The Island (2005) Poster


Sean Bean: Dr. Bernard Merrick



  • Albert Laurent : Did you know my father was part of the Burkinabé rebellion? When he was killed, my brothers and I were branded, so everyone would know we were less than human.

    [he holds up his hand to show Merrick] 

    Albert Laurent : I've seen and done things I'm not proud of, but at some point you realize, war... Is a business. So, when did killing become a business for you?

    Merrick : Oh, no. It's so much more than that. I have discovered the Holy Grail of science. I give life. The agnates, they're simply tools, instruments. They have no souls. The possibilities are endless here. In two years' time, I will be able to cure children's leukemia. How many people on Earth can say that, Mr. Laurent?

    Albert Laurent : [smiles]  I guess just you and God. That's the answer you're looking for, isn't it?

  • Merrick : What's troubling, you, Lincoln?

    Lincoln Six-Echo : It - it's just... all right, Tuesday night is tofu night, and I'm asking myself "Who here decided that everyone likes tofu in the first place, and what is tofu anyway?" And why can't I have bacon? I line up every morning, and I'm not allowed any bacon for my breakfast. And - and tell me - let's talk about all the white. Why is everyone wearing white all the time? It's impossible to keep clean, I'm walking around, I get - I always get the gray stripe, I never get any color, and I hand it in to be cleaned, and - and someone cleans it and fold it neatly back in my drawer, but who? Who is that person? I don't know. I just - I wanna know answers and I - and I wish that there was more.

    Merrick : More?

    Lincoln Six-Echo : Yeah, more than just waiting to go to The Island.

  • [last lines] 

    Merrick : I brought you into this world... and I can take you out of it.

  • Merrick : I love that Picasso. Do you like Picasso, Mr. Laurent?

  • Merrick : [Lincoln Six-Echo has returned to the underground facility to shut down the hologram and reveal the real world to the clones when Merrick captures him]  You could've taken over his life, but you chose to come back here instead, you are unique, Six-Echo.

    Lincoln Six-Echo : My name... is *Lincoln*!

  • Merrick : [putting microsensors in Lincoln Six-Echo's eyes]  Don't worry, it's painless.

    Lincoln Six-Echo : [in pain]  It hurts.

    Merrick : [nonchalant]  Not really.

    Lincoln Six-Echo : Yeah, it does.

    Merrick : No it doesn't.

    Lincoln Six-Echo : Yeah, it really, really does.

    Merrick : [after all microsensors went under Lincoln Six-Echo's eyes]  The microsensors will move along your optic nerve. They will be uploading readings over the next 24 hours, after which you will pass them through your urine. Now *that* might hurt.

  • Merrick : Why don't you tell me about your dream?

    Lincoln Six-Echo : It's always the same dream - I'm on a boat, headed to The Island.

    Merrick : What happens then?

    Lincoln Six-Echo : I drown.

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