Water for ElephantsDVD - 2011
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Well, I do believe we're looking for a boy to carry water for the elephants. Aren't we, Joe?
-We don't have any elephants.
Work is the best thing for age.
Why would a college boy dirty his hands as a filthy roustabout?
-I guess because out of all that dirt and sweat, working with these fellows you wouldn't be caught dead in the daylight with, comes so much beauty.
I don't know if I picked that circus. But something told me that circus picked me.
Who's the woman who works with the horses?
-That ain't no woman, that's the boss' wife and she don't talk to nobody and you don't talk to her.
You do right by me, I'll show you a life most suckers can't even dream of.
I don't know anything about elephants. I'm going to tell him the truth.
Are you hiring me?
-I don't know. What about your health?
There's nothing wrong with me. I'm just old. Work is the best thing forage. A man like me ought to be working the ticket wicket, not some kid ringed up like a sideshow act. And if you don't think I'm carrying my weight, you can call the home. I won't argue. You won't be sorry.
-Yeah, we'll get you in the record books. "Oldest man that ever ran away
with the circus."
I've always known the kind of woman you really are. Sitting in front of your dress shop, watching the parade. Those little-girl-lost eyes. This beautiful, almost translucent skin. Well, translucent to me. I could always see straight through you. I'm sorry to say that you're really a very common type, darling.
Dead circuses were common in '31. Men tired of being mistreated would mutiny, or bosses would see the end coming and pull a runner with all the money, leaving a mess of animals and acts like bones to be picked
We got ourselves a guaranteed sell-out, crowd-cheering bull! Her name is Rosie, she's 53, and she's brilliant.
-What's that in her mouth?
She ran off. They found her eating a cemetery plot.
First of all, can't do anything with a bull without a bull hook, can you? And with it, you must claim the role of master immediately.
You use it there, right above her shoulder. And you use your full voice to command. Rosie, walk!
- Rosie, move, walk!
Now jab her! She needs to know you mean it.
I was born a passenger. They found me wrapped in a newspaper under a seat on the Baltimore and Ohio. I was just three days old. I grew up in foster homes. I'd always daydream about who my parents were.
"August knew nothing about animals...why was he in charge of the circus...you need to love all your animals... to love your job"....
August: You do right by me, I'll show you a life most suckers can't even dream of.
Jacob: Who's the woman who works with the horses?
Camel: That ain't no woman, that's the boss' wife and she don't talk to nobody and you don't talk to her.
Violence: use of other weapons, illegal acts of murder, gun use, animal abuse
Frightening or Intense Scenes: animal abuse, illegal/dangerous passenger train activities
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After a young man lose both of his parents in a car accident...he decided to get finically help duirng the Great Depression, by joining the circus and trying to save a sad elephant and a desperate owner's wife....