(Article is below...)

Mobsters Quotes

Mobsters is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Mobsters completed its run in 1970.

It features Jim Ballantine, and Carolyn Bates as producer, Michael Small in charge of musical score, and Lajos Koltai as head of cinematography.

Each episode of Mobsters is 104 minutes long. Mobsters is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Richard Grieco as Bugsy, Christian Slater as Lucky, F. Murray Abraham as Arnold Rothstein, Costas Mandylor as Frank Costello, Patrick Dempsey as Meyer Lansky, Anthony Quinn as Don Giuseppe 'Joe the Boss' Masseria, Nicholas Sadler as Mad Dog Coll, Joe Viterelli as Joe Profaci, and Titus Welliver as Al Capone.

Mobsters Quotes

F. Murray Abraham as Arnold Rothstein

  • (F. Murray Abraham) "-- What's the matter? Did I make a wrong bet?"
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "Mr. Luciano, you're walking down the street. Suddenly you realize you're being followed. It's a hit. Walking towards you is a second gunman. You have time to fire at only one of them. Which one do --"
  • (Christian Slater) "I don't accept the question. To live, I gotta kill 'em both."
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "I have ships and distilleries in Scotland. I need distribution in New York."
  • (Christian Slater) "Masseria? Faranzano?"
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "Either of them would kill me."
  • (Christian Slater) "And I wouldn't because?"
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "You have Jewish partners."
  • (Christian Slater) "Maybe I kill them too."
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "You can't afford to; you're in the squeeze. Either Masseria or Faranzano realize you exist, they squash you like an ant --"
  • (Christian Slater) "-- Unless I get a powerful friend, right?"
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "Exactly."
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "-- When war comes, the winner will be the one who gets his enemy to trust him."
  • (Christian Slater) "How do I do that?"
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "You save his life."

Christian Slater as Lucky

  • (Christian Slater) "What are you sayin, Pop? That because I'm a greasy immigrant, all I can do is clean fish? That ain't enough. I got a right to find work that uses my brain."
  • (Unnamed) "I hope you can appreciate some facts, Charlie. Conditions have changed. Some people have gotten too powerful -- I want you to take care of Don Masseria personally, do it yourself. That's not all, though. Lansky and Siegel. I know you've always gotten along, but Jews, they're different. You cross 'em once, fight with 'em once, and they're gone. I know this. I've heard they're a different race -- Jews. You and I take Communion. They don't even believe in sin. They'll betray you, just like they betrayed Jesus H. Christ Himself. You join my family, they die. No one will even know you approved."
  • (Christian Slater) "Looks like I don't have a choice, do I? Either I agree to kill my friends, or you kill me."
  • (Unnamed) "That's right."
  • (Christian Slater) "-- Tell me something, Joe. What do you love?"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "-- I love food. I love p*****, you know, young p*****. But most of all, I love to destroy people."
  • (Christian Slater) "Anybody?"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "The bigger the better. But -- yes, anybody. Makes me feel -- good."
  • (Christian Slater) "-- You all know how I got this scar. Maybe Joe Profaci, here --"
  • (Joe Viterelli) "Wait a minute. What're you saying?"
  • (Christian Slater) "Don't worry, Joe. Maybe you knew it was gonna happen to me, maybe you didn't. But by the old way of doin' things -- If I became boss now, I'd have to hit you in case you knew. And all of you shrug, except some of you are friends of Joe's. And one day I might do something that upsets you, so then you'll hit me. And then YOU'LL become boss. My friends, they'll hate you for that. Then somebody else becomes boss, and so on, and on -- You know what I call that? Stupid. Very stupid -- We're all bosses here."
  • (Joe Viterelli) "What then, Charlie? We're gonna vote on everything?"
  • (Christian Slater) "That's right. Everybody here -- is equal."
  • (Patrick Dempsey) "Corporations have a board of directors, a Commission. So will we."
  • (Christian Slater) "Now, I have friends. They're not from Palermo, they're not from Sicily -- They're not even Italians. They're Jewish. But they're still my friends. And I trust 'em."
  • (Titus Welliver) "You say there's gonna be no boss, but you're startin' to talk like one."
  • (Christian Slater) "I've learned. Every organization needs somebody standin' out front. Call it a figurehead, a leader, a headman, a kingpin, a president, whatever. It doesn't much matter to me who does it."
  • (Joe Viterelli) "I say we make Charlie Luciano head of our National Commission. Who agrees?"
  • (Christian Slater) "You want it, Al? It's yours."
  • (Titus Welliver) "No, I want you to do it. It's just that Julius Caesar never took no vote."
  • (Christian Slater) "That's why Julius Caesar ended up dead in the street."
  • (Christian Slater) "-- Any other business?"
  • (Christian Slater) "The law of the street was take or be taken."
  • (Christian Slater) "-- We have a problem."
  • (Nicholas Sadler) "Name him. He's dead."
  • (Christian Slater) "Our problem is you."
  • (Christian Slater) "-- I don't bend over. It's too hard to stand straight again."
  • (Unnamed) "-- Charlie, you know who hit Rothstein. And I know you're Joe's number-two man. But if you're gonna take down Rothstein's killer -- get a price from Faranzano first."
  • (Christian Slater) "Tommy, I always thought your loyalty was to Joe."
  • (Unnamed) "I love Joe, but this is business and Faranzano's gonna win. You rub out the guy who smoked Rothstein, and you can write your own ticket."

