don't keep.

Come on.
For pete's sake!

Come on.
It's cold.

Don't you even
say thank you?

Thank you, hermie.

Why did miriam
say thank you?

she's a lady.

Oh, i see.

See what?


You said you saw.
What did you see?

Oh, actually

Then don't
say you see

When you don't.



Need a rubber?

I need
a breather.

I also need
another rubber.

Did you get
to point 12 yet?


Hermie, we're
so far past 12.

But that's as far
as the book goes.

What's after 12?

there's 13...

And 14...

And 15...

Hermie, you have
no idea.

And 16...

And 17 and 18.

I think
miriam and i

Should be
getting home now.

I'll take you home.

I think i'd
better get miriam.

Hey, aggie,
i don't think so.

i'll take you home.


Oh, hermie, hi.

How have you been?

Fine, thank you.
And you?

Pretty good.


Mmm, what
a beautiful morning!

Should be
a really nice day.


How are the boxes we put away?
Any trouble?

No. They're fine.
They're still up there.

I think
they'll be alright.

I'd ask you
to the movies,

But it's
the same picture.

Like to see it

Oh, no, thanks.

I don't blame you.

Once you know
the ending,

It kills the thrill.

Tide's coming in.

Yeah, so it is.

Have any other heavy
objects you want moved?

Oh, no, none
that occur to me.

Well, if you
can think of any,

Feel free.

i will.

Thank you.

Will you be
at home tonight?


I thought
i might drop by.

I have to be
in the neighborhood.

Feel free
to drop by.

I'm not saying
i can come for sure.

Don't plan on it.


Getting late.

I've got to get
to the post office

And get
these letters off.

I'll run them down
for you.

No, thanks.
It's tricky postage,

Overseas and all.

Thanks anyway.


I don't even
know your name.

Oh, dorothy.

I had a cat
named dorothy.

It got hit
by a truck.



You know what?


It's all over.


Me and miriam.

What happened?

I'm embarrassed
to tell you.

Then don't tell me.

You won't
believe it.

After last night,
i'll believe anything.

No. It's not
what you think.

Look, oscy.
I'm in kind of a hurry.

We had an argument
this afternoon.

I went over to her house to

She's got

Took her over
to the mainland.

Hope they
leave her there.

I hope they don't
cut up her boobs.

I don't think
the scar goes that far.

She told me she's
breaking our date.

The next thing
i know, appendicitis.

She goes
to extremes.

They loaded her on the
speedboat on a stretcher.

Maybe it's all
for the better.

How can you say
such a dumb thing?

Because i'm not
really interested.

You're interested.

You took a long look
at us last night.

We knew you were looking.

I only
caught a glimpse.

Will you shut up oscy.

I don't want to hear
your dirty details.

You don't want me
to tell you?

I don't wanna
hear about it.

I was gonna tell you everything.


When you want to hear,
i won't tell you.


Something's wrong with you.
You're not normal.


Going to her house?

Screw you.

Got your
instructions handy?

It won't
be like that.

You wouldn't
understand it.

Because you're
so crass.

Crass? What the hell
is crass?

Just leave me alone.

What are you
so mad about?

I don't know!

Got your

You're a regular

You know what?

I'm sorry i tried
to help you.

That makes
two of us.

I gave you my binoculars
to get you educated.

Word's getting out
you're a homo.

If you don't
cut it out,

You'll get
a fat lip!








it's hermie,

from the beach.

Hi, hermie.


I don't look
very nice, do i?

I think you do.

I think i don't.

I'm sorry.

Good night, hermie.

Good night.

Miriam pulled through.

I talked to her mother
this morning.

Jesus. They didn't
even operate.

They froze her.

I'm relieved
about it.

But she's through
for the summer.

Won't be back
on the island again.

My first lay...
gone with the wind.

Hey, have you seen
benjie anywhere?

That rat
still has my glasses.

Hey, you know,
you shouldn't feel so bad,

No matter
what happened.

You don't
have to tell me.

But if you want to
tell me, you can.

You don't have to
unless you want to.

Sometimes life is
one big pain in the ass.

Hey, i thought
maybe we'd attack

The coast guard
station tonight.

You know,
give them a scare?

"Dear hermie,
i must go home now.

"I'm sure you'll understand.

"There's much i have to do.

"I won't try and explain
what happened last night

"Because i know that,
in time,

"You'll find a proper way
in which to remember it.

"What i will do
is remember you,

"And i pray that you be spared
all senseless tragedies.

"I wish you good things,

"Only good things.

Always, dorothy. "

I was never
to see her again,

Nor was i ever to learn
what became of her.

We were different then.

Kids were different.

It took us longer to understand
the things we felt.

Life is made up of small
comings and goings

And for everything
we take with us,

There is something
that we leave behind.

In the summer of '42,

We raided the coast guard
station four times.

We saw five movies
and had nine days of rain.

Benjie broke his watch,
oscy gave up the harmonica,

And in a very special way

I lost hermie... forever.