“Murphy's Romance” quotes

Movie Murphy's Romance
Martin Ritt directed this movie in 1985
Title Murphy's Romance
Year 1985
Director Martin Ritt
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Plot – A 33-year-old woman decides her marriage is over, moving with her young son to a small town. There she meets a widower, who's impatient and a little misogynist, but eventually they become good friends. When her husband reaches her, the woman has to choose between the two men.
All actors – Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim, Dennis Burkley, Georgann Johnson, Dortha Duckworth, Michael Prokopuk, Billy Ray Sharkey, Michael Crabtree, Anna Levine, Charles Lane
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  • “- Murphy Jones: You are a miserable little son of a bitch, you know that? I don't know why she took you in the house... I'd bed you down with the dogs! And I'll tell you something else, mister, you may be a lot younger and stronger, but you're about to get your ass kicked from here to the state line... and I'm wearin' the boots that can do it!
    -...” (continue)
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    James Garner - Murphy Jones
    Brian Kerwin - Bobby Jack Moriarity
    [Tag:old age, threat]
  • “- Murphy Jones: I'm in love for the last time in my life.
    - Emma Moriarity: I'm in love for the first time in my life.”

    James Garner - Murphy Jones
    Sally Field - Emma Moriarity
    [Tag:life, love]
  • “My friends have overlooked my shortcomings, seen me through some dark days, and brightened up the rest of them. I'm glad to have them; I'm honored to have them; I'm lucky to have them.”
    James Garner - Murphy Jones
    [Tag:friends, honor, luck]
  • “I'm a widower. That's like catnip to a cat, in a town where the ladies outnumber you ten to one.”
    James Garner - Murphy Jones
    [Tag:widow, women]
  • “- Bobby Jack Moriarty: I think you're banging Emma?
    - Murphy Jones: Banging? That's an ugly expression for that particular pleasure.
    - Bobby Jack Moriarty: How about fucking?
    - Murphy Jones: I don't like that one a whole alot better! And, if I was, it would be none of your concern.”

    Brian Kerwin - Bobby Jack Moriarity
    James Garner - Murphy Jones
    [Tag:concern, sex, words]
  • “- Emma Moriarity: Stay to supper, Murphy?
    - Murphy Jones: I won't do that unless I'm still here at breakfast.
    - Emma Moriarity: How do you like your eggs?”

    James Garner - Emma Moriarity
    Sally Field - Murphy Jones
  • “- Bobby Jack Moriarty: Does everybody have to put their head down and slog?
    - Emma Moriarity: Most people do.”

    Brian Kerwin - Bobby Jack Moriarity
    Sally Field - Emma Moriarity
  • “- Bobby Jack Moriarty: I'm a born again Christian!
    - Emma Moriarity: Well, I surehope they don't pass you the collection plate.”

    Brian Kerwin - Bobby Jack Moriarity
    Sally Field - Emma Moriarity