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The Blob (1988) Poster

(1988)

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Meg Penny: The front door is locked.

Brian Flagg: [picks up a brick] That's okay, I got a key.

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Dr. Meddows: Let Me tell you a story. Dinosaurs ruled our planet for millions of years and yet they died out almost over night. Why? The evidence suggests that a meteor fell to Earth carrying an alien bacteria.

Meg Penny: Plague? Is that what this whole thing is about?

Dr. Meddows: Prevention!

Brian Flagg: And you think that this meteor brought some kind of killer germ?

Dr. Meddows: It's something I've expected and prepared for all my life!

Brian Flagg: Your meteor brought something all right but if it's a germ, it's the biggest son of a bitch you've ever seen!

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Col. Hargis: Let's scrag that son-of-a-bitch!

[the soldiers fire their weapons into the manhole]

Col. Hargis: SATCHEL CHARGE! SHORT FUSE! FIRE IN THE HOLE!

[Drops the explosive into the manhole and it detonates]

Col. Hargis: Chew on that, slimeball!

[after a pause, the ground all around them begins to tremor violently]

Col. Hargis: What's happening?

Brian Flagg: I think... you pissed it off!

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Brian Flagg: Listen to me, Briggs, think for a minute, do you suppose an army of guys in plastic suits show up every time a meteor falls?

Dr. Meddows: [about Brian] Shoot him, that's a direct order!

Brian Flagg: How do you think they got here so fast? How did they even know when to come?

Dr. Meddows: Shoot dammit shoot!

Brian Flagg: I'll tell ya how! That meteor is man-made! It's some kind of a germ warfare test they fucked up!

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Meg Penny: Brian! I need to talk to you. Brian?

Brian Flagg: What the hell are you doing here?

Meg Penny: Look, I came down to bail you out.

[holds out credit card]

Brian Flagg: Who do you think they are, Neiman Marcus? They don't take plastic.

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Brian Flagg: In the meantime, we're your prisoners?

Dr. Meddows: Not at all, you're my patients.

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Brian Flagg: [to the people of Aborville] It's a lie. All of it.

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[last lines]

Old Woman in Tent: When Reverend?

Reverend Meeker: [Looks up to reveal his right eye is now a mass of burnt tissue] Maam?

Old Woman in Tent: The day of reckoning. How far off?

Reverend Meeker: Soon Maam... Soon

[Holds up a jar in his badly burnt right hand]

Reverend Meeker: The Lord will give me a sign.

[Peers inside and we see a piece of the blob moving around inside]

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Meg Penny: Daddy, I'd like you to meet my friend Paul.

[notices Paul who bought condoms in his store earlier]

Mr. Penny: Ribbed.

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Deputy Bill Briggs: Flagg! What are you doin' here boy?

Brian Flagg: The men from Glad here are showin' us how to keep our leftovers fresh.

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Jennings: Dr. Meadows, just for the record, I don't agree with any of this. Those people's lives are at stake.

Dr. Meddows: Don't you think I know that? This isn't one of you text-book exercises, Mr. Jennings. This is an experiment in biological warfare, or hadn't you noticed? That organism is potentially the greatest breakthrough in weapons research since man split the atom. What we do here will affect the balance of world power! Of course there are lives at stake - whole nations, in fact. And that's far more important than a handful of people in this small town. And that is my cross to bear, Mr. Jennings. Now carry out your orders.

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Sheriff Herb Geller: I feel like the one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.

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Brian Flagg: [to Meg] I never thought I'd go out of my way to find a cop.

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Mrs. Penny: Kevin, don't eat with your face.

Kevin Penny: Mom, we're in a hurry so we can go bowling with Anthony.

Eddie Beckner: And then to the movies.

Mrs. Penny: What movie?

Eddie Beckner: Garden Tool Massacre, it's your basic slice and dice.

Mrs. Penny: Your basic what?

Eddie Beckner: Well this guy in a hockey mask, he chops up a few teenagers, but don't worry, there's no sex or anything bad.

