The Manster (1959) Movie Script

Did he come back?
He's down in the lab now.
I locked the door.
You'd better take this with you.
I thought he'd come back.
He's like an animal now.
He comes back to where
he was fed the last time,
but he never should have
gotten out in the first place.
He visited a house in
our village last night.
It's not easy to keep a thing like that
from attracting too much attention.
I'm afraid there's only
one thing to do Genji now.
Be quiet, Emiko.
I can kindly let you out of there.
I was careless with Genji
and look what happened.
You don't understand me anymore, do you?
I'm sorry, Emiko.
Genji, get back!
You've changed even more, haven't you?
Back Genji.
I don't suppose you understand me now
any more than she does.
You were my brother.
You're an experiment that didn't work out.
I'm sorry, Genji.
Seems silly to ask you this
at Dr. Robert Suzuki's place,
it's the only place around here.
I'm afraid you can't see the doctor now.
Oh, now, wait a minute.
I've come all the way from Tokyo
and halfway up the mountainside
in a taxi they saved from the ark,
and then by making like a mountain goat
for the last few hundred yards.
Now, where's the good doctor?
Are you the man from World Press?
That's right.
Larry Stanford, the brilliant
and highly underpaid
foreign correspondent.
Tell you the truth,
from what my boss says,
I don't think there's
much of a story here,
but if there is I wanna get it.
Perhaps the doctor can
give you a few minutes.
I'll tell him you're here.
Please come in.
Thank you.
Mr. Stanford, I'm
sorry I kept you waiting.
I've forgotten about your appointment.
As a matter of fact your
chief, Mr. Matthews,
more or less pushed me
into it over the phone.
I'm not sure my work is
ready for publicity yet.
Well, from what the boss said,
I gather you're working on
the secrets of evolution
or something like that.
Sounds great, but will it sell newspapers?
Well, I'm a theoretical scientist.
Most of my work goes down on paper.
Have you anything ready
for publication yet, doc?
Not yet.
I can only tell you this.
Look into the sky at night,
and you will see a star maybe
one billion light years away.
The light that you see
started from that star,
even before this world existed.
That's my work.
The principles of existence.
But sometimes it frightens me.
Good, then maybe we got a story.
One more good one before I leave Japan.
Oh, are you leaving?
Yeah, after this assignment.
This globe trotting is gettin' me down.
Besides, I have a wife in New York
that I haven't seen for a
long time, far too long.
How old are you, Mr. Stanford?
Forgive me.
I ask personal questions sometimes.
It's the scientist in me.
I'm interested in the way people develop.
The glandular type and so on.
May I ask a few more questions?
Well, I'm supposed
to be the interviewer,
but if you wanna, go ahead.
You look like a strong man.
Have you ever had any major illnesses?
Well, this sounds like
the army all over again.
Nothing worse than chicken pox.
And in this time you've
been separated from your wife,
have you been, dare to say,
have you had any other
kind of companionship?
Well, I've been a good boy,
if that's what you mean, doc,
but now maybe we are getting
just a little personal.
I'm sorry.
You want to hear about my work, don't you?
All right.
Could use a little refreshment
while we're talking.
As long as it's daytime size.
A local version of it.
I thought it tasted different.
Well, doc, what's the story?
Well, Mr. Stanford, are you
familiar with later thinking
about cosmic rays and evolution?
the rays come out of space,
and every thousand years or
so they cause a mutation,
cause some animal to give birth
to a slightly different
species, that right?
That'll do.
Now you can understand what I mean
when I tell you that I've a theory
as to the cause of this
changing species, this mutation.
I believe it can be done.
Not with radiation, Mr.
Stanford, but chemically.
I've tried a few experiments
with plants and fungus.
You got any samples?
Unfortunately, nothing I can show.
Only theoretical records.
But I don't think they make sense to you.
Well, it sounds great in
scientific circles, doc,
but it's not exactly what
I'd call front page stuff.
You know, it's kind of stuffy in here.
It's the heat from the mountain.
I use it sometimes for experiments.
Will you excuse me, Mr. Stanford?
I'll go down to the lab
and bring you up some photos
of my fungus experiments.
