Fame (1982–1987): Season 1, Episode 15 - Reunions - full transcript

The school's going to have a show so MIss Grant entrusts Leroy and Danny to get the props. And Leroy also wants his mother who's in Detroit to come but she can't afford it. They inadvertently buy items that are hot so they are confiscated. So Danny decides to use his pool skills to come up with the money for the props and Leroy's mom's fare. A woman whom Shorovsky knows comes from Germany for a visit. And Sherwood tries to get the students to read Diary of Anne Frank and they don't seem interested. So Shorovsky's friend, who lived in that time, offers to talk to the students.

The only way this show is going to
work is if it is a collaborative effort.

- ♪♪ [Bongo Drums]
- [Grunts]

♪ Come on, everybody ♪

♪ Start believin' ♪

♪ Oh ♪

The eyes are still the
Benjamin I remember.

Hey, you think they... Well, you know
what I mean. You think him and her?

Danny, the man is
just old. He ain't dead.

To reunions. To reunions.

♪♪ [Disco]

♪ Fame ♪
♪ I'm gonna live forever ♪

♪ I'm gonna learn how to fly ♪
♪ High ♪

♪ I feel it comin' together ♪

♪ People will see me and cry ♪
♪ Fame ♪

♪ I'm gonna make it to heaven ♪

♪ Light up the
sky like a flame ♪

♪ Fame ♪
♪ I'm gonna live forever ♪

♪ Baby, remember my name ♪
♪ Remember, remember ♪

♪ Remember, remember ♪

You got big dreams.

You want fame.

Well, fame costs,

and right here is where
you start paying in sweat.

♪ Fame ♪
♪ I'm gonna live forever ♪

♪ Baby, remember my name ♪
♪ Remember, remember ♪

♪ Remember, remember ♪

♪ Fame ♪♪

♪♪ [Bongo Drums]


[Hands Clapping]

Sorry. I almost had it.

Mr. Amatullo, you left
two people standing.

- Would you like to try
to pick up a spare?
- [Bell Rings]

Class, don't forget to fill out these
forms and bring them back tomorrow.

I need to know how many
parents I can expect for the show.

Leroy, Danny, come over
here. Let me talk to you.

I'd like to see both of you in
the office after you've cleaned up.

I have a little job for you.

How much do we get
paid? We don't work cheap.

I think we're talking about a couple of
hundred dollars changing hands here.

Couple of hundred bucks?
Couple of hundred dollars.

Hundred for you,
a hundred for me.

Props? I don't know anything
about getting any props.

Well, what better
time to learn then.

Hey, uh, if we don't
spend the whole $200,

do we at least get to
keep the rest of the money?

No, Mr. Amatullo, it
doesn't quite work like that.

Besides, I don't think you're gonna get
everything we need with the 200 anyway.

Just do the best you can.
Now look, this is the check.

And both of you fill out these forms
and sign where I've marked X's.

- What is all this stuff?
- This is a receipt saying
that you have the money.

And this is a form authorizing you
to have it for the purposes stated.

- And what's this?
- Your guarantee...

that the money will be
spent only on items approved.

Trust is such a lovely thing.

- Mm.
- Mm.
- Mm.

[Danny] And where do we get
this stuff? That's your problem.

But I suggest you skip Bloomingdale's
and go to secondhand stores, thrift shops.

Just get it done
cheap. [Phone Rings]


Speaking of money, there's a very intriguing
offer from the teachers' credit union.

You all ought to look into it.

They're offering an
investment counseling service.

Too bad I just squandered
all my money on rent.

Keeping up with the jet set?

- Only if I lived under
the approach to LaGuardia.
- [Chuckles]

How are the acting students
keeping up in your production number?

I'm not too sure. I've never
choreographed a stampede before.

- [Chuckles]
- [Chuckles]

- Think cheap.
- Cheap.
- Cheap.

- Cheap.
- Cheap.

I have a suggestion, Mrs. Berg.

Instead of distributing worthless
announcements to everyone,

you should post one copy, and
we could all ignore it more efficiently.

