Detective Prendergast
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Detective Prendergast (Character)
from Falling Down (1993)

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Falling Down (1993)
Bill Foster: I'm the Bad Guy?
Sergeant Prendergast: Yeah.
Bill Foster: How'd that happen? I did everything they told me to. Did you know I build missiles? I helped to protect America. You should be rewarded for that. But instead they give it to the plastic surgeons, you know they lied to me.
Sergeant Prendergast: Is that what this is about? You're angry because you got lied to? Is that why my chicken dinner is drying out in the oven? Hey, they lie to everyone. They lie to the fish. But that doesn't give you any special right to do what you did today. The only that makes you special is that little girl. Now let's go. Lets go!

Sergeant Prendergast: [Standing on the hill near the convenience store] Hey, Mr. Lee! D-FENS!

Sergeant Prendergast: Let's meet a couple of police officers. They are all good guys.
Bill Foster: I'm the bad guy?
Sergeant Prendergast: Yeah.
Bill Foster: How did that happen?

Sergeant Prendergast: What did this guy look like?
Angie: I don't know, he looked like you except he was taller and he had hair.
Det. Jones: [sarcastically] Good description, Angie.

Sergeant Prendergast: Get a positive ID on the gym bag.
Captain Yardley: Prendergast, what do you think this is?
[Holds up his own gym bag]
Sergeant Prendergast: A gym bag.
Captain Yardley: Does this mean you're putting me under arrest?

Sergeant Prendergast: [the other detectives have filled his desk with kitty litter] How am I supposed to get a pen out of here?
Detective Keene: You don't need a pen. Just use one of them cat turds.

Sergeant Prendergast: Lucky you caught me.
Motorcycle Cop: I am?
Sergeant Prendergast: Yeah. Today's my last day as a cop.
Motorcycle Cop: Lucky me.

Sergeant Prendergast: Fuck you, Fuck you very much.
[continues walking past Yardly and the news crews]
Captain Yardley: You're welcome...

Motorcycle Cop Bobbit: [Highway Patrolman, Prendergast, and Car Driver are talking in gridlocked traffic] Gentlemen, I'm going to have to ask you to both return to your vehicles.
Car Driver: But what about the car?
Motorcycle Cop Bobbit: I'm going to radio for a tow truck to have it removed.
Sergeant Prendergast: Let's just shove it out of the way, we'll get this lane moving!
Motorcycle Cop Bobbit: Sir, sir, we're in a dangerous environment here. We've got a lot of glass and steel rushing by us at high speeds.

Retirement Party Cop 1: [Prendergast is turning down a stripper party to chase D-FENS] What's the matter, Prendergast, you afraid of women, too?
Retirement Party Cop 2: Yeah, have you seen his wife?
Sergeant Prendergast: What did you say?
Det. Jones: Prendergast, we don't have time for this.
Sergeant Prendergast: You're right!
[Punches the guy in the face, leaves]

Adele Foster-Travino: What's your name?
Sergeant Prendergast: My name is mud.
Adele Foster-Travino: Nuh-uh!
Sergeant Prendergast: Yes it is.
Adele Foster-Travino: Your name is not mud!
Sergeant Prendergast: Well, it will be. Once my wife finds out that I'm still a cop.