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(1976)

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[Duane has just thrown Irwin's book into a bucket of water]

Lindy: I'm so tired of you running off at your mouth it's getting me down honey. Why don't you just leave? And be an assassin? Or is the only thing you're good at shooting off is your big mouth?

Duane: Will you please get out of my face you sorry looking faggot.

Lindy: Who you calling sorry looking?

[Everybody laughs]

Duane: Can't ya'll see "she" aint funny?

[laughter stops]

Duane: She's just another poor example of how the system is destroying our men.

Lindy: Honey, I'm more man than you'll ever be and more woman than you'll ever get.

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Duane: [to camera] If you are watching this in the future, know that time has had its way with us, and that we knew it would. And it will with you. There is no escaping this. In a strange way, it's what makes life so beautiful and strange, that nothing alive stays the same.

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Daddy Rich: The best place for money, is right here in my pocket.

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Duane: Why don't you tell everybody how you "got so rich" Daddy Rich? This is one nigger you aint fooling! I'm onto the game you're running to these people here.

Daddy Rich: What can I do for you, brother?

Duane: The same thing you're doing for everyone else. Nothing!

Daddy Rich: Guess you don't believe in my church. The Church of Divine Economic Spirituality.

Duane: Yeah, that's right. I don't belive in it.

Daddy Rich: So, you don't belive in God?

Duane: Not "your" God. I'm a Muslim.

Daddy Rich: My God's doing all right by me. Why don't you come on board brother, and I'll take you nearer to God thy hee, and I'll show you everything it takes to make it with money. 'Cause it's better to have money than not having it. There is a good place in this world for money and I know where it is. It's right here in my pocket!

Duane: You talkin' just like a pimp!

[everyone jeers and looks at Duane with scorn]

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Earl: Where were you yesterday Daune?

[annoyed Daune slams open his locker door which narrowly misses Earl]

Earl: And you're late today *Duane*!

Duane: Will you get outta my face Earl and my name is Abdullah Mohamed Akbar, alright?

Earl: Mohamed Akbar? Ha Ha Ha Ha.

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Lonnie: Mr. B, about Abdullah... I'm really sorry about Abdullah. I know he's really wired up. I wish you'd think about giving him another chance.

Mr. B: I gave him a thousand chances. That's it! I don't want that belligerent trouble maker around my car wash anymore.

Lonnie: Mr. B, the man is just confused. He really is.

Mr. B: Lonnie, now is not the time.

Lonnie: Mr. B, every week I keep trying to talk to you, and every week you keep telling me "now is not the time". I've been working for you for over a year now. When is it gonna be time?

Mr. B: Look, I don't want to talk to you anymore about Duane! Okay?

Lonnie: Okay, let's don't talk about "Duane". Let's talk about me. I got to have more money, Mr. B. And I can't make it on what your payin' me right now. I've got two children to raise all by myself.

Mr. B: Lonnie, I can't. That Blue Bird Car Wash down the street is driving me out of business...

Lonnie: Mr. B, I keep telling you, you've got a big lot here! If you organize this thing right and spend a little money here and there, you could be making twice as much as you are now!

Mr. B: Lonnie, I know you've got ideas. You've got ideas. Don't I always pay you extra for opening and closing?

[shaking his head with frustration and disgust, Lonnie walks out]

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Lindy: I'm more man than you'll ever be, and more woman than you'll ever get!

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The Taxi Driver: You probably noticed I ain't got nothing against you people. I ain't got nothing against you people. I ain't got nothing against any people. That's what I think we need, is more love in the world. I don't know about marriage, I don't know if I'd go that far. But, ah, I believe in the lunch counter thing. I think if a guy wants to be able to get something to eat, he oughta be able to get something to eat, you know.

[honking and yelling at traffic]

The Taxi Driver: C'mon, let's move it up there! What is this, a Mobil gas economy rush? C'mon, what's going on? Bunch o' bastards! Move it!

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[repeated line]

The Taxi Driver: Did you happen to see a big, tall, black, blonde chick here?

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Hippo: Boy, there's been some weird people in here today.

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Charlie: I just don't understand white folk.

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Duane: I don't know, man, I don't know. I know I'm not crazy. But every day I have to come here and watch this clown show, man. Sometimes... just can't take it.

Lonnie: I know.

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Arresting Cop: Do you own a white Cadillac with the California license plate YNL-H77?

Slide: I sure do.

Arresting Cop: Well, your under arrest! Turn around! You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right...

Slide: [as he is being handcuffed] For what, man?

Arresting Cop: You have over 37 parking violations that you haven't paid!

Slide: Oh, no! Man, I gave my sister a lot of money this morning to pay it off.

Mr. B: Look, is there any other way we can straighten this out, officer?

Arresting Cop: [to Mr. B] Afraid not. Stand back, please. We have a warrant for his arrest.

Slide: Listen to me! I gave my sister who works at the May Company a check for $75 to pay it off. I would have paid the tickets off myself but I thew it away, man.

Arresting Cop: Tell it to the judge!

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