Tin Man (1983) - full transcript

A young man, born deaf, invents a computer so he can hear and speak with others.

(slow paced music)

♪ We follow roads and
paths we traveled before ♪

♪ Always wanting to be free ♪

♪ We race to end up
where we started from ♪

♪ We go in circles, you and me ♪

♪ 'Cause searching for a
heart for the "Tin Man" ♪

♪ Is just searching for the things ♪

♪ That you had all along ♪

♪ Like the friends
who've been beside you ♪

♪ From the start ♪

♪ And dreaming of a
heart for the "Tin Man" ♪

♪ Is just dreaming of the things ♪

♪ That were yours all along ♪

♪ Like the love that someone gives you ♪

♪ From the heart ♪

♪ We search for dreams and things ♪

♪ We've had all along ♪

♪ We never take the time to see ♪

♪ That we don't miss someone ♪

♪ Until they're gone ♪

♪ We're like the "Tin Man", you and me ♪

(slow paced music)

(alarm buzzing)

(bed buzzing)

(bed thuds)

(birds chirping)

- Thanks for the ride, Carol.

I'm Marcia Bell, is my car ready yet?

- Casey's almost finished.

All the mechanics are on lunch right now,

but he won't take long
once he gets back to it.

Why don't you have some coffee
at the canteen if you like.

- If I'd only known.

- Okay, Maddox, where are
the fire extinguishers?

- Tight over there,
everything's up to snuff.

- Yeah, you'd be surprised
what I find in these garages.

I don't believe anything I don't see.

Something goes wrong, where would I be?

- You'd be off my back.

- Yeah, and I'd be out of a job too.

- Good.

(Slim grunting)
(machine thuds)

- Always me, huh?

How come that hunk of junk
always knows it's my dime?

- You gotta have the touch.

- Well okay BB.

(machine thuds)

Hot damn!

Out the way, Big Bob!
(Artie laughing)

My God, Big Bob!

- One across.

Stuck already.

Does anybody know a 13 letter
word for prehistoric fish?

Oh yeah, Ichthyosaurs.

- Well, why didn't you
think of that Artie?

- How can I think of it if
I never even heard of it?

(men chuckling)

- How about this one?

12 letter word for an
old man starts with an O?

Do you know this one?

Do you know that one?

- Ma'am, ma'am.

He can't hear you, he's stoned deaf.

- Oh, octogenarian.


Thank you.

- Time to get to work.

Smart boy.

- Well, I'm impressed.

- Yeah, and why?

- He seems so educated,

but he doesn't even know
the language of the deaf.

- I don't think he knows any deaf people.

- [Marcia] Well, can I talk to him?

- No, but you can write something.

Come on.

(machine beeping)

(car chugging)

- You keep two mechanics
on duty full-time,

if you need one for overtime, keep two.

It's for their own protection
in case something happens.

- Okay, okay, what else?

- Excuse me.

I work at the hearing
center at Memorial hospital.

I'd like to talk to
Casey about his hearing.

- I'm Gene Maddox, this is Paul Tyson,

our company insurance investigator.

- Marcia Bell.

Sorry to interrupt

- Look, why don't you come back later,

maybe I can help you.

We're very busy now.

- What's the matter with his ears?

- Nothing, he lost a couple of days

last week with an earache, nothing really?

- Sure, look I'll come back later.

Sorry to break in on you like this.

- So why should she be so
interested in, what's his name?

- Casey Caine?

Maybe she likes his blue
eyes, how would I know?

You got me to sign anything else?

- No, that's it.

I'll send these in right away.

That'll do it for now.

- See you later, Tyson.

- Mr. Maddox.

(machine whirring)

Mr. Caine.

Mr. Caine.

Mr. Caine.

Mr. Caine.

Casey Caine, can you hear me?

He's deaf.

You're stone deaf!

He can't hear a thing I'm saying, can you?

- Tyson, if you wanna talk
to someone, talk to me!

Leave my men alone!

- I was only trying to help.

- Thanks a lot.

- I'm sorry.

(slow paced music)

- [Tyson] High risk and you know it!

- Come on, Tyson,

we've never had an accident!

- That doesn't matter!

If you did have an accident,

the insurance wouldn't cover it!

- Yes they would, because
I'd make out the papers.

- Why, you go too far Maddox,

I'm warning you.

Fire him today.

You understand?

(machine chugging)

- [Maddox] Casey stays!

(men cheering)
- Casey stays!

All right!

- [Maddox] So get some work done out here!

- And then the gal said,
"I ain't no Turkey,

"I'm a chicken, you want a neck?"

- Too much of that (indistinct).

Okay Casey.





- What's that mean, vindicate?

- Vindicate?

What the hell is a virgin?

(men laughing)
- Well I wouldn't worry

about it, you ain't (indistinct).

- Okay you guys, knock it off,

I'm trying to record over here.

Vouch, vouch.
- Wonder what he

- does with them words?
- Vowel.

- [Big Bob] Beats me.

Maybe he'll stop when he gets to the Z's.

- That's what I thought the last time.

- He don't need them two bit words,

he can't even talk.

He can't hear me.

(Artie chuckling)

He can't.
(horn honking)

- See you guys.

- Yeah, take it easy.

Sometime I'd like to talk to him,

find out what makes him tick.