You really should consider
this offer, Mr. Shorofsky.

It's a very good time
for small investors.

Teachers don't qualify as
small investors. We are serfs.

Or maybe not. Serfs
have a better medical plan.

Oh, I almost forgot.

This call came for
you. A Frieda Grauer?

Frieda Grauer? Are you sure?

I took the call myself.

She wants you to
call her at that number.

What's the matter,
Mr. Shorofsky?

You look as if you've just
heard from your bill collector.

I guess I have... in a way.

♪♪ [Pianos]

Let's try that again,
please, from the same place.

A one, two, three.

♪♪ [Classical]

Isn't that supposed
to be a minor chord?

Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't
see the key signature.

That's even correct. Was
that so difficult, Mr. Martelli?

It's okay. I got it. Wonderful.

Haydn survives more
than two centuries,

and now he even
survives Martelli.

Question is, will
Martelli survive Haydn?

Mr. Haydn is mercifully
dead, so he doesn't care.

And I may be stuck with
you, but I don't care either.

To you, music isn't melody but
megawatts. Not Wagner but voltage.

Fine. Go play in your electronic
sandbox, or better yet...

I'm sorry.

You make a small joke, and I react
as if you're attacking something sacred.

I beg your pardon, Mr. Martelli.

It's okay. We all
have our bad days.

I apologize to you. I
apologize to all of you.

Play! Please!

From the top. One, two, one...

♪♪ [Classical]

Hey. I almost forgot.

Well, congratulations. All
the book reports are in on time.

They say if you live long
enough, you see everything.

Maybe you should
declare today a holiday.

Wait till I read them.

I wanna make sure none of you is
trying to review heavy metal comics again.

[All Groaning]
All right, all right.

- How many of you
have ever kept a diary?
- A diary? No way.

No, it's not smart to write stuff
that could be held against you.

But a diary is private. It's a way
of communicating with yourself.

Writing down your
thoughts, your dreams.

If I wrote down my
dreams, I'd get arrested.

We're talking dreams,
not wishful thinking.

- [All Laughing]
- Okay.

I want to read you something
that was written by a young girl,

who also had doubts
about keeping a journal.

She called her
diary Kitty. [Meows]

- [All Chuckle]
- Come on, Red.

One July day she wrote,

"It's really a wonder that I
haven't dropped all my ideals,

"because they seem so absurd
and impossible to carry out.

"Yet I keep them, because
in spite of everything,

I still believe that people
are really good at heart."

Less than a year later,
when she was about your age,

this girl died in Bergen-Belsen,

a Nazi concentration camp.

Her name was Anne Frank.

Your assignment
is to read her diary,

and to keep one for
yourselves for about a month.

Does that mean we have to
show our diaries to the class?

- No, of course not.
- Then why do you want us
to keep a diary?

Because it's just possible, Mr. MacNeil, that
you might learn something about yourself.

Might. ♪ It's impossible ♪

- ♪ For the sun to ♪
- [Bell Rings]


- Uh, Miss Sherwood?
- Uh-huh?

- How much time do we have to
read for this assignment?
- Couple of weeks.

- Uh, I don't think
me and Danny can do this.
- Why not?

'Cause we're sort of
like doing double duty.

We're in the spring festival, and
we're in charge of getting all the props.

Yeah, I think we'll be too busy to
finish the assignment in two weeks.

- Twelve days.
- You said two weeks.

- Eleven days.
- But we're gonna be busy with...

- Ten days?
- Oh, I get it.

The more we try to get out of it, the less
time we have to complete the assignment.

That's the message.

I still don't think it's fair that we
have to do all this stuff for the show...

and read ancient
history too. It isn't...

ancient history.

[Phone Ringing]

Hello. This is Shorofsky.

Don't say anything yet, because
I'm not here. There will be a beep.

A-sharp, I think. Then
you can talk. Good-bye.


Benjamin, this is Frieda.

Uh, I'm in New York to attend a
banquet at the end of the week.

