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David (Character)
from A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
[Monica returns to find David in the closet, where she put him before for how uncomfortable he was making her]
David: Is it a game?
Monica: Yes. Hide-and-seek.
Monica: [Monica tags David on the shoulder while nervously smiling] I found you.

[Monica arrives in the woods with David, prepared to leave him there alone]
Monica: [David makes the picnic blanket for them both] David, listen. Now... you won't understand the reasons, but... I have - I have to leave you here.
David: Is it a game?
Monica: No.
David: When will you come back for me?
Monica: I'm not, David. You'll have to be here by yourself.
David: Alone?
Monica: [Monica's voice breaks with tears in her eyes] With Teddy.
David: [David begins to uncontrollably cry] No. No, no, no, no, no, no! No, Mommy, please! No, no! Please, Mommy, no!
Monica: Shh. Shh. Shh. They will destroy you, David. Please, David.
David: No! No, Mommy! I'm sorry I broke myself. I'm so sorry I cut your hair off... And I'm sorry I hurt you and I hurt Martin.
Monica: [Monica starts screaming as she begins to cry, holding David away from holding her] I have to go! I have to go! Stop it! Stop it! I have to go now.
David: [Monica stands up as David continues to try and hold her] Mommy, no! Mommy! Mommy, if Pinocchio became a real... and I become a real boy, can I come home?
Monica: That's just a story.
David: But a story tells what happens.
Monica: [Monica runs back to the car where she gets on her knees to talk to David one last time] Stories are not real! You're not real! Now, listen to me. Look. Look! Take this, all right? Take this. Don't let anyone see how much it is, okay? Now, look, don't go that way. Look! Look at me! Look! Don't go that way. Go anywhere but that way or they'll catch you. Don't ever let them catch you! Listen, stay away from Flesh Fairs, away from where there are lots of people. Stay away from all people. Only others like you. Only Mecha are safe!
David: [David cries with his two hands around Monica's neck] Why do you wanna leave me? Why do you wanna leave me? I'm sorry I'm not real. If you let me, I'll be so real for you.
Monica: [Monica tries pulling off David, as she screams, throwing David off her] Let go. Let go, David. Let go!
Monica: [Monica looks at David laying on the ground] I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the world.

[David walks into Monica's bedroom asking her will she die]
David: Mommy, will you die?
Monica: Well, one day, David, yes, I will.
David: [David says with a slight sadness in his voice] I'll be alone.
Monica: Don't worry yourself so.
David: [David lays his head on Monica's lap] How long will you live?
Monica: For ages. For 50 years
David: [David whispers while Monica puts her hand on David's head] I love you, Mommy. I hope you never die. Never.
Monica: [Monica looks away] Yes.

[Joe joins David on his journey to finding the Blue Fairy and why]
Gigolo Joe: Are you in trouble? Have you run away from someone?
David: My mommy told me to run away.
Gigolo Joe: Why did she say that?
David: I guess... because Henry didn't like me.
Gigolo Joe: Why was that?
David: Martin came home.
Gigolo Joe: And who is he?
David: Martin is Mommy and Henry's real son. After I find the Blue Fairy, then I can go home. Mommy will love a real boy. The Blue Fairy will make me into one.

[David arrives to the Swinton residence for the first time, taking a step on the wooden floors of the home, taking a second step that makes a second tap]
David: [looking back to Monica] I like your floor.

[David meets the Blue Fairy Mecha]
Blue Mecha: [David walks towards the Blue Fairy Mecha calling his name from his bedroom] You have been searching for me, haven't you, David?
David: For my whole life.
Blue Mecha: And what, after all this time, have you come to ask me?
David: I have a wish to make.
Blue Mecha: And what is your wish?
David: Please make me a real boy... so my mommy will love me and let me stay with her.
Blue Mecha: David, I will do anything that is possible, but I cannot make you a real boy.

[David finds out the truth about him only being a Mecha boy]
Professor Hobby: David.
David: My brain is falling out.

