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Anastasia (1997) Poster

(1997)

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Bartok: Just wishing I could do the job for you, sir. I'd give her a HA! And a HI-YA! And then a OUU-WA! And I'd kick her, sir.

Anastasia: [after waking up, flailing her arm and smacking Dimitri in the nose] Oh, sorry. I thought you were someone el - oh, it's you. Well, that's okay, then.

Anastasia: Do you really think I'm royalty?

Dimitri: You know I do!

Anastasia: Then stop bossing me around!

Dowager Empress Marie: You were the boy, weren't you - the servant boy who got us out? You saved her life and mine and you restored her to me. Yet you want no reward.

Dimitri: Not anymore.

Dowager Empress Marie: Why the change of mind?

Dimitri: It was more a change of heart. I must go.

Rasputin: Bartok, get me a comb, find some cologne. I want to look my best!

Bartok: That might take some work, sir.

Rasputin: We're going to a party!

Bartok: A party? Ooh, I could teach you the latest dance step. It starts with, like, a "whoa." And then you get really crazy with the hips, sir. It's fun!

Rasputin: We'll let the Grand Duchess Anastasia have her moment.

Bartok: [dancing] Aah, who cares?

Rasputin: And then we'll kill her!

Bartok: Right. Kill... kill her? Sir, what happened to the party idea?

Rasputin: That's where I will kill her.

[laughs and tears up newspaper]

Rasputin: Crush her at the height of her glory.

Bartok: And we're back to the crushing. Sir, I'm begging you, please, please forget the girl and get a life!

Rasputin: Oh, I'll get a life, Bartok. Hers!

Bartok: You know, you really should watch your blood pressure. My nephew Izzy just keeled over mid-mango. Stress, it's a killer, sir. And he was a fruit bat. No meat. No blood even.

[Anya and Dimitri have been arguing on the train - Vlad enters the compartment]

Anastasia: Oh, thank goodness it's you!

[points to Dimitri]

Anastasia: Will you please remove him from my sight!

Vladimir: [to Dimitri] What have you done to her?

Dimitri: Me? It's *her*!

Anastasia: HA!

[leaves]

Vladimir: Oh! An unspoken attraction!

Dimitri: *Attraction*? To that skinny little brat? Have you lost your mind?

Vladimir: I was only asking a simple question...

Dimitri: Attraction... ridiculous!

Anastasia: Men are such babies.

Sophie: It's a perfect ending.

Dowager Empress Marie: No. It's a perfect beginning.

Anastasia: What? Hey - why are you circling me? What were you, a vulture in another life?

Dimitri: I'm sorry Enya.

Anastasia: It's Anya.

Dimitri: Anya.

Anastasia: [enunciating] An-ya.

Dimitri: It's just that - you look an awful lot like... never mind.

Rasputin: Say your prayers, Anastasia! No one can save you!

Dimitri: Wanna bet?

Dimitri: [singing] Paris holds the key to her past. / Yes, Princess, I've found / you at last. / No more pretend, / You'll be gone, / That's the end...

Dimitri: What are you looking for?

Anastasia: The Russian Circus. I think it's still in here.

Anastasia: [singing] And I recall his yellow cat!

Vladimir: [singing to Dimitri] I don't believe we told her that...

Anastasia: [seeing something crash behind a speeding train after she just pulled Dimitri back inside] And to think that could have been you.

Dimitri: If we live through this, remind me to thank you.

Dimitri: I was the boy in the palace - the one who opened the wall. She's the real thing, Vlad.

Vladimir: Then that means that our Anya has found her family. We have found the heir to the Russian throne. And you...

Dimitri: Will walk out of her life forever.

Vladimir: But...

Dimitri: Princesses don't marry kitchen boys.

Rasputin: [sneering] Long Live the Romanovs!

Anastasia: All right! I couldn't have said it better myself!

[tackles him]

Dowager Empress Marie: [as Dimitri recklessly drives the Dowager Empress Marie's car] Ilya, slow down.

Dimitri: I'm *not* Ilya, and I *won't* slow down, NOT until you listen.

Dowager Empress Marie: You... how dare you! Stop this car immediately! STOP THIS CAR!

