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THX 1138 (1971) Poster

(1971)

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OMM: Let us be thankful we have commerce. Buy more. Buy more now. Buy. And be happy.

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Female voice (medicine cabinet): If you feel you are not properly sedated, call 348-844 immediately. Failure to do so may result in prosecution for criminal drug evasion.

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Male voice (jetcar radio chatter): Hey, I think I ran over some - I think I ran over a wookie back there on the expressway...

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OMM: Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses.

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Male voice (medicine cabinet): What's wrong?

Man: I need something stronger.

Male voice (medicine cabinet): Take four red capsules. In 10 minutes, take two more. Help is on the way.

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Chrome Robot: Everything will be all right. You are in my hands. I am here to protect you. You have nowhere to go. You have nowhere to go.

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SRT: How shall the new environment be programmed? It all happened so slowly that most men failed to realize that anything had happened at all.

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Chrome Robot: [trying to unlock door to pursue THX] Can you hear me? Stay calm. Everything will be all right. The door seems to be jammed. Please check the lock on your side. Everything will be all right; we are here to help you. Stay calm. We are not going to harm you. Everything will be all right.

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Female voice (over P.A.): Changeable. Alterable. Mutable. Variable. Versatile. Moldable. Movable. Fluctuate. Undulate. Flicker. Flutter. Pulsate. Vibrate. Alternate. Plastic.

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[THX is approaching the city's exit]

Chrome Robot: Please come back. You have nothing to be afraid of.

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Male voice: The T-H-X account is six percent over budget. The case is to be terminated.

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[THX's case has been terminated]

Chrome Robot: We have to go back. This is your last chance to return with us. You have nowhere to go. You cannot survive outside the city shell. We only want to help you. This is your last chance.

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OMM: Let us be thankful we have an occupation to fill. Work hard, increase production, prevent accidents and be happy.

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Chrome Robot: You have nowhere to go. I am here to protect you.

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[repeated line]

Robotic Voice-Over: Are you now, or have you ever been?

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[last lines]

Chrome Robot #1: We have to go back. This is your last chance to return with us. You have nowhere to go. You cannot survive outside the city shell. We only want to help you. This is your last chance.

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Female voice: What's wrong?

Man on monitor: I just bought one of these yesterday, and it doesn't fit my consumer, and the store doesn't have any of the other kind.

[LUH presses a button]

Male voice: For more enjoyment and greater efficiency, consumption is being standardized. We are sorry...

Man on monitor: This is -

[cut off]

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Male voice: That accident over in Red Sector L destroyed another 63 personnel, giving them a total of 242 lost to our 195. Keep up the good work and prevent accidents. This shift is concluded.

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Female voice: A libido leveler has been mislaid near the pulse-leveling gate. If you have accidentally...

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Hologram Newscaster: ...units of detuned escalatories have not, however, prevented virus and ordnance from invading our centers.

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[hologram plays in background while THX looks for LUH]

Hologram: Combined with economic advantages of the mating structure, it far surpasses any disadvantages in increased perversions. A final tran - An infinite translated mathematics of tolerance and charity among artificial memory devices is ultimately binary. Stimulating rhetoric...

THX 1138: LUH?

Hologram: ...absolute. The theater of noise is proof of our potential. The circulation of autotypes. The golden talisman underfoot is phenomenon approaching. And, in the history of now, all ethos are designed.

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Trial Prosecutor: Economics must not dictate situations which are obviously religious.

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[in crowded hallway]

Male voice (P.A. in hallway): Keep causeways clean. Save time, save lives.

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Male voice: Remember, thrifty thinkers are always under budget.

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Male voice: Economics make it necessary to terminate any operation which exceeds five percent of its primary budget.

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SEN 5241: [kneeling in a studio before a large image of OMM] Things don't seem to make sense. Sometimes I see things get left out, and... they don't fit. People don't seem to see them. Or they don't know what to do. Sometimes I - Sometimes a little - a little adjustment -

[laughs]

SEN 5241:

  • can make all the difference. I wanna do the right thing. I wanna go back. I - I - I can s - I can start again. I can... change. I can - I can help. I just need a - need to rest up for a little while.


Monk: This is no place for prayer. If you want to speak to OMM, you must go to a unichapel. You know that.

SEN 5241: Yes.

Monk: What? Are you in any trouble?

SEN 5241: No, I - I'm okay, I'm going now.

Monk: What's your number and what's your prefix? I'm going to see this gets into your report.

SEN 5241: [stammering] No, I'm leaving now.

Monk: I'm sorry, I - I have to report all intruders. Uh, where's your identification badge?

SEN 5241: I... lost it.

Monk: You're in violation. I'm gonna have to report you to the authorities.

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SRT: Well, maybe you are right. Maybe there's something wrong with the computer. I don't know, it's a strange life. Cybernetics, genetics, lasers and all those things. I guess I'll never understand any of that stuff. Guess maybe holograms are not supposed to.

