Reefer Madness

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Reefer Madness is a 1936 cult film about a group of young students whose tragic downfall is apparently caused by their marijuana use.

Directed by Louis Gasnier. Written by Arthur Hoerl.
It's Public Enemy, Number One!Taglines


  • Jack: Oh, why don't you button up your lip? You're always squawkin' about something. You've got more static than a radio.
  • Dr. Carroll: I'm going to ask you a straightforward question: isn't it true that you have, perhaps unwillingly, acquired a certain habit through association with certain undesirable people?
  • Dr. Carroll: ...Failing this, the next tragedy may be that of your daughter's... or your son's... or yours... or yours... (pointing directly at the camera) ...Or yours!


Mae: What time is it?
Jack: Time to get up and give this place the goin' over. It looks like the marines have landed.
Mae: Well, that bunch last night was high enough to take over the marines and the navy!

Mae: I wish you'd lay off those kids!
Jack: Why don't you get over that "mother complex"?

Bill: You know, after that session we had yesterday, I went home and told mother that the trouble with her pot roast gravy was that she hadn't added three heaping teaspoonfuls of olive oil.
[both laugh]
Mary: What did she say?
Bill: She didn't say anything; she just threw me out of the kitchen.
Mary: Why, no wonder.

Jimmy: How about driving over to the... Joe's place with me? I'll buy you a soda!
Bill: I never drink the stuff!

[Blanche introduces Bill to Mae]
Blanche: This is Bill Harper. He's okay.
[Mae travels to other room]
Mae: There's a new one in today.
Jack: Yeah - Bill Harper. He's all right.

[Jimmy finishes a reefer before driving back]
Jimmy: Let's go, Jack. I'm red-hot!
Jack: Better be careful how you drive, or the first thing you know you'll be ice cold.

Bureau Official: Here is an example: A fifteen-year-old lad apprehended in the act of staging a holdup - fifteen years old and a marijuana addict. Here is a most tragic case.
Dr. Carroll: Yes. I remember. Just a young boy... under the influence of drugs... who killed his entire family with an axe.

[Jack fixes Mae a drink that is not filled as high as she'd prefer]
Mae: Hey, what's the matter? Am I an orphan?
[he pours more into the glass]
Jack: Where do you put it? You got a hollow leg?

Blanche: Oh, snap out if it, will ya? It's not our fault. Why did I ever bring him up there anyway? He's just a kid. They can't hang him.
Ralph: Shut up! SHUT UP!

[after realizing the box is empty]
Ralph: Mae? MAE! [Mae enters]
Mae: What do you want?
Ralph: Bring me some reefers!

Ralph: I know what you want. You want to kill ME!
Jack's hitman: You're crazy. Take it easy, kid. I just wanna talk to ya.
[Ralph then brutally assaults Jack]


  • It's Public Enemy, Number One!
  • Women Cry For It - Men Die For It!
  • The Sweet "Pill" That Makes Life BITTER!
  • Adults Only!
  • Drug Crazed Abandon!
  • Sin - degradation - vice - insanity!
  • SEE youthful marijuana victims - what actually happens!
  • Tell your children!
  • 65 years later, audiences are still hooked!

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