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(1985)

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Sully: Here, have some beers in Val Verde, Matrix. It'll give everyone a little more time with your daughter.

Henriques: [Henriques laughs]

Matrix: You're a funny guy Sully, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last.

John Matrix: Where is she, Sully?

Sully: Kiss my ass!

John Matrix: I can't hear you!

Sully: I'll say it a little louder, get fucked!

John Matrix: [holds Sully upside-down over a cliff by his leg] Listen, loyalty is very touching. But it is not the most important thing in your life right now! But what IS important is gravity! I have to remind you Sully, this is my weak arm!

Sully: You can't kill me Matrix! You need me to find your daughter!

John Matrix: Where is she?

Sully: I don't know. But Cooke knows, I'll take you to where I'm supposed to meet him!

John Matrix: But you won't.

Sully: Why not?

John Matrix: [holds the hotel key he stole from Sully that Cooke is staying at] Because I already know. Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?

Sully: That's right, Matrix! You did!

John Matrix: I lied.

[Matrix releases Sully, who falls to his demise]

[Matrix has thrown a pipe through Bennett]

John Matrix: Let off some steam, Bennett.

Cooke: You scared, motherfucker? Well, you should be, because this Green Beret is going to kick your big ass!

John Matrix: I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I'm very hungry!

Cindy: [hiding under a table] I can't believe this macho bullshit...

Cindy: What happened to Sully?

John Matrix: I let him go.

John Matrix: [after killing a man in the plane] Don't disturb my friend, he's dead tired.

[Cooke aims a gun at Matrix]

Cooke: Fuck you, asshole!

[Cooke squeezes the trigger, but the gun clicks empty]

John Matrix: Fuck *you*, asshole.

John Matrix: Don't break radio silence until they see me.

Cindy: How will I know?

John Matrix: Because all fucking hell is going to break loose.

Bennett: [after he shot Matrix] John! How's your arm John?

John Matrix: [hidden behind a wall] Come over and find out!

Bennett: No thanks, I think I'll take a pass. John, stick your head out, one shot, right between the eyes, I'll make it quick, just for old time sake.

John Matrix: Bennett, stop screwing around and let the girl go, it's me that you want, I only have one arm, you can beat me!

[Bennett laughs]

John Matrix: [Comes out from hidden place] Come on Bennett, throw away the chicken shit gun, you don't just want to pull the trigger, you want to put the knife in me, and look me in the eye, and see what's going on in there when you turn it, that's what you want to do, right?

Bennett: I can kill you John!

John Matrix: Come on, let the girl go, just between you and me, don't deprive yourself of some pleasure, come on Bennett, let's party!

Bennett: I can beat you, I don't need the girl.

[laughs]

Bennett: I DON'T NEED THE GIRL!

[throws Jenny away]

Bennett: I don't need the gun John. I can beat you. I DON'T NEED NO GUN!

[Pulls out his knife]

Bennett: And I'll KILL YOU NOW!

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John Matrix: [reading about Boy George in a pop magazine] Why don't they just call him Girl George? It would cut down on the confusion.

Jenny Matrix: Oh, Dad, that is so old.

John Matrix: Ha Ha. You know when I was a boy and rock'n'roll came to East Germany, the communists said it was subversive.

[thinks and smiles]

John Matrix: Maybe they were right.

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Cindy: You steal my car, you rip the seat out, you kidnap me, you ask me to help you find your daughter which I very kindly do, and then you get me involved in a shoot out where people are dying and there's blood spurting all over the place, and then I watch you rip a phone booth out of a wall, swing from the ceiling like Tarzan, and then there's a cop that's going to shoot you and I save you and they start chasing me! Are you going to tell me what's going on or what?

John Matrix: No.

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Arius: Your father appears to be cooperating. You will be back with him soon. Won't that be nice?

Jenny Matrix: Not as nearly as nice as watching him smash your face in.

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Cindy: Can you tell me what this is all about?

John Matrix: Yeah, a guy I trusted for years wants me dead.

Cindy: That's understandable. I've only known you for five minutes and I want you dead, too.

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Soldier: Slitting a little girl's throat is like cutting warm butter.

Bennett: Put the knife away and shut your mouth.

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Cindy: You don't even have a car.

[Matrix pushes Sully's overturned car back upright]

John Matrix: Now I do.

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Bennett: Sully'll make sure you get on the plane, Henriques'll stay with you, make sure you get off. I don't hear from either one of 'em, she's dead.

