Disturbing Behavior

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Disturbing Behavior is a 1998 film about the new kid in town who stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Directed by David Nutter. Written by Scott Rosenberg.
It doesn't matter if you're not perfect. You will be. taglines

Gavin Strick[edit]

  • Appropriate sparks are flying, somebody cue the power ballad.
  • Look at him, he's killing his hard-on.
  • Mr. Newberry here has got the full-on Boo Radley, village idiot, Quasimoto thing going, don't you Mr. Newb?
  • The Yogurt Shoppe, Yogurt Shop-e, what the fuck's a Shop-e?
  • [sees Andy Effkin being talked to by police] Andy Effkin toasts with the most.
  • [Blue Ribbons circle around Steve] Ice Ice Baby.
  • It's not like you think. It's a whole new kind of cool. Everything's beautiful, man.

Steve Clark[edit]

  • I had no idea the evil was this pervasive.
  • [shouts] You signed me up for the program?
  • Be the ball.

Rachel Wagner[edit]

  • Sounds razor.
  • Who put the acid in my Spam?

Dorian Newberry[edit]

  • Hey! You like Kurt Vonnegut?
  • You'd be surprised how interesting people become when they think you're really stupid!
  • I'm getting rid of rats.
  • Hey, teacher! Leave them kids alone!

Lorna Longley[edit]

  • Treat yourself.
  • Bad wrong, wrong bad, bad wrong, wrong bad.
  • [Blood running down her face] I have to go home. I've got a big physics test tomorrow.

Others[edit]

  • Allen Clark: What're you doing, dipshit? Don't worry about the snakes in your garden when you've got spiders in your bed.
  • Betty Caldicott: Meet the musical little creatures that hide among the flowers.
  • U.V.: I bet you didn't know toast came in 3 flavors.
  • U.V.: I've got like, two customers left! If this keeps up, I'm going to be the 7-11 guy!
  • Andy Effkin: [snaps Mary Joe's neck] Slut.
  • Dr. Caldicott: Science is God!

Dialogue[edit]

Gavin: Hello, Lorna. How are you doing today, my dear?
Lorna: Drop dead.
Gavin: Contact.

Steve: Tell me, Shannon, do you get yelled at when you talk about your dead grandfather?
Nathan: Steve...
Steve : 'Cause around here, people go crazy if you talk about a dead brother.

Gavin: Rachel, this is Stevie Boy-good man. Stevie Boy, this is Rachel-Cooks Ridge trash.
Rachel: [disgusted] Bite me.

Steve: [after seeing Chug in a fight] What was that about?
Rachel: Toxic jock syndrome.

Gavin: No, it is not bullshit, and it wasn't steroids!
Rachel: [annoyed] Here we go...
Steve: What?
Rachel: Gavin thinks some sinister force has taken over the Cradle Bay meatheads.
Gavin: No, you know what it is! You know!
Steve: A sinister force?
Rachel: You know, evil. Nowhere to turn, no one to trust, altogether ooky.

Dickie Atkinson the Mechanic: You had friends in Chicago?
Steve: [awkwardly] Yeah.
Lorna: You can have friends here.

Gavin: Look at this place: the Yogurt Shoppe... the Yogurt "Shop-e". What the fuck is a "Shop-e"?
Randi: Why don't you make like a tree and leave?
Gavin: Clever girl.

Chug: Will you go out with me?
Rachel: No.
Chug: WHY NOT?

Rachel: Just tell me you have a really razor plan?
Steve: I am making this shit up as I go.

Dorian: Evening, Officer!
Officer Cox: What are you doing?
Dorian: Oh, I'm getting rid of rats! The pink-eyed vermin can't see for spit!

[after Steve begs for the family to head back to Chicago, Dr. Caldicott steps inside the Clark house]
Dr. Caldicott: Steven, you are home. Cradle Bay is where you belong, here with your family.
Steve: [realizing he's been betrayed by his mother and father] You signed me up for the program?
Cynthia: We want what's best for you.
Steve: [screaming] What about what I want??!!
Dr. Caldicott: Steven, do you really like the way you feel?
Steve: Oh, shut the fuck up! [to his parents] You sold me out.
Cynthia: No, we didn't! We just want you back!
Nathan: Steven, please...
Steve: [shouting] "Steve!" My name is "Steve", OK?! Nobody calls me "Steven" except for them!

[U.V. isn't sure if Steve Clark is now one of the Blue Ribbons]
U.V.: Hey, man, not so fast! What's the capital of North Dakota?
Steve: How the fuck should I know?
U.V.: All right, you're cool.

Steve: What're you doing?
Dorian: We can't very well let these shitbirds go off and graduate into the world, can we?
Steve: Maybe they can be helped!
Dorian: No, they can't... And neither can I! [shows the gunshot wound to his stomach] Do good things, lunch boy.

Steve: It's over, you son of a bitch. It's finished.
Dr. Caldicott: "Finished"? There'll always be other towns. Other troubled teens. Other troubled parents. Science is God!

[U.V. shoots Gavin to prevent him from shooting Rachel and Steve]
Gavin: [falls to the ground, bleeding] Three times? You had to shoot me three times?
U.V.: [voice breaking] Sorry, man.
Gavin: Wow. I get to say to my twisted family... I guess this diminishes my chances of ever meeting Trent Reznor...Wow, I guess I'm finally coming around...
  • Note: This was a deleted scene.

Rachel: What happened?
Steve: We're the only ones left.
Rachel: So what do we do now?
Steve: We go home.
Rachel: Where's that?
Steve: Wherever. Wherever we are.

Taglines[edit]

  • It doesn't matter if you're not perfect. You will be.
  • You'll never be the same.
  • In Cradle Bay... there's nothing more frightening than perfection.

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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