Rent (2005) Poster

(2005)

Adam Pascal: Roger Davis

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  • [first lines] 

    Mark , Angel , Maureen , Roger , Collins , Benjamin Coffin III , Mimi : Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes - how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love... seasons of love.

  • Roger Davis , Mark : [On answering machine]  Speeeeeeeeeeeak.

    [Beep] 

  • Mimi : I should tell I blew the candle out, just to get back in.

    Roger Davis : I'd forgotten how to smile, until your candle burned my skin.

  • Collins : In honor of the death of Bohemia, an improtu salon will commence immediately following dinner. Maureen Johnson, back from her spectacular one-night engagement at the eleventh street lot, will sing Native American tribal chants backwards through her vocorder, while accompanying herself on the electric chello, which she ain't never studied.

    Roger : And Mark Cohen will preview his new documentary about his inability to hold an erection on high holy days.

    Mark : Mimi Marquez, clad only in bubble wrap, will perform her famous lawn chair-handcuff dance to the sound of iced tea being stirred. And Roger will attempt to write a bittersweet, evocative song.

    Roger : [picks up a guitar and plays] 

    Mark : That doesn't remind us of Musetta's Waltz.

    Collins : Angel Dumont Schunard will model the latest fall fashions from Paris while accomanying herself on the 10 gallon plastic pickle tub.

    Angel : And Collins will recount his exploits as an anarchist, including the tale of his successful reprogramming of the MIT virtural reality equipment to self-destruct as it broadcast the words:

    All : Actual reality! Act up! Fight AIDS!

  • Roger : How do you start a fire when there's nothing to burn, and it feels like something's stuck in your flue?

    Mark : How can you generate heat when you can't feel your feet...

    Roger , Mark : And they're turning blue?

    Mark : [setting one of his old scripts alight]  You light up a mean blaze...

    Roger : [adding one of his old posters]  With posters...

    Mark : And screenplays!

    Roger , Mark : How we gonna pay, how we gonna pay, how we gonna pay... last year's rent!

  • Roger : [Sung]  I know, this something is... here goes.

    Mimi : [Sung]  Here goes.

    Roger : [Sung]  Guess so, it's starting to... who knows?

    Mimi : [Sung]  Who knows?

    Mimi , Roger : [Sung]  Who knows where, who goes there? / Who knows... here goes / Trusting desire, starting to learn... / Walking through fire, without a burn / Clinging a shoulder, a leap begins / Stinging and older, asleep on pins / So here... we... go... / Now we...

    Roger : [Sung]  Oh no.

    Mimi : [Sung]  I know.

    Roger : [Sung]  Oh no.

    Mimi , Roger : [Sung]  Who knows where, who goes there? / Here goes... / Here goes... / Here goes... / Here goes... / Here goes... / Here goes...

    [They kiss] 

  • Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  I can't control

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  Control your temper

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  My destiny

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  She doesn't see

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  I trust my soul

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  Who says that there's a soul

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  My only goal, is just to be

    Roger Davis : Just let me be!

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung in time with Roger]  There's only now, there's only here. Give into love, or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today.

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  Who do you think you are? Barging in on me and my guitar. Little girl hey, the door is that way.

    Mimi : [Sung]  No day but today.

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  The fire's dead anyway.

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  No day but today.

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  Take your powder, take your candle.

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  No day but today.

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  Take your brown eyes, your pretty smile, your silouette.

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  No day but today.

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  Another time, another place, another round, a warm embrace.

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  No day but today.

    Roger Davis : [Sung]  Another dance another way, another chance, another day

    Collins , Mark , Mimi , Angel : [Sung]  No day but today.

  • Roger Davis : Find the one song before the virus takes hold, glory, like a sunset. One song to redeem this empty life! Time flies, and then no need to endure anymore! Time dies.

  • Roger : [sung]  You look familiar.

    Mimi : [sung]  Like your dead girlfriend?

    Roger : [sung]  Only when you smile, but I'm sure I've seen you somwhere else.

    Mimi : [sung]  Do you go to the Cat Scratch Club? That's where I work. I dance.

    Roger : [sung]  Yes! They used to tie you up.

    Mimi : [sung]  It's a living.

    Roger : [sung]  I didn't recognize you without the handcuffs.

  • Mark : [throwing music posters into the fire]  The music ignites the night with passionate fire!

    Roger Davis : [adding Mark's screenplays to the blaze]  The narration crackles and pops with incendiary wit!

  • Mark : [sings]  There is no future. There is no past.

    Roger : [sings]  Thank God this moment's not the last.