John Matrix: How much are they paying you, Bennett?

Bennett: They offered me a hundred grand. You wanna know something? When I found out I could get my hands on you, I said I'd do it for nothing.

Henriques: Hey, hold it!

[Henriques and Sully grabs Matrix]

John Matrix: I'll be back, Bennett!

Bennett: John... I'll be ready, John.

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Bennett: I really love listening to your little piss-ant soldiers trying to talk tough. They make me laugh. If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too.

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Lawson: I was afraid you'd miss me.

Cooke: Dont worry, we won't.

[Cooke and his partner execute Lawson]

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Diaz: Mellow out man. We can't talk business with you waving guns in people's faces. Your daughter is safe, Colonel. Now whether she stays that way is up to you. My people, they got some business with you. And if you want your kid back, then you gotta cooperate, right?

John Matrix: Wrong.

[shoots Diaz between the eyes]

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Bennett: John, I feel good. Just like old times. What's it feel like to be a dying man? You're a dead man, John!

John Matrix: Bullshit!

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Bennett: [On his way to kill Jenny Matrix, and seeing explosions outside] Welcome back John! So glad you can make it!

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Bennett: [on his way to kill Jenny Matrix, tries to open the door, and the knob fells off, Bennett smashes the door open] You little BITCH!

Bennett: [He enters the room, saw a hole in the wall] Errr... GOD!

Bennett: [He looks through the hole, saw Jenny fled, Bennett hurled his way through the wall to chase Jenny Matrix] Catch... YOUUUUU !

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Biggs: Attention all units, emergency on theater level, suspect six foot two, brown hair. He's one gigantic motherfucker!

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Arius: Mr. Bennett, my soldiers are patriots.

Bennett: Your soldiers are nothing. Matrix and I can kill every single one of them...

[snaps his fingers]

Bennett: in the blink of an eye. Remember that.

Arius: Are you trying to... frighten me?

Bennett: I don't have to try. When Matrix finishes the job, he'll be back for his daughter. Now whether she's alive or dead doesn't matter. Then he'll be after you. Now the only thing between you and Matrix...

[points to himself]

Bennett: is me.

Arius: It is YOU that is afraid, Mr. Bennett. YOU are afraid of Matrix.

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Western Flight Attendant: Any carry-on luggage?

John Matrix: [pointing to Henriques] Just him.

Henriques: [to Matrix] Open your mouth again and I'll nail it shut.

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Sully: You know I've got something I'd really like to give you.

Cindy: I'm not interested!

Sully: Ahh, you don't know what you're missing

Cindy: Well from here it looks like a nightmare, will you please leave me alone?

Sully: You fuckin' whore!

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Cindy: Where are we going?

John Matrix: Shopping.

Cindy: Shopping?

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[Cindy uses a rocket launcher]

John Matrix: Where did you learn how to do that?

Cindy: I read the instructions.

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John Matrix: Keep an eye out, they'll be coming. You're downwind, the air currents might tip them off

Jackson: Downwind?

[looks at Matrix like he's crazy]

Jackson: You think I could smell them coming?

John Matrix: I did.

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Bennett: John, I'm not going to shoot you between the eyes. I'm going to shoot you between the balls.

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[Plane will not start]

John Matrix: Come on, you piece of shit! Fly or DIE!

[bangs on console and the plane starts up]

John Matrix: Works every time.

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Major General Franklin Kirby: Leave anything for us?

John Matrix: Just bodies.

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John Matrix: Bennett! I thought you were...

Bennett: Dead? You thought wrong. Ever since you had me thrown out of your unit, I've waited to pay you back.

Bennett: Do you know what today is Matrix? Pay day!

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John Matrix: Bennett, I thought you were...

Bennett: Dead? You thought wrong. Ever since you had me thrown out of the unit, I've waited to pay you back. You know what today is Matrix?

[Matrix doesn't say anything, he just stares at Bennett with a surprised look on his face]

Bennett: Pay day.

[Bennett fires a tranquilizer into Matrix's stomach. Matrix passes out almost instantly]

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[John Matrix, fully restrained in chains, comes out of sedation from being tranquilized. Bennett, Sully, Henriques, and despotic former dictator Arius are staring down at him]

Bennett: [to John] Tranquilizers.

[lunges at him menacingly]

Bennett: I wanted to use the real THING!

John Matrix: Where's Jenny?

[to his shock, John sees Arius]

Arius: [Hispanic voice] You remember me, Colonel?

