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The Long Goodbye (1973) Poster

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[Repeated Line]

Philip Marlowe: It's okay with me.

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Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: Do you ever think about suicide, Marlboro?

Philip Marlowe: Me, I don't believe in it.

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Marty Augustine: Your friend was a murderer and a thief.

Philip Marlowe: That's a lie. I know he didn't kill her.

Marty Augustine: Let me tell you something else. It's a minor crime, to kill your wife. The major crime is that he stole my money. Your friend stole my money, and the penalty for that is capital punishment.

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Philip Marlowe: Nobody cares but me.

Terry Lennox: Well that's you, Marlowe. You'll never learn, you're a born loser.

Philip Marlowe: Yeah, I even lost my cat.

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Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: I tell you what we're gonna do, Marlboro. You're gonna take that goddamn J.C. Penney tie off and we're gonna have an old fashioned man to man drinking party.

Philip Marlowe: Well, that's okay but I'm not taking off the tie.

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Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: What'll you have?

Philip Marlowe: What are you drinking?

Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: What I'm drinking is called Aquavit.

Philip Marlowe: I'm drinking what you're drinking.

Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: Well God bless you. I like to hear that. People these days go, "Oh, I want a little of this. Oh, and a little of that and a twist of lemmon." Balls!

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Philip Marlowe: Who were the three DiMaggio brothers?

Terry Lennox: Vince, Dom, and, uh, Joe?

Philip Marlowe: Joltin' Joe, yeah.

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Philip Marlowe: Excuse me, I don't see any Courry Brand cat food here.

Supermarket clerk: Some what?

Philip Marlowe: Some Courry Brand cat...

Supermarket clerk: Could you spell that?

Philip Marlowe: Courry Brand, C-O-U-R-R...

Supermarket clerk: Oh, we're all out of that. Why don't you get this. All this shit is the same anyways.

Philip Marlowe: You don't happen to have a cat by any chance?

Supermarket clerk: What do I need a cat for, I've got a girl.

Philip Marlowe: Ha, ha. He's got a girl, I got a cat.

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Colony guard: Oh. Hi, Mr. Lennox. Say, you're up kinda late.

Terry Lennox: Come on, lay it on me.

Colony guard: Okay. Let's see, I didn't - Barbara Stanwyck, I've been working on Barbara Stanwyck.

[as Barbara Stanwyck]

Colony guard: 'I don't understand. I don't understand it at all. I've never understood it, Walter. I just don't understand why I don't understand it all. I don't...

Terry Lennox: Okay, just remember that and you'll be alright.

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Det. Green: Your name Marlowe?

Philip Marlowe: No, my name is Sidney, uh, Jenkins.

Det. Green: Come on inside, Marlowe, we want to talk to you.

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[Marlowe is being interrogated. Green and Farmer watch from behind the mirror]

Det. Green: There he is, a real cutie pie.

Det. Farmer: He's a smartass.

Det. Green: That's what I meant.

Det. Farmer: Why don't you learn to say what you mean?

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Det. Dayton: Here he is, Lieutenant, a real cutie pie.

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Det. Green: He's the cutie pie, you're the smartass, you little honky bastard.

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[repeated line]

Philip Marlowe: That's OK with me.

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Philip Marlowe: Listen Harry, in case you lose me in traffic, this is the address where I'm going. You look great.

Harry: Thank you.

Philip Marlowe: I'd straighten your tie a little bit. Harry, I'm proud to have you following me.

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Det. Green: My, my, you are a pretty asshole.

Philip Marlowe: Yeah, my mother always tells me that.

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Marty Augustine: [to Joanne] Look at that face. Is that a face for a magazine cover? The profile. You're beautiful, and I love you. I sleep with a lot of women; I make love to you. The single most important person in my life, next to my family. Is that right, Pepe? Huh?

[smashes a coke bottle on her face]

Marty Augustine: Get her out of here!

[to Marlowe]

Marty Augustine: Now, that's someone I love! And you I don't even like! You got an assignment, cheapie: find my money!

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Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: You know, if I could just get you to understand that when a writer can't write, it's just like being impotent.

Eileen Wade: I understand what that's like, too.

Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: Oh, you do, do you? You do? BALLS, BABY, BALLS!

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Roger Wade aka Billy Joe Smith: [on Dr. Verringer to party guests as Verrigner stands before him] You know, this son of a bitch - let me tell you one thing about this bastard. He is the epitome of what's wrong - with this world - he really is actually, 'cause he pretends to cure people. Can you cure people?

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Dr. Verringer: I apologize for this intrusion, Mrs. Wade, but your husband dislikes paying his bills. I'm sorry; in future I must refuse to accept him as a patient.

Philip Marlowe: Well we don't accept you as a doctor, quack.

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Eileen Wade: Listen, would you like something to eat?

Philip Marlowe: Yeah, I guess if you've got some cold bologna, mayonnaise and bread I'll hang around for a while.

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Detective: Listen - what are you here for, Marlowe?

Philip Marlowe: [smearing fingerprint ink under his eyes] Well I'm here 'cause I'm gettin' ready for the big game Saturday. You know, we're playing Notre Dame and I hope I catch a touchdown pass.

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Philip Marlowe: [Riley is playing Williams and Mercer's "The Long Goodbye" on the piano] You practicing for the Hit Parade?

Riley: Gotta learn this goddamn thing... he thinks it'll beef up the lunch trade.

Philip Marlowe: [surveying the empty bar] Yeah, I don't see anybody waitin' on line.

Riley: As cheap as I work, he cannot lose.

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Dave aka Socrates: [rambling from his prison cell] "Possession" is what you get in here now. Possession of noses, possession of gonads, possession of life. It's a weird world. Listen, some day, some day, all the pigs are gonna be in here, and the people are gonna be out there.

Philip Marlowe: You can bet on that. Listen Dave, remember, you're not in here, it's just your body.

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Marty Augustine: I didn't have any pubic hair until I was 15 years old.

Philip Marlowe: Oh yeah, you must have looked like one of the Three Little Pigs.

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[Augustine has found a $5000 bill in Marlowe's pocket]

Marty Augustine: What's that?

Philip Marlowe: A picture of James Madison.

Marty Augustine: It's a $5000 bill.

Philip Marlowe: I know.

Marty Augustine: Where'd you get this?

Philip Marlowe: A box of crackerjacks, came as a prize.

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