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Quotes from The Deer Hunter

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    • Michael: Stanley, see this? This is this. This ain't something else. This is this. From now on, you're on your own.
    • Nick: I don't think about that much with one shot anymore, Mike.
    • Michael: You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about. A deer's gotta be taken with one shot.
    • Julien: When a man says no to champagne, he says no to life.
    • Michael: A deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that but they don't listen.
    • Michael: Every time he comes up, he's got no knife, he's got no jacket, he's got no pants, he's got no boots. All he's got is that stupid gun he carries around like John Wayne.
    • Steven: You get a deer?
    • Michael: Naa man
    • Steven: C'maaan! You didn't get a DEE-E-EAH?
    • [after he sights the deer but points the rifle upward and fires so that the deer just looks at him]
    • Michael: Okay? Okay?
    • Nick: I'm thinking about the deer. Going to 'Nam. I like the trees, you know? I like the way that the trees are on mountains, all the different... the way the trees are.
    • Nick: Did you hear about the happy Roman?
    • Man in Locker Room: Yeah.
    • Nick: He was "glad he ate her."
    • VC guard: MAU! MAU! DIDI MAU!
    • Michael: What kind of beer would you like?
    • Linda: What? I don't know. I don't care. Any kind.
    • Michael: I'll get you a Rolling Rock.
    • Linda: Okay.
    • Michael: It's a good beer, it's the best around.
    • Axel: Lemme ask you a question: how come I never see you eat?
    • Nick: I like to starve myself: it keeps the fear up.
    • Army Doctor: Chevotarevich, is that a Russian name?
    • Nick: No, it's an American name.
    • [first lines]
    • Michael: Hey, watch out, Axel. We'll be calling him old fireballs after tonight.
    • Axel: Fuckin' A.
    • Michael: Not bad.
    • [last lines]
    • Michael: Here's to Nick.
    • [whispering]
    • Steven: To Nick.
    • [All]: To Nick.
    • Angela: It's such a grey day.
    • Nick: You trying to look like a prince?
    • Michael: What do you mean, 'trying'?
    • Nick: You got the wrong guy, ace!
    • Michael: I feel a lot of distance, and I feel far away.
    • Michael: Hey, Stosh. I said no.
    • Bandleader: Angela and Steven, if you don't spill a drop, its good luck for the rest of your life.
    • [Steven and Angela drink from conjoined goblets]
    • Michael: Sh*t! I must be outta my f*ckin' mind! I must be outta my mind. Everything's going so fast. Man, oh man. Hey, Nick, do you think we'll ever come back?
    • Nick: From 'Nam?
    • Michael: Yeah.
    • Nick: You know something, the whole thing, its right here. I love this f*ckin' place. I know that sounds crazy. If anything happens, Mike, don't leave, don't leave me over there. You got, you gotta, hey, just don't leave me. You gotta promise me that, Mike. No man, you gotta, you gotta promise, definitely.
    • Michael: Hey, Nick, You got it, man.
    • Bar Girl: Okay, what you like to call me now? What you like to call me?
    • Nick: Linda.
    • Linda: Mikie, you're so - weird.
    • [laughs]
    • Linda: You're always such a gentleman.
    • Michael: Angela, I heard Steven was alive. Where is he? Where's Steven? Where is he? Just tell me where he is. Angela, where is Steve? Just tell me where he is. Where is he? Where is he? Please? You've got to tell me. Now, where is he? Do you know? Where is he?
    • Linda: Mike - why don't we go to bed? Can't we just comfort each other?
    • Michael: No, I can't. Not here. I gotta get outta here. I'm sorry. I just gotta get out. I'll be - I-I don't know, I feel a lot of distance and I feel far away. I'll see you later.
    • Stan: What do you think of her, Michael?
    • Stan: No.
    • Michael: Neither do I!
    • Michael: I don't know.
    • Stan: No, come on. On the level. On the level.
    • Michael: I don't know.
    • Stan: Is she, is she beautiful? Is she beautiful? Is she?
    • Michael: Truth?
    • Stan: Yeah!
    • Michael: No.
    • Michael: Well, do you think she's intelligent?
    • Michael: You okay?
    • Linda: Did you ever think life would turn out like this?
    • Michael: No.
    • Bingo Caller: I-sweet 16, I-18, then you become a man. Let's go men. G-60 and those boys who can't help themselves, please, buddy, help them too. Oh, will you dance with me. G-47 - but, I'm still satisfied with what I've got. That wonderful life I've lived. Think it over, buddy boys and I'll give you O-61.
    • Steven: Where is a guy like Nick gettin' money like this?
    • Michael: I don't know. Cards maybe. Listen, Steven, I'm gonna take you home.
    • [Resisting]
    • Steven: Aw, sh*t, Mike, you promised me. Come on. I don't fit. Look! hey!
    • Michael: I'm gonna take you home.
    • Steven: Man, look, you promised me man. I don't fit! Mike, I'll - hey. I'm sorry. You do as your heart tells you.
    • Michael: Come on, Nicky, come home. Just come home. Home! Talk to me. You just talk to me. Nicky. Nicky.
    • Michael: Nicky, do you remember the trees? Remember all the different ways of the trees? Remember that? Remember? Huh? The mountains? Do you remember all that?
    • Nick: One shot?
    • Michael: One shot! One shot.
    • [Smiles]
    • Nick: Yeah.
    • Michael: Nicky! Nicky! Nicky! Nicky! Nicky! Nicky! Nick! Nicky! Nicky! No! Nick! Nooooo! Nooo! No! Nicky! Nicky!
    • Hilary Brown, Herself: This seems to be the last chapter in the history of American involvement in Vietnam. Its also been the largest single movement of people in the history of America itself. Hilary Brown, ABC News, aboard the attack aircraft carrier, USS Hancock, in the South China Sea.
    • [Last lines]
    • Angela: Its been such a gray day.
    • [Humming]
    • John: Mm-Mm-Mm-Mm-Mm-Mm
    • [singing]
    • John: Stand beside her and guide her. La-la-de Da-da-da...
    • [singing]
    • Linda: God bless America, Land that I love.
    • AngelaAxelJohnLindaMichaelStanSteven: Stand beside her and guide her, Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam. God Bless America, my home sweet home. God Bless America, my home sweet home.
    • Michael: Here's to Nick!
    • Steven: To Nick!
    • AngelaAxelJohnLindaMichaelStanSteven: To Nick!
    • Michael: Put an empty chamber in that gun!
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