Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Josh Hartnett: Slevin Kelevra
Slevin : Listen, I've been hearing that a lot lately...
The Rabbi : [interrupting] My father used to say: "The first time someone calls you a horse you punch him on the nose, the second time someone calls you a horse you call him a jerk but the third time someone calls you a horse, well then perhaps it's time to go shopping for a saddle."
Slevin : I'm sorry, who are you?
The Boss : I'm The Boss.
Slevin : I thought he was The Boss.
The Boss : Why? Do we look alike? So, Mr Fisher, you were gonna tell me something?
Slevin : I don't know, you brought me here.
The Boss : Yes I did. Back when you thought I was him.
Slevin : I didn't think you were him, I thought he was you. And I was trying to tell him - you that they picked up the wrong guy.
The Boss : The wrong guy for what?
Slevin : Whatever it is you wanna see me about.
The Boss : Do you know what I wanna see you about?
Slevin : No.
The Boss : Then how do you know I got the wrong guy?
Slevin : Because I'm not...
The Boss : Maybe I want to give you $96,000. In that case do I still have the wrong guy?
Slevin : Do you wanna give me $96,000?
The Boss : No, do you wanna give me $96,000?
Slevin : No, should I?
The Boss : I don't know, should you?
Slevin : I don't know, should I?
The Boss : [pause] Long story short.
Slevin : I think we're well past that point.
The Boss : I bet it was that mouth that got you that nose.
Slevin : Okay, I'm under the impression that you're under the impression that I owe you $96,000...?
The Boss : No, you owe Slim Hopkins $96,000. You owe Slim, Slim owes me. You owe me.
Slevin : This isn't the first time this has happened, you know.
Lindsey : You mean this isn't the first time a crime lord asked you to kill the gay son of a rival gangster to pay off a debt that belongs to a friend whose place you're staying in as a result of losing your job, your apartment, and finding your girlfriend in bed with another guy?
Slevin : No, this is the first time THAT happened, but Nick has been painting me into corners since we were kids.
Elvis : [Sloe grabs Slevin by the throat and moves him into the living room] The Boss wants to see you.
Slevin : Who?
Sloe : The Boss.
Slevin : Who's the Boss?
Sloe : The guy we work for.
Slevin : [Sloe let's go of Slevin's throat] Jesus!
Elvis : Come here and sit your punk ass down.
Slevin : [He attempts getting up but is kept down by Sloe] I'm not the guy you're looking for. I don't live here.
Sloe : Yeah, well you look like the guy who lives here.
Slevin : Then you don't know what the guy who lives here looks like.
Elvis : What he means to say is that you look like you live here.
Sloe : Yeah, that's what I mean to say.
Brikowski : Who are you?
Slevin : Philosophically speaking?
Brikowski : Name.
Slevin : Rank, serial number?
Dumbrowski : You should really play ball kid.
Slevin : Really? You think I'm tall enough?
Brikowski : [hits Slevin in stomach]
Brikowski : What is your name?
Slevin : [gasping for breath] Oh yeah, now I remember, Slevin Kelevra.
The Boss : [shows Slevin the body of Slim in his freezer] Hey, Slim? Do you know this cat? Slim?
[turns to Slevin]
The Boss : No use. Ever since somebody shot him, old Slim went deaf.
Slevin : What happened to make Slim go deaf?
The Boss : Why?
Slevin : Well, because I owe you $96,000, and I might have a slight problem coming up with the money.
The Boss : Oh, okay. Well, why don't we just make it an even 90?
Slevin : I... may have exaggerated the slightness.
Slevin : How do you justify being a rabbi... and a gangster?
The Rabbi : I don't. I'm a bad man who doesn't waste time wondering what could've been when I am what could've been and what could not have been. I live on both sides of the fence. My grass is always green. Consider, Mr. Fisher... there are two men sitting here before you, and one of them you should be very afraid of. Where's my money?
Slevin : Bad dog.
