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Donnie Brasco (1997) Poster

(1997)

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FBI Technician: [sitting on the floor of a motel room, reserved for the FBI] What's "Forget about it"?

Donnie Brasco: "

[lying on the couch]

Donnie Brasco: Forget about it" is, like, if you agree with someone, you know, like "Raquel Welch is one great piece of ass. Forget about it!" But then, if you disagree, like "A Lincoln is better than a Cadillac? Forget about it!" You know? But then, it's also like if something's the greatest thing in the world, like, "Minghia! Those peppers! Forget about it!" But it's also like saying "Go to hell!" too. Like, you know, like "Hey Paulie, you got a one-inch pecker?" and Paulie says "Forget about it!" Sometimes it just means "Forget about it."

Lefty: [standing next to Donnie's car at night] There's the boss. And, under him, there's the skipper. You know how this works?

Donnie Brasco: Yeah, it's like in the army.

Lefty: Bullshit. The army is some guy you don't know telling you to go whack some other guy you don't know.

Lefty: [standing next to Donnie's car at night] A wise guy's always right; even when he's wrong, he's right.

Lefty: [while walking with Donnie to meet up with other crime family members] When I introduce you, I'm gonna say, "This is a friend of mine." That means you're a connected guy. Now if I said instead, this is a friend of ours that would mean you a made guy. A Capiche?

Donnie Brasco: You think I'm a rat...?

Lefty: [to Donnie's while in his car, before putting a loaded revolver to his head] How many times have I had you in my house? If you're a rat, then I'm the biggest mutt in the history of the Mafia.

[Lefty is cooking dinner in his kitchen]

Lefty: Punch of salt.

Donnie Brasco: [watching him from behind him] Punch?

Lefty: Punch. Punch of salt.

Donnie Brasco: Punch or pinch?

Lefty: Punch, punch. Not pinch. What'd I say? I say pinch?

Donnie Brasco: Nah, you said... you said punch.

Lefty: Sometimes you don't make no fuckin' sense, Donnie.

Sonny Black: [sees the front page of a newspaper entitled "The Nation mourns", while sitting by the pool] How can John Wayne die?

Lefty: Fuckin' Indians got him.

Donnie Brasco: [to Maggie in their garage] If I come out alive, this guy, Lefty, ends up dead. That's the same thing as me putting the bullet in his head myself.

Lefty: [to Annette, after having been sent for] And listen to me, if Donnie calls... , tell him... if it was gonna be anyone, I'm glad it was him. All right?

Lefty: [to Donnie's while in his car] When they send for you, you go in alive, you come out dead, and it's your best friend that does it.

Joe Pistone: [to Maggie in their garage] All my life I've tried to be the good guy, the guy in the white fucking hat. And for what? For nothing. I'm not becoming like them; I am them.

Jilly: [referring to Donnie, while getting shaved in a barber shop] Look, Left, I said I knew him. I didn't say I fucked him.

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Japanese Waiter: Take your shoes off.

Joe Pistone: [while concealing a wire in his shoe] Take my shoes off? You take your pants off, what the fuck.

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Lefty: [to Donnie in a bar] You're gonna walk out on me? You don't walk out on me. I walk out on you.

Maggie Pistone: God, why do you hate me when I love you so much?

Donnie Brasco: [standing in front of each other in their garage] You think I hate you? I don't hate you. This job is eating me alive. I can't breathe anymore. And if I come out, this guy Lefty dies. They're gonna kill him because he vouched for me. Because he stood up for me. I live with that every day. That's the same thing if I put the bullet through his head myself, you understand? I spend all these years trying to be the good guy, you know? The man in the white fuckin' hat. For what? For nuthin'. I'm not becoming like them, Maggie, I am them.

Lefty: [to Donnie's while in his car] Why'd you pay for that drink? A wiseguy never pays for his drinks.

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Lefty: [to Donnie's while in his car] Who the fuck am I? Who am I? I'm a, a spoke on a wheel. And so was he, and so are you.

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Donnie Brasco: [referring to Bruno, to Lefty, while in his car] Twenty years you know a guy, you fuckin' whack him out just like that over a lounge? That's beautiful.

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Sonny Black: You know what we do when we find that rat, right, Lefty?

Lefty: 'Could be I found him already.

