Vincent Lauria
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Vincent Lauria (Character)
from The Color of Money (1986)

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The Color of Money (1986)
Vincent Lauria: I think maybe the money's what's throwing you off here today.

Eddie Felson: Do you smell that?
Vincent Lauria: What, smoke?
Carmen: No, Money...

Vincent Lauria: Hey Grady. Up your ass with the spot. Is that OK with you?
Grady Seasons: [laughs] That's fine by me.

Eddie Felson: You're some piece of work... You're also a natural character.
Vincent Lauria: [to Carmen] You see? I been tellin' her that. I got natural character.
Eddie Felson: That's not what I said, kid. I said you *are* a natural character; you're an incredible flake.
[Vincent's smile fades; Eddie continues]
Eddie Felson: But that's a *gift*. Some guys spend half their lives trying to invent something like that. You walk into a pool room with that go-go-go, the guys'll be *killing* each other, trying to get to you. You got that... But I'll tell you something, kiddo. You couldn't find Big Time if you had a road map.

Eddie Felson: How much did you take off Moselle? I heard a hundred...
Vincent Lauria: One Fifty!
Eddie Felson: [sarcastically] A hundred and fifty?
Vincent Lauria: That's right, a hundred and fifty.
Vincent Lauria: You walk into a shoe store with a hundred and fifty bucks, you come out with one shoe! We were working on five thousand!

Vincent Lauria: [Eddie has just run the table] Pretty damn good.
Eddie Felson: Not bad for a blind man. Rack 'em.
Vincent Lauria: Yes sir, boss. Rack 'em up for Mr. Fast Eddie!
Eddie Felson: I haven't played serious pool since before you were born, and right off the bat, I'm layin' 'em to waste! Watch this. Nine on the break...

Eddie Felson: Did you ever hear of a hustle called Two Brothers and a Stranger?
Vincent Lauria: Yeah, uh, that's the guy in the Bible with the many colored coats, right?
[grins widely; Eddie and Carmen look disgusted]
Vincent Lauria: Hey, what's wrong with you guys? It's a joke, okay?
Eddie Felson: Did I get through to you last night, kiddo? 'Cause if I didn't, I'll run it by you another way. If you'd have kicked ass in any other place but Chalkie's, Atlantic City would be dead for us. The Guys Never Leave The Street. Otherwise, it'd be all around.

Moselle: What you got in there?
Vincent Lauria: In here?
[Opens case; smiles widely]
Vincent Lauria: Doom.
Moselle: Come on, boy. Let's play.
Vincent Lauria: Yeah, let's play. We're gonna' have a lot of fun.

Eddie Felson: You know what this is turning into?
Vincent Lauria: What?
Eddie Felson: A waste of my time, and a waste of my money.
[Slams car door]
Vincent Lauria: What? You're just gonna' leave me here?
[Eddie drives off]
Vincent Lauria: I don't believe this guy!

[after challenging everyone in the bar to a game, offering to spot balls, give them break, pay if he loses but not be paid if he wins, etc]
Vincent Lauria: Cowards! Off with their heads.

Vincent Lauria: [Eddie is pushing to go on the road] This is my job, Eddie.
Eddie Felson: You think so? Hmmm. That's funny. I don't think so. I think it's your problem.

[last lines]
Vincent Lauria: Hey Eddie, what are you going to do when I kick your ass?
Eddie Felson: Pick myself up and let you kick me again.
Vincent Lauria: Oh yeah?
Eddie Felson: Yeah.
[pause]
Eddie Felson: Just don't put the money in the bank, kid. Because if I don't whip you now, I'm gonna whip you next month in Dallas.
Carmen: You mean Houston - there's nothing coming up in Dallas.
Eddie Felson: Houston, Dallas... And if not then, then the month after that, in New Orleans.
Vincent Lauria: Oh yeah? What makes you so sure?
Eddie Felson: [stares at Vincent for a second, then gets ready to break] Hey - I'm back.
[Eddie breaks]