Gotti (1996 TV Movie)
John Gotti: Makes you think. Makes you think about the people in your life. And when I think, I think of Neil. If he were here now what would he say? He would say "John what's it about? What's life about... if you dont go through it as a man's man?". He'd say "Suck it up, take the fall do the time. That made you what you are. That makes you what you are. How long have we been around this thing of ours? This Cosa Nostra? 120 years. What's it about? It's about the rules, perimeters. You take the beating for a friend, you don't run, you don't lay down, you don't betray who you are. What you are.
Frank LoCascio: Self esteem...
John Gotti: Self esteem is basic. You learn that on the street. You gotta remember Angie. I loved this guy, I loved him but he was stupid. He never rolled, ya know that? He never rolled! My brother Gene, Joey Dimig, they're doing a thousand years now. Why? That's the rule. You don't break, you don't rat. Gives you a bit of power, huh? Not the kind of power these Feds have. God forbid, we pull their chain in public. Fuckin' dress better than them they take it personal likes it's a fuckin vendetta. There supposed to act better than the rest of us. They just wanted me to be something I wasn't even born to be.
Frank LoCascio: Humble, they wanted you to be humble.
John Gotti: Yeah so you humbled me. So what you got? You got a war. You got a global war. You got your Chinks, Dominicans, Asians, Russians, Colombians, Jamaicans. What they doin'? They desecrate the nation. You got your variable fuckin' snowstorms of cocaine, smack or whatever they shove in their veins. There's no rules. There's no perimeters. There's no feelings. There's no feelings for this country.
Frank LoCascio: Anarchy.
John Gotti: You got anarchy. So... 5-10 years from now, they're gonna wish there was an American Cosa Nostra. 5-10 years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti.
John Gotti: Jo Jo walks into the bar. He's wearin' a solid gold belt buckle this big: says Jo Jo on it, he's got a braclet on his arm: says Jo Jo on it, he's got a fuckin' necklace: says Jo Jo on it, he's got solid gold cuff links: they all say Jo Jo on 'em. Wait, wait this little guy walks into the bar and says, "Excuse me mister Jo Jo." He said, "Shut the fuck up, I don't want anyone to know I'm here."
F.B.I Agent: Mr. Gotti, I am with the F.B.I.
John Gotti: You know what F.B.I. stands for don't you?
F.B.I Agent: Why don't you tell me.
John Gotti: Forever Bother the Italians.
Carlo Gambino: These Feds, they tolerate certain things. CERTAIN THINGS. Not drugs.
Paul Castellano: Johnny's problem is that he's a street Neapolitan, huh? Always scheming. Worse than the Sicilians.
John Gotti: What is it?
Neil Dellacroce: Don Carlo's dead. Heart attack an hour ago.
John Gotti: Let him rest.
Neil Dellacroce: He made Big Paul the new boss on his deathbed.
John Gotti: What? No fuckin' way Carlo passed you up. For what? That piece of shit? He don't understand the street. He wants to be some butter-ass businessman. Come on. That's not Cosa Nostra.
Neil Dellacroce: Maybe a street guy is not what is needed. Maybe times are changin' John.
John Gotti: Bullshit! Come on! The soldiers don't even want him. Ask anyone here. They starve under the guy. Niel, the fuckin' guy he squeezes a fuckin' quarter till the eagle screams. Come on.
Neil Dellacroce: Don Carlo was the boss. He picked his brother-in-law. Now Paul is the boss. That is it.
John Gotti: Hey Neil, you devoted your life to this thing. You never back-doored nobody, you never took a fuckin' dime wasn't yours! What you want me to blow the fuckin' borgata right now? Here, I'll do it right now!
Neil Dellacroce: I've been negotiating all night.
John Gotti: [to his crew] Just take a walk, all right?
John Gotti: Negotiatin' what?
Neil Dellacroce: Your fuckin' life!
John Gotti: For takin' out a fuckin' coke head?
Neil Dellacroce: Be quiet! Sit down. I said, sit down! You know, I've clipped a lot of guys in my life. Close friends. Guys I didn't know. I didn't always agree that the guy should be clipped. But I never questioned the orders and I never went off half-cocked and clipped somebody I wasn't supposed to!
John Gotti: Niel
Neil Dellacroce: Now, you shut up! You just listen. Big Paul went down to Don Carlo for permission to have you whacked. It came this close. I told Don Carlo you were like a son to me. That touched the old man. He told Paul to give you a pass. But if Don Carlo had said you gotta go, I would've come here today with these two zips and you would go. John, you cannot whack a made man on somebody else's crew! There are rules! You break the rules, and this whole goddamn thing of ours cracks and crumbles! You never break the rules. Capiche?
John Gotti: Capiche.
Neil Dellacroce: Let's drink to that. Wipe your face John. You're sweating up a hundred dollar shirt. Don Carlo says you'll do some time. But he's gonna take care of your family. Here. La familia, and the rules that hold us together.
John Gotti: La familia... And the rules that hold us together.
John Gotti: Let me go through this RICO thing again. It says if anyone anywhere is caught doin' anything wrong, then everyone is guilty up and down the line. Wait a minute. This is a law?
Bruce Cutler: Yeah, it is the government's license to throw out the Constitution.
Angelo Ruggiero: Hey Galione, you always snort on a hit?
Ralph Galione: Sharpens my concentration
John Gotti: GOOD, start concentration!
Neil Dellacroce: If Don Carlo had said you gotta go, I woulda come here today with these two "zips" and you would go... John, you cannot whack a made man on somebody else's crew! There rules... you break the rules and this whole god damn thing of ours crack and crumbles... CAPICHE?