20 March 2019

Popcorn Proverbs, Number 4


by Robert Lopresti

We have done this before and we are doing it again. These are quotations from crime movies, alphabetical by the titles of the flicks.  Only one of the posters references a movie on the list.  Answers in two weeks.  Have fun!

Remember you're old.

You said to me this is a family secret, and you gave it up to me, boom just like that. You spill the secret family recipe today, maybe you spill a little something about me tomorrow, hm?

-Aren't you worried?
-Would it help?

When they send for you, you go in alive, you come out dead, and it's your best friend that does it.

-You can't give back what you've taken from me.
-OK, then... Plan B, why don't we just kill each other?

-I didn't kill my wife!
-I don't care!

-In this family, we do not solve our problems by hitting people!
-No, in this family, we shoot them!

The competitor is our friend and the customer is our enemy.

How did you ever rob a bank? When you robbed banks, did you forget where your car was then too? No wonder you went to jail.

It takes more than a few firecrackers to kill Danny Greene!

Men would pay $200 for me, and here you are turning down a freebie. You could get a perfectly good dishwasher for that.

A man abandoned his family and wrote his son a story. He wouldn't be the first to cloak his cowardice in a flag of sacrifice.

You can add Sebastian's name to my list of playmates.

-There's a ninety-five pound Chinese man with a hundred sixty million dollars behind this door.
-Let's get him out.

We should all be clowns, Milly.

You get four guys all fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black, but they don't know each other, so nobody wants to back down. No way. I pick. You're Mr. Pink. Be thankful you're not Mr. Yellow.

- I am a moral outcast.
-Well, it's always nice to meet a writer. 

Frank, let's face it. Who can trust a cop who don't take money?

-Looks like trouble.
-Looks like Christmas.

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.

- I read where you were shot five times in the tabloids.
- It's not true.  He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids.

To protect the sheep you have to catch the wolves and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.

-Not everyone loves us, Rex.
-Save the punditry for someone whose paid to have an opinion.
-I'm cool with censorship, I know the American people love that.

I do favors for people and in return, they give me gifts. So, what can I do for you?

-Man, I get so mad I want to fight the whole world.  You got any idea what that feels like?
-I do.  I decided to fight the feeling instead.  Cause I figured the world would win.



7 comments:

Elizabeth Zelvin said...

Rob, I love these, laughed out loud over some of them, even though I can't identify any of them except the one I'm guessing is Eight Million Ways to Die, because it's Matt Scudder's M.O., and that's only because I read the book. I didn't know there was anything in the movie that resembled the book, so I learned something. :)

Robert Lopresti said...

Liz, you got Scudder right but the wrong movie. Remember they are in alphabetic order by the title. Eight Million was one of the worst movies based on a favorite book that I can think of, except maybe Fletch.

O'Neil De Noux said...

I think I recognized a few. BRIDGE OF SPIES, THE FUGITIVE, OUT OF SIGHT, RESERVOIR DOGS, SERPICO.

Lawrence Maddox said...

Fun! I see Donnie Brasco, Reservoir Dogs, that Whitey Bulger flick. The hardest part? NOT going on-line to cheat!

Robert Lopresti said...

O'Neil and Lawrence, all correct.

Leigh Lundin said...

I figure John will ace these. Me, I recognized a measly few, but they are fun, Rob.

Eve Fisher said...

Love the reference to "The Thin Man"!