I took a chance and looked
your name up in the phone book.

I'm staying at the New Salem
House. Please call me there.

We... We need
to talk, you and I.

Please. [Hangs Up]

♪♪ [Singing In German]

♪♪ [Continues]

Hey, Danny, check it out. They
even got the floor lamp that we need.

All right! Is this an armchair,
or is this an armchair?

Fantastic. You know, that should
pretty much finish it for the list.

All right, all right, will there
be anything else, boys?

That should just about
do it. Now add 'em up easy.

Well, it looks like
quite a haul here.

What are you boys doing,
furnishing a mansion or something?

No, a stage for a school show.

Oh, oh. How'd you find
out about my shop anyhow?

A guy that comes into the poolroom
where I work told us about it.

He said you can
beat anybody's prices.

Yeah, well, he's right.
You remember his name?

He calls himself Stroke.

That's right, on account of the way
he plays pool. You know, real smooth.

Well, seeing as how you're
friends of Stroke, let me see, uh,

this will be $245.

Well, let's make
it 240 even, okay?

We only have $200 to spend.

We're gonna have to work
something out here, boys.

I mean, I'm... I'm operating on
a very thin margin of profit here.

Uh, how about if we put a free
ad in our program for this place?

- Yeah.
- How many people would see it?

About 200. Three thousand.

I'll go with your estimate.

All right. I'll give you 20
off for the free program.

But, uh, we're still $20 apart. Maybe
you'd better put something back.

Make up the difference.

How much you charging
for this chest of drawers?

Forty dollars. Take it.

- Amatullo!
- Done.

Okay, uh, I'll give you your change as
soon as I put this thing away, all right?

Look, Amatullo, we're not
supposed to bring back no change.

We're supposed to bring back
props. Don't argue with me, man.

I know what I'm
doing. I'm 100% right.

Oh, this is gonna be lovely.

If we give back a
twenty-buck item,

then we're one prop short,
and we're out of money.

This way we're still one prop
short, but we have $20 to work with.

Amatullo, you have a weird mind.

I don't know whether it's good
or bad, but for sure it's weird.

[Both Laughing]

Mr. Shorofsky, hold up a minute. I wanna
talk to you about the music for the show.

There's nothing to talk about. The
orchestra will be ready as promised.

Well, what about
the timetable though?

I know, you would like to
hear the arrangement sooner.

I'd like corned
beef in the cafeteria.

We all must shoulder our
disappointments. Excuse me.

Good morning, Mr. Shorofsky.

I'm sure that somewhere it is.

You had another message.
Frieda Grauer called again.

She seemed disappointed
that you hadn't returned her call.

[Chuckles] I know
it must seem silly,

but somehow I get the feeling
that Miss Grauer is an old flame.

Or something.

Well, I can't help wondering
about her. I'm only human, after all.

Be better than human. Be quiet.

[Jackhammer Banging]

Uh, I was sort of hoping you could make
it. This is like the last show of the year.

Leroy, it's not up to me.

These people I work for, if they
decide to do some entertaining...

later on in the month, I'd be
hard put to get some time off.

And the airplane tickets aren't
getting any cheaper either, you know.

But the man at the airline said that
you could order your ticket in advance,

and then fly for
nearly half fare.

[Whistle Blows]

Hey, man, we about ready to go?

Yeah. No luck with
your mom, huh?

She's trying to make it happen, man.
It's just these people she works for.

They're talking about doing
some more entertaining,

and if they do, they're
gonna need her more.

Well, I mean, it's a
long shot, that's all.

Man, I know it's none of my business,
but how come your mom works in Detroit?

Well, she didn't up until
about four or five months ago.

See, it's the family that she
works for here in New York.

The man got
transferred to Detroit.

He said it would only be
for, like, six months or so.

Offered to take my mama along, and
offered to take me and put me in school.

They have a school like ours in
Detroit? No. That's the problem.

So, her and me decided that she'd go
her way, and I'd stay here and go mine.

Anyway, six months
ain't a long time, is it?

Man, are you asking
me, or are you telling me?

