The clip Back in the cabin Part 2 from On Golden Pond (1981) with Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn
The phone works! At least I think it does.
Who the hell is that?
Who the hell's in this picture here?
Who the hell is this?
Hello! Who's this?
The operator? What do you want?
Well, you called. Must want somethin'.
Oh, wait a minute. I did call you, but you never answered.
Well, how are ya? Well, how nice.
Listen, this is Norman Thayer, Jr., over on Golden Pond.
I have somethin' I want you to do. Call me up. Can ya do that?
Yeah, I want to check my phone, see if it still rings.
Haven't rung all winter. It may have lost its "whatsee."
You got my number?
I have no idea. It's got a nine in it, is all I know.
It's in the book. You must have a book.
Norman Thayer, Jr. Let's give her a try, shall we?
Who the hell is that?
Someone's at the door.
It's me, you old poop!
Well, look at you.
Yeah, look at me? Quite a sight, aren't I?
Oh, Norman! It's so beautiful. Everything's just waking up.
The clip Back in the cabin Part 3 from On Golden Pond (1981) with Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda
Little, tiny birds. Little, tiny leaves.
I saw a patch of little, tiny flowers over by the old cellar hole.
I forget what they're called. Little, tiny, yellow things.
Well, want to help me with the dustcovers?
I don't have anything else to do.
What were you doin' out in the woods?
Norman, what do you think I was doing? I was getting wood.
Hey, I met the nicest couple.
In the woods.
Couple of people?
No, a couple of antelope.
Of course a couple of people.
Their name is Migliori, I believe.
Migliori? What sort of a name is that?
I don't know, darling. Italian, I suppose. They're up from Boston.
They speak English?
Well, of course they speak English.
They're a nice middle-aged couple, just like us.
If they're just like us, they're not middle-aged.
Of course they are.
Middle-aged means the middle, Ethel.
Middle of life. People don't live to be 150!
Well, we're at the far edge of middle age. That's all.
We're not, you know. We're not middle-aged. You're old, and I'm ancient.
You're in your 70s, and I'm in my 60s.
Just barely on both counts.
Would you like to spend the rest of the afternoon quibbling about this?
We can, if you like.
Oh, for the Lord's sake.
The clip Back in the cabin Part 4 from On Golden Pond (1981) with Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda
The Miglioris, whatever their age group, have invited us to have dinner sometime.
Wouldn't that be nice?
I don't know. I'm not sure my stomach's ready for rigatoni, that sort of thing.
Oh, no! Poor Elmer! He's had a terrible fall.
Poor little Elmer. The life you've led.
He was my first true love, you know.
Known all along I wasn't the first in line.
No, you were a rather cheap substitute for Elmer.
And now he's had a fall.
Maybe he wanted to kill himself.
Maybe he wanted to be cremated. Probably got cancer or termites or something.
Shut up, Norman!
Not a bad way to go, huh?
Quick front flip off the mantle, end up in the fire. Nothin' to it.
Norman, will you shut up?
When my number's up, do that for me.
Prop me up on the mantle, point out which way is down.
Might even try for a full gainer with a half twist.
Norman Thayer, Jr., your fascination with dying is beginning to frazzle my good humor.
Not fascination. Just crosses my mind now and then.
Every five minutes. Don't you have anything else to think about?
Nothing quite as interesting.
Well, what's stopping you? Why don't you take your dive and get it over with?
And leave you alone with Elmer? You must be mad!
Oh, for pity's sake.
Come on and help me get the canoe off the porch.