Cube (film)

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Cube is a 1997 science-fiction film about several strangers trapped inside a maze of cube-shaped rooms.

Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Written by André Bijelic, Vincenzo Natali, and Graeme Manson.
Don't Look For A Reason…Look For A Way Out taglines

Leaven[edit]

  • My parents are these people, I live with them…I'm boring.

Worth[edit]

  • I'm just a guy. I work in an office building, doing office building stuff.
  • I don't wanna die, I'm just being realistic. You think they'd go to all the trouble to build this thing if we could just walk out?
  • Do you think we matter? We don't.
  • I mean, this is an accident, a forgotten, perpetual public works project. Do you think anybody wants to ask questions? All they want is a clear conscience and a fat paycheck.
  • I mean, nobody wants to see the big picture. Life's too complicated.
  • Just out of curiosity—I mean, don't hit me again, I think—but what are you going to do when you get there?

Quentin[edit]

  • Let's rule out aliens for now and concentrate on what we know.
  • You can't see the big picture from in here, so don't try. Keep your head down, keep it simple. Just look at what's in front of you.
  • Leaven…you beautiful brain.
  • What do you think the establishment is? It's just guys like me. Their desks are bigger but their jobs aren't. They don't conspire, they buy boats.
  • Every day I mop up after your bleeding heart. The only reason you even exist is because I keep you!
  • I know your type. No kids, no man to fuck you. So you go around outraged, sticking your nose up other people's assholes, sniffing their business!
  • I looked through the walls. I dreamed him, at his desk, designing everything. He can't let you solve the puzzle, see, because there is a purpose.
  • I'm not dying in a fucking rat maze!

Holloway[edit]

  • Only the government could build something this ugly.
  • It's okay, I just swallowed my button.
  • It's all the same machine, right? The Pentagon, multinational corporations, the police! You do one little job, you build a widget in Saskatoon and the next thing you know it's two miles under the desert, the essential component of a death machine!
  • God help you, Quentin. Did you smack your kids around too?

Rennes[edit]

  • Look around. Take a good, long look-see. 'Cause I got a feeling it's looking at us.
  • No more talkin'. No more guessin'. Don't even think about nothing that's not right in front of ya. That's the real challenge. You've got save yourselves from yourselves.
  • Suck on it...keeps the saliva flowin'.
  • Merde.

Dialogue[edit]

Worth: I have nothing to live for out there.
Leaven: What is out there?
Worth: Boundless human stupidity.

Quentin: Listen, we can't go climbing around in here.
Holloway: Why not?
Quentin: There's traps.
Holloway: What do you mean, traps?
Quentin: Traps. I looked in the room down there and something almost cut my head off.

Leaven: Shouldn't we wait here?
Holloway: For what?
Leaven: To see if anybody comes.
Worth: No one's going to come.

Quentin: This guy's the Wren.
Holloway: The what?
Quentin: He's the wren. The bird of Attica. Flew the coop on six major prisons.
Rennes: Seven.

Quentin: Don't you have a wife, or a girlfriend, or something?
Worth: Nope. I've got a pretty fine collection of pornography.

Kazan: This room is…green.
Holloway: Yes it is.
Kazan: I want to go back to the blue room.

Quentin: You could try and help me out here, buddy.
Worth: No I couldn't.

Holloway: I'm talking about where do you hide something this big. Hey, I'm sorry to shake your foundations, Quentin, but you have no idea where your tax dollars go.
Quentin: Free clinic doctors?
Holloway: Only the military-industrial complex could afford to build something this size.
Quentin: Holloway? What is the military-industrial complex? Have you ever been there? I'm telling you, it's not that complex.

Quentin: That your two bits worth…Worth?
Worth: For what it's worth.

Quentin: Somebody has to take responsibility around here.
Worth: And that somebody has to be you.
Quentin: Not all of us have the luxury of playing nihilist.
Worth: Not all of us are conceited enough to play hero.

Worth: Holloway, you don't get it.
Holloway: Then help me, please. I need to know.
Worth: This may be hard for you to understand, but there is no conspiracy. Nobody is in charge. It's a headless blunder operating under the illusion of a master plan. Can you grasp that? Big Brother is not watching you.

Quentin: Why put people in it?
Worth: Because it's here. You have to use it, or you admit it's pointless.
Quentin: But it is pointless!
Worth: Quentin, that's my point.

Leaven: If this were right, then we would be outside of the cube.
[Leaven looks around.]
Leaven: No, not outside of the cube.
Quentin: Oh. Guess that means we're not having dinner.

Holloway: How long did you know people were being put in here?
Worth: A couple of months.
Holloway: That's not long…if you consider your whole life.
Worth: I am.

Leaven: We'll come back for him...
Holloway: That's a lie, and you know it.

Quentin: Sure you can. It's your gift.
Leaven: It's not a gift. It's just a brain.

Leaven: This room moves to 0, 1, and -1 on the X-axis, 2, 5, and -7 on the Y and 1, -1, and 0 on zed.
Quentin: And what does that mean?
Leaven: You suck at math.

Worth: There's nothing for me out there.
Leaven: What is out there?
Worth: [sighs] Boundless human stupidity…

Holloway: It's so much worse than I thought.
Worth: Not really, just more pathetic.

Leaven: With those numbers, the room should be safe.
Quentin: [Laughing] Only one way to find out! [Calmly throws Worth into the room]

Taglines[edit]

  • Fear…Paranoia…Suspicion…Desperation
  • Don't Look For A Reason…Look For A Way Out
  • The Walls Are Closing In.

Cast[edit]

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External links[edit]

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