Favorite speeches/monologue in a movie

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  1. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I can't believe I didn't include Gladiator.

  2. TRRW#31

    TRRW#31 250+ Posts


    I almost forgot about this one.
  3. WilliamWallace

    WilliamWallace 25+ Posts

    "You can't serve papers on a rat, baby sister. You've got to kill him or let him be."

    How about the locker room scene in Miracle before taking the ice against the Soviets?
  4. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest


    i would have thought WilliamWallace would have had a different favorite speech/monologue than the ones he mentioned above.


    go figure.
  5. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke 500+ Posts


    "For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting. "
  6. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    "Size matters not. Look at me - judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we - not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you - here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere. Yes - even between the land ... and the ship."
  7. Hornin Hong Kong

    Hornin Hong Kong 1,000+ Posts

    "Paul: Supermodels are beautiful girls, Will. A beautiful girl can make you dizzy, like you've been drinking Jack and Coke all morning. She can make you feel high full of the single greatest commodity known to man - promise. Promise of a better day. Promise of a greater hope. Promise of a new tomorrow. This particular aura can be found in the gait of a beautiful girl. In her smile, in her soul, the way she makes every rotten little thing about life seem like it's going to be okay. The supermodels, Willy? That's all they are. Bottled promise. Scenes from a brand new day. Hope dancing in stiletto heels. "
  8. 90 Grad

    90 Grad 500+ Posts

    Pulp Fiction:


    Jules: You, flock of seagulls, you know why we're here? Why don't you tell my man Vincent where you got the **** hid at?
    Marvin: It's over th...
    Jules: I don't remember askin' you a ******* thing! You were saying?
    Roger: It's in the cupboard.
    [Vincent starts looking in the upper cupboard]
    Roger: No, no, the one by your kn-knees.
    Jules: We happy?
    [Vincent continues staring at the briefcase's contents]
    Jules: Vincent! We happy?
    Vincent: Yeah, we happy.
    Brett: I'm sorry, I didn't get your name. I got yours, Vincent, right? But I didn't get yours...
    Jules: My name's Pitt. And your *** ain't talkin' your way out of this ****.
    Brett: No, no, I just want you to know... I just want you to know how sorry we are that things got so ****** up with us and Mr. Wallace. We got into this thing with the best intentions and I never...
    Jules: [Jules shoots the man on the couch] I'm sorry, did I break your concentration? I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue, you were saying something about best intentions. What's the matter? Oh, you were finished! Well, allow me to retort. What does Marsellus Wallace look like?
    Brett: What?
    Jules: What country are you from?
    Brett: What? What? Wh - ?
    Jules: "What" ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in What?
    Brett: What?
    Jules: English, ************, do you speak it?
    Brett: Yes! Yes!
    Jules: Then you know what I'm sayin'!
    Brett: Yes!
    Jules: Describe what Marsellus Wallace looks like!
    Brett: What?
    Jules: Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you ************, say what one more ******* time!

    Jules: Hey kids! How you boys doin'?
    [to man laying on the couch]
    Jules: Hey, keep chillin'. You know who we are? We're associates of your business partner Marsellus Wallace. You do remember your business partner don't you? Let me take a wild guess here. You're Brett, right?
    Brett: Yeah.
    Jules: I thought so. You remember your business partner Marsellus Wallace, don't you, Brett?
    Brett: Yeah, yeah, I remember him.
    Jules: Good. Looks like me an Vincent caught you boys at breakfast. Sorry about that. Whatcha havin'?
    Brett: Hamburgers.
    Jules: Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast. What kind of hamburgers?
    Brett: Ch-cheeseburgers.
    Jules: No, no no, where'd you get 'em? McDonalds? Wendy's? Jack in the Box? Where?
    Brett: Big Kahuna Burger.
    Jules: Big Kahuna Burger. That's that Hawaiian burger joint. I hear they got some tasty burgers. I ain't never had one myself. How are they?
    Brett: They're good.
    Jules: Mind if I try one of yours? This is yours here, right?
    [Picks up burger and takes a bite]
    Jules: Mmm-mmmm. That is a tasty burger. Vincent, ever have a Big Kahuna Burger?
    [Vincent shakes his head]
    Jules: Wanna bite? They're real tasty.
    Vincent: Ain't hungry.
    Jules: Well, if you like burgers give 'em a try sometime. I can't usually get 'em myself because my girlfriend's a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger. Mm-mm-mm. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
    Brett: No.
    Jules: Tell 'em, Vincent.
    Vincent: A Royale with cheese.
    Jules: A Royale with cheese! You know why they call it that?
    Brett: Because of the metric system?
    Jules: Check out the big brain on Brett! You're a smart ************. That's right. The metric system. What's in this?
    Brett: Sprite.
    Jules: Sprite, good. You mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down?
    Brett: Go right ahead.
    Jules: Ah, hit the spot.

    too much more in this movie alone but you get the jist...

