World War Z Quotes: Lacks Bite

(Total Quotes: 103)

Directed by: Marc Forster
Written by:
Matthew Michael Carnahan (screen story & screenplay)
Drew Goddard (screenplay)
Damon Lindelof (screenplay)
J. Michael Straczynski (screen story)
Max Brooks (based on the novel)
Brad Pitt – Gerry Lane
Mireille Enos – Karin Lane
Daniella Kertesz – Segen
James Badge Dale – Captain Speke
Ludi Boeken – Jurgen Warmbrunn
Matthew Fox – Parajumper
Fana Mokoena – Thierry Umutoni
David Morse – Gunter Haffner
Sterling Jerins – Constance Lane
Abigail Hargrove – Rachel Lane
Fabrizio Zacharee Guido – Tomas
Elyes Gabel – Andrew Fassbach
Michiel Huisman – Ellis


World War Z quotes are a mix bag and a bit of a missed opportunity in the sense that it had perfect source material to work with from the book which was in the most part ignored. That’s not to say it was a failure, it just could have been so much more. Brief synopsis of the movie; the story revolves around ex UN agent Gerry Lane, who’s retired to spend more time with his family, but he’s called back into the field when there’s an outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic that is threatening to destroy humanity. Gerry is offered protection for his family in exchange for his field expertise to travels across the world searching for information that can stop the outbreak.

Where the movie succeeds is in blending of the action scenes with investigative scenes that explore the history of the virus, and the zombie outbreak scenes, which have been set out beautifully even though they are very coy about showing blood or gore. Where it fails is that it lacks definition and emotion so you never get drawn into it narratively. While there’s nothing terrible about this movie it’s just nothing to get excited about, it’s just a sufficient action flick that lacks bite or any real genuine sense of danger.

Verdict: It would have been interesting to see what this movie could have been like if they had included the more political aspect of the novel, but as it stands World War Z is a passable zombie action movie presented on a massive global stage.

World War Z Quotes Page  1   2   THE NOVEL


[first lines; in Philadelphia, a sleeping couple, Gerry and Karin are awakened by their kids jumping onto their bed]
Constance Lane: Wake up!
Karin Lane: Creatures in our bed!
Rachel Lane: No, it’s not!
Karin Lane: Oh, you’re getting very big. What do you wanna eat?
Constance and Rachel: Pancake!
[the girls laugh]


[later in the kitchen, Gerry prepares the girls their pancakes as the news is on the TV in the background]
Gerry Lane: Hey, by the way, what do you want for your Birthday?
[Rachel whispers to Constance]
Rachel Lane: Say puppy.
Constance Lane: A puppy.
Gerry Lane: You mean a stuffed animal puppy? Cause that we can do.
[Gerry places a plate of pancakes on the table]
Gerry Lane: It’s cool. Let’s eat.
[Karin walks into the kitchen and puts her arms around the girls]
Karin Lane: Good morning.
[she kisses the girls]
Rachel Lane: She gets the bigger one?
Constance Lane: Yeah, I’m sorry.
[to Rachel]
Karin Lane: Did you pack your um…inhaler?
[Rachel shakes her head]
Karin Lane: Bathroom sink.
Rachel Lane: In a minute?
Karin Lane: Scooch.
Rachel Lane: Okay.
[Rachel leaves the kitchen]


[as Gerry listen to the morning news we hear snippets of the coming events; Taiwan treating an outbreak of rabies and a Third-World nation under Martial Law]
Constance Lane: Daddy, what’s Martial Law?
Gerry Lane: Uh…
[Gerry laughs]
Gerry Lane: Martial Law is like uh…house rules, but for everybody.
Constance Lane: Were you ever in places like that with your old job?
Gerry Lane: Mm-hmm. But I quit my old job so I could be with you.
Constance Lane: Do you miss it?
[Karin and Gerry look at each other for a moment and smile]
Gerry Lane: No, I like my new job.
Constance Lane: All you do is make pancakes in the morning.
Gerry Lane: Yeah, but I’m really good at it.


[Rachel comes back into the kitchen carrying a stuffed toy rabbit]
Rachel Lane: Look who I found?
Karin Lane: Woh.
Rachel Lane: Here comes the number twelve train!
[Constance takes the stuffed rabbit from Rachel and hugs it]
Gerry Lane: It’s not Subway Sam, is it?
Karin Lane: You want more pancakes?
Rachel Lane: No.
Karin Lane: Okay. Go, go, go.
[the girls leave the table]
Karin Lane: Come on, scooch. Movin’ on out.
[the girls and Karin leave the kitchen]
Gerry Lane: Hey, plates in the sink!
Rachel Lane: Do not forget that!


