“Big Night” quotes(1996)
Plot – Primo and Secondo Pileggi are two Italian emigrants in New York. They have opened a restaurant which is struggling to take off. Primo is the head chef, while Secondo deals with the business and promotes the restaurant. Louis Prima is a famous musician and is playing in the city, so Secondo invites him in their restaurant. Pascal, an experienced businessman, arranges everything, but the night of the event the host doesn't arrive. Pascal actually has never invited him. Now Primo wants to come back to Italy to work as chef in Rome, while Secondo wants to remain in America. At dawn, Secondo prepares breakfast for his brother in the empty restaurant. The two brothers eat without speaking.
All actors – Marc Anthony, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Larry Block, Caroline Aaron, Andre Belgrader, Minnie Driver, Peter McRobbie, Isabella Rossellini, Liev Schreiber, Pasquale Cajano, Christine Tuccishow all
“Big Night” Quotes 14 quotes
A guy works all day, he don't want to look at his plate and ask, "What the fuck is this?". He wants to look at his plate, see a steak, and say "I like steak!".
“- Phyllis: You know how they get you, these people... men... boys... They make you think they have secrets they will tell. But they have nothing to tell. And then they talk, and they talk talk talk and keep talking. And what do they say?
- Gabriella: Nothing.
- Phyllis: Right.
- Gabriella: And then they smoke. And then they talk some more. And...” (continue)(continue reading)
It is never "too much"; it is only "not enough"! Bite your teeth into the ass of life and drag it to you!
“Do you know what happens in that restaurant every night? Rape! Rape! The rape of cuisine.”
“To eat good food is to be close to God.”
“- Secondo: Primo, do you know why this night is happening?
- Primo: No.
- Secondo: Because it has to happen.”
“- Primo: Give people time, they will learn.
- Secondo: This is a restaurant! This is not a fucking school!”
“- Woman in Restaurant: Monsieur, is this what I ordered?
- Secondo: Yes, that is the Risotto. It is a special recipe that my brother and I bring from Italy. It's delicious, I promise.
- Woman in Restaurant: It took so long, I thought you went back to Italy to get it.”
“I am a businessman. I am anything I need to be at any time.”
“- Bob: Beautiful country, Italy.
- Secondo: You ever been there?
- Bob: No.”
“Sometimes the spaghetti likes to be alone.”
“Give people what they want, then later you can give them what you want.”
“God damn it, I should kill you! This is so fucking good I should kill you!”