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Sidney Prescott (Character)
from Scream (1996)

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Scream (1996)
Sidney Prescott: You sick fucks. You've seen one too many movies!
Billy: Now Sid, don't you blame the movies. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!

Sidney Prescott: How do you - gut someone?
Stu: You take a knife and you slit 'em from groin to sternum.
Billy: Hey. It's called tact, you fuck-rag.

Stu: Shit...
Billy: What?
Stu: Oh, shit.
Billy: [They go into the kitchen to find Sidney and Mr. Prescott gone] Where are they? Where are they?
Stu: I don't know, Billy, but I'm hurtin', man!
[the phone rings]
Stu: Should I let the machine get it?
Billy: [answers it] Hello?
Sidney Prescott: Are you alone in the house?
Billy: Bitch! You bitch, where the fuck are you?
Sidney Prescott: Not so fast, we're going to play a little game. It's called: Guess who just called the police and reported your sorry motherfucking ass!
[Stu is slowly collapsing to the floor]
Billy: Find her, you dipshit! Get up!
Stu: I can't, Billy. You already cut me too deep. I think I'm dying here, man!
[Billy gives Stu the phone]
Billy: [whispers] Talk to her. Talk to her.
Stu: Hello?
Sidney Prescott: Ah, Stu, Stu, Stu... What's your motive? Billy's got one. The police are on their way. What are you going to tell them?
Stu: Peer pressure. I'm far too sensitive.
[Billy takes the phone back]
Billy: I'm going to rip you up, bitch, just like your fucking mother!
Sidney Prescott: You've gotta find me first, you pansy-ass momma's boy!
Billy: Fuck!
[He accidentally hits Stu with the phone]
Stu: Ow! You fuckin' hit me with the phone, dick!

Sidney Prescott: But this is life. This isn't a movie.
Billy: Sure it is, Sid. It's all a movie. It's all one great big movie.
Billy: . Only you can pick your genre.

Sidney Prescott: Why can't I be a Meg Ryan movie? Or even a good porno.

Stu: Did you really call the police?
Sidney Prescott: You bet your sorry ass I did.
Stu: [starting to cry] My mom and dad are gonna be so mad at me!

Tatum: Hey Sid, just think - if they make a movie about you, who's gonna play you?
Deputy Dwight "Dewey" Riley: I shudder to think.
Sidney Prescott: I see you as a young Meg Ryan, myself.
Deputy Dwight "Dewey" Riley: Thanks, Dewey, but with my luck I'd get Tori Spelling.

Sidney Prescott: [when Randy reveals that he's still alive] Oh, my God. Randy I thought you were dead.
Randy: I probably should be. I never thought I'd be so happy to be a virgin.

Phone Voice: Do you like scary movies?
Sidney Prescott: What's the point? They're all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting.

Stu: I always had a thing for ya, Sid!
[She bites his hand and he screams]
Stu: Ohhhhh, God! Bitch!
Sidney Prescott: In your dreams!
[She shoves the television at him]

Randy: [Gale, Sid and Randy are looking at Billy's body] Careful. This is the moment when the supposedly dead killer comes back to life, for one last scare.
[Billy starts to rise]
Sidney Prescott: [shoots Billy] Not in my movie.

Sidney Prescott: You know, if, if I was wrong about Cotton Weary, then the killer's still out there.
Tatum: Don't go there, Sid. You're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick or something. Don't freak yourself out, okay? We've got a long night ahead of us.

Sidney Prescott: Why are you doing this?
Billy: It's all part of the game, Sidneeeee!
[raises machine to mouth and shouts]
Billy: It's called GUESS HOW I'M GONNA DIE!
Sidney Prescott: Fuck you!
Billy: We've already played that game. Remember? You lost.

Gale: There she is! Sidney, hi, what happened? Are you alright?
Tatum: She's not answering any questions alright. Just leave us alone.
Sidney Prescott: No, no Tatum it's OK. She's just doing her job, right Gale?
Gale: That's right.
Sidney Prescott: So how's the book?
Gale: Oh it'll be out later this year.
Sidney Prescott: Oh, I'll look for it.
Gale: I'll send you a copy.
[Sidney turns around a punches Gale in the face]

Sidney Prescott: Can you see me right now?
Sidney Prescott: Ah, okay.
[puts a finger in her nose]
Sidney Prescott: What am I doing? Huh? Huh? What am I doing? Hello?
[takes finger out]
Sidney Prescott: Nice try, Randy. Tell Tatum to hurry up, okay? Bye now.
Ghostface: IF YOU HANG UP ON ME, YOU'LL DIE JUST LIKE YOUR MOTHER! Do you want to die, Sidney? Your mother sure didn't.
Sidney Prescott: Fuck you, you cretin!