Czar Nicholas: How dare you return to the palace!

Rasputin: But, I am your confident.

Czar Nicholas: Confident? Ha! You are a traitor! Get out!

Rasputin: You think you can banish the great Rasputin? By the unholy powers vested in me, I banish you with a curse! Mark my words, you and your family will die within the fort night! I will not rest until I see the end of the Romanov line - forever!

Dowager Empress Marie: [after showing Anastasia the music box; singing] On the wind, 'cross the sea, / Hear this song and remember...

Dowager Empress MarieYoung Anastasia: [singing together] Soon you'll be home with me / Once upon a December.

Dowager Empress Marie: You'll stop at nothing, will you?

Dimitri: I'm probably about as stubborn as you are.

Vladimir: She certainly has a mind of her own.

Dimitri: Yeah. I hate that in a woman.

Anastasia: Oh no, not me... nope! No... nobody ever told me I had to *prove* I was the grand duchess!

Dimitri: Look, I...

Anastasia: Show up, yes. Look nice, fine. But lie?

Dimitri: You don't know if it's a lie. What if it's true?

Anastasia: [singing] Years of dreams just can't be wrong!

Anastasia: [Looking at a photo of her family] I remember now how much I loved them.

Dowager Empress Marie: They would not want us to live in the past, not now that we have found each other.

Rasputin: You dare to banish the great Rasputin? By the dark powers vested in me, I banish *you*, with a curse. Mark my words, you and your family will be dead within a fortnight. I will not rest until I see the end of the Romanov line forever!

Vladimir: That's what I hate about this government. Everything's in red.

Bartok: Master! You're alive?

Rasputin: In a matter of speaking!

[Rasputin's eyeball pops out, Bartok catches it]

Bartok: Whoa, that fell right out there, sir!

Anastasia: I'm not afraid of you.

Rasputin: I can fix that.

Rasputin: [singing] In the dark of the night I was tossing and turning / And the nightmare I had was as dark as can be / It scared me out of my wits / A corpse falling to bits / Then I opened my eyes and the nightmare was me!

Bartok: You're on your own, sir! This can only end in tears!

Dowager Empress Marie: You're a very good actress, best yet in fact. But I've had enough.

[starts to walk away]

Anastasia: Peppermint?

Dowager Empress Marie: Oil for my hands.

Anastasia: Yes... I spilled a bottle. The carpet was soaked and it forever smelled of peppermint - like you. I used to lie on that rug and oh how I missed you while you were away...

Dowager Empress Marie: [looking through her memory box] Oh look! The drawing you gave me! Remember?

Anastasia: Oh yeah... Olga made me so mad! She said it looked like a pig riding a donkey!

[laughs]

Anastasia: She was right.

Dowager Empress Marie: [nostalgically] Ah, your laughter. Once again, I hear my Nicky, your dear father.

[retrieves a tiara from her dresser]

Dowager Empress Marie: But you have the beauty of your mother, Alexandra. Empress of all Russia.

[ceremoniously places tiara on Anastasia's head]

Dimitri: [after making a deal with Anya] May I present... Her Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess Anastasia.

Anastasia: Pooka, we are going to Paris!

Dimitri: Uh, the dog stays.

Anastasia: I'm talking about the dog goes.

Dimitri: No, the dog is not going.

Anastasia: I say he's going.

Dimitri: I'm allergic to dogs.

Bartok: [after hearing Dimitri and Anya argue] Anastasia? Yeah, just one problem there, fella. Anastasia's dead. All the Romanovs are dead. They're dead. Dead, dead, dead. Am I right, my friend?

[to the "relic"]

Bartok: I mean, how could that be Ana... WAAGHH!

[clinging to the "relic"]

Bartok: YEEUUGHH!

Bartok: [hanging upside down] Oh, come on! Am I supposed to believe that thing woke up after all these years, just because some guy claims she's a Romanov?

Bartok: OK, OK, I get the message! Enough already with the glowing and the smoke people!

Bartok: [moves away] If that thing's come back to life, that must mean... Anastasia's ALIVE!

Dimitri: Just leave the dog.

Anastasia: I am not leaving the dog!

