Lassie (1984) Movie Script

Lassie, come home!
All right, folks, it's moving day.
- I told you not to watch this crap.
- I like "Lassie".
You'll thank me when you're older.
Jennifer! Breakfast, honey.
You better hurry.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
- I'm fine!
Matt! 2.30! We're going!
Steve, did you load
that brown suitcase?
It's under four suitcases.
- I put Jennifer's books in it for the trip.
- Why would you do that?
I'm sorry.
- Last minute jitters.
- Me, too.
- Does this move make sense?
- Yes.
We're going to be living in the house
where Anne grew up.
I can handle that...
...I think.
Jennifer, how many kids
are there in the world?
- I don't know.
- Billions, OK?
- A quarter of those are kids, right?
- Yeah.
Well, that means...
...250 million kids
at about three presents a kid.
That means 750 million presents,
in one night, with one guy
and eight reindeer.
- Dad!
- What's going on?
- Nothing... The guy is a hoax.
- Mom!
Her name is Laura.
We've got a long drive
ahead of us, girl.
Matt, what do you say
we stop and get something to eat?
Hey, Matt!
- Matt!
- Look out!
What a mess!
I got it, here we go.
All right, people, back in your cars.
All right, load up.
Looks like we're moving.
Hey, Matt, look! It's Lassie!
Jennifer, there's no such thing.
First Santa Claus, now...
- Holy cow!
- See, I told you. It is Lassie!
- Jennifer...
- It's Lassie, Dad.
- Jennifer, don't touch a strange dog.
- It's hurt.
- Jen, he'll be fine. Come on.
- It's a she!
- Come on!
- We can't just leave her here.
- Steve...
- Honey, please!
She's all alone.
Matt, hop in.
Lumber's half-price, so the cost is
low, and there's no hassle for permits.
- Can I play the jukebox? I got money.
- No Paula Abdul or Janet Jackson.
- You're not going to eat that?
- I'm not hungry.
Then why did you order it?
- Look, it's Lassie, she's back!
- Jennifer, it's not Lassie.
- How do you know?
- Lassie doesn't exist.
Whatever doesn't exist
just followed us here.
- Can we keep her?
- Of course not.
It probably belongs to somebody,
and we're full enough as it is.
- There she is.
- How did you find us?
- Jen, be careful.
- See, she loves us.
She wants to be with us.
Sweetie, she doesn't really love us,
she just wants food.
- Kids are supposed to have dogs.
- Jennifer!
- It helps us grow up right.
- I think she's sweet.
- Honey, you too?
- It's weird enough as it is.
- Why not add a dog?
- Honey, come on!
- Why not?
- Please, Dad!
This is ridiculous.
Where would we put it?
How about the back seat?
Come on, let's take her.
Please, Dad!
- All right, the back seat.
- Yes!
Hey, Matt!
Hey, cut it out! Cut it out!
Get away from me.
I'm coming, I'm coming.
Move over.
- This dog stinks.
- Look who's talking!
I don't have fur!
Come here, Lassie.
Well, this is it.
- Franklin Falls.
- 148?
It's the country, pal.
There's room out here.
148? There's more people than that
in a supermarket.
- Matt!
- There's more people on a subway.
- You've never been on a subway.
- I know what they hold.
You took us to nowhere.
That's where we've moved to.
- Soon you'll like it here.
- I'll take the bus back to Baltimore.
- There's my grandkids!
- Grandpa!
- Hello, princess.
- I missed you, Grandpa.
I missed you, too, honey.
And how's my big fellow?
- Is that an earring you're wearing?
- Yeah.
- Hi, Len.
- Hello, Steve.
Len, I'd like you
to meet my wife, Laura.
- I'm glad to meet you, ma'am.
- It's a pleasure to finally meet you.
I can't tell you how good it is to have
these two youngsters back with me.
- What do we have here?
- That's our new dog.
Just a stray we picked up
on the side of the road.
Just a stray?
This is a beautiful dog.
- It's a fine pedigree, I bet you.
- See!
