Scanners (1981) Poster


Stephen Lack: Cameron Vale



  • Paul Ruth : How do you feel?

    Cameron : I feel... crystal clear.

  • [last lines] 

    Cameron Vale : I'm here Kim. We've won, we've won.

  • Cameron Vale : You called me a scanner. What is that?

    Paul Ruth : Freak of nature, born with a certain form of ESP; derangement of the synapses which we call telepathy.

  • Paul Ruth : I want you to access the Ripe program. I do not have ConSec computer clearance.

    Cameron Vale : Neither do I.

    Paul Ruth : But you do have a nervous system. And so does a computer. And you can scan a computer, as you would another human being.

  • Cameron Vale : [sees that Kim has had a nosebleed]  What happened?

    Kim Obrist : I was scanned. The woman in the waiting room...

    Cameron Vale : She scanned you?

    Kim Obrist : No, not her. Her child. Her unborn child scanned me.

    Cameron Vale : That's what the Ripe program is. The doctors on the computer list are giving ephemerol to their pregnant patients.

    Kim Obrist : I don't understand.

    Cameron Vale : Ephemerol. Ephemerol is creating new scanners.

  • Cameron Vale : I'm one of you.

    Benjamin Pierce : You're one of me?


    Benjamin Pierce : You're one of me?

  • Darryl Revok : This was a test campaign used in 1947 to market a new product. The product was a drug, a tranquilizer called 'Ephemerol'. It was aimed at pregnant women. If it had worked it would have been marketed all over North America. But the campaign failed and the drug failed, because it had a side effect on the unborn children. An invisible side effect.

    Cameron : It created Scanners.

  • Cameron Vale : Then what did you need Keller for?

    Darryl Revok : ConSec had hardware. It had contacts. Keller could see the future.

    Cameron Vale : The future? You murdered the future.

    Darryl Revok : That's negative, Cam. Defeatist. Disappoints me to hear you talk that way. You're starting to sound like them.

    Darryl Revok : [continues talking while walking through the room. Cameron takes a stone paperweight in his hands from Revok's desk and observes it]  There's a whole generation of scanners soldiers just a few months away from being born. We'll find them. Train them to be like us. Not like Obrist and their band of cripples. We'll bring the world of normals to their knees. We'll build an empire so brilliant, so glorious. We'll be the envy of the whole planet.

    Cameron Vale : [scoffs]  You sound just like him. Like Ruth.

    Darryl Revok : No, not like him.

    [furiously yelling] 

    Darryl Revok : Like Revok, Darryl Revok!

    Cameron Vale : [now with added scorn]  No. Like him. It's as though he's been reincarnated in you.

    Darryl Revok : [sighs]  You're not listening to me. Not co-operating, Cam. You're not co-operating with me at all. I've been counting on you for years Cameron. Tell me you're not gonna betray me like al the rest. Tell me you're not.

    Cameron Vale : [yelling]  No!

    [hits Revok in the face with the paperweight] 

  • Cameron Vale : Benjamin Pierce?

    Benjamin Pierce : Why don't you leave me alone?

    Cameron Vale : I need some help. You're the only one that can give it to me.

    Benjamin Pierce : Is that right? Me?

    Cameron Vale : Yes.

    Benjamin Pierce : [Benjamin bursts out in laughter]  Then I think you're in big trouble, chump.

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