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Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1996)

Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1996) quotes

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View Quote Esmeralda: [stopping Clopin as he is about to hang Quasimodo and Phoebus, thinking they're Frollo's spies] STOP!
Quasimodo and Phoebus: [muffled] Esmeralda!
Esmeralda: [untying Quasimodo and Pheobus] These men aren't spies, they're our friends!
Clopin: [confused] Why didn't they say so?
Quasimodo and Phoebus: We did say so!
Esmeralda: This is the soldier who saved the miller's family, and Quasimodo helped me escape the cathedral.
Phoebus: We came to warn you! Frollo's coming! He says he knows where you're hiding, and he's attacking at dawn with a thousand men!
Esmeralda: Then let's waste no time. We must leave immediately. [the Gypsies hurry to escape] You took a terrible risk coming here. It may not exactly show, but we're grateful.
Phoebus: [sees Quasimodo sad seeing Esmeralda hug Phoebus; to Esmeralda] Don't thank me, thank Quasimodo. Without his help, we would never have found our way here.
Frollo: [off-screen] Nor would I.
View Quote Esmeralda: [to Quasimodo] And a Gypsy. And maybe Frollo's wrong about the both of us.
[Unbeknownst to them, the gargoyles are eavesdropping.]
Hugo: What did she say?
Laverne: Frollo's nose is long and wears a truss.
Hugo: Ha! Told ya! Pay up!
Victor: Oh, dear. [Gives Hugo a coin]
Hugo: Chump.
View Quote Esmeralda: [unsheathes Phoebus' sword] You!
Phoebus: Easy! Easy! I-I just shaved this morning.
Esmeralda: [points Phoebus' sword at his goatee] Oh, really? You missed a spot.
Phoebus: Alright, alright, just-just-just calm down. Just give me a chance to apologize.
Esmeralda: For what?
Phoebus: [takes back his sword, and side-sweeps Esmeralda] That, for example.
Esmeralda: [angrily] You sneaky son-of-a--
Phoebus: [interrupting] Ah-ah-ah, watch it. We're in a church.
Esmeralda: Are you always this charming, or am I just lucky? [uses candle-staff]
Phoebus: Ha-ha-ha-ha! Candlelight, privacy, music. Can't think of a better place for hand-to-hand combat. You fight almost as well as a man!
Esmeralda: Funny. I was going to say the same thing about you!
Phoebus: That's hitting a little below the belt, don't you think?
Esmeralda: No. This is.
[Phoebus avoids getting hit in the groin, but gets hit in the mouth by the candle-staff]
Phoebus: [blubbers] Touché. [gets rammed in the stomach by Djali] Oof! I didn't know you had a kid.
Esmeralda: Well, he doesn't take to kindly to soldiers.
Phoebus: [painfully] Eh! I noticed. [normally] Permit me. I'm Phoebus. It means "Sun god." [Esmeralda and Djali look at each other, incredulously] And you are?
Esmeralda: Is this an interrogation?
Phoebus: [re-sheathes his sword] I believe it's called an introduction.
Esmeralda: You're not arresting me?
Phoebus: Not as long as you're in here. I can't.
Esmeralda: Huh. You're not at all like the other soldiers. [puts down the candle staff]
Phoebus: Thank you.
Esmeralda: So, if you're not going to arrest me, what do you want?
Phoebus: I'd settle for your name.
Esmeralda: [smiling] Esmeralda.
Phoebus: Beautiful. Much better than Phoebus, anyway.
View Quote Frollo: [To Esmeralda] The time has come, gypsy. You stand upon the brink of the abyss. Yet even now, it is not too late. I can save you from the flames of this world, and the next. Choose me, or the fire.
[Esmeralda spits in his face in refusal, causing the crowd to gasp]
Frollo: The Gypsy, Esmeralda, has refused to recant. This evil witch has put the soul every citizen in Paris in awful jeopardy.
[Quasimodo is chained up, and the gargoyles are trying to snap him out of his depression]
Hugo: Come on, Quasi, snap out of it.
Victor: Your friends are down there.
Quasimodo: It's all my fault.
Laverne: Ya gotta break these chains!
Quasimodo: I can't. I tried. What difference would it make?
Victor: But you can't let Frollo win.
Quasimodo: He already has.
Hugo: So you're-- You're givin' up? That's it?
Laverne: These chains aren't what's holdin' you back, Quasimodo.
Quasimodo: Leave me alone.
[All the gargoyles are shocked, and they slowly begin to stone-walk away]
Hugo: Okay. Okay, Quasi. We'll leave ya alone.
Victor: After all, we're only made out of stone.
Laverne: We just thought maybe you were made of something stronger.
[The gargoyles then turn to stone, leaving Quasimodo with the line "Made of something stronger."]
Frollo: For justice, for Paris, and for her own salvation, it is my sacred duty to send this unholy demon back where she belongs!
[He lights the pyre and the crowd yells in protest]
Quasimodo: [bellowing] NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
View Quote Frollo: Dear boy, whomever were you talking to?
