Headmaster: But this other kid...
Bert Cotton: Big Mike.
Headmaster: Michael Oher gives us no reason to believe it, based on his record, that he would be successful here.
Bert Cotton: How bad could it be?
Teacher: We're not exactly sure how old he is due to lack of records. He has a measured IQ of 80. Which is 6th percentile. His grade point average begins with zero. Zero-point-six.
Miss Sue: Everyone passed him along. They gave him D's so they could hand their problem off to the next school.
Bert Cotton: It's a brave kid. For wanting to come here. For wanting a quality education. An education denied him by the poor quality of the schools he's attended. I tell you most kids with his background wouldn't come within two hundred miles of this place.
Teacher: Coach Cotton, we understand your interest in this young man's athletic abilities.
Headmaster: Now, he wouldn't be able to play sports until he got his grades up anyway.
Bert Cotton: Forget sports! Look at the wall. Christian. We either take that seriously or we paint over it. You don't admit Michael Oher because of sports, you admit him because it's the right thing to do.
Miss Sue: Class, this is Michael Oher and he's new here, so I expect you all to make him feel welcome. Mike, just take any empty seat. This is a quiz based on the information you learned last year in your science curriculum. Don't worry. It's not gonna be graded. I just want to see how much information we need to hit again. Just answer whatever you know. Thank you.
Michael Oher: Can I leave now?
Miss Sue: Yeah. Take your book.
Mrs. Hamilton: Why should he always stay in our home? He's gonna eat all our food.
Tony Hamilton: This is not true. I try to be Christian about the son, alright?
Mrs. Hamilton: Let somebody else be Christian about this kid.
Tony Hamilton: You want me to throw him out on the street like some dog?
Mrs. Hamilton: Let somebody else take over the responsibility!
Tony Hamilton: Should I throw him out on the street?
Mrs: Hamilton: He's here all the time. I just want to be with you!
Tony Hamilton: Alright. Alright. You win. I'll take care of it.