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Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972) Poster

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Gravedigger Jones: Blink once and you're dead.

Coffin Ed Johnson: Blink twice and you're buried.

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Gravedigger Jones: [to Carol as she leaves] Power to the people.

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Carol: [to Coffin Ed Johnson] The trick is to catch Brother Wolf's ass in the briar patch... Right?

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Joe: [after being beat up by Gravedigger and Coffin] Don't ya recognize me?... It's me, I've come back... I'm Charleston Blue.

Her Majesty: You ain't nothin but a god-damned pusher!

[She slashes his neck with a straight razor]

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Carol: [Carol sees Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson sitting at her table] I thought you said I should be seen with the right people, Uncle Caspar?... Does that include a couple of Uncle Tom cops?

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Earl J: [Gravedigger and Coffin Ed refuse to arrest Earl J] I have as much right as anyone to be a black militant Terrorororist!

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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.

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Gravedigger Jones: [Talking about Carol] You can take the girl outta Harlem, but you can't take Harlem outta the girl.

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Joe: [to Mago] Your people were here first, right?

Frank Mago: You're damned right!

Joe: My people were here when your granddaddy was still stealing horses in Sicily!

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

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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.

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Joe: [Coffin Ed and Gravedigger catch Joe with the heroin] If you guys get rid of me, the mafia will be back here tomorrow.

Gravedigger Jones: We'll worry about that tomorrow.

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Douglas: [after the sergeant calls him a "boy"] Don't call me that... My name is Douglas Wright, Junior.

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Coffin Ed Johnson: [after Her Majesty kills Joe] Did you see anything?

Gravedigger Jones: Nah... I must be getting nearsighted in my old age.

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Douglas: [to Coffin Ed and Gravedigger when a bomb is about to go off] You better watch your ass... According to my calculations, you got about four and three quarters seconds to get out of here.

[They run for cover]

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Joe: Did you check those distribution lines?

Drag Queen: Yeah, they're tighter than a rat's ass.

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Drag Queen: Joe Painter... YOU BITCH!

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Earl J: [Chasing bartender down the street] Come back here, you ugly fat ball-headed Mother Hubbard!

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Earl J: [singing to the tune of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot] Gravedigger and Coffin Ed, they was livin' but now theys dead... Swing loooww, sweet charrriot... Comin' for to carry em hoooommme.

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Gravedigger Jones: [Coffin Ed is beating up Joe, and won't let up] The son-of-a-bitch gets done in by a cop... It's gonna turn him into a hero!

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Joe: [Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are directing traffic, and are angry at Joe] Ya know, black people gotta start workin' together instead of always tryin' to do each other in.

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

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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.

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Joe: [to Coffin Ed] Come on, man!... Ain't nobody make a dumb nigger stick a needle in his arm!

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Drag Queen: [Chasing after Carol] WHEN I GET YOU, YOUR ASS IS GONNA BE MIINNNEEE!

[Jumps down the elevator shaft]

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Bryce: [Coffin Ed and Gravedigger let Joe get away] How do I tell headquarters that two of my men participated in a major gun battle while riding shotgun on one of the biggest narcotics shipments in history?... Do you know what that will do to my career?

Gravedigger Jones: Well, it ain't gonna do nothin' for our careers either, Captain.

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