Iron Man (film)

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Iron Man (2008) is a superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man.

Tony Stark

  • [Upon exiting the cave in which he was held captive, and getting shot by multiple terrorists] My turn. [Fires his flamethrowers at the nearby terrorists.]
  • Yes and no. March and I had scheduling conflicts, but luckily December was twins. [when asked if he went 12-for-12 with the last year's Maxim Cover Girls]
  • They say the best weapon is one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only need to fire once. That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it, and it's worked out pretty well so far. I present to you the newest in Stark Industries' Freedom line. Find an excuse to let one of these [Jericho missiles] off the chain, and I personally guarantee you the bad guys won't even want to come out of their caves. [a Jericho launches and heads for the mountains in the distance] Ladies and gentlemen, for your consideration…[the Jericho's warheads detonate and kick up a fast-moving shock wave]…the Jericho.
  • Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both?
  • [referencing the high tech drink provider] I'll be throwing one of these in with every purchase of $500 million or more. To peace!
  • This is the fun-vee. The humdrum-vee is back there.
  • Organize a press conference. I want a press conference and I want an American Cheeseburger. Hogan, drive. Cheeseburger first.
  • Gonna start out nice and easy, using 10% percent thrust capacity, achieve lift…in 3…2…1…[does a spectacular backwards somersault straight into a wall, gets sprayed with a fire extinguisher by one of his robots] Ow.
  • [to one of his robots] Dummy, if you douse me again and I'm not on fire, I'm donating you to a city college.
  • [to the fire extinguisher robot] Please don't follow me around with it either, because I feel like I'm going to catch on fire spontaneously. Just stand down. If something happens, then come in.
  • [as the fire extinguisher robot is looking like it's about to spray him] Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
  • Yeah. I can fly. [after finally mastering the art of controlling the flight stabilizers]
  • [To Obadiah Stane when they fight with the suits]This looks important! [When he takes some wires out from the back of the suit]
  • Sometimes you've gotta run before you can walk.
  • [After a successful test flight with the Mark II Suit] Kill power. [Suit shuts off and he crashes back down through the roof and ground floor to his workshop; a robot then sprays a fire extinguisher on him]
  • I'm working on something big.
  • You look great, Hef. [said to Stan Lee]
  • Give me a Scotch. I'm starving.
  • [After locating and dumping the leader of a terrorist cell in front of the people he had been terrorizing; in a deep, synthesized voice] He's all yours.
  • [Pepper Potts sees him trying to get out of his armor with the assistance of various robots] Let's face it. This is not the worst thing you've caught me doing.
  • [to robot] Good boy.
  • [reading the newspaper] Iron Man? That's kinda catchy. Not technically accurate, since it's a gold titanium alloy, but…
  • I'm just not the hero type, clearly. What, with this laundry list of character defects and all the mistakes I've made, largely publicly.
  • The truth is…I am Iron Man.
  • I shouldn't be alive. Unless it was for a reason. I'm not crazy, Pepper. I just finally know what I have to do
  • There is nothing except this. There is no art opening; there is no benefit; there is nothing to sign. There is the next mission and nothing else.

Jim Rhodes

  • [looking at Stark's Mark II suit] Next time, baby.
  • You owe me a plane.
  • How was the fun-vee?

Obadiah Stane

  • [after Tony announced to the press that he was shutting down his corporation's weapons industries, resulting in an extreme stock crash for the company] Well, that, uh... That went well.
  • We're iron mongers. We make weapons.
  • [Smiling for photographers] I'm the one who filed the injunction against you.
  • [before pulling the arc reactor out of Tony's chest] When I ordered the hit on you, I was worried that I was killing the golden goose. But, you see, it was just fate that you survived it…you had one last golden egg to give. You really think that just because you have an idea, it belongs to you? Your father, he helped give us the atomic bomb. Now what kind of world would it be if he was as selfish as you?
  • I love this suit!
  • Icing problem? [right before his suit freezes up at high altitude]
  • [trying to kill Tony on the roof of Stark Industries] Hold still, you little prick!


  • Do as I do.
  • [When Stark asks who their captors are] They are your loyal customers, sir.
  • [while Yinsen is dying, Tony tries to urge him to stick with the plan] This was always the plan, Stark.
  • [while Yinsen is dying, Tony tells him to get up and go to his family] My family is dead, Stark. I'm going to see them now. [sees Tony is upset] It's okay. I want this...I want this.
  • [last words] Don't...waste...your life.


