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Gotti (1996 film) Quotes

Gotti is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . Gotti stopped airing in 1970.

It features David Coatsworth as producer, Mark Isham in charge of musical score, and Alar Kivilo as head of cinematography.

Gotti is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Gotti is 116 minutes long. Gotti is produced by HBO Pictures and distributed by HBO.

The cast includes: Armand Assante as John Gotti, Raymond Serra as Frank LoCascio, Richard C. Sarafian as Paul Castellano, Anthony Quinn as Neil Dellacroce, Marc Lawrence as Carlo Gambino, Al Waxman as Bruce Cutler, William Forsythe as Sammy Gravano, and Vincent Pastore as Angelo Ruggiero.

Gotti Quotes

Armand Assante as John Gotti

  • (Armand Assante) "We're gonna make a powerhouse now -- like Cosa Nostra ain't seen since Anastasia"
  • (William Forsythe) "Anastasia? Shit, John -- this is bigger than killin' the fuckin' President"
  • (Armand Assante) "Hey -- you think I was put on this Earth to make them rich and me poor? We're gonna do a hit now, gonna do a real hit. We're goin back, yeah -- back to some real, in your face Cosa Nostra. Out in front on the line -- make 'em sit back and watch the volcano blow. You with me?"
  • (William Forsythe) "I'm wit ya, John, all the way to the finish"
  • (Black Leader) "And who tha fuck are you?"
  • (Armand Assante) "John Gotti."
  • (Armand Assante) "Jo Jo walks into the bar. He's wearin' a solid gold belt buckle this big: says Jo Jo on it, he's got a braclet on his arm: says Jo Jo on it, he's got a fuckin' necklace: says Jo Jo on it, he's got solid gold cuff links: they all say Jo Jo on 'em. Wait, wait this little guy walks into the bar and says, "Excuse me mister Jo Jo." He said, "Shut the fuck up, I don't want anyone to know I'm here.""
  • (Armand Assante) "Let me go through this RICO thing again. It says if anyone anywhere is caught doin' anything wrong, then everyone is guilty up and down the line. Wait a minute. This is a law?"
  • (Al Waxman) "Yeah, it is the government's license to throw out the Constitution."
  • (Armand Assante) "Makes you think. Makes you think about the people in your life. And when I think, I think of Neil. If he were here now what would he say? He would say "John what's it about? What's life about -- if you dont go through it as a man's man?". He'd say "Suck it up, take the fall do the time. That made you what you are. That makes you what you are. How long have we been around this thing of ours? This Cosa Nostra? 120 years. What's it about? It's about the rules, perimeters. You take the beating for a friend, you don't run, you don't lay down, you don't betray who you are. What you are."
  • (Raymond Serra) "Self esteem --"
  • (Armand Assante) "Self esteem is basic. You learn that on the street. You gotta remember Angie. I loved this guy, I loved him but he was stupid, he always wanted that god damn dope money. He never rolled, ya know that? He never rolled. My brother Gene, Joey Dimig, they're doing a thousand years now. Why? That's the rule. You don't break, you don't rat. Gives you a bit of power, huh? Not the kind of power these Feds have. God forbid, we pull their chain in public. Fuckin' dress better than them they take it personal likes it's a fuckin vendetta. There supposed to act better than the rest of us. They just wanted me to be something I wasn't even born to be."
  • (Raymond Serra) "Humble, they wanted you to be humble."
  • (Armand Assante) "Yeah so you humbled me. So what you got? You got a war. You got a global war. You got your Chinks, Dominicans, Asians, Russians, Colombians, Jamaicans. What they doin'? They desecrate the nation. You got your variable fuckin' snowstorms of cocaine, smack or whatever they shove in their veins. There's no rules. There's no parameters. There's no feelings. There's no feelings for this country."
  • (Raymond Serra) "Anarchy."
  • (Armand Assante) "You got anarchy. So -- 5-10 years from now, they're gonna wish there was an American Cosa Nostra. 5-10 years from now, they're gonna miss John Gotti."
  • (Armand Assante) "What is it?"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "Don Carlo's dead. Heart attack an hour ago."
  • (Armand Assante) "Let him rest."
  • (Anthony Quinn) "He made Big Paul the new boss on his deathbed."
  • (Armand Assante) "What? No fuckin' way Carlo passed you up. For what? That piece of shit? He don't understand the street. He wants to be some butter-ass businessman. Come on. That's not Cosa Nostra."
  • (Anthony Quinn) "Maybe a street guy is not what is needed. Maybe times are changin' John."
  • (Armand Assante) "Bullshit. Come on. The soldiers don't even want him. Ask anyone here. They starve under the guy. Niel, the fuckin' guy he squeezes a fuckin' quarter till the eagle screams. Come on."
  • (Anthony Quinn) "Don Carlo was the boss. He picked his brother-in-law. Now Paul is the boss. That is it."
  • (Armand Assante) "Hey Neil, you devoted your life to this thing. You never back-doored nobody, you never took a fuckin' dime wasn't yours. What you want me to blow the fuckin' borgata right now? Here, I'll do it right now."
  • (Armand Assante) "Whaddya mean, her? Who her?"
  • (Al Waxman) "Diane Giacolone, very ambitious"
  • (Armand Assante) "Will you fugetaboutit? No brush named Giacolone is gonna be jerkin me off alone -- and will you tell her to leave us tha fuckalone. And another thing, I don't wanna be alone tonight"
  • (Armand Assante) "Whatta ya want me to do I'm alone here, I'm clean. Step into my office, this is business."
  • (Black Leader) "Business? You know you one crazy mutha fuckin Wop man -- let's walk."
  • (Armand Assante) "So I hear you're missing 6 ounces of coke."
  • (Black Leader) "Yeah, you heard right -- and that guinea Perrilo, he's gonna get a shiv stuck in his ass."
  • (Armand Assante) "Ya know I say hard time is for hard ons -- what we tryin to do here, tryin to do some easy time. Ya know, you start that shit and it's a lockdown. Then what you got? You got no booze, no broads, no phones, no visitors -- you ain't even gonna get TV rights. Now come on -- you and me we cooler."

