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The Best The Iron Giant Quotes

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The Iron Giant quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the Brad Bird's animated film The Iron Giant as determined by you and your votes. Set in Rockwell, Maine, during the height of the Cold War in 1957, a young boy named Hogarth Hughes discovers a galactic giant robot, Giant, and does all he can to save his new friend from being destroyed by the U.S. military. Released by August 6, 1999, the tagline for The Iron Giant was "It came from outer space!"

What are the best The Iron Giant quotes? Do you like when Hogarth told his mom about finding Giant and said: "But he's not a pet, Mom. He's a friend"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top The Iron Giant quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.

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    Hogarth Hughes: Hey, Mom! You won't believe our good luck. Guess what I found?
    Annie Hughes: Hogarth, we've been through this before. No pets.
    Hogarth Hughes: But he's not a pet, Mom. He's a friend.
    Annie Hughes: Hogarth, we've got to rent a room this year if we're gonna make ends meet, and no one wants to live in a place with shredded upholstery.
    Hogarth Hughes: You'll never know he's there. I'll keep him in a cage.
    Annie Hughes: Until you feel sorry for him and set him free... in the house. You remember the raccoon, Hogarth? [Shudders] I remember the raccoon.
  • Hogarth: [to the Giant] Do you talk? You know, words, "Blah, blah, blah" like that? Can you do that? Blah, blah, blah.
    The Giant: [in a rusty voice] Blah, blah, blah.
    Hogarth: Well... you get the idea.
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    (Mansley is talking to a construction worker about the power surge)
    Kent Mansley: Frankly, I'm not entitled to reveal the specifics of the division I work for, and all of that implies...
    Marv: Do you mean...national security?
    Kent Mansley: Let's put it this way. Every once in a while, things happen that just can't be rationalized in a conventional way. But the people want to know that their government has a response. I am that response.
  • (Mansley is on the phone with the general.)
    General Rogard: Damn it, Mansley, you call me at home for this?
    Kent Mansley: You don't understand, sir. It-it-it it-it ate my car.
    General Rogard: And you saw this happen?
    Kent Mansley: No, I didn't actually see it... It ran off...into the woods.
    General Rogard: So you don't have any evidence?
    Kent Mansley: But sir, I've got an eyewitness.
    General Rogard: An eyewitness with a concussion.
    Kent Mansley: Sir, this thing... (Lowers his voice) ...this thing is a menace. It tore up a power station. And caused a train wreck!
    General Rogard: What did? Tell me again, Mansley, and this time, listen to yourself.
    Kent Mansley: (sighs) A giant...metal...monster.
    (Hysterical laughter on the other end. Mansley turns around a kitchen mitt that seems to mock him.)
    Kent Mansley: Please, sir. I've got a feeling about this one.
    General Rogard: That's lovely, Kent. But let me try to explain how this works: If you told me you found, say...ah, a giant footprint, I might send over a expert to make a plaster cast of it. Hell, you get me a photograph of this thing and I could probably get some troops over there! But you tell me you have a feeling...
    Kent Mansley: All right, then fine. You want evidence? I'll get you evidence. And when I do, I'm gonna want a memo distributed.
    General Rogard: That's just swell, Kent.
    Kent Mansley: (yelling) I'm gonna want that memo carbon COPIED AND RE-DISTRIBUTED AND--!
    (Rogard hangs up)