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(I) (1999)

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Porter: [voiceover] Crooked cops. Do they come in any other way? If I'd been just a little dumber, I could have joined the force myself.

Stegman: You know what, Val, this one's on me. OK?

Val Resnick: Do you see me reaching for my fucking wallet?

Porter: [voiceover] Not many people know what their life's worth is. I do. Seventy grand. That's what they took from me. And that's what I was going to get back.

[Porter has just threatened to kill Carter while talking to Bronson on the phone]

Bronson: Are you threatening me?

Porter: I'm not threatening you, I'm threatening Carter.

[Porter shoots a hole in Fairfax's suitcase]

Fairfax: Hey. What the hell are you doing, man? This is...

Bronson: [on speakerphone] Fairfax? Fairfax.

Fairfax: No, no, it's all right, he's just killing my alligator bags and shooting holes in my suits. Man, that's just MEAN. That's MEAN, man.

Bronson: Tell me where John is and I'll finish you quick. I promise you won't have to find out what your left ball tastes like.

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Pearl: [seductively] I've got a few minutes.

Porter: So go boil an egg.

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[last lines]

Porter: We went for breakfast... in Canada. We made a deal; if she'd stop hookin', I'd stop shooting people.

[pause]

Porter: Maybe we were aiming high.

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Bronson: [answering phone] What the hell's going on?

Porter: You were right not to trust me.

[Bomb, planted earlier by Bronson's Outfit, is triggered by answering the phone and explodes]

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[after knocking Rosie down]

Val Resnick: Hubba, hubba, hubba. I knew I'd seen that ass before.

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Val Resnick: The problem with kicking a Chow's ass is an hour later you wanna do it again.

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Carter: Stitch this mutt up, Phil.

Phil: Any Polaroids or trophies?

Carter: No, not this time.

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Carter: Do you understand your value to the organization, Resnick?

[pause]

Carter: You're a sadist. You lack compunction. That comes in handy.

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[repeated line]

Stegman: You're not gonna fuckin' kill me, are you?

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[after Porter shoots Val in the leg and puts a cigarette in his mouth]

Porter: You got a light?

Val Resnick: What?

Porter: You got a light?

Val Resnick: No.

Porter: Then what good are you?

[Porter shoots Resnick in the face]

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Porter: Who makes the decisions?

Carter: Well, a committee would make the decision in this case...

Porter: One man... you go high enough you always come to one man... who?

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[Resnick has a gun to Rosie's head]

Val Resnick: How do you know him?

Rosie: He used to drive me.

Val Resnick: Yeah, well I'm driving you now, honey.

Rosie: You know what you are?

Val Resnick: Educate me...

Rosie: O.K., an ugly pig who beats up women on account he can't get it up 'cause he's too terrified of his own fucking shadow.

Val Resnick: Is that right?

Rosie: Yeah.

Val Resnick: Is that right?

Rosie: Yeah.

Val Resnick: Then you must be the lucky girl.

Val Resnick: [pistol whips Rosie]

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Carter: I don't want Mr. Bronson hearing about this... he'll think I'm getting soft. One of his principles has always been: if you don't understand it, get rid of it... a stitch in time, so to speak, so... stitch this mutt up, Phil.

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Val Resnick: Beauty of the Chows is that they won't go to the cops. They keep everything in house... and, they don't feel pain the way we do.

Porter: You notice anything about those guys, Val?

Val Resnick: They look nasty... probably all Kung Fu-motherfuckers. Why, did I miss something?

Porter: They weren't wearing their seatbelts.

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Porter: [voiceover] You'd think after five months of lying on my back, I would have given up any idea of getting even, just be a nice guy and call it a day. Nice guys are fine: you have to have somebody to take advantage of... but they always finish last.

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[first lines]

Porter: [voiceover] GSW: that's what the hospitals call it: gunshot wound. Doctor has to report it to the police. That makes it hard for guys in my line to get what I call, quality health care.

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Stegman: Don't let the bastards get ya' down.

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Porter: [voiceover] Nobody likes a monkey on his back: I had three, and they were cramping my style. I was gonna' have to lighten the load.

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Porter: You said it: they're not going to stop until they bury us...

Rosie: So?...

Porter: So we bury them first.

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[Porter is asking Rosie about Resnick's whereabouts]

Rosie: How strong are you, Porter? Personally, I think you are the strongest man I have ever met. But I wonder if it's enough.

