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Vin Tanner (Character)
from "The Magnificent Seven" (1998)

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"The Magnificent Seven: Ghosts of the Confederacy (#1.0)" (1998)
Vin Tanner: [banging on Buck's hotel room door] Hey, you in there with my wife?

Vin Tanner: I'll take that five dollars now.

Vin Tanner: You shoot a cannon pretty well, pard.
Ezra Standish: Dreadful. I was trying to hit Anderson.

Vin Tanner: It looks like a few more than we planned on.
J.D. Dunne: How many more?
Vin Tanner: The word regiment mean anything to you?
Chris Larabee: Would you like to come back when there are less of them?

Vin Tanner: Hell, I wasn't plannin' on dying with a broom in my hands anyway.

Storekeeper: You take that gun and you're fired.
Vin Tanner: Probably gonna get myself killed, too; now I gotta worry about a new job.

Vin Tanner: Sorry, ma'am, wrong room.

Mary Travis: Where did you come from?
Chris Larabee: Saloon.
Mary Travis: Wait, where are you going? I want to talk to you.
Chris Larabee, Vin Tanner: Saloon.

Seminole Chief: We greet you with great hostility.
Vin Tanner: [under his breath to Chris] Don't you think he means hospitality.
Chris Larabee: [looking at the chief] Nope, I think he means hostility.

[weighing a gold amulet]
Bartender: Thirty five dollars, give or take.
Seminole Chief: This may not seem like much to you, but it's all that we have.
Chris Larabee: How many ghosts are there?
Seminole Chief: Would twenty men scare you?
Vin Tanner: I was makin' five dollars a week at the hardware store without anyone shootin' at me.
Chris Larabee: So if we pay five dollars a head, that gets us all of seven men.

Nathan Jackson: The Seminoles put themselves on the line for man an escaped slave. They took us in when nobody else would. For five dollars, they can have a week of my life.
Vin Tanner: Or all of it.

Vin Tanner: We can use another good man.
Josiah Sanchez: Not so good, but I can fight.

Vin Tanner: Did you ever fire one of these before, Eban?
Tennessee Eban: They don't give guns to slaves.
[Vin hands Eban a rifle]
Vin Tanner: Well, you're not a slave any more.

[J.D. has just rescued Buck by slugging an Indian with his gun]
Buck Wilmington: Don't ever use the butt of pistol as a weapon! You keep smackin' it around like that and before long, it's going to misfire. And another thing - get rid of that damned, stupid hat!
Vin Tanner: What Buck means is, "Thanks, kid."


"The Magnificent Seven: The Collector (#1.6)" (1998)
Vin: [to Guy Royal] Well, you're collectin' days are over.

Ezra Standish: What are you attempting to suggest, Mr. Tanner?
Vin: I'm suggesting that you have more than three hundred dollars tucked right there in that fancy boot.
Ezra Standish: What, do you think I'm going to donate to this wizened crone - no offense, Ma'am. Have you taken leave of your senses?

Vin: You probably don't know this, but Ezra here's a gambler.
Nettie Wells: He sure ain't a ranch hand.
Ezra: Thank you.

Vin: A man never drown himself in his own sweat, Ezra.
Ezra: A gentleman does not debase himself by engaging in menial labor.

Vin: Dammit, Bob, you just eat a dead animal?

Nettie Wells: I ain't used to gentlemanly behavior.
Vin: Aw, hell, I ain't no gentleman, ma'am. I just think a woman of your courage deserves an escort.
Nettie Wells: Ain't courage - it's my dander that's got up.

Guy Royal: I'm gonna tell you how it is: I believe in God, guns and get-the-hell-off-my-property.
Vin: That's nice. Now I'm going to tell *you* how it is. I believe your men aren't good enough to face us and you're just a coward who threatens old women. Soon as you give us what we came for, we'll get the hell off your property.

Guy Royal: This is my damned country, boy!
Vin: Ours, too.

Vin: He said he would cut your eye out.
Chris: 'Top Hat' Bob Spikes? I've never heard of him.
Vin: He ain't one that would be easy to forget. He could kill a man with his breath alone.

[last lines]
Vin: 'Fore she died, she told me, "Boy, you're a Tanner. Don't you ever forget that!" Even though I was just a little fella, those words have echoed in my heart to this day. Reckon I just want to live up to bein' a Tanner.
Nettie Wells: You do, son. You do.


"The Magnificent Seven: Witness (#1.4)" (1998)
[looking at a beautiful woman]
Josiah: Now that, my friends, is proof that there is a God.
Vin: Amen, brother.
Ezra Standish: Mother!
Josiah: Mother? I always thought Ezra was raised by wolves.

[Josiah prepares to deal]
Josiah: All right, gentleman, this game is called "Read 'em and Weep".
John "J.D." Dunne: I'm out.
Vin: I'm already weepin'.
Josiah: This game is called... solitaire.

Vin: What do you think made him run off like that?
Chris Larabee: I don't know. He's runnin' from somethin'.
Vin: Ain't we all.


"The Magnificent Seven: One Day Out West (#1.1)" (1998)
J.D. Dunne: Shouldn't we say somethin'?
Vin: Say somethin'?
J.D. Dunne: Some words?
Vin: It's a coffin full a rocks, J.D.
J.D. Dunne: I know, I put 'um there, but shouldn't it look like we're doing somethin'?

