Frank Sobotka
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Frank Sobotka (Character)
from "The Wire" (2002)

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"The Wire: Bad Dreams (#2.11)" (2003)
Frank Sobotka: You're more like me than you know. You're a Sobotka.
Chester 'Ziggy' Sobotka: [crying] Fucked is what I am.

Frank Sobotka: You know what the trouble is, Brucey? We used to make shit in this country, build shit. Now we just put our hand in the next guy's pocket.

Frank Sobotka: For 25 years we've been dying slow down there. Dry docks rusting and piers standing empty. My friends and their kids like we got the cancer. No life line got thrown all that time. Nothing from nobody. And now you want to help us? Help me?

Frank Sobotka: Not now. I need to get clean.


"The Wire: Undertow (#2.5)" (2003)
Nick Sobotka: Today we got ships, Uncle Frank. Today. The writing's on the fuckin' wall.
Frank Sobotka: Fuck the wall.


"The Wire: Hard Cases (#2.4)" (2003)
Frank Sobotka: [denying any knowledge of the dead girls] I have a wife! I have daughters! I don't like what you're thinking!


"The Wire: Collateral Damage (#2.2)" (2003)
Det. Ellis Carver: Word comes down this morning. We're supposed to ride past your union hall twice a day and paper the cars.
[i.e. put tickets on them]
Frank Sobotka: You work for a gaping asshole!
Det. Ellis Carver: More than one, actually.


"The Wire: Ebb Tide (#2.1)" (2003)
Frank Sobotka: For your information I wake up every morning with an angry blue-veined diamond cutter. I was gonna enlighten the president of local 47 on this particular point and he chose to depart. Blue steel, gentlemen, 3 & 1/2 inches of hard blue steel.