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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min


Rango! Rango!


We are gathered here today

to immortalize in song

the life and untimely death

of a great legend.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy your low

calorie popcorn and assorted confections,

while we tell you the strange and

bewildering tale of a hero

who has yet to enter his own story

Hmmm. Hmmmaoh. Muh. Mmmuh!

Mmmmuh! Hmmmuh!



Okay, everybody!

Let's take it from the top.

The stage is set. The night

moist with apprehension.

Alone in her chamber, the princess

prepares to take her own life.

It is far better to nourish

worms than to live without love!

She reaches for

the poison chalice.

Meanwhile, the wicked Malvolio

plots his ascension to the throne.

While her aging father

lies gravely ill.

Yes, I'm gravely ill...

Hark, who goes there?

It is I!

The much anticipated hero

returning to rescue

his emotionally unstable maiden.

Unhand her you jailers of virtue or

taste the bitter sting of my vengeance!

The sting of my...the....

Doctor Marks? Doctor Marks,

I'm not getting anything from you!

People, we've talked about this!

Acting is reacting.

Victor, you were wooden!

There, I said it.

Mister Tims, you were good.

Perhaps a little too good!

What's that, Victor? My character's

undefined? That's absurd!

I know who I am. I'm thee...

I'm the guy! The protagonist, the hero!

Every story needs a hero!

I mean, who else is better qualified to bask

in the adulation of his numerous companions!

The stage is waiting.

The audience thirsts for adventure.

Who am I?

I could be anyone!

I...I could be the sea captain

returning from a mighty voyage,

to reclaim his mechanical arm!

Or the rogue anthropologist,

battling pythons down in the Congo!

Down, Chunga!

And if you desire romance, I will become

the greatest lover the world has ever known!


I couldn't help but notice

you noticing me noticing you.

You know the womens find me

uncomfortably good looking.

But you seem remarkably at ease.

Oh, stop it!

No, really...

Well, if you must!

Ha ha! What are you doing?

Oh! That tickles!

Are those real?

That's it! Conflict! Victor, you

were right! I have been undefined!

People, I've had an epiphany!

The hero cannot exist in a vacuum!

What our story needs is

an ironic, unexpected event,

that will propel the hero into conflict.

Mister Tims?


That's right! You!

Don't be shy. Come on.

Is okay.

That's it,

a little closer...

Ah. Good.

I won't bite you.

I need a little help here.

Uh...are you okay?

I must get to the other side.

The other side? You mean just now

that was you crossing the road?

That's why... Why did you do that?!

- This is my quest. He waits for me.

Whe... What...Who?

The Spirit of the West, amigo.

The One.

They say he rides an alabaster carriage

with golden guardians to protect him.


What are you talking about?


We are nothing without it.

Nothing?! Your delusional quest

just ruined my life!

I had an incredibly complex social network!

Highly sophisticated friends! I was very popular!

Friends? I don't see no friends. - Well,

uhm... - You are a very lonely lizard.

Now...Help me up, and I'll

help you find what you seek.

Uhh...You will? - Quickly now.

I must get back to my quest.

You mean, you've done this before?

- O, yes. Many times.

Come, come. - Argh... - That'sit.

Pull my finger.

Uhh... - The Spirit is

waiting for me!

Okay, okay...

Okay! That's not gonna work.

- I must get to the other side.

Why don't you just wait

until there are no cars coming?

Is not so easy as it looks...

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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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