The Transformers: The Movie

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The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 animated feature film based on the popular animated television series Transformers. The heroic Autobots must stop Unicron, a colossal planet-consuming robot who is after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.

Directed by Nelson Shin. Written by Ron Friedman.
Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination.
Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.

Narrator

  • There is a planet that threatens to devour everything in its path, and it's heading for the small planet of Cybertron. Where a unique race of transforming robots continue to fight a civil war, a war that has waged for millions of years. The evil Decepticon Transformers, led by the maniacal Megatron, have sworn to crush their enemies, the Autobots. To this end they relentlessly pursued them across the galaxy from planet Cybertron, to planet Earth, and back again. But the heroic Autobot Transformers, led by their courageous leader Optimus Prime, are not easily defeated.
  • The battle is over, but the galaxy-spanning adventures of the Transformers will continue, and the greatest Autobot of them all — Optimus Prime — will return.

Galvatron

  • I will rip open Ultra Magnus, and every other Autobot, until the Matrix has been destroyed!
  • First, Prime... then Ultra Magnus... and now, you. It's a pity you Autobots die so easily, or I might have a sense of satisfaction now!
  • Puny Autobot! You lack even Prime's courage!
  • Unicron? Unicron, answer me! See this, the Matrix! I now possess that which you most fear! You'll do my bidding or taste my wrath!
  • Unicron, my master, with this [the Matrix] I shall make you my slave.

Grimlock

  • Me, Grimlock, not nice dino! Me bash brains!
  • Me, Grimlock, want to munch metal!
  • Me, Grimlock love challenge!
  • Me, Grimlock, not kisser! Me, Grimlock, king!

Hot Rod

  • We can't hold out forever, Kup, but we can give them one humungous repair bill!
  • I have nothing but contempt for this court!
  • Guns aren't exactly friendly.
  • Why settle for a peek Daniel, when you can see everything from Lookout Mountain!
  • Kup? Grimlock? Slag? Anybody?

Kup

  • Turbo-revvin' young punk! I'll straighten you out yet!
  • Prime did it, he turned the tide.

Optimus Prime

  • Megatron must be stopped... no matter the cost.
  • One shall stand, one shall fall!
  • Now, all we need is a little Energon... and a lot of luck.
  • Do not grieve... soon, I will be one with the Matrix.
  • [last words] Until that day... 'til all are one.

Rodimus Prime

  • Autobots, transform and roll out!
  • Let this mark the end of the Cybertronian Wars, as we march forward to a new age of peace and happiness! Till all are one!
  • This is the end of the road, Galvatron.
  • Now light our darkest hour.

Soundwave

  • Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Ratbat, eject. Operation: Interference.
  • Soundwave, superior. Constructicons, inferior.
  • [repeated line] As you command, Megatron.

Springer

  • Come on Arcee, we've gotta get this launcher into place. Megatron's making his big push, and we've gotta push back!
  • I've got better things to do tonight than die.
  • It's not hard to knock 'em down, it's getting them to stay down that's the trick!

Wreck-Gar

  • Stop, thief! No welcome-wagon "Hello Stranger" with that new coffee flavor for YOU! Offer expires while you wait. Operators are standing by.
  • Don't look behind door number 2, Monty! It's time to play "End of the line, my valentine!" Ger-roni-do-ron-ron-roni-mo!!!
  • You check in, but you don't check out.
  • Yes, friends, and now destroy Unicron, kill the grand poohbah, eliminate even the toughest stains. Offer, hurry hurry hurry, sale must end, rush right on down and and test drive latest model with no obligation. New improved Junkion planet is sleek inport with turbo handling.

Unicron

  • This is my command: you are to destroy the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. It is the one thing, the only thing, that can stand in my way.
  • Your bargaining posture is highly dubious, but very well. I will provide you with a new body, and new troops to command.
  • Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed, on your way to oblivion.
  • You underestimate me, Galvatron.
  • For a time... I considered sparing your wretched little planet Cybertron, but now... you shall witness.... ITS DISMEMBERMENT!!!
  • Destiny... you cannot destroy my... DESTINY!!!!! [Unicron's head falls off while the rest of his body is blown to bits]

Others

  • Blurr: [speaking quickly] We've got Decepticons at the gates, Decepticons in the air, Decepticons inside the walls, Decepticons, Decepticons, Decepticons! If we beat them off the walls, they're still in the air, if we shoot them out of the air, they're still at the gates, so where does that leave us? Nowhere, that's where.
  • Rumble: [cassette Decepticons break into an Autobot communications station] First we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside!