  • [to Tony, when he first enters] Relax.
  • The bow and arrow was once the pinnacle of weapons technology.
  • [pointing to his scar] Compliments of Tony Stark.
  • [about Tony's Mark I suit] This was only a first crude effort. Stark has perfected his weapon.


[AC/DC's Back in Black playing the background as the film's opening song following the scene]
Tony Stark: I feel like you're driving me to court-martial, this is crazy. What did I do? I feel like you're going to pull over and snuff me. What, you're not allowed to talk? Hey. Forrest.
Male Soldier: We can talk, sir.
Tony Stark: Oh, I see. So, it's personal.
Female Soldier: No. You intimidate them.
Tony Stark: Good God, you're a woman. I honestly couldn't have called that. I mean, I'd apologize, but isn't that what we're going for here? I thought you were a soldier first.
Female Soldier: I'm an Airman.
Tony Stark: Well, you have excellent bone structure there. I'm kinda having a hard time not looking at you now. Is that weird?
[They all laugh]
Tony Stark: Come on! It's okay, laugh. Hey!

Marine: Is it cool if I get a picture with you?
Tony Stark: Yes. Yes, it's very cool.
[The soldier sits next to Stark, and flashes a "peace" sign]
Tony Stark: I don't want to see this on your MySpace page. Please, no gang signs.
[The soldier lowers his hand]
Tony Stark: No, throw it up. I'm kidding. I love peace. I'd be out of a job with peace.

Christine Everheart: Mr. Stark, you've been called the Da Vinci of our time. What do you say to that?
Tony Stark: Absolutely ridiculous. I don't paint.
Christine Everheart: What do you say to your other nickname, the "Merchant of Death"?
Tony Stark: That's not bad.

Tony Stark: O.K, here's an answer. My father had a philosophy. Peace means having a bigger stick than the other guy.
Christine Everheart: That's a great line coming from the guy selling the sticks.
Tony Stark: My father helped defeat the Nazis. He worked on the Manhattan Project. A lot of people, including your professors at Brown, would call that being a hero.
Christine Everheart: And a lot of people would also call that war-profiteering.

Christine Everheart: Have you ever lost an hour of sleep your whole life?
Tony Stark: I'd be prepared to lose a few with you.

[after Stark's one night stand with Christine]
Pepper Potts: I have your clothes here; they've been dry cleaned and pressed. And there's a car waiting for you outside that will take you anywhere you'd like to go.
Christine Everheart: You must be the famous Pepper Potts.
Pepper Potts: [smiling] Indeed I am.
Christine Everheart: After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry cleaning.
Pepper Potts: I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires. Including, occasionally, taking out the trash. [still smiling] Will that be all?

Tony Stark: I don't like it when you have plans.
Pepper Potts: I'm allowed to have plans on my birthday.
Tony Stark: It's your birthday? [she nods] I knew that....Already?
Pepper Potts: Yeah, isn't that funny? It's the same day as last year.
Tony Stark: Well, get yourself something nice from me.
Pepper Potts: I already did.
Tony Stark: And?
Pepper Potts: Oh, it was...very nice. Very tasteful. Thank you, Mr. Stark.
Tony Stark: You're welcome, Ms. Potts.

[Repeated lines]
Pepper Potts: Will that be all, Mr. Stark?
Tony Stark: That will be all, Ms. Potts.

Tony Stark: I shouldn't do anything. They could kill you, they're gonna kill me, either way, and even if they don't, I'll probably be dead in a week.
Yinsen: Then this is a very important week for you, isn't it?

Yinsen: We would probably be more productive if you included me in the planning process.
Tony Stark: Yeah-huh. [continues working]

[Stark and Yensen are building the suit]
Stark: Easy. Easy. We only get one shot at this.
Yinsen: Don't worry, I have steady hands. Why do you think you're still alive?

Yinsen: What is that?
Tony Stark: That's palladium. Point-one-five grams. We're gonna need at least one-point-six, so why don't you go break down the other eleven?

Tony Stark: Do you have a family?
Yinsen: Yes, and I will see them when I leave here. And you Stark?
Tony Stark: No.
Yinsen: No. So you are a man who has everything, and nothing.