(Artie chuckles)

- He's just like us,

there's something wrong with everybody.

- [Big Bob] You're telling me.

(men chuckles)

- I guess being deaf is
better than being blind.

(light music)

(girl chuckles)

- I don't know why, but people
like that make me nervous.

- Oh, you'll get used to it.

He comes almost every day.

He's cute.

- Yeah, he's kinda cute.

It must be weird to be like that.

- Yeah.

(window taps)

- Oh great, the tapes.

We really needed these.

- Special delivery, you almost through?

- Yeah, last class.

- You got some time when you've finished?

- Sure, why don't we meet
for the drink after work?

- Long day?

(Marcia sighs)

- Yeah.

Look, I have to get back.

Meet you in about an hour, okay?

- All right, see you then.

(phone ringing)

(horn honking)

Look, I'm sorry about today.


I hope I didn't get you into trouble.

I just wanted to talk to you, that's all!

Can't we talk?

(door slams)

Why are you so stubborn!

(engine turns)

- Slim, get Maddox.

- [Slim] What's up?

- Just get him!

- Okay.

- You need something?

- No, I think I got what I need.

- Don't make trouble around here.

- I don't make trouble,
I'm here to prevent it.

- My ass you are.

- I should have known you'd come back.

- I see you've chosen to
ignore our regulations.

- Tyson, I don't want to
see you around here again.

- I'm not concerned with what you want.

Maybe if you can't follow our rules,

you can't work for our company.

- Get out of here Tyson!

That's all right, Casey.

Get out and don't come back!

(cans clanking)

- You're digging your own grave, Maddox.

- All right!
- Yeah!

(wrench clanks)

- [Lester] Yeah, it sounds
like a small problem

that's become a big one.

- Yeah, I know, and I'm dumping it on you.

- I don't mind.

- Thanks.

- You know, you need
someone that you can go to.

- [Marcia] Yeah, that's true.

- How about me?

- Oh, Lester, let's not start that again.

- [Lester] Hey, why not?

- Are you gonna start pitching yourself?

- You know, that's pretty cold.

- You're right, I'm sorry.

- Look, we had something once before.

- Lester, it was totally one sided.

You were into it and I wasn't.

Look, I really like you as a friend.

Let's keep it that way, okay?

Where's Casey.

- You should know, he got fired.

- You mean because of yesterday?

- [Artie] You got it.

- Well, that's not fair.

Where's Maddox?

- He's at his desk.

But I wouldn't....

- That was real big of you firing Casey.

I'll never understand some people.

You take yourself pretty
seriously, don't you?

Well, I don't!

- There's a lot of things
that happened around here

that you don't know about it.

The only reason the Casey worked here

in the first place was

because Maddox never
told anyone he was deaf.

And if you hadn't been so quick,

you might've noticed
that he got fired too.

- Look, I'm sorry.

I misjudged you.

God, I'm tired of
telling people I'm sorry.

Now look what I've done.

- I was getting a little
stagnant around here anyway.

- I'm sorry, I really am.

(upbeat music)

♪ Domino's pizza delivers ♪

- [Narrator] If you've never seen

really delicious pizza
being made, watch closely.

If you would call Domino's pizza

when this commercial began,
this could be your pizza.

That Domino's pizza professional begins

every pizza from scratch,
custom made to your order.

♪ Domino's pizza delivers ♪

♪ Domino's pizza ♪

♪ Domino's pizza ♪

(upbeat music)
(phone ringing)

- Domino's pizza!

We deliver!

- [Osgood] Please send one medium pizza

with anchovies and large (indistinct)

to 215 East Figorora Street.

- Hey, Billy, it's Robby the Robot!

I'm getting tired of this voice.

Let's see you do R2D2.

- [Osgood] Listen, you moron,

I can be very vindictive
as well as violent,

so don't intimidate me.

Send over the pizza,

or I'll come over there
and cancel your ticket

right where you stand.

- Wow.

That guy's strange.

I mean really strange.

- Hey, is that for here?

I'll take it.

How much?

How much is it?

Wait, wait, don't you want your money?


Hey you!

(Marcia clears throat)

(keyboard tapping)

- [Computer] You are extremely persistent.

- How did you do that?

- [Computer] You are extremely persistent.

- What is this thing?

What is this thing?

That's amazing.

- [Osgood] You're the first to see it.

It's really quite primitive.

It has flaws.

- Flaws?

It's marvelous!

- [Osgood] It's very simple.

- Do you realize what this means?

Any deaf person who can read and write

can speak to anyone, instantly.

We could use one of these at the clinic!

This is amazing, really!

(computer laughs)

(everyone laughs)

It's fantastic!

Just incredible!

He built the whole thing himself!

- What thing?

- The computer, it hears and it speaks.

- Calm down girl, and tell me
what you're shouting about.

- Casey Caine, I was at his house.

He's built this computer that can talk.

Just think what this could mean.

He said he would build one for the clinic.

If we could allot some
money from the new budget-

- Not so fast, sit down here.

You mean to tell me that this
computer can hear and speak?

- That's exactly what I mean.

He typed into it and it speaks for him.

It sounds like this

when you talk to him.
- This I gotta see.

- [Man] And you say he built it?

- From scratch.

He's one of these electronic geniuses.

He's been working on it
for most of his life.

