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Frankie Dunn (Character)
from Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Frankie Dunn: You forgot the rule. Now, what is the rule?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Keep my left up?
Frankie Dunn: Is to protect yourself at all times. Now, what is the rule?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Protect myself at all times.
Frankie Dunn: Good. Good.

Maggie Fitzgerald: You're gonna leave me again?
Frankie Dunn: Never.

Frankie Dunn: I think someone should count to 10.

Father Horvak: What's confusing you this week?
Frankie Dunn: Oh, it's the same old "one God-three God" thing.
Father Horvak: Frankie, most people figure out by kindergarten it's about faith.
Frankie Dunn: Is it sort of like Snap Crackle and Pop, all rolled into one big box?
Father Horvak: You're standing outside my church, comparing God to Rice Krispies?

Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: She's getting pretty good.
Frankie Dunn: Yeah, real fast. It's almost as if someone's been helping her.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Oh, I don't know. She might just be a natural. Looks like she's got something.
Frankie Dunn: She's got my speed bag, that's what she's got.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: I wonder how the hell she got that.
Frankie Dunn: [walking away] I wonder!

Ref #1: Is this your fighter?
Frankie Dunn: This is my fighter.

Frankie Dunn: What's she sayin'?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Wants to know what you're readin'.
Frankie Dunn: It's Yeats.
[turns to Maggie]
Frankie Dunn: Keep your head back.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Why don't you talk a little Yeats to her? Show her what a treat that is.

Frankie Dunn: Mo cuishle means my darling. My blood.

Frankie Dunn: [to Maggie] All right. I'm gonna disconnect your air machine, then you're gonna go to sleep. Then I'll give you a shot, and you'll... stay asleep. Mo cuishle means "My darling, my blood."

Frankie Dunn: I swear to God, Father, it's committing a sin by doing it. By keeping her alive, I'm killing her. Do you know what I mean? How do I get around that?
Father Horvak: You don't. You step aside, Frankie. You leave her with God.
Frankie Dunn: She's not asking for God's help. She's asking for mine.
Father Horvak: Frankie, I've seen you at Mass almost every day for 23 years. The only person comes to church that much is the kind who can't forgive himself for something. Whatever sins you're carrying, they're nothing compared to this. Forget about God or heaven and hell. If you do this thing, you'll be lost. Somewhere so deep you'll never find yourself again.
Frankie Dunn: I think I did it already.

Maggie Fitzgerald: I seen you looking at me.
Frankie Dunn: Yeah, out of pity.
Maggie Fitzgerald: Don't you say that. Don't you say that if it ain't true. I want a trainer. I don't want charity, and I don't want favours.

[repeated line]
Frankie Dunn: I don't train girls.

Frankie Dunn: How many times do I got to tell you that bleach is bleach. Why can't you just buy the cheap stuff, you always have to buy the expensive stuff.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: It smells better, Frankie.
Frankie Dunn: Bleach smells like bleach.

Frankie Dunn: What you learn tonight?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Always protect myself.
Frankie Dunn: What's the rule?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Always protect myself.

Frankie Dunn: I want you to jab, right in the tits, until they turn blue and fall off.

Frankie Dunn: How many eyes do you need to finish this fight?
Maggie Fitzgerald: One's enough.

Maggie Fitzgerald: She's tough, I can't go inside, I can't get close enough to hit her.
Frankie Dunn: You know why that is?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Why?
Frankie Dunn: Cause she's a better fighter than you are, that's why. She's younger, she's stronger, and she's more experienced. Now, what are you gonna do about it?
Maggie Fitzgerald: [Next round starts. Maggie knocks her out in few seconds]

Frankie Dunn: Girlie, tough ain't enough.

[Eddie has his feet up on the desk]
Frankie Dunn: You got big holes in your socks.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Oh, they're not that big.
Frankie Dunn: Didn't I give you money for some new ones?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: These are my sleeping socks. My feet like a little air at night.
Frankie Dunn: How come you're wearing them in the daytime, then?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: 'Cause my daytime socks got too many holes in them.

Frankie Dunn: So is Jesus a Demigod?
Father Horvak: There are no Demigods, you fucking Pagan!

Frankie Dunn: You wouldn't start training to be a ballerina at 31 now, would you?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Already been workin' it for three years.
Frankie Dunn: And you can't hit a speed bag? What kind of training is that?
Maggie Fitzgerald: I never had any, boss.
Frankie Dunn: Well, I hate to say it, but it shows.

Maggie Fitzgerald: We're flying?
Frankie Dunn: Would you rather drive?
Maggie Fitzgerald: You're askin' me?
Frankie Dunn: Would you rather fly or would you rather drive?
Maggie Fitzgerald: So, I finally get to decide something?
Frankie Dunn: That's what I'm saying.
Maggie Fitzgerald: Fine. Fly there, drive back.
Frankie Dunn: That's the stupidest thing I ever heard of. How the hell we gonna do that?
Maggie Fitzgerald: You said it was up to me.

Maggie Fitzgerald: I've got nobody but you, Frankie.
Frankie Dunn: Well, you've got me.

