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[instrumental music]

[intense music]

[instrumental music]

beep beep beep

beep beep beep

whoosh

whoosh

[music continues]

[thunder rumbling]

(male #1) 'Mayday! Mayday!'

This is trawler Annabelle.

I've lost my bearings and I'm takin' on water.

My last good reading is 44 degrees north

68 degrees..

whoosh

[explosion]

(man on radio) 'Portland Station to Annabelle.'

'What is your current position?'

I don't know exactly, Portland.

Off the coast somewhere near Rockwell!

Wait. The lighthouse!

I-I see it!

[instrumental music]

[intense music]

whoosh

crash

Uh! Whoa.

[thunder rumbling]

[gasping]

[thunder rumbling]

whoosh

[thunder rumbling]

[waves crashing]

[instrumental music]

[mellow music]

[indistinct shouting]

(male #2) 'Move it a little bit to the left, will you?'

(male #3) 'I got it.'

[instrumental music]

[bicycle bell ringing]

(female #1) 'Over here, honey!'

Hey, mom! You won't believe our good luck.

Guess what I found?

Hogarth, we've been through this before.

No pets.

Oh, but he's not a pet, mom, he's a friend.

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) You'll never know he's there.

I'll keep him in a cage.

Until you feel sorry for him

and set him free in the house!

'Do you remember the raccoon, Hogarth?'

[shudders] I remember the raccoon.

Please, mom. At least look at him.

[sighs] Alright. Alright. Where is this guy?

(female #2) 'Annie, I can't read this handwriting.'

(Annie) 'Yeah, that one, that one should have lettuce'

'tomato, extra mayo.'

I..

...will go get him, okay?

(female #3) 'So he wants us to hold the mayo and the mustard.'

'How about just hold the flavor altogether?'

[indistinct chattering]

[squirrel squeaking]

Excuse me.

Excuse me.

Sir?

Sir?

Sir!

Excuse me, si..

[snoring]

[clears throat] Huh?

- What's that? - Please don't move, sir.

My pet's under your table.

Don't look!

If you make a scene

my mom won't let me keep him.

- What kind of pet, kid? - A squirrel.

But don't worry, he's friendly.

Tellin' the truth, dang it!

It came from outer space.

I saw it.

And it was headed toward land.

I called the government in Washington about it.

May-may-maybe it was a Sputnik

or an invader from Mars.

That-that's what it is.

'It's an invader from Mars!'

And a-a spaceship of some kind.

A-an unidentified flying object.

Unidentified?

Knowing you, Earl, I'd say

it was either whisky or beer.

[all laughing]

Hey, I saw it too.

I rest my case.

[all laughing]

Ah..

I believe you.

[whispers] What if it is Sputnik?

Or a flying saucer from Mars?

I bet we could find it.

Sorry, kid.

I didn't really see anything.

But if we don't stick up for the kooks, who will?

Is my son bothering you, sir?

Yes.

[laughs] No.

Call me Dean.

Uh, Hogarth?

You were going to get your pet, honey?

I will, mom.

Right after I finish talking with--

- Dean. - Dean.

[chuckling]

- Found your pet. - Where?

It's up my leg, man.

Squirrel's in my pants, Hogarth.

I'm trying not to wig out here.

- Don't wig out. - Okay.

He's heading north now.

I'm sorry, kid.

I'd like to apologize

to everyone in advance for this.

[all shouting]

Ooh!

[plates shattering]

[indistinct shouting]

Check, please.

(female #4) 'It's a rat!'

[instrumental music]

[telephone ringing]

Hello, this is Hogarth Hughes speaking. Who's calling, please?

Hogarth, honey, I'm really sorry, but..

Oh, thank you.

I need to work late tonight.

There's some cold chicken in the icebox.

You can have that and some carrots..

I'm way ahead of you, mom.

(Annie on phone) 'Good. I-I'll make it up to you, okay?'

Okay.

- 'I love you, honey.' - Me too.

A-and, Hogarth, no scary movies, no late snacks

in bed by 8 o'clock. Got it?

Come on, mom. It's me, remember?

(man on TV) 'Why, the porpoise can communicate'

telepathically, Miss Melon.

'If we can transplant at least 15%'

'of their brain matter into ours'

'we may be able to read minds.'

[glass shatters]

'Darn!'

A perfectly good brain wasted.

I think you've seen enough.

How about a nightcap? Let's say my place.

Oh, geez.

(woman on TV) I was thinking the same thing..

[chuckling] ...mind reader.

Darn. I seem to have left my keys in the lab.

[eerie music on TV]

click

click click

Hmm..

You're gonna get it.

[glass cracking]

[music continues on TV]

[rumbling]

(man on TV) 'Who's there?'

[music continues on TV]

(man on TV) 'No. No! No!'

'No!'

[man choking]

Oh, come on!

Stupid antenna.

[dramatic music]

[music continues]

[whispers] Invaders from Mars!

[dramatic music]

[drumrolls]

[crickets chirping]

[eerie music]

[crickets chirping]

[owl hooting]

[instrumental music]

[insects chirping]

[intense music]

[gulps]

[instrumental music]

crackle

crackle crackle

[footsteps pounding]

chomp chomp chomp

[intense music]

crackle

crackle crackle

[screams]

Oh, Hogarth.

