written by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy. based on the book by Aron Ralston
Aron Ralston: [as a TV host] Good morning, everyone! It is 7 o'clock here in Canyonlands, USA! And this morning on the boulder, we have a very special special guest, self-proclaimed American superhero, Aron Ralston! Let's hear it for Aron! [as himself] Hey. Hi. Oh, gosh, it's... It's a real pleasure to be here. Thank you. Thank you! Heh. Eh-heh. Em... Hey, can I say hi to my mom and dad? Mom and Dad! Mustn't forget Mom and Dad. Right, Aron? Yeah, that's right. Eh... Hey, Mom. I'm really sorry I didn't answer the phone the other night. If I had, I would have told you where I was going, and then... Well, I probably wouldn't be here right now. That's for sure! But like I always say... your supreme selfishness is our gain. Thank you, Aron. Anyone else you'd like to say hi to? Umm... Well, Brian at work. Hey! Eh... I probably won't be making it into work today. Get a load of this guy! Oh, wait. Hold on... We've got a question coming in from another Aron in Loser Canyon, Utah! Aron asks... [as caller] Am I right in thinking that even if Brian from work notifies the police, they'll put a 24-hour hold on it before they file a Missing Persons report? Which means you won't become officially missing until midday Wednesday, at the earliest? [as himself] Yeah. You're right on the money there, Aron. Which means, I'll probably be dead by then. Aron from Loser Canyon, Utah. How do you know so much? [as caller] Well, I'll tell you how I know so much. I volunteer for the rescue service. You see, I'm something of a... well, a big fucking hard hero. And I can do everything on my own, you see? I do see! Now... Is it true that despite, or maybe because you're a big fucking hard hero... you didn't tell anyone where you were going? Yeah. That's absolutely correct. Anyone...? Anyone. Oops... Oops. Oops.
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