Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 film about Wallace, a good-natured eccentric cheese-loving British inventor, and Gromit, his faithful dog whose humane anti-pest business is employed to capture a giant rabbit which is wreaking havoc in their village.

Directed by Nick Park and Steve Box. Written by Bob Baker, Steve Box, Mark Burton and Nick Park.
Something wicked this way hops.(taglines)
See Wallace and Gromit page for their other films.

Wallace[edit]

  • [to Gromit, while holding a carrot and wearing giant rabbit ears] Er, what's up, dog?
  • It's a veritable... vegetable... paradise!
  • Just a bit of harmless brain alteration, that's all.
  • Lovely food, for rabbits, that is.
  • Still got me on the diet, eh, Gromit? Watching me shape. Ha Ha, there's a good dog.
  • I'm just crackers about cheese!
  • [at the Academy Awards of his and Gromit's movie, presented by Reese Witherspoon] Oooh! I do like a bit of Gorgonzola.
  • Say "No to Carrots full."

Lady Campanula Tottington[edit]

  • Please, Wallace, call me "Totty".
  • Run, rabbit, run!
  • [to Victor after knocking him out with a giant carrot] Consider yourself dumped!

Lord Victor Quartermaine[edit]

  • No nonsense with Victor Quartermaine. What you see is what you get. [his toupee is sucked into a rabbit hole and Lady Tottington screams.]
  • [Complaining of Wallace's job] How do you intended to finish these vermin off? Crush them? [Kicks the BunnyVac 6000] Liquidize them?
  • [After firing a shit to get the crowd's attention] A were-rabbit? Oh come, come now! I do believe the Vicar's been at the communion wine again!
  • [Preparing to shit the were-rabbit] Looks like the fuck stupid! Eat carrot, bunny boy!
  • [Watching the were-rabbit hop away] You can hop, but you can't hide, Pesto!
  • [Stopping Gromit from saving Wallace] Your loyalty is moving. Sadly, you won't be.
  • [taunting Wallace in attack] C’mon! Queensberry rules! Put ‘em up you little pipsqueak. [Wallace starts shaking] Hahahaha! You’re shaking! Don’t tell me you’re a scaredy-cat as well as a scoundrel. And don’t think hiding behind a big girl’s blouse will get you out of it. There’s no mercy with Victor Quartermaine!
  • [Seeing Lady Tottington crying] That's right, my lovely. You can say goodbye to your fluffy lover boy.
  • [Shoves a pitchfork in Lady Tottington's hair] I rather like your hair pinned back...
  • [Wallace falls to his death] No one beats Victor Quartermaine!

PC Mackintosh[edit]

  • [The Were-Rabbit is teetering on the roof of Tottington Hall, above a group of terrified villagers] Stand back! There may be a large rabbit dropping!
  • Hey! Give over!
  • If you ask me, this was arson! Aye, somebody "arson" (arsing) around!

Hutch the Rabbit[edit]

  • Cheeeeeeese!
  • Ooh, I do like a bit of gorgonzola!
  • Ah, the bounce has gone from his bungee.
  • Hey, Presto! Rabbit rehabilitation!
  • Cheddar.
  • I'm inventing, mostly.
  • Charming. I'm Wallace.
  • Geronimo!
  • Your Lordship!
  • Good night, Gromit.
  • Cracking toast, Gromit.
  • I'm just crackers about cheese.
  • Monterey Jack! Wow!
  • Smashing Wensleydale!
  • Job well done, lad.
  • Lovely food. For rabbits, that is.
  • Cheese, Gromit!
  • Heehee! Lovely cheese, Gromit!
  • Don't forget the crackers.
  • (final line) Cheeeeeeese!

Reverend Clement Hedges[edit]

  • [praying] Protect and nourish the frail and the weak, O Lord. Let them grow big and strong under Thy loving care. [camera pulls back, revealing that he is talking about his vegetables] In fact, let them grow bigger and stronger than anyone else's, so that the first prize might be mine! [applies a drop of holy water] Aaaaaaa-men!
  • [holding up a pair of cucumbers like a cross] Merrrrcyyyyyyyyy!
  • By tampering with nature, forcing vegetables to swell far beyond their natural size, we have brought a terrible judgement upon ourselves! And for our sins, a hideous creature has been sent to punish us all! Repent! Repent! Lest you, too, taste the wrath of... the Were-Rabbit!
  • My poor sensitive child, allow us all to share in your moment of sorrow. [begins to walk away] YEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHH! [fireworks begin to go off and jolly music plays] ON WITH THE SHOW!
  • [witnessing Victor Quartermaine caught on a weather-vane by his trousers, showing his rear end to all below] Beware the moon!
  • Destroy! Drive out the monstrosity!!!!