They might prove interesting to you.
I'd appreciate that.
Robert, are you sure what you're doing
is absolutely right?
Don't you see him?
He's perfect for it.
Besides, I've changed the enzyme.
It's got to work this time.
A physical and a psychological change.
We'll keep records on every move he makes.
That's not what I mean.
Do you have the right to do this to him?
After all, the others were
different, they volunteered.
But Tara, he's exactly the type I need.
This is for science, for human knowledge.
What happens to one man
doesn't make any difference.
You didn't seem to care
for the others, Tara.
I forgot how to care about
anybody a long time ago.
You ought to know that.
Keep it that way.
Oh, hello doc.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude,
but I just couldn't keep my eyes open.
Oh, I feel that way myself,
many times up here.
Seem to have collected
myself a kink in the neck too.
These are the pictures
I thought you might be interested in.
Well, I'll take
those back to Tokyo with me
if you don't mind, doc.
Oh, by all means.
How about one for the road?
That's not a bad idea.
Might wake me up.
I'll be coming down
to Tokyo very shortly.
We must get together there.
I could use a little
vacation from my work.
Sure, that'll be fine.
Here's the morning report for you.
I'm forced to agree with you, Larry.
Not much to this Dr. Suzuki report.
I understand he's independently wealthy,
one of these wealthy crackpots.
Oh, he's not such a bad guy.
He serves lousy whiskey though,
gave me a hangover on two of them.
As a matter of fact, he
phoned up this morning,
said he was coming to Tokyo.
Wants to take me out on some
fancy dinner or something.
Geisha party?
Who knows?
Anyway, I'm just filling in time
'til I head for New York and Linda.
This globe trotting almost broke us up.
By the way, Larry, you're
gonna be here a few days.
I've got a report here on
some smuggling going on
down in Hong Kong.
I wonder if you could hop
a plane and go down there.
Uh-uh, no dice, Ian.
You pull this one more story routine on me
once too often.
This time I'm going home.
I'll tell you what you
can do with that report.
What's that?
Make a paper airplane out of it,
and sail it out the window.
Oh yes, just a moment.
Larry, it's for you.
New York.
Can't imagine who it might be.
Okay, I'll take it over here,
and how about some privacy.
Put that call through here.
Oh darling, it's wonderful
to hear your voice.
Oh, everything's all right.
I just wanted to hear you.
When are you coming home, Larry?
In just a few more days, darling.
There's lots of paper work and stuff,
you know how it is.
After that, no more traveling.
We can make a real start all over again.
I love you too, darling,
but how do you know you love me,
I might not be the same person.
I'm sure you're the same, darling.
I haven't changed either.
I've been thinking about you all the time.
I've had a picture of you in my mind.
It's a nice picture,
but it's not the same as the real thing.
It won't be long now, darling.
I'll be thinking of you all the time.
We're going to some kind of party tonight,
I'll pretend you're along.
Oh, well, have a good time, Larry.
Larry, as they say in Japan...
As we say in America, bottoms up.
You know, doc, I don't
know which I like better.
Japanese sake or Japanese geisha.
What's the difference?
Plenty of both here.
No, seriously doc, I
never had time before
to do this sort of thing.
You've no idea how stuffy
this political interviews
and press conferences can be.
With so little time left, please,
let me be your host,
and let me show you things
you have never seen before in Japan.
I've been working rather
hard myself lately.
Larry, I like you,
and I'd like to show you more of Japan.
Doc, you got yourself a deal.
Bottoms up.
Hey doc, tell her it's
an old American custom
called smooch, huh.
And tell her she smooches good.
Oh, I don't know...
No, I haven't finished yet.
Tell her she smooches good,
and tell her I'd like to give
her some advance lessons, huh.
I don't have to tell
her anything, Larry.
I think she understands you very well.
Maybe, but let's find out.
Hey, listen girls,
I think you're all very beautiful.
Very beautiful.
But I got a special date.
All right, Ian, I'm a
week overdue on New York,
and I've been like this for three days.
Let's have the ceremony
and get it over with.
You know me better than that, Larry.
Your wife called again.
So she called, so what?
