Kevin Donnelly: [talking about where to dump Louie's body] What about the landfill? I mean we could sneak him in, put him under some garbage, they bury him for us.
Tommy Donnelly: The landfill on Staten Island?
Kevin Donnelly: Yeah
Tommy Donnelly: [sarcastically] So what, we just take the ferry? Just the three of us?
Kevin Donnelly: Okay, we stuff him in a furnace.
Tommy Donnelly: Our furnace?
Kevin Donnelly: No, of course not. Somebody elses.
Tommy Donnelly: So you know somebody who's got a furnace large enough for a body?
Kevin Donnelly: I'd have to think about it. Umm... How about a tub full of acid?
Tommy Donnelly: Kevin stop making suggestions you're really freaking me out.
Kevin Donnelly: [Tommy kicks at a barstool] You wonder why we keep having to buy new stools?
Joey Ice Cream: But it's like the old saying goes: "The only way two people can keep a secret is if both of them are dead".
Lawyer: You mean if one of them is dead. That's the saying.
Joey Ice Cream: Obviously we come from different neighborhoods.
Tommy Donnelly: Now we gotta get rid of a body in broad daylight.
Kevin Donnelly: Okay, so we'll wait 'til tonight.
Tommy Donnelly: Yeah, you're right Kevin, 'cause the smell of a rotting body is not gonna attract any attention. Let's wait.
Kevin Donnelly: Again with the sarcasm. I'm getting sick of it Tommy.
Dockey Farrell: Tommy, get in.
Tommy Donnelly: If you don't mind, I'd just like to walk.
Dockey Farrell: [to driver] Hey, put him in the trunk.
Tommy Donnelly: I'm getting in.
Kevin Donnelly: [after Tommy's just left a meeting with the Italians] How'd it go?
Tommy Donnelly: Like it went. What the hell is Joey Ice Cream doing here?
Kevin Donnelly: I have no idea.
Helen Donnelly: I think that if you know someone's good, you know it in your belly. And you trust that if they had to do something, they had no other choice.
Helen Donnelly: Whenever I watch my boys sleeping, I still see them as five years old in my head. Does that sound crazy? Always five, but they're not babies anymore. But they're not little men either.
Joey Ice Cream: Hey, you guys take off. I'll watch everything here.
Tommy Donnelly: Where the hell did you come from?
Joey Ice Cream: What? I've been here the whole time. Oh, and don't worry, mums the word. My lips are sealed.
Tommy Donnelly: You pay for that beer?
Joey Ice Cream: Yeah... Probably...
Kevin Donnelly: Wait, Jimmy! Wait, wait!
Jimmy Donnelly: What?
Kevin Donnelly: If I took this to the track first, I could double it.
Jimmy Donnelly: You gamble a penny of that money, I'm gonna bite your thumbs off!
Joey Ice Cream: Okay, here's what you might have missed. There were four Donnelly brothers: Shaun, Kevin, Jimmy and Tommy. They had this thing for getting into trouble. Usually because Jimmy did something stupid like stealing a truck full of Hawaiian shirts, leaving Tommy to clean all of the mess. Did I mention Tommy had a thing for Jenny Reilly?
Lawyer: Joey, I am your lawyer, okay. You don't need to lie to me.
Joey Ice Cream: What? Who's lying? I'm an open book. What do you want to know?
Lawyer: Why am I representing you?
Joey Ice Cream: 'Cause I'm an innocent man.
Opening Subtitle: "Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart." -W. B. Yeats, Easter 1916
Tommy Donnelly: Kevin, nobody saw us.
Kevin Donnelly: Yeah, what about the parking lot guy?
Tommy Donnelly: That was five blocks away.
Kevin Donnelly: Yeah, but he nodded at me.
Tommy Donnelly: So we should kill him?
Kevin Donnelly: No! No, of course not!
Kevin Donnelly: I mean, unless you think...
Tommy Donnelly: You gotta stop!
Tommy Donnelly: [to Shaun] Hey, Sean. For such a pretty boy you are one tough son of a bitch.
Nicky Cottero: I was, you know, wonderin' if you had any news?
Detective Frankie Stein: You a reporter now, Nicky?
Nicky Cottero: You know, Sal, he's a beloved employer. So understand all the staff's gonna be a little upset. I was just wonderin' if you had somethin' I could pass on.
