Fredo Corleone : You know when I was your age, I went out to fishing with all my brothers and my father, and everybody. And I was, I was the only one who caught a fish. Nobody else could catch one except me. You know how I did it? Every time I put the line in the water I said a Hail Mary and every time I said a Hail Mary I caught a fish. You believe that? It's true, that's the secret. You wanna try it when we go out on the lake?

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Kay : I suppose I always knew you were too smart to let any of them ever beat you.

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[ subtitles from Sicilian Italian ]
Vito Corleone : [ picks up baby Michael, kisses him, holds him ] Michael, your father loves you very much. Very much.

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Genco Abbandando : So, what do you think of my angel?
Vito Corleone : You're happy, I'm happy.

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Michael Corleone : I trust these men with my life, Senator. To ask them to leave would be an insult.

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[ first lines ]
Title Card : The godfather was born Vito Andolini, in the town of Corleone in Sicily. In 1901 his father was murdered for an insult to the local Mafia chieftain. His older brother Paolo swore revenge and disappeared into the hills, leaving Vito, the only male heir, to stand with his mother at the funeral. He was nine years old. [ gunshots and screams ]
Woman : [ subtitled from Italian ] They've killed the boy! They've killed young Paolo! They've killed your son Paolo!

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Vito Corleone : [ in Italian ] Do me this favor. I won't forget it. Ask your friends in the neighborhood about me. They'll tell you I know how to return a favor.

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Santino : Your country ain't your blood. Remember that.

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Carmine Rosato : We're all very happy about your decision, Frankie. You're not going to regret it!
Frank Pentangeli : I don't like this C-note, Rosato. I take that as an insult.
Tony Rosato : [ wraps a garrote around Pentangeli's neck ] Michael Corleone says "Hello"! [ drags Pentangeli to a back room and with the help of two "buttonmen" tries to shove him into a closet ]
Tony Rosato : [ shouts ] Get his head in! Close the fuckin' door!
Carmine Rosato : [ a cop walks into the bar ] Your friend, the cop, what the f...
Policeman : Hey, Rich, it's dark in here. You open or closed?
Bartender : Hey, I just came in to clean up a little, you know? What's wrong?
Policeman : [ noticing Pentangeli ] Is that something on the floor?
Bartender : [ Carmine starts to pull a gun on the officer ] Carmine, No! Not here! Not a cop! Let him go!
Carmine Rosato : ANTHONY! [ as the cop starts to draw his billy club, Tony and the buttonmen run out of the back room and shove the cop into a booth, then grab Carmine and rush him out the door, followed by the cop, his gun drawn ]
Tony Rosato : [ to the policeman ] You open your fuckin' mouth, I'll blow your head off! [ a gunfight erupts in the street as the Rosato Brothers try to escape ]

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Michael Corleone : Keep 'em alive.
Rocco Lampone : We'll try.
Michael Corleone : ROCCO! ALIVE!

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Michael : I've always taken care of you, Fredo.
Fredo Corleone : Taken care of me? I'm your older brother, Mike, and you're taking care of me? Did you ever think about that?

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Hyman Roth : Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.

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Hyman Roth : I'm going to take a nap. When I wake up, if the money is on the table, I'll know I have a partner. If it isn't, I'll know I don't.

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Don Corleone : [ crying, staring at Sonny's body ] Look how they massacred my boy!

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Michael : I don't want anything to happen to him while my mother's alive.

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[ Paulie enters the Corleones' study ]
Sonny : What is it?
Clemenza : Hey, Paulie, I thought I told you to stay put.
Paulie Gatto : The guy at the gate says there's a package.
Sonny : Yeah? Hey, Tessio, go see what it is.
Paulie Gatto : You want me to hang around?
Sonny : Yeah, hang around. You all right?
Paulie Gatto : [ coughing ] Yeah, yeah...
Sonny : You hungry? There's a little food in the ice box.
Paulie Gatto : Nah, nah.
Sonny : Well, how about a drink? Some brandy, it'll sweat it out of ya. Alright, babe... [ Paulie leaves ]
Sonny : [ to Clemenza ] I want you to take care of that sonofabitch right away. Paulie sold out the old man, that stronz. I don't want to see him no more. I want you to make that first thing on your list, understand?
Clemenza : Understood.

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Clemenza : Paulie, pull over, I gotta take a leak.

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[ Tom Hagen goes Christmas shopping, and meets Sollozzo ]
Sollozzo : I want to talk to you.
Tom Hagen : [ stepping aside ] I haven't got time...
Sollozzo : Make time, Consigliore! [ Hagen finds himself trapped between Sollozzo and a hood ]
Sollozzo : What are you worried about? If I wanted to kill you you'd be dead already. Get in. [ a car drives up ]

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Don Fanucci : Young man, I hear you and your friends are stealing goods. But you don't even send a dress to my house. No respect! You know I've got three daughters. This is my neighborhood. You and your friends should show me some respect. You should let me wet my beak a little. I hear you and your friends cleared $600 each. Give me $200 each, for your own protection. And I'll forget the insult. You young punks have to learn to respect a man like me! Otherwise the cops will come to your house. And your family will be ruined. Of course, if I'm wrong about how much you stole, I'll take a little less. And by less, I only mean - a hundred bucks less. Now don't refuse me. Understand, paisan? Understand, paisan?... Tell your friends I don't want a lot. Just enough to wet my beak. Don't be afraid to tell them!

