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The Accountant (2016)

Cast
Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Released
2016
Jackson Pollock | cocaine | sertraline | Zoloft
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A neurologist tells parents, referring to a patient: "It's called stimming: self-stimulation... Your son rocks back and forth."
The patient's mother finishes the neurologist’s sentence: ”Who goes crazy when you turn the vacuum on.” (0:02)

Treasury Department analyst Marybeth Medina tells Financial Crimes Director Ray King, referring to criminal Zalmay Atta, "Ran the world's largest opium pipeline..." (0:10)

Close up of prescription bottle labeled: "Zoloft" (0:14)

Young Chris rages as his mother leaves their home. (0:14)

Accountant Chris takes a pill from the bottle. (0:16)

Chris tells accountant Dana, "Most people, when generating random numbers, tend to rely subconsciously on certain patterns." (0:41)

A hitman tells corporate embezzler CFO Ed Chilton, "You administer your own accidental insulin overdose..." (0:44)

Grieving company president Lamar Blackburn tells Chris, "Whatever unresolved issues remain, my friend was poisoned enough by them to take his own life."
Dana asks Chris, ”Do you think... that Mr. Chilton killed himself?” (0:46)

Distraught, Chris beats his leg with a stick. He takes another Zoloft. (0:48)

Chris's father: "Aggression, correctly channeled, overcomes a lot of flaws. Tapping into that aggression requires peeling back several layers of your self." (0:51)

FBI language expert Gordon Amundson asks Medina, "Out of curiosity, was your subject a trauma victim?"
”You indicated... that this event occurred in a high-stress environment.”
”Well, we often see this type of repetitive chanting in children who have been exposed to trauma or persons with neurodevelopmental disorders.”
Medina: ”Neurodevelopmental disorders?”
Amundson: ”Fragile X syndrome, autism.”
”Fragile X: Elongated face, protruding ears, poor muscle tone. Autism's nearly impossible to identify visually. The traits are behavioral.”
Medina reads about author Lewis Carroll: “Known to have Autism (Asperger's Syndrome)” (1:03)

Chris tells Dana, "My father was an officer in the Army, psychological operations."
”I have a high-functioning form of autism...”
”Crazy Eddie and the Panama Pump. Crazy Eddie Antar and the Panama Pump.”
”Crazy Eddie Antar... Crazy Eddie Antar.” (1:08)

Medina tells King she "Stuffed a handful of cocaine up a drug dealer's nose..."
”The coke was half borax.” (1:27)

Wake for Chris's mother. (1:35)

A neurologist tells parents, "1 in 68 children in this country are diagnosed with a form of autism... Neurotypicals... the rest of us... But if we've been using the wrong test to quantify intelligence in children with autism?"
Referring to his daughter, a resident: ”Justine... stopped talking 30 years ago.” (1:56)

Dana asks Chris, referring to a painting in his trailer, "Tell me that's not an original Pollock." (1:02)