    MAROON 250+ Posts

    Mann: Ray, people will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway, not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. "Of course, we won't mind if you have a look around," you'll say. "It's only twenty dollars per person." They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it; for it is money they have and peace they lack.

    Mark: Ray, just sign the papers.

    Mann: And they'll walk out to the bleachers, and sit in shirt-sleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game, and it'll be as if they'd dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick, they'll have to brush them away from their faces.

    Mark: Ray, when the bank opens in the morning, they'll foreclose.

    Mann: People will come, Ray.

    Mark: You're broke, Ray. You sell now or you lose everything.

    Mann: The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. Ohhhhhhhh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.
  10. GeeCeeZ

    GeeCeeZ 25+ Posts

    Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: War isn't hell at all. It's man at his best; the highest morality he's capable of. It's not war that's insane, you see. It's the morality of it. It's not greed or ambition that makes war: it's goodness. Wars are always fought for the best of reasons: for liberation or manifest destiny. Always against tyranny and always in the interest of humanity. So far this war, we've managed to butcher some ten million humans in the interest of humanity. Next war it seems we'll have to destroy all of man in order to preserve his damn dignity. It's not war that's unnatural to us, it's virtue. As long as valor remains a virtue, we shall have soldiers. So, I preach cowardice. Through cowardice, we shall all be saved.

    Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: You American haters bore me to tears, Ms. Barham. I've dealt with Europeans all my life. I know all about us parvenus from the States who come over here and race around your old Cathedral towns with our cameras and Coca-cola bottles... Brawl in your pubs, paw at your women, and act like we own the world. We over-tip, we talk too loud, we think we can buy anything with a Hershey bar. I've had Germans and Italians tell me how politically ingenuous we are, and perhaps so. But we haven't managed a Hitler or a Mussolini yet. I've had Frenchmen call me a savage because I only took half an hour for lunch. Hell, Ms. Barham, the only reason the French take two hours for lunch is because the service in their restaurants is lousy. The most tedious lot are you British. We crass Americans didn't introduce war into your little island. This war, Ms. Barham to which we Americans are so insensitive, is the result of 2,000 years of European greed, barbarism, superstition, and stupidity. Don't blame it on our Coca-cola bottles. Europe was a going brothel long before we came to town.
  11. GeeCeeZ

    GeeCeeZ 25+ Posts

    Taggart: What do you want me to do, sir?
    Hedley Lamarr: I want you to round up every vicious criminal and gunslinger in the west. Take this down.
    [Taggart looks for a pen and paper while Hedley talks]
    Hedley Lamarr: I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ***-kickers, ****-kickers and Methodists.
    Taggart: [finding pen and paper] Could you repeat that, sir?
  12. HornHawk

    HornHawk 250+ Posts

    Elface, I'm glad someone else shows some respect to Breaker Morant. One of my favorite movies of all time.

    As for me, I have always liked this one:

    The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines and then you will be in a world of **** because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?
  13. TRRW#31

    TRRW#31 250+ Posts

  14. PFD

    PFD 1,000+ Posts

    Since the thread subject has apparently expanded to include memorable scenes of dialogue, as well, then I'll submit the following underrated scene from Uncle Buck.
  15. NickDanger

    NickDanger 2,500+ Posts

    There are two kinds of people in this world. Those with loaded guns and those that dig. You dig.

    Life is long and full of salesmanship Miss Clara. You just might buy something yet.
  16. A. BETTIK

    A. BETTIK 1,000+ Posts

    - You moving out, Ben?
    - No.

    Me, neither. l guess there's two
    kinds in the world.

    People who move, people who stay.
    Ain't that true?

    - No, that ain't true.
    - Well, what's true?

    Oh, there's two kinds of people...

    Them going somewhere and them going
    nowhere, and that's what's true.

    l don't agree, Ben.

    That's cos you don't know
    what the hell l'm talking about.

    l'm an ex-citizen of nowhere,
    and sometimes l get mighty homesick.

    (Lee Marvin Song begins)
    l was born Under a wanderin' star...


    God, we pass on to you the body and soul of this nameless peckerhead.

    At least he went quick, and he ain't going to suffer scurvy, the dysentery, spotted fever or the cholera not to mention other maladies contracted in consort with low women. Or waste years digging in the dirt and finding dirt, like l have.

    - Talk about him!
    - You wanna be next?

    And seeing how he survived all that, he could have been hit by timber, fall down a shaft, starved, get murdered or committed suicide on Christmas Eve.

    What l mean, God, is you have no pity for your living children, so that's why we're asking you to be a little kinder to them when they're dead. So, with all due reverence, Lord, we pass on to you this corncracker's body and soul to take him and to keep him...

    (Lee Marvin's character sees gold dust glitering in the grave)

    l stake this claim for me and my new pardner, whatever his name is...

    Forever and ever. Amen. Pull him up. (Peckerhead flies up and out)
    The Link
  17. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    OK some of you need to go back and read the definition of a monologue [​IMG]

    Here's one I had forgotten:

  18. NickDanger

    NickDanger 2,500+ Posts

    Point taken, Prodigal, but you might want to read the thread title.

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