Jun 22, 2012

Unforgettable gangster movie quotes

Remember Al Pacino as Donnie Brasco trying to infiltrate the mafia and the expression, “forgetaboutit” that came about? Everything was forgetaboutit. You couldn’t complete a sentence without adding it. Here are some favorite quotes and not only by gangsters, although there are enough quotes to fill this genre.

• “Let me show you my little friend”, in Scarface when Pacino has a shootout in his house and brings out the big gun.

• “You talkin’ to me? Yeah? Are you’re talking to me?” The gun-toting Robert de Niro in Taxi with the young Jodi Foster; a brilliant film for its time.

• How about that classic, “Make him an offer he can’t refuse with Marlon Brando as The Godfather with his consiglieri, Robert Duval who delivers the message of the don and leave a horse’s head in the producer’s bed. The Godfather trilogy is just as fresh today as it was when it first came out in the sixties.

• “Who’s your daddy” in Mr and Mrs Smith with Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt.

• Here’s a memorable line by Tom Reagan in Millers Crossing: “If you want me to keep my mouth shut it’s gonna cost you some dough. I figure a thousand bucks in reasonable, so I want two.”

• Another memorable line from the movie Scarface is when Pacino angers his young co scar Michel Pfeiffer and says of her, “Another qualude and she’ll be mine again.” The movie Scarface is filled with quotes, and the eff word is mentioned 144 times.

• A memorable line by Noodles in the film Once Upon a Time in America: “I like the stink of the streets. It cleans out my lungs and gives me a hard-on.”

• “Come up and see me some time” and “Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? – both quotes are sayings by Mae West.

• One of Tony Montana’s many favorite quotes in Scarface when he leaves a restaurant drunk and swaggering and spits out the following; “You need people like me…so you can point your finger and say, that’s the bad guy.” By far Scarface had more memorable quotes than any other film.