Iron Man

Synopsis: Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. Col. James Rhodes, he's given a ride on enemy lines. That ride ends badly when Stark's Humvee that he's riding in is attacked by enemy combatants. He survives - barely - with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart. In order to survive he comes up with a way to miniaturize the battery and figures out that the battery can power something else. Thus Iron Man is born. He uses the primitive device to escape from the cave in Iraq. Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. But the man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony's technology for other matters.
Director(s): Jon Favreau
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 65 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

I feel like you're driving me to

court martial. This is crazy.

What did I do? I feel like you're

gonna pull over and snuff me.

What, you're not allowed to talk?

Hey, Forest...

- We can talk, sir.

- Oh, I see. So it's personal?

No, you intimidate them.

Dear God, you're a woman!

I honestly, I couldn't have called that.

I mean, I would apologize, but isn't

that what we're going for here?

I thought of you as a soldier first.

- I'm an airman.

Well you have actually excellent

bone structure there. I'm kinda...

having a hard time not looking

at you now. Is that weird?

C'mon, it's OK, laugh. Hey!

- Sir, I have a question to ask.

- Yes, please.

It is true you went 12-for-12 with

last year's Maxim cover models?

That is an excellent question.

Yes and no. March and I

had a scheduling conflict,

but fortunately the Christmas

cover was twins. Anything else?

You're kidding me

with a hand up, right?

Is it cool if I take

a picture with you?

Yes, it's very cool.

I don't wanna see this

on your MySpace page.

Please, no gang signs.

No, throw it up, I'm kidding.

Yeah, peace! I love peace.

I'd be outta job with peace.

C'mon! Just click it, don't change

the settings, just click it.

What's going on?

Jimmy, stay with Stark!

Lie down!

Son of a b*tch!

- Wait, wait, give me a gun!

- Stay here!

Tony Stark.


Visionary. Genius.

American patriot.

Even from an early age,

the son of legendary weapons

developer Howard Stark

quickly stole the spotlight

with his brilliant and unique mind.

At age four, he built

his first circuit board.

At age six, his first engine.

And at seventeen, he graduated

Summa Cum Laude from MIT.

Then, the passing of a titan.

Howard Stark's life long friend

and ally Obadiah Stane,

steps in to help fill the gap

left by the legendary founder.

Until at age 21,

the prodigal son returns,

and is anointed the new CEO

of Stark Industries.

With the keys to the kingdom,

Tony ushers in a new era

for his father's legacy,

creating smarter weapons,

advanced robotics,

satellite targeting.

Today, Tony Stark has changed

the face of the weapons industry,

by ensuring freedom

and protecting America and

her interests around the globe.

As liaison to Stark Industries,

I've had the unique privilege

of serving with a real patriot.

He is my friend and

he is my great mentor.

Ladies and gentlemen,

it is my honor

to present this year's Apogee

Award to Mr. Tony Stark!


Thank you, Colonel.

This is beautiful. Thank you.

Thank you all very much.

This is wonderful.

Well, I'm not Tony Stark.

But if I were Tony...

...I would tell you

how honored I feel,

and what a joy it is to receive

this very prestigious award.

Tony, you know,

the best thing about Tony... also the worst thing -

he's always working.


We should just stay

till the morning.

- You are unbelievable!

- Oh, no. They roped you into this?

Nobody roped me into anything.

But they told me...

that if I presented you with an award,

you'd be deeply honored.

Of course I'd be deeply honored.

And it's you!

That's great. So when do we do it?

One more round. - There you go.

There it is. That was easy.

I'm so sorry. - Yeah, it's OK.

Wow, would you look at that?

That's... that's something else.

I don't have any of those

swooping around. All right, ride!

Give me a hand, will you?

OK, you too.

I don't blow on man's hands.

There it is! It's the Lieutenant

Colonel Rhodes' roll, and...

That's what happens.

Worse things have happened,

I think we're gonna be fine.

Color me up, will you?

- This is where I exit.

- Tomorrow don't be late.

- Yeah, you can count on it.

- I'm serious.

- I know, I know.

Render unto Caesar that which

is Caesar's. There you go.

Mr. Stark! Excuse me!

Mr. Stark!

Christine Everheart,

Vanity Fair magazine.

Can I ask you a couple of

questions? - She's cute.

- She's alright? Hi.

- Hi.

Yeah. Okay, go.

You've been called the Da Vinci of

our time. What do you say to that?

Absolutely ridiculous.

I don't paint.

And what do you say to your other

nickname, the Merchant of Death?

That's not bad.

Let me guess... Berkeley?

Brown, actually.

Well, Ms. Brown.

It's an imperfect world,

but it's the only one we've got.

I guarantee you the day weapons are

no longer needed to keep the peace,

we'll start making bricks and

beams for baby hospitals.

Rehearse that much?

Every night in front of

the mirror before bedtime.

- I can see that.

- I'd like to show you firsthand.

All I want is the serious answer.

Okay, here is serious.

My old man had a philosophy:

"Peace means having a bigger

stick than the other guy."

That's a great line, coming

from a guy selling the sticks.

My father helped defeat Nazis.

He worked on the Manhattan Project.

A lot of people, including

your professors at Brown,

would call that being a hero.

And a lot of people would

also call that war-profiteering.

Tell me, do you plan to report

on the millions we've saved by

advancing medical technology?

Or kept from starvation

with our intelli-crops?

All those breakthroughs:

military funding, honey.

Wow, did you ever lose an hour

of sleep your whole life?

I'd be prepared to

lose a few with you.

Good morning. It's 7 a.m.

The weather in Malibu is 72

degrees with scattered clouds.

The surf conditions are fair

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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