Bartok: And that's her!

Anastasia: One ticket to Paris, please.

Ticket Agent: Exit visa.

Anastasia: Exit visa?

Ticket Agent: No exit visa, NO TICKET!

Dimitri: [after Anastasia hands him a dynamite and it's about to explode] What do they teach you in those orphanages?

Anastasia: [imitating Comrade Phlegmenkoff after leaving the orphanage] "Be grateful, Anya." I *am* grateful - grateful to get away!

[the locomotive and baggage car get separated from the rest of the train]

Dimitri: What was that?

Vladimir: I don't know, but there goes the dining car.

[first lines]

Dowager Empress Marie: There was a time, not very long ago, where we lived in an enchanted world of elegant palaces and grand parties. The year was 1916, and my son, Nicholas, was the czar of Imperial Russia.

[Dimitri and Anya are waltzing]

Dimitri: That, uh, that dress looks really good on you.

Anastasia: Do you think so?

Dimitri: Yeah. I mean, it looked nice on the hanger but it's even better on you. Y-you, you should wear it!

Anastasia: I *am* wearing it!

Dimitri: Oh, oh yes, I was just, um, trying to give you a... a...

Anastasia: Complement?

Dimitri: Yeah.

Vladimir: [singing] It's one, two, three/ And suddenly/ I see it at a glance/ She's radiant/ And confidant/ And born to take this chance/ I taught her well/ I planned it all/ I just forgot/ Romance/ Vlad, how could you do this?/ How will we get through this?/ I never should have let them/ Dance!

Anastasia: I feel a little... dizzy.

Dimitri: Kind of... light-headed?

Anastasia: Yeah...

Dimitri: Me too. Probably from all the spinning.

[they stop dancing]

Dimitri: Maybe we should stop.

Anastasia: [quietly] We *have* stopped.

Dimitri: Anya, I...

Anastasia: Yes?

[they lean in... ]

Bartok: [after landing in Rasputin's lair] Oh, boy! Ow. I tell you what, ow!

Bartok: [seeing a female bat flirt with him] Wow! I tell you what, wow!

[Dimitri is going to announce Anya to the Dowager; Anya stops him]

Anastasia: Dimitri?

Dimitri: Yes?

Anastasia: [a bit nervous] Look, we've been through a lot together...

Dimitri: [getting excited] Uh-huh?

Anastasia: [very nervously] And... I just wanted to...

Dimitri: [very excitedly] Yes?

Anastasia: Well...

[looses her nerve]

Anastasia: thank you, I guess. Yes. Thank you for everything.

[both turn away from each other. Dimitri turns back]

Dimitri: Anya, I...

Anastasia: [quickly turns to face him, excited] Yes?

Dimitri: [nervous] I... I'm, um...

Anastasia: [very excited] Ye-es?

Dimitri: [also loses his nerve] I want to wish you good luck, I guess.

Anastasia: [disappointed] Oh.

Anastasia: [voiceover, during a shot of Anya's farewell letter] Dear Grandmama, wish me luck. We'll be together in Paris again soon.

Dimitri: [after the Russian ballet] Please inform Her Majesty, the Dowager Empress, that I have found her granddaughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia. She's waiting to see her just outside the door.

Sophie: I'm very sorry, young man, but the Dowager Empress, she will see no one.

Dowager Empress Marie: You may tell that impertinent young man that I have seen enough Grand Duchess Anastasias to last me a lifetime.

Sophie: You'd better go.

Dimitri: Please, let me just...

Dowager Empress Marie: [interrupting] Now if you'll excuse me, I wish to live out the remainder of my lonely life in peace.

Anastasia: [after Dimitri is kicked out of the Dowager Empress Marie's private balcony at the Russian ballet] It was all a lie, wasn't it?

Dimitri: No, no...

Anastasia: You used me? I was just part of your con to get her money?

Dimitri: No, no, no, no - look, it may have started out that way, but everything's different now, because you really are Anastasia. You are!

Anastasia: Stop it! From the very beginning, you lied! And I not only believed you, I actually...

[grunts]

Dimitri: Anya, listen, when you spoke about the hidden door in the wall, and about the little boy, listen to me, that was...

