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Tooth and Nail (2007) Poster

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Jackal: This ain't your lucky day, buddy.

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Dakota: They're back.

Darwin: I hope they found something interesting.

Dakota: They did.

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[first lines]

Darwin: [voiceover] The end. The end of life as we know it. We didn't see it coming, that's for sure. I mean, who plans for an apocalypse? But you know the really funny thing? It wasn't something big and horrible that did us in. It wasn't nuclear war or a deadly virus or a comet crashing into the planet. It wasn't over-population or global warming. I wish it was. You know, something... lofty and magnificent. Something worthy of exterminating most of the human race. No. In the end it was none of those things. We simply ran out of gas.

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Ford: What's the point of being a carnivore if all we can eat is rabbit food?

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Darwin: [voiceover] In the year 2012, the gasoline ran out. You could almost hear the giant sucking sound as the last drop of crude was pumped from the Earth. Within a year the reserves were gone too. We were supposed to have 20 years of gas left. That's what the experts said and... they were wrong. Detroit was still churning out gas guzzlers even as the wells went dry. You'd have thought we could survive without gas. But the end of gasoline meant the end of electricity, nuclear power. There's coal, but you still need trucks to deliver the fuel. No electricity means no refrigerators, and that means spoiled food. In days the grocery stores were picked clean, within weeks there was looting, rioting, and chaos. The government had a plan, but it was too busy trying to stop the violence. When they finally declared martial law, it was already too late. Civilization collapsed into anarchy. The smart ones moved south, until they realized that millions of other smart people had the same smart idea. All those people in one place fighting for the same shelter and food, it was a bloodbath. Within three years more than two-thirds of the world's population had starved to death, frozen to death, or slaughtered each other. The American dream became the American nightmare.

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Darwin: You're no different than anybody else.

Viper: Oh is that right?

Darwin: Yeah.

Viper: You know, because I've never seen you haul shit. And I've never seen you get your fucking hands dirty.

Dakota: Viper, we all know that he is very busy.

Viper: Yeah, fucking you.

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Ford: [after Neon tries to talk to Nova] Don't bother. She's retarded.

[Dakota throws a book at Ford's head]

Ford: Ow! You bitch! That hurt! Jesus.

Dakota: Nova is not retarded. She just doesn't speak to anyone.

Ford: That's retarded.

[Dakota picks up another book]

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Max: Five against fourteen. That's not good.

Ford: No shit, Sherlock!

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Jackal: We can do this the easy way, or we can do it the hard way. I don't really care which way, but by sunrise I'm gonna be gnawing on your bones!

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Dakota: If they want dinner, they're gonna have to pay for it.

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Ford: I don't want to be chopped into pieces by two-bit ass clowns.

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Nova: [to Mongrel] Retard.

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[last lines]

Dakota: [voiceover] For better or for worse, this is our world. Not the end of life and not the beginning, either. Just different. We live in the light because society tells us to. But we are all children of the dark. Laws are the only thing that separate us from savagery. Because the beast is there, inside all of us, watching, waiting. When civilization is no longer there to protect us, when the beast is the only thing standing between us and death, we will absolutely fight tooth and nail to survive.

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Viper: So what's your story?

Neon: Me?

Viper: Yeah. What are you doing here in Philadelphia?

Neon: My um... my boyfriend and I were on our way to Florida, and we heard there was shelter and food here.

Viper: You were misinformed.

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Neon: I didn't tell you guys everything.

Ford: Well, tell us now.

Neon: Look, the real reason that my boyfriend and I are here is we were running.

Ford: From what?

Neon: From them. They're Rovers.

Ford: What's a Rover?

Neon: They're cannibals. They eat people for food.

Ford: What are you talking about?

Neon: They killed my family. They killed my friends. They... they ate them.

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Dakota: Your family. What happened?

Neon: We were living in a grocery store. Couple of the families from the neighborhood. We had aisles of food and supplies. There was about twenty of us. I'm not even sure when it started. People just started disappearing. We noticed it was like clockwork. Every night, they came and took one of us.

Dakota: You didn't fight back?

Neon: We tried. There was too many of them. They were too strong. The funny thing is they only ever took one at a time.

Dakota: Why?

Neon: I don't know. I think it was because dead bodies rot faster. They were keeping us alive for fresh meat.

Dakota: Oh my god.

Neon: Yeah. You wanna know what the worst part was? It wasn't watching my family and friends die, seeing them slaughtered in front of us. It was the waiting. Waiting for dark. They always come at night.

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Dakota: You're one of them?

Neon: Just think of me as a wolf in sheep's clothing. And that makes you the lambs led to slaughter.

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Torino: What's going on?

Neon: We're having a discussion.

Torino: About what?

Neon: Dinner.

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Dakota: I'm gonna kill you.

Neon: Not if I eat you first.

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Dingo: [to his growling stomach] Shut up! We'll be eating in a couple of hours. Nice, tasty meat. Yum yum.

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Shepherd: I get the heart.

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