Ah!

[Annie sighs]

Hogarth?

Honey?

[grunting]

[screams]

Help!

[panting]

Hogarth?

Hogarth?

[grunting]

[intense music]

[grunting]

thud

[instrumental music]

clank

[clanking]

[Hogarth screaming]

[screams]

[panting] Help! Help! Stop! Help!

[car engine revving]

(Annie) 'Hogarth?'

- Hogarth! - Mom!

What do you think you're doing?

Don't you know better than to wander off at night alone?

What if something happened to you?

I'm sorry, mom.

Ah, don't you ever do that to me again, Hogarth.

I was so scared.

I thought I had lost you.

Mom, you won't believe this.

Something ate our TV antenna.

- Oh, Hogarth. You know-- - No, no, I'm serious!

Oh, but it's not Sputnik like Mr. Stutz thought.

- 'Hogarth. Hogarth!' - No, it's a robot!

- No, really it is. - 'Hogarth, please.'

And, and the robot, it-it's a 100 feet high and--

Hogarth!

- ...and it eats metal. - Stop it!

Just-just stop.

I'm not..

[sighs]

I'm not in the mood.

'Come on. Let's go home.'

[instrumental music]

(man on TV) 'A peaceful stay at home kind of day'

'in a town very much like your own'

'but then suddenly, without warning..'

[explosion]

(male narrator on TV) "Atomic Holocaust."

(man on TV) 'But how does one survive an atomic attack..'

Hey, did you hear about crazy Mr. Stutz?

He says his boat ran into a sea monster.

I heard it was sunk by a meteor.

No, no, no, it was a metal meteor.

It ate his boat, my dad says--

Ah, it wasn't any of those things.

What would you know about it, Poindexter?

- Hogarth! - Sh-shh.

Don't make me come over there.

Hands on your head

Keep low to the ground

Time to duck and cover the bombs are comin' down

[explosion]

Duck and cover

Duck and cover.. ♪

It's about 50 or 60 feet high

and it only eats metal.

Shut up, you little spaz.

It's probably been sent by foreign enemies

to take over the country.

Yeah.

We should bomb it to smithereens

before it does.

♪ ...kids that don't will cease to be around ♪♪

[pop song on radio]

Why is a nice girl like you serving coffee to a guy like me?

Particularly, when I have the right

to refuse service to anyone.

I'm sorry about yesterday.

I, uh...I'm usually..

[chuckles] Not like that?

[laughing] Right.

[chuckles]

Well, it wasn't your fault.

Hogarth's just..

I think he's lonely.

Yeah.

Well, he's a good kid.

Hey, come on outside.

I got somethin' to show ya.

Thanks for the scrap, Floyd.

Sorry I can't pay you more

but I-it-it's got, it's got this, um..

...this large...bite out of it.

That's why I'm selling it.

It's got a large bite out of it.

[chuckling] Yes. What could have done this?

I told you what.

Oh, yeah.

[chuckling] Strange invaders.

Thanks for believin' me.

I really did call the government, yeah.

They're sendin' someone to take care of the whole thing.

Jeez, Earl. You really are crazy.

I mean, who in the hell would the government send?

[dramatic music]

Kent Mansley, United States Government.

Unexplained Phenomena Department.

- Marv Loach, I'm the-- - What happened here?

Not sure.

Sometimes the line will snap

if the weather is bad, sure.

But for a whole tower to get twisted up like that.

Whoa! Ha.

It's got me beat.

It's almost like it was

bitten off by some enormous beast.

Enormous beast.

Yeah. What do you think? Escaped gorilla?

Uh, what department is that again?

Frankly, I'm not at liberty to reveal

the particulars of the agency I work for

and all of that implies.

You mean, uh..

[whispering] ...national security?

[chuckling] Let's put it this way.

Every once in a while things happen

that just can't be rationalized in a conventional way.

People want to know that their government has a response.

I am that response.

So, were there any witnesses?

Well, sir, if you'll just follow me.

We did find this.

'United States Government, huh?'

Guess that means something big's happening here, eh?

No, Marv. Big things happen in big places.

and the sooner I fill my report

the sooner I can get back to them.

Enormous beast, yeah.

[laughing]

Biggest thing in this town is probably

the homecoming queen.. Oh, my God!

Come on, Marv, come on. I need a witness.

It's around the corner. Come on, pick up the pace here, okay?

I've never seen anythin' like it, it's like a big

big chomp out of the side of the car.

Like, like a bite out of a ham sandwich.

Like a, uh, um..

What, um, what are we looking at here, Mr. Manley?

Something big, Marv.

Something big.

[instrumental music]

Hello?

Come out!

Hey, big metal guy. I got food here for ya!

clank clank

Metal! Crunchy, delicious metal!

Come and get it!

[camera clicks]

[music continues]

[intense music]

clank

[gasps]

[panting]

[footsteps pounding]

thud

thud

So, I guess you're not gonna hurt me, huh?

Huh!

'The shut-off switch.'

You saw me save you.

So, where are you from?

You came from the sky, right?

From up there?

Don't you remember anything?

Hm.

Maybe it's that bump on your head.

Do you talk?

You know, words? Blah, blah, blah, like that?

Can you do that, blah, blah, blah?

