In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Android Police Officer: [Referring to Max's backpack] What is in the bag?
Max: [Max's head is shaved bald] Hair care products, mostly.
Matilda: There once was a meerkat who lived in the jungle. He was hungry, but he was small. So small. And the other big animals had all the food, because they could reach the fruits. So he made friends with a hippopotamus to...
Max: [interrupting her] Okay, stop. It doesn't end well for the meerkat.
Matilda: Yes it does, because he can stand on the hippopotamus's back to get all the fruits he wants.
Max: What's in it for the hippo?
Matilda: [precociously] The hippo wants a friend.
Kruger: It's just a flesh wound!
John Carlyle: Now, if you will excuse me, I have to not speak to you people any longer. Thank you.
Android Medic: Please sign this to receive medication.
[Max signs]
Android Medic: Miporol, extremely potent, will keep you functioning normally until your death. Please take one pill with each meal. Thank you for your service.
President Patel: Arrest him!
Android Guard: I cannot arrest a citizen of Elysium.
President Patel: What?
Spider: [to Android Guard] You did a great job.
[to President Patel]
Spider: Guess who Elysium belongs to now.
[repeated line]
Kruger: That's what I'm talking about!
Max: Frey.
Frey: Max? Max, where are you?
Max: I'm gonna have to break my promise. I can't make it back up there. You remember what I said when we were kids?
Frey: Yes.
Young Max: [Flash back] I'll take us there one day.
Young Frey: Really?
Young Max: Yeah, I promise.
Max: You wouldn't believe what I'm looking at now. Tell Matilda I really liked her story. And I... I figured out why the hippo did it.
[presses the key]
John Carlyle: [after his shuttle was shot down] Droids, there appears to be some type of wheeled vehicle with one - two occupants, they are armed and I'd like them dead.
[last lines]
Nun: [in Spanish] My little Max.
Delacourt: I'm not interested in your little ideas. I'm interested in something much larger. This habitat is dying. There is a political sickness inside of it. A tumor that needs to be removed. You and your company are in need of revenue... that is dying up. So... you built the torus. Can you override the servers and place a new president in power?
John Carlyle: A coup?... Are you suggesting a coup?
Delacourt: Is it possible?
John Carlyle: I could write a reboot sequence and shut down the entire system. And at that point... you could encode a new president, yes.
Delacourt: Then that is what you will do. And you will have your contract secured for the next 200 years. Missile defense batteries, droids. Everything we need to protect our liberty. All guaranteed, of course, by your new president.
[walks away]
John Carlyle: What is going on? Why has production stopped?
Foreman: He's been exposed.
John Carlyle: Don't. Don't breathe on me. Cover your mouth.
Foreman: I'm sorry, sir.
[first lines]
Title Card: Earth's wealthiest inhabitants fled the planet to preserve their way of life.
[pan from earth to an orbiting wheel world]
Max: What happened?
Android Medic: You have been exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. You will experience catastrophic organ failure. In five days' time, you will die.
Crowe: Ate the fuckin' grenade, eh?
[checking the scanner]
Drake: His brain is fine, but he's gonna be *pissed* when he wakes up, eh?
Armadyne Worker: Check it out, man. I think he likes you.
Max: Think he got his face peel today? He looks good.
John Carlyle: Does his skin fall off or something? I don't want to replace the bedding. Just get him out.
Foreman: Yes, sir.
John Carlyle: Great. Thank you.
Max: The only thing I can do to help you is leave, I promise you.
Dr. Faizel: Frey, you know, we've done everything we could to help your daughter. I had a meeting today with the board and they recommend we send her home with you.
Frey: How can I work here and leave her at home? You know, it can happen any time, Dr. Faizel.
Dr. Faizel: I know. If she has another seizure, of course bring her back to the ward, of course. But until then, she's discharged. This isn't Elysium. We can't just heal her.
Kruger: [to Max] You little fucker, I'm gonna take your fucking head off!

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