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Entrapment Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Robert “Mac” MacDougal in Entrapment (1999)

Mac: It’s impossible. But doable.

Gin: You stole my suitcase?
Mac: I’m a thief. So sue me.

Gin: I said this is called entrapment.
Mac: No, actually it’s called blackmail. Entrapment is what cops do to thieves.

Mac: Rule number one: never carry a gun. If you carry a gun you may be tempted to use it. Rule number two: never trust a naked woman.

Mac: I have absolutely no reason to believe anything you say.
Gin: But you want to.

Gin: Look what you’ve done to that beautiful car!
Mac: Thank God it’s not mine.

Gin: Is all this paid for?
Mac: With blood.

Mac: In order for there to be complete trust between thieves, there can be nothing personal.

Mac: We’ll either both get caught or both get dead.

Gin: I’m not who you think I am, Mac.
Mac: I hope not. For your sake.

Mac: What’s the job?
Gin: Like the wise man said: first we try then we trust.

Mac: I’m never late. If I’m late it’s because I’m dead.

Mac: You know what they say about fear. The only remedy is to cut off the head.

Mac: You are the most beautiful crook I’ve ever seen.
Gin: Why, thank you kind sir.

Mac: I don’t like surprises.
Gin: Trust me, there won’t be any.
Mac: Trust me, there always are surprises.

Gin: I give you the world’s tallest building.
Mac: And we’re going to steal it?

Mac: Now time stands still – hopefully.

Mac: This is it? Whatever happened to money? I mean where is the good old-fashioned loot?

Mac: Believe me, I was prepared for everything – except you.

Mac: Give me the spanner!
Gin: The what?
Mac: The wrench!

Aaron Thibadeaux: Wanna tell me why my Jaguar looks like you drove it off a fuckin’ cliff?
Mac: Thibadeaux, I’m awfully sorry.
Aaron Thibadeaux: You own me 140 G’s.
Mac: How about a $40 million Chinese mask?

Mac: Has there ever been anyone you couldn’t manipulate, beguile or seduce?
Gin: No.

Gin: I stole the Rembrandt.
Gin: Mac! I stole the Rembrandt.
Mac: …and I painted the Sistine Chapel.
Gin: Oh come on! Ask me how I did it.
Mac: So how’d you do it?
Gin: I came in from the roof. I dropped twenty floors down on a McNeel descender.
Mac: Well, you must be one hell of a climber.
Gin: I am a hell of a climber.
[begins to scale the side of the room]
Gin: I am, one, hell of a climber.

[a train passes and Gin appears on the opposite platform]
Mac: How did you do it?
Gin: I jumped trains mid-station. When the train slowed down I just… It was perfect.
Mac: Was it now?
Gin: [starts walking along the platform] You know what, Mac? I don’t want to hold the record alone.
Mac: No?
Gin: I need your help on another job.
Mac: Wow. The crown jewels or something?
Gin: [smiling] No! Come on! Too easy.

[last lines]
[a train passes and Mac disappears off the opposite platform]
Gin: [calls] Mac?
Gin: Mac.
Gin: Mac!
Mac: [appears behind Gin] What?
Gin: [turns around smiling] So what do you think?
Mac: About what?
Gin: About my idea?
Mac: [gives it quick thought] It’s doable.
[Gin grabs Mac and he embraces her; another train passes and they disappear off the platform, appearing on board the train]

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Presidio Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell in The Presidio (1988)

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Now, are you sure you want to have a fight? Because I’m only gonna use my thumb.
Bully in Bar: Thumb?
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: My right thumb. Left one’s much too powerful for you.

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: You’re not going out dressed like that, are you?
Donna Caldwell: Like what?
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Well, you can see right through that dress. You might just as well go out without one.
Donna Caldwell: There’s a thought.

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Ah, shit on a stick.