    Roger , Mimi : [sings]  There's only us... there's only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.

  • Roger : Zoom in on my empty wallet.

    Mark : Touché.

  • Mark : How do you document real life when real life's getting more like fiction each day? Headlines, breadlines blow my mind, and now this deadline - eviction or pay... rent!

    Roger : How do you write a song when the chords sound wrong, though they once sounded right and rare? When the notes are sour, where is the power you once had to ignite the air?

    Mark : We're hungry and frozen...

    Roger : Some life that we've chosen!

    Mark , Roger : How we gonna pay, how we gonna pay, how we gonna pay... last year's rent!

  • Roger : [sung, to Mimi]  You were the song all along, and before the song dies... I should tell you, I should tell you... I have always loved you. You can see it in my eyes... Mimi!

  • All : [sung]  No other road / No other way / No day but today

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  I can't control / My destiny

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  Will I lose my dignity / Will someone care

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  I trust my soul / My only goal / Is just to be

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  Will I wake tomorrow / From this nightmare

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  Without you / The hand gropes

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  There's only now / There's only here

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  The ear hears / The pulse beats

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  Give in to love / Or live in fear

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  Life goes on / But I'm gone

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  No other path / No other way

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  'Cause I die / Without you / I die without you

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  No day but today / No day but today

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  I die without you / I die without you

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  No day but today / No day but today

    Mimi , Joanne , Maureen : [sung]  I die without you / I die without you

    Mark , Roger , Collins , Angel , Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  No day but today / No day but today

    All : [sung]  NO DAY BUT TODAY!

  • Roger : Cold hands

    Mimi : Yours too. Big. Like my father's. Do you wanna dance?

    Roger : With you?

    Mimi : No - with my father

    Roger : I'm Roger

    Mimi : They call me... They call me... Mimi

  • Roger Davis : Find one song, one last refrain, glory, from the pretty boy front man... who wasted opportunity... One song - he had the world at his feet - glory, in the eyes of a young girl... a young girl... Find glory beyond the cheap, colored lights, one song before the sun sets - glory on another empty life, time flies... time dies.

  • Benjamin Coffin III : [about Maureen]  Still dating her?

    Mark : Last month I was dumped.

    Benjamin Coffin III : She's got a new man?

    Mark : Well, no.

    Benjamin Coffin III : What's his name?

    Mark , Roger : Joanne.

  • Roger Davis : [referring to Angel as she breaks the padlock off the apartment building]  That's an all service woman you got there.

  • Mimi : [on hands and knees to find her drugs]  They say I have the best ass below 14th street. Is it true?

    Roger : What?

    Mimi : You're staring again.

    Roger : Oh no. I mean, you do have a nice, I mean...

  • Roger : We got power.

    Mark : Oh. Merry Christmas.

  • Mimi : [sung]  The heart may freeze or it can burn. The pain will ease if I can learn... there is no future. There is no past. I live this moment as my last! There's only us... there's only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road... mo other way. No day but today...

    Roger : [sung]  Excuse me, if I'm off track. But if you're so wise, then tell me, why do you need smack? Take your needle... take your fancy prayer. And don't forget, get the moonlight out of your hair. Long ago you might've lit up my heart. But the fire's dead, and ain't ever ever gonna start! Another time, another place. The words would only rhyme... we'd be in outer space. It'd be another song, we'd sing another way. You wanna prove me wrong? Come back another day... another day!

  • Mark : Angel... I hear you, I hear it, I see it-I see it, my film!

    Roger : [staggered with Mark]  Mimi... I see you, I see it, I hear it-I hear it, my song!

    Mark : Alexi, Mark. Call me a hypocrite, I need to finish my own film!

    Roger : [staggered with Mark]  One song glory... Mimi, your eyes!

    Mark : I quit!

    Mark , Roger : Dying in America!

  • Roger Davis : You were the song all along / and before the song dies... / I should tell you, I should tell you / I have always loved you / you can see it in my eyes / MIMI!

  • Benjamin Coffin III : [sung]  But my investors would rather I handle this quietly

    Roger Davis : You can't quietly wipe oput an entire tent city then watch "It's a Wonderful Life" on TV!

  • Mark : How do you leave the past behind when it keeps finding ways to get to your heart? It reaches way down deep and tears you inside out till you're torn apart - rent!

    Mark , Tenants , Roger : How can you connect in an age where strangers, landlords, lovers, your own blood cells betray? What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?

    Benjamin Coffin III : Draw a line in the sand and then make your stand...

    Roger : Use your camera to spar!

