Super 8 (film)

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Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction thriller film about a group of friends who witness a train crash during the summer of 1979 and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Directed and written by J. J. Abrams.
It Arrives

Joe Lamb[edit]

  • I know bad things happen. Bad things happen. But you can still live. You can still live.

Charles Kaznyk[edit]

  • I can't believe we're breaking into the school. Who does that? Nobody does that. Idiots do that.

Jack Lamb[edit]

  • I don't care what she is! You listen to me. I've got 12,000 people in this town who are scared out of their mind. They've got one person to rely on. It used to be someone else, but now it's just me.


Mrs. Kaznyk: [first lines] I'm so worried for that boy.
Mr. Kaznyk: Joe's gonna be okay.
Mrs. Kaznyk: She was everything to him.
Mr. Kaznyk: Jack's gonna step up. He's a good man.
Mrs. Kaznyk: But he's never had to be a father before. I don't think he understands Joe.

Jack: [hands Joe a flyer for a baseball summer camp] It's an eight week program. You'd like it there. I know I did.
Joe: I thought I was gonna have the summer to myself.
Jack: Well obviously, things have changed for the both of us. And I think it'd be best if you didn't spend the summer running around with movie cameras and monster make-up.
Joe: I have to help Charles finish his movie.
Jack: I got nothing against your friends. I like your friends. Except for Cary, who can't seem to stop lighting things on fire. You'd like it there. It's what we both need.

Alice: I know he wishes he'd been the one who died, sometimes I wish it too.
Joe: Alice, don't say that. He's your dad.

Alice: What was that necklace? The one you were holding at the train crash. Was it your mom's?
Joe: My dad gave it to her the day I was born. She wears it all the time. Well, used to. And... It was bad how she died and... But my dad got it back.

Alice: I know I don't know you at all. Even though it sort of feels like I do. Do you not feel like that?
Joe: No, no, I totally do. I'm just kind of in shock at this entire conversation.

Preston: [right after the crash] According to my Uncle Seth, an accident like this is exceptionally rare.
Joe: It wasn't an accident. There was a truck on the tracks.
Charles: What?! You mean someone crashed the train?!

Dr. Woodward: [revealing to the kids he has survived the crash, but barely] Who are you?
Charles: Dr. Woodward, it's me. Charles Kaznyk. From fourth period? You've been in an accident, sir. You're gonna be alright.
[Suddenly, Woodward pulls out a revolver, frightening the kids]
Dr. Woodward: They will kill you. Do not speak of this. Or your parents will die.

Joe: Your movie was over! You said that! I gave you a camera! I helped you!
Charles: Don't pretend you did this for me, this was never about me. This was always about Alice!
'Joe : Well, you were the one who wanted her to play the wife in the first place.
Charles: Not so you could fall in love with her!
Joe: Why do you care how I think about Alice anyway?!
Charles: Because I like her! That's why I asked her to do this in the first place, so I could get to know her! Not you!
Joe: You like Alice Dainard?
Charles: You're such an idiot! And now you won't even let me blow up your train. just bogus.

Cary: Hey, pussy! Stop taking the fries away!
Charles: I ordered these for a reason!
Cary: Excuse me, can we have another order of fries? Because my friend here is fat.
Charles: Funny, chompers. At least I don't need a booster seat.

Sheriff Pruitt: Hey Breen, I'm not sure Edie's paying you to listen to the radio. Breen!
Breen: Oh! Hey, Sheriff.
Sheriff Pruitt: What's that?
Breen: Walkman. It's like a stereo, play your own cassette tapes. You wanna try?
Sheriff Pruitt: I don't think so. Kids walking around with their own stereos is just what we need. It's a slippery slope, my friend.
Breen: Yes sir.

Joe: How are you not reacting? That thing went through my wall!
Charles: I told you not to pick it up in the first place!
Joe: Why are you so angry? That I'm not gonna let you blow up my train?
Charles: That's just a part of it! Just a part.

Jack: [to Joe] This is new, for the both of us. So I'm gonna be as simple and clear as I can: you're not friends with Alice Dainard. And by "no," I don't mean maybe, and I don't mean yes. I mean "no." I've known Louis Dainard for a lot of years, he's been nothing but trouble. Your mother used to say that he's not such a bad guy. That he needed a second chance, that he's just sad. Well, I tried to be good to him, and I can't. Not anymore. I will not allow him or his daughter in this house. I will not allow you to spend time with her, doing projects, or whatever it is that you do. That's it. I hope we're clear on that.
Joe: We're not clear.
Jack: What did you say?
Joe: We're not clear. You and I aren't clear about anything! We couldn't be less clear!
Jack: Joseph Francis Lamb...
Joe: Just because Mom died, doesn't mean you know anything about me, you don't. And you don't know anything about Alice either, she's kind.
Jack: We will not have this discussion right now.
Joe: [yells at him] She's nice to me!
Jack: [yells at him back] I DON'T CARE WHAT SHE IS!! Her father's an irresponsible selfish son of a bitch. Now you listen to me. I've got 12,000 people in this town who are scared out of their mind. They've got one person to rely on. It used to be someone else, but now it's just me.

Jack: Listen, the Air Force set that fire, they want the town empty for some reason. The whole military operation, the evacuation, everything is all bad. We need to-
Deputy Rosko: Did you hear about Joe? Look, dispatch just got a call on citizen's band: Joe and some of his friends, they were grabbed by Military personnel at the middle school.
Jack: [finds Preston, pulls a magazine he's reading away from him] Preston, you tell me everything, and I won't throw you in jail.
Preston: Yes, sir. [holds up film] But, I think you should take a look at this first.

Louis: I came over to your house that tell you that I never meant to hurt anyone. I swear it. I'm sorry, Jack. About what happened to your wife.
Jack: It was an accident. It was an accident.


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