The Book of Eli

Synopsis: In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book,
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

I understand.

Leave that to me and

we can be friends.

I have faith in you,

you will find it.

Ah, wait!

I got this too.

Oh, now this is a treat.

It's a schampoo.

Go get slammed.

Get some pussy.

On me as much as you

and your boys can stand.

Then go back

on the road.

Then we'll get

you your book!

Of that I have no doubt.

You're sending guys out

that can't even read

to look for one book.

No wonder they

never find anything.

unless you'd like

to go with them.

- What about these?

- Burn them.

The place across the street.

They got any water?

They have if you

can pay for it.

Here. Smell this.

One of the road

crews found it.

Who knows...

Might be the last

schampoo on the planet.

And it's all yours.

Did they find your book?



Let me see.

- Alright, what will it be?

- Water.

That's the good stuff.

I gotta eat into my

own rations to sell,

so it don't

come cheap.

That will get you

maybe half way.


Get this and

get it filled.

Wait. You need this.

Can you please move?

Thank you.

That was my cat.

Fine specimen.

I saw you knock

him off the bar.

No, I kinda shoo'd it,

I didnt really knock it.

You raised your

hand at him.

Won't happen again,

I promise you.

Hey Martz, how about

another drink?

That cat's been coming

in here for 2 years.

It's got more right to

be here than you.

I don't want any trouble.

That's too bad,

cause you...

I know who you are.

Murderer of innocent

travelers on the road.

You are going to be

held in account

for the things you've

done, do you know that?

It's okay.

I'm gonna grab my things,

and walk out of here.

- Alright, brother?

- Yeah.

Cursed be the ground,

for our sake.

Of thorns and thistles, it

shall bring forth, for us.

For out of the ground

we were taken

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Gary Whitta

Gary Leslie Whitta (born 21 July 1972) is an English-born American screenwriter, author, game designer, and video game journalist. He is known as the former editor-in-chief of both the UK and US editions of PC Gamer magazine and contributor to gaming magazine ACE. Whitta was the screenwriter of The Book of Eli (2010), co-wrote After Earth (2013) with M. Night Shayamalan, and co-developed the story for Rogue One (2016). more…

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