[Monica introduces David to Teddy]
Monica: [Monica turns Teddy on] His name is Teddy. Teddy, this is David.
David: Hello, Teddy.
Teddy: Hello, David.
Monica: David, Teddy is a super toy, and I know you two will take good care of each other.
Teddy: [Teddy makes a scowl face to Monica when his ears go back] I am not a toy.

[Joe looks into David's eyes and tells him what he believes in about David being like the rest of the Mecha]
Gigolo Joe: She loves what you do for her, as my customers love what it is I do for them. But she does not love you, David. She cannot love you. You are neither flesh nor blood. You are not a dog a cat or a canary. You were designed and built specific like the rest of us... and you are alone now only because they tired of you... or replaced you with a younger model... or were displeased with something you said or broke. They made us too smart, too quick and too many. We are suffering for the mistakes they made because when the end comes, all that will be left is us. That's why they hate us. And that is why you must stay here... with me.
David: Goodbye, Joe.

[Joe tells David that only Joe is capable of changing the color of his Blue Fairy]
Gigolo Joe: Exactly what name do you give this woman?
David: She is... just Blue Fairy.
Gigolo Joe: Blue Fairy. In the world of Orga, blue is the color of melancholy. Yet, the services I provide will put a blush back on anyone's cheek. I will change the color of your fairy for you. She will scream out in the moonlight, 'Oh! Oh yes! Oh God! Oh, yes! Oh, God! Oh, God!'

[David asks Dr. Know the question about the Blue Fairy transforming him into a real boy]
David: How can the Blue Fairy... make... a robot... into a real live boy?
Dr. Know: Come away, O human child, to the waters and the wild... with a fairy hand in hand, for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand. Your quest will be perilous, yet the rewards is beyond price. In his book, 'How Can A Robot Become Human?' Professor Allen Hobby writes of the power... which will transform Mecha into Orga.
David: Will you tell me how to find her?
Dr. Know: Discovery is quite possible. Our Blue Fairy does exist in one place, and in one place only. At the end of the world where the lions weep. Here is the place where dreams are born.

[David and Martin talk about David's birthday, and then David's first memory]
Martin Swinton: When's your birthday?
David: I never had a birthday.
Martin Swinton: Okay. When were you first built? When's your build-day.
David: I don't remember.
Martin Swinton: Okay, what's the first thing you can remember?
David: A bird.
Martin Swinton: What sort of bird?
David: [David opens his arms out] A bird with big wings... and feathers sticking up from the bottom.

[Monica reads the words that will imprint herself on David, and give David the feelings to love]
Monica: Now, I'm gonna read some words. And, uh, they won't make any sense, but I want you to listen to them anyway... and look at me all the time. Can you do that?
David: Yes, Monica.
Monica: [Monica puts her finger tips to the back of David's neck] Can you feel my hand on the back of your neck?
David: Yes.
Monica: [David remains to sit while smiling] Does any of this hurt?
David: No.
Monica: Okay, now, look at me. Ready? Cirrus. Socrates. Particle. Decibel. Hurricane. Dolphin. Tulip. Monica. David. Monica.
Monica: [David's expression goes silent] All right. I wonder if I did that right. I don't...
David: What were those words for, Mommy?
Monica: [Monica closes and opens her eyes] What did you call me?
David: Mommy.
Monica: [Monica smiles rolling her hand onto David's neck] Who am I, David?
David: [David softly whispers while hugging onto Monica] You are my Mommy.

[Joe asks David if the Blue Fairy is a woman, telling David that he knows all women]
Gigolo Joe: Is Blue Fairy Mecha, Orga, man or woman?
David: Woman.
Gigolo Joe: [Joe stops and sits David down] 'Woman'? I know women!
Gigolo Joe: [Joe clicks on his music] They sometimes ask for me by name. I know all about women. About as much as there is to know, no two are ever alike, And after they've met me, no two... are ever the same. And I know where most of them can be found.

