Speed Racer (2008 film)

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Speed Racer is a 2008 American live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese anime series of the same name. The story involves an 18-year old in 2118 who is a natural born racer. When his brother dies he's out to prove that won't happen again.

Written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski, based on the story by Tatsuo Yoshida.

Speed Racer[edit]


  • Can I come with you Rex?
  • But the Mach 5's your car!
  • Are you going to the track? Mom said you were, you don't have to drop me off, I can just go with you.
  • Hey, you wanna see my car collection?
  • He was driving a 68 Fendersend, sweet set of wheels.


  • I don't know why I do it anymore.
  • Get that weak shit off my track!
  • If you know so much why don't you tell me why I should keep racing.
  • When I'm driving a T-180 I don't know, everything just makes sense.

Racer X/ Rex Racer[edit]

Rex Racer

  • No way Speed, Pops would kill me.
  • Hey Speedy.

Racer X

  • SPEED!
  • If you say so.
  • I'm sorry, that's for you to find out. I just hope that when you do, that I'm there to see it.
  • Wa-watch the blind side!
  • A CIB man will be posted outside your room. You and Trixie should be very careful.
  • What's he doing here?
  • Do what he'd do. Break his legs and let him walk back.
  • Are you kidding? Everybody has a reason to do this. You don't climb into a T-180 to be a driver; you do it because you're driven.
  • It doesn't matter if racing never changes. What matters is if we let racing change us.
  • If I did, it's a mistake I'll have live with.

Taejo Tokoghan[edit]

  • Stowaway, we weren't sure what to do with him.
  • If we drive tommorow, like we drove today WE WILL LOSE! You will get nothing. All of this will be meaningless!
  • Speed, what are you doing?
  • Where have you been?


Mom: Distracted?
Speed's Teacher: No, that's not exactly right. Your son seems to be interested in only one thing. All he talks about, all he seems capable of thinking about, is automobile racing.
Mom: Well, you know, his father designs racing cars.
Speed's Teacher: And where is your husband?
Mom: Working. He couldn't be here.
Speed's Teacher: Perhaps the apple hasn't fallen very far from the tree.

Ben Burns: [to Speed, in the Fuji locker room] Hey, kid.
Speed: Ben Burns?...
Ben Burns: Nice race. I ain't seen moves like that in a long time.
Speed: [pause] Didn't matter. I still lost.
Ben Burns: Yeah. Tough break.
Ben Burns: Well. Good luck. [turns to leave]
Speed: [pause] Mr. Burns, can I ask you something?
Ben Burns: Sure, kid.
Speed: The '43 Prix. Did you know you were gonna win?
Ben Burns: [pause] Y'know, everybody thought that me and Stickleton hated each other. Funny, ain't it?

Royalton: [on the phone to Cruncher Block] Ineptitude. IS THIS WHAT I PAY YOU FOR?!
Cruncher Block: They ain't chequered yet.
Royalton: If they do, I assure you, it will be a very costly mistake for everyone!

Racer X: Are you hurt?
Taejo: No.
Racer X: Then get up.

Speed: [finding him hiding in his truck] Spritle!
Trixie: You little sneak!
Spritle: It wasn't my idea!
Speed: Oh no?
Spritle: [pointing to his chimp, who points back] It was his.


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