Jack Walsh
Quicklinks
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
Filmographies
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Biographical
biography
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Jack Walsh (Character)
from Midnight Run (1988)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Midnight Run (1988)
Alonzo Mosely: Let me tell you something, asshole. I've been working on this Jimmy Serrano thing for about six years; Mardukas is my shot. I'm gonna bring him into federal court, and I don't want any third-rate rent-a-thug who couldn't cut it as a cop in Chicago bringing him to LA on some bullshit local charge. Do I make myself understood?
Jack Walsh: Can I ask you something? These sunglasses, they're really nice: are they government-issued, or all you guys go to the same store to get them?

Jack Walsh: I know my rights. You owe me phone calls.
Alonzo Mosely: What should be of paramount importance to you right now is not the phone calls. It's the fact that you're gonna spend ten years for impersonating a federal agent.
Jack Walsh: Ten years for impersonating a fed, huh?
Alonzo Mosely: Ten years.
Jack Walsh: How comes no one's after you?

Jack Walsh: I can't keep you cuffed on a commercial flight, and I gotta check my gun with my luggage, but you fuck with me once and I'm gonna break your neck.
Jonathan Mardukas: I can't fly.
Jack Walsh: What?
Jonathan Mardukas: You heard me, I can't fly.
Jack Walsh: No, no, no. You're going to have to do better than that, pal.
Jonathan Mardukas: No, I don't have to do better than that, because it's the truth, I can't fly: I suffer from aviaphobia.
Jack Walsh: What does that mean?
Jonathan Mardukas: It means I can't fly. I also suffer from acrophobia and claustrophobia.
Jack Walsh: I'll tell you what: if you don't cooperate, you're gonna suffer from "fistophobia".

Jack Walsh: Where am I? I'm in Boise, Idaho. No, no, no, wait a minute, I'm in Anchorage, Alaska. No, no, wait, I'm in Casper, Wyoming. I'm in the lobby of a Howard Johnson's and I'm wearing a pink carnation.
Eddie Moscone: What the fuck are you talking about?
Jack Walsh: I am not talking to you, I am talking to the other guys.
Eddie Moscone: What other guys?
Jack Walsh: Well, let me describe the scene to you. There are these guys, see? They've probably been up for like two days. They stink of B.O., they have coffee breath, they're constipated from sittin' on their asses for so long, they're sitting in a van, and they're probably parked right up the street from your office, Eddie. YOUR PHONE IS TAPPED!

Jack Walsh: How much is here?
Jonathan Mardukas: Neighborhood of three hundred thousand.
Jack Walsh: That's a, that's a... very respectable neighborhood.

Jack Walsh: I never took a payoff in my life and I'm not gonna start with someone like you.
Jonathan Mardukas: Why not?
Jack Walsh: Because you're a fucking criminal and you deserve to go where you're going and I'm gonna take you there and if hear any more shit outta you: I'm gonna fucking bust your head and I'll put you back in that fucking hole and I'm gonna stick your head in the fucking toilet bowl and I'm gonna make it stay there.

[first lines]
[Jack trying to pick door lock. He drops one of his picks. When he bends over to pick it up, a gun shot is fired through the door, right where his head had been previously]
Jack Walsh: Shit!

Jonathan Mardukas: Jahé, everybody, jahé
Jack Walsh: What's that?
Jonathan Mardukas: It means 'hello'. I can say 'hello' in a lot of different languages. Not yours, but a lot of them.

[last lines]
Jack Walsh: [Jack hails cab. When it pulls over he knocks on passenger side front window and driver rolls it down]
[Pointing at driver]
Jack Walsh: You wouldn't have change for a thousand, would ya?
Cab Driver: Whatta ya, a comedian? Get outta here, you bum!
[Cab driver drives away]
Jack Walsh: [Zips up coat and turns up collar] Looks like I'm walkin'.

Jonathan Mardukas: I got money, y'know.
Jack Walsh: I'm sure you do.
Jonathan Mardukas: I'll give you whatever you want.
Jack Walsh: Start by shutting up. I know you all of two minutes and already I don't like ya.
Jonathan Mardukas: Gee, that's too bad. I really like you.

