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The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Quotes

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The Grand Budapest Hotel movie quotes bring the laughs in the caper comedy about a concierge and lobby boy at a large hotel in 1930s Europe. The film was written and directed by Wes Anderson based on a story he created with Hugo Guinness. Featuring an ensemble cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel opened in the United States on March 7, 2014.

In The Grand Budapest Hotel, it's 1932 and the Grand Budapest Hotel is flourishing while the rest of Europe is crumbling under war. Zero (Tony Revolori) is a young kid hired as a lobby boy at the Budapest and begins working under mentor and highly beloved concierge M. Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). After a rocky start, the two become close friends, similar to how Gustave gets close to the many elderly female guests at the hotel.

When one of those ladies, Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), winds up murdered, her family, including son Dmitri (Adrien Brody), is shocked to learn that she left a valuable painting to Gustave in her will. To keep it for himself, Gustave takes and hides the painting in the hotel. Soon, the police, led by Inspector Henckels (Edward Norton), arrest Gustave for Madame D.'s murder. What follows is a hilarious adventure involving a prison break, theft, war, deception and a lot of laughs.

The ensemble cast also includes Bill Murray, F. Murray Abraham, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldbloom, Jude Law, Harvey Jeitel, Saorrse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and many others.

The Grand Budapest Hotel isn't one to be missed, just like other great films such as Monuments Men, Winter's Tale, RoboCop (2014), About Last Night, Vampire Academy, The Lego Movie, Gimme Shelter, I, Frankenstein, Ride Along, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Wolf of Wall Street, Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesHer, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and Frozen.
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    The Police Are Here

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    Bellhop: "Excuse me"
    M. Gustave H.: "Uh huh"
    Bellhop: "The police are here. They asked for you."
    M. Gustave H.: "Tell them I'll be right down."
    Bellhop: "Okay"
    M. Gustave H.: "Have you ever been questioned by the authorities?"
    Zero: "Yes, on one occasion."
    M. Gustave H.: "What, what, what?"
    Zero: "I was arrested and tortured by the rebel militia after the desert uprising."
    M. Gustave H.: "Right, well you know the drill then. Zip it!"
    Zero: "Of course!"
    M. Gustave H.: "You never heard the word Van Hourtle in your life."
    Zero: "Got it!"
    M. Gustave H.: "Okay, let's go!"

    M. Gustave H.: "How may we serve you, gentlemen? Ah, Inspector Henckels"
    Inspector Henckels: "By order of the Commissioner of Police of Zubrowka Provence, I hereby place you under arrest for the murder of Madame Celine Villiankov Desgoffe-und-Taxis."
    M. Gustave H.: "I knew there was something fishy. We never got the cause of death. She's been murdered and you think I did it."
    Inspector Henckels: "Hey! Stop!"

    It all hits the fan when Inspector Henckels arrives to arrest Gustave for the murder of Madame D. At first Gustave is quite open to talking to the police but soon he runs when they want to arrest him.
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    Junior Lobby Boy in Training

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    Zero: "And so my life began, junior lobby boy in training under the strict command of M. Gustave H. Many of the hotel's most valued and distinguished guests came for him. I became his pupil and he was to be my counselor and guardian. This is also when I met Agatha."

    As Zero explains, this film is about his life as a lobby boy at the Grand Budapest Hotel under M. Gustave H. Not only did Zero meet the girl of his dreams at the hotel but he also made a lifelong bond with his mentor Gustave.
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    I've Had Older

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    M. Gustave H." "She was dynamite in the sack, by the way"
    Zero: "She was 84…"
    M. Gustave H.: "I've had older."

    Zero is surprised to hear that Gustave got freaky with an old lady guest. That's nothing compared to when Zero learns that this is quite the normal happening for Gustave.
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    A Plan for Your Survival

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    Zero: "There's something I haven't told you, Agatha."
    Agatha: "Okay"
    Zero: "We stole a painting. It's very valuable, maybe five million klubeks, in fact. I don't know if anyone's even noticed it's missing yet but if something should happen to me and M. Gustave…"
    Agatha: "You steal art?"
    Zero: "One picture. Anyway, we need to make a plan for your survival. Hide this. It's in code and you might need a magnifying glass to read it but it tells you exactly where and how to find Boy with Apple. Don't take less than half the retail asking price. Also…"
    Agatha: "Zero, I'm a baker!"
    Zero: "You're a pastry chef…"
    Agatha: "I'm not a middle man. I'm not a fence, if that's the term. I don't trade in stolen property."
    Zero: "I said it wrong. She willed it to him."
    Mendl: "Go to sleep"
    Agatha: "Yes, Heir Mendl"
    Zero: "Hide this!"
    Agatha: "No!"
    Zero: "Okay, but take it anyway."

    Zero leaves a bit of an insurance policy with his lady love, Agatha. While she doesn't want anything to do with it. She's just a baker, not one who trades in stolen property.
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