“On the Waterfront” quotes(1954)
Plot – Some dockworkers in the port of New York are harassed by gangsters. The criminals impose a new contract to the employers but the dockworkers are denied the right salary. The one who rebels against them, will pay with life. Gangster Terry Mallory is better than his fellows because he feels a certain moral discomfort when he kills one dockworker. Thanks to a priest, Terry reports the gangsters' abuses and now he has to overcome not only his fellows' hatred but also dockworkers' one, who have judged badly Mallory's gesture.
All actors – Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John F. Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Balsam, Dan Bergin, Zachary Charles, Jere Delaney, Robert Downing, Michael V. Gazzo, Fred Gwynne, Thomas Handley, Anne Hegira, Pat Hingle, Scottie MacGregor, Barry Macollum, Tiger Joe Marsh, Edward McNally, Mike O'Dowd, Nehemiah Persoff, Johnny Sevenshow all
“On the Waterfront” Quotes 8 quotes
“- Terry: If I spill, my life ain't worth a nickel.
- Father Barry: And how much is your soul worth if you don't?”
“Boys, this is my church! And if you don't think Christ is down here on the waterfront you've got another guess coming!”
“- Edie: I've never met anyone like you. There's not a spark of sentiment or romance or human kindness in your whole body.
- Terry: What good does it do you but get you in trouble?”
“- Edie: Isn't everybody a part of everybody else?
- Terry: Boy, what a fruitcake you are!”
“- Edie: Which side are you with?
- Terry: Me? I'm with me, Terry.”
“Hey, you wanna hear my philosophy of life? Do it to him before he does it to you.”
“Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. They better wise up! Taking Joey Doyle's life to stop him from testifying is a crucifixion. And dropping a sling on Kayo Dugan because he was ready to spill his guts tomorrow, that's a crucifixion. And every time the Mob puts the pressure on a good man, tries to stop him from doing...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Conscience... that stuff can drive you nuts!”