Sam Neill

Sam Neill

  • Highest Rated: 100% Forgotten Silver (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% United Passions (2015)
  • Birthday: Sep 14, 1947
  • Birthplace: Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK
  • One of the most famous film personalities to hail from the South Pacific, New Zealand-bred actor Sam Neill possesses the kind of reassuring handsomeness and soft-spoken strength that have made him an ideal leading man. Born Nigel Neill to a military family in Omagh, Northern Ireland, Neill relocated to New Zealand in 1953 at the age of six. There he picked up the nickname that would become his stage name, and attended both the University of Canterbury and the University of Victoria before beginning his acting career. Neill labored as a director/editor/screenwriter for the New Zealand National Film Unit for several years; he made his first movie in 1975 and scored his first significant film success four years later as the romantic lead opposite Judy Davis in director Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career. Shortly thereafter, Neill was brought to England under the sponsorship of star James Mason (who undoubtedly recognized the marked similarity between his acting style and Neill's). The actor's subsequent movie work included two memorable collaborations with actress Meryl Streep and director Fred Schepisi: Plenty (1985) and A Cry in the Dark (1988). Neill's British TV credits were highlighted by his starring role in the unorthodox espionage drama Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), for which he won the British television BAFTA Best Actor award. He also began working on American films during the '80s, including the 1981 Omen sequel The Final Conflict (in which he demonstrated a considerable breadth of range as Satan's son Damien) and the 1987 TV miniseries Amerika. Neill also kept busy with projects down under, with perhaps his most memorable film being Dead Calm (1989), a masterfully crafted thriller that starred the actor as Nicole Kidman's husband.Neill truly came to international prominence during the '90s (as evidenced by his guest spot as a cat burglar on an episode of The Simpsons). He experienced a bumper-crop year in 1993, portraying the raptor-fearing Dr. Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Jurassic Park, before returning to New Zealand to portray Holly Hunter's taciturn, unexpectedly violent husband in The Piano (1993). He was also honored with the Order of the British Empire that same year. Neill continued to work on a wealth of diverse international projects throughout the rest of the decade, notably John Duigan's Sirens (1994), which cast him as a '30s bohemian artist; the Australian satire Children of the Revolution (1996), reuniting him with Judy Davis; Revengers' Comedies (1997), which cast him as a suicidal businessman; the acclaimed miniseries Merlin (1998), in which he played the titular wizard; Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer (1998), as the husband of Kristin Scott Thomas (the two had previously co-starred in Revengers' Comedies); and Bicentennial Man (1999), which featured the actor as the head of a family who purchases an uncannily human robot played by Robin Williams.Though Neill was notably absent from the 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the second sequel in the series, 2001's Jurassic Park III, found the stalwart actor once again fleeing ornery dinosaurs on a tropical island and living to tell the tale. A turn as Victor Komarovsky in the made-for-TV remake of Doctor Zhivago quickly followed, and over thecourse of the next decade Neill would alternate frequently between television (Triangle, Merlin's Apprentice) and film (Wimbledon, Dayberakers), while still managing to land the occasional meaty role in projects like The Tudors (2007) and Dean Spanley (2008). In 2011, Neill brought an impressive air of menace to the ecological thriller The Hunter with his turn as an outwardly benevolent Aussie with a dark secret, and the following year he returned to television as a federal agent on the trail of convicts who mysteriously vanished without a trace in Alcatraz. In addition to acting and managing a New Zealand winery, Neill directed an acclaimed 1995 documentary about the New Zealand film

