Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon
Action bio-drama directed and co-written by James Mangold. Based on the true story of the American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the British driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) with the mission of building from scratch the Ford GT40, an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
[Ken and Peter are staring out at a race track]
Ken Miles: Look out there. Out there is the perfect lap. You see it?
Peter Miles: I think so.
Ken Miles: Most people can’t.
Lee Iacocca: Mr. Ford, Ferrari has a message for you, sir.
Henry Ford II: What did he say?
Lee Iacocca: He said Ford makes ugly little cars in ugly factories. And, uh, he called you fat, sir.
Henry Ford II: We’re going to bury Ferrari at Le Mans.
Lee Iacocca: Carroll Shelby?
Carroll Shelby: Maybe.
Lee Iacocca: Lee Iacocca. Ford Motor.
Lee Iacocca: Suppose Henry Ford II wanted to build the greatest race car the world’s ever seen to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What’s it take?
Carroll Shelby: Well, it takes something money can’t buy.
Lee Iacocca: Money can buy speed.
Carroll Shelby: It isn’t about speed.
Carroll Shelby: You need a pure racer behind the wheel of your car. That’s Ken Miles.
Henry Ford II: I don’t trust him an inch.
Carroll Shelby: How long have we known each other, Ken? Did I ever break a promise to you? I will put you in the driver’s seat at Le Mans, if you just shut your mouth and let me do my thing.
[Ken raises his eyebrows, then punches Shelby in the face]
Carroll Shelby: Alright.
[Shelby lunges at Ken, they fight while Mollie unfolds a chair and watches]
Mollie Miles: Morning, Shelby.
[Shelby and Ken stop the fight and grab some bottles of Coke]
Carroll Shelby: Morning, Mollie.
[as they drink bottles of Coke, Ken toasts Shelby]
Ken Miles: Up yours.
Carroll Shelby: Oh, go to hell.
Man: We heard he’s difficult.
Carroll Shelby: Oh, no. Ken’s a puppy dog.
Ken Miles: No. Whatever it is, Shel, no.
Carroll Shelby: Trust me.
Ken Miles: So the great Carroll Shelby is going to build a car to beat Ferrari with a Ford.
Carroll Shelby: Correct.
Ken Miles: And how long did you tell them that you needed? Two, three hundred years?
Carroll Shelby: Ninety days.
Ken Miles: [to Shelby] Ford hates guys like us, because we’re different.
Peter Miles: Do you think you can beat Ferrari?
Ken Miles: I could try.
[referring to the car]
Ken Miles: It’s awful.
Aeronautics Chief Engineer: If there’s a problem, the computer will find it.
Engineer: Get some scotch tape and a ball of wool.
[after we see the car is covered in scotch tape with wool attached to it]
Aeronautics Chief Engineer: What are they doing?
Carroll Shelby: Making your car faster.
[we see Ken test driving the car]
Ken Miles: That’s more like it!
Leo Beebe: [to Shelby] Ken Miles is not a Ford man.
Carroll Shelby: We’re on the verge of something, and now you tell me that I can’t have the best man in the world behind the wheel!
Henry Ford II: Give me one reason why I don’t fire everyone, starting with you?
Carroll Shelby: Well, sir, we’re lighter, we’re faster. And if that don’t work, we’re nastier.
Henry Ford II: This isn’t the first time Ford Motor’s gone to war. We know how to do more than push paper. Go ahead, Carroll. Go to war.
Carroll Shelby: Thank you, sir.
Carroll Shelby: We’re going to make history.
Carroll Shelby: You ready?
Henry Ford II: I was born ready, Mr. Shelby. Hit it.
[Shelby hits the gas, they go for a quick spin in the GT40, Shelby looks over to Ford who starts cry]
Ken Miles: If this were a beauty pageant, we just lost.
Carroll Shelby: Looks aren’t everything.
Ken Miles: Have you got a plan?
Carroll Shelby: It’s high risk.
[to Ken and Shelby]
Mollie Miles: I thought the whole point was to win the damned race!
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