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American Me Quotes

American Me is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . American Me ended in 1970.

It features Edward James Olmos as producer, Claude Gaudette in charge of musical score, and Reynaldo Villalobos as head of cinematography.

American Me is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of American Me is 126 minutes long. American Me is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Edward James Olmos as Montoya Santana, William Forsythe as J.D., Evelina Fernández as Julie, Sal Lopez as Pedro Santana, Daniel Villarreal as Little Puppet, Danny De La Paz as Puppet, Pepe Serna as Mundo, and Daniel A. Haro as Huero.

American Me Quotes

William Forsythe as J.D.

  • (William Forsythe) "If we show weakness now, homes, everybody's gonna see it not just the mayates and wops as La Nuestra Familia as well. They're just waiting to make their f***ing move. This way we can do it clean. Do what Scagnelli did, form them shoot out."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "To who?"
  • (William Forsythe) "Aryan Brotherhood. They hate the mayates, mayates hate them and don't be a f***ing thing. The AB gives the blacks message then we won't have to risk anything."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "We're spending all over time dealing with the Italians and now the Black Gorilla Family, ese, instead of getting our people out and keeping them out."
  • (William Forsythe) "You know what,if we don't fight for this s*** now,we're gonna lose it all now, homes."
  • (William Forsythe) "It's too late for that now, homes. They're too big in Vacaville to make a move on. Now they're making a play and s*** in Folsom. They gotta pay a bill, ese."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Who's carrying all the way for them?"
  • (William Forsythe) "Dude named El Chucko Pena."
  • (Pie Face) "I know that vato. I know him real well."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Good, you get this take him."
  • (Pie Face) "I say, carnal, me and him shared the same coka many times, ese."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "That's gonna make easier to get next to him, ese."
  • (Pie Face) "He used to be my crime partner. I mean that vato is a real man."
  • (William Forsythe) "Hey what the f*** is wrong with you, ese?"
  • (Edward James Olmos) "It's cool."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Pie Face had left me only one choice; just a strength of a gesture. A thought with no voice."
  • (William Forsythe) "We appreciate you've taken a time to talk to us."
  • (Don Antonio Scagnelli) "What can I do for you?"
  • (William Forsythe) "It's gonna be some changes in the way business is done in East L.A. From now on our people are gonna be responsible for the East L.A. exchange. All deliveries between Mexico and exchange are gonna be done through us, all collections are gonna be done by us."
  • (Don Antonio Scagnelli) "Is that what you came here for? To tell me my business?"
  • (William Forsythe) "From now on your business in the barrio is gonna be our business too."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Let me explain something. For you, for us, for anybody who does business, things happen. And you or your family, your friend can end up doing time. Someone on the line would have to deal with that fact. Now you run the distribution on the outside, we run on the inside. Our offer is this we guarantee your people no problems in the inside."
  • (Don Antonio Scagnelli) "You listen to me. I don't know who you think you are, but if anything and I mean anything happens to my son's stay, uncomfortable with over the years, you'll regret the day when you make that choice."

