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100 Best Quotes from The Do-Over

A tale of mischief, identity theft, and enduring friendship, The Do-Over is full of laughter and long overdue reckonings about life. Reunited, former high school buddies Max (Adam Sandler) and Charlie (David Spade) embark on a quest to recover the cure for cancer, but there’s more at stake than being America’s most wanted men.

Follow Max and Charlie as they go on a whirlwind mission of espionage, mishaps, and tropical escapades. Watch The Do-Over on Netflix!

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(L to R) David Spade as Charlie McMillan, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

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1. “Reunions are strange. They bring up a lot of feelings about your past.” -Charlie McMillan

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David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Attending a high school reunion in his hometown, the miserable Charlie McMillan muses over how his life has turned out so far. Plagued by an unhappy marriage and a dull career, he watches forlornly as his former peers boast their own success.

2. “Who did you want to be, and who did you actually become?” -Charlie McMillan

3. “It’s Maxi-Pad!” -Max Kessler

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Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

While watching couples on the dance floor, Charlie is approached by a familiar figure. He is reunited with Max Kessler, an old friend whom he has not spoken to since high school. The two are elated to see each other again.

4. “You were her little Macaulay Culkin.” -Max Kessler

5. “He is here, actually.” -Charlie McMillan

Max makes fun of a wantonly dancing couple, only to realize that one of them is Charlie’s wife. Max is apologetic but remains insistent that his friend deserves better.

6. “Why did we ever stop hanging out?” -Max Kessler

7. “I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. Growing up without a dad.” -Max Kessler

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While drinking together, Max and Charlie reminisce about their high school days. When talking about why they drifted apart from each other, Charlie brings up the devastating death of Max’s father.

8. “Mr. Falcone, our guidance counselor, said I was gonna end up working in the morgue.” -Max Kessler

9. “I don’t kill and tell, Charlie.” -Max Kessler

To Charlie’s astonishment, Max tells him that he has become an FBI agent. Despite contrary expectations, he seems to live an admirable and exciting life.

10. “C’mon, let’s get real. Let Maxi-Pad soak up your pain.” -Max Kessler

Noticing his friend’s down-trodden state, Max encourages Charlie to confide in him. He believes there’s more to Charlie than the dreary life that he’s currently leading.

11. “I drive the same car. I have the same job.” -Charlie McMillan

12. “I talk to the same people. I’m chasing the same girl, except now I pay all her credit card bills.” -Charlie McMillan

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Natasha Leggero as Nikki in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Charlie’s wife, Nikki, is unfaithful and aloof to him. His entitled step-children also treat him poorly, adding to his distress at home.

13. “Can’t give up hope, bud.” -Max Kessler

14. “Wish I could start from scratch. Just get it right this time.” -Charlie McMillan

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15. “It was like Max and I had never been apart.” -Charlie McMillan

Max invites Charlie on a boat trip, and the two re-establish their tight bond. During their getaway at sea, Charlie remembers how liberating being friends with Max can be.

16. “The years melted away and we were like goofy teenagers again, having nothing but fun.” -Charlie McMillan

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17. “Deep down, I knew that soon I’d have to get back to the real world.” -Charlie McMillan

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When Charlie is asleep one night, however, the boat is blown up. Awakening to find himself in a motel room with Max, he realizes the getaway has been a disguise for something more dangerous.

18. “I pulled off the greatest magic act of all time. I made us disappear.” -Max Kessler

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(L to R) David Spade as Charlie McMillan, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

19. “You are officially now Dr. Ronald P. Fishman, world traveler.” -Max Kessler

Charlie catches Max red-handed in his lies. The latter admits that he is, in fact, a coroner. Seizing the opportunity when two unclaimed cadavers arrive at the morgue, Max decides to steal their identities.

20. “So you could start from scratch. Get a brand new life.” -Max Kessler

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Max reveals that Charlie will take on the identity of a renowned scientific researcher Ronnie Fishman, and himself the researcher’s friend Butch Ryder. Skeptical and nervous about the scheme, Charlie demands to return home.

21. “I’m not in the FBI. I made that up cause I was embarrassed about where my life turned out.” -Max Kessler

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22. “This is exactly why I had to stop hanging with you, Max. It’s coming out to me. You’re crazy.” -Charlie McMillan

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David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

23. “Charlie…you tried.” -Nikki

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Natasha Leggero as Nikki in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

24. “Predictable. Reliable. Dependable! I’m not just talking about my Ford-150.” -Ted-O

25. “And that was the moment I realized I was glad Charlie McMillan was dead.” -Charlie McMillan

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Charlie sneaks off to spy on his own funeral, hoping to see his family in mourning. Instead of grief, however, Nikki and her children show alarming indifference instead. Disheartened by their reaction, Charlie decides to start his new life with Max.

