You show me anybody that gives a damn about anybody else and I'll show you a damn fool, who goes through life beggin' instead of grabbin.' Do you think anybody in this town is any different? They don't give a damn about who gets killed, as long as the dice keep rollin,' the hoes keep hoin,' and the money keeps flowin.'

It all resolves around the big "G" baby... the big Green. Everybody, everywhere is scratchin' for what they can get. I'm just scratchin' a little harder.

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By: Thalmus Rasulala
From: Bucktown
Genres: Action | Blaxploitation | Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama

Context:
Thalmus Rasulala (as Roy) says to Pam Grier (as Aretha) after Grier attempts to convince Rasulala's character to back down from a conflict with Rasulala's long time friend Fred Williamson (as Duke Johnson). Williamson has been pushing back against Rasulala's new-found control of the racially divided city they both grew up in, that's since become rampant with corruption and vices.

My money's in that office, right? If she start giving me some bullshit about it ain't there, and we got to go someplace else and get it, I'm gonna shoot you in the head then and there. Then I'm gonna shoot that bitch in the kneecaps, find out where my goddamn money is. She gonna tell me too. Hey, look at me when I'm talking to you, motherfucker. You listen: we go in there, and that nigga Winston or anybody else is in there, you the first motherfucker to get shot. You understand?

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By: Samuel L. Jackson
Characters: Ordell Robbie
From: Jackie Brown
Genres: Blaxploitation | Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Thrillers

My ass may be dumb, but I ain't no dumbass.

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By: Samuel L. Jackson
Characters: Ordell Robbie
From: Jackie Brown
Genres: Blaxploitation | Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Thrillers

Context:
Jackson (as Ordell Robbie) says to Robert Forster (as Max Cherry) while holding a gun to his head. Forster's character has just attempted to explain why Pam Grier (as title character Jackie Brown) held on to Jackson's half-million dollars that she smuggled for him into the U.S. from Mexico.

That's when you know when you've met someone special. When you can just shut the fuck up and comfortably share silence.

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By: Uma Thurman
Characters: Mia Wallace
From: Pulp Fiction
Genres: Action | Blaxploitation | Crime | Cult Cinema | Exploitation

Context:
Uma Thurman (as Mia Wallace) says to John Travolta (as Vincent Vega) after being seated for dinner. Travolta and Thurman have just been silent for an extended period of time.

There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17.

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you."

Now... I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, that meant your ass. You'd be dead right now. I never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. See, now I'm thinking: maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here... he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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By: Samuel L. Jackson
Characters: Jules Winnfield
From: Pulp Fiction
Genres: Action | Blaxploitation | Crime | Cult Cinema | Exploitation

Context:
Samuel L. Jackson (as Jules Winnfield) says this to Tim Roth (as Pumpkin) after Jackson gets caught up in a robbery Roth is attempting to pull at a diner Jackson is eating breakfast at with his partner, John Travolta (as Vincent Vega). Just prior to the stick-up, Jackson has confided to Travolta that he wants out of their life of crime.

Butch Coolidge: You okay?

Marsellus Wallace: Naw man. I'm pretty fuckin' far from okay.

Butch Coolidge: What now?

Marsellus Wallace: What now? Let me tell you what now. I'm a call a couple a hard pipe-hittin' niggas to go to work on the homes here, with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin' hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass!

Butch Coolidge: What about me and you?

Marsellus Wallace: Oh, that what now. I'll tell you what now between me and you. There is no me - and you. Not no more.

Butch Coolidge: So we cool?

Marsellus Wallace: Yeah, we cool.

Marsellus Wallace: Two things.

Marsellus Wallace: Don't tell nobody about this. This deal is between me, you...and soon to be living the rest of his short ass life in agonizing pain, rapist here. It ain't nobody else's business.

Marsellus Wallace: Two. You leave town tonight, right now. And when you gone, you stay gone. or you be gone! You lost all your LA privileges. Deal?

Butch Coolidge: Yeah.

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By: Bruce Willis | Ving Rhames
Characters: Butch Coolidge | Marsellus Wallace
From: Pulp Fiction
Genres: Action | Blaxploitation | Crime | Cult Cinema | Exploitation

Context:
Bruce Willis (Butch Coolidge) and Ving Rhames (Marsellus Wallace) have an exchange just after Willis' character saves Rhames from a pair of rapists. The two were knocked out and kidnapped after running into one of the assailant's used electronics shop, Rhames in pursuit of Willis over an earlier double-cross.

I went along with that thing of yours about getting out cause I had nothing else. When I get out what am I gunna do? I don't know nothing else but dope, baby. Takin' it, sellin' it, bankrollin' so other small time pusher. Ya know, you've got this fantasy in your head about gettin outta the life and setting that other world on its ear. What the F*CK are you gunna do except hustle? Besides pimpin'? And you really ain't got the stomach for that. Now man I ain't puttin you down. If it wasn't for you I probably wouldn't be here, I'd be O.D'ed some place. I'm just trying to make it real, baby like it is. I mean, maybe this is what you're supposed to do, maybe this is what you're growing to. Just think about it, don't throw it out, just, just think about it.

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By: Carl Lee
From: Super Fly
Genres: Blaxploitation | Cult Cinema

Buck: Which way are you ridin', Preacher?
The Preacher: Well, that's not exactly settled in my mind yet.
Buck: Well, you got three possibilities.

The Preacher: Oh?

Buck: North, south or east.

The Preacher: What happened to west?

Buck: We're going west.
Buck played by Sidney Poitier
The Preacher played by Harry Belafonte

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By: Harry Belafonte | Sidney Poitier
From: Buck and the Preacher
Genres: Blaxploitation | Comedy | Cult Cinema