It's name is Osgood.

- Osgood?

Sounds human.

- He's got plans for it.

He's opening up a whole new world.

- Well who is he?

- He's a mechanic.

Well, he was.

He's been deaf since birth, an orphan.

He never knew his parents.

He's had some very bad
experiences with doctors.

- Too bad.

Medically a lot's happened
in the last few years.

Could you get him in
here for an examination?

- I'm sure gonna try.

I think he trusts me.

He showed me Osgood,
and I'm the first one.

Do you think we would get
some money for this machine?

I mean, it would do so much good.

- Now hold your horses, Marcia.

I understand your enthusiasm,

but one thing at a time.

The board of directors
would have to approve it.

- I've seen it and it's amazing.

- Well, maybe we should have Lester Timm's

take a look at this computer.

He could tell us what
we're dealing with here.

Yeah, this is right up Lester's alley.

Why don't you give him a call?

- Okay.

- But first, let's have
a look at those ears.

- I think there's more to
this man than his ears.

- All I want's the ears,
you can have the rest.

(train whistle blowing)
(machine whirring)

- [Osgood] You're gonna be in big trouble!


- I hope you don't mind
if I turn this down!

I guess-

(Casey laughs)

I said, "I guess sound
can be an annoying thing,

"even painful."

No, thanks, I ate.

You've got this thing hooked
up so you can watch TV.

- [Osgood] There are a
countless applications for this.

It can be programmed to teach
any subject, any language.

It can even learn to answer
questions on its own.

- That's fascinating.

What are these tapes for?

- [Osgood] That's Osgood's vocabulary.

I have programmed with every linguistical

consideration I could get.

All the typewriter does
is view its memory.

- And vice versa when I talk.

- [Osgood] Exactly.

- Brilliant.

- [Osgood] Derivative.

- You mean you can do more?

- [Osgood] I want the
voice to sound human.

I know it sounds too mechanical now.

I just can't make it any better

without knowing how the
human voice really sounds.

It's frustrating.

I need a lot more components than I

can even think about without a job.

- Hey, I know what, why don't
you build one for the clinic.

I'm sure I can get the money for you,

and we could really use it too.

There's only one catch though.

You have to let Dr.
Edison examine your ears.

- [Osgood] No.

- Let Dr. Edison examine your ears.

If he can help you,

then you can teach this thing
to talk and I can teach you.

Look, you're on the verge
of a great discovery.

Casey, you're blowing it!

You can't do it broke and
you can't do it alone.

If you want Osgood to come alive,

you're gonna have to
sacrifice some of yourself.

(people chattering)

- Nice work.

(slow gentle music)

At first, I couldn't figure it out.

Then, I noticed in his medical history

that he had meningitis as a
child, as an infant, really.

- Meningitis, that doesn't make you deaf.

- No it doesn't.

You're right about that.

But they used to treat it

with some pretty strong antibiotics.

Now, unfortunately this form
of treatment produced what

we call a drug induced,
profound hearing loss.

He wasn't born deaf,

but he lost the ability to hear

at such an early age

that didn't do him any good.

He can't even remember that he could hear.

- Can anything be done to help him?

- I think he's an ideal candidate

for a cochlear implant.

Here, let me show you.

This device converts sound
into tiny electrical impulses.

It takes the place of all the parts

of the ear that no longer work.

- So what you're saying is

that there's a chance that he can hear?

- If you put it that way, yes.

About 60, 40.

- I think we should do it.

- I think that's up to Mr. Caine.

- Oh, come on, he has everything

to gain and nothing to lose.

- I think you might be surprised.

He's built a very secure
world around his deafness.

He's independent and he's put everything

into that Osgood, that machine of his.

- Hm, I hadn't thought about it that way.

- And what if the operation's a failure?

Or his body doesn't accept the implant?

- Okay, so far we've
talked about the reasons

why we shouldn't go ahead with it.

- Well, I just want you
to know what's at stake.

Casey has to know, and you
should be the one to tell him.

- [Lester] Marcia, my
company has inventors working

full-time on things like that.

- I don't think so.

He has a different perspective.

You'll see, he's different.

- All right, but here's the bottom line.

I'd love to help you,
but nothing has any value

to my company unless
we control the patents.

That's how we make our money.

- Okay, but just see for
yourself and then decide.

- All right, I just don't
want you to be disappointed.

- Okay.

(door buzzing)

This is Lester Timms.

- Yeah, hi.

Well, let's see what we've got here.

- Ready?


When were you born?

- What?

- When were you born?

- 41.

- 1941.

- [Osgood] 41.

- [Marcia] What date?

- April 1st.

- April 1st.

- [Osgood] April 1st.

Do you know the exact time Mr. Timms?

- 7:00 a.m.

Yeah, seven.

- [Osgood] 7:00 a.m.

You are an Aries Mr. Timms.

Capricorn rising, (indistinct) Taurus.

It's a good day for new
business enterprises,

but remember to take
care of lingering debt.

Trust the solid advice of a friend.

- [Marcia] We call it
this Osgood Predicts.

It can do anyone instantly.

- Yeah, you know, I can see that this-

- Wait, use the microphone.

- I was saying I can see at
least eight or 10 patents

right off and possibly more
hidden in the circuitry.

Listen, tell him that I'm
sure we can do business.

