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Public Enemies is a biography crime-drama film about gangsters in the 1930s as Federal agents try to bring them down. The movie follows the life of John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), a notorious bank robber, as he is pursued by Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), a Federal agent. The agent is also pursuing Dillinger's associates Homer Van Meter (Stephen Dorff) and Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham). Directed by Michael Mann. Starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, and James Russo. Based on "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-1934" by Bryan Burrough.

Public Enemies received great reviews upon its release and saw financial success at the box office. Below you'll find some great quotes from the film Public Enemies.


Melvin Purvis: What keeps you up nights, Mr. Dillinger?
John Dillinger: Coffee.
John Dillinger: Well if it isn't the man who shot Pretty-Boy Floyd. Good thing 'cause he sure wasn't Whiz-Kid Floyd.
Melvin Purvis: Pretty Boy Floyd?
Pretty Boy Floyd: [coughs] Charles Floyd.
Melvin Purvis: Mr. Floyd, you are under arrest.
Pretty Boy Floyd: I'm done for; you've hit me twice.
John Dillinger: I like baseball, movies, good clothes, whiskey, fast cars... and you. What else you need to know?
Police Chief Fultz: How long does it take you to run threw a bank?
John Dillinger: About 1 minute... 40 seconds... Flat
Billie Frechette: What do you want?
John Dillinger: Everything. Right now.
John 'Red' Hamilton: We don't work with people we don't know. And you don't work when your desperate. Walter Dietrich. Remember that?
John Dillinger: Walter forgot. When your desperate, that's when you got no choice.
John Dillinger: We're having too good a time today. We ain't thinking about tomorrow.
John Dillinger: I was raised on a farm in Morrisville, Indiana. My mama ran out on us when I was three, my daddy beat the hell out of me cause he didn't know no better way to raise me. I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars, whiskey, and you... what else you need to know?
Billie Frechette: They say you're the man who shot him.
Charles Winstead: That's right. One of 'em.
Billie Frechette: So why are you coming to see me? To see the damage you done?
Charles Winstead: No. I came here because he asked me to. When he went down, he said somethin'. I put my ear next to his mouth, and what I think he said was this. He said, 'Tell Billie for me: Bye bye, Blackbird.'
[Billie starts to cry as Winstead gets up to leave]
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