[indistinct]

Well, you get the idea anyway.

Let's see.

See this? This is called a rock.

Rock.

Rock.

Good.

Rock?

Yes.

Rock.

No. No. That is a tree.

Rock. Tree.

Get it?

Rock.

Tree.

That's right!

Wow. My own giant robot.

I am now the luckiest kid in America!

This is unbelievable.

This is the greatest discovery since

I don't know, television or something.

I gotta tell someone.

I should call some..

No, they'll panic.

People always wig out and start shooting

when they see something big like you.

Hmm?

Oh, wig out. It means crazy.

You know, like..

[gibberish]

[imitates Hogarth]

No, no, no! Don't do that!

That's the kind of stuff that makes them shoot at you.

(Kent) Two nights ago, at approximately 1900 hours, sat com radar

detected an unidentified object entering Earth's atmosphere

losing contact with it two and a half miles

off the coast of Rockwell.

Some assumed it was a large meteor or a downed satellite.

But my office in Washington received a call from someone

who reported an actual encounter with the object.

This is no meteor, gentlemen.

This is something much more serious. So..

So we can't call "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"

'because they wouldn't believe it.'

And..

Oh, it's getting dark.

And if I don't get home soon

Mom's gonna wonder where I am.

And if she comes looking for me and sees you

then we got the screaming problem again.

So for now, wo-would you..

You know, just

just stay here, okay?

I'll come back tomorrow.

Wow!

Well, goodbye.

thud

No. No! Me go.

You stay.

No following.

Good.

thud thud

I told you!

I'll come back tomorrow!

Now, stay!

[footsteps pounding]

(Hogarth) 'No! No! No!'

'Bad robot!'

Look, you can't go stomping around

and you can't come with me.

My mom will wig out.

[creaking]

'That's right.'

So you have got to stay in the forest

and I'll bring ya some food tomorrow.

But I gotta go home now.

So, goodbye.

[metal clanking]

Hey!

'Hey, wait a minute!'

What do you think you're doing?

Look at this mess!

[bell ringing]

[train horn blaring]

Oh, no.

Put it back!

Put it back right now!

Help me! I need your help!

Good, good.

Okay, put them together. See, like this.

This one here, that one there.

Okay. Over. Over. Good. Good.

Now the other one.

Okay, good enough! Let's go!

What the..

That's fine! Leave it alone!

The train is coming! The train is coming!

Come on! Let's go!

[crash]

thud

bam bam bam

Oh, no.

No, no, no.

Ah!

You're alive!

[beeps]

(male #4) 'Hello? Anybody out there?'

- Oh, we're in trouble now. - 'Are you alright?'

Look, I changed my mind. You can follow me home, okay?

Let's go!

[phone ringing]

Ah-ahem. Mayor's office.

What? A train accident?

'What do you mean you hit a giant creature?'

What creature could be big enough to..

(Kent) 'I need your car.'

[tires screeching]

[instrumental music]

[beeping]

Hm.

Wow! You can fix yourself?

Neat-o!

[gasps] Uh-oh, mom's home!

J-just stay here, okay? I'll be back.

Bye.

Bye.

Hmm?

[indistinct chattering]

What happened here?

Go on. Tell him what you saw, Frank.

You're not gonna believe this

but, uh, it was

a giant metal man.

Does anyone know where I can get to a telephone nearby?

Would you say grace, please?

Oh, my God!

Um...uh..

Oh, my God..

...we, uh

thank you for the, uh

food that mom

has put in front of us, and stop..

...the, uh, the devil..

...from doing bad things and, uh

get outta here..

...uh..

...Satan.

Go!

Go, so..

...that we may live in peace.

- Amen. - Amen.

That was, hm

really unusual, Hogarth.

- Forgot to wash my hands. - Well, uh..

Okay.

(male narrator on TV) Tomorrowland.

Promise of things to come.

[grunts]

[gasps] Stop, stop, stop!

Alright. Come on, come on. Over here.

[grunting]

Alright. Yeah. Yeah.

clink

Oh!

Come on, come on, come on! Yeah.

Hey there, scout.

Kent Mansley. I work for the government..

(Annie) 'Hogarth?'

[knocking on door]

[doorbell rings]

(Annie) 'Hogarth?'

Hey, there, scout.

Kent Mansley. Work for the government.

- Your parents home? - We're eating.

Mmm, boy!

Who's there, honey?

Well, hello there. Ahem!

Do you have a telephone I could use?

Yes. There's one in the kitchen.

Well, thank you. Thank you very much.

Here. Pretend you're a gangster.

Ha ha.

Damn it, Mansley, you called me at home for this?

You don't understand, sir. It.. It-it ate my car!

'And you saw this happen?'

Well, I didn't actually see it.

It went off into the...woods.

'So you don't have any evidence.'

But-but, sir, I've got an eyewitness!

An eyewitness with a concussion.

[shouts] This thing, uh..

[softly] This thing is a menace.

It-it-it tore up the power station and

and caused a train wreck!

'What did?'

Tell me again, Mansley

and this time, listen to yourself.

[exhales]

A giant metal monster.

[General Rogard laughing]

Please, sir, I've got a feeling about this one.

'That's lovely, Kent.'

'But let me try to explain how this works.'

If you told me you'd found, say

uh, a giant footprint

I might send over an 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've got a feeling.