    Mark : Use your guitar!

    Mark , Tenants , Roger : When they act tough, you call their bluff. We're not gonna pay... we're not gonna pay... We're not gonna pay... last year's rent! This year's rent! Next year's rent! Rent, rent, rent, re-ent, rent! We're not gonna pay rent! Cause everything is rent!

  • Joanne , Collins , Mark , Angel , Mimi , Maureen , Roger , Benjamin Coffin III : All Its time now to sing out, though the story never ends. Lets celebrate remember the year of the life of friends. Remember the love.

    Joanne : You got to, you got to remember the love.

    Collins , Mark , Angel , Mimi , Maureen , Roger , Benjamin Coffin III : Remember the love.

    Joanne : You know that love us a gift from up above.

    Collins , Mark , Angel , Mimi , Maureen , Roger , Benjamin Coffin III : Remember the love.

    Joanne : Share love, give love, spread love.

  • Collins , Mark , Roger , Angel , Ali , Paul , Steve , Pam : [sung]  Will I lose my dignity? Will someone care? Will I wake tomorrow, from this nightmare?

  • Life Cafe Waiter : [sung]  So that's five miso soup, four seaweed salad, three soy burger dinner, two tofu dog platters, and one pasta with meatless balls.

    Roger : Ugh!

    Collins : It tastes the same.

    Mimi : If you close your eyes!

  • Mimi : [sung]  Excuse me, did I do something wrong? I get invited then ignored all night long!

    Roger Davis : [sung]  I've been tryin', I'm not lyin'! No one's perfect, I've got baggage!

    Mimi : [sung]  Life's too short, babe, time is flyin'! I'm lookin' for baggage that goes with mine!

    Roger Davis : [sung]  I should tell you...

    Mimi : [sung]  I've got baggage, too!

    Roger Davis : [sung]  Should tell you...

    Roger Davis : [simultaneously]  Baggage...

    Mimi : [simultaneously]  Baggage...

    Collins : [all but Mimi and Roger]  Wine and beer!

    Mimi : [pagers go off]  AZT break.

    Roger Davis : [sung]  You?

    Mimi : [sung]  Me. You?

    Roger Davis : [sung]  Mimi.

  • Angel : New York City.

    Mark : Uh-huh.

    Angel : Center of the universe.

    Collins : Sang it, girl!

    Angel : Times are shitty, but I'm pretty sure they can't get worse.

    Roger : I hear that.

    Angel : It's a comfort to know, when you're singing the hit-the-road blues...

    [sung] 

    Angel : That anywhere else you could possibly go after New York would be

    [whispered] 

    Angel : a pleasure cruise!

    Collins : Now you're talkin'!

  • Mark , Roger : [answering machine]  Speak.

  • Roger : I once was born to be bad. I used to shiver like that...

    Mimi : I have no heat. I told you...

    Roger : I used to sweat.

    Mimi : I got a cold.

    Roger : Uh-huh. I used to be a junkie...

    Mimi : But now and then, I like to...

    Roger : Uh-huh.

    Mimi : ...feel good.

  • Mark , Roger : I don't own emotion, I rent.

  • Joanne : Didn't give an inch, when I gave a mile!

    Mark : Come on!

    Mimi : I gave a mile!

    Roger : Gave a mile to who?

  • Collins , Mark , Maureen , Mimi , Joanne , Angel , Roger Davis : To people living with, living with, living with... not dying from disease. Let he among us without sin be the first to condem La Vie Boheme.

  • Roger Davis : [sung]  All your words are nice Mimi but love's not a three-way street.

  • Roger : [sung, when the dripping candle wax burns Mimi]  Oh the wax. It's...

    Mimi : Dripping. I like it between my...

    Roger : [interrupting]  Fingers! I figured. Oh well, goodnight!

  • Angel : Today for you, tomorrow for me!

    Tom : And you should hear her beat.

    Roger : You earned this on the street?

    Angel : It was my lucky day today on Avenue A when the lady in the limousine drove my way - she said, "Darling, be a dear - haven't slept in a year! I need your help to make my neighbor's yappy dog disappear! This akita - Evita - just won't shut up! I believe if you play nonstop that pup will breathe its very last high-strung breath. I'm certain that cur will bark itself to death!"

  • Mark's Dad : [on the answering machine]  Listen, Mark, I'm sorry to hear that Maureen dumped you. I say "se la vie", let her be a Lesbian!

    Roger : [snickers loudly] 

    Mark's Dad : She doesn't know what she's missing! Happy Holidays!

    [hangs up] 

See also

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