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Sonny : Did he... did Clemenza tell you to drop the gun?
Michael : Yeah, a million times.

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Don Corleone : [ to Michael ] So, Barzini will move against you first. He'll set up a meeting with someone that you absolutely trust, guaranteeing your safety. And at that meeting, you'll be assassinated.

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Don Corleone : [ to Michael ] Listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, he's the traitor. Don't forget that.

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Connie : Michael, I hated you for so many years. I think that I did things to myself, to hurt myself so that you'd know - that I could hurt you. You were just being strong for all of us the way Papa was. And I forgive you. Can't you forgive Fredo? He's so sweet and helpless without you. You need me, Michael. I want to take care of you now.

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Don Corleone : Oh, I want you to arrange to have a telephone man check all the calls going in and out of here because it could be anyone...
Michael : I did that already, Pop. I took care of that.
Don Corleone : Oh, that's right. I forgot.
Michael : What's the matter? What's bothering you? I'll handle it. I told you I can handle it, I'll handle it. [ the Don rises as if to leave, but changes his mind midway and seats himself closer to Michael ]
Don Corleone : I knew Santino was going to have to go through all this and Fredo... well, Fredo was... But I, I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don't apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. That's my life, I don't apologize for that. But I always thought that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings. Senator Corleone, Governor Corleone, something.
Michael : Another pezzonovante.
Don Corleone : Well, there wasn't enough time, Michael. There just wasn't enough time.
Michael : We'll get there, Pop. We'll get there. [ the Don kisses his son on the forehead ]

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Don Corleone : How's your boy?
Michael : He's good.
Don Corleone : You know, he looks more like you every day.
Michael : He's smarter than I am. Three years old, and he can already read the funny papers.
Don Corleone : [ laughs ] Read the funny papers...

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Don Corleone : I hope you don't mind the way I keep going over this Barzini business.
Michael : No, not at all.
Don Corleone : It's an old habit. I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men.

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Tom Hagen : Why do you hurt me, Michael? I've always been loyal to you.

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Don Corleone : I like to drink wine more than I used to... [ pause ]
Don Corleone : Anyway, I'm drinking more.
Michael : It's good for you, Pop.
Don Corleone : Ah, I don't know...

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Tom Hagen : Maybe we shouldn't get Mike mixed up in this too directly...

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[ Don Ciccio is threatening to kill young Vito ]
Signora Andolini : But Vito is only nine. And dumb-witted. The child cannot harm you.

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Michael : You gonna kill all those guys?
Sonny : Hey, Mikey, stay out of this, all right?

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Don Corleone : [ to Luca Brasi ] I'm a little worried about this Sollozzo fellow. I want you to find out what he's got under his fingernails. Go to the Tattaglias, and tell them you're not too happy with our Family, and find out what you can...

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Don Corleone : My godson has come all the way from California. Give him a drink.

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[ Before shooting occurs at the Michael Corleone estate ]
Kay : Michael, why are the drapes open?

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[ Sunday dinner at the Corleone home... ]
Sonny : Niggers havin' a real good time up in Harlem...
Carlo Rizzi : I knew that was going to happen as soon as they tasted the big money.
Connie : Papa never talked about business in front of the kids.
Carlo Rizzi : Shut up, Connie.
Sonny : Hey, don't you EVER tell her to shut up, you got that?
Mama Corleone : Santino, don't interfere. [ Silence reigns around the table for a while ]
Carlo Rizzi : Sonny, Tom, I'd like to talk to you after dinner. I think I can do a lot more for this family...
Sonny : We don't discuss business at the table.

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Clemenza : The negotiator's at my house playing pinochle with some of my men, he's happy. They're letting him win.

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[ Michael gets ready to leave the house ]
Sonny : Where're you going?
Michael : To the City.
Sonny : [ to Clemenza ] Yeah? Well, send somebody with him.
Michael : No, I'm just gonna go see Pop.
Sonny : I don't care, send some bodyguards with him.
Clemenza : He'll be all right. Sollozzo knows he's a civilian.
Sonny : Yeah? Well take care, all right?
Michael : Yes, sir. [ Michael leaves ]
Sonny : Send someone with him anyway...

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Michael Corleone : C'mon Frankie... my father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth.
Frank Pentangeli : Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth... but he never *trusted* Hyman Roth!

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Michael : Fabrizzio, where are you going? [ Apollonia hoots the car and starts to drive it; Fabrizzio gives a quick, furtive movement... ]
Michael : NO! NO APOLLONIA! [ the car explodes ]

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Connie : What's the matter, Carlo?
Carlo Rizzi : [ punk sore at the world ] Shut up and set the table!