I guess you would like to see
the house before it gets dark.
- I'll get the truck so you can follow me.
- That's all right, I remember the way.
Thank you.
There you are. I'll see you tomorrow.
- See you then.
- Bye-bye, Grandpa.
- Good to see you, Matt.
- Bye, Grandpa.
Matt, all aboard.
All right, come on.
Wow, is that our farm?
It's beautiful!
No, sweetie, we're up the road.
Wouldn't you know, it's starting to rain.
No way, this is it?
Don't worry, it'll be better inside.
Wait, let me turn on the light.
Great. Doesn't work.
Here you go, sweetie.
Be careful, Matt.
There's a note.
It's from Len.
"The electricity went down in a storm,
should be back in a couple of weeks."
"Sorry for the mess.
I tidied up the best I could. Len."
- So there's no TV?
- No, Matt, there's no TV.
That's means there's no MTV.
Oh, great, really great.
- Why don't we just kill ourselves?
- Matt...
Take my hand, sweetie.
Watch your step there.
Let's take a look upstairs.
This bed seems OK. We'll use sleeping
bags until we get the sheets unpacked.
- Why bother?
- You and I are going to unload the car.
- Hey, don't forget this.
- Great! No pavement!
What'll I do with this? What kind
of kid would want to live here?
It wasn't so bad for your mother!
- Could this be my room, Laura?
- I don't think anyone will fight you for it.
Which room do you want, Matt?
Still raining.
- About what I said outside...
- Forget it, it was nothing.
You know...
...after your mother died, I made a point
not to talk about her in front of you,
because I could see
how much it upset you.
I don't know if that was
the right thing to do.
I know we can't bring her back,
but that doesn't mean
we need to forget her.
Goodnight, son.
- Dad, are you going to tuck me in?
- I'll be right there.
- You, too, Laura.
- OK, sweetheart. I'm coming up.
Well, everybody wants a dog,
I let the dog out.
That's all right. Come on.
Oh, my...
- Pots and pans.
- OK, that's a start.
All right, I'm off.
- When I'm back, we'll go to the store.
- Have a good meeting.
- You've got breakfast?
- Five boxes of Pop-Tarts.
- We don't have a toaster.
- Get out of here.
I'll call you later
and let you know how it goes.
- We don't have a phone.
- Honey, it's going to be fine.
I know.
- See you later.
- OK.
Jennifer and I are going for a walk,
do you want to come?
It's not like the city, you know.
We'll both be short on friends here.
What do you want?
Hey, come on, cut it out.
Look, I said cut it out!
Hey! Hey!
Come back here!
Come on, give me those!
Drop those! Drop those right now!
I'm going to kill you!
Give me my headphones!
Wait a minute!
Stay! Stay!
Give me those!
If you don't drop those...
How did you find this place?
Man, they got a rope here
and everything. Cool.
Looks cold!
That was awesome!
That was totally awesome!
I'm not kidding!
- Anything with that?
- No, I'm fine. Thank you.
Mr Jarman, since our last conversation,
I've worked out 3 preliminary options,
depending on how much
of the structure will remain.
- Based on your budget...
- That's what we need to talk about.
Hi, Steve, how did it go?
- They don't want it.
- What?
- The new house, remodelling, nothing.
- Why?
He says he was running high credit
at the bank, way too high.
The man just lost half his flock,
and insurance isn't going to pay for it.
Len, I pulled my kids out of school. This
was going to cover me for 6-9 months.
It's a lousy break.
It's a damn lousy break,
but you got you one job,
you'll get another.
- That or some other type of work.
- What other work?
In the store, I hear about things.
There's always folks needing help
fixing this or that.
You mean, being a handyman?
Len, I'm a builder, I'm a contractor.
Stop! Don't shoot!
Hey, mister, that's my dog!
Don't worry. I think I know the difference
between a coyote and a collie.
Now, boys are another thing.
I don't often see one I don't know
on my land.
- Aren't lost, are you?
- No, I know my way.
- I'm staying down at the Collins farm.
- Collins?