Why don't you come see
me after the operation.

(dog barking)
(kids shouting)

- Look Lester,

we'll call you Monday.
(table thuds)

Casey and I have to talk.
(hands clapping)

- What did I say wrong?

- It's not you, it's just, I
forgot to tell him something.

- [Osgood] What operation?

What operation?

What operation?
- Tell him to come see me!

- [Osgood] What operation?

What operation?

- Yours!

Your operation!

(Casey groaning)

Your operation!

Dr. Edison thinks he can help you.

The test results were good!

You may be able to hear!

- [Osgood] Why didn't you tell me?

- I was waiting for the right time!

I knew Lester would have some good news.

Now you really have something,
something to be proud of.

You can live a normal life,

if you want to take the chance.

- [Osgood] You know (indistinct),

just because they can hear and I can't.

- That doesn't make any sense.

(Casey laughs)

- [Osgood] Sometimes it was the only

thing that kept me going.

Every time I ran into one of you,

it was a reminder that I was a freak.

(Casey groans)

I always felt that it
was better to be deaf

than to be one of you.

(Casey groans)

I hate being deaf.

I want to hear more than anything.

- We'll do the best we can, Casey.

I promise.

(slow ambient music)

(people chattering)
(beds clanking)

(phone ringing)

(liquid dripping)

(machine whirring)

(Casey crying)
(Casey clapping)

- Quit that right now!

Get to bed right now!

You should be resting!

- How is he?

- I don't know, he
seems to be disoriented.

- He can hear.

Five milligrams of Valium.

(Casey crying)

- Casey.

Casey, can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

- [Edison] He can hear you, all right.

He just can't understand
a word you're saying.

- Well he has to learn,

and I'm gonna teach him.

Marcia, I'm Marcia.

Say it Casey.

Say it.

(Casey laughs)

Good, that's good.




- Casey.
- Casey.

- [Marcia] I'm gonna have him

talking a blue streak in no time.

- [Casey] Casey.

(water pouring)

(Casey laughing)

(sirens wailing)

- [Lester] You know, we're very excited

about Casey's patent.

- [Marcia] You can have his patents.

I'm sure Casey has other
things on his mind right now.

- [Lester] Yeah, well,
that's fine with me,

but we need his go ahead to continue.

We're ready to start working
on his designs right away.

- You work fast.

- Well, that's how the business is.

If we don't get on it, somebody else will.

- You've been such a help, Lester.

- Lester, not this, okay?

- Why, what's wrong?

- The truth?

- Yeah.

- It's Casey, I don't
understand what's happening.

I'm thinking about them all the time.

Even when I'm not with him,

I'm with him, you know?

(Lester scoffs)

- Yeah, I know.

Look, I still love you.

I won't say it again,

but if you ever need someone,
if you ever need anything-

- Thanks Lester.

I won't forget.

(slow gentle music)

- Cynthia Brent, how is she doing?

- Not bad, considering.

Can you imagine her parents

locking her up for all those years?

- Jesus, how anybody could
treat their child like that

when the only problem
she had was being deaf

is beyond me.

- And she's got guts, and
she's much more relaxed

now that the state has custody.

- How's she getting along with Casey?

- Good. I put him in a program with others

that have related speech problems,

but he's way ahead of the rest.

He learns so quickly.

In another three or four weeks

he'll be speaking perfectly normal.

(fast gentle music)

- [Both] Fire.

- Fire.

- That's much better.

I'll be right back.

Use a book if you need it, okay.

- Fire.

- Hi.

I thought you might like to know,

we've just heard from the state,

they want Cynthia returned to the home.

I'm sorry.

I have to go.

- Do you have some more time?

- Casey, if you don't
want to sound like that

computer yours you're gonna
have to adjust your pitch level.

When you ask a question,
you go up at the end.

Time, do you have some more time?

Do you get it?


(Casey sighs)

- Something bothering you?

- Yeah.


The state wants to send her home,

but she doesn't wanna go.

- You really care for Cynthia, don't you?

She likes you too.

She imitates you.

- Really?

- [Casey] Yeah.

(fast gentle music)

(strings strumming)

- This is sort of a pocket astrology.

You punch in the time and
the date of your birth,

and the computer instantly
gives you your daily horoscope.

(machine beeps)

- [Osgood] Six steps to improve

your financial security today.

Other aspects of your life will improve,

consequently after you take
care of loved ones first.

- Marketing thinks it
could be quite popular.

It should retail for about $25.

We call it Osgood Predicts.

- Good.

I like it.

- This one's quite interesting.

Actually, it's a combination
dictionary and encyclopedia.

It contains all the correct spellings

and definitions found in a
14 volume desk reference.

We call it The Wizard of Osgood.

- I could use one of those myself.

- This one isn't quite finished yet.

It's an automatic captioning
machine for the deaf.

One of the problems is distinguishing

between individual voices,

and if there's music in the
background, it can be distorted.

Mr. Caine says with a little
time, he can work out the bugs.

- I can't see that we
should be involved in this.

- We're developing it
for use in institutions

that work with the deaf.

We're working on it at
the request of Mr. Caine

who has a personal interest
in its development.

- If it doesn't pay off,

it'd still be good for our image.

- We could use the loss
as a tax write-off.

- [Man] Come out smelling like a rose.