[a student dressed as the Ghostface killer is running down the halls screaming]
Sidney Prescott: Why are they doing this?
Stu: Look at this place, it's like Christmas!
Tatum: [to Stu] Stupidity leak!

Sidney Prescott: Why? Why did you kill my mother?
Billy: Why? WHY! You hear that, Stu? I think she wants a motive.
[Stu Chortles]
Billy: Well, I don't really believe in motives, Sid. I mean did Norman Bates have a motive?
Stu: No.
Billy: Did we ever find out why Hannibal Lecter like to eat people? DON'T THINK SO! See, it's a lot more scarier when there's no motive, Sid. We did your Mom a favour, Sid. That woman was a slut-bag whore who flashed her shit all over town like she was Sharon Stone or somethin'.
Stu: Yeah, we put her out of her misery, 'cause let's face Sidney, your mother was no Sharon Stone, hmm?
Billy: Is that motive enough for you? How about this? Your slut mother was fucking my father, and she's the reason my mom moved out and abandoned me.
[Sid looks astonished]
Billy: How's that for a motive? Maternal abandonment causes serious deviant behavior. It certainly fucked you up. It made you have sex with a psychopath.
Stu: That's right. You gave it up. Now, you're no longer a virgin. You're not a virgin. Now you got to die. Those are the rules.
Billy: So, this game is like a scary movie, Sid. How do you think it's going to end?
Stu: Oh, this is the greatest fun. You're going to love this. We got a surprise for you, Sidney. Yeah, you're going to love this one. It's a scream, baby. Hold a second, be right back.

Scream 3 (2000)
Sidney: Hello?
Phone Voice: Hello?
Sidney: Um, Who's calling?
Phone Voice: Um, Who's calling?
Sidney: Look Dewey, Gail, whoever, I'll have to call you back because I only hear myself.
Phone Voice: I only hear you too, Sid.

Dewey: The killer called her.
Mark: When?
Gale: What'd he say?
Sidney: Oh you know the usual small talk. "What's new?" "How you been?" "How do you wanna die?"

Sidney: What do you know about trilogies?
Mark: All I know is that in the third one, all bets are off.

Sidney: Hey Detective, what's your favorite scary movie?
Mark: My life.
Sidney: Mine too.

Sidney: Psychos can't kill what they can't find.

Sidney: God why don't stop your whining and get on with it. I've heard all this shit before.
Roman: Stop.
Sidney: Do you know why you kill people Roman? Do you?
Roman: I don't want to hear it.
Sidney: Because you choose to. There is no one else to blame.
Roman: Damnit fucking damnit!
Sidney: Why don't you take some fucking responsibility?
Roman: Fuck you.
Sidney: Fuck you.

Phone Voice: You're not going anywhere Sidney. It's time you came to terms with me, and with mother. Maybe you never knew her at all Sidney... maybe you just can't get past the surface of things.
Sidney: Who the hell are you?
Phone Voice: The other half of you. I searched for a mother too, an actress named "Reena Reynolds" tried to find her my whole LIFE, and four years ago I actually tracked her down. Knocked at her door thinking she'd welcome me with open arms, but she had a new life and a new name, Maureen Prescott! You were the only child she claimed Sidney. She shut me out into the cold forever! Her own son.
[takes off mask to reveal he is Roman Bridger]
Roman: Roman Bridger, director, and brother. She slammed the door in my face, Sid. She said I was "Reena's" child and Reena was dead... and then it struck me. What a good idea, so I watched her. I made a little movie, a little family film. Seems Maureen..."Mom"... she really got around. I mean Cotton was one thing; everybody knew about that. But Billy's father - that was the key. Your boyfriend didn't like seeing his daddy in my film too much. He didn't like it at all. And once I supplied the motivation... all the kid needed was a few pointers. Have a partner to sell out incase you got caught, find someone to frame, it was like he was making a movie.
Sidney: You... this is all because of you.
Roman: I'm a director Sid, I direct.
Sidney: Ah.
Roman: I had no idea, that they were gonna make a film of their own. I mean intoducing Sidney the victim, Sidney the survivor, SIDNEY THE STAR!

Sidney: I don't know who my mother was.
Mark: But you know who she was to you.