I bet you had to dust the cobwebs
out of that place.
- Yeah, you're not kidding.
- Well, have a nice visit.
Thanks, but we're not visiting,
we're going to live there.
Live there?
Well, now that's good news.
I got two boys just about your age.
I'll send them around.
You tell your daddy
Sam Garland says welcome.
Went out hunting coyotes today...
Josh, pass this down to your mother.
I ran into a youngster who said they
was moving on to the Collins place.
That's all right. As long as they
don't mess around with our flock.
- Right, boys?
- They won't, sir.
- Me and Jim will take care of that.
- That's what I like to hear.
Sam, you mustn't encourage the boys
to do anything malicious...
Now, Mildred, who said anything
about malicious?
I just want my boys to keep an eye
on things. We need that pasture.
- You know what I mean, right, Jim?
- Yes, sir.
- Josh, you know what I'm talking about?
- Yes, sir.
Mildred, you're a wonderful cook.
- I don't understand.
- What don't you understand?
They've gone under.
- And you want to stay anyway?
- Where are we going to go, Laura?
- Home.
- There's no such thing any more.
- I could get my job back at the bank.
- I could get other work here.
- Doing what?
- I'll find something.
Honey, look... I don't want
the kids to grow up in the city.
I'd like them to see the sky,
hear the birds, not that noise.
I'd like them to walk home at night
and not worry what's behind them.
- Am I really wrong to feel that way?
- No, of course not.
- Don't worry. They'll think you're cool.
- Really?
Class, we have a brand new student
in grade 8 that's just moved to the area.
Matt Turner doesn't know anyone here,
so I want us all to make him welcome.
And now April will give us a grade 9
presentation of her 4-H Club project.
Jim, Josh, stop that.
This is Charlotte,
a 6-month-old Toggenburg goat,
who I helped birth
and then disbudded at one week.
Toggenburgs are the oldest registered
breed of any animal in the world.
They're light brown with white accents
and are excellent milk producers.
Thank you, April. That was
a very imaginative demonstration.
I'd like to encourage the rest of you
to accompany their science projects...
...with practical demonstrations
like the one April presented.
Now, if you turn in your books
to chapter 17...
How are you doing, girl?
Can you believe that?
Show-and-tell with a goat?
I can't believe I live here!
You know what would happen at my
old school if I put a goat on a desk?
Hey, wait up!
I'm not a dog, you know.
Are you sure
this is the right way back?
Yeah, I guess you're right.
Probably through those trees.
Come on, this isn't funny.
Is this the only trick you know?
Give me back my bag!
Come on, wait up, will you!
I told you, it's not funny!
Give me my bag.
You like making me chase you,
don't you?
Hey, come on, quit it.
There it is.
It doesn't look like such
a dump from up here.
"AC"...That's my mom!
AC, that's my mom,
Anne Collins.
How did you know?
Once we get the weeds out, we could
have flowers, some geraniums...
And over here would be a great place
for a vegetable garden.
- A garden?
- Yeah.
- What do you know about gardening?
- Not a thing.
Hi, Steve... Laura.
I told you I'd hear
about some work, and I have.
At the Walker ranch they're repairing
all the outbuildings and the fences.
They'll furnish all the tools,
you won't have to bring a thing.
- Repairing fences...
- Well, that's all there is for now.
No, I understand.
Well, at least I'll be outside.
- Your apple pie is great, Laura.
- In celebration of good old electricity.
- What is this thing?
- It looks like an old record player.
Are these old CDs?
No, sweetie, these are 45s.
Let's see if this thing works.
- Did you try plugging it in?
- Yeah.
"Proud Mary"..."Jimmy Mack"...I used
to listen to these when I was a kid.
Those records were your mom's.
She used to play them all day long.
Just like Matt
with his head attachment.
I know this one. Mom used
to sing it to us. Remember, Matt?
There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends
I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all...
What, you can't find it?
What is it?
I'm coming.
What is it, girl?
What are you looking at, girl?
It's my mom's diary.
Thanks, Lassie.