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: [to Julius] Now why don’t you ask him how he won the Medal of Honor?
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: How old are you, Julius?
Julius: Eight.
Sgt. Major Ross Maclure: You want to live to be nine?
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Obviously he didn’t win it for charm.

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: We used to joke that being in the army was not a matter of life and death. It’s more important than that.

[Lt.Col Caldwell has just beaten up the bully in the bar who had started a fight with him]
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: You see these little oak leaves?
[points to the silver oak leaves on his lapels]
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: They’re silver. That means I’m a lieutenant-colonel. If they were gold, THEN I’d be a major! Understand?
[hits the bully’s head on the bar]
Bully in Bar: [grunts & nods] Yes sir!
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell: Now, next time you see an officer of the Army, you’ll know how to recognize his rank!
[Lt-Col. Caldwell walks out of the bar]


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Medicine Man Film Quotes

Sean Connery as Dr. Robert Campbell in Medicine Man (1992)


 Dr. Robert Campbell: Jesus Christ, woman, must everything be a full-scale debate with you? Just do it!

Dr. Rae Crane: You must have thought you were really on to something.
Dr. Robert Campbell: I don’t think, I know.

Dr. Rae Crane: You send me back on the basis of my gender. That’s called sex disrimination. Look, I understand your reservations. I heard about your wife.
Dr. Robert Campbell: My wife? Good God, she left me. I wish you’d follow her example.

Dr. Robert Campbell: It’s only one fly in the serum. I can’t reproduce it.
Dr. Rae Crane: What do you mean?
Dr. Robert Campbell: None of the new samples work and I have very little of the original serum left. That’s what I mean when I say I can’t reproduce it.
Dr. Rae Crane: Wait a minute. I don’t understand.
Dr. Robert Campbell: What don’t you understand? I found the cure for the fucking plague of the twentieth century and now I’ve lost it. Haven’t you ever lost anything doctor Bronx? Your purse? Your car keys? Well, it’s rather like that: Now you have it and now you don’t.

Dr. Robert Campbell: I found a cure for the plague of the 20th century, and now I’ve lost it!

Dr. Rae Crane: Yeah, but closing your eyes won’t make it disapear.
Dr. Robert Campbell: Neither will talk.

Dr. Robert Campbell: I gave Alka-Seltzer to a kid with a belly ache.
Dr. Rae Crane: You did what?
Dr. Robert Campbell: Alka-Seltzer. Cured him in one belch. It was the ‘plop-plop’-’fizz-fizz’ that really dazzled them.

[lowering themselves from a cliff, they reach the end of their ropes, still dangling in the air]
Dr. Rae Crane: What happened?
Dr. Robert Campbell: Nothing happened.
Dr. Rae Crane: What happened?
[sees the end of her rope]
Dr. Rae Crane: What happened? What do we do? What do we do now? *This* is a RESCUE?
[starts kicking out at him]
Dr. Rae Crane: This is a rescue? What’s the matter with you? You idiot! This isn’t a rescue, this is a suicide pact!
[kicks away Campbell’s hand as he reaches to steady her line]
Dr. Rae Crane: No!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Calm down! Give me your hand!
Dr. Rae Crane: What for?
[Campbell pulls out his knife and puts the blade to Rae’s rope as Rae looks up, horror stricken]
Dr. Rae Crane: What are you, crazy?
Dr. Rae Crane: [Campbell cuts her rope and Rae plummets down , landing feet first into the lake below] Ahhhhhhh!

[before the rescue]
Dr. Robert Campbell: Don’t cry. Listen, when this is over you can cry all you want, and I won’t say a word.

[after the rescue]
Dr. Robert Campbell: Don’t cry.
Dr. Rae Crane: [sobbing] You said I could cry all I want.
Dr. Robert Campbell: Oh yes, I did, didn’t I? Okay. Go ahead, knock yourself out.

