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Redbelt Quotes

Redbelt is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Redbelt ended its run in 1970.

It features Chrisann Verges as producer, Stephen Endelman in charge of musical score, and Robert Elswit as head of cinematography.

Redbelt is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Redbelt is 100 minutes long. Redbelt is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

The cast includes: David Paymer as Richie, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike Terry, Tim Allen as Chet Frank, Alice Braga as Sondra Terry, Jose Pablo Cantillo as Snowflake, Max Martini as Gini Collins, Cyril Takayama as Jimmy Takata, Rodrigo Santoro as Bruno Silva, Ricky Jay as Marty Brown, Jake Johnson as Guabayera Shirt Man, Emily Mortimer as Laura Black, Joe Mantegna as Jerry Weiss, Mike Goldberg as Announcer, and Randy Couture as Dylan Flynn.

Redbelt Quotes

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike Terry

  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "There's always an escape."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "It's alright. There's no one here but the fighters."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "I got something for you."
  • (Unnamed) "No."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Yeah."
  • (Unnamed) "I don't deserve it."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "It's overdue."
  • (Unnamed) "I --"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "The belt is just symbolic. The belt, as Snowflake says, is to just keep your pants up."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "The fighters before a fight --"
  • (Alice Braga) "Three marbles."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Each fighter has a two-in-three odds of chosing a white marble. White marble's a pass."
  • (Joe Mantegna) "White marble's a pass. What if he picks the black marble?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Black marble is a handicap."
  • (Joe Mantegna) "What does that mean, a handicap?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Well, you lose the use of an arm or --"
  • (Joe Mantegna) "Because?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Because you never know when you may be disabled."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "A man distracted is a man defeated."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "You'd throw the fight in front of The Professor?"
  • (Unnamed) "The Professor an old man."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Conquer your fear and you'll conquer your opponent."
  • (Emily Mortimer) "Yes, um -- Mr. Terry, a man raped me. He held a knife to my throat, a man twice my size, and then he raped me."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "He held a knife to your throat?"
  • (Emily Mortimer) "Yes. Look, I appreciate what you've done, it's just that -- I don't think there's anything I could learn here that would really --"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "There is no situation that you could not escape from. There is no situation that you could not turn to your advantage."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "What about the stolen watch? My friend -- he shot himself because someone gave me a hot watch."
  • (Joe Mantegna) "A fella sold me a watch. I got a deal on a watch. How do I know where it came from? I gave it to you. What kind of stupid motherfucker pawns a watch he got from Chet Frank?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Take him to Brazil."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "A guy killed himself because the window got broke. How'd you know how the window got broke?"
  • (Joe Mantegna) "Your wife sold you out."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "Well, who'd you think you married? Hmmm? Brazilian princess married the soldier. Five years and the soldier's pumping gas. Smart girl's gotta move on."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "You borrowed thirty thousand dollars from a loan shark? Are you crazy?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "There is no situation you could not escape from. You know the escape."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Open it later."
  • (Unnamed) "What is it?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Well apparantly it's a wrist watch."
  • (Unnamed) "What do you want?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "You brought the old man up from Brazil for this bullshit?"
  • (Unnamed) "You run your business, I run mine. Who I brought to where is of no concern to you."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "His life, his teachings --"
  • (Unnamed) "What you know of his teachings? The hell do you know of his teachings? He's my family business, and it is a business, okay? What the hell did you think it is? There's still a vision out there. It's about to be big business. And no one has forgotten you, so cool down and sit down."
  • (Ricky Jay) "None of the fighters know the fight is gaffed. You weren't supposed to know. You weren't supposed to know."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "I don't get it."
  • (Ricky Jay) "We pick who gets the white marble. Here's what you're missing, here's what you invented. The thing; it's not a way to ensure the fight is fair. Any two guys fighting for money, no way the fight is fair. What you did is fix the fight without the fighters' knowledge."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "You stole my idea."
  • (Ricky Jay) "How about that. So look, who gets the pass tonight? You. Every fight tonight the other guy gets the handicap. You win, you go home with fifty grand, you settle your various debts. How about that. Make a name for yourself. I love a fighter. What the fuck."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Control your emotions."
  • (Unnamed) "Mike, tell him what's the best weapon in the world."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "The best weapon in the world is a flashlight."
  • (Unnamed) "Tell him why."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "So you can look deep into the other guy's eyes."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "You want the officer to walk you home? Huh? It's rough out there."
  • (Jose Pablo Cantillo) "Well after he gets his black belt he can walk me to the car. That'll make me feel secure."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "How's the belt going to make you feel secure?"
  • (Jose Pablo Cantillo) "I know his fucking pants aren't going to fall down."

Max Martini as Gini Collins

  • (Max Martini) "He didn't want to bring disgrace on you. I have no husband. I have no husband. I can't pay my bills, I can't pay my rent, and I don't even have his pension. For what? For what? For your stupid principles? You are a sick fool. How am I going to live? Who's going to pay these bills? Who's going to pay these bills? Are you? Are you?"
  • (Max Martini) "Joe still inside?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "No, he just left."
  • (Max Martini) "Left?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Yeah, maybe he went to the club."
  • (Max Martini) "What happened to the window?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Isn't he on at the club?"
  • (Max Martini) "Um, that's funny."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Weren't you going to the mountains?"
  • (Max Martini) "Why would he go to the club?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Isn't he working tonight?"
  • (Max Martini) "The club? No. No, no, no. He hasn't worked at the club in months. Listen, uh, I have to tell him something. Okay? Tell him."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Why?"
  • (Max Martini) "Why what?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Why hasn't he been working there?"
  • (Max Martini) "Yeah, I know. Listen, I gotta get home."