Look, it's really none of my business,
but you were supposed to be home by now.
Listen to me, Ian,
I've been workin' very
hard for a good many years,
and now I'm supposed to go back
and chain myself to a
desk in a New York office.
Okay, if that's the way it's
gotta be, it's gotta be,
but before I go I'm gonna
do some of the things
I never had a chance to do before.
This guy, Suzuki, just
came into my life in time.
Oh, that reminds me.
I've got a train to catch.
He's taking me to a hot springs hotel.
And Linda?
You already said it, Ian.
It's none of your business.
How about a little sake before our bath?
Suits me.
The bath's ready now.
Larry, you're about to experience
one of my country's greatest pleasures.
Hot mineral water from deep in the earth.
It has wonderful effects,
and sometimes strange effects.
Well, I've had hot baths before,
but never in such fancy surroundings.
You know, doc, it's amazing
what I never got to see and do
in this country all the
time I've been here.
I didn't realize what fun I was missing.
Still, I'll have to leave sometime.
Yes, I know.
Oh, I have another surprise for you.
Oh, what's that?
Do you remember my assistant, Tara?
You met her at the lab.
She happens to be here at the hotel.
I think you'll find her
especially interesting.
Why especially?
Her talent.
She's first of all, an
exceptionally beautiful woman.
She's been to nearly any
country you can name.
She's intelligent, affectionate,
and, well, how should I say it?
Not unwilling to have a little adventure
now and then.
Sounds too good to be true.
Tell me, when do I meet this
lovely mythical creature again?
Why not now?
I'm sure you two remember each other.
Well, hello again.
I guess we must have your bath here.
You go ahead, we'll wait.
Why wait?
I can see you're not familiar
with Japanese customs, Mr. Stanford.
You mean everybody together, same bath?
Larry, just actually
remembered something.
I promised to make a phone call to Tokyo.
Very important.
I wonder if you two will excuse me.
With pleasure.
Follow me.
Well, now I've seen
everything, or I'm about to.
There are two baths, Mr. Stanford.
One for you and one for me.
I see.
And what's this, the wall of Jericho?
We operate on the honor system here.
You mean this is a Japanese equivalent
of a bundling bar?
Well, it keeps us apart,
but not too far apart.
The doctor tells
me these are mineral baths
and good for me.
I hope he's right.
How do you like it, Mr. Stanford?
My name is Larry.
I think it's great,
having a wonderful time,
wish you were here.
Well, I'm not very far.
Tell me more about yourself.
Well, there's not very much to tell.
I worked pretty hard all my life,
and now I'm just starting to enjoy myself.
How about you, where are you from?
You speak English beautifully.
I speak many languages.
Is the water hot enough for you?
Yeah, plenty hot.
The real Japanese bath should be as hot
as you can take it.
That way you get benefit of
the minerals in the water.
I seem to be getting some
sort of benefit right now.
Is anything the matter, Larry?
Yeah, I've had enough, I'm gettin' out.
It's a great little song
in a great little country.
Hey, I've gotta show you where I live.
Can you mix a martooni?
What is that?
That's a miserable martini.
Hello Larry.
Well, this is quite a surprise.
I think I'd better go.
I think you'd better stay.
We've all got some things to talk about.
Anybody mind if I fix myself a drink?
You know, Ian, there's a name for a guy
who'd pull a trick like this.
Ian had nothing to do with it.
I dragged him here.
I flew in today, Larry.
I couldn't stand it any longer.
Ian wouldn't tell me a thing.
It wasn't hard to guess
that you'd found company.
Sorry Larry.
Yeah, sure.
All right, let's not draw this one out.
Let's make it front page,
top banner line now.
So you found out, so what?
Darling, I came here so I could see you.
So you could see me.
I don't want things to
go on this way, Larry.
You've gotta make a choice right now.
The girlfriend or me.
Tara, I don't think we're wanted here.
Let's go some place
and finish the evening.
Goodnight, Mrs. Stanford.
Larry, I'll wait here 'til
midnight, then I'm leaving.
The choice is yours.
I made my choice.
Oh Ian, Ian, what am I gonna do?
What am I gonna do?