26. “I just got caught up in the moment.” -Max Kessler

27. “You’d be surprised at how many people hide stuff up their ass.” -Max Kessler

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Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

The two travel to Puerto Rico with new personas convinced that their counterparts have secured a fortune somewhere there.

28. “Wish you would have told me that before I blew up the bodies. I would have saved the hands.” -Max Kessler

29. “It’s nice to be back. Assuming I’ve been here before, which I would know, obviously.” -Max Kessler

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(L to R) Adam Sandler as Max Kessler, David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Barely fooling the bank manager, Max and Charlie open up the late Dr. Fishman’s safe deposit box. To their elation, they find cash, keys to a mansion and a Ferrari, and a mysterious letter from someone named Dakota.

30. “Dakota sounds hot.” -Max Kessler

31. “There’s like, five houses in this house.” -Charlie McMillan

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Deciding to take advantage of the late Dr. Fishman’s assets, Charlie and Max move into his fancy mansion. They enjoy the property’s many features, including a large master bedroom and pool.

32. “I’m an Aquarius and I have a red Ferrari and I’m pretty sure I’m Jewish.” -Charlie McMillan

33. “Kickin’ ass and takin’ names, baby!” -Max Kessler

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Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Fuelled by adrenaline and their new, lavish life, the duo head to the tattoo parlor. Max, in particular, gets a tattoo of Dakota’s name on his lower back. Charlie, on the other hand, dons a new tongue piercing.

34. “You know, I wish I did invent time travel.” -Charlie McMillan

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David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

The next morning, Charlie wakes with a throbbing tongue and great regret. He jokes that it’d be nice to have invented time travel since doing so would entail the ability to undo his piercing.

35. “Like it was the president or George Clooney or something.” -Dawn DeFazio

The duo’s giddy neighbor, Dawn DeFazio, introduces herself. She tells Max and Charlie that prior to their arrival, the identity of the mansion’s owners was kept a tight secret from the community.

36. “You could never go too Magnum.” -Max Kessler

37. “I’ll put it to you this way, we’re over the speed limit.” -Max Kessler

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(L to R) David Spade as Charlie McMillan, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

At a club, the duo gets to know Dawn and another neighbor Joan better. To impress the two women, Max lies about his age so as to appear younger in appearance.

38. “I’m married!” -Charlie McMillan

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(L to R) Rob Frank as Dr. Ronald Fishman, Paula Patton as Heather Fishman in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Scouring through Dr. Fishman’s tablet, Charlie discovers that the late researcher was married. Unworried and complacent with life in the mansion, however, the two pay little concern to their finding.

39. “And that’s where the shit really hit the fan.” -Charlie McMillan

40. “Luckily, my friend Max was keeping another secret from me.” –Charlie McMillan

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Mid-swim, the mansion is attacked by a group of assassins, led by a formidable man named The Gymnast. Charlie panics at the chaos but proceeds to find an armed Max defending them skillfully.

41. “Out of all the dead bodies in the world, you picked the most wanted man in America?” -Charlie McMillan

To Charlie’s shock, he learns that Dr. Fishman and Ryder were pursued by many parties before their deaths. Nevertheless, the reason remains a mystery.

42. “You naturally die if you get two bullets to the head! Maybe I’m not good with words.” -Max Kessler

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(L to R) David Spade as Charlie McMillan, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

43. “How could a guidance counselor take on trained assassins?” -Charlie McMillan

Once again, Max confesses to his lies. Frazzled, he informs Charlie that rather than a coroner, he is actually a guidance counselor. The two desperately plan their next step, as staying at the mansion is no longer a viable option.

44. “And you never thought, for once, that maybe their family, maybe their friends, a cop, a ten-foot-tall assassin might come looking for them?” -Charlie McMillan

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45. “You always think shit through better than I do.” -Max Kessler

46. “Our meeting with Mrs. Fishman had to seem…accidental.” -Charlie McMillan

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(L to R) Paula Patton as Heather Fishman, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler, David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Determined to unearth the truth behind Dr. Fishman and Ryder’s deaths, the duo stage an “accidental” meeting with Fishman’s widow, Heather. Their ploy results in a particularly absurd moment, as Max’s definition of accidental includes hitting Heather with a car.

47. “A dead, naked picture of him makes us look like the bad guys.” -Charlie McMillan

48. “I kept praying that he was safe, but deep down, I knew something bad had happened.” -Heather Fishman

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Paula Patton as Heather Fishman in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Fresh to the knowledge of her husband’s death, Heather appears devastated. Though distraught and still in grief, she agrees to accompany Max and Charlie as they continue their investigation.

49. “Fun enough to land himself on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.” -Max Kessler

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(L to R) Adam Sandler as Max Kessler, David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

50. “Hope you’re proud of yourself, killing that tiny elephant and putting his tusk in your nose. Real tough.” -Max Kessler

51. “Here’s to new friends.” -Max Kessler

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Max, Charlie, and Heather hope to find out more about Fishman’s projects before his death. The trio then arrives at a bar that Dr. Fishman frequented in search of his acquaintances.