[the Flesh Fair audience chants the name of Lord Johnson-Johnson as he personally walks out David to be the next victim in front of the live audience]
Lord Johnson-Johnson: Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls and children of all ages. What will they think of next? See here. A bitty-bot, ticker toy, a living doll. Of course, we all know why they made them. To steal your hearts, to replace your children. This is the latest generation in a series of insults to human dignity... and in their grand scheme to phase out all of God's little children. Meet the next generation of child designed... to do just that.
Lord Johnson-Johnson: [the Flesh Fair audience watch in complete silence at David] Do not be fooled... by the artistry of this creation. No doubt there was talent in the crafting of this simulator. Yet with the very first strike... you will see the big lie come apart before your very eyes!
David: [David see's a drop of acid miss his face as he stands tied up, beginning to beg for his life] Don't burn me! Don't burn me! I'm not Pinocchio! Don't make me die! I'm David! I'm David! I'm David!
Voice in the Crowd: [a Flesh Fair audience member screams out from the crowd] Mecha don't plead for their lives. Who is that? He looks like a boy.
Lord Johnson-Johnson: Built like a boy to disarm us. See how they try to imitate our emotions now.
David: [quietly cries out] I'm David!
Lord Johnson-Johnson: Whatever performance this Sim puts on, remember: We are only demolishing artificially! Let he who is without Sim... cast the first stone.

[Monica takes David on a car ride back to Cybertronics]
David: [David tries talking to Monica with Teddy in his lap] Where are we going? Someplace nice? Are those happy tears? What's for dinner tonight?
Monica: You know you don't eat.
David: Yes. But I like sitting at the table.

[Monica holds David's hand, as the technicians work on taking the spinach out of his body]
David: [David lays on the table with his stomach open] It's okay, Mommy. It doesn't hurt.
[Monica walks off unable to catch her breath, as David remains to hold his hand up in the air]

[David finds a copy of himself when arriving to the office in Man-hattan]
David: [David whispers] Is this the place they make you real?
David 2: [the other David turns around in his chair holding a book] This is the place they make you read.

[David tells Professor Hobby that he thought he was one of a kind]
David: I thought I was one of a kind.
Professor Hobby: [Professor Hobby responds with tears in his eyes] My son was one of a kind. You're the first of a kind.

[Joe recommends to David that they must go to Rouge City to find David's Blue Fairy, for that's where Dr. Know is]
Gigolo Joe: Rouge City. Across the Delaware. Too far for our feet. We'll need help to get there. And... it is not without peril.
Gigolo Joe: [Joe points out into the black sky, up towards the moon] We will have to journey... towards the moon.
David: Are there many women in Rouge City?
Gigolo Joe: As there are stars at night.
David: Then how will we find just one?
Gigolo Joe: We will ask Dr. Know. There is nothing he doesn't.

[David asks Teddy about what Monica told him on how long she'll be alive for]
David: Is 50 years a long time?
Teddy: I don't think so.

[David and Joe sit down with Dr. Know who tells them the price of admission for information]
David: [David stands up impatiently] Tell me where I can find the Blue Fairy.
Dr. Know: [a buzzer sound buzzes] Question me, you pay the fee. Two for five, you get one free.
Gigolo Joe: He means two questions cost five Newbucks with a third question on the house. In this day and age, David, nothing costs more than information.

[David talks to the other Mecha robots locked away with him in the Flesh Fair cage]
Mechanic: Would you be so kind and shut down my pain receivers?
David: Why is this happening?
Cop: History repeats itself. It's of blood and electricity.
TV Face: So, when the opportunities avail themselves, they pick away at us... cutting back our numbers so they can maintain numerical superiority.