Alright, then. Fine.

You want evidence, I'll get you evidence!

And when I do, I'm gonna want a memo distributed!

That sounds swell, Kent.

(Kent on phone) 'I'm gonna want that memo carbon-copied'

'and redistributed'

and..

[dial tone]

[dial tone continues]

[indistinct yelling]

Hi. Thanks for the use of your phone.

Well, thank you for the use of your phone, Mrs..

Hughes. Annie Hughes.

And this is my son Hogarth.

Thank you, Annie. Hobart.

That's Hogarth!

Hogarth?

What an embarrassing name.

Might as well call him zeppo or something.

What kind of a sick person would name a kid Hogar..

'"Hog Hug."'

"Hog Hug"! Hogarth Hughes!

[tires screeching]

[knocking on door]

Kent Mansley. You work for the government.

I wasn't gonna say that.

I have something for you, Hogarth.

Your BB gun.

Where did you find that?

Up at the power station.

Hogarth was out there the other night.

Really? See anything unusual, Hogarth?

No-thing unusual.

Really.

[toilet flushes]

Gotta use the bathroom.

Strange. He's so tight-lipped now

and the other night, he couldn't stop talking!

I mean, hundred-foot robots and whatnot..

Ha! A hundred-foot robot?

Ha ha ha! That's nutty!

- What else did he say? - 'No, wait! Stop!'

thud

Excuse me.

[grunting]

Hogarth? What is going on in there?

[grunts]

Are you alright?

(Hogarth grunting) 'I'm fine!'

Uh, you know, this sort of thing

is why it's so important

to really chew your food.

[Hogarth grunting]

thud

Hogarth?

Hogarth?

Mom! A little privacy!

Sorry!

- Ow! - Sorry.

Oh, lord, he's been acting strange lately.

That hurt.

[sighs]

Thank you again, Annie.

Goodnight, Hogarth.

I'm sure we'll see each other again...real soon.

If you're gonna stay here

you gotta keep better track of yourself.

Sheesh!

Anyway, I thought you'd like, you know

a bedtime story or something.

I've got some really cool ones!

"Mad" magazine, very funny.

"The Spirit," very cool.

"Boys' Life," eh..

Oh, here.

This guy is Superman!

'Sure, he's famous now.'

But he started off just like you.

Crash-landed on Earth.

Didn't know what he was doing.

But he only uses his powers for good

never for evil.

(Hogarth) Remember that.

Hmm.

Oh, that's Atomo, the metal menace

'He's not the hero. He's the villain.'

He's not like you.

You're a good guy..

...like Superman.

Superman.

[gurgles]

You're hungry, aren't you?

Mm-hmm.

But I don't have any metal here.

Just follow me.

Pick me up, okay?

Ooh!

Ah.

Wow!

Okay, now, march!

Ooh!

[grunting]

Whoo!

Yee-haw!

[grunts]

- Hmm? - Oh, yeah. That's Rockwell.

Nice place, huh?

Rockwell?

Yes. I was born right down th..

Rockwell!

(Hogarth) 'Stop.'

No, stop! Look out for the cow!

Come on! No! No, no, please, stop!

No! No! Sto-op!

We can't go there yet.

People just aren't ready for you.

[robot groans]

That was close.

We can't go running around like that, okay?

- Hmm. - Hey, look!

Hmm?

Well, I guess that would be okay to eat.

It's been there for months.

Oh, no!

We gotta hide! You know, hide?

It's when you, you know.. When you..

Just get behind something quick!

[whispers] Don't move.

[instrumental music]

Oh.

Our troubles are over.

[grunts]

Oh-oh-ho ho-ho.

(Hogarth) 'This is it.'

All you can eat.

[car horn blaring]

Shh! Turn it off!

[muffled honking]

[horn blaring]

Come on, just turn it off!

thud

Oh, no.

Alright, who's out there?

He-hey. I know you.

- Squirrel boy. - Hogarth.

By night known as Hogarth.

Got it. Well, come on inside, kid.

(Dean) 'Sorry about the crowbar.'

'You'd be surprised how many people wanna steal scrap.'

'But, man, once I turn it into art'

'I-I can't give it away!'

'I mean, what am I, a junkman who sells art'

'o-or an artist who sells junk?'

'You tell me.'

(Hogarth) 'Well, I like it.'

'I think.'

Listen, you're, you're not gonna call my mom, are you?

She doesn't know I'm out. I could--

Don't worry, kid. Look, it's not my style to report a guy

to the authorities.

'I'm gonna have some coffee.'

What do you want, some, uh, milk

or, uh...what? Milk?

Coffee's fine.

Ha. Yeah. I drink it. I'm hip.

I don't know. This is espresso, you know?

It's like coffeezilla.

I said I'm hip.

(Hogarth) So she moved me up a grade because I wasn't fitting in.

So now I'm even more not fitting in.

I was getting good grades, you know, like all A's.

So my mom says, "You need stimulation."

And I go, "No, I'm stimulated enough right now."

That's for sure.

So she goes, "Uh-uh. You don't have a challenge.

You need a challenge."

So now I'm challenged, alright.

I'm challenged to hold onto my lunch money

because of all the big mooses who wanna pound me

because I'm a shrimpy dork who thinks he's smarter than them.