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[ Kay is threatening to take the children away ]
Michael : Don't you know that I would use all of my power to prevent something like that from happening?

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Don Corleone : We have known each other many years, but this is the first time you've come to me for counsel or for help. I can't remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. But let's be frank here. You never wanted my friendship. And you feared to be in my debt.
Bonasera : I didn't want to get into trouble.
Don Corleone : I understand. You found paradise in America. You had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. So you didn't need a friend like me. Now you come and say "Don Corleone, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me "Godfather." You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder - for money.
Bonasera : I ask you for justice.
Don Corleone : That is not justice. Your daughter is alive.
Bonasera : Let them suffer then as she suffers. [ the Don is silent ]
Bonasera : How much shall I pay you? [ the Don turns away dismissively, but Bonasera stays on ]
Don Corleone : Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you'd come to me in friendship, this scum who ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by some chance an honest man like yourself made enemies they would become my enemies. And then, they would fear you.
Bonasera : Be my friend... Godfather. [ the Don at first shrugs, but upon hearing the title he lifts his hand, and a humbled Bonasera kisses the ring on it ]
Don Corleone : Good. [ He places his hand around Bonasera in a paternal gesture ]
Don Corleone : Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter's wedding day. [ a gratified Bonasera offers his thanks and leaves ]
Don Corleone : [ to Hagen ] Give this job to Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. I mean, we're not murderers, in spite of what this undertaker thinks...

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Michael : [ to the Don, quietly ] Just lie here, Pop. I'll take care of you now. I'm with you now. I'm with you. [ he takes the Don's hand and kisses it, the Don begins to cry ]

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Frank Pentangeli : Cicc', a porta!

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Tom Hagen : The Senator called, he apologized for not coming but said that you would understand; also some of the judges. They've all sent gifts. [ raises his glass to the Don ]
Tom Hagen : Salut. [ Both men are suiddenly startled by a huge roaring cheer ]
Don Corleone : What is that, outside? [ Both look out the window and see famous singer Johnny Fontane has arrived ]
Don Corleone : He came all the way from California to the wedding. i told you he was gonna come!
Tom Hagen : It's been two years. He's probably in trouble again.
Don Corleone : He is a good godson.

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[ as Tessio and Hagen walk to Michael's house, they are met by a bodyguard ]
Willi Cicci : The boss says he'll come in a separate car. He says for you two to go on ahead.
Tessio : Hell, he can't do that; that screws up all my arrangements.
Willi Cicci : Well, that's what he said.
Tom Hagen : I can't go with you either, Tessio. [ as bodyguards materialize around them, Tessio understands everything ]
Tessio : [ to Hagen ] Tell Mike it was only business, I always liked him.
Tom Hagen : He understands that.
Willi Cicci : [ removing Tessio's gun ] Excuse me, Sally.
Tessio : Can you get me off the hook, Tom? For old times' sake?
Tom Hagen : [ shakes his head ] Can't do it, Sally. [ Hagen watches sadly as Tessio is led to a waiting car ]

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Michael : [ teaching Apollonia to drive ] It's safer to teach you English!

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[ flashback ]
Santino : Whatcha go to college? To get stupid? You're really stupid!

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Don Corleone : Call Bonasera. We need him now. [ Tom Hagen calls Amerigo Bonasera ]
Tom Hagen : [ on the phone ] This is Tom Hagen, calling for Vito Corleone at his request. Now, you owe your Don a service. He has no doubt that you will repay him. In one hour he will be at your funeral parlor to ask for your help. Be there to greet him. [ as ordered, a nervous Bonasera meets the Don at his parlor ]
Don Corleone : Well, my friend, are you ready to do me this service?
Bonasera : Yes. What do you want me to do? [ the two walk into the embalming room, where a corpse lies on a table... ]
Don Corleone : [ staring at the table ] I want you to use all your powers, and all your skills. I don't want his mother to see him this way. [ he draws back the sheet to reveal, to a horrified Bonasera, the bullet-smashed face of Sonny Corleone ]
Don Corleone : [ breaking down for a moment ] Look how they massacred my boy...

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Tom Hagen : I have to get back to work. It's part of the wedding. No Sicilian can ever refuse a request on his daughter's wedding day.

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[ at midnight, Don Corleone walks into his office and finds Tom Hagen taking a drink ]
Don Corleone : Give me a drop. [ Hagen hands the Don his glass of anisette ]
Don Corleone : My wife is crying upstairs. I hear cars coming to the house. Consigliore of mine, I think it's time you told your Don what everyone seems to know.
Tom Hagen : I didn't tell Mama anything. I was just about to come up and wake you so that I could tell you.
Don Corleone : But you needed a drink first. [ Hagen nods ]
Don Corleone : And now you've had your drink.
Tom Hagen : They shot Sonny on the causeway. He's dead. [ the Don accepts this news without any sign of emotion, except to close his eyes and remain silent for a few minutes ]
Don Corleone : [ speaking at last ] I want no inquiries made. I want no acts of vengeance. I want you to arrange a meeting with the heads of the Five Families. This war stops now.