I'm tellin' you.

And I'm lyin'.

Come on. Let's go.

All right, let's try it again. This time
with a little bit of gusto, please. Okay?

♪♪ [Classical]

Go on. Go on. Don't stop.

Sorry to bother you, Mr. Shorofsky.
Then come back after class.

No, there's a Miss Frieda
Grauer. She needs to speak to you.

Take a number and tell her
I'll... She's not on the telephone.

She's right outside.
Why'd you stop playing?

You said to play to letter
"B." We got to letter "B."

Almost all at the same
time too. [Chuckles]

All right, fine. Try
it again, please.

She's outside? Yeah.

♪♪ [Resumes]


Well, you recognized me.


I'm not so sure I would
have recognized you.

The beard, that's new.

I had it for 20 years.

Oh, Benjamin.

The last time I saw you,
you were new to shaving.

A beard was out of the question.

But do you know something?

I think I would have
recognized you anyway.


The eyes.

Or the glasses. The white hair,
the beard. The distinguished manner.

The eyes are still the
Benjamin I remember.


[Lydia] Five, six,
seven, eight. And one.

Four. Seven, eight and one!

Four! Seven, eight and
shift, shift, shift and cross.

And step and turn. And shift,
shift, shift, cross, step and turn.

And remember, leave
these aisles open.

People will be
walking through here.

Turn, step, step,
step. Now shimmy.

Boogie forward. One,
two, three, four, back.

[Tambourine Rattles]

Well, Mr. Amatullo, are you on a different
time zone than the rest of the world,

or are you just better
than everybody else?

The prop masters have arrived.

It's about time. Where'd
you get that watch?

At the thrift shop. And it's not a
prop. And keep your hands off it.

It's guaranteed up to 450 feet.

Maybe it will help you
get to class on time.

It don't come with
that kind of guarantee.

We'd have been here sooner, but
we had trouble hauling all this stuff up.

- We got almost everything
on the list.
- Everything?

Yeah. Did you go over budget?

Nope. And we still
have $20 to spend.

All right. Where's
everything else?

In the lobby. We're prop
masters, not common laborers.

All right, strong backs, weak
minds. Come on, put this stuff down.

Come on, y'all. Let's go downstairs
and help them bring everything up.

That's terrific. [Chattering]

Oh, Miss Grant, could I
speak to you for a moment?

Well, I'm sort of in
a hurry right now.

Look, y'all go on without
me. I'll be right there.

What is it, Mrs. Berg?

Do you remember that nice detective
who was here a few months ago,

Lieutenant Kessler?

Yes. Well, he's back.

He's in the office now,
and he wants to talk to you.

Right now? Mrs. Berg, I have a pile of
props that I have to move out of the lobby.

Well, I think that's what he
wants to talk to you about.

Why does a police officer
wanna talk to me about our props?

Well, that's why I
want you to talk to him,

because I didn't
quite understand it all.

It just seemed to me like he
was paying you a compliment...

on the quality of the
props you obtained.

What exactly did he say?

He said, "All your
props are hot."

Danny! Leroy!
Oh, wait! Children!

Yeah, man. Edmonton.

The Islanders are gonna
kill 'em. I hate the Islanders.

- I think I'm gonna be sick.
- Can't say that I blame you.

No, I mean about the show.

- Well, look, maybe it's not
such a big deal.
- Not such a big deal?

We have unfinished music,
incomplete choreography and zilch props.

To me, this is a big
deal. Doris is right.

We'll be lucky if they don't
transfer us to Manual Arts.

At least there they've got a woodshop.
We could make our own props.

Get outta here.
It's not that serious.

I'm telling you, take the
props... The cops already did.

Lay off me, will ya? Come
on, we're in good shape.

Hold it, everybody. Now I wanna
hear this. This one has gotta be good.

Go ahead, Danny. Tell us
how much good shape we're in.

First of all, the $20 we
got, we wouldn't have had...

if I hadn't outfoxed the
guy from the thrift shop.

