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The Doctor and the Devils (1985) Poster

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Doctor Thomas Rock: I don't need any friends, I prefer enemies. They're better company and their feelings towards you are always genuine.

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Doctor Thomas Rock: I stand before you, gentlemen, as a lecturer in anatomy, a scientist, a specialist, a material man to whom the heart, for instance, is an elaborate phusical organ and not the seat of love. A man to whom the soul, because it has no shape, does not exist. But paradox is inherent in all dogma, so I stand before you also as a man of sentiment. And it is in my dual capacity as scientist and sociologist, materialist and moralist, anatomist and artist, that I intend to conduct my lectures. To expound, inform, illustrate, entertain and edify. A noble profession at whose threshold you stand as neophytes is not an end in itself. The science of anatomy contributes to the great sum of all knowledge. And I believe that all men must work towards that end. And I believe that that end justifies any means.

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Jennie Bailey: My time costs you two bob. She grabs nine pence, but I take off all me clothes.

Dr. Murray: Here's a sovereign.

Jennie Bailey: A sovereign? How long do you want me for, a week?

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Doctor Thomas Rock: I set myself up as a God over death.

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Robert Fallon: Hey, Broom. Broom, you've forgot something. You forgot to drink to our benefactors.

Robert Fallon: [raises the bottle and pours drink into Broom's open mouth]

Robert Fallon: To our benefactors. To the dead.

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Doctor Thomas Rock: Look at these hands, Harry. Do you agree they're talented?

Dr. Thornton: Undoubtedly.

Doctor Thomas Rock: What good are they handcuffed, bound by ridiculous laws that shackle them? I am only allowed by law to dissect the corpses of hanged criminals. Do you know what my quota is, if I'm lucky? Five!

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Doctor Thomas Rock: He was senile before puberty.

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Annabella Rock: Will you look at these invitations? I may have forgotten someone.

Doctor Thomas Rock: Fortunate someone.

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Elizabeth Rock: Society? That's a lot of people.

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Timothy Broom: He's dead.

Robert Fallon: And fresh, Broom. Fresh as new-mown hay.

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Annabella Rock: Oh, Son of God, hear me. Deliver from evil my brother, Thomas. Deliver him from heathen company. Help him to heal with hands in God's service. And let not those hands be used in foulness for the sake of what the devil has made him think is progress.

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Doctor Thomas Rock: Legally, the hangman is our one provider, but he would have to hang all the liars in the city, or all the men that unfaithful to their wifes before thee would be sufficient subjects for us...

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Dr. Thornton: If you dislike the law that applies to your own science, why did you become an anatomist rather than anything else?

Doctor Thomas Rock: There is more body to it.

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