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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Poster

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Elizabeth Driscoll: Yep, Boccardo's pills. He eats it like candy... or used to. Take some.

Matthew Bennell: What are they?

Elizabeth Driscoll: Speed. They'll keep us awake.

Matthew Bennell: How many are you suppose to take?

Elizabeth Driscoll: It says take one.

Matthew Bennell: Take five.

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Matthew Bennell: [Bennell has just removed a small indistinct object from a stock pot with a pair of tweezers] What is that?

Cook: A caper.

Matthew Bennell: Nope.

Restaurant Owner: You presume to tell me what is in the stock?

Matthew Bennell: It's a rat turd.

Restaurant Owner: A what?

Matthew Bennell: A rat turd!

Restaurant Owner: [sniffs the "caper"] A caper!

Matthew Bennell: A rat turd.

Restaurant Owner: [sniffs again, now angry] A CAPER!

Matthew Bennell: If it's a caper, eat it.

[the restaurateur sheepishly demurs]

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Elizabeth Driscoll: I have seen these flowers all over. They are growing like parasites on other plants. All of a sudden. Where are they coming from?

Nancy Bellicec: Outer space?

Jack Bellicec: What are you talking about? A space flower?

Nancy Bellicec: Well why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?

Jack Bellicec: I've NEVER expected metal ships.

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Mr. Tong: No, no... she alright. She betta now. Much betta now.

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Dr. David Kibner: Elizabeth, could you please tell me, in your opinion, what is going on?

Elizabeth Driscoll: People are being duplicated. And once it happens to you, you're part of this... thing. It almost happened to me!

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Matthew Bennell: [dials his phone] I'll get the police.

Telephone Operator: [voice] Police.

Matthew Bennell: Officer, I'd like to report four bodies in my backyard.

Telephone Operator: Wait right there Mr. Bennell.

Matthew Bennell: How do you know my name?

Jack Bellicec: [Jack's eyes widen with fear] Hang up, Matthew.

Matthew Bennell: [into the phone] I didn't tell you my name.

Jack Bellicec: Hang up!

Matthew Bennell: [hangs up the phone] I didn't tell them my name!

Nancy Bellicec: That's because they're all part of it. They're all pods, all of them!

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Elizabeth Driscoll: [Matthew finds that she has fallen asleep and has become a pod] There's nothing to be afraid of. They were right. It's painless. It's good. Come. Sleep. Matthew.

[Matthew begins to back away]

Elizabeth Driscoll: Matthew. Matthew!

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Dr. David Kibner: We came here from a dying world. We drift through the universe, from planet to planet, pushed on by the solar winds. We adapt and we survive. The function of life is survival.

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Jack Bellicec: Here I am, you pod bastards! Hey, pods! Come and get me you scum!

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Elizabeth Driscoll: I keep seeing these people, all recognizing each other. Something is passing between them all, some secret. It's a conspiracy, I know it.

Matthew Bennell: There can't be a conspiracy!

Elizabeth Driscoll: Matthew, I'm telling you something is going on here.

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Matthew Bennell: [Elizabeth and Matthew are captured by snathcers in the Health Department office. Kibner gives them sedatives, so that they can be snatched while asleep] Listen, we're not the last humans left. There are people who will fight you. They will find out what you're doing here.

Elizabeth Driscoll: They'll stop you.

Dr. David Kibner: In an hour... you won't want them to. In an hour, you'll be one of us.

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Elizabeth Driscoll: Matthew, we'll never be able to stop them!

Matthew Bennell: Yes, we will.

Elizabeth Driscoll: We can't! Look it, they control the whole city.

Matthew Bennell: We'll find a way somehow.

Elizabeth Driscoll: Oh, Matthew, I can't go on! I wanna go to sleep. I can't stay awake any more.

Matthew Bennell: You have to. You have to stay awake.

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Matthew Bennell: What is that suppose to be?

Chef: It is cervelles en matelote.

Matthew Bennell: In English, what would I be eating if I ate that?

Chef: Ah. Calves' brain in red wine.

Matthew Bennell: Red wine and what else?

Restaurant Owner: Mais, c'est impossible. It's impossible. It's a secret, Mr Bennell

Matthew Bennell: You don't have any secrets from the Department of Health, Henri.

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Elizabeth Driscoll: How are we gonna get out of here?

Matthew Bennell: Through the door. Come on.

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[while Matthew drives Elizabeth through the city, a crazed man runs up to their car]

Elizabeth Driscoll: Look out!

[Matthew slams on the brakes, but the man's head still strikes the already broken windshield. Unfazed, the man immediately proceeds to pound on the windshield for attention]

Matthew Bennell: Oh, my God, oh my God! Lock the door! Lock the door!

Running man: [panicked shouting] Help! They're coming! They're coming!

Elizabeth Driscoll: Maybe we should help him.

Running man: Help! Help! They're coming! They're coming! Listen to me! Listen!

Matthew Bennell: No, he's smashed out of his skull.

Elizabeth Driscoll: He's terrified.

Running man: Help me! You're next! Please!

[the man moves to the driver's window]

Running man: Please! You're next! We're in danger!

[he tries the door handle, but it's locked]

Running man: Please, listen ot me! Something terrible! Please!

[he looks over his shoulder, then back]

Running man: You're nex- Here they are!

[he starts to run off, but still shouts at them]

Running man: They're already here! Help! You're next! They're coming! They're coming!

[he runs around the corner as a crowd chases him]

Matthew Bennell: He must have done something.

[a horn sounds, brakes screech, a thud his heard, and Elizabeth gasps involuntarily]

Matthew Bennell: [noting the approaching motorcycle with siren] The policeman will help.

[They make the turn and see a throng of expressionless people standing silently over the man's dead body in the street. The policeman waves them by]

Elizabeth Driscoll: Oh, my God! That poor man. What was he talking about?

Matthew Bennell: I'll phone a witness report in when I get to the bookstore.

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