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The Hunger Games (2012) Poster

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President Snow: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.

Caesar Flickerman: So Peeta. Tell me. Is there a special girl back home?

Peeta Mellark: No. No, not really.

Caesar Flickerman: No? I don't believe it it for a second, look at that face! Handsome man like you! Peeta. Tell me.

Peeta Mellark: Well, there, uh. There is this one girl that I've had a crush on forever. But I don't think she actually recognized me until the Reaping.

Caesar Flickerman: Well, I'll tell you what Peeta. You go out there, and you win this thing, and when you get home she'll have to go out with you!

Peeta Mellark: Thanks, but I, uh. I don't think winning's gonna help me at all.

Caesar Flickerman: And why not?

Peeta Mellark: Because... she came here with me.

Katniss Everdeen: May the odds be ever in your favor.

Peeta Mellark: I'll take the bow.

[Katniss looks at him]

Peeta Mellark: I'm just kidding!

Thresh: Did you kill her?

Clove: No! No!

Thresh: I heard you!

Clove: No! CATO! CATO!

Thresh: You said her name!

[bashes Cloves head against the Cornucopia, killing her. Thresh then turns to Katniss and points to her]

Thresh: Just this time Twelve. For Rue!

Katniss Everdeen: [stabs knife on table]

Effie Trinket: Hey! That is mahogany!

Katniss Everdeen: What the hell was that? You don't talk to me and then you say you have a crush on me! You say you want to train alone? Is this how you want to play? Let's start right now!

[last lines]

Peeta Mellark: So what happens when we get back?

Katniss Everdeen: I don't know. I guess we try to forget.

Peeta Mellark: I don't wanna forget.

Katniss Everdeen: I volunteer! No! I volunteer! I volunteer as tribute!

Effie Trinket: [pause] Well, I do believe we have a volunteer.

President Snow: Seneca... why do you think we have a winner?

Seneca Crane: [frowns] What do you mean?

President Snow: I mean, why do we have a winner? I mean, if we just wanted to intimidate the districts, why not round up twenty-four at random and execute them all at one? It would be a lot faster.

[Seneca just stares, confused]

President Snow: Hope.

Seneca Crane: Hope?

President Snow: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. Spark is fine, as long as it's contained.

Seneca Crane: So...?

President Snow: So, contain it.

Haymitch Abernathy: Nice shooting, sweetheart! What did they do when you shot the apple?

Katniss Everdeen: Well, they looked pretty startled.

Haymitch Abernathy: I think I can sell the star-crossed lovers.

[referring to Katniss and Peeta]

Katniss Everdeen: We are not star-crossed lovers!

Haymitch Abernathy: It's a television show!

Katniss Everdeen: [bows] Thank you for your consideration.

Katniss Everdeen: Listen them.

Peeta Mellark: Yeah... I just don't want them change me.

Katniss Everdeen: How will they change you?

Peeta Mellark: I don't know. Turn me into something I'm not. I just don't want to be another piece in their game, you know?

Katniss Everdeen: You mean you won't kill anyone?

Peeta Mellark: No... I mean, I'm sure I would just like anyone else when the time came but I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them, that they don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does that make any sense?

Katniss Everdeen: Yeah... I just can't afford to think like that. I have my sister...

Peeta Mellark: Yeah, I know.

[looks at each other]

Peeta Mellark: Guess I'll see you tomorrow.

Katniss Everdeen: See you tomorrow.

Katniss Everdeen: Wanna see what I got you today? It's a mockingjay pin. Unless you have it, nothing bad will happen to you, okay? I promise.

Haymitch Abernathy: Make sure they remember you.

Cinna: [When putting Katniss's jacket on, finds out about her pin. Looks up at her and puts his index finger to his lips]

Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.

Haymitch Abernathy: [to Effie] Loosen your corset and have a drink.

Katniss Everdeen: It's ok. You're ok. You're ok. You're ok.

