Midnight Special
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Alton Meyer: Dad?
Roy: Yeah?
Alton Meyer: Are you scared?
Roy: Yes.
Alton Meyer: You don't have to worry about me.
Roy: I like worrying about you.
Alton Meyer: You don't have to anymore.
Roy: I'll always worry about you Alton. That's the deal.

Alton Meyer: I saw the sunrise this morning. I think I know what I am now.
Alton Meyer: There's... There's a world, built on top of ours. People live there.
Alton Meyer: I think they're like me.
Roy: We saw it.
Sarah Tomlin: They're like you?
Alton Meyer: Yes, I think so.
Sarah Tomlin: I understand.
Alton Meyer: Lucas?
Lucas: I believe you.
Alton Meyer: Good.

Roy: The only thing I ever believed in was Alton. And I failed him.

Calvin Meyer: Gulf eclipse and the numbers came... 35 47 97 52... buildings tower, the light comes, to know the source of such things is to know our place in the world.

Roy: Do you miss it? Living on the ranch?
Elden: Yeah. Very much.

Sevier: Is it too much to ask you to punch me in the face? No? Never mind.

Doak: Sometimes we are asked to do things that are beyond us.

Continuity mistake: When they are at Sarah's house, the boy's father tells her to go outside and ask Lucas to pull the van around back. When Sarah walks to talk to Lucas her long braided hair is tucked into her shirt and her arms are crossed. In the next shot when the camera comes back, her hair is on the outside of her shirt despite her arms still being crossed. (00:45:55)

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Question: In the very last scene, we see Michael Shannon in shackles (presumably in a federal prison) with electroencephalographic sensors attached to his forehead and scalp, oddly gazing at the sunrise as two prison guards flank him. In the very last shot of the film, a closeup of his face, we see his eyes faintly glow for a split-second as he smiles a very slight smile. Question: Is the film implying that Alton is in otherworldly contact with his father, or that his father absorbed some of Alton's otherworldly power; or is it implying that, being the boy's biological father, he was the source of Alton's power? In any event, this may never be revealed, because the film barely made back one-third of its $18 million production budget, making the probability of a sequel highly unlikely.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: I wasn't sure what to make of it, but I got the impression that he was communicating with Alton like he had done when Alton ran from the truck. I also thought his smile was perhaps in reaction to what Alton told him and/or the two were making fun of (mocking) the use of electrodes because they knew the electrodes would not have any effect on him.

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A sequel doesn't seem likely. Hope you weren't holding your breath waiting for an answer to your question.

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