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Frank Pentangeli : I don't - I never knew no godfather. I got my own family, senator.

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[ Sonny pays a visit to his sister Connie. He is surprised to find her subdued and evasive ]
Sonny : [ surprised ] What's the matter? Huh? What's the matter? [ He looks at her swollen face and understands what has happened. He pulls away to go after Carlo... ]
Connie : [ grabbing his shoulders ] It was my fault!
Sonny : Where is he?
Connie : [ weeping with terror ] Sonny, please. Sonny, it was my fault. It was my fault. I started a fight with him. Please, Sonny... [ Sonny, now under control, hushes her and kisses her forehead ]
Sonny : Okay... I'm just going to get a doctor to come down and take a look at you.
Connie : Sonny, please don't do anything. Please don't do anything.
Sonny : What's the matter with you, huh? What am I going to do? Am I going to make that baby an orphan before he's born? [ Connie gives a chuckle, and Sonny kisses her again and good-humouredly shrugs his soldiers ]
Sonny : All right? [ cut to Sonny beating up Carlo ]

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[ Clemenza prepares Michael for his meeting with Sollozzo ]
Clemenza : [ holding up a .22 ] It's as cold as they come, impossible to trace. So you don't have to worry about prints, Mike. I put a special tape on the trigger and the butt. Here, try it... [ Michael takes the gun, but can't seem to fire it ]
Clemenza : What's the matter, trigger too tight? [ With a loud bang, Michael finally discharges the gun ]
Michael : Ow! My ears.
Clemenza : Yeah, I left it noisy. That way it scares any pain-in-the-ass innocent bystanders away. All right, you shot them both, now what do you do?
Michael : Sit down and finish my dinner.
Clemenza : Come on, kid, don't fool around. Just let your hand drop to your side and the gun slip out. Everyone will still think you've got it. They're gonna be staring at your face, Mike. So walk out of the place real fast, but you don't run. Don't look nobody directly in the eye, hut don't look away either. They're gonna be scared of you, believe me, so don't worry about nothing. [ while talking, Clemenza takes the gun and begins working on it to fix the trigger ]
Clemenza : You know, Mike, you're gonna turn out all right. You take a long vacation, nobody knows where, and we'll catch the hell.
Michael : How bad do you think it's gonna be?
Clemenza : Pretty goddam bad. Probably all the other Families will line up against us. That's all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one. You know, you gotta stop them at the beginning. Like they should have stopped Hitler at Munich, they should never let him get away with that, they was just asking for trouble. [ Clemenza now finishes working on the gun ]
Clemenza : You know, Mike, we was all proud of you being a hero and all. Your father too. [ Clemenza hands the gun back to Michael ]

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Clemenza : What's with all the new faces?
Tessio : We'll need 'em now. After the hospital thing, Sonny got mad. We hit Bruno Tattaglia at four o'clock this morning.
Clemenza : ...Jesus Christ.

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Michael : Was it a boy?
Tom Hagen : Mikey, after three and a half months...
Michael : WHY CAN'T YOU GIVE ME A STRAIGHT ANSWER ANY MORE? WAS IT A BOY?

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Virgil 'The Turk' Sollozzo : He's still alive. They hit him with five shots and he's still alive!

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[ the Corleone Family poses for the wedding photo ]
Don Corleone : [ to Sonny ] Where's Michael?
Sonny : Don't worry. He'll be here.
Don Corleone : We're not taking the picture without Michael.

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[ When asked by reporters why he has decided to move to Israel ]
Hyman Roth : I am a retired investor on a pension, and I wished to live there as a Jew in the twilight of my life.

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Michael : You and I are going to move my father to another room, now can you disconnect those tubes so we can move the bed out of here?
Night Nurse : That is out of the question.
Michael : You know my father? Men are coming here to kill him, now help me, please.

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Connie : Dinner's on the table.
Carlo Rizzi : I'm not hungry yet.
Connie : Your food is on the table. It's getting cold.
Carlo Rizzi : I'll eat out later.
Connie : You just told me to make you dinner!
Carlo Rizzi : Hey, vaffanculo, eh?
Connie : Aw, vaffanculo you!

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Sonny : How's Paulie?
Clemenza : Oh, Paulie... won't see him no more.

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Hyman Roth : I don't trust a doctor who can hardly speak English.

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Don Zaluchi : I also don't believe in drugs. For years I paid my people extra so they wouldn't do that kind of business. Somebody comes to them and says, "I have powders; if you put up three, four thousand dollar investment, we can make fifty thousand distributing." So they can't resist. I want to control it as a business, to keep it respectable. [ slams his hand on the table and shouts ]
Don Zaluchi : I don't want it near schools! I don't want it sold to children! That's an infamia. In my city, we would keep the traffic in the dark people, the coloreds. They're animals anyway, so let them lose their souls.