Rue: ...Did you blow up the food?

Katniss Everdeen: Every bit of it.

Rue: ...Good... You have to win... Can you sing?

Katniss Everdeen: Ok.

Gale Hawthorne: What if they did? Just one year. What if everyone just stopped watching?

Katniss Everdeen: They won't, Gale.

Gale Hawthorne: What if they did? What if we did.

Katniss Everdeen: Won't happen.

Gale Hawthorne: Root for your favorite, cry when they get killed. It's sick.

Katniss Everdeen: Gale.

Gale Hawthorne: No one watches and they don't have a game. It's as simple as that... what?

Katniss Everdeen: Nothing.

Gale Hawthorne: Fine. Laugh at me.

Katniss Everdeen: I'm not laughing at you!

[starts smiling]

Peeta Mellark: You definitely smell better than I do.

Caesar Flickerman: Well, I've lived here longer.

Fox Face: I will always analyze the situation and apply myself.

Katniss Everdeen: Prim, you need to get out of here. Go find mom.

Primrose Everdeen: No...

Katniss Everdeen: Go find mom!

Primrose Everdeen: No!

Katniss Everdeen: Prim, go find mom right now! I'm so sorry, Prim.

Primrose Everdeen: No, no!

Katniss Everdeen: Prim, please!

[Gale grabs Prim and pulls her away]

Primrose Everdeen: NO!

President Snow: An eleven?

Seneca Crane: She earned it.

President Snow: She shot an arrow at your head.

Seneca Crane: Well, at an apple.

President Snow: Near your head.

Peeta Mellark: Run, Katniss! Go! Get out of here! Go! What are you going? GO!

Effie Trinket: Manners!

Cinna: Did they explain about trying to get sponsors?

Katniss Everdeen: Yeah, but I'm not very good at making friends.

Cinna: We'll see.

Primrose Everdeen: Wish I looked like you.

Katniss Everdeen: I wish I looked like you, little duck

Primrose Everdeen: Just try to win. Maybe you can.

Katniss Everdeen: Maybe I can. I am smart, you know.

Primrose Everdeen: And you can hunt.

Katniss Everdeen: Exactly.

Haymitch Abernathy: They aren't very happy with you.

Katniss Everdeen: Why, because I didn't die?

Peeta Mellark: She saved my life.

Katniss Everdeen: We saved each other.

Katniss Everdeen: [to Haymitch] Peeta's strong.

Peeta Mellark: What?

Katniss Everdeen: He can throw a hundred pound sack of flour straight over his head; I've seen it.

Peeta Mellark: Okay, well I'm not gonna kill anyone with a sack of flour.

President Snow: [voice over] War, terrible war. Widows, orphans, a motherless child. This was the uprising that rocked our land. Thirteen districts rebelled against the country that fed them, loved them, protected them. Brother turned on brother until nothing remained. And then came the peace, hard fought, sorely won. A people rose up from the ashes and a new era was born. But freedom has a cost. When the traitors were defeated, we swore as a nation we would never know this treason again. And so it was decreed, that each year, the various districts of Panem would offer up in tribute, one young man and woman, to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice. The lone victor, bathed in riches, would serve as a reminder of our generosity and our forgiveness. This is how we remember our past. This is how we safeguard our future.

Gale Hawthorne: We could do it you know. Take off, live in the woods.

Katniss Everdeen: They'd catch us.

Gale Hawthorne: Maybe not.

Katniss Everdeen: They'd cut out our tongues or worse. We wouldn't make it 5 miles.

Katniss Everdeen: Oh my god! Peeta! Peeta!

Peeta Mellark: Hi.

Katniss Everdeen: Hi.

Effie Trinket: [angrily scolding] How about it's just bad manners? How about *that*, Cinna?

Katniss Everdeen: How many times is your name in today?

Gale Hawthorne: Forty-two. Guess the odds aren't exactly in my favor.

