Summary Edit

Man warns kid to be careful or face the prospect of getting hit by a car. For the remainder of his life, man is unable to stop thinking about that day and begins to view it as an almost mystical experience, although everybody he knows just wishes he'd shut up.

Director Edit

Brian Peabody

Cast Edit

Top Trivia Edit

The film's score was written by Chip Ragler, most famous for his roles in action punch-em-ups such as Push Me And Die (1973) and Came To Wound (1984), but also a terrible composer in his own right.

Notable Quotes Edit

Pike: It's the way he looked at me. As if to say "You're right, I don't want to be hit by a car." But without words, you know.

Gail: You realise you've been talking about this for twelve years now.

Pike: I wonder what he's doing right now.


Pike: I didn't think anything of it at the time, but he was wearing basketball sneakers. Do you think that's important?

Old Ron: Aw, Jesus, buddy. Are you still yammering about that kid?

Pike: The reason I mention it is that he stepped away from the road a little after I warned him about the cars. I don't know if it matters that he was wearing basketball sneakers or not - maybe it doesn't - but there was a very slight spring in his step.

Old Ron: I'm going to stop drinking at this bar if you keep coming here.

Pike: I wonder what he's doing right now.

Critical Reception Edit

"It goes further than any previous film in the kid-is-told-to-be-careful/kid-is-careful lexicon." - Brian Rathers, Facewall Magazine