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Jack Twist (Character)
from Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Lureen Newsome: Do you think I'm going too fast? Maybe I should put on the brakes?
Jack Twist: Fast or slow, I like the direction you're going.

Ennis Del Mar: I'm gonna tell you this one time, Jack fuckin' Twist, an' I ain't foolin'. What I don't know - all them things that I don't know - could get you killed if I come to know them. I ain't jokin'.
Jack Twist: Yeah well try this one, and I'll say it just once!
Ennis Del Mar: Go ahead!
Jack Twist: Tell you what, we coulda had a good life together! Fuckin' real good life! Had us a place of our own. But you didn't want it, Ennis! So what we got now is Brokeback Mountain! Everything's built on that! That's all we got, boy, fuckin' all. So I hope you know that, even if you don't never know the rest! You count the damn few times we have been together in nearly twenty years and you measure the short fucking leash you keep me on - and then you ask me about Mexico and tell me you'll kill me for needing somethin' I don't hardly never get. You have no idea how bad it gets! I'm not you... I can't make it on a coupla high-altitude fucks once or twice a year! You are too much for me Ennis, you sonofawhoreson bitch! I wish I knew how to quit you.
Ennis Del Mar: [crying] Well, why don't you? Why don't you just let me be? It's because of you Jack, that I'm like this! I'm nothin'... I'm nowhere... Get the fuck off me! I can't stand being like this no more, Jack.

Jack Twist: I wish I knew how to quit you.

Jack Twist: You gonna do this again next summer?
Ennis Del Mar: Well, maybe not. Like I said, Alma and me's gettin' married in November, so... I'll try and get something on a ranch, I guess. And you?
Jack Twist: I might go up to my Daddy's place and give him a hand through the Winter. But, I might be back... if the army don't get me.
Ennis Del Mar: [casually] Well... I guess I'll see you around, huh?
[long pause]
Jack Twist: Right.

Jack Twist: Brokeback got us good, don't it?

Ennis Del Mar: You ever get the feelin'... I don't know, er... when you're in town and someone looks at you all suspicious, like he knows? And then you go out on the pavement and everyone looks like they know too?
Jack Twist: [Casually] Well... maybe you oughta get out of there, you know? Find yourself someplace different. Maybe Texas.
Ennis Del Mar: [Sarcastically] Texas? Sure, maybe you can convince Alma to let you and Lureen to adopt the girls. And we can just live together herding sheep. And it'll rain money from LD Newsome and whiskey'll flow in the streams - Jack, that's real smart.
Jack Twist: Go to hell, Ennis. If you wanna live your miserable fuckin' life, then go right ahead.
Ennis Del Mar: Fine.
Jack Twist: I was just thinkin' out loud.
Ennis Del Mar: Yep, you're a real thinker there. Goddamn. Jack fuckin' Twist; got it all figured out, ain't ya?

Ennis Del Mar: We can get together... once in a while, way the hell out in the middle of nowhere, but...
Jack Twist: Once in a while? Every four fuckin' years?
Ennis Del Mar: If you can't fix it, Jack, you gotta stand it.
Jack Twist: For how long?
Ennis Del Mar: For as long as we can ride it. There ain't no reins on this one.

Jack Twist: Ya know it could be like this, just like this always.

Jack Twist: My momma, she believes in the Pentecost.
Ennis Del Mar: What exactly is the Pentecost? I mean, my folks, they was Methodists.
Jack Twist: The Pentecost... I don't... I don't know what the Pentecost is. I guess it means the world ends and guys like you and me march off to hell.
Ennis Del Mar: Speak for yourself. You may be a sinner, but I ain't yet had the opportunity.

Jack Twist: You'll like working for Roy Taylor. He's solid.
Randall Malone: Yeah, Roy, he's a good ol' boy. He's got a little cabin down on Lake Kemp. Got a croppie house, little boat. Says I can use it whenever I want.
Randall Malone: We outta go down there some weekend. Drink a little whiskey, fish some, get away. You know?

Jack Twist: There ain't never enough time, never enough...

Jack Twist: Swear I didn't know we were gonna get into this again.
Jack Twist: Hell, yes I did; red-lined it all the way, couldn't get here fast enough.

Jack Twist: You know friend, this is a god damn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.

Jack Twist: [looking over at Ennis in the firelight; he has laid back and is looking up at the stars, smiling] Anything interesting up there in heaven?
Ennis Del Mar: [for the first time in a long time, content] I was just sending up a prayer of thanks.
Jack Twist: For what?
Ennis Del Mar: [with a wink and a smile] For you forgettin' to bring that harmonica. I'm enjoyin' the peace and quiet.