Don't call him "the
guy." Sounds so normal.

Call him "the thief,"
which is what he is.

Wait a minute.
Quiet down, Doris.

Danny's gonna tell us how we can
get 200 dollars' worth of props with $20.

Twenty dollars
is not all we got.

It's all I know about, unless you
been holding out or something.

The other thing we got, it's me.

We kill you for the
insurance. I like it.

- No, maybe he wants to sell
his body to science.
- I do.

Okay, that makes 22.50. What
do we do for the rest of the money?

Okay, fine, forget it.

Enter the character
of Danny Amatullo,

whose audience eagerly awaits
the recital of his brilliant plan.

He steps to the apron of
the stage, turns and says?

For the past three
years in the South Bronx,

which is definitely
major-league territory,

I haven't lost one
game of nine-ball.

Man, and you work in a pool
hall. No one even knows who I am.

- We have a twenty-buck stake.
- You talking a money game here?

If that's what you're
talking, that's what we'll get.

What kind of odds could you get?

I don't know. He puts on that Miami Dolphins
T-shirt, that white-bread smile of his.

I don't know, I could get something
real good probably. Maybe 10-to-1.

- Yeah.
- Shouldn't be too hard...

to raise 20 or so bucks
more to go with what we got.

That'd give us $400. What
do we need the extra 200 for?

Get Leroy's mama to
town to see the show.

Wait a minute, man.
How good are you?

I mean, don't jive me or
nothing. Are you really good?

- I'm really good.
- You better be.

Two pounds of beef. What else?

Frieda, this is ridiculous. Let me
take you someplace nice for dinner.

I'm not doing this for
you. I'm doing this for me.

Don't flatter
yourself, Benjamin.

But half of my time is spent
traveling and eating at restaurants...

when I go to my pupils' concerts, so I
would like to have a home-cooked meal,

even if I have to cook
myself. A compromise then.

We'll eat dinner at my place, but
you won't be doing the cooking.

You are going to cook? No.

- I thought we'd stop on the way
and pick up something to go.
- Pick up something to go?

Benjamin, have you truly
become so American?

Like I said, you cook.

Mr. Shorofsky, do you
have a minute? I need...

Oh, sorry. Am I
interrupting something?

This is Frieda Grauer, an old
friend of mine. Miss Sherwood.

How do you do? How do you do?

You two go right ahead. Never mind
me, I'm just making up a shopping list.

Yes, what is so pressing?
Well, I need your help.

In what?

In your music classes, how do
you make things real to the kids?

Things that happened before
they were born. I don't always.

Witness Mr. Martelli. What
are we talking about specifically?

We're doing a project. It's
The Diary of Anne Frank.

Two of the kids don't wanna read
the book because they saw the movie.

They said it was slow.

I mean, that reality just
doesn't exist for them.

They react to it
as if it were a story.

Instead of trying to imagine how Anne felt,
they're wondering how they would play her.

That's part of what
we teach here.

We train people
to be performers.

I'm trying to train the
person inside the performer.

That's a separate specialty. I think
we have a school for it in the Bronx.

[Sherwood] Oh, come on.

Mr. Shorofsky... Benjamin,

if I'm going to get all the
things I need for the cooking...

and do the cooking too, I
think you should leave now.

We are on our way. You
and I will talk tomorrow, okay?

I'd appreciate it. So
glad to have met you.

Same here. I'm sorry to have shortened
your conversation with Benjamin.

Oh, that's all right.
We'll talk tomorrow.


- Amatullo.
- How you doing? Wally Zawicky.

- You wanna get started?
- Let's go.

Good. You wanna practice?

No. Lag for break?


We'll shoot straight pool, okay?
First guy to get 50 balls wins.

Fine with me. What
are the stakes?

Fifty, at 8-to-1. Minimum wages.

I'll have to hustle up some more stuff
after I take care of fuzz-cheeks there.

Your man keeps score for me.
My man keeps score for you.

Okay? Sounds fair to me.

Good. Spot him 49 points.

You break first.

Remember, you need one to win.