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Capt. McCluskey : How's the Italian food in this restaurant?
Sollozzo : Good. Try the veal, it's the best in the city.
Capt. McCluskey : I'll have it.

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Clemenza : Damn it, Sonny's running scared. He's thinking of going to the matresses already. We got to go pick up some stuff at this address. You know any good spots on the west side?
Paulie Gatto : Yeah, I'll think about it.
Clemenza : Well, think about it while you're driving, will ya? I wanna hit New York sometime this month. And watch out for the kids when you're backing out!

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Hyman Roth : I'd give four million just to be able to take a piss without it hurting

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[ to Rocco who has killed Paulie in the car ]
Peter Clemenza : Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

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Connie : [ shrieking at Michael ] You killed my husband! You waited until our father died so nobody could stop you and you killed him! You killed him! You blamed him for Sonny, you always did, everybody did. But you never thought about me. You never gave a dam about me. What am I going to do now?
Kay Adams : [ taking Connie in her arms ] Connie...
Connie : Why do you think he kept Carlo at the mall? All the time he knew he was going to kill him. And then he stood Godfather to our baby. You think you know your husband? You know how many men he had killed! Read the papers. Read the papers! That's your husband! [ Michael takes Connie into her arms, but she goes wild again and tries to attack him ]
Michael Corleone : Take her upstairs. Get her a doctor. [ Michael's bodyguards grab Connie and pull her out of the office ]
Michael Corleone : [ to Kay ] She's hysterical.
Kay Adams : Is it true?
Michael Corleone : Don't ask me about my business, Kay.
Michael Corleone : Is it true?
Michael Corleone : Don't ask me about my business...
Kay Adams : No...
Michael Corleone : [ slams the desk ] ENOUGH!

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Don Corleone : You talk about vengance. Is vengance going to bring your son back to you or my boy to me? I forgo the vengance of my son. But my youngest son had to leave this country because of this Sollozzo business. So now I have to make arraingments to bring him back safely cleared of all these false charges. But I'm a supersticious man. And if some unluck accident should befall him, if he should be shot in the head by a police officer, or if should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he's struck by a bolt of lightning... *then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room*... and that, I do not forgive. But, that aside, let say that I swear, on the souls of my grandchildren, that I will not be the one to break the peace we have made here today.

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[ after Sonny beats up Carlo Rizzi for hitting Connie ]
Sonny : You touch my sister again, I'll kill you.

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Hyman Roth : I loved baseball ever since Arnold Rothstien fixed the World Series in 1919.

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Sollozzo : I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman; blood is a big expense.

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Sonny : Hey, whaddya gonna do, nice college boy, eh? Didn't want to get mixed up in the Family business, huh? Now you wanna gun down a police captain. Why? Because he slapped ya in the face a little bit? Hah? What do you think this is the Army, where you shoot 'em a mile away? You've gotta get up close like this and - bada-BING! - you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere... [ kisses Michael's head ]
Michael : Sonny...
Sonny : You're taking this very personal. Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal.

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[ speaking with the father of the girl he plans to marry, and after telling him that he's in hiding from some gangsters ]
Michael : Some people will pay a lot of money for that information; but then your daughter would lose a father, instead of gaining a husband.

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Tenor : Mama! Mamma mia!

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Tom Hagen : Mr Corleone is Johnny Fontane's godfather. Now Italians regard that as a very close, a very sacred religious relationship.
Jack Woltz : Tell your boss he can ask for anything else, but this is one favour I can't grant him.
Tom Hagen : Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?
Jack Woltz : You don't understand. Johnny Fontane never gets that movie. That part is perfect for him. It'll make him a big star. I'm gonna run him out of the movies. And let me tell you why. Johnny Fontane ruined one of Woltz International's most valuable proteges. For three years we had her under contract, singing lessons, dancing lessons, acting lessons. I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars. I was gonna make her a big star. And let me be even more frank, just to show you that I'm not a hard-hearted man, that it's not all dollars and cents. She was beautiful, she was innocent, she was the greatest piece of ass I've ever had, and I've had it all over the world. And then Johnny Fontane comes along with his olive oil voice and guinea charm and she runs off. She threw it all away just to make me look ridiculous. And a man in my position can't afford to be made to look ridiculous. Now you get the hell out of here. And you tell that gumba that if he wants to try any rough stuff that I ain't no band leader. Yeah, I heard that story. [ Hagen has been calmly eating his meal throughout Woltz's tirade ]
Tom Hagen : Thank you for the dinner and a very pleasant evening. Have your car take me to the airport. Mr Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news at once.