Fight, that's all you can do.
I want to fight, Ian.
But he's changed, he's so different.
There's still hope.
Look, I'll wait here 'til midnight,
I could talk to him alone.
If he's not back I'll go to the hotel.
And then?
And then I've lost the battle.
And what else can I do.
You want me to stay here for a while?
No, please go--
I've gotta work this out for myself.
Good luck, Linda.
Thanks Ian.
Hey, how about that?
You know, Tara, I figured you'd
live in a place like this.
It fits you, it's beautiful.
Larry, why did you come with me tonight?
Why did you make that choice?
I'll tell you the truth, Tara.
It's you I want.
I feel comfortable with you.
But something strange has
been happening to me, lately.
I can't explain it.
You're the only one that
seems to understand.
Don't ever leave me.
No, Larry, not this way.
What do you mean, not this way?
When I belong to a
man, no one else does.
If it can't be that way,
then I don't want him.
You're thinkin' about Linda?
She's not gonna give up so easily, Larry.
I know how a woman thinks.
If I'm not mistaken, she's waiting for you
at your apartment right now.
She said she'd leave
if I didn't come back.
That won't settle it.
You must go and tell her it's finished.
It would be best that way.
You'll wait for me here?
I'll wait for you to come back,
if you'll come back.
Go Linda, go home!
Larry, what's the matter?
What is it?
Can I help you?
Nothing's the matter,
I don't need any help.
I just want you to leave.
I know I shouldn't have stayed here,
but I couldn't give up that easily.
Give up what?
What we never had?
After being here all this time,
you know I've asked you to join
me overseas more than once.
Larry, what sort of a life is that?
Living in hotels, places
not even on the map.
Picking up and moving
everytime there's a new war
or a revolution.
You married me, you knew
I was foreign correspondent.
Yes, I know, but I figured one day
you could settle down.
Settle down, that's
a good way to put it.
Settle down like mud in a pool.
Bridge on Wednesdays, cocktail Thursdays,
PDA Fridays.
I can't give you this
kind of stuff, Linda.
Go home and find someone else.
Larry, what's happened to you?
I don't know, Linda.
I just want you to let
me alone, that's all.
Just leave me alone, go away.
I won't let you alone, Larry.
I'm fighting with something
that belongs to you and me.
I don't know how it happened,
but it won't last.
This woman, she's got you all mixed up
so you can't think straight.
I don't know how it started.
Maybe a weak moment.
- Weak!
- Maybe you...
You think I'm weak?
Do you think I covered all
those wars and revolutions
'cause I was weak?
Or maybe it's because I never
put you in your place before,
never slapped you down when you needed it.
Larry, what's gotten into you?
Nothing's gotten into me!
I just became my real
self for once, that's all.
Nobody's gonna tie me down anymore,
nobody's gonna tell me what to do.
I heard you singin'.
I don't know why I came
in, I was just passing by.
I guess you don't know
what I'm talking about.
Maybe that's just as well,
makes it easier to talk.
I've gotta talk to someone.
I've gotta get it out of me.
You've gotta get it out of me.
I thought you weren't coming back.
You were a long time.
I told you, after Linda
left I went out for a walk.
Where did you go?
I don't know.
Fix me another drink, will you?
It was like a dream, a sort of nightmare.
Only I don't know where the dream stopped
and the real thing began.
I came to a temple, I remember that.
And then I was walking, just walking.
Does your hand hurt?
Those prayer beads,
where did you get them?
I don't know, picked them up some place.
I can't remember.
I have a feeling I don't wanna remember.
I wanna forget.
That's something I can do.
Help you forget.
I like everything about this place,
but the music.
Well, maybe I'm getting a little senile.
You're as young as you ever were, Ian.
And as kind.
It's sweet of you to bring me here.
You know, I was getting a bit lonely.
That's an understatement.
I was getting to scream.
Linda, I asked you here,
because I wanna talk to you about Larry.
What the devil's gotten into him lately?
I don't know.
Maybe it's what you just said.
The devil's gotten into him.
He used to be a good reporter, Linda.
All reliable.
Now when I want him,
I can hardly find him.
And when I do, I can't seem
to break though to him.
