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Miller's Crossing Quotes

Miller's Crossing is a TV show that was first aired in 1970 . Miller's Crossing stopped airing in 1970.

It features Coen brothers as producer, Carter Burwell in charge of musical score, and Barry Sonnenfeld as head of cinematography.

Miller's Crossing is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Miller's Crossing is 115 minutes long. Miller's Crossing is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagan, John Turturro as Bernie, J. E. Freeman as Eddie Dane, Albert Finney as Leo O'Bannion, Marcia Gay Harden as Verna, Jon Polito as Johnny Caspar, Mike Starr as Frankie, Aleksander Krupa as Tad, Steve Buscemi as Mink, and Al Mancini as Tic-Tac.

Miller's Crossing Quotes

Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagan

  • (Gabriel Byrne) "My chin's hanging out right next to yours. I'd worry a lot less if I thought you were worrying enough."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Hello, Brian. Still fighting the good fight?"
  • (Cop - Brian) "Hello, Tom. Neither rain nor wind nor snow --"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "That's the mailman."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Hello Bernie."
  • (John Turturro) "Hello Tom. What's the rumpus? How'd you know it was me?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "You're the only one I know who'd knock and then break in."
  • (John Turturro) "Your other friends wouldn't break in, huh?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "My other friends want to kill me so they wouldn't've knocked."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "If you want me to keep my mouth shut, it's gonna cost you some dough. I figure a thousand bucks is reasonable, so I want two."
  • (Adolph) "Hey, horses got knees?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I don't know -- fetlocks."
  • (Adolph) "Well if I was a horse, I'd be down on my fetlocks praying you don't bet on me."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Nobody knows anybody. Not that well."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "You're a fickle boy, Mink. The Dane finds out you got another "amigo," well, I don't peg him as the understandin' type."
  • (Steve Buscemi) "Find out? We ain't event been talkin'. Jesus, Tom. Dammit. Jesus."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Tell Leo he's not God on the throne, he's just a cheap political boss with more hair tonic than brains."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Is there a point -- or are you just brushin' up on your small talk?"
  • (J. E. Freeman) "Oh, cool under fire, I like that."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Nobody knows anybody, not that well --"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Drop Johnson? He play your book much?"
  • (Aleksander Krupa) "Pssh. You kidding? I didn't even know he could count."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I am awake."
  • (Aleksander Krupa) "Your eyes are shut."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Who you gonna believe?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "It's not Leo's debt. I'll pay me own way."
  • (Aleksander Krupa) "I admire a man of principle. Does this go on the tab?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Who's winning?"
  • (Terry) "We are, for the nonce."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "What's the disposition?"
  • (Terry) "Four to one, Dana Cudahy went up with the house."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "And theirs?"
  • (Terry) "One burned --"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "The other three?"
  • (Terry) "Lead --"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Whose?"
  • (Terry) "Leo's -- the old man's still an artist with a Thompson."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "You can't hijack me, Tic-tac, we're on the same side now. Or didn't you get that far in school?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Rug Daniels is dead."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "Gee, that's tough."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Don't get hysterical."
  • (O'Doole) "Look, don't nobody ask me, since I'm just the chief around here, but I'll tell you my opinion. Caspar is just as crazy as Leo, and an eye-tie into the bargain."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "What's the matter, O'Doole? Doesn't anything ever suit you?"
  • (Unnamed) "No small talk, huh? They shoot your horse?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "If there's any justice --"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Last I heard, Leo was still running this town."
  • (O'Doole) "Yeah, well, he won't be for long if this keeps up. It's no good for anyone. You said as much yourself --"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "First off, O'Doole, I can say what I please to Leo and about him. You can't. Second, once Leo decides, that's that. If that sticks going down, there are plenty of coppers I know who wouldn't mind bein' chief and could swallow it clean."
  • (O'Doole) "Jesus, Tom, I was just speculatin' about a hypothesis. I know I don't know nothin'. It's just a damn mess, is all."
  • (O'Doole) "A goddamn mess."
  • (O'Doole) "Guttin' the golden calf again. I don't know whether to laugh or cry."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Yeah, it's awful confusing."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "You don't hold elected office in this town. You run it because people think you do. They stop thinking it you stop running it."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I'll think about it."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Think about what protecting Bernie gets us. Think about what offending Caspar loses us."
  • (Albert Finney) "Oh, come on, Tommy. You know I don't like to think."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Yeah. Well, think about whether you should start."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Miss me?"
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "Drop dead."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "So, uh, you didn't see Bernie Birnbaum before he was shown across?"
  • (Clarence "Drop" Johnson) "Uh, no?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Seen him since?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Close your eyes ladies. I'm comin' in."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "If I'd known we were gonna cast our feelings into words, I'd've memorized the Song of Solomon."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "All in all not a bad guy; if looks, brains and personality don't count."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "You better hope they don't."
  • (Unnamed) "Hello, Tom. How are ya? Care to scrape a knuckle on your playmate here?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "No. Thanks though, Andy."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, if you change your mind, we'll be"
  • (Unnamed) "interrogating for a while."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Then it's not just the money he's after. He's got a wart on his fanny."
  • (Jon Polito) "Huh?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "He's got a wart. On his fanny. Giving him the fidgets."