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

59% Ride Like a Girl Paddy Payne 2019
73% Blackbird Paul 2019
50% Palm Beach Leo 2019
96% Sweet Country Fred Smith 2018
No Score Yet Peter Rabbit With Dance Along Older Mr. McGregor 2018
64% Peter Rabbit Actor $84.1M 2018
56% The Commuter Captain Hawthorne $36.3M 2018
No Score Yet Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Dr. Kyrie 2018
66% Tommy's Honour Alexander Boothby $0.6M 2017
77% The Daughter Walter Finch $26.9K 2017
No Score Yet MindGamers Kreutz 2017
No Score Yet The Mummy of Tutankhamun Actor 2017
83% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life Actor 2017
96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople Uncle Hec $5.3M 2016
30% Backtrack Duncan Steward 2016
0% United Passions Joao Havelange $900 2015
22% A Long Way Down Chris Crichton 2014
20% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Otto Luger 2014
50% Escape Plan Dr. Kyrie $18.7M 2013
No Score Yet The Dragon Pearl Josh's Father 2013
73% The Hunter Jack $0.2M 2012
31% The Vow Bill Thornton $125.1M 2012
No Score Yet In Her Skin David Reid 2011
No Score Yet Telepathy Actor 2011
51% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Allomere $54.5M 2010
68% Daybreakers Charles Bromley $30.1M 2010
No Score Yet Under the Mountain Jones 2009
84% Skin Abraham Laing 2009
87% Dean Spanley (My Talks with Dean Spanley) Dean Spanley 2008
50% Angel Théo 2007
No Score Yet Merlin's Apprentice Merlin 2006
90% Little Fish Brad 2006
No Score Yet Gallipoli Actor 2006
52% Yes Anthony $0.3M 2005
No Score Yet Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Narrator 2005
No Score Yet To The Ends of the Earth Actor 2005
No Score Yet Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Gov. Phillip 2005
No Score Yet Irresistible Craig 2005
61% Wimbledon Dennis Bradbury $16.9M 2004
No Score Yet The Brush-Off Director 2004
No Score Yet Stiff Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Brush Off Director 2004
29% Perfect Strangers The Man 2003
No Score Yet Doctor Zhivago Actor 2002
64% Negocios Sucios Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy 2002
No Score Yet National Geographic - SuperCroc Narrator 2002
No Score Yet The Zookeeper Ludovic 2001
49% Jurassic Park III Dr. Alan Grant 2001
96% The Dish Cliff Buxton 2001
57% Fever Elliott 2001
No Score Yet Framed Eddie Meyers 2001
No Score Yet The Magic Pudding Sam Sawnoff 2001
No Score Yet Hyperspace Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Revengers' Comedies (Sweet Revenge) Henry Bell 2000
No Score Yet My Mother Frank Professor Mortlock 2000
No Score Yet Jessica Actor 2000
No Score Yet Sally Hemings: An American Scandal Actor 2000
36% Bicentennial Man Sir Martin 1999
63% Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Walter Murray Gibson 1999
74% The Horse Whisperer Robert MacLean 1998
82% Merlin Merlin 1998
100% Forgotten Silver Himself 1997
27% Event Horizon Weir 1997
80% Children of the Revolution David Hoyle (nine) 1997
60% Snow White: A Tale of Terror Baron Frederick Hoffman 1997
70% Restoration Charles II 1996
No Score Yet In Cold Blood Agent Alvin Dewey 1996
71% Country Life Dr. Max Askey 1995
59% In the Mouth of Madness John Trent 1995
No Score Yet Victory Mr. Jones 1995
79% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Col. Brydon 1994
74% Sirens Norman 1994
No Score Yet Hostage John Rennie 1993
92% The Piano Stewart 1993
91% Jurassic Park Dr. Alan Grant $45.3M 1993
No Score Yet Rainbow Warrior Alan Galbraith 1993
No Score Yet Family Pictures David 1993
88% Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt) Gene Fitzpatrick 1992
23% Memoirs of an Invisible Man David Jenkins 1992
No Score Yet Megaville David Jenkins 1991
No Score Yet One Against the Wind Maj. Leggatt 1991
No Score Yet Shadow of China TV reporter 1991
89% The Hunt for Red October Capt. Borodin 1990
67% Death in Brunswick (Nothing to Lose) Carl Fitzgerald 1990
82% Dead Calm John Ingram 1989
93% Evil Angels (A Cry in the Dark) Michael Chamberlain 1988
No Score Yet Leap of Faith Oscar Ogg 1988
No Score Yet The Good Wife Neville Gifford 1987
No Score Yet Amerika Col. Andrei Denisov 1987
No Score Yet For Love Alone James Quick 1986
53% Plenty Lazar 1985
No Score Yet Robbery Under Arms Capt. Starlight 1985
