“Running Scared” quotes

(1986)
Movie Running Scared
Peter Hyams directed this movie in 1986
Title Running Scared
Year 1986
Director Peter Hyams
Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Action
Plot – Ray Hughes and Danny Costanzo are two detectives in a particularly rough Chicago neighborhood. They are both sloppy and arrogant, but also intrepid and wary and they live a reckless and chaotic life. Ray dedicates his free time to having flings, Danny instead is an incurable nostalgic who is still in love with his ex-wife Anna. After capturing Julio Gonzales, drug lord and local crime boss, they earn a holiday-reward in Florida, only to find upon their return that Gonzales is now free, just as they have discovered the arrival of a large drug batch.
All actors – Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Pantoliano, Dan Hedaya, Jon Gries, Tracy Reed, Jimmy Smits, John DiSanti, Larry Hankin, Don Calfa
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  • “- Danny Costanzo: We can move down here.
    - Ray Hughes: No, being a cop down here wouldn't be the same.
    - Danny Costanzo: I don't mean being a cop. I mean to quit, retire, be a regular person.
    - Ray Hughes: Regular people suck!
    - Danny Costanzo: Maybe, but they hardly ever get shot.”

    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
  • “Julio don't work for nobody. His boss had an accident, he fell on a knife four times.”
    Joe Pantoliano - Snake
    [Tag:boss, murder]
  • “- Danny Costanzo: Why weren't we on that track?
    - Ray Hughes: Oh, now you're going to criticize my driving?
    - Danny Costanzo: Well, it's just that you get to do all the dangerous stuff, and I get to parallel park.”

    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:ability, driving]
  • “- Anna: You can't be a kid your whole life, you're gonna have to grow up!
    - Danny Costanzo: Why? I don't like grown-ups.”

    Darlanne Fluegel - Anna Costanzo
    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    [Tag:growth, maturity, men]
  • “- Maryann: How did you find me?
    - Ray Hughes: I'm a detective. I find people all the time.”

    Tracy Reed - Maryann
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
  • “- Ray Hughes: The sun sets every night!
    - Julie: Yeah, and we come out every night to watch it. Isn't it beautiful?”

    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    Meg Register - Julie
    [Tag:beauty, sunset]
  • “- Ray Hughes: I still like being a cop.
    - Danny Costanzo: This will be the same thing. We break up some fights, we argue with some drunks, we roust some hookers, and occasionally we, if we're lucky, we'll get robbed.”

    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    [Tag:police]
  • “- Captain Logan: When you've been cops this long, you are not fit for anything else. What are you gonna do, open a bar?
    - Ray Hughes: We're looking for some new career challenges.
    - Danny Costanzo: Yeah, something with a future.
    - Captain Logan: Show me another career they let you shoot people.”

    Dan Hedaya - Captain Logan
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
  • “Danny is working on his next ex-wife.”
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:flirting, wife]
  • “- Anna: Are you really going to Florida?
    - Danny Costanzo: What do you care? What are you, jealous?
    - Anna: I'm not jealous. It just sounds boring. And you're not boring.
    - Danny Costanzo: Hey, you are marrying boring! And you're not boring either!”

    Darlanne Fluegel - Anna Costanzo
    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    [Tag:boredom, moving]
  • “Hey, I'm a paisan', huh? What did ya expect? What do you want me to do, want me to cook you up a pile of Ragù? You want me to sweat garlic for you? Huh? Sing an opera? Lose a war? Huh?”

    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:italy, stereotype]
  • “- Danny Costanzo: What's wrong with being careful?
    - Captain Logan: Careful gets you killed in this line of work. You think about getting shot and you get shot.”

    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    Dan Hedaya - Captain Logan
  • “How come the bad guys always have the good cars?”
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:badness, cars]
  • Listen, Snake, here's the situation: I have this gunhere. Now I am going to take the gun out and I am going to shoot a lot of holes in the door. If you are standing if front of the door, what can I tell ya? Some of the holes are gonna be in you. Ya catching my drift, Snake?”
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:risk, weapons]
  • “It's a very bad sign when a cop thinks that Chicago will fall apart without him.”
    Dan Hedaya - Captain Logan
  • “- Captain Logan: That jumper yesterday? Just got a flash from the coroner on the cause of death!
    - Danny Costanzo: Oooh, let me guess. Deceleration trauma.
    - Ray Hughes: Cement poisoning.
    - Captain Logan: He drowned.
    - Danny Costanzo: Oh, poor guy couldn't swim or fly, huh?”

    Dan Hedaya - Captain Logan
    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:death]
  • “- Danny Costanzo: He's gonna do this!
    - Ray Hughes: Alright, then we let him kill us, that's what he wants anyway, there's a certain dignity in that, as long as we keep on our pants!”

    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:death, dignity]
  • “- Danny Costanzo: What the hell are we doing in Key West?
    - Ray Hughes: It's as far south as we can go without having to speak Spanish.”

    Billy Crystal - Danny Costanzo
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
  • - Lab Technician at Airport: This is real shit. This coke is pure shit.
    - Ray Hughes: It's good shit, right?
    - Lab Technician at Airport: I mean bad shit.
    - Ray Hughes: Bad shit like, "this shit is bad"?
    - Lab Technician at Airport: It's shit shit. This shit isn't worth shit. There's barely enough coke in here to attract the dogs. Anybody caught... (continue)
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    Jim Ortlieb - Lab Technician
    Gregory Hines - Ray Hughes
    [Tag:drugs]
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