Mr. Growbag[edit]

  • I never saw such cauliflower carnage! Worse than the Great Slug Blight of '32. When there were slugs the size of pigs.
  • [On the history of the Giant Vegetable Competition] Not even the Great Duck Plague of '53 stopped it.

Dialogue[edit]

Lady Tottington: [over the phone] I have the most terrible rabbit problem. The competition is only days away. You simply have to do something.
Wallace: Certainly, M'am [to Gromit] I think we're about to go up in the world, lad. [back to the phone] Just stay right where you are, Your Ladyship, and we'll be there in an-- [hits the control panel and gets dragged up through the ceiling] Ahhhh!
Tottington: In an hour? I can't wait an hour. I have a major infestation.

Tottington: Victor, hadn’t we agreed: no more thoughtless killing.
Victor: Quite right, my dear. So I've thought this through very carefully. [aims gun at a rabbit, who puts his paws up] It's off to bunny heaven for you, big-ears!

[Quartermaine's hairpiece has been sucked up into the Bun-Vac 6000.]
Lord Victor Quartermaine: I want... [lowers voice] toupeé, please.
Wallace: Oh, Grand. We take check or cash.
Victor: TOUPEÉ, you idiot! My hair is in in your machine!
Wallace: Oh, no, it's only rabbits in there. The hare, I think you'll find, is a much larger mammal.
Victor: Oh, out of my way, you! [retrieves his toupeé; to Lady Tottington] I'm sorry, my dear. [the toupeé is actually a black bunny] But I refuse to suffer any more humiliation at the hands of these blundering nitwits. I therefore bid you good day!

PC Macintosh: [surveying the damage left by the Were-Rabbit] Look, this flippin' vegetable competition causes nothing but trouble every year.
Man 1: Here we go.
Macintosh: [surveying the damage left by the Were-Rabbit] If you ask me-
Man 2: Get on with you!
Macintosh: No, I'll tell ya. If you ask me, this was arson.
[The townspeople gasp.]
Man 3: Arson?
Macintosh: Aye. Someone arsin' around! That's right! One of you lot! A man!

Wallace: Oh, it's hopeless! I'll never fix this flippin' machine. Me mind's just a rabbit-y mush. Oh, Gromit! I don't wanna be a giant rabbit! [sobbing]
Hutch the Rabbit: Aww, the bounce is gone from his bungee.

Reverend Clement Hedges: Hello? Is anybody there?
[The Were-Rabbit lets out an enormous belch.]
Rev. Hedges: Mrs. Mulch?

Reverend Clement Hedges: [at the fair] Ah, Mr. Growbag. I have a hunch this will be a night to remember.
Mr Growbag: [looks at his back] I just have a hunch.

Victor: [in the forest] I know your little secret, Pesto! I know exactly what's going on!
Wallace: Your Lordship?
Victor: Oh, yes. You think you can pilfer my filly, don't you? You think you can con an innocent woman out of her fortune?
Wallace: Who, me?
Victor: Well, I got here first! I've spent a lot of time reeling in that fluffy-headed bunny-lover, and I'm not about to let some puddle-headed peasant poach her from me! Comprendez?

Clement Hedges: The beast lurks within all of us, my child. [thunderclap] The side of us that emerges at night as the moon rises into the sky! The side that savagely rips the leaves off any innocent cabbage...!
Victor: Oh, spare me the sermon, Vicar! Just tell me how I kill him! Er, I mean 'it'.
Clement: To kill such a creature would require nerves of steel, and...[pause]... a bullet. [thunderclap]
Victor: A bullet? [thunderclap]
Hedges: A bullet! [thunderclap]
Victor: A bull-? [louder thunderclap] Oooh! [closes window to blot out noise] What KIND of bullet?
Hedges: A bullet... of pure... gold! [opens his cabinet to show the gold bullets]
Victor: [amused] Gold?
Hedges: Yes... 24 'carrot'! [whimpers]
Victor: Oh. Get out of my way. [takes the bullets] Silly old fool.
Hedges: [as Victor walks out the door] Beware! Beware the beast within!

[Everyone thinks Victor's a hero]

Civilian 1: Please, sir... [holds up vegetable] kiss my baby!
Victor: Another time, perhaps.
Civilian 2: [holds up vegetable] Kiss my potato!
Victor: Not now.
Mr. Growbag: Kiss my artichoke! [holds up his vegetable]
Victor: Look, just-
Tottington: Victor.
Victor: Campanula!
Tottington: Victor, I have to know. Did it suffer?
Victor: Of course not, my dear. [sotto] Not yet, anyway.

Taglines[edit]

  • Something wicked this way hops.
  • Something bunny is going on.
  • [near Wallace] “Master”, [Near Gromit] “Mind”
  • Cracking cheese, Gromit!

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