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Pride Movie Quotes

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"Pride" movie quotes tell the true story of the 1984 UK miners' strike and the group of gay and lesbian supporters who came to their rescue. The British drama movie was directed by Matthew Warchus using a screenplay by Stephen Beresford. After rave reviews following its premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, "Pride" opened in the United Kingdom on September 12, 2014, then in the United States on September 26, 2014.

In "Pride," the 1984 UK miners' strike is in full force with the government announcing that it would be closing numerous pits and leaving tens of thousands without jobs, something that would assuredly cripple the communities who rely on mining to support them. A group (including Dominic West and Ben Schnetzer) of gay and lesbian activists, who know what it's like to face adversity, decide to step in to help the displaced families affected.

But since most miners' unions were not exactly eager to welcome gay and lesbian activists to their corner, the group decides to pick a small city in Wales and focus their efforts there. While their reception by those in the city isn't completely warm, they are appreciated by leaders Dai (Paddy Considine), Cliff (Bill Nighy) and Hefina (Imelda Staunton) and the two groups go on to completely change the strike and the world forever.

"Pride" is just one of several stellar films in theaters in September 2014 along with "The Equalizer," "The Boxtrolls," "This is Where I Leave You," "The Maze Runner," "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "Dolphin Tale 2," "No Good Deed," "The Skeleton Twins," "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," "The Drop," "The Identical," "Frontera," "The Longest Week," "The November Man," "The Congress," "Life of Crime," "Starred Up," "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," "If I Stay."
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    We Made History!

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    Dai: "When you're in a battle with an enemy that's so much bigger, so much stronger than you, to find out you had a friend you never knew existed, well that's the best feeling in the world. Can you see what we've done here, by coming together all of us? We made history!"

    Dai reflects on what they all have accomplished by working together. Their unprecedented unity has given them big results.
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    The Strike Now Entering Its Fourth Month

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    News Reporter: "With the strike now entering its fourth month and in the face of unprecedented violence, the government insisted today it will close 20 pits with a loss of over 20,000 jobs."

    Cliff: "Without a pit, these villages are finished."

    The setting of the story is presented in a news report about the miners strike. Thousands of workers are effected by the strike which in turn puts the financial stability of dozens of towns filled with hundreds of families into jeopardy.
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    It's the Right Thing to Do

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    Mark: "Mining communities are being bullied, just like we are. What they need is cash!"
    Ray: "Yeah, because the miners have always come to our aid, haven't they?"
    Mark: "It doesn't matter. It's the right thing to do!"

    Mike: "So we are going to pick a mining town completely at random?"
    Gethin: "There, Wales"

    Mark sees similarities in his work as a gay activist and the fight of the striking miners and is determined to help. Since their involvement is not exactly being met with open arms by everyone, they pick a small town at random and focus their efforts there.
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    I Don't Want to Give Them the Wrong Impression

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    Hefina: "What in the hell do you think you're doing? Get out there and find a gay or a lesbian right now!"
    Guy: "I don't want to give them the wrong impression."
    Hefina: "Right, cause you're so bloody irresistible!"

    Hefina confronts one of the miners who is being anti-social at an event. When he explains that he doesn't want anyone to get confused, she gives him a thick dose of reality.
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