J. E. Freeman as Eddie Dane

  • (J. E. Freeman) "Where's Leo?"
  • (Hitman at Verna's) "If I tell you, how do I know you won't kill me?"
  • (J. E. Freeman) "Because if you told me and I killed you and you were lying I wouldn't get to kill you then. Where's Leo?"
  • (Hitman at Verna's) "He's moving around. He's getting his mob together tomorrow night. Whisky Nick's."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "You sure?"
  • (Hitman at Verna's) "Check it. It's gold."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "You know what, yegg? I believe you."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "I am gonna send you to a deep, dark place and I am gonna have fun doing it."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "Very smart. What were you doing at the club, talking things over with Leo?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Don't think so hard, Eddie. You might sprain something."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "You are so goddamn smart. Except you ain't. I get you, smart guy. I know what you are. Straight as a corkscrew. Mr. Inside-Outski, like some goddamn Bolshevik picking up his orders from Yegg Central. You think you're so goddamn smart. You join up with Johnny Caspar, you bump Bernie Bernbaum. Up is down. Black is white. Well, I think you're half smart. I think you were straight with your frail, I think you were queer with Johnny Caspar -- and I think you'd sooner join a ladies' league than gun a guy down. Then I hear from these two geniuses they never even saw this rub-out take place."
  • (Mike Starr) "Boss said to have him do it. He didn't say nothing about --"
  • (J. E. Freeman) "Shut up. Or maybe you still got too many teeth. Everyone is so goddamn smart. Well, we'll go out to Miller's Crossing -- and we'll see who's smart."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "You dumpin' Leo for the guy who put a bullet in your brother?"
  • (J. E. Freeman) "Not so fast, there, Kaputnik."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "Jesus, I open my mouth, the whole world turns smart."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "Hey, Tic-Tac. You ever notice how the snappy dialogue dries up once a guy starts soiling his union suit?"
  • (J. E. Freeman) "You understand that if we don't find a stiff out here, we leave a fresh one."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "How'd you get the fat lip?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Old war wound. Acts up around morons."
  • (J. E. Freeman) "You are so goddamn smart. Except you ain't."

Marcia Gay Harden as Verna

  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "Shouldn't you be doing your job?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Intimidating helpless women is my job."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "Then go find one, and intimidate her."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "I guess we both double-crossed Leo. He's well rid of us both. The two of us Tom, we're about bad enough to deserve each other."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Are we?"
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "We're a couple of heels, Tom. Yes we are."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "You're a pathetic rumhead."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "And I love you, angel."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "Why don't we just pick up and leave town? There's nothing keeping you here. I know there's nothing keeping me."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "What about Bernie?"
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "He could go with us."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "You, me and Bernie; where would we go, Verna? Niagara Falls?"
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "What you doing?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Walking --"
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "Don't let on any more than you have to."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "-- in the rain."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "What did you tell Leo?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I told him you were a tramp and he should dump you."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "That's not why you came, either."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Tell me why I came."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "The oldest reason there is."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "There are friendlier places to drink."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "Leo's got the right idea. I like him, he's honest and he's got a heart."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Then it's true what they say. Opposites attract."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "You think you've raised hell."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Sister, when I've raised hell, you'll know it."
  • (Marcia Gay Harden) "That's you all over, Tom. A lie and no heart."