Dialogue

Narrator: It is the year 2005. The treacherous Decepticons have conquered the Autobots' home planet of Cybertron. But from secret staging grounds on two of Cybertron's moons, the valiant Autobots prepare to retake their homeland.
Optimus Prime: Ironhide, report to me at once.
Ironhide: Every time I look into a monitor, Prime, my circuits sizzle. When are we gonna start busting Decepti-chops?
Optimus Prime: I want you to make a special run to Autobot City on Earth.
Ironhide: But, Prime—
Optimus Prime: Listen Ironhide, we don't have enough energon cubes to power a full-scale assault. Ready the shuttle for launch!
Ironhide: Your days are numbered now, Decepti-creeps! [exits, transforming as he makes his way towards the shuttle]
Optimus Prime: Jazz, report security status.
Jazz: No sign of the Decepticons here, Prime.
Optimus Prime: What about Moonbase 2?
Jazz: Jazz to Moonbase 2, Jazz to Moonbase 2!
Bumblebee: Bumblebee and Spike here.
Jazz: We're about to send up a shuttle. Any Decepticon shenanigans in your area?
Bumblebee: All clear, Jazz.
Spike: Hey Ironhide, tell my son Daniel I miss him. And tell him not to worry; I'll be coming home as soon as we kick Megatron's tail across the Galaxy!
Ironhide: Will do, Spike.
Optimus Prime: Cliffjumper, commence countdown.
Cliffjumper: Five... four... three...two... one! Blast off!!
Optimus Prime: Now, all we need is a little energon... and a lot of luck.

Shockwave: Laserbeak returns, Megatron.
Megatron: Ah, welcome, Laserbeak. Unlike some of my other warriors, you never fail me. [glances pointedly at Starscream, who looks up] Soundwave, play back Laserbeak's findings.
Soundwave: As you command, Megatron.
Optimus Prime: [on the play back] I want you to make a special run to Autobot City on Earth.
Ironhide: But, Prime—
[Megatron wickedly smiles, happy at possible objection of an order by an Autobot from a superior, leading to possible dissention in the Autobot ranks]
Optimus Prime: Listen, Ironhide. We don't have enough energon cubes to power a full-scale assault. Ready the shuttle for launch! Now all we need is a little energon, and a lot of luck.
Megatron: More than you imagine, Optimus Prime.

[The Decepticons invade the Autobot shuttle]
Brawn: Megatron?!
Prowl: Decepticons!
Megatron: DIE, AUTOBOTS!
[After a short battle, the Decepticons annihilate the Autobot crew]
Megatron: This was almost too easy, Starscream.
Starscream: Much easier, almighty Megatron, than attacking the real threat — the Autobots' moonbase!
Megatron: You're an idiot, Starscream. When we slip by their early warning systems in their own shuttle and destroy Autobot City, the Autobots will be vanquished forever!
Ironhide: Nooo! [grabs Megatron's leg]
Megatron: Such heroic nonsense... [kills Ironhide with a blast of his cannon]

Perceptor: Ultra Magnus, a cursory evaluation of Decepticon capabilities indicates a distinct tactical deficiency.
Ultra Magnus: In other words, Perceptor—
Springer: —We're outnumbered!
Ultra Magnus: Springer, you and Arcee transform Autobot City. Perceptor, tell Blaster to radio Prime for reinforcements.
Blurr: [speaking quickly] What about me, Magnus, what about me? Huh, huh? I can help. I wanna help. What about me?
Ultra Magnus: Blurr, you can help me alert the others.
Blurr: [speaking quickly] Absolutely, positively, definitely! Nobody can get the job done faster than I can! Nobody, nobody, nobody!
Springer: Come on, Arcee, let's go!
Arcee: But Hot Rod and Kup are still outside the city.
Springer: We can't wait, they'll have to take care of themselves, come on.

Blaster: Look out shout, owww! Hey, Perceptor, what's shakin'? other than this fortress.
Perceptor: Blastor, Ultra Magnus sends orders to contact Optimus Prime on Moonbase 1.
Blaster: All right! Cover your sensors, Perceptor. [transforms into a radio] Optimus prime, do you read me? The Decepticons are blitzing Autobot City! We're really taking a pounding; don't know how much longer we can hold out!

Megatron: Breach their defenses!
Kickback: Delicious, eh, Shrapnel?
Shrapnel: A little heavy on the electrons, electrons.
[Kup and Hot Rod race to Autobot City]
Kup: The Insecticons are in our way!
Hot Rod: Wrong, they're our way in! Yahh!! [rams into Kickback]

Megatron: Constructicons! Merge for the kill!
Daniel: Kup, Hot Rod! Look!
Kup: Devastator...
[The Constructicons merge into Devastator]
Devastator: Prepare for extermination!

