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This is My Life NowvYoung Joe: "So you're me in 30 years?"
Old Joe: "It's hard staring into your eyes. It's too strange."
Young Joe: "Your face looks backwards... So do you know what's going to happen? You done all this already? As me?"
Old Joe: "I don't want to talk about time travel because if we start talking about it then we're going to be here all day talking about it, making diagrams with straws."
Young Joe: "We both know how this has to go down. I can't let you walk away from this diner alive. This is my life now. I earned it. You had yours already. So why don't you do what old men do and die?"
Old Joe: "Why don't you just take your little gun out from between your legs and do it, boy?"
When young Joe realizes that his target is none other himself from the future, he doesn't hesitate to take down his mark, but does give him the benefit of a cup of coffee before he shoots him.
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Never Let Your Target EscapevYoung Joe: "Time travel has not yet been invented but 30 years from now, it will have been. I am one of many specialized assassins in our present called loopers. So when criminal organizations in the future need gone, they zap them back to me and I eliminate the target from the future. Loopers are well paid. We live the good life and the only rule is never let your target escape, even if your target is you."
In another explanation of what his character does and the basis for the movie itself, young Joe states that his job is to kill those sent from the future in his present. Things however get interesting when his next target is himself.
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LoopersvYoung Joe: "In the future, time travel is outlawed, used only in secret by the largest criminal organizations. When they need someone gone and they want to erase any trace of the target ever existing, they use specialized assassins, like me, called loopers."
Young Joe explains his profession as a looper in that he's essentially a hitman who is tasked with making people from the future disappear without a trace. Quite the production just to kill of unwanted people.
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Like an EggAbe: "This time travel crap just fries your brain like an egg."
In a very simple observation, boss Abe explains one of the side effects of time travel, brain damage. Maybe that's true, it's certainly plausible, or maybe that's just what Abe wants people to believe to keep the heat off of himself.
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I'm Going to Fix ThisvYoung Joe: "I'm going to fix this. I'm going to find him and I'm going to kill him."
Young Joe breaks a very important rule and loses his target, old Joe, himself from the future. This causes his bosses to get mad and makes young Joe a target himself.
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Hunt Them DownAbe: "Sweep the streets. Get on it. Hunt them down. Every second that passes is bad."
Abe, young Joe's boss, directs his squad to not only find old Joe, who escaped his execution, but also young Joe as well.
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Chicks Dig TKvSeth: "God damn thing won't f***in' start. So you going to the Bell?"
Young Joe: "So you bought a Slapite? How much that thing set you back? How much?"
Seth: "I was going to pull up in it tonight."
Young Joe: "Congratulations, you're pulling up with me instead... Oh, don't, if we're going in don't do that."
Seth: "Chicks dig TK."
Young Joe: "They do not."
Seth: "Yes they do"
Young Joe: "Look it's tacky, don't do it."
In a more laid-back scene, young Joe gives Seth a ride after his futuristic motorcycle breaks down. Seth is all about the new technology, including TK, which he mistakenly believes the ladies just love.
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He Wants My LifeYoung Joe: "He wants my life. If I kill this man I get it back."
Speaking to his lady friend Sara, young Joe explains how his boss, Abe, is after him for allowing his target, old Joe, to escape. But instead of killing old Joe as he was tasked, he instead sets his sights on someone much more powerful.