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"Foxcatcher" movie quotes tell the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and his time with coach John du Pont in the 1980s. The biographical drama film was written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. Director Bennett Miller won the Best Director Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for "Foxcatcher," which later opened in theaters in the United States on November 14, 2014.

In "Foxcatcher," Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is an aspiring Olympic wrestler who has, for most of his career, fallen in the shadow of his much more successful wrestler brother, Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo). So when Mark is invited to live on the property of and train with wealthy businessman and coach John Eleuthere du Pont.

Mark takes John up on this offer and heads to the Foxcatcher Farm, along with many other American wrestling hopefuls, where they train together. John soon becomes a mentor and father figure to Mark and encourages him to find his own success in wrestling. Brother Dave, however, soon begins to question the relationship and suspects that something may not be awry. His suspicions are not wrong.

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It's Your Time Now


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John du Pont: "Mark, you have been living in your brother's shadow your entire life. It's time. It's your time now."
Mark Schultz: "I know what you mean."
John du Pont: "Do you?"
Mark Schultz: "Cause everything that I've done, I feel like, somehow has been credited to Dave and I feel like it's time to distance myself from him, you know, become my own person."

John offers Mark a pep talk about finding his own way in life. He reminds Mark of how long he's played second fiddle to brother Dave's success and urges him to write his own story.
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A Coach Has Great Power


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John du Pont: "A coach is the father. A coach is a mentor. A coach has great power on athlete's life."

John du Pont explains what his role with the wrestlers is, as a father, mentor and coach. He knows the power he has over these young men and plans to use that to its fullest.
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What Does He Get Out of All of This?


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Dave Schultz: "Who are you going to train with?"
Mark Schultz: "No, no, I meant, we as in me and you, picking a team. Mr. du Pont and I would love to have you."
Dave Schultz: "Mark, what's… what's he get out of all this?"
Mark Schultz: "Mr. du Pont?"
Dave Schultz: "Yeah"
Mark Schultz: "America, winning, you winning, we talked about it, me winning."
Dave Schultz: "Okay"
Mark Schultz: "What are you thinking about, Dave? This is it! This is everything that we've, that we've ever wanted."
Dave Schultz: "Mark, I can't leave. I'm settled here. Nancy's happy. Xander's doing well at school."
Mark Schultz: "They can come."
Dave Schultz: "Mark, I've got a contract. I've got commitments."

Mark's brother Dave questions John's involvement in Mark's career. Dave doesn't see what John has to gain from taking Mark and others under his wing but surmises that it may not be as innocent as it seems.
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I Want to Be the Best


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John du Pont: "Do you have any idea why I asked you to come here today?"
Mark Schultz: "No"
John du Pont: "No. Mark, do you have any idea who I am?"
Mark Schultz: "No"
John du Pont: "Some rich guy calls you on the phone. 'I want Mark Schultz to come visit me.' Well, I'm a wrestling coach and I have a deep love for the sport of wrestling and I wanted to speak to you about your future, what you hope to achieve. What do you hope to achieve, Mark?"
Mark Schultz: "I want to be the best in the world. I want to go to worlds and win gold. I want to go to the 88 Olympics in Seoul and win gold."
John du Pont: "Good, I'm proud of you."

John summons Mark to his home but initially gives little detail on why. When Mark arrives, John explains how they have similar goals, to bring great things to American wrestling.