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Quotations from Rebel Without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause is a dramatic romance film about a man with a troubled past who comes to a new high school only to create new enemies. The film portrays the moral decay of teenagers in America and explores the differences between generations. Directed by Nicholas Ray. Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo.

Rebel Without a Cause is preserved in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The movie was nominated for three Oscar awards, including Best Writing, Motion Picture Story. The movie has been mentioned several times in media ever since it was first shown in the cinema. Continue reading for some quotes from Rebel Without a Cause.


Buzz Gunderson: You ever been in a chickie-run?
Jim Stark: Yeah, that's all I ever do.
[Buzz leaves]
Jim Stark: Plato, what's a chickie-run?
Jim Stark: I don't want any trouble.
Plato: If only you could'a been my dad. We could have breakfast in the morning.
Jim Stark: Is this where you live?
Judy: Who lives?
Plato: Do you think the end of the world will come at night time?
Jim Stark: Uh-uh, at dawn.
Jim Stark: Hey they forgot to wind the sundial.
Jim Stark: I'll bet you'd go to a hanging.
Plato: I guess it's just my morbid personality.
Buzz Gunderson: You know something? I like you.
Jim Stark: Why do we do this?
Buzz Gunderson: You've gotta do something. Don't you?
Jim Stark: You know something? You read too many comic books.
Jim Stark: You can wake up now, the universe has ended.
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