Jonathan Mardukas: Did she hurt you, Jack?
Jack Walsh: Yeah, she did.
Jonathan Mardukas: I'm sorry.
Jack Walsh: What're you sorry about?
Jonathan Mardukas: I'm sorry you're hurt.
Jack Walsh: I'm not hurt.
Jonathan Mardukas: You just said you were hurt.
Jack Walsh: I'm not hurt.
Jonathan Mardukas: You just said you were hurt!
Jack Walsh: I didn't say I was hurt, YOU said I was hurt.
Jonathan Mardukas: I asked you if you were hurt and you said "Yeah, I'm hurt."
Jack Walsh: That's because you made me say it. Startin' to put words in my mouth.
Jonathan Mardukas: Jack, you're a grown man. You're in control of your own words.
Jack Walsh: You're goddamn right I am. Now here come two words for you: Shut the fuck up.

Jack Walsh: I know you had money. I didn't know you HAD money.

Jonathan Mardukas: You lied to me first!
Jack Walsh: What the - -YOU LIED TO ME FIRST!
Jonathan Mardukas: Yes! Yes. But you didn't know I was lying to you when you lied to me down by the river. So as far as you knew, you lied to me first!
Jack Walsh: How can I argue with this guy. I don't know what the fuck he's talking about.

[last lines]
Jack Walsh: You wouldn't happen to have change of a thousand, would ya?
Cab Driver: What are you, a comedian? Get out of here, ya bum!
Jack Walsh: Well, looks like I'm walkin'.

Gail: Jack you shouldn't be here. Ted will come arrest you and him.
Jack Walsh: Arrest us?
Gail: Yeah.
Jack Walsh: Then we're in trouble because I'm afraid I'm little short of bribe money.
Gail: All right Jack, don't.
Jack Walsh: How is Lieutenant whatever-his-name-is?
Gail: It's captain now.
Jack Walsh: Oh, captain! Royalty!
Gail: Jack, I don't want any trouble. Do you understand that? Please. It's not a good day for this. I mean it!
Jack Walsh: I'm sorry my fugitive timetable doesn't coincide with your social calendar.
Jonathan Mardukas: I don't think she's saying that.
Jack Walsh: Stay out of this, John.
Gail: All right, same old Jack. You get your feelings hurt then you just walk around and hurt everybody else.
Jack Walsh: The last thing I need right now is one of your lectures.
Gail: I'm not lecturing you, stupid! I'm trying to protect you.
Jack Walsh: Oh, come on.
Gail: Ted will be home any minute. We're all going out tonight. It's an important night for us.
Jack Walsh: Important night? What so important about tonight? Wait, let me guess. What is it, pay-off night?
Gail: All right, that's it. Get out!

Jonathan Mardukas: You can't steal a truck !
Jack Walsh: You were stealing a plane !

Eddie Moscone: Let's go have some breakfast.
Jack Walsh: I don't eat breakfast.
Eddie Moscone: Well then have an early lunch, let's go!

Jonathan Mardukas: Two dollars? That's all you're gonna leave?
Jack Walsh: That's fifteen percent.
Jonathan Mardukas: That's thirteen percent. These people depend on tips for a living!

Jack Walsh: [into the phone] ... I'm calling to tell you though that you're a dead mother fucker, you understand me?

Jack Walsh: When have I ever, when have I ever let you down before you fucking rat?

Jack Walsh: [Screaming to Eddie Moscone on the phone] You put Marvin on this case you fuckin' piece of shit? You fucking, deceptive - You VERMIN! You SLIMEBALL in a SEA of PUS!

Jack Walsh: That whole fuckin' department was corrupt!
Jonathan Mardukas: There's good and bad everywhere, don't you think?
Jack Walsh: Eh, well, I'd say there's bad everywhere. Good I don't know about.

Marvin Dorfler: [in handcuffs] Deal, what deal? Why does he get special treatment?
Jack Walsh: See you in L.A. Marvin.
Marvin Dorfler: Yeah, well watch your cigarettes with this guy, Jack!

