Mr. Strickland
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Mr. Strickland (Character)
from Back to the Future (1985)

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Back to the Future (1985)
Mr. Strickland: I noticed your band is on the roster for the dance auditions after school today. Why even bother, McFly? You don't have a chance. You're too much like your old man. No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley!
Marty McFly: Yeah, well, history is gonna change.

Mr. Strickland: Am I to understand you're still hanging around with Dr. Emmett Brown, McFly?
[clicks with his mouth, gives Jennifer a tardy slip]
Mr. Strickland: Tardy slip for you, Miss Parker.
[gives Marty one, too]
Mr. Strickland: And one for you, McFly; I believe that makes four in a row. Now let me give you a nickel's worth of free advice, young man. This so-called Dr. Brown is dangerous. He's a real nutcase. You hang around with him, you're gonna end up in big trouble.
Marty McFly: [sarcastically] Ooh, yes, sir.
Mr. Strickland: [pushes Marty a little bit] You got a real attitude problem, McFly; you're a slacker. You remind me of your father when he went here; he was a slacker, too.

George McFly: [deleted scene]
[after looking at his watch George rushes to the phone booth and calls the operator]
George McFly: Operator! Operator, can you give me the time?
[a few students come and block him in the phone booth with a trident]
George McFly: Dixon, I got to get out! Dixon, this isn't funny! What? Dixon!
[the students laugh as they walk away]
George McFly: [Mr. Strickland walks by and sees George inside the phone booth] Mr. Strickland, those no-good guys, they just locked me in.
Mr. Strickland: You see. You see what happens to slackers, McFly?
[walks away]
George McFly: Yes. Yes! Mr. Strickland, you've got to let me out of here!


Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Marty McFly: [picks up a newspaper] 1985... it can't be...
[shotgun cocks behind him]
S. S. Strickland: Drop it!
[Marty drops the newspaper]
S. S. Strickland: So you're the son of a bitch who's been stealing my newspapers.
Marty McFly: Mr. Strickland! Mr. Strickland. It- it- it's me, sir. It's Marty!
S. S. Strickland: Who?
Marty McFly: [terrified] Marty McFly! Marty McFly! Don't you know me, sir? From school, sir!
S. S. Strickland: I've never seen you before in my life, but you look to me like a slacker!
Marty McFly: Yeah! That's right! That's right, I am a slacker! Don't you remember, you gave me detention last week!
S. S. Strickland: Last week? The school burned down six years ago! Now you got exactly three seconds to get off my porch with your nuts intact! One!
Marty McFly: [screams] Oh, please! Mr. Strickland! I just wanna know what the hell's going on here!
S. S. Strickland: Two!
Marty McFly: [covers groin] Ahhhhh!
[gang members in a truck round the corner]
Gang Member: Hey, Strickland!
[they do a drive-by]
Marty McFly: [covering his ears] Ah! Ah! Oh! Oh!
[jumps over porch]
S. S. Strickland: [fires two rounds] Eat lead, slackers!

S. S. Strickland: Is that liquor I smell Tannen?
Young Biff: Ahhh, I wouldn't know. I don't know what liquor smells like, cuz I'm too young to drink it.