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  • Jack Burton: You people sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we're not back by dawn... call the president.


  • Lo Pan: Indeed!


  • Jack Burton: When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye, and asks you if you paid your dues; you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have you paid your dues, Jack? Yes sir, the check is in the mail."
    Jack Burton: When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye, and asks you if you paid your dues; you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: 'Have you paid your dues, Jack? Yes sir, the check is in the mail.'


  • Jack Burton: You just listen to the old Pork Chop Express here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightning's crashin' and the thunder's rollin' and the rain's coming down in sheets thick as lead. Just remember what old Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
    Jack Burton: You just listen to the old Pork Chop Express here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightning's crashin' and the thunder's rollin' and the rain's coming down in sheets thick as lead. Just remember what old Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right square in the eye and he says, 'Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.'


  • Egg Shen: Only a dream can kill a dream.


  • Jack Burton: Well, you see I'm not saying that I've been everywhere and I done everything. But I do know it's a pretty amazing planet we live on here, and a man would have to be some kind of fool to think we're all alone in this universe.


  • Lo Pan: SHUT UP, Mr Burton!


  • Jack Burton: It's all in the reflexes.


  • Jack Burton: I'm a reasonable guy. But, I've just experienced some very unreasonable things.


  • Wang Chi: Ready Jack?
    Jack Burton: I was born ready! (--- any chance I could become a super reviewer? :) ---)
    Jack Burton: I was born ready!


  • Jack Burton: Not so fast, gentlemen! We got enough people droppin' like flies around here, and where's that getting us, huh? Nowhere...fast. You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?
    Jack Burton: Not so fast, gentlemen! We got enough people droppin' like flies around here, and where's that getting us, huh? Nowhere... fast. You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?
    Thunder: Who?
    Jack Burton: JACK BURTON... ME! Ol' Jack always says... what the hell.
    Jack Burton: JACK BURTON, ME! Ol' Jack always says... what the hell.


  • Lo Pan: Now this really pisses me off to no end!


  • Jack Burton: What does that mean? Huh? China is here, I don't even know what the hell that means. All I know is this Lo Pan character comes out of thin air in the middle of a goddamn ally while his buddies are flying around on wires cutting everybody to shreds and he just stands there waiting for me to drive my truck straight through him, with light coming out of his mouth.


  • Jack Burton: "May the Wings of Liberty never lose a feather"
    Jack Burton: May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.


  • Jack Burton: When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
    Jack Burton: When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: 'Have ya paid your dues, Jack?' 'Yes sir, the check is in the mail.'


  • Jack Burton: What the hell!


  • Jack Burton: This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.


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