Racing Stripes

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Racing Stripes is a 2005 adventure/comedy movie, directed by Frederik Du Chau. It is similar in the style to the 1995 movie Babe, in that the protagonist is a talking animal who lives on a farm and succeeds at an activity not expected of his species. The movie was filmed in Pietermaritzburg and Nottingham Road, South Africa.

His stripes made him an outcast. His heart made him a hero.taglines


  • [trailer only] If that's a racehorse, then I am D-O double-G, baby.
  • Well, like my momma used to say, "You can put your boots in the oven, but that won't make 'em biscuits."
  • Well, well, well, look what the cat drugged in. (Chuckles)
  • Finally, some peace and quiet. Y'all go ahead. Bye-bye, now. I'll just stay here and watch the palace for shizzle. Woof.


  • Well, maybe to you. It's like this: Human race, horse race. There was even a Chicken Run, but there's never been a goat race. Ever, ever, ever. Get the picture, Franny?
  • [to Franny] And you, Miss Softy, you just let him go, didn't you? [turns to Goose] Goose, time to earn your keep.
  • Too me, you're just a horse with stripes who needs an attitude adjustment.
  • You know what I used to tell all my racers? "Don't look back, leave it all on the track."
  • Come on, Sandy.


  • Well, subdivide me and Kentucky fry me!
  • This is Reggie Red Rooster with the farm report! In sports news, Goose the pelican dropped the motorcycle in the first round, then for good measure, taught the truck a lesson as well.
  • [About Goose] Gentlemen, don't let the feathers fool ya, this dude's dangerous. He's a killin' machine disguised as an idiot.


  • [Flying over the Walsh farm] Would ya get a load 'a this dump?! Even old McDonald would'nt want this farm.
  • [As he is attacking the motorcycle] Okasaka! Slap-a-face-a! Break-a-bones-a! Ha, he, ha, he, he, he, ha, he, ha, ha, ha, he!


  • Sir Trenton: (referring to Stripes and Sandy) Well, well, well. What have we here? [chuckles] Beauty and the beast.
  • Ruffshodd: Hey, plow-boy! You missed a spot.

Clara Dalrymple[edit]

  • What is that dreadful child up to now?
  • [to Channing] This is a racetrack, dear, not the Sergentei.

Nolan Walsh[edit]

  • Now you give it all you got.


Franny: Question time. What exactly are you?
Young Stripes: I don't know.
Tucker: Okay, we can rule out genius. [Franny kicks him] Hey!
Franny: Don't make me chew open a can of pony whup.
Tucker: Save the sweet talk for later.
(Stripes starts giggling)
Franny: (to Stripes) Don't pay any attention to him. Listen, he's all whinny and no-bite. I'm Franny, this is Reggie, and Mr. Sensitive here is Tucker.
Tucker: And that old goat there is an old goat. [The door opens] Uh-oh, it's the Chief.

(Stripes is running)
Tucker: Hey, hey, slow down! Boy, oh, boy. Kids these days, no control. Now back in my day-
Franny: Oh, here we go again with the ancient history lesson. Enough!
Franny: Well, would you look at him. He loves to run. It's in his heart!
Tucker: Yeah, but that's not enough.
Franny: You could train him. Then it would be enough.
Tucker: Let me tell you something. the legs are too short, the head's too big, he's got as much chance to race as me. Besides, I have got better things to do.
Franny: Oh, go fix your hair.
Tucker: I heard that.

Sandy: Um, did you ever consider going around that tree instead of running through it?
Stripes: Yeah, well.... usually it moves out of my way.
Sandy: [laughs] Uh, I’ve never heard of a tree doing that.
Stripes: You don’t know the trees around here. Are you new?
Sandy: I just got here. I’m Sandy.
Stripes: I’m Stripes.
Sandy: [sounding amused] You don’t say? Hmm.
Stripes: Are you a racehorse?
Sandy: No, I'm-- I'm a jumper. I've actually competed all around the world.
Stripes: Well, I'm a racehorse. I'm training to be in the big race.
Sandy: By racing the mailman?
Stripes: Well, the other horses don't wanna race me. I'm just way too fast for them.

Tucker: Hey, buddy. You ever try shutting up?
Goose: You ever try swimmin’ in cement horseshoes? I’ve taken down punks bigger than you.
Tucker: Yeah? What’d you do, talk ‘em to death?
Goose: Hey, be careful, pony-boy, or someday somebody's gonna wake up with your head in their bed.
Tucker: I should've guessed from the size of that pecker you'd be a big-mouth.
Goose: Watch it, stumpy. I'd cut you off at the knees but it looks like somebody's beaten me to it.
Franny: All right. Knock it off, you two. Nobody has anything to prove here. Stop it!

Nolan Walsh: I just can't believe you deliberately disobeyed me.
Channing Walsh: I can't believe you took her side.
Nolan Walsh: I didn't. And don't change the subject.
Channing Walsh: Mom would've let me ride--
Nolan Walsh: You know, don't bring your mother into this conservation. Just don't.
Channing Walsh: Why not? At least she would've tried tried to understand. It's more than I can say for you. [gets out of the truck and mounts on Stripes]
Nolan Walsh: Don't get out of the truck. Channing, get back in the truck. Don't do it.
[Channing took off on Stripes' back]

Sir Trenton: They cannot be serious. This will not stand. I will not allow that beast to run in my competition.
Trenton's Pride: Please, Father, don’t interfere. I can win it fair and square.
Sir Trenton: [scoffs] That’s not a risk I’m willing to take!

(Stripes goes to the creek to make amends with Sandy, until Franny walks by)
Franny: Hello? Where you think you're going? You have a big day tomorrow. You can't go.
Stripes: I need to make things right with Sandy.
Franny: Hmm. All right. I understand. But listen, a little advice from an old goat. Relationships are like racing. When you do it for love, you’ve already won. Go on, go on.

Franny: There's Sandy.
Tucker: Yeah, and there's Sir Trenton, all fifteen hundred pounds of him. We'll never get her out of there.
Franny: Oh, yes we will. We just need a diversion.
Goose: I got your diversion right here. [flies off] Out of my way.
Franny: Goose, stick with the plan!

Scuzz: Yeah, you know, I saw you and I was about to say to my brother Buzz: "I never seen a black horse with white stripes."
Buzz: You dimwit! He is obviously a white horse with black stripes. Now, anybody could see that.

Scuzz: Filly? I didn't know she was from Philly. You know, I really like those Philly Cheese Steaks. Actually, I like any kind of cheese. Actually, I like any kind of food from anywhere. Especially candy and poop. What were we talking about again?
Buzz: I hate my life.

(Channing walks to the Nolan's pickup truck, but Goose destroys the tire)
Channing: Oh, that's just great.
Nolan: Oh, come on. [drops motorcycle]
Channing: [about the flat tire on the truck] How long will it take to put on the spare?
Nolan: Honey, that, that is the spare.
(Channing sighs, Nolan notices that the rim is missing)
Nolan: What the--?

Goose: Name's Goose.
Tucker: Oh, a pelican named Goose, well my name's Duck.
Goose: Duck?
Tucker: Duck.
Goose: Duck!?
Tucker: Goose!


  • His stripes made him an outcast. His heart made him a hero.
  • Cheer 'til you're horse!
  • Kiss my tail!
  • He's the wrong sort of horse with the right sort of friends.
  • A tail for the whole family.


Voice Cast[edit]

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