Deke Thornton
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Deke Thornton (Character)
from The Wild Bunch (1969)

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The Wild Bunch (1969)
[last lines]
Sykes: I Didn't expect to find you here.
Deke Thornton: Why not? I sent them back; That's all I said I'd do.
Sykes: They didn't get very far.
Deke Thornton: I figured.
Sykes: What are your plans, now?
Deke Thornton: Drift around down here. Try to stay out of jail.
Sykes: Well, me and the boys got some work to do. You want to come with us? It ain't like it used to be; but it'll do.

Deke Thornton: What I like and what I need are two different things.

Deke Thornton: [upset] Harrigan! Next time, you better plan your massacre more carefully or I'll start with you!

Coffer: [aiming at Tector Gorch] I can nail him!
Deke Thornton: I said wait!
T.C.: [flustered] What if they slip out the back?
Coffer: [annoyed] It's covered, ya two-bit, redneck peckerwood!

Deke Thornton: Tell me, Mr. Harrigan, how does it feel? Getting paid for it? Getting paid to sit back and hire your killings... with the law's arms around you? How does it feel to be so goddamn right?
Harrigan: Good.
Deke Thornton: You dirty son of a bitch!

Coffer: Mr Thornton; you, ah, rode with Pike, what kinda man we up against?
Deke Thornton: [thinking back] The best. He never got caught.

Deke Thornton: [addressing his posse] You think Pike and old Sykes haven't been watchin' us. They know what this is all about - and what do I have? Nothin' but you egg-suckin', chicken stealing gutter trash with not even sixty rounds between you. We're after men - and I wish to God I was with them. The next time you make a mistake, I'm going to ride off and let you die.

Harrigan: And who the hell is Mapache?
Deke Thornton: A killer for Huerta who calls himself a general. He's been fighting Villa, and losing.

Deke Thornton: We're after men. And I wish to God I was with them.