Goodfellas Quotes

[Morrie jokes at the table]
Frankie Carbone: Morrie, stop breaking my balls, all right?

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[buzzing over and over on her husband's girlfriend's intercom]
Karen: This is Karen Hill, I want to talk to you. Hello? Don't hang up on me. I want to talk to you. You keep away from my husband, you understand me? Hello? ANSWER ME. I'm going to tell everybody that walks in this building that in 2R, Rossi, you're nothing but a whore. [gets on phone]
Karen: Is this the superintendent?... Yes, sir, I would like you to know that you have a whore living in 2R. Rossi, Janice Rossi... He's MY husband. Get your own goddamn man.

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Tommy DeVito : In this day and age, what the fuck is this world coming to? I can't believe this, prejudice against - a Jew broad - prejudice against Italians.

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[ first lines ]
Henry Hill : The fuck is that?

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Morrie : Henry, you're a good kid, I've been good to you, you've been good to me. But there's something really unreasonable going on here. Jimmy's being an unconsionable ball-breaker. I never agreed to 3 points on top of the vig! Am I something special? Some sort of schmuck on wheels?
Henry Hill : Morrie, please! You borrowed Jimmy's money, pay him.
Morrie : I never agreed to 3 points on top of the vig! What am I, fuckin nuts? Come on!
Henry Hill : Are you gonna argue with Jimmy Conway? Just give him his money so we can get the fuck outta here!
Morrie : Hey! Fuck 'em! Fuck 'em in the ear! What are you talking about? Fuck 'em in the other ear, that son of a bitch! Did I ever bust his balls? Did I? Did I? I could've jumped the dime a million times, and I wouldn't have to pay tip!
Henry Hill : Come on, Morrie, you're talking crazy, stop it!
Jimmy Conway : [ Grabs telephone cord and chokes Morrie with it, then his wig falls off and Henry starts laughing ] You got money for that fuckin commercial. Fuckin' commercial, you don't got my money, you don't got my fuckin money, huh?
Henry Hill : Jimmy, he'll pay, he'll pay.
Jimmy Conway : I'll fuckin kill you, get the money, you fuckin' cocksucker, you hear me? [ Phone rings ]
Jimmy Conway : Pay me my money.
Morrie : Hello? Who's this? He's here. [ Gives phone to Henry ]
Henry Hill : Jimmy, I'm sorry.
Jimmy Conway : Yeah? You should be sorry. Don't fuckin do it again and give me the money. Give me the fuckin money, You hear me? You hear me, I gotta come here and you bust my balls? Give me the fuckin money.
Morrie : OK, OK, OK. I'll pay you kid.

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Spider : [ hesitating ] Why don't you go fuck yourself, Tommy? [ stunned silence ]
Jimmy Conway : Whoa! Can't believe what I just heard. Hey Spider, here. This is for you. [ tosses money on the table ]
Jimmy Conway : Attaboy! I got respect for this kid. He's got a lot of fucking balls. Good for you! Don't take no shit off nobody.

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Jimmy Conway : What's the fuckin' matter with you? What - what is the fuckin' matter with you? What are you, stupid or what? Tommy, Tommy, I'm kidding with you. What the fuck are you doin'? What are you, a fuckin' sick maniac?
Tommy DeVito : How am I meant to know you're kidding? What you mean, you're kidding? You breaking my fuckin' balls?
Jimmy Conway : I'm fuckin' kidding with you! You fuckin' shoot the guy?
Henry Hill : He's dead.
Tommy DeVito : Good shot. What do you want from me? Good shot. Fuckin' rat anyway. His family's all rats. He'll grow up to be a rat.
Jimmy Conway : You stupid bastard, I can't fuckin' believe you. Now, you're gonna dig the fuckin' thing now. You're gonna dig the hole. You're gonna do it. I got no fuckin' lime. You're gonna do it.
Tommy DeVito : Who the fuck cares? I'll dig the fuckin' hole. I don't give a fuck. What is it, the first hole I dug? Not the first time I dug a hole. I'll fuckin' dig a hole. Where are the shovels?

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Frankie Carbone : I could never hit that number [ unintelligible ]
Tommy DeVito : Frankie, Frankie, Frankie. What the fuck does 528 have to do with 460? I can't believe this guy. Fuckin' 528 ain't even close to 460. Now what the fuck does that got to do with anything?
Frankie Carbone : Eh, I been playin' that numba for three years

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Pete the Killer : [ points ] By the way, I took care of that thing for ya

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Tommy DeVito : Sure, mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I'm free the next morning.

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Henry Hill : You're a pistol, you're really funny. You're really funny.
Tommy DeVito : What do you mean I'm funny?
Henry Hill : It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're a funny guy. [ laughs ]
Tommy DeVito : What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What?
Henry Hill : It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and everything.
Tommy DeVito : [ it becomes quiet ] Funny how? What's funny about it?
Anthony Stabile : Tommy no, You got it all wrong.
Tommy DeVito : Oh, oh, Anthony. He's a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?
Henry Hill : Jus...
Tommy DeVito : What?
Henry Hill : Just... ya know... you're funny.
Tommy DeVito : You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?
Henry Hill : Just... you know, how you tell the story, what?
Tommy DeVito : No, no, I don't know, you said it. How do I know? You said I'm funny. How the fuck am I funny, what the fuck is so funny about me? Tell me, tell me what's funny!
Henry Hill : [ long pause ] Get the fuck out of here, Tommy!
Tommy DeVito : [ everyone laughs ] Ya motherfucker! I almost had him, I almost had him. Ya stuttering prick ya. Frankie, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Henry. You may fold under questioning.

