little rock


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Liz is touching Dalron's shoulder, as if she noticed something there, and he reacts:
Dalton: Little rock.
Liz: You're going to have a lot of pain when you get older, Dalton. You could be crippled if you don't slow down.
Road House, film

What does "little rock" mean? I see nothing unusual (see the screnshot). She's a doctor and knows he's had numerous injuries during his bouncer career.
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    I have to ask, just how sure are you that that's the actual line?

    I can't have any online scripts that doesn't follow that "crippled" line with "Yeah, that's what they say."


    Senior Member
    English - England
    I don't know the movie or when the story was set. The only thing I know about Little Rock was -

    The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas. They then attended after the intervention of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Little Rock Nine - Wikipedia
    If the story is set in those days then he could have got injured at the time. This is a wild guess however.


    Senior Member
    English - USA (Midwest/Appalachia)
    He's probably telling her that he received the injury that left the scar in Little Rock, Arkansas.


    Senior Member
    Anyway, 'Little Rock' seems to certainely sound like a proper name, because I was thinking of a literal little rocko_O

    Thank you all.
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