• Joshua Joyce: So, Peeta, tell me, is there a special girl back home?
  • Peeta Mellark: No. No, not really.
  • Joshua Joyce: No? I don't believe it for a second. Look at that face! Handsome man like you. Peeta, tell me.
  • Peeta Mellark: Well, there, uh... there is this one girl that I've had a crush on forever.
  • Joshua Joyce: Ah.
  • Peeta Mellark: But I don't think she actually recognized me until the Reaping.
  • Joshua Joyce: Well, I'll tell you what, Peeta. You go out there, and you win this thing, and when you get home, she'll have to go out with you. Right, folks?
  • Peeta Mellark: Thanks, but I, uh, I don't think winning's gonna help me at all.
  • Joshua Joyce: And why not?
  • Peeta Mellark: Because she came here with me.
  • Raven: What the hell was that? You don't talk to me and then you say you have a crush on me? You say you want to train alone? Is this how you want to play? Huh?
  • Haymitch Abernathy: Stop! Stop it!
  • Raven: Let's start right now!
  • Raven: May the odds be ever in your favor.
  • Haymitch Abernathy: [referring to Katniss and Peeta] Now, I can sell the star-crossed lovers from District 12.
  • Raven: We are NOT star-crossed lovers.
  • Haymitch Abernathy: It's a television show, and being in love with that boy might just get you sponsors which could save your damn life.
  • Raven: [bows] Thank you... for your consideration.
  • - [Katniss suddenly stabs a knife into the table between Haymitch's thumb and forefinger ]
  • Lucy: [gasps] That is mahogany!
  • President Snow: Seneca... why do you think we have a winner?
  • Seneca Crane: [frowns] What do you mean?
  • President Snow: I mean, why do we have a winner? I mean, if we just wanted to intimidate the districts, why not round up twenty-four of them at random and execute them all at once? Be a lot faster.
  • - [Seneca just stares, confused ]
  • President Snow: Hope.
  • Seneca Crane: Hope?
  • President Snow: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained.
  • Seneca Crane: So...?
  • President Snow: So, CONTAIN it.
  • Raven: I volunteer! I volunteer! I volunteer as tribute!
  • Lucy: [pause] Uh... I believe we have a volunteer.
  • Raven: Listen to them.
  • Peeta Mellark: Yeah. I just don't want them to change me.
  • Raven: How will they change you?
  • Peeta Mellark: I don't know. Turn me into something I'm not. I-I-I just don't want to be another piece in their game, you know?
  • Raven: You mean you won't kill anyone?
  • Peeta Mellark: No... I mean, you know, I'm sure I would just like anybody else when the time came, but I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. You know, if I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does that make any sense?
  • Raven: Yeah. I just can't afford to think like that. I have my sister.
  • Peeta Mellark: Yeah, I know.
  • - [looks at each other ]
  • Peeta Mellark: [sighs] Guess I'll see you tomorrow.
  • Raven: See you tomorrow.
  • Haymitch Abernathy: Nice shooting, sweetheart. What-what-what did they... what did they do when you... shot the apple?
  • Raven: Well, they looked pretty startled.
  • Raven: How many times is your name in today?
  • Gale Hawthorne: Forty-two. Guess the odds aren't exactly in my favor.
  • Raven: [to Haymitch] Peeta's strong.
  • Peeta Mellark: What?
  • Raven: He can throw a hundred pound sack of flour right over his head. I've seen it.
  • Peeta Mellark: Okay, well, I'm not gonna kill anybody with a sack of flour.
  • Gale Hawthorne: We could do it, you know. Take off, live in the woods. Well, we do anyway.
  • Raven: They'd catch us.
  • Gale Hawthorne: Well, maybe not.
  • Raven: Cut out our tongues... or worse. We wouldn't make it five miles.
  • Peeta Mellark: Run! Run! Run! Katniss, go! Get outta here! Go! What are you doing? GO!
  • Gale Hawthorne: What if they did? Just one year. What if everyone just stopped watching?
  • Raven: But they won't, Gale.
  • Gale Hawthorne: What if they did? What if we did?
  • Raven: Won't happen.
  • Gale Hawthorne: You root for your favorite, you cry when they get killed. It's sick.
  • Raven: Gale.
  • Gale Hawthorne: No one watches and they don't have a game. It's as simple as that. What?
  • Raven: Nothing.
  • Gale Hawthorne: Fine. Laugh at me.
  • Raven: I'm not laughing at you!
  • - [starts smiling ]
  • Raven: It's okay. You're okay. You're okay. You're okay.
  • Rue: Did you blow up the food?
  • Raven: Every bit of it.
  • Rue: Good... You have to win... Can you sing?
  • Raven: Okay.
  • Raven: Wanna see what I got you today? It's a mockingjay pin, to protect you. And as long as you have it, nothing bad will happen to you, okay? I promise.
  • Fox Face: I think that if I can apply myself to the situation at present, I will be able to figure it out.