No Score Yet The Blood of Others Bergmann 1984
No Score Yet The Country Girls Mr. Gentleman 1984
85% Possession (The Night the Screaming Stops) Mark 1983
No Score Yet Enigma Dimitri Vasilkov 1983
No Score Yet Ivanhoe Brian de Bois-Guilbert 1982
No Score Yet Attack Force Z Sgt. D.J. Costello 1982
32% Omen III: The Final Conflict Damien Thorn 1981
No Score Yet From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II Marian 1981
84% My Brilliant Career Harry Beecham 1979
No Score Yet Sleeping dogs Smith 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

92% And Then There Were None
2015
General John MacArthur
  • 2018
  • 2016
92% Peaky Blinders
2013-2017
CI Campbell
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
33% The Dovekeepers
2015
Josephus
  • 2015
60% Alcatraz
2012
Emerson Hauser
  • 2012
44% Happy Town
2010
Merritt Grieves
  • 2010
49% Crusoe
2008-2009
Jeremiah Blackthorn
  • 2009
  • 2008
69% The Tudors
2007-2010
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey Cardinal Wolsey
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Victor Komarovsky Mr. Prettiman Komarovsky
  • 2006
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Triangle
2005
Eric Benirall
  • 2005
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1994
No Score Yet Alcatra

QUOTES FROM Sam Neill CHARACTERS

Capt. Borodin
The crew know about the saboteur. They are afraid.
Marko Ramius
Well, that could be useful when the time comes.
Dr. Alan Grant
Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration I've decided not to endorse your park.
John Hammond
So have I.
Dr. Alan Grant
Big Tim, the human piece of toast.
Joao Havelange
These accounts are disastrous!
Sir
You're a unique robot, Andrew. I feel a responsibility to help you become - whatever you're able to be.
Robert McLean
I'm very believable as a cuckold.
Paul Kirby
What if they catch us with them?
Alan Grant
What if they catch us without em?
Boron
Bubo, sharpen the battle claws. To arms!
Allomere
To arms!
Charles Bromley
No, don't do that. That will poison you.
Alan Grant
have a theory that there are two kinds of boys. There are those that want to be astronomers, and those that want to be astronauts. The astronomer, or the paleontologist, gets to study these amazing things from a place of complete safety.
Alan Grant
I have a theory that there are two kinds of boys. There are those that want to be astronomers, and those that want to be astronauts. The astronomer, or the paleontologist, gets to study these amazing things from a place of complete safety.
Paul Kirby
But then you never get to go into space
Alan Grant
Exactly. That's the difference between imagining and seeing: to be able to touch them. And that's... that's all that Billy wanted. [a field of beautiful dinosaurs comes into view]
Alan Grant
On this island there is no such thing as safe.
Eric Kirby
read both of your books. I liked the first one more. Before you were on the island. You liked dinosaurs back then.
Alan Grant
Back then they hadn't tried to eat me yet.
Eric Kirby
Be careful with that. T-Rex. It scares some of the smaller ones away but attracts one really big one with the fin.
Alan Grant
This is T-Rex pee? [Eric nods yes] How'd you get it?
Eric Kirby
You don't wanna know.
Alan Grant
Reverse Darwinism - survival of the most idiotic.
Alan Grant
Oh my god.
Amanda Kirby
What is this?
Alan Grant
It's a bird cage.
Amanda Kirby
For what?
Jack
He was as popular as a snake in a sleeping bag.
John Hammond
There is no doubt our attractions will drive kids out of their minds.
Alan Grant
What are those?
Dr. Ellie Sattler
Small versions of adults, honey.
Alan Grant
Oh my God. Do you know what this is? It's a dinosaur egg. They're breeding.
Robert McLean
I stood there looking at that horse, and I swear I felt like the same thing was happening to me. I could either fight the way things are, or I could accept them.
Alan Grant
Ian Freeze !
Alan Grant
Ian Freeze!
Alan Grant
Ian, freeze!
Alan Grant
(T Rex breaks out of enclosure) were do he think hes going ( Donald Gennaro runs to into the restroom)
Alan Grant
[T Rex breaks out of enclosure] Where do he think hes going? [Donald Gennaro runs to into the restroom]
Ian Malcolm
if you gotta go you gotta go
Ian Malcolm
If you gotta go you gotta go.