52. “It’s not The Price Is Right.” -Max Kessler

53. “Now, the first time you feel like there’s a moment, seize it.” -Max Kessler

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(L to R) David Spade as Charlie McMillan, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Captivated by Heather’s beauty and kind demeanor, Charlie harbors a crush on the widow. Nevertheless, he feels it is unfit to pursue her as she is still in mourning.

Max, who seems to have an acute sense of life’s fleeting nature, urges him to act on his feelings.

54. “You’re a psycho.” -Charlie McMillan

55. “To numbing the pain?” -Heather Fisherman

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(L to R) Paula Patton as Heather Fishman, David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

56. “Butch told me Ronnie developed a magic bullet.” -Dakota

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The trio encounters a lead when they meet a biker at the bar, who turns out to be an old lover of Dr. Fishman’s. He proceeds to tell them about Fishman’s work in finding a cure for cancer, as well as his long-time affair with Ryder before their deaths.

57. “Wait a minute, you’re Dakota?” -Max Kessler

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58. “The thing is, Dr. Ronnie and Butch were killed not because they were in love with each other, or knockin’ off banks, but because they were trying to cure cancer.” -Max Kessler

Knowing now that Dr. Fishman died pursuing a noble cause, Max expresses profound sadness for his passing. He is pained at the thought of ill patients who are now unable to benefit from the cure.

59. “That brings back some nice memories.” -Dakota

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60. “I’ll never be Butch.” -Max Kessler

61. “You don’t kill me. I kill you.” -Max Kessler

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Max, Charlie, and Heather prepare to leave the bar, only to find The Gymnast hot on their heels. With his superb though rather dangerous driving, however, Max manages to elude the assassin.

Realizing that they are now in great peril and in need of refuge, the trio decides to head toward Max’s mother’s house.

62. “She sat on the toilet the other day for six hours thinking she was on a bus to Disney World.” -Max Kessler

63. “You were a mad man on that.” -Charlie McMillan

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(L to R) Adam Sandler as Max Kessler, Paula Patton as Heather Fishman in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Outside his mother’s house, Max shows Charlie a cherished relic— the motorcycle that Charlie’s father brought him. He expresses gratitude for the care that Charlie’s father had shown him after his owner’s death.

64. “Your dad, after my father died. He did stuff like that all the time for me, I’ll never forget that.” -Max Kessler

65. “My Maxi’s best friend. Little Charlie McMillan.” -Mrs. Kessler

66. “You know, after all these years, he never stopped talking about you.” -Mrs. Kessler

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Renée Taylor as Mrs. Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Although Mrs. Kessler suffers from dementia, she remembers the precious friendship that Max and Charlie shared. Though time has passed, Max still cares deeply about Charlie’s well-being.

67. “No, I’m Big Maxi!” -Max Kessler

68. “You remember the Save & Pay job, but you don’t remember I grew up?” -Max Kessler

Max loves his mother, but their relationship is somewhat fraught due to her inability to remember simple details. As dinner unfolds, Max becomes upset when Mrs. Kessler is unable to recognize him.

69. “I am so tired of these games!” -Becca Kessler

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(L to R) Kathryn Hahn as Becca Kessler, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

After a tension-filled dinner, a woman whom Max claims to be his ex-girlfriend and stalker arrives at the house. Angered at his callous attitude, the confrontation escalates when she pulls out a gun.

70. “I need you. You need me.” -Becca Kessler

71. “Because your mother knows the world of pain that I’m in right now.” -Becca Kessler

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Kathryn Hahn as Becca Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Max attempts to soothe the agitated Becca, while Charlie and Heather work discreetly to hide her gun. Becca continues to berate Max for his ridiculous ploys and disregard for others.

72. “Listen, you’re sick, Max.” -Becca Kessler

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73. “You gotta just walk away. Just say goodbye.” -Max Kessler

74. “They are fucking crazy.” -Heather Fishman

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75. “What was so terrible about your life that you wanted a whole new one?” -Heather Fishman

Alone in a room together, Charlie and Heather have a heart-to-heart. She asks about his life prior to taking on her husband’s identity, which he describes as melancholic and tedious.

76. “It is nice to have another opportunity to try to become the person that I should have been.” -Charlie McMillan

77. “You’re funny, Charlie. You’re a funny, nice guy.” -Heather Fishman

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(L to R) Paula Patton as Heather Fishman, David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Recognizing Charlie’s lack of self-confidence, Heather reassures him that he is a good man. Charlie remembers Max’s advice and kisses her. The two then spend the night together.