Katniss Everdeen: You can't tune out again.

Katniss' Mother: I won't...

Katniss Everdeen: No. You can't. Not like when dad died. You're all she has. No matter what you feel, you be there for her, you understand. Don't cry. Don't cry.

Peeta Mellark: What was that?

Katniss Everdeen: That's the finale.

Marvel: [Glimmer is mocking the girl they just killed] That's a pretty good impression.

Peeta Mellark: I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does it make any sense?

Katniss Everdeen: Yeah. I just can't afford to think like that.

Clove: Where's lover boy? Oh, I see. You're gonna help him, right? Well, that's sweet. You know, its to bad you couldn't help your little friend. That little girl. What was her name again? Rue? Well, we killed her and now we're gonna kill you.

Katniss Everdeen: [to the cat] I'll still cook you.

Haymitch Abernathy: Where's the ice?

Peeta Mellark: I don't know.

Katniss Everdeen: We'll just get you some medicine.

Peeta Mellark: Katniss, I don't get many parachutes.

Katniss Everdeen: We'll figure something out.

Peeta Mellark: Like what?

Katniss Everdeen: Something.

Effie Trinket: District 12's very first volunteer!

[to Katniss, about Peeta]

Haymitch Abernathy: You better keep this knife. He knows what he's doing.

Katniss Everdeen: Hi.

Peeta Mellark: Hey.

Katniss Everdeen: How did you do that?

Peeta Mellark: I, ah, used to take care of the cakes down at the bakery.

Katniss Everdeen: Oh.

Peeta Mellark: I'll show you. See?

Katniss Everdeen: Whoa.

Peeta Mellark: Yeah.

Effie Trinket: Two hundred miles per hour and you can barely feel a thing. I think its one of the wonderful things about this opportunity, that even though you're here and even though its just for a little while, you get to enjoy all this!

Glimmer: [Cheering on Cato, who is going to kill Katniss] Go! You got this Cato!

Clove: Kill her, Cato!

Marvel: Go! Go!

Haymitch Abernathy: [to Katniss] That's a beautiful dress.

[to Effie]

Haymitch Abernathy: Not yours.

Katniss Everdeen: Peeta,I got it! I got the medicine!

Peeta Mellark: What happened to you?

Katniss Everdeen: I'm fine.

Peeta Mellark: No, you're not. What happened?

Katniss Everdeen: The girl from 2, she threw a knife. I'm okay.

Peeta Mellark: You shouldn't have gone! You said you weren't going to go!

Katniss Everdeen: You got worse.

Gale Hawthorne: They just want a good show, that's all they want.

Katniss Everdeen: There's 24 of us Gale, only one comes out.

Katniss Everdeen: You better tuck in that tail, little duck.

President Snow: What a lovely pin.

Katniss Everdeen: Thank you. It's from my district.

Katniss Everdeen: Peeta! Peeta!

Peeta Mellark: Are you okay?

Katniss Everdeen: I heard the cannon... that's nightlock, Peeta! You'll be dead in a minute!

Peeta Mellark: I didn't know.

Katniss Everdeen: You scared me to death! Damn you!

[hugs him]

Peeta Mellark: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Cato: Go on! Shoot, and we both go down and you win. Go on. I'm dead anyway. I always was, right? I couldn't tell that until now. How's that, is that what they want? I can still do this... I can still do this. One more kill. It's the only thing I know how to do, bringing pride to my district. Not that it matters.

Katniss Everdeen: Your medicine.

Peeta Mellark: You can't go alone!

Katniss Everdeen: Well, you need it and you can't walk.

Peeta Mellark: Katniss, you're not gonna risk your life for me. I'm not gonna let you.

Katniss Everdeen: You would do it for me! Wouldn't you?

Peeta Mellark: Why are you doing this?

Haymitch Abernathy: Look at you! You just killed... a place mat!

Katniss Everdeen: I'm not gonna hurt you.

