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The Informant (1997) Poster

(1997)

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Dalton: We don't like names.

Gingy McAnally: That's because you're riddled with touts. Informers. Weren't any informers in my time.

Frankie Conroy: Your time's not done, Gingy.

Gingy McAnally: I'm out. I quit. I'm not going back to prison for anyone.

Frankie Conroy: You made an oath, boy.

Dalton: An oath for life.

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Roisin McAnally: It's not the police that keeps people safe around here. It's the organisation that protects us.

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DCI Rennie: The police arrest men in this city, Lieutenant, not the military.

Lt. David Ferris: I was carrying out orders.

DCI Rennie: I like my man stripped, weary, and checked into a cell before he's had time to think. I have to work on him. and I don't want him used to being in a cage by the time he's mine. Got it?

Lt. David Ferris: He's in the cells. Why don't you just take him?

DCI Rennie: There's a form for these things. One day, in jolly old England, some lawyer'll be putting the arrest under a microscope. So, everything's got to be right, got it?

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DCI Rennie: [gesturing towards a surveillance camera in the interview room] I wouldn't place too much confidence in those cameras if I were you. They break all the time.

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DCI Rennie: But if he's on the floor?

DCI Rennie: Then we pick him up again!

Det. Astley: And what if he can't stand up?

DCI Rennie: Then we find a different way to prop him up!

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DCI Rennie: A week ago I was at the funeral of my two mates you helped die for Ulster.

Gingy McAnally: What about my bloody mates you helped die over the last twenty years?

Roisin McAnally: Eight hundred years!

Gingy McAnally: Right, right. Eight hundred years.

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Gingy McAnally: They said I was dead, Mr Ferris. Every single one of them said I was dead.

Lt. David Ferris: What else can they say? Their power has been smashed, and it's you that's been smashing it. I can't change the course of this war, can't change it an inch. But you can, Gingy. Compared with what you can do, I'm wasting my time here. All of us are.

Gingy McAnally: Too right. Get the Brits out, and we'd sort it quick.

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Gingy McAnally: Do you get extra if you shoot a Provo?

Lt. David Ferris: Lord, no.

Gingy McAnally: I thought you got extra. That's what we were told.

Lt. David Ferris: I suppose either one of us gets overloaded with the truth, Gingy.

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Title card: [at the end of the film] During the years 1981-1983 when the British Converted Terrorist Policy was in effect, over 600 people on both sides were arrested based on the statements of 16 Irish Republican Army and 7 Protestant Loyalists. 15 of the 23 ultimately recanted their testimmony.

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