Pink Floyd The Wall (film)

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Pink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 film about a troubled rock star who descends into insanity in the midst of physical and social isolation from everyone. Based on the 1979 album The Wall by the rock band Pink Floyd.

Directed by Alan Parker. Written by Roger Waters.
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  • [singing] Daddy's flown across the ocean
    Leaving just a memory
    A snapshot in the family album
    Daddy, what else did you leave for me?
    Daddy, what d'ya leave behind for me?
    All in all it was just a brick in the wall.
    All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.
  • [singing] We don't need no education
    We don't need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teacher leave them kids alone
    Hey, teachers! leave them kids alone!
    All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
    All in all you're just another brick in the wall.
  • [singing] I don't need no arms around me
    And I don't need no drugs to calm me.
    I have seen the writing on the wall.
    Don't think I need anything at all.
    No! Don't think I'll need anything at all.
    All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.
    All in all you were all just bricks in the wall.
  • [singing] Are there any queers in the theater tonight? Get 'em up against the wall!
    That one in the spotlight, he doesn't look right! Get him up against the wall!
    And that one looks Jewish... and that one's a coon! Who let all this riff raff into the room?
    That one's smoking a joint! And that one's got spots! If I had my way, I'd have all of you shot!
  • Stop! I wanna go home, take off this uniform, and leave the show. I'm waiting in this cellar because I have to know... have I been guilty all this time?
  • Is there anybody out there?
  • Take that, fuckers!


  • What have we here, laddie? Mysterious scribblings? A secret code? No, poems, no less! Poems, everybody! [class laughs] The laddie reckons himself a poet! [reads poem]
    Money get back
    I'm all right, Jack
    Keep your hands off my stack
    New car
    Four star daydream
    Think I'll buy me a football team.

    Absolute rubbish, laddie. [whacks him with a ruler, growls at Pink] Get on with your work.
  • Wrong! Do it again!
  • If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!


  • Mother: [singing] Hush now baby, baby, don't you cry.
    Mother's gonna make all of your nightmares come true.
    Mother's gonna put all of her fears into you.
    Mother's gonna keep you right under her wing.
    She won't let you fly, but she might let you sing.
    Mama will keep baby cozy and warm.
    Ooooh babe, ooooh babe, oooooh babe,
    Of course Mama's gonna help build the wall.
  • Groupie: [amazed at Pink's room, while Pink watches TV, ignoring her] Oh my God, what a fabulous room. Are all these your guitars? [touches guitars] God this place is bigger than our apartment. [pause] You like the tube, huh? Can I get a drink of water? Can I get you a drink of water? [goes into the bathroom] Oh, wow! Look at this tub! Wanna take a bath? [come back out] What are you watching? Hello? ["Hello" echoes] Hey, are you feeling okay?
  • Pink's Manager: [discovers the hotel room trashed, and Pink unconscious] Fuck me! He's gone completely around the bleedin' twist! [to Pink] You vicious bastard, you never did like me, did you?

From "The Trial"

  • Prosecutor: Good morning, Worm, Your Honor! / The crown will plainly show the prisoner who now stands before you / Was caught red-handed showing feelings / Showing feelings of an almost human nature / This will not do. / CALL THE SCHOOLMASTER!
  • Teacher: I always said he'd come to no good in the end your honor. / If they'd let me have my way I could have flayed him into shape. / But my hands were tied, / the bleeding hearts and artists / Let him get away with murder. / Let me hammer him today?
  • Pink's Wife: You little shit you're in it, now / I hope they throw away the key. / Yer should have talked to me more often than you did, but no! You had to go your own way, have you broken any homes up lately? / Just five minutes, Worm your honor, him and me, alone.
  • Pink's Mother: Baaaaaaaaaabe! / Come to mother baby, / Let me hold you in my arms. / M'lud I never wanted him to get in any trouble. / Why'd he ever have to leave me? / Worm, your honor, let me take him home.
  • The Judge: [disgusted] The evidence before the court is incontrovertible, there's no need for the jury to retire! / In all my years of judging, I have never heard before someone more deserving of the full penalty of law! / The way you made them suffer, your exquisite wife and mother, fills me with the urge to defecate! / Since, my friend, you have revealed your deepest fear / I sentence you to be exposed before your peers. TEAR DOWN THE WALL!!!!
  • Crowd chanting: Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall!


[Pink is playing the piano, ignoring his wife.]
Pink's Wife: [muffled, slowly growing more distinct] Hello? Hello? Is there anybody in there?
[Pink finally looks up.]
Pink's Wife: Do you remember me? I'm from the registry office.

[Pink's Manager defends Pink's trashing of his hotel room.]
Hotel Manager: He's a maniac!
Pink's Manager: He's an artist!

Doctor: [singing] Hello, is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone home?
Come on, now, I hear you're feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again.
Relax, I'll need some information, first.
Just the basic facts.
Can you show me where it hurts?
Pink: [singing] There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move, but I can't hear what you're saying.
When I was a child, I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons.
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb.
Doctor: [singing] Ok, just a little pinprick.
There'll be no more aaaah!
But you may feel a little sick.
Can you stand up, now?
I do believe it's working, good.
That'll keep you going for the show
Come on, it's time to go.
Pink: [singing] There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move, but I can't hear what you're saying.
When I was a child, I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look, but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown, the dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.


  • Pink Floyd The Wall. Now the film.
  • The memories. The madness. The music... The movie.

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