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Johnny Fontane : [ discussing his problems ] I don't know what to do, Godfather. My voice is weak, it's weak. Anyway, if I had this part in the picture, it puts me right back on top, you know. But this... this man out there. He won't give it to me, the head of the studio.
Don Corleone : What's his name?
Don Corleone : Woltz. He said there's no chance, no chance... [ Meanwhile, Hagen finds Sonny and summons him ]
Johnny Fontane : A month ago he bought the rights to this book, a best seller. The main character is a guy just like me. I wouldn't even have to act, just be myself. Oh, Godfather, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do... [ All of a sudden, Don Corleone rises from his chair and gives Fontane a savage shake ]
Don Corleone : YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN! [ gives a quick slap to Fontane ]
Don Corleone : What's the matter with you? Is this what you've become, a Hollywood finocchio who cries like a woman? "Oh, what do I do? What do I do?" What is that nonsense? Ridiculous! [ the Don's unexpected mimicry makes Hagen and even Fontane laugh; around this time Sonny comes in ]
Don Corleone : Tell me, do you spend time with your family?
Johnny Fontane : Sure I do.
Don Corleone : Good. Because a man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man. [ gives a quick look at Sonny and affectionately embraces Fontane ]
Don Corleone : You look terrible. I want you to eat, I want you to rest well. And a month from now this Hollywood big shot's gonna give you what you want.
Johnny Fontane : Too late. They start shooting in a week.
Don Corleone : I'm gonna make him an offer he won't refuse. Okay? I want you to leave it all to me. Go on, go back to the party. [ a gratified Fontane leaves ]

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Don Corleone : You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me?

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Hyman Roth : I want you all to enjoy my cake, so uh... enjoy.

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Tom Hagen : You know how they're going to come at you?
Michael : They want to arrange a meeting between me and Barzini. On Tessio's ground. Where I'll be safe. [ Hagen is silent for a long moment ]
Tom Hagen : Tessio. I always thought it would be Clemenza.
Michael : It's the smart move. Tessio was always smarter.

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Tom Hagen : When I meet with Tattaglia's men, should I insist all their drug middlemen have clean records?
Don Corleone : Mention it, don't insist. But Barzini will know that without being told.
Tom Hagen : You mean Tattaglia...
Don Corleone : Tattaglia is a pimp. He never could have outfought Santino. But I didn't know until this day that it was Barzini all along.

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Emilio Barzini : [ during a meeting with the Five Families ] Times have changed. It's not like the Old Days, when we can do anything we want. A refusal is not the act of a friend. If Don Corleone had all the judges, and the politicians in New York, then he must share them, or let us others use them. He must let us draw the water from the well. Certainly he can present a bill for such services; after all... we are not Communists.

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Johnny Ola : Hyman Roth always makes money for his partners. One by one, our old friends are gone. Death, natural or not, prison, deported. Hyman Roth is the only one left, because he always made money for his partners.

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Sollozzo : [ to Michael, in Sicilian ] I am sorry. What happened to your father was business. I have much respect for your father. But your father, his thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do that. Now let's work through where we go from here. [ Michael tries speaking in Sicilian, but can't express himself properly, so with a quick look at McCluskey they both switch to English ]
Michael : What I want... what's most important to me is that I have a guarantee: no more attempts on my father's life.
Sollozzo : What guarantees could I give you, Mike? I'm the hunted one. I've missed my chance. You think too much of me, kid. I am not that clever. All I want is a truce.
Michael : I have to go to the bathroom. Is that all right?
Capt. McCluskey : You gotta go, you gotta go. [ Michael gets up, but a suspicious Sollozzo probes Michael's crotch, to Michael's offense ]
Capt. McCluskey : I frisked him. He's clean.
Sollozzo : Don't take too long... [ Michael heads to the bathroom ]
Capt. McCluskey : [ to Sollozzo ] I frisked a thousand young punks.

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Capt. McCluskey : I thought I got all you Guinea hoods locked up! What the hell are you doing here?
Michael : What happened to the men who were guarding my father, Captain?
Capt. McCluskey : I pulled them guys off of here, eh, now get away from this hospital!
Michael : I'm not leaving until you put some guards around my father's room.
Capt. McCluskey : Phil, take him in!
Cop with Capt. McCluskey outside hospital : The kid's clean Captain, he's a war hero! He's never been mixed up with the rackets...
Capt. McCluskey : Goddamn it Phil, I said take him in!
Michael : What's the Turk paying you to set up my father, Captain?
Capt. McCluskey : [ to Patrolmen ] Take a hold of him. Stand him up. Stand him up straight. [ punches Michael and breaks his jaw ]

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Michael : [ speaking to Carlo ] Only don't tell me you're innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.

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Tom Hagen : When a plot against the Emperor failed... the plotters were always given a chance... to let their families keep their fortunes. Right?
Frank Pentangeli : Yeah, but only the rich guys, Tom. The little guys got knocked off and all their estates went to the Emperors. Unless they went home and killed themselves, then nothing happened. And the families... the families were taken care of.
Tom Hagen : That was a good break. A nice deal.
Frank Pentangeli : Yeah... They went home... and sat in a hot bath... opened up their veins... and bled to death... and sometimes they had a little party before they did it.

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Tom Hagen : I'm an attorney for the Corleone family. These men are private detectives hired to protect Vito Corleone. They are licensed to carry firearms. If you interfere you'll have to appear before a judge in the morning and show cause.