[Danny Chuckles]

Combination 15 ball
in the corner pocket.

Hey, man, it's okay.
We only need one.

But it's the hard one.

Ten, corner pocket.

Five in the side.

[Balls Clack Together]

[Shorofsky] Frieda,
I poured your wine.

In a minute.

Here. Taste.

Excellent. Reminds me of home.

Isn't it odd? Home isn't there
anymore, but I still think of it as home.

Well, you took good memories
with you when you left, Benjamin.

You know, I think I'll
have to steal this picture.

It reminds me of
how old I've become.

You think it needs more salt?

It's fine. And you can
never grow old in my eyes.

Come, enjoy your wine. I
think I'll add some salt first.

Toast. Le'chaim.

Le'chaim. Toast.

To reunions. To reunions.

[Glasses Clink]

Seven in the corner.

Eight, other corner.

Thirty-five. Three
in the corner.

Eleven in the side.

If he gets these
four, we're done.

So what, man, you
get one, and he's done.

- One's all we need.
- One ball, corner.

Amatullo, go do it.

What happened, Wally?

So I scratched.

Eight ball, corner pocket.


Eleven in the corner.

Fifteen, cross-corner twice.

Twelve in the corner,

and two in the other
corner for 50 bucks.

Nice game, boys. Pay me.

We should have had
this reunion years ago.

- We nearly did.
- What do you mean?

I tried to find you for
years after the war.

And then one summer, after
I had given you up for dead,

I was in Rome and saw your
name advertised for a concert.

That was 20 years ago.

- Twenty-two.
- I never got your message.

- I never sent one.
- Why?

I was afraid...

and ashamed.

I know what you must have
gone through with the war.

No, Benjamin, no, you don't,
because you weren't there.

Do you blame me for that?

I think not as much
as you blame yourself.

I had a box seat in
hell and I thanked God...

that you were not
there to share it with me.

It was a kind of hell being helpless when
I heard you were being sent to the camps.

I think we have different
ideas about hell, Benjamin.

This afternoon, when you were
talking to that nice Miss Sherwood,

you made a joke about some
specialty school in the Bronx, remember?

Yes. Well, you see,

to me there can be no
jokes in conversations...

relating to anything that
happened in the camps.

You don't think
I made light of...

No, no. I think you were afraid
that the topic would affect my mood,

and you tried to
prevent it. Precisely.

But the topic does not affect
the mood. Moods change.

But the parts of me that were formed
in the camps, they're always there.

They never change.
They're always there.

When I go to concerts,
when I go shopping,

alone at night in
bed, always there.

[Chuckles] It's funny.

Here we are a few feet apart,
and yet a million miles away,

because of what
life has handed us.

It's not my fault
that you were safe...

when so many of us weren't.

It's not your fault
either. Frieda...

No, Benjamin, no.

It's been too long,
too many years.

I think I should go now.

Then perhaps you should.


About dinner tomorrow
night. Let's forget it.

I'll have one of my
students escort me.

Very well.

Don't forget to turn the
flame down under the stew.

I'll remember.

Mrs. Berg, we are not
going to cancel the show.

Now let's not waste any
more time talking about that.

But I don't think the
audience will understand.

Audiences are a lot
smarter than people think.

They wanna be entertained, but
they wanna learn something too.

Now this is a great
opportunity for us to do both.

But not using any props? Leaving
everything to the imagination?

Mrs. Berg, haven't you ever
wanted to do something different?

To defy convention? Do
something on your own?

Explore new territory?

Well, when I was
in finishing school,

I was the first
one in my class...

to incorporate a
dip into my fox-trot.

Well, with that kind
of impetuous nature,

I am sure you're going to help
me reschedule another rehearsal,

so I can restage these children
in this show without props.

It is exciting, isn't it?

Yes, it is.

It's just me. Don't get
scared or anything.

Figured I better tell you I was out here. You
might faint or something if I made a noise.

I appreciate it.

What are you
doing here so early?

Well, it's quiet in here.

It's a good place to
come and think things out.

