The Lion King (1994) Poster


Matthew Broderick: Simba



  • Adult Simba : I know what I have to do. But going back means I'll have to face my past. I've been running from it for so long.

    [Rafiki hits Simba on the head with his stick] 

    Adult Simba : Ow! Jeez, what was that for?

    Rafiki : It doesn't matter. It's in the past.


    Adult Simba : Yeah, but it still hurts.

    Rafiki : Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it.

    [swings his stick again at Simba, who ducks out of the way] 

    Rafiki : Ha. You see? So what are you going to do?

    Adult Simba : First, I'm gonna take your stick.

    [Simba snatches Rafiki's stick and throws it and Rafiki runs to grab it] 

    Rafiki : No, no, no, no, not the stick! Hey, where you going?

    Adult Simba : I'm going back!

    Rafiki : Good! Go on! Get out of here!

    [Rafiki begins laughing and screeching loudly] 

  • Rafiki : Look down there.

    [Slowly Simba walks to the edge of the watering hole and peers inside. His reflection stares back at him] 

    Adult Simba : That's not my father. That's just my reflection.

    Rafiki : No. Look harder.

    [Rafiki touches the water which causes waves that change Simba's reflection into Mufasa] 

    Rafiki : You see? He lives in you.

    Mufasa's Ghost : [From above]  Simba.

    Adult Simba : Father?

    Mufasa's Ghost : [He appears in the sky as a group of stars]  Simba, you have forgotten me.

    Adult Simba : No. How could I?

    Mufasa's Ghost : You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of life.

    Adult Simba : How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.

    Mufasa's Ghost : [Now fully formed in the sky]  Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are.

    Adult Simba : [Mufasa's ghost begins to disappear]  No! Please! Don't leave me!

    Mufasa's Ghost : Remember.

    Adult Simba : Father!

    Mufasa's Ghost : Remember.

    Adult Simba : Don't leave me.

    Mufasa's Ghost : Remember.

  • Rafiki : Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana.

    Adult Simba : Come on, will you cut it out?

    Rafiki : Can't cut it out. It will grow right back. Hehehe.

    Adult Simba : Creepy little monkey. Would you stop following me! Who are you?

    Rafiki : The question is, who... are you?

    Adult Simba : [sighs]  I thought I knew, but now I'm not so sure.

    Rafiki : Well, I know who you are! Shh. Come here, it's a secret.

    [Whispers, then grows louder] 

    Rafiki : Asante sana Squash banana, Wiwi nugu Mi mi apana!

    Adult Simba : Enough already! What's that supposed to mean, anyway?

    Rafiki : It means you're a baboon... and I'm not.

    Adult Simba : I think you're a little confused.

    Rafiki : Wrong! I'm not the one who's confused. You don't even know who you are!

    Adult Simba : Oh, and I suppose you know?

    Rafiki : Sure do. You're Mufasa's boy!

    [Simba turns around to look at him, shocked] 

    Rafiki : Bye!

  • Scar : [after forcing Simba to the edge of a cliff while a fire burns below]  Now this looks familiar. Where have I seen this before? Hm, let me think. Oh, yes, I remember! This is just the way your father looked before he died.

    [He claws Simba's paws the same way he did to Mufasa] 

    Scar : And here's 'my' little secret...


    Scar : I killed Mufasa!

    Young Simba : [In a flashback]  Nooooo!

    Adult Simba : [leaps back up and pounces on him]  Nooo! Murderer!

  • Adult Simba : Man, I'm stuffed.

    Pumbaa : Me, too. I ate like a pig.

    Adult Simba : Pumbaa, you *are* a pig.

  • Adult Simba : Listen, you think you can just show up and tell me how to live my life? You don't even know what I've been through!

    Nala : I would if you just tell me!

    Adult Simba : Forget it!

    Nala : Fine!

  • Scar : Ahh, so you haven't told them your little secret. Well, Simba, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them who is responsible for Mufasa's death!

    Adult Simba : [pause]  I am.

    Sarabi : [whispering]  It's not true. Tell me it's not true.

    Adult Simba : It's true.

    Scar : You see? He admits it. Murderer!

    Adult Simba : No! It was an accident!

    Scar : If it weren't for you Mufasa would still be alive. It's your fault he's dead. Do you deny it?

    Adult Simba : No.

    Scar : Then you're *guilty*.

    Adult Simba : No, I'm *not* a murderer!

