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Surrogates is a 2009 science fiction film, based on the 2005–2006 comic book series of the same name. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it stars Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Jack Noseworthy, with Ving Rhames, and James Cromwell.

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[last lines]
Male Newscaster: Still no official word on when, or if, surrogate services can be restored. It appears, at least for now that we are on our own.

Female Counsel: Agent Greer, we're not doctors.
Tom: Honey, I don't know what you are. I mean, for all I know, you could be some big, fat dude sitting in his stim chair with his dick hanging out.

[first lines]
The Prophet: Look at yourselves. Unplug from your chairs, get up and look in the mirror. What you see is how God made you. We're not meant to experience the world through a machine.

Big Woman: [aiming her shotgun] You're an abomination.

Older Canter: Surrogacy is a perversion. It's an addiction. And you have to kill the addict to kill the addiction.

Bobby: We just saved about a billion lives there.

About Surrogates

  • When I made Terminator 3, I learned something about directing actors to behave like robots. And one of the key things I learned is that if an actor tries to play a robot, he or she risks playing it mechanically in a way that makes the performance uninteresting. So how I approached the issue in that film and in Surrogates was instead to focus on erasing human idiosyncrasies and asymmetries—in posture, facial expressions, gait, etc. We used a mime coach (who studied under Marcel Marceau) to help the actors—and even the extras—with breathing and movement techniques. The actors really enjoyed the challenge.

ː* Jonathan Mostow [1]


  • How do you save humanity when the only thing that's real is you?
  • Human perfection. What could go wrong?


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