Hancock (film)

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Hancock (2008) is a comedy superhero film about an amnesiac hero directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman, and Charlize Theron.


  • Do I look like I care what people think?
    • Statement to Ray Embrey who is trying to convince him he needs his help as a public relations manager (this appears in the trailers only, not in the theatrical release of the movie).
  • What you want? A cookie? Get the hell out of my face.
    • Statement to a young boy who wakes him from a drunken sleep to tell him there is a crime going on.
  • All you people blocking the intersection...you're all idiots.
    • Statement to the people at the train tracks.
  • Cause I been drinkin', bitch!
    • Statement to a woman who complains that Hancock smells like liquor.
  • Call me an asshole, one more time.
    • Statement made to a small boy who is calling him an asshole, and later to a hostage taker.
  • If you don't move — your head is going up his ass.
    • Statement to convicts blocking his path while he is in prison.
  • Good Job.
    • Statement to a police officer fighting some hostage takers.
  • You're going to change the world. Good job, Ray.
  • If you don't give yourself up quietly, I swear to CHRIST, your head is going up the driver's ass, your head is going up his ass, and you, you drew the short straw cause you, your head's going up MY ass.
    • To three men in a car who have been shooting at police.

Ray Embrey

  • You're a superhero for God's sake, people should love you.
    • After Hancock saves his life.
  • NOT okay.
    • After Hancock throws a young boy high into the sky for calling him an asshole.
  • You're an asshole.
    • Summing up Hancock's public relations problem
  • The AllHeart symbol will be known globally as a symbol of companies that are committed to changing the world. They'll give away their sustenance goods of food, drugs, power, clothing for free.
  • That's something you might want to bring up on a first date Mary. "I don't like to travel." "I'm allergic to cats." "I'm immortal." Those are like some things you might want to give a little heads up on.
    • After Mary reveals that Hancock was "technically" her husband.

Mary Embrey

  • I think you're wasting your time with this guy.
  • He's not going to go.
    • On the idea of Hancock letting himself go to jail.
  • Call me crazy — one more time...
    • After Hancock calls her crazy during an argument.
  • Okay! I was flying! And — I'm very strong — as well. It's just the way we are.
    • After Ray sees her landing at their back door.
  • This is very hard to explain.
  • Technically speaking, he's my husband.
    • About Hancock
  • Whatever we are we we're built in twos, okay? We're drawn to each other — no matter how far I run, he's always there — he finds me! It's physics!


Large man: That woman could have been killed, she should sue you!
Crowd: Yeah!
Hancock: Okay, well you should sue McDonald's 'cause they fucked you up.
Woman: And I can smell that liquor in your breath!
Hancock: 'Cause I been drinkin', bitch!

Ray: We at Embrey Publicity would like to offer you the AllHeart symbol. Now you would be among a very select group of corporate giants to bear this logo on your product. And what this would say to the public is that your company, Pharmatopsis, had made a radical contribution to helping our world. And here is all you'd have to do to qualify: Your new TB drug, micadin, we would like you to give that product away, for free.
Businessman: Did you say free?
Ray: I did — only to those who really need it. Only to those who without it would otherwise die.
Businessman: Alright. As a concept "free" is kind of up there with "lethal side effects—"
Businessman 2: "Mandatory product recall."
Businessman: "Get indicted, going to jail —"
Businessman 2: "Get out, work at IHOP the rest of your career—"
Ray: Understandable reactions — a radical concept — but it is the brand that represents a fairer and better world. The brand that everyone is talking about. ... Anyway — we can save the world. Someone's just got to go first. What do you say?
CEO: Are you a crackpot?

Hancock: That's a good meatball, boy.
Mary: Aaron.
Hancock: Momma's callin you.
Mary: No, his name's Aaron.

[Ray shows Hancock some comic book superheros]
Ray: What do you think when you see this?
Hancock: Homo.
Ray: [Shows him a comic book with a red-clad superhero] And this?
Hancock: Homo in red.
Ray: [Shows him another comic book with a blond-haired superhero] And this?
Hancock: Norwegian homo.

Ray: Stop pretending that you do not care! You have a calling. You're a hero, Hancock. You're going to be miserable the rest of your life until you accept that. Trust me. Trust this plan, this process — you're staying here. When they call, a hero is what we're going to give them.
Hancock: How we going to do that, Ray?

Hancock: You and I...
Mary: You and I what?
Hancock: We're the same.
Mary: No. I'm stronger.
Hancock: Really?
Mary: Oh, yeah.
Hancock: Who are we?
Mary: Gods. Angels. Different cultures call us by different names. Now all of a sudden it's "superhero."
Hancock: Are there more of us?
Mary: There were. They all died. It's just the two of us.

Mary: I've lived for a very long time with Ray, and the one thing I learned — fate doesn't decide everything. People get to choose.
Hancock: And you chose to let me think I was here alone.
Mary: I didn't think you'd miss what you didn't remember.

Mary: We're becoming mortal. It's us, being close to each other. It never happened this fast before. You have to leave. The further you get from me, the better you're going to feel. You'll start getting your powers back — and be flying and breaking things and saving people before you know it. It's like I said. We were built in pairs, and when we get close to our opposites, we lose our power.
Hancock: Why?
Mary: So we can live human lives. Love. Connect. Grow old. Die.

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