[Joe tries to convince David that the Blue Fairy may not be real at all]
Gigolo Joe: Many a Mecha has gone to the end of the world... never to come back. That is why they call the end of the world 'Man-hattan.'
David: And that is why we must go there.
Gigolo Joe: [Joe runs after David] Wait! What if the Blue Fairy isn't real at all, David? What if she's magic? The supernatural is the hidden web that unites the universe. Only Orga believe what cannot be seen or measured. It is that oddness that separates our species. Or what if the Blue Fairy is an electronic parasite... that has a reason to haunt the minds of artificial intelligence?

[Joe does a little dance for David who saved his life, on a mission now to get David to Rouge City]
Gigolo Joe: She will make you a real boy, for I will make her a real woman. And all will be right with the world because you held my hand... and saved my brain, so that once again my customers my ask for me by name - 'Gigolo Joe, what do ya know?'
David: [Joe does a little dance in front of David] Why do you do that?
Gigolo Joe: That's just what I do.
Gigolo Joe: [Joe does another little dance before the two walk on] Now, follow me and don't fall behind. All roads lead to Rouge. Don't they just say that, eh? Don't they just?

[David tells Joe who is Mommy is to him and that she will love him when he becomes a real boy]
David: [David aggressively tells Joe] My mommy doesn't hate me... because I'm special and unique. Because there's never been anyone like me before, ever. Mommy loves Martin because he is real, and when I am real... Mommy's going to read to me and tuck me in my bed and sing to me... and listen to what I say and she will cuddle with me... and tell me every day, a hundred times a day, that she loves me!

[David see's his bedroom for the first time when asked about going to sleep]
Monica: How late do they let you stay up?
David: I can never go to sleep. But I can lay quietly and not make a peep.

[David finds the sculpture of the Blue Fairy under the ocean, as the old structure of the ferris wheel falls on the amphibicopter David and Teddy are in]
David: [the vibration blows a cloud of dirt around them] The Blue Fairy is all right.
Teddy: What happened?
David: I don't know.
Teddy: We are in a cage.
David: [David begins to pray from the amphibicopter, not taking his eyes off of the Blue Fairy] Blue Fairy? Please. Please, please make me into a real, live boy. Please. Blue Fairy? Please. Please. Make me real. Blue Fairy, please. Please make me real. Please make me a real boy. Please, Blue Fairy. Make me into a real boy. Please.

[David talks to the lightly dazed Monica after her resurrection]
Monica: I must be confused. What day is it?
David: [David smiles] It is... today.

[David draws the bird from his first memory for Martin]
Martin Swinton: That looks like a peacock. Can you say peacock?
David: Peacock.
Martin Swinton: Can you say 'Pee'?
David: Pee.
Martin Swinton: Now say that two times fast.

[David see's the moon rise over the hillside, as all of the other Mecha's around him prepare to run]
Mecha Robot: [the Mecha robot without a lower face screams] Moon on the rise!
Cop: [the Mecha cop quickly warns David] It's the Flesh Fair. They destroy us on stage. I've been there.
David: What do we do?
Teddy: We run now.
Lord Johnson-Johnson: [Lord Johnson-Johnson over the speaker phone up in the moon blimp] Any old iron. Any old iron. Any old iron. Any old Iron. Expel your Mecha. Purge yourselves of artificiality. Come along, now. Let some Mecha loose to run. Any old unlicensed iron down there?