  • Timon : Let me get this straight. You're the king? And you never told us?

    Adult Simba : Look, I'm still the same guy.

    Timon : But with power!

    Nala : Could you guys excuse us for a few minutes?

    Timon : Hey, whatever she has to say, she can say in front of us. Right, Simba?

    Adult Simba : Mm... Maybe you'd better go.

    Timon : It starts. You think you know a guy...

    [Timon and Pumbaa leave] 

    Adult Simba : Timon and Pumbaa. You learn to love 'em.

  • Adult Simba : Give me one good reason why I shouldn't rip you apart.

    Scar : Oh, Simba, you must understand. The pressures of ruling a kingdom...

    Adult Simba : Are no longer yours. Step down, Scar.

  • Scar : Simba, Simba, please. Please have mercy, I beg you.

    Adult Simba : You don't deserve to live.

    Scar : But, Simba, I... am... family. It's the hyenas who are the real enemy. It was their fault. It was their idea!

    Adult Simba : Why should I believe you? Everything you ever told me was a lie.

    Scar : What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your *old* uncle...?

    Adult Simba : No, Scar. I'm not like you.

    Scar : Oh, Simba, thank you. You are truly noble. I'll make it up to you, I promise. How can I, ah, prove myself to you? Tell me anything, anything.

    Adult Simba : Run. Run away, Scar. And never return.

    Scar : Yes. Of course. As you wish,

    [Scar's words turn into a snarl] 

    Scar : your Majesty!

    [throws embers in Simba's face] 

    Adult Simba : Aaah!

  • Timon : [of the decimated Pride Rock]  We're gonna fight your uncle... for this?

    Adult Simba : Yes, Timon. This is my home.

    Timon : Whoa. Talk about your fixer-upper.

  • Timon : Hyenas. I hate hyenas. So what's the plan for getting past those guys?

    Adult Simba : Live bait.

    Timon : Good idea.

    [realizes what he means] 

    Timon : HEY!

  • Adult Simba : Well...

    Timon : Yeah?

    Adult Simba : Somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.

    Pumbaa : Really?

    Timon : You mean a bunch of royal dead guys are watching us?

  • Adult Simba : Tell them the truth.

    Scar : Truth? But truth is in the eye of the behold...

    Scar : [Simba chokes him, he whispers]  All right. All right. I did it.

    Adult Simba : So they can hear you.

    Scar : I killed Mufasa!

  • Nala : What made you come back?

    Adult Simba : I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I've got the bump to prove it.

  • Nala : What's happened to you? You're not the Simba I remember.

    Adult Simba : You're right, I'm not. Now are you satisfied?

    Nala : No, just disappointed.

    Adult Simba : You know you're starting to sound like my father.

    Nala : Good. At least one of us does.

  • Pumbaa : Your Majesty. I gravel at your feet.

    [starts kissing Simba's feet] 

    Adult Simba : Stop that.

    Timon : It's not gravel, it's grovel.

  • Rafiki : What was *that*?


    Rafiki : The weather - Pbbbah! Very peculiar. Don't you think?

    Adult Simba : Yeah. Looks like the winds are changing.

    Rafiki : Ahhh. Change is good.

  • Rafiki : [singing]  Asante sana Squash banana, wewe nugu mimi hapana.

    Adult Simba : Come on. Will you cut it out?

    Rafiki : Can't cut it out. It grow right back!

    Adult Simba : Creepy little monkey. Will you stop following me? Who are you?

    Rafiki : The question is who are you?

    Adult Simba : I thought I knew. Now I'm not so sure.

    Rafiki : Well, I know who you are. Ssh, come here. It's a secret.

    [starts singing in Simba's ear] 

    Rafiki : Asante sana Squash banana, wewe nugu mimi hapana

    Adult Simba : Enough already! What is that supposed to mean anyway?

    Rafiki : It means you're a baboon and I'm not.

    Adult Simba : I think you're a little confused.

    Rafiki : Wrong! I'm not the one who's confused. You don't even know who you are!

    Adult Simba : Oh and I suppose you know?

    Rafiki : Sure do. You're Mufasa's boy!

    [Simba looks at Rafiki] 

    Rafiki : Bye!

    Adult Simba : [Rafiki runs off and Simba chases him]  Hey wait!

    Adult Simba : [Catching up]  You knew my father?

    Rafiki : Correction. I know you're father.

    Adult Simba : I hate to tell you this but he died. A long time ago.