Slevin : [from an alternate scene on the DVD] God! This - this smarts. Remember when people used to say that - smarts? Why don't people use that word anymore? I mean, people use the word "pain" way too loosely. There are so many types of pain. I mean, a smart is a sharp, sharp pain. An ache is a dull pain.
Elvis : Hey man, do you ever shut the fuck up?
Slevin : Oh yeah, man, I can be real quiet. One time I didn't talk for three days. People kept coming up to me askin' me, 'Slevin, why aren't you saying anything?' I wouldn't even answer them. I just didn't have anything to say, you know? I can be real quiet. Real quiet.
Lindsey : We are dealing with a bona fide case of mistaken identity here.
Slevin : Yeah.
Lindsey : Things like that aren't supposed to be real. It's like amnesia.
Lindsey : Not withstanding, here you are and Nick's nowhere to be found, so... I'd say you're fucked.
Slevin : Fucked.
Lindsey : Shouldn't you be a little more worried about all this?
Slevin : I have ataraxia.
Lindsey : Ataraxia?
Slevin : It's a condition characterized by freedom from worry or any other preoccupation, really.
Nick : [on phone] Slevin, do you know what time it is?
Slevin : Yeah, I'm at the airport. Are you sure you want me to come out?
Nick : Yeah, just think... two weeks in New York and the only Kelly you'll remember is the Kelly who gave you your first hand job on the bus on the way up to summer camp.
Slevin : Kelly Perkins. She told me that her hands were dry and that she needed...
Nick : She said that to a lot of guys. That's why we called her Jerkins Perkins. Just call me when you land, all right?
Slevin : How do you get to two men that can't be gotten to? You get them to come to you.
Slevin : You're not as tall as I thought you'd be.
Lindsey : Well, I'm short for my height.
Slevin : That makes sense because I can usually tell how tall someone is by their knock. You have a deceptively tall knock. Congratulations.
Lindsey : So it's a good thing?
Slevin : I open the door expecting you to be up here, you're down here. That combined with a low centre of gravity - forget about it.
Slevin : [to Mr. Goodkat] You don't wanna kill me, Goodkat.
Slevin : But I'm not Nick.
Elvis : Yeah, well, unfortunately for you, you're not the first cat to tell me you wasn't the guy I was looking for.
Slevin : You can ask Lindsey. She lives across the hall!
Elvis : Yo, man, I ain't askin' nobody nothin'! Nick, Slevin, Clark Kent, whatever the fuck your name is. The Virgin Mary herself could com waltzin' up in here with her fine ass, titties hangin' out and everything, and if she tells me your name is Jesus Christ, I STILL gotta take you to see the Boss.
Elvis : Yo, man, I ain't askin' nobody nothin'! Nick, Slevin, Clark Kent, whatever the fuck your name is. The Virgin Mary herself could com waltzin' up in here with her fine ass, titties hangin' out and everything, and if she tells me your name is Jesus Christ, I still gotta take you to see the Boss. You know why?
Slevin Kelevra : No.
Elvis : Orders. Now you do know what orders is right?
Slevin Kelevra : I think I know... -...
Elvis : Orders is orders.
Slevin Kelevra : So, I guess no one ever taught you not to use the word your defining in the definition.
Elvis : [smirks, punches Slevin] Say something else! I will break your motherfucking nose! I ain't playing with you!
Slevin Kelevra : My nose is already broken.
[scene cuts, with audio of Slevin being punched again, to Slevin's nose broken again]
The Boss : Pact was broken. My son was murdered so, the Rabbi's son must suffer the same fate
Slevin : Who's son?
The Boss : The Rabbi's
Slevin : Why do they call him "the Rabbi"?
The Boss : Because he's a Rabbi
Slevin : Who's his son
The Boss : Yitzchok... Yitzchok the fairy
Slevin : Why do they call him "the fairy"?
The Boss : [rolls eyes] Because he's a fairy.