“Stranger Than Paradise” quotes

Movie Stranger Than Paradise
Jim Jarmusch directed this movie in 1984
Title Stranger Than Paradise
Year 1984
Director Jim Jarmusch
Genre Comedy, Drama
All actors – John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark, Danny Rosen, Rammellzee, Tom DiCillo, Richard Boes, Rockets Redglare, Harvey Perr, Brian J. Burchill, Sara Driver
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  • “I'm choking the alligator.”

    Eszter Balint - Eva
  • “- Willie: How much money we got left?
    - Eddie: We got a lot.
    - Willie: Count it.
    - Eddie: Hey, Willie, why are you always telling me what to do?
    - Willie: Seems like if I don't tell you what to do, you don't do anything at all.”

    John Lurie - Willie
    Richard Edson - Eddie
    [Tag:commanding, doing]
  • “- Willie: You see, you see the guy that's got the ball? That's the quarterback. He can either hand off to one of the runners or he can pass it down field He's kinda like, he's the - he's like the, eh, General, you know. He's sorta like he's in charge the offense. The quarterback is in charge of the whole offense.
    - Eva: So, what does the...” (continue)
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    John Lurie - Willie
    Eszter Balint - Eva
  • “- Eva: What does that meat come from?
    - Willie: I guess it comes from a cow.
    - Eva: From a cow? It doesn't even look like meat.
    - Willie: Eva, stop bugging me, will you? You know, this is the way we eat in America. I got my meat, I got my potatoes, I got my vegetables, I got my dessert, and I don't even have to wash the dishes.”

    Eszter Balint - Eva
    John Lurie - Willie
    [Tag:america, food]
  • “You know, it's funny... you come to someplace new, an'... and everything looks just the same.”
    Richard Edson - Eddie
    [Tag:changing, place]
  • “- Eva: I'm going to Cleveland in about a week.
    - Eddie: Cleveland, beautiful city. It's got a big, beautiful lake. You will love it there.
    - Eva: Have you been there?
    - Eddie: No, no.”

    Eszter Balint - Eva
    Richard Edson - Eddie
    [Tag:place, traveling]
  • “- Willie: Hey, leave me some Chesterfields.
    - Eva: Can I get them in Cleveland?
    - Willie: Yeah, yeah, you can get 'em in Cleveland.
    - Eva: They taste good there, like here?
    - Willie: It's the same Chesterfields.
    - Eva: Yeah?
    - Willie: All over America. Yeah.”

    John Lurie - Willie
    Eszter Balint - Eva
    [Tag:america, smoking]
  • “- Eva: God, I'm so glad! Thank you guys for rescuing me. I can't believe we are going to Florida.
    - Eddie: Well, did you bring your little bikini along?
    - Eva: Sure! There are alligators in Florida, right?”

    Eszter Balint - Eva
    Richard Edson - Eddie
  • “- Eva: So, if you guys win a lot of money on the race tracks, you should come and try to kidnap me.
    - Willie: We'll take you some place warm. This place is awful!”

    Eszter Balint - Eva
    John Lurie - Willie
  • “- Eva: Well, this is it. Lake Erie.
    - Eddie: Man, look at all this snow! Man, it's - it's beautiful.
    - Eva: It's not always frozen.”

    Eszter Balint - Eva
    Richard Edson - Eddie
    [Tag:landscape, snow]