Chicken Run

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Chicken Run is a 2000 clay animation film made by the Aardman Animations studios. It tells the story of a band of chickens who seek escape from their coop before their owners, mild-mannered egg farmer Mr. Tweedy and his overbearing wife, make them all into chicken pot pies.

Directed and written by Peter Lord and Nick Park.
This Ain't No Chick Flick! taglines

Rocky

  • FREEDOM!!!
  • [Ginger squawks loudly] Was your father, by any chance, a VULTURE?!
  • [Rocky and Ginger are in an oven] It's like an oven in here!

Fowler

  • Operation Cover-Up! [Is then covered with an old sock]
  • [About Rocky] I don't like the look of this one. His eyes are too close together.
  • Pushy Americans, always showing up late for every war. Overpaid, oversexed, and over here!
  • Keep pedalling! We're not there yet! You can't see paradise if you don't pedal!
  • Cock-a-doodle-doo! What, what.

Babs

  • [After she fainted from a near-death experience] All me life flashed before me eyes. [disappointed] It was really borin'.
  • I don't want to be a pie! I don't like gravy.
  • Bingo!
  • Oh, it's nice to have a bit of time to yourself, isn't it? [smiles calmly]

Bunty

  • [After everyone learns that Rocky cannot fly] I had a feeling he was a phoney all along. In fact, I'm not even certain he was American.
  • I laid five eggs this morning. FIVE! I was dead chuffed with that, I was!

Dialogue

Ginger: So laying eggs all your life and then getting plucked, stuffed and roasted is good enough for you, is it?
Babs: It's a livin'.

Bunty: Face it ducks; the chances of us escaping from here are a million to one.
Ginger: Then there's still a chance.

Mrs. Tweedy: Chickens go in; pies come out.
Mr. Tweedy: What sort of pies?
Mrs. Tweedy: [sarcastic] Apple.
Mr. Tweedy: My favourite!
Mrs. Tweedy: CHICKEN pies, you great lummox!

Babs: Morning, Ginger. Back from holiday?
Ginger: I wasn't on holiday, Babs. I was in solitary confinement.
Babs: Oh, it's nice to get a bit of time to yourself, isn't it?

Ginger: Listen. We'll either die free chickens or we die trying.
Babs: Are those the only choices?

Ginger: But you're supposed to be up there - you're the pilot.
Fowler: Don't be ridiculous. I can't fly this contraption.
Ginger: "Back in your day"? The Royal Air Force?
Fowler: 644 Squadron, Poultry Division - we were the mascots.
Ginger: You mean you never actually flew the plane?!
Fowler: Good heavens, no! I'm a chicken! The Royal Air Force doesn't let chickens behind the controls of a complex aircraft!

Rocky: You see, flying takes three things: Hard work, perseverance and... hard work.
Fowler: You said "hard work" twice.
Rocky: That's because it takes twice as much work as perseverance.

Nick: First of all, we sneak in all quiet, like...
Fetcher: [interrupting] Like a fish!
Nick: Yeah, like a-- [pauses] Like a fish? You stupid Norbert.

Nick: [aboard the flying machine] The exits are located here and here. In the quite likely event of a emergency, put your head between your knees--
Fetcher: And kiss your bum goodbye!

Mr. Tweedy: [being attacked by chickens] Mrs Tweedy! The chickens are revolting!
Mrs. Tweedy: [not paying attention] Finally, something we agree on.

Nick: Eggs from heaven.
Fetcher: No, from her bum.

Fowler: Increase velocity!
Babs: What does that mean?
Bunty: It means PEDAL YOUR FLIPPING GIBBLETS OUT!!!

[After everyone is yelling]
Rocky: Where am I?
Ginger: Oh, yes how rude of us it's just that we're very exci- This is a chicken farm.
Babs: And we're the chickens.

[Fowler is forced to share his bunk with Rocky]
Fowler: ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS! Asking a senior officer to share his quarters?! And with a non-commissioned Yank, no less! Why, back in my day, I'd never...
Rocky: Hey, you weren't exactly my first choice either. And scoot over, your wing's on my side of the bunk--
Fowler: "YOUR SIDE OF THE BUNK"?! The WHOLE bunk is MY side of the bunk!
Rocky: [snapping back] Just-- What's that smell, is that your breath?
Fowler: [grumbling] ... It's absolutely outrageous...

Ginger: So that's it! You're from the circus.
Rocky: Shh!
Ginger: You're on the run, aren't you?
[Rocky pulls her behind a hut]
Rocky: You want to keep it down?! I'm trying to lay low here!
Ginger: I should turn you in right now!
Rocky: You wouldn't!... Would you?
Ginger: Give me one reason why I shouldn't.
Rocky: Because I'm... cute?
[Ginger squawks loudly]
Rocky: [muffles her] What are you doing?! Do you know what will happen if that guy finds me?!
Ginger: It's a cruel world.
Rocky: I've just decided, I don't like you.
Ginger: I've just decided, I don't care. Now show us how to fly.
Rocky: With this wing?!
Ginger: Teach us then!
Rocky: No!
[Ginger squawks again]
Rocky: [muffles her again] Now you listen here, sister. I'm not going back to that life! I'm a lone free ranger! Emphasis on FREE!
Ginger: And that's what we want! Freedom!
[Rocky notices the Tweedys approaching]
Rocky: Oh no! Oh no, they're after me!
Ginger: Teach us to fly, and we'll hide you.
Rocky: And if I don't?!
[Ginger squawks again]
Rocky: [muffles her again] Was your father, by any chance, a VULTURE?!

Rocky: Time to make good on that deal, doll--
Ginger: The name, is Ginger.

Ginger: I thought you were going to teach us how to fly.
Rocky: That's what I'm doing.
Ginger: Isn't there usually some flapping involved?
Rocky: Hey, do I tell you how to lay eggs? Relax, were making progress.
Ginger: Really? I can't help feeling were going around in circles.
[Ginger points to the chickens, who are indeed, spinning around in circles]
Rocky: Whoah, woah, cut it out! You're making me dizzy! There, I think they're ready to fly now.
Ginger: Good, because they certainly can't walk anymore!

Rocky: You know what your problem is? You're... difficult!
Ginger: Why, because I'm honest?! I care about what happens to them! Nothing I expect a lone free ranger to know anything about!
Rocky: Hey, if this is the way you show it, I hope you never care about me!
Ginger: I can assure you, I never will!
Rocky: Good!
Ginger: Fine!

[Ginger has been put on the pie macine, and can't get free]
Ginger: Oh great! Brilliant!
Rocky: Yo! baby doll!
Ginger: Rocky!
Rocky: I'm coming! [He begins slipping on the metal] I'm still coming!
Ginger: Come on! Stop this thing!
Rocky: I'm getting there!
[The machine releases Ginger. Rocky makes a grab at her but misses]
Rocky: Oh, shoot!
Ginger: ROCKY!
Rocky: Don't worry! I'll be down there before you can say...
[Mixed vegetables tumble towards him]
Rocky: ... MIXED VEGETABLES?!

Taglines

  • This Ain't No Chick Flick!!
  • Escape or Die Frying
  • A Few Good Hen
  • There's Nothing More Determined Than Poultry With A Plan.
  • She's Poultry In Motion
  • Feathers will Fly!
  • The Lone Free Ranger
  • It's Chicken Impossible.
  • A Chicken Will Rise!
  • The Cluck Stops Here
  • Run, Don't Walk!

Voice cast

External links

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