Detective Frankie Stein: No, just a couple of questions. What was the head of the Irish mob doin' with all the Italians?
Nicky Cottero: Drinkin'? Watchin' porn? I couldn't tell ya.
Tommy Donnelly: Are you wearing two jackets?
Kevin Donnelly: How do you mean?
Tommy Donnelly: [Tommy slowly reveals two jackets that Kevin is wearing] You are! I told you we had to get rid of what we we're wearing!
Kevin Donnelly: Yeah, but it's my favorite one.
Tommy Donnelly: Throw it out right now!
Kevin Donnelly: Aww, man!
Jenny's Pop: [to Jenny] Jenny, listen to me, please. I know you like Tommy, and I don't think he's a bad kid. It's just that... it's like something is in their blood. And no matter how hard they try to do good, that blood is always gonna seep through. And it poisons whatever it touches.
Jimmy Donnelly: [on the phone] Now just get down here and bail me.
Kevin Donnelly: [on the phone] Not gonna do it.
Tommy Donnelly: You think you can just bail Jimmy out and suddenly he's not gonna be the guy who got us into all this crap? You wanna forget the fact that he shot Louie?
Kevin Donnelly: And how many people did we shoot last night, Tommy?
Tommy Donnelly: Because of Jimmy!
Tommy Donnelly: [to Kevin] You don't get it do you? We're screwed here.
Kevin Donnelly: [Tommy and Kevin are driving to Jersey to dump Louie's body]
Kevin Donnelly: Damn, the stench of 'em. I feel like it's in my skin, drive faster.
Tommy Donnelly: And get stopped for a ticket? Smart.
Tommy Donnelly: Did you lock the door of the back of the bar?
Kevin Donnelly: While you were berating me or while I was digging a corpse out of the dumpster?
Tommy Donnelly: Nice sarcasm, isn't it?
Kevin Donnelly: Don't make me laugh, I'm still pissed at you.
Tommy Donnelly: [smiling] You're pissed at me!
Kevin Donnelly: Damn straight!
Tommy Donnelly: [to Kevin] This is the abandoned swamp with nothing around for miles and miles?
[camera pans to show giant hardware store]
Kevin Donnelly: The last time I was here. Yeah.
Tommy Donnelly: [Tommy and Kevin have some difficulty in stuffing Louie into a barrel] Yeah, now who's stupid, huh? Couldn't get a bigger barrel?
Kevin Donnelly: They don't make bigger barrels!
Tommy Donnelly: Come on, grab his legs again.
Kevin Donnelly: No! No, not until I know he's dead.
Tommy Donnelly: He's dead. That was just gas escaping from his body.
Kevin Donnelly: Then why did you jump?
Tommy Donnelly: Because you did!
Tommy Donnelly: [Louie's body is in a dumpster] Get in. I'll grab him on this side.
Kevin Donnelly: You get in.
Tommy Donnelly: I'm driving.
Kevin Donnelly: Yeah, what does that have to do with anything?
Tommy Donnelly: You don't get in, I don't drive.
Tommy Donnelly: [in reference to the body] I mean how can he just dump it there? What the hell is he thinking?
Kevin Donnelly: Come on, where would you have put it?
Tommy Donnelly: Not in the dumpster behind our bar!
Kevin Donnelly: [to Tommy, about Jimmy] We're his brothers. He's sick. He needs us.
Kevin Donnelly: [to Tommy] You give that money back, they're gonna blow your brains out. Then they're gonna come looking for the rest of us.
Nicky Cottero: Hey kid! Tell you brother Jimmy, I'm gonna be seeing him real soon.
Tommy Donnelly: That'd be great. He'd enjoy the visitor. Uh, didn't you hear? Jimmy was arrested yesterday. He's been in jail.
Vinnie Culiari: You were asking me if this isn't the best idea you've come up with.
Nicky Cottero: Really? What do you think was my best idea?
Vinnie Culiari: Your very best?
Nicky Cottero: Best you can think of.
Vinnie Culiari: Squeezing Jimmy Donnelly till he whacked Sal.
Nicky Cottero: That worked out pretty well, didn't it?
Tommy Donnelly: [speaking to his brothers] From now on, we only trust the people in this room.
Joey Ice Cream: [voiceover] There was no way for him to know way back then that God was gonna take away the one thing Tommy wanted most.