Jonathan Mardukas: You ever had sex with an animal Jack? Remember those chickens on the Indian reservation? There were some good looking chickens there Jack. You know, between us...
Jack Walsh: Yeah, there were a couple there I might've taken a shot at.
[both laugh heartily]

Jack Walsh: Oh Marvin, you did it this time!
Marvin Dorfler: What the fuck are you talking about?
Jack Walsh: Those were hired killers back there!
Marvin Dorfler: Hired to kill who?
Jack Walsh: [pointing to Mardukas] Hired to kill this guy!
Jonathan Mardukas: Me! Me, can you believe it?
Marvin Dorfler: Hired by who?
Jack Walsh: Hired by who? Jimmy Serrano, that's who!
Marvin Dorfler: Oh, fuck! Why they wanna kill this guy?
Jack Walsh: Don't you read the papers, knucklehead?
Marvin Dorfler: Yeah, I read the fuckin' papers!
Jonathan Mardukas: I can't take this.

Eddie Moscone: I'm goin' over to Chen Lu's for breakfast, I'll talk to you about it over there.
Jack Walsh: Can I get my money first?
Eddie Moscone: Of course. What, do you think I was gonna try to stiff you?
Jack Walsh: You? Never. You would never try to stiff me.
Eddie Moscone: Do I detect some kind of sarcasm here?
Jack Walsh: Never.
Eddie Moscone: Where have I inherited this reputation? I have never done business with anybody, and Jerry is my witness, that I have ever, ever, ever... has that phone ever rang... has that phone ever rang with a complaint about me? Never... Never! So let's go, I'll buy you some breakfast.

Jack Walsh: Are you gonna propose to me?
Joey: Propose?
Jack Walsh: Propose! Because if you're not, quit starin' at me, OK?

Jonathan Mardukas: You don't look like an FBI agent to me.
Jack Walsh: Well, you don't look like a duke to me.

Jonathan Mardukas: Come on, cigarettes are killers.
Jack Walsh: So are women.

Jack Walsh: We are getting off here, Mr. Railroad Man!

Jonathan Mardukas: [seeing Jack Walsh leave his sunglasses perched on the car's dashboard] What's that for?
Jack Walsh: A little inside joke between me and Alonzo.

Jack Walsh: I've known you for all of two mins & already I don't like you
Jonathan Mardukas: gee that's too bad coz I really like you

Jack Walsh: Can I have my sunglasses please?
Alonzo Mosely: Here's your sunglasses.
[Mosely spitefully tosses them up and drives off. Jack tries to catch them but they fall on the road and end up chipped]
Jack Walsh: [Sarcastically] Nice.
[Jack pulls Mosely's ID out of his pocket and holds it up]
Jack Walsh: Thanks for this too.

Eddie Moscone: What happened to the goddamn plane?
Jack Walsh: [Uneasy] He doesn't like to fly.
Eddie Moscone: He doesn't like to fly? What the fuck does that mean? Listen to me, Jack. You've gotta be here in less than two and a half fuckin' days! A half a million dollars of my money... WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON THERE?
Jack Walsh: Eddie, Eddie, I swear to God, don't start with me or so help me, I will shoot him and dump him in a fuckin' swamp!
[Mardukas looks frightened but Jack shakes his head at him as in "not really"]

Jonathan Mardukas: Why would you eat that?
Jack Walsh: Why? 'Cause it tastes good.
Jonathan Mardukas: But it's not good for you.
Jack Walsh: I'm aware of that.
Jonathan Mardukas: Why do something that you know is not good for you?
Jack Walsh: Because I don't think about it.
Jonathan Mardukas: Well, that's living in denial.
Jack Walsh: Living in denial?
Jonathan Mardukas: Yeah.
Jack Walsh: I'm aware of that.
Jonathan Mardukas: So you're aware of all your behavior?
Jonathan Mardukas: yet you continue to do things that aren't good for you.
Jonathan Mardukas: That sounds sort of foolish. Don't you think, Jack?