But I don't think I'm smarter. I just do the stupid homework.

If everyone else just did the stupid homework

they could move up a grade and get pounded too.

Is there any more coffee?

Look, it-it's really none of my business, kid

but who cares what these creeps think, you know?

They don't decide who you are. You do.

You are who you choose to be.

[rumbling]

Did you hear that?

No, wait! Stop!

[robot groans]

Hog..

- It's okay! - My God.

- He isn't gonna-- - Run, kid, run!

It's okay! He isn't gonna..

It's okay. He isn't gonna hurt me!

- Ah, hey, ooh.. - 'Don't squash him!'

No! Do-do not s..

...squash him.

'His name is Dean.'

'We like Dean.'

- Dean. - Oh.

So...where'd, uh

where'd he come from?

He doesn't remember.

He's like a little kid.

Little. Yeah. Ha ha ha.

Wait a minute.

- You can talk to him? - Kind of.

He can't say a lot of words yet

but he understands things pretty good.

Oh, yeah. I see.

[both chuckling]

He needs food and shelter.

(Hogarth) You got plenty of room here.

- This place is perfect! - 'Go away.'

I can have him push the door down. You know I can.

Hogarth! I-I-I can't hide it here!

Him, not it.

Whatever, you don't even know where he came from

o-or what the hell he is!

He is my friend.

Yeah. Yeah, what am I? Am I your friend?

Bring some franken-bot with out-of-state plates over here

and make me change my tune.

Yeah, I don't like that jazz.

God, I'm tired.

So, he can stay?

Tonight. Tomorrow..

I-I don't know, I don't know about tomorrow.

[sighs]

Sleep tight.

I'll see ya tomorrow.

Oh.

Oh-h.

You're up already?

Just making the bed.

Well, that's nice, but..

Come downstairs. I have a surprise for you.

[mumbling]

Morning, sport. Sleep well?

Mom!

Isn't it wonderful, Hogarth?

We've finally rented our room.

[grunts]

I'm not very hungry.

Oh.

Yeah.

Hello. This is Hogarth Hughes speaking. Who's calling, please?

I said he could stay the night, kid. It's morning now.

Look, I'll try to come over, okay?

But there's this weird guy here who's watching me.

(Dean on phone) 'What's that supposed to mean?'

I-I got this big giant, giant thing out here!

I-I can't talk right now!

- 'Hogarth!' - Bye!

Now, who was that, sport? Friend of yours?

Yeah. He's, uh, a new kid.

What, I..

Hey, hey! Hey, stop!

Stop that! Stop it!

Hey, mind if I ask you a few questions there, buckaroo?

Now, why would you tell your mom about a giant robot, slugger?

So, what'd you see at the power station, huh, tiger?

Did you tell anyone else about this, buddy?

How big is this thing, ranger?

Been in the forest lately, scout?

Hey, where you goin'?

Champ? Slugger? Hey, cowboy!

Where you goin'? Where you goin'?

I'm goin' out!

Why don't you take Mr. Mansley with you, show him the sights?

- Oh, mom, the sights? - Hey, I'd love that.

Give us a chance to get acquainted

swap some stories, huh, chief?

There are two kinds of metal in this yard

scrap and art.

If you gotta eat one of 'em, eat the scrap.

What you currently have in your mouth is art!

Art?

Aw, forget it. Forget it!

It's gone!

It-it-it's..

Hmm.

That's not bad.

First you take a chocolate bar.

- Any bar will do. - Oh.

You mind if I, uh..

No, knock yourself out, skipper.

You crumble up the chocolate into little pieces.

Then you kinda stir it into the ice cream. See?

Yes, I see.

Wh-what do you call this again?

Landslide. It's new. Very new.

(Kent) 'Mm. Landslide.'

Top-notch. Mm.

You know, Hogarth..

...we live in a strange and wondrous time.

The atomic age.

But there's a dark side to progress, Hogarth.

Ever hear of Sputnik?

Yeah, it's the first satellite in space.

Foreign satellite, Hogarth, and all that that implies.

Even now it orbits overhead.

Poop, poop. Watching us.

You can't see it but it's there.

Much like that giant thing in the woods.

We don't know what it is or what it can do.

I don't feel safe, Hogarth.

- Do you? - What are you talking about?

What am I talking about? What am I talking about?

I'm talking about your goldarned security, Hogarth!

While you're snoozing in your little jammies

back in Washington, we're wide awake and worried.

Why? Because everyone wants what we have, Hogarth! Everyone!

You think this metal man is fun. But who built it?

The Russians? The Chinese? Martians?

Canadians? I don't care!

All I know is we didn't build it

and that's reason enough to assume the worst

and blow it to kingdom come!

Now, you're going to tell me about this thing.

You're going to lead me to it and we are going to destroy it

before it destroys us!

[stomach growling]

Just hold that thought and stay right there.

Ooh-oh.

[door slams]

[instrumental music]

(Dean) 'Little lower. Just a little bit lower.'

Hey, I thought you were in trouble.

That sucks. Let me just.. Up-up a little bit.

I had to ditch this weird guy

who's staying at our house.

It took me hours to shake him!

I kill myself to get out here

and you have him doing arts and crafts.

You got a problem with arts and crafts, little man?

