“Thief” quotes

(1981)
Movie Thief
Michael Mann directed this movie in 1981
Title Thief
Year 1981
Director Michael Mann
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller, Action
Plot – Frank is a skillful jewelry thief, who works 'for commission' and pretends to be a good car seller in his everyday life. After prison, he dreams about those two or three big shots that would give him the chance to live peacefully for the rest of his life with Jessie. The big opportunity finally arrives, the shot is successful, but when he has to collect his part, something goes wrong.
All actors – James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky, Tom Signorelli, Dennis Farina, Nick Nickeas, W.R. Brown, Norm Tobin, John Santucci, Gavin MacFadyen
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  • “Lie to no one. If there 's somebody close to you, you'll ruin it with a lie. If they're a stranger, who the fuck are they you gotta lie to them?”
    Willie Nelson - Okla
    [Tag:lies]
  • “Your criteria are so far up your ass, they can't see daylight! This is bullshit!”

    James Caan - Frank
    [Tag:adoption, rules]
  • “You got a home, car, businesses, family, and I own the paper on your whole fucking life. I'll put your cunt wife on the street to be fucked in the ass by niggers and Puerto Ricans. Your kid is mine because I bought him. You got him on loan, he is leased, you are renting him. I'll whack out your whole family. People'll be eating 'em in their...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert Prosky - Leo
    [Tag:obedience, threat]
  • “I am the last guy in the world that you wanna fuck with.”
    James Caan - Frank
    [Tag:cheating, threat]
  • “- Mrs. Knowles: The point is, we establish criteria for parenting, and an ex-convict compared to other desirables...
    - Frank: Great, so we'll take a kid that's not so desirable. You got a black kid? We'll take a black kid. You got a chink kid?
    - Mrs. Knowles: You don't seem to understand...
    - Frank: Nobody likes older kids. You got an eight-year...” (continue)
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    Marge Kotlisky - Mrs. Knowles
    James Caan - Frank
  • “- Frank: I come here to discuss a piece of business with you, and whadda you gonna do? You gonna tell me fairy tales?
    - Attaglia: Hey, who da fuck are you slick? Somebody knows you? What are you, crazy or what?”

    James Caan - Frank
    Tom Signorelli - Attaglia
  • “I want you to work, until you are burned-out, you are busted, or you're dead... you get it? You got responsibilities, tighten up and do it.”

    Robert Prosky - Leo
  • “- Jessie: You sell little fucking cars, that's what you do.
    - Frank: I wear $150 slacks, I wear silk shirts, I wear $800 suits, I wear a gold watch, I wear a perfect, D-flawless three carat ring. I change cars like other guys change their fucking shoes. I'm a thief. I've been in prison, all right?”

    Tuesday Weld - Jessie
    James Caan - Frank
    [Tag:job, prison, thieves]
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