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Quotes for
Tom O'Meara (Character)
from The Devil's Own (1997)

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The Devil's Own (1997)
Edwin Diaz: When are you gonna let me drive?
Tom O'Meara: I don't know, tomorrow.
Edwin Diaz: You've been saying that for three years.

Tom O'Meara: I understand why he's doin' what he's doin'. If I had to endure what he's endured - -if I was eight years old and saw my father gunned down in front of my family - -I'd be carryin' a gun too, and I wouldn't be wearin' a badge.

[Referring to the men who shot Rory's father]
Tom O'Meara: Did they catch the fuckers?
Rory: They were the fuckers.

Tom O'Meara: It's good to have somebody around here who can pee standing up.

Tom O'Meara: What's the money for? I was thinkin' guns. I was thinkin' IRA.
Rory: I need that money Tom!
Tom O'Meara: Why? So other eight-year-olds can watch their fathers gunned down in front of 'em? If this money leaves here, more people will die. Can you tell me that won't happen?

[last lines]
Tom O'Meara: We never had choice... You and me.

Tom O'Meara: We're in the police business, Eddie, not the revenge business.

Tom O'Meara: [upset] I've fired my gun four times on the street. Four times in 23 years.
Rory: Ya pick up a gun, sooner or later, someone gets a bullet.

Tom O'Meara: The killing's got to stop, Frankie.
Rory: Then you'll have to kill to stop it. Get's a bit complicated, doesn't it?