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Real Steel Quotes

Updated June 8, 2017 204 votes 79 voters 32.3k views10 items

'Real Steel' quotes include some of the best lines from the 2011 sci-fi/action movie starring Hugh Jackman and...boxing robots! The movie 'Real Steel' definitely includes some great quotes, including commentary by Charlie, the lead character, on the state of boxing ('times have changed') and his struggle to find a way to stay relevant, now that robots are the stars of the ring. Enjoy these 'Real Steel' movie quotes, vote for your favorites too - and if you see a quote that's missing? Add it to the list!

If you're not familiar with the concept of 'Real Steel,' here's the rub: It's 2020, and robots have replaced humans in the boxing world. Hugh Jackman plays Charlie Kenton, a former world-class boxer who is struggling to get by now. Charlie's 11-year-old son, Max, decides to help him build and train a robot that can compete with the best, based on Charlie's knowledge of boxing moves. Oh, and also? 'Reel Steel' is based on a 1956 short story by Richard Matheson called 'Steel.' Several of Matheson's stories have become major movies, including 'I Am Legend' and 'What Dreams May Come.'

Looking for more great movie quotes? Check out these lists for the best quotes from 'X-Men First Class, 'Captain America,' 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Conan the Barbarian,' 'Straw Dogs' and 'Cowboys and Aliens!'
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    Steel Never Stops

    Steel Never Stops
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    Charlie: "Times have changed. Fighting has changed. But the crowd? They never change. They just get bigger. The human body can only take so much. But the steel never stops."

    Things have changed for Charlie Kenton. It's 2020 now, and robot boxing is now the biggest sport in the world. He's going to have to make some serious adjustments if he wants to succeed.
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    Teach Him to Box

    Teach Him to Box
    Video: YouTube

    Max: "I need you to teach him to box."
    Charlie: "Are you kidding me?!"
    Max: "You know this fight game inside and out. He needs your moves, your commands."
    Charlie: "I can't, I can't!"
    Max: "Yes, you can."

    When nobody else believes in him, Charlie's son, Max, still does. That's worth the effort, Charlie!
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    Nothing Left

    Nothing Left
    Video: YouTube

    Bailey: "Give it up Charlie. You got nothing left."

    Even Charlie's friend Bailey Tallet (Evangeline Lilly), is about to throw in the towel on Charlie.
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    In Pieces

    Charlie (to Max, before Atom's first fight):"You know you're bringing him home in pieces, right?"

    Charlie, have you no faith? At least he's trying to prep the kid for disappointment.
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