Porter: For what?

Rosie: If I know you, you want this Resnick guy for something he won't like.

Porter: Yeah, I'm gonna kill him.

Rosie: That's something he won't like.

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Rosie: I think all those stories about you being dead are true. You're just too thick-headed to admit it.

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Carter: There's an old expression that's served me well: "Do not shit where you eat."

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Rosie: Meet the nastiest damn dog who ever lived.

Porter: What's 'is name?

Rosie: "Porter". He took your job after you left. He's just as tough but he won't leave me.

[nuzzling the dog]

Rosie: Will you, baby?

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Fairfax: What are you doing this for, man? Is it the principle of the thing?

Porter: Stop it, I'm getting misty.

[starts to walk out]

Porter: And tell him it's $70,000!

Fairfax: $70,000? Hell, my suits are worth more than that!

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[Val opens the door to let Pearl in. Upon entering she slaps him]

Pearl: On your knees bitch, I want satisfaction.

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Porter: [narrating, after watching his wife stumble home in a drugged state] Old habits die hard, I guess... if you don't kick 'em, they kick you. Ain't marriage grand?

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[Pearl has an appointment with Val in his hotel room]

Oakwood Arms Manager: There's a young lady to see you, sir... her name is Pearl.

Val Resnick: She's got two very bad habits; right now I'm only interested in one of 'em. Send her up.

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[Porter has just shot Carter]

Carter: You just don't get it, do you, you dumb... fuck.

[dies]

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Carter: There are three ways we can handle this. One: we can help you. Two: We can allow you to help yourself. And Three: We can have you replaced... We have an investment in you Resnick, of time, money and training. So assisting you would be, in a way, protecting our investment. And THAT is always good business policy.

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Carter: The Outfit is not unreasonable, Porter... but no corporation in the world would agree to what you're asking.

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Homeless Man: [begging for change] Help a cripple! Help a homeless! Help a Vietnam vet walk again! Help a cripple! Thank you, sir! Help a Veitnam vet walk again! Help a cripple! Thank you, sir!

Porter: [Poter grabs all of the money out of the homeless man's hat]

Homeless Man: Hey, what the fuck you doin!

Porter: [chokes the homeless man] Shut up, I cured ya'!

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Bronson: I'll get you your money, but you're never gonna' live to enjoy it.

Porter: You let me worry about that. Here's the deal: I want you to deliver the money yourself.

Bronson: You're one hell of an optimist. What in the world makes you think I'm gonna' deliver the money myself?

Porter: Well if you don't you'll never see little Johnny again... Didn't come home from the fight last night, did he? He's a good lookin' kid, but I think you indulge him too much. I told him so.

Bronson: Bullshit. You haven't got him. You wouldn't be that stupid.

Porter: My Dad never bought me a Ferrari. I had to steal my first one. Nice inscription on the keychain. A little sappy. Want me to read it?

Bronson: You're dead Porter. Nobody fucks with my family. You hear me? You're a dead man.

Porter: That's Johnny, Mr Bronson, unless you turn up with the money... Is that a yes?... What's a matter? Cat got your crotch? Hmmm? Some decisions are hard, Mr. Bronson.

Bronson: Where?

Porter: I'll let you know. I'll be in touch.

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[Porter's stolen card has been cancelled while he is dining in]

Waiter: Sir, your credit card has been rejected.

Porter: Impossible.

Waiter: Well, I tried it three times. Do you have any other form of payment?

Porter: Try it again.

[the waiter walks away, Porter grabs all his cash and leaves the restuarant]

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[as soon as Porter enters Carter's office, he knocks out his two bodyguards, and takes one of their guns]

Carter: Bravo. Sit down.

[Porter does]

Carter: My compliments. They were two of my best.

Porter: No, they weren't. They lull too easily.

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Carter: There's something you want from me.

Porter: Val Resnick gave you a hundred and thirty thousand dollars...

Carter: He paid us. It was a debt.

Porter: Seventy thousand dollars of it is mine, and I want it back.

Carter: I'm sorry. Resnick told me, but I seem to have misplaced your name.

Porter: Porter.

Carter: Porter, right. I won't forget it again.

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Val Resnick: [Repeated line] Hubba hubba hubba.

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Val Resnick: You are crazy! That's why I love ya.

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Rosie: [calming her dog] He's the meanest damn dog that ever lived.

Porter: What's his name?

Rosie: Porter.

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