“Midnight Run” quotes

(1988)
Movie Midnight Run
Martin Brest directed this movie in 1988
Title Midnight Run
Year 1988
Director Martin Brest
Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Plot – Jack Walsh is a former Chicago cop who lives in Los Angeles. He works by occasional commissions for Eddie Moscone and has to find Jonathan Mardukas, an accountant called "The Duke", who has stolen 15 million dollars to Jimmy Serrano, a mafia boss. His reward is 100.000 dollars and he has five days to complete the tasks, but Jack thinks to abandon the job to open a restaurant. He finds Jonathan, but Serrano's henchmen are looking for him too, as well as FBI and Marvin Dorfler, another investigator.
All actors – Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Foronjy, Robert Miranda, Jack Kehoe, Wendy Phillips, Philip Baker Hall, Tom McCleister, Mary Gillis, John Toles-Bey, Thomas J. Hageboeck, Stanley White, Scott McAfee, Linda Margules, Lois Smith, Fran Brill, Michael Hawkins, John Hammil, Lou Felder, Cameron Milzer, Sonia M. Roberts, Sam Sanders, Frank Pesce, Paul Joseph McKenna, Matt Jennings, Rosemarie Murphy, Jack N. Young, Robert Coleman, William Robbins, Wilfred Netsosie, Sherman L. Robbins, Dale Beard Jr., Thomas Nez, Richard Gonzalez, Bill Fritz, Pete Jensen, Andy Charnoki, Tracey Walter, Robert Vento, Joe 'Tippy' Zeoli, James Portolese, Armando Muniz, Dan York, Rowdy Burdick, Varnoy Lee, Bob Maroff, Tom Irwin, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Danielle DuClos, Martin Brest, Lisa Burnett, George Miklos, Robert Minkoff, Jock L. Schloss
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  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: Come on, cigarettes are killers.
    - Jack Walsh: So are women.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: There's good and bad everywhere, don't you think?
    - Jack Walsh: Eh, well, I'd say there's bad everywhere. Good I don't know about.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:badness]
  • “Let me describe the scene to you. There are these guys, see? They've probably been up for like two days. They stink of B.O., they have coffee breath, they're constipated from sittin' on their asses for so long, they're sitting in a van, and they're probably parked right up the street from your office, Eddie. Your phone is tapped!”

    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:police, telephone]
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: You ever had lyonnaise potatoes? They are these types of potatoes that are sautéed but then they have this onion thing added to them, and they are really, really delicious. They work well with any, uh, chicken or pork dish. You know I could set you up with lyonnaise potatoes for the rest of your life.
    - Jack Walsh: Why don't...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:vegetables]
  • “- Jack Walsh: Are you gonna propose to me?
    - Joey: Propose?
    - Jack Walsh: Propose! Because if you're not, quit starin' at me, ok?”

    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    Robert Miranda - Joey
    [Tag:proposals]
  • “- Alonzo Mosely: You're gonna spend ten years for impersonating a federal agent.
    - Jack Walsh: Ten years for impersonating a fed, huh?
    - Alonzo Mosely: Ten years.
    - Jack Walsh: How comes no one's after you?”

    Yaphet Kotto - Alonzo Mosely
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:crime, mocking]
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: You lied to me first!
    - Jack Walsh: What the... you lied to me first!
    - Jonathan Mardukas: Yes! Yes. But you didn't know I was lying to you when you lied to me down by the river. So as far as you knew, you lied to me first!
    - Jack Walsh: How can I argue with this guy. I don't know what the fuck he's talking about.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:argument, lies]
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: I just wanna tell you that I have fear of flying.
    - Marvin Dorfler: Well, why don't you just relax and sleep through it? [punches Jonathan Mardukas, knocking him out]”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    John Ashton - Marvin Dorfler
    [Tag:fear, fighting]
  • “- Airline Ticket Clerk: [selling a flight ticket] Would that be smoker or non-smoker, sir?
    - Marvin Dorfler: [exhaling smoke] Take a wild guess.”

    Martin Brest - Airline Ticket Clerk
    John Ashton - Marvin Dorfler
    [Tag:smoking]
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: Jahé, everybody, jahé
    - Jack Walsh: What's that?
    - Jonathan Mardukas: It means 'hello'. I can say 'hello' in a lot of different languages. Not yours, but a lot of them.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:language]
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: I got money, y'know.
    - Jack Walsh: I'm sure you do.
    - Jonathan Mardukas: I'll give you whatever you want.
    - Jack Walsh: Start by shutting up. I know you all of two minutes and already I don't like ya.
    - Jonathan Mardukas: Gee, that's too bad. I really like you.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:bribe, money]
  • “- Jack Walsh: How much is here?
    - Jonathan Mardukas: Neighborhood of three hundred thousand.
    - Jack Walsh: That's a, that's a... very respectable neighborhood.”

    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    [Tag:money, neighbors]
  • “- Eddie Moscone: Let's go have some breakfast.
    - Jack Walsh: I don't eat breakfast.
    - Eddie Moscone: Well then have an early lunch, let's go!”

    Joe Pantoliano - Eddie Moscone
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:breakfast, eating]
  • “- Jonathan Mardukas: You ever had sex with an animal, Jack? Remember those chickens on the Indian reservation? There were some good looking chickens there Jack. You know, between us...
    - Jack Walsh: Yeah, there were a couple there I might've taken a shot at.”

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:animals, sex]
  • - Jonathan Mardukas: I can't fly: I suffer from aviaphobia.
    - Jack Walsh: What does that mean?
    - Jonathan Mardukas: It means I can't fly. I also suffer from acrophobia and claustrophobia.
    - Jack Walsh: I'll tell you what: if you don't cooperate, you're gonna suffer from "fistophobia".

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:fear, teamwork, threat]
  • - Jonathan Mardukas: I asked you if you were hurt and you said "yeah, I'm hurt".
    - Jack Walsh: That's because you made me say it. Startin' to put words in my mouth.
    - Jonathan Mardukas: Jack, you're a grown man. You're in control of your own words.
    - Jack Walsh: You're goddamn right I am. Now here come two words for you: shut the fuck up.

    Charles Grodin - Jonathan Mardukas
    Robert De Niro - Jack Walsh
    [Tag:talking, words]
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