Mrs. Penny: They won't let you kids into a movie like that.

Eddie Beckner: No problem, my brother's an usher.

Mrs. Penny: No. Absolutely not.

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Meg Penny: [Indicating to a pipe whilst chest deep in sewer water] Come on... that's our only way out of here

[Moving past some sewer rats]

Meg Penny: Watch out for the rat.

Kevin Penny: [Confused] What rat?

[They look round to see the rats being consumed by the blob as it heads for them. Meg screams]

Kevin Penny: RUN!

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Kevin Penny: [Pokes his head around his front door] Who are you?

Paul Taylor: I'm Paul is you're sister in?

Kevin Penny: Just a second.

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Deputy Bill Briggs: [as the blob besieges the town hall] Bring some more!

[Fire extinguishers]

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Kevin Penny: [on seeing the blob shatter and explode from the exposure to the canister of liquid nitrogen] WOOAAHHH

[runs up and hugs his sister]

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Meg Penny: Nobody believes me about what happened tonight.

Brian Flagg: What did happen?

Meg Penny: You were there, you saw!

Brian Flagg: All I saw was an old man with a funky hand, that's all I saw.

Meg Penny: The thing on that man's hand killed him and then it killed Paul, and whatever it is, it's getting bigger!

Brian Flagg: So you told the cops? Do you mind if I ask you a personal question? I know you're the homecoming queen type and all but are you strung out on something or what?

Meg Penny: [laughs] You're just the same.

Brian Flagg: What are you talking about?

Meg Penny: You act like you're different, you put on this big show, but you're just like everybody else in this town, you're full of SHIT, Flagg!

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Paul Taylor: We've had a car accident, this guy needs to see a doctor.

Meg Penny: He has something on his hand, some kind of acid, or something.

Nurse: Does he have Blue Cross?

Meg Penny: I don't know.

Nurse: Medical insurance of any kind?

Paul Taylor: Look, we don't even know who the guy is!

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Brian Flagg: It's locked.

Meg Penny: So what? Brian, what is with you? You're acting like a complete jerk.

Brian Flagg: I have a problem with authority figures.

Meg Penny: What are you doing?

Brian Flagg: I think we ought to get out of here. We ought to take my bike and blow this town. It's getting a little thick around here. Don't you think?

Meg Penny: That's crazy. These people are here to help us.

Brian Flagg: Come on Meg, we don't even know who they are. NASA, CIA, Royal Canadian Mounties, all I know is I saw a bunch of unmarked trucks back there, I think the whole thing stinks.

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Brian Flagg: Are you coming?

Meg Penny: Brian, I have to go back, my family's there, people that I care about.

Brian Flagg: Well I'm going, and if you're smart you'll come with me.

Meg Penny: Then go. Take care of yourself. That's the only thing you're really good at, isn't it?

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Pharmacist: You want the ribbed or the regular?

Scott Jeske: Ribbed I guess.

[to Reverend Meeker]

Scott Jeske: They're not for me.

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Sheriff Herb Geller: Flag's a punk, but he's no killer.

Deputy Bill Briggs: I think it's a mistake.

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Brian Flagg: You don't give up, do you?

Meg Penny: I need your help.

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Jennings: The organism is growing at a geometric rate. By all accounts, it's at least a thousand times its original mass.

White Suit #1: This will put U.S. defense years ahead of the Russians.

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Dr. Meddows: I want that organism alive.

White Suit #1: What about the civilians?

Dr. Meddows: They're expendable.

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Meg Penny: [to Deputy Bill Briggs] It can't stand the cold.

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Eddie Beckner: [near tears] I'll be good I swear... I'll never see a movie ever again.

Meg Penny: It's gonna be okay.

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Meg Penny: Sir, excuse me, but I think my little brother's over at the movie theatre on Main Street.

Soldier Outside Town Hall: We're doing by sector. We'll be there soon.

Meg Penny: Right, but you don't understand...

