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The Ice Storm

Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tobey Maguire, Henry Czerny, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Adam Hann-Byrd, David Krumholtz, Jamey Sheridan, Kate Burton, William Cain, Michael Cumpsty, Maia Danziger, Katie Holmes, Allison Janney
marijuana | Valium | diazepam | Seconal | secobarbital | Harry Reems
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Paul, referring to The Fantastic Four: “They were more like a family, and the more power they had, the more harm they could do to each other without even knowing it. That was the meaning of The Fantastic Four, that a family is like your own personal antimatter.” (0:03)

Paul asks classmate Libbets, “Have you ever read The Idiot?”
LIbbets: “The Idiot?”
Paul: “... you’ll love The Idiot. The Idiot.” (0:05)

A friend asks Paul, referring to Francis, ”... why don’t you just keep your Libbets fixation a secret from him?” (0:06)

Close up of glass water pipe. Paul tells his friend Francis, “I hope you changed the water in that bong from last time.”
Francis: “... the last of our precious Thai stick.”
Paul smokes. He tells Francis, “You are one drug-addled elitist freak.”
Francis: “And remember, with your erogenous zones lubricated as such with the mighty herb, beware out there, because you drone on... when you’re stoned.” (0:06)

Jim tells the others, “Harry Reems himself was there.” (0:10)

Dorothy: “We changed our couples group.”
Diner: ”But you two are still sticking it out with Dr. Pasmier?”
Ben: “But Elena and I, we don’t go in for those sorts of histrionics. About the only big fight we’ve had in years was about whether or not to go back into couples therapy. (0:11)

Another boy playing football calls Mikey “Stoner!” (0:17)

Elena tells her daughter Wendy, “You must think I’m ripe to be checked in to Silver Meadows.”
Wendy: “You’re not a psycho.”
Elena: “People at Silver Meadows aren't psychos.”
Wendy: “They’re rich drug addicts and celebrities.” (0:24)

Janey tells her son Sandy, “You idiotic little dope.”
”You could blow yourself... sky high with this demented crap!” (0:32)

Television: “And when that happened you went to another doctor and got a prescription.” (0:34)

Paul tells Wendy, “Dad seems a little weird, you know, nervous.”
Wendy: “Well, they dropped out of their couples group therapy thing.” (0:43)

Ben observes to the family, “No hysteria.” (0:44)

Francis lights a joint, hands it to Paul. (1:05)

Paul reads prescription bottle labels in Libbets’ medicine cabinet: “Valium, Seconal, paregoric?”
Francis: “Pharmaceuticals.”
”You copped’em from her mom’s stash anyway.” (1:07)

Libbets tells Paul, ”I’m so wasted.” (1:14)

Wendy asks Sandy, “Are you drunk?” (1:23)

The Hoods and Carvers realize Mickey is dead. (1:45)