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(TV Series)

(1986)

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Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: [sits down to type a report] Okay, so, what are we gonna say?

Lt. James Dempsey: One dark and stormy night...

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: Idiot.

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Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: Oh, you do it.

[pulls paper out of the typewriter]

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: You type faster than me anyway.

Lt. James Dempsey: A canary types faster than you do.

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Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings: [on phone] Tufty, Gordon...

[turns away from Dempsey and Makepeace]

Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings: Mad Gordon.

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Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: So, who told you not to shout?

Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings: Oh, local quack. Told me to relax.

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Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: Stephen Albert Knee

Lt. James Dempsey: Knee?

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: As in 'Bury my heart at Wounded'.

Lt. James Dempsey: What are you talking about?

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: It was a movie.

Lt. James Dempsey: I never saw it. Was he in it?

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: The only thing he's been in is prison. A burglary and accessory to armed robbery. A series actually, very heavy. And as Mad Gordon would say with much clarit.

Lt. James Dempsey: What is this clarit stuff?

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: Blood. Clarit as in gore.

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Det. Con. MacPherson: [Dempsey is posing as a hotdog seller] Hey dude, lay some gunge on me.

Lt. James Dempsey: How bout I lay your head open instead?

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: Dempsey, D.C. Macpherson from drugs.

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Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings: [taking CB from Chas] Goldfish Niner, this is Big Daddy speaking. Your notes don't make sense.

Lt. James Dempsey: [on walky talky] They do to me, Big Daddy.

Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings: Prey, who is Ostrich One?

Lt. James Dempsey: Nobody yet, it's a codename. I think it's the guy behind the nine heists. I haven't got a positive ID on him yet. But we're looking for a diamond group with large overseas connections.

Chief Supt. Gordon Spikings: Speak plain English, Goldfish.

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Julia Powell: Come on daddy, get me to the church on time.

[to her mother]

Julia Powell: What is it?

Miriam Powell: Business dear, he's got a big business problem.

Sam Powell: [glancing at his pocket watch] Not a problem any more, my darlings. right now, It's being dealt with.

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White Kid: Who the hell are you?

Lt. James Dempsey: The Lone Ranger.

[holds up his jacket to show his holster]

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: [the two small time crooks drive off in their buggy] Bye!

Lt. James Dempsey: Nice work, Tonto.

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Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: How does decoy sound to you?

Lt. James Dempsey: Yeah, like the short straw?

Det. Sgt. Harry Makepeace: I'll do it.

Lt. James Dempsey: [stops her] It's my favorite.

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