Damien
Nazarene, you have won... nothing...
Alan Grant
I have never been on this island.
Paul Kirby
Sure you have. You wrote that book.
Billy Brennan
That was Isla Nublar, this is Isla Sorna. Site B.
Udesky
You mean there's two islands with dinosaurs-
Paul Kirby
Alright, could you stay out of this!
Weir
Captain, the ship is... saved!
Weir
Hell is just a word. The reality is much worse.
Allomere
The western kingdoms and the tree, those are mine
Allomere
The western kingdoms and the tree, those are mine.
Alan Grant
Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?
John Hammond
I don't believe it! You were meant to come down here and defend me against these characters, and the only one I've got on my side is the blood-sucking lawyer!
Donald Gennaro
Thank you.
Amanda Kirby
This is how you make dinosaurs?
Alan Grant
No, this is how you play god.
Jack
Search and rescue was out for two weeks, not a trace
Jack
He went missing last summer, search and rescue was out for two weeks. Not a trace.
Jack
Went missing last summer
Jack
He went missing last summer.
Alan Grant
I want to let you know I won't be sponsoring your park.
Alan Grant
How would you classify it Billy?
Billy Brennan
It's a super-predator: Suchomimus, the snout.
Alan Grant
Think bigger.
Billy Brennan
Baryonyx.
Alan Grant
Not with that sail. (shows him a tooth) Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
Alan Grant
Not with that sail. [shows him a tooth] Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
Billy Brennan
(takes the tooth) I don' t remember that one being on InGen's list.
Billy Brennan
[takes the tooth] I don' t remember that one being on InGen's list.
Alan Grant
Because it wasn't. Which makes you wonder what else they were up to.
Alan Grant
Oh my god... it's a bird cage!
Alan Grant
We're out of the job.
Ian Malcolm
Don't you mean extinct?
Alan Grant
[after Malcom lights a flare to distract the T-Rex] Ian! Freeze!
Alan Grant
Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions.
Alan Grant
This is T-Rex pee? ... [Eric nods yes] ... How'd you get it?
Alan Grant
This is T-Rex pee? [Eric nods yes] How'd you get it?
Eric Kirby
You don't wanna know.
Dean Spanley
Loved it, maybe not for main stream audiences but very enjoyable all the same.
Captain Miller
You miss me, you blow out the hull.
Weir
What makes you think I'll miss?
Captain Miller
Vacate! I want off this ship!
Weir
You can't leave. She won't let you.
Captain Miller
You just get your gear and get back on the Lewis and Clark, Doctor, or you'll find yourself walkin' home.
Weir
I am home.
Captain Miller
Oh. My. God. What happened to your eyes?
Weir
Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see.
Captain Miller
What are you talking about?
Weir
I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure... evil. When she crossed over, she was just a ship. But when she came back... she was alive! Look at her, Miller. Isn't she beautiful?
Captain Miller
Your "beautiful" ship killed its crew, Doctor.
Weir
Well... now she has another crew. Now she has us.
Weir
You can't leave. She won't let you.
Alan Grant
It's it's a dinosaur!!
Paul Kirby
[a loud roar rocks the jungle] What was that?
Billy Brennan
That's a Tyrannosaurus.
Alan Grant
I don't think so. It sounds bigger.
Alan Grant
We haven't landed yet.
Eric Kirby
I read both of your books. I liked the first one more. Before you were on the island. You liked dinosaurs back then.
Alan Grant
Back then they hadn't tried to eat me yet.
Alan Grant
Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we have the slightest idea of what to expect?
Alan Grant
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear (Alan reading)
Alan Grant
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. [Alan reading]
Alan Grant
Life finds a way.
Amanda Kirby
This is how you make dinosaurs?
Alan Grant
No, this is how you play God.
Weir
Now it is time to go back.
Weir
And now... it is time to go back.
Captain Miller
I know, to hell
Captain Miller
[sounding bored] I know. To hell
Weir
You know noting. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse. Let me show you!
Weir
You know nothing. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse. Let me show you!