Jack Twist: No more beans.

Jack Twist: As for our marriage, we can do it over the phone.

Jack Twist: I got a boy. Eight months old. Smiles a lot.

Jack Twist: Ever notice how a woman'll powder her nose before a party starts, and the powder it again when the party's over? Why powder your nose just to go home to bed?
Randall Malone: Don't know. Even if I wanted to know, couldn't get a word in with Lashawn long enough to ask. Woman talks a blue streak.

Jack Twist: Tell you what... the truth is... sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it.

Ennis Del Mar: This is a one-shot thing we got goin' on here.
Jack Twist: It's nobody's business but ours.
Ennis Del Mar: You know I ain't queer.
Jack Twist: Me neither.

Jack Twist: Jack Twist.
Ennis Del Mar: Ennis.
Jack Twist: Your folks just stop at Ennis?
Ennis Del Mar: Del Mar.
Jack Twist: Nice to know you, Ennis del Mar.

[Ennis is describing a childhood memory to Jack]
Ennis Del Mar: I tell ya there... there were these two old guys ranched up together, down home. Earl and Rich. And they was the joke of town, even though they were pretty tough ol' birds. Anyway they... they found Earl dead in an irrigation ditch. Took a tire iron to 'im. Spurred him up, drug him 'round by his dick 'till it pulled off.
Jack Twist: You seen this?
Ennis Del Mar: I wasn't... nine years old. My daddy, he made sure me and brother seen it. Hell for all I know, he done the job.

[L.D. Newsome goes to turn the television back on]
Jack Twist: You sit down, you ol' son of a bitch!
[L.D. stops in his tracks]
Jack Twist: This is my house! This is my child! And you are my guest! Now sit the hell down before I knock your ignorant ass into next week!

Jack Twist: Friend, that's more words than you've spoke in the past two weeks.
Ennis Del Mar: Hell, that's the most I've spoke in a year.

Ennis Del Mar: What are ya doin'?
Jack Twist: Aguirre came by again. Said my uncle didn't die after all. Says bring 'em down.
Ennis Del Mar: Bring 'em down? Why? It's the middle of August.
Jack Twist: Says there's a storm moving in from the Pacific, worse than this one.
Ennis Del Mar: Well that snow barely stuck an hour. Huh? 'Sides, that son-of-a-bitch, he's cheatin' us outta a whole month's pay. That ain't right.
Jack Twist: I can spare ya a loan bud, if you're short on cash. Give it to ya when we get to Signal.
Ennis Del Mar: I don't need your money, huh, you know I ain't in the poorhouse. Shit!

Ennis Del Mar: Tent don't look right.
Jack Twist: [pauses from playing the harmonica] Well, it ain't goin' nowhere. Let it be.
Ennis Del Mar: That harmonica don't sound quite right either.
Jack Twist: That's 'cause it got kinda flattened when that mare threw me.
Ennis Del Mar: Oh yeah? Thought you said that mare couldn't throw you.
Jack Twist: Well... she got lucky.
Ennis Del Mar: Yeah? Well, if I'd got lucky that harmonica would have broken in two.
[Jack laughs]

Jack Twist: Do I look like I can afford a fuckin' ropin' horse?

Jack Twist: [Lureen takes off her shirt] You are in a hurry.
Lureen Newsome: My dad's the hurry. He expects me home with the car by midnight.

Jack Twist: Why is it always so friggin' cold? We oughta go south where it's warm, you know, we oughta go to Mexico!
Ennis Del Mar: Mexico? Hell Jack, you know me, about all the travelin' I ever done is round a coffee pot lookin' for the handle.

Jack Twist: You know what, friend? This is a goddamn bitch of an unsatisfactory situation. You used to come down so easy, now it's like seein' the Pope.
Ennis Del Mar: Jack, I gotta work. I mean in them earlier days I just quit the job. You forget what it's like being broke all the time. You ever hear of child support? I'll tell you this, I can't quit this one, and I can't get the time off. It's hard enough getting this one. The trade off is August. You got a better idea?
Jack Twist: I did once.
Ennis Del Mar: You did once. You ever been to Mexico, Jack Twist? Because I heard what they got in Mexico for boys like you.
Jack Twist: Hell yeah, I've been to Mexico, is that a fuckin' problem?

Ennis Del Mar: You know I ain't queer.
Jack Twist: Me neither.

Jack Twist: November? What the hell happened to August?