Mike Goldberg as Announcer

  • (Mike Goldberg) "Dylan here is explaining what the possible handicaps could be. What are they? Break them down for us."
  • (Randy Couture) "Well, they'll basically draw from the bowl a black or two white marbles. If you get a white marble, you're basically getting a pass. If you draw the black marble, you're either gonna have one arm tied to your body or potentially both arms tied to your body, or the application of a blindfold."
  • (Mike Goldberg) "Fighting with a blindfold."
  • (Randy Couture) "Yeah, how's that sound?"

Jake Johnson as Guabayera Shirt Man

  • (Jake Johnson) "She's a friend of mine."
  • (Tim Allen) "I admire your taste."
  • (Jake Johnson) "What? I'm sorry, what did you say?"
  • (Tim Allen) "I said I admire your taste."
  • (Jake Johnson) "Yeah, I heard what you said, I just don't know what it means."
  • (Tim Allen) "Alright."
  • (Jake Johnson) "What does it mean?"
  • (Tim Allen) "Whatever you want it to mean. I've had a tough day."
  • (Jake Johnson) "And what the fuck is that to me? Fucking tough guy at the movies."
  • (Tim Allen) "Look --"
  • (Jake Johnson) "Hey, where's your protection, tough guy?"
  • (Tim Allen) "I didn't know you knew the woman."
  • (Jake Johnson) "Well, you insulted me, then you insulted the young woman. Don't you have a wife?"

Tim Allen as Chet Frank

  • (Tim Allen) "What does AOC mean?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Ass on curb."
  • (Unnamed) "Nobody's tough when it comes to beauty, huh Chet?"
  • (Tim Allen) "Indeed."
  • (Tim Allen) "How the fuck are you?"
  • (Tim Allen) "Booze, women; what in this life that doesn't get you in trouble?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Turn to the side. Everything has a force. You embrace it or deflect it. Why oppose it?"

Cyril Takayama as Jimmy Takata

Rodrigo Santoro as Bruno Silva

  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "You think you're going to the ring? Yeah? You're going nowhere Mike. You're going nowhere."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "The golden-ivory studded belt is worth one quarter of a million dollars. It was presented to Taketa Morisaki by the emporer of Japan. Is he on the level?"
  • (Ricky Jay) "The belt's a fucking national treasure. It's worth a quarter of a mil."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "He's going to give it to Ricardo if he loses?"
  • (Ricky Jay) "It's publicity. It's publicity. It's something to tell the papers. It's a story. "I am a Samurai, should this guy defeat me, I shall surrender my fucking belt"."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "And will he?"
  • (Ricky Jay) "Look, we're not selling tickets. Sell the tickets, sell the show, and we'll figure that out on the way to the bank. The point is, you gotta sell the show."
  • (Rodrigo Santoro) "Ricardo's the biggest thing in Brazil."
  • (Ricky Jay) "Read the street signs. We're in America. Morisaki's doing his part, you've gotta do yours, Ricardo's gotta do his. Where the fuck is he? Pay-per-view is pulling back on the promotion. We need a gimmick, one more time. Ricardo brings the old man up from Brazil. He fights for the honor of his mentor. Morisaki brings the belt, he fights for the emporer. What do you got? A grudge match. It's back to the thirties. Black against white, Irish against Jew -- a racial grudge match. Get me some velocity, eh? Velocity, or else it's just two monkeys in a ring."

Jose Pablo Cantillo as Snowflake

  • (Jose Pablo Cantillo) "Eyes on the prize."

Alice Braga as Sondra Terry

  • (Alice Braga) "My father made money, my brothers make money, and you are somehow too pure. You're too pure to compete."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "It --"
  • (Alice Braga) "Weakens the fighter?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "That's right."
  • (Alice Braga) "Because a competition is not a fight."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "That's correct."
  • (Alice Braga) "And what about the fighter's family, Mike? What do they eat, while he's being so pure?"
  • (Alice Braga) "You think it was noble? The code of the warrior. You think it's noble?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "No, I think it's correct."
  • (Alice Braga) "Officer Joe let the girl walk."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "I suppose he did."
  • (Alice Braga) "That was generous of him."
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Yeah, I think so."
  • (Alice Braga) "Why did he do that?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "He didn't want to bring dishonor on the academy."

Joe Mantegna as Jerry Weiss

David Paymer as Richie

  • (David Paymer) "Hey, who do you like in the Morisaki fight?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "I'm sure one of them's gonna win."
  • (David Paymer) "Little word from the little bird?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "Yeah, I don't play that."
  • (David Paymer) "Well if you did who would you like?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "I can't help you, Richie."
  • (David Paymer) "You sure? Because you help me, I'm gonna help you. As a word to the wise, this fight is sufficient to put some grocery money in your pocket. Who does it hurt, Mike?"
  • (Chiwetel Ejiofor) "I can't help you, Richie. You know as much as me."
  • (David Paymer) "I know as much as you."

Emily Mortimer as Laura Black

Ricky Jay as Marty Brown

  • (Ricky Jay) "Everything in life, the money's in the rematch."

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