Alan Grant
Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I've decided *not* to endorse your park.
John Hammond
Neither do I.
Frankie Dalton
Charles Bromley: Do you like being a vampire? Frankie Dalton: Yes, sir. Charles Bromley: Why? Frankie Dalton: I'm good at this. I was never very good at being human.
Charles Bromley
Charles Bromley: Do you like being a vampire?
Charles Bromley
Do you like being a vampire?
Frankie Dalton
Yes, sir.
Charles Bromley
Why?
Frankie Dalton
I'm good at this. I was never very good at being human.
Alan Grant
Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse your park.
Alan Grant
This is good! Here we are on the worst place on earth, and we're not even getting paid!
Capt. Marko Ramius
Re-verify our range to target... one ping only.
Capt. Vasily Borodin
Captain, I - I - I just...
Capt. Marko Ramius
Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.
Alan Grant
Nobody move a muscle. *Dinosaur rawrs - everybody runs*
Alan Grant
Nobody move a muscle! [T- rex roars and everyone besides Grant runs away]
Alan Grant
Looks like we're out of a job.
Ian Malcolm
Don't you mean extinct.
Weir
Do you see ?!
Weir
Do You See?!
Weir
DO YOU SEE?!?!
Captain Miller
Yes. I see. "Presses detonator switch"
Captain Miller
Yes. I see. [Presses detonator switch]
John Trent
Every species can smell its own extinction. The last ones left...won't have a pretty time of it. And in ten years, maybe less...the human race will just be a bedtime story...for their children; A myth...Nothing more.
John Trent
Every species can smell its own extinction. The last ones left won't have a pretty time of it. And in ten years, maybe less, the human race will just be a bedtime story for their children; A myth, nothing more.
John Trent
Every species can smell its own extinction. The last ones left won't have a pretty time of it. And in ten years, maybe less, the human race will just be a bedtime story for their children. A myth, nothing more.
John Trent
It's Cane's story...and it'll spread with each new reader. That's how it gets its power.
John Trent
It's Cane's story and it'll spread with each new reader. That's how it gets its power.
Dr. Wrenn
What about the people who don't read?
John Trent
(smiles) - There's a movie.
John Trent
(smiles) There's a movie.
John Trent
(talks to a teenage boy reading a Sutter Cane book) - Like the book?
John Trent
(talks to a teenage boy reading a Sutter Cane book) Like the book?
Young Teen
I love it.
John Trent
(pulls out an axe) - Good. Then this shouldn't come as a surprise. (Kills the teenager)
John Trent
(pulls out an axe) Good. Then this shouldn't come as a surprise. (Kills the teenager)
John Trent
(about the new book) - Have you read it?
John Trent
(about the new book) Have you read it?
Paul
No. I never read Cane's work. I haven't got the stomach for it.
John Trent
Pull it. Don't distribute it. Even if everything I've said is totally Looney Tunes...I know this book will drive people crazy.
Paul
Well, let's hope so. The movie comes out next month.
Sutter Cane
(on the bus with John Trent) - I'm not going anywhere. I'm God now. You understand?
Sutter Cane
(on the bus with John Trent) I'm not going anywhere. I'm God now. You understand?
John Trent
God's not supposed to be a hack horror writer.
Sutter Cane
But maybe I can help you believe. Look around when you wake up. Did I ever tell you my favorite color was blue? (Everything on the bus turns blue)
John Trent
(frightened) - Aaaaahhhhhhh!!!
John Trent
(frightened) Aaaaahhhhhhh!
John Trent
Hey, kid. Did you ever hear of Hobbs's End?
Paper Boy
What? (Rides away on his bicycle)
Sutter Cane
Do you want to know the problem with places like this...With religion in general? It's never known how to convey the anatomy of horror. Religion seeks discipline through fear...yet doesn't understand the true nature of creation. No one's ever believed it enough to make it real. The same cannot be said of my world.
Sutter Cane
Do you want to know the problem with places like this? With religion in general? It's never known how to convey the anatomy of horror. Religion seeks discipline through fear, yet doesn't understand the true nature of creation. No one's ever believed it enough to make it real. The same cannot be said of my world.
John Trent
Your books aren't real.