"April 23..."
"Today I got up early and rode Lucky
through the high pasture,"
"all the way to the mountain pool."
It was too cold to swim,
so we sat there for a while,
I forgot about the time
and was almost late for school.
On Saturday, Dad let me help him
split wood and showed me
how to mend the goat pen and put up
the new wire in the chicken coop.
Mom said, "What are you teaching
her to use axe and hammer for?"
Daddy said, "So she can take the
place over some day, if she wants to. "
"Maybe raise her own kids here. "
I didn't tell Mom then,
but that's just what I want,
have a real sheep farm some day,
right here.
After all, we've got some
of the best grazing land around.
Of course I'll need to get a sheepdog,
I already know what kind, a collie.
I think I'll name it Lass...
Sing me the one
about the mockingbird.
Oh, I think I know that one.
Hush, little baby, don't say a word
Daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don't sing
Daddy's gonna buy you
a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring don't shine
Daddy's gonna buy you...
something nice.
- I love you, Mom.
- I love you, too.
Lassie, believe me, you don't
want to go out in that storm.
No, Lassie!
Good girl!
Quiet, girl. Don't wake them up.
Come on, girl.
You're a pretty brave dog.
What happened?
- Nothing, Jen. Go back to bed.
- She's hurt.
She's fine.
Help me dry her off.
Hey, I told you to be quiet.
Hey, I thought I told you
to be quiet, too.
What did you think of the flip, Lassie?
Not bad, huh?
Are you kidding? That was great.
Where did you learn how to do that?
- That's no big deal.
- Yeah? You can't do it.
- How do you know, dung head?
- Because I know you're a spaz.
You're Matt, right?
"Let's all make Matt real welcome,
because he doesn't know anybody here."
- Knock it off, Jim.
- What?
I'm April Porter.
This is Jim and Josh Garland.
- You're from the Collins farm, right?
- Yeah.
- What a hole!
- We like it OK.
- Can you do a back flip?
- Sure.
- Let's see.
- Yeah, maybe some other time.
- Come on, do it!
- He can't do it.
- I can do it, I just don't want to.
- Yeah, right. He just doesn't want to.
Our dad is the biggest sheep farmer
in the whole state.
My folks are going away this weekend.
Why not come over Saturday night?
- We're going to rent some cool videos.
- I don't think so, Josh.
My parents already have other plans.
Wait till you see our place.
Now this is a real farm.
Stay here, Lassie.
I'll only be a minute.
Come on in.
Make yourself at home.
You have a swimming pool
in your living room.
- You like guns?
- Yeah, I guess.
Look at that.
Bolt-Action.22. It's mine.
You get all this from raising sheep?
Sure do.
"Warm, durable American wool."
- We know the motto, Jim.
- Well, he doesn't.
I'm coming, girl.
Where did you go?
There she is.
Bringing in a stray.
As good as any sheepdog.
Good girl, Lassie.
Hey, Matt... Ever seen
so many lamb chops on a hoof?
- Josh!
- April's so sensitive.
They're not pets, April.
Just wool and good eating.
I've got to go. Bye.
- Well, I'll see you guys around.
- Yeah. See you.
Come on, Lass!
Come on, girl.
Big city guy's going to run off
with your girlfriend.
Shut up, lame-brain!
You stretch the wire,
you pound in the staple...
...and you go on to the next post.
Stretch the wire, pound in the staple,
go on to the next post...
Oh, my God!
I have a question:
what does 4-H mean?
It stems from...
"Head, Heart, Hands and Health."
"Head, Heart, Hands..."
- Well, see you.
- Bye.
- Bye.
- Bye.
"Twenty-five years of my life
and still..."
"...l'm trying to get up
that great big hill of..."
That was good.
Hey, where are you going?
Wait up!
It'll be all right. It'll be fine.
It's just sleeping.
Lassie, I don't know what to do.
I'm not a vet.
Just forget about it.
All right...
Come on, Lass... Here.
Is April here?
It's OK, Dad.
I was wondering if you'd come over
to my house for a little while?
