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(1985)

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Manny: [after listening to Buck's dream] That's bullshit. You're not gonna do nothin' like that. I'll tell you what you gonna do. You gonna get a job. That's what you gonna do. You're gonna get a little job. Some job a convict can get, like scraping off trays in a cafeteria. Or cleaning out toilets. And you're gonna hold onto that job like gold. Because it is gold. Let me tell you, Jack, that is gold. You listenin' to me? And when that man walks in at the end of the day. And he comes to see how you done, you ain't gonna look in his eyes. You gonna look at the floor. Because you don't want to see that fear in his eyes when you jump up & grab his face, and slam him to the floor, and make him scream & cry for his life. So you look right at the floor, Jack. Pay attention to what I'm sayin', motherfucker! And then he's gonna look around the room - see how you done. And he's gonna say "Oh, you missed a little spot over there. Jeez, you didn't get this one here. What about this little bitty spot?" And you're gonna suck all that pain inside you, and you're gonna clean that spot. And you're gonna clean that spot. Until you get that shiny clean. And on Friday, you pick up your paycheck. And if you could do that, if you could do that, you could be president of Chase Manhattan... corporations! If you could do that.

Buck: Not me, man! I wouldn't do that kind of shit. I'd rather be in fuckin' jail.

Manny: More's the pity, youngster. More's the pity.

Buck: Could you do that kind of shit?

Manny: I wish I could.

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Sara: You're an animal!

Manny: No, worse! Human. Human!

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Rankin: You're as afraid to die as anybody else, and I never let you free. You hear me?

Manny: I am free, Rankin. I am free.

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Rankin: Push the button. We're on a dead-end siding. We're gonna crash in five minutes.

Oscar "Manny" Manheim: Then we'll have a nice, five-minute ride together.

Rankin: You think you're a hero, huh? Shit. You're scum.

Oscar "Manny" Manheim: We're both scum, brother.

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Oscar "Manny" Manheim: I'm at war with the world and everybody in it.

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Rankin: Let me tell you where you assholes stand. First there's God, then the warden, then my guards, then the dogs out there in the kennel, and finally, you. Pieces of human waste. No good to yourselves or anybody else

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Manny: I can last nine more months for an appeal. I can stand on my head nine months

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Sara: [after Manny says he will jump from the moving train] If you jump here, you're gonna break every bone in your body, and then what?

Manny: They been broke before.

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Manny: You do what you have to do, I'll do what I have to do. Whatever happens, happens.

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Manny: Win, lose, what's the difference?

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Oscar "Manny" Manheim: Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger!

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Sara: Hold me. I don't want to die alone.

Buck: We gonna be all right.

Sara: Yeah.

Buck: We gonna be fine.

Manny: Ha,ha. We all die alone.

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[Ranken and his team are about to pursue Manny]

Ranken: God, don't kill him. Let me do it.

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Inmate in cell: [makes farting noise as Rankin goes past his cell] That's your mother's farthole, Rankin. The bitch is *loud*.

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Jonah: [while watching Buck boxing] The Kid can fight.

Manny: That's worth about 2 dead flies

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Rankin: Please try again. And I'll send you out of here in plastic!

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Jonah: [while talking with Manny about Buck] He's a pretty good youngster. Besides that, he pushes the laundry cart.

[followed by Jonah and Manny laughing out loud]

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Manny: [after Buck convinces him to take Buck with him during the escape, while rubbing himself with axle grease] Son of a bitch. Okay, fool, Get your clothes off and grease down.

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Buck: [while running behind Manny through the tundra] Manny, I don't wanna die!

Manny: I'm hurtin' too!

Buck: At least you got shoes!

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Manny: [Buck bangs on a locked locker, making noise] Freeze, Sucker!

Buck: Hey man, nobody's going to hear us.

Manny: Just don't do it.

Buck: [Buck points his finger at Manny] Hey Manny, You don't treat me like your punk, OK.

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Sara: Boy, I guess you guys picked the wrong train.

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Polanski: [after finding out the brakes have burned off on the phone with Barstow] She's gaining speed real fast. She'll hit your territory in no time. Her brakes are burning up.

Frank Barstow: Are you nuts?

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