Sutter Cane
But they've sold over a billion copies. I've been translated into eighteen languages. More people believe in my work than believe in the Bible.
John Trent
You got a point.
Sutter Cane
I think you know it.
John Trent
There has to be some kind of an explanation...for what I've seen tonight. I'll sort this shit out later, but right now...there has to be some kind of a simple fu**ing explanation.
John Trent
There has to be some kind of an explanation for what I've seen tonight. I'll sort this shit out later, but right now there has to be some kind of a simple fu**ing explanation.
Sutter Cane
Always looking for the con. Even now you're trying to rationalize.
John Trent
Anyway...your books suck.
John Trent
Anyway, your books suck.
Sutter Cane
You must try reading my new one. The others have had quite an effect...but this one will drive you absolutely mad.
Sutter Cane
You must try reading my new one. The others have had quite an effect, but this one will drive you absolutely mad.
John Trent
Busy night. Special effects, hidden speakers...You people are professionals, I'll give you that.
John Trent
Busy night. Special effects, hidden speakers. You people are professionals, I'll give you that.
Farmer
The thing I can't remember is what came first...us or the book.
Farmer
The thing I can't remember is what came first, us or the book.
John Trent
We are not living in a Sutter Cane story! This is not reality!
Farmer
Reality is not what it used to be.
John Trent
You an actor?
Farmer
Take a hint, leave...This ain't no tourist town.
Farmer
Take a hint, leave. This ain't no tourist town.
John Trent
Oh, I've been trying to. You guys are good, you know; you, the old lady at the hotel...really, really good.
John Trent
Oh, I've been trying to. You guys are good, you know; you, the old lady at the hotel. Really, really good.
Farmer
Cane's been messing with the church. Now something came leaking out, took the little ones first...then passed it on to us.
Farmer
Cane's been messing with the church. Now something came leaking out, took the little ones first, then passed it on to us.
John Trent
Can I buy you a beer?
Farmer
Don't let it get to you. Just get out.
John Trent
I was just on my way out. I thought I'd stop and admire the artwork.
Mrs. Pickman
It's beautiful, isn't it?
John Trent
Sure is. Styles told me you painted it yourself.
Mrs. Pickman
You mean the pretty young thing you came in here with? I don't know her at all...Does she know me?
Mrs. Pickman
You mean the pretty young thing you came in here with? I don't know her at all. Does she know me?
John Trent
She claims she does. (Points at the painting) - So you're not responsible for this?
John Trent
She claims she does. (Points at the painting) So you're not responsible for this?
Mrs. Pickman
Heeeeell no.
John Trent
What's it about, the new one (the book)?
Linda Styles
It's about the end to everything...and it starts here in this place...with an evil that returns and takes over Hobbs's End...piece by piece, starting with the children. It's about people turning into things...creatures that aren't human anymore.
Linda Styles
It's about the end to everything, and it starts here in this place, with an evil that returns and takes over Hobbs's End. Piece by piece, starting with the children. It's about people turning into things, creatures that aren't human anymore.
John Trent
It's fiction, Styles, fiction.
John Trent
This whole thing has been staged, that's how. You, Harglow, and Cane put me through all of this...so I can blab to the media...about Cane's haunted little town...help you sell a few more million copies. Well, f**k that!
John Trent
This whole thing has been staged, that's how. You, Harglow, and Cane put me through all of this so I can blab to the media about Cane's haunted little town, help you sell a few more million copies. Well, f**k that!
John Trent
Miss Styles, if that's what you saw, then...yeah, I guess it would be a little...unsettling. I'd be a little unnerved myself. But regardless of what you saw, regardless of what you think...we are not living inside a Sutter Cane story.
John Trent
Miss Styles, if that's what you saw, then yeah, I guess it would be a little unsettling. I'd be a little unnerved myself. But regardless of what you saw, regardless of what you think, we are not living inside a Sutter Cane story.
Linda Styles
(picks up the book) - They're all in here.
Linda Styles
(picks up the book) They're all in here.
John Trent
The Mrs. Pickman in the book is a lunatic...who chops her husband into coleslaw. That sweet old thing that we met downstairs...isn't capable of anything worse than...dipping her dentures into her husband's beer.