I agree.

Would you like part of
my English muffin? No.

Would you like some
of my corn chips?

Maybe later.

Last-minute homework?

No. Well, sort of.

It's a diary. Miss Sherwood
said we all oughta keep one.

I used to keep a diary.
How are you coming?

Well, okay, I guess.

I'm not sure whether I'm
doing this right or wrong.

There's no right way or wrong
way. It's just what you feel.

Well, I feel I should be saying
this to the person I'm writing about...

instead of putting it
down on a piece of paper.

That's the way I always felt. Martelli told
me your mother might be coming to the show.

- Is that correct?
- No.

Amatullo scratched the cue ball.

This means your
plans fell through?


An old friend of mine
was planning to come.

Our plans fell through too.

I guess it's kind of hard being away
from the people you really care about, huh?

Sometimes it's just as
hard to be close to them.

Yeah, it used to be
like that with my mama.

I mean, me and her used to
always argue when she was home.

But when she went to Detroit,
we really missed each other.

I guess that's
kind of dumb, huh?

It's not smart or
dumb, it's just human.

Who can say why?

We each have our own lives to
lead, our own destinies to follow.

Which one though?

I don't understand.

I mean, you said something about
leading a life and follow a destiny.

That's like two
different things.

I mean, real different,
lead and follow.

We can't always be in
total control, Mr. Johnson.

Maybe, but I once had
an uncle who told me...

that life ain't nothin'
but a mean old bear.

And either you eat the bear,
or the bear is gonna eat you.

And you intend to eat the bear.

Well, Mr. Shorofsky,
I'm sure gonna try.

Mr. Johnson,

could I trouble you for
a handful of corn chips?

[Laughs] Yeah, sure.

[Woman On Phone, Indistinct]

Room 437, please.
Good morning, Benjamin.

Good morning. How did
you know it would be me?

[Line Ringing]

I'm glad to see you.

Well, I packed my bags four times and
couldn't bring myself to leave. Not yet.

You always did need
a lot of rehearsal.


I came by to ask a
question, Benjamin.

Why didn't you call me when
you were in Rome, really?

I guess I was afraid
of being rejected again.

Benjamin, when
did I ever reject you?

When I wrote and asked
you to join me here...

and marry me.

I couldn't get a visa. I explained
that in the last letter I sent.

I never got a
letter saying that.

The last letter I got from you said
you were expecting visas any day.

Oh, my God. Forty-two years
over a letter that never arrived.

You were calling me
when I came in. Why?

Because somebody told me, "You
eat the bear, or the bear eats you."

And the stew was too salty. Yes.

I was gonna give
you a second chance.

Benjamin, I think our time
for second chances is gone.

Then why did you
stop by to see me?

To ask you the question I did.

And to see if I could help
that nice Miss Sherwood.

And it's not unthinkable
it could happen again.

The problem is it's not pleasant
to think about those matters.

And it's difficult to comprehend
that millions of peoples...

Men, women, children... could
systematically be put to death.

But we must think about it,
because it's happening now.

Happening now? I mean, I realize
that anti-Semitism is a very real thing...

We're not just talking about the
Jews. We're talking about oppression.

About injustice. And
these two things...

are not limited to any
race, creed, color or country.

And it's young people
like you, especially you,

who must be aware of it.

Why us?

Because you are special.

You have a special gift
that can make people see...

how glorious human
beings can be.

You can create magic...

which affirms
the values of life.

You are the bearers
of a gift of joy.

And because you carry the light,

you must never forget
the power of darkness.

Miss Sherwood?

Yes, Montgomery?

Could we have another shot at
this Diary of Anne Frank book?

[Mouthing Words]

I think that can be arranged.

Man, I hate dress rehearsals, worse
than anything. Except tech rehearsals.

I mean, why do we gotta
go through this anyway?

Because you blew
it in the pool game.

Aw, come on. Get off his case.

He only lost by
one ball, 50 to 49.

Besides, the man is only human.

♪♪ [Trumpet] Leroy, I've never
seen this number put together.

