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.

view related:
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.

Stand very still my friend and I'll tell you just how fair I'm gonna be. There's two of us and... (Holds up gun) one of these.

view related:
By: Pierce Brosnan
Characters: Mark Taffin
From: Taffin
Genres: Action | Thrillers

Context:
Taffin, after kidnapping and beating up a thug that's working for a shady developer, offers him a chance to escape by holding up his own rifle between them, implying the man might be able to grab the weapon and overpower Taffin.

Alright. Alright I'll help. On one condition: when you turn against me - as you surely will - you remember, I am only your weapon.

view related:
By: Pierce Brosnan
Characters: Mark Taffin
From: Taffin
Genres: Action | Thrillers

Context:
Taffin, an Irish tough-guy debt collector, has been asked by his local community to help rid the town of shady developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. He reluctantly agrees with this warning.

Charlotte: What did they teach you in that Seminary?

Mark Taffin: That Priests don't change things... only people do.

view related:
Genres: Action | Thrillers

Context:
Taffin (Pierce Brosnan) explains to his girlfriend Charlotte (Alison Doody) why he dropped out of Seminary school.

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.

view related:
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.

Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead.

view related:
By: Sean Connery
Characters: James Bond
From: Thunderball
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sequels | Spy and Espionage | Thrillers

Context:
Sean Connery's Bond says the memorable line to a couple sitting near the dance floor of an outdoor club, after evil assassin Luciana Paluzzi (as Fiona Volpe) accidentally takes a gunshot to the back from one of her own henchman, while dancing with 007.

It's not possible to have a sense of tragedy...without having a sense of humor.

view related:
By: Colman Domingo
Characters: Victor Strand
From: Fear the Walking Dead
Genres: Action | Adventure | Cult Television | Drama | Exploitation | Science Fiction | Television | Thrillers | Zombies

Context:
Colman Domingo (as Victor Strand) says on Episode 11 of Season 3, to Michael Greyeyes (as Qaletqa Walker) during a mission to get water for their camp. Greyeyes wonders why Domingo is laughing, as Greyeyes' fear of not completing the mission grows.

Ain't nothing like a little fear to crush paper men.

view related:
By: Stuart Hughes
Characters: Officer Bowers
From: It
Genres: Horror | Remakes | Suspense | Thrillers

Context:
Stuart Hughes (as Officer Bowers) says this as he shoots randomly at the feet of his son Henry (played by Nicholas Hamilton) and his group of bully friends, as they terrorize a cat, in a scene from Stephen King's It. Henry later stabs his father in the neck, killing him.

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?

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