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Movie
Speaker/Context
Paper Moon
"Exotic dancer" Miss Trixie Delight (the late-great Madeline Kahn) tries to bury the hatchet with Addie (Oscar-winner Tatum O'Neal) with mixed results.
Pariah
Brooklyn teenager Alike (Adepero Oduye) comes to terms with her identity in her free verse, read near the end of his clearly personal independent film.
Paris, Je T'Aime
In this short film directed by Tom Tykwer, Francine (Natalie Portman) calls her blind French student boyfriend Thomas (Melchior Beslon) to rehearse a speech from a play. He mistakes the speech for a breakup. Naturally enough.
Passion Fish
Actress Nina (Nancy Mette) visits the recently paralyzed May-Alice (whose part she took over on a soap opera.) During their conversation about leaving soap operas for more serious acting work, Nina tells the following funny yet bittersweet story of her first real acting job.
Patch Adams
Angry and bitter, Patch Adams (Robin Williams) converses with God, while standing on a cliff, contemplating suicide.
Paths of Glory
General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) fails to understand the motives of Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) in this Kubrick anti-war classic.
Patton
Standing in front of a huge U.S flag, General Patton (George C.Scott) delivers a powerful and patriotic monologue to the troops. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Pornographer and free-speech proponent Larry Flynt (Woody Harrelson) speaks at a free speech convention on the topic of what constitutes obscenity.
The Perfect Storm
A fishing boat captain herself, Linda Greenlaw (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) eulogizes her fallen comrades.
Persona
Alma (Bibi Andersson) speaks to her healthy but always silent patient, telling her a rather lurid story from her youth.
Philadelphia
Lawyer Jim Miller (Denzel Washington) gives his opening statement to a jury; his client Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is suing because he was allegedly fired because he has AIDS.
Philadelphia
Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), dying from AIDS, experiences something like transcendence while listening to an opera aria.
Phone Booth
Trapped in a phone booth by a sniper, immoral publicist Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) is coerced into telling the truth for once in front of the police, the media, his wife, and his mistress. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
The Piano
Ada (Oscar winner Holly Hunter) speaks in her mind's voice as she travels to her new husband, separated from the moment from her real voice, her piano.
The Piano
Ada's daughter, Flora (Oscar winner Anna Paquin) tells a false and melodramatic story about how her mother lost her voice.
Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) teaches his young associate that you can take the boy away from the pirates, but you can't take the pirates out of the boy.
Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) reveals his undead origin to his skeptical then terrified hostage.
Plan 9 From Outer Space
What website dedicated to film would be complete without the inclusion of the worst movie ever made? Psychic Criswell (as himself) introduces and closes this cult classic by Ed Wood. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
The fates have not smiled down on marketing executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) lately and he's going to take it out on somebody, anybody.
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Stuck in a motel room, Neal Page (Steve Martin) releases an unparalled rage at (unwanted) traveling companion Del Griffith (the late, great John Candy).
Planet of the Apes
Not the one with Wahlberg. This is the good one. In the film's beginning, Col. George Taylor (Charlton Heston) records a mission log (read: talks to himself) before putting himself in suspended animation. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Platoon
Setting up an ambush, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the Vietnam War, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) narrates what he wrote to his grandmother in a letter home.
Platoon
The final lines from Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) as a helicopter carries him home, in this Oliver Stone feel-good movie from 1986.
The Player
Sleazy studio script screener Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) gives his job description, naming all the missing elements in the script he just rejected.
Playing By Heart
Loquacious Joan (Angelina Jolie) struggles with her acting classes. Sound familiar to anyone? (I hope not).
Playing By Heart
Joan (Angelina Jolie) keeps going after a prospective flame who keeps dismissing her.
Pleasantville
Just because there are scary changes happening to the reality that is Pleasantville, it doesn't make it any less beautiful, explains the displaced David, aka Bud Parker (Tobey Maguire).
Poltergeist
Ghost expert Tangina (Zelda Rubinstein) lectures the family on the nature of the spirits that are haunting and tormenting them--and kidnapping their children.
Poolhall Junkies
Want to bet that this indie film's writer/director Mars Callahan fell out of his seat when he learned Christopher Walken accepted this role of Mike?
