Detective quotes

10 detective quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Where are you from? Originally.
    Jim Baxter-The Valley. Where are you from? Originally.
    Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Mississippi Valley. Alabama, Birmingham.
    Jim Baxter-Well, here’s to being from somewhere.”

    Denzel Washington - Joe 'Deke' Deacon
    Rami Malek - Jim Baxter
    [Tag:detective, partner]
  • “Jim Baxter-Something I got to know. How’s a guy with the best clearance rate in the department work fifteen years without a promotion?
    Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Maybe I didn’t go to the right church.”

    Denzel Washington - Joe 'Deke' Deacon
    Rami Malek - Jim Baxter
    [Tag:church, detective, faith]
  • You knew him, didn’t you? At least, he knew you. That’s why he did that to your face. You let him in. You thought, “Not my type, but maybe he could be a friend.” I mean, you can’t get enough of them. But then you had that one little feeling. You thought, “What if?” But you waved it away. Thought, “Ah, what the hell? Life’s too short.” And you... (continue)(continue reading)

    Denzel Washington - Joe 'Deke' Deacon
    [Tag:death, detective, killing]
  • “Jim Baxter-Things probably changed a lot since you left.
    Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-You still got to catch him, right?
    Jim Baxter-Yeah.
    Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon-Not that much has changed then.”

    Denzel Washington - Joe 'Deke' Deacon
    Rami Malek - Jim Baxter
    [Tag:changing, detective, police]
  • “It's a weird case from the start. A case with a hole in the center. A doughnut.”
    Daniel Craig - Benoit Blanc
    [Tag:detective]
  • “- Marta Cabrera: You're not much of a detective, are you?
    - Benoit Blanc: Well, to be fair, you make a pretty lousy murderer.”

    Ana de Armas - Marta Cabrera
    Daniel Craig - Benoit Blanc
    [Tag:detective, murder]
  • “- Christopher Cross: Hey, did you read this?
    - Adele Cross: Read what?
    - Christopher Cross: This murder in Queens. A man killed his wife with the window weight, put her body in the trunk, shipped her to California. It says here...
    - Adele Cross: I've read the paper, thank you. He didn't get away with it, did he? He'll go to the chair, as he...” (continue)
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    Edward G. Robinson - Christopher Cross
    Rosalind Ivan - Adele Cross
    [Tag:detective, murder, police]
  • “Mrs. Beragon, being a detective is like, well, like making an automobile. You take all the pieces and put them together one by one. First thing you know, you got an automobile or a murderer. And we got him.”
    Moroni Olsen - Inspector Peterson
    [Tag:detective]
  • “I know. Everybody thinks detectives do nothing but ask questions... but detectives have souls, the same as anyone else.”
    Moroni Olsen - Inspector Peterson
    [Tag:detective, questions, soul]
  • “The basis of our job is intelligence. The method interrogation. Conducted in such a way as to ensure we always get an answer. In our situation, humane consideration can only lead to despair and confusion. I'm sure all units will understand and act accordingly. Unfortunately, success doesn't depend only on us.”
    Jean Martin - Col. Mathieu
    [Tag:answers, detective, investigation]
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