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Louis Connelly (Character)
from August Rush (2007)

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August Rush (2007)
Louis Connelly: Come on. Be brave.

Louis Connelly: [Louis explaining not giving up music to August] You never quit on your music. No matter what happens. Cuz anytime something bad happens to you, that's the one place you can escape to and just let it go. I learned it the hard way. And anyway, look at me. Nothing bad's gonna happen. You gotta have a little faith.

Louis Connelly: [listening to the music on the roof with Lyla] Can you hear that?
Lyla Novacek: What is that?
Louis Connelly: It's a wish
Lyla Novacek: Now what does that sound like?
Louis Connelly: [singing] well it's a marvelous night for a moondance, with the stars up above in your eyes, a fantabulous night to make romance, 'neath the cover of October skies...
Louis Connelly: When I was a Young fello, I used to talk to the moon
Lyla Novacek: Are you making that up?
Louis Connelly: God I haven't done it in a long time
Lyla Novacek: Did it ever talk back?
Louis Connelly: Well it used to, now I just find myself sitting up here talking to meself, like a loon
Lyla Novacek: well I'm here
Louis Connelly: yes, you are...
Lyla Novacek: [watching Louis stare at her] what are you looking at?
Louis Connelly: you...
[they lean in and kiss]

Louis Connelly: Wait! Meet me here, at ten o'clock, by the arch!
Marshall: [to Lyla, everyone egging her on] Go on then, say yes!
[Lyla smiles a little, and nods]
Louis Connelly: I take that as a yes!

Louis Connelly: [talking on his cellphone while getting into a black Cadillac] I've been doing this for ten years, Bob, we said ten percent. No, we said ten percent. yeah, well it makes the world go round doesn't it, Bob? just get me the ten percent, will ya, man? thanks
[sighs and pinches the bridge of his nose ]
Nick: [unoticed by Louis] Can I get you anything, sir?
Louis Connelly: Do you know any hitmen?
Nick: I know a bass player. Might be able to help you out. Likes to get into fights with lead singers.
Louis Connelly: [freezes] Nick? What're you doing here, man?
Nick: Still drivin', payin' off those weddin' bills from last year.
Louis Connelly: Oh, fair play to ya, oh, she's a nice girl.
Nick: So you playin' at all?
Louis Connelly: Nope.
Nick: why the hell not? your fingers fall off?
Louis Connelly: Well you move on. Have you seen the lads lately?
Nick: Ah, we still mess around, but the Connelly Brothers never really bounced back minus one brother.
Louis Connelly: Have you seen Marshall lately?
Nick: Have you?
[Louis doesn't reply so nick changes the subject]
Nick: It's my birthday on Saturday, the session's at my place. Come, bring you're girlfriend! It's great seeing you man, remind me of New York, the good old days, eh?

Jennifer: [sees Louis on the projector] Oh my god! Is that you?
[Louis doesn't answer]
Jennifer: When were you going to tell me you were in a band?
Marshall: [Cutting in before Louis could answer] I'm sure there's a lot of things our Louis hasn't told you darling, like who'd did you write the song for?
Louis Connelly: [turns away from Marshall] I told you this was a bad idea.
Marshall: That's it, go on! Walk out on us again!
[Louis turns back to him]
Marshall: Eh, Lou?
Louis Connelly: [Walking towards Marshall] Say what you have to say Marshall!
Marshall: No man, go on!
Louis Connelly: Come on! Say what you have to say! Come on say it!
Marshall: Say what?
Louis Connelly: [Shoves him] Come on! Say it! Say it!
Marshall: [Backing away as Louis continues pushing him] That the best you got? Is that the best you got man?
Louis Connelly: Come on! Hit me then!
Marshall: No man
Louis Connelly: HIT ME!
[Slams Marshall against the projector]
Louis Connelly: I'M SUFFOCATIN' HERE!
[Marshall punches him in the face and Louis grunts but appears to be okay]
Marshall: You alright man?
[Louis wipes blood from his mouth but nods and smiles greatfully]
Marshall: [Catches Jennifer staring at the two of them and chuckles] Welcome to the Connelly Clan!

Louis Connelly: I can't do it. I'm sorry Frank, I can't do it.
Marshall: No, Louis wait.
Louis Connelly: No! Let me go!
Marshall: Louis!
Marshall: Just let me go man! WILL YOU JUST LET ME GO!

Louis Connelly: Great sounds kid. Gibson J200?
[August nods]
Louis Connelly: It's beautiful. Can I see her?
[August looks uncertainly over at Wizard who is talking on the phone]
Louis Connelly: Hey, it's okay. I'm a musician too.
[August and Louis swap guitars]
Louis Connelly: Oh yeah!
[Louis plays some cord]
Louis Connelly: Nice action.
August Rush: Your pretty good.
Louis Connelly: Thanks. Let's see what you can do on mine.
[They both start improvising "Bari Improv"]

Jennifer: Are all Irish people this loud?
Louis Connelly: Yeah.

Louis Connelly: [shouting across the road to Lyla] Lyla! Lyla! Lyla!
[Smile fades]
Marshall: [Coming up behind Lewis] Lewis! Do you remember what dad used to say about princesses, huh? They're always looking for their prince... and you aint no prince brother!
Louis Connelly: How would YOU know?... What am i going to do now?