John Matrix: I remember you, scumbag! Especially the people you've tortured and killed!

Arius: Colonel Matrix, you do not understand a country like Val Verde. It is a country that needs a president who has an understanding of discipline.

John Matrix: Why tell me?

Arius: Because you're going to return to Val Verde and you are going to kill the president that you helped to overthrow me.

John Matrix: Why don't you have Bennett do it? Sounds like something he would get off on.

Arius: Because President Velasquez trusts you, Colonel. After all, he made you the hero of the revolution. Why, Captain Bennett left, shall we say, uh, under a cloud. Yes?

John Matrix: Yeah, 'cause he enjoyed killing a little TOO much.

Bennett: Your training, Matrix.

Arius: You can get close to President Velasquez. You will kill him. You know, Colonel, we went to a lot of trouble to find you.We had to pretend Captain Bennett's death so that General Kirby would become agitated and lead us to you, and now that I have you, you will do exactly as I tell you.

John Matrix: Fuck you.

[Bennett walks to the door panel. Sully twist John's head to the left. Bennett opens the door and John sees Cooke, one of Arius' henchmen, rolling out Jenny, tied up and restrained in a chair]

Jenny Matrix: [muffles in tears] Daddy!

John Matrix: [shocked] Jenny!

[Sully and Cooke draw their guns whilst Bennett puts his knife right to Jenny's neck]

John Matrix: Oh, you bastards!

Arius: Colonel Matrix, if you kill President Velasquez, I will send her back to you. If you try anything else, I will mail her to you in pieces.

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John Matrix: A guy I trusted for years wants me dead.

Cindy: I've only known you five minutes and I want you dead, too.

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John Matrix: All I care about is Jenny.

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[Matrix declines an offer to resume his unit]

John Matrix: This was the last time.

Major General Franklin Kirby: Until a next time.

[pause]

John Matrix: No chance.

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Major General Franklin Kirby: Keep on the airwaves and let me know if you hear anything unusual.

Soldier: I'll keep at it. What are you expecting?

Major General Franklin Kirby: World War Three.

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Cindy: These guys eat too much red meat!

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Cooke: Where's Sully?

Cindy: In the shower.

Cooke: Who are you?

Cindy: Room service.

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Bennett: Of course. I'm smart. But I have an edge; I have his daughter.

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John Matrix: We'll take Cooke's car. He won't be needing it.

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[while talking to a bunch of pretty ladies]

Biggs: Wanna see me kick some ass?

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Cooke: You know what I like best?

Forrestal: What's that?

Cooke: The price.

[Cranks up the car and backs up]

Forrestal: Whoa! Wait a minute! You can't drive that car in here! Whoa! Whoa-...

[Cooke speeds up and runs over Forrestal]

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Major General Franklin Kirby: Me and your dad have to talk for a minute

Jenny Matrix: Yeah Got a warrant?

Major General Franklin Kirby: [sarcastically] Very funny!

Major General Franklin Kirby: John, we've got a problem. Someone's killing your men.

John Matrix: You gave them new identities.

Major General Franklin Kirby: There must have been a leak. Lawson, Forrestal, Bennett... they've all been hit.

John Matrix: Who's doing it?

Major General Franklin Kirby: You've made enemies all over the world. It could have been the Syrians, the South Americans, the Russians, or a terrorist group. They'll find you.

John Matrix: We were going to make a normal life here.

Major General Franklin Kirby: You will, I promise. I'm going to coordinate with the federal people. We'll nail those bastards before they get close to you.

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Arius: Now that I have you, you will do exactly as I tell you.

John Matrix: Fuck you.

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John Matrix: What's wrong?

Cindy: This isn't a plane, this is a canoe with wings!

John Matrix: Well then, get in and start paddling!

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John Matrix: [pulling Sully out of the telephone booth] You son of a bitch!

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Sully: This place used to be good for hunting slash.

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Bennett: Tranquilizers. I wanted to use the real thing!

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John Matrix: Come on, Bennett, throw away that chicken-shit gun. You don't just want to pull a trigger. Put the knife in me and look me in the eye and see what's going on in there when you turn it.

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Arius: Do you remember me, Colonel?

John Matrix: I remember you, scumbag! Especially the people you've tortured and killed!

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Major General Franklin Kirby: You've made enemies all over the world, John.

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Cindy: [after Matrix kills a soldier by bashing his head in] Did anybody ever tell you you have a lot of hostility?

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