Release: October 24, 2003

Elephant is a 2003 drama film edited, written and directed by Gus Van Sant. It takes place in the fictional Watt High School, in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, and chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting, based in part on the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. The film begins a short time before the shooting occurs, following the lives of several characters both in and out of school, who are unaware of what is about to unfold. The film stars mostly new or non-professional actors, including John Robinson, Alex Frost, and Eric Deulen.

Eric: "I ain't putting shit down!"
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Mr. McFarland: "[first lines] What? Hey! Where are you going? Come here."
John McFarland: "Oh, my God, Dad."
Mr. McFarland: "Get in the car. You're gonna be late for school. Come on."
John McFarland: "Mom's gonna kill you."
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John McFarland: "Excuse me sir, don't go in there!"
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Alex: "So how did you do?"
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Alex: "[to Eric] The kids will be coming in all directions and we'll be able to pick them off one by one."
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Nathan: "[last lines] You're fuckin' sick. Don't do this."
Alex: "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe."
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Acadia: "Hello."
John McFarland: "[startled] Hi."
Acadia: "What's wrong?"
John McFarland: "Nothing."
Acadia: "You were crying."
John McFarland: "[shrugs] Yeah."
Acadia: "Is it something bad?"
John McFarland: "...I don't know. [Acadia kisses John on the cheek]"
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Alex: "Most importantly, have fun, man."
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Girl in Cafeteria: "What are you writing?"
Alex: "Uh, this? It's my plan."
Girl in Cafeteria: "For what?"
Alex: "Oh, you'll see."
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Eric: "[We've been following Benny down the hallway and watch as he comes upon Eric berating and standing over Mr. Luce] Yeah, you did, and I should shoot you right now for it, you know I should. But I think I just might let you live, maybe, because I want you to know this... and the next kids that come up to you with their problems... that they're being picked on, you should listen to them... no matter what twisted shit they say."
Eric: " [Turns and shoots Benny through the heart] Fuck! Anyway, Mr. Luce, whatever. You know there's other like us out there, too. And they will kill you if you fuck with them like you did me and Gerry. Get out of here, before I change my mind. Go! [Mr. Luce gets up and runs for his life. Eric changes his mind and shoots him down] Bitch!"
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Alex: "[after Eric gets into the shower with him] Well this is it. We're gonna die today. I've never even kissed anyone before, have you? [Alex and Eric start kissing each other]"
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John McFarland: "Hey, what are you guys doing?"
Alex: "Get the fuck out and don't come back! Some heavy shit's going down!"
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Alex: "[last lines] Eeney... Meeney... Meiny... Moe... Catch a... Tiger... By its... Toe..."
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Alex: "So foul and fair a day I have not seen."
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