At the film's climax, Michael chases Lauren across the mesas in Las Cruces. She runs for her life, trying to shake him by leaping from one dangerously high and narrow mesa to the next. The final one requires a massive jump, which she accomplishes with an incredible grand jÚtÚ. Michael is not so gifted—he attempts the jump but doesn't make it. As he falls, screaming, to his death, Lauren leans over the edge of the mesa and gleefully yells, "Nine years of ballet, asshole!"