Popeye
Following a rather prickly reunion with his long lost sailor man son, Poopdeck Pappy (Ray Walston) rants about the ungratefulness of children.
Practical Magic
Supernatural Sally Owens (Sandra Bullock), in a letter to her sister, expresses her dreams and her yen for true love. Join the club, lady.
Presumed Innocent
The devastating final monologue by dutiful, faithful, and dedicated wife Barbara Sabich (Bonnie Bedelia) who confesses the truth to the prosecutor, recently prosecuted husband (Harrison Ford).
Pretty Woman
Cinderella-esque prostitute Vivian (Julia Roberts) recounts a fairy-tale fantasy she had when she was a girl.
Prey for Rock & Roll
Dedicated 'rock chick' Jacki (Gina Gershon) and her all-girl rock band, Clam Dandy, try to make it in the L.A. club scene in the late 1980's.
Primal Fear
Young and blatantly disturbed Aaron (Edward Norton) gets a final visit by his lawyer after the end of his trial for murder.
Primary Colors
At the beginning of the movie, presidential hopeful Jack Stanton (John Travolta) visits with Dewayne (Mykelti Williamson) and a adult literacy program with emotional results. Two monologues in one scene.
Primary Colors
Campaign planner Libby Holden (Kathy Bates), an old friend of candidate Jack Stanton, suffers a crisis of conscience, and threatens his run for the presidency.
The Prince of Tides
At the film's beginning, the troubled conflicted Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte) introduces the setting and story.
The Prince of Tides
At the film's end, Tom (Nick Nolte) remembers 'Lowenstein,' with praise and regret.
The Princess Bride
His swordsman and his giant are unconscious. What does Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) have left to fight the Man in Black? His brilliant mind, of course! What could possibly go wrong? Only available upon request. Please reference 'bride5' in your email.
The Princess Bride
The movie monologue that I'm sure a lot of people have memorized already: the avenging dedicated vow of Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin). Only available upon request. Please reference bride.html in your email.
The Princess Bride
Westley (Cary Elwes) bravely leads Buttercup (Robin Wright) through the Fire Swamp, telling the story of what the heck happened to him after he left her. Only available upon request. Please reference bride2.html in your email.
The Princess Bride
This monologue from Buttercup (Robin Wright) does not appear in the movie as is. Pieces of it, yes. Maybe it is from the book and/or the original screenplay? I just couldn't resist it, truth be told. Only available upon request. Please reference bride3.html in your email. You may want to check out the monologue from the "Princess Bride" novel on the MISC. page as well.
The Princess Bride
Westley (Cary Elwes) was dead a little while ago, so his challenge to the wart-faced buffoon Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) is all the more impressive. Only available upon request. Please reference bride4.html in your email.
The Princess Diaries
In a "Cinderella" story (my young cousins love this movie), an awkward-teen-turned-princess Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) addresses her public.
The Producers
Down-and-out unscrupulous producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) jumps all over timid neurotic accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder).
The Producers
Mild-mannered Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder, co-producer of the unlikely success "Springtime for Hitler," defends his partner when they are both on trial.
The Producers
It shouldn't be surprising that Franz Liebkind (Kenneth Mars), the author of "Springtime for Hitler", is a former Nazi soldier but also completely (and hilariously) insane.
Psycho
The saint Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and the sinner Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) converse pleasantly about each others lives over sandwiches in the parlor of the Bates Motel.
Psycho
As this is one of my favorite films of all-time, I do not want to spoil the ending for anyone who hasn't seen this film (the original 1960 version). You know what this is if you've seen the film: the finale speech. This space intentionally left blank.
Pulp Fiction
Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) orders the washed-up boxer to fall when Wallace tells him to fall: it's the best thing to do.
Pulp Fiction
Captain Koons (Christopher Walken) makes sure that the young Butch receives his birthright, a gold watch.
Pulp Fiction
Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) explains the premise behind her one and only TV pilot appearance while at Jack Rabbit Slims.
Pulp Fiction
His name is Winston "The Wolf" Wolfe. He is portrayed by classic New York tough-guy actor Harvey Keitel. He solves problems.