Quasimodo: My...friends.
Frollo: I see. And what are your friends made of, Quasimodo?
Quasimodo: Stone.
Frollo: Can stone talk?
Quasimodo: No, it can't.
Frollo: That's right. You're a smart lad.
View Quote Frollo: You! [points at Esmeralda] Gypsy girl! Get down at once!
Esmeralda: Yes, your honor. Just as soon as I free this poor creature.
Frollo: I forbid it!
[Esmeralda pulls out a knife and cuts the rope tying Quasimodo to the wheel]
Frollo: How dare you defy me?
Esmeralda You mistreat this poor boy the same way you mistreat my people! You speak of justice, yet you are cruel to those most in need of your help!
Frollo: Silence!
Esmeralda: [raising a fist] JUSTICE!
[Everyone gasps]
Frollo: Mark my words, Gypsy; You will pay for this insolence.
Esmeralda: Then it appears we've crowned the wrong fool. [picks up King of Fools' crown] The only fool I see is you! [throws the King of Fools' crown at Frollo's feet; Djali raspberries Frollo]
Frollo: [to Phoebus] Captain Phoebus, arrest her.
View Quote Hugo: Hey, Quasi, what's going on out there? A fight? A flogging?
Victor: A festival.
Hugo: You mean the Feast of Fools?
Quasimodo: Uh-huh.
Hugo: All right, all right! Pour the wine and cut the cheese.
Victor: It is a treat to watch the colorful pageantry of the simple peasant folk.
Hugo: Boy, nothin' like balcony seats for watching the ol' F.O.F.
Quasimodo: Yeah, watching. [Quasimodo leaves, downcast]
Hugo: Oh, look. A mime. [Hugo prepares to spit on the mime, Victor stops him and Hugo swallows]
View Quote Laverne: [to Quasimodo] We always said you were the cute one.
Hugo: [stuffing his mouth with cheese and bread] I thought I was the cute one!
Laverne: No, you're the fat, stupid one with the big mouth!
Hugo: [looks confused, still with his mouth full] What're you sayin', exactly?
View Quote Oafish Guard: You think he's ugly now? Watch this!
[He throws a tomato at Quasimodo's face, causing everyone to gasp]
Oafish Guard: Now that's ugly!
View Quote Phoebus: [weakly] Esmeralda?
Esmeralda: Shh. Shh. Shh. You'll hide here until you're strong enough to move. [takes out a bottle of wine]
Phoebus: Great. I could use a drink. [Esmeralda carefully pours it over his wound] Agh! Yes, hmmm. Feels like a 1470 Burgundy. Not a good year.
Esmeralda: [starts stitching up Phoebus' wound] That family owes you their lives. You've got to be either the single bravest soldier I've ever seen or the craziest.
Phoebus: Ex-soldier, remember? [winces in pain] Why is it, whenever we meet, I end up bleeding?
Esmeralda: [finishes up] You're lucky. That arrow almost pierced your heart.
Phoebus: [holds her hand] I'm not so sure it didn't.
[They kiss. Quasimodo turns away, heartbroken]
View Quote Phoebus: Good morning, sir. [notices Frollo looking a little pale with bloodshot eyes] Are you feeling all right?
Frollo: [after seeing visions of Esmeralda in his fire all night] I had a little...trouble with the fireplace.
Phoebus: I see. Your orders, sir?
Frollo: Find the Gypsy girl!
View Quote Phoebus: I was summoned from the wars to capture fortune-tellers and palm-readers?
Frollo: Oh, the real war, Captain, is what you see before you. For twenty years, I have been taking care of the gypsies, [On each of the last three words, Frollo crushes one of three ants on a tile.] And yet, for all of my success, they have thrived. [He flips the tile over, revealing scores of ants scurrying around underneath.] I believe they have a safe haven, within the walls of this very city. A nest, if you will. They call it the Court of Miracles.
Phoebus: What are we going to do about it, sir?
[Frollo slams the tile back down upside down, crushing the remainder of the ants.]
Phoebus: You make your point perfectly clear, sir.
View Quote Quasimodo: [to Esmeralda] We've done it, Esmeralda; We've beaten them back! Come and see! [Esmeralda doesn't respond] Esmeralda, wake up. You're safe now. [worried] Esmeralda? [shocked] Oh, no. [tries giving Esmeralda water, but she doesn't wake up] [tearfully] Oh, no.
[Laverne closes the door and the Gargoyles leave to give Quasimodo an emotional moment as he cries, thinking Esmeralda died. Frollo, however, steps in, with a dagger behind his back]
Quasimodo: [whispers angrily] You killed her.
Frollo: It was my duty. Horrible as it was, I hope you'll forgive me. [Quasimodo hyperventilates] There, there, Quasimodo. I know it hurts. But now, the time has come to end your suffering... forever.
[As Frollo draws a dagger, Quasimodo notices his shadow and gasps in horror, so he grabs Frollo's arm, and after a struggle, Quasimodo manages to snatch the dagger and bravely corners Frollo, angrily hyperventilating.]