The thing is, I need some help.
It's in here.
- Will it be OK?
- I don't know.
Sometimes they can make it without
a mother, sometimes they can't.
It just depends on the sheep.
Keep a blanket over it tonight, because
it'll probably get pretty cold in here.
I'll bring you some extra formula
Yeah, you like that, don't you?
Yeah, you do.
I don't think it's hurt.
It just looks really hungry.
- You are from Baltimore, right?
- Yeah.
I've been there once.
It was cool.
- Thanks for coming over.
- Sure.
- I better get going home.
- Yeah.
- I'll see you tomorrow.
- Right.
- Matt, guess what!
- Not now, Jen.
- But guess what!
- What?
We're going home!
- Moving back?
- It's not definite, I'll know in a few days.
- What are you talking about?
- Your dad got a call about a good job.
In Baltimore. They've been trying
to reach him for a week.
That place I interviewed a month ago.
At the time, they didn't have anything.
- You don't have to take it, do you?
- No, but I need a hell of a reason not to.
- What about the job you have here?
- Mending fences at 5 dollars an hour?
Hey, what's going on?
- I thought you'd want to move back?
- Yeah, sure. Why not?
Look, it doesn't matter
to me either way.
I didn't tell Mom then, but that's just
what I want to do,
have a real sheep farm some day,
right here.
- What do you mean, how do they do it?
- You saw their ranch.
- They make a fortune. How?
- Well, they raise a lot of sheep.
- And that's it?
- Well, yeah...
- And they've got the best pasture.
- That's what I'm trying to say!
- Now, where is this pasture-land?
- I don't know.
Down around Greenly's,
the whole high meadow. Why?
- Well, that's their flock, right?
- Yeah.
- And this is their pasture-land, right?
- Right.
So what's that fence?
I come by every day, and there's no
other fence between here and our farm.
I've seen their sheep grazing all over
here, all the way up to the creek.
- All right, let's say that this is our land.
- I don't know.
Let's just say. Somebody has put
that fence here for something.
You know, raising sheep
is not as easy as it looks.
- You need pens and sheepdogs...
- I've got the dog!
Lassie, go!
Round them up!
Bring them here, girl!
Good girl!
This is our boundary, right?
Our farmhouse is right here.
- I can read a plat map.
- All right, sorry.
- This is the Garlands' ranch.
- Yeah, I've seen it.
And whose land are they using? Ours.
They've got sheep all over that pasture.
- It's the best grazing land in the area.
- If it's done right, you can make money.
300 ewes and 20 rams, by the end
of next year you have 450 sheep.
- What's going on?
- Your brother just lost his mind.
You should see the Garlands' ranch...
I'm a contractor. I don't know the first
thing about farming, neither do you.
- Grandpa does.
- I'm no expert, but I know the basics.
With the animals and the construction,
that's doing labour ourselves,
we could probably get started
for 30-35,000.
I'm sorry, Matt. I'd be lucky
to cover half of that.
If you'd be willing, I'd be glad
to put up the other half.
That's very generous of you,
but we couldn't ask you to do that.
Nothing generous about it. The fact is,
I'm kind of thinking about myself.
I'd sure like to have
these grandkids around me.
You want to stay here?
Yeah, I really do.
What do you think we should do?
I wish I knew.
Come on...
- Let me try.
- OK, just don't tilt the bottle too much.
- Come on, you're drowning the thing.
- I am not.
That's enough.
That's done. Don't worry,
I've got another one.
There you go.
Well, I hope you're not driving.
Me, too.
That's the whole flock. I brought them
down from the high pasture on Friday.
So, how many is that?
That's 380 ewes and 34 rams.
380 and 34, that's just about right
for the land we got.
How much?
Like I said on the phone,
I don't know about this.
Sam Garland said he might be
interested in the whole flock.
So are we.
What's he offering?
We talked about 57 a head
for the ewes.
We'd like to offer you
60 dollars a head, Pete.
Well, 60 is fair.
- I'd say so.
- More than fair.
- But Garland was here first.