He's a giant robot, Dean.

It's a little undignified.

Yeah? Well, smart guy, what would you have him do?

Tzzz, whoop. Main systems on.

Main engines. One, two, and three.

All systems go.

Five, four, three, two, one!

Blast off!

[screaming]

swoosh swoosh

We're landing. We're landing!

We're landi-i-i-ing!

[sighs]

[sighs]

Say, kid, can you guys cool yourselves a little?

I-I feel like we're pressing our luck here.

Hey, baby. We're cool.

Welcome to downtown Coolsville.

Population...us.

Ha-ha, well, can you move Coolsville

to some place less conspicuous?

- How about the lake? - Okay.

Oh, come with us. It'll be fun.

Yeah I've been searching

A-a searching

Oh yeah

Searching every which a-way

Yay yay

Oh yeah searching

I'm searching

Searching every which a-way

Yay yay

But I'm like that Northwest Mounties

You know I'll bring her in someday

Gonna find her

Gonna find her

Oh.

Gonna find her

Gonna find her ♪♪

This can't last forever, Hogarth.

We gotta tell somebody about him.

Uh, you worry too much.

Hey, Dean!

Watch this!

Alright, we're watching. We're watching.

This one's for professionals only!

Banzai!

splash

[shivering]

C-c-come on in.

The-the-the water's great!

Ha-ha. No thanks!

You...weenie!

Come on in.

It's really, really refreshing.

[grunting]

What? You too?

You..

...big baby!

[footsteps pounding]

[screaming]

swoosh swoosh

splash

[water bubbling]

[Hogarth laughing]

Whoo!

[tires screeching]

- Hey! - Yeah?

You're right in the middle of the road!

- Yeah! - Alright.

[van revving]

I think that's enough fun for one day.

[instrumental music]

(Annie) 'Are you okay in there, Mr. Mansley?'

'I'm back with the toilet paper you needed.'

Thanks. I think I'm feeling better now.

Much, much better.

thud thud

[sighs]

It's beautiful, huh?

Hey, look!

'It's a deer.'

- Deer? - Shh!

Let's get closer.

[instrumental music]

[birds chirping]

[twig snaps]

Hmm. Well, I guess he decided--

[gunshot]

[gasps] It's the monster!

Oh, no.

[dramatic music]

[grunts]

It's...dead.

Dead?

[grunts]

Don't do that!

What? Why?

It's dead. Understand?

They shot it with that gun.

[intense music]

- Hey! What's wrong? - What?

- Gun? - Yes.

Guns kill.

Guns...kill.

[instrumental music]

clank

clank

clank

clank

I know you feel bad about the deer

but it's not your fault.

Things die. It's part of life.

It's bad to kill.

But it's not bad to die.

You die?

Well...yes.

Someday.

I die?

I don't know.

You're made of metal..

...but you have feelings.

And you think about things.

And that means you have a soul.

And souls don't die.

Soul?

Mom says it's something inside

of all good things

and that it goes on forever and ever.

[music continues]

[metal clanking]

Souls cannot die.

[music continues]

[applauding]

You're very kind. Thank you so much.

You ever see a better picture than that?

Look at those details.

This is the famous 60 second polaroid land camera.

'Seeing your results on the spot'

'and picnics down the beach'

'backyard barbeques, is fast as the camera..'

[grunting]

...is that for 60 seconds.

You know, if you..

[grunts]

...is half the fun of pictures.

(Hogarth) Don't you remember anything?

zap

[intense music]

[crashing]

You saw me save you.

You came from the sky, right?

[explosion]

(Dean) You don't even know where he came from

or-or what the hell he is!

[music continues]

(Hogarth) I guess, you're not gonna hurt me.

Oh! Aah!

[audience applauding on TV]

[grunting]

[crickets chirping]

(Kent) You're late for dinner, Hogarth.

[dramatic music]

Your mom's working late tonight, Hogarth.

So, it's just us guys.

And we're gonna have a little chat.

Sit down!

(Kent) 'How's that? A little too bright?'

'Good.'

[laughs]

'Forgive me, Hogarth.'

'I wanted you to learn something.'

What can I learn from you?

'You can learn this, Hogarth'

that I can do anything I want whenever I want

if I feel it's in the people's best interest.

The giant metal man, where is it?

I don't know what you're talking about.

You don't? Well.

'Does this ring a bell?'

'No? How about this?'

'You've been careless, Hogarth.'

It doesn't prove anything.

'It's enough to get the army here'

'with one phone call.'

Then what's stopping you?

Where's the giant?

'You can't protect him, Hogarth..'

...any more than you can..

...protect your mother.

My mom?

Ah, it's difficult to raise a boy all alone.

We can make it more difficult.

In fact, we can make it so difficult

that it would be irresponsible for us to leave you in her care

'and all that that implies.'

'You'll be taken away from her, Hogarth.'

- You can't do that! - Oh, we can.

And we will.

[music continues]

He's in the junkyard.

McCoppin's Scrap, off Culver Road.

The junkyard. Of course!

Food for the metal-eater.

I wouldn't worry about this, Hogarth.

It isn't really happening.

'This is only'

'...a bad dream.'

[muffled screaming]

(Kent) Where's the giant?

[indistinct]

This is only a bad dream.