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Male voice: T-H-X eleven-thirty-eight will be taken into custody at a minimal monetary expenditure. Total operation cost: six thousand credits under budget. Congratulations. Be efficient, be happy.

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SEN 5241: You know, when I was at school, it was all very different. We used to stay in bed all the time. Combined primary economics... Combined primary economics was a bottle about this big.

[holds hands two feet apart]

SEN 5241: Took a week.

Child: Wow!

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Male voice (P.A. in hallway leading to garage]: ...in your zoned section for longer than three minutes. Jet acceleration will not be safe to persons in dispersal area. To avoid being singed by jet exhaust, please exit your vehicle on the right, and walk through the blue zone on the left.

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Male voice (P.A. in garage): ...critical noise levels in this area. Be sure to report all decibel surges in excess of 1.5 on the Murrer-Wiggins scale.

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OMM: Thou art a subject of the divine, created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses.

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THX 1138: Who are you?

SRT: I am a hologram.

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[first lines]

Male voice (medicine cabinet): What's wrong?

THX 1138: Nothing. Nothing really. I just feel that I need something stronger.

Male voice (medicine cabinet): If you have a problem, don't hesitate to ask for assistance.

THX 1138: Yes, thank you, I'll be alright.

Male voice (medicine cabinet): Call 3485...

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Female voice: Performance perfect is perfect performance.

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SRT: [Meeting THX and SEN] Hello. Uh, where'd you guys come from?

[THX and SEN don't speak]

SRT: Oh well, it doesn't make any difference, I guess.

[SRT notices SEN's food]

SRT: Uh, is that food? I'm starving. Do you mind?

THX 1138: How did you get here?

SRT: I was lost.

THX 1138: You're not lost now?

SRT: [Eating with his mouth full] Uh-uh.

SEN 5241: You know the way out?

SRT: [Chewing] Um hmm.

[swallows]

SRT: That's the way out.

[He points in the direction from which THX and SEN have just come]

SEN 5241: Well that's the way we just came.

SRT: Yeah, but maybe you were traveling around in circles see, 'cause that's the way out.

[SRT points behind them again]

THX 1138: How do you know?

SRT: [Pointing] Well look. Look more closely. You see? Come on.

[SRT walks in the direction he was pointing and the other two follow]

SEN 5241: Oh yeah.

[laughs]

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THX 1138: I think I'm dying.

OMM: Can you be more specific?

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THX 1138: [In a confession booth] Who am I to her, she to me? Nothing! Just an ordinary roommate. We share nothing but space.

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SRT: [THX is looking at a screen that says LUH has been "consumed" and her name has been reassigned to a bottled fetus] Well, either this thing has gone nuts, or that's your roommate.

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SEN 5241: I'll never have another roommate like OLA.

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SEN 5241: I want you for my roommate.

[THX leaves]

SEN 5241: We'll be happy!

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LUH: I was so afraid. So alone.

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LUH: I'm going to have a child. Hold me. Hold me.

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SEN 5241: Our differences are differences of emphasis.

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SEN 5241: [prison] I want an idea that is clear, simple and plain as the nose on your face!

[another prisoner punches him in the nose]

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SEN 5241: [a prisoner jumps repeatedly on a downed robot] Now that's what I call the wrong idea.

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THX 1138: I don't understand, what happened to LUH, she was here.

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SEN 5241: You know I've always had a way with computers.

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SRT: I don't know. All that stuff, cybernetics, genetics, I don't understand it. I guess holograms aren't meant to.

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SEN 5241: Do you know you're perspiring? It's not exactly warm in here.

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SEN 5241: [Prison] Do you know how many times I've listened to that speech? Do you KNOW how many TIMES I've listened to THAT SPEECH?

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SEN 5241: [has found the TV Studio with the photograph of OMM, and is talking to it] Sometimes a little adjustment makes all the difference. I'm going to go back.

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LUH: Tex? Is that you?

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Male voice: Will someone stop the Mindlock?

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Hologram: Where did you get that car?

SRT: I was just issued it! I took it out and drove straight through a crowd at the dispersal centre.

[laughter]

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Hologram: Oh, that's terrible. Terrible!

SRT: No, it's wonderful. Because my hand, it was paralysed anyway!

[laughter]

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Male voice: Keep up production and prevent accidents. This shift is concluded.

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SRT: Do you know there are no insides to these people?

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THX 1138: [pretending to be a corpse. Howls with pain and runs off when a tag is clipped to his ear]

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Male voice (medicine cabinet): What's wrong?

[THX faints]

LUH: Never mind!

[the computers start looping her voice, searching for stress-levels]

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Male voice: We're picking up some illegal sexual activity.

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Man on monitor: [dead insect] We found this in the batching cells. We killed it.

Female voice: Thank you for your concern. A visual record is being taken.

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Trial Prosecutor: Immediate destruction! We must not continue to consume these deviants.

Trial Defender: Reject! Reject! Inefficient.

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LUH: I wanted to touch you so many times.

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Chrome Robot #1: Can you get him from where you are?

[the other robot shocks THX with a cattle-prod]

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