Death penalty quotes

137 death penalty quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “Till they invent a trigger a woman can't pull, if you're a hang man, you're going to hang woman.”
    Tim Roth - Oswaldo Mobray
    [Tag:death penalty, justice]
  • When the handbill says "dead or alive", the rest of us just shoot you in the back from up on top a perch somewhere and bring you in dead over a saddle. But when John Ruth “The Hangman” catches you... You hang!
    Samuel L. Jackson - Major Marquis Warren
    [Tag:cruelty, death penalty, justice]
  • “- Esteban: Do you wish for a blindfold?
    - Charlotte Taylor Wilson: No. The eyes of freedom will always see through the blindfolds of tyranny. And the bonds of oppression will always be broken with muscles of liberty.”

    Ron Leibman - Esteban
    Lauren Hutton - Charlotte Taylor Wilson
    [Tag:death penalty, freedom, tyranny]
  • Contemplate this on the tree of woe. Crucify him!”
    James Earl Jones - Thulsa Doom
    [Tag:death penalty]
  • “- Young Elizabeth: I think it'd be rather exciting to meet a pirate.
    - Norrington: Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and dissolute creatures, the lot of them. I intend to see that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop.”

    Lucinda Dryzek - Young Elizabeth
    Jack Davenport - Norrington
    [Tag:death penalty, excitement, pirate]
  • “- Juror #3: You're talkin' about a matter of *seconds!* Nobody can be that accurate!
    - Juror #8: Well, I think testimony that can put a boy into the electric chair should be that accurate.”

    Lee J. Cobb - Juror 3
    Henry Fonda - Juror 8
    [Tag:death penalty, trial]
  • “- Sheriff Burnett: Tell me something, old-timer. Are we within the jurisdiction of Snow Hill County?
    - Coachman: Yep. You can arrest or hang anyone you want.”

    Frank Wolff - Sheriff Gideon Burnett
    Benito Pacifico - Coachman
    [Tag:death penalty, law]
  • “- Victorinus: We're in command now Livius, the throne is yours.
    - Senator: Gaius Mettelus Livius, the people are asking for you.
    - Livius: You would not find me very suitable, because my first official act would be to have you all crucified.”

    George Murcell - Victorinus
    Finlay Currie - Senator
    Stephen Boyd - Livius
    [Tag:death penalty, power]
  • “Nothing about this case will be dead until Garrett is executed.”
    Philip Bourneuf - Dist. Atty. Roy Thompson
    [Tag:crime, death penalty]
  • “You get engaged to my daughter, and all you can think about is capital punishment?”

    Sidney Blackmer - Austin Spencer
    [Tag:death penalty, engagement]
  • “I hope they don't hang you, precious, by that sweet neck. Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over. The chances are you'll get off with life. That means if you're a good girl, you'll be out in 20 years. I'll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I'll always remember you.”

    Humphrey Bogart - Samuel Spade
    [Tag:death penalty, remembrance, waiting]
  • “Pascal is accused of treason, and if convicted faces the death penalty. He says in that eventuality he would like to donate his brain to the study of the causes of hypomanic schizophrenia.”

    Trevor McDonald - Newscaster
    [Tag:brain, death penalty, madness]
  • “A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and - Oh! Oh, my personal favorite - and had their entrails cut out and burned! So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Nicolas Cage - Benjamin Franklin Gates
    [Tag:death penalty, punishment, treason]
  • “You only need to hang mean bastards, but mean bastards you need to hang.”
    Kurt Russell - John Ruth
    [Tag:death penalty, law]
  • “It smells like the goddamn electric chair in here.”
    Michael Murphy - Lt. Don Parker
    [Tag:death penalty, stink]
  • - First Centurion: What you mean "Could be worse"?
    - Matthias, Son of Deuteronomy of Gath: You could be stabbed.
    - First Centurion: Stabbed? Takes a second. Crucifixion lasts hours. It's a slow, horrible death.
    - Matthias, Son of Deuteronomy of Gath: At least it gets you out in the open air.

    John Marwood Cleese - First Centurion
    John Young - Matthias, Son of Deuteronomy of Gath
    [Tag:death penalty, rome]
  • “The death penalty. It's nothin' new; it's been with us for centuries. We've buried people alive; lopped off their heads with an axe; burned them alive at a public square... gruesome spectacles. In this century, we kept searchin' for more and more humane ways... of killin' people that we didn't like. We've shot 'em with firing squads; suffocated...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Robert Prosky - Hilton Barber
    [Tag:death penalty, killing]
  • “He’s asking if I ought to kill a man for some corn ... I don’t know ... See here, lieutenant, you steal our corn we got nothing to feed the hog. If we can’t feed the hog we got nothing to put in the smokehouse, we got nothing to put in the smokehouse we starve in the winter. That’s murder, ain’t it? You know what the penalty for murder is, don’t...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Matthew McConaughey - Newton Knight
    [Tag:crime, death penalty, hunger]
  • “- Percy Wetmore: Adios, Chief! Drop us a card from Hell, let us know if it's hot enough...
    - Brutus 'Brutal' Howell: He's paid what he's owed; he's square with the house again, so keep your goddamn hands off him!”

    Doug Hutchison - Percy Wetmore
    David Morse - Brutus 'Brutal' Howell
    [Tag:death penalty, mocking]
  • “What kind of a monster am I? I mean, we can't have two men in the same cell. That's not humane. Well, there's only one thing to do. We'll just have to have an execution tonight.”
    Rod Steiger - Kallin
    [Tag:death penalty, prison]
  • “They got my buddy, man. Now they're going to kill him and that pretty lady. How am I going to let them do that? Did you see the way she walked to her fate? Nothing but class. She's the love of my life, no shit. Beats the hell out of all of them.”
    Nick Nolte - Ray Hicks
    [Tag:attitude, death penalty, women]
  • “I gotta tell you something, Officer Flynn. It's a sad day when a native son takes up with his oppressor. There's a word for that back home, you know. Penalty's death.”

    Johnny Depp - James 'Whitey' Bulger
    [Tag:death penalty, threat, treachery]
  • “You're so brave. When we go to the guillotine, will you let me hold your hand? That might give me courage.”

    Isabel Jewell - Seamstress
    [Tag:courage, death penalty]
  • “- Flo Addams: It's a rabbit's foot. A lucky charm. My uncle wore it for 32 years.
    - Little John Sarto: A lucky charm, eh? Where'd you get it?
    - Flo Addams: From my mother. With her own hand she took it off of my uncle after they hung him.”

    Ann Sothern - Flo Addams
    Edward G. Robinson - Little John Sarto
    [Tag:charm, death penalty, luck]
  • “- Parvus: It doesn't matter! You're all going to die in a day or two.
    - Gregory: It may not matter to you, Roman, but it certainly matters to us. Doesn't it, darling?
    - Mrs. Gregory: Oh, rather.
    - Gregory: Under the terms of the Roman occupancy, we're entitled to be crucified in a purely Jewish area.”

    Bernard McKenna - Parvus
    Terence Bayler - Gregory
    Carol Cleveland - Mrs. Gregory
    [Tag:death, death penalty, place]