Arlene McKinney

Arlene McKinney Picture

Arlene McKinney is the mother of Trevor in the 2000 drama, Pay It Forward.  Arlene is an alcoholic but tries to be a good single mother.  She works two jobs in Las Vegas, one as a cocktail waitress and the other as a change attendant in a casino.  She is given a second chance by her son when he sets her up with his amazing teacher.

Played By
Helen Hunt
Full Name
Arlene McKinney

Arlene McKinney Quotes

Arley: Sit down, I want to talk to you.
Trevor McKenney: You want to lie to me.

Arley: I got to take a shower.
Trevor McKenney: What?
Arley: I smell horrible.
Trevor McKenney: No you don't! You smell like a rose or something.
Arley: Are you sure?
Trevor McKenney: Yeah, yeah, I'm sure.

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Pay It Forward Quotes

Arley: Sit down, I want to talk to you.
Trevor McKenney: You want to lie to me.

Trevor McKenney: Are you saying you'll flunk us if we don't change the world?
Eugene: Well, no. But you might just scrape by with a C.