The Goonies, 1985 In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure.
Mikey: Don’t you realize? The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what’s right for them. Because it’s their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it’s our time. It’s our time down here. That’s all over the second we ride up Troy’s bucket.
Nice little speech by a young Sean Astin, who would later play the miniature football player Rudy and a Samwise the Hobbit.
From the very great movie Rudy, speech given by the actor Charles S. Dutton to the character Rudy.
Since when are you the quitting kind?…So you didn’t make the dress list. There are greater tragedies in the world…Oh, you are so full of crap. You’re 5 feet nothin’, a 100 and nothin’, and you got hardly a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in with the best college football team in the land for two years. And you’re also gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody – except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen. Now go on back…
Hell, I’ve seen too many games in this stadium…I’ve never seen a game from the stands…I rode the bench for two years. Thought I wasn’t bein’ played because of my color. I got filled up with a lotta attitude. So I quit. Still not a week goes by I don’t regret it. And I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walkin’ out, letting them get the best of ya. You hear me clear enough?
Of course here is the video.
Charles S. Dutton has had a recent recurring role as a Detective from Denver on the show Longmire.
A very wonderful speech by delivered by Sean Astin from the movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers“.
I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. And I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turnin’ back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holdin’ on to something.
Frodo asked: “What are we holdin’ onto, Sam?” to which Sam replied:
That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.
Here is the Youtube clip.
I really liked this little fact, it just goes to show you that no matter how great an award or honor is, something will bring you back to reality: On 4 December 2001, Sean had his image as Samwise Gamgee immortalized on a 90-cent New Zealand postage stamp that he shares with “Lord of the Rings” co-star Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins). However, Sean’s last name is spelled incorrectly on the presentation pack of the stamps (Austin instead of Astin).
Of course Sean Astin was in another of my favorite movies of all time Rudy.