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A Few Good Men (Movies)

"[My parents] act like they were always perfect. And every little thing I do wrong is catalogued so they can rub my nose in it later."
"Sure you can handle the truth? The '70s and '80s were not pretty decades for people."

Veronica is asked to dig up dirt on fellow student Jackson Douglas's parents. Her answer references the movie A Few Good Men, the 1992 movie written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Rob Reiner, starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson. When Cruise demands to know what really happened to a soldier who died under mysterious circumstances, Nicholson's Col. Jessup utters the famous line, "You can't handle the truth!" Veronica is suggesting that perhaps Jackson doesn't want to know what his parents did before he was born. Jackson disagrees, and he is quite pleased to learn that his parents were just as immature then as he is now.

1.11 "Silence of the Lamb"

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