[as they get stuck in downtown Philadelphia traffic with Gerry driving, Karin and the girls are playing a game]
Karin Lane: Uh…does it live in the jungle?
[Constance whispers something to Rachel]
Rachel Lane: Oh, no.
Gerry Lane: Do you eat it on Sundays?
Rachel Lane: No.
Gerry Lane: Does it live on the Great Plains of Africa?
Constance Lane: Yeah!
Rachel Lane: Oh, well, I guess yeah.
Gerry Lane: Do people keep it in pens, or harvest it for meat?
[they all laugh]


Constance Lane: Dad!
Karin Lane: Is it an animal you’d have for a pet?
Rachel Lane: Yes.
Gerry Lane: Is it a cat?
Rachel Lane: Yes!
[Karin smiles at Gerry]
Rachel Lane: Okay, now we have another one.
[to Gerry]
Karin Lane: You totally got one!


[as they continue to sit in traffic, Karin notices a helicopter flying overhead]
Karin Lane: Why are there so many, it’s like three in the last five minutes.
[then they notice a commotion ahead of them]
Gerry Lane: What is going on?
[Gerry puts on the radio]
Voice of News Reader: World Health Organization has been tracking the recent outbreak of rabies that began in Taiwan and has now been reported in over twelve countries. Responding to allegations he hasn’t done to prevent the spread…


[to Gerry]
Karin Lane: Can we try BBC?
Gerry Lane: You’re not British anymore, darling.
[Karin smiles]
Gerry Lane: You lost your accent a long time ago, except after two bottles of wine.
Rachel Lane: Am I British?
Karin Lane: Yeah, your Grandma is.
[at that moment a police on motorcycle rides past them which clips the car’s side mirror off]
Karin Lane: Hey!
Gerry Lane: Woh!
Rachel Lane: He’s just gonna keep going, daddy?
Gerry Lane: Hold on, guys.
[Gerry starts getting out of the car]
Rachel Lane: Daddy, be careful on the road.
Gerry Lane: It’s okay, baby.


[as Gerry gets out of the car he notices more police motorcycles passing by through the traffic, as Gerry picks up the side mirror off the road, another driver gets out of his car and calls out to Gerry]
Driver: Hey, yoh! You alright?
Gerry Lane: Yeah, I’m okay.
Driver: Did you see anything?
Gerry Lane: No. Do you know what’s going on?
Driver: No, man. I don’t know anything.
Gerry Lane: It’s crazy.
[as Gerry goes to get back in the car he sees an explosion in the distance ahead]
Karin Lane: Gerry?
[suddenly the people on the sidewalk start running and more police motorcycles drive past]


Motorcycle Cop: Get back in your car, right now!
[Gerry gets back in the car and shuts the door, the cop starts yelling]
Motorcycle Cop: Remain with your vehicle…!
[suddenly a truck storms up from behind and hits the cop on the bike, Gerry, Karin and the girls are visibly shaken, then they see the truck just driving through past all the cars, Gerry starts the car]
Karin Lane: What are you doing?
Gerry Lane: That’s our way out of here.
[Gerry follows behind the truck, which is clearing a path as it plows through the traffic]
Constance Lane: I want my blanket!
Karin Lane: Honey, it’s packed right now. Just hold onto Subway Sam, okay?
[suddenly the truck ahead crashes and overturns]
Constance Lane: My blanket!


[Gerry continues to swerve through the traffic, Rachel starts getting out of the backseat]
Gerry Lane: Rach!
Karin Lane: Rachel, baby, you gotta get back in your seat.
[Rachel crouches down in the corner below her seat]
Karin Lane: Baby, we need you in your seat!
Gerry Lane: Get your belt on!
Karin Lane: Rachel, right now!
[Rachel doesn’t move]
Karin Lane: Gerry!
Gerry Lane: Rach, get your belt back on!
[suddenly their car gets hit and they come to a stop]


Karin Lane: Are you okay?
[Gerry turns to the girls]
Gerry Lane: You okay?
Karin Lane: Rachel, are you hurt?
Gerry Lane: Rachel, are you hurt?
Karin Lane: Honey?
[to Constance]
Gerry Lane: You okay? It’s okay.
[Gerry notices everybody running around in panic]
Gerry Lane: Everybody out of the car!