Jon Polito as Johnny Caspar

  • (Jon Polito) "When you're right you're right, but you never say 'I told you so'."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "So what am I right about?"
  • (Jon Polito) "Well, I'll tell ya, but first you gotta promise not to say 'I told you so'."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I don't say that and I don't like people who do."
  • (Jon Polito) "Mink was robbin' me right along with the shmatte."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "What convinced you of that?"
  • (Jon Polito) "Mink Larouie took a powder. We can't find him. Bluepoint's makin' excuses for him, but personally, I think you were right. I think Mink and Bernie was in it together. I think Mink heard you'd bumped the shmatte, and lit out. The lousy sonofabitch."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I told you so."
  • (Jon Polito) "Hahahaha. You got a lip on you."
  • (Jon Polito) "Friends is a mental state. Wuddya say, kid?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I'll think about it."
  • (Jon Polito) "He'll think about it. Hear that, Bluepoint? That's terrific. The kid's a thinker."
  • (Mike Starr) "Does he want a pillow for his head?"
  • (Jon Polito) "Okay kid, think about it. It's a mental state. But make it quick, my family's waitin'."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I'll think about it and tell you later."
  • (Mike Starr) "He needs to think in the thinking room."
  • (Jon Polito) "Kid, if it'll help you think, you should know that if you don't do this you won't be in any shape to walk outta here."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Would that be physically -- or just a mental state?"
  • (Jon Polito) "That son of a bitch. I had a feeling about this son of a bitch. We silence him. And we do the same to Mink this very night."
  • (Jon Polito) "It's gettin' so a businessman can't expect no return from a fixed fight. Now, if you can't trust a fix, what can you trust? For a good return, you gotta go bettin' on chance; and then you're back with anarchy, right back in the jungle."
  • (Jon Polito) "You can't say, "I told you so.""
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I don't say that and I don't like people who do."
  • (Jon Polito) "What is this, the high hat?"
  • (Jon Polito) "You got references? You been to college? We ONLY take yeggs what's been to college, ain't that right, Dane? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. I'm joking, of course."
  • (Jon Polito) "You double-cross once; where's it all end? An interesting ethical question."
  • (Jon Polito) "One thing I always try to teach my boys: always put one in the brain."
  • (Jon Polito) "You think that I'm some guinea, fresh off the boat, and you can kick me. But I'm too big for that now. I'm sick a' takin the scrap from you, Leo. I'm a' of marching into this goddamn office to kiss your Irish ass. And I'M SICK A' THE HIGH HAT."
  • (Jon Polito) "Youse fancy pants, all a youse."
  • (Albert Finney) "Johnny, you're exactly as big as I let you be, and no bigger, and don't forget it, ever."
  • (Jon Polito) "That's right, Leo. You're the big shot around here, and I'm just some schnook likes to get slapped around."

Albert Finney as Leo O'Bannion

  • (Albert Finney) "I figure I can still trade body-blows with any man in this town."
  • (Albert Finney) "Except you Tom."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "And Verna."
  • (Albert Finney) "Dammit, Tom, I forgive you."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "I didn't ask for that and I don't want it. Good-bye, Leo."
  • (Albert Finney) "Goddamn kid's just like a twist."
  • (Albert Finney) "You ain't got a license to kill bookies and today I ain't sellin' any. So take your flunky and dangle."
  • (Albert Finney) "So you wanna kill him --"
  • (J. E. Freeman) "For starters."
  • (Albert Finney) "If I never see him again, it would be soon enough."
  • (Albert Finney) "Seein' you mope around here ruins my, whaddya call it, "joy de veever"?"
  • (Gabriel Byrne) ""Joie de vivre"."

Al Mancini as Tic-Tac

  • (Al Mancini) "C'mon, Tom. Boss wants to see ya. He didn't have time to engrave nothin' formal."
  • (Al Mancini) "It's hanky time."
  • (Al Mancini) "I told you to put one in his brain, not in his stinkin' face."

John Turturro as Bernie

  • (John Turturro) "Tommy, you can't do this. You don't bump guys. You're not like those animals back there. It's not right, Tom. They can't make us do this. It's the wrong situation, they can't make us different people than we are. We're not muscle, Tom. I -- I -- I -- never killed anybody. I used a little information for a chisel, that's all. It's my nature, Tom. I -- I -- I -- can't help it, somebody gives me an angle, I play it. I don't deserve to die for that. Do you think I do?"
  • (John Turturro) "I'm -- I'm -- I'm just a grifter, Tom. I'm -- I'm -- I'm -- I'm -- I'm an nobody. But I'll tell you what, I never crossed a friend, Tom. I never killed anybody, I never crossed a friend, nor you, I'll bet. We're not like those animals. This is not us. Th -- th -- this is some hop dream. It's a dream, Tommy. I'm praying to you. I can't die. I can't die -- out here in the woods, like a dumb animal. In the woods, LIKE A DUMB ANIMAL. Like a dumb animal. I can't -- I can't -- I CAN'T DIE OUT HERE IN THE WOODS --. like a dumb animal. I can't -- die."
  • (John Turturro) "I'm praying to you. Look in your heart. I'm praying to you. Look in your heart. I'm praying to you. Look in your heart. I'm praying to you. Look in your heart --"
  • (John Turturro) "I'm praying to you. Look in your heart. I'm praying to you -- look in your heart -- look in your heart. You can't kill me -- look in your heart."
  • (John Turturro) "Don't smart me. See I wanna watch you squirm; I wanna see you sweat a little, and when you smart me -- it ruins it."
  • (John Turturro) "Look in your heart. Look in your heart."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "What heart?"

Steve Buscemi as Mink

  • (Steve Buscemi) "Listen, Bernie wants to see you. It's important."
  • (Gabriel Byrne) "Yeah, well, I'm right here. I'm not made of glass."
  • (Steve Buscemi) "Hey Tom, what's the rumpus?"

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