Hail, Caesar! movie quotes bring the laughs in the 2016 comedy film following a 1950s movie star who's been kidnapped from an ancient Rome film set. The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, write and directed the film, which opened the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. Hail, Caesar! opened theatrically in the United States on February 5, 2016.
In Hail, Caesar!, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) serves as a fixer for everyone involved at Capitol Pictures, a big movie studio in the 1950s. He works to get his clients roles when needed, like he does for the horrible actor Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich), or hide their personal life from gossip columnists like Thora Thacker and Thessaly Thacker (both portrayed by Tilda Swinton), like he did when bombshell DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson) became pregnant.
So when Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped from the set of Hail, Caesar!, the studio's biggest film of the year, it's Mannix who springs into action. Mannix gathers Doyle and Moran, along with actor Burt Gurney (Channing Tatum) and director Laurence Laurentz (Ralph Fiennes), to gather the $100,000 demanded by the kidnappers and rescue Whitlock. But when Whitlock begins to side with his Communist captors, things get quite tricky.Also starring Jonah Hill and Frances McDormand, Hail, Caesar! hit theaters also showing Kung Fu Panda 3, The Finest Hours, and The Revenant.
Baird Whitlock Has Been Kidnapped
Eddie Mannix: Hello, Burt
Burt Gurney: Hello, Mr. Mannix
Eddie Mannix: Laurence, Hobie, thanks for coming. The studio needs your help. Baird Whitlock has been kidnapped.
Hobie Doyle: This is bad, bad for movie stars everywhere.
Eddie Mannix: Go out there and find him. It's been 24 hours but we're looking for him. We don't want it in the gossip columns.
Readers Want the Truth
Thacker Sister: I'd like to know what the hell is going on here. 20 million readers want the truth, Eddie!
Eddie Mannix: Truth, mmm, yes!
Thacker Sister: Eddie!
Bless Me, Father
Eddie Mannix: Bless me, father, for I have sinned.
Priest: How long since your last confession, son?
Eddie Mannix: 27 hours
Priest: It's really too often. You're not that bad.
A Prestige Picture
Eddie Mannix: Here at Capitol Pictures, as you know, millions of people look to us for information and uplift and, yes, entertainment. We're going to give it to them. An army of technicians and actors and top-notch artistic people working hard to bring to the screen our biggest release of the year. Hail, Caesar! is a prestige picture with one of the biggest stars in the world, Baird Whitlock.Eddie Mannix describes the setting for the film, a movie studio in the 1950s. This studio, Capitol Pictures, is in the middle of creating a huge film, Hail, Caesar! starring the handsome and famous Baird Whitlock.