Anthony Quinn as Neil Dellacroce

  • (Anthony Quinn) "If Don Carlo had said you gotta go, I woulda come here today with these two "zips" and you would go -- John, you cannot whack a made man on somebody else's crew. There rules -- you break the rules and this whole god damn thing of ours crack and crumbles -- CAPICHE?"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "I've been negotiating all night."
  • (Armand Assante) "Just take a walk, all right?"
  • (Armand Assante) "Negotiatin' what?"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "Your fuckin' life."
  • (Armand Assante) "For takin' out a fuckin' coke head?"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "Be quiet. Sit down. I said, sit down. You know, I've clipped a lot of guys in my life. Close friends. Guys I didn't know. I didn't always agree that the guy should be clipped. But I never questioned the orders and I never went off half-cocked and clipped somebody I wasn't supposed to."
  • (Armand Assante) "Niel"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "Now, you shut up. You just listen. Big Paul went down to Don Carlo for permission to have you whacked. It came this close. I told Don Carlo you were like a son to me. That touched the old man. He told Paul to give you a pass. But if Don Carlo had said you gotta go, I would've come here today with these two zips and you would go. John, you cannot whack a made man on somebody else's crew. There are rules. You break the rules, and this whole goddamn thing of ours cracks and crumbles. You never break the rules. Capiche?"
  • (Armand Assante) "Capiche."
  • (Anthony Quinn) "Let's drink to that. Wipe your face John. You're sweating up a hundred dollar shirt. Don Carlo says you'll do some time. But he's gonna take care of your family. Here. La familia, and the rules that hold us together."
  • (Armand Assante) "La familia -- And the rules that hold us together."

Marc Lawrence as Carlo Gambino

  • (Marc Lawrence) "These Feds, they tolerate certain things. CERTAIN THINGS. Not drugs."

Richard C. Sarafian as Paul Castellano

  • (Richard C. Sarafian) "Johnny's problem is that he's a street Neapolitan, huh? Always scheming. Worse than the Sicilians."

William Forsythe as Sammy Gravano

  • (William Forsythe) "How could you say those things about me, John?"
  • (Armand Assante) "Hey, tapes are tapes, man -- don't mean nothin. I'm talkin alright, I can fuckin talk can't I?"
  • (William Forsythe) "So let's fuckin talk. You backed doored me while I was your underboss while I was out there whackin guys for you."
  • (Armand Assante) "Hey, get tha fuck outta here with that shit right now. You're the one gets off whackin people, not me. You come crying to me about Louie Dibono, your partner for years, not mine -- I don't know tha man. You wanted to whack him, you come pressing me I say do what you want. Same with Louie Milito, same with Scibetta. Your own brother in law for Christ sakes. What tha fuck am I talkin about here, what about tommy spinelli, Eddie Garafalo -- mickey, whatever tha fuck his name was. Worst of all D.B., yea, Come Into a ton of fucking money when D.B. went, A TON OF FUCKIN MONEY. Don't you deny that, don't you ever fuckin deny that."
  • (William Forsythe) "Hey, let's not rewrite history here. I didn't mind D.B. goin. Fuckin playboy instead of a business partner but you wanted it and when John Gotti wanted someone in the ground John Gotti called Sammy Gravano. You barked I bit, remember?"
  • (Armand Assante) "you bit? You pillaged this fuckin city under my flag using my name every step of the way, MY NAME. You're a selfish prick, your greed is your problem."

Vincent Pastore as Angelo Ruggiero

  • (Vincent Pastore) "Hey Galione, you always snort on a hit?"
  • (Ralph Galione) "Sharpens my concentration"
  • (Armand Assante) "GOOD, start concentration."

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