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Lin McAdam (Character)
from Winchester '73 (1950)

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Winchester '73 (1950)
Sgt. Wilkes: You're a man after my stamp. Wish we'd have had you with us at Bull Run. We might not have run so fast.
Lin McAdam: Well, I wanna tell you somethin'. I was with you at Bull Run. So was High-Spade.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: Only we was on the other side.

High-Spade Frankie Wilson: Did you ever wonder what he'd think about you hunting down Dutch Henry?
Lin McAdam: He'd understand. He taught me to hunt.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: Not men. Hunting for food, that's alright. Hunting a man to kill him? You're beginning to like it.
Lin McAdam: That's where you're wrong. I don't like it. Some things a man has to do, so he does 'em.

[after Lin wins the Winchester 73 rifle]
Dutch Henry Brown: How much will you take for it?
Lin McAdam: It's not for sale.
Dutch Henry Brown: That's too bad. That's too much gun for a man to have just for... shootin' rabbits.
Lin McAdam: Or for shootin' men in the back.

High-Spade Frankie Wilson: We've hit a lot of towns, Lin. What makes you think he'll be here?
Lin McAdam: He'll be here.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: We've been wrong before.
Lin McAdam: He'll be here.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: On account of that?
[High-Spade indicates the Winchester '73 rifle that is the top prize at Dodge City's Fourth of July shooting competition]
Lin McAdam: If he isn't here already, that gun'll bring him.

Lin McAdam: Awful lot of law for a little cowtown.
Wyatt Earp: This is the kind of cowtown that needs a lot of law.

Wyatt Earp: That's Dutch Henry Brown. I thought you said you didn't know him.
Lin McAdam: I said I didn't recall the name.

Wyatt Earp: Pick out a name and write it down.
Lin McAdam: All right if I use my own name?
Wyatt Earp: Some folks do.
Lin McAdam: Yeah... some folks do.

High-Spade Frankie Wilson: You're about ready to fall out of the saddle. Why don't we rest up a little?
Lin McAdam: I'm not that tired.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: Four or five hours ain't gonna make any difference. We have been chasin' since... since I can't remember.

Lin McAdam: You've been real fine people, High-Spade, riding along with me.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: That's what friends are for, isn't it. At leastways, that's the way you dad always said it.
Lin McAdam: Yeah, he did, didn't he? He said if a man had one friend, he was rich. I'm rich.

Lin McAdam: Say, ah, about these Indians. It seems like they hardly ever attack at night.
Sgt. Wilkes: Why?
Lin McAdam: Well, they figure if they are killed in the dark, the Great Spirit can't find their souls and whip 'em up into heaven... or something like that.

Lin McAdam: Yeah, I hear 'em.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: I told you night riding wasn't smart.
Lin McAdam: I guess you did.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: Now we're smack in the middle of 'em.
Lin McAdam: I guess you're right again.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: Being right ain't gonna do us any good. What do we do now?
Lin McAdam: Well, keep riding.
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: With injuns all around us?
Lin McAdam: Maybe you'd feel better if we stopped?
High-Spade Frankie Wilson: Ah... no.
Lin McAdam: Well, then maybe we better just keep riding.