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Quotes for
Ronnie Neary (Character)
from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Roy Neary: [checking the paper] Hey, you know what's playing tonight? Pinocchio! You guys have never seen Pinocchio, you're in luck!
Brad Neary: Aw, who wants to see some dumb cartoon rated 'G' for kids?
Roy Neary: How old are you?
Brad Neary: Eight.
Roy Neary: You wanna be nine?
Brad Neary: Yeah.
Roy Neary: Then you're going to go see Pinocchio tomorrow night.
[Brad makes a disgusted gesture, but shuts up]
Ronnie Neary: Roy, that is a terrific way to win over your children.
Roy Neary: I'm not serious, I'm just saying that I grew up with Pinocchio, and if kids are still kids, they're going to eat it up.
[Ronnie looks at him in disgust]
Roy Neary: Okay, I'm wrong, all right? I'm Wrong Roy.
[Yells at his youngest son, who is demolishing his sister's doll]
Roy Neary: TOBY! You are close to death! Come out here!
[Toby giggles, but obeys]
Roy Neary: Okay, let's have a vote. Tomorrow night you can play Goofy Golf, which is a lot of standing in line and shoving and pushing, and probably getting a 'zero,' or you can see Pinocchio, which is a lot of furry animals and magic, and you'll have a wonderful time. Okay? So let's vote.
[the kids all vote for golf]

Ronnie Neary: Hey! This is not your toy to play with every time I turn around!

Ronnie Neary: All right, everybody to bed!
Toby Neary: No, wait! Dad said we could watching The Ten Commandments!
Ronnie Neary: Roy, that movie is four hours long.
Roy Neary: I said they could watch the five commandments.

Ronnie Neary: [the Neary children watch The Ten Commandants on TV] You know, that movie is four hours long.
Roy Neary: I said they'd only watch five.

Ronnie Neary: Roy, what did it look like?
Roy Neary: It was like an ice cream cone.
Ronnie Neary: What flavor?
Roy Neary: Orange. It was orange - and it wasn't like an ice cream cone. It was, it was more like a shell. You know, it was like this.
Ronnie Neary: Like a taco? Was it like one of those Sara Lee, um, moon-shaped cookies? Those crescent cookies? Don't you think I'm taking this really well? I remember when we used to come to places like this just to look at each other... and snuggle.

Ronnie Neary: [to Toby] Let go of this fence right now. You come with me. Do you want me to hit you? You let go of that fence!