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[ Tessio brings in Luca Brasi's bulletproof vest, delivered with a fish inside ]
Sonny : What the hell is this?
Clemenza : It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

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Tom Hagen : Sollozo is known as the Turk. He's supposed to be very good with a knife. But only in matters of business, or of some sort of reasonable complaint. His business is narcotics. He has the fields in Turkey, where they grow the poppy. In Sicily he has the plant to process it into heroin. He needs cash and he needs protection from the police for which he gives a piece of the action, I couldn't find out how much. The Tattaglia Family is behind him here in New York so they have to be in it for something.
Don Corleone : What about his prison record?
Tom Hagen : Two terms, one in Italy, and one here. He's known as a top narcotics man.
Don Corleone : Santino, what do you think?
Sonny : There's a lot of money in that white powder.
Don Corleone : Tom?
Tom Hagen : Well, I say yes. There is more money potential in narcotics than anything else we're looking at now. If we don't get into it, somebody else will, maybe one of the Five Families, maybe all of them. And with the money they earn they'll be able to buy more police and political power. Then they come after us. Right now we have the unions and we have the gambling and those are the best things to have. But narcotics is a thing of the future. If we don't get a piece of that action we risk everything we have. Not now, but ten years from now.
Sonny : Well, what's your answer gonna be, Pop?

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Frank Pentangeli : Those were the great old days,you know... And we was like the Roman Empire... The Corleone family was like the Roman Empire...

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[ Michael sees a man dressed in black coming to Vito's hospital room ]
Michael Corleone : Who are you?
Enzo the Baker : I am Enzo. The baker. Do you remember me?
Michael Corleone : Enzo...
Enzo the Baker : Yes, Enzo.
Michael Corleone : You better get out of here, Enzo, there's gonna be trouble.
Enzo the Baker : If there is trouble, I stay here to help you. For your father. For your father.

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Senator Pat Geary : Mr. Cici, was there always a buffer involved?
Willi Cici : A what?
Senator Pat Geary : A buffer. Someone in between you and your possible superiors who passed on to you the actual order to kill someone.
Willi Cici : Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had a lot of buffers!

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Michael Corleone : Where does it say that you can't kill a cop?
Tom Hagen : Come on, Mikey...
Michael Corleone : Tom, wait a minute. I'm talking about a cop that's mixed up in drugs. I'm talking about a - a - a dishonest cop - a crooked cop who got mixed up in the rackets and got what was coming to him. That's a terrific story. And we have newspaper people on the payroll, don't we, Tom? [ Tom nods ]
Michael Corleone : And they might like a story like that.
Tom Hagen : They might, they just might.
Michael Corleone : [ to Sonny ] It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business.

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Sonny : Tom-anuch! Hey, a hundred button men on the street twenty-four hours a day. That Turk shows one hair on his ass and he's dead.
Sonny : [ to Michael, whose face is bruised ] Michael, come here. Let me look at you. You're beautiful, beautiful, just beautiful. Hey, listen to this. The Turk, he wants to talk. You believe the nerve on this son of a bitch? He craps out last night and now he wants to have a meetin'.
Tom Hagen : What did he say?
Sonny : What did he say, badda-beep, badda-boop, badda-boop, badda-beep, he wants us to send Michael to hear the proposition and the promise is the deal is so good we can't refuse. Ha.
Tom Hagen : What about Bruno Tattaglia?
Sonny : Ah, that's part of the deal. Bruno cancels out what they did to my father.
Tom Hagen : We ought to hear what they have to say, Sonny.
Sonny : No, no, no, not this time, Consigliary. No more meetin's, no more discussions, no more Sollozzo tricks. You give them a message from I want Solozzo if not it's all out war we go to the mattresses.
Tom Hagen : Some of the other families won't sit still for an all out war.
Sonny : Then you tell them to hand over Sollozzo!
Tom Hagen : Your father wouldn't want to hear this, Sonny. This is business not personal.
Sonny : They shoot my father and it's business, my ass!
Tom Hagen : Even shooting your father was business not personal, Sonny!
Sonny : Well then, business is going to have to suffer. And please, do me a favor, Tom. No more advice on how to patch things up just help me win, please?
Tom Hagen : I found out about this Captain McClusky who broke Mike's jaw.
Sonny : Alright, what about him.
Tom Hagen : He's definitely on Sollozzo's payroll and for big money. Now, McClusky has agreed to be the Turk's bodyguard. Now what you have to understand, Sonny, is that while Sollozzo's being guarded like this he is invulnerable. Nobody has ever gunned down a New York police captain before. It would be disasterous. All the other five families would turn against you. The Corleone Family would be outcast. Even the old man's political protection would run for cover. So, do me a favor, take this into consideration.
Sonny : Alright, we wait.
Michael : You can't wait.
Sonny : What?
Michael : You can't wait. I don't care what Sollozzo says about a deal he's gonna kill Pop. He has to. It's a key for him. You gotta get Sollozzo.
Clemenza : Mikey's right.
Sonny : Alright, Professor, what about McClusky. What do we do with this cop here?
Michael : They want to have a meeting with me, right? It will be me, McClusky and Sollozzo. Let's set the meeting. We get our informants to find out where it's going to be held. Now we insist that it be held in a public place, a bar or a restaurant where there'll be other people there so I'll feel safe. They're going to search me when I first meet them, right? So I can't have a weapon on me. But if Clemenza can figure a way to have a weapon planted for me, then I'll kill them both.
Sonny : [ laughing ] What are you gonna do? Nice college boy, didn't want to get mixed up in the family business. Now you want to gun down a police captain. Why? Because he slapped you in the face a little? What do you think this like the Army where you can shoot 'em from a mile away? No you gotta get up like this and, badda-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere. [ Kisses Michael on the head ]
Sonny : You're taking this very personal. Tom, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal.