Frollo: [nervously as Quasimodo advances on him] Now, now-- L-- Listen to me, Quasimodo.
Quasimodo: [about to cry] No! You listen! All my life, you've told me the world is a dark, cruel place. But now, I see that the only thing dark [throws the dagger to the floor] and cruel about it is people like you!
Esmeralda: [weakly] Quasimodo?
Quasimodo: [relieved] Esmeralda!
Frollo: She lives. [draws his sword]
Quasimodo: No! [runs out of the room.]
[After a while of searching, Frollo finds Quasimodo and Esmeralda]
Frollo: Leaving so soon? [swings his sword, but misses]
Villager: [on ground] Look! Up there!
Quasimodo: Hang on!
[Frollo is about to kill Esmeralda, but Quasimodo pushes her out of the way.]
Frollo: I should have known you'd risk your life to save that Gypsy witch, just as your own mother died trying to save you.
Quasimodo: [realizes what Frollo's saying; shocked] What?
Frollo: Now, I'm going to do what I should have done...TWENTY YEARS AGO!
[Frollo throws his cape over Quasimodo's face and tries to throw him down, and at the same time, Frollo also falls, but Quasimodo holds Frollo's cape, and Esmeralda grabs Quasimodo. Frollo sees a gargoyle and swings to it and grabs it.]
Esmeralda: [grunting] Hold on. Hold on!
[Quasimodo loses consciousness and drops Frollo's cape, as Frollo stands on top of the gargoyle and laughs evilly, his eyes now glowing red. He raises his sword, ready to deliver the final blow.]
Frollo: [his last words; quoting the Bible] And He shall smite the wicked, and plunge them into the fiery pit!
[The gargoyle Frollo's standing on starts to collapse beneath him, and he drops his sword and grabs the gargoyle as it comes alive (the Cathedral was observing Frollo's action for twenty years and finally had enough of him) and angrily roars thunderously at his face, and he screams in horror as he falls, along with the gargoyle still roaring at him, into a sea of molten copper]
Esmeralda: [losing her grip] Quasimodo. Quasi-- [drops Quasimodo] NOOOOOO!
[Phoebus catches Quasimodo, saving his life.]
View Quote Quasimodo: Is this the Court of Miracles?
Phoebus: Offhand, I'd say it's the Court of Ankle-Deep Sewage. Cheerful place. [chuckles] Kinda makes ya wish ya got out more often eh, Quasi?
Quasimodo: Not me. I just want to warn Esmeralda and get back to the bell tower before I get in more trouble.
Phoebus: Speaking of trouble, we should have run into some by now.
Quasimodo: What do you mean?
Phoebus: You know, a guard, a booby trap. [his torch is blown out] Or an ambush.
View Quote [Esmeralda opens the church door to see soldiers outside.]
Solder: Frollo's orders: Post a guard at every door.
[Esmeralda slams the door in anger.]
Esmeralda: Don't worry, Djali. If Frollo thinks he can keep us here, he's wrong.
Archdeacon: Don't act rashly, my child. You created...quite a stir at the festival. It would be unwise to arouse Frollo's anger further.
Esmeralda: You saw what he did out there; letting the crowd torture that poor boy. I thought if just one person could stand up to him, then-- [sighs] What do they have against people who are different, anyway?
Archdeacon: You can't right all of the wrongs of this world by yourself.
Esmeralda: Well, no one out there is going to help me. That's for sure.
Archdeacon: Well, perhaps there's someone in here who can.
[Esmeralda finishes singing "God Help the Outcasts" in the center of the light from the window, Quasimodo smiles as he is unexpectedly spotted by a parishioner mistakenly thinking he's going to cause trouble.]
Parishioner: You! Bell Ringer! What are you doing down here? [Quasimodo is startled by the parishioner and accidentally knocking down a candle-staff, Esmeralda and Djali see this and they gasp in shock at the parishioner's actions] Haven't you caused enough trouble already?
[Quasimodo retreats back to the bell tower with Esmeralda and Djali following him from behind, while the parishioner is scolded by the Archdeacon for making a scene offscreen.]
Esmeralda: Wait! I want to talk to you.
[Quasimodo comes out of the top of the staircase with Esmeralda and Djali behind him and the Gargoyles watch them from above.]
Laverne: Look! He's got a friend with him.
Victor: Yeah, maybe today wasn't a total loss after all.
Hugo: The one in the dress ain't bad either. [Quasimodo reaches his room, where the gargoyles greet him] Quasi!
Victor: Congratulations!
Hugo: Got the girls chasing you already!
Quasimodo: Actually, I--
Victor: You mustn't run too fast, or she'll get away.
Quasimodo: I know, uh, that's what I...
Hugo: Just give her some slack, then reel her in! Then give her some slack, then reel her in! Then give her some slack--
[Laverne hits him on the head]
Laverne: Knock it off, Hugo! She's a girl, not a mackerel.