The Highwaymen (2019)
Kathy Bates: Ma Ferguson
Detective John Quinn : [the Govenor is holding a meeting with her officials, who are seated around a table discussing the Bonnie and Clyde situation. She is standing in front of them] I'd like to have a say in how we handle this.
Ma Ferguson : Fine.
[Ma nods her head in agreement]
Ma Ferguson : Let's hear it.
Lee Simmons : There was a time when we put a pair of man killers on the trail and let them do their job. TEXAS RANGERS.
Detective John Quinn : There was a time... and that time's past.
Ma Ferguson : This is 1934 Lee and you want to put COWBOYS on Bonnie and Clyde? Is that what you're selling?
Lee Simmons : FRANK HAMER. That's what I'm selling.
Ma Ferguson : Well sure, why don't we just go dig up Wyatt Earp?
Detective John Quinn : Wild Bill Hickock.
Ma Ferguson : Legislature disbanded the Rangers Lee.
Lee Simmons : And you're right proud of it, aren't you, Mrs Govenor?
Ma Ferguson : Damned right I am. They took orders from no one and they left me to answer for the blood.
Lee Simmons : Seems like you're answering for it again. Govenor, Bonnie and Clyde have been on the road for over two years. Cold blooded killers who are more adored than movie stars.
[shakes his head in frustration]
Lee Simmons : This has to stop.
Ma Ferguson : [Ma turns around and walks over to the window in front of her looking at the rain pouring down and shakes her head] ... Well... Where is he?
[the image fades to Frank Hamer kneeling by a lakeside]
Photographer : The Governor's car pulls up in front of her mansion. She gets out in the pouring rain, facing a mass of reporters and photographers. Governor, right here.
[asking her to pose for a photograph]
Reporter 1 : Would you care to comment on the escape Governor?
Ma Ferguson : [Ma smiles at the photographers and reporters] Morning boys.
Reporter 1 : Ma, no one's ever broken out of your prison and BONNIE AND CLYDE BREAK IN!
Reporter 2 : They've been on the run for two years, Ma.
Ma Ferguson : Never say die boys. Say damned. Never say die.
[Ma steps between the crowd of reporters and photographers and begins to walk up the steps into her mansion]
Photographer : Some folks are saying Parker and Barrow are heroes, calling them Robin Hoods. Are they Robin Hoods Ma?
Ma Ferguson : [Ma stops and turns around in anger to face the photographers and reporters in front of her] Did Robin Hood ever shoot a gas station attendant point blank in the head for four dollars and a tank of gas? We will capture Clyde Barrow and his paramour. Write that down and underline it twice.
[Ma turns back around and goes up the rest of the steps into her mansion]