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Quotes from Ford v Ferrari

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    • Ken Miles: Look out there. Out there is the perfect lap. You see it?
    • Peter Miles: I think so.
    • Ken Miles: Most people can't.
    • Lee Iacocca: Carroll Shelby.
    • Carroll Shelby: Maybe?
    • Lee Iacocca: Lee Iacocca, Ford Motors. Suppose Henry Ford II wanted to build the greatest race car the world's ever seen, to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What's it take?
    • Carroll Shelby: Well, it takes somethin' money can't buy.
    • Lee Iacocca: Well, it can buy speed.
    • Carroll Shelby: It isn't about speed.
    • Ken Miles: You're gonna build a car to beat Ferrari with... a Ford.
    • Carroll Shelby: Correct.
    • Ken Miles: And how long did they tell you that they need it? Two, three hundred years?
    • Carroll Shelby: Ninety days.
    • [Ken laughs hysterically]
    • Carroll Shelby: We're lighter, we're faster, and if that don't work, we're nastier.
    • Carroll Shelby: How long have we known each other, Champ? Did I ever break a promise to you? I will put you in the driver's seat at Le Mans if you just shut your mouth and let me do my thing.
    • Carroll Shelby: Oh, go to hell.
    • [Miles raises his eyebrows, then punches Shelby in the face]
    • Carroll Shelby: All right.
    • [Shelby tackles Miles and they fight while Mollie unfolds a chair and watches. Eventually they stop fighting and laugh]
    • Mollie Miles: Morning, Shelby.
    • Carroll Shelby: Good morning, Mollie.
    • [Mollie grabs some bottles of Coke at Ken's request]
    • [Miles toasts Shelby]
    • Ken Miles: Up yours.
    • [Henry Ford II reads the newspaper headline of Fiat buying Ferrari before dropping the paper and picking up his glass to pour a ]
    • Henry Ford II: Go on.
    • Lee Iacocca: He said you're not Henry Ford. You're Henry Ford II.
    • [Henry II stares at Iacocca before walking back to his desk]
    • Henry Ford II: I want the best engineers. The best drivers. I don't care what it costs. We're gonna build a race car...
    • [Henry II finishes his drink and puts down his glass]
    • Henry Ford II: And we're gonna bury that goddamn greasy wop 100 feet deep under the finish line at Le Mans. And I will be there to watch it.
    • Leo Beebe: He played us. Old Man Enzo had no intention of selling to us. He used us to up his price, embarrass our company and insult your leadership. It was a bad idea from the start.
    • [Henry II approaches his executives]
    • Henry Ford II: What exactly did he say?
    • [pause, as Henry II takes a drink]
    • Lee Iacocca: He said Ford makes ugly little cars, and we make 'em... in an ugly factory. He said our executives are sons of whores.
    • [Henry II approaches Iacocca]
    • Henry Ford II: About me?
    • Lee Iacocca: He called you fat, sir. Pigheaded.
    • Ken Miles: If this were a beauty pageant, we just lost.
    • Carroll Shelby: Looks aren't everything.
    • [Last line, in a commercial]
    • Carroll Shelby: My name is Carroll Shelby and performance is my business.
    • [after Carroll steals two stopwatches from the Ferrari pit]
    • Phil Remington: Nice stopwatch.
    • Carroll Shelby: Want one? They're Italian.
    • [Shelby sees Enzo Ferrari arguing with his team]
    • Carroll Shelby: I don't speak Italian, but he ain't happy.
    • [During the Ford-Ferrari negotiations, Enzo Ferrari receives a message from Fiat. He begins to ask Iacocca questions in Italian]
    • Ford Italian Translator - Gary: 'Go back to Michigan. Back to your big, ugly factory. Back to your big, ugly factory, making its ugly, little cars.'
    • [Enzo approaches Iacocca while speaking]
    • Ford Italian Translator - Gary: 'Tell your pigheaded boss that all his, uh, smug executives are worthless sons of whores.'
    • [in English]
    • Enzo Ferrari: Tell him he's not Henry Ford. He's Henry Ford II.
    • [Enzo turns to his associates]
    • [in Italian]
    • Enzo Ferrari: I'm starving. Let's go eat.
    • Ford Italian Translator - Gary: 'Only one small question. It concerns my race program.'
    • [Enzo speaks in Italian]
    • Ford Italian Translator - Gary: 'If I wish to race Le Mans, and you do not wish for me to race Le Mans... do we or do we not go?'
    • [Iacocca gets up]
    • Lee Iacocca: Look, in that highly unlikely scenario... if, uh, we just can't agree... then, yes. I mean, no. You are correct. You do not go.
    • [Enzo's translator explains, but he stops her. He then gives Iacocca some scathing words in Italian]
    • Ford Italian Translator - Gary: 'My integrity as a constructor, as a man, as an Italian, is deeply insulted by your proposal.'