Katniss Everdeen: What's that? What's that?

Flavius: Oh, we were just saying we might need to hose you down again before we take you to Cinna.

Peeta Mellark: Have you ever met him? Haymitch? You know, Katniss, he is our mentor. He did win this thing once.

[Katniss ignores him]

Peeta Mellark: Look, if you don't want to talk, I understand. I just don't understand what's wrong with getting a little bit of help.

Marvel: [Sees Katniss in water]

[Enthusiastically points at her]

Marvel: Ooh! There she is! There she is!

Peeta Mellark: My mother said, 'It looks like District 12 may finally have a winner.' But she wasn't talking about me. She was talking about you.

Haymitch Abernathy: You call that a kiss?

Peeta Mellark: I remember the first time I saw you. Your hair was in two braids instead of one. I remember when you sang in the music assembly and the teacher said "who knows the valley song" and your hand shot straight up. After that, I watched you going home everyday. Everyday. Well... say something.

Katniss Everdeen: I'm not good at saying something.

Peeta Mellark: Then come here. Please?

Katniss Everdeen: Maybe Cato likes berries, too.

Peeta Mellark: They have to have their victor.

Katniss Everdeen: No. They don't. Why should they?

Peeta Mellark: Hey, Katniss. Shoot straight.

Glimmer: [after Cato falls from the tree while chasing Katniss] I'll do it myself.

[she shoots an arrow and misses]

Katniss Everdeen: Why don't you throw the sword?

Caesar Flickerman: Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire!

President Snow: Welcome! We salute your courage and your sacrifice and we wish you Happy Hunger Games!

Cinna: I'm not allowed to bet, but if I could, I'd bet on you

Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.

Katniss Everdeen: So, why are you here then?

Haymitch Abernathy: For the refreshments.

Peeta Mellark: Okay, I think that's enough.

[tries to grab the drink and gets pushed down]

Haymitch Abernathy: You made me spill my drink.

Effie Trinket: You are in for a treat!

President Snow: Seneca, I like you.

Caesar Flickerman: [tribute interview] So, Glimmer, are you prepared?

Glimmer: Yes, Caesar, I am 'very' prepared.

Caesar Flickerman: I like it.

Katniss Everdeen: [after Prim's bad dream] It was just a dream. I promise.

Primrose Everdeen: But it was me.

Katniss Everdeen: I know. I know, but it wasn't. This is your first time, your name's only been in there once. They're not going to pick you.

Effie Trinket: May the odds be ever in your favor.

Claudius Templesmith: Attention tributes, attention! Commencing at sunrise, there will be a feast tomorrow at the Cornucopia. This will be no ordinary occasion. Each of you needs something. Desperately. And we plan to be... generous hosts.

Katniss Everdeen: You too?

Peeta Mellark: Oh, hey.

Katniss Everdeen: Can't sleep?

Peeta Mellark: No, course not.

Katniss Everdeen: I'm sorry I went after you.

Peeta Mellark: You know, I meant that as a compliment.

Katniss Everdeen: I know.

Katniss Everdeen: What was it?

Peeta Mellark: A sword. It's bad, huh?

Katniss Everdeen: It's gonna be fine.

[Katniss tries to tend to his wound]

Peeta Mellark: Katniss.

[Katniss doesn't reply and just tends to his wound]

Peeta Mellark: Katniss.

Katniss Everdeen: No! I'm not gonna leave you. I'm not gonna do that.

Peeta Mellark: Why not?

Thresh: Just this time 12! For Rue.

[Thresh leaves and Katniss quickly grabs the medicine and runs]

Effie Trinket: I don't even think they can have dessert. And you can!

Katniss Everdeen: What's this?

Hob Vendor: That's a mockingjay.

Katniss Everdeen: How much?

Hob Vendor: You keep it. It's yours.

Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.

[first lines]

Seneca Crane: I think it's our tradition. It comes out of a particularly painful part of our history, but it's been a way we're able to heal.

