There are some fish that cannot be caught.
It's not that they're faster or stronger than other fish.
They're just touched by something extra.
One such fish was The Beast.
And by the time I was born he was already a legend.
He'd passed up more $100 lures than any fish in Alabama.
Some said that fish was the ghost of a thief
who'd drowned in that river 60 years before.
Others claimed he was a dinosaur
left over from the "Cruaceous" Period.
I didn't put any stock into such speculation or superstition.
All I knew was I'd been trying to catch that fish
since I was a boy no bigger than you.
And on the day you were born...
Well, that was the day I finally caught him.
Now, I'd tried everything on it:
蠕虫 鱼饵 花生酱 花生酱混合芝士
Worms, lures, peanut butter, peanut butter and cheese.
But on that day I had a revelation:
If that fish was Henry Walls' ghost,
then the usual bait wasn't gonna work.
I was gonna have to use something he truly desired.
- Your finger? - Gold.
Now, I tied my ring onto the strongest line they made...
Strong enough to hold up a bridge, they said,
if only for a few minutes.
And then I cast upriver.
The Beast jumped up and grabbed it before it even hit the water.
And just as fast, he snapped clean through that line.
Well, you can see my predicament.
My wedding ring, the symbol of fidelity to my wife...
- Soon to be mother of my child... - Make him stop.
Was now lost in the gut of an uncatchable fish.
What did you do?
I followed that fish upriver and downriver.
This fish, The Beast...
The whole time we were calling it a him,
when in fact it was a her.
It was fat with eggs it was gonna lay any day.
Now, I was in a situation.
I could gut that fish and get my wedding ring back...
But in doing so
I'd be killing the smartest catfish in the Ashton River.
Did I want to deprive my son the chance
to catch a fish like this of his own?
This ladyfish and I...
Well, we had the same destiny.
"We were part of the same equation."
Now, you may well ask...
亲爱的 亲爱的 今晚你仍是主角
Oh, darling, darling, it's still your night.
Why did it strike so quick on gold
when nothing else would attract it?
That was the lesson I learned that day...
The day my son was born.
Sometimes the only way to catch an uncatchable woman...
is to offer her a wedding ring.
What, a father's not allowed to talk about his son?
I'm a footnote in that story, Dad...
The context for your great adventure,
which never happened, incidentally.
You were selling novelty products in Wichita when I was born.
别这样 威尔 大家都很喜欢那个故事
Come on, Will. Everyone loves that story!
不 爸爸 他们不喜欢 我也不喜欢
No, Dad, they don't. I don't love that story.
Not anymore. Not after a thousand times!
I know every punch line, Dad.
I can tell them as well as you can!
For one night, one night in your entire life...
The universe did not revolve around Edward Bloom.
How can you not understand that?
I'm sorry to embarrass you.
你是让自己丢脸了 爸爸 你只是不明白
You're embarrassing yourself, Dad. You just don't see it.
After that night, I didn't speak to my father again for three years.
William Bloom, United Press International. If I could just--
We communicated indirectly, I guess.
In her letters and Christmas cards,
my mother would write for both of them.
And when I'd call,
she'd say Dad was out driving or swimming in the pool.
True to form, we never talked about not talking.
The truth is, I didn't see anything of myself in my father.
And I don't think he saw anything of himself in me.
We were like strangers who knew each other very well.
In telling the story of my father's life...
It's impossible to separate fact from fiction,
the man from the myth.
The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me.
It doesn't always make sense, and most of it never happened.
Give me back my ring!
But that's what kind of story this is.
His birth would set the pace for his unlikely life.
No longer than most men's, but larger.
And as strange as his stories got...
The endings were always the most surprising of all.
Yes. Yes, he's here.
It's your mother.
And what does Dr. Bennett say?
不 没事 我会跟他谈的
No, sure, I'll talk to him.
Yeah, I'll wait.
是啊 比他们想的要严重 他们准备停止化疗
Yeah, it's more than they thought. They're gonna stop chemo.
- You need to go. - Probably tonight.
-我跟你一起去 -不不 你不必的
- I'm going with you. - No, no, no. You shouldn't.
I'm going with you.
Now, which one's it gonna be?
"Monkey in a Barn," or "Dog in the Road"?
The one about the witch.
Your momma says I can't tell you that one anymore.
- You get nightmares. - But I'm not scared.
Well, neither was I, at first.
Now, this took place in the swamp outside of Ashton.
Children weren't allowed to go in the swamp
on account of the snakes, and the spiders
and quicksand that would swallow you up
before you could even scream.
There were five of us out there that night:
我 露丝 威尔伯·弗莱利
Me, Ruthie, Wilbur Freely...
and the Price Brothers, Don and Zacky.
And not one of us knew what was in store.
Now,it's common knowledge that
most towns of a certain size have a witch...
If only to eat misbehaving children...
And the occasional puppy who wanders into her yard.
Witches use those bones to cast spells and curses...
And make the land infertile.
Is it true she got a glass eye?
I heard she got it from gypsies.
- What's a gypsy? - Your momma's a gypsy.