Tony Stark: [To a dying Yinsen] We gotta go. Come on, move with me. We have a plan, and we're going to stick to it.
Yinsen: This was always the plan, Stark.
Tony Stark: Come on, you're going to go see your family. Get up.
Yinsen: My family is dead, Stark. And I'm going to see them now. It's okay. I want this. I want this.
Tony Stark: Thank you for saving me.
Yinsen: Don't waste it. Don't waste your life, Stark.
Tony Stark: My Turn!

[Pepper greets Tony when he comes home from Afghanistan]
Tony Stark: Hmmm. Your eyes are red. Tears for your long lost boss?
Pepper Potts: Tears of joy. I hate job hunting.
Tony Stark: Yeah, well, vacation's over.

Tony Stark: I never got to say goodbye to my father. There's questions I would've asked him. I would've asked him how he felt about what his company did, if he was conflicted, if he ever had doubts. Or maybe he was every inch of man we remember from the newsreels. I saw young Americans killed by the very weapons I created to defend them and protect them. And I saw that I had become part of a system that is comfortable with zero-accountability.
Press Reporter #1: Mr. Stark, what happened over there?
Tony Stark: I had my eyes opened. I came to realize that I had more to offer this world than just making things that blow up. And that is why, effective immediately, I am shutting down the weapons manufacturing division of Stark Industries.

Tony Stark: I just want you to reach in, and gently lift the wire out.
Pepper Potts: Is it safe?
Tony Stark: Yeah. It should be fine. It's just like Operation, just don't let it touch the socket or it'll go beep.
Pepper Potts: What do you mean operation?
Tony Stark: It's just a game. Nevermind. Just gently lift the wire, ok? Alright.
Pepper Potts: You know, I—I, uh—I don't think that I'm qualified to do that.
Tony Stark: No, no you're fine.You are the most capable qualified trustworthy person I've ever met. You'll do great. Is it too much to ask? 'Cause--
Pepper Potts: Ok, ok.
Tony Stark: —I really need your help here.
Pepper Potts: Oh. Ah. Ew, there's pus!
Tony Stark: It's not pus. It's an inorganic plasmic discharge, it's from the device, not my body.
Pepper Potts: It smells.
Tony Stark: Yeah, it does.

Pepper Potts: I thought you were finished making weapons?
Tony Stark: It is. This is a flight stabilizer. It's perfectly harmless.
[The stabilizer violently discharges, destroying part of the workbench and sending Tony flying.]
Tony Stark: I wasn't expecting that.

Tony Stark: [As they're dancing] Am I making you uncomfortable?
Pepper Potts: Oh, no, I always forget to wear deodorant and dance with my boss in a room full of people I work with in a dress with no back.
Tony Stark: Well, you look great, you smell great. But I could fire you if that would take the edge off.
Pepper Potts: I honestly don't think you could tie your shoes without me.
Tony Stark: I'd make it a week.
Pepper Potts: Really. What's your social security number?
Tony Stark: [long pause] Five.
Pepper Potts: Five? Yeah, you're missing just a couple of digits there.
Tony Stark: The other eight? But I've got you for the other eight.

Jim Rhodes: [talking over phone] What the hell is that noise?
Tony Stark: I'm driving with the top down.
Jim Rhodes: Well, I need your help right now.
Tony Stark: Funny how that works, huh?
Jim Rhodes: Yeah. Speaking of funny, we got a weapons depot that was just blown up a few clicks from where you were being held.
Tony Stark: Well, I'd say that's a hot spot. Sounds... [takes a breath] like someone stepped in and did your job for you.
Jim Rhodes: Why do you sound out of breath, Tony?
Tony Stark: I'm not. I was just jogging through the canyon.
Jim Rhodes: I thought you were driving.
Tony Stark: Right, I was driving... to the canyon... where I'm going for a jog.
Jim Rhodes: You sure you don't have any tech in that area I should know about?
Tony Stark: Nope.
Radarman: Bogey spotted.
Jim Rhodes: (sees Stark's suit on screen)Okay, good, because I'm staring at one right now and it's about to be blown to kingdom come.
Tony Stark: [Two F-22 Raptors fall in position behind Stark] Whoops, there's my exit!

