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Chinatown - 1974 Movie Quotes


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3820 Walsh, let me explain something to you. This business requires a certain amout of finesse. (full quote)
4921 She's my sister and my daughter! (full quote)
10929 Do you know the expression, 'Let sleeping dogs lie?' (full quote)
10929 Do you understand or is it too tough for you? (full quote)
10929 1) You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. 2) Huh? 1) You know what happens to nosy fellows? 2) Huh? 1) No? Wanna guess? 2) Huh? 1)No? Okay. They lose their noses. (full quote)
10929 Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. (full quote)
3605 1) Isn't that your phone number? 2) Is it? I don't call myself that often. (full quote)
3605 You're dumber than you think I think you are. (full quote)
3605 Either you bring the water to L.A., or you bring L.A. to the water. (full quote)
3605 1) I hope you don't mind. I believe they should be served with the head. 2) Fine. Long as you don't serve chicken that way. (full quote)
3605 I see you like publicity, Mr. Gittes. Well, you're going to get it. (full quote)
3605 1) Mulvihill! what are you doing here? 2) They shut my water off. what's it to you? 1) How'd you find out about it? You don't drink it. You don't take a bath in it. They wrote you a letter. But then you have to be able to read. (full quote)
3605 I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it. (full quote)
3605 1) what happened to your nose, Gittes? Somebody slammed a bedroom window on it? 2) Nope. Your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick. You understand what I mean, pal? (full quote)
3605 1) Evelyn, put that gun away. The police can handle this. 2) He owns the police! (full quote)
3605 1) What makes you certain that your husband is, um, involved with someone? 2) A wife can tell. 1) Mrs. Mulwray, do you love your husband? 2) Yes, of course. 1) Then go home and forget everything. (full quote)
3605 1) Hollis seems to think you're an innocent man. 2) Well, I've been accused of a lot of things before, Mrs. Mulwray, but never that. (full quote)
3605 'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough. (full quote)
3605 1) A memorial service was held at the Mar Vista Inn today for Jasper Lamar Crabb. He passed away two weeks ago. 2) Why is that unusual? 1) He passed away two weeks ago and one week ago he bought the land. That's unusual. (full quote)
3605 Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. (full quote)
4391 Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown (full quote)
  Well, to tell you the truth, I lied a little. (full quote)
10929 All right Curley, enough's enough. You can't eat the venetian blinds. I just had 'em installed on Wednesday. (full quote)
10929 what can I tell you, kid? You're right. When you're right, you're right, and you're right. (full quote)
10929 I don't want your last dime. what kind of guy do you think I am? (full quote)
10929 I'll tell you the unwritten law, you dumb son-of-a-bitch. You gotta be rich to kill somebody, anybody, and get away with it. You think you got that kind of dough? You think you got that kind of class? (full quote)
10929 money doesn't matter to me, Mr. Gittes. (full quote)
10929 I help people out. I don't kick them out of their homes when they're in a desperate situation. (full quote)
10929 I see you like publicity, Mr. Gittes. Well, you're going to get it. (full quote)
10929 It's very personal. It couldn't be more personal. Is this a business or an obsession with you? (full quote)
10929 Well, it won't hold. I won't build it, it's that simple. I'm not going to make the same mistake twice. (full quote)
10929 The guy's got water on the brain. (full quote)
10929 Yeah sure. Bad for glass. (full quote)
10929 Anyway, I ... the point is, Mrs. Mulwray, I'm not in business to be loved, but I am in business. And believe me, whoever set up you husband, set me up. L.A.'s a small town. People talk. (full quote)
10929 Let's have a big smile, pal. (full quote)
10929 1) Mind if I take one of your cards? In case I want to get in touch with you again? 2) help yourself. (full quote)
10929 Well, I'v been accused of many things, Mrs. Mulwray, but never that. (full quote)
10929 Yeah? Ain't that something? Middle of a drought, the water commissioner drowns. only in L.A. (full quote)
10929 I take a long lunch. All day sometimes. (full quote)
10929 Mulwray's dead. You don't know what you're talking about, you dumb Oakie. (full quote)
  How much better can you eat? what can you buy that you don't already have? The future, Mr. Gittes, the future. (full quote)
  You don't know what you're talking about you dumb Oakie. (full quote)
  Okay Curl, enough's enough. You can't eat the venetian blinds; I just had em installed on Wednesday. (full quote)
  damn florshiem shoe (full quote)
  you can't eat the venetian blinds Curl. I just had them installed on Wednesday (full quote)
10929 I said I want the truth! (full quote)
10929 SAVE OUR city!!! LOS ANGELES IS DYING OF THIRST! VOTE YES! November 6th. (full quote)
10929 Go home, Jake. I'm doing you a favor. (full quote)
10929 All right. Come on, clear the area. On the sidewalk. Get off the street. (full quote)
10929 The dam's a con job. (full quote)
10929 I dislike the word cheat. (full quote)
10929 Who's the midget? (full quote)
10929 How do you like them apples? (full quote)
10929 Seabiscuit... (full quote)
10929 Headline from RACING RECORD: 'Seabiscuit Idol of Racing Fans' (full quote)
10929 ...Los Angeles is a desert community. (full quote)
10929 Sophie, go to the little girl's room for a minute. (full quote)
10929 There's no time to be shocked by the truth. (full quote)
10929 --Say hello to Mr. Gittes, sweetheart. --Hello. (full quote)
10929 --He lives at 1712 Alameda. Do you know where that is? --Sure. It's in Chinatown. (full quote)
10929 I'm just a snoop. (full quote)
10929 Goddamn Florshein shoes. (full quote)
10929 To tell you the truth, I lied a little. (full quote)
10929 --You may think you know what you're dealing with, but, believe me, you don't....Why is that funny? --That's what the District Attorney used to tell me in Chinatown. (full quote)
10929 --Are you alone? --Aren't we all? (full quote)
10929 --There's something black in the green part of your eye. --Oh, that. It's a...It's a flaw in the iris. --Flaw? --Yes, it's a sort of birthmark. (full quote)
10929 He's rich! Do you understand? He thinks he can get away with anything. (full quote)
10929 See, Mr. Gitts, most people never have to face the fact that, at the right time and the right place, they're capable of...anything. (full quote)
10929 You've got a nasty reputation, Mr. Gitts. I like that. (full quote)
10929 It's not a departmental matter. (full quote)
10929 only in L.A. (full quote)
10929 This is not a lending library. (full quote)
10929 Jasper Lamar Crabb. (full quote)
10929 Mrs. Mulwray no home. (full quote)
10929 Salt water welly bad for glass. (full quote)
10929 Curley, do me a favor. (full quote)
10929 You're already got one going, Mrs. Mulwray. (full quote)
10929 Just find the girl, Mr. Gits. (full quote)
chasprice I don't need five minutes. You're dumber than you think I think you are. (full quote)