“The Great Mouse Detective” quotes

Movie The Great Mouse Detective
Title The Great Mouse Detective
Year 1986
Directors Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker
Genre Sci-Fi, Music, Adventure, Family, Animation, Mystery
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Plot – In London, at 221/B Baker Street, live two celebrities, Sherlock Holmes and Basil the mouse, which has to find a toys' manufacturer mysteriously disappeared. After various adventures Basil, helped by the loyal Dawson, ensures the guilty to justice and foils a plot against the Queen.
All actors – Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek, Candy Candido, Diana Chesney, Eve Brenner, Alan Young, Basil Rathbone, Laurie Main, Shani Wallis, Ellen Fitzhugh
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  • “There's always a chance, Doctor, as long as one can think.”

    Barrie Ingham - Basil of Baker Street
  • “- Hiram Flaversham: You can do what you want with me. I won't be a part of this evil any longer!
    - Professor Ratigan: Very well, if that is your decision. By the way, I'm taking the liberty of having your daughter brought here.”

    Alan Young - Hiram Flaversham
    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
    [Tag:decision, evil, threat]
  • “You should have chosen your friends more carefully.”

    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
  • “- Professor Ratigan: I have the power!
    - The Mouse Queen: Of course you do.
    - Professor Ratigan: I am supreme!
    - The Mouse Queen: Only you.
    - Professor Ratigan: This is my kingdom!”

    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
    Eve Brenner - The Mouse Queen
  • “- Basil of Baker Street: I'll see you behind bars yet!
    - Professor Ratigan: You fool! Isn't it clear to you? The superior mind has triumphed! I've won!”

    Barrie Ingham - Basil of Baker Street
    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
  • “My name is Doctor David Q. Dawson, most recently of the Queen's 66th regiment. I had just returned to London after a lenghty service in Afghanistan, and was looking for a place to stay, preferably dry. Little did I know that my life was about to changeforever.”

    Val Bettin - Dr. David Q. Dawson
    [Tag:army, changing]
  • “- The Mouse Queen: You insidious fiend.
    - Professor Ratigan: What?
    - The Mouse Queen: You're not my royal consort!
    - Professor Ratigan: Such a sense of humor.
    - The Mouse Queen: You're a cheap fraud and impostor!”

    Eve Brenner - The Mouse Queen
    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
    [Tag:fraud, insult, royalty]
  • “No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have, and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!”

    Barrie Ingham - Basil of Baker Street
  • “- Lady Mouse: Is this the home of the famous Basil of Baker Street?
    - Dr. David Q. Dawson: Indeed it is, miss. You look as if you're in some kind of trouble.
    - Lady Mouse: Oh, I am. I am.
    - Dr. David Q. Dawson: Then you have come to precisely the right place.”

    Shani Wallis - Lady Mouse
    Val Bettin - Dr. David Q. Dawson
    [Tag:fame, helping, trouble]
  • “- Basil of Baker Street: How could I have been so blind?
    - Dr. David Q. Dawson: We all make mistakes, but we can't let that stop us. We have to.”

    Barrie Ingham - Basil of Baker Street
    Val Bettin - Dr. David Q. Dawson
  • “Basil's smarter than you! He's going to put you in jail. He's not afraid of a big, old, ugly, rat like youǃ”

    Susanne Pollatschek - Olivia Flaversham
  • “Basil and I were a close team. We had many cases together, but I'll always look back on that first with the most fondness; my introduction to Basil of Baker Street, the great mouse detective.”

    Val Bettin - Dr. David Q. Dawson
  • “- Basil of Baker Street: That bat, one Fidget by name, is in the employ of the very fiend that was the target of my experiment! The horror of my every waking moment. The nefarious Professor Ratigan!
    - Dr. David Q. Dawson: Ratigan?
    - Basil of Baker Street: He's a genius, Dawson. A genius twisted for evil. The Napoleon of crime!”

    Barrie Ingham - Basil of Baker Street
    Val Bettin - Dr. David Q. Dawson
    [Tag:crime, enemy, evil]
  • “The Queen's in danger, Olivia's counting on us, we're about to be horribly splatted and all you can do is lie there feeling sorry for yourself.”

    Val Bettin - Dr. David Q. Dawson
  • “- Basil of Baker Street: Ratigan's proved he's more clever than I. He never would have walked into such an obvious trap.
    - Dr. David Q. Dawson: Pull yourself together. You can stop that villain.”

    Barrie Ingham - Basil of Baker Street
    Val Bettin - Dr. David Q. Dawson
  • “I'm afraid that you've gone and upset me. You know what happens when someone upsets me.”

    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
  • “You don't know what a delightful dilemma it was, trying to decide on the most appropriate method for your demise. I had so many ingenious ideas I didn't know which to choose. So I decided to use them all.”

    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
    [Tag:killing, planning]
  • “We are about to embark on the most odious, the most evil, the most diabolical scheme of my illustrious career. A crime to top all crimes, a crime that will live in infamy! Tomorrow evening, our belovedmonarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. And with the enthusiastic help of our good friend, Mr. Flaversham, it promises to be a night she'll never...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
  • “I've had my share of adversity, thanks to that miserable, second-rate detective, Basil of Baker Street! For years, that insufferable pipsqueak has interfered with my plans, and I haven't had a moment's peace of mind. But all that's in the past! This time, nothing, not even Basil, can stand in my way! All will bow before me!”

    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan
  • “For years I've tried to capture him, and I've come close, so very close, but each time he's narrowly evaded my grasp! Not a corner of London is safe while Ratigan is at large. There's no evil scheme he wouldn't concoct. No depravity he wouldn't commit. Who knows what dastardly scheme that villian may be plotting even as we speak.”

    Barrie Ingham - Basil of Baker Street
    [Tag:danger, evil, planning]