- I don't understand the problem.
We'd like the whole flock,
we're offering 3 dollars more.
It's all right, Mr Jarman.
We respect your position.
I'm sure you and Sam Garland go
way back, and he'd do the same for you.
I hope we didn't take up
too much of your time.
Come on.
I'm sorry we couldn't work
something out, Pete.
Honey, what are you doing?
Don't worry. He's pressuring
himself more than we ever will.
Hey, hold up a minute.
The flock is yours
if you can pay today.
- You'll have the money by 5 o'clock.
- All right.
You were right.
Just one more thing: you got 10 days to
get them out of here. Can you do that?
What are you doing?
Real funny!
That was a good one, right?
Over there.
Well, there it is.
That's our farm.
Good little horse.
Never been on him before.
Good little horse...
- What's wrong with this horse, Jim?
- I don't know, sir.
- Josh?
- Nothing, sir. His steps are good.
But there is something else wrong.
- It's with the sheep.
- The sheep?
The new people at the Collins place
set their collie on our flock.
It drove every one of them
off that south pasture.
Well, we can stand here talking about it
or take our hands out of our pockets
and get down to business
and drive them back.
Yes, sir. We would've had it done,
but we can't.
They got a fence going up,
all the way across.
A fence? Lmagine that.
Come on, Lassie!
Say, where are you going
with my sheep?
I thought we had a deal, Pete?
We did. They're paying more money,
it's simple business.
Buying sheep is simple. Making a living
off of them isn't so simple. Right, Pete?
Now, don't misunderstand me.
I can buy sheep anywhere.
Anywhere, anyplace.
This flock is yours. I'm just here
in case you want to reconsider.
Reconsider? Why should we?
Pete's a full-time farmer.
He couldn't cut it. Ever think about that?
- We're aware of the risks.
- That's a good thing.
I'm sure you've tied up
a good deal of money.
Want me to tell 'em about your business?
Pastures of grazing that aren't yours.
You know, you sure got a lot braver
since you stopped working for me.
I hate to interrupt these pleasantries,
but we are on a schedule here,
and thanks a lot for your concern, Sam.
All right. It was nice meeting you,
Come on, boys, let's leave
these ranchers do their work.
Good job, Lassie. All right.
Well, yeah, we're ranchers now.
Now, listen...
I just want you to know
that I am really proud of you,
and not just for the ranch and sheep
and all of that, but for everything.
...your mom would have
been proud of you, too.
- Hey, Dad...
- Yeah?
- Do you still miss her?
- Sure I do.
No, I mean...
I mean now,
with Laura and everything.
I love Laura. But that doesn't mean
I'll ever stop loving your mom.
- I don't know if I do.
- What?
Love her.
I mean, I try and I try.
All I can remember is
a couple of things at the end.
And you know,
those kind of go stale after a while.
I'm glad we came here.
I am, too.
- Let's go, Matt.
- We've got to pick up those supplies.
Come on, Lassie.
Prepare to scare the hell
out of them sheep!
All right, Lass... Lassie?
- Grandpa, where's Lassie?
- She must have jumped off.
All right, let's head back.
Len, I'll be right behind you.
Come on, sheep!
Dumb dog! Get away!
Jim, he's got my foot!
Get away!
We were worried about you.
- There she is. She came home.
- Well, what do you know.
Nothing wrong after all.
- What in the hell is this?
- A fence.
We've talked about your sheep
overrunning this pasture...
I guess you've been meaning to do it,
but when I saw the fence at the Collins',
I figured I'd save you the trouble
and take care of it myself.
Hello, Delbert? Sam Garland.
Listen, I need a pick-up,
day after tomorrow, early a.m.
Going to the Benton market, OK?
There's one thing different...
Come to the back side of the mountain.
Hi, April?
It's me, Matt.
I was just calling because the fair
starts tomorrow night.
I was thinking
that maybe we could go together.
To learn more about livestock
and everything.
Oh, you can?
Great, OK.
April? Josh.
Are you going to the fair
tomorrow night?