- How soon before these new products

are ready for the market?

- Within three months I'm told.

- Excellent Lester.

This Caine fellow was quite a find.

Very good work.

- Thank you Mr. Forbes.

(slow gentle music)

- Want some more wine?

- Bring on the grapes!

Spaghetti, was terrific.

You sure you're not part Italian?

- No, just an Italian cookbook.

(both chuckling)

Hey listen, I saw that
commercial last night again

for the video games, I really liked that.

- You know, I'm kind
of proud of that game.

- I liked the TV subtitles.

I think that's the most creative tool

for the deaf I've ever seen.

- Oh, still, the video game was
my first major breakthrough.

- Oh Casey, don't forget about the deaf.

- Yeah, deaf.

Only 10% of the population.

There's just more of this whole thing

than you want to admit.

- If you hadn't been deaf, Casey,

you couldn't relate to
Cynthia the way you do.

- I relate to Cynthia

because I know what she's been through.

The sooner she forgets
the past, the better.

The past, nothing but pain for her.

- And for you?

How was it for you?

You wanted to talk, now talk.

What do you remember?

- First thing I remember,
my life, being alone.

Always alone.

I must've been five or six.

I was home a lot because I was sick.

My mother would come home
after being gone all day,

get dressed up, leave again.

I don't remember her very well.

She never paid much attention to me.

I think I was just a nuisance to her.

I do remember she wore
long dangling earrings.

She'd come home early in the morning,

sometimes with a stranger,

but always drunk.

So I'd hide in the closet
until the men would leave.

One night, she didn't come home.

I waited and waited,

next day passed, the next night.

I'm not sure how long it was,
but I never saw her again.

Neighbors came in, Gene Maddox,

came in and got me took me to the home.

- How long were you there?

- The home?

A long time.

Real long time.

No, one's gonna adopt a deaf kid.

First couple of years I kept hoping

someone would take a chance,

but I later gave that idea up.

Oh, one couple promised to adopt me.

Even said they knew a doctor
who could make me hear,

but when the operation failed,
they stopped coming around.

When I turned 18, they let me go.

- That's why you worried about Cynthia?

You think the same thing's
gonna happen to her.

- Oh, I know it will.

No one's gonna want her, who cares?

(Casey chuckles)

- We're not gonna let them happen to her.

Casey, this place is a mess.

I don't know how you can work here.

I'm gonna be glad when
the new house is ready.

- Oh, one week, that's
what the realtor said.

- I hope so, it sure is getting cluttered.

- Well, I'm taking all
this clutter with me.

- Well, let's drink to your progress.

You know you're gonna be very rich?

You know that don't you?

- So I know why Lester
is so interested in me.

What about you?

- Because I care.

Is that so strange?

- Oh no, I was just wondering, that's all.

It's just that you've done so much for me,

well, I don't know anything about you.

- I grew up in a town about
30 miles from Houston.

It was one of these rich little suburbs

with all these well-to-do families,

driving their new station
wagons from the store

to the country club.

All the girls in high
school wore the same dress

and all the boys wear the same shoes.

- Did you have many boyfriends?

- A couple.

One I liked a lot.

- Any brothers, sisters?

- I had a brother, Tom.

He died in Vietnam.

- Oh, I'm sorry.

- Anyhow, I grew tired of waiting around

and I couldn't see myself marrying

a local insurance salesman
or a banker or something.

That was not my idea at the time.

So I moved, got a job with Dr. Edison

working in the clinic with the
deaf and I really loved it.

He was the one that convinced me

to go back to college and get my degree.

God, he does such amazing things.

I talk too much.

- Oh no, I love to hear you talk.

(Casey laughing)


a toast to us.

(slow gentle music)

- Come here.

Casey, what's the matter?

- Nothing.

Nothing's wrong.

- Something I said?

(Casey sighs)

- I've got a lot of work to do here.

(insects chirping)

(clock ticks)
(alarm buzzing)

(bed thuds)
(Marcia screams)

- Casey, wake up!

Earthquake, Case!
(Casey laughing)

What's wrong?

Stop laughing, Casey!

(Casey laughing)

What's wrong?


Damn it, this isn't funny, do something!

Damn you!

I hate you!

No, and that's one idea that's

going out with the trash!

- I'm sorry, I just keep
it for old times sake.

- Well that scared me.

- Okay, okay.

(Casey screams)

(Casey laughs)

- You know, I've never seen
you laugh like that before.

Oh, about last night,

was I too forward?

- No, it's okay.

- Well, then what was wrong?

- It's not you, try to believe me.

(Casey sighs)

- Well then what?

- I just need time, that's all.

- Okay, I understand.

- Bye.

(phone ringing)

- [TV Announcer] A couple
of late games out there.

- Hello?

- Cora, may I speak with Gene, please?

- [Cora] Who's calling?

- Casey, Casey Caine.

- Gene, it's for you.

- Who is it dear?

- Casey Caine.

- Casey Caine?

Must be some kind of sick joke.

Turn that down will ya?


- Hello.

Gene, this is Casey.

- Who you trying to fool, man?

- Believe me, this is Casey.

I got my ears fixed.

- [Gene] Can they do that?

- They did it.

- Wow, this is strange.

- Yeah, I know what you mean,

it's kind of strange for me too.

