Harry Callahan: Yeah, well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard - that's my policy.
The Mayor: Intent? How'd you establish that?
Harry Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through a dark alley with a butcher knife and a hard on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross. (Leaves the room)
The Mayor: I think he's got a point.

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By: Clint Eastwood | John Vernon
Characters: 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
From: Dirty Harry
Genres: Action | Crime | Cult Cinema | Thrillers

Context:
The Mayor of San Francisco is outlining new guidelines that his office will be implementing for the City's police department. Harry Callahan explains his experience on the street.

May 10th. Thank God for the rain which has helped wash away the garbage and trash off the sidewalks. I'm workin' long hours now, six in the afternoon to six in the morning. Sometimes even eight in the morning, six days a week. Sometimes seven days a week. It's a long hustle but it keeps me real busy. I can take in three, three fifty a week. Sometimes even more when I do it off the meter. All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take 'em to Harlem. I don't care. Don't make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won't even take spooks. Don't make no difference to me.

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By: Robert De Niro
Characters: Travis Bickle
From: Taxi Driver
Genres: Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Suspense

June twenty-ninth. I gotta get in shape. Too much sitting has ruined my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long. From now on there will be 50 pushups each morning, 50 pullups. There will be no more pills, no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight.

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By: Robert De Niro
Characters: Travis Bickle
From: Taxi Driver
Genres: Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Suspense

All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take 'em to Harlem. I don't care. Don't make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won't even take spooks. Don't make no difference to me.

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By: Robert De Niro
Characters: Travis Bickle
From: Taxi Driver
Genres: Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Suspense

They killed my friend, so I am going to kill each and every one of 'em. And my only disappointment. . . is that I only get to do it once.

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By: Denzel Washington
Characters: Robert McCall
From: The Equalizer 2
Genres: Action | Crime | Sequels | Spy and Espionage | Thrillers

Context:
Denzel Washington (as Robert McCall) explains the revenge he'll seek against those who murdered his friend Melissa Leo (as Susan Plummer), also a former espionage agent.

Don't you know where you live, Marty? Can't you smell the bananas? You know what country you live in? You live in Guatamala with color television.

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By: Burt Reynolds
Characters: Lt. Phil Gaines
From: Hustle (1975)
Genres: Crime | Drama | Mystery

Context:
Burt Reynolds (as Lt. Phil Gaines) says to a father who's just shot and killed the man he believed was responsible for his daughter's death. Reynolds feels empathy for the father, a regular "Joe" who has killed a powerful and corrupt figure and could now be facing life in prison.