Pulp Fiction
Isn't it funny when you have a life-altering experience and then are caught in a hold-up by a couple of low-life hoods? Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) doesn't think so either.
Pump Up the Volume
Troubled angry radio-pirate youth Mark Hunter AKA Hard-Harry (Christian Slater) works himself and his listeners into an inspired frenzy after a tragedy almost shuts him up forever.
Pump Up the Volume
Mark Hunter (Christian Slater) tosses off the Hard-Harry persona and speaks to his fans (and enemies) as himself, an angsty pained teenager trying to get through the hell that is everyones teenage years, in the movie's climactic moment.
Punch-Drunk Love
After abandoning Lena (Emily Watson) injured in a hospital to straighten everything out, Barry (Adam Sandler) returns to try to make amends. Luckily, she's hopelessly in love with him.
Queen of the Damned
The vampire Lestat (Stuart Townsend), now a rock star after many years of sleep, contemplates his own vampireness.
The Quiet
Highly disturbed Nina (Elisha Cuthbert) plots a murder most foul.
Quills
Confronted by the conservative but conflicted Abbé Coulmier (Joaquin Phoenix), the Marquis de Sade (Geoffrey Rush), contends that the only constant among the turbulent life he's led, is himself. Only available upon request. Please reference quills.html in your email.
Quills
Two monologues. The famous writer and madman Marquis De Sade (Geoffrey Rush) introduces and concludes the movie: observing the madness around him as he descends farther into darkness himself. Only available upon request. Please reference quills2.html in your email.
Quiz Show
In front of Congress, Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes) admits to his cheating ways and total lack of integrity in the Game Show Scandal of the 1950s.
RKO 281
Brash young filmmaker Orson Welles (Liev Schreiber) addresses the RKO shareholders, trying to make the film "Citizen Kane" despite the controversy.
Rachel Getting Married
Kym (Anne Hathaway), a recovering addict on edge after returning home for her sister's wedding, speaks at her twelve-step meeting on a tragic accident that occurred when she was 16 and high on pills.
Rachel Getting Married
More painful secrets come to the surface in this conversation (dialogue) between daughters Kym (Anne Hathaway), Rachel (Rosemarie Dewitt), and their father. All of this on the eve of Rachel's wedding.
Raging Bull
The rise and fall of a champion boxer: over the kitchen table, ambitious brother of Jake LaMotta (DeNiro), Joey (Joe Pesci), pressures him into trying to get a shot at the title.
Raising Arizona
Hi (Nicholas Cage) dreams a seemingly prophetic dream where there's a happy ending for all involved in this Coen Bros. comedy. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Ratatouille
Discerning, vulture-esque food critic Anton Ego (voice of Peter O'Toole) delivers rare praise for a once-famous Paris restaurant.
Reality Bites
Gen-X-er Troy (Ethan Hawke), being interviewed for a talks about his youth and taking pleasure in details in this Gen-X-defining movie.
Rebecca
The unnamed once-naive heroine (Joan Fontaine) dreams of returning to the manor house Manderley, haunted by past ghosts, introducing Hitchcock's first American film.
Rebecca
Tormented by memories, Maxim (Laurence Oliver) confesses as to what happened to his first wife, who, even deceased, has everyone in the home under a spell.
Rebel Without A Cause
Her father having withdrawn his love since she grew up, Attractive, misunderstood, and unloved, Judy (Natalie Wood) confides in a sympathetic juvenile-offenders officer about her father who no longer loves her...since she's grown-up.
Red Dragon
"Evolving" serial killer Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes) harbors a bit of hero worship for legendary psychotic Hannibal Lecter.
The Ref
Held hostage by a high-strung cat burglar, Lloyd (Kevin Spacey) blows up and would be flying around the room in a total rage if he wasn't (literally) tied down.
Remember the Titans
Two monologues from football coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington), leading a Virginia high school team on their first racially integrated season.
Remember the Titans
This movie seems chockful of inspiring speeches from Coach Boone (Denzel Washington), doesn't it? It's a Disney movie, which means it's full of sugar and other preservatives too.
