No Photo Available
Quicklinks
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
Filmographies
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Biographical
biography
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Coffin Ed Johnson (Character)
from Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)
Gravedigger Jones: Blink once and you're dead.
Coffin Ed Johnson: Blink twice and you're buried.

Gravedigger Jones: [Charleston Blue's coffin is opened up, and a straight razor is found, which Gravedigger picks up] Well, maybe Charleston Blue has come back... As an angel.
Coffin Ed Johnson: Ain't no black angels... Except us.

Coffin Ed Johnson: [after he saves Carol] Carol, listen to me... You're a whole lot blacker than what you think.

Coffin Ed Johnson: [to Carol] Now, you're part of the revolution... The Rabbit Revolution... And Brother Rabbit and Brother Wolf got a big difference of opinion about that honey tree... And Little Sister Fox, she ain't the only one that big bad wolf been trickin'
Carol: So, the trick is to catch Brother Wolf's ass in the briar patch, right?
Coffin Ed Johnson: Right.

Coffin Ed Johnson: [after Her Majesty kills Joe] Did you see anything?
Gravedigger Jones: Nah... I must be getting nearsighted in my old age.

Coffin Ed Johnson: [to Joe] Nigger, its what you're putting in black arms that's gonna burn your ass one of these days!

Coffin Ed Johnson: [Coffin Ed and Gravedigger have caught Joe with the heroin hiddin in a coffin] Up here in Harlem, all the dead are black.


Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Coffin Ed: White guys?
Gravedigger Jones: White guys? They had on masks. How did you know they were white?
Lo Boy: [crying] Oh Lordy, help me!
Coffin Ed: I'm asking you. How do you know they was white?
Lo Boy: They run white, dammit.

Coffin Ed: What the hell do the attorney general, the state department, or even the President of the United States know about one god-damn thing that's going on up here in Harlem?

Gravedigger Jones: Another fine mess you got us into!
Coffin Ed: I got us into? Shut up and shoot!

Gravedigger Jones: Hey, Ed!
Coffin Ed: What is it?
Gravedigger Jones: Look at this. Cotton, from inside the meat truck.
Coffin Ed: One thing for sure, it ain't drugstore cotton.
Anderson: What is it?
Coffin Ed: It's raw, unprocessed cotton. Like from a bale.
Gravedigger Jones: Ohhh, it's a long time since I've seen cotton like that.
Coffin Ed: Digger, you ain't never seen no raw cotton before. You were born and raised right here in New York, just like me.

[Drunken man stumbles up during riot at police station]
Man: Well, ain't this the "Goin' Back to Africa Rally"?
Coffin Ed: No, baby, it is the "Goin' Home Rally".

[people outside police station demanding O'Malley return their money]
Coffin Ed: Digger and I will do our damnedest to get your money back. We promise.
Rioter: Promises! Hell with promises!
Gravedigger Jones: Anybody out there ever hear of Coffin Ed or the Gravedigger make a promise we didn't keep?
[Crowd gets quiet]
Coffin Ed: Now, we may have broken some heads, but we never broke no promises.