Optimus Prime: Dinobots, destroy Devastator!
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, love challenge. [the Dinobots exit to fight Devastator] DINOBOTS, TRANSFORM!!

Megatron: [surprised] Prime.
Optimus Prime: One shall stand, one shall fall.
Megatron: Why throw away your life so recklessly?
Optimus Prime: That's a question you should ask yourself, Megatron.
Megatron: NO!! I'LL CRUSH YOU WITH MY BARE HANDS!!!

[Optimus Prime has thrown Megatron into the ground]
Kup: Finish him off, Prime! Do it now!
[Optimus picks up his laser rifle and takes aim]
Megatron: [feigning defeat as he reaches his laser pistol] No more, Optimus Prime! Grant me mercy, I beg of you!
Optimus Prime: You, who are without mercy, now plead for it? I thought you were made of sterner stuff!

Megatron: [points a gun at Optimus Prime's head] I would have waited an eternity for this. It's over, Prime.
Optimus Prime: ... NEVER!!! [knocks down Megatron, who then falls down and gets himself wounded]

Perceptor: I fear the wounds are... fatal.
Daniel: Prime, you can't die!
Optimus Prime: Do not grieve. Soon... I will be one with the Matrix.
Hot Rod: Prime...
Optimus Prime: Ultra Magnus. It is to you, old friend, that I shall pass the Matrix of Leadership, as it was... passed to me.
Ultra Magnus: But Prime... I'm... I'm just a soldier. I'm not worthy.
Optimus Prime: Nor was I. But one day... an Autobot shall rise from our ranks... and use the power of the Matrix... to light... our darkest hour.
[Prime's chest compartment opens to reveal the Matrix. Awed, the Autobots take a step back]
Optimus Prime: [last words] Until that day...'til all are one.
[Optimus tries to give the Matrix to Ultra Magnus, but it falls until Hot Rod catches it. Hot Rod gives the Matrix to Ultra Magnus, right before Optimus dies]

Astrotrain: Jettison some weight, or I'll never make it to Cybertron!
Starscream: Fellow Decepticons! Astrotrain has requested that we lighten our burden.
Bonecrusher: In that case, I say it is survival of the fittest.
Starscream: Do I hear a second on that?
Undamaged Decepticons: Aye!
Starscream: And against?
Damaged Decepticons: [weakly] Nay.
Starscream: The Ayes have it!
Undamaged Decepticon: Get! Make room for others!
Damaged Decepticon: No, wait! Brothers, don't!
[The damaged Decepticons are tossed out of Astrotrain's door. Starscream carries the damaged Megatron to the door.]
Starscream: Oh, how it pains me to do this! [smirks viciously]
Megatron: Wait...! I still function!
Starscream: Wanna bet? [releases Megatron into deep space and closes the door.]
Megatron: STAAAARSCREEEAAAAAAM!!!!! [his crumbled body disappears into space]
Starscream: Well, [dusts off hands] as Megatron has - how shall we say, "departed" - I nominate myself as the new leader!
Scrapper: Wait! The Constructicons form Devastator, the most powerful robot. We should rule!
Soundwave: Soundwave: superior. Constructicons: inferior.
Bonecrusher: Who are you calling inferior?!
Hook: Nobody would follow an uncharismatic bore like you!
Rumble: Hey! Nobody calls Soundwave un-cruzimatic!
Frenzy: Yeah, lets kick tailgate!
[The Decepticons begin fighting one another for leadership]

Unicron: Megatron... Megatron... Welcome, Megatron.
Megatron: Who... Who said that?
Unicron: I am Unicron.
Megatron: Show yourself.
Unicron: I have summoned you here for a purpose.
Megatron: Nobody summons Megatron!
Unicron: Then it pleases me to be the first.
Megatron: State your business.
Unicron: This is my command: you are to destroy the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. It is the one thing - the only thing - that can stand in my way.
Megatron: You have nothing to fear. I have already crushed Optimus Prime with my bare hands.
Unicron: You exaggerate.
Megatron: The point is he's dead, and the Matrix died with him!
Unicron: No. The point is you're a fool. The Matrix has been passed to their new leader, Ultra Magnus. Destroy it for me.
Megatron: Why should I? What's in it for me?
Unicron: Your bargaining posture is highly dubious... but very well. I will provide you with a new body, and new troops to command.
Megatron: And?
Unicron: And nothing! You belong to me now.
Megatron: I BELONG TO NOBODY!
Unicron: Perhaps I've misjudged you. Proceed... on your way to oblivion.