78. “He was my best friend.” -Arthur Sheck

79. “Clearly, Ronnie was a master at hiding things. I should know.” -Heather Fishman

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(L to R) Paula Patton as Heather Fishman, David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

80. “You’re a hell of a bloodhound, you know that?” -Max Kessler

81. “Well, in my old life, I did have a lot of free time on my hands.” -Charlie McMillan

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David Spade as Charlie McMillan in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

After tracking down Dr. Fishman’s financial person, Shecky, and discovering that the cure is being hidden somewhere, the trio undertakes a mission to retrieve it. While doing so, Heather and Max are surprised to see Charlie’s skills in espionage. As his old job provided little fulfillment, he has spent his time developing other useful talents, such as tracking and hacking.

82. “We’ll give them the treatment, and we’ll go back to our old lives. I kind of like the way mine is going right now.” -Charlie McMillan

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Max is adamant to use the cure for good once they find it, but a reluctant Charlie proposes that they hand it over to the assassins instead. Disappointed at his friend’s cowardice, the two have a brief disagreement before Max leaves.

83. “And by the way…I like the way my life is going too.” -Heather Fishman

82. “It’s not a cure for cancer. It’s a cure for Max’s cancer.” -Charlie McMillan

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Charlie hacks into Dr. Fishman’s computer. In the process, he finds a file with Max’s information, disclosing his friend as a cancer patient, father, and husband to Becca. The reason for Max’s fixation on the cure now becomes clear: he is looking for a way to save himself.

83. “A drug that replaces chemo would ultimately cost them trillions.” -Arthur Sheck

84. “You can have my Nikes. I knew you had your eyes on them.” -Arthur Sheck

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Matt Walsh as Arthur Sheck in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

85. “You really are a good guy.” -Max Kessler

Max goes to Shecky’s estate, only to find the financial advisor dying of a gunshot wound. Before his last breath, the good-hearted Shecky asks for all his money to be put to cancer research.

Shortly thereafter, Max is knocked out by The Gymnast.

86. “Finders keepers, lose your sneakers.” -The Gymnast

87. “There’s always a way to make things fit.” -The Gymnast

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Torsten Voges as The Gymnast in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

88. “So that’s when he came up with this idea to bring him back to life. But he couldn’t do it alone, he needed somebody else.” -Becca Kessler

Believing his friend to be in grave danger, Charlie visits the Kessler household to seek Becca’s help. Aware of Max’s plan from the very beginning, she tells Charlie why he was chosen to be Max’s accomplice.

89. “He saw where you were in life. He also saw that you probably needed it more than he did.” -Becca Kessler

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90. “‘Jenga’ is the secret code.” -Charlie McMillan

Mid-conversation with Becca, Charlie comes to a staggering breakthrough: the formula is disguised as a gaming app on Dr. Fishman’s iPad. Ecstatic at solving the mystery, he quickly sets off to find Heather and Max.

91. “You are a geek, but you are the man.” -Heather Fishman

92. “It was you.” -Max Kessler

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Paula Patton as Heather Fishman in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Unbeknownst to Charlie, Heather is actually the main culprit behind Dr. Fishman’s death. Upon her husband’s refusal to bury his formula for a fortune, she murders him and Ryder for the money.

When Charlie calls to announce his recovery of the formula, Heather instructs The Gymnast to kill Max as well.

93. “Money makes people crazy, Charlie.” -Heather Fishman

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Paula Patton as Heather Fishman in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Heather’s attempt to deceive Charlie fails— he sees through her ruse and refuses to hand over the tablet. She holds him at gunpoint, and the two exchange some verbal insults before fighting. Heather taunts Charlie, saying his own timidity is the reason why people mistreat him.

94. “You picked the wrong guy to play, lady.” -Charlie McMillan

95. “I’m sorry, buddy, I love you.” -Charlie McMillan

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(L to R) David Spade as Charlie McMillan, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

Soon, Max comes into the scene and subdues Heather temporarily. He and Max then reconcile and acknowledge their love for each other.

Becca also appears, and the two women engage in an intense brawl. Emerging victorious from the fight, Becca celebrates her win with Max, only to throw the tablet in the water by accident. The police arrive, adding to the already convoluted turn of events.

96. “It’s like déjà vu.” -Heather Fishman

97. “We’ll keep fighting.” -Becca Kessler

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Kathryn Hahn as Becca Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

98. “We found something rather alarming in his rectum.” -Doctor

Initially despondent, as he thinks the formula is lost forever, Max receives some miraculous news from Charlie’s doctor. It turns out that Charlie has saved a copy of the formula and hidden it in his body— a funny nod to an earlier conversation between him and Max.

99. “You’re in remission. You can’t play that cancer card anymore.” -Charlie McMillan

100. “You only live twice, right?” -Charlie McMillan

Charlie and Max
(L to R) David Spade as Charlie McMillan, Adam Sandler as Max Kessler in The Do-Over. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2016

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