Maggie Fitzgerald: I do have one favor to ask of you boss.
Frankie Dunn: Anything you want.
Maggie Fitzgerald: Remember what my daddy did for Axel?
Frankie Dunn: [long pause] Don't even think about that.
Maggie Fitzgerald: I can't be like this, Frankie. Not after what I've done. I've seen the world. People chanted my name. Well, not my name... some damn name you gave me. But they were chanting for me. I was in magazines. You think I ever dreamed that'd happen? I was born two pounds, one-and-a-half ounces. Daddy used to tell me I'd fight my way into this world, and I'd fight my way out. That's all I wanna do, Frankie. I just don't wanna fight you to do it. I got what I needed. I got it all. Don't let 'em keep taking it away from me. Don't let me lie here 'till I can't hear those people chanting no more.

Maggie Fitzgerald: Working the bag, boss.
Frankie Dunn: I'm not your boss and that bag's working you.

Maggie Fitzgerald: You got any family, boss?
Frankie Dunn: What?
Maggie Fitzgerald: You're spending so much time with me. I didn't know if you had any.
Frankie Dunn: Well, I've got a daughter, Katie.
Maggie Fitzgerald: Well that's family.
Frankie Dunn: We're not exactly close.
Maggie Fitzgerald: How much she weigh?
Frankie Dunn: What?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Trouble in my family comes by the pound.

Frankie Dunn: [Reads a script from a book in Gaelic]
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: What the hell kind of language is that?
Frankie Dunn: What do you want?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: I just thought you should know you got a fighter out there not talking to another manager.
Frankie Dunn: Not talking to another manager?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: And not just any manager. Mickey Mack.
Frankie Dunn: You came in here to tell me Big Willie is not talking to Mickey Mack.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Not a word. Neither one of him.
Frankie Dunn: [Frustrated] I'm tryin' to read here.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Well, if you think that more important.

Maggie Fitzgerald: [first meeting] Mr. Dunn?
Frankie Dunn: Hmm. I owe you money?
Maggie Fitzgerald: No sir.
Frankie Dunn: I know your mama?
Maggie Fitzgerald: Don't rightly know, sir.
Frankie Dunn: Then what is it you want?

British referee: Ten minutes, luv.
Maggie Fitzgerald: Man says he loves me.
Frankie Dunn: Well, he's probably not the first one to say that.
Maggie Fitzgerald: First since my daddy.
Frankie Dunn: Hm.
Maggie Fitzgerald: I win, you think he'll propose?
Frankie Dunn: You win, *I'll* propose.

Frankie Dunn: I'm gonna get you out of here. These doctors around here don't know squat. Otherwise, why would they be living out here in the desert? As soon as you're able to be moved, we'll find someplace where they've actually studied medicine,

Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Damndest thing. So, What's the plan? I know you got one, so you might as well tell me what it is.
Frankie Dunn: It's your fault. Yeah, it's your fault she's lying in there like that. You kept after me until I trained her. I knew I shouldn't have done it, her being a girl and all. Everything kept telling me not to. Everything but you.

Maggie Fitzgerald: You don't have to hang around all day.
Frankie Dunn: I like it here. I don't mind. In fact, if you weren't here, I'd come here anyway to read my books.

Maggie Fitzgerald: They took my leg, boss.
Frankie Dunn: It's gonna be allright, you hear?
Maggie Fitzgerald: I always hear your voice, boss.

Frankie Dunn: It wasn't fault. I was wrong to say that.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: You damn right. I found you a fighter. You made her the best fighter she could be.
Frankie Dunn: I killed her.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Don't say that. Maggie walked through that door with nothing buts guts. No chance in the world of being what she needed to be. It was because of you that she was fighting the championship of the world. You did that. People die everyday, Frankie - mopping floors, washing dishes and you know what their last thought is? I never got my shot. Because of you Maggie got her shot. If she dies today you know what her last thought would be? I think I did all right.

Frankie Dunn: [about Danger] He paid his dues?
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Dues? The boy can't afford pants, you want him to pay dues?
Frankie Dunn: Get out of my office!

Frankie Dunn: Don't call me Boss. I'm not your boss and don't you be calling me that.
Maggie Fitzgerald: If I stop callin' you Boss, will you train me?
Frankie Dunn: No.
Maggie Fitzgerald: Then I might as well just keep callin you it!

Frankie Dunn: Hit the bag.
Maggie Fitzgerald: Like this?
[she hits the speed bag]
Frankie Dunn: Stop.
Maggie Fitzgerald: What'd I do wrong?
Frankie Dunn: Okay, you did two things wrong, one is you asked a question and two is you asked another question.

Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Yeah right, you're the smart one. You're the one learning Greek.
Frankie Dunn: It's Gaelic.
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: Well you just protected yourself out of a championship fight! How do you say that in Gaelic?

Maggie Fitzgerald: You ever own a dog?
Frankie Dunn: No. Closest I ever came was a middleweight from Barstow.

Frankie Dunn: [to Father Horvak as he is coming out from Mass] Can you spare a few minutes for the Immaculate Conception?