“Life” quotes

(1999)
Movie Life
Title Life
Year 1999
Director Ted Demme
Genre Drama, Comedy, Crime
Plot – Ray and Claude hate each other but are forced to take a trip together from New York to Mississippi to smuggle a load of whiskey. A mean white sheriff frames them for murder and has them serve life sentences. It is 1932 and in Camp 8 of the State Prison there is only room for blacks and that is where Ray and Claude settle. After 65 years of constant bickering and reconciliation with many things happening in the world, the two now elderly men finally take their well-deserved revenge.
All actors – Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes, Anthony Anderson, Barry Shabaka Henley, Brent Jennings, Bernie Mac, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Michael Taliferro, Guy Torry, Bokeem Woodbine, Ned Beatty, Lisa Nicole Carson, O'Neal Compton, Noah Emmerich, Rick James, Clarence Williams III, Heavy D, Bonz Malone, Ned Vaughn, R. Lee Ermey, Sanaa Lathan, Allyson Call, Poppy Montgomery, James D. Brubaker, Walter K. Jordan, Brooks Almy, Hal Havins, Hildy Brooks, Kenn Whitaker, Ernie Lee Banks, David Alexander, Johnny Brown, Armelia McQueen, Nate Evans, Todd Everett, Don Harvey, Venus DeMilo, Zaid Farid, Keith Burke, Kenneth White, Leonard O. Turner, Augie Blunt, Quantae Love, Sean Lampkin, James Emory Jr., Bill Gratton, Reamy Hall, George Hartmann, Zack Helvey, Haskell V. Anderson III, Kimble Jemison, Jordan Mahome, William S. Taylor, Jay Arlen Jones, Oscar Jordan, Jordan Lund, Ronald Moss, Betty Murphy, Walter Powell, Christophe Prévost, Dawn Robinson, Leon Sanders, Steve Boyles, , Muhammad Ali, Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, Shayne Benton, Sydney 'Big Dawg' Colston, Bridget Morrow, Leon Turner
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  • “- Rayford Gibson: [after being denied pie] Look, My Name's Ray Gibson I'm from New York. Let's talk Turkey, how much will it cost for you turn two of those whites-only pies into two nigger pies?
    - Billy's Mama: [cocks gun] How 'bout I turn y'all into Nigger pie?”

    Eddie Murphy - Rayford Gibson
    Brooks Almy - Billy's Mama
    [Tag:agreement, racism]
  • “- Claude Banks: Don't touch this car.
    - Rayford Gibson: 'Cause I piss on the motherfucker. I ain't gonna touch it, I piss on it.”

    Martin Lawrence - Claude Banks
    Eddie Murphy - Rayford Gibson
    [Tag:cars]
  • “Fuck that, 'cause I'm from New York City, goddammit. Nobody take no cornbread from me. That goes for anyone of you motherfucking farmers who wanna start some shit. You fuck around with me, there's gonna be consequences and repercussions.”
    Eddie Murphy - Rayford Gibson
    [Tag:new york, threat]
  • “- Goldmouth: Maybe I oughta eat your cornbread.
    - Rayford Gibson: Motherfucker, you can't have my cornbread. That's for damn sure. You try and take my cornbread, Killing Spree, Part 2 gon' begin up in here on your ass. You thinking about my cornbread, better get the taste out your mouth. That's for damn sure.”

    Michael Taliferro - Goldmouth
    Eddie Murphy - Rayford Gibson
    [Tag:food, hunger]
  • “The Cotton Club in Manhattan? Many times, man, I damn near lived in the Cotton Club. I tell you, the Cotton Club is all right. But it ain't got nothin' on The Boom Boom Room. If you ever go to New York, go to Ray's Boom Boom Room.”
    Eddie Murphy - Rayford Gibson
    [Tag:new york, parties]
  • “You gon' eat yo' cornbread?”

    Michael Taliferro - Goldmouth
    [Tag:food]
  • “- Claude Banks: Why you got to say nasty shit, Ray?
    - Rayford Gibson: 'Cause I'm a nasty motherfucker.”

    Martin Lawrence - Claude Banks
    Eddie Murphy - Rayford Gibson
    [Tag:manners]
  • “This is the gun line. It runs from shack to shack, clear around the yard. You are now inside the gun line. You step outside the gun line without my permission, you will be shot. You trip and fall over the gun, you will be shot. You spit, you pee, you so much as stick your johnson over the gun line, you will be shot.”
    Nick Cassavetes - Sergeant Dillard
    [Tag:rules, weapons]
  • - Sergeant Dillard: [Claude won't dig, and complains that it's too hot] You tell that lazy jigaboo the State of Mississippi ain't interested in his meteorological assessments!
    - Hoppin' Bob: Listen up, jigaboo! State of Mississippi ain't interested in your, your, uh "metacological assessments"!

    Nick Cassavetes - Sergeant Dillard
    Brent Jennings - Hoppin' Bob
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