[telling Campbell about her fiance]
Dr. Rae Crane: You may know him. Tom Fallon?
Dr. Robert Campbell: [incredulous] Tom Fallon? He’s almost eighty years old! You’ll inherit before the honeymoon’s over! I take my hat off to you, my dear.
Dr. Rae Crane: [annoyed] His son!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Oh. Oh no, I don’t know his son.

Dr. Robert Campbell: [referring to the blue tattoo on Dr. Crane’s forehead that the Rain Forest Medicine Man gave her while she was sleeping] Oh come on Bronx. Do you really think that Tommy Fallon is going to want to walk down the aisle with a woman who’s ‘something blue’ is a tattoo on her forehead?

Dr. Robert Campbell: Look, if I wanted to kill us, I’d have find better ways, no?
Dr. Rae Crane: Nooooooo!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Come on! Let go! Rae, let go!
Dr. Rae Crane: Ok…
[Rae is still unsure]
Dr. Robert Campbell: LET GO!
Dr. Rae Crane: OK!
[squeezes her eyes shut, and lets go of the branch]
Dr. Rae Crane: Wooo Ahhh Ahh Ahh! Wuuuhh!
[the line which Campbell has tied around her holds, and Rae swings back and then comes to be suspended next to the hill]
Dr. Robert Campbell: See? Nothing to worry about.
[Campbell begins to lower himself down and motions for Rae to do the same]

Dr. Robert Campbell: [Campbell and Rae are around a campfire, Rae is taking heavy swigs of the contents of Campbell’s jug] Careful, that’s peach Pernod, huh?
Dr. Rae Crane: [tries to stand up, and then sits down clumsily, very drunk] Why, I’m not driving!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Or walking, apparently.
Dr. Rae Crane: [drunkenly laughs] . Wooo! No wonder you like this stuff!
[Campbell moves over to her, brings her to her feet and seeing Rae is in no condition to walk, puts his arm between her legs, and in one motion, picks her up and cradles her in his arms, carrying her over to the hammock. Rae laughs drunkenly again as she is literally swept off her feet and begins to sing, horribly off key]
Dr. Rae Crane: I’m in a spin, lovin’ the spin I’m in! Come on, Campbell! Big finish, come on, sing us a bar! He He He! Come on!
Dr. Robert Campbell: [Campbell, very sober, begins to sing the first few words and Rae follows suit] There have been words, what can I do? I’m in a name, I’m in a flame…
[Campbell trails off, Rae sings the last word]
Dr. Rae Crane: Come on, sing it!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Get some sleep, Rae.
[Campbell begins to walk away]
Dr. Rae Crane: Doooon’t!
Dr. Robert Campbell: What?
Dr. Rae Crane: Don’t call me by my given name!
Dr. Robert Campbell: Don’t you like it?
Dr. Rae Crane: Yeaaaah, I like it…
[Rae slowly passes out as the hammock swings her to sleep, Campbell looks back to the hammock, and then back to the campfire]

Dr. Robert Campbell: I don’t need a fuckin’ interpreter!