You say hello, and he starts an argument.
I've never seen anyone change so quickly.
Yeah, he doesn't seem the same person.
What are you gonna do?
You can't stay here in Tokyo forever
and watch Larry go to pieces like this.
I don't know exactly
what I'm gonna do, Ian.
But I'm sure of one thing.
I still love Larry,
and I'm not gonna run away.
Guess I'll just have to
stick around for a while,
and hope.
Well, I knew if I kept
looking, I'd find you.
All right, you found me, now what?
We've got a pretty big
story to cover this morning.
What's the matter with your hand?
I burned it.
When are you coming back to work, Larry?
Seems to me I got some vacation due.
Yes, you have,
but you're still being
carried in my books.
I think I have a right to
know what your plans are.
Who has any plans?
Ian, do me a favor.
If you're not drinking,
leave me alone, will you?
I was about to.
I've got an office to
take care of, you know.
But I have a suggestion.
How about tonight?
You and I used to go on some
pretty good binges together.
Not tonight.
Look, Larry.
Confession's good for
the soul and all that.
Are you sure there isn't
something you'd like to tell me?
You're pressing your luck, Ian.
All right, Larry.
All right.
Whatever what's eating you stops eating.
You've got a job waiting.
But remember this, it can't wait forever.
Where'd you get those?
Get what?
I don't know, picked 'em up somewhere.
They're Buddhist prayer beads.
You don't say!
Oh, I just thought it odd you had them.
They're common around here,
but I've never seen you with
anything like that before.
There must be a lot of
things you've never seen, Ian.
But Buddhist prayer beads.
As a matter of fact,
I talked to quite a
few Buddhists recently.
I found out one very
good thing about them.
What's that?
They mind their own business.
All right, Larry.
Look at that, Tara.
There's a definite cycle.
That proves another theory of mine.
That change doesn't come all at once.
Larry Stanford right now is
going through the metamorphosis.
This is his old self here
at the bottom of each curve.
And this is his new self,
actually a different
species of men, at the top.
But notice how the waves are rising.
Before long, he'll be entirely on the top,
entirely a new being.
Robert, I don't like it.
That's your privilege.
Not everyone's interested in mutation.
That's not what I mean.
I don't like what I'm doing.
I know you had to keep him in Tokyo,
and at first I didn't care.
Any emotion I ever had was
killed in me a long time ago.
But, maybe I've just a little left,
and I don't like watching
it happen to him.
Are you falling in love with him, Tara?
I don't think I'm able to fall in love.
You don't have any
illusions about us, do you?
You know where you found me.
And you know what happens to me
if I have to go back there.
That's the only reason I
stayed with you, Robert.
Can I make it any clearer than that?
Look at her, Tara.
Take another look at Emiko.
You knew her, Tara,
when she was, oh, what shall we say?
When she was an ordinary woman.
Not a bad looking woman.
Can you hear me, Emiko?
Can you understand what I'm saying?
You think I'm heartless, don't you, Tara?
You like to pretend to be
a woman without a soul,
but these things really
bother you, don't they?
I think you forget that Emiko
was my first human experiment.
That she begged me to
try the enzyme out on her.
And when I wouldn't, she took it herself.
And you forget that my
brother, Genji, volunteered,
after I gave him full warning.
I know all that.
Is that supposed to excuse you?
I don't have to make
excuses to anyone, Tara.
I'm just trying to
remind you of something.
Your very good friend, Larry Stanford,
is going to change completely.
Nothing can stop that now.
I might be able to separate his new self,
but I'm not gonna take that chance.
Do you know what that means, Tara?
It means when he changes
he'll be an alien thing,
a species that's never
walked this earth before.
Do you think they'll let
a thing like that live?
Do you think anybody will?
Think it over, Tara.
Ask yourself if you can
afford to fall in love
with a monster like...
Like Emiko, the woman
who used to be my wife.
Come in.
Hello Larry.
I'm glad we found you in.
Any reason why you wouldn't?
Put out the sputtering fuse, will you?
Are you gonna ask us in?
All right, come in, you
know where the drinks are.
This is my friend Dr. Jennsen, Larry.
