Quotes from Gene Hackman movies and TV shows

Admiral Reigart: Let's go get our boy back.

More Behind Enemy Lines quotes

Norfolk: How much does Parker pay you? Fifty dollars a month? Sixty? Win this race and you could have three years' salary.
Sam Clayton: Mister, did you ever see a horse run himself to death just to please the man on his back? What's the horse get out of it? Cracked bones? Colic? See his picture in the paper? Horse doesn't give a damn who wins a race. Me neither.

Prostitute: Mister? How do you like it, Mister?
Sam Clayton: Without conversation.

Sam Clayton: Just like old times.
Luke Matthews: Yeah. You start trouble and I start bleedin'.

Sam Clayton: You know, I'm un-American.
Luke Matthews: What's that?
Sam Clayton: Well, I don't know exactly, except if you're not the best, the first and the greatest - if you don't win, then you're not American.

Sam Clayton: Aw, who wants the easy life?
Luke Matthews: I do.

More Bite the Bullet quotes

Harry Caul: I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder.

More The Conversation quotes

Capt. Ramsey: All I ask is that you keep up with me. If you can't, then that strange sensation you'll be feeling in the seat of your pants will be my boot in your ass.

Hunter: Captain? I just wanted to say thank you.
Capt. Ramsey: You were right, and I was wrong! About the horses, the Lippizaners. They are from Spain, not Portugal.
Hunter: Yes, sir.

Capt. Ramsey: Short of the outbreak of World War Three, the ship sinking... being attacked by a giant octopus, I'd like to be undisturbed for the next thirty minutes.
Hunter: I'll see to it sir.

Capt. Ramsey: Rickover gave me my command, a checklist, a target, and a button to push. All I had to know was how to push it, and they'd tell me when. They seem to want you know why.
Hunter: I would hope they'd want us all to know why, sir.

Capt. Ramsey: I expect and demand your very best. Anything less, you should have joined the Air Force.

Capt. Ramsey: This is the captain. Set condition 1SQ for strategic missile launch. Spin up missiles one through five, and 20 through 24. The release of nuclear weapons has been authorized. This is not a drill.

Capt. Ramsey: They're fueling their missiles, we don't have time to fuck around.

More Crimson Tide quotes

Avery Tolar: Do you think l'm talking about breaking the law?
Mitch McDeere: No, I'm just trying to figure out how far you want it bent.
Avery Tolar: As far as you can without breaking it.

Abby McDeere: What are they going to do to you?
Avery Tolar: Whatever it is, they did it a long time ago.

Avery Tolar: How'd you find that out?
Bill DeVasher: What do you think I am around here, a fucking night watchman?
Avery Tolar: I get confused sometimes.
Bill DeVasher: Well, don't.

Mitch McDeere: What led you to law school?
Avery Tolar: It's so far back I don't think I can remember.
Mitch McDeere: Sure you can, Counsellor.
Avery Tolar: I used to caddy for lawyers and their wives on summer weekends. I looked at those long tan legs and just knew I had to be a lawyer. The wives had long tan legs, too.

Avery Tolar: You know, I have a very bad reputation.
Abby McDeere: What do you do?
Avery Tolar: I run around.

McKnight: He lied about his brother.
Avery Tolar: Wouldn't you lie about having a felon in the family to get a job like this?
Bill DeVasher: He ought to be kept on a short leash.
Avery Tolar: Why? You've got nothing to be suspicious about.
Bill DeVasher: I get paid to be suspicious when I've got nothing to be suspicious about.

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