Dr. Robert Campbell: Not get my head knocked off in the process.
[Campbell and the Medicine Man are in a battle of wills and walking sticks, while Campbell asks more specifics about the makeup of the serum to cure cancer]
Medicine Man: [shouting at Campbell, and banging his walking stick on the ground]
Tanaki: [translating for Rae] He say, he born of a monkey…
Dr. Robert Campbell: [speaks in the native tongue]
Tanaki: [translates for Rae] Father, you talk gods, know all things…
Dr. Rae Crane: Yeah, nice kiss.
Medicine Man: [shouting at Campbell in native tongue]
Medicine Man: [translating to Rae] He say, he have no father…
Dr. Robert Campbell: [speaks in native tongue]
Tanaki: [translates to Rae] Father, need ju-ju for sick boy. World hold many sick boy…
Medicine Man: [shouting at Campbell in native tongue]
Tanaki: [translates to Rae] He say, bring here…
Medicine Man: [shouting at Campbell in native tongue while fighting Campbell]
Tanaki: [translating to Rae] He say, he no more can get it up than…
Dr. Robert Campbell: [looks back to Tanaki and Rae, momentarily distracted] I don’t need a fuckin’ interpreter!
Dr. Rae Crane: I do!
[Campbell gets hit in the thigh by the Medicine Man’s staff as a result of the distraction, Rae winces in sympathy pain]
Dr. Rae Crane: Awwwww!
Dr. Robert Campbell: [in a slightly low but agitated tone] Watch your step, runt!
Dr. Rae Crane: Campbell…
[Rae cautions Campbell to continue to eat crow to get the information they came for]
Dr. Robert Campbell: [Campbell makes a peaceful motion, slightly raising his staff horizontally in the air but not leaving himself open for attack and speaks in the native tongue]
Tanaki: [translating for Rae] Father, its too far. Ju-Ju in sky flower?
Dr. Robert Campbell, Medicine Man: [both Campbell and the Medicine Man circle each other, feigning and parrying off each attack from each other, talking as they fight]
Dr. Rae Crane: What did he say, what did he say?
Medicine Man: AHHHHHHHHH!
[the Medicine Man tries to knock Campbell off his feet with his staff as he shouts a reply, but Campbell blocks the attack and the fight ends, a distressed look comes over Campbell’s face. The Medicine Man snuffs Campbell, and walks away]
Dr. Rae Crane: What did he say, what did he say?
Tanaki: [translates to Rae] No ju-ju sky flower… only house for bugs. Campbell’s a fool.

Dr. Robert Campbell: Well, we’re back to square one. Where did I go wrong, the kissing up or the eating crow part?
Dr. Rae Crane: Well, it wasn’t a total loss.
[Rae looks past Campbell. One of the natives has just walked up and looks to Campbell for help; he holds his sick child, now dying, in his arms]

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Name of the Rose Film Quotes

Sean Connery as William of Baskerville in The Name of the Rose (1986)


William of Baskerville: Adso, if I knew the answers to everything, I would be teaching theology in Paris.

The Abbot: We found the body after a hailstorm, horribly mutilated, dashed against a rock at the foot of the tower, under a window which was, uh, how shall I say this? I trust…
William of Baskerville: Which was found closed.
The Abbot: Somebody told you?
William of Baskerville: Had it been found open, you would not have spoken of spiritual unease – you would have concluded that he’d fallen.
The Abbot: Brother William, the window cannot be opened! Nor was the glass shattered, nor is there any access to the roof above.

William of Baskerville: My dear Adso, we must not allow ourselves to be influenced by irrational rumors of the Antichrist, hmm? Let us instead exercise our brains and try to solve this tantalizing conundrum.

Jorge de Burgos: Laughter is a devilish wind which deforms, uh, the lineaments of the face and makes men look like monkeys.
William of Baskerville: Monkeys do not laugh. Laughter is particular to men.
Jorge de Burgos: As is sin. Christ never laughed.
William of Baskerville: Can we be so sure?
Jorge de Burgos: There is nothing in the Scriptures to say that he did.
William of Baskerville: And there’s nothing in the Scriptures to say that he did not. Why, even the saints have been known to employ comedy, to ridicule the enemies of the Faith. For example, when the pagans plunged St. Maurice into the boiling water, he complained that his bath was too cold. The Sultan put his hand in… scalded himself.

[after seeing a rat while searching for a secret route to the library]
William of Baskerville: The rats love parchment even more than scholars do. Let’s follow him!

William of Baskerville: She is already burnt flesh, Adso. Bernardo Gui has spoken: she is a witch.
Adso of Melk: But that’s not true, and you know it!
William of Baskerville: I know. I also know that anyone who disputes the verdict of an Inquisitor is guilty of heresy.

William of Baskerville: But what is so alarming about laughter?
Jorge de Burgos: Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith, because without fear of the Devil there is no more need of God.

