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Det. Tom Hardy (Character)
from Striking Distance (1993)

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Striking Distance (1993)
Tom Hardy: How was California?
Danny Detillo: Sunny.
Tom Hardy: Sunny? You've been out there two years and that's all you've got to say?
Danny Detillo: The Simpsons are on an hour earlier.

Det. Nick Detillo: There's an old Italian saying: Never scald your tongue on another man's soup.
Tom Hardy: Yeah? There's an old Irish saying: don't listen to old Italian sayings.

Tom Hardy: I've never had a woman partner before.
Jo Christman: Neither have I.

Jo Christman: [while lying in bed with Tom] We shouldn't be doing this - we're partners.
Tom Hardy: We should be shot.
Jo Christman: We should shoot each other.
Tom Hardy: Too much paperwork.

Tom Hardy: Maybe you need a drink to ease the pain of being wrong!

Tom Hardy: Why did you change your testimony?
Jo Christman: Why do you think?
Tom Hardy: You cheat good.

Tom Hardy: [after being gone for two years, Danny has just sneaked onto Hardy's houseboat in the middle of the night... Hardy believes it to be just another burglar... now hushed with gun drawn] You picked the wrong house to rob, asshole.
Danny Detillo: Who are you kiddin', Tommy? You ain't got nothing worth stealing.

Det. Eddie Eiler: [Eiler comes up to Hardy to unlock his handcuffs after the showdown with Jimmy at the river... Hardy hands the cuffs to Eiler, who shakes his head slowly] I was a real shithead, Tommy. Perhaps you want to take a swing at me.
Tom Hardy: What good would it do, Eddie?
[thinks for a moment, then delivers a right hook to Eiler's jaw]
Tom Hardy: On the other hand...
[walks off]

Tom Hardy: [Jimmy and Hardy are fighting on the bridge after the boat chase on the river... Hardy has the chain of his handcuffs around Jimmy's neck] You like to jump off bridges?
Jimmy Detillo: No, of course not
[Hardy pulls both of them off the bridge and into the river below]
Jimmy Detillo: .

Tom Hardy: [During a car chase] He sure drives like a cop

Jimmy Detillo: Who's the best cop?
Tom Hardy: You Jimmy... always you

Tom Hardy: [as Jimmy is electrocuted] Who's the best cop now?

[last lines]
Tom Hardy: Grandkids, Dad.

Tom Hardy: Let me rephrase it
[repeated line]