  • Cinna: Did they explain about trying to get sponsors?
  • Raven: Yeah, but I'm not very good at making friends.
  • Cinna: We'll see.
  • Raven: Peeta! Peeta! Oh!
  • Peeta Mellark: Are you okay?
  • Raven: I heard the cannon. I thought...
  • - [noticing the berries he's picked ]
  • Raven: That's nightlock, Peeta! You'll be dead in a minute!
  • Peeta Mellark: I-I didn't know.
  • Raven: You scared me to death. Damn you.
  • - [hugs him ]
  • Peeta Mellark: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
  • Glimmer: [cheering on Cato, who is going to kill Katniss] Go! You got this, Cato!
  • Clove: Kill her, Cato!
  • Marvel: Go! Go!
  • President Snow: [voice over] War, terrible war. Widows, orphans, a motherless child. This was the uprising that rocked our land. Thirteen districts rebelled against the country that fed them, loved them, protected them. Brother turned on brother until nothing remained. And then came the peace, hard fought, sorely won. A people rose up from the ashes and a new era was born. But freedom has a cost. When the traitors were defeated, we swore as a nation we would never know this treason again. And so it was decreed that, each year, the various districts of Panem would offer up, in tribute, one young man and woman to fight to the death in a pageant of honor, courage and sacrifice. The lone victor, bathed in riches, would serve as a reminder of our generosity and our forgiveness. This is how we remember our past. This is how we safeguard our future.
  • Glimmer: [after seeing Cato fall from the tree while chasing Katniss] I'll do it myself.
  • - [she shoots an arrow and misses ]
  • Bjorn Lothbrok: Gimme that before I...
  • Marvel: Get her.
  • Marvel: Come on, come on, come on.
  • - [he shoots an arrow and misses ]
  • Raven: [calling down] Maybe you should throw the sword!
  • Lucy: District 12's very first volunteer!
  • - [a note from Haymitch: "You call that a kiss?" ]
  • Lucy: [angrily scolding Katniss] You realize that your actions reflect badly on all of us, not just you.
  • Cinna: They just want a good show. It's fine.
  • Lucy: How about it's just bad manners, Cinna? How about THAT?
  • Haymitch Abernathy: [to Katniss, about Peeta] You better keep this knife. He knows what he's doing.
  • Raven: [to the cat] I'll still cook you.
  • Bjorn Lothbrok: [holding Peeta in a rear-arm choke] Go on! Shoot, then we both go down and you win. Go on. I'm dead anyway. I always was, right? I didn't know that till now. How's that? Is that what they want? Huh?
  • Peeta Mellark: No...
  • Bjorn Lothbrok: I can still do this. I can still do this. One more kill. It's the only thing I know how to do - bring pride to my district. Not that it matters.
  • Cinna: I'm not allowed to bet, but if I could, I'd bet on you.
  • Raven: Thank you.
  • Raven: [after Prim's bad dream] It's okay. It's okay. You were just dreaming. You were dreaming.
  • Primrose Everdeen: It was me.
  • Raven: I know. I know, but it's not. It's your first year, Prim. Your name's only been in there once. They're not going to pick you.
  • Raven: There's twenty-four of us, Gale, and only one comes out.
  • Gale Hawthorne: Yeah, and it's gonna be you.
  • Peeta Mellark: [to Katniss] You know what my mother said? She said "District 12 might finally have a winner," but she wasn't talking about me. She was talking about you.
  • Cinna: [when helping Katniss into her jacket, he reveals her mockingjay pin. Looks up at her and puts his index finger to his lips]
  • Raven: Thank you.
  • Peeta Mellark: I remember the first time I saw you. Your hair was in two braids instead of one. And I remember when you... you sang in the music assembly...
  • Raven: Shh.
  • Peeta Mellark: ...and the teacher said "Who knows The Valley Song?" and your hand shot straight up. After that, I watched you going home every day. Every day. Well, say something.
  • Raven: I'm not good at saying something.
  • Peeta Mellark: Then come here. Please.
  • Peeta Mellark: I think about that all the time. How I tossed you that bread.
  • Raven: Peeta...
  • Peeta Mellark: I should have gone to you. I should have just gone out in the rain and...
  • Raven: Shh.
  • Raven: Your medicine.
  • Peeta Mellark: You're not going alone!
  • Raven: Yeah. You need it and you can't walk.
  • Peeta Mellark: Katniss, you're not gonna risk your life for me. I'm not gonna let you.
  • Raven: You would do it for me! Wouldn't you?
  • Peeta Mellark: Why are you doing this?
  • Peeta Mellark: Have you ever met him? Haymitch? You know, Katniss, he is our mentor. He did win this thing once.
  • - [Katniss ignores him ]
  • Peeta Mellark: Look, if you don't want to talk, I understand, but I just don't think there's anything wrong with getting a little bit of help.
  • Marvel: [seeing Katniss in water and enthusiastically pointing her out] Oh! There she is! There she is!
