Ruben: [about Ernie] I talked to his mother on the phone. He got married. Babe: What can you expect? Ruben: All that energy they waste. If they're not getting married, they're getting arrested or

I talked to his mother on the phone. He got married. What...

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Ruben:
[about Ernie]
I talked to his mother on the phone. He got married.
Babe:
What can you expect?
Ruben:
All that energy they waste. If they're not getting married, they're getting arrested or they're joining the navy or they're killing themselves on motorcycles.
Babe:
You know why I think he did it? I think that beating discouraged him.
Ruben:
Well, if you don't have confidence in yourself, you're never gonna get anywhere.
Babe:
I remember the first time I passed blood. I was one scared kid.
Ruben:
Sure, when I got my jaw broken and I had to suck liquids through that straw, I started wondering if it was all worthwhile.
Babe:
I'll tell you what bothered me: getting my throat ruined.
Ruben:
You didn't keep your chin down.
Babe:
How's your nose? Can you breathe?
Ruben:
Yeah, can't you?
Babe:
Not on a wet day.

Transcript:
Yeah, I talked to his mother
on the phone. He got married.
- What can you expect?
- All that energy they waste.
If they're not getting married, they're
getting arrested or joining the navy...
or killing themselves on motorcycles.
You know why I think he did it?
I think that beating discouraged him.
If you don't have confidence in yourself
you're never gonna get anywhere.
I remember the first time
I passed blood.
That was one scared kid.
Sure, when I got my jaw broken and had
to suck liquids through a straw...
I started wondering
if it was all worthwhile.
Tell you what bothered me.
Getting my throat ruined.
You didn't keep your chin down.
How's your nose.
Can you breathe?
Yeah, can't you?
Not on a wet day.
- Hi, honey.
- Hi.
How'd it go?
Well...
canneries weren't hiring today.
Did you try the box factory?
I've already been fired
from the box factory.
You know...
I guess I'm just gonna have to
start fighting again.
- Honey!
- Yeah?
- I wish you wouldn't do that.
- Do what?
Kick Earl's box.
I didn't kick it.
I fell over it.
I don't believe in
kicking a man when he's down.
Honey, it is not Earl in the box.
It's just his clothes.
Clothes make the man.

Clip duration: 143 seconds
Views: 21
Timestamp in movie: 00:50:44
Uploaded: 21 October, 2021
Genres: drama, sport
Summary: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.


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