Judge Oren Travis: [leveling shot gun] Drop your gun belt.
Lucas James: [surprised] Don't know who I am, do ya?
Judge Oren Travis: No, and I don't care.
Lucas James: Well, you're makin' a big mistake pointin' that thing at me.
Judge Oren Travis: Sawed-off coach gun, double aught buck, should cut all three of you in half.
Lucas James: That stuff in there was self defense. Weren't it, boys?
Judge Oren Travis: He's unarmed, you shot him twice. That's murder in my book.
Lucas James: I admire your courage, old man, but there's three of us and one of you.
Vin: [drinking from a canteen] Hardly sounds fair.
Nathan Jackson: [leading horse] Nope.
Buck Wilmington: Well, howdy... boys.
[sits down]
Lucas James: [sees Chris] You stay outta this, cowboy, this ain't your fight!
Chris Larabee: [to JD] Did he just call me a cowboy, JD?
J.D. Dunne: [almost apologetically] I think he did, Mr Larabee.
Ezra Standish: [dusting himself off] At least once.
Josiah Sanchez: [smiling] He hates that.
Chris Larabee: [smiling, but threatening] You just call me a cowboy?
Lucas James: [backing off] Nah, I was just saying, it ain't your fight.
Chris Larabee: Not yet.
Judge Oren Travis: [advances] Drop the gunbelt.
Lucas James: [bewildered] Who the hell are you?
Judge Oren Travis: I'm a circuit judge. Oren Travis. You're under arrest, young man.
Lucas James: [looks around, drops gun belt]

Chris Larabee: Can you handle it?
Vin: Like lickin' butter off a knife.


"The Magnificent Seven: Safecracker (#1.3)" (1998)
Buck: What happened?
Ezra: Long story.
Vin: Where's Chris?
Buck: With the gang, on his way to rob the bank.
Nathan: What?
Buck: Long story.

Vin: How's your Spanish?
Chris Larabee: Bueno. Yours?
Vin: What's "bueno" mean?

[looking over a ramshackle town]
Vin: Purgatory, Chris. When I was a bounty hunter, I chased a few desperados here. The place is so overrun with outlaws, no one wearin' a badge will come within a bullet's distance. A real hellhole.
Chris Larabee: Sounds like fun.
Vin: We're goin' to hell any way you look at it. Come on.


"The Magnificent Seven: Inmate 78 (#1.8)" (1998)
Ezra Standish: If I may, allow me to interview the deputy.
Buck: Why you?
Ezra Standish: Don't take this the wrong way, but you gentlemen occasionally lack the essential skills of tact and diplomacy.
Buck: What are you saying?
Josiah: I think he's sayin' we're rude.
Ezra Standish: Rude? No, rude would be a definite improvement. I'm sayin' you scare people and perhaps terrorizing them won't buy you any answers this time.
Vin: What do you have in mind?
Ezra Standish: I believe a little subtlety is in order.

Sheriff: You know, I'm not sure I like all these new guns rolling through my town without so much as an introduction.
Vin: Well, there ain't no time like the present, Sheriff


"The Magnificent Seven: Manhunt (#1.7)" (1998)
Vin: Ah hell Nathan, you know Chris doesn't say more than three words in a day.


"The Magnificent Seven: Lady Killers (#2.11)" (2000)
Casey Wells: You sure look handsome today, Ezra.
Ezra Standish: Why, thank you, Casey.
Casey Wells: Fact, I always thought you were the handsomest of all the seven.
Ezra Standish: And I always thought you were a very perceptive young lady.
Casey Wells: Um, you think I'm pretty?
Ezra Standish: As a picture.
Casey Wells: Good, 'cause I was wondering if you wanted to go to the livery stable with me, sow some wild oats.
Ezra Standish: [chokes on his drink] Uh, my darling girl!
Casey Wells: If you're worried about JD shootin' you or something, it doesn't matter. Him and me are through. Come on.
Ezra Standish: I- I- I'm, uh, sorry to hear that, but, unfortunately, that does not relieve me of my obligation.
Casey Wells: What obligation?
Ezra Standish: To the, uh, the - the... the brotherhood... of man. Uh, you see there's an unspoken rule which states that one must observe a waiting period before - before... courting a friend's former paramour.
Casey Wells: I'll bet that waiting period would be about 2 minutes, if you wanted.
[tosses the rest of his drink in his face then storms out hitting Vin with the bat wing door]
Vin: Ow! Oooh! Well done, Ezra.
Ezra Standish: What just happened there?


"The Magnificent Seven: Love and Honor (#2.3)" (1999)
Vin: [after a brief gunfight on Chris' property] So much for peace and quiet.


"The Magnificent Seven: Sins of the Past (#2.2)" (1999)
Vin: Ah, you know me, Chris. I ain't afraid a dyin'. I just don't want to go out like that. Strung up like some mangy dog.


"The Magnificent Seven: Wagon Train: Part 1 (#2.5)" (1999)
Vin: [to Charlotte] If you were mine, I'd never let you go. I'd just thank God everyday for puttin' you on this earth.


"The Magnificent Seven: Wagon Train: Part 2 (#2.6)" (1999)
Chris Larabee: [Vin just let the woman he loves leave] You alright?
Vin: Most of me.


"The Magnificent Seven: Vendetta (#2.4)" (1999)
Vin: [helping J.D. off the floor after having been thrown to the ground by one of Nichols boys] You alright, kid?
J.D. Dunne: Yeah, I'm fine. Just dustin' the floors.
Ezra Standish: [regarding Mrs. Nichols] And I thought my mother was bad.