(Kent on phone) 'Yes, sir.'

'This thing is real, sir.'

'I not only have'

'incontrovertible evidence, general'

'I know where it's hidden.'

'I don't know who built it but it's here'

'it's massive and we're running out of time.'

'There's no doubt we should act.'

'The only question, sir, is..'

'...can you afford not to?'

'Excellent, sir. You won't regret it.'

Thank you, sir.

[instrumental music]

[door closes]

The army arrives in the morning, Hogarth.

Don't get cute.

[door creaking]

I gotta warn Dean.

[grunts]

[door creaking]

I'll be watching you.

[intense music]

[clock ticking]

[music continues]

[snoring]

[dramatic music]

[watch ticking]

[Kent snoring]

[gasps]

Morning, Kent.

thud

For some reason, the army

is in our front yard, Mr. Mansley.

Please. Call me Kent.

[grunting]

[instrumental music]

Okay.

[vehicles revving]

(male #5) 'Go, go, go..'

[indistinct chattering]

- Alright, where is it? - What?

You know darn well what. The monster.

The giant...thing. The metal man.

Ah! The metal man.

Jeez, you were, you were scaring me there for a second.

I thought I was under a-attack or something.

Uh, he's in the back.

Come on. I-I'll show you.

[music continues]

clink clink

You guys got here just in time.

This rich cat, you know, some industrialist

who wants him for the lobby of his company.

He whipped out his checkbook right on the spot.

I said, "Hey, you got him for the rest of your life

"but what, I gotta let go the moment I give birth?

I mean, come on. Give me some time to cut the umbilical, man."

[door creaking]

Here he is.

[music continues]

[laughing]

Anyway, I haven't sold him yet, so if you really want him

and if, you know, you throw in

a competitive bid..

Sir, I...listen. Sir, listen..

- Step outside, Mansley. - Yes, sir.

(General Rogard) You realize how much hardware I brought out here?

'You just blew millions of Uncle Sam's dollars'

'out of your butt!'

I gotta admit

I'm relieved that this is what Hogarth was talking about.

I mean, I was beginning to, uh..

...think it was real.

I mean, don't-don't get me wrong.

Um, I like it-it

but do you need all this stuff on the surface?

Well, um..

...no, actually.

Well, I mean, just sort of, it-it-it seems

kind of slapped on, you know.

Not as thought-out as this other piece.

You liked that one?

Yeah.

You'll be chief inspector of subway toilets

by the time I'm finished with you!

Now, pack up.

I'll expect you back in Washington

to clear out your office.

Yes, sir.

Hmm. I see why Hogarth sneaks out here.

You mean, you know about that?

[chuckles] Now I do.

[instrumental music]

[door creaking]

[revving]

Bye, Kent, and all that implies.

(Dean) 'Okay, you can move now.'

[grunts]

Nice job.

[metal clanking]

Thruster to base. I'm going in.

Only one creature could create so much destruction.

The hideous, people-eating

killing machine, Atomo!

Atomo!

No Atomo.

clank clank

I Superman.

Okay, Superman.

Take this!

[whirring]

Stupid gun.

zap zap

[gasps]

[whirring]

Hey, what's wrong?

[grunts]

As I was saying..

Take this!

[whirring]

zap zap

What happened? What was that--

Shh! Stay down and follow me.

[gasps]

Shh!

Get back!

I said, get back!

I mean it.

No, stop. Why?

It was an accident. He's our friend.

He's a piece of hardware, Hogarth.

Why do you think the army was here?

He's a weapon! A-A big gun that-that walks!

I-I...I not gun.

Yeah, what's that, huh?

'You almost did that to Hogarth!'

No.

thud thud thud

- Come back! - Hogarth.

- Hey, stop! - Giant!

Come back!

It was defensive. He reacted to the gun.

vroom

You're not gonna get there fast enough on foot.

[instrumental music]

thud thud thud

thud thud thud

See, I told you it was a big hoax.

- Dad said that-- - Huh! Give me the binoculars.

- What? What? - Hey, there it is. I see it!

'It's big. It's walking away.'

- Hey, give me those. - Over there! See it? See it?

The monster! Holy cow!

[both screaming]

- Watch it! - 'Help!'

Help!

Somebody help me! Help!

- I don't wanna fall! - Help! Help!

[clamoring]

I'm slipping! I can't hold on much longer!

thud thud thud

[both screaming]

[all gasping]

- Dad! - Daddy!

- 'He saved those boys!' - 'It's friendly!'

[engine revving]

[music continues]

vroom

[gasps] What.. Uh..

[horn honking]

[grunting]

Stop! Look! Look behind you!

The giant! It's attacking!

'It's stomping the town! I was right!'

- Sweet mother of God. - 'Look! Damn you!'

[engine revving]

screech

I am not a gun.

(Hogarth) 'Hey, mom.'

[chuckles]

[grunts]

[indistinct chatter]

[gunfire]

Let's get out of here!

Run!

[gasping]

[gunfire]

boom

Hey, stop! There's a kid in his hands!

'Stop shooting!'

Kent, he only reacts defensively.

If you don't shoot, he's harmless.

You gotta tell the general!

This is your fault, beatnik. If you hadn't--

Would you shut up and listen! You've gotta make them stop.

The giant's got the kid with him.