[as they get out of the car they see everyone around them in a panic and running around]
Gerry Lane: We gotta get out of the city!
[Karin tries to open the passenger door to get the girls out]
Karin Lane: The door won’t open! Rachel, go out that side.
[Gerry grabs hold of Constance]
Gerry Lane: Okay, get up and climb over,
[Gerry gets Constance out of the car and looks around him at the panicked mess, he goes to grab Rachel]
Gerry Lane: Come on, honey! Come on!
[to Constance]
Karin Lane: Sweetheart, are you okay?
[we see zombies chasing and lunging after people with frightening speed]
Gerry Lane: We gotta get off the street.


[they see zombies hurl themselves onto cars and bang their heads against the car windows to get to the passengers inside]
Karin Lane: What is that, Gerry? What is that?
Gerry Lane: I don’t know!
[as they are running, Gerry notices an RV ahead of them]
Gerry Lane: Get to the RV!
[Constance drops her stuffed toy as Karin carries her]
Constance Lane: Subway Sam!
[her stuffed toy, Subway Sam, plays its automated voice, Gerry picks up the toy]
Subway Sam’s Voice: Here comes the number twelve train! One…two…
[as they run toward the RV Gerry sees a man on the road getting bitten by a zombie]
Woman in Street: What’s happening?


Subway Sam’s Voice: Three…four…five…six…seven
[as Subway Sam is counting down, Gerry watches the man that was bitten by the zombie writhe on the ground as he goes through the process of turning into a zombie]
Subway Sam’s Voice: Eight…nine…ten…eleven…twelve.
[Gerry looks back at the man that was bitten and sees him now fully turned into a zombie]
Subway Sam’s Voice: Train’s in the station!
[the man turned zombie starts attacking people in the street]


[Gerry, Karin and the girls reach the RV, as Gerry starts the RV one of the zombies jumps in through the window and attacks them, but Karin manages to kick it out of the RV, Gerry manages to drive them out of the city as Karin tries to treat Rachel’s asthma]
Karin Lane: Try to relax. In and out. Come on, baby. Try to relax.
[looking at Gerry as he drives]
Karin Lane: Gerry, we left my purse in the car.
Gerry Lane: Where’s the spare?
[to Rachel as she struggles to breath]
Karin Lane: I’m gonna look at your back pack, alright?
[Karin rises and moves over toward Gerry as he drives]
Karin Lane: Do you wanna be with her?
[Gerry pulls the RV over and stops]


[Gerry goes over to Karin and Rachel]
Gerry Lane: Rach, you’re gonna be alright. Hey, you breathe through your nose. Rach? Rach? Look at me, look at me.
[Rachel looks at Gerry as she struggles to breathe]
Gerry Lane: You’re gonna be alright. We’ve done this a hundred times. Look at me, look at me. Breathe with your nose, out through your mouth.
[Karin finishes looking at Rachel’s back pack, looks over at Gerry and shakes her head]
Gerry Lane: Okay, we’re gonna go to a pharmacy. We’ve gotta move.
[Karin goes to sit behind the driver’s seat]
Karin Lane: Okay.
[she tries to start the RV; to Rachel]
Gerry Lane: Look, at me. Look at me, Rach, breathe through your nose.


[as Karin struggles to start the RV]
Constance Lane: Daddy, what are those things?
Gerry Lane: Will you find me some water, okay? Something to drink.
[Constance rises to look for water in the RV, at the same time Gerry’s cell phone rings, Karin looks at the phone]
Karin Lane: It’s Thierry.
[Gerry takes the phone from Karin and answers it]
Gerry Lane: Where are you?
Thierry Umutoni: Airborne, lower east side, Turtle Bay.
[we see Thierry in a helicopter flying over New York]
Thierry Umutoni: It’s all gone. We barely made it out.
[turning to the person sat next to him]
Thierry Umutoni: Tell him to go south.


[back in the RV, Karin is still struggling to start the RV]
Karin Lane: Come on, come on, come on, come on.
[to Thierry]
Gerry Lane: What is this?
Thierry Umutoni: We don’t know. How close were you?
Gerry Lane: Face to face.
[Constance returns carrying a rifle]
Constance Lane: Daddy.
Gerry Lane: Honey, give me that. Give me that. Thank you, honey.
[Gerry takes the rifle from Constance]


Thierry Umutoni: Where are you?
Gerry Lane: 95, heading north.
[Karin finally manages to start the RV’s engine]
Karin Lane: Okay. Okay.
Thierry Umutoni: Alright, we’ll try to get a helicopter to you. I’ll call you back with an extraction point. Can you hold on for another hour?
Gerry Lane: Do we have a choice?
Thierry Umutoni: This is not for old time’s sake, my friend. I need you. I need you back.
Gerry Lane: Don’t forget about us.
[turning to the man sat next to him in the helicopter]
Thierry Umutoni: What do you mean we’ve lost Boston?
[to Gerry]
Thierry Umutoni: Alright. Good luck, Gerry.
[he ends the call]
Gerry Lane: Okay.
[to Rachel as she’s managing to control her breathing]
Gerry Lane: Good, honey. It’s gonna be alright.