    Rafiki : Nope! wrong again! He's alive and I will show him to you! You follow old Rafiki. He knows the way!

  • Adult Simba : [in a huff]  She's wrong. I can't go back. What would it prove, anyway? You can't change the past.

    [calling to the sky] 

    Adult Simba : You said you'd always be there for me! But you're not. It's because of me. It's my fault. It's my fault.

  • Sarabi : Mufasa?

    Adult Simba : No. It's me.

    Sarabi : Simba? But how...?

    Adult Simba : It doesn't matter. I'm home.

    Scar : Simba? Simba! Well, it sure is a surprise to see you...

    [turns to the hyenas] 

    Scar : ...*alive*!

  • Adult Simba : You knew my father?

    Rafiki : Correction: I *know* your father.

  • Nala : We really needed you at home.

    Adult Simba : No one needs me.

    Nala : Yes, we do. You're the king.

    Adult Simba : Nala, we've been through this. I'm not the king. Scar is.

  • Adult Simba : Look, Sometimes bad things happen...

    Nala : Simba.

    Adult Simba : And there's nothing you can do about it. So why worry?

    Nala : Because it's your responsibility.

    Adult Simba : Well, what about you? You left.

    Nala : I left to find help, and I found *you*. Don't you understand? You're our only hope.

    Adult Simba : Sorry.

  • Nala : [about Scar]  Simba, he let the hyenas take over the Pride Lands.

    Adult Simba : What?

    Nala : Everything's destroyed. There's no food, no water. Simba, if you don't do something soon, everyone will starve.

    Adult Simba : I can't go back.

    Nala : Why?

    Adult Simba : You wouldn't understand.

    Nala : What wouldn't I understand?

    Adult Simba : No, no, no. It doesn't matter. Hakuna Matata.

    Nala : What?

    Adult Simba : Hakuna Matata. It's something I learned out here.

  • Adult Simba : Isn't this a great place?

    Nala : It is beautiful. But I don't understand something. You've been alive all this time. Why didn't you come back to Pride Rock.

    Adult Simba : Well, I just needed to get out on my own, live my own life. And I did, and it's great.

  • Nala : Wait till everyone finds out you've been here all this time. And your mother, what will she think?

    Adult Simba : She doesn't have to know. Nobody has to know.

    Nala : Of course they do. Everyone thinks you're dead.

    Adult Simba : They do.

    Nala : Yeah. Scar told us about the stampede.

    Adult Simba : He did? What else did he tell you?

    Nala : What else matters? You're alive. And that means, you're the king.

    Timon : King? Pbbfft. Lady, have you got your lions crossed!

  • Scar : [about the hyenas]  They think I'm the King.

    Nala : But we don't. Simba's the rightful King.

    Adult Simba : The choice is yours, Scar. Either step down or a fight.

  • Adult Simba : Nala? Is it really you?

    Nala : Who are you?

    Adult Simba : It's me, Simba.

    Nala : Simba?

    [he nods. Nala was elated to see him] 

    Nala : Whoa!

    [they bud their heads] 

    Nala : How did you...

    Adult Simba : How did you...

    [Timon stood there surprised and speechless] 

    Adult Simba : Wow!

    Nala : Where did you come from?

    Adult Simba : This is gr... It's great to see you!

    Timon : Hey, what's goin' on here?

    Adult Simba : What are you doing here?

    Nala : What do you mean what am I doing here? What are you doing here?

    Timon : Hey! What's goin' on here?

  • Adult Simba : Timon, this is Nala. She's my best friend.

    Timon : Friend?

    Adult Simba : Yeah. Hey, Pumbaa, come over here.

    Pumbaa : Huh?

    Adult Simba : Nala, this is Pumbaa. Pumbaa, Nala.

    Pumbaa : Please to make your acquaintance.

    Nala : The pleasure is all mine.

    Timon : How do you do?

  • Timon : [to Pumbaa]  It's not gravel, it's grovel. And don't. He's not the king

    [to Simba] 

    Timon : Are ya?

    Adult Simba : No.

    Nala : Simba.

    Adult Simba : No, I'm not the king. Maybe I was gonna be but that was a long time ago.

  • Adult Simba : [about Mufasa]  I hate to tell you this, but he died a long time ago.

    Rafiki : Nope. Wrong again. Ha ha ha. He's alive. And I'll show him to you. You follow old Rafiki, he knows the way. Come on.

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