William of Baskerville: I too was an Inquisitor, but in the early days, when the Inquisition strove to guide, not to punish. And once I had to preside at a trial of a man whose only crime was to have translated a Greek book that conflicted with the Holy Scriptures. Bernardo Gui wanted him condemned as a heretic; I – acquitted the man. Then Bernardo Gui accused *me* of heresy, for having defended him. I appealed to the Pope. I – I was put in prison, tortured, and… and I recanted.
Adso of Melk: What happened then?
William of Baskerville: The man was burned at the stake and I am still alive.

William of Baskerville: The only evidence I see of the antichrist here is everyones desire to see him at work.

Adso of Melk: Do you think that this is a place abandoned by God?
William of Baskerville: Have you ever known a place where God WOULD have felt at home?

Adso of Melk: And what was the word you both kept mentioning?
William of Baskerville: Penitenziagite.
Adso of Melk: What does it mean?
William of Baskerville: It means that the hunchback undoubtedly was once a heretic. Penitenziagite was a rallying cry of the dolcinites.
Adso of Melk: Dolcinites? Who were they, master?
William of Baskerville: Those who believed in the poverty of Christ.
Adso of Melk: So do we Franciscans.
William of Baskerville: But they also declared that everyone must be poor, so they slaughtered the rich. Ha! You see, Adso, the step between ecstatic vision and sinful frenzy is all too brief.
Adso of Melk: [looking at the Hunchback] Well, then, could he not have killed the translator?
William of Baskerville: No. No, fat bishops and wealthy priests were more to the taste of the dolcinites, hardly a specialist of Aristotle.

William of Baskerville: We are very fortunate to have such snowy ground here. It is often the parchment on which the criminal unwittingly writes his autograph. Now, what do you read from these footprints here?

Adso of Melk: Master? Have you ever been in love?
William of Baskerville: In love? Yeah, many times.
Adso of Melk: You were?
William of Baskerville: Yes, of course. Aristotle, Ovid, Vergil…
Adso of Melk: No, no, no. I meant with a…
William of Baskerville: Oh. Ah. Are you not confusing love with lust?
Adso of Melk: Am I? I don’t know. I want only her own good. I want her to be happy. I want to save her from her poverty.
William of Baskerville: Oh, dear.
Adso of Melk: Why “oh dear”?
William of Baskerville: You *are* in love.
Adso of Melk: Is that bad?
William of Baskerville: For a monk, it does present certain problems.
Adso of Melk: But doesn’t St. Thomas Aquinas praise love above all other virtues?
William of Baskerville: Yes, the love of God, Adso. The love of God.
Adso of Melk: Oh… And the love of woman?
William of Baskerville: Of woman? Thomas Aquinas knew precious little, but the scriptures are very clear. Proverbs warns us, “Woman takes possession of a man’s precious soul”, while Ecclesiastes tells us, “More bitter than death is woman”.
Adso of Melk: Yes, but what do you think, Master?
William of Baskerville: Well, of course I don’t have the benefit of your experience, but I find it difficult to convince myself that God would have introduced such a foul being into creation without endowing her with *some* virtures. Hmm? How peaceful life would be without love, Adso, how safe, how tranquil, and how dull.

William of Baskerville: [after finding the secret room of books in the tower] How many more rooms? Ah! How many more books? No one should be forbidden to consult these books freely.
Adso of Melk: Perhaps they are thought to be too precious, too fragile.
William of Baskerville: No, it’s not that, Adso. It’s because they often contain a wisdom that is different from ours and ideas that could encourage us to doubt the infallability of the word of God… And doubt, Adso, is the enemy of faith.

