The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Poster

Danny Glover: Henry Sherman



  • Royal : I've always been considered an asshole for about as long as I can remember. That's just my style. But I'd really feel blue if I didn't think you were going to forgive me.

    Henry Sherman : I don't think you're an asshole, Royal. I just think you're kind of a son of a bitch.

    Royal : Well, I really appreciate that.

  • Royal : Are you trying to steal my woman?

    Henry Sherman : I beg your pardon?

    Royal : You heard me, Coltrane.

    Henry Sherman : Coltrane?

    Royal : What?

    Henry Sherman : Did you just call me Coltrane?

    Royal : No.

    Henry Sherman : You didn't?

    Royal : No.

    Henry Sherman : Okay.

    [he turns away] 

    Royal : But if I did... you wouldn't be able to do anything about it, would you?

    Henry Sherman : You don't think so?

    Royal : No, I don't.

    Henry Sherman : Listen, Royal, if you think you can just march in here...

    Royal : You wanna talk some jive? I'll talk some jive. I'll talk some jive like you never heard!

  • Ethel : Royal, this is Henry Sherman.

    Royal : [shaking hands with him]  Hey, lay it on me, man.

    Henry Sherman : How do you do?

    Royal : Not too well, I'm dying.

  • Chas : Please don't get in the middle of this, Mr. Sherman. This is a family matter.

    Margot : Don't talk to him like that.

    Henry Sherman : Call me Henry.

    Chas : I prefer Mr. Sherman.

    Ethel : Call him Henry.

    Chas : Why? I don't know him that well.

    Ethel : You've known him for 10 years.

    Chas : As your accountant, Mr. Sherman, yes.

  • Henry Sherman : I just wanted to apologize for the other day, when I proposed to you.

    Ethel : Why? I thought it was very sweet.

  • [Henry has gathered the family into Royal's room] 

    Henry Sherman : Pagoda has something to say.

    Pagoda : [points at Royal]  He has a cancer.

    Henry Sherman : No, he doesn't. I know what stomach cancer looks like. I've seen it. And you don't eat three cheeseburgers a day with french fries if you got it. The pain is excruciating.

    Royal : How would you know?

    Henry Sherman : My wife had it. Not only is there no Dr. McClure at Colby General, there is no Colby General. It closed in 1974.

    Royal : [getting out of bed]  Aw, shit, man.

    Pagoda : Oh, shit, man.

  • Ethel : [about Royal's fake terminal illness charade]  Were you part of this, Pagoda?

    Henry Sherman : Of course he was.

    Royal : No... well, yeah, he was, but, I mean, he wasn't *that* involved.

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