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[Johnny, at his mother's deathbed, telephones his fiancee Loretta
] Loretta Castorini
: Did you tell her we're getting married? Johnny
: I'm waiting... I'm waiting for a moment when she is peaceful. Loretta Castorini
: Well, don't wait until she's dead.
: Why do men chase women? Johnny
: Well, there's a Bible story... God... God took a rib from Adam and made Eve. Now maybe men chase women to get the rib back. When God took the rib, he left a big hole there, where there used to be something. And the women have that. Now maybe, just maybe, a man isn't complete as a man without a woman. Rose
] But why would a man need more than one woman? Johnny
: I don't know. Maybe because he fears death.
[Rose looks up, eyes wide, suspicions confirmed
: That's it! That's the reason! Johnny
: I don't know... Rose
: No! That's it! Thank you! Thank you for answering my question!
: In time you will see that this is the best thing. Loretta Castorini
: In time you'll drop dead and I'll come to your funeral in a red dress!
: You'll have your eyes opened for you, my friend. Johnny
: I have my eyes open. Cosmo Castorini
: Oh yeah? Well, stick around. Don't go on any long trips. Johnny
: I don't know what you mean. Cosmo Castorini
: I know you don't. That's the point. I'll say no more. Johnny
: You haven't said anything! Cosmo Castorini
: And that's all I'm saying.
: [on the phone with Johnny
] Call me after you tell her... and uh, don't stand directly under the sun - you got a hat, use your hat. Johnny
: Ok, I got my hat, all right.
: [Bobo shows up with the dessert cart
] Would you like some dessert? Loretta Castorini
: [looks at the cart
] You know I really shouldn't. Johnny
: Will you marry me? Loretta Castorini
: Bobo, take the cart away. Bobo
: Veddy good, miss.