The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant1999

The Iron Giant is a 1999 Warner Bros. animated film directed by Brad Bird, based on the The Iron Man (1968) by Ted Hughes. more »

Kent Mansley:
(interrogates Hogarth in the barn) You're late for dinner, Hogarth. (Hogarth tries to escape from the barn but Kent locks the door and stops him) Your mom's working late tonight, Hogarth. So it's just us guys. And we're gonna have a little chat. Sit down! (shoves Hogarth onto a chair and shines a bright light on him) How's that? A little too bright? Good. Forgive me, Hogarth. I wanted you to learn something.

Hogarth Hughes:
What can I learn from you?

Kent Mansley:
You can learn this, Hogarth: that I can do anything I want whenever I want if I feel it's in the people's best interest. The giant metal man... where is it?

Hogarth Hughes:
I don't know what you're talking about.

Kent Mansley:
You don't? Well... (tosses him his pictures, first one of the piece of metal that Hogarth lured the giant with) Does this ring a bell? (Hogarth doesn't answer) No? (tosses him the picture Hogarth accidentally took of himself - with the Giant behind him) How about this? You've been careless, Hogarth.

Hogarth Hughes:
It doesn't prove anything!

Kent Mansley:
It's enough to get the Army here with one phone call.

Hogarth Hughes:
Then what's stopping you?

Kent Mansley:
(Angrily) Where's the Giant?! (grabs Hogarth by the jaw) You can't protect him, Hogarth - any more than you can... protect your mother.

Hogarth Hughes:
(worried) My mom?

Kent Mansley:
(lets go of Hogarth's jaw and sighs) It's difficult to raise a boy all alone. We can make it more difficult. In fact, we can make it so difficult that it would be irresponsible for us to leave you in her care. And all of that implies... you'll be taken away from her, Hogarth.

Hogarth Hughes:
You can't do that!

Kent Mansley:
Oh, we can... and we will.

Hogarth Hughes:
(sees that there is now no other alternative and looks down in defeat) He's in the junkyard. McCoppin's Scrap, off Culver Road.

Kent Mansley:
The junkyard. Of course! Food for the metal eater. I wouldn't worry about this, Hogarth. It isn't really happening. This is only... a bad dream.

(Kent stuffs Hogarth with chloroform, knocking him out, and leaving him unconscious)

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