Megan Leavey movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film about one US Marine's connection with her military dog. The biographical drama was directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite using a screenplay written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt and Jordan Roberts based on the true story of the Marine of the same name. Megan Leavey open theatrically in the United States on June 9, 2017.
In Megan Leavey, the title character (Kate Mara) is a young woman who decides to join the Marines after some struggles in life. Megan becomes a K9 dog handler in the Military Police and is paired with Rex, a dog deemed aggressive and hard to work with.
Megan and Rex are deployed to Iraq where Rex works to sniff out explosives. One of those times, Rex and Megan are wounded when an IED explodes. After returning to the states, Megan wants nothing more than to adopt Rex as he taught her things no one else could, including about love. Her path to adoption, however, is a difficult one and even requires US Congressional intervention.
Teaching Me What Love Is
Group leader: What would you say to Rex if he were here?
Corporal Megan Leavey: I'd thank him for teaching me what love is.
Speaking in a support group, Megan explains what she learned from dog Rex in these Megan Leavey movie quotes. She never knew how to love when she entered the Marines but Rex changed that.
That Dog Saved My Life
Jackie Leavey: You can't come back to my house like some big war hero!
Corporal Megan Leavey: Enough, mom!
Jackie Leavey: You can't let your whole life fall apart over some dog.
Corporal Megan Leavey: That dog saved my life.
When Megan returns home after she is injured in Iraq, she comes back to a tense situation with mother Jackie. Megan is having a hard time dealing with losing Rex, something Jackie just doesn't understand.
Leavey, Check the Vehicle
Corporal Megan Leavey: Vehicle approaching!
Corporal Matt Morales: Guns up! Leavey, check the vehicle!
Corporal Megan Leavey: Where is my dog? I need to see him.
While Megan and Rex approach a vehicle to search for explosives, an IED explodes on the roadside and hits both. Later, when Megan awakes in the hospital in these Megan Leavey movie quotes, her first concern is the wellbeing of the dog.
They Aren't Pets
Corporal Megan Leavey: Please just change his classification so that I can adopt him when he gets back.
Gunnery Sergeant Massey: They aren't pets. They're warriors.
Corporal Megan Leavey: Senator, can I just have a moment of your time? His name is Rex. He saved thousands of lives in Iraq.
Senator: What did you say your name was?
Corporal Megan Leavey: Corporal Megan Leavey
Megan tries her best to adopt her military dog Rex after he finishes his service. But as she faces pushback in that effort, she goes all the way to her senator to try to make it happen.