“West Side Story” quotes(1961)
Plot – Two rival gangs are competing for the West Side territory, a New York working-class neighborhood. One is the white Jets, led by Riff, and the other is the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. A further cause of dispute is the love of former Jets member Tony for Maria, Bernardo's sister. The Sharks' leader is against this love and challenges the Jets: following a war council, the two gangs decide to limit the challenge to an unarmed fight, but the meeting degenerates and blood is shed during the fight. Riff gets stabbed and Tony, blinded by wrath and wanting to avenge him, stabs Bernardo. Maria, hearing the news of her brother's death, rejects Tony. Later, though, she realizes that he was victim of the circumstances and sends someone to look for him. While looking for Tony, the messenger gets mistreated by the Jets and in revenge falsely announces that Maria also died. Tony, desperate, goes in search of the killer. Discovering his beloved alive, he runs towards her when a gunshot avenges the death of Bernardo. Only over Tony's dead body do the two gangs finally make peace.
All actors – Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld, Bert Michaels, David Bean, Robert Banas, Anthony 'Scooter' Teague, Harvey Evans, Tommy Abbott, Susan Oakes, Gina Trikonis, Carole D'Andrea, Jose De Vega, Jay Norman, Gus Trikonis, Eddie Verso, Jaime Rogers, Larry Roquemore, Robert E. Thompson, Nick Navarro, Rudy Del Campo, Andre Tayir, Yvonne Wilder, Suzie Kaye, Joanne Miya, John Astin, Jimmy Bryant, Christopher Culkin, Maria Henley, Elaine Joyce, Priscilla Lopez, Marni Nixon, Lou Ruggiero, Penny Santon, Lee Theodore, Roxanne Tunis, Betty Wandshow all
“West Side Story” Quotes 25 quotes
“Everyone of you hates everyone of us, and we hate you right back.”
“- Tony: Doc, I'm in love!
- Doc: And you're not frightened?
- Tony: Should I be?”
“- Action: Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease.
- Riff: Hey! I got a social disease!”
“- Lieutenant Schrank: Do you mind?
- Doc: I have no mind. I am the village idiot.”
“- Anybodys: I ain't never gonna get married. Too noisy.
- A-rab: You ain't never gonna get married. Too ugly.”
“- Bernardo: Now I will not say these things to spoil your evening or to hear myself talk. I am here longer than you, Maria. Someday, when you're an old married woman with five children, then you can tell me what to do. Right now, it's the other way around. Now go to bed.
- Anita: He's the old married woman.”
“- Doc: Fighting over a little piece of street is so important?
- Action: To us it is!”
“When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way! from you first cigarette your last dyin' days.”
“I'll dig you an early grave, that's what I'll dig.”
“- Maria: Loving is enough.
- Tony: Not here. They won't let us be.
- Maria: Then we'll run away.”
“If I don't get a little law and order around here, I get busted down to a traffic corner. And your friend don't like traffic corners.”
“You were never my age, none of ya! And the sooner you creeps get hip to that, the sooner you'll dig us!”
“I felt, I knew something never before was going to happen, had to happen.”
“I know. It's a free country, I ain't got the right. But I got a badge. What do you got? Things are tough all over. Beat it.”
“- Anita: Back home little boys don't have war councils.
- Bernardo: Ah, but they do here. You want me to be an American, don't you?”
“- Riff: Womb to tomb!
- Tony: Birth to Earth. And I'll live to regret this.
- Riff: Who knows? Maybe what you've been waitin' on will be twitchin at the dance tonight.
- Tony: Who knows? Could be... Who knows?”
“A gang that don't own the street is nothin'!”
“You don't know what a zip gun would do? Man, you better wear diapers.”