[in Newark, New Jersey Gerry and his family arrive at a convenient store, they get out the RV and Gerry takes the rifle]
Karin Lane: Come here, stay close.
[Karin carries Constance]
Gerry Lane: Keep them close.
[they run into the store to find it being ransacked by looters]
Karin Lane: Get the medicine. I’ll get us something to eat, I’ll meet you back here.
[Gerry and Rachel go off to look for medicine as Karin and Constance look for food; to Rachel]
Gerry Lane: Stay close to me.


[Gerry manages to find the pharmacy, as he goes through the cabinets he’s stopped a gunpoint by the pharmacist]
Pharmacy Helper: What do you need?
[Gerry stands in front of Rachel]
Gerry Lane: Albuterol.
[the pharmacist lowers his gun, goes to the pharmacy cabinet and takes out the medication, he holds it out to Gerry]
Pharmacy Helper: They’ll outgrow the asthma, supposedly.
[Gerry takes the medication, the pharmacist picks up something else]
Pharmacy Helper: And this shit, too. It’s magic for my kid.
[Gerry takes the medicine]
Gerry Lane: Thank you.


[after taking the medicine for Rachel, Gerry hears Constance screaming]
Constance Lane: Daddy!
[Gerry takes Rachel’s hand and they start running toward Karin and Constance]
Gerry Lane: Connie?
Constance Lane: Daddy!
Gerry Lane: Connie?
Constance Lane: Daddy!
[Gerry finds Constance sat in a shopping cart crying]
Gerry Lane: Where’s mommy?
Karin Lane: Gerry!
Gerry Lane: Karin! Karin!
[Gerry takes the shopping cart and starts running toward Karin’s voice, he finds her being mugged by two men for the food she was taking]
Karin Lane: Get off of me! That’s all I have! Gerry!
Gerry Lane: Hey! Hey!
Karin Lane: Gerry!
[one of the men shoots at Gerry with his gun, but misses, Gerry then shoots his rifle and manages to hit the man, Karin then runs to Gerry and embraces him, Gerry then sees a police officer run toward him, he raises his hands, but the officer runs past him to get to the food]


[when they run out of the store, they find their RV missing]
Gerry Lane: No! No!
[turning to Karin and the girls]
Gerry Lane: We gotta get out of here. We gotta get off the street.
Karin Lane: Gerry?
[she points to the buildings ahead]
Karin Lane: Apartments.
Gerry Lane: Yeah. Good, go.
[as they start running toward the apartments, Gerry calls Thierry]
Thierry Umutoni: Gerry?
Gerry Lane: We’re in Newark. We’re stranded. Apartment buildings, 23rd. If we can get to the roof, can you get someone to us?
Thierry Umutoni: Not tonight.
Gerry Lane: When?
Thierry Umutoni: The earliest will be sunrise.
[turning to Karin]
Gerry Lane: Sunrise.
Karin Lane: Tell him I got flares.
Gerry Lane: We’ll be on the roof, with flares.
Thierry Umutoni: Listen, Gerry, I will move mountains to get you out here.


[as they run to the building, they hear an explosion nearby and then zombies running past an alcoholic homeless person huddled in street, they get inside the building]
Karin Lane: Get inside, girls. Light the stairs!
[Gerry shuts and locks the building door as the zombies are running towards the building]
Gerry Lane: Run!
[they all start running up the stairs, Karin lights a flare and Gerry tries to open one of the locked doors, Karin looks around her]
Karin Lane: Where’s Connie? Connie?
Gerry Lane: Connie!
Karin Lane: Connie!


[they hear Constance shouting and run towards her voice]
Constance Lane: Let me in!
Karin Lane: Connie!
[they find Constance standing outside an apartment, yelling]
Constance Lane: Let me in!
Karin Lane: Connie!
[Karin grabs hold of Constance and at that moment the apartment door is opened where a family is standing inside]
Gerry Lane: In, in, in! Get in!
[Gerry, Karin, Rachel and Constance get inside the apartment and Gerry shuts the door]


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