The Mighty (1998)
Kevin: Think of it as a business partnership: you need brains, and I need legs - and the Wizard of Oz doesn't live in South Cincinnati.
Maxwell Kane: [chasing the ambulance after finding out Kevin has died] You're supposed to give him a new body! Stop, you idiots! He's supposed to get a biogenetic body!
[Gwen steps out of the ambulance as Maxwell begins to sob]
Maxwell Kane: He was tested, and measured! He told me he'd be the first!
Gwen: [trying to calm him down] I know, listen to me! Kevin knew he wasn't going to live very long. He knew it was a matter of time. You see? What happened was, his heart just got too big for his body.
[she hugs him as he continues to cry]
Gwen: It's okay, honey, it's okay. You go home.
Maxwell Kane: It sometimes seems like the whole world has just seen me on "America's Most Wanted."
Kevin Dillon: Every word is part of a picture. Every sentence is a picture. All you do, is let your imagination connect them together. If you have an imagination that is.
Maxwell Kane: Why am I always the one who ends up knee deep in crap?
Kevin Dillon: Just think of it as Close Encounters of the Turd Kind.
Kevin Dillon: Oh, so you're a pacifist.
Maxwell Kane: A what?
Kevin Dillon: A pacifist. "Pass on the fists"? Get it? Right, not my best material.
Maxwell Kane: By the time we get here, which I guess should be the end, you're going to know the story of Freak the Mighty, who slayed dragons, saved maidens, and walked high above the world.
Maxwell Kane: [referring to Kevin's homemade squirt gun] What did you *really* put in that thing?
Kevin: Oh, just some soap, and vinegar, and chili pepper.
Maxwell Kane: [narrating] It was Freak who told me about King Arthur. How he got this round table, and how he got the bravest knights, and the whole world to sit at that table. You will be brothers, said King Arthur. And you will fight for all those who ask for help. You will be gentle to the weak, but terrible to the wicked. It was Freak who told me about King Arthur. It was Freak who told me everything.
Maxwell Kane: [narrating] He looks like he never smiles - his wife don't look too much happier. That's Gram and Grim. Of course there's a good reason they look like that all the time. They got stuck with me.
Kevin: An Ornithopter is defined as an experimental device, propelled by flapping wings.
Gwen: That's a big word for a mechanical bird.
[shifting her voice]
Gwen: Congratulations, Mrs. Dillion. It was a tough delivery, but you've given birth to a healthy 7-pound dictionary.
Gwen: You must be very proud.
Maxwell Kane: It was like at that moment, he became my brain, and I became his feet.
Kevin: It's the treasure, concealed in the slime of dragons.
Maxwell Kane: It's a woman's purse, and it's covered with crap.
Maxwell Kane: I really don't like rats!
Kevin: Well, somewhere down there, a rat is saying, I really don't like Max.
Maxwell Kane: From that day, Freak never asked me nothin' about my father, and I never asked him nothin' about his, 'cause that's not who we were.
Maxwell Kane: [tortured] I look in the mirror and I see his face! I hear my voice and I hear his!
Kevin: Guess what I got for Christmas, Mr. Kane.
Kenny Kane: Well I don't know...
Kevin: A squirt gun, and a chemistry set. Good old reliable H2SO4, sulfuric acid. Oily, colorless, and able to strip the paint off a car in 2 seconds. So ask yourself, do I feel lucky today?
Loretta Lee: Whatcha been doing these past couple of weeks?
Maxwell Kane: Nothin'.
Loretta Lee: Nothin's a drag, kid. Think about it.
[boards the bus]
Gwen: You see, my son, Kevin, has been called names and made fun of his whole life. When you've been made fun of as much, you find another place to live, and he's found that place up here, in his mind. Kevin lives in a world of books, and words, and things I don't even understand. I do know this: Kevin would trade it all for a chance to be normal, to have a friend, and to do what other kids do. Max Kane has given that chance.
Gwen: Well, I'm not going to let that get taken away from my boy.