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Beef (Character)
from Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Beef: Listen, Philbin. There really is a phantom. He was just in my shower. He threatened my life. He said his music was just for Phoenix. Only she can sing it. Anyone else who tries, dies.
Arnold Philbin: What the hell are you talking about?
Beef: Look, Philbin. I am a professional. I have been in this business a long time. Now if I don't want to do a show, it's not because I got stage fright. It's because some creature from beyond doesn't want me to do the show. Now gangway.

Beef: Can't you feel the vibes in your own house, man? Bad, sport, real bad. The karma's so thick around here, you need an aqualung to breathe.
Arnold Philbin: I know what it is.
Beef: Oh, you do, huh?
Arnold Philbin: Yeah. Do you want to know what it is?
Beef: Why don't you tell me what it is?
Arnold Philbin: Speed, that what it is.
Beef: Speed?
Arnold Philbin: Yeah.
Beef: What do you know about it? You just pass the stuff out, I take it. I know drug real from real real.

Beef: Oh, I knew I shouldn't be screwing around with the dead man's music. This place is possessed.
Arnold Philbin: What are you talking about?
Beef: You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does.
Arnold Philbin: Opening night prima donnas. Look, iron man. If you so uptight, take a shower and cool off.
Beef: My pleasure... bones.

Beef: Man, you better get yourself a castrato for this, 'cause it's a little out of my range.
Swan: Something bothering you, Beef?
Beef: Swan, this was scored for a chick. I'm not doing it in drag.
Swan: You can sing it better than any bitch.
Beef: You don't know how right you are, Goliath.

Beef: [singing] Life at last, salutations from the other side. I can see that you're the devil's pride. Do you realize that all of you donated something horrible you hated that is part of you? I'm your nightmares comin' true, I am your crime! Life at last, sit and listen while the fun begins. Hearts are broken and the bad guys win. Sit and listen, all the cutting up is easy. And this isn't for the queasy or the weak of heart. You had better start for home while there's still time! I'm the evil that you created, gettin' horny and damned frustrated. Each of you must stop and try me, all of you might satisfy me!