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Kay Adams : Michael, you never told me you knew Johnny Fontane!
Michael : Sure, you want to meet him?
Kay Adams : Well, yeah! Sure.
Michael : My father helped him with his career.
Kay Adams : How did he do that?
Michael : ...Let's listen to the song.
Kay Adams : [ after listening to Johnny for a while ] Tell me, Michael. Please.
Michael : Well, when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to a personal services contract with this big-band leader. And as his career got better and better, he wanted to get out of it. But the band leader wouldn't let him. Now, Johnny is my father's godson. So my father went to see this bandleader and offered him $10,000 to let Johnny go, but the bandleader said no. So the next day, my father went back, only this time with Luca Brasi. Within an hour, he had a signed release for a certified check of $1000.
Kay Adams : How did he do that?
Michael : My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Kay Adams : What was that?
Michael : Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.
Kay Adams : ...
Michael : ...That's a true story. [ cut to Johnny singing again for about 10 more seconds before going back to Michael ]
Michael : That's my family Kay, that's not me.

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Michael Corleone : [ discussing the incident regarding the two unknown gunmen who fired through Michael's bedroom window earlier ] In my home.
Frank Pentangeli : Michael, when I heard I almost died...
Michael Corleone : [ yells ] IN MY HOME! IN MY BEDROOM! Where my wife sleeps... and my children play with their toys.

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[ first lines ]
Bonasera : I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom but I taught her never to dishonor her family. She found a "boy friend," not an Italian. She went to the movies with him. She stayed out late. I didn't protest. Two months ago he took her for a drive, with another boy friend. They made her drink whiskey and then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted. She kept her honor. So they beat her. Like an animal. When I went to the hospital her nose was broken. Her jaw was shattered, held together by wire. She couldn't even weep because of the pain. But I wept. Why did I weep? She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl. Now she will never be beautiful again. [ He breaks down at this point, and the Don gestures to his son to get him a drink ]
Bonasera : Sorry... [ He regains his composure and carries on ]
Bonasera : I went to the police, like a good American. These two boys were brought to trial. The judge sentenced them to three years in prison, and suspended the sentence. Suspended sentence! They went free that very day! I stood in the courtroom like a fool, and those two bastards, they smiled at me. Then I said to my wife, "For justice, we must go to Don Corleone."
Don Corleone : Why did you go to the police? Why didn't you come to me first?
Bonasera : What do you want of me? Tell me anything. But do what I beg you to do.
Don Corleone : What is that? [ Bonasera gets up from his seat and whispers into the Don's ear; for a long moment the Don is silent ]
Don Corleone : That I cannot do.
Bonasera : I will give you anything you ask!

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Jack Woltz : All right, start talking!
Tom Hagen : I come from a personal friend of Mr Johnny Fontane. That friend promises his undying friendship if you would do him a small favour.
Jack Woltz : What's that?
Tom Hagen : Give Johnny a part in that war movie you're starting next week. [ Woltz signs a document with a smile and walks away, Hagen alongside him ]
Jack Woltz : And what favours does this friend promise in exchange for giving Johnny the part?
Tom Hagen : You've got some labour trouble coming up. My client promises to make that trouble disappear. You have a top star who makes a lot of money, but he just graduated from marijuana to heroin...
Jack Woltz : [ all East Side now ] Are you trying to muscle me?
Tom Hagen : Absolutely not. I've come to ask a service for a friend...
Jack Woltz : Now you listen to me, you smooth-talking son-of-a-bitch, let me lay it on the line for you and your boss, whoever he is! Johnny Fontane will never get that movie! I don't care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come out of the woodwork!
Tom Hagen : I'm German-Irish.
Jack Woltz : Well, let me tell you something, my kraut-mick friend, I'm gonna make so much trouble for you, you won t know what hit you!
Tom Hagen : Mr. Woltz, I'm a lawyer. I have not threatened you.
Jack Woltz : I know almost every big lawyer in New York, who the hell are you?
Tom Hagen : I have a special practice. I handle one client. Now you have my number, I'll wait for your call. By the way, I admire your pictures very much. [ Hagen leaves, with Woltz staring after him ]
Jack Woltz : [ to an underling ] Check him out...

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