Jim Rhodes: [On the phone with Tony, after seeing the suit in action] This isn't a game. You do not send civilian equipment into my active war zone. Do you understand me? Do you understand that?
Tony Stark: It's not a piece of equipment. I'm in it, it's a suit.
Jim Rhodes: What?
Tony Stark: IT'S ME!
[screen shows the suit hanging on the bottom of a jet]

Jim Rhodes: You owe me a plane, you realize that.
Tony Stark: Yeah, well, technically he hit me, so…now you gonna come by and see what I'm working on?
Jim Rhodes: No, no. The less I know, the better. Now what do I tell the press?
Tony Stark: "Training exercise"; isn't that the usual B.S.?
Jim Rhodes: It's not that simple. (cuts to the press conference the next day)An unfortunate training exercise involving an F-22 Raptor occurred yesterday. I'm pleased to report that the pilot was not injured.

Engineer: Mr. Stane. Sir, we've explored what you've asked of us and it seems as though there's a little hiccup. Actually, um...
Obadiah Stane: A hiccup?
Engineer: Yes, see to power the suit... sir, the technology doesn't actually exist. So it...
Obadiah Stane: Wait, wait, the technology? Here is the technology! I've asked you to simply make it smaller.
Engineer: Sir, the technology doesn't exist. Honestly, it's impossible--
Engineer: I'm sorry. I'm not Tony Stark.

[Pepper walks in on Stark as he's trying to get the suit off]
Pepper Potts: What's going on here?
Tony Stark: [after a pause] Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing.
Pepper Potts: Are those bullet holes?

Woman: Hey, Tony. Remember me?
Tony Stark: Sure don't.

Tony Stark: [After seeing the gold 3-D render of his suit] A little ostentatious, don't you think?
Jarvis: [dripping with sarcasm] What was I thinking? You're usually so discreet.
Tony Stark: Tell you what. Throw a little hot-rod red in there.
Jarvis: Oh yes. That should help you keep a low profile. (seconds later.....) The render is complete.
Tony Stark: (upon seeing the new render) Like it. Paint it, fabricate it.
Jarvis: Beginning automated assembly. Estimated completion time is 5 hours.
Tony Stark: Don't wait up for me, honey.

(After Tony suits up in the Mark III suit, as Rhodes watches)

Rhodes: That is the coolest thing I have ever seen.
Stark: Not bad, huh? Let's do it. (fires his repulsor to move the car he had previously landed on)
Rhodes: You need me to do anything else?
Stark: (closes his helmet)Keep the skies clear.(flies through the hole he had previously landed through)
Rhodes: Damn. (turns to see the Mark II armor on a engine brace) Next time, baby.

Jarvis: Sir, it appears his suit can fly.
Tony Stark: Duly noted. Take me to maximum altitude.
Jarvis: Sir, at 19% power, the odds of reaching that altitude ...
Tony Stark: [cutting in] I KNOW THE MATH! DO IT!!

[Stane pursues Stark to high altitudes. Iron Monger grabs Iron Man's thruster moments later.]
Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger: You had a great idea, Tony, but my suit is more advanced than yours.
Tony Stark/Iron Man: How did you solve the icing problem?
Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger: Icing problem?
[Iron Monger's "eyes" flicker and go dark, ice forms over the suit and its thrusters shut off]
Iron Man: Might want to look into it.[Thumps Stane on the helmet]

Pepper Potts: You're not Iron Man.
Tony Stark: If I were Iron Man, I'd have this girlfriend who knew my true identity. She'd be a wreck. She'd always be worrying I was going to die, yet so proud of the man I've become. She'd be wildly conflicted, which would only make her more crazy about me. Tell me you never think about that night.
Pepper Potts: What night?
Tony Stark: You know.
Pepper Potts: Oh, are you talking about the night where we danced and went up to the roof, and you went downstairs to get me a drink and you left me there by myself?
Tony Stark: (slightly awkward and chagrinned) Uh-huh.
Pepper Potts: Thought so. Will that be all, Mr. Stark?
Tony Stark: Yes, that will be all, Miss Potts.

[After end-credits. Tony reaches home]
Tony Stark: Jarvis.
Jarvis : [distorted] Welcome home, Sir.
[Tony notices a figure by the window looking outside]
Nick Fury: "I am Iron Man…" Think you're the only super hero in the world? Mr. Stark, you've become part of a bigger universe. You just don't know it yet.
Tony Stark : Who the hell are you?
[The man faces Tony as he walks into the light]
Nick Fury : Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Tony Stark: Ah
Nick Fury : I'm here to talk to you about The Avenger Initiative.

[Iron Man: The Game]
Jim Rhodes: You're not a soldier.
Tony Stark: Damn right I'm not. I'm an army.

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