Effie Trinket: Happy Hunger Games!

Haymitch Abernathy: Embrace the probability of your imminent death, and know in your heart that there's nothing I can do to save you.

Rue: So is all of it true?

Katniss Everdeen: What?

Rue: About you and him?

Katniss Everdeen: ...So where are Cato and the others?

Peeta Mellark: Now there's no way I'll let you go.

Katniss Everdeen: Peeta...

Peeta Mellark: Please. Stay.

Peeta Mellark: I think about that all the time. How I tossed you that bread.

Katniss Everdeen: Peeta...

Peeta Mellark: I should have gone to you. I should have just gone out into the rain...

Katniss Everdeen: Shh.

Katniss Everdeen: We could go home. We could. We're the only team left.

Peeta Mellark: We could go home.

Glimmer: [while their pack runs toward Katniss] Mine!

Cato: Not if I can afford it.

Glimmer: [Cato falls from the tree he was climbing in an attempt to kill Katniss] I'll do it myself.

Cato: [On Katniss] Obviously about my age.

Katniss Everdeen: [Peeta falls off a net he climbed] Throw that thing over there.

[Indicating large metal weight]

Katniss Everdeen: I don't care, those guys are looking at you like you're a meal.

[Indicating Careers]

Effie Trinket: Our tributes: Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen.

Caesar Flickerman: And what did you say to her in the end?

Katniss Everdeen: I told her that I would try to win. That I would try to win for her.

Caesar Flickerman: Of course you did. And try you will.

Katniss Everdeen: Take care of them, Gale, whatever you do don't let them starve!

Haymitch Abernathy: This is the time to show them everything. There'll be a bow, make sure you use it. Peeta, you make sure to show your strength.

Seneca Crane: Everyone likes an underdog!

President Snow: I don't.

Peeta Mellark: I have no chance of winning!

Effie Trinket: What's your name?

Katniss Everdeen: Katniss Everdeen.

Effie Trinket: Well! I bet my buttons that was your sister, wasn't it?

Katniss Everdeen: Yes.

Cinna: Are you ready? Don't be afraid.

Katniss Everdeen: I'm not afraid.

Gale Hawthorne: Okay, listen to me, you're stronger than they are. You are. They just want a good show, that's all they want. You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are.

Katniss Everdeen: So you're here to make me look pretty.

Cinna: I'm here to help you make an impression.

Katniss Everdeen: It's okay, Prim.

Primrose Everdeen: No! No!

Effie Trinket: I just love that!

Katniss Everdeen: Trust me.

Cato: No! I can still do this... I can still do this! One last kill... bring pride to my district!

Effie Trinket: I hope you noticed we have a serious situation!

[looks at Katniss]

Haymitch Abernathy: Nice shooting, sweetheart.

Peeta Mellark: No, Haymitch said we weren't supposed to show our strength.

Effie Trinket: Welcome! Welcome! Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor! Now, before we begin, we have a very special film brought to you all the way from the Capitol!

President Snow: And so it was decreed that each year, the various districts of Panem would offer up in tribute, one young man and woman to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice.

Seneca Crane: And we're ready.

Cato: I'm coming for you!

Cinna: It's not real fire, these suits are built so you don't feel a thing.

Effie Trinket: Welcome, welcome, welcome! Before we begin, we have a very special film for you, brought to you all the way from the Capitol. The time has come to select one courageous young man and woman for the honor of representing District 12 in the 74th annual HungerGames!

Haymitch Abernathy: Loosen your corset and have a drink.

President Snow: Welcome, and happy Hunger Games.

Clove: Where's Lover Boy? Oh, I see. You were gonna help him, right? Well, that's sweet. You know, it's too bad you couldn't help your little friend. That little girl, what was her name again? Rue? Yeah, well, we killed her! And now,

[pulls out knife]

Clove: we're gonna kill you.

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