Jonathan Mardukas: What you think Serrano is most afraid of?
Jack Walsh: [pause for a moment] going cross-country with you!

Jonathan Mardukas: Why don't you put the cigarette out.
Jack Walsh: Why don't you shut up and leave me alone?
Jonathan Mardukas: Put the cigarette out, Jack.
Jack Walsh: What a...
Jonathan Mardukas: Put the cigarette out.
Jack Walsh: [laughing, motioning as if putting it out] What a pain in the ass this guy is.
[takes a drag]
Jonathan Mardukas: I thought you were putting it out.
Jack Walsh: No I'm not putting it out.
Jonathan Mardukas: Why aren't you popular with the Chicago Police Department.

Jack Walsh: You can FLY, you son of a bitch?

Jonathan Mardukas: You ever had lyonnaise potatoes? They are these types of potatoes that are sautéed but then they have this onion thing added to them, and they are really, really delicious. They work well with any, uh, chicken or pork dish. You know I could set you up with lyonnaise potatoes for the rest of your life.
Jack Walsh: Why don't you just shut the fuck up!

Jack Walsh: What am I telling you for... What am I telling you for... What am I... I'll tell you what I'm telling you for

Eddie Moscone: [on the phone with Jack] Where the hell are you?
Jack Walsh: Where am I? I'm at the airport! And guess who I'm with? I'm with the Duke!
Eddie Moscone: [raises his voice excitedly] You got him! Oh! You got him, Jack! I love you!
Jack Walsh: Yeah, you wanna say hello?
Eddie Moscone: Yeah, put him on.
Jack Walsh: Yeah, say hello!
[gives the receiver to Jon]
Jonathan Mardukas: Hello.
Eddie Moscone: Hello, you son of a bitch! We got you, you son of a bitch!
Jack Walsh: [gets back on] Yeah! Now say goodbye, you lying little piece of shit, because I'm letting him go!
[hangs up]
Eddie Moscone: [jiggling the switch hook on his phone, starting to panic] Jack?


Midnight Run for Your Life (1994) (TV)
Jack Walsh: [the skip keeps talking and talking] Look, theres cough medicine in the dash. Why don't you suck on that for a few miles.

Jack Walsh: Hello, Eddie.
Eddie Moscone: Jack! What are you doin' here?
Jack Walsh: Oh, I just dropped off you hop-head. Where's my money?
Eddie Moscone: Jack, I can't talk business now. I have this thing.
Jack Walsh: What- What thing?
Eddie Moscone: This thing with this guy, it's complicated. I can't even explain.
Jack Walsh: Ah, well then I won't keep you. There you go.
[Lets Eddie leave, then stoppes him]
Eddie Moscone: Hey, Jack, what are you doin'?
Jack Walsh: Eddie, do you know the differance between a bad liar and a good one?
Eddie Moscone: Jack, you got no right to...
Jack Walsh: Specifics. See, the bad liar would say things like: "I don't have your money because I have this thing with this guy doin' this thing...
Eddie Moscone: Jack, come on, I got no time for this...
Jack Walsh: Now, the good liar, he'll use specifics, he would say: "You know, I don't have your money because I was at the Panama Canal doin' the New York Time crossword puzzel. Now, it may sound crazy but it's so specific you just have to... buy it. Did we say 800?
Eddie Moscone: 742.33
Jack Walsh: That's good, Eddie. Thats a very specific number. That's good.

Lorna Bellstratton: [Jack takes Lorna dancing for fun] This is really very sweet of you.
Jack Walsh: Shut up.
Lorna Bellstratton: That's okay, you don't have to be nice to me, it's probably easier that way, huh? Can you at least tell me your name?
Jack Walsh: No.
Lorna Bellstratton: Aw, come on.
Jack Walsh: [signs] ... Jack
Lorna Bellstratton: Really? That's my dog's name!
Jack Walsh: You don't say.

