“Nick of Time” quotes

Movie Nick of Time
Title Nick of Time
Year 1995
Director John Badham
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Plot – Gene Watson is obliged by a pair of agents, Mr. Smith and Miss Jones, to complete a deadly mission within 90 minutes, that is to kill State Governor Eleanor Grant, who's at a convention in the great Westin Bonaventure Hotel. He's given a weapon and he's watched by his torturer. Many times Gene is near to the Governor but he can't shoot in the middle of the crowd, so Huey, a black veteran and the hotel's shoeshine, helps him. When he begins to fire, the Governor's special assistant dies and Eleanor learns not only someone's attempting to her life, but her own husband is part of the plot too. The shooting ends with the death of several people, but the Governor is alive and Gene must fight again.
All actors – Johnny Depp, Courtney Chase, Charles S. Dutton, Christopher Walken, Roma Maffia, Marsha Mason, Peter Strauss, Gloria Reuben, Bill Smitrovich, G.D. Spradlin, Yul Vazquez, Edith Diaz
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  • “- Lynn Watson: Why do you keep looking at me?
    - Ms. Jones: It's my job. I'm your babysitter.
    - Lynn Watson: I'm not a baby.
    - Ms. Jones: Oh, you're a big girl?
    - Lynn Watson: I'm not a big girl, but I'm not a baby.”

    Courtney Chase - Lynn Watson
    Roma Maffia - Ms. Jones
    [Tag:age, babyhood]
  • “- Gene Watson: That's why you should always wear a helmet and knee pads. Because you never know when you're going to fall down and go boom. Right?
    - Lynn Watson: Right.”

    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
    Courtney Chase - Lynn Watson
  • “- Lynn Watson: You stole that.
    - Ms. Jones: No, I didn't. I confiscated it. There's a difference.
    - Lynn Watson: No, there's not.”

    Courtney Chase - Lynn Watson
    Roma Maffia - Ms. Jones
  • “- Gene Watson: You never once saw your mom and I kiss like that?
    - Lynn Watson: No way.
    - Gene Watson: Not once? How did you see us kiss? That's it? That 'mwah', that little peck of a kiss? Honey, you missed a whole lot of kissing.”

    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
    Courtney Chase - Lynn Watson
    [Tag:kiss, parents]
  • “- Ms. Jones: What about them... right there?
    - Mr. Smith: Too old.
    - Ms. Jones: Oh. Them?
    - Mr. Smith: You ever had an idea, it would die of malnutrition. Leave it to me. I know people. It's my job... People person.”

    Roma Maffia - Ms. Jones
    Christopher Walken - Mr. Smith
  • “- Mr. Huey: I've already done it. I've already done it. You have to pay me now.
    - Ms. Jones: I ain't paying you nothing!
    - Mr. Huey: Oh, come on. You want to deny me a lousy dollar. After I've sweated like a pig giving you the gift of a clean windshield?!”

    Charles S. Dutton - Huey
    Roma Maffia - Ms. Jones
  • “- Gene Watson: Who are you?
    - Mr. Smith: I'm the guy who'll kill your daughter if you don't get moving.”

    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
    Christopher Walken - Mr. Smith
    [Tag:daughter, killing]
  • “- Mr. Smith: Tell me why he's dead.
    - Gene Watson: Because you killed him.
    - Mr. Smith: That's right, I did. I killed him. He fucked up one too many times. So, I put a bullet in his eye. Then, I put two more into him just to make sure. Now, that was somebody I loved; I loved him! But I got the call, and I put him down like a sick animal.”

    Christopher Walken - Mr. Smith
    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
  • “- Gov. Eleanor Grant: Wait a minute, I know you. You're from the elevator.
    - Gene Watson: That's right.
    - Gov. Eleanor Grant: You were very nervous.
    - Gene Watson: Guns tend to make me very nervous.”

    Marsha Mason - Governor Eleanor Grant
    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
  • “- Ms. Jones: I don't want my windshield clean. So, just get out of here.
    - Mr. Huey: Oh, you just think you don't want your windshield clean.
    - Ms. Jones: No, I know that I don't want my windshield cleaned. So, get out of here.
    - Mr. Huey: Oh, come on. Don't be like that. Just think of me as the Moses of dirty windshields, leading you through...” (continue)
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    Roma Maffia - Ms. Jones
    Charles S. Dutton - Huey
  • “I'd like to hear about your problem, but the ride's over. That will be $3.50. I hope your problem doesn't have anything to do with my $3.50.”

    Clark Johnson - Hackney Transportist
    [Tag:payment, problems]
  • “I hate rollerbladers. Skateboarders I don't mind, even though they dress like fuckin' idiots. But when I see some pinhead on rollerblades, it really gives me the urge to want to grease the front of my car with them.”
    Roma Maffia - Ms. Jones
  • “- Gene Watson: There's a little girl in a van. She's my daughter.
    - Mr. Huey: I'm a little deaf in this ear. I mean, between that and my wooden leg, I'm all messed up. Compliments of the United States Army artillery corps.”

    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
    Charles S. Dutton - Huey
  • “Look at her. That's what it looks like. She was alive a minute ago, and now she's dead because you wouldn't do what I told you to do.”

    Christopher Walken - Mr. Smith
    [Tag:death, remorse]
  • “- Mr. Smith: You hear that, Mr. Watson? Do you understand? It's the woman in the picture or your daughter.
    - Gene Watson: God.
    - Mr. Smith: God can't help you Mr. Watson, only you.”

    Christopher Walken - Mr. Smith
    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
  • “- Gene Watson: I'm an accountant.
    - Mr. Huey: Well, don't denigrate yourself, my friend. Where would the government be without accountants, huh? They wouldn't know how hard they could squeeze us until we popped. Isn't that right?”

    Johnny Depp - Gene Watson
    Charles S. Dutton - Huey