“Apt Pupil” quotes(1998)
Plot – Todd Bowen is a high school student, particularly impressed about the Holocaust. Driven by curiosity, Todd studies by his own. On the bus, he notices an elderly man who looks like a SS officer he has seen in a photo. He discovers the man is Kurt Dussander, a Nazi criminal who has immigrated in the US illegally and is living under the name of Arthur Denker. Todd introduces himself and tells him he knows his true identity. Very bravely, the teenager forces the man to tell about what he had done in the past, promising not to reveal his identity. Dussander accepts, but then suffers a heart attack and is hospitalized. There some federal agents ensure his identity, leaving Todd to perpetuate Dussander's precepts.
All actors – Brad Renfro, Ian McKellen, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell, Michael Reid MacKay, Ann Dowd, Bruce Davison, James Karen, Marjorie Lovett, David Cooley, Blake Anthony Tibbetts, Heather McComb, Katherine Malone, Grace Sinden, David Schwimmer, Anthony Moore, Elias Koteas, Kevin Spirtas, Michael Byrne, Danna Dennis, Jan Tríska, Joe Morton, Michael Artura, Donna Marie Brown, Mark Flythe, Warren Wilson, Jill Harris, Norbert D. Singer, Mildred Singer, Mary Ottman, Darrell Britt, Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter, Richard Dunn, Joseph Ashton Montgomery, Phaedra Neitzelshow all
“Apt Pupil” Quotes 12 quotes
“- Todd Bowden: Bergen-Belsen, January '43 to June '43. Auschwitz, June '43 to June '44. Then you went to Patin. After that you disappeared, but then in 1965 you were spotted in West Berlin.
- Kurt Dussander: Listen, boy... I don't have time for this game. Now get out of here before I call the police.
- Todd Bowden: Call them if you want. I'm...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Kurt Dussander:The indignities I've suffered with you, I should smash you.
- Todd Bowden: What you've suffered with me is nothing compared to what the Israelis would do to you.”
“90,000 died in Patin. To the whole world, I am a monster. And you have known about me all this time. If I'm caught, when those reporters stick their microphones in my face it will be your name that I will repeat over and over again. Todd Bowden, Todd Bowden... Todd Bowden, yes, that was his name. For how long, for months, almost a year, he...” (continue)(continue reading)
“To have someone in your control. To have them know that they are alive only because you have not decided to the contrary. Do you have that power? Ask yourself. It's not an easy question, I think you know that.”
“- Todd Bowden: What did it feel like?
- Kurt Dussander: It was something that had to be done. A door had been opened and couldn't be shut. It was the end... You don't understand.”
“All of us have heard the story of Icarus, the young boy who took the wings his father built for him. Wings that were meant to carry him over the ocean to freedom and used them instead for a joyride. For a brief moment Icarus felt what it was like to live like a god, to touch the sun, to soar above the common man. And for doing so he payed the...” (continue)(continue reading)
“We alone decide how our talents are bestowed upon the world. This is our destiny and we hold it in the palm of our hands.”