This movie is a simple entertainment, but Cowboys and Aliens
quotes lack the structure and consistency needed to make it a
really great movie! The melodrama was a touch too ham-fisted and the
concept plot felt a
little wasted but the simple structure of the storyline does
to actually work, giving the audience enough action pieces to make it
an entertaining ride. At best this movie is best described as
B-rate pulp fiction delivered in an A-rate glossy package. Before
watching this movie just make sure you put any high
aside, then you are free to enjoy a couple of hours of eye gloss.
by: Jon Favreau
Roberto Orci (screenplay)
Alex Kurtzman (screenplay)
Damon Lindelof (screenplay)
Mark Fergus (screenplay)
Hawk Ostby (screenplay)
Mark Fergus (screen story)
Hawk Ostby (screen story)
Steve Oedekerk (screen story)
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (Platinum Studios comic book) Starring: Daniel Craig
- Jake Lonergan
Harrison Ford - Woodrow Dolarhyde
Abigail Spencer - Alice
Buck Taylor - Wes Claiborne
Olivia Wilde - Ella Swenson
Sam Rockwell - Doc
Matthew Taylor - Luke Claiborne
Cooper Taylor - Mose Claiborne
Clancy Brown - Meacham
Paul Dano - Percy Dolarhyde
Chris Browning - Jed Parker
Adam Beach - Nat Colorado
Ana de la Reguera - Maria
Noah Ringer - Emmett Taggart
Brian Duffy - Deputy
Keith Carradine - Sheriff John Taggart
[first lines; Jake wakes
up in the desert with a mysterious shackle on one wrist when some
riders approach him] Wes Claiborne:
We're riding towards Absolution. You know how far west we are? [Jake doesn't answer] Mose Claiborne:
Maybe he's a dummy. Wes Claiborne: Is
there a reason you're not answering my question? Luke Claiborne:
Look here, pa. Got iron on his wrist. He's been shot. Mose Claiborne: Could
be done broke out of Hueski. Might be worth bounty money. Wes Claiborne: That
could be. [he takes out his rifle,
gets off his horse and walks towards Jake] Wes Claiborne: It's
not your lucky day, stranger. Turn around and start walkin'. [Jake doesn't movie] Wes Claiborne: I
said turn around and start walkin'! [Jake grabs Wes's knife
stabs Luke, grabs hold of his gun shoots Wes and then beats Mose to
[holding his rifle at
Alright, turn around. Nice and slow. [Jake holding his hands
up turns around] Meacham:
I've seen good men do bad things and bad men do good things. Jake Lonergan:
I've been shot. Meacham: Only
two kinds of men get shot. Criminals and victims. Well, which one are
you? Jake Lonergan: I
don't know. Meacham: You
got a name, friend? Jake Lonergan: I
don't know that either. Meacham: Well,
just what do you know? Jake Lonergan: English.
at Jake's wound] Meacham: Now
that...That's a right odd looking wound there. Looks almost cauterized. [holding a bottle of
alcoholic drink in his hand] Meacham: Alright,
this might sting a bit. [pours the drink onto
Jake's wound] Jake Lonergan: Is
this a mining town? Meacham: Yeah.
Well, that was the notion. People moved on though. Gold.
[stitching up Jake's
wound] Meacham: This
is no gun shot. Where did you get this, son? Jake Lonergan: I
don't know. Meacham: Well,
I can't rightly absolve you of your sins if you don't recall, can I.
That being said, I've seen good men do bad things and bad men do good
things. Whether you're gonna end up in heaven or hell, is not God's
plan, it's your own. You just gotta remember what it was.
[Ella approaches Jake
whilst he's standing at the bar drinking] Jake Lonergan: I'm
just here to drink. [Ella doesn't move but
keeps staring at him] Jake Lonergan: Do
I know you? Ella Swenson:
No. [Ella watches Jake as he
takes another drink] Ella Swenson: My
name's Ella. Where did you get your bracelet? [she goes to touch the
bracelet but he moves his arm away]
Jake Lonergan: Is
there something you know about me, lady? Ella Swenson: You
don't remember anything, do you? Jake Lonergan: What
do you want? Ella Swenson: I
know you're looking for something. So am I. Jake Lonergan: Well,
good luck to you.
Sheriff John Taggart:
Jake Lonergan. [enters the Saloon and
moves to stand behind Jake] Sheriff John Taggart: You
can follow me all the way to the office so we can have us a little chat. Jake Lonergan: I
think you got the wrong man. Sheriff John Taggart: Well,
I'm gonna need you to come with us, all the same. [to one of
Sheriff Taggart's men as he comes closer to Jake] Jake Lonergan: I
wouldn't do that if I were you.
[as he spits on Jake
who's unconscious in the next cell] Percy Dolarhyde:
Rise and shine! [Jake becomes conscious
and look over at Percy] Percy Dolarhyde: You're
in trouble now. You're gonna burn. You know, my pa's coming for me. He
learned how to kill a man good and slow in the war. I am gonna watch
you suffer, for a long, long, long time. [Jake gets up from his
bed and comes to stand close to Percy in the next cell] Percy Dolarhyde: You
thought...you thought that cheap shot pecker hurt... [Jake grabs hold of
Percy through the bars of the cell and smacks his head hard against the
bars of the cell]
[as he's torturing one
of his men for thinking he's killed his cattle] Woodrow Dolarhyde:
You don't know who you're dealing with, Roy. Nobody calls me Colonel.
Them that did are mostly dead.
Sheriff John Taggart: I'm
turnin' you over to Federal Marshall. Jake Lonergan: You
gonna tell me what I'm charged with? Sheriff John Taggart: Arson,
assault, mayhem, hijacking. [he gives Jake the
'Wanted Dead or Alive' poster with Jake's photo on it] Sheriff John Taggart: Says
you robbed a stage last month.
