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Mickey Cohen (Character)
from L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Gangster Squad (2013)
Mickey Cohen: I'm not angry. This is business.

Mickey Cohen: Los Angeles is my fucking destiny, you motherfucker!

Mickey Cohen: Go back to Chicago and tell them what you saw tonight. You tell them that Los Angeles belongs to Mickey Cohen.

Sgt. John O'Mara: Come and get it, Cohen!
Mickey Cohen: Here comes Santy Claus!

Mickey Cohen: Whores don't grow trees. They're like mustangs. You gotta catch 'em wild and break 'em before you train them to do tricks.

Mitch Racine: Mr. Cohen, I swear to God...
Mickey Cohen: You're talkin' to God, Mitch, so you might as well swear to me.

Mickey Cohen: It's like they say, "All good things must one day be burnt to the ground for the insurance money."

Jack Whalen: You expecting some trouble, Mickey? You lookin' for some?
Mickey Cohen: My dog, Mickey Junior... he shits more trouble than you're gonna give me.

Mickey Cohen: [eating his last meal] I like having only one fork. You never make the wrong decision.

Mickey Cohen: You heard of Manifest Destiny? That's when you take what you can when you can. The greasers took it from the redskins and we took it from them. And I'm gonna take it all from you, Jack, and not just because I can. But because this is my destiny. Los Angeles is my fucking destiny, you motherfucker.

Mickey Cohen: Story of my life. Some bum's always trying to steal what's mine.

Bugsy (1991)
Mickey Cohen: Hey, this conversation is beneath me.

"Bugsy" Siegel: [talking to Cohen after Cohen robbed him] Well, if I were you, I'd have that money back by seven o'clock tonight.
Mickey Cohen: [shouting] FUCK YOU! Lookit me, FUCK YOU! And if I was you I'd shut my fuckin' mouth and watch my step! Yeah, *you*, Smiley! Or would ya like me to blow your fuckin' Adam's apple down your spine?
"Bugsy" Siegel: [calmly] Excuse me, but arent' we in a public place? Maybe we'd both be better off if you just toned down your rhetoric one notch.