[the Specialist Mecha talks to David about the end of the human race, but how he will be able to see Monica one final time]
Specialist (evolved mecha): David, I often felt a sort of envy of human beings... of that thing they call 'spirit.' Human beings have created a million explanations of the meaning of life... in art, in poetry, and mathematical formulas. Certainly, human beings must be the key to the meaning of existence. But human beings no longer existed. So, we began a project... that would make it possible to recreate the living body of a person long dead... from the DNA in a fragment of bone or mummified skin. We also wondered, would it be possible... to retrieve a memory trace in resonance with a recreated body? And you know what we found? We found the very fabric of space-time itself appeared to store information... about every event which had ever occured in the past. But the experiment was a failure, for those who were resurrected only lived through a single day of renewed life. When the resurectees fell asleep on the night of their first new day they died again. As soon as they became unconcious, their very existence faded away into darkness. So you see, David. The equations have shown that once an individual space-time part had been used, it could not be reused. If we bring your mother back now it will only be for one day, and then you will never be able to see her again.
David: Maybe - Maybe she will be special. Maybe she will stay.
Specialist (evolved mecha): I thought this would be hard for you to understand. You were created to be so young.
David: Maybe the one day will be like that one day inside the amphibicopter. Maybe it will last forever.
Specialist (evolved mecha): David, you are the enduring memory of the human race. The most lasting proof of their genius. We only want for your happiness. David, you've had so little of that.
David: If you want for my happiness, then you know what you have to do.
Specialist (evolved mecha): Listen. Can you hear that? The new morning has come. Go to her, David. She's just waking up this instant.
[birds chirp to the morning sunrise]

[David asks the Blue Fairy Mecha about Monica]
David: Where am I? This looks like my house, but it is different.
Blue Mecha: Yes, it is different, but it's also your home. We read your mind, and it's all here. There's nothing too small that you didn't store for us to remember. We so want you to be happy. You are so important to us, David. You are unique in all the world.
David: Will Mommy be coming home soon? Is she out shopping with Martin?
Blue Mecha: David, she can never come home... because 2,000 years have passed, and she is no longer living. Dearest David, when you are lonely, we can bring back other people from your time in the past.
David: [David shouts out] If you can bring back other people, why can't you bring back her?
Blue Mecha: Because we can only bring back people... whose bodies we dig up from the ice. We need some physical sample of the person, like a bone or a fingernail.

[David has his first birthday with the resurrected Monica]
Narrator: [narrating] David had never had a birthday party because David had never been born, so they baked a cake and lit some candles.
Monica: [Monica lays David's birthday cake in front of him] Now, make a wish.
David: It came true already.
[as David blows out his candles]

[David continues to play hide-and-seek with Monica, finding her in the bathroom]
David: [David opens the door, as Monica gasps] I found you.
Monica: [Monica yells] Out! Out! Out! Get out of here! And close the goddamn door!
[Monica holds her pajama pants up so David won't see anything, as David closes the door]

[David and Martin call to Teddy to see who he will go to]
David: [David calmly asks Teddy] Come here, Teddy.
Martin Swinton: [Martin calls out] Come on!
David: Come here, boy.
Martin Swinton: [Martin bangs his lap] Teddy! Teddy! Come here! Come on, Teddy! Come here!
David: [David calmly says] Come here, Teddy.
Martin Swinton: [Martin yells out louder] Come here Teddy! Come!
Teddy: [Teddy doesn't make a choice and then runs to Monica who enters the room] Mommy! Mommy!
Monica: [Monica carries Teddy out by one arm] Are they torturing you, Teddy?

[Martin questions David about what cool things he can do]
Martin Swinton: So I guess now you're the new super toy. So, what good stuff can you do? Oh, can you do power stuff, like uh, walk on the ceiling or the walls? Anti-gravity? Like, float or fly?
David: Can you?

[David attempts to cut off a piece of Monica's hair with a pair of giant scissors]
Henry Swinton: [Henry wakes up, grabbing onto David by the shoulders] Why did you do that! Why did you do that!
Monica: Henry, what are you doing? You're hurting him!
Henry Swinton: [Henry begins to shake David] Talk to me! David, Goddamn it! Talk to me, David!
Monica: [David drops the pair of scissors] Henry, let him go! You're hurting him!
Henry Swinton: [Henry continues to shake David uncontrollably, yelling] Why did you do that! Why did you do that!
Monica: [as Monica yells out] You're hurting him! Don't break him!
David: [Henry stops shaking him as David softly replies] Henry, I wanted mommy to love me... more.