Anastasia: NO! I don't want to hear about anything that I said or remembered, you just leave me alone!

[slaps Dimitri, then storms away]

Dimitri: [hollers after her] Anya, please, you have to know the truth!

Anastasia: [singing] Yes, let this be a sign, / Let this road be mine, / Let it lead me to my past, / And bring me home - at last!

Dowager Empress Marie: [Anastasia is trying to get onto the train] Hold on to my hand!

Young Anastasia: [Sobbing] Don't let go!

Dowager Empress Marie: [Anastasia's hand slips, she screams] Anastasia!

[Anastasia hits the ground and loses consciousness]

Dowager Empress Marie: ANASTASIA!

Young Anastasia: [the music box begins to play] It plays our lullaby!

Dowager Empress Marie: You can play it at night before you go to sleep, and pretend it's me singing!

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[Dimitri is quizzing Anya]

Dimitri: Now, where was Uncle Boris from?

Anastasia: Moscow?

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Rasputin: See that you remember, you incompetent rodent!

[Throws Bartok across the room]

Bartok: Oh sure, blame the bat. What the heck? We're easy targets.

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Dimitri: Look I think we got off on the wrong foot.

Anastasia: Well, I think we did, too. But, I appreciate your apology.

Dimitri: Who said anything about an apology? I was just saying that...

Anastasia: Please don't talk anymore, it's only going to upset me.

Dimitri: Fine, I'll be quiet if you be quiet.

Anastasia: Alright, I'll be quiet.

Dimitri: Fine.

Anastasia: Fine.

Dimitri: Fine.

Anastasia: Fine... So you think you're gonna miss it.

Dimitri: Miss what? Your talking?

Anastasia: No! Russia.

Dimitri: Nope.

Anastasia: But it was your home.

Dimitri: It was a place I once lived. End of story.

Anastasia: Then must plan on making Paris your true home.

Dimitri: What is it with you and homes?

Anastasia: Well for one thing it's something every normal person wants. And for another thing... it's thing where ya just...

Dimitri: What?

Anastasia: Forget it.

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Dimitri: [after nearly dying from a train wreck] I hate trains! Remind me *never* get on the train again.

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Rasputin: Something is happening, Bartok. I could feel the dark forces stirring.

Bartok: I'm not surprised, sir. It's Anastasia. I saw her.

Rasputin: Anastasia, alive?

[His mouth falls out]

Bartok: Ah, sir? Your lips, they're...

Rasputin: That Romanov brat!

Bartok: Ain't that a kick in the head. I guess a curse isn't what it used to be.

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Dowager Empress Marie: [about Dimitri to Anastasia] He didn't take the money.

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Anastasia: [singing] I never cared for Stroganoff!

Vladimir: [singing] She said that like a Romanov!

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Vladimir: [after tempting Anya to be Anastasia] I'm telling you we're walking away too soon!

Dimitri: I'm telling you I've got it all under control... ok walk a little slower...

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Dimitri: I don't want your money.

Dowager Empress Marie: What do you want then?

Dimitri: Unfortunately, nothing you can give.

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Rasputin: I am calm. I am heartless. I have no fear what so ever.

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Anastasia Impostor: Grandma, it's me, Anastasia.

[sways hips]

Dimitri: Oh, brother.

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Vladimir: [correcting Anya as she and Dimitri waltz] No, no, Anya. *You* don't lead, let him.

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Dowager Empress Marie: [voiceover, after the siege of the palace] So many lives were destroyed that night. What had always been was now gone forever. And my Anastasia, my beloved grandchild - I never saw her again.

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Sophie: [sung] Welcome, my friends, to Paris/Here have a flower on me/Forget where your from/You're in France! Children come/I'll show you that French "Joie de Vivre"!

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[after he meets a female bat; last lines]

Bartok: So long everybody.

[chuckles nervously]

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Dowager Empress Marie: [voiceover narration] We were celebrating the 300th anniversary of our family rule. And that night, no star burned brighter than that of our *sweet* Anastasia, my youngest granddaughter. She begged me not to return to Paris, so I had a special gift for her to make the separation easier for both of us.

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