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  • Sugar Ray: How was your date?
    Quick: I killed her.
    Sugar Ray: Ah, tore the pussy up, huh!
    Quick: No, man, I killed her.
    Sugar Ray: What the fuck you talking about.
    Quick: I shot her, man.
    Sugar Ray: Hmm. Was the pussy that bad, man?

  • Bugsy Calhoune: It's a set-up... It's a fucking set-up!

  • Sugar Ray: Quick, you're not a gangster. We're not. We're club owners. We run a dance hall. Calhoune... he's a cold-hearted killer. He'll have your ass killed. Now, the man probably doesn't know about La Rue yet. But in the morning, he's going to want you really dead. So, we got to find a place where we can lay low. Till we can run the scam and split.
    Quick: You telling me I should hide?
    Sugar Ray: No. I'm telling you you're gonna hide. You don't hide, Quick, they're gonna kill you. I'm not gonna let that happen to you. I didn't come this far with you so you can prove you ain't no punk and die. What are they gonna put on your tombstone? "Here lies a man, 27 years old. He died, but he ain't no punk." Hey man, that's bullshit. OK? You know when you die? When you're 89... got your children and your grandchildren around the bed... that's cool. It ain't cool to die at 27. I'm not gonna let you do that to yourself. I'm not gonna let you do it to me. 'Cause they kill you, they're gonna have to kill me. 'Cause I'm gonna kill them.

  • Crying Man: Only way you're going home is shot, motherfucker!

  • Toothless Gambler: [about Young Quick at the crap table] Man, I ain't shootin' shit! I told you kids bring me bad luck! I can't stand them little bastards! [turns to young Quick]
    Toothless Gambler: Now get the fuck outta here before I kick yo' ass!

  • Crying Man: [crying and loading machine gun after discovering his brother Tommy dead in his apartment] He messed with the wrong nigger's brother! Oh, Quick is mine!

  • Phil Cantone: OK Ray, here's the deal. I got a call from a friend of mine by the name of Bugsy Calhoune. He told me you're sitting on a little gold mine here. Now don't get me wrong. I know there's always gonna be after-hour places. We pretty much leave them alone when the money's not that significant, but you guys are doing about 10-15,000 a week. I mean, that's a lot of money. And to be perfectly honest. Mr. Calhoune & myself want some of it.
    Sugar Ray: How much money you talking about, you maggot motherfucker?
    Phil Cantone: Well, you guys are doing 15.000 a week. Let's say our cut is 10,000.
    Sugar Ray: You're robbing us, you son of a bitch.
    Phil Cantone: No, no, no. You're robbing the system, Ray. What do you want... sympathy from me? You're criminals, for Christ's sake. And I think it's a pretty fair deal. I wanted more, but Bugsy said it was fair. I mean, he's a real softy, Bugsy. I mean, if it was up to me, I'd give you jigs just enough money to function. So when I see you guys with the... with the fancy suits and cars and nice houses, and I'm living in a FUCKING HOVEL... I mean, that bothers me.

  • Sugar Ray: Vera, you know we tally up at 4 o'clock. What is your problem?
    Vera: Kiss my ass, Sugar. I've got to watch my girls until the last trick is gone. And I'm not about to ask no customer to roll over so I can punch some goddamn clock. Now, this is your place, but I am in charge of the girls... and you can just kiss my ass.
    Sugar Ray: [Sugar Ray makes kisses toward Vera] Oh baby!
    Vera: No, stop it, Sugar, stop doing... Don't do that. Stop that!
    Quick: So, baby, how'd we do tonight?
    Vera: We made about 200.
    Quick: 200? Your girls have been back there all night. How'd they only make 200 dollars?
    Vera: You kiss my ass, Quick! I don't ever say nothing to you when the crap table and the bar come up short.
    Quick: Cause the bar and the crap table never come up short, just the girls.
    Sugar Ray: Now, calm down, Vera.
    Vera: Kiss my ass, Sugar! I wanna know what it is Quick is trying to say?
    Quick: I ain't trying to say shit. You're in charge of the girls, right?
    Vera: I am in charge of the girls.
    Quick: Are you in charge of the girls?
    Vera: I AM in charge of the girls.
    Quick: OK, The girls are always coming up short. Alright, let's get this shit out in the open. The girls are always coming up short even when the place is packed the girls come up short. Now, either you or them got a problem with their arithmetic.
    Vera: Are you saying I'm stealing?
    Bennie Wilson: The man didn't say you was stealing, Vera. Now, come over here and sit down and shut the fuck up!
    Vera: You shut the fuck up, Bennie. I would tell you to kiss my ass too, but you probably can't find it you blind motherfucker.
    Bennie Wilson: Fuck you, bitch.
    Vera: [Vera turning and looking at Quick] Me and you got to step out back.
    Sugar Ray: Hey, it was just a misunderstanding.
    Vera: [Vera starts taking off her hat] nuh-uh, No it ain't, it ain't no misunderstanding. Quick just accused me of stealing. and if you gonna take up for Quick in here, we can all be some fighting motherfuckers in here this evening. Bring your ass, nigger. Bring it on. Come on. Bring your ass! Come on, get up and come on, motherfucker!
    Quick: All right, bitch, you want to fight? We can fight then, you fat motherfucker, l'm tired of your shit!
    Vera: Just bring your ass!

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