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Quotes from The Highwaymen

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    • Lee Simmons: Governor, this has to end!
    • Maney Gault: How many bullets you got in you?
    • Frank Hamer: Sixteen, I think.
    • Maney Gault: It might be good to have a doctor look at you sometime.
    • Frank Hamer: It might be good to have a doctor look at you sometime.
    • Maney Gault: I ain't got no bullets in me.
    • Frank Hamer: Because I was covering you.
    • [the Govenor is holding a meeting with her officials, who are seated around a table discussing the Bonnie and Clyde situation. S]
    • Detective John Quinn: I'd like to have a say in how we handle this.
    • 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 turns around and walks over to the window in front of her looking at the rain pouring down and shakes her head]
    • Ma Ferguson: ... Well... Where is he?
    • [the image fades to Frank Hamer kneeling by a lakeside]
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    • 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?
    • 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.
    • [Ma stops and turns around in anger to face the photographers and reporters in front of her]
    • Ma Ferguson: 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]
    • [asking her to pose for a photograph]
    • Reporter 1: Would you care to comment on the escape Governor?
    • [Ma smiles at the photographers and reporters]
    • Ma Ferguson: 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?
    • [Frank and Maney are sitting at a table in a coffee shop in Coffeyville, Kansas on the lookout for Bonnie and Clyde. Gault is ea]
    • Frank Hamer: Because I was COVERING you.
    • [Maney puts another spoonful of cake in his mouth, nods his head in agreement and smiles at Frank]
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    • [chuckles]
    • Maney Gault: How many bullets you got in you?
    • Frank Hamer: Hell I don't know... Sixteen I think.
    • [between spoonfuls]
    • Maney Gault: You know...
    • [clears his throat]
    • Maney Gault: Man can't PASS bullets through him like he can kidney stones?... might be GOOD to have a doctor look at you sometime.
    • Frank Hamer: Might be good to have a doctor look at YOU sometime.
    • Maney Gault: I ain't got no bullets in me.
    • Sheriff Smoot Schmid: He's got the mental range of a windshield wiper but he's reliable.
    • [Maney and Gault are considering Bonnie's poem about her life and anticipated death which was published in a local newspaper]
    • Maney Gault: Used to be, you had to have talent to get published. Now you just have to shoot people.
    • Frank Hamer: You ever think maybe there was something in Clyde... that made him steal that chicken in the first place?
    • Henry Barrow: Maybe he was hungry. Maybe we were all hungry.
    • Frank Hamer: You know, your boy may not have been... born with a dark soul, but he has one now.
    • Henry Barrow: You're not hearing me, mister. I'm trying to say something. It ain't easy for me to say. I know there's only one way that this thing is ever gonna end. And I'm asking you, please... just end it now, damn it. End it for my family.
    • Maney Gault: You came all the way up to the house, what changed your mind?
    • Frank Hamer: I don't know, maybe seeing you move like you're 85.
    • Maney Gault: Well, that honest. Maybe a little too honest.
    • Frank Hamer: How'd she fall in with an outlaw like Barrow?
    • Deputy Ted Hinton: Bored to tears. Along come Clyde in a fine car, by the time she found out the car was stolen, she was already in love.
    • Maney Gault: Ain't that romantic. I met my wife she was milking a prize Devon at the Oklahoma State Fair, I can't imagine anybody writing a ballad about that encounter.
    • Maney Gault: Manos arribas.
    • Frank Hamer: I think I'll look up Leadbetter.
    • Maney Gault: He's dead.
    • Frank Hamer: Or Cuthbert.
    • Maney Gault: Dead too. So's Alvarez. And if you go any further down the roster I'm gonna be gravely offended.
    • [Describing his son, Clyde Barrow, as a child and youngster]
    • Henry Barrow: You know, he wasn't always a bad boy. I had high hopes.
    • Frank Hamer: People don't always know who they are... 'til it's too late.
    • Henry Barrow: Oh, you mean one turn on the trail, huh? That what you mean? He stole a chicken... and the law took him for bad seed. And from *that day* forward he was dogged by the law.
    • Frank Hamer: Dogged him?
    • Henry Barrow: Yes, sir.
    • Frank Hamer: Dogged him or watched him?
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