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Max Renn (Character)
from Videodrome (1983)

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Videodrome (1983)
Max Renn: I'm looking for something that'll... break through. You know?

Max Renn: I want you to stay away from it! Those mondo weirdo video guys, they've got unsavory connections, they play rough. Rougher than even Nicki Brand wants to play... You know, in Brazil, Central America, those kinds of places, making underground videos is considered a subversive act. They execute people for it. In Pittsburgh, who knows?

Max Renn: [just before Harlan explodes] See you in Pittsburgh.

Max Renn: Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!

Rena King: What about it, Nicki? Is it socially positive?
Nicki Brand: Well, I think we live in overstimulated times. We crave stimulation for its own sake. We gorge ourselves on it. We always want more, whether it's tactile, emotional or sexual. And I think that's bad.
Max Renn: Then why did you wear that dress?
Nicki Brand: Sorry?
Max Renn: That dress. It's very stimulating.
[looks at Rena]
Max Renn: And it's red. You know what Freud would've said about that dress.
Nicki Brand: And he would've been right. I admit it. I live in a highly excited state of overstimulation.
Max Renn: Listen, I'd really like to take you out to dinner tonight...

Max Renn: Do you know a show called 'Videodrome'?
Masha: Video what?
Max Renn: Videodrome. Like video circus, video arena. Do you know it?
Masha: No.
Max Renn: It's just torture and murder. No plot, no characters. Very, very realistic. I think it's what's next.
Masha: Then God help us.

[about violence]
Max Renn: Better on T.V. than on the streets.

Nicki Brand: Got any porno?
Max Renn: You serious?
Nicki Brand: Yeah. It gets me in the mood.
[looks through casettes]
Nicki Brand: What's this? "Videodrome"?
Max Renn: Torture. Murder.
Nicki Brand: Sounds great.
Max Renn: Ain't exactly sex.
Nicki Brand: Says who?

Max Renn: Have you been hallucinating lately?
Harlan: No. Should I be?
Max Renn: Yes, you should be.

Max Renn: I am the Video Word made Flesh.

Masha: Videodrome. What you see on that show, it's for real. It's not acting. It's snuff TV.
Max Renn: I don't believe it.
Masha: So, don't believe.
Max Renn: Why do it for real? It's easier and safer to fake it.
Masha: Because it has something that you don't have, Max. It has a philosophy. And that is what makes it dangerous.

Harlan: I don't work with you for the money.
Max Renn: I know that. 'Cause piracy's never just for the money, is it?

Max Renn: D'you want a cup of coffee?

Max Renn: [Handing Bianca the videotape] Careful... it bites.

Max Renn: Tell me about my 'Videodrome' problem.
Bianca O'Blivion: My father knows much more about it than I do.
[Biana hands Max a pile of videotapes]
Bianca O'Blivion: Listen to him.

Max Renn: [on hearing that Brian may send a tape, rather than meet] If he does, that's going to make conversation a little difficult.
Bianca O'Blivion: My father has not engaged in conversation for at least twenty years. The monologue is his preferred mode of discourse.

Max Renn: What's that? You let someone cut you?
Nicki Brand: Yeah, what do you think?
Max Renn: Well, I don't know.
Nicki Brand: Would you like to try a few things?