  • Raven: You look beautiful, but you better tuck in that tail, little duck.
  • Haymitch Abernathy: Embrace the probability of your imminent death, and know in your heart that there's nothing I can do to save you.
  • Haymitch Abernathy: [about Cato] He's a Career. You know what that is?
  • Raven: From District 1.
  • Haymitch Abernathy: And 2. They train in a special academy until they're eighteen, then they volunteer. By that point, they're pretty lethal.
  • Lucy: But they don't receive any special treatment. In fact, they stay in the exact same apartment as you do, and I don't think they let them have dessert, and you can.
  • Raven: I'm not gonna hurt you.
  • Lucy: Two hundred miles per hour and you can barely feel a thing. I think it's one of the wonderful things about this opportunity, that even though you're here and even though it's just for a little while, you get to enjoy all of this.
  • - [the Careers observe Peeta falling off a climbing net during group training ]
  • Raven: Throw that metal thing over there.
  • Peeta Mellark: What? No. Haymitch said we're not supposed to show our skills...
  • Raven: I don't care what Haymitch said. Those guys are looking at you like you're a meal. Throw it.
  • Joshua Joyce: Ladies and gentlemen, from District 12: Katniss Everdeen - the girl on fire!
  • Lucy: Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
  • Raven: You can't tune out again.
  • Katniss' Mother: I won't...
  • Raven: No. You can't. Not like when Dad died. I won't be there anymore, and you're all she has. No matter what you FEEL, you have to BE there for her. Do you understand? Don't cry. Don't cry. Don't... Don't...
  • Marvel: [Glimmer is mocking the girl they just killed] That's a pretty good impression.
  • Rue: Is all of that true?
  • Raven: What?
  • Rue: [coyly] You and him?
  • Raven: [laughs] So where are Cato and the others?
  • Ollie: Attention, tributes, attention! Commencing at sunrise, there will be a feast tomorrow at the Cornucopia. This will be no ordinary occasion. Each of you needs something - desperately - and we plan to be... generous hosts.
  • Raven: We could go home. We could. We're the only team left.
  • Peeta Mellark: We could go home.
  • Raven: What's that? What's that?
  • Flavius: Oh, we're just saying we might need to hose you down again before we take you to Cinna.
  • Lucy: [brightly as she escorts Katniss and Peeta on the journey to their deaths] You two are in for a treat
  • - [first lines ]
  • Seneca Crane: I think it's our tradition. It comes out of a particularly painful part of our history...
  • Joshua Joyce: Yes.
  • Seneca Crane: ...but it's been the way we're able to heal.
  • Raven: He made me look weak.
  • Haymitch Abernathy: He made you look desirable, which, in your case, can't hurt, sweetheart.
  • President Snow: Welcome! Tributes, we welcome you. We salute your courage and your sacrifice, and we wish you Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
  • Joshua Joyce: And what did you say to her in the end?
  • Raven: I told her that I would try to win. That I would try to win for her.
  • Joshua Joyce: Of course you did. And try you will.
  • Gale Hawthorne: Listen to me.
  • Raven: Yeah.
  • Gale Hawthorne: You're stronger than they are. You are. Get to a bow.
  • Raven: They may not have one...
  • Gale Hawthorne: They will if you show 'em how good you are. They just want a good show. That's all they want. If they don't have a bow, then you make one, okay? You know how to hunt.
  • Raven: Animals.
  • Gale Hawthorne: It's no different, Katniss.
  • Lucy: Welcome! Welcome, welcome. Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor. Now, before we begin, we have a very special film brought to you all the way from the Capitol.
  • Raven: So you're here to make me look pretty.
  • Cinna: I'm here to help you make an impression.
  • Raven: Take care of them, Gale. Whatever you do, don't let them starve!
  • Haymitch Abernathy: This is the time to show them everything. There'll be a bow. Make sure you use it. Peeta, you make sure to show your strength.
  • Lucy: What's your name?
  • Raven: Katniss Everdeen.
  • Lucy: Well, I bet my hat that was your sister, wasn't it?
  • Raven: Yes.
  • Raven: Maybe Cato likes berries, too.
  • Clove: Where's Lover Boy? Oh, I see. You were gonna help him, right? Well, that's sweet. You know, it's too bad that you couldn't help your little friend. That little girl, what was her name again? Rue?
  • Raven: Yes.
  • Clove: Yeah, well, we killed her, and now...
  • - [pulls out knife ]
  • Clove: ...we're gonna kill you.
  • Lucy: Here we are - our tributes from District 12!
  • Lucy: [to Peeta and Katniss] Well, go on, you two. Shake hands.
  • Lucy: I just love that!
  • Cinna: It's not real fire. These suits are built so you won't feel a thing.
  • Cinna: Are you ready? Don't be afraid.
  • Raven: I'm not afraid.
  • Lucy: I hope you noticed we have a serious situation!
  • Haymitch Abernathy: Gimme a chance to wake up, sweetheart. This mentoring is very... taxing stuff.