John Trent
The Mrs. Pickman in the book is a lunatic who chops her husband into coleslaw. That sweet old thing that we met downstairs isn't capable of anything worse than, dipping her dentures into her husband's beer.
Linda Styles
Trent, I know you think this is a joke. Just listen to me for a second, please. What if Cane's work isn't fiction?
John Trent
Oh, for Christ's sake. This is reality. (Knocks on the desk)...You hear that...Reality?
John Trent
Oh, for Christ's sake. This is reality. (Knocks on the desk) You hear that. Reality?
John Trent
We'd like a room, please. We're on our way to Boston. We thought we'd take a...break in your famous little town.
John Trent
We'd like a room, please. We're on our way to Boston. We thought we'd take a break in your famous little town.
Mrs. Pickman
Famous?
John Trent
Yeah, what with the whole Sutter Cane thing and all.
Mrs. Pickman
Sut-Sutter who?
John Trent
Cane. We heard he came from around here...and comes back to stay once in a while.
John Trent
Cane. We heard he came from around here, and comes back to stay once in a while.
Mrs. Pickman
Uh, I don't know anybody named Cane.
John Trent
(wakes up right after Linda mysteriously drives into Hobbs End) - Styles, you're fantastic! You found it. - (Linda looks baffled as to how she actually got there)...What's wrong?
John Trent
(wakes up right after Linda mysteriously drives into Hobbs End) Styles, you're fantastic! You found it. (Linda looks baffled as to how she actually got there) What's wrong?
Linda Styles
(bewildered) - ...You drive.
Linda Styles
(bewildered) You drive.
Linda Styles
I just like being scared. Cane's work scares me.
John Trent
What's to be scared about? It's not like it's real or anything.
Linda Styles
It's not real from your point of view...and right now reality shares your point of view. What scares me about Cane's work...might happen if reality shared his point of view.
Linda Styles
It's not real from your point of view, and right now reality shares your point of view. What scares me about Cane's work might happen if reality shared his point of view.
John Trent
Whoa. We're not talking about reality here. We're talking about fiction. It's different, you know.
Linda Styles
A reality is just what we tell each other it is. Sane and insane could easily switch places...if the insane were to become the majority...You would find yourself locked in a padded cell...wondering what happened to the world.
Linda Styles
A reality is just what we tell each other it is. Sane and insane could easily switch places if the insane were to become the majority. You would find yourself locked in a padded cell, wondering what happened to the world.
John Trent
(tells Linda while driving) - Never, never, never...throw chips at a driver.
John Trent
(tells Linda while driving) Never, never, never throw chips at a driver.
John Trent
(talking about Sutter Cane's disappearance and about his books) - Now I know why Cane had the artwork done himself. See this? It's a map. The red dot is Hobbs's End. It's not on any real map, but look at this. The two line up. Like it or not...Cane's book covers place Hobbs's End...right in the middle of New England.
John Trent
(talking about Sutter Cane's disappearance and about his books) Now I know why Cane had the artwork done himself. See this? It's a map. The red dot is Hobbs's End. It's not on any real map, but look at this. The two line up. Like it or not, Cane's book covers place Hobbs's End, right in the middle of New England.
Linda Styles
So you're saying the man went someplace fictional?
John Trent
It's a real place in a real state; New Hampshire, to be precise.
Paul
But it's not on the map.
John Trent
Well, not on any new ones, but maybe on some old ones. There's plenty of forgotten towns across America...Makes a great contest, doesn't it? Put the pieces together; find the town...win a Sutter Cane lunchbox.
John Trent
Well, not on any new ones, but maybe on some old ones. There's plenty of forgotten towns across America. Makes a great contest, doesn't it? Put the pieces together, find the town, win a Sutter Cane lunchbox.
Young Teen
(walks up to John Trent in the book store) - I can see.
Young Teen
(walks up to John Trent in the book store) I can see.
John Trent
Excuse me?
Young Teen
(in a creepy daze) - He sees you.
Young Teen
(in a creepy daze) He sees you.
John Trent
(baffled) - Great, uh...Tell him I say hi.
