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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Poster

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Napoleon Wilson: Can't argue with a confident man.

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[Offering Bishop coffee]

Leigh: Black?

Bishop: For over thirty years.

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Wells: Look at that, two cops wishing me luck. I'm doomed.

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Napoleon Wilson: In my situation, days are like women - each one's so damn precious, but they all end up leaving you.

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Captain Collins: There are no heroes anymore, Bishop. Just men who follow orders.

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Lt. Ethan Bishop: How did you come by a name like Napoleon Wilson?

Napolean Wilson: I'll tell you some time.

Lt. Ethan Bishop: When will you tell me?

[the street gang breaks through the barricade and rush at Bishop and Wilson]

Napolean Wilson: Make that in a minute or two!

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Kathy: I wanted vanilla twist.

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[repeated line]

Napoleon Wilson: Got a smoke?

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Napoleon Wilson: Still have the gun?

Leigh: Two shots. Should I save them for the two of us?

Napoleon Wilson: Save 'em for the first two assholes who come through that vent.

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Leigh: The very least of our problems is that we're out of time.

Wilson: It's an old story with me. I was born out of time.

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[Wells and Wilson decide who will escape to go for help]

Wilson: We haven't even flipped the coin yet.

Wells: I'm gonna lose.

Wilson: You got a bad attitude, Wells.

Wells: I ALWAYS lose. Had bad luck all my life. How do you think I ended up in here?

Wilson: Maybe your luck will change.

Wells: It might... If we don't flip a coin.

Wilson: What then?

Wells: Potatoes.

Wilson: All right.

WilsonWells: [both together] One potato, two potato, three potato, four! Five potato, six potato, seven potato more! Eight potato, nine potato, ten potato, eleven! Kiss my ass and go to heaven! Y-O-U spells YOU!

[Wells loses]

Wells: I told you I was gonna lose! Goddamn it, we're gonna do it again!

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Warden: You know Wilson, I'm gonna miss you.

Napoleon Wilson: That's not the truth, Warden. You should always tell the truth. Even a little white lie can sometimes trip a man up.

[trips the Prison Warden with his chain]

Napoleon Wilson: He don't stand up as good as he used to.

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Leigh: I'm curious about one thing.

Napoleon Wilson: Just one?

Leigh: No, there are other things. But at the moment this one interests me the most.

Napoleon Wilson: What's that?

Leigh: Why didn't you climb through that vent and take off down the sewer in the other direction?

Napoleon Wilson: Well, there are two things a man should never run from, even if they cost him his life. One is a man who's helpless and can't run with you.

Leigh: What's the other?

[Napoleon stares at her]

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Wells: In the meantime, I got this plan. It's called "Save Ass". And the way it works is this - I slip outta one of these windows and I run like a bastard!

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Lt. Ethan Bishop: [shoves cop violently to one side] Get away from him!

[to Wilson]

Lt. Ethan Bishop: It would be a privilege if you'd walk outside with me.

Napoleon Wilson: [deadpan] I know it would.

Lt. Ethan Bishop: [smiles] You're pretty fancy, Wilson.

Napoleon Wilson: [smiles] I have moments.

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Napoleon Wilson: I believe in one man.

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Wilson: That basement's not a bad place to be if they come at us again. The only way in aside from the vent is through that long narrow hallway. We might be able to hold them back for a couple of minutes... at best.

Lt. Ethan Bishop: We'd be trapped down there. No chance of escape.

Wilson: Well, we're not going to last one minute up here with only eight shots between us. The upstairs is out. It's flat, wide open up there. No cover at all.

Lt. Ethan Bishop: [after a pause; confident tone] Someone will come.

Wilson: A man with faith. That's a rare quality.

[to Leigh]

Wilson: What about you?

Leigh: I've never had much faith in anyone coming to my rescue.

Wilson: Maybe you've been associating with the wrong kind of people.

Leigh: I've worked with police officers for five years.

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Starker: Detective, you run this precinct like chicken night in Turkey.

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Warden: [after punching Wilson out of a chair without the slightest provocation] He just slipped right out of the chair.

Napoleon Wilson: [sarcastic] Yeah, I don't sit in chairs as well as I used to.

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Napoleon Wilson: Chains is all I've got to look forward to.

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Leigh: I go through all that, and his gun isn't even loaded.

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Wells: Look, they've moved the cars.

Bishop: I can't belive it. They parked them where they were before.

Wells: Why'd they do that?

Wilson: From a distance, the street looks normal. Like nothing happened.

Bishop: Like nothing happened? They gunned down five police officers! A secretary, one prisoner, we kill a dozen of them, and that's nothing happened?

Bishop: Well, where are the bodies?

[Bishop looks down at the ground and notices nothing there]

Bishop: They took them away!

Wells: How'd they do it so fast?

Wilson: Maybe they got the good fairy to help them.

Wells: Oh, you really are a smart-ass!

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Julie: Why would anybody want to shoot at a police station?

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[last lines]

Lt. Ethan Bishop: You're pretty fancy, Wilson.

Napoleon Wilson: I have moments.

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Wilson: What do you want?

Starker: Do I have to want something?

Wilson: You're a cop. You're either curious about me, or you wanna give me some shit.

Starker: I don't understand you, Wilson.

Wilson: Curious.

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Lt. Ethan Bishop: [looking at the maintenence hole, before Wells goes out] Looks pretty good to me.

Wilson: Looks like hell. It's all we got.

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Napoleon Wilson: You look like someone spit in your sock.

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Napoleon Wilson: Someone will come.

Leigh: A man with faith, a rare quality.

Leigh: What about you?

Napoleon Wilson: I've never had too much faith in anyone coming to my rescue.

Napoleon Wilson: Maybe you've been associating with the wrong people.

Leigh: I've been with policemen for five years.

Napoleon Wilson: That's enough to grow hair on a rock.

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