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Charley Varrick Quotes

Charley Varrick is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . Charley Varrick stopped airing in 1970.

It features Don Siegel as producer, Lalo Schifrin in charge of musical score, and Michael C. Butler as head of cinematography.

Each episode of Charley Varrick is 111 min. long. Charley Varrick is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Walter Matthau as Charley Varrick, Felicia Farr as Sybil Fort, John Vernon as Maynard Boyle, Joe Don Baker as Molly, Andrew Robinson as Harman Sullivan, Norman Fell as Mr. Garfinkle, and Woodrow Parfrey as Harold Young.

Charley Varrick Quotes

Walter Matthau as Charley Varrick

  • (Walter Matthau) "Mafia money. All I wanted was a small take, in and out quick, no big deal."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Well, don't you worry, Charley, cause if you don't want your share, I'll be more than happy to take it over for you."
  • (Walter Matthau) "I'm sure you would, Harmon."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Well, what do you want to do, give it back?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "I've been thinking about it."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Charley Varrick. Well, I got some news for you, Charley. You haven't got the balls of a bull canary bird. And something else, I ain't giving back penny number one."
  • (Walter Matthau) "It has to do with this bag of money I'd like to give back to you."
  • (John Vernon) "So give it back. What's the problem?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "The problem is the big gorilla in the maroon car who's trying to kill me."
  • (Walter Matthau) "You know what dirty money is? That's the kind of money you can't declare on your income tax. Well, when certain people get that kind of money, what they do is send it out of the country to invest, and when it comes back, it's clean."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "So?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "So maybe that little bank was a drop, a collection point. Maybe all this was on its way out of the country."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Fantastic. We lucked out."
  • (Walter Matthau) "More like crapped out. It's ten-to-one this stuff belongs to the Mafia. This is gambling money skimmed off the top, whore money, dope money."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "What's the difference?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "The difference is the Mafia kills you, no trial, no judge. They never stop looking for you, not 'til you're dead. I'd rather have ten F.B.I.s after me."
  • (Walter Matthau) "We're gonna have to keep pretty quiet for a while."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Is that so?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "That's right. Best way to get nailed is to start tossing that stuff around."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "And what's your idea of a while?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "Three years. Maybe four."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Are you telling me that I can't spend none of this money for three, four years?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "Right, right, that's what I'm telling you. And you better lay off that juice, too. That's another way to get nailed, me along with you."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Any more instructions?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "No."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Nothing more you wanna hang onto me?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "Not right now."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Then I got something I wanna hang onto you, jimmy dick. I've been waiting all my life to make a score like this, and now that it's here, I ain't waiting no more. I mean, I'm gonna wail. And I'm talking about chicks, cars, clothes, a box at the races, and beefsteak three times a day, and no washed up, chicken-shit son-of-a-bitch had better try stop me."
  • (Walter Matthau) "I like your bed. You may find this hard to believe but I've never slept on a round bed."
  • (Felicia Farr) "Is that so?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "What's the best way? North, south, east, or west?"
  • (Felicia Farr) "That depends on what you had in mind."
  • (Walter Matthau) "What I had in mind was boxing the compass."

Joe Don Baker as Molly

  • (Unnamed) "These are the goodies. He says his name is Sally"
  • (Joe Don Baker) "Molly."
  • (Unnamed) "Sally, Molly, if you got a bell, honey, we'll find a way to ring it."
  • (Joe Don Baker) "I didn't travel six hundred miles for the amusement of morons. Is that clear, ladies?"
  • (Unnamed) "Now just a darn minute there."
  • (Joe Don Baker) "You just keep throwing your feathers, mister, before I put you in the hospital."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes, sir."
  • (Joe Don Baker) ""Charley Varrick, last of the independents." I like that. Has a ring of finality."
  • (Joe Don Baker) "I allow very few men to speak to me in that tone. Few caucasians. And no nigras at all."
  • (Joe Don Baker) "Sooner or later, you're gonna tell me everything you know. So why not save yourself a great deal of pain, tell me now."
  • (Joe Don Baker) "I don't sleep with whores -- at least, not knowingly."

John Vernon as Maynard Boyle

  • (John Vernon) "It's our mafia friends who won't understand. They're gonna wonder why you led them straight to the vault with the money in it, instead of the empty vault in the rear. And frankly, Harold, why did you do that?"
  • (Woodrow Parfrey) "Do you know what would have happened if I'd taken those people to an empty vault?"
  • (John Vernon) "Number one, the money would have been saved, number two there'd be no question of an inside job."
  • (Woodrow Parfrey) "Inside job?"
  • (John Vernon) "That's the way their diseased minds work. A bank gets it, bang, they look for a double-cross."
  • (Woodrow Parfrey) "Why couldn't it be just a coincidence?"
  • (John Vernon) "Because they don't believe in coincidence."
  • (John Vernon) "Why am I being denied access to my own premises?"
  • (Norman Fell) "Well, it's a matter of priority. You see, first and foremost, this is a murder investigation."
  • (John Vernon) "Well, my business is purely financial."
  • (Norman Fell) "Well, you're very lucky so far, Mr. Boyle. All we have found missing is about thirteen hundred dollars."
  • (John Vernon) "Well, if you're a nice fella, nice things happen to you."

Andrew Robinson as Harman Sullivan

  • (Andrew Robinson) "What's bothering you?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "I don't know. Something smells bad."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Charley, you smell bad. Now don't you run a game out on me or I'll hang you out to dry."
  • (Walter Matthau) "What's that kind of money doing in a Tres Cruces bank?"
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Where should it be?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "Bank that size figures to have maybe thirty, twenty thousand dollars in it."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Listen Charley, just let me ask you one question. The money was there, right?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "Yeah."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "Now its here, right?"
  • (Walter Matthau) "Yeah."
  • (Andrew Robinson) "So what's the big deal?"

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