[Martin's friends tease David around the pool]
Todd: He's Mecha.
David: What's Mecha?
Todd: We're organic, your mechanical. Orga, Mecha. Orga, Mecha. Orga, Mecha.
Martin Swinton: Todd, stop!
Todd: I didn't even know they made little kids. Can you pee?
Todd: I cannot.
Kid: Then let's see what you can't pee with.
[the kids all laugh as they try to check under David's shorts]

[Martin's friend Todd takes a knife to David's arm to see if he can feel pain]
Todd: Does he have DAS?
Martin Swinton: DAS what?
Kid: [one of the kids says in German] This is good!
Todd: [the kid Todd chuckles] Damage Avoidance System. DAS. It's a pain alert system. Our service man has it. It's so they don't go picking up fire with their bare hands. Watch. Watch this.
Todd: [the kid Todd grabs a cutting knife, holding it to David's arm] Now, I'm not gonna cut you. This isn't gonna hurt. I'm not gonna cut your skin. Just tell me when you feel it.
David: [the kid pokes the knife into David's arm, David feels it immediately, as David turns to hide behind Martin, grabbing onto him, walking backwards with him] Keep me safe, Martin. Keep me safe. Keep me safe, Martin. Keep me safe.

[David bumps into the FemMecha Nanny while they both hide from the Biker Hounds]
FemMecha Nanny: What's your name?
David: My name is David.
FemMecha Nanny: Hello, David. How old are you?
David: I don't know.
FemMecha Nanny: Do you need someone to take care of you? Would you like a nanny? I have many good references.
David: Do you know where the Blue Fairy lives?

[David talks to the Stage Manager of the Flesh Fair]
Stage Manager: No one builds children. No one ever has. What would be the point?
Lord Johnson-Johnson: He could be a custom job. Some rich and lonely scaredy puss's pretend child.
TV Face: [the Mecha next to them in the cage] I'm a custom job. Seventy-five years ago I was Time Magazine's Mecha of the year.
Stage Manager: No, this work is first-rate. A lot of love went into him. David? You are one of a kind. You know that? Who made you?
David: My mommy made me.

[David in Rouge City thinks he see's the Blue Fairy in the form of a statue on a church roof]
David: Are you her?
Gigolo Joe: That's Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart.
Gigolo Joe: The ones who made us are always looking for the ones who made them. They go in, fold their hands, look around their feed, sing songs... and when they come out it's usually me they find. I've picked up a lot of business on this spot.
[a lady walks out, as Joe clicks on his music and attempts to follow her]

[David talks to the other Mecha David]
David 2: [the other David calmly asks] Can you read? Can you sit down and we can read together? Let's be friends.
David: [David's face has a scowl look to it] You can't have her.
David 2: I can't hear you.
David: She's mine. And I'm the only one.
David: [David takes a metal lamp and begins hitting it over the head of the other David, swinging it wildly in the air] I'm David! I'm David! I'm David! I'm David! I'm David! I'm David! I'm David! I'm David! I'm special! I'm unique! I'm David! You can't have her!

[David wakes up the resurrected Monica from her bed by combing her hair with his hand]
David: [Monica opens her eyes as David whispers to her] I found you.
Monica: [Monica smiles, whispering back] Hi.
David: [David smiles with dried tears on his eyes] Hi.
Monica: I must have dozed off. How long have I...
David: Would you like some coffee? Just the way you like it?
Monica: Yeah, I'd love a coffee. It'll wake me up.

[Teddy gives David the piece of hair he needs to resurrect Monica]
Teddy: David?
David: Yes, Teddy?
Teddy: Do you remember when you cut some of Mommy's hair?
David: Henry shook me.
Teddy: And you dropped some of Mommy's hair.
David: [David has tears roll down his face] I know.
[Teddy pulls out the cut of hair and puts it in David's hand]
David: [David holds the hair up to the Blue Fairy Mecha] Now you can bring her back, can't you?
Specialist (evolved mecha): [the evolved Mecha's watch from above] Give him what he wants.
Blue Mecha: [the Blue Fairy Mecha waves her wand] Dearest David, your wish is my command.