    • [Enzo gets up and puts on his jacket]
    • [narration]
    • Carroll Shelby: There's a point at 7,000 RPM... where everything fades. The machine becomes weightless. Just disappears. And all that's left is a body moving through space and time. 7,000 RPM. That's where you meet it. You feel it coming. It creeps up on you, close in your ear. Asks you a question. The only question that matters. Who are you?
    • Lee Iacocca: James Bond does not drive a Ford, sir.
    • Henry Ford II: That's because he's a degenerate.
    • [Henry II starts crying after Shelby gives him a ride in the Ford GT40 Mk II]
    • Carroll Shelby: Now, you want to win Le Mans. You really want to take first place, Ken Miles is the man to do it.
    • [pause]
    • Carroll Shelby: Now he knows this car 'cause he helped me build it.
    • Henry Ford II: Shelby, you know I've already appointed Leo Beebe Director of Racing.
    • Carroll Shelby: Which is exactly why I'm talking to you. Now you let Ken Miles race Daytona. If he wins, he gets to drive Le Mans.
    • Henry Ford II: And if he doesn't?
    • Carroll Shelby: Ford Motor Company to get full ownership of Shelby American. Lock, stock, and brand... forever.
    • Carroll Shelby: Mr. Ford? Are you okay?
    • [Henry II continues to sob]
    • Carroll Shelby: Mr. Ford? You all right?
    • Henry Ford II: I had no idea.
    • [pause]
    • Henry Ford II: I had no idea. I wish my daddy... He were alive to see this. To feel this.
    • Carroll Shelby: This is not a machine that just anybody can get in and easily control.
    • Henry Ford II: Absolutely not. I had no idea.
    • Carroll Shelby: When I was 10 years old, my Pops said, son it's a truly lucky man who knows what he wants to do in this world. 'Cause that man will never work a day in his life.
    • [while racing at Willow Springs, Gurney notices Miles' broken windshield]
    • Dan Gurney: Hey, Ken. What happened to your shield?
    • Ken Miles: New design.
    • [Henry Ford II enters the assembly plant]
    • Henry Ford II: Here's what I want you to do. Walk home.
    • [workers go silent]
    • Henry Ford II: While you're walking, I want you to ruminate. Man comes to my office with an idea, that man keeps his job. Rest of you, second-best losers... stay home. You don't belong at Ford.
    • Henry Ford II: Shut it down, Mr. Beebe.
    • [Beebe turns around and faces the head engineer]
    • Leo Beebe: John.
    • [head engineer nods and shuts down the assembly line]
    • Henry Ford II: Hear that? That's the sound of the Ford Motor Company out of business.
    • [Henry II walks around]
    • Henry Ford II: IN 1899, my grandfather, Henry 'By God' Ford, was walking home from Edison Illumination after working a double shift. He was ruminating. That morning, he had himself an idea that changed the world. Sixty-five years, and 47 million automobiles later, what shall be his legacy? Getting it in the tail pipe from a Chevy Impala.
    • [workers chuckle]
    • [Miles works on his Shelby Cobra while an SCCA Official loads a fuel cell in the trunk and is unable to shut the trunk lid]
    • Ken Miles: You all right?
    • SCCA Official: Paragraph 15.4, section 2b of the SCCA standard dictates all AF cars must have minimum trunk space of 20 inches by 12 inches by six inches. Your trunk doesn't close. Ergo car fails standard.
    • Ken Miles: Wait, wait, wait. What?
    • SCCA Official: Ergo car is disqualified from said Class A competition.
    • Ken Miles: Hold on a second. No, no, no. Look, look, look. Can I ask you a question, all right? When you were a little boy, did you think, 'When I grow up, I want to go to the fabled Willow Springs Raceway, and I want to enforce paragraph 15.4, section 2b of the SCCA regulations on luggage capacity'? Did you?
    • SCCA Official: All right, that's it. I'm ruling you and your team disqualified from this race.
    • [SCCA official places a sticker on the hood]
    • Carroll Shelby: Bulldog.
    • Ken Miles: All right.
    • Carroll Shelby: He wanted you to drive at Sebring. But he heard you were difficult.
    • [Miles sighs]
    • Ken Miles: I thought we felt the same way about, uh, Germans.
    • [Ken turns around to work on his Cobra]
    • Carroll Shelby: Do you like losing, Ken?
    • Ken Miles: Excuse me?
    • Carroll Shelby: Oh, you heard me.
    • Ken Miles: I don't lose.
    • Carroll Shelby: Without sponsors, you get no car, Ken. And last I checked, the professionals all have a car.
    • Ken Miles: Huh?
    • Ken Miles: Shel!
    • Carroll Shelby: You cannot win the SCCA without one. If you're not winning, you are losing.
    • Ken Miles: Don't make me lamp this at your head.