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[repeated line]

Lefty: I think I just shit my pants.

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Lefty: [to Donnie, sitting on the couch in his home] I got cancer of the prick.

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Donnie Brasco: [to his fellow wiseguys, after he punches a former district attorney that recognized Joe Pistone] Fuckin' asshole, he grabbed my cock!

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Lefty: [sees the front page of a newspaper, to Donnie's while in his car] Whackin' the boss... another thing I get left out of.

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Lefty: [to Donnie, while sitting in his living room] A guy like you don't touch a made guy, you know what I did yesterday? I went in front of the skippers, I'm going on the record with you, nobody can touch you now, I'm your man, Jesus Christ couldn't touch you because I represent you, keep your nose clean, be a good earner follow the rules, and who knows? Maybe one day they open the books you get straightened out, become a wise guy, a made guy, I'd die with you Donnie.

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[Lefty is banging a parking meter very loudly with a hammer, on a table in a bar]

Sonny Black: Hey, will you fuckin' stop that?

Lefty: How am I gonna get this thing open?

[looks back at the meter]

Lefty: Open Sesame!

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Nicky: [while holding a carving knife] C'mon Donnie, let's fillet this fat fuck.

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Nicky: [while waiting with other crime family members for the boss to arrive] The good news is, my dick is now a popsicle!

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Lefty: [standing outside the club King's Court before it opens] I'm tellin' ya, Donnie... nothin' but nothin' but right.

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Sonny Black: [in a bar] You guys think this funny, I'm a skipper now, I got to answer, fifty grand month, kick up to Rusty, every month, one day I'm going to die and I'm going to be here in the same bar with all the same fucking guys, talking about the same fucking scams, never amount to nothing, cause that's how I'll know I'll be sent to fucking hell

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Lefty Ruggiero: [to Donnie, in his kitchen] Anywhere you go, all around the world, all the best cooks are men.

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Lefty Ruggiero: [to Donnie, standing outside the club King's Court before it opens] Thirty years I'm busting my hump. What have I got?

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Lefty: [to Donnie, after having been sent for] If anything should happen to me... make sure Annette gets the car.

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Lefty: Whose dat guy?

Nicky: [while getting shaved at a barber shop] That's Donnie, Don da'jeweler.

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Donnie Brasco: [Joe's kids are giving him the silent treatment, while making them eggs for breakfast] I bet you can't get through breakfast without saying three words

Daughter: [beaming up at him] You lose!

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Donnie Brasco: [while carrying bags and coolers onto the boat] Hey Richie, what are you trying to do, get me killed with that fucking suit?

Richard 'Richie' Gazzo: What?

Donnie Brasco: That fucking car, purple fucking car. Don't say the word plotz, you understand?

Richard 'Richie' Gazzo: Yeah, yeah.

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Lefty: [to Donnie, sitting on the couch in his home] She's a good woman, Annette. One broad, that's enough for anyone.

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Nicky: [playing Gin] Look at this hand. This ain't a hand. This is a fuckin deformed Creature from the Black fuckin Lagoon's claw I got here.

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[last lines, after being awarded with a medal and a check]

Maggie Pistone: Joe... It's over, honey. Come on, come home.

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Tim Curley: [referring to her husband, Joe Pistone] to Maggie, in her home, Standard procedure is that he has to check in with us every day, he might miss a day or two here and there, it was three weeks ago, we can't tell you because we don't know, there's war going on in the mafia family where Joe is undercover, three leaders of a rival faction have been murdered, he's right in the line of fire, not because he's one of us because he's one of them, who he's close to, they're all the top dogs now, it's not a problem we anticipated, we have got to pull him out

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Lefty: [to Donnie in a bar] In all the five boroughs, I'm known, forget about it, I'm known all over the fucking world, anybody asks about Lefty from Mulberry Street, you're pissing up the world fucking street my friend

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Lefty: [sees the front page of a newspaper documenting another crime boss was murdered, to Donnie while in his car] I never hear from my boss until he dies, then my whole life gets turned upside down!

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Sonny Black: [seeing the club King's Court open for the first time] I like it. I like it big time!

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[repeated line]

Lefty: Forget about it...

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Donnie Brasco: [repeated line]

Donnie Brasco: forget about it...

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