Louis Connelly: I can't do it. I'm sorry Frank, I can't do it.
Marshall: No, Louis wait.
Louis Connelly: No! Let me go!
Marshall: Just let me go man! WILL YOU JUST LET ME GO!
Lizzy: [talking to Lyla on the phone] Lyla?
Lyla Novacek: I'm in New York
Lizzy: What are you doing in New York
Lyla Novacek: It's strange, I've always felt that he was alive. I mean, used to lay in bed at night and I swear I could hear him. I swear I could hear him!
Lizzy: Lyla, oh my gosh! Calm down!
Lyla Novacek: I've been calm for over ten years and look where it's gotten me!
Lyla Novacek: It's alright honey, we're on our honey moon, we'll be back in two days
Louis Connelly: [Louis explaining not giving up music to August] You never quit on your music. No matter what happens. Cuz anytime something bad happens to you, that's the one place you can escape to and just let it go. I learned it the hard way. And anyway, look at me. Nothing bad's gonna happen. You gotta have a little faith.
Richard Jeffries: Why is it so important that you want him now?
Lyla Novacek: I've ALWAYS wanted him!
Lyla Novacek: [in tears] I've waited eleven years, two months, and fifteen days just to find out that he's alive!
[Jeffries stares at Lyla]
Lyla Novacek: [she chuckles a little] I've been counting.
Richard Jeffries: How long have you been here?
August Rush: Eleven years and sixteen days.
[Jeffries stares at August]
August Rush: I've been counting.
Lyla Novacek: I'm trying to find my son.
Woman at Desk: Name?
Lyla Novacek: [in tears] I don't know.
Wizard: Deal's off.
August Rush: But Wizard, I have to play! I have to let them hear!
Wizard: [Grabs August and throws him against the fence] You play when I say play. You breathe when I say breathe! You got that boy? You forget about your parents! They were pretty quick to forget about you!
Wizard: [Wizard calms down a bit then continues] You do not know how precious your gift is. You're just a kid, you don't know. I do, August
Lyla Novacek: I know it sounds crazy, but I can hear him! I swear I can hear him!
August Rush: [in voiceover] But I believe in music... The way that some people believe in fairy tales.
Louis Connelly: Come on. Be brave.
Wizard: Hola music lovers! While the cat's away- [He sees the pizza box on the ground] oh. who likes pizza?
[Arthur tries to sneak away]
Wizard: Arthur. [gestures for Arthur to come here]
Wizard: What is he?
Backbeat: He's a damn fool!
Wizard: What are you Arthur?
Arthur: I'm a real piece of work, Wizard.
Wizard: [Wizard points his switch blade at Arthur] You're on thin ice.
Arthur: I didn't take no family money. He bought it [points to August]
[August stares at Wizard]
August Rush: You look crazy.
Wizard: I am crazy! RAAAHHH!
Wizard: [smugly] See? Come here. C'mon. NOW!
[August walks over nervously]
Wizard: What are you doing here?
August Rush: I followed the music.
Wizard: [Wizard looks at him for a second then cracks up] Where'd you get this one Arthur? Belevieu?
Wizard: [Wizard looks at August's hands] You never played a note in your life. You know what music is? It's God's little reminder that there's something else in this universe besides us. Harmonic connection between everything, even the stars.
August Rush: Is this a school?
Arthur: Yeah, the school of "Screw You and Take All Your Damn Money"!
Backbeat: Yeah, we're top of the class!
Wizard: NOT! It's a business. POCKETS!
August Rush: [opening voice-over] Listen. Can you hear it? The music. I can hear it everywhere. In the wind... in the air... in the light. It's all around us. All you have to do is open yourself up. All you have to do... is listen.
Richard Jeffries: You know, a lot of kids don't want to leave their first home, because they're afraid that if they do, their parents won't be able to find them. I'm here to make sure that doesn't happen to you.
[cut to August, who has tears running down his face]
Wizard: What do you want to be in the world? I mean the whole world. What do you want to be? Close your eyes and think about that.
August Rush: Found.
Wizard: [pauses] Doesn't have enough yin. little more yang, ya know?
August Rush: yeah
Wizard: You got to love music more than you love food. More than life. More than yourself.
Arthur: [August puts a dollar in Arthur's guitar case] Okay citizen, you paid, any requests?
August Rush: No.
Arthur: Alrighty then!
Hope: [as August enters the room] You the one slept under my bed?
August Rush: [watches her as she plays the piano] Do you live here?
Hope: Me and my grandma do till our boat comes in. Do you like music?
August Rush: More than food.
Hope: [looks at him strangely, then continues] Do you know your notes?
August Rush: I've never seen them like that before.
Hope: See here: "Every Good Boy Does Fine" on the lines. And "F-A-C-E" in between. And "Great Big Dogs Fight Animals". And "All Cars Eat Gas". Get it?
August Rush: You're like an angel.
Hope: [thinks August is weird] Okay. I gotta go.
August Rush: Sometimes the world tries ot knock it out of you. But I believe in music the way that some people believe in fairy tales. I like to imagine that what I hear came from my mother and father. Maybe the notes I hear, are the same ones they heard, the night they met. Maybe that's how they found each other. Maybe that's how they'll find me. I believe that once upon a time, long ago, they heard the music and followed it.
Marshall: Louis? Louie where are ya? Louis, where are ya baby bro'? Listen, we didn't follow you all the way from San Francisco to play for free man. We need this one. I need this one, alright? [Louis nods]
Jennifer: [sees Louis on the projector] Oh my god! Is that you?
[Louis doesn't answer]
Jennifer: When were you going to tell me you were in a band?
Marshall: [Cutting in before Louis could answer] I'm sure there's a lot of things our Louis hasn't told you darling, like who'd did you write the song for?
Louis Connelly: [turns away from Marshall] I told you this was a bad idea.
Marshall: That's it, go on! Walk out on us again!
[Louis turns back to him]
Marshall: Eh, Lou?
Louis Connelly: [Walking towards Marshall] Say what you have to say Marshall!
Marshall: No man, go on!
Louis Connelly: Come on! Say what you have to say! Come on say it!
Marshall: Say what?
Louis Connelly: [Shoves him] Come on! Say it! Say it!
Marshall: [Backing away as Louis continues pushing him] That the best you got? Is that the best you got man?
Louis Connelly: Come on! Hit me then!
Marshall: No man
Louis Connelly: HIT ME!
[Slams Marshall against the projector]
Louis Connelly: I'M SUFFOCATIN' HERE!
[Marshall punches him in the face and Louis grunts but appears to be okay]
Marshall: You alright man?
[Louis wipes blood from his mouth but nods and smiles greatfully]
Marshall: [Catches Jennifer staring at the two of them and chuckles] Welcome to the Connelly Clan!