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The Diamond Arm (1969) Poster

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Semyon Gorbunkov: I'm not a coward. But I'm scared.

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Dog Owner: Well, where am I supposed to walk my dog?

Superintendent: You were presented with your own apartment - do your walking in there!

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Gennady: Lyolik, he doesn't drink. How am I supposed to get him drunk?

Lyolik: As our beloved Boss says, when someone else is paying, even the nondrinkers and those with ulcer will drink.

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Lyolik: As our chief says, if a person is an idiot, it'll last a long time.

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[Giving instructions on how to suddenly approach Gorbunkov; Gennady is wearing an eye-patch, resembling Mikhail Kutuzov, the historical Russian military commander during Napoleonic Wars]

Lyolik: Give his woman the flowers; the ice cream to the kids. Go and don't screw it up... Kutuzov!

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Mystery man: Hey, buddy, do you have a cigarette?

[Gorbunkov stutters]

Mystery man: What are you, deaf-mute?

Semyon Gorbunkov: [immediately, very clearly and distinctly] Yes!

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Lyolik: Drinking champagne in the morning is only for aristocrats. Or degenerates.

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House manager: The people of OUR kind do not ride taxi to the bakery!

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Semyon Gorbunkov: Slipped and fell, got a closed fracture, became unconscious, when I came through I had this cast on.

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Temptress: I'm not guilty! He came on his own!

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[Cops are carrying a body of a passed out drunk, Gorbunkov thinks he is dead]

Semyon Gorbunkov: I should have been in his place!

Cop: Get drunk, then you will be.

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Colonel: Why didn't you introduce yourself?

Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: Well I wanted to check him out first, see if he'll be alright for this assignment.

Colonel: So, how did your checking go?

Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: [Fixing bandaid on his face] He checked out alright.

[pause]

Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: I didn't think he would...

Colonel: With a cast?

Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: Exactly. Maybe I should...

Colonel: No, you shouldn't. Did he agree?

Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: Yes he did. Now the idea I have is...

Colonel: Don't bother.

Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: In that case can I...

Colonel: No, don't.

Captain Mikhail Ivanovich: What about...

Colonel: Yeah, that you might want to try. You've been assigned to this case so do what's necessary.

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Chief: In the words of one of my former acquaintances, who is dead now, "I knew too much!"

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Lyolik: Who called for a cab to go to Dubrovka?

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Lyolik: Watch for the signal. As soon as he fells asleep, she'll turn the lights off.

Gennady: What if he leaves now?

Lyolik: Gesha, would you leave such a woman?

Gennady: Not me, but he is a faithful husband.

Lyolik: As our Boss says, there is no such a husband out there who wouldn't dream of being a bachelor again for at least an hour.

[Laughs hysterically]

Lyolik: Watch for the signal!

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Lyolik: Come on, get up, let's go to Boss!

Gennady: Oh, no, I can't. I need to have a bath, drink a cup of cofee...

Lyolik: You'll have a bath, you'll have some cofee, you'll have cacao with tea! Let's go!

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Semyon Gorbunkov: As they say in London, dog is man's best friend.

Superintendent: I don't know what they say in London - I haven't been there - but over here the house manager is man's best friend!

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