[It is Starscream's coronation. Astrotrain tries to put the crown on Starscream, only to be distracted by the trumpet-blowing Constructicons.]
Starscream: [impatiently] Get on with the ceremony!
[The Constructicons pause, looking at each other in confusion. After they start up again, Starscream blows the trumpets away with his cannon. Astrotrain then crowns him]
Starscream: My fellow Decepticons! As your new leader, I—
[Starscream gasps as Cyclonus appears, causing the Decepticons to scatter]
Starscream: WHO DISRUPTS MY CORONATION!!??
[Galvatron hops out of Cyclonus's cockpit and approaches the steps]
Galvatron: Coronation, Starscream? This is bad comedy!
Starscream: Megatron? IS THAT YOU!!??
Galvatron: HERE'S A HINT!!!
[Galvatron transforms into his cannon mode and blasts Starscream, reducing him to a pair of legs into ashes. His crown falls to Galvatron's feet, which he proceeds to crush with a stomp of his foot]
Galvatron: Will anyone else attempt to fill his shoes?
Rumble: Eh, what'd he say his name was?
Galvatron: Galvatron.
Decepticons: Long live Galvatron! Galvatron!

Galvatron: I, Galvatron, will crush you just as Megatron crushed Prime!
Ultra Magnus: And you'll die trying, just like Megatron!
Galvatron: [growls] Autobot scrap!
Scourge: You want to me to gut Ultra Magnus?
Galvatron: There are plenty of Autobots for you. Ultra Magnus is mine!

Arcee: Stay close to me, Daniel!
Hot Rod: And you'd better stay close to me!
Arcee: No, you'd better stay close to me.

Ultra Magnus: Blurr, get the Dinobots in the shuttle!
Blurr: [speaking quickly] I'm trying to get the Dinobots into the shuttle, Ultra Magnus, 'cause I know we can't launch the shuttle until I get them into the shuttle, but I can't seem to get them in the shuttle 'cause they're impossible, impossible, impossible!
Ultra Magnus: Okay, forget it! Kup, Hot Rod - you guys get the Dinobots aboard and get out of here!
Hot Rod: [lassoing Grimlock's neck] Come on, you big bozo, get in the shuttle.

Kup: This reminds me of the battle on Alpha 9, the petro-rabbits were—Grimlock, get your noodle outta my face!
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, love Kup's war stories.
Kup: You're living one, now. [to Hot Rod] Engage the boosters for Cybertron's sake!
Grimlock: Tell Grimlock about petro-rabbits again.
Kup: I'll give you petro-rabbits! Contact!

[Kup and Hot Rod's spaceship crashes in flames in the middle of a heated battle]
Springer: Kup and Hot Rod just bought it.
Ultra Magnus: I can't deal with that now!
Springer: Face it Magnus, the Decepticons are gonna dog us till they see us dead!
Ultra Magnus: Then that's exactly what they're gonna see. Prepare for emergency separation!
Precepter: But that's too dangerous!
Ultra Magnus: What choice do we have?

Arcee: Did we have to let them detonate three quarters of the ship?
Springer: Seeing as how they would have detonated four quarters, I think it was a good choice.
Arcee: But how are we going to get there in this wreck?
Ultra Magnus: Perceptor, can you locate a place a set down for repairs?
Perceptor: Gamma waves in this sector of space create marginal navigational probabilities, however...
[Ultra Magnus and Springer look impatient]
Perceptor: Ahem, yes, I believe I can. The planet of Junk is in this vicinity.
Ultra Magnus: Then let's go for it.

[Kup and Hot Rod meet the Sharkticons for the first time]
Kup: Don't act hostile, I'll use the universal greeting.
Hot Rod: "Universal greeting"?
Kup: Watch, I'll have them eating out of my hands. Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong.
Hot Rod: "Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong"?
Sharkticons: Bah-weep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong.
Kup: See, the universal greeting works every time.

Quintesson: Before His Imperial Magistrate delivers a verdict, would you like to beg for your lives? It sometimes helps, but not often.
Kup: I can't transform.
Hot Rod: Keep trying.
Quintesson: Silence, or you'll be held in contempt of this court!
Hot Rod: I have nothing but contempt for this court!

Quintesson Face #1: Guilty or innocent?
Quintesson Face #2: Innocent.