[as Taggart informs him
of his crimes] Jake Lonergan: Is
that it? Sheriff John Taggart: Murder.
Prostitute out of Cotton Wood Grove, the next county over. Name of
Alice Wills. [he gives Jake the photo
of Alice] Jake Lonergan: You
sayin' I killed this woman? Sheriff John Taggart: You
approaches Jake as he's being prepared to be taken to Federal
Marshall] Jake Lonergan: Go
away! Ella Swenson: Listen,
I'm sorry. But I had no choice. I couldn't let you leave. Jake Lonergan: Well,
I'm leaving now. Ella Swenson: I
need you. Jake Lonergan: You
got somethin' to say, say it! Ella Swenson: I
need to know where you came from. Jake Lonergan: So
[referring to the alien
flying machine that Jake has shot down with his mysterious bracelet] Woodrow Dolarhyde: What
is that thing? Jake Lonergan: Why
are you asking me? Woodrow Dolarhyde: Because
you shot it! With that thing. Where did you get that thing? Jake Lonergan: I
don't know. Woodrow Dolarhyde: What
do you mean, you don't know?
[referring to the aliens
that have just attacked their town and abducted their people] Emmett Taggart:
Is it demons? Meacham: Demons!
I can't rightly say. It sure does fit the description, but I...I don't
think I Doc: Demons?
What are you talking about? Talking about bible stuff? Demons! Meacham: I'm
not talking about anything. I'm just... Doc: Well,
what in hell are you talking about? Meacham: You
gotta calm down, Doc. Doc: Calm
down? Meacham: He's
just a boy. Doc: You
tellin' a bunch of demons took my wife? Meacham: I
ain't sayin' any such thing now. Doc: Took
our people? Meacham: Get
a hold of yourself!
[to Doc] Meachum: My
advice to you is to get yourself a gun and learn how to use it.
Woodrow Dolarhyde: You're
going with us. I need that weapon. It's the only thing that counts. I
figure you owe me. Jake Lonergan: I
don't see it that way. [Dolarhyde hits Jake and
Jake hits him back hard]
[grabs hold of Ella as
she's been following him] Jake Lonergan: What
do you want? [Ella looks at him
scared] Jake Lonergan: What
do you want? You tell me right now, or I'll kill you. Ella Swenson: They
took my people too! I've been looking for them a long time. I know you
can help me find them. Jake Lonergan: You
stay away from me.
[Ella rides up to
Meacham as Dolarhyde and his men are off to search for the aliens] Ella Swenson: If
it's all the same, I'd like to ride along too? Meacham: Yes,
ma'am. [to himself as Ella
rides on ahead] Meacham: We
got a kid and a dog. Why not a woman?
[as Jake rides towards
them to join their search posse] Woodrow Dolarhyde: Well,
well, well! Looks who's back? I see you, but I don't see my gold. Jake Lonergan: Well,
let's say we find those people first, and then you can take your best
shot at collecting. Woodrow Dolarhyde: Well,
maybe that reward on your head would be more attractive proposition. Or
I could just shoot you in the chest and cut that thing off your arm.
Woodrow Dolarhyde: You
fixing to say somethin'? Nat Colorado:
Maybe...maybe we should have called in the army. Woodrow Dolarhyde: I
ain't gonna turn this over to no West Pointers. Gotta get on the
telegraph-assed Washington which hand to wipe with. I've waited around
for the M.T. for 'em to tell me what to do. I lost three hundred and
twenty eight men over a corn field. Nat Colorado: I
remember those stories. Woodrow Dolarhyde: I
don't recollect telling you any stories. Nat Colorado: I'd
listen when you'd tell them to Percy. Woodrow Dolarhyde: You
get this through your thick Indian skull. Them stories
weren't for you, they were for my son.
[to Emmett who's been
sat silently watching Dolarhyde cut an apple with his knife] Woodrow Dolarhyde: You've
been looking at this knife. You like this knife? [Emmett nods his head
and Dolarhyde gives him his knife] Woodrow Dolarhyde: You
look after that. Don't lose it.
[teaching Doc how to
shoot a rifle] Meacham: Don't
yank on this. It's not your pecker! Now, here. Look, you're holdin'
onto this thing like you're hangin' from it. [Doc takes another shot
and misses again] Doc: Aah!
What the hell am I doin'? Shit!
[referring to his wife
being taken by the aliens] Doc: It's
my fault she got took. I never should have taken her to that town. Meacham: Oh,
no! No! No! It's not your fault. You'll get her back. You're setting
things right. Just gotta have faith, that's all. Doc: Faith? Meacham: Mmhmm. Doc: Yeah.
God's been real swell to me. I don't mean no disrespect, preacher, but
either he ain't up there or he don't like me very much. Meacham: Well,
surely you don't expect the lord to do everything for you. Do you, Doc?
You gotta earn his presence. And then you gotta recognize it. And then
you have to act on it.
Jake Lonergan: Is
there something you need? [referring to the
picture of Alice that Jake carries with him] Ella Swenson: Who
is she? Jake Lonergan: She's
the only one who know who I am. Ella Swenson: You
know who you are. You just have to remember it. Jake Lonergan: Well,
I can't. Ella Swenson: Yes,
you can. [she touches the wound
below just below his chest] Ella Swenson: Does
it hurt? Jake Lonergan: It's
[referring to Meacham's
grave, who they've just buried] Doc: Are we
gonna say...say some words over him? Woodrow Dolarhyde: Only
one that know what to say is in the ground. Ain't it enough we took the
time to put him there? Doc: No.
No, it's not enough. [Dolarhyde turns his
horse and rides away]