    • Carroll Shelby: Did you bring your son all the way out here to watch you get disqualified or just act like a jackass?
    • [Miles throws his wrench at Shelby, breaking the windshield of his Cobra]
    • Carroll Shelby: Well, that answers that.
    • Carroll Shelby: You know who that was I was just talking to?
    • Ken Miles: Bill.
    • Carroll Shelby: Before that.
    • Ken Miles: No.
    • Carroll Shelby: It was Dieter Voss.
    • Ken Miles: Who's that?
    • Carroll Shelby: He runs Porsche, Ken. It's a little German car company. Maybe you heard of it.
    • Carroll Shelby: Thank you. Well, if my daddy was here today, he'd tell me to sit on down and leave the yakking to the college boys so, like my cars, I'll make this fast. When I was 10 years old, Pops said to me, 'Son, it's a truly lucky man who knows what he wants to do in this world. 'Cause that man will never work a day in his life.' But there are a few, a precious few, and, hell, I don't know if they're lucky or not. But there are a few people who find something they have to do. Something obsesses 'em. Something that if they can't do it, it's gonna drive them clean out of their mind. I'm that guy. And I know one other man feels exactly the same. His name...
    • [pause]
    • Carroll Shelby: His name is Mr. Henry Ford.
    • [applause from the crowd while Miles looks in disappointment]
    • Carroll Shelby: And together, we're gonna build the fastest automobiles in the world.
    • [applause]
    • Carroll Shelby: And we're gonna make history too, at Le Mans.
    • [applause, as Miles and Peter leave the event]
    • Carroll Shelby: My name is Carroll Shelby. I build race cars.
    • [Shelby enters his office. Remington walks in]
    • Phil Remington: No.
    • Carroll Shelby: Am I here to talk people into things?
    • [pause]
    • Phil Remington: It's been six months, Shel. Six months.
    • [Shelby sighs as Remington walks away]
    • Phil Remington: Sometimes, they don't get out of the car.
    • Phil Remington: Hey, Shel. That guy, you know the one in the hat, he's ready to close on those two 427s. His and hers. Full freight. They, uh, flew in from Galveston.
    • Carroll Shelby: Uh-huh.
    • Phil Remington: Uh, I need you to come outside for maybe a minute.
    • Carroll Shelby: And do what?
    • Phil Remington: Be Carroll Shelby. Tell them a story, spin a few magic words.
    • Carroll Shelby: What does that mean? 'Magic words'?
    • Phil Remington: It means... come outside and say hello and make them feel good about their purchase.
    • Carroll Shelby: They're getting the damn cars. That's what they get for their money, Phil. Now, either they want 'em or they don't. Am I some kind of a lounge act?
    • [Shelby parks near Miles' house. He grabs a wrench and approaches the house]
    • [removes sunglasses]
    • Carroll Shelby: I think I probably said something to him. Called him a few names.
    • Peter Miles: That's right.
    • [pause]
    • Peter Miles: Do you wanna speak to my mum?
    • Carroll Shelby: Well, I dd. Uh... I came to say hello, check in on her and...
    • [sighs]
    • Carroll Shelby: Then I started thinking that sometimes... uh, words... just... ar-are not useful.
    • [pause]
    • Carroll Shelby: Tools are useful 'cause you can make stuff with 'em and you can fix stuff with 'em. Here.
    • Mollie Miles: Peter! Peter, come and take the garbage out.
    • [Shelby gives Peter the wrench]
    • Peter Miles: Thanks.
    • [pause]
    • Carroll Shelby: Your daddy was, uh...
    • Peter Miles: He was your friend.
    • [pause]
    • Carroll Shelby: Yes, he was. Yes, sir.
    • [pause]
    • Carroll Shelby: And he thought you was just finer than frog fur.
    • Mollie Miles: Peter!
    • Peter Miles: Mr. Shelby?
    • Peter Miles: I think I've gotta go help my mum.
    • Carroll Shelby: What are you doing here then? Go on.
    • Peter Miles: Bye.
    • [Peter rides his bicycle back to the house as Mollie looks at Shelby]
    • [Shelby turns around]
    • Carroll Shelby: Oh, hello, Pete.
    • Peter Miles: I remember that wrench. My dad threw it at you.
    • Carroll Shelby: I believe he did.
    • Peter Miles: Why?
    • Carroll Shelby: Oh.
    • Ken Miles: Well, you promised me the drive. Not the win.
    • Carroll Shelby: It was a hell of a drive.
    • Ken Miles: She's a hell of a machine.
    • Carroll Shelby: Oh, she's fast.
    • Ken Miles: Could be faster.
    • Phil Remington: It's about right now the uninitiated have a tendency to soil themselves.
    • [getting into Ford racing car]
    • Henry Ford II: Ow! God! I sat on my nuts.
    • Carroll Shelby: We'll build the next one for comfort, don't you worry.
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