Randy: Told ya I'd make a movie someday, huh?
Sidney: Oh my god.
Randy: Well, if you're watching this tape, it means as I feared. I did not survive these killings here at Windsor College. And that giving up my virginity to Karen Kolchec at the video store was probably not a good idea.
Dewey: Karen Kolchec?
Randy: Yes, Karen Kolchec.
Dewey: Creepy Karen?
Randy: Shut up. She's a sweet person, okay? We were working late. We were putting away some videos in the porno section and ya know, shit happens.
paul: [Knocking in background] Open the door Randy.
Randy: 15 minutes.
paul: It's my room too.
Randy: Paul, 15 minutes. I'm leaving my legacy.
[knocking continues]
Randy: 15 minutes Paul. Damn! Anyway, the reason I am here is to help you so that my death will not be in vain; That my life's work will save some other poor soul from getting mutilated. If this killer does come back and he's for real, there are a few things that you gotta remember. Is this simply another sequel? Well if it is, same rules apply. But-here's the critical thing-if you find yourself dealing with an unexpected back story and a preponderance of exposition, then the sequel rules DO NOT apply. Because you are not dealing with a sequel, you are dealing with the concluding chapter of a trilogy.
Dewey: Trilogy?
Randy: That's right, it's a rarity in the horror field but it does exist, and it is a force to be reckoned with. Because true trilogies are all about going back to the beginning and discovering something that wasn't true from the get go. Godfather, Jedi, all revealed something that we thought was true that wasn't true. So if it is a trilogy you are dealing with, here are some super trilogy rules: 1. You got a killer who's going to be super human. Stabbing him won't work. Shooting him won't work. Basically in the third one you gotta cryogenically freeze his head, decapitate him, or blow him up. 2. Anyone including the main character can die. This means you Syd. I'm sorry. It's the final chapter. It could be fucking 'Reservoir Dogs' by the time this thing is through. Number 3. The past will come back to bite you in the ass. Whatever you think you know about the past, forget it. The past is not at rest. Any sins you think were committed in the past are about to break out and destroy you. So in closing, let me say good luck, god speed, and for some of you, I'll see you soon. 'Cause the rules say some of you ain't gonna make it. I didn't, not if you're watching this tape.

Sidney: What do you know about trilogies?
Mark: You mean like movie trilogies?
Sidney: You seem to like movies, Detective.
Mark: Call me "Mark", will you? 'Cause I'm gonna keep calling you Sidney.
Sidney: I'll call you "Mark" when you catch the killer, Detective.
Mark: Well, all I know about trilogies is that in the third one, all bets are off.
Sidney: Did you request this case?
Mark: No. They tend to put me on the ones that deal with the business. I grew up here and I know my way around the studios.
Sidney: Must be exciting. Beautiful place, beautiful people.
Mark: To me, Hollywood is about death.
Sidney: Excuse me?
Mark: I'm a homicide cop. When you see what I see day in and day out, the violence that people do to each other, you get haunted. I think you know about that.
Sidney: What do you mean?
Mark: I know what it's like to see ghosts that don't go away, to be watching a scary movie in your head, whether you want to or not, watching it alone.
Sidney: Ghosts are tough. You can't shoot ghosts.
Mark: Can't arrest ghosts. But the trick to keep from getting haunted is to be with people. You're here, you're not in hiding. You've done the right thing... Miss Prescott. What did you know about your Mother?
Sidney: I always thought I had the perfect Mom, the perfect family until I found out I was wrong. She had a secret life and I tried to understand that. And... soon as I thought... then I had more secrets. I don't know who my Mom was.
Mark: You knew who she was to you. Here's the deal: I'm off to search the set. I think that what you saw is real. That's the good news.
Sidney: How's that good news?
Mark: Because it means that we are dealing with a flesh and blood killer, and I know how to handle guys like that.
Sidney: Oh, yeah. How?
Mark: Catch him or kill him.
Sidney: Hey, Detective? What's your favorite scary movie?
Mark: My life.
Sidney: Mine, too.

Scream 4 (2011)
Sidney Prescott: This... you film your entire high school experience and what, post it on the 'net?
Robbie: Everybody will be doing it some day.
Charlie Walker: It's kind of the one component the killer is missing.
Gale Weathers-Riley: Wait, what do you mean?
Charlie Walker: Well, if you wanna be the new, new version, the killer should be filming the murders.
Robbie: Yeah, it's like the natural next step in the psycho-slasher innovation. I mean you film them all real-time and before you get caught, you upload them into cyberspace.
Charlie Walker: Making your art as immortal as you.
Charlie Walker: [speaking same time as Robbie] Not to implicate him.
Robbie: [speaking same time as Charlie] Not to implicate me.
Sidney Prescott: So who do you think is doing the murders.
Charlie Walker: Well, it's a Stab fanatic clearly. Working on less of a Shrequel and more of a Screamake.
Robbie: Copyright terms, by the way.
Charlie Walker: Cause all there are now are remakes. Only horror studios green-light. I mean, there are still rules, but the rules have changed. The unexpected is the new cliche.
Robbie: Yeah, you gotta have an opening sequence, that blows the doors off, gallop some music video direction and the kill's gotta be way more extreme.
Charlie Walker: Modern audiences get sappy to the rules of the original. So, the reverse has become the new standard. In fact, the only sure-fire way to survive a modern horror movie, you pretty much gotta be gay.
Gale Weathers-Riley: So, why are you so sure that the killer is working by the rules of a horror remake?
Robbie: Well, the original Stab structure is pretty apparent.
Charlie Walker: Yeah, two kids killed in a house when their parents are away?
Robbie: And, then the school's 'hot chick' savage beyond recognition.
Charlie Walker: We all know where it goes from there...?
Sidney Prescott: A party.
Charlie Walker: Exactly. A party. Guaranteed third-act-main-cast bloodbath.
Robbie: Fingers crossed on some nudity for a change.

