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"Elysium" movie quotes take viewers into a futuristic world where the gap between rich and poor is vast, but one man wants to change that. The science-fiction action movie was written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, formerly of "District 9" fame. "Elysium" opened in standard and IMAX Digital theaters on August 9, 2013.

In "Elysium," the year is 2154 and earth as we know it now is has been overpopulated and turned into a massive slum home to the poor masses. Above earth stands Elysium, a space station home to the very elite. On Elysium, the wealthy have everything they need including food, medical services that cure diseases nearly instantly and prosperity. The people of earth have very little and are bossed around by robot enforcers who make sure they have no chance of leaving their planet for Elysium.

Max DeCosta (Matt Damon) is a former criminal who now just wants to live a normal, uneventful life on earth. His plans change when an industrial accident gives him a cancer virus and only five days to live. Max knows that he could be cured on Elysium but getting there is impossible with the tough security, overseen by Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster). His friend Julio (Diego Luna) along with Spider (Wagner Moura) have other plans: To fit Max with a special exoskeleton which will allow him to steal the identity of wealthy Elysium resident John Carlyle (William Fitchner) and get to Elysium for treatment.

"Elysium" is yet another summer 2013 blockbuster joining other films in theaters such as "2 Guns," "Blue Jasmine," "The Wolverine," "The To Do List," "Only God Forgives," "Girl Most Likely," "Red 2," "R.I.P.D.," "Pacific Rim," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger," "Despicable Me 2," "The Heat," "White House Down," "World War Z," "Man of Steel," "This Is the End," and "Olympus Has Fallen."
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Hair Products


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Guard: "What's in the bag?"
Max DeCosta: "Hair products, mostly… I'm just, can I?"
Guard: [Attacks]
Max DeCosta: "Hey, hey, hey, I'm just going to work."
Guard: [Beats Max] "Thank you, citizen"
Max DeCosta: "No, thank you"

While waiting for the bus, Max is approached by a guard who does not take his hair products joke too well. While a human might be able to understand the joke seeing as how Max has no hair, this robot was not amused.
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It's Time to Change Everything


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Max DeCosta: "There's nothing left down here. They have it all on Elysium, food, water, medicine, and they'll do anything to keep us out. It's time to change everything."

Max explains the current state of life in the year 2154. The gap between the rich and poor is vast and here stretches from earth, where the poor have nothing, and Elysium, where the rich have it all, and want to keep it that way.
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You Can Save Everyone


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Max DeCosta: "What did you do to me?"
Spider: "Gave you a way out… Whoever has this has the power to override their whole system… You can save everyone."
Max DeCosta: "We're going to break into the most heavily guarded place in the universe?"
Spider: "Oh yeah"
Max DeCosta: "When can I go?"

Max still is not totally convinced that his new exoskeleton will get him into Elysium or do much more than get himself killed sooner. Spider however convinces Max that he is the only hope for everyone on earth.
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Trying to Live a Normal Life


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Frey: "I see things haven't changed."
Max DeCosta: "It wasn't even my fault."
Frey: "You still stealing cars?"
Max DeCosta: "No, since I got out I've been trying to live a normal life."

Max reunites with Frey for medical attention on his hand. She asks if he's back in his old lifestyle of crime, something he states is not happening.