Edward James Olmos as Montoya Santana

  • (Edward James Olmos) "You want to know something? I never been to the beach before."
  • (Evelina Fernández) "For reals?"
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Yeah, for reals."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "I hear Little Puppet's name is on a piece of paper, ese."
  • (William Forsythe) "I want you to cosign it."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "I'm taking it off, ese."
  • (William Forsythe) "That punk got you kicked back in the hole, set us all back. Now he's running around talking loud s*** about how he wants out of La Eme. His number's up, homes."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "I said I'm taking it off, ese."
  • (William Forsythe) "What's gonna happen is gonna happen. Don't try to stop it. You understand me? I'm asking you, carnal."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Is that where it's gotten to, ese?"
  • (William Forsythe) "Brothers are talking about you."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "What are they saying, ese?"
  • (William Forsythe) "They're saying that you're not showing them anything."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "You know, a long time ago, two best homeboys, two kids, were thrown into juvie. They were scared, and they thought they had to do something to prove themselves. And they did what they had to do. They thought they were doing it to gain respect for their people, to show the world that no one could take their class from them. No one had to take it from us, ese. Whatever we had -- we gave it away. Take care of yourself, carnal."
  • (Dornan) "What I'd like to do now is to interview each of you individually. Who wants to go first?"
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Corky."
  • (Dornan) "Corky."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "Santana, how was the bus ride home?"
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Sunshine felt good."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "This is my brother, ese. They call him, Little Puppet. He's a genious, homes."
  • (Pepe Serna) "Hey, don't get carried away."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "He does the placas in East L.A. Check it out."
  • (Pepe Serna) "Nice tits."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "He's coming to Big Folsom. I want him with us."
  • (William Forsythe) "Can he take care of himself?"
  • (Danny De La Paz) "He don't know no nothing, but I'll be responsible for him."
  • (William Forsythe) "You know what you do."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "How are you doing on tecato, ese?"
  • (Daniel Villarreal) "I'm clean now, ese."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Thank you for helping to get this little meeting together, all right?"
  • (Daniel Villarreal) "Yeah, I'll do anything for my carnal."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "When you come up, if you need anything just let us know. Running any problems, we'll take care of it, all right."
  • (Daniel Villarreal) "Gracias."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "Carnalito."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Orale, Sparky, how are we doing in Vacaville?"
  • (Sparky) "Slow, homes, we're trying to get it together, but we've got a little problem there. Some from the Familia want to take on them after they're starting their own clika. They're called La Nuestra Familia."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "It's been a long time trying to get it together, dealing with whites and mayates only to be dealing with our own."
  • (Daniel A. Haro) "Orale, carnal, these aren't our own people, ese. They're nothing but a bunch of lame farmers from the North."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "They're chicanos."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "I'm sorry to hear about Neto."
  • (Evelina Fernández) "I don't know what to say to you."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Whatever, you know."
  • (Evelina Fernández) "You're like two people. One is like a kid. Doesn't know how to dance, doesn't know how to make love. That's the one I cared about. But the other one, the other one I hate. The one who knows, the one who has this wrapdown, who knows how to run drugs, who kills people."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "I don't have to listen to this s***, alright? If you were a man, I'd --"
  • (Evelina Fernández) "You'd kill me. Oh no. No, you'd f*** me in the ass, right? Right?"
  • (Edward James Olmos) "I guess we got nothing to say to eachother."
  • (Evelina Fernández) "You know when I met you, I was impressed. Yeah, you talked about La Raza and education and the revolution, but you know what man? You really don't care about any revolution, do you? You're nothing but a f***ing dope dealer."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Just a road to where we're going, esa."
  • (Evelina Fernández) "Bulls***."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Sabes que? I don't do drugs, I don't even like them, but they're there, and it's a reality. And if I don't take care of that business, somebody else will."
  • (Evelina Fernández) "Yeah, well, your business kills kids, man. It kills kids. Like Neto and Pablito and, and Miko, my son, who look up to you. Man, they idolize the ground you walk on."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "What the f*** do you want from me? Do you want me to start over, esa? Get a job? How about become a citizen?"
  • (Evelina Fernández) "There's no f***ing hope -- for our kids, for our barrios -- with people like you around."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "What we'd done in Compton was wrong. It was supposed to be business, but came out racial. We wanted to send a message to BGF about staying away from our business. And we sent a bunch of f***ing cowboys in other people's home turf, talkin trash and shooting some guy in the dick."
  • (William Forsythe) "I don't know what's wrong with you. I don' know if it is that woman or what? But you're starting to show weakness and we both know that you can't do that."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Little Puppet."
  • (Daniel Villarreal) "Orale."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Orale. How are you doing?"
  • (Daniel Villarreal) "Great."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "It's good, ese. Called you for a little task, all right?"
  • (Daniel Villarreal) "Simon."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Now you'll do El Chucko. Want you to handle it for us, all right?"
  • (Danny De La Paz) "I'll take care of it, ese."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Was I talking to you, ese?"
  • (Danny De La Paz) "Santana, let me do it. Mi carnalito -- that's not his thing. I mean he's no punk or nothing but --"
  • (William Forsythe) "He's not talking to you, Puppet."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "There's something I want you to understand, Little Puppet. What happened to Pie Face I didn't like it, but it was necessary, especially right now. Take a look over there, ese. El Chucko and La Nuestra Familia is making their play to get some respect, ese. La Eme took a long time earning the respect in this place. And if we wanna keep it we gotta show some class."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "The state is so lame, they paid for the game."

Danny De La Paz as Puppet

  • (Danny De La Paz) "Can I talk to you a minute?"
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Simon, ese."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "I heard about what happened. I'm sorry, Santana. Mi carnalito, he messed up."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "It wasn't his fault, ese. It was all American beef. When they wanna pop you they're gonna pop you. Want some grill cheese, ese?"
  • (Danny De La Paz) "No, thanks."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "You sure, ese? It's good."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "People are saying it's Little Puppet's fault."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "It wasn't his fault, ese."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "You know me, carnal, I'll do anything for La Eme. Anything. But I'm asking you, please, take my brother's name off."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "Your brother's name is on a piece of paper, ese?"
  • (Danny De La Paz) "They want me to kill him."
  • (Edward James Olmos) "It's a mistake, ese. Don't worry about it. I'll take care of it. Nothing's gonna happen to your brother."
  • (Danny De La Paz) "It's good to hear, ese, it's good to hear."

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