I'll take care of it.

[engine revving]

He says the monster has killed a kid.

Sir, we must stop it at all costs.

Go to Code Red. Repeat, Code Red!

Mr. President, we have a situation, sir.

[intense music]

swish

- Hey, watch it! Look out! - 'Watch it!'

swish

[engine revving]

[gasps] Look out for the bus!

Oh.

[horn honking]

thud

[Hogarth screaming]

beep beep beep

boom

You can fly?

You can fly!

Hogarth!

Try pointing your arms straight ahead, like Superman!

[music continues]

[gasp]

[gunfire]

No, no.

[gunfire]

I've lost visual. Repeat, lost visual!

(Hogarth) Man, that was close!

[groans]

No!

Hah! Got you.

thud thud thud

[groans]

Good call, Mansley. Secure the area.

Let's find out what this thing is and who sent it.

[engine revving]

[groans]

Huh?

[gasp]

[whimpering]

Strech to the perimeter.

It's still alive!

- S-shoot at it! - 'Fire!'

[gunfire]

[groans]

[gunfire]

[whirring]

Retreat!

[clamoring]

Let's get out of here!

[gunfire]

Hogarth!

He's unconscious, but he's okay. Let's get him in the car.

Drive, baby, drive! Step on it! Floor it!

It's gaining on us. Faster! Faster! Hurry!

Take cover!

[indistinct chatter]

[whirring]

[gunfire]

All battleships fire at the robot!

Now!

Now! Damn it! Now!

boom boom boom

Nothing can stop this thing!

We've hit it with everything we've got!

Not everything, general. The bomb.

The Nautilus has first strike capability

and is not far offshore.

You scare me, Mansley.

You want us to bomb ourselves in order to kill it?

General, the giant seems to follow whatever attacks it.

We can lure it away from the town, then destroy it.

Radio the Nautilus.

Tell 'em to target the robot and await my command.

This is Nautilus. What is the giant's current position?

(male #6) '67.71972 degrees west'

'by 44.50177 degrees north.'

Locked and loaded.

Oh, my baby, I'm so sorry.

- Stop the car. - Hogarth, oh, my God.

- Honey, you're alright. - Go back!

- We've gotta help him! - Are you crazy, kid?

You're lucky to be alive! We're taking you to a hospital.

screech

- Hold, hold, hold! - Hold on out there.

Everyone, out of the car! We have to evacuate the area.

What are you talking about?

We gotta get this boy to a hospital.

What boy?

Hogarth!

Hogarth, no!

beep beep beep

Hey! No! No!

boom

This is General Rogard.

Ready the attack and prepare to retreat

to the fallback position.

No! No! Stop! My son is out there!

No, wait. It's me...Hogarth. Remember?

It's bad to kill. Guns kill.

'And you don't have to be a gun.'

You are what you choose to be.

'You choose.'

Choose.

Hogarth.

[gasping]

It's okay. It's okay.

We gotta show them you're good.

Nautilus to Rogard. Missile armed and ready.

What are you saying, he's friendly?

Yes, attacking him is triggering a defense mechanism.

Don't listen, general, destroy the monster

while we still have the chance!

[guns cocking]

General, you shoot now and the whole thing

starts all over again.

Stop it now, general! Our future's at stake!

Orders, sir?

Which is why you have got to stop, general!

It's getting closer! Orders, sir?

- Don't shoot! Don't shoot! - Hogarth!

Hold your fire! The boy's alive?

It's a trick! Launch the missile.

Are you mad, Mansley? All units, stand down!

'Rogard to Nautilus. Come in, Nautilus.'

(male #7) 'Nautilus standing by.'

Launch the missile now!

That missile is targeted to the giant's current position!

Where is the giant, Mansley?

What.. Oh.

W-we can duck and cover. There's a fallout shelter right there.

There's no way to survive this, you idiot!

You mean, we're all going to--

To die, Mansley for our country.

Screw our country! I wanna live!

[engine revving]

thud

(Rogard) 'Hold him, men.'

Make sure he stays here like a good soldier.

[alarm blaring]

Oh, no.

- Hm. - It's a missile.

When it comes down..

...everyone will die.

(male #8) 'There it is!'

[indistinct chatter]

Shouldn't we get to a shelter?

It wouldn't matter.

(Giant) 'I fix.'

[instrumental music]

Giant.

'Hogarth..'

'...you...stay.'

I...go.

No following.

I love you.

[music continues]

(Hogarth) You are who you choose to be.

Superman.

boom

[music continues]

[cheering]

Let's go home.

[music continues]

[birds chirping]

[laughter]

Your best work yet, honey. No doubt about it.

You think this is my best? Really?

Well, y-you-you know, next to that bug, uh, thing.

Uh, you know, with.. The one with the, uh..

With the shovels. Ahem.

Uh, Hogarth. Come on, honey. Time to go.

- See you later, guys. - 'See you later, Hogarth.'

Oh, hey, Hogarth, um, the general sent this to you.

What is it?

He said it was the only part recovered.

'He thought you should have it.'

I miss him.

thud

[gasp]

beep beep beep

clink clink clink

clink

See you later!

beep beep beep

[instrumental music]

beep beep beep

[music continues]

[instrumental music]

[music continues]

The Description of The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)