Yeah? Me, too.
What say I pick you up about 6.30?
Well, maybe I'll see you there.
No, it's OK. Bye.
Nice try!
- That was real nice.
- Did you see that flip?
- Cotton candy!
- Come on.
Here we go. 9 moving out in front
right away... Here comes 11.
Go for it!
9, 11 and 14. Here comes 12,
squeezing in there.
- Come on, 14. Yeah!
- The winner is 14!
There you go.
- Here you go.
- How sweet. Thanks.
Come on, Lassie.
Would you like to try one?
Look at the calf. Isn't it cute?
See how big this one is?
His breeder is the best in the county.
- Look at that guy's horns.
- He's won the most blue ribbons.
- Hi, Grandpa!
- Hey, princess.
Come on!
- I heard they make you dizzy.
- Only the first time.
What a geek!
Give me one.
- Hey, April.
- Hi, Josh.
- Hey, April. Hey, Kelly.
- Hi, Jim.
- Speaking of geeks...
- Shut up, Josh.
Oh, April standing by her man!
Real cute.
Too bad he's not going
to be here next year.
- Want one, geek?
- No, I quit.
Real cool. Too bad you look
like a faggot with that earring.
I like his earring.
In fact... Can I have it?
- Thanks.
- Come on, Jim.
- Thanks for coming to the fair with me.
- I had a good time.
Come on, Lassie.
She's my girl, geek!
Get off of me!
How do you like that?
Get off!
Get off!
Call her off!
- There you go.
- Thanks.
How's the knee?
- It's not that bad.
- Let me see.
You should have seen the other guy!
- This is really nice of you.
- What are stepmothers for?
I wish there was something else
I could call you.
I can't call you "Mom"
and "Stepmother" is too dweeby.
What's wrong with "Laura"?
Oh, I don't know. I guess
you're more than that, too.
Hey, why are you crying?
Quiet! Quiet! Take it easy,
don't make so much noise.
You were out an hour ago.
All right, you're the boss.
What took you so long?
Come on, you stupid dog! Come on!
Let's get her in the truck!
OK, Pop, go on.
That ought to hold you.
What is it, girl?
Where's our sheep?
Where are they, girl?
Yeah, those are ours. Come on,
Lassie, let's get them back home.
- Bye, Dad.
- Hey... Is your brother up yet?
He's gonna miss the bus.
Have a good day.
- Matt!
- He isn't in there.
Hey, Matt!
Oh, my God!
Honey, the sheep are gone.
Good, Lassie.
Easy, easy, girl.
Where are you going with our sheep?
These aren't your sheep.
They're on our land.
Put them back!
It's all right. Go home, Lassie!
Damn you!
That's my old man's best rifle.
Go on, Lassie. Go home!
Help me!
Help! Help me!
Take my hand!
Lassie, swim to the tree.
- Lassie!
- No!
Swim, Lassie! Swim!
Swim, Lassie!
Come on.
It's all right.
Josh! Jim!
Oh, Dad!
Matt saved Josh's life.
I can't tell you how sorry I am.
- We didn't even get to bury her.
- I know.
But in a way she'll always be here,
and every time you come here
and see her name, you'll think of her.
She was a great dog, beautiful.
I was the first one
to see her, remember?
On the side of the road.
Lassie was...
...a hero.
It's hard to imagine now, Matt,
but you'll get another dog,
and love that one just as much.
- No, I don't think so.
- We've got to have a sheepdog, Matt.
Then we'll get a shepherd or a lab.
Not a collie.
We don't have to think
about that today.
Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the
Declaration of Independence in 1776,
was elected third president
of the United States in 1801
and held office until 1809.
He was a very well known Virginian
and a great president.
He was an architect, a horticulturalist
and a world-renowned statesman.
George Washington is known
as the father of our country,
but Jefferson is known as the father
of the state of Virginia.
He was born 1743 and died in 1826.
In the spring, the whole class
will be taking a field trip
to Thomas Jefferson's home
in Monticello,
which Mr Jefferson designed
and had...
I love you!