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from West Side Story (1961)

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West Side Story (1961)
Riff: Now I know Tony like I know me and I guarentee you can count him in
Action: In, out, let's get crackin'
Gee-tar: Where you gonna find Bernardo?
Riff: He'll be at the dance tonight at the gym
A-Rab: But the gym's neutral territory
Riff: A-rab, I'm gonna make nice with him! I'm only gonna challenge him!
Ice: Great daddy-o.

Action: What are we doin', poopin' around with dumb broads for?
Graziella, Riff's Girl: I and Velma ain't dumb! Are we, Velma?
Velma, Ice's Girl: No thank you.
[snap]
Velma, Ice's Girl: oo
[snap]
Velma, Ice's Girl: Ooo-belee-oo.
Graziella, Riff's Girl: And you can punctuate it...
Velma, Ice's Girl: Ooo.

Anybodys, Tomboy: Hey buddy boys!
Action: Ah, go wear a skirt.
Anybodys, Tomboy: Listen...
Ice: The first thing we do is we start showin' around like we have nothin' to hide...
Anybodys, Tomboy: Listen!
A-Rab: Supposin' they ask us about the rumble?
Anybodys, Tomboy: Supposin' they ask you where's Tony and what party's lookin' for him? WITH A GUN.
Ice: Hey, you know somethin'?
Anybodys, Tomboy: I know I gotta go get a skirt.

Glad Hand, Social Worker Leading Dance: I want you all the form two circles. The boys on the outside and the girls on the inside.
Action: Where will you be?

Doc: When do you kids stop? You make this world lousy!
Action: We didn't make it, Doc.

Action: [pretending to be a psychiatrist] Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease.
Riff: Hey! I got a social disease!

Action: We gotta show them who's on top! The Jets!
Baby John: Haven't you had enough?
Action: What are you scared?
Baby John: Who's scared?

Action: We've gotta show them who's on top!
Joyboy: The Jets!
Action: Let's do it now!
Baby John: Hey, haven't we had enough?
Action: What's the matter; you scared?
Baby John: Well... who're you callin' scared?
A-Rab: Lay off of him.
Action: Mind your own business.
A-Rab: Don't start up on me, or I'll punch in your stupid...
Action: You'll do what? Huh?
[Action and A-Rab start fighting]
Ice: KNOCK IT OFF!

Riff: We gotta stand up to them Doc; it's important.
Doc: Fighting over a little piece of street is so important?
Action: To us it is!
Doc: To hoodlums it is!
Action: Who're you callin' a hoodlum?
Doc: War councils...
Action: Don't start, Doc.
Doc: ...Rumbles...
Action: D'you hear me, Doc?
Doc: Why, when I was your age...
Action: When *you* was my age? When my old man was my age, when my brother was my age... You was never my age, none of ya! And the sooner you creeps get hip to that, the sooner you'll dig us!
Doc: I'll dig you an early grave, that's what I'll dig.

Lieutenant Schrank: [as they exit] Say goodbye to the nice boys, Krupke.
Officer Krupke: Goodbye, boys.
Snowboy: [mimicking Krupke] "Goodbye, boys."
Action: [mimicking Shranke] "You hoodlums don't own the streets."
Snowboy: "Go play in the park!"
Action: "Keep off of the grass."
Ice: "Get outta the house!"
Action: "Keep off the block!"
A-Rab: "Get outta here!"
Action: "Keep off of the world!" A gang that don't own the street is nothin'!
Riff: WE DO OWN IT!

Anybodys, Tomboy: [spitefully] Bernardo's girl wants to help?
Action: Even a greaseball's got feelin's.
Anybodys, Tomboy: But she wants to help get Tony!
Anita: [panicking] NO!

Action: What are we doin', poopin' around with dumb broads for?
Graziella, Riff's Girl: I and Velma ain't dumb!