Listen, how's it been since we got fired?

- [Gene] Pretty lame,
how's it been with you?

- That's why I'm calling about,

I have a business proposition for you.

You interested?

- Hell yes, let's get together.

- [Casey] Well, I can't right now,

I have to go over to the new house

and meet the movers.

- [Gene] Movers?

You moved?

- [Casey] I bought a house.

- A house?

- Yeah.

Listen, I'll explain
the whole thing later.

Meet me at the garage.

Okay, in an hour.

- Okay, sure, the garage.

I'll see ya.

(dial tone ringing)

- You look as if you've seen a ghost.

- I've known Casey for 20 years.

This is the first time
I've ever talked with him.

He can hear.


He can hear!

- Well, raise my rent.

I can't believe my eyes.

- [Artie] Hey, how are ya?

Good to see ya!

How's everything.

Boss, how ya doing?

(men laughing)

- How's you guys?

You guys busy?

- You know how it is,
- You working?

- [Big Bob] a new boss
and everything else.

- I've been laying around the
house watching television.

- Come on, cut it out.

I don't need any competition!

- Golly geez, kid looks good huh?

- Yeah he does.

Yeah, it was good to see ya.

- Slim.

You still having trouble
with that candy machine?

- Oh no, they took it out, they said

they weren't making any money on it.

- Well, too much candy's bad for you.

- You guys look like you've seen a ghost.

- That sweet talker!

Hot damn, Casey, what happened!

- Say something else, come on.

- I love you guys, you know.

(men cheering)
(slow gentle music)

- You know, I really think you
should take over for Lester.

He's running your business
like it's his own.

- I wanna start my own company.

- Wouldn't that take a lot of money?

I mean, with everything that's available

to you at Electronics.

- No, I figured I could start

as a subsidiary to Electronics.

It'd be a lot better than just signing

all my patents over to them.

They're beginning to be worth
more than I ever imagined.

- More than anyone's ever imagined.

You've come a long way, Casey.

- Well, that's why I need Maddox.

He's a good business manager.

- [Marcia] Paying an old debt?

- He's a good man.

I can trust him.

Lester seems to have his own motivations.

- Lester depends on your patents.

- Maybe too much.

- Casey, there's something
I wanna talk to you about.

- Fire away.

- Have you been with many women?

- No.

- Any women?

That's what I was afraid of.

You know, it can be a
really beautiful thing.

Scary sometimes.

Everybody gets scared.

Just tell me that that's the only reason

you hold back from me.

- Nobody ever thinks of
an inexperienced man.

- You don't have to be experienced.

You just have to feel something.

You just have to care.

- Oh, I care.

I care.

(birds chirping)

- That's better.

- Come on, I wanna show you something.

Keep your eyes closed, don't look.

- I won't, I won't.

Where are we?

- Turn around.


open your eyes.

(chimes chiming)

- It's wonderful!

(slow gentle music)

♪ How do you know just what to do ♪

♪ To turn me on ♪

♪ You make me feel so good inside ♪

♪ You know I want you ♪

- Casey, the house is so beautiful.

- Well, it's not finished yet.

♪ The story goes that every
lover pays the price ♪

♪ But we're alone ♪

♪ And everything just seems so right ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Baby, don't stop ♪

♪ Until you love me ♪

♪ You really love me ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Baby, don't stop ♪

♪ Until you love me, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Baby don't stop ♪

♪ How do you know just where to touch ♪

♪ To give me chills ♪
(chimes chiming)

♪ You light the fire ♪

♪ Every time ♪

♪ I never knew just what
a man like you could do ♪

♪ You love me better every night ♪

♪ Some people say the first time ♪

♪ Always feels the best ♪

♪ But every night I spend with you ♪

♪ Is better than the rest ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Baby, don't stop ♪

♪ Until you love me, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ You really love me ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Baby don't stop ♪

♪ Until you love me, ooh ooh ♪

♪ Baby don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Baby, don't stop ♪

♪ Until you love me, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ You really love me ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Baby, don't stop ♪

♪ Until you love me, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ You really love me ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Baby, don't stop ♪

♪ Until you love me ooh, ooh ♪

♪ You really love me ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't stop ♪

- Can I ask you something?

- If you're gonna ask me about
your love making, don't ask.

It was wonderful.

- No, it's not that.

- What then?

- Can we do it again?

(Casey chuckles)

And then we have all of
Osgood's historical functions.

Names, States, places, and so on.

Information is fed into
Osgood 24 hours a day,

seven days a week.

Every published book, every
magazine article is entered.

Osgood, may I have lights, please?

Eventually, Osgood will
be the largest repository

of information in the world.

- Well, what's that?

- Oh yes, that is new.

That's Osgood's eye.

Visual perception was
a natural progression

in Osgood's development.

It's something I've been working on.

Making Osgood see was not in itself

a major accomplishment,

programming Osgood to compare

and contrast the visual image with sound,

that was hard.

You see, he compares and hears

what he sees to recorded data.

Well, he can tell if
you're a man, a woman,

how much you weigh, that sort of thing.

- Can you tell me what horse

I should bet on at the track?

- He's been working on that.

So far, he keeps telling me not to gamble.

Maybe he knows something.

He's all yours gentlemen,
ask anything you like.

- When did Columbus discover America?