John Trent
(baffled) Great, uh. Tell him I say hi.
John Trent
We fu**ed up the air, the water, we fu**ed up each other. Why don't we finish the job...by just flushing our brains down the toilet?
John Trent
We fu**ed up the air, the water, we fu**ed up each other. Why don't we finish the job, by just flushing our brains down the toilet?
Linda Styles
Cane's writing has been known to have an effect...on his less stable readers.
Linda Styles
Cane's writing has been known to have an effect on his less stable readers.
John Trent
An effect? Like what?
Linda Styles
Well, disorientation, memory loss...severe paranoid reaction.
Linda Styles
Well, disorientation, memory loss, severe paranoid reaction.
John Trent
People pay money to feel like that?!
Paul
I understand you were there...when the poor man went crazy in midtown Manhattan. You witnessed the shooting, I believe.
Paul
I understand you were there, when the poor man went crazy in midtown Manhattan. You witnessed the shooting, I believe.
John Trent
That lunatic with the ax? That was Cane's agent?!
Paul
Hard to believe, isn't it?
John Trent
Yeah, well, you'd think a guy that outsells Stephen King...could find better representation.
John Trent
Yeah, well, you'd think a guy that outsells Stephen King could find better representation.
Paul
Linda reads books for a living. She's one of our best editors. Since she joined the firm...she's been handling Sutter Cane exclusively.
Paul
Linda reads books for a living. She's one of our best editors. Since she joined the firm she's been handling Sutter Cane exclusively.
John Trent
Isn't he the guy that writes that horror crap?
Linda Styles
Maybe he's too sophisticated for you. Sutter Cane happens to be...this century's most widely read author. You can forget about Stephen King. Cane outsells them all.
Linda Styles
Maybe he's too sophisticated for you. Sutter Cane happens to be this century's most widely read author. You can forget about Stephen King. Cane outsells them all.
John Trent
(to a man he's investigating for insurance fraud) - A word of advice...You want to pull a scam, don't make your wife a partner...If you do...don't fu**k around behind her back.
John Trent
(to a man he's investigating for insurance fraud) A word of advice. You want to pull a scam, don't make your wife a partner. If you do, don't fu**k around behind her back.
John Trent
You're waiting to hear about my "them," aren't you?
John Trent
You're waiting to hear about my 'them,' aren't you?
Dr. Wrenn
You're what?
John Trent
My "them." Every paranoid schizophrenic has one...a "them," a "they," an "it." And you want to hear about my "them," don't you?
John Trent
My 'them.' Every paranoid schizophrenic has one a 'them,' a 'they,' an 'it.' And you want to hear about my 'them,' don't you?
Dr. Wrenn
I want to know how you got here.
John Trent
Things are turning to sh*t out there, aren't they?
Dr. Wrenn
Let's talk about you.
Dr. Wrenn
My name is Dr. Wrenn...and I am going to try and get you out of here.
Dr. Wrenn
My name is Dr. Wrenn, and I am going to try and get you out of here.
John Trent
After all my redecorating? No. I think I'll stay.
Dr. Wrenn
There's a guard with a pair of swollen testicles...who swears you wanted out of here.
Dr. Wrenn
There's a guard with a pair of swollen testicles who swears you wanted out of here.
John Trent
I, uh, well...I've changed my mind.
John Trent
This is a rotten way to end it.
Sutter Cane
This is not the ending...You haven't read it yet.
Sutter Cane
This is not the ending. You haven't read it yet.
John Trent
(music in the asylum starts playing) - ...Not the Carpenters, too.
John Trent
(music in the asylum starts playing) Not the Carpenters, too.
John Trent
(locked in a cell) - I'm not insane. You hear me? I'm not insane!
John Trent
(locked in a cell) I'm not insane. You hear me? I'm not insane!
John Trent
(gets locked up right after kicking a guard in the balls) - Look, I'm sorry about the balls! It was a lucky shot, that's all! Waaaaiiiiit!!!
John Trent
(gets locked up right after kicking a guard in the balls) Look, I'm sorry about the balls! It was a lucky shot, that's all! Wait!
Weir
You can't leave.... she won't let you.
Alan Grant
Life found a way!