Sidney Poitier

Quotes from Sidney Poitier movies and TV shows

Ben Munceford: I've heard a lot about you, Commodore, but I never expected I'd meet you.
Commodore Schrepke: Is that so?
Ben Munceford: Not aboard an American destroyer.
Commodore Schrepke: (Is) that so surprising in these times?
Ben Munceford: I guess not, if one can make the switch mentally. But I, uh... I still connect you with... Hitler's navy.
Commodore Schrepke: Your pardon: Admiral Dönitz's navy, sir.

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Noah Cullen: Ni**er! You call me that again, and I'll kill you.

Noah Cullen: I ain't gettin' mad, Joker. I been mad all my natural life.

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Chief Gillespie: What do they call you up there?
Virgil Tibbs: They call me MISTER Tibbs!

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Declan Mulqueen: Preston, what about letting me have a gun?
Preston: Are you crazy? If the right people knew I was letting you walk around without cuffs, I'd have forced retirement.
(01:08:45)

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Preston: Sorry they didn't give you your pardon. You'll get minimum security. It's like a country club. By the way, Director Brown sends his warmest thanks.
Declan Mulqueen: Oh that's nice. Look forward to playing tennis with him.
(01:56:40)

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Ghazzi: What is this? An American? Who the fuck are you?
Preston: Deputy Director Carter Preston, F.B.I.
Ghazzi: F.B.I. You fuck Americans now, you ugly militia whore.
(00:06:30)

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Russian Officer: Terek's men are notoriously hard to turn out. Should we get the opportunity, we must be prepared to conduct the interrogation with the with the utmost efficiency. Good day to you, Mr. Preston.
Preston: Sir. [The officer leaves.] I don't think I wanna know... what that means.
(00:13:10)

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Preston: He said... "Jackal"?
Russian Officer: Does this mean something to you, Mr. Preston
Preston: There's supposedly a killer for hire who uses that name. Several assassinations are credited to him, but we've never been able to prove if he even exists.
(00:19:10)

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Declan Mulqueen: What, you don't trust me?
Preston: As far as I can throw you.
(00:29:15)

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Declan Mulqueen: What do you want with Isabella? She's done nothing here.
Preston: She entered the country illegally.
Declan Mulqueen: What? The F.B.I's sending deputy directors out after illegal aliens? Give over, Preston. Who you really looking for?
Preston: A pro. Calls himself, The Jackal.
Declan Mulqueen: Oh, that fella... The mystery man.
(00:24:20)

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Declan Mulqueen: If he's onto the next name, it's because it's in the plan. A man like this doesn't make mistakes.
Valentina Koslova: No? They always make one, somewhere. Isn't that how you got caught?
Preston: Ouch.
(00:52:15)

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Declan Mulqueen: What's her story then?
Preston: Major Koslova... ends the debate about women in combat. As far as I'm concerned.
Declan Mulqueen: How's that?
Preston: When she saved my life and took out Terek's brother. She did it knowing she'd be drawing a death sentence down on her own neck. When we offered to set her up someplace else when this is over... know what she said? 'The good guys don't hide.'
Declan Mulqueen: Fierce woman.
Preston: Huh, in that country? Under that system? Staggering.
(00:52:40 - 00:53:20)

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Preston: Look, this is a manhunt, not your cause. Don't make it personal.
Declan Mulqueen: What do you fucking know!?
(01:13:30)

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Preston: I can't let you jeopardize us in a vendetta.
Declan Mulqueen: There's no vendetta. All I hope for is a fresh start, ya know?
Preston: Maybe It'll happen.
(01:14:20)

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Donald Brown: How did you know whose phone to tap?
Preston: I didn't. So I tapped everybody's.
(01:17:10)

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Preston: I wonder if we'll ever know, who the hell he really was?
Declan Mulqueen: We know all we need to, he was evil. He's dead, and he's gone. Nothing more matters.
(01:56:25)

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Preston: Did you read the paper today? I'm quite the hero because of you. The agent who saved the first lady. Ha ha. I could screw everything else up for the rest of my life and still be... untouchable.
Declan Mulqueen: That a fact, then?
(01:57:30)

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Preston: Going back to that drop box... An operative with your experience, with a clean passport, a wad of cash... I'll bet... if you had taken off, ha ha, we never would have found you. (01:57:45)

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Preston: Witherspoon, you by the book asshole. (01:20:45)

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