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Tommy DeVito : You know Spider, you're a fuckin' mumbling stuttering little fuck. You know that?

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Tommy DeVito : No more shines, Billy.
Billy Batts : What?
Tommy DeVito : I said, no more shines. Maybe you didn't hear about it, you've been away a long time. They didn't go up there and tell you. I don't shine shoes anymore.
Billy Batts : Relax, will ya? Ya flip right out, what's got into you? I'm breaking your balls a little bit, that's all. I'm only kidding with ya...
Tommy DeVito : Sometimes you don't sound like you're kidding, you know, there's a lotta people around...
Billy Batts : I'm only kidding with you, we're having a party, I just came home and I haven't seen you in a long time and I'm breaking your balls, and you're getting fucking fresh. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you.
Tommy DeVito : I'm sorry too. It's okay. No problem.
Billy Batts : Okay, salud.
Billy Batts : [ takes a drink ] Now go home and get your fuckin' shinebox.
Tommy DeVito : Mother fuckin' mutt! You, you fucking piece of shit!
Billy Batts : [ taunting ] Yeah, yeah, yeah, come on, come on, come on!
Tommy DeVito : Motherfucking... He bought his fucking button! That fake old tough guy! You bought your fucking button!
Tommy DeVito : You mother fuck... Fuck! Keep that motherfucker here, keep him here! [ leaves ]

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Henry Hill : [ narrating ] And when the cops, when they assigned a whole army to stop Jimmy, what'd he do? He made 'em partners.

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Henry Hill : Jimmy was the kind of guy that rooted for bad guys in the movies.

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Henry Hill : [ narrating ] Whenever we needed money, we'd rob the airport. To us, it was better than Citibank.

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Henry Hill : [ narrating ] And then there was Jimmy Two Times, who got that nickname because he said everything twice, like:
Jimmy Two Times : I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers.

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Morrie : What am I? A schmuck on wheels?

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Henry Hill : All they got from Paulie was protection from other guys looking to rip them off. That's what it's all about. That's what the FBI can never understand - that what Paulie and the organization offer is protection for the kinds of guys who can't go to the cops. They're like the police department for wiseguys.

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Henry Hill : [ narrating ] Paulie may have moved slow, but it was only because Paulie didn't have to move for anybody.

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Henry Hill : [ narrating ] One day some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother's groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect.

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Henry Hill : [ narrating ] Thirty-two hundred dollars he gave me. Thirty-two hundred dollars for a lifetime. It wasn't even enough to pay for the coffin.

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Tommy DeVito : What the fuck are you doing? You're hanging around my fuckin' neck like a vulture, like impending danger.

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Henry Hill : [ narrating ] As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.

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Tommy DeVito : [ after killing Morrie ] I thought he'd never shut the fuck up.

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Henry Hill : You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, : You're gonna like this guy. He's all right. He's a good fella. He's one of us.: You understand? We were good fellas. Wiseguys. But Jimmy and I could never be made because we had Irish blood. It didn't even matter that my mother was Sicilian. To become a member of a crew you've got to be one hundred per cent Italian so they can trace all your relatives back to the old country. See, it's the highest honor they can give you. It means you belong to a family and crew. It means that nobody can fuck around with you. It also means you could fuck around with anybody just as long as they aren't also a member. It's like a license to steal. It's a license to do anything. As far as Jimmy was concerned with Tommy being made, it was like we were all being made. We would now have one of our own as a member.

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Tommy DeVito : Hey, Spider, that fuckin' bandage on your foot is bigger than your fuckin' head.

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[ With the suitcase open on the desk, Henry counts out stacks of cash ]
Henry Hill : Thirty-five, forty, forty-five, fifty, sixty thousand.
Jimmy Conway : It's gonna be a good summer.

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[ last lines ]
Henry Hill : [ narrating ] Anything I wanted was a phone call away. Free cars. The keys to a dozen hideout flats all over the city. I bet twenty, thirty grand over a weekend and then I'd either blow the winnings in a week or go to the sharks to pay back the bookies. [ Henry leaves the witness stand and speaks directly to the camera ]
Henry Hill : Didn't matter. It didn't mean anything. When I was broke, I'd go out and rob some more. We ran everything. We paid off cops. We paid off lawyers. We paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out. Everything was for the taking. And now it's all over.
Henry Hill : [ narrating ] And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action... have to wait around like everyone else. Can't even get decent food - right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody... get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.

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[ buzzing over and over on her husband's girlfriend's intercom ]
Karen : This is Karen Hill, I want to talk to you. Hello? Don't hang up on me. I want to talk to you. You keep away from my husband, you understand me? Hello? ANSWER ME. I'm going to tell everybody that walks in this building that in 2R, Rossi, you're nothing but a whore. [ gets on phone ]
Karen : Is this the superintendent?... Yes, sir, I would like you to know that you have a whore living in 2R. Rossi, Janice Rossi... He's MY husband. Get your own goddamn man.

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