William of Baskerville: My venerable brother, there are many books that speak of comedy. Why does this one fill you with such fear?
Jorge de Burgos: Because it’s by Aristotle.
William of Baskerville: [Chasing after Jorge who runs with the Second Book of Poetics by Aristotle intending to destroy it] But what is so alarming about laughter?
Jorge de Burgos: Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith because without fear of the Devil, there is no more need of God.
William of Baskerville: But you will not eliminate laughter by eliminating that book.
Jorge de Burgos: No, to be sure, laughter will remain the common man’s recreation. But what will happen if, because of this book, learned men were to pronounce it admissable to laugh at everything? Can we laugh at God? The world would relapse into chaos! Therefore, I seal that which was not to be said.
[he eats the poisoned pages of the book]
Jorge de Burgos: In the tomb I become.
[he tosses the book at the candle, which ignites a fire that destroys all the books in the abbey tower]

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Finding Forrester Film Quotes

Sean Connery as William Forrester in Finding Forrester (2000)

Forrester: Bolt the door, if you’re coming in.

Jamal: Women will sleep with you if you write a book?
Forrester: Women will sleep with you if you write a bad book.

Forrester: Whatever we write in this apartment stays in this apartment.

Forrester: The key to a woman’s heart is an unexpected gift at an unexpected time.

Forrester: You’re the man now, dog!

Forrester: *Punch* the keys, for God’s sake!

Jamal: I was wondering if I could bring you more of my stuff. Or maybe I could write something else.
Forrester: How about 5,000 words on why you should stay the fuck out of my house!

Forrester: In some cultures it’s good luck to be wearing something inside-out.
Jamal: And you believe that?
Forrester: No, but it’s like praying: what do you risk?

Forrester: No thinking – that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is… to write, not to think!

Forrester: Let me ask you a question… those two foul shots at the end of the game… did you miss them, or did you *miss* them?
Jamal: Not exactly a soup question, now is it?

Forrester: My name is William Forrester.
[points to ‘writers wall of fame’ pictures]
Forrester: I’m that one.

Jamal: Man, fuck you William! You wanna know what the real bullshit is? How about you let me take on this one cause you’re too damn scared to walk out that door and do something for somebody else. You’re too damn scared, man! That’s the only reason.
Forrester: [throws glass against wall and breaks it] You don’t know a goddamn thing about reason; There are no reasons! Reasons why some of us live and why some of us don’t! Fortunately for you, you have decades to figure that out!
Jamal: Yeah, and what’s the reason in having a file cabinet full of writing and keeping the shit locked so nobody can read it? What is that man? I’m done with this shit.

Forrester: I have an homeland that I have not seen for too long.
Jamal: Oh, you mean Ireland?
Forrester: Scotland, for God’s sakes!
Jamal: I’m messing with you, man.

Forrester: Writers write things to give readers something to read.

Jamal: Did you ever enter a writin’ contest?
Forrester: Yeah, once.
Jamal: Did you win?
Forrester: Well of course I won!
Jamal: You win like money or somethin’?
Forrester: No.
Jamal: Well, whadchu win?
Forrester: The Pulitzer.

Jamal: I ain’t seen nothing change.
Forrester: You ain’t seen nothing? What the hell kind of sentence is that?

Forrester: What’s your name?
Jamal: Jamal Wallace.
Forrester: Sounds like some kind of marmalade. How old are you?
Jamal: I’m sixteen.
Forrester: Sixteen? And you’re black. It’s remarkable.
Jamal: “Remarkable”? It’s remarkable that I’m black? What does me being black have to do with anything?
Forrester: You don’t know what to do right now, do you? If you say what you really want to, I may not read any more of this. But if you let me run you down with this racist bullshit… what does that make you?
Jamal: I’m not playing this game, man.
Forrester: I say you are playing it. An expression is worth a thousand words. Perhaps in your case, just two.

Jamal: Opens the letter
Forrester: Dear Jamal, Someone I once knew wrote that we walk away from our dreams afraid that we may fail or worse yet, afraid we may succeed. You need to know that while I knew so very early that you would realize your dreams, I never imagined I would once again realize my own. Seasons change young man, and while I may have waited until the winter of my life, to see the things I’ve seen this past year, there is no doubt I would have waited too long, had it not been for you.

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