Repo Man
In this cult classic, newly-initiated repo man Otto (Emilio Estevez) is befriended by conspiracy nut Miller (Tracey Walter).
Requiem for a Dream
Her addiction to diet pills slowly increasing, Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Bursytn) explains to her son (addicted to heroin, unbeknownst to Sara) the feeling of being old and useless. A beautifully intense and sad monologue.
Reservoir Dogs
Sitting around breakfast at a diner before "going to work," Mr. Brown (Quentin Tarantino) gives a Tarantino-esque interpretation of the Madonna song "Like A Virgin."
Reservoir Dogs
Sarcastic acid-tongued Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) doesn't tip in restaurants and is all-too-eager to explain the 'why' to his criminal comrades.
Reservoir Dogs
For veteran thief (and casual cop killer) Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), there's nothing like a gunshot to the gut to help with bonding.
Reservoir Dogs
Freddy, aka Mr.Orange (Tim Roth), memorizes the anecdote to tell to the other 'Dogs, and he really gets into it in the end. Rated R for language.
Reversal of Fortune
A brilliant law professor, Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver), tutors his student on why he chose to defend Claus von Bulow, attempting to overturn his two convictions for attempted murder of his extremely wealthy wife.
Revolutionary Road
Two monologues: repressed mid-1950's housewife April (Kate Winslet) confronts her husband regarding their decision to bring children into their world--and the future of their very troubled lives/marriage.
A River Runs Through It
Narrator (Robert Redford, also the director of this film) describes the serene but forever-changing river where he carries on the tradition of fly-fishing.
The Road
In this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's modern classic, the nameless Father character (Viggo Mortensen) speaks about the unspecified disaster that destroyed civilization and the ensuing dark-grey chaos.
Road to Perdition
Far into the future, Michael Sullivan Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin) mourns and remembers his conflicted, criminal father.
The Rock
A former highly-decorated U. S. general, now terrorist General Hummel (Ed Harris) demands the best from his troops, unswaying from his cause and his mission.
Rocky
Palooka Rocky Balboa (Slyvester Stallone) tries (and fails) to dispense advice to a young street tough as he walks her home.
Rocky II
Mickey (Burgess Meredith), Rocky's trainer and father figure, joins him at his bedside vigil for his hospitalized wife, Adrian.
Rocky Balboa
Aged pugilist, widower, and restauranteur Rocky "Italian Stallion" Balboa (Slyvester Stallone) gives a piece of his mind to his absent son (Milo Ventimiglia). I liked this movie quite a bit, but wasn't Rocky diagnosed with ambigious brain damage in "Rocky V"?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
With all the new people flying in and out of the mansion (and all the orgies, of course), Columbia (Nell Campbell) can't help getting a little high-strung toward the good doctor Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).
Romeo Must Die
Trish O'Day (Aaliyah in her film debut) mourns the loss of her brother by remembering a childhood practical joke with a sad ending.
Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
Romy (Mira Sorvino) spins a tale of success--they invented Post-It Notes--as they travel cross-country to their high school reunion.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
They're not sure where they came from or where they're going. They have no backstory. And also, they're not sure of who has which name. Rosencrantz (Gary Oldman)--or is it Guildenstern?--ponders what dead must be like.
Roxanne
Can you think of twenty better insults than simply "big nose?" That's the challenge facing uniquely-nosed C.D. Bales (Steve Martin) in this famous scene.
Roxanne
A very romantic dialogue as Roxanne (Daryl Hannah) thinks she's being praised by the man she thinks she loves...but instead it's C.D. Bales (Steve Martin), playing Cyrano.
Runaway Train
bThere was a time when Jon Voight made great movies. This Jon Voight wouldn't make "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2", "Bratz", or "Pearl Harbor." Here, he plays Manny, a vicious escaped convict, spitting all over the dreams of his companion, another former resident of the slammer.
The Running Man
Murderous sleazy game show host Killian (Richard Dawson) receives his just-desserts from a former-prisoner, and it ain't Jesse Ventura (it's Arnold).
Rushmore
With a short speech, unhappy magnate Herman Blume (Bill Murray) unknowingly makes himself a hero to a certain ambitious private school student.

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