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Quotes for
Red Leary (Character)
from Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Red Leary: Does he know everything?
[At the same time]
John Doherty: No.
Lightfoot: Yes.

Red Leary: Go... fuck... a duck.

Lightfoot: So why did you try to kill him then?
Red Leary: Because we were friends.

Eddie Goody: [Looking at the stolen Buick Riviera, parked in front of a truck stop diner] You sure that's their car?
Red Leary: That's their hearse.

Red Leary: What you been preachin' lately, Johnny.
John Doherty: Survival.

Lightfoot: The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
John Doherty: Where do you pick up these pearls of wisdom?
Lightfoot: Books.
Red Leary: [Mockingly] You mean you can actually read?
Lightfoot: I read *you* loud and clear.
Red Leary: You better believe it.

Young Boy: [Goody, with Red along, are in a tiny ice-cream vendor's truck] You're early. You're supposed to go down the next street first, then come up here.
Eddie Goody: Well, listen. While we're here, can I sell you anything?
Young Boy: No, I'm waiting for Judy Ann. They have a better flavor of pistachio.
Red Leary: Look, kid, go fuck a duck.

Voice over Department Store PA system: All maintenance personnel off the floor. Bringing in the guard dogs now.
Red Leary: To hell with them dogs. They treat 'em better than us. They rush us outta' here like animals.
Janitor in Department Store: Let's not argue now, Sam. Those dogs ate up a man here once.
Red Leary: Ate him?
Janitor in Department Store: Yeah. Wrong man came on duty, dogs ate him up. They'll go through a plate-glass window to get at ya'. A man don't fool around with those kinda' animals.
[Sound of barking dogs in background grows louder]

Red Leary: [Lightfoot shows up with the van, newly dented by the girl on the motorcycle] Where'd you get the dents?
Lightfoot: [Nonchalantly] Progress. I dreamt about you last night.
Red Leary: What about?
Lightfoot: I dreamt you said hello to me.
Red Leary: Don't you get smart with me. I'll break both your arms.
Lightfoot: I'll keep that in mind.
Red Leary: Remember what I said. John and me go back a long way. But you don't mean nothin' to me, understand? Nothin'!
Lightfoot: What'd you try and kill him for then?
Red Leary: Because we were friends.

John Doherty: What happened to Goody?
Red Leary: I threw that little sucker out.
Lightfoot: You prick!
Red Leary: [Knocks Lightfoot to the ground and kicks him savagely] Say somethin' funny now, smart-ass!

[repeated line]
Red Leary: Shut up, Goody.

Eddie Goody: [when the Thunderbolt and Lightfoot's car goes off a cliff] What do we do now, Red?
Red Leary: [shouting in sign to follow them] GERONIMO!