The Dark Knight (2008) Poster

Maggie Gyllenhaal: Rachel



  • The Joker : [during the fundraiser party held for Harvey Dent]  You know, I'll settle for his loved ones.

    Gentleman at Party : We're not intimidated by thugs!

    The Joker : [as he smacks his lips]  You know, you remind me of my father.

    [the Joker pulls out his switchblade and brings it to the Gentleman's mouth] 

    The Joker : I hated my father!

    Rachel Dawes : [off-screen]  Okay, stop!

    [turns to face Rachel, tosses the Gentleman to his thugs and approaches Rachel, adjusting his hair with the knife] 

    The Joker : Well, hello, beautiful. You must be Harvey's squeeze. And you *are* beautiful.

    [he walks around her] 

    The Joker : Oh, you look nervous. Is it the scars? You want to know how I got 'em?

    [He grabs Rachel's head and positions the knife by her mouth] 

    The Joker : Come here. Hey! Look at me. So I had a wife. She was beautiful, like you. Who tells me I worry too much. Who tells me I ought to smile more. Who gambles and gets in deep with the sharks. One day, they carve her face. And we have no money for surgeries. She can't take it. I just want to see her smile again. I just want her to know that I don't care about the scars. So... I stick a razor in my mouth and do this...

    [the Joker mimics slicing his mouth open with his tongue] 

    The Joker : myself. And you know what? She can't stand the sight of me! She leaves. Now I see the funny side. Now I'm always smiling!

    [Rachel knees the Joker in the groin; he merely laughs it off] 

    The Joker : A little fight in you. I like that.

    Batman : [off-screen]  Then you're gonna love me.

    [attacks him] 

  • Rachel Dawes : [narrating her letter to Bruce as Alfred reads it]  Dear Bruce. I need to be honest and clear. I'm going to marry Harvey Dent. I love him, and I want to spend the rest of my life with him. When I told you that if Gotham no longer needed Batman we could be together, I meant it. But now I'm sure the day won't come when *you* no longer need Batman. I hope it does; and if it does I will be there, but as your friend. I'm sorry to let you down. If you lose your faith in me, please keep your faith in people. Love, now and always, Rachel.

  • Harvey Dent : Well, I guess no answer is a no.

    Rachel Dawes : Harvey...

    Harvey Dent : It's someone else, isn't it?

    Rachel Dawes : Harvey...

    Harvey Dent : Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete...

    [Bruce comes up behind him and grabs him in a chokehold] 

    Rachel Dawes : What are you doing?

    Bruce Wayne : [as Harvey falls unconscious]  They're coming for him!

  • Bruce Wayne : [in his high rise apartment]  You know that day that you once told me about, when Gotham would no longer need Batman? It's coming.

    Rachel Dawes : Bruce. You can't ask me to wait for that.

    Bruce Wayne : It's happening now. Harvey is that hero. He locked up half of the city's criminals, and he did it without wearing a mask. Gotham needs a hero with a face.

  • Harvey Dent : You can *not* leave me alone with these people.

    Rachel Dawes : [during the fundraiser party held for Harvey Dent]  The whole mob's after you, and you're worried about *these* guys?

    Harvey Dent : Yea, well, compared to *these* guys, the mob doesn't scare me.

  • [Rachel discovers Dent's coin is two-faced] 

    Rachel Dawes : [smiling sardonically]  You make your own luck...

  • [after Batman saves Rachel from falling out of a window] 

    Batman : [after landing on the roof of a car]  You all right?

    Rachel Dawes : [lying next to each other]  Let's not do that again.

  • Rachel Dawes : Bruce... if you turn yourself in, they're not gonna let us be together.

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