Costas Mandylor as Frank Costello

  • (Costas Mandylor) "-- Fifteen percent off the top from Faranzano's operation, huh? You know how much money that is? Well, I don't either. But it's a hell of a lot."
  • (Patrick Dempsey) "But as soon as we sold to Faranzano, he'd knock you off because you're Sicilian; one day, you might wanna be boss. If he iced you now, there'd be a stink all right. But if you're working for Faranzano, who's gonna come after him except the three of us? And then we'd all be history."
  • (Christian Slater) "That's why we're in partnership with these Jews, Frankie."
  • (Unnamed) "-- My friends. Honorable men. I welcome you today as your Caesar. The boss of all bosses. To give impartial leadership, I have turned over my interests to other members of my family. In return, I will receive a fair share of the proceeds from all the families across the country. From now on, we will be divided into five families. And the boss from each family will report to me -- Mr. Thomas Gagliano; Mr. Joseph Bonanno; Mr. Joseph Profaci; Mr. Vincent Mangano; and Mr. Charles Luciano, who will supervise the entire operation under my direction. Now I ask you to come forward and pay respects, not to me, but to the office I hold."
  • (Costas Mandylor) "-- Ready for this? Faranzano brought in Mad Dog Coll to ice you."
  • (Costas Mandylor) "-- In 24 hours, Faranzano comes after us for killing No-Nose Tommy. We can't fight him; we ain't got the guns for it."
  • (Patrick Dempsey) "Masseria does."
  • (Costas Mandylor) "So we're goin' with Masseria?"
  • (Christian Slater) "He ain't so bad."
  • (Costas Mandylor) "He's a fat, stupid f***. Other than that, I guess he's swell."
  • (Christian Slater) "Right now, this fat stupid f*** can save our lives. Remember, it's only temporary."

Anthony Quinn as Don Giuseppe 'Joe the Boss' Masseria

  • (Anthony Quinn) "-- Charlie, you're a swell guy. But from now on, if you look the wrong way -- if you even fart in the wrong direction, then you end up like Rothstein."
  • (Christian Slater) "Joe, you're always complaining I don't eat. If I don't eat, how am I gonna fart?"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "-- I got eyes; I see. I got ears; I hear. I even got a brain. Whatever you think, I've already thought it -- 10 times over."
  • (Anthony Quinn) "I've seen a lot of guys just like you come and go, Charlie. The ones who come, they come to me. The ones who go --"
  • (Anthony Quinn) "-- I'm the guy who sends them off."

Richard Grieco as Bugsy

  • (Richard Grieco) "-- We've been friends a long time, Tommy. You know what Charlie always says: "This is America -- and everything is money.""
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, I think I may have heard that somewhere."
  • (Richard Grieco) "But this ain't money, Tommy. This is friendship."

Nicholas Sadler as Mad Dog Coll

  • (Unnamed) "-- Kill 'em."
  • (Nicholas Sadler) "Yeah, yeah -- How much is it worth?"
  • (Unnamed) "$100,000."
  • (Nicholas Sadler) "You don't like yourself much, do you?"
  • (Unnamed) "$200,000."
  • (Nicholas Sadler) "$500,000. Come on, say it. Five."
  • (Unnamed) "All right, five."
  • (Nicholas Sadler) "Truth is, I like my work. I would've done it for nothing."

Patrick Dempsey as Meyer Lansky

  • (Patrick Dempsey) "We gotta get tough with Masseria and Faranzano. Only, we can't afford a war. They got armies; we don't."
  • (F. Murray Abraham) "We got balls and brains; you got those, you don't need an army -- 100 years ago, Austria was run by a prince named Metternich. Austria was weak, and its neighbors were strong; but Metternich was a cold, caluclating fox. If one country got too strong, he organized an alliance against it. He would bring Europe to the brink of war, and then everybody thanked him when he kept war from happening. He barely had an army, but he had Europe by the kishkes."

Add or Update Quotes

If you have a quote to add or change and want to let us know, please fill in the form below. Include the time in the film/video if possible so we can find it.

Additional Film and TV Quotes

The Rains Came Quotes | Short Circuit (1986 film) Quotes | The Sure Thing Quotes | Billy Madison Quotes | Multiplicity (film) Quotes | Moonwalker Quotes | Victor and Hugo: Bunglers in Crime Quotes | Gimme a Break! Quotes | Dr. Dolittle 2 Quotes | Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Quotes | Oldboy (2003 film) Quotes | Terry Jones' Medieval Lives Quotes | Outbreak (film) Quotes | Another Stakeout Quotes | With Honors (film) Quotes | Posse (1993 film) Quotes | Nurse Betty Quotes | Millennium (TV series) Quotes | Carry On Cleo Quotes | The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Quotes | The Double Life of Veronique Quotes | Three Colours trilogy Quotes | Behind Enemy Lines (2001 film) Quotes | Garth Marenghi's Darkplace Quotes | National Lampoon's Last Resort Quotes |