My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Poster

Daniel Day-Lewis: Johnny



  • Johnny : Ain't nothing I can say to make it up to you. There's only things I can do to show you... That I am with you.

  • Salim : I want to talk to Omar about business.

    Johnny : I dunno where he is.

    Salim : Is it worth waiting?

    Johnny : In my experience, it's always worth waiting for Omo.

  • Johnny : We'll just have to do a job to get the money.

    Omar : I don't want you going back to all that!

    Johnny : Just to get us through, Omo. We're going to go on. You want that, don't you?

    Omar : Yeah. I want you.

  • Tania : I'm going. You can come.

    Johnny : No good jobs like this around.

    Tania : Omar just runs you around everywhere, like a servant.

    Johnny : I'll stay here with my friend and fight it out.

    Tania : My family, Salim and all... will swallow you up like a little kebab.

    Johnny : I couldn't leave him. Not now. Don't ask me to. You ever touched him?

  • Johnny : [driving Cherry and Salim home, Omar stops by a bunch of street kids, one of whom is Johnny. Omar gets out of the car to talk to Johnny] 

    [indicating his friends] 

    Johnny : Like me friends?

    Omar : Ring us then.

    Johnny : I will.

    [indicates the car where Cherry is getting very angry] 

    Johnny : Leave 'em there. We can do something. Now. Just us.

  • Omar : Where did you go? You just disappeared.

    Johnny : Drinking, I went. With my old mates. It ain't illegal.

    Omar : Of course it is, laundrettes are a big commitment. Why aren't you at work?

    Johnny : It'll be closing time soon. You'll be locking the place up, and coming to bed.

    Omar : No, it never closes. One of us has got to be there. That way, we begin to make money.

    Johnny : You're getting greedy.

    Omar : I want big money. I'm not going to be beat down by this country.

  • Johnny : Fuck me! What's she doing with that mouse?

  • Johnny : [to Omar]  A laundrette as big as the Ritz. Oh yes.

  • Johnny : [Omar is showing Johnny round the laundrette]  I'm dead impressed by all this.

    Omar : You were the one at school. The one I liked.

    Johnny : [sarcastically]  All the Pakis liked me.

  • Gang Member : Why are you working for these people? Pakis.

    Johnny : It's work, that's why.

  • [first lines] 

    Johnny : We're moving house.

  • [last lines] 

    Johnny : Don't you be touching me!

  • Johnny : Today has been the best day.

    Omar : Yeah, almost the best day.

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