Lorna Bellstratton: You mean your not the Road Runner?
Jack Walsh: [laughs] I'm not even Wile E. Coyote.
[Lorna slaps him]
Jack Walsh: What the hell was that for?
Lorna Bellstratton: Who are you?
Jack Walsh: Jack. Like your dog, remember?
Lorna Bellstratton: Are you a cop?
Jack Walsh: No!
Lorna Bellstratton: Oh my God! You work for Michael, don't you?
Jack Walsh: Michael who?
Lorna Bellstratton: Don't give me that, I know exactly what's going on! He sent you to bring me back and finish the job! But I'm sorry, but, you aren't going to have that opportunity because I'm perfectly capable of killing myself, thank you.
Jack Walsh: I think we both had enough fun for one night.

Pemberton: [Pushes Lorna off the road away from a truck]
Jack Walsh: What the hell did you do that for?
Pemberton: Well, I didn't want her to get hurt!
Jack Walsh: ...Your paid to kill her!
Lorna Bellstratton: Guys! What are we arguing for? Everything's fine.

[repeated line]
Jack Walsh: Love my life!

[last lines]
Lorna Bellstratton: Dear Jack, How does one thank someone for saving there life? Maybe if we had a proper good-bye, I would have found the words. But, I don't know. My track record with words seems to get me into trouble. I know you said we probably won't ever see one another again, but I can't help but hope that maybe someone like you could meet someone like me and maybe, somehow, make it work. I miss you, Jack. Lorna.
Jack Walsh: Ha!
[cracks open the champagne]

Lorna Bellstratton: [locked in the bathroom from the night before to hide from the hit man]
Jack Walsh: [phone rings, wakes up Jack, it's his 'wake up call'] Yeah, thanks.
[to Lorna]
Jack Walsh: Kid, it's time to hit the road. Lorna! I'm too tired to play games here.
Lorna Bellstratton: [struggles tring to grab the hair drier]
Jack Walsh: I'm waiting.
[hits the door]
Jack Walsh: Your really pissing me off!
[breaks open the door, grabs Lorna]
Jack Walsh: What the hell is this?
Lorna Bellstratton: I'm tring to have an accident.
Jack Walsh: You think this is a way to solve your problems, huh?
Lorna Bellstratton: People drown in an inch of water all the time, it's a perfectly reasonable way to go.
Jack Walsh: The only place your goin' is back to Los Angeles.
Lorna Bellstratton: How much is Michael paying you to do this?
Jack Walsh: Shut up. I don't want to hear another word outta you.

Jack Walsh: Look, would you mind if I just dragged you along side the car?
Artie Kisco: You don't believe me? Listen to "Stairway to Heaven," you know, the Zepplin tune. It was commissioned by the C.I.A to deflect attention from the conspiracy and focus on the greeving widows!
Jack Walsh: SHUT UP! Just shut up! Alright? Please...


Another Midnight Run (1994) (TV)
Jack Walsh: You know, blind dates can be a drag, but I think this ones going pretty good.
Ann: Well, we've been talking about me all night, Jack. What do you like?
Jack Walsh: Cars.
Ann: Really?
Jack Walsh: Yeah.
Ann: Me too. What do you drive?
Jack Walsh: A Nova.

Jack Walsh: You. What's with the weird cuffs?
Bernie Abbot: Oh, we got these at the Pleasure Chest.
Helen Bishop: Our sex life was good.
Bernie Abbot: When was that, chuckles? Remind me.
Jack Walsh: Shut up.

Jack Walsh: Hi, Bernie.
Bernie Abbot: Well, hi.
Jack Walsh: [punches him.]


Midnight Runaround (1994) (TV)
Lester: Hogwash! You're not going to shoot that boy!
Jack Walsh: Hogwash?
[laughs]
Jack Walsh: I'm from L.A., remember? I kill people for cutting me off in traffic!

Jack Walsh: You know, I am so *sick* of you chicken fried stakes! I hate chicken! I am sick of you southern hospitality with your
[southern accent]
Jack Walsh: "hiddy-ohs" and "thank yous!" And I'm especially sick of breathing air I CAN'T SEE!