Sidney Prescott: Even your friends.
Jill Roberts: My friends? What world are you living in? I don't need friends. I need fans. Don't you get it? This has never been about killing you? It's about becoming you. I mean, for fuck's sake, my own mother had to die, no great loss there, so I could stay true to the original. That's sick, right? Well, sick is the new sane. You had your 15 minutes, now I want mine! I mean, what am I supposed to do? Go to college? Grad school? Work? Look around. We all live in public now, we're all on the Internet. How do you think people become famous any more? You don't have to achieve anything. You just gotta have fucked up-shit happen to you. So you have to die, Sid. Those are the rules. New movie, new franchise. There's only room for one lead, and let's face it, your ingenue days, they're over.

Gale Weathers-Riley: OK, but can I just have one final word?
Jill Roberts: What? "Please"?
Gale Weathers-Riley: No. Clear
Jill Roberts: Clear?
Sidney Prescott: [Sidney is holding a defibrillator to Jill's head] Clear.
[Zaps Jill]

[after Olivia's death, Sidney answers Olivia's phone]
Sidney Prescott: What?
The Voice: Welcome home, Sidney. Preview of coming events.
Sidney Prescott: Why don't you come for me, you got the balls for that?
The Voice: Oh, poor Sidney. You think this is all about you? You think you're still the star?
Sidney Prescott: This isn't a fucking movie.
The Voice: It will be.
Sidney Prescott: These are innocent people.
The Voice: Spare me the lecture! You've done very well by all this bloodshed haven't you? Well, how about the town you left behind. I've got plans for you. I'm gonna slit your eyelids in half so you don't blink when I stab you in the face. You'll die when I want you to, Sidney, not a moment before. Until then, you're going to suffer!
[ghostface hangs up]

Sidney Prescott: Roberts residence.
The Voice: You're a survivor aren't you, Sidney? Your one and only skill, you survive. I have one question for you: What good is it to be a survivor in this little drama if everyone close to you is dead.
Sidney Prescott: Who are you?
The Voice: Turn on the TV to channel six.
Sidney Prescott: Who the fuck are you?
The Voice: Turn it on. Watch the teaser.
Reporter #5: ...turned deadly tonight with the latest victim of these attacks being the wife of the Woodsboro Sheriff Gale Riley, aka Gale Weathers, who is in serious condition tonight after being stabbed. Her assailant disappeared in a sea of identity...
[Sidney turns off the TV; Ghostface laughs briefly]
The Voice: Glad you came home Sidney? Has it been worth it yet?
Sidney Prescott: Why are you doing this?
The Voice: Ah, friends count, but it's family ties that cut deep.
[slight pause]
The Voice: Am I right?
Sidney Prescott: What do you mean?
The Voice: The ones you care about most. And what's closer than family, the bond of blood?
Sidney Prescott: Don't.
The Voice: You can't save them, all you can do is watch.
[laughs; Sidney throws phone away]

Sidney Prescott: How could you do this?
Jill Roberts: Do you know what it was like growing up in this family? Related to you? I mean, all I ever heard was Sidney this and Sidney that and Sidney, Sidney, Sidney. You where always so fucking special! Well, now I'm the special one.
Sidney Prescott: You'll slip. They always do.

Sidney Prescott: [Face to face with dead Jill Roberts, after shooting her in chest] I don't know about you, but I feel a whole lot better.

Sidney Prescott: You forgot the first rule of remakes, Jill. Don't fuck with the original!

Jill Roberts: Is this how it's gonna be, Sid? The ending of the movie was suppose to be at the house. I mean, this is just silly.
Sidney Prescott: Consider this an alternative ending. You're never gonna get out of this, Jill.
Jill Roberts: Of course I will.

Sidney Prescott: Hello?
The Voice: Hello Sidney!