Det. Jimmy Shaker
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Det. Jimmy Shaker (Character)
from Ransom (1996)

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Ransom (1996)
Detective Jimmy Shaker: We do what you say, and we go to the bank. Anything goes wrong, you're gonna turn around and I'll be gone. Okay. And if that happens, from this day on, any time your kid leaves this house to go to school, go play, see a friend, to buy a fuckin' comic book, you're gonna have to ask yourself: Is today... Jimmy Shaker day?

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [beating Kate; whispering:] It's very simple.
[Kate moans from pain and through a choke-hold]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: I'm growing very, very tired of this bullshit.
Kate Mullen: Then could you...
[cut off by the choke-hold]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: It's up to you. Get him to take back the reward and pay me my money... or you're gonna find pieces of your little boy all over New York. I'm not gonna waste a bullet. I'm just gonna sharpen my knife.

Tom Mullen: So how do I get my son back?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Are you going to pay me?
Tom Mullen: Of course I am.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Then it shouldn't be a problem.

Tom Mullen: Oh, this is, uh, one hell of a deposit you got here.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Shouldn't be a problem.

Detective Jimmy Shaker: I got to him once. I'll get him again. And when I do... I'm not gonna want money... anymore.

Detective Jimmy Shaker: You think you're suffering right now? Huh? You got no idea what suffering is.

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [interrogating black guy] Don't bite down on my hand.

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [holding a gun to Cubby's head and clamping a hand on his mouth] Are you a known scumbag in this precinct? Go on, shake your head. Go on!
[Cubby nods]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Now, a high profile kid was snatched yesterday. You got no idea who knows about it. Cops, FBI, anybody, right?
[Cubby shakes his head]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: So what do you do? You - a known scumbag - walk into a grocery store filled with cops and you ask for a box of kiddy cereal? Now, I don't know about you, but I think that makes you a four-star asshole. What do you think?
[Cubby nods. Shaker uncovers Cubby's mouth and puts his gun away]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: What the hell were you gonna do with the videos? Kid's got tape on his eyes, for Christ's sake!
Cubby Barnes: I thought he could listen to 'em.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Jesus! Don't be stupid again.

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [shouts] You wanna talk to him?
Tom Mullen: [shouts] Yeah!
Detective Jimmy Shaker: [shouts] You wanna talk to him?
Tom Mullen: [shouts] Yeah!
Detective Jimmy Shaker: [takes gun out and shoots the phone]
Kate Mullen: [crying, punches Tom] God, you stupid bastard! You killed him.

[after Tom retrieved locker key from bottom of pool so he could change into disguise clothes]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: [snickers] Have a nice swim?

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [kicks over a large metal crate; shouts:] I'm going to kill him!

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [to wounded cohort in pit] You wanna stay down there forever?

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [kicks over stack of crates and shouts] I'll fucking kill you Mullen!

Detective Jimmy Shaker: Look me in the eye and tell me.

Detective Jimmy Shaker: Get your own fucking lawyer.

Tom Mullen: [phone ring. Tom answers] What?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: You want to talk to your son?
Tom Mullen: Yes, of course I do.
Sean Mullen: [Jimmy puts phone up to Sean's mouth] Daddy? Dad?
[Jimmy pulls phone away]
Tom Mullen: Sean. Sean. How a...
Kate Mullen: I want to listen.
[Kate puts on headphones]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: That's enough.
Tom Mullen: No. Put him back on. I want- I want to talk to him.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: You just did. Now, you listen, real, real good. You've got one more chance to pay up, or you're never gonna talk to him again. No more fucking around. This is it. Right now. What's it gonna be?
Tom Mullen: ...No. This is bullshit. You're not gonna touch him. You can't be that stupid. Do you have any idea the reign of shit I can put on you?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Look at your wife. Look at her face, motherfucker. Do you know what I can do to your boy?
Tom Mullen: Is it dark where you're calling from? Got the shades drawn? Kind of like a cellar, right? Like a cave? Well, you better get used to that. You better get used to crawling in the dark for the rest of your days, because I am gonna get the best group of manhunters in this country, and I am gonna dedicate my life to tracking you down.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Hey, hey, get your head out of your ass! You think you can threaten me, huh? Who do you think you're dealing with? Give me the money!
Tom Mullen: Fuck you and your two million! Don't you understand English, you useless piece of shit? No money! None!
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Let me tell you something. You think you're suffering now, huh? You got no idea what suffering is. If I don't get the cash in one hour, this kid is dead!
Tom Mullen: I don't get my son back, and I mean real soon, you better kill yourself, because when I catch up with you, I'm gonna take my goddamn time. By the time we're finished, you're gonna wish you weren't born! I'll have your head on a fucking pike, do you understand me?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Fuck you! I'll fucking kill him right now!
Kate Mullen: I want to talk.
Tom Mullen: You kill him, you kill yourself, you motherfucker! GIVE ME BACK MY SON!
Kate Mullen: Hello?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: You want him?
Tom Mullen: Yes.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: You want him?
[Jimmy hits speaker phone with gun]
Sean Mullen: Daddy!
[Jimmy fires gun]