'Savages' movie quotes include the most memorable lines from this 2012 Oliver Stone crime thriller starring Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively and Taylor Kitsch. In the movie, Johnson and Kitsch are Ben and Chon: best friends who start a homegrown marijuana business together in California. A Mexican drug cartel doesn't take kindly with the success of their weed business -- and the group kidnaps Ben and Chon's mutual girlfriend, Ophelia (Blake Lively), or "O." This list includes some of the best quotes from 'Savages,' but it is by no means complete, so please, add any quotes that are missing. And don't forget to vote for your favorite 'Savages' film quotes, too!
Oliver Stone's 'Savages' is adapted from the 2010 novel of the same name by Don Winslow. The film features an all-star cast that also includes Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro and Emile Hirsch. Hayek plays Elena, the ruthless head of the Mexican Baja Cartel. Del Toro is Lado, her right-hand man. When Ophelia is taken by Elena's men (including Lado), the Cartel makes demands, threatening to kill O. They want a piece of the action. Can Ben and Chon save O from her fate by facing off against one of the world's most dangerous cartels?If you're looking for more great movie quotes, check out these pages for the best lines from 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' 'The Avengers,' 'Battleship,' 'John Carter,' 'Ted,' 'Brave,' 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' 'Prometheus,' 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' 'Men in Black III' 'Rock of Ages,' 'The Hunger Games' and 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.'
Elena (Salma Hayek) is the leader of the Mexican Baja Cartel, and it's on her orders that O is kidnapped. Elena is a gracious "host" to O, but as she points out, O's love life is a little...unconventional.
Elena: "There is something wrong with your love story baby."
Chon has no problem taking care of the violent side of the business, dealing with thugs and other lowlifes who often come around whenever drugs are involved. Chon knows that showing any weakness at all to anyone, especially a major drug cartel, could be deadly. Ben doesn't want to be involved in any way with that end of things -- but unfortunately for him, he's about to get involved in a major way.
Chon: "You let people think you're weak, sooner or later you're going to have to kill them."
You Thought I Wouldn't Notice?
Lado (Benicio del Toro) is Elena's right-hand man and enforcer. He is a brutal killer, and won't hesitate to cut anyone's head off (with a chainsaw, no less). Lado gets O, following Elena's instructions, but in the process, he screws up and suffers her wrath.
Elena: "So, Lado, now I'm talking to you. Is everything alright?"
Lado: "Yes La Reina, why do you ask?"
Elena (slaps Lado): "You thought I wasn't gonna notice three million dollars and seven of my men dead?!"
Both of Them
The relationship between Ben (Aaron Johnson), Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and O is complicated, and simple: They both love her, and each man brings something integral to their incredibly successful drug business: Ben is the peaceful one, the business side of things, and Chon is the enforcer. Dealing in drugs of any kind almost always leads to violence, and Chon handles that end.
Ophelia: "Every successful business has an origin. Ben went to Berkeley and double majored in business and botany. He takes 99 percent of the violence out of the business. The other one percent? Well, that's where Chon comes in. And yes, I'm with both of them."