Wreck-Gar: Have a nice day! We've forsaking friends! Say the Junkions!
Hot Rod: Where'd you learn to talk like that?
Wreck-Gar: TV! We talk TV! You talk some TV?
Kup: Yeah, I talk some TV: "And now the news, don't touch that dial!"
Wreck-Gar: By George, kimosabes, your smashed up friend soon like brand new with ninety day warenty.
[The Junkions put Ultra Magnus back together again and wax him]
Wreck-Gar: Happy motoring, cocka-doodledooooo!

Galvatron: Unicron? Unicron! Answer me! See this, the Matrix! I now possess that which you most fear! [Unicron roars] You'll do my bidding, or taste my wrath! [tries - unsuccessfully - to open the Matrix]
Unicron: [begins to shake with anger] You underestimate me, Galvatron! [transforms into a giant robot]
[Galvatron watches in horror]
Unicron: For a time... I considered sparing your wretched little planet Cybertron. But now, you shall witness...ITS DISMEMBERMENT!!! [flies off to attack Cybertron]
Galvatron: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

[The Autobots see Unicron attacking Cybertron]
Springer: I don't believe it!
Hot Rod: Doesn't this remind you of anything, Kup?
Kup: Nope, never seen anything like this before.
Daniel: What happened to Moonbase 2? Where's my dad?
Hot Rod: That's what we're gonna find out.

Galvatron: Come out, Autobot! We all must die sometime.
Hot Rod: Not today, Galvatron!
[Hot Rod tackles Galvatron. Galvatron then puts his hands around Hot Rod's throat and begins to strangle him]
Galvatron: I will crush you with my bare hands! Die, Autobot! First Prime, then Ultra Magnus, and now you. It's a pity you Autobots die so easily, or I might have a sense a satisfaction now!
[Hot Rod grabs the Matrix from Galvatron and stands up]
Optimus Prime: [offscreen] Arise, Rodimus Prime.
[Hot Rod turns into Rodimus Prime]
Rodimus Prime: [quietly] Optimus...!
Galvatron: NO!! [tries to shoot Rodimus, but to no avail]
Rodimus Prime: THIS IS THE END OF THE ROAD, GALVATRON!!
[Rodimus grabs Galvatron and throws him away from Unicron]
Galvatron: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

[Unicron is self destructing, Spike and Daniel find the remaining Autobots]
Springer: Spike, Daniel!
Spike: Springer, what's going on?
Springer: No time for that now! Let's get out of here.
Daniel: Look!
[Daniel sees Hot Rod, now Rodimus Prime, running from the depths of Unicron]
Rodimus Prime: Autobots, transform and roll out!
[Spike and Daniel climb into the transformed Rodimus Prime]
Kup: I knew you had potential, lad.
[The Autobots escape out of Unicron's eye as he self destructs]
Unicron: Destiny... you cannot destroy my... DESTINY!!!!! [his head falls off while the rest of his body is blown to bits]

Swoop: Me, Swoop, no see nothing.
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, positive Hot Rod and Kup close.
Slag: Me, Slag, say you full of beryllium baloney.
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, say you full of cesium salami.
Slag: Beryllium boloney.
Wheelie: Friends find, look behind.
Grimlock: Who say that!?!
Wheelie: [comes out and crawls atop Slide] Friends find, look behind. You go wrong way, you fool I say.
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, fool?!
Wheelie: Picture you got, now fool you not! [laughs]
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, no like you!
[Grimlock attacks Wheelie who fires a shot at his nose]
Grimlock: OW! Why boy hit my nose?
Wheelie: Wheelie say, find friends today!
Grimlock: Me Grimlock say, we on our way!

[The Dinobots knock on a door that falls on a Quintesson]
Slag: Excuse me!
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, want to munch metal!
Hot Rod: I never thought I'd be so happy to see those big bozos.
Grimlock: Me, Grimlock, no bozo. Me king!
Quintesson: Sharkticons, execute them!
Grimlock: [growls and stomps his foot] Me, Grimlock, say execute them!
[The Sharkticons think about it for a second and then attack the Quintessons]
Kup: I think the problems on this planet will be solved very shortly.
Hot Rod: Yeah, but what about our problems? We need a ship.
Wheelie: You get ship, if I get trip.
Hot Rod: Who are you?
Grimlock: Him Wheelie, him friend.
Hot Rod: He'll be mine too if he can find a ship.
Wheelie: Skip stare over there.
Kup: That's a ship?
Hot Rod: Who cares as long as it flies.

Cast

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