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Bite the Bullet (film) Quotes

Bite the Bullet (film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . Bite the Bullet completed its run in 1970.

It features Richard Brooks as producer, Alex North in charge of musical score, and Harry Stradling Jr. as head of cinematography.

Bite the Bullet (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Bite the Bullet (film) is 131 minutes long. Bite the Bullet (film) is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Candice Bergen as Miss Jones, Ben Johnson as Mister, Jan-Michael Vincent as Carbo, Jean Willes as Rosie, Gene Hackman as Sam Clayton, John McLiam as Gebhardt, Ian Bannen as Norfolk, James Coburn as Luke Matthews, and Mario Arteaga as Mexican.

Bite the Bullet (film) Quotes

Gene Hackman as Sam Clayton

  • (Gene Hackman) "Well, you're in the papers -- and I'm in the s***house."
  • (Gene Hackman) "Just like old times."
  • (James Coburn) "Yeah. You start trouble and I start bleedin'."
  • (Gene Hackman) "Who won the Gans; Nelson fight?"
  • (James Coburn) "Gans, by knockout in the 42nd round. Greatest fight I ever saw."
  • (Gene Hackman) "Gans. In the 42nd round."
  • (Gene Hackman) "You ever try this?"
  • (Prostitute) "Mister, I've tried everything but confession."
  • (Gene Hackman) "You know, I'm un-American."
  • (James Coburn) "What's that?"
  • (Gene Hackman) "Well, I don't know exactly, except if you're not the best, the first and the greatest; if you don't win, then you're not American."
  • (Gene Hackman) "The people some people marry. I wasn't worth her spit."
  • (Gene Hackman) "We came out of the jungle and there it was; San Juan Hill. The Spanish guns lookin' right down our throat, the sharpshooters pickin' us off and we just charged right up that hill."
  • (Gene Hackman) "That's not the way it happened at all. It wasn't anything like it was in San Antoine where we did our trainin'. That's where I ran into Luke and a lot of other men from every other country who wanted to be Roughriders. Bakers and barbers and Congressman, cattlemen, ballplayers, farmers and porters -- cowboys. No, we didn't rough ride up that hill, 'cause we didn't have any horses. We didn't charge up there, either. We crawled up there on our scared bellies. There was only one horse and one rider; that was Colonel Teddy. He went chargin' up that damn hill and they shot his glasses off. He put on another pair and they nipped him in the elbow, and he said, "Follow me." And we did, 'cause we was too damned ashamed not to."
  • (Gene Hackman) "Bury him."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "What with?"
  • (Gene Hackman) "Your god-damned hands."
  • (Gene Hackman) "See he does it. You see to it."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "What he said, is it that important?"
  • (Unnamed) "Must be, he said it twice."
  • (Gene Hackman) "No family?"
  • (Ben Johnson) "Him"
  • (Ben Johnson) ". Oh, you know saddle tramps. They sign on, drive the beef a thousand miles, make your mark, draw your pay and move on to the next ranch. Another roundup and another drive. Hired -- fired -- and move on."
  • (Gene Hackman) "Well, it's never bothered me none."
  • (Ben Johnson) "No, me neither when I was thirty years lighter."

Jan-Michael Vincent as Carbo

  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "Jesus."
  • (Mario Arteaga) "He is generous today."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "All this hardware -- I ain't never been in a gunfight."
  • (Candice Bergen) "Killing a man don't prove you're a man."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "Hey, old man, thought sure you cashed it in."
  • (Ben Johnson) "Not 'til I'm back in Oklahoma."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "I'd rather be in Hell than Oklahoma."
  • (Ben Johnson) "Every man to his own country."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "Hey, British. Drink to the winner."
  • (Ian Bannen) "Thank you. I haven't really won the race yet, however."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "That sonofabitch tried to kill me."
  • (James Coburn) "Oh, he couldn't'a tried very hard."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "Whiskey for me and beer for my horse."

Jean Willes as Rosie

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John McLiam as Gebhardt

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Ian Bannen as Norfolk

  • (Ian Bannen) "And how was the shorter route?"
  • (James Coburn) "Longer."
  • (Unnamed) "To the West."
  • (Ian Bannen) "Awesome and inspiring."
  • (Unnamed) "I don't see what's so inspiring about a flash flood or a blizzard, or a landslide or a sandstorm or a dust storm or any sudden disaster, personal or financial. Today the desert will broil you royal, tomorrow the mountain will freeze you stiff. That's your West: violent, treacherous. Every prairie dog hole is a gold mine, every molehill is a mountain, every creek is a river and everybody you meet is a liar."
  • (Candice Bergen) "When you call me that smile, stranger."

James Coburn as Luke Matthews

  • (James Coburn) "Two of the best for two of the best."
  • (James Coburn) "You certainly have a knack of provoking a man to violence."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "All I said was she --"
  • (James Coburn) "It was the way you said it; like it was an insult."
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "Hell, yeah, when a woman does it for money --"
  • (James Coburn) "A man always gets the best of the bargain. Before you take her to bed, she's a thing of beauty. In bed, an angel of mercy. And afterwards, she's a --"
  • (Jan-Michael Vincent) "Whore."
  • (James Coburn) "-- a pillow piece."
  • (James Coburn) "How do you start it, how do you make it go, and how do you stop it?"
  • (James Coburn) "I want you to tell me the story of your life. Just skip everything up till the last fifteen minutes."
  • (James Coburn) "How far is it to town?"
  • (Unnamed) "Don't know. Never seem to have made it."
  • (James Coburn) "Well, you don't know much."
  • (Unnamed) "Huh?"
  • (James Coburn) "I said you don't know much."
  • (Unnamed) "Mister, I don't know a damned thing about nothin' -- but I ain't the one who's lost."

Ben Johnson as Mister

  • (Ben Johnson) "God, what ain't I tried. Pony express rider, Overland Stage driver, lawman, gambler, riverman, rancher, rodeo hand, barman, spittoon man -- old man. Never much to remember. Of course, there ain't much to forget, either. Nobody's got much use for an old man. I can't blame 'em much. That's why I'm going to win this here newspaper race. When I cross the finish line, I get to be a big man. Top man. A man to remember."
  • (Ben Johnson) "You done right. A boy lookin' for a reputation is the most dangerous thing alive."
  • (Ian Bannen) "It certainly wasn't worth dyin' for."
  • (Candice Bergen) "What is?"
  • (Ben Johnson) "My eyes ain't as good as his'n. I might miss and then you'd be dead and I'd be out of the race -- for abusin' a dumb animal. Bad for you -- worse for me."
  • (Ben Johnson) "Ever prospected? Ever hit pay dirt? I've dug for gold, silver, lead, mercury. I've dug more holes than a whole regiment of gophers. I ain't never dug a decent day's wages yet."

Candice Bergen as Miss Jones

  • (Candice Bergen) "I've been around a lot of cowhands, one way or another. A cowboy dresses from the top down. The first thing on is his hat. And he undresses from the bottom up. Last thing off -- hat. Oh, and another thing; to be a cowpuncher, that don't mean you actually got to go around punching them, you know."
  • (Candice Bergen) "The people some people marry."
  • (Candice Bergen) "For a family who don't know a jackass from a mule, you sure know a lot about the West."
  • (Unnamed) "We don't have to know about it. We, ah, we own it."

Mario Arteaga as Mexican

  • (Mario Arteaga) "The father of your father, he was truly Mexicano?"
  • (Gene Hackman) "Nah"
  • (Mario Arteaga) "But you are simpatico?"
  • (Gene Hackman) "Had a toothache once."

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