- [Osgood] I cannot stand
American's fascination

with Christopher Columbus.

There were already humans
living on the continent in 1492.

The Norwegians had been there
100s of years before any-

- Thank you.

That will do.

He sure is talkative.

- [Casey] Osgood, be brief.

- Is there life on Mars?

- [Osgood] Yes.

(men chuckling)

- [Forbes] Still has a few bugs Mr. Caine.

- [Casey] Osgood, would you elaborate?

- [Osgood] I thought you
wanted me to be brief?

- Not that brief.

According to the recent
Mars landing probe,

there is no apparent life on Mars.

Osgood, how do you justify your answer?

- [Osgood] Despite all
sterilization attempts by NASA,

certain bacteria have made
their way to Mars via the probe.

Certain strains are adapting
to the Martian atmosphere.

- I hadn't thought of that.

- You see, we programmed
Osgood, that as of yet,

no life has been found on Mars,

but if we program something illogical,

he will bypass our input,

draw new conclusions

all on his own.

Are you beginning to
get the idea, gentlemen?

- How long before it's complete?

- Well, in theory, never,

there is no practical
limit to Osgood's memory.

Only a limit to the amount of information

we can make available to him.

Osgood is constantly gathering
new information, even now.

- You mean, it gathers
information on its own?

- Oh yes.

Osgood is attached to several sources

of external information,
radio, television, so on.

- Does the computer have
eyes and ears in the bedroom?

- I thought you might ask that.

The answer is no.

Not yet anyhow.

- This is all quite impressive, Mr. Caine.

- [Casey] Well thank you.

- But let's talk business, okay.

- Shoot.

- What is the practical use for all these,

these experiments?

- Listen, the toys, the
games, those kinds of things,

they're all very profitable and all,

but sir, the real breakthrough
with the computer,

that's still in the future.

- How far in the future, Mr. Caine?

- I don't know, that's hard to tell.

- Mr. Caine, I'm afraid we
can't function that way.

Policy won't allow us and your machine

to continue spending excessive
amounts of money trying to,

trying to do the impossible.

I'm sorry, Mr. Caine,

but we've got your patents under contract,

and we'll use them as we see fit.


Well, are they under control?

- I believe the original contracts

are up for renewal this month.

(Casey clicks tongue)

- Forbes, your company would
fold in a minute without me.

- [Man] You wouldn't.

(Casey whistles)

(Casey blows raspberry)

- I see your point Mr. Caine.

- [Casey] Good.

- Mr. Caine, you're a mixed
blessing to this company.

Our business is up tremendously,

but hope to God you
know what you're doing?

(Casey sighs)

- Oh, I do.

Oh, Osgood, open the door, let them out.

(birds chirping)

- Not so fast.

I've got something to say to you, Lester.

Why didn't you get those patents tied down

like you were supposed to?

- That's the only way he'd do it.

- We hire people to do a job
Mr. Timms, to do it right.

We can't keep tabs on every single person.

You should've known this might happen.

You should have foreseen this problem!

- [Lester] But-

- Find out the secret
to that machine of his.

Give me that,

and you can have your job back.

Goodbye Mr. Timms.

(Osgood playing Beethoven)

- Turn the music off.

(Casey sighs)

- [Osgood] I'm sorry.

I thought you might like some Beethoven.

- No.

Turn yourself off.

(Casey sighs)

Wait a minute, you can't do that.

Once you're off, you're off.

- [Osgood] I wasn't really off.

I just turned off the lights and music.

I wanted to watch you.

You're not responding properly to sound.

Your hearing mechanism
is not working correctly.

- I know, I think something's wrong.

Sometimes I can't hear a thing,

and sometimes it's so loud, it hurts.

I can't concentrate.

- [Osgood] Are you being treated?

- No.

- [Osgood] Early treatment is important.

It is foolish to wait.

- There isn't anything anyone can do.

- [Osgood] You must not diagnose yourself.

You are not quantified.

- I didn't realize I
programmed you to nag.

Now turn yourself off!

All the way this time!

(Casey sighs)

(machine beeping)

(Osgood playing Beethoven)

(tense music)

(water running)

(finger snaps)

(hands clapping)


- [Edison] It doesn't look good.

- How much time do I have left?

- Well, there's an infection.

These things happen
more often than we like.

Anytime you put something
foreign into the body,

it's possible the body will reject it.

A mechanical heart, a kidney transplant.

Sometimes the body accepts
the foreign material,

and sometimes it rejects it.

If the body rejects the foreign material,

in this case your implant,
an infection develops.

It starts in a small area

and it spreads destroying
everything around it.

- How long?

- A few days, a week.

I'm sorry, Casey.

- It all seems like a dream.

Now I'm waking up, going
back to what I was.

- You don't have to go all the way back.

- You don't understand.

Anyway, it's my problem.

Do me one favor, please?

- [Edison] What do you need?

- Don't tell Marcia.

I don't want her to have
to go through this too.

- She understands, she's a big girl.

- I simply don't want
her looking after me.

I don't want anyone feeling like

they have to take care of me.

- But she does care for you.

She loves you.

Why throw that away?

- I don't want her to be hurt.

That's all.

(thunder cracking)

- Hi.

Oh these summer storms,

they always catch me off guard.

(Marcia sighs)

- I wish you would've
called before you came over.

