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The Revenant Movie Quotes

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The Revenant movie quotes tell the story of a frontiersman who was mauled by a bear and left for dead only to return and enact vengeance on those who wronged him. The biographical drama was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu using a screenplay he and Mark. L. Smith adapted from a novel by Michael Punke. The Revenant opened in theaters on December 25, 2015.

In The Revenant, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an 1820s explorer and fur trapper who leads a hunting team through Montana. With him is John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), a criminal on the lam, and Andrew Henry (Domhnall Gleeson), among others. After an encounter with Native Americans forces them to alter their path, Hugh is attacked and mauled by a bear. Though still alive, John urges the others to kill Hugh rather than carry his body as dead weight, a choice Andrew instructs John not to make.

But after John murders Hugh's only son, buries Hugh in a shallow grave and leaves him for dead, Hugh does not die, rather is forced to survive alone in the cold wilderness with few supplies. His motivation to live, which is driven by a desire to enact revenge on John by killing him, keeps him alive and, when he finally returns to face John, he has nothing to lose and no fear of death holding him back from fulfilling that mission.

The Revenant is just one of several highly anticipated films in theaters for the end of 2015 and early 2016 alongside Joy, Daddy's Home, Concussion, The Hateful Eight and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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    You Have to Fight

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    Hugh Glass: You have to fight. Don't give up, as long as you've got a breath in you.

    Showing immense levels of determination, Hugh explains that you can never give up on life. Even if you only have one breath left in you, you need to use it to survive.
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    Get on the Boat!

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    Hugh Glass: Get on the boat!
    Hugh Glass: The only safe thing to do is track a new course up on land.
    John Fitzgerald: Then what we gonna do? Sit out there like a bunch of god damned ducks? You and your half-breed son, you get to walk on out? I'm talking to you!

    When the team of hunters encounter Native Americans, a battle ensues leaving Hugh, John and others fleeing for their boat. While Hugh wants to plot a new course, John is not as eager to follow the new plan.
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    He's Afraid

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    Hugh Glass: All I had was my boy and he took him from me, you understand? He's afraid. He knows how far I came to find him.

    As Hugh Glass explains, he's not just back from the dead hell bent on killing the man who left him, he's also after the man who killed his son. These men are one and the same, and quite afraid at the moment.
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    We Did What We Had to Do

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    John Fitzgerald: The proper thing to do would be to finish him off quick.
    Andrew Henry: He's taken care of for as long as necessary.
    John Fitzgerald: I understand.
    Andrew Henry: What happened?
    John Fitzgerald: We did what we had to do. He was buried right.

    While John really wants to get rid of their (almost) dead weight, Hugh, Andrew Henry orders John to take care of their leader for as long as needed. When John does just the opposite, he must answer to Andrew about what happened.
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