THX 1138

THX 1138 (1971)


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OMM: Let us be thankful we have an occupation to fill. Work hard, increase production, prevent accidents and be happy.

Male voice: We're picking up some illegal sexual activity.

OMM: My time - is yours. Go ahead.
THX 1138: What's wrong with me? What am I to her, she to me? Nothing.
OMM: Yes, fine.
THX 1138: Just an ordinary roommate. I share rooms with her. Our relationship is normal. Conforming.
OMM: Excellent.
THX 1138: We share nothing - but space. What is she doing to me?
OMM: Yes, I understand.

Female voice: Performance perfect is perfect performance.

Male voice: T-H-X eleven-thirty-eight will be taken into custody at a minimal monetary expenditure. Total operation cost: six thousand credits under budget. Congratulations. Be efficient, be happy.

Male voice: The T-H-X account is six percent over budget. The case is to be terminated.

Male voice (jetcar radio chatter): Hey, I think I ran over some - I think I ran over a wookie back there on the expressway.

Chrome Robot: Everything will be all right. You are in my hands. I am here to protect you. You have nowhere to go. You have nowhere to go.

OMM: Thou art a subject of the divine, created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses.

SEN 5241: Our differences are differences of emphasis.

OMM: Let us be thankful we have commerce. Buy more. Buy more now. Buy. And be happy.

OMM: Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses.

Female voice (over P.A.): Changeable. Alterable. Mutable. Variable. Versatile. Moldable. Movable. Fluctuate. Undulate. Flicker. Flutter. Pulsate. Vibrate. Alternate. Plastic.

SRT: Well, maybe you are right. Maybe there's something wrong with the computer. I don't know, it's a strange life. Cybernetics, genetics, lasers and all those things. I guess I'll never understand any of that stuff. Guess maybe holograms are not supposed to.

LUH 3417: They know. They've been watching us. I can feel it.
THX 1138: No one knows.
LUH 3417: They're watching us, now.
THX 1138: No one can see us.

SRT: How shall the new environment be programmed? It all happened so slowly that most men failed to realise that anything had happened at all.

THX 1138: What's going on?
SEN 5241: I want you for my roommate. We'll be very good for one another.
THX 1138: I don't understand? Living - Living selection is computed.
SEN 5241: I know what you're thinking. Program shifting isn't that major a crime, is it?
THX 1138: You're in violation.

Trial Prosecutor: He must be destroyed! We must not continue to consume these erotics. We must exterminate the source of sin. Economics must not dictate situations which are obviously religious.
Trial Defender: Masses won. Defendant used, not destroyed. Case rest.

SEN 5241: Do you know you're perspiring? It's not exactly warm in here.

SEN 5241: You know I've always had a way with computers.

Visible crew/equipment: When LUH 3417 closes the door of the medicine cabinet because she doesn't have the right to take more pills, there's a reflection of a crew member's hand retaining a door.

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Trivia: The film is an extended version of a student project George Lucas made at the University of Southern California.

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Question: The number 1138 gets referenced in many later Lucas-related projects. What, if any, is the original significance of the number?

Answer: It's been widely suggested that Lucas based the title on his telephone number at the time. The first three digits corresponded to T,H and X on the keypad - the last four were 1138.

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