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The Holcroft Covenant (1985) Poster

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Leighton: You must go to Geneva, as scheduled. And you must face the bastard. When the Covenant is signed, I will kill him, of course. Or you can, if you like.

Holcroft: I like!

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[After Holcroft tries to attack him.]

Leighton: But please, do not attempt anything too vividly cinematic.

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[He spots a car tailing them.]

Holcroft: Probably just another Sunday driver. But on the other hand, as it is Tuesday, why don't you put your foot on the gas and see what happens.

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Helden: Don't speak for a moment, just listen. These precautions may seem foolish to you, but they are necessary, I promise you!

Holcroft: Listen, lady, three days ago, I was forty stories in the air, over New York, in a gale force wind, hiding from an insane building contractor. Let me tell you something. I felt safer there than I do now. So any precautions you want to take are OK with me!

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Holcroft: May I suggest, that it is extremely difficult for a man, in a gray flannel suit, to behave naturally, while riding on a horse in the middle of the night, waiting for someone to shoot at you!

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Leighton: Oh, dear, oh, dear. Assumption, Mr. Holcroft, is, as they say in my profession, the mother of fuck-up.

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Manfredi: Mr. Holcroft, your father was a complicated man, and the word complicated doesn't begin to describe him.

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Noel Holcroft: [after one man is stabbed, another shot, a a third brushes past him with a bloody hand] What happened?

Manfredi: The world is full of lunatics shooting each other in the streets.

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Leighton: Naughty, naughty, Mr. Holcroft. You mustn't speak to strangers. Could be harmful to the health.

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Leighton: There's a lot of villainous characters lurking about. I'm glad to say that most of them are mine.

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Noel Holcroft: I have a friend who lives in the country, and it's supposed to be an hour from 42nd Street. A lie! The only thing that's an hour from 42nd Street is 43rd Street!

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Helden: [referring to Kessler] What a brilliant way to hide - just become a world famous public figure!

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Noel Holcroft: You know what I think, don't you? I think I should get a gun. There are a lot of crazy people about, and they're all attracted to me.

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Noel Holcroft: [after Helden tells him they're being followed] Probably just another Sunday driver, but, on the other hand, as it is Tuesday, why don't you put your foot on the gas and see what happens?

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