I happen to be with him tonight,
and asked him to come along.
I hope you don't mind.
Why should I?
Hi doc.
How do you do?
Larry, I think you can guess
why I wanna talk to you.
I think you know your behavior lately
has not been exactly like your old self.
Now, listen to me Ian...
Don't blow your cork.
I've got a couple of
questions I mean to ask
whether they're my business or not.
All right, go ahead and ask it.
First question.
Do you remember when I saw you in a bar
after that old Buddhist
priest was murdered?
You had a string of Buddhist
prayer beads with you,
and you never did say why.
Now, I suppose this is far fetched,
but I couldn't help feeling
there was a connection.
Now, tell me the truth, Larry.
Did you accidentally see the
murder or something like that?
Did it set you off, put
you in that rotten mood?
Yeah, I'll tell you the truth, Ian.
I don't know what you're talking about.
All right.
Second question.
Do you realize that your behavior lately
has had every aspect of
a man flipping his lid?
What are you trying to say, Ian?
Larry, Dr. Jennsen is a psychiatrist.
The best in Tokyo.
That's why I brought him.
I'd like you to let him talk to you.
World Press will pick up the bill.
So you're a witch doctor, eh?
Well, some people do call us that.
I can see right now that your case
would be most interesting.
Here's my card.
What about an appointment
tomorrow morning?
Say 10 o'clock?
Get out of here, both of you!
Doc, you go and rattle
your bones somewhere else.
I gotta look after my own problems.
You shut up and get out of here!
Just let me alone, that's all.
Get out!
Just let me alone, that's all!
Just let me alone!
Leave me alone!
Hello, police.
This is Dr. Jennsen.
One three two.
Please send police here immediately.
This is urgent.
All right, fellas, go
on back to the office
and write this up.
I'll see you in about a half an hour.
I'm afraid I've got a
personal interest in this
from the Superintendent.
I knew Dr. Jennsen very well.
Mr. Matthews, I'm going to ask a favor.
I wish you wouldn't print
this story just yet.
Print it, now wait a minute.
Dr. Jennsen was internationally known.
This is news.
Mr. Matthews, there's
a killer loose in Tokyo.
The worst known in 30 years,
and I've gotta stop him.
Now, so far we've reported
every murder he's committed.
This time I want to throw him off guard.
Perhaps he'll wonder
why it wasn't reported.
Perhaps he'll come back.
When you say don't print this story,
you're asking quite a bit.
I have a responsibility
to my readers, you know.
You also have one to
your friend, Dr. Jennsen.
Believe me, Mr. Matthews,
I'm determined to catch this murderer.
I have to answer to my own superiors,
and if I don't catch him,
I'll be obliged to resign.
Well, I'll hold off for the time being,
but you can't keep a thing
like this quiet for long.
Tomorrow, there'll be a press conference
in my office at five o'clock.
I'll try to have something
more definite for you by then.
All right, and perhaps by that time
I'll have something for you.
Larry, are you here?
You must be the cleaning woman.
Gentlemen, the killings
have been at these places.
Usually, we get a pattern
from something like this,
but not this time.
He seems to strike
blindly, without reason.
That's a very impressive
map, Superintendent.
But just exactly what are you
doing about these murders?
Well, we've doubled the police on duty,
and every officer carries extra arms,
and we've deployed our men
so that reinforcements are always nearby.
I'd like to know, sir,
when do you expect to catch the killer?
I'm sorry, I don't know.
If we could find a pattern,
I might be able to estimate,
but this killer,
well, he doesn't even seem to be human.
Anymore questions, gentlemen?
Is that all you've got for us?
That's all I have right now.
Well, thanks, Superintendent.
The next time you call us in,
I hope you've got more of a story.
Well, Mr. Matthews, I suppose
you're not satisfied either.
Superintendent, I've come to a decision.
Not an easy one.
But I'm thinking of your men out there,
and all the others who may
shortly find themselves victims.
I'm afraid I have something
very important to tell you.
Yes, it does look bad.
But still, you can never
tell about evidence.
It can be very deceiving.
Hmm, hmm.
Well, he's killed someone else.
