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ALTERED STATES 1980 Film
  • Eddie Jessup: You saved me. You redeemed me from the pit. I was in it, Emily. I was *in* that ultimate moment of terror that is the beginning of life. It is nothing. Simple, hideous nothing. The final truth of all things is that there is no final Truth. Truth is what's transitory. It's human life that is real. I don't want to frighten you, Emily, but what I'm trying to tell you is that moment of terror is a real and living horror, living and growing within me now, and the only thing that keeps it from devouring me is you.


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  • Communities
    • Hinchi Indians
      • Isolated tribe in central Mexico who still practice the ancient Toltec rituals, sacred mushroom ceremonies. Eddie goes to Mexico and participates in a mushroom ceremony.
  • Flowers, Plants and Trees
    • First Flower
      • One of the ingredients in the mixture ingested during the indigenous tribal ceremony.
  • Gift Shops
    • Safari Shop
      • Gift shop at the zoo where Eddie kills and eats a sheep after transforming into an earlier ape like creature.
  • Hospitals
    • New York Hospital
      • Hospital where Eddie and Arthur find their first sensory deprivation tank.
  • Security Services
    • First Security
      • Security company at the building where Eddie transforms into an earlier ape like creature.
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  • Eddie Jessup: What dignifies the Yogic practices is that the belief system itself is not truly religious. There is no Buddhist God per se. It is the Self, the individual Mind, that contains immortality and ultimate truth.
    Emily Jessup: What the hell is not religious about that? You've simply replaced God with the Original Self.
    Eddie Jessup: Yes, but we've localized it. Now I know where the Self is. It's in our own minds. It's a form of human energy. Our atoms are six billion years old. We've got six billion years of memory in our minds.

  • Emily Jessup: Arthur was right. You are a fascinating bastard.

  • Eddie Jessup: When I was 9 years old I used to see visions. visions of saints and angels, even Christ himself. Of course I don't do that anymore, not since I was 16.

  • Arthur Rosenberg: The way I feel, I don't expect to go to sleep for a year. I'm on fucking fire!

  • Eddie Jessup: You saved me. You redeemed me from the pit. I was in it, Emily. I was *in* that ultimate moment of terror that is the beginning of life. It is nothing. Simple, hideous nothing. The final truth of all things is that there is no final Truth. Truth is what's transitory. It's human life that is real. I don't want to frighten you, Emily, but what I'm trying to tell you is that moment of terror is a real and living horror, living and growing within me now, and the only thing that keeps it from devouring me is you.

  • Eddie Jessup: The purpose of our suffering is only more suffering.

  • Eddie Jessup: Memory is energy! It doesn't disappear - it's still in there. There's a physiological pathway to our earlier consciousnesses. There has to be; and I'm telling you it's in the goddamned limbic system.
    Mason Parrish: You're a whacko!
    Eddie Jessup: What's whacko about it, Mason? I'm a man in search of his true self. How archetypically American can you get? We're all trying to fulfill ourselves, understand ourselves, get in touch with ourselves, face the reality of ourselves, explore ourselves, expand ourselves. Ever since we dispensed with God we've got nothing but ourselves to explain this meaningless horror of life.

  • Emily Jessup: What are you thinking about?
    Eddie Jessup: God. Jesus, crucifixions.

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  • Trivia
    • What did author Paddy Chayefsky think of the movie?
    •  He loved it.
       He disowned it.
       He died before the release of the movie.

      • This movie was the big screen debut of what two actors?
      •  Bob Balaban and Blair Brown
         Drew Barrymore and William Hurt
         Charles Haid and Thaao Penghlis

        • Eddie Jessup's father's last word.
        •  Terrible
           Terror
           Terrific

          • What Night Court actor makes a brief cameo as an X-ray technician?
          •  Harry Anderson
             Richard Moll
             John Larroquette

            • What the difference in the lizard scene between the book and the movie?
            •  Eddie kills and eats the lizard in the book, and he only kills the lizard in the movie.
               There is no lizard in the book, but there is in the movie.
               Eddie kills several lizards in the book, and he only kills one lizard in the movie.


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