Synopsis: Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water.
Director(s): Gore Verbinski
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 24 nominations.
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107 min

A what?

Is a metaphore.

Hey, there's another one!

I knew it!

You need a little help,


I think the metaphore broke my spleen.

- The path to knowledge

is fraught with consequence.

Yeah... I'm just lookog for

the path to water.

If you want to find water,

you must first find dirt.


Destiny, she is kind to you.

Tomorrow is Wednesday,

the water comes.

At noon the towns people gather

for a mysterious ritual...

Wow! What uhhh...a town? Like

with real people and everything?

Where? - A days journey.

Follow your shadow.

You want me to just walk out

into the desert?

Uhumm... Tha's the way.

Okay. So you're saying there's a town,

a real town? Not a metaphor town?

Go on.

It's okay.

Okay. Well, then I'm going.

I am leaving the road

- now!

I'm walking ... into...

the desert!


- We all have our journeys to make!

I will see you on the other side...

Welcome, amigo,

to the land without end,

The desert and death are

the closest of friends...

we sing of his courage

in this gleeful sung song,

Better pay close attetnion,

he won't be here long...

Here in the Mojave desert, animals

have had millions of years to adapt

to the harsh environment.

But the lizard, he is going to die.

Four score and seven years ago...

Our fathers... - Don't move!


Don't move!

- I'm not moving!

I'm not moving.

- Try to blend in.

What? Blend in?

Wha...whaaa...what do you mean?

Blend in!

Huh? Wh..wha...wha...

what are you saying?

Too late. - No! No! It's not too late!

I..I'm blending! I'm a blender!

Calm down!

What are you doing?

Don't move!

Try not to look conspicuous.

Hey, pst!

Whad'ya doing?

I'm blending.

- Go and blend somewhere else.

Don't distract me!

- No room at the inn!

It's an art not a science!!

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John Logan

John David Logan (born September 24, 1961) is an American playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and television producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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