Marlo Stanfield
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Marlo Stanfield (Character)
from "The Wire" (2002)

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"The Wire: Refugees (#4.4)" (2006)
Marlo Stanfield: One day soon, I'm walking out with a Rolls, hear?
Poker Winner: Way you've been going to school up in this here room, son, I suspect you're gonna walk out of here with Morgan fucking Freeman to drive it for you, too.

[A security guard has spotted Marlo shoplifting lollipops at the corner store]
Security Guard: The fuck? You think I dream of coming to work up in this shit on a Sunday morning? Tell all my friends what a good job I got? I'm working to support a family, man.
[Marlo looks away]
Security Guard: Pretend I ain't talking to you. Pretend like I ain't even on this earth. I know what you are. Now, I ain't stepping to, but I am a man. And you just clip that shit and act like you don't even know I'm there.
Marlo Stanfield: I don't.
[unwraps a stolen lollipop, throws wrapper on the ground]
Security Guard: I'm here.
[Marlo moves closer to him]
Security Guard: Look, I told you I ain't stepping to. I ain't disrespecting you, son.
Marlo Stanfield: You want it to be one way.
Security Guard: What?
Marlo Stanfield: You want it to be one way.
Security Guard: Man, I don't want it to be --
Marlo Stanfield: You want it to be one way.
Security Guard: [losing temper] Man, stop --
[pulls himself together]
Security Guard: Stop saying that.
Marlo Stanfield: But it's the other way.

Marlo Stanfield: That's my money.
Omar: Man, money ain't got no owners, only spenders


"The Wire: Late Editions (#5.9)" (2008)
'Monk' Metcalf: Boy been throwing up all kind of backtalk about shit. Buck wild about this and that.
Marlo Stanfield: Like what?
'Monk' Metcalf: Crying about how Junebug and his people got lit up. Crying about how Omar on the street running his mouth, calling for you to step to.
Marlo Stanfield: Omar say what?
Chris Partlow: Nothing.
[pause]
Chris Partlow: Omar tried calling you out by name, but shit, no one --
Marlo Stanfield: What he say about me?
Chris Partlow: Nothing, man. Just talking shit.
Marlo Stanfield: He used my name? In the street?
[pause]
Marlo Stanfield: Talk, motherfucker!
'Monk' Metcalf: He just, you know, say that you need to step to and that . . . I don't know. He just running his mouth some.
Marlo Stanfield: He call me a punk?
Chris Partlow: It was bullshit, man. You ain't need that on your mind.
Marlo Stanfield: What the fuck you know about what I need on my mind, motherfucker? My name was on the street? When we bounce from this shit here, y'all going to go down on them corners and let the people know: Word did not get back to me. Let them know Marlo step to any motherfucker -- Omar, Barksdale, whoever. My name is my name!