David Sumner
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David Sumner (Character)
from Straw Dogs (1971)

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Straw Dogs (1971)
[last lines]
Henry Niles: I don't know my way home.
David Sumner: That's okay. I don't either.

Reverend Barney Hood: Radiation. That's an unfortunate dispensation.
David Sumner: Surely is. Yes, indeed.
Reverend Barney Hood: As long as it's not another bomb.
[beat]
Reverend Barney Hood: You're a scientist - can you deny the responsibility?
David Sumner: Can you?
[beat]
David Sumner: After all, there's never been a kingdom given to so much bloodshed as that of Christ.
Reverend Barney Hood: [beat] That's Montesquieu, isn't it?
David Sumner: Oh, really?
Louise Hood: Who's he?
Reverend Barney Hood: Somebody well worth reading.

David Sumner: Why don't you grow up?
Amy Sumner: I'm trying to!

David Sumner: Jesus. I got 'em all!

David Sumner: You act like you're fourteen years old.
Amy Sumner: I am fourteen years old.
David Sumner: Wanna try for twelve?
Amy Sumner: [Chews gum]
David Sumner: How about eight? I freak out for eight year olds.

David Sumner: Ok, you've had your fun. I'll give you one more chance, and if you don't clear out now, there'll be real trouble. I mean it.

Amy Sumner: David, give Niles to them. That's what they want. They just want him. Give them Niles, David!
David Sumner: They'll beat him to death.
Amy Sumner: I don't care! Get him out!
David Sumner: You really don't care, do you?
Amy Sumner: No, I don't.
David Sumner: No. I care. This is where I live. This is me. I will not allow violence against this house.

David Sumner: [after listening to Amy calling the cat] Kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, shit!


Straw Dogs (2011)
David Sumner: Hey Charlie, there is something in the Bible I do believe.
Charlie: Whats that, sir.
David Sumner: "Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife."
Charlie: I believe in that, too. But what happens when thy neighbor's wife covets you?

David Sumner: I'll bet that was your daddy's chair.
Amy Sumner: Every chair was my daddy's chair.

David Sumner: Baby. You don't have to learn chess to please me.
Amy Sumner: I'm not learning chess to please you, baby. I'm learning so I can kick your *ass*.

Amy Sumner: Those straw dogs were practically licking my body outside, so...
David Sumner: I applaud their good taste.
Amy Sumner: It's not funny.
David Sumner: We'll, maybe you should wear a bra.

Charlie: You don't think God had anything to do helping the Ruskies?
David Sumner: God?
Charlie: Yeah.
David Sumner: U-u-h...
[chuckles]
Charlie: Why is that funny?
David Sumner: That God would help a nation of atheists?
Charlie: He works in mysterious ways.
David Sumner: Most dangerous line ever uttered.

David Sumner: Just so you know, somebody broke into our house and killed our cat.
Chris: What makes you think Flutie was killed? Didn't just die.
David Sumner: Well, generally cats don't hang themselves.

David Sumner: [to Amy] Get your daddy's gun and shoot anyone that's not me.

[last lines]
David Sumner: I got 'em all.