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Nicolas Cage: Cris Johnson



  • Cris Johnson : Here is the thing about the future. Every time you look at, it changes, because you looked at it, and that changes everything else.

  • Cris Johnson : There's an Italian painter, named Carlotti, and he uh, ahem, defined beauty. He said it was the summation of the parts working together in such a way that nothing needed to be added, taken away or altered, and that's you. You're beautiful.

    Liz : Wow.

  • Cris Johnson : I've seen every possible ending. None of them are good for you.

  • Cris Johnson : You don't believe in destiny?

    Liz : Well, even if it does exist, I don't think I want to know. I mean, if every move we make is preordained, then what is the point of that? I mean, life is supposed to be a surprise.


    Liz : Isn't it?

    Cris Johnson : It would be nice.

  • Cris Johnson : Every once in a while what we think is magic is the real deal hiding behind a $50.00 trick, because the alternative is impossible for others to live with.

  • Callie Ferris : Tell me what just happened. What did you see?

    Cris Johnson : If I do what you want, you'll keep me in this chair forever.

  • Cris Johnson : [has a premonition of them sharing a kiss]  Wow. That was incredible.

    Liz : What was?

    Cris Johnson : This.

    [kisses her] 

  • Cris Johnson : I have a small magic act back in Vegas. The Frank Cadillac Show.

    Liz : I thought your name was Cris.

    Cris Johnson : It is. Frank Cadillac is my stage name.

    Liz : How'd you come up with that?

    Cris Johnson : I picked two things I really like and put them together. Frankenstein and Cadillacs.

  • Cris Johnson : I like rain.

    Liz : I like rain, too.

  • Liz : You can see things before they happen?

    Cris Johnson : Only my future... except with you. I saw far beyond anything I'd ever seen before. You need to get away from here.

  • Liz : I don't want you to die.

    Cris Johnson : It happened. It just hasn't happened yet.

  • Cris Johnson : You have one way out of this.

    [Mr. Smith holds up the detonator; Ferris shoots it out of his hand] 

    Cris Johnson : That wasn't it.

  • Cris Johnson : It may be a week, or a month, but if you can wait, I will find you.

  • Cris Johnson : Did you hear about the zen monk who ordered a hot dog? He said he had one with everything

  • [last lines] 

    Callie Ferris : Ready?

    Cris Johnson : Yeah.

  • Callie Ferris : Don't do it.

    Cris Johnson : I already have.

  • Cris Johnson : It helps if you don't speak right now.

  • Callie Ferris : Let's talk about something hard. A stolen nuclear munition is being smuggled into the United States, or may, in fact, already be here. I want you to look ahead and tell me where it's going to be deployed.

    Cris Johnson : Uh... I think you've got the wrong guy. It's a magic act.

    Callie Ferris : You going to stick with that story? Because millions of lives are at risk and you could, maybe, prevent a major catastrophe. On a practical note, we're standing in front of a stolen vehicle and you're wanted for assault involving a weapon at the casino.

    Cris Johnson : All right, that was an accident. He had a gun. He was going to shoot two people.

    Callie Ferris : Yeah? How'd you know that? No good deed goes unpunished, does it? I can fix your legal problems, buddy, but you've got to step up. Otherwise, your next magic show is going to be at Folsom State Prison.

    Cris Johnson : It's ironic, but people like you who try to help have been torturing me, in the full sense of the word, since I was three years old. What did they call it? Oh, yeah. Observed play therapy. Featuring, the marathon 36-hour, can-you-guess-the-next-flash-card game. So, please, leave me alone and let me live some semblance of a normal life.

    Callie Ferris : I'd love to indulge your feelings, but I am dealing with a slightly larger picture right now. Now you can exercise your responsibility to help your fellow man or I will exercise that responsibility for you.

  • Cris Johnson : [Chris knows he's about to be punched by Liz's stalker. Gritting his teeth]  Incoming.

    [gets punched in the face] 

  • Cris Johnson : [to agent who keeps interrupting him while he's trying to brief the team]  if you will SHUT UP now, and do EXACTLY what I tell you to do, I'll keep you alive.

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