Nada: A long time ago things were different man. My old daddy took me down to the river, kicked my ass, told me about the power and the glory. I was saved. He changed when I was little. Turned mean and started tearin' at me. So I ran away when I was thirteen. He tried to cut me once. Big old razor blade. Held it up against my throat. I said "Daddy please"... Just kept moving' back and forth... like he was sawin' down a little tree...
Frank: Maybe they're always been with us... those things out there. Maybe they love it... seeing us hate each other, watching us kill each other off, feeding on our own cold fuckin' hearts...
Nada: I got news for 'em... There's gonna be hell to pay. 'Cause I ain't daddy's little boy no more.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Frank (Keith David) and Nada (Roddy Piper) reflect on their past and the aliens they have come to realize are among us.

Frank: Listen, man, I don't like anyone following me if I don't know why they are.
Nada: Well, I don't join up with anyone, unless I know where they're going.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Frank (Keith David) and Nada (Roddy Piper) have just met on a construction job and Frank is surprised to find Nada is following him to his apartment.

Nada: I'm giving you a choice - either put on these glasses or start eatin' that trash can.
Frank: Not this year.

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By: Keith David | Roddy Piper
Characters: Frank (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Piper) is trying to convince Frank (Keith David) to put on a pair of special sunglasses - called Hoffman Lenses in the movie - so that Frank will be able to see the world as it actually exists. Frank is reluctant to the point of being willing to fight, which they do.

I'm really trying to be, friends with you. But, I'd appreciate it, if you'd stop laying these little judgments on me, while you're leaning on your daddy's $40,000 car.

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By: Rebecca De Mornay
Characters: Lana (Risky Business)
From: Risky Business
Genres: Comedy | Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Romance

Context:
Lana (played by Rebecca De Mornay) gets upset at Joel (Tom Cruise). Lana is a prostitute Joel has fallen for and he inadvertently criticizes her lifestyle while they are out on a date.

I don't believe this! I've got a trig midterm tomorrow, and I'm being chased by Guido the killer pimp.

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By: Curtis Armstrong
Characters: Miles Dalby
From: Risky Business
Genres: Comedy | Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Romance

Context:
Miles Dalby (Curtis Armstrong) and his best friend Joel (Tom Cruise) are being chased through the streets of Chicago by Guido (Joe Pantoliano), after picking up Lana (Rebecca De Mornay), a prostitute Joel previously spent the night with, who stole from from Joel. Miles and Joel don't realize Lana was supposed to be working for Guido that night.

Sometimes you gotta say "What the Fuck", make your move. Joel, every now and then, saying "What the Fuck", brings freedom. Freedom brings opportunity, opportunity makes your future. So your parents are going out of town. You got the place all to yourself.

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By: Curtis Armstrong
Characters: Miles Dalby
From: Risky Business
Genres: Comedy | Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Romance

Context:
Miles Dalby (Curtis Armstrong) is trying to convince his best friend Joel (Tom Cruise) to take advantage of an opportunity - Joel's parents have gone away on vacation and he has the house to himself. Miles then grabs a newspaper and begins searching for a prostitute for Joel.

My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment. I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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By: Tom Cruise
Characters: Joel Goodson
From: Risky Business
Genres: Comedy | Crime | Cult Cinema | Drama | Romance

Context:
Joel Goodson (played by Tom Cruise) reflects in a voiceover on his ability to succeed in the business of being a pimp and running a brothel out of his parent's home, while they are away on vacation.

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