This time one of my policemen.
Are you sure it was the same killer?
No doubt.
And he got away again.
I just can't believe it was Larry.
Well, whether we're sure
of it or not, Mr. Matthews,
the time has come to
take some precautions.
Pick up Larry?
Yes, if we can find him.
Well, he's bound
to return to his
apartment sooner or later.
I suppose you can put a stake out on him.
I'm gonna handle this personally.
And I'd like you to come along.
There he goes.
What happened?
He got away.
I think I know where
he's going, to Tara's.
Follow me.
All right.
Well, it's fortunate she wasn't here.
But I wonder where she went to.
He's gonna try and get her.
Still looking for that
pattern, Superintendent?
No, I'm afraid I'm just
trusting to luck now.
When you find him,
will you, will you remember
that something's happened to him?
Something he can't control.
I know Larry.
Are you asking me not to shoot to kill?
Yes, I am.
I'm sorry, Mrs. Stanford,
I can't promise anything right now.
He's been sighted at the shipyards.
Come on.
There he goes!
Try not to shoot.
Take him alive.
No, Linda, you better wait here.
Well, between this and heat treatment,
there's a chance.
I'm not sure, but there's bound
to be some sort of change.
If he comes back.
He'll be here.
Genji came back, remember?
At the risk of being over poetic,
let me put it this way.
He was conceived in the mountain,
he'll return to the mountain.
You shouldn't have done it, Robert.
You shouldn't have
started the whole thing.
I suppose I'm just
beginning to realize that.
Still, look what I've given to science.
It's all in this notebook.
The whole case history,
except for one detail.
The formula for the enzyme.
I don't want this experiment repeated.
I don't know what your plans are,
but don't destroy him,
not the way you destroyed Genji,
promise me that.
You did fall in love with
Larry Stanford, didn't you?
Tara, some of us aren't
meant to know love.
Not as ordinary people do.
I haven't had very good
luck myself in that respect.
But you've got to try with Larry,
you got to try to bring him back.
I tried with Genji, and
I kept trying with Emiko
even when I knew it was hopeless.
I'm afraid that was a mistake.
But with this new injection
on heat, lots of heat,
it may work.
He might separate completely,
split into two human beings.
But Tara, what will they be?
I'm leaving you, Robert.
You can't leave me, Tara.
We've gone through this before.
Do you wanna go back to where I found you?
Yes, I'll go back to that if necessary.
Don't talk like a child.
Haven't I treated you well?
Bought you anything you wanted.
What else do you want?
The illusion of respectability?
All right, if that's what
you want, I'll marry you.
That can be arranged now.
You may need this, Robert.
Police Department.
Inspector Aida, please.
Try to understand, Emiko,
and you can try harder.
Try this time.
You used to be my wife,
and before that
you were my sweetheart.
We went to America.
We went to the university together.
We had wonderful plans, didn't we?
We were gonna be great scientists.
Like Pierre and Marie Curie.
But it didn't work out
that way, did it, Emiko?
I'm sorry.
I don't know why.
Maybe I offended the gods.
I didn't used to believe in gods.
Forgive me.
But did you give him my message?
I see.
I see.
Come on.
Don't be afraid.
You know me.
Give me your hand.
Gimme your hand.
Let me go, let me go!
Well, I guess there's
nothing else we can do now.
Except wait.
I'll wait, I'll wait
as long as I have to.
It may be quite a while.
I'll have to make a formal
arrest when he's well enough.
I have no choice.
I understand, Superintendent.
It's gonna pose quite a legal problem.
Who really did all these things?
It wasn't Larry.
It couldn't have been Larry.
Must have been something, someone else.
But why did it have to happen, why?
I don't know, Linda.
He was an average sort of guy.
The image of us all.
How can I say this?
There was good in Larry
and there was evil.
The evil part broke through, took hold.
Call it an accident or call it a warning.
A warning?
I'm a reporter, not a mystic, Linda.
But there are things beyond us,
things perhaps we're
not meant to understand.
If what's happened has
made this all clear,
well then, perhaps it
makes sense after all.
Have faith, Linda.
Have faith in the good
that's still in Larry.
And in all men.