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Quotes from The Irishman

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    • Frank Sheeran: Hello?
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Is that Frank?
    • Frank Sheeran: Yes.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Hiya, Frank. This is Jimmy Hoffa.
    • Frank Sheeran: Yeah, yeah. Glad to meet you.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Well, glad to meet you, too, even if it's over the phone. I heard you paint houses.
    • Frank Sheeran: Yes. Yes, sir, I... I do.
    • [on Hoffa]
    • Russell Bufalino: He likes to talk, don't he?
    • Jimmy Hoffa: You wanna be a part of this fight?
    • Frank Sheeran: Yes, I do, sir.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Would you like to be a part of this history?
    • Frank Sheeran: Yes, I would. Whatever you need me to do, I'm available.
    • [to Hoffa]
    • Russell Bufalino: You might be demonstrating a failure to show appreciation.
    • [from trailer, Frank sits in front of lawyer Bill Buffalino's desk]
    • Bill Bufalino: You ever hit anybody?
    • Frank Sheeran: ...On the job?
    • Bill Bufalino: Yeah.
    • Frank Sheeran: I don't think so.
    • Bill Bufalino: Alright, then, we have nothing to worry about.
    • [Frank smiles. Bill taps his pen and looks at Frank in silence]
    • Bill Bufalino: You know, I don't, uh... I don't care whether you did it or not. That makes no difference to me.
    • Frank Sheeran: Yeah, I know.
    • Bill Bufalino: I'm here to defend you. Right?
    • Frank Sheeran: Right.
    • Bill Bufalino: Frank... Sheeran. Isn't that right?
    • [Bill keeps eyeing Frank]
    • Frank Sheeran: Whaddaya wanna know? You wanna know if I did it or not?
    • [they both laugh]
    • Frank Sheeran: Yeah, you said it right.
    • Bill Bufalino: Uh, under the contract, management can only fire a driver under very specific charges. So, you ever show up late?
    • Frank Sheeran: No.
    • Bill Bufalino: You have any moving violations?
    • Frank Sheeran: No.
    • Bill Bufalino: Do you drink on the job?
    • Frank Sheeran: No.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: You always charge a guy with a gun! With a knife, you run away.
    • Frank Sheeran: What kind of man makes a call like that...
    • Frank Sheeran: Nowadays, young people, they don't know who Jimmy Hoffa was. They don't have a clue. I mean, maybe they know that he disappeared or something, but that's about it. But back then, there wasn't nobody in this country who didn't know who Jimmy Hoffa was.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Then who?
    • Frank Sheeran: I'm gonna tell you. Tony.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Tony. Which Tony? They're all named Tony. I mean, what's the matter? Italians, they can only think of one name.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Who's gonna be there?
    • Frank Sheeran: Everybody.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Tony, Tony, Tony, Tony, and Tony, huh?
    • Russell Bufalino: If they can whack a President, they can whack a president of a union. You know it and I know it.
    • Sally Bugs: I'm just trying to understand how a person can buy a fish and not know what kind it was.
    • FBI Agent #1: He's dead.
    • Frank Sheeran: Who's dead?
    • FBI Agent #1: Your attorney, Mr. Rogano.
    • Frank Sheeran: He's dead?
    • FBI Agent #1: Yeah.
    • Frank Sheeran: Who did it?
    • FBI Agent #2: Cancer
    • Russell Bufalino: He likes to talk, don't he?
    • Frank Sheeran: I felt like I was talking to General Patton.
    • [about his boss to be]
    • Frank Sheeran: I thought maybe he owned the gas station. 'Cause he owned something, you could tell. Yeah, it turns out he owned the whole road.
    • [about the old country]
    • Frank Sheeran: They talked about it all the time. She came from mob royalty, if you want to call it that. To them, it was like they came over on the... the Italian Mayflower.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: If I said it once, I said it a thousand times, I don't care they're Irish. I don't care they're Catholic. If there's one person you can't trust in this life, it's millionaires' kids.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: But nobody threatens Hoffa.
    • [watching news of the Hoffa disappearance]
    • Frank Sheeran: I should call Jo.
    • Irene Sheeran: You haven't called Jo yet?
    • [Frank shakes his head]
    • Older Peggy Sheeran: Why?
    • Frank Sheeran: What?
    • Older Peggy Sheeran: Why?
    • Frank Sheeran: Why what?
    • Older Peggy Sheeran: Why haven't you called Jo?
    • [first lines]
    • [narrating]
    • Frank Sheeran: When I was young, I thought house painters painted houses. What did I know? I was a working guy. A business agent for Teamster Local 107 out of South Philly.
    • Frank Sheeran: One of a thousand working stiffs... until I wasn't no more. And then I started painting houses... myself.
    • Whispers DiTullio: To tell you the truth, I'm a little concerned.
    • [narrating]
    • Frank Sheeran: Whenever anybody says they're a little concerned, they're very concerned.
    • Whispers DiTullio: As a matter of fact, I'm really more than a little concerned.
    • [narrating]
    • Frank Sheeran: And when they say they're more than a little concerned, they're desperate.
    • Angelo Bruno: You know who owns the Cadillac Linen Service?
    • Frank Sheeran: Some Jews in the laundry business. That's what they told me.
    • Angelo Bruno: They own a part of it. Somebody else got an interest in that. You know who?
    • Frank Sheeran: No.
    • Angelo Bruno: I do.
    • Frank Sheeran: Who?
    • Angelo Bruno: No, I do. I own the other part. Not I know somebody who owns the other part.
    • [to Frank and Joey]
    • Jimmy Hoffa: You guys sure like watermelon.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: In a war, you go from point A to point B. Sometimes, you spill a little beer along the way. That philosophy make sense to you?
    • Frank Sheeran: Sure does.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: You got your friend with you?
    • [reveals his gun]
    • Frank Sheeran: Right here.
    • Jimmy Hoffa: Good.
    • [narrating]
    • Frank Sheeran: Russell had a piece of everything. He had this store in Pittston called Penn Drape & Curtains. And he ran everything out of there. Who knew what it all was? I mean, I'm sure the man had partners. They always have partners. Nobody keeps all the money. But everybody listened to Russ. That I can tell you. You wanted to bribe a judge, you asked Russell. You didn't know how much to bribe him, Russell was gonna tell you. You wanna promote one of your guys, Russ would tell you you could or you could not. You wanna make somebody disappear, you gotta get Russell's permission. You know, no two ways about it. And when you did something for Russ, you did it yourself. Like Russ used to say...
    • [cuts to Russell, explaining straight to the camera]
    • Russell Bufalino: When I ask somebody to take care of something for me, I expect them to take care of it themselves. I don't need two roads coming back to me.
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