“Cannery Row” quotes

Movie Cannery Row
Title Cannery Row
Year 1982
Director David S. Ward
Genre Drama, Comedy
Plot – Doc is a marine biologist who lives alone and is interested only in his experiments. Suzy is unemployed and cannot even be a prostitute due to her stubborn nature. Both Doc and Suzy live in Cannery Row in California and when they meet a violent passion explodes between them.
All actors – Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae, M. Emmet Walsh, Tom Mahoney, John Malloy, James Keane, Sunshine Parker, Santos Morales, John Huston, Ellen Blake
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  • “The party didn't slow down 'till dawn. The crew of a San Pedro tuna boat showed up about One, and was routed. The police came by at Two, and stayed to join the party. Mack used their squad car to go get more wine. A woman called the police to complain about the noise, and couldn't get anybody. The crew of the tuna boat came back about Three, and...” (continue)(continue reading)

    John Huston - Narrator
  • “The only thing we have in common is that we're both wrong for each other.”

    Nick Nolte - Doc
  • “- Mack: You know I worked all night on the damn thing. Now Hazel cried when I tried it on him. You see, I got this aunt is Salinas. She lost both husbands in the flood...
    - Doc: I didn't know you had an aunt is Salinas, Mack.
    - Mack: I don't have an aunt in Salinas, for for christ's sake. That's the goddamned story.”

    M. Emmet Walsh - Mack
    Nick Nolte - Doc
  • “- Narrator: After an hour or so, Doc was tired of driving. Something more was needed to combat his restlessness, with an element of danger maybe. Because he could find no one to get into a fight with, he did the next best thing.
    - Beer Milkshake Waitress: What'll it be.
    - Doc: A beer milkshake.”

    John Huston - Narrator
    Judy Kerr - Beer Milkshake Waitress
    Nick Nolte - Doc
  • “- Suzy DeSoto: I'd still like a job.
    - Fauna Flood: As what?
    - Suzy DeSoto: You know, a... floozy.
    - Fauna Flood: Well first off, we don't call ourselves floozies in here. And second, you ever done this kind of thing before?
    - Suzy DeSoto: What do you got to do besides lie down?
    - Fauna Flood: You gotta pretend that you like it!”

    Debra Winger - Suzy DeSoto
    Audra Lindley - Fauna Flood
    [Tag:job, prostitution, sex]
  • “- Suzy DeSoto: I wanna know what you think!
    - Suzy's Trick: I don't have no opinion.
    - Suzy DeSoto: Well, make one up!
    - Suzy's Trick: What the hell for?
    - Suzy DeSoto: Because I paid $12.99 for this goddamn dress, that's what for! 13 bucks to look nice for guys like you... now I ain't takin' it off 'til you tell me how you like it!”

    Debra Winger - Suzy DeSoto
    William Bronder - Suzy's Trick
  • “- Fauna Flood: The stars say that you are going to be, oh... that you are going to be President of the United States!
    - Mack: I don't believe it.
    - Hazel: I don't want to be no President!
    - Fauna Flood: You got no choice; the stars have spoken. You'll just have to go to Washington.
    - Hazel: But I don't want to! I don't know nobody there!”

    Audra Lindley - Fauna Flood
    M. Emmet Walsh - Mack
    Frank McRae - Hazel
  • “Every time I talk to you, I get more confused. I like you just fine when you're not around.”

    Debra Winger - Suzy DeSoto