Pharmacist: We'll handle it okay, now get back in line.

Pharmacist: I don't see you handling much of anything... are you on a coffee break?

Soldier Outside Town Hall: [Now irritated] Look mister

Pharmacist: [Snaps] Don't you look mister me... I'm a tax payer... I pay your salary... now what are you going to do about finding my son?

Soldier Outside Town Hall: [as her father argues with the soldier... Meg takes off into the crowd] I understand you're upset, Sir, but if you just get back in line. We have the situation under control.

Pharmacist: [Grudgingly] I know.

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Reverend Meeker: [Concluding his speech to his doomsday congregation] Consuming sinner and saint alike... who shall be lifted up to rapture when the judgment trumpet blows? None but the faithful brothers and sisters... None but the faithful.

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Meg Penny: [Meg rescues Kevin from the sewers but then can't get out herself. Kevin tries to save her anyway, to no avail] Run, Kevin! Go to Town Hall!

Kevin Penny: No, but Meg...

[then, before he can respond]

Meg Penny: DO IT NOW!

Kevin Penny: [gets up, resignedly] I'll miss you, Meg.

[as he runs off, Meg dives back into the sewer and swims for it; sure enough, she finds an alternate way out]

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[first lines]

Announcer: That's a first down. Ball at a thirty five-yard line.

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Moss Woodley: [as snowflakes fall to the ground from the blob's demise] Hey man I told you we'd have snow... gotta have a little faith... I hope I'm covered for this sort of thing.

[Indicating to the blob's shattered frozen remains]

Moss Woodley: Hey bring the dump truck... we've gotta have this thing moved by dawn.

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Paul Taylor: Flagg! What'd you do to him?

Brian Flagg: Hey I'm not the one who bounced him off my car!

Paul Taylor: YEAH RIGHT! You ran him into the middle of the road!

Meg Penny: Stop it! Let's get him to a doctor!

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Can Man: The sky, it fell from the sky!

Paul Taylor: What's he saying?

Meg Penny: He's in shock, let's just go!

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Paul Taylor: Hey, get in the car.

Brian Flagg: What for?

Paul Taylor: There's going to be a lot of explaining to do and you're part of it, now are you gonna get in the car, or am I going to make you get in?

Brian Flagg: What's the matter, Taylor? You worried about a little insurance claim on daddy's car, huh? Maybe I will come along, just to make sure you don't try pinning this whole thing on me.

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Sheriff Herb Geller: Flagg, congratulations.

Brian Flagg: For what?

Sheriff Herb Geller: Well, I hear you have a birthday comin' up. No more juvie hall, right?

Brian Flagg: Yeah, right.

Sheriff Herb Geller: Now, you mess up now, and you're in the majors. I'll see you around, Flagg.

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Brian Flagg: Moss, what's happenin'?

Moss Woodley: You look like hell.

Brian Flagg: Hey, it's a fashion statement, man.

Moss Woodley: Well, the only statement them clothes got to make is, "I look like hell".

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Brian Flagg: So, uh, Moss, how about the ratchet?

[Moss throws a skeptical look at him]

Brian Flagg: All right, maybe I'll put in a couple of hours over the weekend. Maybe that'll lighten things up a bit.

Moss Woodley: There's twelve sockets in that set. Twelve. And they better all be there when I get it back, too.

Brian Flagg: You got it, buddy. You got it. Thanks a lot, Moss. Hey, I owe you one.

Moss Woodley: You owe me too damn many.

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Reverend Meeker: Hello? Is anybody... hurt?

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Brian Flagg: [escaping the van being driven by government agents taking them back to town] You coming?

Meg Penny: Brian, I have to go back. My family's there, people that I care about.

Brian Flagg: I'm going. If you're smart, you'll come with me.

Meg Penny: Then go. Take care of yourself. It's the only thing you're really good at, isn't it?

Brian Flagg: No one else ever volunteered for the job.

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Brian Flagg: All right, Meddows. If you won't listen to me, listen to this.

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