Could you tell me where you are most? You
know, upstage, left, right, center stage.

Why, what are you doing
follow spot or something?

No. Mr. Shorofsky wanted me to make
sure that your mother got a good seat.

Leroy! Mama!

What are you doing here? Well,
waiting to see you dance, sweetheart.

- But, Ma...
- I got this telegraph money order...

from somebody named Shorofsky.

And the messenger said
he had a debt to pay to you.

[Both Laugh] [Hands Clap]

[Both Laughing]

She... She's like Leroy.

♪♪ [Piano]

Mr. Shorofsky, this is my mama.

Mama, this is Mr. Shorofsky,
the man that sent you the money.

Oh, I am pleased to
meet you. My pleasure.

Okay, Mama, I gotta go
do the show. Take care.

All right. Oh, Mr. Shorofsky.

I'm gonna give you
your money's worth.

Are you one of
my son's teachers?

No, he's one of mine.

♪♪ [Piano]

♪ Hope ♪ ♪ A light
comes shining through ♪

♪ Hope ♪ ♪ It
brightens the whole world ♪

♪ Hope ♪ ♪ She lets
you know she cares ♪

♪ Hope ♪
♪ She's never far behind ♪

♪ Hope ♪
♪ Trust me and you'll find ♪

♪ She's everywhere Always
there in times of trouble ♪

♪ Hope ♪
♪ Would never hurt you ♪

♪ Hope ♪
♪ Would not desert you ♪

♪ Hope ♪

♪ She'd never let you down ♪

♪ Whoa, no ♪
♪ Hope ♪

♪ Without her you
can't win ♪ ♪ Hope ♪

♪ But with her you begin ♪

♪ To realize that through her
eyes you'll see the sunrise ♪

♪ Ooh ♪
♪ Just look around you ♪

♪ There is trouble in the air ♪

♪ Look at the people ♪

♪ Doesn't anybody care ♪

♪ That the world
is comin' apart ♪

♪ Just like a heart
that's really broken ♪

♪ Broken in two ♪

♪ She still comes through ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Hey ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Hope ♪
♪ Would never hurt you ♪

- ♪ Hope ♪
- ♪ Would not desert you ♪

♪ Oh, hope ♪
♪ She'd never let you down ♪

♪ She'd never let you down ♪

♪ Ooh ♪
♪ Without her you can't win ♪

♪ But with her you'll begin ♪

♪ Come on, everybody ♪

♪ Start believin' ♪

♪ Hope ♪

♪ Ooh ♪
♪ Just look around you ♪

♪ You can set
your spirits free ♪

♪ Ooh ♪
♪ Look all you people ♪

♪ You can change your destiny ♪

♪ A world that's
losing control ♪

♪ Still has its soul that
won't stop breathing ♪

♪ Once you start believing ♪

♪ In hope ♪

- ♪ Would never hurt you ♪
- ♪ Hope ♪

- ♪ Would not desert you ♪
- ♪ Whoa, hope ♪

♪ She'd never let you down ♪
♪ She'd never let you down ♪

♪ Hope ♪
♪ Would never hurt you ♪

♪ Hope ♪
♪ Would not desert you ♪

♪ Hope She'd
never let you down ♪

♪ She'd never let you down ♪

♪ She'd never let you down ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Hope ♪♪ [Lydia]
All right! All right!


[Lydia] Yes!

You leave tomorrow? Yes.

There was a time when you said
you couldn't bring yourself to leave.

That was when much was unfinished
between us. That's no longer true.

Our particular
chord is resolved.

I believe so.

And so do I.

I'm glad you've been
in my life, Mr. Shorofsky.

I'm richer for having known you.

♪♪ [Singing In German]

♪♪ [Both Singing]

♪♪ [Ends]

♪♪ [Disco]

♪ Fame ♪

♪ Fame ♪

♪ Fame ♪

♪ Remember, remember
Remember, remember ♪

♪ Remember, remember
Remember, remember ♪

♪ Fame ♪♪


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