“In the Valley of Elah” quotes

(2007)
Movie In the Valley of Elah
Paul Haggis directed this movie in 2007
Title In the Valley of Elah
Year 2007
Director Paul Haggis
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Plot – Mike Deerfield is fighting in Iraq but he disappears mysteriously, so his parents Hank and Joan hire a detective to find him. The disappearance is actually just a hype and the couple has to face the high military spheres to get Mike back.
All actors – Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh Brolin, Frances Fisher, Wes Chatham, Jake McLaughlin, Mehcad Brooks, Jonathan Tucker
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  • “- Private Robert Ortiez: Wouldn't it be funny if the devil looked just like you?
    - Hank Deerfield: Why don't you come over here! I'll show you what the devil looks like!”

    Roman Arabia - Private Robert Ortiez
    Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    [Tag:appearance, devil]
  • “- Hank Deerfield: I'll call you when I'll arrive tomorrow.
    - Joan Deerfield: It's a two-day drive.
    - Hank Deerfield: For some people.”

    Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    Susan Sarandon - Joan Deerfield
    [Tag:speed, traveling]
  • “- Chief Buchwald: Didn't you just say that you would do whatever you were told?
    - Det. Emily Sanders: Yeah, I sometimes exaggerate for effect.”

    Josh Brolin - Chief Buchwald
    Charlize Theron - Det. Emily Sanders
    [Tag:excess, request]
  • “- Hank Deerfield: Do you know what it means when a flag flies upside down?
    - School Janitor: No...?
    - Hank Deerfield: Its an international distress signal...
    - School Janitor: No shit?
    - Hank Deerfield: No shit! It means we're in a whole lot of trouble so come save our asses 'cause we ain't got a prayer in hell of saving it ourselves.”

    Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    Joseph Bertót - School Janitor
    [Tag:danger, flag]
  • “- Lt. Kirklander: How long till you're fired?
    - Det. Emily Sanders: Oh I'm gonna do it on my own time, and we have a pretty good union, so I'm gonna say four to five weeks.”

    Jason Patric - Lt. Kirklander
    Charlize Theron - Det. Emily Sanders
    [Tag:job, leaving]
  • “- Det. Emily Sanders: David wants a slingshot now.
    - Hank Deerfield: Hmm.
    - Det. Emily Sanders: I guess it could be worse; it could have been a BB gun.”

    Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    Charlize Theron - Det. Emily Sanders
    [Tag:weapons]
  • “- Det. Emily Sanders: I was wondering if you knew if your son had any enemies.
    - Hank Deerfield: You mean other than the thousands of Iraqis and foreign fighters that have been trying to kill him till a couple of weeks ago?”

    Charlize Theron - Det. Emily Sanders
    Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    [Tag:enemy, son]
  • “- Hank Deerfield: That's how you fightmonsters. You lure them in close to you, you look them in the eye, you smack them down.
    - David Sanders: You fight a lot of monsters?
    - Hank Deerfield: Yeah.
    - David Sanders: You win?
    - Hank Deerfield: If I didn't I'd have been crushed, right?”

    Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    Devin Brochu - David Sanders
    [Tag:fighting, monster]
  • “- Private Robert Ortiez: I got an honorable discharge, if you can believe it.
    - Hank Deerfield: It's the Army, I can believe anything.”

    Roman Arabia - Private Robert Ortiez
    Tommy Lee Jones - Hank Deerfield
    [Tag:army, job]
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