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• Allie Fox and his son Charlie drive to a hardware store in a small Massachusetts town.
• Though Allie constantly complains about America, he curses a store clerk for trying to sell him a product not made in America.
• It is revealed that Allie dropped out of Harvard, worked as a janitor, and now works as an inventor on a farm.
• That night in the fields, Charlie is terrified of a cross being erected by the migrant workers on the farm, and he thinks they are killing Allie.
• The next morning, Allie and Charlie take Allie's newest invention, the Worm Tub, to his boss Mr. Polski.
• Allie mocks Charlie for being afraid of the workers' scarecrow.
• Allie reveals to Charlie that he spent time in a mental hospital.
• Allie shows Worm Tub, a model-sized version of a self-sustaining ice plant, to Polski.
• Polski is unimpressed and...
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