“Grosse Pointe Blank” quotes

Movie Grosse Pointe Blank
Title Grosse Pointe Blank
Year 1997
Director George Armitage
Genre Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller, Action
Plot – Thanks to his charm and undeniable skills, Martin has made a career out of being a professional killer with a lot of satisfaction, including economic results. However, despite the success, Martin begins to realize that something is missing in his life. After he has decided to know himself better, he returns to his native town in Michigan, Grosse Pointe, in occasion of the ten-year meeting with the ex-classmates. He would like to start a relationship with his ex-girlfriend Debi again and to complete a final "task". However, an unexpected obstacle appears when his old opponent Grocer arrives. They have a sharp conversation during breakfast, then Martin goes to Debi’s place and together they go to the party. Here Martin kills his last "task", but Debi see him, so he has to explain to her the truth: he has always been a killer, at the beginning for the CIA, but later on his own. Meanwhile, the father of Debi is threatened by Grocer, so Martin saves him, then he kills Grocer and asks Debi to marry him. The following day, Martin and Debi are happy in the car and on the radio someone says: "Run away from Grosse Pointe."
All actors – John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, Hank Azaria, K. Todd Freeman, Jeremy Piven, Mitchell Ryan, Michael Cudlitz, Benny Urquidez, Duffy Taylor
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  • “- Debi Newberry: You know what you need?
    - Martin Q. Blank: What?
    - Debi Newberry: Shakabuku.
    - Martin Q. Blank: You wanna tell me what that means?
    - Debi Newberry: It's a swift, spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever.
    - Martin Q. Blank: Oh, that'd be good. I think.”

    Minnie Driver - Debi Newberry
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
  • - Martin Q. Blank: If I just look suspicious on your customers' property, under those, you know, "heightened circumstances", you have the authority to shoot me?
    - Terry Rostand: Correct.
    - Martin Q. Blank: Wow, all right. How'd you get the gig?
    - Terry Rostand: Oh, well, they were hiring. And it was only a two-week course.

    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    Steve Pink - Terry Rostand
    [Tag:job, killing]
  • “- Dr. Oatman: Martin, I'm emotionally involved with you.
    - Martin Q. Blank: How are you emotionally involved with me?
    - Dr. Oatman: I'm afraid of you.”

    Alan Arkin - Dr. Oatman
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:emotion, fear]
  • “Remember, there's nowhere you can go that you haven't learned how to go in time. Whatever the hell that means.”
    John Cusack - Marcella
    [Tag:learning, time]
  • “- Grocer: And after we do your job, we're gonna do another little job.
    - Martin Q. Blank: Tell me about it.
    - Grocer: Like I'm gonna put a bullet hole in your fuckin' forehead, and I'm gonna fuck the brain hole!
    - Martin Q. Blank: Nice talk, sugar mouth.”

    Dan Aykroyd - Grocer
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:job, killing, swearing]
  • “- Dr. Oatman: Don't kill anybody for a few days. See what it feels like.
    - Martin Q. Blank: Alright, I'll give it a shot.
    - Dr. Oatman: No, don't give it a shot! Don't shoot anything!”

    Alan Arkin - Dr. Oatman
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
  • They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the Pesident of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?".

    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
  • “- Arlene: [about the nametags she's made for the high school reunion] I had the yearbook pictures put on so everybody knows who everybody was!
    - Martin Q. Blank: A special torture!”

    Audrey Kissel - Arlene
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:name, picture, school]
  • “- Martin Q. Blank: I'm a professional killer.
    - Paul Spericki: Do you have to do postgraduate work for that?”

    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    Jeremy Piven - Paul Spericki
    [Tag:job, studying]
  • “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's, well, broken.”
    Minnie Driver - Debi Newberry
    [Tag:leaving, love]
  • “- Debi Newberry: How come you never learned that it was wrong? That there are certain things you do not do, you do not do in a civilized society?
    - Martin Q. Blank: Which civilizations are we talking about?
    - Debi Newberry: Oh, shut up!
    - Martin Q. Blank: I mean, history...
    - Debi Newberry: Shut up!”

    Minnie Driver - Debi Newberry
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
  • “- Martin Q. Blank: This your Beemer?
    - Paul Spericki: Yeah.
    - Martin Q. Blank: In Detroit? That's sacrilege!”

    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    Jeremy Piven - Paul Spericki
  • “- Mr. Bart Newberry: What have you been doing with your life?
    - Marty: Uh... professional killer.
    - Mr. Bart Newberry: Oh! Good for you, it's a... growth industry.”

    Mitchell Ryan - Mr. Bart Newberry
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:job, killing]
  • - Grocer: Here's the new stuff, kid. Durazac 15. Makes Prozac seem like a decaf latte. Want a couple? I've got jars.
    - Martin Q. Blank: I don't do that stuff anymore.
    - Grocer: No wonder you got the shakes. And don't say "do it", because I don't "do it". I ingest it, on orders from my neurophysiologist. It's legal. In five years they'll be... (continue)
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    Dan Aykroyd - Grocer
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:drugs, water]
  • “- Ken: I do divorce mainly, some property, some personal injury.
    - Martin Q. Blank: They all seem kinda related.”

    Carlos Jacott - Ken
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:divorce, wound]
  • “Hi. I'm, uh, I'm a pet psychiatrist. I sell couch insurance. Mm hmm, and I... and I test-market positive thinking. I lead a weekend men's group, we specialize in ritual killings. Yeah, you look great! God, yeah! Hi, how are you? Hi, how are you? Hi, I'm Martin Blank, you remember me? I'm not married, I don't have any kids, but I'd blow your head...” (continue)(continue reading)

    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:job, practice]
  • “- Melanie the Waitress: What do you want in your omelette, sir?
    - Martin Q. Blank: Nothing in the omelette, nothing at all.
    - Melanie the Waitress: Well, that's not technically an omelette.
    - Martin Q. Blank: Look, I don't want to get into a semantic argument, I just want the protein.”

    Wendy Thorlakson - Melanie the Waitress
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
  • “- Martin Q. Blank: You don't know my cat, it's very demanding.
    - Debi Newberry: It? You don't know if it's a boy or girl?
    - Martin Q. Blank: I respect its privacy.”

    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    Minnie Driver - Debi Newberry
    [Tag:cats, gender]
  • “- Kenneth McCullers: You got any ideas how you wanna wax this guy?
    - Steven Lardner: Can't you just say 'kill'? Ya always gotta romanticize it.”

    K. Todd Freeman - Kenneth McCullers
    Hank Azaria - Steven Lardner
    [Tag:killing, words]
  • “- Debi Newberry: You're a psychopath.
    - Martin Q. Blank: No, no. Psychopaths kill for no reason. I kill for money. It's a job. That didn't come out right.”

    Minnie Driver - Debi Newberry
    John Cusack - Martin Q. Blank
    [Tag:job, killing, madness]