Back to top

Life as a House

Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Weinberg, Scotty Leavenworth, Ian Somerhalder, Jamey Sheridan, Scott Bakula, Sandra Nelson, Sam Robards, John Pankow, Kim Delgado, Barry Primus
glue | hydrocodone-acetaminophen | Vicodin | marijuana | meperidine | Demerol | morphine
Spoiler alert
Blog entry

Sam huffs while strangling himself with a noose. (0:03)

His neighbor Colleen asks Sam’s architect father George, “Does it give you some sort of perverse pleasure to expose your penis in front of my 16-year-old daughter?” (0:04)

His friend Corey tells Sam, “Dude, I was in total REM.” (0:07)

George tells Sam, “No glue sniffing, huffing, no pills, no grass.” (0:28)

George asks Sam, sitting on the edge of a high cliff next to the ocean, “Thinking of jumping?”
”Well, don’t jump until you hear the wave crash against the cliff. Water’ll take you out. Let it. First time I did it, younger than you, I thought I’d break my neck and just sort of float out to Catalina.”
Sam asks George, “Are you totally insane?”
”I got a total wacko for a father.” (0:29)

Colleen’s daughter Alyssa tells George’s dog, “You crazy dog, Guster... You’re crazy.” (0:30)

Sam watches A Nightmare on Elm Street (?) (0:31)

George tells neighbors Barbara and Tom, “You know there was also some talk about a drug rehab center.” (0:34)

Sam tells Alyssa, referring to George, “He’s insane.” (0:34)

Sam swallows pills from George’s hidden prescription bottle. (0:37, 0:43)

Sam tells George, referring to the smell of his feces, “I told you, it’s toxic.” (0:38)

Sam’s pimp friend Josh tokes a joint.
Sam: “You got any more weed?” (0:46)

Josh offers Sam a bag of marijuana. (0:47)

George tells Sam, “Everything about you is my business, what you smoke, what you sniff, what you swallow.”
Sam: “That’s child abuse.”
George: ”... if I shaved my head, I looked like a psycho...” (0:54)

Alyssa asks Sam, “Why are you so uptight?” (1:02)

George’s ex-wife, Sam’s mother, tells George, “I have some Demerol at home.” (1:03)

Sam tells George, “I took some of your Vicodin.”
Getting high, I guess.”
”I haven’t used anything in two days.”
”And hide those De... whatever that new drug is you have.”
George, referring to his own father, “Then maybe he wouldn’t have driven drunk. Maybe he wouldn’t have killed my mom in the car crash...” (1:09)

Sam tells Alyssa, “You’re driving me crazy.” (1:16)

George tells Robin, “Through all my anger, my ego, I was always faithful in my love for you.” (1:22)

George tells Alyssa, “I’m on a lot of morphine right now, oral morphine for my back.” (1:26)

By telephone Colleen, thinking it is Josh, tells George, “You are driving me crazy waiting like this.” (1:35)

George tells Robin, referring to Josh’s injuries, “A leg, two fingers, one rib, and a mild concussion.” (1:36)

Robin sits beside George’s empty hospital bed. (1:57)

Robin and Sam share their grief. (1:58)