- Since when do I have to call?

- Well, I, I have some problems.

- Casey, forget your damn problems.

You look terrible.

This is not worth killing yourself over.

Why don't we go for a vacation,

a trip, we'll go somewhere,
anywhere, I don't care.

- But there's something I have to do here.

It's important.

I need to be here.

- Everything is important to you,

except when it's really important.

- Don't second guess me?

This is very important,

even if you don't care!

Just get out of here, leave me alone.


I said, you're disturbing me!

Just leave me alone!

- You've got all of this backwards!

That computer is nothing
but a God damn machine!

(slow paced music)
What about people?

Casey, I love you!

I can't hang around anymore.

It's not worth it!

(engine turns)

- [Casey] No!

(Casey crying)

You don't understand.


(Casey sighs)

- [Osgood] Mr. Caine, can you hear me?

Mr. Caine!

- Yes.

- [Osgood] Your hearing
ability is nearly gone.

- Thanks for telling me.

You know, Os,

I think being deaf again,
wouldn't be so bad.

I forgot how peaceful it can be.

- [Osgood] Yes, I understand.

- What should I do Os?

What can I do?

- [Osgood] I'm sorry, I can't help you.

- So, you finally failed me Os.

- [Osgood] I do not understand.

- That's what I mean,
you don't understand.

For once you haven't got
an answer for a question.

You've gone as far as you can go,

you've reached your limits Os.

It's just like Marci said,
you're just a machine.

You don't exist.

- [Osgood] I don't?

- Sure, I can touch a button,

I can talk into a microphone,

I can shape and mold you,

but I can't make anything more than that.

You'll never be anything more

or less than what I say you are.

Marcia was right.

She was so right about everything.

I gotta go, I gotta go find her!

- [Osgood] Mr. Caine?

Mr. Caine, what should I say?

(ominous music)

- [Lester] Osgood, let
me in, unlock the door.

- I'm sure he didn't mean it.

He'll apologize.

- I don't wanna ever see him again.

I loved him.

I cared for him.

I wanted him.

I thought he loved me too.

That hurts!

- You've got to try to
understand him more.

Things are not as rosy as they seem.

You know he's going deaf again?

- No.

- He is you know.

- Completely?

Oh, I know he was having problems,

but I didn't think it
was anything like that.

Are you sure?

That's why.

That's why he told me to leave,

because he thought I
wouldn't like him anymore

after he got deaf!

Gene, he's so wrong!

- That's right.

(ominous music)
(faint dispatch)

- [Casey] Excuse me.

What happened, what's going on here?

- Are you Mr. Caine?

- Yes.

- We got a call there
was an emergency here.

All the damage is in one room.

Nobody hurt.

- Nobody hurt?

There was nobody here.

Who called?

- It was called in by
some guy named Osgood.

- Osgood?

- And just as we pulled up,
we ran into this character.

- It's Lester.

Lester, what happened?

Oh Lester, what did you do?

Oh no, oh no!

(machine crackling)
(machine whirring)

(ominous music)

(tense music)

(Casey crying)

(Casey screaming)

- Casey, I'm so sorry.

- I'm deaf Marcia.

- I know.

- I can't hear anything!

- You can read my lips.

Read my lips!

- It's all gone.

Everything's gone.

They took everything away from me.

First, they gave it to me,

then they took it away from me.

How can they do that?

How can anybody have the right to do that?

- Casey there's some things
in life you can't control.

Life can't be controlled.

All you can do is make your skin

as tough as you can and open your eyes.

You were deaf before and
now you're deaf again.

The problem is, is that you had a few days

to do 30 years of growing up.

By the time I realized
it, it was too late.

I failed you.

- No.

You're the one person looking out for me.

I appreciate that.

But why this?

- Casey, you could build another one.

(Casey sighs)

- Could never be the same.

- That's what I mean!

You could build a better
one, a better Osgood.

Why not?

Sure you could.

- Yeah, it's possible.


I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

- Me too.

Me too.

Casey, let's take a vacation.

A trip somewhere, anywhere.

- You know, it sounds like a good idea.

- Good, I'll pack some things.

- I have one stop I have to
make along the way first.

It's something I have to do.

(typewriter clanking)

- [Secretary] Hey, you
can't go back there!

Hey, wait a second!

- There've been some
difficulties with the quality.

Now our suppliers are
doing everything possible

to provide us with the best quality.

- Where's Forbes?

- He's in his office.

- Just wait here.

- And.

But you can't go in there!

Wait a minute, you can't go in there!

- Mr. Caine.

What do you want?

- [Casey] I brought the
contract you wanted me to sign.

- Caine, Caine, without me
and without your computer,

you are nothing.

Goodbye Mr. Caine.

(Forbes grunts)

(Casey laughing)

(Casey sighs)

- I should've done that a long time ago.

You know, it felt good.

- Yeah?

- You know, I bet you didn't think

a deaf guy could do that, did ya?

- You never told me you were deaf.

- Oh, didn't you know?

- I'm sorry, I don't
hang around deaf guys.

- What do you mean you don't
hang around with deaf guys?

- Never.
(slow gentle music)

- Are you sure you don't
hang around with deaf guys?

- Quite sure.

- You ever fool around with deaf guys?

- Casey.

(slow gentle music)