Quotations from Raging Bull
Raging Bull is a biographical sports drama art film about a boxer's journey through life. The story follows Jack La Motta as his family life gets destroyed due to his emotional issues causing his violence and temper to get the best of him. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, and Cathy Moriarty. Based on the book "Raging Bull: My Story" by Jake LaMotta.
Raging Bull saw overwhelming positive reviews. It is considered as one of the best films ever created. However, it saw only limited success in the box office. Nonetheless, the film went on to receive the Oscar awards for Best Actor (Robert De Niro) and Best Film Editing while being nominated for six additional Oscar awards. Read some quotes from Raging Bull below.
Jake La Motta: I remember those cheers / They still ring in my ears / After years, they remain in my thoughts. / Go to one night / I took off my robe, and what'd I do? I forgot to wear shorts. / I recall every fall / Every hook, every jab / The worst way a guy can get rid of his flab. / As you know, my life wasn't drab. / Though I'd much... Though I'd rather hear you cheer / When you delve... Though I'd rather hear you cheer / When I delve into Shakespeare / "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse", I haven't had a winner in six months. [he lights a cigar]
Jake La Motta: Though I'm no Olivier / I would much rather... And though I'm no Olivier / If he fought Sugar Ray / He would say / That the thing ain't the ring, it's the play. / So give me a... stage / Where this bull here can rage / And though I could fight / I'd much rather recite /... that's entertainment.
Jake La Motta: Friends. They're in a huddle. Big business meeting. By the pool, they sit around and talk. Big deals. They make sure she can hear. Big Man. Get the fuck outta here. Big shot. Get 'em all in a back room, smack 'em around, no more big shot, without his gun. They're tough guys. They're all tough guys.
Joey LaMotta: What are ya thinkin' about? Ya keep lookin'. Where the fuck you going? You're dead! You're married! You're a married man, it's all over. Leave the young girls for me.
Jake La Motta: You punch like you take it up the ass.
Joey LaMotta: You win, you win. You lose, you still win.
Vicki LaMotta: I sucked your brother's cock.
Jake La Motta: You sucked my brother's cock?
Vicki LaMotta: Yeah, I sucked his cock. I sucked all their cocks - what do you want me to tell you?
[as Jake starts moving to leave the house and confront Joey]
Vicki LaMotta: His fucking cock is bigger than yours.
Jake La Motta: I got these small hands. I got a little girl's hands.
Jake La Motta: Come on, hit me. Harder. Harder.
Joey LaMotta: What the fuck do you want? That's hard. What are you trying to prove?
[Just after Sugar Ray Robinson won an early fight (before joining the army)]
Joey LaMotta: They robbed you. They're miserable because their mothers take it up their fucking ass.
[last title card]
Title card: So, for the second time, the Pharisees summoned the man who had been blind and said: / "Speak the truth before God. / We know this fellow is a sinner." / "Whether or not he is a sinner, I do not know," / The man replied. / "All I know is this: / Once I was blind and now I can see." - John IX, 24-26 / the New English Bible
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